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The Old Stables

(Ref. 1025509)

Belford, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location with 10 minute drive to North East Coast & 20 minutes away from Holy Island."

    Lovely little cottage, quiet and incredibly clean with everything you need for a very comfy stay. Would happily stay again.

    Reviewed by Liam1.3Oct 2023

  • "We were delighted to arrive at the property and find it very comfortable, very clean and very well stocked with everything we could possibly need."

    It was an excellent base to explore this part of the country and we would definitely book again. Also a very nice and friendly pub very near by! Thank you for been so dog friendly

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in The Old Stables."

    Although it’s a small property, it’s perfect for two people and in our case a small dog. When we arrived it was clean and very well equipped with everything we needed and more. The owners have renovated it so beautifully. Belford is lovely and near so many gorgeous dog-friendly places. We found the pubs in Belford ok but its definitely worth a drive to Alnwick which has the most amazing dog-friendly restaurants/pubs. If you don’t want to drive elsewhere, Sunny Hills in Belford is absolutely amazing and does the yummiest cakes!

    Reviewed by Bethany5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely and clean."

    Nice comfy bed. A lovely holiday

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent little property, very clean and smart."

    Would benefit from one more easy chair and some outside space but this did not detract from a wonderful stay.

    Thank you for your review, The old stables is on a quiet side road access from central Belford but does not have private outdoor space. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation for two with everything we needed"

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Jun 2023

  • "External appearance belies a very convenient and comfortable cottage for two."

    Beautifully presented with plenty of living/cooking/eating space. Bed's a bit smaller than we're used to, but very comfy. Beware of cold water tap blasting into the basin - you could get wet! Belford's an attractive and convenient location with all the facilities we needed.

    Reviewed by Andy4.1May 2023

  • "Stayed Monday to Friday ."

    . clean, equipped with everything you need and everything working. No outlook but very quiet area and good base.

    Reviewed by Valerie4.7Apr 2023

  • "The property was as described, plus a dishwasher (not listed?"

    ) which was a most welcome surprise. Very clean, well supplied and maintained. The property was lovely and warm on arrival. Internet was excellent for a small village! Belford is a great village and would recommend the Black Swan Pub just round the corner. Overall we had a great stay.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "Would’ve been nice if the radiators had been on when we arrived at 4pm."

    The pace was absolutely freezing. We had to work out how to turn the heaters on and it didn’t get warm before we went to bed. So hope the hosts take note. With only one small two seater settee it is difficult for two to relax on. Another seat would have been nice. Apart from this, lovely and clean and everything else we needed in a good location.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.1Jan 2023

  • "The bathroom washbasin is too small."

    The cabinet above is in the way when brushing teeth. The tap is very stiff and water splashed easily over me. I hit my head on the bathroom cabinet. The kitchen units are badly designed - no handles on the doors, and the corner doors open the wrong way round. The work surfaces are badly laid out. Otherwise a comfortable cottage, nicely located within the village.

    Reviewed by Beatrix3.8Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay, very clean, modern and well equipped accommodation."

    Great location.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful property."

    Just the right size for two. Well presented and very well equipped. Extremely comfortable. Good location for touring the Northumberland coast with buses on the doorstep. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2022

  • "Cottage was lovely, really clean and very well equipped."

    Only problem we had was nowhere in Belford was serving any food apart from the fish and chip shop which was closed on the first two days of our stay so had to travel out to eat. Would return to the area but only if food services improved.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Aug 2022

  • "Nicely situated very pleasant area hopefully would like to return in the near future easy to get around thanks"

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Jul 2022

  • "The lack of windows on the lounge area and bedroom made THE OLD STABLES very warm and stuffy during hotter days."

    The property was clean and had everything we needed.we only stayed for 7 nights, if we had been staying longer somewhere to hang washing would have been handy. We had a washing machine but no clothes line to dry them.Parking near the property was difficult some days as no reserved parking. On 3 of our 7 nights we had to park way out of sight and walk back.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have had an unusually hot summer for the North east and we are sorry you were overly warm. We will look at putting a fan in for the summer months, usually the high ceilings are enough. We do have an agreement with our neighbours opposite to park there and there have been no issues with this arrangement before. Thank you again for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Iain3.8Jul 2022

  • "Fabulous property well presented could not paise to highly."

    Reviewed by Jack5.0May 2022

  • "We did not realise when we made the booking that there was no garden, though bearing in mind the prevailing high wind I doubt if we would have used it apart from letting the dog out last thing at night."

    It is the lack of a garden that reduces our opinion of the facilities. In other respects the cottage was excellent.

    Reviewed by D4.7May 2022

  • "Very nice well outfitted cottage, in a really nice quiet village just off A1 everything you need for your stay was supplied."

    we had a really relaxing stay and will recommend this cottage, only downside is it is behand a pub, great for a quick walk for a drink but was quite noisy when deliveries arrived usually first thing in morning.

    Reviewed by Edward4.7May 2022

  • "Beautiful place to stay, the pictures on the site do not do this place justice."

    Absolutely spotless, like nobody has ever stayed there before!! Would of loved better pillows and a bigger sofa but that's down to personal preference. Would love to come back and stay here!!

    Reviewed by Johanna4.4Apr 2022

  • "Excellent little cottage well equipped and very clean ."

    Not to far to Banbury and Seahouses loads to do

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2022

  • "Wonderful stay-property was spotless and very well equipped and is ideally located in a friendly village to explore Northumberland."

    Will definitely be recommending to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage very comfortable,spotlessly clean."

    Perfect location for seeing this lovely area. Hope to return again.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location."

    Cosy and very comfortable with everything you could need to have a great holiday. Very pretty little Christmas tree which added to the festive spirit feeling. An amazing firework display in the square on New Year's Eve.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely stay, great base fir walking."

    Compact and comfortable

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped, clean and comfy."

    3 pubs in walking distance, restaurant, and shops. Good base for exploring surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Sep 2021

  • "A fabulous, clean, well equipped cottage with easy access to the A1 to visit all the places we planned."

    A good quiet location with local amenities for buying provisions. Absolutely fabulous visit.

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Aug 2021

  • "Sweet little cottage."

    Compact but comfortable!

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Jul 2021

  • "Very well equipped and Spotlessly clean the owner as gone above and beyond To make sure people enjoy their stay"

    Reviewed by Carlton5.0Jul 2021

  • "This cottage is ideally located for the fantastic coast and countryside of Northumberland."

    It exceeded our expectations and is very clean and comfortable with good quality furnishings and fittings.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2021

  • "Nice place to stay, well appointed ."

    We really enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Oct 2020

  • "This facility is super very well equipped, home from home everything was of a very high standard."

    Excellent base for exploring the beautiful Northumberland countryside. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2020

  • "A pristine small cottage with lovely decor, located in a peaceful village and a super base for visiting some stunning towns and villages."

    Make the most of it, we recommend it!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2020

  • "Bigger and better than the description."

    An excellent location to explore Northumberland. Helpful and friendly owners. We plan to go back.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2020

  • "An amazing first experience of Northumberland!"

    The cottage had everything we needed. Would definitely book here again.

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Jul 2020

  • "The photos don’t do this lovely little place justice."

    On arrival there was treats for us and the dogs as well as a lovely message. Loved our stay and would definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by James5.0Feb 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One king-size bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting room
  • Electric oven and hobs, fridge, microwave, washing machine and TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking available
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Note: this property does not have a garden space

The property

The Old Stables is a lovely ground-floor cottage lying at the centre of Belford village, set in the stunning surroundings of the Northumberland countryside.

With stylish interiors and a romantic setting, this cosy abode provides the perfect retreat for couples and their four-legged friend looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Enter into the bright and airy open-plan living space and be greeted by a glossy kitchen, intimate dining space and seating area, perfect for snuggling up at the end of an action-packed day and unwinding with a movie.

Grab your bags and make your way over to the attractive bedroom decorated with neutral tones and lovely oak wood furniture, where you can hang your belongings neatly in the storage provided.

Rustle up a light lunch in the kitchen to delight in at the dining table as you discuss your plans for the evening ahead.

Wander in to the chic shower room for a refreshing wash before getting ready for a night of wining and dining down at the local pub.

Discover Belford's hidden museum and explore the natural sandstone St Cuthbert's Caves, before jumping in the car and travelling to Bamburgh where you can stroll along the sandy beach and view the magnificent Bamburgh Castle, as well as taking a trip to the Farne Islands to meet the colony of seals who call the island home and learn of the famous Grace Darling, daughter of the Longstone Lighthouse keeper.

If you are a big fan of the Harry Potter series, stop by Anlwick Castle and saunter through the grounds of this Norman Castle that was used to film many iconic scenes used in the movie.

For a peaceful break with your significant other, book The Old Stables.

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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
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas