Burn Bank Cottage

Bamburgh & Holy Island Area, Coastal

  • 3 Star

You can book this property from:

  • £434 per week
  • £62 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: 15:00
  • Check out: 10:00

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

Access Statement
Burn Bank Cottage
Belford Mains
Belford
NE70 7QN
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 - accessibility, frequency, distance of
bus stop from property, route no.
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
Give details of local stores where shopping can be ordered in advance or
state if you can arrange for shopping to be delivered.
Asda and Tesco will deliver
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 on road outside
house.
Describe the type of surface from the car park to the main entrance e.g.
level/stepped, firm/uneven, tarmac/gravel.
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.
Describe any ramp available at the entrance. No ramp.
What is the clear door opening width? (Please take into account any obstacles that may reduce the size of the opening.)
750mm.
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Access Statement
Burn Bank Cottage
Belford Mains
Belford
NE70 7QN
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? Minimum width for wheelchairs/Zimmer
frame/pushchair is 750mm x 800mm preferred.
Doorway to passage is 750mm.
Describe the floor surfaces. Surface tiles and thin mat.
Describe the steps 1 step in hall.
Sitting Room/Lounge
Describe where the sitting room is situated and how you access it i.e. is
there level access, ramps(s) or step(s). If steps, how many?
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. Is it level or are there
steps? Are there large spaces between furniture, what type of seating and
tables are there e.g. high/low tables, couches, and easy chairs?
Level floor with 1 settee, 2 recliner
chairs, book case, 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.
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.
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Westfield Farmhouse, Seahouses, Northumberland NE68 7UR
Telephone: 01665 721380 Email:stay@staynorthumbria.co.uk www.StayNorthumbria.co.uk
Access Statement
Burn Bank Cottage
Belford Mains
Belford
NE70 7QN
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? e.g. upright chairs with/without arms. 4 without arms, 2 with arms.
1 recliner & 1 cane chair.
Describe how well lit the area is and what type of lighting is provided. Well lit, dimmable.
Describe the floor surface. Carpet.
Kitchen
Describe where the kitchen is situated and how you access it i.e. is there
level access ramp(s) or step(s). If steps, how many?
Level access, first room off
passageway with step into sitting
room
What is the clear door opening width, taking into account any obstacles? 750mm.
State the height of the oven, hob and microwave. Does the oven have a
drop down or side-opening door?
Free standing cooker with internal
grill and side opening door.
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. Can
these be moved to lower level cupboards on request?
Bottom shelf wall unit 1400mm.
On request items can be placed in
base units.
Describe the sink taps e.g. single mixer lever tap. Mixer level taps.
List any aids that can assist people e.g. cordless kettle. Cordless kettle revolving 360o.
Describe how well lit the kitchen is and what type of lighting is provided. Well lit, ceiling spot lights.
Describe the floor surface. Tile.
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Westfield Farmhouse, Seahouses, Northumberland NE68 7UR
Telephone: 01665 721380 Email:stay@staynorthumbria.co.uk www.StayNorthumbria.co.uk
Access Statement
Burn Bank Cottage
Belford Mains
Belford
NE70 7QN
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 e.g. twin, double, zip-linked? 1 king, 1 twin.
How wide is the space next to the bed (s)? (For wheelchair user to transfer
onto bed.
On request beds can be moved to
allow more access to 1 side.
What is the height of the bed(s) to the top of the mattress? What is the
height of the clear space under the bed (if any)?
Height varies from 52-56cmm.
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) e.g. tile/wood/rugs/carpet (thick/short pile). Medium pile carpet.
Give details of any non-allergenic bedding that can be provided. All bedding non-allergenic.
Are subtitles/audio descriptions available on televisions with instructions
available on how to use it?
N/A
List any other accessible equipment you may have e.g. vibrating alarm clock. N/A
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, taking in account any obstacles? 750mm.
Describe the shower - is it separate or over the bath? Level entry with no
raised lip?
Main bathroom, 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? Is there clear space underneath the
sink i.e. no pedestal?
830mm with pedestal.
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Westfield Farmhouse, Seahouses, Northumberland NE68 7UR
Telephone: 01665 721380 Email:stay@staynorthumbria.co.uk www.StayNorthumbria.co.uk
Access Statement
Burn Bank Cottage
Belford Mains
Belford
NE70 7QN
What types of taps are on the washbasin and bath? e.g. lever. Separate taps in main bathroom,
mixer in en suite.
Give details of what support/grab rails are fitted. N/A
How well lit is the room? Describe the type of lighting used. Well lit, ceiling light and fluorescent
tube shaving light.
Describe the colour contrast of the floor, walls, doorways and towels. What
is the colour scheme for these?
Lino in en suite.
Tile floor, cream walls and coloured
towels (vary with bedlinen).
Describe the floor surface. Tile.
Garden
Describe the garden area that guests have access to e.g. patio and lawn. Patio and lawn.
State whether these areas are flat/undulating, stepped (details) etc. Give
details of what seating is available.
1 step from French doors to patio
and undulating lawn.
Can be accessed by side gate with
no steps.
What is the width of footpaths? N/A
Describe the surface of the footpaths e.g. level/firm/uneven/is gravel used? Gravel.
Additional Information
State if you welcome assistance dogs. What facilities are offered to assistance dogs e.g. run area, water bowls?
Dogs allowed, fenced area.
What internet access is available? Is this charged for or is it free? Mobile
phone reception?
Free WIFI available.

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,

Excellent cottage lovely location. Well laid out , the conservatory on the has a lovely view. And the multi fuel stove keeps you lovely and warm.

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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