HERE are our readers picks of the best places for a Northumberland holiday.

1. Wannies Retreat, West Woodburn

In first place, the retreat was readers top vote, whether you want adventure, relaxing in the hot tub or gazing at the stars. 

One reader said: "Wannies Retreat is truly amazing. Black 'Dark Skies', an incredibly peaceful place, and so much wildlife. A beautiful farm setting, on the old Wannies Line, sleeping in an old train. Just staying there is an event."

Another said: "Wannies Retreat is a fantastic place to relax and enjoy all the lovely surrounding views. The train is top notch and you would not be disappointed. Everything you could want is there."

Someone else said: "A converted railway carrage on part of the old Wannies Line, it's even on track and it's a belter as it's on the edge of the dark sky Park with open views. A perfect staycation."

2. Ferny Rigg Alpacas, Hexham

Also recommended were Ferny Rigg Alpacas. One reader said: "They have two beautiful cottages, 10/10 for everything. Absolutely beautiful place with gorgeous alpacas to meet and walk." Another said: "Unreal location and hospitality."

3. Bellingham Cottage

A holiday cottage in the heart of Bellingham, the Cottage is an Airbnb 'Superhost' with a 4.87 rating. One review said: "Very comfortable beds and a lovely bath to soak tired legs in if walking the Pennine Way. Lots of hot water, and plenty of space and cupboards for everything. A well stocked kitchen."

4. Brownrigg Lodges, Bellingham

There are four holiday lodges with uninterrupted views over the Northumberland National Park. There is a barbecue area, basketball, swing ball and a large courtyard ideal for children to cycle or use scooters on.

There is also a games field to play football or cricket. Picnic tables are provided outside for alfresco dining. One review said: "Absolutely loved the accommodation, location and friendly staff. Having two dogs it was a great place for walking into Bellingham where you have all the shops you need for your visit."

5. Wild Northumbrian, Tarset

Stay in a yurt or hut to experience the countryside in a different way. The business is keen to minimise their impact on the environment as much as possible, so there are no outdoor lights. There are Hikki Hot Tubs to use along with plenty of outdoors activities in the rural countryside. 

6. Hesleyside Huts, Hexham

The luxury glamping retreat is set in the 4,000 acre Hesleyside Estate located in the heart of the Northumberland National Park. One review said: "We stayed in Bracken which was perfect, it has all the home comforts and then some. The setting is so tranquil, apart from the birds tweeting and sheep baa-ing there's not a sound to be heard. Can't wait to book again."

7. Sycamore Cottage Glamping Pods, Barrasford

The luxury glamping pods on a Northumberland farm offer views over Hadrian's Wall, ideal for dark sky gazing, watching sun rises and sunsets. One review said: "It was absolutely perfect. Stunning, peaceful location and clean, cosy, welcoming pod with everything you could possibly need. Barbecue hut was fantastic and very well equipped. Fabulous hosts that clearly put a lot of thought and love into their business."

8. Ilderton Dod Barns, Alnwick

Also recommended was Ilderton Dod Barns. Built in approximaely the 1600's, the converted farm buildings are in the middle of an 1800-acre working hill farm. "Absolutely idyllic location. Wonderful views. Had some wonderful days out followed by gorgeous walks around the Dod. The dogs and kids had a great time. Loved the Barn accommodation, very spacious yet cosy," one review said.

9. Townfoot Cottage, Elsdon

The stonebuilt cottage is set in the heart of Northumberland. "Fabulous cottage - a real 'home from home' - lovely area to explore, even if you like me live pretty much on the doorstep," one review said. "Sarah was the perfect host leaving us to our own devices but on hand when we needed a bit of local knowledge and advice. The dogs had a brilliant time too," the added.

10. Chishillway Shepherds Huts, Chishillway, Northumberland

The huts are in a quiet location on a working farm in the North Tyne valley, near the banks of a stream and surrounded by woodland, wild flowers and lots of wildlife. 

"Beautiful hut with amazing dark skies. The hosts are great, so welcoming and friendly. Definitely recommend for a lovely relaxing break," one review said.