Just got back yesterday from a beautiful week in Northumberland, staying at this cottage below, Pug Mill. It was like home from home really. I'm quite fussy when choosing holiday cottages, they have to have king size bed, comfy sofa and an open fire.... this had all three and more. And to make matters even better we had fantastic weather for the majority of the week. So were in the most amazing location, about 8 miles from Alnwick, in open countryside, and it was soooo quiet. Did lots of walking, a bit of painting, lots of wine drinking, cooking and eating. Perfect ingredients for a perfect holiday. And we are off work this week too... double bonus!