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As well as our on site tennis court and children's play area there are numerous activities which can be undertaken direct from the cottages or within a short drive: Art Classes; Ballooning; Cycling; Fishing; Gliding; Golf; Horse Riding; Pamper Days; Paragliding; Shopping; Surfing; Walking (numerous walks direct from your door); Wild Swimming (our local river is the cleanest in England); Wildlife Tours...the list goes on!
Nearest Train Station or Airport: Newcastle Airport 40 minutes; Alnmouth Train Station 30 minutes
Recommended Places to Visit: Places to visit within easy reach of your holiday cottage accommodation are Cragside, Rothbury, Alnwick and Hadrian's Wall, Bamburgh, Berwick, Craster, Holy Island and Seahouses on Northumberland's Heritage Coast. The following is a list of a few of the best Castles, Gardens and Stately Homes within an easy drive of Burnfoot: Alnwick Castle; Alnwick Garden; Bamburgh Castle; Dunstanburgh Castle; Edlingham Castle; Cragside House and Gardens; Wallington Hall; Lindisfarne Castle and Priory.
Annual Events: Rothbury Food & Craft Festival First bank holiday Monday in May. Clennell Folk Festival A 3 day feast of folk music at Clennell Hall (between Netherton & Alwinton). Typically the second weekend in May. Rothbury and Coquetdale Walking Festival – Rothbury A week of walks in the Simonside Hills led by local shepherds and National Park guides in mid June. Brinkburn Summer Music Festival - just outside Rothbury Performances by world renowned classical musicians in the beautiful setting of Brinkburn Priory over two weekends in July. Rothbury Traditional Music Festival Dances, ceilidhs, competitions, pub sessions, concert and workshops. Outdoor display of music, song and dance. Good fun! Typically the second week in July. Alnwick International Music Festival A week long celebration of traditional music and dance from all over the world, held in the medieval marketplace in Alnwick. Typically the first week in August. Simonside Country Fair Traditional country fair with events such as Cumberland Wrestling, International Egg Throwing Competition, Birds Of Prey In Flight, Terrier Racing, Children’s Sports, Children’s Fancy Dress, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Local Crafts & Produce. Typically the second Sunday in August. Glanton Show Horticultural and agricultural show, typically the second Sunday in August. Whittingham Show Traditional village show. Typically the second Saturday in August. Cheviots Challenge The Cheviots Challenge is the main fundraising event for the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team. It is exactly what it says in the tin - the routes are physically challenging, but are also designed to take in dramatic views, waterfalls and historic sites. We would strongly recommend entering - raising funds for a very worthy cause and stretching yourself (safe in the knowledge that at the end of the walk your luxurious holiday cottage awaits!). Typically the last Saturday in August, the closing date for entries is two weeks before the start so this is one event to consider for your next visit! Harbottle Village Show Local agricultural show featuring stalls, craft displays, competitions etc. Typically the first Saturday in September. Alnwick Food Festival A celebration of local food and drink with children's activities and a beer festival at the same time! Typically the third weekend of September. Thropton Village Show Local agricultural show, featuring stalls, craft displays, and some fairground rides. Typically the third Sunday in September. Alwinton Border Shepherds Show The largest and last show of the season, featuring many stalls, competitions, fairground rides, crafts etc. Typically the second Sunday in October. Alnwick Northumbrian Gathering Concerts, dances, competitions for those with an interest in traditional and Northumbrian music. Typically the first weekend in November.
Recommended Places to Eat Out: Laundry Court Restaurant at Kirkharle Courtyard (Tel: 01830 540 362) Kirkharle is a small country estate, with a few craft shops and art galleries, just the other side of the National Trust Wallington Estate. It is where Capability Brown learned his trade and the owners recently discovered his landscape plan for the estate, which they are now creating. The husband and wife team behind Wilkins Fine Dining in Rothbury (Available for private dinner parties, however advance notice is required - Tel: 01669 620 518) have taken on the restaurant at Kirkharle for Sunday lunches only (12-4pm). Having both been trained at The Ritz, The Savoy, The Canteen, and J.C Novelli W8, their food should be worth the half hour drive. The Tankerville Arms, Eglingham (Telephone: 01665 578 444) Has received excellent reports from several guests, and is a pleasant drive along the back roads (through Whittingham). The Cross Keys, Thropton (Telephone: 01669 620 362) Large portions, so we are told. Newcastle Hotel, Rothbury (Telephone: 01669 620 334) More large portions apparently. The Rose & Thistle, Alwinton (Telephone: 01669 650 226) Bar meals available. The Queens Head, Rothbury (Telephone: 01669 620 470) English lunch and dinner menus. Often has live music and themed dinners. The Plough, Powburn (Telephone: 01665 578 259) Good value pub grub. The Shoulder of Mutton, Longhorsely (Telephone: 01670 788 236) Decent local menu. Mulan, Morpeth (Telephone: 01670 503 288) Highly regarded Cantonese restaurant. The Anglers Arms, Weldon Bridge (Telephone: 01665 570 271) Good pub food. Located where the Rothbury road meets the A697. The Cook and Barker Inn, Newton on the Moor (Telephone: 01665 575 234) Award winning food. Worth the drive. Louis Bistro & Steakhouse, Market Place, Alnwick (Tel: 01665 606 974) Excellent choice of food. Children’s menu. Open all day and evening. Good value for money. Blackmore’s of Alnwick, Bondgate Without, Alnwick (Tel: 01665 602 395) Good choice of meat and fish dishes in opulent surroundings. Worth the drive. The Sanctuary at The Castle, Alnwick Castle, Alnwick (Tel: 01665 511 131) Expensive food, but you can pretend to be Harry Potter. The Treehouse at Alnwick Garden, Alnwick (Tel: 01665 511 852) Very nice lunch and dinner menus. Some Tuesday evenings there is live Northumbrian music. It’s not often you can dine in a tree house!
Local Sports: Horse Riding, Fishing, Tennis, Golf
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