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Live Like a Local

Bringing you the delights of our local area

Bringing you the delights of our local area

Our team make a conscious effort to help you to live like a local while staying in our holiday homes and cottages, suggesting the best ways to discover our region’s unmissable attractions, independent shops, friendly hostelries and talented artists. In a continued bid to support our local area during lockdown, we’ve been championing small and local businesses. Read on for our insider’s perspective on products ranging from cashmere and flowers to gin and seafood.

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Q&A: Ginger House Garden

Q&A: Ginger House Garden

With Britain blooming during lockdown, we have lavished attention on the green spaces around us and found our gardens and window boxes to be a horticultural haven. Sisters Steph and Ali Mills are the green-fingered ‘keepers’ of Ginger House Garden where they grow and harvest a wealth of beautiful, seasonal fresh flowers and foliage. Part of a move away from mass imported flowers towards homegrown, seasonal British blooms, their flower fields are the centre of their smallholding on the English/Scottish border.

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Tatler's Little Green Book: Northumberland

Tatler's Little Green Book: Northumberland

Acting as your ultimate guide to the people and places you need to know in the countryside, we’re thrilled to be featured in Tatler's Little Green Book alongside some outstanding Northumberland businesses.

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Spark your staycation inspiration this February

Spark your staycation inspiration this February

The month of February brings many an opportune moment to celebrate with those closest to you. From enjoying fun-filled half term holidays with your family to making the most of Valentine’s Day falling on a Friday and planning a weekend brimming with romantic gestures with your beau, we’re here to boost the spirits and spark your staycation inspiration.

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Living the seasons - plan your 2020 greater escape

Living the seasons - plan your 2020 greater escape

Magnificent landscapes, vibrant towns and spectacles to thrill; our local region has so much to offer all-year-round. Take inspiration from our seasonal highlights and fill the crisp pages of your 2020 diary with the beginnings of fun-filled holiday plans here in Northumberland, the Scottish Borders and East Lothian.

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Savour the flavour with our local foodie festivals

Savour the flavour with our local foodie festivals

September. A chance to celebrate the food that surrounds us during a month where the countryside, harvest and local producers take centre stage. With a smashing food festival taking place in our local area every weekend for the next five weeks, this month is the prime time to tantalise your taste buds and expand your culinary horizons with local foodie escapades and all-round autumnal jollity.

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