Romantic Stays in Northumberland

May 22, 2023 2:00 pm

Sometimes, all you need is a romantic escape with your loved one—a chance to retreat from the world and create cherished moments together. Northumberland, with its enchanting landscapes and idyllic settings, offers the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway. In this blog, we’ll explore two exquisite holiday rentals provided by Sand and Castle: Midwood Cottage and Swallowtails Cottage at Brinkburn Priory. These intimate and cozy hideaways are designed to kindle the flame of romance and create unforgettable memories for couples seeking a truly special vacation.

Midwood Cottage

Midwood Cottage

A tranquil haven for two nestled in the heart of Northumberland’s stunning countryside, Midwood Cottage in Alnmouth is a true haven for couples seeking privacy and tranquility. Surrounded by picturesque woodlands, this charming cottage exudes romance at every turn. Step inside to discover a beautifully furnished living space, complete with a snug wood-burning stove and comfortable seating area. The fully equipped kitchen provides the opportunity to cook intimate meals together, which can be enjoyed at the cozy dining table. Upstairs, the bedroom boasts a dreamy ambiance, adorned with soft linens and inviting décor. The cottage also features a delightful garden, perfect for enjoying a morning coffee or a glass of wine under the stars. With its peaceful atmosphere and thoughtful amenities, Midwood Cottage is an ideal hideaway for couples seeking an intimate holiday.


Swallowtails Cottage Longframlington

Swallowtails Cottage

A historical haven for couples looking for a touch of history and grandeur, Swallowtails Cottage is a captivating choice. Situated within the grounds of a picturesque 12th-century priory, this romantic cottage combines timeless charm with modern comforts. The beautifully restored interior features a spacious open-plan living area, complete with a cozy fireplace and plush seating, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. The well-appointed kitchen provides all the essentials for preparing romantic meals, and the dining area is perfect for candlelit dinners. Upstairs, the elegant bedroom offers a peaceful retreat, adorned with luxurious furnishings and stunning views of the priory grounds. Stroll hand-in-hand through the priory’s tranquil gardens or enjoy a picnic by the riverbank. Swallowtails Cottage promises a romantic escape filled with history, serenity, and enchantment.

In addition to being a dreamy retreat for couples, Swallowtails Cottage offers an extra special feature: wedding accommodation. If you’re planning to tie the knot at the breathtaking Brinkburn Priory, this charming cottage serves as the perfect accommodation option for the wedding party or even the newlyweds themselves. Its proximity to the priory (an 8 minute drive) allows for convenient access to the wedding venue, ensuring a stress-free experience on your special day. Imagine waking up in the morning and walking through the priory’s picturesque grounds, taking in the tranquil beauty before saying your vows. Swallowtails Cottage provides not only a romantic hideaway but also a seamless and memorable experience for couples embarking on their wedding journey.


To explore the full range of holiday rentals and discover everything that Sand and Castle has to offer, visit our Cottages page. There, you’ll find a delightful array of accommodations to suit your preferences and create an unforgettable experience. Begin your journey towards an extraordinary getaway by immersing yourself in the beauty, comfort, and charm that await you at Sand and Castle’s remarkable cottages.