Burn Bank Cottage

Bamburgh & Holy Island Area, Coastal

  • 3 Star

You can book this property from:

  • £473 per week
  • £68 per night
  • 3 Star

Features

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 single beds

Appliances

  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer

Bathrooms

  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower

Special Features

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

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

Accessibility

  • On one level, no stairs
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Walk-in shower

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 7:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

Description

This carefully modernised single storey cottage, frequently used by the owners, is a cosy retreat in a rural setting, yet only a short drive from the coast at Bamburgh with its magnificent castle and beach, or the historic Holy Island, just a few miles north.

Situated on the edge of a working farm just outside the old coaching village of Belford, Burn Bank Cottage is well placed for enjoying the delights of the local wildlife - around the farm deer and fox are often to be seen and from the cottage you can sometimes even spot red squirrels. The tranquil area is also a joy for bird-watchers with curlews, amongst others, frequently to be seen. From the doorstep there are lovely walks to be enjoyed, perhaps with your dog, along the open lanes or the footpath beside the stream up onto the moor behind. Back at the cottage the spectacular conservatory affords extensive countryside views behind the cottage, or cosy up to the traditional wood-burner in the sitting room.

Belford, less than two miles away, has a choice of pubs, hotel, newsagent, mini supermarket and craft shop with small gallery. Only a ten minute drive away is the small village of Chatton with an art gallery, post office/shop and a local pub, the Percy Arms. Why not call in on the way home from a day trip seeing Chillingham Castle, the Cup and Ring Marked Stones on Chatton Park Hill and the Wild Chillingham Cattle - all of which are only a short drive away from Burn Bank Cottage.

Entrance

Steps up at the front of the cottage lead into a small porch with coat hanging and shoe storage with an inner door into the main building

Kitchen

Well furnished galley kitchen has

  • Electric cooker
  • Ceramic hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Separate freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Ample storage
  • Tiled floor

Dining Area

Situated in the Conservatory - a lovely bright sunny room with views across open fields and double doors to a small paved patio area

Lounge / Conservatory

A generous sized sitting room with

  • Log-burning stove set into a stone fireplace
  • Stripped pine furniture, sofa and chairs
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Wi-Fi
  • The sitting room leads through to a spacious airy dining room/conservatory with panoramic views over the fields to the west
  • There are French doors which lead down to the small patio area and enclosed grassed garden

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Two ground floor bedrooms -

  • 1 with a king size bed and en-suite shower room with large shower, WC, wash hand basin, fan heater and shaver point
  • The 2nd bedroom is a twin room
  • Family bathroom with shower over the bath, WC and WHB, fan heater, heated towel rail and shaver point

Entertainment

  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Wi-fi
  • Selection of books and games

Outside Facilities

  • Patio and grassed garden to the rear overlooking open countryside
  • Side grassed area with wooden shed for leisure/cycle storage
  • Ample parking for two cars

 

Welcome tray (incl. intro supply of tea, sugar, wine, sweet treat and some toiletries)

  • LPG Central heating included
  • Starter fuel for wood burner included
  • Electricity included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and Ironing board
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Cleaning materials
    • Washing up liquid
    • J cloth
    • Sponge scourer
    • Multi surface cleaner
    • Starter quantities of dishwasher tablets and washing machine tablets/powder
    • Tea-towel
    • Kitchen hand towel
    • Liquid hand soap in Kitchen and bathrooms
  • Parking for 2 cars

Facilities for Children

Whilst children are welcome at Burn Bank please note that no special facilities are provided

No cot, high chair or fireguard are supplied

Bringing Your Dog on Holiday

Burn Bank welcomes well behaved dogs. Up to 2 @ £25.00 each per week or part thereof.

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.

 

Notes and Conditions
• The cottage is served by spring water
• Although children are welcome, regret cot, high chair and fireguard are not available
• Well behaved dogs welcome (up to 2) @ £25.00 per dog per week or part thereof

Accessibility

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Pre-Arrival
Give the name and distance of the nearest railway station. Alnmouth - 15 miles, Berwick upon Tweed - 20 miles
State whether an accessible taxi service is available. Nearest taxi firm is in Belford - 1.5 miles away Give information about bus services - Newcastle to Berwick 501/505 will stop for passengers on the A1, which is 1 1⁄2 mile from property.
Do you offer a collection service? No
Describe the streets in the area surrounding the property - Gravel
State whether you have information about local services for disabled people e.g. equipment hire, wheelchair repairs, and Shop mobility - No
State if you can arrange for shopping to be delivered - Most large supermarkets will deliver to this area.

Parking
State whether parking is available on site or nearby and give the number of spaces available and distance to the property entrance - Space for 3 cars directly outside the property.
Describe the type of surface from the car park to the main entrance - Gravel and 2 steps.
Describe any lighting in the car parking area and en-route from the car park to the property entrance - Outside lighting at property.

Entrance to Property
How many steps, if any, to the entrance and is there a handrail? One step and no handrail.
Is a ramp available at the entrance? No
What is the clear door opening width? 750mm.
Describe how well lit the area is and what type of lighting is provided - Ceiling light.
Describe the floor surface - Surface tiles and thin mat

Hall & passageway
Describe how well lit the area is and what type of lighting is provided - Evenly lit with ceiling lights. How wide are the passageways? Doorway to passage is 750mm.
Describe the floor surfaces – Vinyl tiles and thin mat.
Describe the steps - 1 step in hall.

Sitting Room/Lounge
How is this space accessed and are there any steps -  2 entrances, 1 from kitchen with step up, 2 from upper hall, no step but step in hall
What is the clear door opening width, taking into account any obstacles? 750mm.
Describe the layout within the sitting room/lounge - Level floor with 1 settee, 2 recliner chairs, bookcase, low chest, high chest. On request furniture can be moved to make a larger space.
Is the furniture moveable? Yes.
Where there are TVs are subtitles/audio description available? Yes.
Describe how well lit the area is and what type of lighting is provided - Well and evenly lit with one ceiling light, 1 table lamp & 2 floor lamps.
Describe the floor surface - Carpet and fireside rug.

Dining Room/Orangery

Describe where the dining room is situated and how you access it i.e. is there level access ramp(s) or step(s). If steps, how many? Low raised frame of patio doors.
What is the clear door opening width, taking in account any obstacles? Both doors open 1.6m
Is there space around the table for a wheelchair? Yes.
State the clear height underneath the dining table - 76cm.
What type of seating is there? 4 chairs without arms, 2 with arms around the dining table. There is also 1 recliner & 1 cane chair.
Describe how well lit the area is and what type of lighting is provided - Well lit, with dimmable switches.
Describe the floor surface - Carpet.

Kitchen
Describe where the kitchen is situated and how you access it - Level access, first room off passageway with step into sitting room
What is the clear door opening width? 750mm.
State the height of the oven, hob and microwave - 900mm.
How high is the work surface/food preparation area? 900mm.
State the height of the highest shelf and lowest drawer of fridge/freezer. Integrated fridge with ice box, separate freezer.
State the height of wall cupboards containing crockery, glasses etc. - Bottom shelf wall unit, 1400mm.
Describe the sink taps - Mixer level taps.
List any aids that can assist people – Cordless kettle.
Describe how well lit the kitchen is and what type of lighting is provided - Well lit, ceiling spot lights. Describe the floor surface – Vinyl tile.

Bedrooms
Do you have any ground floor bedrooms? Yes - 2.
What is the clear door opening width, taking in account any obstacles? 750mm.
Can furniture be moved around or removed? Yes.
What bed combinations are there – 1 king, 1 twin.
How wide is the space next to the bed (s)? The space is not wide however on request, beds can be moved to allow more access to 1 side.
Describe how well lit the bedroom is and what type of lighting is provided; Well and evenly lit, ceiling light and 2 bedside lamps.
Describe wardrobe and storage space e.g. can rails be adjusted? Wardrobes and drawers are available. Rails cannot be adjusted.
Describe the floor surface(s) - Medium pile carpet.
Give details of any non-allergenic bedding that can be provided - All bedding non-allergenic.

Bathroom
Is there level access from the bedroom to the en-suite or shared facilities i.e. no steps? 1 step down.
What is the clear door opening width? 750mm.
Describe the shower - is it separate or over the bath? Level entry with no raised lip? Main bathroom, shower over bath. Shower only in en suite.
What is the height of the WC from floor to seat? 400mm.
What is the height of the washbasin? 830mm with pedestal
What types of taps are on the washbasin and bath? Separate taps in main bathroom, mixer in en-suite.
How well lit is the room? Well lit, ceiling light and fluorescent tube shaving light.
Describe the floor surface – Vinyl tiles.

Garden
Describe the garden area that guests have access to - Patio and lawn.
Give details of access to the garden - 1 step from French doors to patio and undulating lawn. Can be accessed via side get with no steps.
Give details of what seating is available - Picnic bench to the rear.
Describe the surface of the footpaths Gravel.

Additional Information
Are dogs welcome? Dogs are allowed and the garden is enclosed.
Is there WiFi? Yes.

Reviews

comfortable, clean, convenient for walking with dogs

Archibald S,

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this cottage. It is in such a beautiful spot with great views all around and you instantly feel relaxed when you arrive. It is very spacious and tastefully furnished and you have everything you need. Great too to be able to avail of all the maps of the area and walking guides - very useful! Lovely walks from the doorstep too. Northumberland is so beautiful and we hope to return again soon to explore more.

Mrs Joy M,

A very comfortable well equipped cottage. A lovely area and within easy reach of the coast.

Mrs Sheila J,

Once again we are back at Burn Bank. It's just as cosy and comfortable as ever. Walks around the cottage brilliant just the place to chill out

Past Customer,

Location

This single storey cottage is a cosy retreat in a rural setting on the outskirts of Belford, yet only a short drive from the coast at Bamburgh with its magnificent castle and beach, or the historic Holy Island, just a few miles north.

Belford, less than two miles away, has a choice of pubs, hotel, newsagent, mini supermarket and craft shop with small gallery. Only a ten minute drive away is the small village of Chatton with an art gallery, post office/shop and a local pub, the Percy Arms. Why not call in on the way home from a day trip seeing Chillingham Castle, the Cup and Ring Marked Stones on Chatton Park Hill and the Wild Chillingham Cattle - all of which are only a short drive away from Burn Bank Cottage.

Travel and Access information:

Trains:

  • Alnmouth for Alnwick station is approx 25 miles south - a mainline station on the North East Coastal line with regular stops from London to Edinburgh
  • Berwick upon Tweed approx 10 miles north - a mainline station on the North East Coastal line with regular stops from London to Edinburgh

Bus:

  • Buses run by Arriva and Travelsure the X15 and the X18 services run north and south along the coast from Berwick to Newcastle

Airport:

  • Newcastle International is approx 50 miles south,
  • Edinburgh Airport is approx 90 miles north
  • Both airports have daily internal flights from a number of UK locations, and international flights on a regular basis.
  • Car hire is available from both airports.

Cycling:

  • Sustrans Coast and Castles Route 1 and is a popular stopping point.

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