Sitting in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with dream views towards the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, this pretty Northumbrian cottage sits in a captivating spot where you can enjoy windswept beach walks and laid-back evenings watching the changing colours of the blush-pink sunset sprawl across the horizon.
Let the adventure begin on this glorious stretch of the Northumberland coast
Charmingly named Bee Cottage, the setting here at Beal was reputed to be the site where honey was harvested by the monks of Lindisfarne to make fortified wine - better known today as Lindisfarne Mead. To enjoy a drop of this amber nectar, the road from the cottage rolls down to the causeway which leads onto this captivating island when daily tide times allow.
With its composition of characterful Northumbrian stone and red pantile roof, this ground floor property is a very lovely blend of coastal cottage detailing and comfort, a particular feature being the fantastic coastal views from the dual aspect windows of the sitting room and the second bedroom. The sitting room benefits from a wood burner when the temperature starts to drop, and a single door leads directly onto the enclosed rear garden and patio.
The kitchen is well equipped for holiday living, while the two bedrooms are comfortably appointed with crisp linen, including a spacious master bedroom and a double room with twin beds. A large shower room completes the picture. Step outdoors, and an enclosed lawned garden wraps around the cottage and is a perfect spot for drinking in those coastal views while searing some freshly caught seafood on the barbecue.
When cooking seems like too much of an effort, you can drift across the road to The Barn at Beal which benefits from an excellent restaurant and bothy bar serving breakfasts, lunch and dinner, during seasonal opening, while walking and cycling trails are right on the doorstep - think picturesque scenery and pretty coastal villages.
Access into hallway.
Sitting room with two-seater sofa, two armchairs, wood burner (logs supplied), Smart TV, DVD player. Dual aspect windows with views towards Holy Island. Door to the rear patio and garden.
Kitchen with ceramic hob, electric oven and grill, 3/4 dishwasher, integrated fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer. Dining table to seat up to four guests.
Bedroom one with 5'2" king size bed, side tables, chest of drawers, dressing table, wardrobe with hanging space.
Family bathroom with large walk-in shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with 3' twin beds, side table, dressing table, wardrobe.
Enclosed lawned garden to the rear with patio area which enjoys wonderful views towards the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. This has outdoor furniture and a charcoal barbecue (charcoal not supplied).
At the cottage access, there is a lockable shed which can be used for the storage of bikes and outdoor gear.
There is parking available for two cars directly in front of the cottage.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are provided on request.
Regrettably, dogs are not permitted at Bee Cottage.
Hand soaps, shampoo and body wash provided, along with linen and towels. Hairdryers are supplied. The bedding consists of hypoallergenic feather duvets and pillows.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Fibre broadband is provided. Mobile reception is generally good.
Electric heating throughout which is thermostatically controlled. Wood burner in the sitting room - logs provided.
Bee Cottage sits in a small hamlet of farm properties and is directly opposite the popular Barn at Beal for lunches and dining. From the patio garden, there is a cottage directly to the left but this bounds onto the gable end and is not overlooked.
The road outside Bee Cottage leads onto Holy Island which can get busy during island crossing times.
The cottage sits next to many close visitor attractions with local services nearby, including The Barn at Beal for lingering lunches savouring the catch-of-the-day or informal dining and a craft beer at The Bothy bar (please check seasonal opening times).
You can get ‘corner shop’ provisions from the Londis Lindisfarne Service Station on the A1 (1 mile), or 7 miles will take you to the village of Belford which offers a range of local amenities including the Sunnyhills Farm Shop which sells fabulous local produce as well as serving excellent coffee and tasty food. Food fans will be delighted by the wealth of local goodies on offer here including Doddington Dairy ice cream, Northumberland cheeses, Lindisfarne Oysters, Chainbridge Honey, and Craster Kippers to name but a few.
More extensive amenities can be found in the Elizabethan walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed (9 miles) which has a mix of high street and independent shopping, as well as two large supermarkets, a Marks & Spencers food outlet and a good selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants.
The town of Berwick-upon-Tweed is also served by the main East Coast rail line with regular services to Edinburgh and Newcastle for a city day out.
The whole area is bursting with things to do, dotted by a trail of castles and fortifications interspersed with pretty seaside villages all the way up and down the coast.
Sitting in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the Lindisfarne Nature Reserve, nature lovers, birdwatchers and photographers will be captivated by the vast variety of wildlife and birdlife right on the doorstep. This is a spectacular stretch for migrant and wading birds, and in the evening, you can wrap up and head outside to experience big sky views and some amazing sunsets.
For walking and relaxation, the beaches on this stretch of Northumberland coastline are an absolute delight. Cross the causeway to the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne to trace the legend of St. Cuthbert, often described as ‘The Jewel of the Northumberland Coast’. It is an overwhelmingly mystical place, home to the evocative remains of a ruined eleventh-century priory, a beautifully restored castle and the infamous Lindisfarne Mead.
Nearby Cheswick and Goswick offer vast, deserted stretches of golden sands where you can wander to your heart's content, or head to Bamburgh (12 miles) with its glorious curves of white sandy beach backed by the dramatic outline of Bamburgh Castle as the stunning backdrop.
For cycling, this area has plenty to offer with an abundance of trails and waymarked routes suitable for all ages and abilities from family routes, leisure routes, and mountain biking trails with everything from easy coastal stretches to high energy treks along the course of the Sandstone Way.
Take a boat trip from Seahouses to the outstanding Farne Islands nature reserve and seabird sanctuary; head to Craster to sample their legendary oak smoked kippers; or head inland to experience the medieval splendour of Alnwick Castle with its fantastic child-friendly activity programme inspired by the wizardly magic and broomstick antics of Harry Potter.
Walk the outstanding Elizabethan walls of the Old Town in Berwick-upon-Tweed taking in ancient bastions, watchtowers and gun batteries whilst enjoying stunning views of the coast and Tweed estuary, before stopping off for a tasty bag of fish and chips.
For a city day out, Berwick Station offers an easy day trip to the magnificent sights of Edinburgh, just 45 minutes journey by train.
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Cycling & mountain biking
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Babysitting and nannies
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- Sorry, dogs are not permitted.
- Typical arrival day: Friday with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"We never tire of waking-up to the wonderful panoramic views over to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne."Jackie and David, owners of Bee Cottage