St. Coombs Farmhouse

Bamburgh & Holy Island Area, Coastal

You can book this property from:

  • £880 per week
  • £126 per night

Features

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • 2 single Zip&Link beds

Kitchen

  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer

Bathrooms

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

Families

  • Highchair
  • Stairgate

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

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

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

Accessibility

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

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 00:00
  • Check out: 00:00
  • 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.
  • Please ensure you check the tide times for the date which you wish to arrive as this will dictate when access to the island is possible via the causeway.

Description

Large traditional detached farmhouse situated on Holy Island. A holiday home with a difference - there is something etherial about being "stranded" on an island. The tide cuts the island off twice a day (see safe crossing times which vary with the tides), and when the tide recedes revealing the causeway, you can drive on and off the island and explore more of the County.

So when you are on the island you'll find quite a bit to do. The Priory, the small independent shops, the Lindisfarne Mead distillery, two pubs which both serve food, two cafes, a post office store, there are many walks around and across the island, and the area is a mecca for wildlife lovers, photographers and dark skies enthusiasts. Note the castle is currently closed for major renovations and is due to re-open April 2018, but stands proud at the end of the Castle Walk overlooking the sound between the island and the mainland at Ross Sands.

The house is traditionally stone built and it has been a working farm and residential house until the present owners purchased it at the end of 2016.

Entrance & Utility/boot room

  • Entering the property into a stone flagged passageway
  • There is a utility/ 2nd kitchen, ideal to use as a boot room coming in from walks with the dogs and kids
  • Electric cooker, microwave and dishwasher, plus a washer/drier
  • Plenty of cupboard storage
  • Downstairs bathroom with bath and separate shower

Kitchen & Utility

Main Kitchen:

  • Farmhouse kitchen table and 6 chairs
  • Belfast sink
  • Painted kitchen units with wooden worktops
  • Electric 2 oven AGA including AGA toast clamp & kettle and a selection of Le Creuset pans
  • Nespresso magimix coffee (pod) machine (bring your favourite pods)
  • Electric kettle, toaster, fridge, cafetiere & tea pot
  • Good selection of crockery, cutlery, glassware and cookware
  • Your kitchen pack will comprise: dishcloth, sponge/scourer, washing up liquid, multi-surface cleaner, liquid handwash
  • Tea towels (2), oven gloves and kitchen towel

Kitchen/Utility :

  • Electric cooker
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer / Drier
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Plenty of cupboard storage

Dining Room

  • Dining table in kitchen with 6 chairs

Lounge & Conservatory

Lounge:

  • 2 comfy sofa's and an arm chair
  • Wi-fi
  • Flat Screen TV with freeview
  • DVD player
  • Log burning open fire with initial one night supply of logs & kindling to get you going
  • Selection of reading material and games

2nd Lounge:

  • 'L' shaped sofa and separate chair
  • Good selection of games and books

Conservatory / garden:

  • 2 sofa's and 2 easy chairs
  • Large telescope for dark skies experience - for use in conservatory, please do not move
  • Outside table and chairs for alfresco dining in South West facing garden

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Master ensuite:

  • Lovely large & bright room with dual aspect windows
  • Feature fireplace
  • Under floor heating in both rooms, bedroom has carpet & ensuite has tiles
  • King size double bed
  • Bedside tables with lights
  • Large double wardrobe with long mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Chest of drawers
  • Chaise lounge
  • Shower room, toilet & wash hand basin
  • Heated towel rail & light above mirror

2nd bedroom:

  • Super king size double zip & link bed - can be made as a twin on request
  • 2 chests of drawers with bedside lights on each
  • Wardrobe & blanket box with mirror above
  • Hairdryer
  • Fully carpeted


Separate shower room:

  • Small and compact room with shower, toilet and wash hand basin
  • Heated towel rail & light above mirror
  • Tiled floor with under floor heating

3rd bedroom:

  • Feature fireplace and wooden floor boards
  • King size double bed
  • Radiator heating in this bedroom
  • 2 bedside drawers with lights on each
  • Double wardrobe and set of drawers
  • Chair with cushion
  • Wall mounted long mirror
  • Hairdryer

Downstairs bathroom:

  • Large room with bath and separate shower, toilet & wash hand basin
  • Tiled floor & under floor heating
  • Heated towel rail & light above mirror

Entertainment

  • Wi-fi
  • Flat Screen TV with freeview
  • DVD player
  • Good selection of books & games

Outside Facilities

  • South West facing enclosed garden
  • Decking directly outside the conservatory leading to grass
  • Large telescope for dark skies experience - for use in conservatory, please do not move
  • Outside table and chairs for alfresco dining
  • BBQ

What is Included

What is included:

  • All bedding (non-allergenic duvets and pillows), bed linen and towels
  • Wi-fi
  • Under floor heating throughout apart from 1 bedroom that is heated by a radiator
  • Initial supply of logs and kindling for the log burner
  • High chair and 2 stair-gates
  • ​Eco-friendly kitchen essentials
  • Toiletries
  • Welcome pack: locally produced items may vary depending on the time of the year
  • K9 welcome pack - towel,bowl, blanket
  • Off street parking for 2 cars

What can be arranged

Children's facilities

  • High chair
  • 2 Stair gates

Bringing your dog on holiday

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

  • 1 well behaved dog welcome at £25 per dog per week or part thereof.
  • Please be aware that the neighbours farm chickens are free range, and dogs should be kept under control. Should there be any accidents compensation will be expected.
  • Your pet should not be left in the property unattended
  • 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 Note & Conditions

​Special Notes and Conditions:

  • 1 well behaved welcome at £25 per dog per week or part thereof
  • Please be aware that the neighbours farm chickens are free range, and dogs should be kept under control. Should there be any accidents compensation will be expected
  • Tesco deliver to the island tides permitting
  • Please consult the official Holy Island crossing times

Reviews

We had a lovely time at St Coombs it had such a comfortable atmosphere that it was easy to relax, and the beds were so comfortable!

Ms G M,

What a fabulous place on a beauty island my granddaughter was enthralled. The beds were cosy and clean I slept better than at home!! Unfortunately someone decided they didn’t have to clean the BBQ after they used it but that’s people for you. I would highly recommend this place, if your not lovers of the cockerels call, or the sounds of chattering ducks and the odd rabbit and young hens wandering into the garden then not sure if you’d enjoy it lol . We however loved the lovely country sounds and the fact you’re stranded on the island twice a day. Fabulous!! Fabulous, beautiful and stunning. Fabulous, beautiful and stunning.

Ms V S,

We have known Holy Island for a lifetime, and it was good to return with the UK part of the family for a very relaxing time during Holy Week. St Coombs Farmhouse is a lovely property. It has a nice, homely feel about it, very spacious with various living spaces. The location is ideal, just at the west end of the Crooked Lonnon, with fine walks from your doorstep. The centre of the village is less than five minutes away, while a 10 minute walk takes you to the sand dunes and the wonderful Sandham beach beyond. The property is superlatively well equipped, and furnishings warm and welcoming. Being part of a working farm is fine, although you have to be keen on being woken at 5 am by the roosters. Personally I thought that added to the charm. We would go back there tomorrow!!

Past Customer,

We thoroughly enjoyed our three night stay at St Coombs on Lindisfarne. The house itself was lovely - spacious, beautifully decorated and very well equipped. Also in a lovely location surrounded by fields slightly away from the village - but still only a short walk to the pub! Lots to do on Lindisfarne including the Priory, the Castle and lots of walks.

Past Customer,

We have stayed on Holy Island many times, but this was by far the best accommodation we have stayed in. St Coombs Farmhouse is beautiful, and in an idyllic location. It is comfortable, spacious and very well equipped, with every detail thought through and good quality fixtures and fittings. Would definitely return here.

Past Customer,

My husband and I, along with our Beagle Ruby, stayed at St Coombs Farmhouse for just over a week. My sister and her partner also stayed for a few nights to meet up and enjoy a relaxing few days on this wonderful 'island'. The farmhouse was quite outstanding. It was very comfortable due to it's large rooms which were warm and cozily furnished, with a large farmhouse kitchen with an Aga and a sitting room with lovely open fire to burn logs.We found everything we needed in the kitchen for cooking meals and the beds were large comfortable and clean. I did notice that the main bedroom duvet cover was starting to wear and the seam had come apart in one corner. Not problematic but just an observation. We loved sitting in the conservatory as again, the furnishings were very comfortable. We were delighted to be rewarded with a Hawfinch in the garden late one afternoon which was very pleasing as part of the purpose for coming was to do a spot of birding. We also had a Snow Bunting close by along with all the usual autumn visitors one would expect at this time of year. I'd also like to say a special thanks to Stay Northumbria staff who not only added a last minute request for an additional night's stay at the accommodation without any fuss but also managed very quickly to get the Aga reset remotely when a power cut shut it down. The impact of being without the heat was soon felt but the other cooker, the underfloor heating and the fire came into their own. We've been to Lindisfarne many times over the last forty odd years but this was the best accommodation we've had. Will definitely stay again next time we come. I would have no reservations of booking through Stay Northumbria.

Past Customer,

The farmhouse was comfortable, clean and well appointed. We had ample room for 4 adults, 2 dogs and all our clobber. We loved the Aga which gave the place a warm, homely feel and on which we cooked several hearty meals. The conservatory was a fabulous suntrap for sitting, reading and for star gazing after dark. The garden was private and secure for our 2 dogs, and the visiting chickens and ducks! It was bliss to be able to step out into the countryside, surrounded by bird life and walk to the coast in various directions away from the bulk of visitors. The shops and visitor attractions were just a short stroll away and we could pop to the harbour or north shore when the visitors had gone. Would love to come back for a longer stay.

Past Customer,

We had a lovely stay at St Coombs Farmhouse. It's really well equipped and there are three separate rooms to chill in. The conservatory was lovely to read in. Kids complained of a few too many spiders for their liking, but it's not like we're living in a city. Would recommend this place to anyone.

Past Customer,

Great location, clean and well-presented house if a little pricey. Minor gripes only. First, bins were overflowing with rubbish (not all bagged) attracting wasps. Secondly, plumbing was a little erratic with downstairs cistern intermittently overflowing and en suite basin taps squirting rather than running. Otherwise excellent property and we would happily return.

Past Customer,

A lovely stay in a tastefully renovated farmhouse on Holy Island. The rooms are spacious enough to accommodate daughters,spouses and grandchildren, with good walking access to Sandham beaches or the village. Enjoyed by all .

Past Customer,

St Coombs Farmhouse is a larger than average house just outside Lindisfarne's village, convenient for shops and pubs, but also for walking to the Castle and Nature Reserve. Unlike many properties on the island, it has no sea view, but compensates for this with a conservatory looking onto its enclosed garden (we particularly enjoyed this during the thunderstorm of our first night!). We had a number of minor niggles / things in need of maintenance (downstairs shower doesn't drain very well, nor does handbasin in en suite bathroom; a lock on the upstairs bathroom would be welcome; we ran out of mugs before we had filled the dishwasher), trivial but letting down a generally very well furnished property. Other issues might have been resolved by more contact with management locally: we found the house overheated for (an admittedly exceptional) summer, and would have welcomed more guidance on disposal of recycling (other than glass).

Past Customer,

Lovely house, great location. Couldn't have been more comfortable. We would highly recommend it as an Island retreat.

Past Customer,

Location

Situated on Lindisfarne - Holy Island, of the North Northumberland Coast, the island is accessible by vehicle twice a day dependent on the tides. Please consult the official Holy Island crossing times

There is something ethereal about being "stranded" on an island. The tide cuts the island off twice a day (see safe crossing times which vary with the tides), and when the tide recedes revealing the causeway, you can drive on and off the island and explore more of the County.

So when you are on the island you'll find quite a bit to do. The Priory, the small independent shops, the Lindisfarne Mead distillery, two pubs which both serve food, two cafes, a post office store, there are many walks around and across the island, and the area is a mecca for wildlife lovers, photographers and dark skies enthusiasts. Note the castle is currently closed for major renovations and is due to re-open April 2018, but stands proud at the end of the Castle Walk overlooking the sound between the island and the mainland at Ross Sands.