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Horsley At A Glance

Horsley offers something for everyone against a beautiful Northumberland backdrop. Go outdoors and explore the region on foot or take time out to discover incredible artwork from up-and-coming artists. With plenty to do outside of the region too – Newcastle-upon-Tyne is just 11 miles away – a Horsley holiday is as busy or as relaxed as you want it to be.

  • Dog friendly.

  • Short drive to Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

  • Historic attractions.

  • Places to eat & drink.

  • Close to local amenities.

  • Local walking routes.

Your Own History in Horsley

A centuries old stopover becomes a destination in itself. Horsley has so much more to offer than just a place to lay your head.

Stunning Northumberland countryside. A rich Roman history. An up-and-coming art scene. There are so many reasons why you should stay for longer and our holiday cottages give you the perfect excuse. Bring your family, friends, even the dog and come see what it’s all about.

Hadrians Wall

Adventure Awaits

A quiet village yes, but there’s adventure to be had in the surrounding area. Follow in the footsteps of the Romans as you trace Hadrian’s Wall on foot. Get your sports fix at the nearby Close House golf course or take to the trees at Go Ape! Matfen Hall’s treetop adventure course.

Not for you? The Hearth arts hub welcomes guests who enjoy a slower pace. Spend an afternoon filled with tasty treats, good coffee and great art instead.

There’s plenty to see and do during your cottage holiday to Horsley. Sample country life at The Lion & The Lamb, a welcoming traditional pub serving great food and ales.

If art is more your thing, pay a visit to The Hearth, Horsley’s own hub for arts, music, hospitality and more. Discover the work of incredible local artists – crafted in The Hearth’s own studios – or get your creative juices flowing at a workshop, talk or event.

Nestled in the heart of Northumberland, you’ll have some of the most stunning stretches of countryside to explore too. Walkers can enjoy a variety of routes, winding through ancient woods and picture-perfect beauty spots.

Outside of the village, golfers can tee off at the nearby Close House golf course, experience nature at Riverside Falconry or swing through the trees with an adrenaline-fuelled afternoon at  Go Ape! Matfen Hall.

A cottage holiday isn’t complete without a trip to a country pub. The Lion & Lamb Horsley provides a warm welcome and has been a favourite stop among visitors for many centuries. Tuck into your favourite pub meals, from fish and chips to burgers, in cosy, homely surroundings. 

The dog-friendly Hearth Cafe is another great place to eat in Horsley. Enjoy your meal surrounded by the works of local artists. From cakes to sandwiches, you’re spoilt for choice on the menu, although the breakfasts are highly recommended. 

Why not venture outside the village one night and enjoy a meal at the No.19 restaurant at nearby Close House? This swanky contemporary restaurant serves chef-prepared meals featuring the very best local meats, seafood and vegetables.

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If you need to stock up on the essentials, there is a Londis convenience store located a four minute drive away in Ovingham.

Tyne View Retail Park is currently in development. At present, visitors can find a B&M Store there, which is around an eight minute drive away from our holiday cottage. An Aldi supermarket and a McDonalds drive-through restaurant are also set to open in 2021.

Travel to Horsley and you’re following in the footsteps of centuries of travellers. Its location between Newcastle and Hexham and Carlisle means the village has been and is used as a preferred stop-off point.

There is much history to explore in Horsley and the surrounding areas. Those exploring Horsley Hill and Horsley Wood may spot ancient Iron Age hillforts, while the village features many nods to the Roman period. Discover Roman vallum, milecastles, turrets and of course Hadrian’s Wall, which runs to the north of the area.

From Alnwick Castle to Bamburgh Castle, visitors to Northumberland are spoiled for choice with the castles they can visit. Horsley’s own Nafferton Castle was built to rival Prudhoe Castle but, lacking the required planning permission to erect battlements, the castle was dismantled over time and materials removed to Bamburgh Castle. Some remains can still be seen today.

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