Millkeeper's Cottage

Bamburgh & Holy Island Area, Coastal

  • 4 Star

You can book this property from:

  • £772 per week
  • £110 per night
  • 4 Star
  • 10 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 10 single Zip&Link beds


  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer


  • 3 bathrooms
  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding


  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Enclosed garden
  • Barbecue


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Walk-in shower

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 16:00
  • Check out: 10:00
  • As some bedrooms at this property offer flexible bed configurations (see property description) please ensure you state your preferences in the booking note field of the website booking page so that the housekeeper can prepare the property for your arrival.


A delightful cottage designed with family-friendly holidays in mind, in this stunning development at Spindlestone Mill, a mile from the sea, and 2.5 miles from Bamburgh with its glorious castle standing watch over expansive beaches to the north and south.

A stone holiday cottage, built over 3 floors, a conversion of the grain stores associated with the mill itself and offering spacious holiday accommodation for up to 10 people. Five flexible bedrooms allow for a choice of Super/King doubles or twin rooms, one bedroom is ground floor with an adjacent ground floor shower room, 1 first floor bedroom has ensuite shower room and there is a separate bathroom with bath / shower over, serving the other 3 bedrooms. The cottage is extremely well furnished and equipped with oak flooring to entrance hall, both lounges, kitchen and dining area, the bedrooms and halls are carpeted throughout, and bathrooms have tiled floors. In addition there is a super "attic" playroom, snug, lads' den, furnished for enjoyment, including a flat screen tv, bean bags, toys, board games, original beams and loads of character. Bring your own dressing-up gear and it's a pirate ship, a haunted house, a cowboy den ....we'll leave it to your imagination. The property is underfloor heated, and has a log burning stove for added comfort.

An ideal property for families or friends getting together, or can be booked along with other Spindlestone properties for larger gatherings. Well behaved dogs are welcome at Millkeepers Cottage.


  • A delightful stone holiday cottage, built over 3 floors
  • Steps up to the front door
  • Through the front door into a small hallway, with coat and shoe rack
  • A conversion of the grain stores associated with the mill itself and offering spacious holiday accommodation for up to 10 people
  • Parking for 5 cars


  • Range style cooker with double oven, grill and ceramic hob, extractor
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large sink
  • Microwave
  • Electric Blender
  • Hot Water Boiler (for more than a few cuppas) (TBC)
  • Toaster
  • Ice Cream Maker
  • Steamer (pan top type)
  • Ice bucket
  • 12 place setting dishwasher
  • Lots of work surfaces
  • Catering size quality pans and cookware
  • Quality crockery
  • Quality cutlery including 3 sets of children's cutlery (stainless steel)
  • Glasses for every occasion
  • Storage boxes
  • Outside "melamine" picnic ware, picnic basket and plastic glasses

Dining Room

  • A separate room accessed from the kitchen or through room from the lounge
  • Large dining table and seating for up to 10


  • Off the dining room with 2 large sofas
  • Log burning stove
  • Wi-fi
  • Flat Screen digital TV's with Freeview
  • DVD player & DVDs
  • CD player and CD's
  • Library of books and local information
  • I-pod dock
  • Games, Toys and jigsaws for adults & children

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

  • 2 bedrooms are usually made as twins (1 twin has 2'6'' beds generally for children's use only), but will be made up as king beds on request
  • 2 bedroom (1 on the ground floor, one on the 2nd floor) are usually made as twins but can be super king doubles on request.
  • 1 bedroom on 1st floor is a superking double (can be a twin on request) and has ensuite with shower room, WC & whb
  • Family Bathroom, bath and separate shower, whb and wc


  • Flat Screen digital TV's with Freeview
  • DVD player & DVDs
  • CD player and CD's
  • Library of books and local information
  • Internet access
  • I-pod dock
  • Library of Books
  • Games, Toys and jigsaws for adults & children

Outside Facilities

  • Raised Decked area
  • Tables and chairs for alfresco dining
  • Barbecue
  • Driveway
  • Log store
  • Parking for 5 cars

What's Included at Millkeepers Cottage

  • All electricity
  • Full central heating (oil)
  • 24-hour hot water
  • Double glazing throughout
  • Log burner in lounge with initial supply of logs, kindling and matches 1st October to 31st March.
  • Bedding (duvets)
  • Bed linen
  • Towels (hand & bathsheet)
  • Bathroom hand towels
  • Kitchen Towels (2)
  • Tea Towels (2)

And the little extras we supply that will make staying at Millkeeper's cottage a little bit special:

  • Picnic ware including flasks
  • Large cool box and freezer blocks
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Two large umberellas
  • Secure storage for leisure equipment i.e. cycles, dive gear etc
  • Initial supply of log, kindling, matches for the log burners October to end of March
  • Welcome toiletries - loo rolls, shampoo, shower gel
  • Cleaning pack - multi-surface cleaner & cleaning cloths
  • Kitchen pack - washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, washing machine tablets
  • Welcome folder including information on the house, its appliances
  • Wi-Fi internet access

For the pet in your party:

  • An outside tap, and cleaning off area, plus a towel to dry off before coming into the house

Children's Facilities

  • 2 x travel cots
  • High chair
  • 2 x stair gates
  • for babies -
    • baby monitor,
    • baby bath,
    • bathtime toys,
    • booster step,
    • steriliser,
    • bottle/food warmer,
    • plastic bowls and
    • cutlery
  • Children's play room in attic

Bringing Your Dog on Holiday to Millkeepers Cottage

Millkeepers Cottage welcomes well behaved dogs (up to 2) @ £25.00 per dog per week or part thereof. When you book you will be asked to provide some information about your pet which will aide the owner in ensuring that the property is set up to welcome them.

The owner provides

  • An outside tap, and cleaning off area, plus a towel to dry off before coming into the house
  • Details of doggy walks

A bit of K9 etiquette should be observed during your stay:-

  • Your pet should not be left in the property unattended (unless crated - crates can be hired)
  • Your pet should not be allowed in the bedrooms or on furniture
  • On booking for your pet, you are confirming that it is fully up to date on its flea treatment.




Special Notes & Conditions

Special notes and Conditions:
• Well behaved pets welcomed by arrangement £25.00 per pet per week or part thereof.
• Note this property is adjacent to the Waren Burn so children and pets should be supervised in this area at all times.


What a lovely, lovely house. Beautifully equipped with everything that a large group of people could possibly want or need. Stylishly decorated, comfortable beds, spotlessly clean and spacious. Kitchen large and airy, with 2 fridges (one of which we used for alcohol and Easter Eggs!) and a freezer. All the essentials, such as salt

Past Customer,

Excellent accommodation for family gathering with space for everyone. Good location to access walks, beach, coastal towns, Northumbria's castles and visitor high spots.

Past Customer,

Great accommodation for 8 adults (could be 10) and 1 dog. Well equipped kitchen and plenty of room for cooking and eating. Very near the coast and the A1 so easy access for sightseeing. Only problem with showers, not easy to keep at the right temperature.

Past Customer,

The accommodation was spacious and comfortable enough to accommodate 8 adults and 2 infants. The bedrooms were large with comfortable beds. The kitchen had enough utensils and pans but lacked serving dishes. The house was warm but there wasn't enough control over the temperature. Quiet area within walking distance of the sea, if you like walking, otherwise a 10 minute drive, to good coffee shops and pubs. Plenty of parking space adjacent to the accommodation.

Past Customer,

We were looking for a large cottage near the coast to cater for 10 of us. We found it in Millkeepers Lodge. When we walked in the door we knew it was going to be nice but didn’t realise just how lovely it was until we walked around. It was cosy, comfy and just fabulous. We had four girls with us ages 9-12 and they loved it. The den was ‘their room’. We were out every day and it was great to come back into the comfort of the cottage which had everything you needed. The cottage is near Budle Bay and only a couple of miles from Bamburgh so its ideally located for most of the places you nee to visit in Northumbria. We had a great week and would definitely go back. Thank you to the owners for keeping it so lovely.

Past Customer,


Millkeepers Cottage is nestled in the tiny hamlet of Spindlestone, Northumberland. As its name suggests it has been a working mill and as such is adjacent to the Waren Burn the original "mill race", and offers the opportunity to catch a glimpse of a huge range of wildlife and birds whilst being only a mile walk along a quiet lane to the well vantaged coastal birdwatching habitat of Budle Bay, and only another mile or so further down the coast is the sandy beach under Bamburgh Castle.
Closest shopping:
Bamburgh 2.5miles - 2village stores, newsagent, butchers, delicatessen
Belford 3 miles - small Co-op and Sunnyhills butchers, dele counter and coffee shop
Purdy Lodge - 5 miles - garage and convenience store/papers & logs
Closest pubs & eateries:
Bamburgh 2.5 miles -
  • Castle Hotel - pub and food
  • Victoria Hotel - pub and food
  • Lord Crewe - pub and food
  • Mizen Head - restaurant
  • Blacketts - restaurant / day time coffee shop
  • Wyndenway - shop/coffee shop
  • Copper Kettle - Coffee shop & tea rooms
Belford 3 miles -
Sunnyhills of Belford - daytime licensed restaurant and delicatessen store & gifts
Belford Golf Club - daytime restaurant
Wellhouse - daytime coffee shop and lunchtime eatery
Blue Bell Hotel - daytime and evening meals
Purdy Lodge - restaurant and daytime cafe.
Lucker - 2 miles
The Apple Inn - pub with restaurant
Warenford - 3 miles
The White Swan - evening meals
Garage (both sell logs and have a convenience store):
Purdy Lodge - 4 miles on the A1 going north
Murco - Seahouses - 5 miles south east
  • Walking distance to Bamburgh village - 50 minutes.
  • Walking distance to nearest pub/eatery - 50 minutes
  • Walking distance to shops - 50 minutes.
  • Driving : within easy reach of Alnwick, inland the Cheviot Hills and northward the border town of Berwick upon Tweed.
  • Nearest Rail Station - Chathill (very limited service from Newcastle), main line Alnmouth.
  • Nearest Airport : Newcastle International
  • Nearest Main Bus Station : Alnwick - however, direct routes to Bamburgh available from both Berwick and Newcastle.