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The Old Workshop

(Ref. 1038739)

Middleton near Belford, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is outstanding in every respect."

    Our only very minor gripe is pretty much all the pans stick, take ages to clean & require replacing

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Mar 2024

  • "The cottage is very comfortable, clean and very spacious."

    Lovely surprise to find a homemade lemon drizzle cake, eggs (from owners' hens) and a bottle of Prosecco! It made my birthday extra special! Situation means easily accessible to Northumberland and Scotland with lots of nearby places to visit. Thanks very much and hope to return. Allison, Richard and Hazel

    Reviewed by Allison4.1Mar 2024

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage was very well equipped and the added bonus of the ping pong table in the barn next door was brilliant. It kept the boys entertained for hours.

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Feb 2024

  • "Great house for a family Christmas together."

    Clean, comfortable and lots of room. Stan our dog also had a fantastic time. The only small problem we found was that the fridge (and freezer) was too small, esp for a family Christmas. But overall a superb house in wonderful grounds.

    Reviewed by Adam4.4Dec 2023

  • "A wonderful cottage!"

    Just spent a few nights away but we we could have stayed longer! Vicky is a superb host! The chocolate cake, prosecco, milk, coffee, tea, and fresh eggs were a lovely gesture. Would love to come back in the summer.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a lovely weeks break in this beautiful and cosy cottage."

    It was clean, comfortable and had everything you could wish for. The owners were very friendly and helpful and the welcome treats were a lovely touch. It is well positioned for Bamborough, Berwick and Alnwick. We would recommend.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a fabulous week staying in this lovely cottage and Vicky and Steve were great hosts too."

    There is plenty to do on site with the kids really enjoying the play area and fishing in the lake. There is lots to explore both locally and within a 30 minute drive. Couldn’t have asked for a more relaxing week away! We would definitely recommend for anybody wanting to explore Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely gorgeous property and lovely hosts."

    Property was in a fabulous location and we loved seeing all the animals too. Would recommend :)

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2023

  • "The sofas were a bit deep for us felt like we were laying down at night in the lounge."

    Other than that super.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is absolutely beautiful and in a fantastic location for exploring Northumberland."

    The garden was so peaceful and we had a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Ali5.0Jun 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in The Old Workshop."

    The house is immaculate, really comfortable and well equipped in a great location. There is good outside seating area , in a cute garden with a stream running along right beside. It is so peaceful with only the sound of the birds in the trees. We would definitely stay here again if we were in the area, and would recommend it as a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at The Old Workshop."

    The cottage and it’s location were amazing and the Prosecco and homemade cookies were a lovely, and very tasty, touch. We would definitely recommend anybody to stay here.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very comfortable beautiful cottage, lovely welcome with a drizzle cake and prosecco."

    Gorgeous grounds and a lovely village near bye.

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had such a lovely stay, the old workshop felt spacious but cosy/homely at the same time."

    It was the perfect place for a Christmas family get together complete with lots of festive touches which were very much appreciated. We had trouble starting the car when leaving and the owner was really lovely and helpful and let us stay a bit longer, the cleaner then helped us get the car going again - a really memorable holiday, thank you, would highly recommend the old workshop.

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Dec 2022

  • "Everything was absolutely lovely apart from the bed which has a rather old and springy mattress"

    Hi, thank you for your review. We really appreciate your feedback, we have ordered a new mattress for the main bedroom. We are so sorry if this in anyway put a dampener on you stay. It’s so useful as an owner to get this feedback so we can continue to improve the cottage. Thank you and we apologies, if we had have know we could have possibly rectified this during your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard Kirkland4.4Dec 2022

  • "The old Workshop is beautifully presented, well equipped and is situated in a lovely setting."

    It is in a location from which we could access lovely beaches and places. The only niggle we’re the king size and single mattresses which did not suit our (older) backs, but that is a personal thing and we appreciate that. We loved our stay.

    Reviewed by Mary4.4Nov 2022

  • "Lovely property with everything you need for your stay."

    Loved our welcome gifts, cake was delicious.thank you. Enjoyed our walk along the woodland trail to see the pigmy goats, so cute. We all had a fabulous time thank you for allowing us to stay in your lovely home.

    Reviewed by Kerry4.7Nov 2022

  • "The old Workshop was an amazing place to stay."

    The location was excellent,

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2022

  • "Amazing stay at the Old Workshop, truly beautiful property with every facility you need for a stay, lovely personal touches with the fizz, homemade cake and fresh eggs, presumably laid by the on-site chickens (even though we both don’t eat eggs), along with the complimentary set of logs and coal for the fuel stove."

    Totally tucked out of the way for a rural feel with no light pollution and guaranteed good nights sleep. Would definitely return and loved our all too short stay.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Sep 2022

  • "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 Corinne5.0Jul 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 David4.4Jun 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 Matthew4.7Apr 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 Ben4.7Apr 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 David5.0Feb 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 Dawn5.0Sep 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 Dave5.0Jul 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Jun 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 Tom5.0May 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 Lizzie5.0Oct 2020

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

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Jul 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 Helen5.0Jul 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 private woodland play area for children including swings and slides
  • Enclosed lawned garden and graveled area with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets are welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles and pub 1.3 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 are to be supervised at all times
  • Note: Check-in time is 4PM

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.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season