Ivy Cottage

Chathill, Northumbria (Ref. 4158)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A delightful traditional cottage, a wing of the artist owner's home, in the centre of Chathill village.

This lovely Chathill cottage has been tastefully refurbished to retain much of the original character and is sympathetically decorated and furnished to a high standard.

The ground floor double bedroom has an en-suite, and upstairs is a family bathroom, perfect for relaxing after exploring the marvellous coast and countryside in this area.

There is a working farm to the rear and the owner's artist's studio alongside this Chathill cottage, and painting classes can be offered by arrangement.

Cosy, yet well equipped and spacious, this Chathill cottage is a great option whether travelling by train or by car, being just a short walk from the East Coast Main Line railway station, and just off the road through the village.

Whether heading to the Heritage Coast, the market town of Alnwick or discovering the breathtaking Cheviots, this Chathill cottage makes a wonderful base.


Two bedrooms: 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor double with en-suite walk-in shower with grab rails, basin & WC. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, basin & WC. Well-equipped fitted kitchen with pantry. Utility area. Dining room with TV. Sitting room with electric stove. Front porch.


Electric night store heating with midday boost, electric stove in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, 2 x TVs, 1 with Freeview, DVD, video, stereo/CD, WiFi, books/games/videos/DVDs. Fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for two cars. Front patio with furniture and BBQ. Small yard for cycle storage. Sorry, no smoking. One well-behaved pet welcome. Shops, pubs & beach 3 miles. Note: Painting classes available by arrangement. Note: Railway runs approx. 50 yards from cottage - trains pass throughout the day from 7am, but do not stop at the station after 6:30pm. They cannot be heard from the cottage. Note: Ground floor may be suitable for accompanied disabled and the owners may be able to offer the use of a raised level toilet seat and hand rail, a shower stool, a four-wheeled walker, a booster cushion and a lap tray, at no extra cost. Please call the owner, prior to your arrival, to confirm they will be available to use.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Quaint pet friendly cottage close to coast”
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    • “We had a great week in this very comfortable cottage everything we could want was to hand, Mrs Russell even left us a home baked lemon drizzle cake, milk, tea, coffee etc., we had brought our own but it was all there if needed. The cottage was right next to the railway crossing but we soon got used and didn't really notice the frequent trains whizzing past. The coast was just a short drive away and we visited all of the little towns and villages and Lindisfarne (Holy Island) even ventured up to Berwick-upon-Tweed. Sight seeing and beaches make this a great place for a family holiday and the house had books, videos, games all making sure a rainy day would be catered for although we had wall to wall sunshine and the sun porch entrance with it's little table and chairs made an ideal place for breakfasting. Mr Russell is an artist and we enjoyed a look round his studio he's a very amusing man. The bedrooms were separated from the rest of the house and therefore quiet, a twin upstairs with it's own bathroom with walk in shower and jacuzzi bath was very comfortable and the downstairs double with an en-suite bathroom was also comfortable when our friends joined us later in the week. We will definitely consider a return visit.”

    Christina Y, Burnley UK, June 2013

    • “An enjoyable, relaxing holiday”
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    • “The owners were very welcoming, friendly and approachable.Kitchen well kitted out with utensils etc. It was kind of 'home from home'. Good to have a supply of leaflets about the area as it was totally new to us. Especially helpful was the information sheet listing the various churches with contact numbers so we could contact someone to find out if it was the kind of Church we would enjoy.(and we succeeded!) It was a quiet place in the country so there weren't any local amenities but it was just right for us. Lots of castles to visit and the boat trip to the Farne Islands was brilliant. Only one negative - the wireless reception was very weak except in the entrance hall but this was adequate for our 19 yr old son's usage.”

    Mrs Chris O, Somerset, September 2011

    • “Hoping to book again next year”
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    • “Have already sent our review some months back, only to repeat, that I hope to book again at the same time next year”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Teesside, September 2011

    • “Last minute success”
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    • “I was looking for a last minute break to somewhere near alnwick and found this. Although the owners were away, their arrangements with the neighbours for welcoming and looking after us worked great. The house is very comfortable and warm, good amenities and a great location for getting out and about in Northumberland. For our toddler, the mainline railway 50 yards from the house was a highlight - he loved watching the trains. If you aren't used to the noise of trains going past, you might not enjoy it. The beach at Beadnell is only 3 miles away. Buckets and spades were provided! You need a car to make the most of this location - quite remote. Overall, this was a great place for a break.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Bridlington, November 2010

    • “Nice Place”
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    • “Stayed here 6th September for a week what a great location very handy for Seahouses , Holy Island , Berwick on Tweed , lots of castles to see and a must visit to Cragside House NT. It is close to Chathill railway station and crossing but not a problem. The rooms are very spacious upstairs bedroom has its own bathroom across the hall with bath and very large walk in shower, similar the downstairs room has en suit facility. A very nice gesture was the milk and a cake when we arrived. Thanks to Mrs Russell. Would recommend this holiday cottage.”

    Ken H, Lichfield, October 2014

    • “Warm, comfortable and friendly”
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    • “Very quirky but cosy cottage. Plentiful supply of books, videos games etc for rainy day. The owners were very friendly. Only one small complaint (as a non-pet owner) was the smell of animals inside the property. If pets are allowed in the cottage then perhaps a little more thorough cleaning is required.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Manchester, January 2011

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    • “We received a warm welcome from the owner with a lovely cake. The property was always warm and this was especially appreciated as the weather was less than warm - all fog and drizzle. The cottage had plenty of space for two couples and was conveniently located with easy access to both the A1 and the coast.”

    Mrs Collyer, Sheffield, September 2014

    • “The National Trust coast, Farne Islands, Lindisfarne and the coastal walks, a beautiful area.”

    Mr Harrison, Solihull, September 2014

    • “It was a good size for two of us with a lovely size sitting room. The books were great, off road parking and a warm welcome from owners. Paintings done by owners were displayed in the cottage. Lots to see and do in the area. We ordered a Tesco delivery for about an hour after we had arrived. This came on time and gave the basics for the week.. Local shops were a few miles away and it saved us going out again before our evening meal.”

    Mrs Norfolk, Harleston, August 2014

    • “Friendly and helpful owner. We liked the layout of the property. Access to beautiful and varied countryside.”

    Mrs Southall, Louth, April 2014

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About the location


Beadnell 3 miles; Alnwick 9 miles.

Chathill is a small rural hamlet comprised of little more than a farm and a few houses. It is sited only 3 miles from attractive and peaceful Beadnell, which lies on one of the most beautiful stretches of Northumberland's magnificent Heritage Coast. Once a smugglers’ haven, Beadnell is now a fishing village, popular with holidaymakers who come to enjoy its pretty harbour. Central to all rural North Northumberland and within easy driving distance of the nearby glorious sandy beaches between Seahouses (where boat rides can be booked for the spectacular Farne Islands) and Bamburgh Castle, Alnwick, Holy Island and the Scottish Borders, there is plenty to see and do.

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