A stylish, peaceful hideaway, Brunton Burn is the perfect retreat for couples just a few minute's drive or a gentle two mile amble across fields to the beach.
Enjoy lazy breakfasts listening to the gentle sounds of nature
From the immaculate rear courtyard, steps from the front door lead to the light, bright and beautifully-presented open-plan kitchen and living space. The overall feel is sophisticated yet homely; elegant neutrals are livened up with splashes of seaside blues and warm reds from cosy blankets, antique rugs and eye-catching original artwork from local artists. Floor to ceiling windows make the most of fabulous views over the mill race and burn.
At one end of the room the extensively equipped kitchen is a cook's delight. A central dining table and chairs guarantee lazy breakfasts spent admiring the view and the cosy seating area offers the best of all worlds with French doors to let in the fresh summer air and a state-of-the-art wood burner for the cooler months.
Step out of the floor to ceiling patio doors onto the terrace; a south-facing sun trap with outside furniture and glorious views over the mill race and burn, across to Brunton Lake and open fields to a distant view of Beadnell Bay beyond.
Open-plan living area comprising kitchen with single oven and 4 ring hob, microwave, fridge, small freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Dining area (seats four).
Seating area with Clearview wood burning stove, Smart TV, digital radio, iPod / iPad dock, books and games.
Bedroom with zip and link beds which can be set up as a 6’ super king or 3’ twin as preferred, ample storage and TV with Freeview.
En-suite bathroom with bath, walk in shower, basin and WC.
To the front of the property is a small, enclosed terrace with outside seating. Guests have use of the wider estate that extends to some 2,500 acres. Guests with small children should be aware that there is a river and mill pond within the vicinity of the cottage.
There is private parking to the side of the cottage.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request. Guests with small children should be aware that there is a river and mill pond within the vicinity of the cottage.
Dogs & Other Pets
Regretfully Brunton Burn is unsuitable for dogs.
Grazing and stables are available for guests wishing to bring their own horse or pony. There is a charge of £80 per horse, for use of the stables and grazing, or £50 per horse for grazing. The field available to horses sits opposite Brunton Burn. You will find miles of bridleways and fields to explore, plus a few cross country jumps. There is a spectacular hack through fields to the beach! Feed, hay and bedding can be provided at cost if required, but water and feed buckets can be provided. For more details please contact us and we will put you in touch with the estate.
Egyptian cotton bed linen, White Company towels and toiletries are provided for guests.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is provided. Mobile coverage is good on most networks.
Brunton Burn has biomass central heating in addition to the Clearview wood burning stove.
Fishing on site
There is fishing available on the lake which is stocked with trout. There are also wild brown trout in the burn. It is on a catch and release basis and there is no charge.
For guests looking to holiday together there are three other properties on the same estate - Brunton House sleeping 16, Mill Race sleeping 4 and Stable Cottage sleeping 6.
There’s no shortage of places to eat in the area, with everything from cosy pubs to comfy cafes, not forgetting some of the best fish and chips of course!
The hugely popular Ship Inn at Low Newton (3 miles) is renowned for great seafood lunches and its microbrewery, or try the Joiners Arms in nearby Newton By The Sea. Follow the coastal trail to sample delicious crab sandwiches at the highly regarded Jolly Fisherman at Craster (6 miles) or head to the lovely Shoreline Cafe for a steaming cappuccino and home-made cakes - muddy boots and dogs welcome! A must-visit is Robson’s Smokehouse, home of the famous Craster kippers as well as a wonderful selection of smoked delicacies, fresh fish, shellfish, cheeses and other delicious local produce from the Northumberland heartlands.
For evening dining, try the Potted Lobster at Bamburgh which has a fantastic reputation for producing exceptional seasonal dishes using the very best produce the area has to offer, while fans of the traditional British takeaway should head to Pinnacles in Seahouses (7 miles).
A little further afield, you will find a greater range of amenities in nearby Alnwick (9 miles) with an eclectic selection of specialist shops, including a deli, bakery, award-winning butcher’s, charming coffee and gift shops, as well as a number of large supermarkets for holiday provisions.
A leisurely two mile walk will take you onto the beach which extends to Low Newton-by-the-Sea and Embleton Bay, a breathtaking stretch of coastline just perfect for families where you can spend endless hours paddling, sandcastle-building, walking, surfing and body-boarding.
The Northumberland Coastal Path and National Cycle Route 1 also runs right through this area taking in scenic coastal paths for walking and biking and never-ending beaches all the way along to Beadnell Bay, which is also one of the best equipped places in the county for watersports. Backed by huge dunes which offer shelter for a cosy picnic on blustery days, the wide, golden sands of this horseshoe shaped bay make it a popular destination for families with options for kitesurfing, bodyboarding, coasteering and kayaking with a number of accredited schools and instructors across the area.
For golf fans, there are scenic courses at Foxton, Alnmouth, Alnwick and Dunstanburgh, while fishing enthusiasts can cast a line on the lake below the mill and in the Brunton burn that runs down to the sea - by arrangement with the estate office.
For riding, there is a livery yard on the estate that welcomes visitors, and guests are welcome to bring their own horse to ride on the wonderful bridle paths and beaches of the area.
Sitting in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, nature lovers, birdwatchers and photographers will be captivated by the vast variety of wildlife and birdlife right on the doorstep, or why not take a boat trip from nearby Seahouses where you will be enthralled by the thousands of breeding sea-birds and seals taking up every square foot of this incredible rocky outcrop, including over 37,000 pairs of characterful Puffins. Alternatively Ross Links and Holy Island are both top spots for vast numbers of migrant species, including the chance to see the odd grey seal bobbing inquisitively in the sea, while sightings of minke whales and white-beaked dolphins can also be spotted in calm sea conditions.
History buffs will delight in visits to the grand stately homes and medieval castles of the area - Dunstanburgh, Warkworth, Bamburgh and Lindisfarne stand as reminders of the area’s turbulent past, or head inland to the magnificent Alnwick Castle for a super family day out. Here you will find an activity programme brimming with adventure where children can take part in all sorts of magic and mayhem inspired by the characters of Harry Potter or test their knightly courage in the Dragon Quest.
Finally for garden lovers, a visit to the stunning setting of Alnwick Gardens, Howick Hall and Cragside is an absolute must, with spectacular colours and beautiful walks through the grounds.
Children and families
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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
Historic houses and castles
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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.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
Cycling & mountain biking
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Spas and beauty treatments
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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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Ancestral history research
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Cooks and chefs
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Nannies and babysitters
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"After finding properties through you last year we did not think your selection could improve but this was a gold star cottage, luxury, well equipped, extremely clean & attention to detail. Full information on the area was given and we especially enjoyed walks over the estate from our doorstep. The manager, the owners and housekeeper are to be commended. Warm, sunny weather was an unexpected bonus."Ms Dansey
"We had a wonderful stay at Brunton Burn - an exceptionally well equipped cottage in a beautiful setting."Mrs & Mr Shaw
"We had an enjoyable stay. This is our second time using Crabtree&Crabtree and we will definitely do so again in the future."Clark family
"We really enjoyed our stay at Brunton Burn, it is a very lovely place done to a high standard. I would definitely recommend to friends and family if they're planning any holidays up in Northumberland."Law family
"This was our first booking with Crabtree & Crabtree and we were very happy with your service. When we next have a holiday in your area, we will definitely use your website to find a cottage. As for Brunton Burn - it was wonderful. We plan to visit this cottage again (if we can get in!). It was actually my second choice as I tried to book another cottage but missed it by 4 mins! I think it was fate that led us to Brunton Burn."Ms Stoddard
- Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
- Typical arrival day: Friday during high season with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 9.30am
"The burn at Brunton is always fascinating to watch, any time of year. Countless guests have seen otters who must be feeding on the wild brown trout in the pool by the cottage."Lucia, owner of Brunton Burn