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Millkeeper's Cottage
Bamburgh & Surrounds

A delightful Northumberland holiday cottage designed with family-friendly holidays in mind, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, child & dog friendly. A mile from the sea & 2.5 miles from Bamburgh. Log Burner, Wi-fi, flexible bed set up. Great location, parking.

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  • Gr. Floor bedrooms
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    1 / 2
  • Pets (Max Pets)
    Yes (2)
  • Parking (Max Cars)
    Yes (5)
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  • Fire/Logburner
  • Wi-Fi
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    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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Raised Decked area
    • Tables and chairs for alfresco dining
    • Barbecue
    • Driveway
    • Log store
    • Parking for 5 cars
    • 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
    • Grocery shop or k9 food shop - charges apply
    • Golf tee times, Farne Island Cruises and other leisure activities please just ask. - charges may apply
    • Special Occasion /celebrations - Party pack; Honeymoon package, in-house catering, summer barbecue packs, Ladies (or Mens!) Pamper sessions - charges apply
    • Catering can be arranged
    • 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

    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 - 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.

    View and/or download the Stay Northumbria’s

    Northumberland Dog Friendly Pub Guide

    Special notes and Conditions:
    • Millkeeper's Cottage accepts short breaks : usually Friday to Monday and Monday to Friday - 1-3 nights @ 75% of weekly rate, 4 & 5 nights @ 80% of weekly rate.

    • Well behaved pets welcomed by arrangement £25.00 per pet per week or part thereof.
    • This property requires a £150 Good Housekeeping Bond to be lodged for the duration of your stay. See our terms and conditions.

    • Note this property is adjacent to the Waren Burn so children and pets should be supervised in this area at all times.

    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.

    "A fabulous surprise for my 40th Birthday. We have had a brilliant time celebrating. The house is amazing and the beds were so comfy. Hopefully we'll be back. "

    The Robsons - Jan 2018

    "This was the first time all the family ahs been away for Christmas. We couldn't have wished for a better place to stay! Brilliant accommodation, lovely beds! Very well equipped kitchen, managed very well cooking our XMas dinner. Lovely location with lots to see and do, especially the beaches! Very helpful owner who provided somewhere for Santa to drop the presents off and a Christmas Tree. We've all had a great time and are sad to be leaving! "

    The Raw Family - Dec 2017

    "Fab-u-lous! Everything has been thought of. Location excellent, comfortable, warm and inviting. Snow topped it all. Kids had a great time, and so did the adults! "

    The Arrowsmiths and Co. - Dec 2017

    "Had a great time, cottage lovely and comfortable - especially the beds! Hope to return for another family get together. "

    The Grants and Family - Nov 2017

    "Away as a family for a 60th Birthday. House is excellent everything like Home from Home. Scenery and everything was amazing! Will be back! "

    The Wake Family - Nov 2017

    "Thanks for a cosy, comfortable stay. The house is lovely and there is plenty space for a large family - indoors and out! We'll be back in the summer to try the BBQ. "

    Jensen Family - Nov 2017

    "We have thoroughly enjoyed our girly weekend away celebrating our special friends 50th Birthday! Had a lovely time exploring the area and appreciate the help from next door! "

    The Amble Girls - Nov 2017

    "Had a lovely weekend. Weather been fabulous for getting out and about. "

    Duff and Co. - Nov 2017

    "A lovely house for a large party. The area is so beautiful! "

    Bowman and Griffith's - Oct 2017

    "Wonderful setting, easy access to gorgeous beaches and views! "

    Friday Night Club - Sheffield - Oct 2017

    "Wonderful, peaceful place with great coastal walks. "

    Newcastle Quaker Walking Group - Oct 2017

    "We love this place! Here for a family wedding - our son got married on Bamburgh beach! "

    Haywards and Wrights - Jul 2017

    "Fabulous beach holiday with our families. We will be back! "

    Mudd and Shaw's - Jul 2017

    "Great location and comfortable accommodation. A lovely space for a family get together. Barter Books is a must! "

    Dixons and Robinsons - Jun 2017

    "We all had a great time here. Highly recommend the Joiners Arms! "

    McCutcheon Family - Jun 2017

    "Returned 3 years on. Great accommodation, lovely area. May well be back again! "

    Sharland and Co. - May 2017

    "Gorgeous cottage in a beautiful location. All the rooms are so lovely! "

    Geoffrey and Co. - Apr 2017

    "We have enjoyed a wonderful week in Northumberland. Beautiful beaches and stunning castles. Enjoyed an Easter Egg Hunt at Cragside. Thank you for comfortable accommodation. "

    The Lomax Family - Apr 2017

    "Lovely place. Bullfinches, red squirrels, oyster catchers and a red phone box! Great walks in the area. Berwick, Alnwick and Bamburgh worth a visit. "

    Sarah and Co. - Mar 2017

    "Wonderful place to celebrate a family birthday. The house is so comfortable and cosy. Bamburgh is as majestic as ever. Great walking area. Many thanks. "

    Chandler Family - Mar 2017

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