“Although most of the pictures you have on the site are accurate for this property there is no large coffee table in the sitting room.”
There were a few gripes; there was no information pack with details of how the heating worked (though the owners mother popped over to say we needed to turn on the radiators) There was no suggestion that we might have problems with the water pressure for the shower (we had to get the owner to come over on our first morning as there was no water pressure at all in the shower so we had to do without (By the time he arrived the pressure was up again but as he said, the house is one of the last on the island to receive water so if a lot of people are using the system the pressure will be low.) We have stayed in three other properties on Holy Island and never had a water pressure problem before. A tide timetable and information about the area would have also been helpful as would information about what to do with keys etc on our departure (we happened to cross paths with a relative of the owner who lives next door to the holiday let who said just leave the keys in the outside of the door...Acknowledgement from the owner when we text to say we were leaving a day early would have been thoughtful too.) We left a day early as the kingsize bed was SO hard that we ached! The quilt cover was torn on our bed (half of the poppers were subsequently missing and the quilt would slip out of the cover through the night) Finally, the general cleanliness of the place; artificial flowers with grey leaves because of the months if not years of dust are in the hallway.The display on the dining room table wasn't too clean though i did move it onto the floor for the duration of our stay.The stairs also had thick dust between the newel posts and you could see where the dust had been missed because it was out of reach.Cobwebs were hanging from the ceiling and the lampshades too.Some general TLC is all it needs. There is a notice to say, please leave the house as clean as you found it;we pulled the settee forward and the floor clearly hadn't been swept nor had under the dining room table which also had food stuck to the floor.I had the feeling that the guests were expected to clean and prepare the house for the next set of holiday makers arriving! I read reviews for this house before we booked it and either i have too high expectations (i don't think i do..) or people are afraid to complain,it being a small island where you're likely to end up staying in a cottage belonging to another member of the same family but i can honestly say we were disappointed and will not be visiting again.
- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
This detached cottage is in a superb location, situated on the edge of the historic village of Holy Island.
This Holy Island cottage has panoramic views over the sea and is just a short stroll from the beach, making it an ideal location for family and friends who wish to explore this fascinating county.
This Holy Island cottage offers three cosy ground floor bedrooms, a comfortable first floor sitting room with dining area and a fully-fitted kitchen.
To the rear and side of this Holy Island cottage there is a lawned garden with furniture and views over the sea to the mainland.
Holy Island is a very popular tourist attraction with many people coming from all over the world to make a pilgrimage to the priory or tread the path of the ancient monks who rescued the remains of St Cuthbert.
A short stroll will take you to quaint tea rooms, shops and of course the famous remains of Lindisfarne Priory.
The route to Holy Island takes you through Beal, home to The Barn, offering birdwatching, a bar and restaurant and a shop selling locally-grown produce.
Fabulous walks and cycle routes are available from this Holy Island cottage as it is situated close to the Northumberland Coast Path, which runs through the hamlet of Beal and continues south along the delightful Heritage Coast.
Guests can also enjoy taking a stroll along one of the endless golden beaches where seals and sea birds flourish.
This lovely Holy Island cottage is just two miles from the A1 which will quickly whisk you away to the many delights of Northumberland, including the castles at Bamburgh, Warkworth, Alnwick and Dunstanburgh.
Edinburgh is also within travelling distance as are Newcastle and Hadrian's Wall.
This Holy Island cottage is in an excellent position for discovering the delights of Northumberland at any time of year!
Three ground floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. First floor kitchen. First floor sitting room with dining area.
- Oil central heating
- Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Off road parking for 2 cars
- Lawned garden with furniture, side patio
- One well-behaved dog welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop and pub 3 mins walk
- Beach 5 mins walk
- Note: A water tank is visible from the front of the property
- Note: Property accessed via a long causeway, at high tide the causeway can be inaccessible for 5 1/2 hours.
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About the location
Ford 13 miles; Berwick-upon-Tweed 14 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. 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. 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. A superb base for exploring all that the region has to offer.