Things to Do
There's lots to do and see in Northumberland and Waterford is a perfect base to enjoy the best of the County. We'll send you our comprehensive Touchstay digital Guide before you arrive to help you plan your holiday, we also like to leave a selection of ideas in the house for you to browse through as well as guide books and maps of the local area.
A click on the underlined names takes you to the relevant websites.
Castles & Gardens
There are fantastic Castles to visit in Bamburgh, Alnwick, Lindisfarne, Chillingham, Dunstanburgh and Warkworth. Alnwick Gardens shouldn't be missed or, Cragside, Howick Hall Gardens & Arboretum.
Fabulous sandy beaches, the Cheviot Hills, the glorious Farne Islands, Holy Island. There's incredible wildlife and with very low light pollution the night skies can be spectacular including the Aurora Borealis.
Northumberland is also an artist’s paradise, you’ll find numerous examples in Waterford and there are plenty of galleries to browse when you’re out and about. We particularly like Joanne Wishart who painted this fabulous picture of Waterford with the Castle and Dunes which you can also see in the house, Sarah Farooqi, Emily Ward and John Tierney
Seafield Ocean Club
Waterford also has exclusive membership of the Seafield Ocean Club in Seahouses, where for a reasonable daily charge you can enjoy the Pool, Gym & Spa along with a good assortment of treatments (bookable in advance). Or just call in for a drink and something to eat, the Cafe and Bar area is a nice place to chill out.
For the energetic there's an excellent choice of Golf Courses nearby at Bamburgh, Seahouses, Dunstanburgh, Berwick, Alnwick, Alnmouth .There's good cycling (with a secure rack at the house) and bike hire locally, tennis, horse riding, kite surfing, surfing, paddle boarding, and diving.
Or just enjoy the fabulous variety of walks on our doorstep, we'd recommend trying a guided walk with Ray Biggs.