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This blog is for lovers of the wonderful and historic counties of Northumberland, Durham and Tyne and Wear

If you are looking for inspiration as to where to visit here it is!

Sheila Bull writes about unusual and intriguing aspects of our Borderlands.

Her particular passion for Northumberland stems from her ownership and management of Chatton Cottages, two lovely self-catering cottages set in rural Northumberland, North East England.

Heart of Lanchester Cottage is next to the village green at the centre of our bustling Durham village, about 8 miles from Durham City.  The cottage has recently undergone renovation and provides high quality accommodation for up to 3 visitors. A fabulous location to enjoy both Durham County and near Tynedale as well as the cities of Tyne and Wear.

Yew Tree Cottage is a charming period property nestling in a picturesque hamlet known as Broomhaugh, next to Riding Mill, Northumberland. The cottage is well-placed to give convenient access to the many attractions of the Tyne Valley and Hadrian's Wall Country.

Both cottages are cleaned and maintained by the owner - who is very 'hands on' and will go that 'extra mile' to ensure your comfort..

Lindisfarne Castle gets a makeover

Posted 25th May, 2018

Lindisfarne Castle gets a makeover

I haven’t taken a picture of Lindisfarne Castle (Holy Island, Northumberland) because right now it is swathed in scaffolding.
Out on the eastern fringe of the island the fabric of the building has been under constant pressure from the elements – so work is under way to remedy the damage done to the castle over the years.
This work is due to finish this year.
However it is still a pleasant walk from the village to the castle.

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Days of unrest in the Borders

Posted 30th April, 2018

Days of unrest in the Borders

From Medieval times to the reign of King James I in the 17th Century, there existed a vicious cycle of warfare, raiding and reprisal in the Scottish and English Borders.
Survival, therefore became the most important element in the Borderers uncertain life.
By the beginning of the 16th Century, raiding or reiving had become a way of life so when people built homes of great or small size, the emphasis was on security.

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Visit Fabulous High Force Waterfall

Posted 15th April, 2018

Visit Fabulous High Force Waterfall

High Force waterfall is one of the great sights in Durham County.
Located within the N Pennines area of outstanding natural beauty and here seen with the River Tees in spate the falls are 21m high.
Visitors are very welcome.
This is a lovely area for walking and the geology and flora are of special interest.
 There is is well-maintained car park and picnic site.
Open between 10am and 5pm (4 in winter).

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Going Round in Circles in Northumberland

Posted 9th January, 2018

Going Round in Circles in Northumberland

Duddo Stone circle is one of the lesser known attractions of Northumberland.
This spookily romantic ancient site is about four miles from the Scottish border.
Most people know about 'cup and ring' markings on rocks in the area - the prehistoric rock art found throught Northern Europe.
However there are stone circles to be found in Northumberland too.
Duddo Five Stones is the name sometimes used for these rocks and up until the early 1900's there were only four pieces of stone - a fifth was re-erected.

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Cottage Locations

Heart of Lanchester

7 Church View, Lanchester, County Durham, DH7 0ES

Yew Tree Cottage

Broomhaugh, Riding Mill, Northumberland, NE44 6EG

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We welcome any enquiry you have about our wonderful self-catering holiday cottages. You can book our cottage via our website or contact us with any questions about our cottage facilities, late holiday availability or to find out what is on in the Northumberland region.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Mobile: 07770253586
Email: info@chattoncottages.co.uk


Holiday Cottage - Sleeps 3 - High Quality Holiday Accommodation.

Heart of Lanchester Cottage, 7 Church View, Lanchester, County Durham, DH7 0ES

tel: 07770 253586

Beautiful Northumbria Holiday Cottage.

Yew Tree Cottage, Broomhaugh, Riding Mill, Northumberland, NE44 6EG

tel: 07770 253586

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