The Barn sits in a picturesque, rural setting, yet is only 500 yards from the A1, giving easy access to explore the delights of Northumberland. Druridge Bay is renowned for its sweeping, golden beach nestled by rolling sand dunes and is only 5 miles East of the cottage. The nearby Country Park offers a Nature Sanctuary and visitor centre and there are many water sports available on ’Ladyburn Lake’. The historic market town of Alnwick, dominated by its majestic castle ( and film location of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Academy!) offers an array of facilities including indoor swimming, a theatre/cinema and lots of quaint tea rooms and restaurants, 12 miles North. Alnwick Garden, a charitable project created by the Duchess of Northumberland, boasts a lovely woodland walk, a grand cascade waterfall and the largest tree house in Europe - a super visitor attraction! For those seeking more lively entertainment, the vibrant city of Newcastle and extensive shopping facilities at Gateshead’s Metro Centre are around 20 miles South.