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Holy Island 2 miles; Berwick 9 miles.
Beal is a tiny hamlet in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just a mile away from the causeway to Holy Island. This scattered hamlet, known locally as the gateway to Lindisfarne, is in an ideal position for touring North Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. Within easy reach of the A1, Beal has good access to all of the area's attractions - wonderful beaches, historic castles and Holy Island, which is just two miles away. Those who enjoy the great outdoors will be delighted with the Northumbrian coastal trail, which runs through Beal and onwards down the Heritage Coast offering stunning scenery along the way. Beal is within easy reach of both St Oswald's Way and St Cuthbert's Way and there are some great birdwatching sites nearby. The golden sandy beaches at Beal are home to many seals and seabirds, plus The Barn at Beal is an excellent attraction for birdwatching and has a first class coffee shop, farm shop and restaurant.
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This semi-detached cottage, next to the owners’ home is situated in the hamlet of Beal, at a railway level crossing on the Holy Island access road. This Beal cottage has pretty views of open fields and a bird’s eye view of the London to Edinburgh railway line, making it a perfect holiday home for railway enthusiasts. This cottage in Beal is ideal for a family who wish to explore this fascinating region and watch the trains in comfort as they hurtle by. This Holy Island cottage offers three cosy bedrooms, a comfortable sitting room with patio door and a fitted kitchen with dining area. To the front of this Beal cottage there is a walled, gravelled patio area and to the rear a delightful summerhouse with table and chairs and a decked area with views over the open countryside. The tiny scattered hamlet of Beal boasts fantastic attractions with the popular tourist destination The Barn at Beal offering birdwatching, a great bar and restaurant and a shop selling locally grown produce. Fabulous walks and cycle routes are available from this Beal cottage, as it is situated on the Northumberland Coast Path, which runs through the hamlet and continues south along the delightful Heritage Coastline, or why not take a stroll along one of the endless golden beaches where seals and sea birds flourish. The causeway taking you to Holy Island is just a five minute drive away, as is the A1 which will quickly whisk you away to the many delights of Northumberland including the castles at Bamburgh, Warkworth, Alnwick and Dunstanburgh. Edinburgh is also within travelling distance as are Newcastle and Hadrian's Wall. This Holy Island cottage is in an excellent position for discovering the delights of Northumberland at any time of year!
Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room.
Oil central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Front patio area. Rear gravelled area with summerhouse and access to decked area. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop, pub and beach 1 mile.
Previous visitors' comments about St Cuthbert's Cottage:
The overall standard of the cottage was excellent. The kitchen was perfectly adequate.
Mr Wilkie, Bedlington, October 2012
Very central for discovering the local attractions. In the week we were there we visited a lot and after travelling to come back to the cottage that was a home from home. Excellent.
Mr Barr, Maybole, October 2012
Very warm welcome from owners next door. House situated conveniently for beaches, Holy Island and other places we wanted to visit. Well stocked with cooking equipment and nice crockery. Oven very efficient. Spacious lounge.
Mr Strudwick, London, September 2012
It was our first time in the area, so we enjoyed exploring the local area, particularly the fantastic beaches. We would definitely come again! The cottage owner was friendly and helpful, but without being intrusive.
Mrs Lloyd, Leeds, August 2012