The situation of Curlew Cottage is one of the finest we have ever enjoyed during a short break. Utter peace and quiet, the sound broken only by the cry of curlews (yes, they really are there) and the occasional sheep. The view from the main bedroom window is superb. Northumberland is a county of great beauty and variety, still comparatively unknown (thank goodness!) and it is some years since we have been there. I was able to combine a speaking engagement at nearby Langley Castle with a wonderful short holiday.