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.
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.
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.
There is private parking directly outside the cottage.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
We regret that dogs are not permitted.
Bed linen and towels are provided for all guests. Anti-allergy bedding is provided. A hairdryer is also provided.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available. Mobile coverage is good on most networks.
There is oil central heating throughout.
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.
The Middleton Hall Estate sits in a rural position six miles from the stunning beach at Bamburgh. Nestled behind huge sand dunes overlooked by the impressive Bamburgh Castle, the mile upon mile of pristine sands are perfect for walking, riding and sandcastle building.
Northumberland’s magnificent coastline, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is also renowned for its watersports so whether your interests are walking, kite surfing, sailing, coasteering, abseiling, riding through the surf or just relaxing with a good book, there is a fantastic choice of beaches in the area from lesser-known gems which remain almost deserted even in the summer months to the better known beaches such as Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. This tiny, picturesque island linked at low tide to the mainland, is an overwhelmingly mystical place, home to the evocative remains of a ruined eleventh-century priory, a beautifully restored castle and the infamous Lindisfarne Mead.
For golf fanatics, there are a number of excellent courses nearby including the well known links courses at Dunstanburgh, Goswick, a British open qualifier course and Bamburgh, said to be one of the most scenic in the country. There is fabulous walking, riding and cycling in the nearby Cheviot Hills and fishing enthusiasts can enjoy trout fishing at nearby Chatton or salmon fishing on the Till or legendary Tweed is within a 30 minute drive.
There are no less than 10 castles close by and a wonderful selection of gardens including those at nearby Howick Hall, rated as one of the top five coastal gardens in the country. For rainy day activities, the spa at nearby Doxford Hall is perfect for some rest and relaxation or visit Barter Books, one of the UK's largest second hand bookshops located in Alnwick's magnificent old Victorian railway station with a model railway linking the book columns.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.Find Out More
Cooks and chefs
Make your stay hassle-free with your own personal cookFind Out More
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.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
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.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 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
"We had a lovely time. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped. Welcome basket and prosecco were much appreciated. Beautiful surroundings. Have already recommended it and yourselves to others."Berry family
- 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 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