The 18th century millhouse, from which our holiday cottages have been created, is thought to be on the site of the original mill that served the monks on Lindisfarne for many centuries. Today, the exterior retains all the style and charm of the original building, whilst the interiors have benefited from the highest quality eco conversion and have been finished with superior quality furnishings and equipment with designer fabrics used throughout The cottages are extremely well insulated and double glazed so you'll stay warm and cosy whatever the season. In the migratory months the waters outside the cottages play host to vast flocks of geese and other birds on their way to eastern europe and beyond - it's a wonderful sight and we also have regular sightings of deer and foxes.
The Stables has a beautiful conservatory with glorious sea views through mature trees across the large shared garden. The conservatory has comfortable sofa seating and opens out into the open plan kitchen. You'll find the kitchen is equipped with all the gadgetry and essentials serious cooks expect, including a food processor, great knives and plenty of good crockery, cutlery and glasses, so you aren't constantly emptying the dishwasher.
At the other side of the cottage the living room is furnished with deep, comfy sofas and an armchair. As well as a flat-screen TV and a DVD player there is a small selection of DVDs, a radio, plenty of books, board games, cards, maps, walking guides, free wireless Internet, and an iPod docking station so you won't be bored, even - dare we say it - on a rainy day! The french windows open out onto the private, sheltered courtyard with outdoor dining furniture, barbeque and herb garden.
Upstairs, in the cosy bedrooms the beds are blissfully comfortable and both bedrooms have an en-suite bathroom with a shower and bath (there is an extra loo and handbasin downstairs too). The twin beds can be converted to a double on request (please let us know when booking). Top quality bed linens and deep, fluffy towels complete the picture.
Little extras - there is a portable tv for your convenience, and for sunny days there are swimming towels and a Harris Tweed picnic blanket. The gentle Farrow and Ball painted walls and neutral carpets and floors create a very tranquil environment for your holiday.
Outside you can see Lindisfarne Castle silhouetted on Holy Island directly across the water from the cottages and to the south majestic Bamburgh Castle is also silhouetted. Just to the north lies Beal Causeway - the sea views are truly panoramic.
A larger group can be accommodated by booking The Stables along with one or both of the other cottages. Although accommodating up for 4 people (perfect for families or two couples) the Stables cottage is also a popular choice for one couple looking for a luxurious self catering holiday in a very special setting.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bamburgh (15-20 mins) or Holy Island (10 mins)|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newcastle upon Tyne, Edinburgh, Nearest railway: Berwick upon Tweed|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Ground Floor -Entrance hall.
Living room with flat-screen TV with Freeview, DVD player, iPod docking station, free Wi-Fi for use with your own laptop and a flame-effect fire.
Open-plan dining kitchen with four-ring ceramic hob cooker with electric fan oven, microwave, toaster, fridge / freezer, dishwasher, combined washer-dryer, portable TV and table and chairs to seat four. Ample kitchen equipment is provided, including crockery, cutlery and glasses.
Conservatory accessed from kitchen, with great sea views.
Upper Floor - One double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom.
One twin bedroom (can be converted to a double) with an en-suite bathroom.
|Further details outdoors|
Outdoors - Private patio (accessed from the living room french windows) with furniture, barbeque area and herb garden.
The kitchen/conservatory side of the cottage overlooks the large shared garden with mature trees and seating. The garden has spectacular sea views.
There is parking for two cars next to the cottage.
The Stables is on the end of a terrace of three cottages with its main door on the side of the edifice.
UP TO 25% OFF CHRISTMAS 2012 BOOKINGS - CALL 07565 891795 FOR DETAILS
We have special winter breaks from after October half term until Easter, consisting of 3 night long weekends and 4 night midweek breaks. Contact us if you would like a short break of a different duration, we may be able to help. Occasionally we have late last minute booking offers, again contact us for details.
Don't worry about hidden extra charges - there aren't any! Our prices are inclusive all all heating, electricity, towels, linen and final cleaning.
At Christmas we provide a fully decorated tree and seasonal decorations.
Please see our website for full booking details. 25% non refundable booking deposit required.
Lindisfarne Bay Cottages are set immediately on the water's edge overlooking Holy Island with the distinctive silhouette of Lindisfarne Castle on the horizon.
The bay is sheltered by the natural breakwater formed by Holy Island, so the tide laps gently at the foot of the garden. We are fortunate to be located within the Northumberland AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), The Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve and the corresponding Site of Special Scientific Interest. This means that when you stay with us you will almost inevitably see some kind of wonderful birdlife on the waters just outside the cottages.
In this stunning location, you will find unrivalled bird-watching opportunities, especially during the migratory season. Joggers will enjoy the quiet country lanes and keen cyclists will appreciate that access to the Coast and Castles Cycle Way is very near. At night, the lack of light pollution makes for perfect star gazing.
If you haven't visited this part of the world before, you will be pleasantly surprised by the wide variety of attractions available within easy driving distance. Visit the wildernesses of the Northumberland National Park, or the beautiful long white beaches all along the coast.
For those who like a city fix during their holidays, Edinburgh is 90 minutes north, and Newcastle is a 60 minute drive to the south.
At the end of a lane, positioned midway between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Bamburgh directly on Northumberland's Heritage Coast, our luxury self-catering holiday cottages are well located for a holiday exploring the ancient Kingdom of Northumbria.
Just a few minutes drive from the cottages (or a walk away for keen walkers) is BEAL CAUSEWAY linking the mainland to Holy Island. This is always an exhilarating trip and once on the island you can explore the ruins of Lindisfarne Priory (English Heritage) or visit iconic Lindisfarne Castle (National Trust). There's a pretty harbour and lovely walks all around the shores (including sandy beaches). In the village itself there is of course a good choice of cafes, pubs and little shops to delay your day further...
A 15 minute drive to the south (passing beautiful unspoilt Budle Bay on the way - a top spot for birdwatchers) will bring you to glorious BAMBURGH with its stunningly placed fortified castle and famous white beach - perfect for a picnic. Here you will find shops (including a great butcher's), pubs, restaurants, playground, teashops and the Grace Darling Museum.
An absolute must in season (Spring-October,) is a trip to SEAHOUSES half an hour away, for an unforgettable boat trip to the FARNE ISLANDS. We have to mention that the trips are subject to calm seas, if it gets choppy they are likely to be cancelled. Assuming the sea is on your side, you are guaranteed close sightings of the huge seal colonies, puffins, terns, kittiwakes, eider ducks, guillemots and more. There are various trips available, some of which include alighting on the islands and stepping through the nesting sites on a boardwalk. Very lucky guests might even see minke whales and porpoises.
We are just a short drive from the A1, linking EDINBURGH and the Scottish Borders in the north with NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE in the south. A day in Edinburgh is a fantastic experience (90 minutes by car, also an easy train journey from Berwick). Lively Newcastle is an hour's drive away, and is also accesible by train from Berwick. It has the added attractions of the Sage Gateshead and the Baltic Contemporary Art Gallery.
Easy access puts all of the other attractions of Northumberland within reach for day-trips, including ALNWICK Castle (where scenes from Harry Potter were shot) , Alnwick Garden (less than half an hour away) and Chillingham Castle with its unique herd of wild cattle (the castle is idiosyncratically restored and includes a pretty authentic torture chamber - well worth a visit) . There's also CRAGSIDE (National Trust) , and CRASTER - a pretty, busy harbour where you can buy fantastic Craster kippers at Robsons Smokehouse and great fresh crab sandwiches at the Jolly Fisherman pub. From here you can enjoy a dramatic, yet easy walk along low cliffs to DUNSTANBURGH CASTLE (there is no road to the medieval castle ruins, just the pathway hugging the low cliffs along the seashore).
ALNMOUTH (30-40 minutes away) is beautifully set on the headland where the River Aln meets the sea - enjoy a great Sunday lunch at the Red Lion Inn then take a walk along the links, beach, river or round the village. WARKWORTH (45 minutes away), on the lovely River Coquet has rowing boats for hire, idyllic riverside walks and a pretty village to explore, plus an English Heritage Castle.
Even Durham (90 minutes away) with its hauntingly beautiful, ancient cathedral is within striking distance.
Inland, away from the coast, visitors will enjoy the grandeur and wildernesses of the Northumberland National Park which include vast expanses of moorlands and crags (including the Cheviot hills). You can explore Northumbria's Roman past at Housesteads Roman Fort, Vindolanda Roman Fort and Museum, and, of course along Hadrian's Wall itself - keen walkers will be spoilt for choice.
Within a short drive from us you can find horse riding stables, golf, gliding, wind surfing beaches and many other attractions. See 'activities' on the links section of our website for more details.
Whatever your interests, we are confident that Northumberland will surpass your expectations, and we have the accommodation to match!