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April Cottage

Belford, Northumberland

There is a very special kind of ambience surrounding April Cottage. It has a glorious setting looking out towards the causeway and pristine sands of Lindisfarne.

April Cottage

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Overview

There is a very special kind of ambience surrounding April Cottage. It could be the glorious setting looking out towards the causeway and pristine sands of Lindisfarne, it could be the warmth and character of this immaculately restored period property, or perhaps the little touches and attention to detail that sets it apart. The combination is really quite enchanting.

A charming cottage with a view

The cottage offers accommodation for up to five guests and is perfectly positioned for exploring the beautiful coast and country of Northumberland. It has recently been sensitively renovated throughout to a very high standard and the result is a harmonious fusion of classic period detailing sprinkled with tasteful furnishings and cosy fabrics in keeping with its country cottage style. Modern comforts have not been compromised and guests can enjoy the benefits of luxurious bath and shower rooms, underfloor heating, a well-appointed kitchen in a stunning shaker style, free Wi-Fi and for children (or the young at heart!) a wonderful games room with pool table, table tennis table, table football and dartboard - certain to provide hours of entertainment. The owners are happy to arrange salmon fishing on the North Tyne, or stalking / pheasant shooting as available.

The charming sitting room comes complete with an impressive floor to ceiling fireplace with atmospheric wood burning stove and the three bedrooms (one single, one double, and one twin) are extremely well appointed with pretty furnishing detail and high quality hotel standard mattresses. The single bedroom and adjacent shower room on the ground floor of the cottage may suit mobility restricted guests.

The views from the property are breathtaking, overlooking the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and its picture perfect castle perched on a rocky outcrop. A short drive will allow you to cross the causeway to the island, or perhaps walk in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims and cross barefoot......or with your wellies on if you prefer!

20% discount available on week commencing 22nd June 2018.

Property details

Ground Floor

Sitting room with stone floor to ceiling fireplace with wood burning stove - logs supplied. Smart TV, portable DVD player, and a good selection of games and books.

Kitchen is well-equipped in shaker style, with solid oak worktops and Belfast sink, dishwasher, microwave, Smeg double oven, induction hob and retro fridge/freezer. Large farmhouse style table with plenty of seating. Open views over to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. A Miele washing machine and separate Miele dryer are provided in a cupboard off the hallway.

Bedroom three with single bed and views of the garden and countryside beyond.

Shower room with double shower and grab handle, basin and WC. 

First Floor

Bedroom two with cream metal twin beds and high quality hotel standard mattresses and original features.

Adjoining cloakroom with WC and basin. 

Bedroom one is the master bedroom with king size bed, dressing table and wardrobe, flat screen TV with Freeview. 

En-suite bathroom with bath, double head shower, bath and large traditional sink and towel rail. 

A further fold down bed can be provided on request - additional charges apply.

Outside

There are five steps from the kitchen to the rear garden with handrail. This leads into the enclosed garden with lawn and patio. A charcoal barbecue and outdoor furniture are provided. There are two small outbuildings and a wood store to the rear of the cottage and one of the outbuildings provides secure storage for bikes and other outdoor kit. 

A log cabin in the garden area provides a games room with pool table, table tennis table, table football and dartboard. Wi-Fi is available here.

Parking

There is private, off-road parking for two cars.

Children & Babies

Children and babies are very welcome. A travel cot and highchair are not available.

Dogs

Two dogs are welcome at April Cottage with a charge of £20 per dog. Additional dogs may be considered on request.

Guest Amenities

Bed linen, towels and guest toiletries are provided for all guests. A hairdryer is provided in the master bedroom. 

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is provided and is also available in the outdoor Games Room. Mobile coverage is good on most networks.

Heating

In addition to the wood burner, oil central heating is provided throughout with radiators in all rooms. There is underfloor heating in the kitchen, hall, shower room and en-suite bathroom. Logs are provided for the wood burner.

Location

The property benefits from easy access links, sitting just half-a-mile from the main A1 north/south route, and just 1 mile from the charming village of Belford where you will find a good range of local amenities including a small co-op supermarket, two pubs and a hotel bar and restaurant. The fabulous Sunnyhills Farm Shop sits just on the edge of the village and sells a wonderful range of fresh local produce in the Food Hall, or you can enjoy excellent coffee, home cooking and lovely cakes and pastries in the super cafe bistro. For more extensive shopping, the historic market towns of Berwick-upon-Tweed and Alnwick are just a short 15 minute drive away.

Activities

Children and families

Children and families

Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.

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Historic houses and castles

Historic houses and castles

With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Shopping, arts and crafts

Shopping, arts and crafts

We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.

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Spas and beauty treatments

Spas and beauty treatments

Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.

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Walking

Walking

From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!

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Fishing

Fishing

Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.

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Local food and drink

Local food and drink

Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.

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Museums, galleries and culture

Museums, galleries and culture

Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.

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Cycling & mountain biking

Cycling & mountain biking

Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.

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Gardens

Gardens

If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.

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Golf

Golf

There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.

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Services

Cooks and Chefs

Cooks and Chefs

Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.

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Babysitting and Nannies

Babysitting and Nannies

Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Reviews

"Our family group had an excellent stay at April Cottage, we were welcomed upon arrival by the owner who was very helpful in explaining all the facilities at the cottage which were excellent, all that was required for an enjoyable week was provided. The welcome pack was excellent, gratefully received and consumed in due course! In summary location and cottage were excellent we loved the views from the kitchen seating area of Holy Island/Budle Bay and the many recently born lambs playing in the adjacent field, would recommend April Cottage to any interested party and would have no hesitation to stay there again if we decide to visit that area again in the future."

Kerray family

"We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Northumberland and our stay in April Cottage. The owners were very welcoming - the cottage was lovely and cosy, very well equipped and the beds extremely comfortable! The cottage was perfectly placed to visit lots of different places. We found the service we received from Crabtree & Crabtree excellent. Any queries we had were answered very quickly and the team was friendly and helpful." 

Armstrong family

"We found the cottage truly delightful, clean, comfortable and warm. We had a thoroughly enjoyable week."

Sheil family

"The cottage was really lovely and very comfortable. We loved the log burner - and needed it due to the weather. The standard of fixtures, fittings and equipment was fabulous - the best we have ever had. We loved April Cottage. Thanks very much."

Bent family
Location Rural - 1 mile from Belford.
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome with a charge of £20 per dog. Additional dogs may be considered on request.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday during high season, with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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"Enjoying the glorious views of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne."
Angie, Crabtree & Crabtree
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