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Stable Cottage

Belford near Bamburgh, Northumberland (Ref. 1996)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • 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

Reviews & Ratings

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage in peaceful surroundings."

    Ideal location for exploring the coast.

    Reviewed by MattJul 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 LindaJun 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 PaulaMay 2022

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

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

    Reviewed by ElaineMay 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 PeterDec 2021

  • "A fantastic wee cottage - thank you."

    Reviewed by JulieNov 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 GaryOct 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 KarenSep 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 JenniferJun 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Very central for lots of beautiful places.

    Reviewed by ShirleyJun 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 LisaMay 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 GrahamMay 2021

  • "The log burner was lovely."

    Parking great. The garden was very well manicured.

    Reviewed by MarionMay 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 JeanSep 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 AngelaAug 2020

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

    Reviewed by BrianNov 2019

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

    Reviewed by StuartNov 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 JillNov 2019

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

    Reviewed by DavidSep 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 CarolJun 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 MFeb 2019

  • "A wonderful cottage"

    Reviewed by RoseAug 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 HelenAug 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 JosephJul 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 DawnJun 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 TimMay 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 JohnApr 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 GrahamMar 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 JanetteJan 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 IanOct 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 NigelSep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with four poster bed, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area, woodburning stove and open roof trusses.
  • Electric convection and night storage heaters with woodburning stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hobs, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, 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, home to owners' Jacob sheep
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurant 10 mins walk.

The property

A charming mid-terrace, single-storey cottage, formerly a mid-19th century stable block, situated within easy walking distance of the centre of the village of Belford.Full of character and comfort, Stable Cottage boasts a fabulous open plan living area with original open roof trusses and cast iron woodburning 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 small flock of Jacob sheep.

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 and the Scottish Borders.

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas