Or just on the doorstep ....
Wildlife is abundant. Roe deer graze in the grounds of Clennell Hall. Badgers and foxes are commonplace and a healthy population of otters now reside in the area. The endangered red squirrel is still commonly seen here, one of the few places in England where it's grey cousin has not yet taken hold. Many rare bird species are regularly seen. The surrounding hills are home to ravens, peregrine falcons, buzzards and many other birds of prey. The protected hay meadows of the upper valley are a haven for wild flowers, insects and the birds that feed on them.
Come and see our cheeky red squirel - resident to the private gardens of Clennell Hall.
Clennell Hall is situated in the Coquet Valley on the very edge of the Northumberland National Park, nestling in the valley of the river Alwin. It is the ideal base for exporing the Northumberland Countryside.
Only 15 Miles from the village of Rothbury, with local shops, cafe's and pubs, the famous Cragside House stands with its magnificent grounds.
The town of Alnwick, 20 miles east of Clennell towards the coast has become recently famous for hosting stars of Harry Potter at the grand Alnwick Castle, together with the famous Alnwick Gardens, and Tree House.
Further North East is the village of Seahouses, with daily trips to the Farne Islands to see the Puffin Birds and Lighthouse. On the coast also stands Bamburgh Castle.
The market town of Morpeth, 30 miles from Clennell Hall, is well known for its choice of shops, including Marks & Spencers, Body Shop, Fat Face, Dorothy Perkins, New Look, Clarks and many more.