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.