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Canny Cottage

Belford, Northumberland (Ref. 960391)



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Reviews & Ratings

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage, clean, comfortable and cosy."

    Fully equipped and very dog friendly. Ideal location for exploring the stunning coast and countryside. Although it was clear from the description that it was right by the level crossing previous comments said this was not an issue. It wasn't for my friend but I am afraid it was for me and even with earplugs I was woken very early every day by the very regular trains.

    Reviewed by DorothyOct 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage and very enjoyable holiday"

    Reviewed by GeoffSep 2021

  • "A delightful cottage with close proximity to Bamburgh and the wonderful beaches."

    Very clean, comfortable and well equipped residence. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by MikeAug 2021

  • "Fab time at Canny Cottage, would stay again and again and again as the location was fine and the train didn't bother us at all."

    The only complaint I have is that the bed was too firm, which I appreciate is down to personal preference,

    Reviewed by RyanJul 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Canny Cottage, so lovely to arrive at accommodation, and it exceeds our expectations."

    Images does not do it justice.

    Reviewed by MariaJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely week in Canny Cottage which was very clean and comfortable."

    Yes the trains whiz by throughout the day but you really do get accustomed to them. A great location for exploring Northumbria.

    Reviewed by VirginiaJun 2021

  • "Lovely well appointed cottage with tasteful decor and with everything you could ask for and deceptively spacious too."

    Added bonus of downstairs wc in the utility room. Great views to the front and rear and in a fantastic location for exploring Northumberland. Some noise from the nearby railway but that didn't bother us. Really enjoyed our week here.

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2021

  • "Myself my hubby and dog Jett spent a week in Canny Cottage and what a beautiful cottage it is, done to a high spec, clean and everything you need away from home."

    The cottage is located within easy reach of exploring the Northumberland coast and we certainly done that in a week and the weather was kind to us too. You can walk or drive into Belford for the local shops. A must do walk is up to St Cuthbert’s Cave we also walked up over the the top of the hill and the views from the top are amazing. We will definitely be back to Canny Cottage.

    Reviewed by GeorgeMay 2021

  • "We love this cottage & have stayed there a couple of times before."

    It was just as good as the other times & we would certainly book the same cottage again. Its beautifully maintained & obviously loved by the owners as well as their guests. Lovely location with every need catered for. Thank you

    Reviewed by DianeApr 2021

  • "Beautifully decorated, relaxing cottage."

    Exceptionally clean. Owners very friendly and helpful. We’ll definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by SandraApr 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage!"

    Tastefully appointed and with everything you could possibly need in it. Really central location for getting out and about around Northumberland. Yes, the main rail line to Scotland runs very close to it but the sound of the trains didn’t bother me. Will happily book to stay there again.

    Reviewed by MichelleOct 2020

  • "We absolutely loved the cottage, it was perfect & exactly how we had expected it to be."

    Ideally located for everywhere we wanted to be. The only downfall was the noise of the railway

    Reviewed by LauraOct 2020

  • "A comfortable, cosy and well-equipped cottage."

    Nicely situated for visiting the delights of Northumberland and beyond. The close vicinity of the railway was an absolute bonus.

    Reviewed by MartynSep 2020

  • "Fantastic holiday , great location and so clean and comfortable"

    Reviewed by DominiqueAug 2020

  • "A fabulous little gem and a perfect hideaway."

    Communication with the owner was outstanding and dealt well and professionally with an issue we had whilst there. Perfectly situated with ease to the A1 making it easy to get to the areas around. I would highly recommend this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2020

  • "Brilliant cottage it was very clean and comfortable and in a fantastic location"

    Reviewed by LiamMar 2020

  • "Really lovely cottage - very clean and well equipped"

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2020

  • "This place was fantastic."

    Reviewed by ColletteDec 2019

  • "All the instructions through booking to key collection were clear, prompt and precise, had contact with sykes all the way through, ' Canny Cottage' was gorgeous A Home from Home, I would book with sykes again and would hope to return to ' Canny Cottage'."

    Many Thanks for a wonderful Christmas break. Sally-Anne Walmsley

    Reviewed by Sally-anneDec 2019

  • "Lovely , clean , perfect location ."

    Would definitely return .

    Reviewed by KarenNov 2019

  • "Canny Cottage was just what we required for our walking holiday with the dog."

    There was nothing missing in the cottage apart from mirror over sink in bathroom, husband had issues with shaving. We loved the cottage especially the wood burner which was so nice on the cold windy raining evenings. Owners responded very quickly when we had issue with WiFi. Great place.

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2019

  • "Fantastic 3 night stay at canny cottage ."

    . immaculate inside , Great location for Bamburgh and Seahouses , holy island a short drive away too .. hoping to return soon x

    Reviewed by RussOct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with nice touches, loved the wood fire!"

    Reviewed by CraigOct 2019

  • "Canny Cottage was absolutely wonderful."

    Owners clearly take huge pride in the way it has been presented and was cosy and very comfortable. We loved it. Ideally positioned for getting to some amazing beaches and being mid way between Alnwick and Berwick worked very well for us. Yes, its close to the train line but they go past so quickly you hardly notice them and they certainly didn't detract from our enjoyment. Would love to come back. With regards to Sykes the communication could have been clearer about key information (you should say that owner will contact you) and the stated arrival time differs to the owners details. Can't understand the predominance of Friday start dates - you are effectively having to travel on really busy days (significantly less lorries on roads on weekends as well as no commuters) plus you need to take 6 days annual leave for a weeks holiday.

    Reviewed by NicolaSep 2019

  • "Owners were very responsive and friendly allowed us to get in 2."

    5 hours early. Comfy cottage close to all locations in the area. Hot water system is a little poor. No bins in the bathrooms, no mirror over hand wash basin. No hair dryers. No cleaning products except wipes. If you're a light sleeper you will get woken by the trains at 5.30 am but you get used to it. Overall we had a great stay

    We thank you and appreciate your recent feedback and all points have been taken on board. Due to the rural location of the property hot water systems are via electric boilers and appreciate they may not be as powerful as gas supplied boilers. Bins have now been provided to both bathrooms and although there is no mirror directly over the hand basin there is a large mirror directly behind you (small mirror for shaving etc to be fitted in due course). Hair dryers are stored in the wardrobe to main bedroom. As the property is let on a self catering basis only a basic cleaning pack is supplied containing dishwasher tablets, dishcloths, tea-towels and a kitchen roll. Along with a supply of tea's, coffee's and biscuits for your arrival. With regards to the trains, this is clearly stated in the property listing and although upon arrival they are noticeable but you very quickly get used to them (my personal opinion). Again we much appreciate all feedback as it helps us improve and deliver the best experience possible to all clients and are pleased you enjoyed your stay overall. Best Regards, Jason Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanAug 2019

  • "The cottage is in a brilliant location to explore the beauty of Northumberland."

    We had a great time and the rooms were larger than expected. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2019

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Canny Cottage."

    It’s in a great location and the cottage is beautiful. We would definitely book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by MaxineJul 2019

  • "This is a lovely cottage that is extremely well furnished and spacious."

    There is lots to see in do in this part of the country and this cottage is an ideal base with easy access to the A1 and the coast.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2019

  • "A comfortable, clean and surprisingly spacious cottage in a great location for exploring Northumberland."

    A couple of things we'd like to mention though. The description of the cottage said there were books, DVDs and games but there were none except one game of connect 4. It also said all fuel was included but failed to mention wood for the stove was charged at £5.00 a bag. Lastly, we absolutely appreciate that nothing but toilet paper should be flushed away in the toilet but a bin in the bathroom would be helpful rather than having to carry female hygiene items and the like downstairs to the kitchen bin. Sorry to complain. We had a really lovely week and would recommend this place highly but felt feedback should be honest.

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Spotlessly clean. Very comfortable. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by GillApr 2019

  • "The cottage was really lovely."

    Very clean and tastefully decorated. We were very comfortable and found the location perfect for the visits we had planned in the area. The cottage is next to a very busy railway line which might not please everyone. However, we were out most of the days we stayed so didn't really spoil our stay once you got used to the trains.

    Reviewed by LynneApr 2019

  • "This was our 2nd visit to canny cottage!"

    !! And again,we wasnt disappointed, such a gorgeous cottage,from kitchen to bedrooms!!! The whole place is just perfect, a credit to the owners.100% all the way!!!

    Reviewed by JoanneApr 2019

  • "The advert mentioned the cottage was near the railway lines and that you could hear the trains - and we actually enjoyed listening out for them."

    We were however a bit disappointed that the very 'ugly' huge grain store facility next door was omitted from the description and the photograph. The cottage was beautiful inside and very cozy.

    Thank you for your comments, the owner was disappointment to hear your comments regarding the grain storage facility. This is not mentioned in the description due to it being some distance away, beyond tall trees and not next door. It can be seen from the rear bedroom window but have never been a cause for concern nor caused any disruption. We hope you enjoyed the rest of you stay and hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndreaMar 2019

  • "The cottage is beautiful with everything you need to stay for a holiday, in a prime position for Bamburgh and the beautiful beach and coastline which we love ."

    Log burner is small , we took our own wood and a lot didn’t fit in it , but it warmed the room up lovely, everything else inside was high quality Only one draw back , the trains ! They are very regular and you can here them in the cottage , especially early morning 5am onwards . Also there is a small railway dept there and when we stopped they were working nights and we could here them , we thought we were being burgled first night

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2019

  • "We really enjoyed staying at Canny Cottage."

    It was really cosy and close to excellent dog friendly beaches. We hope to stay again next year.

    Reviewed by TinaOct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage ideal location for exploring the area."

    We used to visit the area often we used to live in the North East so very familiar with the area, so the property was located close to the beach and also to the Northumbrian countryside. As holiday cottage owners ourselves we know what is important for visitors and I would say that this cottage was very comfortable and met expectations. The views are lovely from both front and back windows. Very comfortable and spacious for 4 adults. There was only two of us and two dogs who settled in very quickly. Thank you to the owns for ticking lots of boxes.

    Reviewed by Andrew & CaroleSep 2018

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

    Very clean spacious and comfortable. Even the dogs settled and they like to be at home usually. My only little gripe was the trains passing, I knew we were near a railway line but just didn't realise how near. This was fine except for early in the morning.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything you need for a wonderful holiday."

    Close to all sights and amenities. Excellent for trainspotting!

    Reviewed by AndreaAug 2018

  • "We had a lovely holiday."

    The cottage was great and very well decorated. Very good location for visiting Bamburgh and also getting onto the A1. Would loved to have stayed longer!

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2018

  • "WOW!!!"

    ! Amazing cottage!!!! Everything you need in a home from home!! Loved everything about this cottage, will definitely be booking for next year!!! The decor is ultra modern, just amazing!!! Even the dog was happy!!! Lol!!! My nephew loved the trains!! Train track at side of cottage,didnt spoil the holiday,was a good alarm clock!! Lol!!! Will be recomending to friends and family. 100 % accurate in description on website,did not dissapoint!!! Loved it!!!!

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2018

  • "Absolutely fantastic stay everything catered for and the owners have thought of everything,from dog bowls to washing up liquid."

    Clean and tidy 5 star ,we have stayed at many places but this is definitely top,of the list. Will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by CarlApr 2018

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The property

This mid terrace stone cottage rests on the outskirts of Belford and boasts far-reaching countryside views of the fields and beyond.

A breath of fresh air; couples or friends can feel right at home in this welcoming retreat, that promises a peaceful stay all year round.

Enter into the light and airy sitting room, home to leather seating and neutral décor.

You will look forward to relaxing here throughout the day, perhaps with a good book.

The nearby kitchen is home to all those essentials you may need and the spacious interior makes a lovely place to prepare your favourite meals.

A utility room lies across the way for your convenience.

Take the stairs up to the two bedrooms, pretty and inviting, with soothing colours and views looking out over the garden.

This is the perfect ambience for relaxing in comfort before drifting into a good nights sleep.

On this floor you will also find a wet room with a walk-in shower, ideal for getting ready ahead of your day, before an adventure filled afternoon.

Wander outside to make the most of this desirable location, where you can admire the landscape and farmland that rests in the distance.

Belford offers a variety of shops, pubs, restaurants and a nine-hole golf course.

It is ideally placed for exploring the Northumbrian Coastal Route, Cheviots, the renowned Northumberland Coastline and the Scottish Borders.

Alternatively, cross to Holy Island to visit the historic Lindisfarne Priory.

Make yourself at home in this scenic location.


  • Two double bedrooms
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Ground floor utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking
  • Lawned garden to the front and rear
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 1.3 miles
  • Note: Fire in kitchen is not operational
  • Note: There's a railway line close to the property
  • Note: Short Break changeover days are Friday and Monday only
  • Note: Logs for the stove are available to purchase on site.

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About the location


Alnwick 15 miles; Berwick-upon-Tweed 15 miles; Bamburgh 5 miles.

The picturesque Northumberland village of Belford lies in the heart of Heritage countryside, midway between the popular walled towns of Alnwick and Berwick-upon-Tweed. The pretty coastal village of Bamburgh, with its sweeping beaches and dramatic castle, is only a short drive away. Belford itself is an old coaching village with a pleasant square and offers a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. It is ideally placed for exploring the Northumbrian Coastal Route, Cheviots, the renowned Northumberland Coastline and the Scottish Borders. The opportunity to visit the bird sanctuary or seal colony on the famous Farne Islands with boat trips running daily from nearby Seahouses, is not to be missed. Alternatively check the tide times and cross to Holy Island to visit the historic Lindisfarne Priory.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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