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Bede Apartment

Beal near Holy Island, Northumberland (Ref. 904062)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile


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20 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Gardiner

    “The location of this cottage is perfect for people looking for a base to explore the area being just 2 miles from Holy Island causeway, 40 mins from Northumberland and 1 hour from Edinburgh.”


    On arrival, the owner met us and handed over the keys. Apartment was clean (although fridge needed a wipe inside) towels and tea towels provided and enough toilet rolls, washing up liquid and cleaning supplies to last till we did a grocery shop. This apartment is on a busy A1 with a parking layby next to it, so expect noise and a friendly wave from Dave the truck driver at 7am when he spots you in bed from his cab. The velux window in the mezzanine bedroom is also in the line of sight of the owners upstairs window, which made me feel a little more than uncomfortable about getting dressed in the bedroom but luckily a blind could be closed to preserve modesty. I would have paid extra for a welcome hamper with basic groceries as check in is not till 4pm and the nearest shops (other than the overpriced petrol station shop next door) are about 6 miles away in Berwick on Tweed. Be sure to bring teabags, milk, bread etc for the first night. There is a pub a few feet from the cottage that is lovely, a little expensive for good but good quality fresh cooked meals available and wifi, which the cottage sadly lacks. Another cafe is available to the rear of the petrol station and having sampled both, my husband states they both serve a good breakfast. The lack of garden space and noisy road meant we couldn't really sit outside in the evenings but with freeview tv in the lounge and bedroom, we had plenty of options for evening TV. Pros - low cost clean cottage for exploring Northumbria and Scotland. Cons - no wifi, privacy or quiet time due to location.

    - Mrs Gardiner, July 2019

Farne Cottages

A trio of stone-built holiday cottages next to the owner’s home, in the scattered hamlet of Beal. Just a short drive from the Holy Island access road, these cottages in Beal are ideal for families or friends who wish to explore this fascinating region and have instant access to the main routes north and south. A former schoolhouse, these Beal cottages offer three cosy units, all well thought out to provide comfortable, compact accommodation for a Northumberland break. Open plan living areas and a quirky spiral staircase lead up to the inviting family bedrooms at mezzanine level, and to the front of these Beal cottages there is an enclosed patio area with furniture. The small 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. With excellent walks and cycle routes and with Berwick-upon-Tweed close by with its traditional shops, good pubs, wine bars and restaurants, any stay in these Beal cottages is sure to be a memorable one. With Holy Island, the Heritage Coast and Edinburgh all an easy drive away, this is a superb base for touring Northumberland and enjoying the spectacular scenery the region has to offer. Perfect Northumberland cottages for a relaxing break in the very heart of The Borders, close to the historic Holy Island.

The property

Delightful stone-built conversion with open plan living accommodation and spiral staircase to spacious mezzanine bedroom with Velux window and sitting area.

Outside this Beal apartment is an enclosed front patio.

A perfect Northumberland cottage for discovering the area.

Note: This property is next to Refs. 904066 and 904067, together they sleep 12.


  • One mezzanine family bedroom with 1 double, 1 single and sitting area
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area (seats 4) and sitting area with double sofa bed.
  • Electric night storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed front patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Coast 2 miles
  • Note: A shared lawned garden is available to use by prior arrangement with the owner
  • Note: Property is part of Farne Cottages, a small complex next to the A1 and some noise from both the road and a petrol station will be experienced during your stay
  • Note: Narrow winding stairs lead to the mezzanine bedroom, care should be taken and they may be unsuitable for the elderly or those with limited mobility
  • Note: Check-in 4pm

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About the location


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. Seahouses is close by or you can spend a day visiting Farne Island by boat where you may catch a glimpse of seals and puffins. 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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