House In The North

Elford, Bamburgh, Northumberland, Seaside village

House in the North offers fabulous large Northumberland self catering and is more famous as the much written-about rural home of acclaimed journalist, writer, funny lady and ‘Wife in the North’ Blogger, Judith O’Reilly, the aptly named House in The North is now used as her family’s holiday home.

A stylish and characterful member of our collection, it is just a couple of minutes’ drive from Bamburgh, the castle and glorious beach, and its 5 bedrooms and living spaces will welcome 10 guests with ease. Throw in the large lawned garden and open views - with the sea and Farne Islands in the distance - and guests will easily understand what convinced its London-loving city girl owner that it’s actually not so grim up North in Northumberland after all.

In creating this holiday home, Judith’s aim was to make a stylish, beautiful get-away that would speak to holidaymakers - a place where guests could relax as soon as they walked in the door. She wanted it to be a home from home, to make holidays that adults and children would remember for years - memories like toasting marshmallows over the fire pit as the Farne Islands lighthouse blinks in the distance, or taking the chance of a bit of alfresco dining as the children play hide and seek around the gardens.

Whatever the kind of holiday, guests might be interested to follow the humorous story of Judith O’Reilly’s times in the house and her initially reluctant love affair with the area in the copy of her book(s), which were actually written in this house, and which will be left in the cottage to enjoy.