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Sawmill Cottage

Belford near Bamburgh, Northumberland (Ref. 1016036)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay at the cottage!"

    Beautiful surroundings both inside and outside of the cottage! The highlight for the children was taking the goat for a walk. We’ll visit again soon!

    Reviewed by RachaelFeb 2022

  • "Cottage is lovely, we really enjoyed our stay."

    Reviewed by KarenNov 2021

  • "We were very comfortable in the cottage, everything we needed was supplied."

    Very nice location, with pleasant walks nearby, as well as plenty of places to visit.

    Reviewed by MaryOct 2021

  • "Enjoyed our stay there!"

    Unfortunately there were on plastic cutlery which was very disappointing. Also on our last day there were no hot water so we couldn’t shower.

    Reviewed by DianeOct 2021

  • "Sawmill Cottage is a fantastic place to stay whist visiting Northumberland."

    The cottage is immaculate, tastefully decorated and in beautiful, peaceful surroundings. The owners are extremely friendly and accommodating and were always at the end of a phone if we had any queries. We would definitely return and we highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2021

  • "Thank you for a fantastic stay at Sawmill Cottage."

    This was a booking made for last summer that was honoured this year, and it did not disappoint! Superbly clean, beautifully kitted out and decorated, and a great location for exploring Northumberland. The playpark for the kids was an added bonus not listed on the property details, but turned out to be one of the best parts of the holiday as my kids absolutely loved it and didn't want to leave. Lovely welcome pack of cake and Prosecco, much appreciated.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "The cottage was amazing."

    Well positioned for sightseeing. Hopefully will book again in the near future.

    Reviewed by JillJun 2021

  • "A very clean and spacious cottage in a very peacefull location."

    You can see Holy island from the grounds next to the recently cleared lake. The photographs of the grounds do not do this property justice. Fully recommended.

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2021

  • "It was so good we have booked the same week next year."

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2021

  • "Just a few improvements, better lighting for reading in the lounge, a bit more kitchen equipment (eg."

    grater, breakfast bowls, battery scales failed to work) We had a super holiday, this is a fantastic base for visiting all of the Northumberland coast, the Borders , even Edinburgh.

    Reviewed by JacquelineApr 2021

  • "This is a wonderful cottage in a fabulous area surrounded by trees ."

    We loved it the minute we got there , everything went smoothly . We had delicious cake and a bottle of wine left by the owners , who couldn’t do enough for us . Anything you need is in hand for you . The cottage is well appointed with all you could wish to need , everything has been thought of. You can sit and have breakfast on the patio or have a bbq , supplied by the owners after a quick message . A thoroughly gorgeous place which we hope to go back to and we have told everyone about . Thank you

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage in a wonderful location."

    The owners have thought of everything and provided all you would need for a holiday. The accommodation is of a really high standard and clean. Loved the rural location with the option to walk into nearby Belford for a drink/meal.

    Reviewed by LouiseFeb 2020

  • "We have stayed in many cottages over the years for our winter holiday and this is the best cottage by far that we have stayed in."


    Reviewed by StephenFeb 2020

  • "Outstanding property in a beautiful location."

    Equipped with everything we needed. The owners were lovely and we had an amazing stay here.

    Reviewed by AngellaJan 2020

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms with TV: 2 x king-size double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating and underfloor electric heating (in en-suite shower room and bathroom) with woodburning stove
  • Gas range cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, towels and bathrobes inc. in rent
  • Highchair on request
  • Load/unload outside property only
  • Off road parking for 3 cars in free, dedicated car park 20 yards from property
  • Near to this is also a woodland play area for children including swings and slides
  • Enclosed front patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Coast 4 miles
  • Note: A stream runs through the property grounds and there are a number of unfenced ponds and lakes amongst the woodland, children to be supervised
  • Note: Check-in time is 4PM

The property

Belford 1.5 miles.

A semi-detached, delightfully converted former sawmill on the Middleton Estate, close to the village of Belford in the stunning Northumberland countryside.

Tastefully presented, this cottage offers a unique blend of traditional and contemporary living, with many original features, making it a well-positioned base for families or friends wishing to explore this vast unspoilt county.

Sawmill Cottage offers a bright and airy open living area with a toasty woodburning stove, sumptuous sofas, dining area and a sleek, modern kitchen, which is a great place to entertain guests, or rustle up a tasty treat for all the family.

Three spacious bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room, plus a family bathroom complete this superb cottage.

Surrounded by breathtaking woodland, this beautiful Northumberland cottage is a paradise for children to don their wellies and go exploring, with red squirrels, deer, streams and waterfalls all waiting to be discovered.

From this luxurious cottage, explore the picturesque Northumberland village of Belford, which is midway between the walled towns of Alnwick and Berwick-upon-Tweed.

The old coaching village of Belford plays host to a lovely square and a wonderful selection of shops, pubs and restaurants to enjoy, plus a nine-hole golf course.

Visit the coastal village of Bamburgh and marvel at its castle, standing tall at one side of the beautiful stretch of sandy beach.

Pull on your walking boots and explore the Cheviot Hills, adventure along the stunning Northumberland coastline, and explore the Scottish Borders.

From this splendid Belford holiday home you can experience the numerous delights of the Heritage Coastline, with castles galore, long golden beaches, and excellent pubs and restaurants.

This quality property is just the spot for that long-awaited family break in the Northumberland countryside.

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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
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