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Sea Lily

New Haggerston near Holy Island, Northumberland (Ref. 924377)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Open fire
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Sea Lily is a lovely cottage with fantastic views and a great little garden."

    Situated down a quiet lane but great base to visit all the attractions around.

    Reviewed by BrigidJun 2022

  • "This was the second time to Sea Lilly cottage."

    It was superb, everything that you need is there, we could find no fault. On the Sykes front this was the second time that we had to contact you prior to our holiday to chase up the information for the key box, every other company that we use for these sorts of holiday this information is emailed to you 24-48 hours before your holiday it should not be the customer to chase up the information

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2022

  • "A beautiful warm and cosy cottage!"

    Quiet and in a fabulous location to explore the local area.

    Reviewed by EllenApr 2022

  • "As always we enjoyed our stay (we have been before)."

    It's not a Ye Olde world style - but we enjoy the simple comfort of the place. The dishwasher is a big plus. A beautiful location which could not be more convenient to access and to get to local attractions including amazing beaches for the dogs.

    Reviewed by GraemeOct 2021

  • "I think you should change the description from fridge/freezer to fridge with a small ice-box, saying there is a fridge/freezer is a bit misleading, especially if you arrived with lots of frozen food."

    I only gave 4 stars because we were hoping the TV would be a smart free view one so that we could use various apps to stream more choices of programmes to watch in the cold, dark evenings. Having said that they are minor criticisms and we would be happy to stay there again. We will definitely be making another booking in the future.

    Reviewed by DebbieOct 2021

  • "Great cottage, despite looking small from pictures was plenty of space."

    Great views when you wake up. Comfy bed and good shower. Ideal place for exploring northumberland and beyond. We had already read a review about the dog in the garden so we knew to take her down the lane to toilet and used the garden for play. Cows, horses sheep and geese in the fields all made it feel like a real country holiday

    Reviewed by KimberleySep 2021

  • "Very nice cottage in the country."

    Reviewed by MikeSep 2021

  • "As we have come to expect from Northumberland the location was perfect."

    The cottage was lovely, comfortable and well equipped (could do with a fly screen on the patio doors). We had read previous reviews and took bottled water, the supply is from a natural source and is very metallic. Our main criteria when booking is for a pet friendly property with an enclosed garden. We were very disappointed to find a long list of 'dog rules' which included allowing dogs in the garden but not to let them toilet. One of the reasons for having an enclosed garden is to be able to let our dog out freely in the early morning and at night. The owners really need to consider if they want to allow pets as at the moment the property is pet tolerant at best, certainly not pet friendly. We are always very mindful of leaving no trace of our dog being in a property, unfortunately were left feeling uncomfortable and not at all welcome. For that reason we would not book sea lily again.

    The water supply is from a private bore hole, the water whilst having a mild metallic taste is perfectly safe to drink, we do however provide a water filter for use by visitors. Dogs are perfectly welcome, but we do have a few requests (not rules) of owners and there are reasons for these requests. While dogs are allowed on the garden, we kindly ask owners not to allow their dogs to use the garden as a toilet, dog faeces, even small traces can cause an infection known as Toxocariasis in humans, small children can be particularly vulnerable. We do have a significant number of families with young children staying at Sea Lily and we want them to be able to use the garden safely. With the cottage being adjacent to a farm there are plenty of tracks and country lanes with wide verges where dogs can be walked and toileted safely, the nearest being 50 meters from the main entrance door to the cottage. We are also conscious of other non-dog owner visitors to Sea Lily who may be allergic to dogs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SamanthaAug 2021

  • "The cottage is quite small but extremely clean and well equipped."

    The bathroom is large with a good shower. There is a range of leaflets and information about the cottage, local restaurants and attractions plus books, games and DVDs. The cottage is very close to many attractions and we had planned to visit many of these. Sadly we were only able to stay for two nights as I tested positive for COVID. The owners very kindly texted to wish me well. I’m sure we’ll be back.

    Reviewed by DianeAug 2021

  • "If you like a quiet stay with lots of wildlife but close to A1 would recommend ..."

    If you like a quiet stay with lots of wildlife but close to A1 would recommend no mains water so good idea to take some bottled

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2021

  • "Yes, first-class simple spotless accommodation set in a great area."

    Panoramic views of this unspoiled Northumberland countryside. We had a great stay comfortable in every aspect, NO COMPLAINTS which is a first with me. Keep an eye out for Boris the mad rooster he tried to kick me up the XXXX, great fun watching his antics, a laugh every day.

    Reviewed by EdwardJun 2021

  • "Sea Lily was perfect for us."

    The cottage is very well equipped and had everything we needed. The garden is large and was perfect for our 10 month old large puppy. The kitchen had everything we needed and we enjoyed cooking a nice meal every evening. Shower is powerful. Located next to a farm, it was a lovely place to stay. We will certainly look to Book again when we plan to explore Northumberland and the Scottish borders.

    Reviewed by SophieJun 2021

  • "Great location - convenient for Northumberland Coast beaches and Cheviots."

    Beautiful views from the cottage. Very peaceful. Great facilities with dishwasher, washing machine and Wi-Fi. Plenty of room in cottage - good area to eat in kitchen area, and good broadband connection. Only complaint is that the main bedroom has a double bed with metal footboard so bed is too short if you are 1.83m (6ft) plus.

    Reviewed by GraemeOct 2020

  • "We were quite impressed with the Northumberland area."

    However, we were rather disappointed with the accommodation. We were also surprised to see the bookings were at 9.00am and 4.00pm. Quite often bookings are 10am and 3.00pm. The time to clean the property was rather excessive bearing in mind the next door cleaning was completed by 1.00pm. We were astonished to see no welcome pack to greet us. In the book of instructions the owner admitted this but stated that coffee, tea, sugar etc were provided. There were no such provisions to be found in the property. We tried to open the windows and patio doors which was almost impossible. We did manage to open a couple of them, but after having a struggle to close them again, we opted to keep them shut. There were no extra toilet rolls apart from the one currently in use. The lighting in the lounge was less than suitable for reading. The kettle in the kitchen was in desperate need of descaling. The shower had so little pressure that the water flowing from the head just dribbled on the rim of the bath, missing the victim by a foot or two!

    The customer was contacted in advance of their visit and it was clearly explained why the access/exit times to the cottage had been changed to 4pm and 9am. The cleaners do have more work to do with a result of Covid-19 and they have more than one cottage to clean on a Saturday. Owners cannot stipulate to the cleaners exactly what time to clean a specific cottage and in some instances Sea Lily may be cleaned first, in the middle of or last on the cleaner’s busy Saturday schedule. The times are to help the cleaners with what is a busy schedule and ensure they have time to do the extra cleaning required given Covid-19. In the event the cleaning has been done earlier and we are aware of this, then we do contact the new visitors to let them know they can get in earlier. The window and patio doors have been checked and all open and close effectively. There are position locks on the windows when open to prevent them from fully opening and becoming a safety risk of someone falling out, especially the first floor windows. The shower has also been checked and there appears to be no issue with water pressure or flow rate. We did explain why we had stopped providing Welcome packs, which was mainly to do with food intolerances and allergies, but more recently with Covid-19. There was an additional toilet roll in the cupboard under the wash basin. The kettle is usually descaled between visits, the cleaners have been reminded to do this. We will also look to improve the lighting levels in the lounge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KennethOct 2020

  • "The owner of the property was very helpful, especially before the holiday."

    Information about the cottage was clearly displayed and neatly packaged in a most helpful folder. I would certainly recommend the property to friends and family.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2020

  • "Beautifully situated and out of the way for a relaxing break."

    Plenty of beautiful beaches in easy driving distance to explore. Perfect cottage for a quiet break with our four-legged friend.

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely first class so very clean and everything you needed ..."

    The cottage was absolutely first class so very clean and everything you needed was there A lovely peaceful spot and we enjoyed every minute of it Have already recommended it to someone Beautiful area and beaches are fantastic our dog had a great time as well as us Thankyou to owner of cottage

    Reviewed by loraineSep 2019

  • "The accommodation was first class, well furnished and equiped along with being very clean."

    Location was close to the main routes but still had a feeling of being remote along with being an ideal base for visiting places of interest.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2019

  • "Myself and my sister really enjoyed the peace and quiet of this cottage holiday."

    We were very comfortable in the cottage itself, and have no complaints. For holiday makers who require pubs, restaurants or shops within walking distance, then this wouldn't be a suitable choice.

    Reviewed by CatharineMay 2019

  • "A lovely, quiet cottage - beautiful surroundings, immaculate and so well equipped."

    We did not want to leave!

    Reviewed by PatriciaMay 2019

  • "Sykes are perfect at making the holiday booking, paying and help seamless."

    Cottage was very nice. All the facilities necessary. Comfortable and in a lovely location. A little disappointed, that in comparison to previous cottages booked through Sykes, there was no milk, bread or other complimentary welcome. Couldn’t find any tea towels ,so fortunate I packed one. Other than that, a thoroughly enjoyable week. Can’t fault Sykes cottages and service.

    Reviewed by JudyApr 2019

  • "Peace and quiet and extremely well equipped cottage."

    Nearby beaches were amazing and we were close to the borders and different attractions such as Floors castle, Kelso, St Abbs and Holy Island

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2019

  • "A lovely relaxing week in a very clean warm and comfortable cottage."

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2019

  • "What a wonderful mid week holiday we have had."

    Sea Lily cottage is lovely in every way. We were as warm and comfy in this cottage as we would of been in our in our own home. Thankfully the weather was brilliant, blue sky and sunshine all the way. Our dog was very happy too! Plenty of clean beautiful beaches for her to run and play very near by. Thankyou again we shall be back.

    Reviewed by MauraOct 2018

  • "A fantastic location and quite understated in their wording."

    An easy to keep clean place - important when leaving on the last day, but such a lovely hideaway - so quiet and nicely decorated. The dog loved it and so did my Mum. 5 mins from the turn to Holey island and 10 minutes from Berwick - soooo accessible for the coast and away from the bustle. Perfect

    Reviewed by TraceySep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, great rural setting next to a working farm but just a few minutes from the beaches and castles etc."

    Will return.

    Reviewed by TimSep 2018

  • "The super king bed available is in the smaller bedroom so can only be accessed from one side."

    Generally well equipped cottage in tranquil but convenient location

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2018

  • "Cottage is well situated near the A1 to travel up or down the coast."

    As someone else mentioned, the water is not the best for drinking so we would 'pop' down the road (about 1 mile) to Haggerston Castle holiday park shop and buy containers of water (cheap!). Lots of useful leaflets, etc about places to visit. Good 3 mile walk at St Abbs to clifftop lighthouse.

    Reviewed by VJul 2018

  • "Loved cottage and location."

    Great enclosed garden for our dog

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2018

  • "Beautifully clean, comfortable and cosy cottage, well placed for exploring Northumberland."

    Reviewed by MollyMar 2018

  • "This is a gem of a cottage in a quiet area."

    It has everything you need and as a family we had a fantastic break. It was lovely and clean and very cozy when we lit the wood burner. We cooked meals in every night and had everything needed to do so. Its in an ideal location so we could get out and about to see the fantastic countryside , villages and castles. Can't wait to visit again. If booking with children i would suggest buying bottled water. The cottage is on its own supply and our children ( and dog ) wouldn't drink it even with Vimto in.! It was fine when boiled for tea etc

    Reviewed by ZoeFeb 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x Single beds
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, WIFI, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate, highchair and cot if required
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Property has a private water supply.

The property

Holy Island 6.8 miles.

This refurbished 19 century former farm cottage is in the middle of six cottages situated in the small hamlet of New Haggerston, where it is next to a working farm.

Holy Island is only 6miles away and the town of...

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About the location


Berwick-upon-Tweed 14 miles; Bamburgh 16miles; Seahouses 18 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. 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. 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. A superb base for exploring all that the region has to offer.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas