A quiet, classy countryside bolthole for families or two couples.
Your well-behaved dog is welcome, and you’re close to a sandy beach
You’ll find peace, space and style at Brunton Lake, an agricultural building turned luxury cottage on the organic Fallodon farming estate. One well-behaved dog, used to countryside life, is also welcome.
Especially memorable are its views. From the large, enclosed terrace, which gets plenty of rays on sunny days, guests can sit at the table and chairs and gaze across open grassy farm fields towards distant, glittering Beadnell Bay. Also visible, through a copse of trees, is the small lake after which this home is christened.
Inside, via floor-to-ceiling French windows, all is light and bright; sophisticated yet snug. A profusion of natty cushions characterise the welcoming, open-plan living area whose four-seater corner sofa, real log-burning stove and 43-inch Smart TV stand opposite the dining table and a kitchen. This includes an American style fridge-freezer, and counter seating at its casual breakfast bar.
Just as immaculately presented, both bedrooms lay on Smart TVs of their own and zip-and-link super-king-size beds which can be configured as twins if preferred. The first chamber is exceptionally spacious, while its counterpart delivers more dreamy vistas through two windows. One of their en-suite bathrooms contains a walk-in rainfall shower, with a traditional tub in the other enabling restful soaks following strenuous days out.
Attractive rugs, fabrics, artworks and tiles throughout catch the eye, as top-quality mattresses, dark-wood floors and underfloor heating add further doses of luxury. Everything is carefully planned, such as how the entry hallway lets dogs sleep or dry off after coast and country adventures.
Around the sustainability-focused estate, a trout-fishing lake below the old watermill is available to guests, as are plenty of walking tracks. The ‘Coast & Castles’ cycle route passes straight through, and red squirrels, deer, otters and much birdlife all make appearances.
The glorious sandy beach at Beadnell Bay is a two-mile stroll away across meadows, or 10 minutes by car. Closer too are the popular Ship Inn at Low Newton, renowned for its seafood lunches, ruined Dunstanburgh Castle and the golden sands of Newton and Embleton Bay between. Holy Island and the enchanting Heritage Coast towns of Alnmouth and Bamburgh are also within easy reach, as is an inland day trip to Hadrian’s Wall, accomplished courtesy of the nearby A1 road.
Entrance into hallway with utility cupboard, washer/dryer combi and shelf space. This area is handy for dogs to sleep in and dry off after a walk before entering the main living area.
Open-plan kitchen, dining and living space.
Kitchen contains electric fan oven, 4-ring induction hob, integrated dishwasher, American style fridge/freezer, microwave, and 4-slice toaster.
Dining area with dining table and four chairs with an additional two chairs for day guests.
Sitting room with four-seater corner sofa, occasional chair, side tables and lamps, log burner, and wall-mounted Smart TV. The room is styled with lovely fabric prints and artwork. Patio doors lead out to an enclosed gravel area. The patio doors and kitchen windows offer views over the surrounding countryside with the lake visible through the trees.
Spacious bedroom one containing super king size bed which can be configured as twins upon request, with bedside tables and lamps, dressing table and stool with mirror, open wardrobe with hanging space and shelf storage, and Smart TV.
En-suite shower room with large walk-in shower (there is a small step in) with rainforest shower head, heated towel rail, basin with mirror and side lights, shave point, and WC.
Bedroom two containing super king size bed which can be configured as twins upon request, with bedside tables and lamps, dressing table and chair with mirror, occasional chair, wardrobe with hanging space and shelf storage, and Smart TV. Windows offer views of the surrounding countryside with the lake visible through the trees and the sea on the horizon beyond.
Family bathroom containing deep bath with rainfall shower over, heated towel rail, WC, basin with mirror above and side lights.
There is a private patio which is enclosed by a gate and stone wall. A table and chairs are provided.
Ample parking is available to the side 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
Babies and children are welcome and a travel cot and high chair are available on request.
One dog is welcome.
Dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms or on the furniture and should use the enclosed patio area rather than the shared courtyard.
All bed linens and towels are included. White Company bath and shower gel, and shampoo/conditioner provided.
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 log burner with an unlimited supply of logs from the estate provided.
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 six other properties on the same estate - Mill Race sleeping 4, Brunton Burn sleeping 2, Swallow Dean sleeping 2, Long Byre sleeping 2, Brunton House sleeping 16, and Stable Cottage sleeping 6.
Brunton Lake adjoins Swallow Dean and Brunton Burn, with Mill Race, and Long Byre to the sides of these cottages. Brunton House and Stable Cottage sit on the opposite side of the burn.
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.
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.
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- One dog is welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Thursdays and Mondays.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 9.30am
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