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Holy Island Bay - Byre

Beal, Northumberland

Boasting a magical setting overlooking the bay towards the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, this charismatic conversion is an undiscovered gem.

Holy Island Bay - Byre

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Overview

Boasting a magical setting overlooking the bay towards the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, this charismatic conversion is an undiscovered gem.

Enjoy the spirit-lifting views over the bay

Originally an 18th Century mill house serving the monks of Lindisfarne Priory, it has been sympathetically developed to allow the character of the original building to shine through, yet with all the modern comforts of home......and then some! A key attraction of this property is the stunning upstairs sitting room with large feature window where you can sink into the comfort of an armchair and enjoy the spirit-lifting views over the bay.

If you can bear to tear yourself away from the view, the room is naturally divided into two areas with deep comfortable sofas, a TV space and a small work desk allowing allowing multi-purpose use, yet also ideal for larger groups looking for some together-space.

There are two en-suite bedrooms on the first floor, with one twin bedroom on the ground floor, including an en-suite wet room.

Downstairs, the open plan kitchen and dining area is wonderfully inviting, linked by the original stone arch - ideal for relaxed evenings and plenty of convivial chat over a fine Merlot perhaps.

To the front of the cottage, there is a private patio area for sitting-out with a large shared sea-facing garden to the rear.

Property details

Ground floor

Access door leading into a small inner hall with writing desk and hanging space.

Open-plan kitchen/dining with ceramic hob and electric oven, dishwasher, large American-style retro fridge with small freezer space, microwave, washer/dryer. Dining space with seating for six. Small flat screen TV.

Bedroom one with 3' twin beds, side tables, chest of drawers.

En-suite bathroom with wet room shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC. This bathroom also has a handrail and stool in the shower area which may make it suitable for guests with mobility restrictions.

Bedroom two with 5’ king size bed, wardrobe with hanging space and drawers, window seat.

En-suite bathroom with bath and separate shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Rear porch with door out to the shared sea facing lawned garden (steps up).

First floor

Sitting room with large floor to ceiling feature window, large double sofa, and two armchairs (sea facing), large selection of books, work desk, electric stove. TV space with two large sofas, large flat screen TV with Netflix, DVD player, and docking station. Guests require their own Netflix account. Selection of books and games.

Bedroom three is the master bedroom with zip and link beds which can be set up as a 6’ super king double or 3' twins as required, side tables, chest of drawers, wardrobe with hanging and storage space, sea views.

En-suite bathroom with bath with shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Outside

There is a small private patio to the front of the cottage with outdoor seating for six and barbecue.

There is a large lawned sea-facing garden which leads down to the bay. This is shared between the three converted mill properties which make up this development. There are a number of benches to take advantage of the views.

Parking

There is private parking provision for two vehicles.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair can be provided on request.

Dogs

Unfortunately dogs and other pets cannot be accommodated.

Guest amenities

High quality linen along with bath towels. A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom. Hand soaps are supplied.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available. Mobile reception is generally good.

Heating

Heating throughout the property which is thermostatically controlled.

Guest privacy

Holy Island Bay - Byre adjoins Holy Island Bay - Stables and there are parts of the garden which are shared.

Additional Accommodation

For guests looking to holiday together Holy Island Bay - Stables sleeping 4, sits next door.

Location

The cottage sits next to many close visitor attractions with local services nearby, including the wonderful Barn at Beal (3.5 miles) for lingering lunches savouring the catch-of-the-day or informal evening dining.

You can get ‘corner shop’ provisions from the Beal Garage on the A1, or 4 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 (6 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.

Activities

Children and families

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.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Cycling & mountain biking

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.

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Walking

Walking

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.

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Ancestral history research

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.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

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.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

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!

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Fishing

Fishing

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.

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Local food and drink

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.

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Shopping, arts and crafts

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.

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Museums, galleries and culture

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.

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Spas and beauty treatments

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.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

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.

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Gardens

Gardens

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.

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Golf

Golf

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.

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Historic houses and castles

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.

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Services

Cooks and Chefs

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.

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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Babysitting and Nannies

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.

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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Reviews

"Thank you for a relaxing, inspirational stay. Beautiful beaches, big skies, wonderful castles and adventures. The perfect stay for a growing family, we meditated in the garden, risked the sinking sand, played Scrabble, communed with the stars - all in this beautiful, quiet house on the edge of a ‘holy’ island. Thank you for hosting us."

Greaves family

"Excellent stay – the place was set up very well by the housekeepers. Thank you!"

Mr Falkingham
Location Rural - 10.5 miles from Berwick-upon-Tweed
Dogs
  • Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday, with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The stunning sitting room with large feature window where you can sink into the comfort of an armchair and enjoy the spirit-lifting views over the bay. The little things we love...
"The stunning sitting room with large feature window where you can sink into the comfort of an armchair and enjoy the spirit-lifting views over the bay."
Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree
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