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Peewit Cottage

Belford, Northumberland (Ref. 937845)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Peewit cottage everything was as described."

    Spotlessly clean and cosy, a real home from home. Well done to the owners who must have worked hard to get the cottage up to a 5 star rating. Lovely outside space at the rear which is a sun trap all day long. Very handy supermarket and Fish and Chip shop only 2 minute walk away. Would recommend the Black Swan pub, brilliant live music on a Saturday and friendly locals. Bamburgh, Seahouses etc all within very easy reach and although we did not use it a very good bus service to local areas and beyond. All in all a very enjoyable stay. Do not hesitate in booking this cottage, you will not be disappointed. Phil and Sylv.

    Reviewed by PhilMay 2022

  • "This is our 2nd stay at peewit cottage and although the weather was not as kind to us this time we still had a great holiday."

    Lovely well equipped cottage and great enclose back garden for dogs and situated in a great place to get out and about to see the sights of Northumberland Not good to hear dogs won't be allowed to the cottage from 2022 as majority go with a dog to these kind of destinations and when we have stayed on both occasions you wouldn't know a dog had been there.Also was very disappointed to see the price had almost doubled for the same week next year so that along with not been able to take a dog would also put us off going back which is a shame as we have thoroughly enjoyed our stays at the cottage

    Reviewed by PatriciaAug 2021

  • "The cottage was very clean and well equipped."

    It was comfortable and well kept - perfect for a family of four.

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2021

  • "Peewit Cottage has everything we needed in a great location."

    The owners had really thought about what guests would need to have a relaxing holiday and we loved it.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2021

  • "Good location and reasonably clean."

    Lovely to have the option to sit in the garden but was spoilt by the amount of weeds growing through the pebbles. Unpleasant damp smell in the second bedroom that we only used for storage. No privacy in the livingroom or main bedroom unless you closed the curtains. As the rooms faced the footpath of the road, blinds or curtains would have given a level of privacy especially when pedestrians walked as close to the windows. The bathroom was very spacious but had no storage. The small corner shower did not have much space to move around once inside and the tray had traces of mould. Finally we had a problem with the refrigerator. The door handle was damaged and you had to be firm when closing the door. The freezer compartment door was also damaged but did close. We did place some frozen food inside but on the last night when checking it, the door would not close securely due to a build up of ice. As the door would not close the ice started to melt. I contacted the owners who were already aware of this issue and asked if we could leave the fridge door open on our departure so that the cleaner could deal with the defrosting. I find it difficult to accept the price of this weeks rental when considering these issues especially the fridge.

    Thank you for your review and your suggestions for improvements. We have undertaken a thorough assessment of the property and addressed the points that required action. The weeds in the garden have been removed. We have investigated the reported damp smell in the bedroom and can find no trace or evidence of damp or the reported smell. You mentioned a lack of privacy in the front-facing rooms and we are pleased to confirm that since your stay we have installed shutters in both the living room and double bedroom. We have noted your comments about the bathroom. There is a window sill that can be used to store smaller items and plenty of other storage around the property for other items. The shower cubicle is a standard size. We could find no traces of mold in the shower. We inspected the fridge and could find no damage to the door. If the freezer compartment is not closed properly then this can lead to a build up of ice in the freezer compartment. We will draw this to the attention of future guests. Thank you again for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2021

  • "The cottage was very well presented, very clean."

    Basic items were provided, such as washing up liquid, bin liners etc. The location was ideal for visiting the local area, the village Belford is very quiet but had one supermarket (co-op) which provided all food you need. Would stay here again, and recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by SamanthaJul 2021

  • "Too many internal steps untidy garden no bags to put sheets and towels in end of holiday"

    Thank you for your feedback. We will adjust the description of the property on the website to let guests know that there are some internal steps in the cottage (one step up to the kitchen and two steps up to the twin bedroom and bathroom). We will also ensure there are bin liners available for sheets and towels. We hope that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2021

  • "Good location good base to explore the area"

    Reviewed by ClareJun 2021

  • "Cottage was very nice and it is a shame it is going dog free next year because we would have booked it again."

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Peewit cottage and would happily book for there again, but unfortunately it seems it will change to be pet free next year."

    We found Belford to be a friendly place and well situated for visiting various interesting places, Holy Island, Ford and Etal, Rothbury and Cragside. The cottage was very comfortable and clean, and the one small problem we encountered was easily remedied after a call to the owners. We love Northumberland and will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2020

  • "A lovely cottage in a very quiet area."

    CO-OP a few minuites away so very handy.Good base for visiting coast.

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Pretty well thought out décor, warm and comfortable. Clean and tidy. Nice garden with lots of outdoor furniture. It was completely enclosed and safe for our little dog. Parking was outside on the road but we had no problem finding a space by the front door all week. Some road noise but you would expect that in a small town. Blue Bell Hotel and Black Swan walking distance and were great for meals. The staff in both venues welcomed and spoiled our dog. Co -Op yards away for shopping. Everyone was very helpful and friendly in the town. Ideal touring base for Northumberland's historic sites. Bonus was the dishwasher which meant for the first time ever in a self catering holiday home we didn't have to wash up.

    Reviewed by ValerieSep 2019

  • "Everything the cottage was in an ideal location to travel to other places good ..."

    Everything the cottage was in an ideal location to travel to other places good shops and pubs for meals lovely parks in the village for walking dog in a morning we will be booking again

    Reviewed by IanJul 2019

  • "It was great to go somewhere that was exactly as described."

    We and the dogs had a fantastic time. The village was perfectly located for local attractions and we would also recommend the Tollfield kennels in the village.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in a great position for exploring the local area."

    Reviewed by AnnMay 2019

  • "Comfortable cottage with log burner which added to our evening comfort after days of really wet cold weather."

    It was well equipped and covered every need. The position made it easily accessible to all the towns and beaches. We never got to sample the garden, but imagine in warmer weather would be delightful to sit out in.

    Reviewed by PatriciaMar 2019

  • "Northumberland is a beautiful area."

    Peewit Cottage conveniently placed for visiting areas around Northumberland. Local amenities very good.

    Reviewed by PhilippaAug 2018

  • "Fabulous well kept cottage with great facilities that made for a very comfortable stay."

    Great place to use as a base for exploring Northumberland as only a few minutes from the A1. We found some amazing local beaches that were so quiet and beautiful with almost white sand and aqua sea, you could almost believe you were on a tropical island! The village of Belford is friendly and welcoming with a co op just up the road and some fabulous pubs which serve great food and welcome dogs. We’d love to visit again next year!

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2018

  • "The cottage was really comfortable and in a great location for us - quiet but within walking distance of amenities and only a short drive from Bamburgh beach which was perfect to walk the dogs on every morning."

    We had a great holiday and would use Sykes cottages again to book another holiday in the future.

    Reviewed by DawnJul 2018

  • "This is a lovely cottage that feels welcoming as soon as you step through the door."

    The 'welcome' tray was a nice touch too. There's plenty of clear instructions on how things work plus a washer and microwave that some properties lack. It was all very clean and nicely decorated. One of the nicest cottages we've stayed in.

    Reviewed by AlysonJun 2018

  • "Just had a few days break up in our ancestral heartland and Clover Cottage proved an excellent base for where we wanted to be and the locations we wanted to explore."

    We arrived on a bitterly cold day to be met with a very clean,comfortable and warm cottage. The Cottage is well equipped with what you'd require for your stay. Very nice thought of the owners to provide a nice bottle of wine and some biccies too. The cottage is well situated in Belford, just a short stroll from the main central area. The Co-op is within a very short stroll and is well equipped for anything you could need. The town Chippy is over the road and well worth exploring. The pubs are dog friendly, and we particularly liked the Black Swan where the staff and customers were very welcoming. Belford is well located just off the A1 towards the upper part of Northumberland, and handy for exploring towns like Bamburgh, Alnwick, Wooler, Berwick etc. We even border hopped to visit Kelso one day - a nice drive. We would certainly recommend the Cottage and would consider it for our next visit.

    Reviewed by DelMar 2018

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  • Ground floor, with a few internal steps
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility with bike storage
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge (with freezer compartment), washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, Amazon Echo/Bluetooth speaker, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Hairdryer
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Roadside parking
  • Bike storage
  • Private garden with decking and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurant 2 mins walk
  • Note: Whilst the property is all on the ground floor there is one step up to the kitchen, and two steps up to the twin bedroom and the bathroom
  • Note: Belford has public electric vehicle charging provided by LifeEv (43kW type 2, CHAdeMO and CCS both 50kW), the charging points are 5 minute walk from the cottage
  • Please note the property is undergoing an extensive refurbishment for summer 2022

The property

Peewit Cottage is a charming stone-built cottage located in the centre of the friendly village of Belford, midway between the walled towns of Alnwick and Berwick-upon Tweed in Northumberland.

Dating from around 1830, this beautiful two bedroomed cottage (formerly known as Clover Cottage) offers character with a contemporary finish, providing an ideal base for exploring Northumberland and the Heritage Coastline. Relaxed and cosy, this cottage is perfect for a small family but would equally suit a couple or a small group of friends.

All on the ground floor, Peewit Cottage has been refurbished to a high standard.

A small entrance porch leads to a lovely sitting room which has a dining area and a wood burning stove, to the rear is a well-equipped kitchen with all you need to prepare a snack or meal.

The spacious master bedroom has a king size bed and the second bedroom is a twin bedroom with full size twin beds with a modern shower room completing the accommodation.

At the rear of the cottage, steps lead up to a fully enclosed private garden; with decking and furniture, this is a lovely spot where you can sit and relax with a refreshing drink whilst you plan your next day's activities.

From the cottage, it is an easy stroll to the centre of Belford, a former coaching village with a lovely square and a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants to enjoy.

The village is located just under a mile from the A1 so it's very easy to explore the whole of Northumberland from here.

Just a 10 minute drive away is the coastal village of Bamburgh with its stunning castle and glorious beaches.

Also within easy reach are Lindisfarne, Chillingham Castle - famous for its rare herd of wild cattle, the Cheviot Hills, and the Scottish Borders.

This beautiful cottage is the perfect base to experience the delights of the Northumberland coastline with its famous castles, deserted beaches and excellent pubs and restaurants.

Relax, unwind and enjoy your stay!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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

Note: From 1st January 2022, the owner is no longer accepting pets and will be a pet-free property.
Note: Shower door is narrow to enter in and out - as seen in photo

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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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