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Sawmill Cottage

(Ref. 1016036)

Belford near Bamburgh, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property, beautifully renovated to a high standard and well equipped."

    We had a lovely stay, a great base to explore Northumberland. Vicky and Steve were great.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Mar 2024

  • "The cottage is lovely and very well maintained with all up to date appliances, etc."

    The host is lovely and very helpful. We had a great stay. Unfortunately the picture of the front of the cottage is inaccurate as there is no tarmac drive at the front door, there is only a small path which limits access and also a garden fence

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage."

    Very spacious and comfortable. Has everything you need to make it home from home. Excellent location for visiting local places. So many areas just 10 mins aaay from here. The owner is very kind, friendly and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble. She lives on site but keeps out of the way but is there should you need anything. It was tastefully decorated for Christmas and we were left a lovely welcome pack. Thank you for a wonderful stay. I’d definitely recommend and stay again however not with the introduction of dogs being welcome.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a wonderful Christmas week at Sawmill Cottage."

    There is plenty of space, lots of comfortable beds and the whole cottage is finished to a high standard. I just wish we lived there! The proximity to Bamburgh Beach was also great - we had several trips there, even on the coldest and windiest of days, to build sandcastles. Our eldest also enjoyed celebrating her 8th birthday at Sawmill Cottage which was the perfect last day of our holiday there. Vicky and Steve were also really helpful whenever we needed them (there was a problem with water supply the week we were there but they provided plenty of drinking water and have subsequently been super helpful gathering and keeping to the side several bits we left behind post Christmas packing up chaos!). Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay - thank you :)

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Dec 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our week at the Sawmill Cottage, so quiet and peaceful."

    My two grandchildren loved to be outside and this was the perfect setting for them even gived our week of weather. Sawmill Cottage was perfect and we all had a great time.

    Reviewed by Uilleam5.0Oct 2023

  • "Sawmill cottage was very spacious for 4 adults and two active children."

    The facilities within the grounds were fantastic for both adults and children The cottage had everything needed and the owners were very accommodating and responsive for any queries and anything that was needed. The cottage was private and safe for children. It was near to everything that we wanted to do. We all.had an amazing holiday thank you to the owners.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely private setting."

    Play area was a great surprise and a wonderful asset.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jun 2023

  • "Such a beautiful, well catered, well furnished accommodation, well recommended, lovely personal touches on our arrival, prosecco, home made cookies, milk, tea, coffee."

    Thank you for allowing us to stay, will definitely ve back

    Thank you we really appreciate your kind comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had a lovely, relaxing weeks stay in a lovely cottage to explore Northumberland and beyond."

    It had everything we needed and more, the arrival to a homemade cake & bubbles was lovely and a basket of eggs was very welcome.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Nov 2022

  • "First class well equipped cottage in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property was clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    The site was well maintained and tidy with a delightful woodland walk and lakeside seating area. The cottage is conveniently situated for both the beautiful coast and countryside of North Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Adrianne5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent holiday property; could not fault it!"

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property is in a very nice rural location and as a result we were plagued by flies."

    The water went off at 5pm on Sunday and did not comeback on until the following afternoon the owner did eventually bring us some water but this was really difficult as we had our 18 month grandson with us. I feel it was over priced based on other properties we have stayed with Sykes . Also a note to include that whilst it is open plan which is great in many ways this means the oven is accessible and for anyone with small children this created some challenges to try and keep them from running close to the oven.

    Hi Karen, Unfortunately the water was off for all properties in the local area (around 80 properties.) from around 5pm until roughly 1pm the next day. We did our best to keep you informed and provided bottled water the following morning to help until it was restored. The bottle of Prosecco was our way of saying thanks for your patience. Thanks for the feedback on our pricing, we have had a 100% occupancy rate so far this year but we will keep it in mind. There is a 360 virtual tour on our website which shows the open plan layout of the cottage and most guests tell us they love the space. On the flies, there’s not a lot we can do about them other than suggest you keep doors and windows closed, as it is the good old British countryside Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen3.1Sep 2022

  • "Excellant"

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2022

  • "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 Rachael5.0Feb 2022

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

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 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 Diane3.1Oct 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 Mary5.0Oct 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 Sharon5.0Jul 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 Sarah5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was amazing."

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

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jun 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 Andrew5.0Jun 2021

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

    Reviewed by James5.0May 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 Jacqueline4.7Apr 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 Michael5.0Aug 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 Louise5.0Feb 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 Stephen5.0Feb 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 Angella5.0Jan 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 a 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 a free, dedicated car park 20 yards from the property
  • Near to this is also a private 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 a private lake for fishing and swimming
  • The woodland is also suitable for leisurely walks
  • Also available is a farm experience for children to meet our goats, horses, ducks and cats, and chickens
  • Children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: Check-in time is 4PM
  • This property will accept two dogs for bookings made after 31st Aug 2024

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, a 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 private woodland, this beautiful, Northumberland cottage is a paradise for children to do, trail for walks/fog walks their wellies, and go exploring, with red squirrels, deer, streams, and waterfalls all waiting to be discovered.

Private lake for trout fishing/swimming, and farm experience- meet our animals, goats, horses, ducks, chickens, and cats.

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 on 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.

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The property is stated as Pet friendly, however, this is for bookings made after 31st August 2024, Any bookings made before this date with pets will be cancelled.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season