Only 6.5 miles away is the popular stone built small town of Rothbury, which sits at the foot of the Lordenshaw and Simonside Hills where a great sandstone ridge is formed and is a Special Area of Conservation with 360 degree views from coasts to hills. Rothbury offers an abundance of facilities including several shops, pubs and quaint tea rooms and golf can be arranged on its riverside course. Close by is the grade 2 listed National Trust property and estate of Cragside; it was the first home to be lit by hydroelectricity and the elegant house and grounds are well worth a visit. Take a trip to Otterburn Mill to the west or visit the bustling market town of Alnwick 15 miles to the east. This historic town is protected by its dramatic castle, the ancestral home to the Duke of Norhumberland and is also famous as the film location for Harry Potter. The superb Alnwick Garden, with its Grand Cascade Waterfall and the restaurant in the largest tree house in Europe is a popular visitor attraction too.
The heritage coastline this area is renowned for, and designated as An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is less than 20 miles away ensuring Milburn Cottage provides an excellent central base for exploring both the wild and lonely beauty of the unspoilt heather- clad hills to the west along with the golden, sandy beaches to the east