Love is in the Air

Wood burning fires, clean linens, the rolling Northumberland hills and a chilled bottle of bubbly, what could be more romantic?
Nothing we hear you cry! That’s why every direct booking through our website for the month of February will receive a free bottle of fizz on arrival to start off your trip in style (and score points with your better half!)
Browse our properties available below and enjoy a few of our romantic tips thrown in for good measure too.


A perfect Scandi escape based in Lanercost, spend the day exploring the stunning scenery and then get tucked up in your ultra-chic cottage for the evening. The accommodation also has the cutest outdoor seating area overlooking the beck below.

Where to eat: 

No one can do romance on an empty stomach. When staying at Bed at the Beck on your Valentine’s trip, you can enjoy fine dining at The Cedar Tree restaurant. The Cedar Tree is only a five minute drive away from your stay and is known for its fantastic food, beautiful setting and excellent customer service. See more here:

What to do: 

Bring your walking boots and head out on a romantic hike while staying with us at Bed at the Beck. On the border of Northumberland and the Lake District, whichever way you turn, you’ll have some of the best hiking trails in the world at your feet. If you’re looking for something close, head 20 minutes down the road into Carlisle to take the stunning trail to Bowness. (There’s also some great pubs on the way too!) See the route plan here.

The Byres 

Nestled in the endless hills of the Northumbrian countryside and inside the Northumberland National Park you’ll find The Byres properties. Both cottages are newly converted Northumbrian Stone Byres all decked out with everything home comfort you could need. Get away from the stress and clutter and home and make use of the properties’ open plan kitchen and living spaces.

Where to eat: 

Only a five minute drive from your stay, you will find the Fountain Cottage. This cosy cafe will serve you all the home comforts you and your partner desire, and if you’ve brought your furry friend with you, they are also dog friendly too. See more here:

What to do: 

Being based in the Northumberland National park also means you are in an International Dark Sky Area. Spend an evening under the stars with your loved one, gazing at the beautiful night sky. Book in to kielder observatory to get a guided tour here:


Shellbraes Studio is one of our hidden romantic gems. There’s nothing better than being in a cosy intimate setting with everything you could need at your fingertips surrounded by the flourishing Spring countryside. We aren’t the only ones saying it’s perfect for Valentine’s, here is a recent review left about the studio:

“We loved our stay at the studio, which had everything we required as well as some lovely touches e.g. coffee maker, beautiful bedding & vase of fresh flowers. The space is ideal for a couple looking for some peace and quiet with lovely walks in the area.” 

Where to eat: 

A glass of wine in hand, good company and tasty food will always mean a Valentine’s well spent. Head into Hexham for an evening meal at Cilantro. The restaurant is a fusion of Indian and latina tapas and (although we’re slightly biassed) is truly delicious. Find out more here:

What to do: 

Staying at Shellbraes Studio also means you’re only a ten minute drive from Hadrian Therapy Spa. Here you can enjoy a series of treatments and relaxation therapies including massages, sauna and hot tub. A day at the spa, before retiring to your beautiful studio for dinner and drinks – we can’t think of anything more romantic!
Follow the link to see their website. 


A peaceful cosy cottage in a central location. Seal Cottage is almost made for a romantic weekend away. Decked out with everything you could need, have a quiet night in with dinner and a movie, or have a walk into Hexham to enjoy drinks and good food.

Where to eat: 

Nothing says romance more than bottomless lunch. Head to Vercelli in Hexham for their lunch special where you can enjoy a three course meal with generous glasses of prosecco or Amstel pints. This is served every Saturday from 12 pm till 5pm. Learn more here:

What to do: 

Hexham is surrounded by so many fantastic independent shops. Perhaps you’re looking for some jewellery or maybe you want to invite your loved one to pick out a treat for themselves. A particular favourite of ours is Sarah Hickey Jewellery, where you can get evermore bracelets. Permanent jewellery that are micro welded to you called infinity bracelets. Book in here:

There is also an extra bonus in your welcome packs when you visit us with a 10% voucher for Sarah Hickey Jewellery inside! 

If you book any of these properties through our website this February, you will receive a FREE bottle of bubbly on arrival at your Wooden Star Cottage. Follow the link here and book your Valentine’s break today:

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