Relax and unwind

Welcome to Brownside

The cottage is easily found, but quietly tucked away above the hamlet of Henshaw in the South Tyne Valley. The views of the beautiful valley spread out before it are as good as any in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on one side and Northumberland National Park on the other. When it comes to places to see, you are spoiled for choice.Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site is a Roman stone's throw away. Beyond that is Kielder Forest, the largest of its kind in Europe.

Even if you go no further than along the South Tyne Valley, you'll find lots of small market towns and picturesque villages like Hexham and Corbridge. Visit historic Allen Banks, for a walk along the secluded River Allen and discover the secret tarn by crossing the suspension bridge and climbing up through the beech trees to reach a spot made for quiet contemplation by Susan Davidson in the 1830s. If you must be active, bring your canoe, mountain bike, golf clubs or your running shoes. There's plenty of chances to use them, but otherwise bring a good book, stretch out on the patio and recharge your batteries.


Northumberland and the South Tyne Valley have such a lot to offer. Whatever kind of break you are taking with us, you'll find plenty to keep you occupied or relaxed. We cannot list them all, but here are some of the outstanding places to visit nearby.


We know how to make people welcome in Northumberland and it starts with your holiday cottage, full of all the things you need to make living easy and comfortable. Brownside is a 2-bedroomed cottage that sleeps three in comfort. Ensuite facilities and plenty of space make it a home you will enjoy returning to after a day out in Northumberland.


It couldn't be simpler. Just check here for the time you want to visit in the next year. The prices are very reasonable at any time, but you'll have to hurry to get what you want in the most popular months, as the cottage books up very quickly.