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Lake Cottage

Belford, Northumberland

This pretty stone cottage sits in an enviable position in the grounds of Middleton Hall with views over the boating lake and far-reaching views from the rear of the property to the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

Lake Cottage

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Overview

This pretty stone cottage sits in an enviable position in the grounds of Middleton Hall with views over the boating lake and far-reaching views from the rear of the property to the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

In the grounds of Middleton Hall

Lake Cottage has been equipped with families in mind. The large garden is fully-enclosed so little ones can play safely and enjoy the charming, fully-equipped Wendy house, swings, slide and sand pit.

Guests can enjoy the 30 acres of secluded, wooded grounds which make up the wider estate and are a haven for wildlife including deer and red squirrels. For the more energetically-inclined, a rowing boat and oars are provided for exploring the lake or why not try a spot of fishing; the lake is stocked with carp, sturgeon and tiddlers.

Property details

Ground floor

Open-plan seating/dining area and kitchen;

Cosy seating area with wood burner, flat screen TV with Blu-ray DVD player, iPod dock and DAB radio.

Fully equipped kitchen area with electric double oven and 4-ring hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, wine cooler and washer/dryer.

Dining area (seats 6).

Bedroom one with 5' king size bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers.

En-suite shower room with walk in shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom two with 5' king size bed.

Bedroom three with 3' twin beds.

Family bathroom with bath with shower over, WC and basin.

Outside

A fully enclosed garden with excellent facilities for children including a play area with sand pit, swings, slide and a well equipped Wendy house.

There is a secure outside garage which guests are welcome to use for the storage of bikes and outdoor gear.

Parking

There is private parking directly outside the cottage.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair are available on request.

Dogs

We regret that dogs are not permitted.

Guest amenities

Bed linen and towels are provided for all guests. A hairdryer is also provided.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available. Mobile coverage is good on most networks.

Heating

There is oil central heating throughout.

Additional Accommodation

For guests looking to holiday together there are four other holiday cottages on the same estate - The Boat House sleeping 2, The Folly sleeping 2, Middleton Hall Coach House sleeping 10 and Middleton Hall sleeping 20+4.

Location

Lake Cottage is close to the pretty village of Belford with a golf course, an excellent farm shop, coffee shop and a couple of restaurants. Food fans will be delighted by the wealth of local goodies on offer including Doddington Dairy ice cream, Northumberland cheeses, Lindisfarne Oysters, Chainbridge Honey, and Craster Kippers to name but a few. There are also a number of excellent local pubs in the area, including the delightful Ship Inn at Low Newton famous for its seafood and microbrewery as well as the Treehouse restaurant at Alnwick Garden.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shooting

Shooting

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

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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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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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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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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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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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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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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

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

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Reviews

"We loved Lake Cottage - the immediate setting and the amazing coastline and attractions around it. We will definitely try and visit again. The accommodation was excellent - we were all very comfortable and the little touches like toys, slippers, toiletries and cake made us feel very welcome, please thank the owners. We'd love to stay there again!"

Maclaren family
Location Within the grounds of Middleton Hall, near Belford.
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 large garden is fully-enclosed so little ones can play safely and enjoy the charming, fully-equipped Wendy house, swings, slide and sand pit. The little things we love...
"The large garden is fully-enclosed so little ones can play safely and enjoy the charming, fully-equipped Wendy house, swings, slide and sand pit."
Lynn, Crabtree & Crabtree
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