The self catering holiday cottage is centrally located so that guests can explore the many tourist attactions of Northumberland. Shilbottle is only one mile from the A1. 

The self catering holiday cottage which is part of what was an old vicarage is in the centre of the Northumbrian village of Shilbottle, next to St. James Church. The name Pilgrims Rest was chosen because the "Pilgrims way" ran next to the property and was the route from Durham Cathedral to Lindisfarne Priory on Holy Island. The village has two general stores, a post office, chemist, pub, an Indian restaurant/takeaway and private gym/swimming pool. Shilbottle is very conveniently situated one mile from the A1. This makes it very easy to travel to all different parts of Northumberland. Being so central makes visiting the coast with its many castles and beautiful beaches, the Simonside and Cheviot hills to the west and various gardens and country houses extremely easy. We are 3 miles from the town of Alnwick with its famous castle (of Harry Potter fame) and the Alnwick Garden. The nearest beach is 2.5 miles away at Alnmouth. Alnmouth railway station is just over 2 miles and from there a train can be caught to visit Newcasle, Durham or Edinburgh making it a very relaxed way of spending a day site seeing and leaving the car behind.


Shilbottle - cottages, village farm, Pele House and St. James church