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Beehive Barn

(Ref. 1039780)

Beal, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely clean and comfortable cottage in a beautiful area"

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Dec 2023

  • "Beehive Barn is a lovely spacious property well located and easily accessed."

    The kitchen is very well stocked with crockery, cutlery, pans, glasses etc to make home from home entertaining easy. The owners were very generous in their Christmas decorations, gift and provisions. We would happily return.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Dec 2023

  • "Really good location and a very comfortable property."

    Perfect to visit key sites in the area. Would recommend!!

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Sep 2023

  • "Over all a lovely stay, location was perfect for exploring."

    Property was clean and homely, with the fire being a great bonus! Only a few issues to help improve our stay: A mirror and wardrobe in the second bedroom would be really helpful. A few lightbulbs were not working in the kitchen which made it quite dark when cooking and the rollers on top shelf of the dishwasher are broken, making it really difficult to use.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Mar 2023

  • "What a wonderful cottage this is!"

    It already looks good in the pictures, I didn't expect it to look even better in situ. The main bedroom is so spacious, and still cosy and warm. Every room is lovely decorated, we felt at home straight away. Everything works perfectly well, the garden is beautiful, the views are gorgeous and the location is impossible to improve, near Holy Island and a step away from many beautiful attractions. Our kids loved the bunk beds and the tennis facility. We loved the cottage, we had a dream holiday. We will be coming back if we are lucky.

    Reviewed by Mariano5.0Feb 2023

  • "Another great Christmas at the Barn, can't fault it."

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fantastic place, this was our second time but first at Christmas."

    I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Dec 2022

  • "Very enjoyable beautiful high spec cottage."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2022

  • "We stayed at Beehive Barn in August 2022 and loved the property and surrounding area."

    The Barn is beautiful, it is tastefully decorated and has many extras for example an original juke box playing vinyl records. There is everything in the barn you would need for a comfortable relaxing stay. To the front are views of Holy Island and to the back are fields. Close to the A1 (you can’t hear any traffic) you can easily explore the stunning surrounding area. We would definitely return to Beehive Barn.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2022

  • "Everything good except there is no wardrobe in the second bedroom - not even a hook to hang clothes."

    Very clean and comfortable with good access and parking in a lovely area.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Apr 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Beehive Barn."

    The house was so comfortable, and in such a brilliant position, it couldn't have been bettered. This was my first visit to Northumberland (we had wanted to stay in the Borders but couldn't find a house we liked) and I was blown away by the beauty of the county - the empty beaches, stunning moors, and endless castles and ruins. The people were so friendly too - every single person we met was charming and welcoming. And there was so much to do. We absolutely can't wait to come back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Harriet5.0Apr 2022

  • "A great week spent with family in this fantastic property."

    Clean, comfortable and quiet. Fitted to a high standard and equipped with everything we needed, and more! Really enjoyed the jukebox, open fire, large garden, and views of the sea. Thoroughly enjoyable and will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely property and very clean , well equipped and close to many beautiful places to visit."

    We couldn't fault the place itself, our only issue is the check in and out times they are really inconvenient . To arrive at 5 pm is very late and then to have to leave at 9am on the last day is a real pain. Just an extra hour would take the pressure off clearing up , having breakfast and packing ?

    Thank you so much for your feedback Jane. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We have noted your comments on the check in/out times. This should have been updated. For all future stays the check in is now 4pm and checkout is 10am. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely a great property - very spacious and well equipped."

    Very nicely furnished and lovely and comfortable. Location is stunning with views overlooking Lindisfarne. A superb base from which to easily and quickly explore the whole of Northumbria - most attractions/sites were within 30 mins drive in any direction. Pub across the way was ok but the Black Bull Inn just a little further out at Lowick is excellent for meals. Owners responded very promptly to a query while we were there. Would happily use again or recommend.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed the local area. We will definitely try out your pub recommendation next time we are there! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beehive barn is lovely and comfortable."

    It is large and well suited to six people. We were only two so had lots of space. We visited in Feb expecting bad weather but it was sunny but windy. The cottage is exposed so the wind rattles through. We had some trouble with the heating on the first day where the thermostat didn't connect so we were very cold. It connected on the 2nd day so we could set it to come on. The location is great for the Northumberland coast which we spent walking for the week. You need supply your own wood for the fire if you want it on. Would highly recommend this cottage

    Thank you for your review Beverly and I'm pleased to see your comment "Would highly recommend this cottage" and we are pleased that you enjoyed your week. However, I would like to address a couple of points in your review: - The barn is not cold. You highlighted an issue to me with regards to the thermostat which I immediately responded to. Once the thermostat had been switched back onto 'Schedule' rather than manual 'boost' you informed me the barn was toasty. This issue was purely about the thermostat settings from prior use, not a lack of connection, and was an easy/quick fix. - Whilst your stay was during some of the worst storms the North East has seen in a while, the wind does not 'rattle through' the barn. The walls are at least 3ft thick and there is double glazing throughout. I can imagine it sounded that way in such high winds, but the barn conversion is of a very high standard. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beverley4.4Feb 2022

  • "A lovely property in a beautiful setting."

    Spacious, warm, comfortable and very well-equipped.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Jan 2022

  • "Fantastic property."

    We spent Christmas 2021 here as a party of 4 adults and 2 children. Really well equipped - we had everything we needed to prepare Christmas dinner! The juke box was a great feature. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beehive Barn We enjoyed our stay at the Barn very much , especially as the accommodation had been decorated for Christmas which was a lovely touch and much appreciated!"

    We felt very comfortable and enjoyed lighting the log burner in the afternoons ready for a night by the fire. The Barn was well equipped and we had everything we might have needed. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0Dec 2021

  • "The house itself was perfect."

    There was plenty of space and was well equipped--it is nice having a TV i the kitchen as well as the Lounge.There was reasonable space for 2 large cars at the front. The only criticism was the directions to the cottage--we was arriving late at night when it was dark and basically the instructions do not take you to the house (neither does the Sat Nav), we ended up asking at a local pub--so for future users please change those instructions--the house when you arrive is however perfect.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay. I am sorry the directions were confusing, we have since updated these and thank you for bringing this to our attention. We do hope to welcome you again in the near future. Best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at the beehive barn."

    The cottage was stunning and the jukebox was great. We will certainly be back!

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you visiting again in the near future. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Nov 2021

  • "Beautiful setting."

    Lovely accommodation: very well-equipped, clean, comfortable, spacious, warm. Great location for getting to Alnwick, Berwick, Lindisfarne, Seahouses etc.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great cottage in a great location."

    It provided the perfect base for exploring Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a great holiday at this fantastic property."

    It is very comfortable and spacious and beautifully furnished and decorated. The garden was perfect for young children.

    Reviewed by Abi5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    The cottage is very well equipped and is perfectly located just off the A1, making it very accessible to all the local attractions. With Holy Island just a couple of miles down the road and Edinburgh just 60 miles further north, it’s in a great position. The cottage has a very large garden looking out onto fields of sheep and with views out to sea, Holy Islands and in the far distance, Bamburgh castle. Kitchen is very well equipped, lounge is comfy and snug with a log burner. Beds very comfortable. If I was to be super picky, it’s would be useful to have some bath sheets. Whilst there’s plenty of towels, it’s nice to have a big towel and the lighting in the kitchen might be a bit dim for some with poorer vision. Otherwise, really can’t fault the cottage and the attentiveness of the owners.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2021

  • "Beehive barn was comfortable, clean, bright and spacious and perfectly positioned to explore the nearby coast of Northumberland."

    Very peaceful (even though not far from the A1) and lovely views. Plenty of hot water for showers and comfortable beds it was like home from home. Lovely cottage, shame we couldn't have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2021

  • "A lovely spacious and well-equipped cottage with a large garden."

    Well positioned for seeing the Northumberland coast. The owners responded speedily when there was a glitch with the heating. The place is clean, warm, stylish and luxurious. Could do with more mirrors and hanging space, but they are small suggestions.

    Reviewed by Paula4.7Apr 2021

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  • 1x king-size bedroom with en-suite/shower
  • 1x double bedroom with en-suite/shower
  • 1 x single bunk beds
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Living room with wood burning stove
  • Downstairs WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Family bathroom
  • Utility room with separate washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Gas central heating, electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Sky Glass TV, DVD and superfast ‘fibre to the door’ WiFi
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Decorated at Christmas
  • Welcome package
  • Off road parking for two vehicles
  • Large enclosed rear garden with patio and patio furniture
  • Access to a shared grass tennis court
  • Bike storage racks
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Close to Goswick Golf Course and Bamburgh Castle Golf Course
  • Sorry No smoking and no pets
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles

The property

A beautiful stone-built three bedroomed cottage which has been furnished to a luxurious standard and within a close distance of the Northumberland coast and the enchanting Holy Island.

Beehive Barn is peaceful choice for a relaxing retreat with friends or family, at any time of the year and is sure to be a holiday home you’ll want to return to.

The location combines the best of both worlds; enjoying an idyllic position with coastal views whilst also being within walking distance of amenities, such as the Lindesfarne Inn, a shop and a cafe.

Inside on the ground floor you will find the charming and cosy oak floored living room with its log burning stove, BT TV, DVD player and French doors leading to garden.

Read a book or enjoy the peace and quiet on the comfortable sofas in the snug like décor.

The oak floored hallway leads into the spacious open plan kitchen/living space.

A fantastic social spot where you can sit and enjoy a meal together or relax on the inviting large corner sofa to watch TV or listen to music.

This open plan area also ensures the cook will never feel left out of the party.

Also, on the ground floor you can find both a cloak room and convenient utility room, with separate washing machine and tumble dryer.

Three beautiful bedrooms can be found on the first floor, each offering a stylish interior and plenty of storage space for your personal belongings.

The two double rooms include a king size bed and double bed, both with own en-suite/shower rooms and heated towel rail.

The third bedroom offers stylish bunkbeds with plenty of storage included.

In addition, there is a family bathroom where you can treat yourself to a relaxing bath after a busy day.

Outside you can enjoy the large enclosed garden, where the sun shines onto the sheltered patio area into the afternoon and evening.

Here you can sit out to enjoy a drink and admire the surrounding countryside across to the coast, as well as distant views of Bamburgh Castle and closer views of Lindisfarne and its causeway.

There is even access to a shared grass tennis court!

This prime location is near to a number of Northumberland’s best loved destinations: visit Bamburgh with its imposing castle, beautiful sandy beach and its crystal clear waters; take a boat trip from the seaside resort of Seahouses to the Farne Islands; or go to the inspiration behind Hogwarts – Alnwick Castle – which makes a fun day out for all the family, where you can ride a broomstick and become a wizard for the day.

With the ancient Holy Island of Lindisfarne on the doorstep and Edinburgh in reach if you wish to travel further afield, Beehive Barn makes for the perfect destination for your stay in Northumberland.

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About the location


Holy Island 2 miles; Berwick 9 miles.

Beal is a tiny hamlet in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just a mile away from the causeway to Holy Island. This scattered hamlet, known locally as the gateway to Lindisfarne, is in an ideal position for touring North Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. Within easy reach of the A1, Beal has good access to all of the area's attractions - wonderful beaches, historic castles and Holy Island, which is just two miles away. Those who enjoy the great outdoors will be delighted with the Northumbrian Coastal Trail, which runs through Beal and onwards down the Heritage Coast offering stunning scenery along the way. Beal is within easy reach of both St Oswald's Way and St Cuthbert's Way and there are some great birdwatching sites nearby. Seahouses is close by or you can spend a day visiting Farne Island by boat where you may catch a glimpse of seals and puffins. The golden sandy beaches at Beal are home to many seals and seabirds, plus The Barn at Beal is an excellent attraction for birdwatching and has a first class coffee shop, farm shop and restaurant.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas