Holy Island Bay - Stables
Tucked at the end of a coastal lane, gently lapping the waters of Holy Island Bay, a stay at the Stables promises carefree days and captivating coastal views.
Gently lapping the waters of Holy Island Bay
Sitting right in the midst of the Lindisfarne Nature Reserve, this is a walking and wildlife paradise, or simply an idyllic spot for those seeking a generous helping of rest and relaxation.
The interior features a soothing colour palette with pretty cosmetic finishes reflective of its coastal location. A key feature of the property is the very lovely conservatory overlooking the bay towards Lindisfarne - a dream spot to watch the sunrise cast its colours over the island outline.
A separate sitting room features a heritage scheme from Farrow & Ball with sumptuous linen sofas and Harris Tweed accents, while a large coach house window extends onto a private patio area with outside furniture - ideal for that first morning coffee and a freshly baked croissant.
Upstairs are two bright, comfortable bedrooms with pretty detailing and velux windows to take advantage of the light, each with en-suite facilities.
Access door leading into a small access porch with hanging space.
Open-plan kitchen/dining area with ceramic hob and electric oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer. Dining space with seating for four.
Conservatory (3 steps up) with double sofa and two armchairs. Offers views on three aspects across the garden and the bay towards Holy Island.
Sitting room with two large sofas, flat screen Smart TV with DVD player, selection of books and games, electric stove.
Cloakroom - with WC and small basin.
Bedroom one with 5‘ king size bed, side tables, chest of drawers, hanging wardrobe with storage space, small flat screen TV, Velux window with blackout blind.
En-suite bathroom with large bath with shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with zip and link beds which can be configured 6’ super king or 3’ twin as required, side tables, chest of drawers, built-in wardrobe with hanging and storage space. Velux window with blackout blind.
En-suite bathroom with large bath with shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
The patio area is accessed from the sitting room and offers a private spot tucked to the side of the shared open garden. Outdoor furniture with seating for four. There is no barbecue provided.
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 sit and take advantage of the views.
There is direct access onto the water from the cottage but guests should note this is part of the tidal bay. When the tide is out, it is a nature reserve and feeding area for birds so it’s not suitable to walk on. There are plenty of walks nearby.
There is private parking provision for two vehicles.
Babies & Children
This property is not felt to be particularly suited to children under 16 years of age. A travel cot and highchair are not available.
Unfortunately dogs and other pets cannot be accommodated.
High quality linen along with bath towels. A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom. Hand soaps are provided.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available. Mobile reception is generally good.
Heating throughout the property which is thermostatically controlled. Electric stove in the sitting room.
Holy Island Bay - Stables adjoins Holy Island Bay - Byre. There are parts of the garden which are shared.
For guests looking to holiday together Holy Island Bay - Byre sleeping 6, sits next door.
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 (2 miles), or 4.5 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 (10.5 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.
The whole area is bursting with things to do here, 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 down to the bay 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. Ross Bank Sands, Cheswick and Goswick offer vast, deserted stretches of golden sands where you can wander to your hearts content, or why not cross the causeway to the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne to trace the legend of St. Cuthbert, including the chance to see the odd grey seal bobbing inquisitively in the sea or basking on the sand flats.
A must-visit is the beach at Bamburgh (10 miles) with its glorious curves of white sandy beach backed by deep sand dunes which is a top spot for picnics, walkers and water sports enthusiasts, with 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 which sits right on the doorstep.
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. Enjoy!
Children and families
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Historic houses and castles
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Cycling & mountain biking
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Shopping, arts and crafts
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Museums, galleries and culture
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Spas and beauty treatments
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Ancestral history research
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Cooks and chefs
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Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
Babysitting and nannies
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"We absolutely loved Holy Island Bay (Stables): A beautiful setting, comfortable house and a fantastically well-equipped kitchen, which was important given the lack of eating out facilities. No wonder so many entries in the guest book are from people returning again and again, we would love to go back although bookings seem to stretch far ahead! Thanks again to Crabtree and Crabtree, you offer properties a significant cut above the sector in our experience and your interaction with customers is really warm and personal."Mrs Hall
"We would like to thank you for the way our holiday booking took place and the great information sent prior to our arrival. The cottage it was perfect in every way it was beautifully presented and the basket of goodies was great, we could find no fault with any of the cottage items and we will certainly look to Crabtree & Crabtree again."Mr & Mrs Wigginton
"We greatly enjoyed our stay at The Stables and found everything to be extremely comfortable and thoughtfully planned."Mr & Mrs Read
"We had a lovely stay at the Holy Island Stables cottage. The view from the Garden room was beautiful and calming, great for stress busting! We used the cottage as a walking base and our most memorable walk was along the Northumbria Coastal path to the Holy Island Causeway and across to Holy Island village. Great walk, great scenery!"
Mr & Mrs Mills
"My partner and I had a wonderful two-week stay at the Stables. The accommodation was of a high standard and was very comfortable. The garden room was a joy - sunrises from the east window and sunsets from the west. The cottage is well-placed for visits to many of Northumberland's treasures but we found we were equally happy to potter along the edge of the salt marshes to the hide and observe the amazing birds and other wildlife. The icing on the cake was discovering that the area is an internationally important reserve with RAMSAR status - a very special place. Thank you for providing such a lovely seeing for a memorable holiday."Ms Lanes
- Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
- Typical arrival day: Friday, with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The very lovely conservatory overlooking the bay towards Lindisfarne - a dream spot to watch the sunrise cast its colours over the island outline."Kirsty, Crabtree & Crabtree