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St Cuthbert's Cottage

(Ref. 918954)

Beal near Holy Island, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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70 Customer Reviews

  • "Gosh, where to start!"

    Beautiful home in a lovely location. The owner, Marjorie was delightful and checked in to make sure we were settled in. We usually stay in old cottages for the rustic charm, however this time we chose a modern decorated cottage and it was beautiful. Everything you would need is there including the best breezy spot for hanging washing out! We tend to take our Tassimo coffee machine with us but spotted one already there in the photos of the kitchen. Perfect! We just took a supply of our coffee pods for it. The TV is also a Smart TV - just remember to sign out of your Netflix/Prime accounts when you leave. Bed is very comfortable (I always take my own pillow) and I can also vouch for one of the single beds which I slept in when workmen were working at the railway. Flashing van lights through into the bedroom from 11pm, so I slept in the other room. As noted, the property is next to a main railway line so you have to expect trains coming through every five minutes, even late at night. You really do get used to them quickly - even the high speed ones that shake the house. Do NOT let this put you off, honestly you tend to forget them. Plenty of outside spots to sit in and the summer house is divine! Watching the rabbits and birds in the field is very relaxing and you can sit in the summer house when it gets cooler in the evenings. Lots to see and do around the area including nearby Lindisfarne (Holy Island) about a mile away. We even popped to the Scottish Borders for a few historic abbeys along with days out to castles, Roman forts and Hadrians Wall. Highly recommend this property, you can tell the love the owners have for it. Thank you for letting out your beautiful property x

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Apr 2024

  • "A very enjoyable stay in a very tastefully decorated home."

    We were made very welcome by the owner, who informed us of some lovely places to visit.

    Reviewed by Karen4.1Mar 2024

  • "Another lovely stay in this beautiful property!"

    Looking forward to our next visit, thank you!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2024

  • "Our home from home."

    Marjorie is a lovely host and nothing is too much trouble The house is cozy and has everything you need for a family stay. We usually like to cook together and the kitchen is perfect for this, there are even cook books should you fancy trying a new recipe. Thanks for another lovely stay - See you soon x

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Dec 2023

  • "Our 3rd stay at this cottage."

    The changes made since we were there in October 2020 have made this even better. We'll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely stunning property, Outstanding area, with all amenities close by, ..."

    Absolutely stunning property, Outstanding area, with all amenities close by, This is what a holiday should be, So good we have already booked for next year

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Sep 2023

  • "What's not to love about this property."

    It is tastefully decorated and very clean. Close to many lovely beaches to walk and castles to explore. Lovely outside area and summerhouse for when the weather is favourable. Would definitely recommend this property and would not hesitate to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was my second stay in the cottage which says it all really."

    Clean, comfortable and homely. It was good to meet Marjorie who took the time to come over to introduce herself.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Sep 2023

  • "Great cottage, very clean and comfortable, with everything we needed."

    Well equipped kitchen, comfy beds and nice living room with plenty of seating. The outside area of the cottage is wonderful with views across fields, lots of space, very handy parking and nice seating area on decking. The summerhouse is a very nice bonus. If you are looking to visit Holy Island (which was our main reason for visit) you cannot get a better location. The causeway to the island is about 2 minutes (max) drive away. We popped over to the Island several times during our stay. There is no denying that you will here the trains go by and they are very regular, but less so later at night and they didn't really bother us. It is very likely that we will stay again at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location for exploring the Northumberland coast."

    Very well furnished and decorated with everything you need supplied and a friendly, helpful landlady who gave us a great recommendation for a day out. Only one bathroom which is downstairs, quite a walk in the night, but the excellent sturdy handrail on the stairs helped. The cottage is very close to the level crossing which means you see and hear the warning siren and trains quite a lot, but they never disturbed our sleep.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, comfortable, clean and welcoming."

    Marjorie was helpful with suggestions and obviously tended the cottage with love and care. The summerhouse was an added bonus and a great place to retreat for a quiet read. Northumberland as always did not disappoint. The cottage is situated centrally so all the great places to visit are easy to get to.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely, clean and well equipped cottage in a lovely location."

    The seating area is a gorgeous sun trap - we would definitely come back. We met our host and I she was very attentive. The trains are frequent and high speed. They didn't disturb my sleep but the longer, freight trains did occasionally wake my husband. Just to note the bathroom is downstairs which are a little steep - maybe worth a mention for anyone with mobility issues or for those of us with aching legs after long walks. The WiFi wasn't great but to be expected in rural locations. I had 4G on my phone.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0May 2023

  • "My son and I have just returned from staying at the cottage."

    It suited us well. (He is a train enthusiast). We found the surrounding area beautiful and we walked for miles. There is so much history in the area.

    Reviewed by Evelyn5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage, attention to detail was amazing, and so comfortable."

    In a prime location to go and explore local attractions.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely well equipped and beautifully furnished and decorated cottage, couldn’t fault anything."

    Perfect base to explore north Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2023

  • "Nice cottage with all the mod cons and well looked after."

    Plenty equipment and space to use including the garden room. Beautiful views. Friendly landlady who popped in to sort the issue with the heating.

    Reviewed by Celine4.4Nov 2022

  • "We were very satisfied with this venue and enjoyed a comfortable holiday."

    The property was exactly as described in the marketing information. Stuart and Joan Pringle

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage and scenery , beautifully furnished and everything you need , gorgeous summerhouse for anytime of day and evening… owner Marjorie came to say hi and that we were ok ."

    . wonderful time, already booked for next year

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2022

  • "One of the cleanest, best equipped and most comfortable cottages I've ever stayed in."

    The summerhouse is so cute and the garden attractive. The trains did not bother us!

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely time and the cottage was lovely too !"

    Reviewed by Diane4.4Aug 2022

  • "We had a great stay at St Cuthbert's cottage."

    It had everything we needed, was nicely decorated, very clean and a lovely place to stay. It overlooked fields where we spotted quite a few hares. It is a great base for exploring the Northumberland coast and very easy access to Holy Island which is a must see. An easy walk to Barn at Beal for nice food, and a cafe that does good breakfasts in the opposite direction just off the A1. We visited Bamburg, Seahouses and did the boat trip to Farne Islands, Alnwick and a trip to Northumberland Zoo. Overall a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2022

  • "We just loved everything about this cottage, yes the trains rattle your teeth lol but does not detract from the ambience of the location."

    Great position for Holy Island visits and the barn at Beal just 10 mins walk away really added to our stay. The summer house is the icing on the cake and along with the beautiful decor really enhanced my holiday. Would love to visit again. Ps. It was lovely to meet the owners.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic stay at st Cuthbert's cottage, has everything you need."

    Summerhouses was amazing.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2022

  • "Because of the picture gallery I was wrongly under the impression that the view across from the house was directly to Holy Island rather than just something to see in the area."

    I find that the reference to the nearness of the railway line was accurate but didn't make note of the frequency or speed of the high speed East Coast main line and the goods trains Marjorie was lovely and the milk and shortcake biscuits were a nice surprise. But I have to say that the nearness of the house to the road to the island and the train track would not bring me back to this property

    Reviewed by Darek4.7Jun 2022

  • "A excellent property, very nice decking area overlooking the fields, nice coffee/restaurant just up the road hope to return at some time."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2022

  • "Excellent accomadation."

    Matching fittings. Lovely Garden and well stocked kitchen ware. Proximity to Holy Island and easy access to A1.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "Very pretty cottage, both garden and interior decor."

    Plenty of parking. Just by railway crossing which added interest but surprisingly little noise. Very quiet area, but facilities nearby, and easy access to Holy Island.

    Reviewed by Jeanette4.7Mar 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in a perfect location with a wonderful host!"

    Can't recommend high enough. We had a perfect family stay and cant wait to visit again. Thank you so much!!

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cottage is perfectly situated for Lindisfarne Island."

    It is maintained to a very good standard the only real drawback is the noise from the trains but you do get used to it the longer you’re there.

    Reviewed by Thomas3.8Oct 2021

  • "We had a fabulous week."

    The cottage was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Everything you could possibly need was available, there was even an Alexa. Hand sanitizer and wipes were available for use. The hosts were friendly and very helpful, giving recommendations of places to visit. We were aware of the trains running throughout the day. Weekends tend to be pretty quiet with few trains, however Monday morning they began around 5.30am and were very frequent thereafter. It didn’t bother us too much, but obviously you do hear them. The cottage offers easy access to many beautiful places of interest including Holy Island, Bambugh and Seahouses. There is a pub/ restaurant less than a mile away. We would definitely return to this cottage in the future.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely clean and very inviting, plenty of room to relax after a day off roaming the countryside, finding lots of thing to explore."

    Out side you can sit on a decking and watch the sun go down with a glass or two ,there is also a sun house also ideal for sitting in if its a bit to cold to sit out side .At the bottom of the garden there is a small out house which has a small freezer in .Down the road about a 15 minute walk you will find the linderfarm pub which serves the most delicious food I have ever had booking a table is essential has it was always full. The cottage is the ideal place to stay not far to drive to see the sights. The only draw back is the toilet is down stairs and the trains that go passed very often from 6 am in the morning till 10.30 pm so take some ear plugs if you are a light sleeper ,but we got used to them by the end of our stay .

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2021

  • "The photos on Sykes didn’t do St Cuthbert's cottage justice, the whole ..."

    The photos on Sykes didn’t do St Cuthbert's cottage justice, the whole property has been renovated to a very high standard We had a great week

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, plenty of parking, had just been redecorated and was super clean."

    Made good use of the garden deck area on the sunny days. Comfy beds, plenty of walking boot storage and coat hanging space. There is a freezer in the out house, which we used for our freezer blocks. Kitchen has everything you need. A quick 3 minute walk to The Barns cafe and restaurant which we made good use of! Easy access to the coast, Lindisfarne and Alnwick. We had a lovely stay thank you!!

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Newly refurbished. Comfortable. Lovely views. All the kitchen equipment we could have needed and more. Was next to a level crossing with a lot of trains, but this in no way diminished the location. Close to the Lindisfarne causeway and a wonderful cafe!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2021

  • "A well equipped and comfortable cottage, immaculate condition, with very helpful and friendly owners in an extremely scenic area of the country."

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Apr 2021

  • "Great little cottage with easy access to Lindisfarne and the surrounding countryside."

    Cottage is warm and cosy with a well equipped kitchen and comfy lounge. Noise and rumble from trains over in seconds and stopped overnight. Pleasant garden and good parking space beside cottage. Owner welcoming and happy to answer queries about the area. Altogether a great escape.

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Oct 2020

  • "We enjoyed our week at St Cuthbert's Cottage in Beal."

    The accommodation was spotless with everything we needed provided. It was cosy even when the wind blew outdoors. The field viewed from the kitchen window had regular visits from pheasants and on our last morning three roe deer were visible. It was ideally placed for Holy Island and other places of interest were easy to reach. As a keen birdwatcher it was lovely to have skeins of migrating geese flying over the house. The Barn at Beal was a short 10 minute walk away, or in the other direction the Lindisfarne Inn was one mile distant. It was quiet and peaceful and a great place to relax.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage is in a very good location."

    It's on its own which gives seclusion but it's still close to the A1 and local pub and garage/shop. Easy to find and super for visiting Lindisfarne and Berwick. Well appointed with everything you need for your holiday.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2020

  • "Couldn’t fault this cottage, even the trains didn’t bother us; the view was outstanding; facilities - everything we needed and more; warm and cosy; easy access; and first class for sightseeing - many thanks to the owner."

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Sep 2020

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage with added bonus of a summerhouse for windy, chilly days."

    Just one drawback, the loo and shower/bath was downstairs.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely and had everything we needed."

    The owner Majorie had given us lots of reassurance about Covid and their cleaning policy. She had provided hand santiser and wipes for us to use whilst there during this uncertain time. The cottage is in a great location and is only a short drive down the road to Holy Island Lindisfarne. It is located close to Berwick-Upon-Tweed, along with Bmburgh, Alnwick, Morpeth and the surrounding areas including over the border to Scotland. We have stayed at the cottage previously and hope to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2020

  • "This cottage exceeded all of our expectations, it was immaculate, beautiful and well presented."

    So you have patio seating with panoramic views of the Northumberland countryside, you have decking and then the summer house, I mean wow just wow sitting snuggled up in this tastefully decorated and richly furnished room each evening watching the stars relaxing with a glass of wine after days spent walking on holy island (which is literally five minutes away)..Kitchen was smashing with dishwasher and super quiet washing machine. Everything you needed from sugar to bin liners. Dining room excellent living room immaculate lots of very comfortable seating, cushions and throws, even more garden area to the front of the cottage .Bedrooms all spacious rooms plenty of storages, good quality immaculate bedding .there are three bedrooms the smallest we used as a dressing room but would be great as nursery. Bathroom was marvelous with large bath and the shower was excellent. The owner invited me to look at the cottage next door which has just been refurbished it is amazing, the owner is more than helpful and approachable and lives locally so is there for you should there be any issues. This cottage and the 2 bedroom cottage next door is an excellent base for any family or couple .Yes there is a level crossing yards away but you don't notice the trains after a short while. We loved it and would go back today, we were so sad to leave and will return asap. I cannot recommend this (these cottages) highly enough.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fabulous Cottage in an great location just off the A1 5 minute drive from Holy Island 2 minute walk to nearest Cafe."

    The Cottage itself had Stunning View over the hills from a well stocked garden with a decking area and an added bonus of a beautiful summerhouse. Inside the cottage it was instantly felt welcoming .large fully fitted kitchen ..dining area ..handy Cloakroom and luxury Bathroom with bath and separate shower. A large cosy living room with excellent TV and WiFi signal. Always had lots of hot water, heating if needed, loads of Towels and well stocked with kitchen items. Upstairs two lovely big bedrooms and a third smaller one, all with good quality mattress and bedding. The whole cottage is nicely furnished with every detail thought of to make your stay A happy one and ours was, after a day sightseeing all the local area has to offer it was lovely to come back to this charming cottage and feel at home. We would recommend to anyone a stay here and with the current Covid situation we felt Very Safe as it is Spotlessly clean And Santizier is left for you to use It's simply a Gem .. 5 Star Rating from us

    Reviewed by J5.0Jul 2020

  • "Had a very pleasant stay in this little cottage by the level crossing on the Lindisfarne road; we enjoyed the trains rumbling by on their way to and from the north!"

    Reviewed by Veronica4.7Jan 2020

  • "Super quiet setting in spite of the nearby railway."

    Lovely to watch the trains thunder by. Very homely place. Well appointed and we had some nice touches left for us as it was Christmas. Very handy for Lindisfarne too.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2019

  • "Only fault i could find was no upstairs bathroom, it was a trail downstairs if ..."

    Only fault i could find was no upstairs bathroom, it was a trail downstairs if you needed to go through the night, otherwise excellent

    Reviewed by Alan3.4Nov 2019

  • "A lovely, well furnished cottage."

    Lots of home comforts made for a stress free stay. Lovely garden that was a sun trap even in the middle of October. Great location for tourist attractions. Nice walk down to the causeway for Holy Island which we did a couple of times in the evening to mitigate the effects of cake and chips! Trains past the level crossing are very regular but would say they’re a novelty rather than a nuisance.Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Toby5.0Oct 2019

  • "Just that we had a wonderful time in an area we didn't know."

    Our cottage was wonderful. Mr and Mrs Bell were wonderful hosts. Although situated next to the railway line it didn't bother us. It didn't operate at the weekend or through the night and we were out most of the day so it wasn't a problem.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Sep 2019

  • "WE thought that the should be a wc upstairsn as the bathroom is on the lower floor."

    This point that the bathroom is n the lower floor needs to be listed. home was lovely

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and quaint with a sunny terrace and sun room."

    My children loved the proximity of the trains and would rush out to watch them speed past. It has a very rural outlook and watching the farmers work the fields was brilliant. The cottage has everything you could need and is really spacious. We found the stairs a bit tricky getting our suitcases up them because there are two turns on the steps. Also an upstairs toilet would have been great especially through the night with children. We didn’t think there was a freezer but we found one outside in the shed so warm G&T’s were averted. A lovely place to stay and highly recommend out of lots of places we have stayed at in Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Aug 2019

  • "What a lovely and well kept cottage in a fantastic location for exploring Northumberland."

    The cottage had everything we needed for our stay and the views from the decking across open fields were awesome. We even saw deer in the field! Mrs Bell was very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend St Cuthbert's Cottage. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2019

  • "Every part of our holiday was amazing."

    This was mainly because of the excellent cottage. Everything we needed was there plus extras too. The standard in all areas could not be faulted! We must also commend our landlords who were friendly and very helpful Thank you Marjie and Phil. Hope we can come again sometime!

    Reviewed by Marianne5.0Jul 2019

  • "St Cuthbert’s Cottage was exceptionally clean and very cosy."

    The hosts (Mr and Mrs Bell) were warm and welcoming. We loved the Summerhouse, it was the perfect spot to sit and relax after a days walking and sightseeing. The cottage is ideally located for easy access to the Northumberland coast, countryside and the surrounding towns. The trains run past frequently but caused no disturbance at all. Would highly recommend St Cuthbert’s Cottage.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0May 2019

  • "A very beautiful, comfortable, spacious and clean holiday cottage with high cellings, magnificent views all around it and lots of garden space and flowers to walk around and enjoy."

    Beautifully furnished outside building/Summer House for a quiet time. Very close to Holy Island and many other ammenities to visit and enjoy such as Restaurants (The Barn and many others) and pubs for eating and a quick refreshment. Very interesting and historical buildings to visit such as Bamburgh Castle and many other important Castles not too far away. Close to the seaside with easy access by road to fantastic beaches and coastal villages and towns. A very friendly and helpful owner eager to offer information on interesting places and beauty spots near the area. Ample parking outside the garden area. You almost get a feeling that there are no other houses or buildings for miles. All in all, a wonderful and most deserved break for anyone who cares to visit this fantastic and beautiful area of the country. Highly recommended to anyone who is prepared to travel towards the northeast as a most welcome break on the way.

    Reviewed by Margarita5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely properly."

    Welcome pack. No wifi. Second visit,would go again.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you had a great holiday at St Cuthberts Cottage. The owners have now installed WIFI and would love to welcome you back for a second visit! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Dec 2018

  • "Set out in lovely rural area not to far from the Holy islands or a drive to the super markets."

    A beautiful drive around the coastline. Lots of walking places. A fantastic pub at the top of the road in walking distance is Lindisfarne Inn, a little bit pricey but well worth the large portion size. We love spending our holidays around this area. People are so friendly.

    Reviewed by Jane4.1Dec 2018

  • "This is definitely the closest accommodation to Holy Island you can have, unless you want to camp."

    The road to the Holy Island Causeway runs past the front gate and it is about two miles distant. The cottage is right next to a level crossing on the mainline and trains are frequent but they are not intrusive and did not impinge on our enjoyment at all. The cottage is clean and comfortable and has three bedrooms, although it only says two on the listing - there is a double, twin and single. Food at the Barn at Beal is nice but they do not do evening meals except at the weekend. Would certainly return if we wanted to go to Holy Island again. Very pleasant and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2018

  • "We have been to this cottage before."

    It was everything and more than expected from a holiday cottage. I cannot fault anything about it.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2018

  • "We had not expected so many domestic items to be present in a holiday rental, i."

    E. washing powder and liquid, tea towels, tea bags, coffee etc. and good bath towels. Just the basics but I had packed them automatically in view of previous experience. Delightful outside space and lovely summerhouse from which to appreciate the sunsets - which are pretty special. I think the cupboards were fitted by someone with much longer arms and legs than I can boast! Bit of a struggle for a shorty like me but we managed. I would suggest the provision of an oven-glove for obvious reasons. There were four of us, ranging from very elderly to only seven years old, and we all had a lovely week and would certainly go again. Northumberland is a beautiful county.

    Reviewed by Avril5.0Aug 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay in St Cuthbert's Cottage in early June."

    The cottage was comfortable and well equipped. The summer house was a big plus on pleasant evenings we enjoyed. It was our first visit to this area and hopefully it won't be the last. Apart from the usual visits (Bamburgh, Berwick etc.,) Cragside is not to be missed and the Hatherslaw Mill area is lovely.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely property."

    Good location.well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Ian4.8Dec 2017

  • "Nicely secluded,but handy for local visitor attractions and food shopping."

    Easy parking. Clean, tidy well kept accommodation, with lovely decor. We all enjoyed this accommodation so much that we have booked again for Christmas 2018.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2017

  • "Everything about this cottage was spot on, such a comfortable and clean cottage with lovely views , also a pretty summer- house to sit out in."

    Enjoyed so much we have booked again for January.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2017

  • "It was a very well presented house, included all things needed for a very pleasant holiday."

    Spacious, very clean and welcoming

    Reviewed by Barbara4.6Aug 2017

  • "Difficult to exceed expectations as I expected the whole process to be simple and straightforward - it was just that so it met, rather than exceeded expectations."

    I don't actually know how you could "exceed"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2017

  • "It was ideal for us loving Holy Island as we do, very central for getting about the area."

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Jun 2017

  • "Very cosey and warm."

    Despite being near the railway, there was very little noise from the level crossing and the trains, and we weren't disturbed at all. Very convenient for access to Holy Island, and are looking forward to coming back.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2016

  • "St Cuthbert's Cottage is a wonderful place to stay."

    Very close to the Nortumbrian Coastal Path and for visiting Holy Island. My sisters and I enjoyed some stunning walks from the cottage and had a fantastic week. The cottage is only a few metres away from the main East Coast railway line, but that was not a problem and we soon got used to them slipping by. The cottage actually has 3 bedrooms, a single, a double and a twin, so the advertising needs adjusting on the website. Also, what looks like an extra sitting space is shown on the site (chairs with the turquoise throws). This is actually a separate small building in the garden, which faces West, so you can sit and watch the sun go down. It's a very special space, a sanctuary even and could be advertised as such.

    Reviewed by Linda4.8Oct 2016

  • "We loved the cottage but it took us a while to get used to the downstairs bathroom!"

    The trains didn't bother us at all - just to point out that they don't run all night. The double glazing really muffles the noise which might encourage 'non- train people' to book the cottage!!

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2016

  • "We loved the homely feel, the summer house, the view over fields and the railway."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.8Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x dressing room with cot
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer in shed, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Free WiFi
  • 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 plus rear gravelled area and decking with furniture and summerhouse
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 1 mile.

The property

This cosy semi-detached cottage is situated in the hamlet of Beal near a railway level crossing on the access road to Holy Island, making it the ideal holiday home for railway enthusiasts.

With panoramic views of open fields, the property is ideal for a family who wish to explore this fascinating region.

Offering two cosy bedrooms, there’s also a comfortable sitting room with a patio door and a kitchen with an adjacent dining area.

To the front is a walled, gravelled patio area and to the rear a delightful summerhouse with comfortable sofas 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 the doorstep as the cottage 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 cottage is in an excellent position for discovering the delights of Northumberland at any time of year!

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas