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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..

Delectable swans at Berwick upon Tweed

Posted 12th August, 2018

Delectable swans at Berwick upon Tweed

One of the lovely attractions of Berwick is the birds that are the second largest group of mute swans in Britain.
(The largest being found at Abbotsbury in Dorset) The photo shows some of the birds at Tweedmouth which is on the south side of the estuary.
At peak times there can be as many as 800 birds here.
More joining in late summer or winter for the annual moult or simply to enjoy the rich river feeding.

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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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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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