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Stable Cottage

(Ref. 1996)

Belford near Bamburgh, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location, lovely accommodation, clean with reasonable facilities."

    Very poor shower, water pressure. Heating totally inefficient, accommodation too cold in April, would hate to be there in January. WiFi terrible.

    Reviewed by Robert3.8Mar 2024

  • "Stable cottage is like home from home."

    It's a very relaxing and peaceful place to stay. There is everything provided in the cottage you could possible need. The cottage comes with a lovely garden for you to use.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Mar 2024

  • "A comfy, warm, clean, well equipped cottage in an excellent location for exploring this stunning area of the country."

    Comfy beds, fabulous shower, well equipped kitchen. The log burner is lovely for atmosphere but it’s not needed for warmth. Great communication from the owners before our stay. For light sleepers, the curtains are thin in the bedrooms, which in February was no problem because there’s hardly any artificial light outside (great for star gazing), but in the summer I’d imagine eye masks would definitely be needed. We’ll definitely use this cottage again and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Esther5.0Feb 2024

  • "Fantastic property, warm and cosy with all required amenities."

    Certainly will be back

    Reviewed by Liam5.0Feb 2024

  • "My daughter and I enjoyed our stay very much."

    The Christmas decorations added to our enjoyment and fresh eggs from the owners The only disappointment we had was the lack of pressure in the shower … impossible washing long hair , which we both have. I was looking forward to the shower as I moved six months ago and have been living in ABB. However this would not prevent me from booking again providing pressure was attended to. I must add this cottage had it been on the market… I would have been the first to put an offer in

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Dec 2023

  • "Very comfortable cottage -well equipped."

    Lovely area to explore.

    Reviewed by Vernon5.0Nov 2023

  • "A fantastic place to stay very well layed out cottage."

    Set in a wonderful location in a lovely town. And not to far to travel to visit some fantastic places Owner are very friendly and helpful Can't ask for more

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Sep 2023

  • "The owners live nearby and they are both friendly & helpful."

    It’s quite a spacious cottage which is well equipped, clean & comfortable. It’s the second time we’ve stayed there - that’s a recommendation in itself!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic week, wonderful cottage, brilliant garden for breakfast in the warm sunshine, very clean and very comfortable."

    My only regret was we should have stayed for two weeks. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Sep 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage and location."

    Very peaceful, but not too far (within walking distance) of supermarkets, and pubs serving food. Very well equipped cottage. Garden excellent for sitting relaxing and watching the wildlife (birds, hedgehogs and sheep).

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in Stable Cottage; the house was comfortable and well equipped, with a great garden space."

    The location was peaceful and convenient for the main villages and several beaches. The hosts were friendly and helpful, providing advice about nice beaches and places to eat. Many thanks to the hosts for enhancing our stay.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic property, my husband has mobility issues so the ground floor, walk in shower, park8ng at the door and outlook onto the garden were perfect."

    The accommodation was to a high standard and beautifully clean. We had some great tips of places to go from the owners who live close by. A perfect holiday for us.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at stable cottage."

    Excellent location for the activities we wanted to do. Very quiet and peaceful location. All the equipment we needed for our stay was provided for our comfort and we would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Dec 2022

  • "Needs updating and a good clean, pillows need to be changes as very dirty and stained."

    Reviewed by Brendan2.2Nov 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    Cottage was exactly as described and easy to find.Handy for the local village and lots of lovely places to visit. Everything we needed was supplied,but the owners were on hand had we needed anything. I won’t hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property is in a great location, very quiet."

    We walked into the main village every day, a bit of walk up hill to return. The house was very clean, and had all the accessories needed to do some good home cooking. We were even welcomed with some flowers and biscuits, which was a lovely touch. Thanks for a very comfortable, family friendly stay.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in peaceful surroundings."

    Ideal location for exploring the coast.

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Jul 2022

  • "Brilliant cottage clean well laid out , in a nice quiet location, owners close at hand if any problems."

    Would stay here again if looking for somewhere in this area.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2022

  • "Comfortable, well-equipped cottage."

    Beautiful garden, although it wasn't really warm enough to make the most of it during our stay! Quiet location, but perfect for exploring Northumberland. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0May 2022

  • "Fantastic property, everything you could need was there."

    A real home from home. Great location for exploring Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2022

  • "We had a great holiday, the cottage was beautiful it lacked for nothing, It was fantastic to sit in front of a log burning stove in the evening and we had a ample supply of logs."

    The village of Belford is literally just a 10 minute walk away. All in all great week chilling out Thank you

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2021

  • "A fantastic wee cottage - thank you."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2021

  • "This is a lovely, comfortable cottage set in an ideal location to explore the delights of the Northumberland coast."

    The stove in the lounge was one of the best we have encountered, being easy to light and providing lots of heat; ideal on a winter's night. The bed was extremely comfortable, and the bedroom had a lovely outlook onto the garden. The proprietor, Emma, introduced herself and was available to assist with any matters which might have arisen. We definitely hope to return.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation with a nice garden to relax in at the end of the day."

    Belford was very quiet but it is a good base to explore much of the coast line and Seahouses has many takeaway options if you are struggling to find pubs open in this Covid-19 world we living in.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Comfortable and with everything you'd need. Owners are helpful but not intrusive. Neighbours are lovely. Beware if you stay in on a Monday. The local quarry blasts weekly. Sets off all the car alarms. Not so frightening if you know it's coming.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Very central for lots of beautiful places.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a lovely week away in Belford staying at stable cottage."

    Everything you need home from home is in this house. The garden is beautiful. A few negatives. The house could have done with been a little cleaner, dust in places, the towel rail in the bathroom was extremely dusty I had to clean it myself, the top of the toilet and the bin in the bathroom also. Skirting boards here and there stained and dusty. Nothing too major. The two houses either side of stable cottage are having work done on them, the house to the left has a digger in the garden that’s pretty noisy in the day (any time from 8.30am) again not a massive issue but means the lovely garden cannot be enjoyed to it’s full potential due to the noise. Overall stable cottage is a lovely little house and a great base for exploring Northumberland and the beautiful beaches. We would highly recommend stable cottage.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4May 2021

  • "Just returned from a week in Stable Cottage, it is spacious, well equipped and clean, set in a tranquil position with its own patio and garden, and just a short walk to the Center of Belford."

    The owners very kindly supplied a free parking disc for us to use. Would definitely book again. Anne & Graham Barnett

    Reviewed by Graham4.7May 2021

  • "The log burner was lovely."

    Parking great. The garden was very well manicured.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0May 2021

  • "Ideally placed cottage for all major attractions."

    The most beautiful countryside. Covid 19 did not impinge on holiday expectations as good compliance with guidelines including the advice given for the cottage. Helpful owners who catered for bike storage. Sustrans 1 cycle route was challenging and the cyclist needs were on the whole well set up. The weather was unusually glorious!

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2020

  • "So lucky to find this gem of a cottage at such short notice."

    Was very comfortable, well equipped & quiet & peaceful just what we needed. The delightful garden at the rear was lovely to sit & relax in. Owners extremely helpful , would definitely return if in the area again. Thank you Saul & Emma

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is in an excellent position to explore the Northumberland coast."

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Nov 2019

  • "We enjoyed the secluded quiet location and it's ease of access to and from the surrounding district"

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Nov 2019

  • "Warm and cosy cottage, very clean and with everything we needed and more!"

    Good location for the places we wanted to visit! Would stay at the cottage again if holidaying on the area.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Nov 2019

  • "Had a very good holiday and have booked again for this september"

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, clean, comfortable, everything was there we needed, apart from an iron."

    Very quite as well. The owners were lovely, very friendly. The location was great, lots of places to see, not far from the Scottish borders.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was spotless and everything was to hand."

    The owners had took a lot of trouble to make the stay wonderful. It was ideally situated for touring about. We would certainly go back and recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by M5.0Feb 2019

  • "A wonderful cottage"

    Reviewed by Rose5.0Aug 2018

  • "The photos of the cottage really don’t do it justice - it was just lovely!"

    And such a beautiful part of the UK. After a hard day’s exploring it was fantastic to come back to Stable Cottage to recharge our batteries.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2018

  • "Just returned from a lovely holiday at Stable Cottage."

    The photos of the cottage do not do the property justice. It is a lovely cottage, in a beautifully peaceful location. The garden is wonderful. Within easy driving distance to Alnwick, Seahouses, Bamburgh, Spittal - beautiful beach and Berwick upon Tweed. There is also a lovely beach at Scremerston.

    Reviewed by Joseph4.7Jul 2018

  • "The images listed for Stable Cottage do not give the house and garden justice - in reality the property is amazing; the furnishings are quaint and cottage like and of superior quality."

    The location is superb; nice and quiet like we like it and within easy driving reach of the coastal and inland sights. The property is packed with books, CDs, DVDs, games etc. There was even a badminton set to use in the garden; and although in our 50s we have come home and decided to take up badminton as it was such a buzz! We were welcomed with fresh flowers and biscuits and even some tea bags to get us started. The internet was magic and worked better than at home. We had a great time and will definately return.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jun 2018

  • "The cottage is ideally situated for exploration in Northumberland."

    A great secluded, private, quiet garden. Which our 2 year old boy loved, along with the toy tractor. I would recommend this cottage to anyone. Thanks to Saul and Emma for a fantastic family holiday!

    Reviewed by Tim5.0May 2018

  • "Excellent cottage in good location."

    Comfortable and well fitted out. Wish we could have stayed longer but that our problem, not Sykes or the owners.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2018

  • "We were pleased with the quiet location and how easy it was to travel to the surrounding areas which we were interested in."

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Mar 2018

  • "Great week in a lovely cottage - excellent location for exploring."

    The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed to feel at home!

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Jan 2018

  • "The positive bits!"

    * The cottage was well described, cosy and a home-from-home, which is what I wanted. * A good location for exploring that part of Northumberland. * Represented good value for money for the time of year. * I would stay there again. Aspects to consider improving upon: * Generally the cottage was in good condition, albeit the small sofa appeared quite old and was not as comfortable as I would have liked. * The kitchen was well equipment and of a good standard in general. Some of the cooking pots and pans were worn and showing their age. * When removing the bedding on the final morning before leaving, it was only then that I noticed that the pillows were quite badly stained underneath the pillow case and did look poor. Pillows should perhaps be changed more regularly. These are suggested aspects to improve the cottage and irrespective of the above, I would book the cottage again. It was a good holiday. Ian Dolman

    Reviewed by Ian4.2Oct 2016

  • "The owners were very helpful and gave us useful information about the area as we were new to it, without being intrusive."

    Would definitely consider this property for another holiday.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with four poster bed, 1 x twin. New (July 2023) bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and comfort height WC along with new fitted kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area, woodburning stove and open roof trusses
  • Electric radiators with wood-burning stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hobs, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, smart TV with freeview and Bluetooth Soundbar speaker, DVD player, CD player/cassette/radio, WiFi, selection of books/DVDs
  • Fuel, power and initial supply of logs inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear courtyard and lawned garden with garden furniture and BBQ , small paddock
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurant 10 mins walk
  • Note : This property only accepts 7 night bookings and Saturday check in between 31st March and 31 st May

The property

A charming mid-terrace, single-storey cottage, forming part of a former mid-19th century stable block, situated within easy walking distance of the centre of the village of Belford. Recently re-opened (July 2023) after renovation with new kitchen and bathroom. Full of character and comfort, Stable Cottage boasts a fabulous open plan living area with original open roof trusses and cast iron wood-burning stove, along with two cosy bedrooms overlooking a sheltered rear courtyard and lawned garden below. Further down from the lawned area is a small paddock, which is home to the owners’ hens and sometimes sheep too. The village of Belford offers a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, while the cottage is also ideally situated for exploring the delightful coastal village of Bamburgh, Northumberland's beautiful Heritage Coast, Holy Island and the Scottish Borders. Newcastle and Edinburgh are easily accessible for day trips. A fantastic base for a truly relaxing holiday.

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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.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas