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The Old Workshop

Middleton near Belford, Northumberland (Ref. 1038739)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

12 Customer Reviews

  • "From the very start great communication with the owners, I needed to drop our luggage off an hour earlier than check in to enable us to have an empty boot to collect a mobility scooter we’d hired for the week."

    No problem at all. The cottage went above our expectations, beautiful presented, the welcome pack of essentials and a wonderful home made cake, the quality and attention to detail in furnishings and decor. Really one of the best holiday homes we’ve stayed in with an abundance of days out on your doorstep. We would highly recommend and had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by CorinneJul 2022

  • "The cottage was fantastic."

    Our only problem was with the directions given by Sykes Cottages which incorrectly tell you to follow the satnav. If you do, the postcode takes you to an adjoining driveway and gatehouse, to the confusion of the owner there. We then tried another driveway signposted Middleton Estate but found no signage for the Old Workshop so we had to ring the owner who told us we were in the correct place. Sykes Cottages need to amend the directions to tell you to follow the driveway signposted Middleton Estate and at the end turn left where it it signposted Sawmill Cottages (of which the Old Workshop is one).

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2022

  • "This property was superb, probably the best we’ve stayed in over the years."

    Well appointed, modern yet cosy with fantastic attention to detail. Excellent communication from owners both prior to & on arrival with the cake & fizz a lovely touch. The kitchen in particular has excellent facilities, so much so we were able to do a full Easter dinner. Kids loved outdoor space & layout of cottage allowed both family time & some separation when required. Only very minor things we’d change would be wooden spoons being a welcome addition to kitchen & also a non plastic gravy jug. Dishwasher needs fixing or replacing as the constant washing up was a bit of a bind. It would be churlish to focus on this though after such a great week in outstanding surroundings. Looking to book for next year & we’ll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by RebeccaApr 2022

  • "Gorgeous, well equipped cottage in a great location within the Northumberland countryside."

    Lovely tranquil outdoor area. The hosts are wonderful, so welcoming and friendly, nothing is too much trouble. We absolutely loved our stay, thank you, would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by BenApr 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage, couldn’t find anything to fault it , owners very ..."

    Absolutely lovely cottage, couldn’t find anything to fault it , owners very attentive without being intrusive Would highly recommend this cottage for a family stay in Northumberland

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2022

  • "Apart from the stunning countryside the site of the cottage was ideal as a base."

    Perfect dog walking in woods and beach.Belford was very convinient for essentials but,unfortunately,due to staff shortages no food served in village pubs.We went further afield to Bamburgh.An ideal location for outdoor activities.

    Reviewed by DawnSep 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent."

    Well equipped with all kitchen pots and pans, you could really stay for months! great selection of board games for a rainy day, great internet as well which is helpful if you need that kind of thing. Lovely, peaceful grounds, excellent out door space for the dog and a great patio. was literally there for 1 day and already looking for when can go back!

    Reviewed by DaveJul 2021

  • "The Old Workshop is a lovely place to stay."

    It was well maintained and very clean. We would recommend staying there.

    Reviewed by RyanJun 2021

  • "Nit picking really the old workshop was beautiful inside but a proper foot path ..."

    Nit picking really the old workshop was beautiful inside but a proper foot path into back garden would be better than walking on pebblws

    Reviewed by TomMay 2021

  • "A wonderful holiday cottage, beautifully decorated and with everything you need for a relaxing break."

    Close to all the castles and beaches you would like to visit too! Fabulous, we will be back!

    Reviewed by LizzieOct 2020

  • "Very comfortable homely cottage feel to this listing,and very helpful,friendly owner."

    Reviewed by IanJul 2020

  • "This is a beautiful cottage in a great location."

    The cottage had everything we needed and plenty of space for our family of four and two puppies. We really hope to visit again soon!

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2020

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Range electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Near to this is also a woodland play area for children including swings and slides
  • Enclosed lawned garden and gravelled area with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles and pub 1.3 miles

The property

Nestled on the outskirts of Middleton, near Belford in Northumberland, is this charming ground-floor cottage, The Old Workshop.

Internally, the property has been extensively renovated into a stylish and contemporary base whilst still managing to retain some of its original features such as the exposed beams.

Step into the open-plan living space which comprises a well-equipped kitchen, hosting a wide-range of appliances to cook up some delicious meals.

Gather at the dining table to enjoy a scrumptious meal, or use this as a quiet space for some early morning reading with a cup of tea to warm you up.

Choose from three large sofas; cosy up under a blanket and tune into the Smart TV for all your favourite shows, or simply to catch up on family time before bed.

Once the evening draws to a close, retire to one of the three well-presented bedrooms; set up as a king-size, double and twin, most suitable for families.

The master bedroom comes with its own TV and en-suite shower room whilst the remaining bedrooms share a family bathroom.

You can stay curled up under the covers whilst watching your favourite shows, as the sun shines through the blinds.

The property benefits from its own enclosed lawned garden and gravelled area, perfect for letting your pets stretch their legs and enjoying some alfresco dining.

While you're in the area, a short drive will bring you to the nearby village of Belford where you can spend an evening wining and dining at the local pub/restaurant, or pick up some ingredients from the Co-Op for dinner.

If you're looking for a fun-filled afternoon, The Belford Golf is within reach and is perfect for people of all skill levels to have a friendly game.

Choose to spend some time at the Northumberland Coast AONB with more than 30 miles of beaches where you can relax on the golden sands and indulge in some water sports such as surfing or fishing.

Further afield is the charming market town of Alnwick, home to the historic Alnwick Castle which holds Harry Potter inspired events, something you and your little ones will delight in visiting.

The Old Workshop is the perfect choice for a seaside break with your loved ones, and you’ll be sure to return time and time again.

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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:

  • Off-season