Earsdon House is an attractive, period property centrally located in the charming village of Belford in North Northumberland.
Perfectly placed for exploring coast and country
It is perfectly placed for exploring coast and country and sits just a ten minute drive from the stunning beaches of Bamburgh and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. With doorstep amenities and good road links, Earsdon is an excellent base for guests to enjoy the advantages of rural village life, but with easy access to the vast number of attractions and activities of the wider area.
The property is well-presented and offers spacious, comfortable accommodation for up to 7 guests (please note bedrooms 3 and 4 are best suited to children). There is plenty of space for families and larger groups with a charming sitting room with a cosy wood burning stove for the cooler months, separate dining room, very well-equipped kitchen and a small sun room. The four pretty bedrooms are a pleasing mix of old and new and the overall style is both warm and inviting. Outside a small terrace provides a sheltered spot for dining al fresco.
Sitting room with wood burning stove, two 3 seater sofas, two armchairs, large bean bag, TV with Freeview, DVD player, video player, blue tooth/wireless micro Hi-Fi with CD player and radio, DVDs and videos, games, books, magazines and dolls’ house.
Dining room with seating for 8 guests and gas stove.
Fully equipped kitchen with electric oven with 4 ring hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge / freezer, kitchen table, extensive crockery, pans, cutlery and glassware, CD player / radio.
Sun room with seating.
Bathroom with bath, basin and WC.
Hall with plenty of storage and selection of beach kit for guests’ use including wind breaker and picnic items. A number of beach towels are also provided.
Bedroom one with king size bed, chest of drawers, large fitted wardrobes.
En-suite shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with king size bed, chest of drawers and clothes hanging unit.
Bedroom three with two single beds, chest of drawers. This room is very small and is best suited to children.
Bedroom four with single bed, chest of drawers, TV (for DVDs and videos only), DVDs and videos and children’s books are provided.
Family bathroom with bath, shower over bath, basin and WC.
To the rear of the house is a sheltered patio with outside seating and charcoal barbecue.
Parking is on street at the front of the house. There is a garage to the rear of the property but this is not available for use by guests.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are provided.
Two well-behaved dogs are very welcome but guests should be aware that there is no garden, only the small paved patio area at the back of the house. However, there are good walks from the house, details can be found in the Information Folder left out for guests on their arrival.
The beds are made up with good quality bed linen and a combination of hypoallergenic and feather and duck down duvets and pillows. A hairdryer is supplied in the master bedroom. Bath sheets and hand towels are provided for all guests. Guest soap is also provided.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
There is Wi-Fi available. Phone reception can be patchy on some networks and is strongest on the Vodafone network.
Gas central heating is provided throughout the property. An initial supply of logs is provided from October to April and if required, details of where to purchase additional logs can be found in the house.
The pretty village of Belford offers a good range of local amenities including the excellent Sunnyhills Farm Shop and Cafe which sells fabulous local produce, gifts and excellent coffee and tasty food. It was awarded North East Champion of Local Food 2013 and is also a recognised tourist information point where you can obtain leaflets and make bookings for outings. The village also offers amongst others a beauty salon, craft shop, small Co-op supermarket, two pubs and a hotel bar and restaurant.
An appealing feature of Earsdon House is its proximity to the stunning heritage coastline and the outstanding scenery of Northumberland’s National Park. For walking, it provides an ideal gateway to the Cheviot Hills and the extensive walking routes available there, including ‘The Big One’, ‘The Muckle Cheviot Circuit’, and ‘The Three Burns Horseshoe’. You can link into St. Cuthbert’s Way from Wooler or St Cuthbert’s Cave near Holborn. For coastal hikes, take time out to spot the rich birdlife on the Northumberland Coastal Path or perhaps enjoy more relaxed strolls on the stunning beaches of Bamburgh or Holy Island.
Golf enthusiasts are well catered for with Belford, Goswick and Bamburgh nearby, and easy access to an incredibly varied choice of PGA, links and parkland courses right across the Borders and Northumberland. For fishing, head to the lakes at Chatton which offers fly fishing for trout, or try Coldingham Loch for bank or boat fishing - both extremely helpful and friendly. River fishing is available on the Till or world-renowned Tweed system, a short drive away.
For a little bit of history, pay a visit to the dramatic castles of Alnwick, Bamburgh or Chillingham where you can discover tales of bloody battles and royal rebellion, or enjoy the stunning stately homes and gardens of Belsay, Cragside, Wallington or Paxton House. Perhaps stop-off along the way to partake of some fine local produce in one of the many pubs or restaurants in the area - everything from fish and chips to fining dining experiences! The very popular Barn at Beal is nearby with amazing views over to Holy Island, and there are also good local amenities in the village of Belford, including the excellent Sunnyhills Farm Shop with tempting treats from its deli, food hall and gift hall - perfect for that special picnic lunch!
For riding, Swinhoe, Kimmerston and Slate Hall riding centres all come recommended, offering lessons, treks and wonderful beach rides. For action-based sports, surfing and kitesurfing is available at Budle Bay, Beadnell and Bamburgh, while canoeing can be arranged on the nearby coastal waters or river systems. There are also extensive cycling and mountain biking trails in and around the area, with the Coast and Castles route a firm favourite.
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
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.Find Out More
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.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
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
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.Find Out More
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.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
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!Find Out More
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
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Classes at your holiday home
Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...Find Out More
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
Beauty and spa treatments
Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.Find Out More
Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.Find Out More
Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.Find Out More
"We had a lovely weekend! Some of the party were very surprised by the beauty of Northumberland, they are already talking about when coming back! Earsdon House was a perfect base for us and a lovely property that met all our needs for a weekend, the welcome pack was exceptional - we are just disappointed that we couldn't stay longer, but hope to come back later in the year."Stephens family
"Earsdon House was one of the best equipped holiday cottages we have ever stayed in and the welcome pack left by the owner was superb. The accommodation more than met our needs and the booking procedure was easy and efficient. I would certainly recommend both the cottage and Crabtree & Crabtree to anyone thinking of having a self catering holiday in Northumberland or the Borders."Nardone family
"Just back from our week at Earsdon House, and I wanted to say how much we had enjoyed staying there. It was spacious, wonderfully well equipped, beautifully furnished and so comfortable and homely. Also VERY child-friendly - our little granddaughter was thrilled with the box of books in her bedroom. The welcome pack was excellent. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Earsdon House, and would love to visit again."Britton family
"We really enjoyed our stay in Earsdon House. Thank you for the home baked scones, and supplies left for us. The house had everything we could have asked for. The house was warm, comfortable and spacious. The wifi was speedy which helped entertain the children when we came back from long days exploring the area."Oliver family
"Thank you very much for helping to organise our recent stay at Earsdon House in Belford, Northumberland. I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our time there. The house was all we could have asked for and more. We had an extremely comfortable stay and my daughter loved the variety of books and games that were available for use in the property. The personalised welcome note and extra little goodies provided in the welcome pack were particularly appreciated. We would definitely recommend this as a place to stay for a getaway to friends and family, and will be using the house again ourselves in the future."Johnson family
"Crabtree & Crabtree service was first rate and we had a very good holiday. If you could arrange for the sunshine every day that we had last week, we will book all our future UK holidays through you!"Gordon family
"Just to say we had a wonderful holiday at Earsdon House, we were blessed with the weather and the beautiful Northumbrian area. Belford was a perfect place as a base to visit the many castles and beaches. The house itself was a perfect fit for our family and exceeded our expectations, we were extremely comfortable in this 'home from home'. it had everything we needed and more, we are hoping to return next year. Our dealings with Crabtree & Crabtree were professional and friendly."Churchill family
"We are not long back from a wonderful week in Northumberland staying at Earsdon House, Belford. The accommodation was absolutely perfect for our family and the added touches were very much enjoyed and appreciated. Our 3 Year old Granddaughter was particularly delighted with the games, children's books and doll’s house! We had a very comfortable and relaxed week and we all agreed that Earsdon House is an ideal base for exploring the area. We will be recommending it to friends. The booking process through Crabtree & Crabtree was extremely easy and efficient."Rankine family
"Just spent a great weekend in this wonderful house. A very generous welcome pack and very comfortable beds added to the enjoyment of it all. We were able to bring our dog who was also made very welcome at The Black Swan as were we! We can totally recommend staying here and we will definitely be back!"Williams family
"We had a wonderful week, blessed with great weather. Earsdon House could not have suited our families needs better. Please pass on our thanks to the owner, everything had been thought of, along with the welcome gifts which were much appreciated. Clean, comfortable, relaxing house, loved sitting in the sun room and the outside deck watching the birds. Location was great with pubs and shops within walking distance, but still calm and quiet. Would definitely recommend and look to return."Dale family
"We had a fantastic family holiday in Earsdon House. We are a family of 6, with three children, a baby and a dog; there was plenty space for all of us. The house is very well equipped, particularly the kitchen. The kids enjoyed watching some of the many dvds available. The hosts are considerate, especially with the wonderful welcome package they supplied. We hope to return!"Berry family
"Clean, comfortable, warm, very well appointed and nice situation in town centre. Brilliant place for cosy family weekend away. Lots to do in area & could easily have stayed for longer. Will definitely give serious consideration to coming back! Thank you also for lovely welcome tray with tea/coffee/biscuits & local goodies."Marriott Party
"As usual Crabtree & Crabtree service on the bookings was excellent. Earsdon House was as good as ever. We will be back."Mr Fowler
- Two dogs are welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Saturday during high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Curl up in the cosy sitting room and take your pick from the wonderful selection of books which have been provided by the owners."Lynn, Crabtree & Crabtree