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Curlew Cottage, 2 Fenkle Street

Holy Island, Northumberland (Ref. 1056704)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "A great cottage in a fantastic location."

    The cottage has lots of great features and is ideally located for a week on Holy Island. We had some lovely walks and meals in the local pubs. Even though we'd have ideally liked a garden, having private space in the small back yard was excellent. Overall, this was a great find. Thank you!

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2022

  • "Cottage is located in the heart of Holy Island settlement."

    It has a spacious living room , good sized and well stocked kitchen 2 toilets /bathroom & 3 bedrooms of average size. All décor is fresh and well appointed to modern standard. Small rear walled courtyard but big enough & private with views towards the castle. You have to park about 20 metres away from the front door as Fenkle Street is single car width ,although hardly any through traffic ,but we never had a problem parking. Heating is electric radiators with a log burning stove ( not needed in June) the first basket is free with a £10 charge for refills the rear courtyard having a wood store supply. Ground floor is wood flooring upstairs carpeted except the bath room. Goodie hamper provided on arrival. television in living room and kitchen. Key lock system to access , easy to use 2 sets of keys for front & back doors. Fenkle Street does get a few day trippers walking by but as a side street little compared to Marygate that leads to the Castle. We would happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2022

  • "Really loved the property, so well equipped and very comfortable."

    Fantastic location, will definitely be rebooking.

    Reviewed by CatherineJun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and great location."

    Had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by AbbieMay 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage that was very well equipped and had everything you needed for a relaxing holiday."

    The owners had gone above and beyond, providing washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, foil, clingfilm and a very generous welcome hamper. We would certainly return to Curlew Cottage when staying on Holy Island again.

    Reviewed by KarenApr 2022

  • "We had a fabulous holiday."

    The cottage was perfect. Very comfortable, and a generous amount of wood for the stove which was lovely in the evenings. I hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by LauraApr 2022

  • "A lovely clean well organised cottage."

    Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by NiallApr 2022

  • "Great location."

    Facilities within the cottage were tremendous with a quality feel. Comfortable bed. Really enjoyed the stay & will probably book again in the future.

    Reviewed by MikeMar 2022

  • "Great stay thanks very much"

    Reviewed by VictoriaFeb 2022

  • "Very good lovely cottage good size rooms and kitchen"

    Reviewed by MargaretJan 2022

  • "Curlew cottage is a wonderful cottage, comfortable and well furnished."

    The wood burner was a cosy addition, the kitchen was very well equipped. The water immersion heater meant caution was needed when we both wanted a bath.

    Reviewed by JenniferJan 2022

  • "This is one of the best properties I have stayed in."

    Even though it is an old stone built house, the facilities were modern and user friendly. On cold nights, the heating system was more than adequate, supplemented by the log burner in the lounge. Plan your groceries in advance though, the Post Office on the island supplies basic necessities such as milk or bread, but is very limited above that. Either bring in your own food and drink or you can order from the supermarkets near Berwick-Upon-Tweed who do home deliveries based on the crossing times across the causeway, so be prepared to be flexible.

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2021

  • "Utterly loved our stay at the cottage."

    So much we wanted to buy it! Loved the welcome basket, great location, has everything we needed, and so lovely to be able to hear the waves from the back bedroom. Attention to detail and cleanliness is also fabulous. The only things we would say is that we found if you have more than 3 people staying the sofa gets a bit cosy and there not much else to sit on. There’s definitely enough space for more seating as the lounge is lovely and large! We come back to the island every year and this has now become the place we will stay each time! Loved our stay thank you.

    Reviewed by JaneNov 2021

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage,,thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Reviewed by JoanNov 2021

  • "Front door key difficult to use, ( the one in the key safe was fine."

    And I would suggest more dishwasher and washing machine tabs. Delightful cottage ,comfortable, perfect location. Love the bird photos. Hopefully we will return thank you

    Reviewed by BrendanOct 2021

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Curlew Cottage and everything we needed for a lovely stay on Holy Island."

    A beautiful cottage, peaceful and really cosy. The kids loved the themed rooms. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by LouisaOct 2021

  • "We had a lovely time, the cottage was great and the island is really special, so peaceful."

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2021

  • "A beautifully presented cottage on a beautiful island!"

    Reviewed by MarySep 2021

  • "Relaxation, peacefulness and the slow pace of living on the Island for a week."

    Reviewed by KathleenSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, highly recommended!"

    Reviewed by AdrianAug 2021

  • "The cottage is beautifully decorated and excellently well equipped."

    The beds are comfortable, the shower is always warm and there is generally a sense of attention to detail which means everything you need is on hand. There was a lovely welcome basket for our arrival and the owners were extremely helpful. This is a special place to stay.

    Reviewed by IngridAug 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x trundle bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Starter pack of logs for stove included
  • Honesty box: £10 for additional logs
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Roadside parking available on a first come first, served basis
  • Enclosed courtyard with seating
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles

The property

Situated in a prime location in the centre of the village is this incredible property, a honeypot cottage from where family and friends can explore the sought-after Holy Island in all its glory.

Start your adventure at Curlew Cottage and settle in for a cosy evening in front of the woodburning stove, admiring the sitting room's interior as you flick through the TV for an evening film.

From the kitchen, fitted with all the necessary appliances, rustle up delicious meals for you and your guests, whilst an alternative dining arrangement awaits in the rear courtyard, perfect for alfresco dining.

Also on the ground floor is a handy cloakroom, whilst the main family bathroom hosts a bath with a power shower, great for a morning refresh.

Continuing to impress on the first floor are three spacious bedrooms with attractive décor and ample storage, comprising a king-size, a twin and a trundle room, ensuring a flexible sleeping arrangement.

Curlew Cottage is just a short walk away from all the amenities, shops and pubs, as well as the ruins of Lindisfarne Priory and the Lindisfarne Heritage Centre.

Explore the surrounding area of Holy Island with the popular Lindisfarne Castle and the incredible St Cuthbert’s Way, a long-distance walking trail which boasts awe-inspiring views for nature lovers and photographers.

More outdoor adventure awaits down the coast, heading along the Northumberland Coast Path over to Bamburgh, the castle and Grace Darling museum offering a day out filled with rich history.

Other must-see destinations await at the charming market town of Alnwick where you'll find Alnwick Castle and Gardens, where alot of scenes from Harry Potter were filmed; Berwick-upon-Tweed with its ancient Elizabethan walls and castle; and the gateway to the Farne Islands at Seahouses with the renowned Grace Darling lighthouse.

Let the week pass you by during a relaxing trip to Curlew Cottage.

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About the location


Berwick-upon-Tweed 14 miles; Bamburgh 16miles; Seahouses 18 miles

Holy Island is home to Lindisfarne Priory, one of the most important centres of early Christianity in Anglo Saxon England. The monastery was founded in AD 635 by St Aiden, but the island is more famously associated with St Cuthbert whose remains were carried by monks to Durham, and there they still remain. The island is now a popular tourist attraction with many visitors making a pilgrimage to the priory or following in the footsteps of the monks along St Cuthbert’s Way. Situated in the heart of the Heritage Coastline, the exciting journey to Holy Island begins with the essential check of the tides, the island is accessed via a long causeway which is impassable once the tide comes in. There is ample central parking and a short stroll will take you to the priory. The village itself has quaint tea rooms and pubs and a museum detailing the island’s interesting history. Those who enjoy the great outdoors will be delighted with the Northumberland Coastal Path, which runs through Beal just two miles inland and onwards down the Heritage Coast, offering stunning scenery along the way. Holy Island is within easy reach of both St Oswald's Way and St Cuthbert's Way and there are some great birdwatching sites nearby. Northumberland’s beautiful coastline, Alnwick Castle and Gardens, the Cheviots and the fascinating border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, are all only a short drive away. The pretty village of Ford with its castle and craft shops is 13 miles away, part of the Ford and Etal Estate which has facilities for cycling and fishing, as well as a mini railway – ideal for all the family. There are also excellent golfing opportunities, with eight golf courses within 20 miles of Holy Island. A superb base for exploring all that the region has to offer.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas