Lower Millkeepers

Bamburgh & Holy Island Area, Coastal

  • 4 Star

You can book this property from:

  • £483 per week
  • £69 per night
  • 4 Star
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 single Zip&Link beds


  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer


  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Shower


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Harbour 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.


The ground floor of this delightful cottage offering a spacious holiday retreat for 2 people, 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, which is a conversion of the grain stores associated with the mill itself and offers spacious holiday accommodation. A ground floor flexible bedroom allows for a choice of Super King doubles or Twin room with an adjacent shower room. The cottage is extremely well furnished and equipped with oak flooring to entrance hall, lounge, kitchen and dining area, the bedroom and halls are carpeted throughout, and bathroom has tiled floors. The property is underfloor heated, and has a log burning stove for added comfort. An ideal property for a couple's retreat, or friends holidaying together. Well behaved dogs welcomed.


  • 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 this low occupancy option accommodates 2 people.


  • 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, jigsaws

Bedroom & Shower Room

Use of:

  • Ground floor bedroom, can be made as a super king size double or twin
  • Ground floor Shower Room


  • 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, and jigsaws

Outside Facilities

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

What's Included

  • 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 - eco friendly products
  • Cleaning pack - multi-surface cleaner & cleaning cloths (all cleaning products eco-friendly)
  • Kitchen pack - washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, washing machine tablets, hob cleaner
  • Welcome folder including information on the house, its appliances, and a Good Pub guide, Dog friendly pub guide
  • Wi-Fi internet access

For the pet in your party:

  • K9 welcome pack - a few biscuits, chews and poo bags
  • K9 box - toys for your doggy companion, food bowl, lead, "tie out stake"
  • An outside tap, and cleaning off area, plus a towel to dry off before coming into the house
  • Details of doggy walks
  • Details of dog friendly pubs and miles of dog friendly beaches

Facilities for Children

Travel Cot High Chair

Bringing Your Dog on Holiday

Lower Millkeepers welcomes well behaved dogs (up to 2) @ £25 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.


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 - see what can be arranged on the main description tab)
  • 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.

The following items are available to hire if you are bringing your K9 friend - charges apply.

  • Dog duvet
  • Plastic dog bed
  • Dog crate medium
  • Dog crate large


Special Notes & Conditions

Special notes and Conditions:
• The remainder of the property will remain unoccupied with bedrooms unmade and heating turned off in the upper areas during your stay.
• Well behaved dogs are welcome @ £25 per pet per sweek or part thereof.
• Note this property is adjacent to the Waren Burn so pets should be supervised in this area at all times.


Lower Millkeepers is the low occupancy option of Millkeepers Cottage (at certain times of year) is nestled in the tiny hamlet of Spindlestone. 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 birdwatching habitat of Budle Bay.

Closest shopping:
Bamburgh 2.5miles - 2 village 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 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.