A well stocked farm shop with welcoming cafe is only half a mile from the property. There is a Country Park nearby, which offers a Nature Sanctuary, a visitor centre and where many water sports are available on Ladyburn Lake, also renowned for its copious wildlife. The traditional fishing village of Amble, known locally as ’the friendliest port’ is 5 miles north and where boat trips to Coquet Island, populated by basking seals and breeding gulls and puffins, depart regularly. The historic market town of Morpeth, with its winding River Wansbeck, offers an extensive range of facilities only 9 miles south. Alnwick Castle along with the charitable project of Alnwick Garden, created by the Duchess of Northumberland, has a lovely woodland walk, a grand cascade waterfall and a restaurant within the largest tree house in Europe are popular visitor attractions. For those seeking more lively entertainment, the cultural metropolis of newcastle and extensive shopping facilities at Gateshead’s Metro Centre are around 20 miles south.