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The Mill House – Home 183103 Cottage

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

The Mill House is a very special property. It is set at the water's edge overlooking the sea towards Holy Island and Lindisfarne Castle - consequently the kitchen, living room and conservatory all enjoy stunning sea views, as do the upstairs bedrooms. Guests love getting up early to enjoy the breath-taking sunrises (you're on holiday - you can go back to bed for a lie in!). At night you can hear the seals on the sandbank midway between us and Holy Island barking to each other. We often see a fox padding along the water's edge too and all year round beautiful seabirds - waders and waterfowl alike - enjoy the shallow waters so close to our windows. In the Autumn we enjoy watching the vast migratory flocks of geese as they rest up before their long flight to eastern Europe and beyond.

The 18th century millhouse/farmstead, from which our 3 holiday cottages have been created, is thought to be on the site of the original mill that served the monks on Lindisfarne

The Mill House is a very special property. It is set at the water's edge overlooking the sea towards Holy Island and Lindisfarne Castle - consequently the kitchen, living room and conservatory all enjoy stunning sea views, as do the upstairs bedrooms. Guests love getting up early to enjoy the breath-taking sunrises (you're on holiday - you can go back to bed for a lie in!). At night you can hear the seals on the sandbank midway between us and Holy Island barking to each other. We often see a fox padding along the water's edge too and all year round beautiful seabirds - waders and waterfowl alike - enjoy the shallow waters so close to our windows. In the Autumn we enjoy watching the vast migratory flocks of geese as they rest up before their long flight to eastern Europe and beyond.

The 18th century millhouse/farmstead, from which our 3 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. Tiled floors benefit from under floor heating.

The living room, which is the room at the water's edge, has windows with stunning sea views on three sides - there is a flat-screen TV and the room is furnished with deep, comfy sofas and armchairs. There is also a DVD player, 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! There is a pretty log burning stove (logs provided) for you to cosy up around in winter (you can of course put it on at other times but we think you'll find the room more than warm enough during other seasons).

The conservatory is off the living room and also overlooks the sea and the private garden. A lovely room to relax in when you want some space away from everyone else. Or if you want the children to play on their own!

The kitchen is stylishly equipped with a large fridge freezer, 6 ring gas cooker, dishwasher (plus all the etceteras) and lots of worktop space for large scale catering. The windows have the most incredible view directly towards Beal Causeway in one direction and Lindisfarne Castle in the other! It's difficult to concentrate on cooking when there is so much to look at outside! The kitchen is equipped with all the gadgetry and essentials serious cooks expect, including a food processor, microwave, great knives and plenty of good crockery, cutlery and glasses, so you aren't constantly emptying the dishwasher.

The dining room is large and comfortable with extending tables that can accomodate much larger numbers if you are also renting the adjoining cottages.

The 4 bedrooms are all beautifully appointed, with 3 upstairs and one for the mobility impaired downstairs (with large en suite shower room). All the upstairs bedrooms (2 doubles and 1 twin) have en suites with both bath and shower. The bedroom on the very end directly overlooking the sea has a lovely window seat from where you can watch the sun rise. All the beds are blissfully comfortable and top quality bed linens and deep, fluffy white towels are provided for your comfort.

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.

A larger group can be accommodated by booking The Mill House along with one or both of the other cottages.

Location description from owner

The England region

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.

Fenwick

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!

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
    Bedroom 3: King Bed
    Bedroom 4: Bunk Bed
  • 4 En suites

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Pauline G
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
21 Jan 2017
Years listed:
5
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 03 Nov 2011. Located in Northumberland, it has 9 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1095 to £2225.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 21 Jan 2017.

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