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A substantial, impeccably renovated family home on the Northumberland coast, close to the mysterious Holy Island of Lindisfarne
A cinema room, a games room, a bar and a big garden all await at this handsomely-renovated farmhouse — meaning boredom most certainly does not!
When gathering at Brockmill Farmhouse for a coastal escape, large parties of families or friends will also find luxury, amenities aplenty, style and space, so much space.
Once serving as the mill farm for the now ruined Haggerston Castle, this 18th-century house has recently undergone extensive renovation. Taking great care to retain the original character of this handsome home, original features including sash windows with snug-fitting wooden shutters, high ceilings and large stone inglenook fireplaces have been meticulously restored and now sit alongside upmarket furnishings, and stylish paintwork. Homely and grand they strike the perfect – and hard to achieve – balance between cosy, contemporary and traditional.
The numerous areas in which guests may gather or — and we’re thinking of space-loving teenagers here — segregate have also undergone extensive renovation. That includes a devoted cinema room, fitted with blackout blinds, a 75-inch, surround-sound Smart TV and even LED ceiling lights; a bar area where you can clink cocktails on stool chairs; and a games room whose full-size snooker table, console-supporting TV, foosball and dartboard options all vie for attention.
Also on the ground floor is a large dining kitchen (seating 14), featuring numerous appliances – such as a rangemaster electric cooker, American-style fridge-freezer, built-in wine cooler and Nespresso machine – where family and friends will no doubt congregate to rustle up something for supper over a bottle of wine. Though you may prefer to enjoy your evening aperitif in the large, light-filled sitting room, where bi-fold doors open out onto the garden. Completing the ground floor, there’s a warm utility room where dogs can sleep and a cosy, stove-heated snug for reading or card-playing.
You’ll find all of the bedrooms upstairs. A dozen steep steps lead from the sitting room to two super-king-sized chambers that can also feature twin single beds on request; these share a lovely family shower room. Another, shallower staircase connects the entrance hall to a pair of characterful super-king rooms (one with en-suite shower room) which can each have a child’s daybed added on request, a two-bunk room and a big bathroom whose slipper tub allows for sumptuous soaks. Accessed via low-ceilinged steps and featuring two super-king or twin bedrooms, the second floor suits adults or teens keen on some seclusion. In total, 14 adults and two additional children can be accommodated.
Brockmill Farmhouse is just as impressive on the outside, with its large, south-facing lawn garden offering giant chess, giant Jenga and croquet. There’s also a pretty patio, edged with rose bushes around two large tables and a barbecue, which is a lovely spot for al-fresco dining on sunny days.
The Garden is enclosed whenever the farm gate and iron driveway gate are shut. And while occasional cars may pass by, bound for the neighbouring cottages and farm or a five-pitch caravan site, you should expect ample doses of rural quiet amid this picturesque coastal corner. As such, it’s worth keeping your eyes peeled for passing deer, hares or barn owls in the surrounding fields.
With Holy Island and its transient causeway on the doorstep, it’s a short five-minute drive or 35-minute walk across to Lindisfarne, although you’ll need to pay attention to the ever-changing tides. Also close by is the excellent Barn at Beal restaurant, while Cheswick Sands beach and bewitching Bamburgh Castle are less than ten miles away.
Entrance from front garden into front porch and entrance hallway.
Kitchen with Rangemaster electric cooker with three ovens and grill, six-ring electric ceramic hob, double Belfast sink with mixer tap and pressure spray tap feature. Full size American-style fridge freezer with ice maker, integrated dishwasher, built-in wine cooler, microwave, Nespresso machine with initial supply of pods provided. Dining area with large extendable table seating 14 guests plus three additional chairs for children, decorative fireplace and large Smart TV.
Cloakroom with WC.
Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, double Belfast sink with spray tap, bench seating and ample storage space. Door leading to the rear porch with access out to the gravel courtyard.
Snug with large, south-facing sash windows overlooking the patio garden, wood-burning stove set in an impressive stone inglenook fireplace (initial supply of logs provided), three-seater sofa, armchair, side tables and playing cards table.
Sitting room with two four-seater sofas, 55 inch Smart TV, side tables, antique dresser and wood-burning stove set in large stone inglenook fireplace (initial supply of logs provided). Large bi-fold doors lead out to patio area.
Cinema room with long, curved feature sofa seating eight guests with two end seats reclining and one lounger chair, 75 inch Smart TV with surround sound system, blackout blinds and doors and coloured LED cinema ceiling and lamps for full cinema experience. Small porch leading to rear gravelled courtyard area and games room.
Bar with high table and bar stool chairs for six guests, second bar with an additional two bar stool chairs, integrated fridge with freezer compartment, built-in wine cooler and integrated slimline dishwasher, large sink with mixer tap. French doors leading out to patio and lawn garden.
First floor - accessed via main staircase in entrance hall
Bedroom one with fixed super king bed, bedside tables, dressing table with mirror above and chair, bench seat at the foot of the bed, tall chest of drawers, full-length mirror, decorative feature fireplace, large south-facing sash window with original shutters overlooking the garden. A day bed for one child can be provided on request.
Bedroom two with fixed super king bed, bedside tables, dressing table with mirror above and stool, bench seat at the foot of the bed, armchair, large double wardrobe with shelf storage, full-length mirror, decorative feature fireplace, large south-facing sash window with original shutters overlooking the garden. A day bed for one child can be provided on request.
En suite shower room with rainfall shower head and additional attachment, WC, heated towel rail and basin with illuminated mirror and cupboard storage.
Bedroom three with full-length bunk bed (3/4 size double on bottom and 3' single bed on top) sleeping a maximum of two adults or two children, drawer storage beneath the bed, hanging rail, decorative fireplace and north-facing sash window with original shutters.
Family bathroom with large slipper bath with hand-held shower attachment, large walk-in shower with rainfall shower head and additional attachment, heated towel rail, WC, basin, illuminated mirror with Bluetooth connectivity, cupboard storage and window seat.
Staircase with a further 17 steps and reduced ceiling height when reaching second floor.
Bedroom four with zip and link beds which can be configured to a 6’ super king or 3’ twin, bedside tables, hanging rail, dressing table with stool, full-length mirror, Velux window, sloped ceiling and exposed wood beams.
Bedroom five with with zip and link beds which can be configured to a 6’ super king or 3’ twin, bedside tables, hanging rail, full-length mirror, chest of drawers with mirror, two Velux windows and sloped ceiling.
Family shower room with feature Cloudburst shower head and additional attachment, heated towel rail, Velux window, WC and basin with illuminated mirror. and cupboard storage.
First floor - accessed via staircase in sitting room
Staircase is steep with 12 steps.
Landing with full-length mirror.
Family bathroom with large shower with rainfall showerhead and additional attachment, full-length heated towel rail, WC and basin with illuminated mirror above and cupboard storage below.
Bedroom six with zip and link beds which can be configured to a 6’ super king or 3’ twin, bedside tables, chest of drawers with mirror, high ceiling with exposed beams and large south-facing windows with original shutters.
Bedroom seven with zip and link beds which can be configured to a 6’ super king or 3’ twin, bedside tables, chest of drawers, wall mirror, high ceiling with exposed beams and north-facing window with original shutters.
Please note - The travel cot and day bed cannot be set up in bedrooms six and seven.
The games room is located at the back of the house, accessed via the porch leading from the cinema room and contains a full-size snooker table with suspended pendant lights above, 3-way games table with foosball, mini pool and air hockey, dart board, games table and a piano. There is a 55 inch TV (not Smart TV) where you are welcome to connect your own game consoles. The games room has a four-seater sofa and a lounge chair. Bi-fold doors lead out to the gravel patio area.
Please note, although the games room is attached to the main house, there is no internal access.
There is an external cloakroom with WC by the games room.
Pretty patio area with rose bushes and shrubbery, dining table with seating for six guests in the front patio and a second dining table with seating for eight guests towards the lawn area. Lawn games including giant chessboard, giant Jenga and croquet.
A Weber Master-touch charcoal barbecue is available for guest use (charcoal not provided).
The garden is enclosed when the gates are closed. The gravel area to the rear where the games room is located is also enclosed when the gates are closed.
There is space for six cars on the driveway and in front of the property.
ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING
For safety reasons, we do not permit electric vehicle or hybrid car charging at this property. If you’re travelling by EV, discover your nearest electric vehicle charging point here.
Babies & Children
One travel cot and two highchairs are available on request. Four pressure-fit stairgates can be provided on request.
Please note - The travel cot and day bed cannot be set up in bedrooms six and seven.
Two dogs are welcome with a charge of £20 per dog. Dogs must be kept to the ground floor and are not allowed on the furniture or in the bedrooms. We ask that dogs sleep in the utility room and porch area, a warm space with hard flooring.
Bed linen, towels and ultra-fine, hypoallergenic microfibre duvets and pillows are provided. Notes of Northumberland guest toiletries are provided. There is a hairdryer in each bedroom.
The house it fitted with emergency lighting for additional safety on the staircases throughout.
Wi-Fi & Mobile coverage
Superfast Fibre broadband is available throughout the house and there is good 4G signal.
Central heating throughout the house which is thermostatically controlled with five different zones through the house. Wood burning stoves in the snug and sitting room with initial supply of logs provided. Additional bags of logs are available to purchase - more information is provided in the property. The fireplaces in the kitchen and bedrooms are decorative only.
Brockmill Farmhouse is detached and not overlooked.
The country road leading up to the house is only used for Brockmill Farmhouse and the neighbouring cottages and farm, and the caravan site further up the road. There may be cars passing by the driveway and farm vehicles may also pass by please take extra care on the road particularly during harvest time. We ask that you do not access any fields with livestock in them.
Brockmill Farmhouse sits in Northumberland's Coastal AONB, 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.
A 11 minute drive will take you to The Black Bull Inn at Lowick, a warm and welcoming pub with restaurant, which offers scrumptious evening dining and Sunday lunch.
The charming Ford & Etal Estate is 11 miles away and has a range of delightful tearooms and small independent shops, as well as The Black Bull pub where you can enjoy a filling pub lunch with a refreshing ale, brewed just 2 minutes up the road on the estate.
More extensive amenities can be found in the Elizabethan walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed (6 miles). Head to Bridge Street in the town, where a thriving street full of small independent names and quirky shops can be found. From an eco-friendly retail shop and wool studio to a music shop and gallery, there is something for everyone on this community lead street. Popular deli The Mule on Rouge will delight the foodie amongst you, along with Atelier and Mavi Turskish Restaurant, which offer scrumptious evening dining. Enjoy craft beers and fine wines at The Curfew Micropub, a popular spot for the locals, but the small doorway on Bridge Street is easily missed by newcomers.
For further food delights, you will not be short for options. The area has a rich food heritage and there is something to cater for all tastes and budgets here. Enjoy tasty fish and chips on the promenade, cosy pubs, characterful cafes including Northern Edge Coffee and The Corner House, or bistro restaurants such as The Maltings Kitchen and The Queen's Head serving tempting light-bites or a pre-theatre dinner.
Three large supermarkets including a Marks & Spencers food outlet sit on the edge of town. Alternatively, why not pop the wine in the fridge and arrange for a platter of seafood to be delivered straight to your door by the Berwick Shellfish Company - oysters reared in the clear North Sea beds of Lindisfarne, lightly smoked kippers from traditional local smokehouses, or perhaps some freshly dressed lobster or langoustines - perfect for a romantic evening in!
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.
We invite you to enjoy the most coveted and exclusive local experiences available in the North of England and the South of Scotland on your next Crabtree & Crabtree adventure.Find Out More
Children and families
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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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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Cycling & mountain biking
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Ancestral history research
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Cooks and chefs
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Beauty and spa treatments
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"Thank you for a fantastic stay in your beautiful property. This far exceeded our expectations and we will definitely return! The immaculate spacious accommodation gave our family the quality time we have craved for many years! The beds where very comfortable and the property catered for our every need. What a fantastic start to our New Year!"
"We have had such a cozy and magical Christmas in this beautiful home! The property had everything a large party could possibly need. Everyone loved the games rooms and Cinema (Where lots of Festive Movies where screened) The living room was the perfect place for Christmas morning. Thank you for providing such a comfortable setting for us all - we would love to celebrate here again!"The Duncan and Robson Party
"We had a fabulous weekend booked to celebrate a fortieth birthday. The house is beautiful and special thanks to the housekeeper for the absolutely immaculate and spotlessly clean house! The games room and cinema room were well used by all ages. Everything is furnished to the highest of standards, with beautiful bedding, and a kitchen stocked with everything you could possibly need, which was great for us as we cooked all our meals here; no need to go out at all, we had everything we needed. The property is also well-suited for visiting Holy Island, Berwick and Seahouses. The weather was good and we all had a wonderful time. We will definitely return in the future."Mrs Oxberry
"What a fantastic house for a family gathering. We have had the best time, the house worked perfectly for us all! Thank you to the owners everything in the house was perfect and the property is very well equipped. We could have stayed here forever, hopefully we can return in future."Petit Party
"A wonderful farmhouse that has been beautifully renovated by the owners. We had a fabulous two week holiday for the end of summer and the weather has been kind to us. Returning to Northumberland has been lovely for us to revisit old sites and town we had not seen for many years. The fantastic beach at Goswick is perfect for early morning swims and dog walks. The cinema room as well as the games room are a fantastic addition to the property. All rooms are generous and comfortable. We have departed with lots of memories and photos - we will definitely return!"Hofland- Johnston Party
"Such a perfect house! We have all loved our stay here. Very spacious beautifully decorated gorgeous garden and views.
Wonderful location with plenty to do, we loved the local beaches especially.
Lots of happy memories made and we would love to come back one day!"Blackburn Family
"The perfect house for a celebration - a combined golden wedding and 70th birthday. This beautiful house provides absolutely everything you could want to keep a group of varied ages, interests and fitness levels happily occupied at all times! The huge table in the kitchen is a special delight. Thank you too for the generous welcome pack. This house deserves to see many more celebrations, as wonderful as ours has been."The Briggs Family
"Brockmill Farmhouse has been finished to a very high standard and also fitted out extremely well both of which make for a very enjoyable and comfortable stay. Another nice touch was the welcoming hamper of ‘goodies’ together the sponge cake which were both unexpected but highly appreciated. I would also take this opportunity to thank Crabtree & Crabtree who I dealt with, all of whom were very helpful and pleasant and I would have no hesitation in recommending your services."Mr & Mrs Mcgregor
"We have had a fantastic stay in your wonderful house. Thank you so much for your kind hospitality. You have done an excellent job with the renovations, the house and gardens are beautiful and the quality is exceptional. It was perfect for your family of 17, ranging from 1 year old to 72! The cinema room, games room and bar were great and really made our stay extra special. Thanks also for allowing us to stay on to watch the Queen's funeral!"Slingsby Party
"Wow! What an amazing house in a beautiful location. The house is stunning and perfect for our large family of all ages. The owners went above and beyond to make sure we were all happy and comfortable, even when making sure our children had plenty of toys and games both inside and out. We were amazed at the quality of all the furnishings and how well equipped the whole house is, We wanted for nothing. We feel very lucky to have stayed here and hope to return again one day. Thank you so much for sharing your stunning house with us."Vickers Party
"Privileged to be the first guests at this amazing house. From the 'Wow' as we walked through the front door, Brockmill Farmhouse exuded luxury and comfort at every turn. We loved the fabulous, well equipped kitchen and the living room with adjoining patio for breakfast. The cows watching over the wall as we ate, were reflective of the idyllic, peaceful, surroundings that the house occupies. The cinema room was well used and the games room an attraction for any snooker fan. The bedrooms were all beautifully furnished with sumptuous bedding and linens on very comfy beds. The bathrooms were also real luxury. Although we have been to Northumberland numerous times we fell in love with this new area. The beaches of Alnmouth, Low Newton, Embleton and Budle Bay were all revisited, but this time we added a trip to North Berwick and several morning visits to the beautiful, deserted beach at Godwin. A real find!! The Jolly Fisherman at Craster, lived up to its reputation and the Whittling House at Alnmouth was fabulous. Both need advance booking though so don't delay. We also enjoyed a meal at the Black Bull in Lowick. If visiting Craster make sure you pop into Mick Oxley's gallery. Mick is so talented and his paintings of the Northumberland Coast are stunning. Other small but memorable wins were the Cruffins at the Bostock Bakery in North Berwick and the Vegan Gelato at Pilgrims on Holy Island. We also loved Scott's Deli in Alnmouth."
All in all, a fabulous holiday in a stunning location.
We were lucky to meet the owners on our first day and will forever be delighted that for a short time we could share the love and attention to detail, they have poured into this beautiful house."
"Fantastic house to get all our family together. Everything about the house is perfect! Great location, the children and adults enjoyed the garden and we were lucky enough to have some dry and sunny weather. The house has enough space for everyone which was great. Holiday enjoyed by all!"Anonymous
"Yes 13 of us! And yet we never felt crammed in this beautiful house. From the moment we drove up the farm track and saw Brockmill Farmhouse illuminated, just for us, it was magical. Another beautiful surprise was the generous welcome pack with the added touch of packs of sweets for the children - WONDERFUL! It's hard to find new words from previous happy guests as they have said it all already. Fabulous decor, excellent kitchen, beautiful sitting rooms, 1st class bedrooms - on and on...We must come back for Christmas!"Anonymous
"We have had a most wonderful weekend, the beautiful spacious home was absolutely perfect. We loved everything about it. The location was perfect. The decor, ambiance and well stocked kitchen made the weekend flow well. Thank you so much!"Bland Family
"Many thanks for a great week in this wonderful farmhouse. The snooker room and cinema provided fun for all ages (12-74 years). This is our first big get together since lockdown and has been one of our best! Great location/house - we will be back!"Thomson Family
"What a fabulous place to spend Christmas week! The house has been perfect for a large family gathering. Very warm, comfortable and well-equipped. And thank you for the lovely welcome pack! We take away many happy memories!"Davis Family
"Thank you for allowing us to stay in your fabulous home to celebrate my 60th and daughter's 32nd Birthday. The house is outstandingly beautiful! Furnished to the highest standard. We all got great pleasure from the games and cinema room. The grandchildren loved the garden and large chess set!"Bendjelloul Family
"What a wonderful house! We brought 3 branches of extended family together for a long birthday week and had a fabulous stay! There was room for everyone and plenty to keep four kids ages 3 to 13 entertained. We could get everyone round the dinner table. The house is gorgeous, beautifully decorated and in great condition. Thank you for looking after us so well in this beautiful corner of the world!"Ronicle Family
- Two dogs are welcome with a charge of £20 per dog, on the ground floor only.
- Typical arrival day: Friday during high season with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
- Arrival time: 5pm
- Departure time: 10am
"With a spacious sun-trap garden, games room, cinema room and ample social space through the house, we hope to have created the perfect base for a family holiday – whatever time of year you visit"Helen & Stuart, owners of Brockmill Farmhouse