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Lindisfarne View

Belford, Northumberland

A converted Victorian schoolhouse set in extensive gardens with unbroken views to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

Lindisfarne View

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Overview

A converted Victorian schoolhouse set in extensive gardens with unbroken views to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

Packed with character and history, this charming period home also delivers enthralling sea views

The name of this ecclesiastical looking former school speaks volumes of its glorious setting: enclosed by over half an acre of gardens, including a wildflower meadow, children’s play area and secret picnic area, Lindisfarne View boasts uninterrupted views over sheep-dotted pastures to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and sea beyond it. 

What it doesn’t reveal is the history or wealth of period features found in this sensitively preserved Victorian property. Entering the former schoolhouse, you find yourself in a vaulted cloakroom complete with exposed timber beams, magnificent arched stone windows and a reassuringly worn flagstone floor. 

This sets the tone for the rest of this delightful home, which is packed with original timber beams and floors, vaulted ceilings and arched stone windows. While revealing many of these period features and retaining elements of its school vibe, the owners have injected Lindisfarne View with plenty of character: the bespoke kitchen cabinets are painted in cheery cornflower blue, coordinating with the legs of the rustic wooden dining table that sits by the kitchen window; the fire-warmed sitting room features a subtle coastal theme; and a vaulted transept with a large arched window has been transformed into an inviting snug.

In addition to the informal dining table in the kitchen, a more formal dining area sits in front of tall windows in a little alcove set off the living room, offering views over the surrounding countryside. The bucolic views can also be enjoyed on sunny days from the property’s two outdoor seating areas: there’s a sheltered area on a patio tucked in by the side of the house and a second spot on the front garden lawn beneath the dappled light of mature trees.

Returning to the house and moving upstairs, you’ll find the cosy snug in the transept, a twin bedroom with its original Victorian fireplace, a family bathroom with a rolltop bath with shower over and the master bedroom. Of the entire property, it is this master bedroom that will truly steal your heart. Set beneath a vaulted timber ceiling, a cast iron four-poster bed faces an exposed stone wall with a glorious stained glass rose window. Set by the stone wall, tucked up against an ancient timber beam, a freestanding rolltop bath completes this characterful room while an en suite loo is cleverly concealed in a corner room.

Property details

Ground floor

Access into inner porch leading into:

Boot room with bench seating and hanging rail.

Cloakroom with basin and WC.

Kitchen with AGA, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave, Nespresso machine. Roberts radio. Informal dining area with bench seating and chairs.

Open plan sitting room/dining room - dining area with seating for six, two double sofas, armchair, wood burning stove, selection of childrens' books and games. Wall mounted TV.

First floor

Snug with large snuggler chair and armchair, selection of books. Benefits from wonderful views across open farmland to the rear of the property.

Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC.

Bedroom one with feature stained-glass window, cast iron king size bed, chest of drawers, 3/4 free-standing roll-top bath.

En-suite toilet with basin and WC.

Bedroom two with 3' twin beds, side table, chest of drawers, wardrobe, decorative fireplace, selection of children's books.

Outside

The property benefits from a large private lawned garden which is enclosed on three sides. This can be fully enclosed by closing the main access gate which leads onto the main access road.  

Patio area and garden furniture.

Children's play equipment which includes climbing frame, chute, rope swing and ball swing. 

Parking

There is private parking for two cars to the rear of the property.

Babies & Children

Babies and children are welcome and a travel cot and high chair can be made available on request. Guests are welcome to use the garden play equipment, however children should be closely supervised.

Dogs

Sorry, dogs are not permitted.

Guest amenities

Bed linen and towels are provided for guests, along with hairdryers in each of the two bedrooms. Bedding is hypo-allergenic. Hand soaps and shower/bath wash are provided.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

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

Heating

Oil fired central heating which is thermostatically controlled. Large wood burner in the sitting room - logs supplied.

Guest Privacy

The property is detached and sits in over half an acre of private grounds.

Location

The property benefits from easy access links, sitting just half a mile from the main A1 north/south route and a mile from the charming village of Belford where you will find a good range of local amenities including a pub, small co-op, fish and chip shop, newsagent and chemist. 

The fabulous Sunnyhills Farm Shop sits just on the edge of the village and sells a wonderful range of fresh local produce in the Food Hall, or you can enjoy excellent coffee, home cooking and lovely cakes and pastries in the super cafe bistro.

For more extensive shopping, the historic market towns of Berwick-upon-Tweed and Alnwick are just a short 15-minute drive away.

Activities

With over 30 miles of stunning sandy beaches, guests are spoilt for choice. Lindisfarne, Bamburgh, Budle Bay and Seahouses all sit nearby with pristine white sands perfect for sandcastle making, rock pools made for dabbling in, hidden coves and deep sheltered sand dunes ideal for cosy picnics, and stunning sunsets on a balmy summer evening.

For walking, it's an ideal gateway to the Cheviot Hills and the extensive walking routes available there. You can link into St. Cuthbert’s Way from Wooler or there is a 4.5-mile circular walk to historic St Cuthbert’s Cave from nearby Holburn which takes in the important wildlife areas of Holburn Lake & Moss.

You can join The Devil’s Causeway just over one mile to the east, a Roman road which starts at Port Gate on Hadrian’s Wall north of Corbridge and extending 55 miles northwards across Northumberland to the mouth of the River Tweed at Berwick-upon-Tweed.

For coastal hikes, take time out to spot the rich birdlife on the Northumberland Coastal Path, or enjoy a leisurely 10-mile walk from Belford to Seahouses, taking in fantastic views of the Farne Islands and Budle Bay.

The area is punctuated by iconic castles, stately homes and fortifications which are testament to the area’s rich and dramatic past. Pay a visit to the magnificent 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. Harry Potter was filmed at Alnwick Castle and children will particularly enjoy the wizardly magic of characters inspired by Hagrid and Harry, including a spot of Broomstick Training!

Foodies will enjoy the fine local produce in one of the many pubs or restaurants in the area - everything from the freshest fish and chips to fine dining experiences! The very popular Barn at Beal is nearby with amazing views over to Holy Island, or The Ship at Newton-by-the-Sea has a great reputation for serving good food along with ale from its own microbrewery. Not to be missed is the delicately flavoured kippers from Craster, or a tipple of infamous Lindisfarne Mead.

For action sports, surfing, kitesurfing and coasteering 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. For riding, Swinhoe, Kimmerston and Slate Hall riding centres all come recommended, offering lessons, treks and wonderful beach rides.

Golf enthusiasts are well catered for with Belford, Goswick and Bamburgh courses nearby, and easy access to an incredibly varied choice of over 60 PGA, links and parkland courses right across the Borders and Northumberland.

Salmon fishing on the North Tyne can be arranged through the owners, or guests can head to the lakes at Chatton which offers fly fishing for trout or try Coldingham Loch for bank or boat fishing - both helpful and friendly venues. River fishing is available on the Till or the world-renowned Tweed system.

Children and families

Children and families

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shooting

Shooting

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

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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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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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Services

Cooks and chefs

Cooks and chefs

Make your stay hassle-free with your own personal cook

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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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Dog sitting

Dog sitting

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

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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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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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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Fresh flowers

Fresh flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

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

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Location Rural - 1.2 miles from Belford village.
Dogs
  • Sorry, dogs are not permitted.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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Lindisfarne View Holiday Cottage with large enclosed garden and sweeping views across the Northumberland coast to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne
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"With its sweeping views, enclosed garden and convivial vibe, Lindisfarne View is a true sanctuary from which to explore the Northumberland coastline."
Vicky, owner of Lindisfarne View
email us or give us a call on 01573 226711 for details.

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