A comfortable country cottage for couples and their dog.
Expect oodles of space and even more style in this renovated farm building
After days out on sandy Beadnell Bay — which is a pleasant two miles away on foot, or 10 minutes by car — you can bring your pooch back to Long Byre and relax in rural tranquillity. A byre is an old English word for a cow shed. But while this byre is still surrounded by the organic Fallodon farming estate, fine furnishings and comfort have replaced the feeding troughs and cubicles of old.
There’s an immediate feeling of space in the bright, open-plan living area, which extends from a top-notch, everything-you’ll-need kitchen across to the sitting room with its four-seater sofa, log-burning stove, crammed bookshelves and 43-inch Smart TV featuring Netflix and Prime Video. Tables stand ready for dining or game-playing.
From here, floor-to-ceiling sliding French windows open onto a small terrace containing a table and chairs; this sun trap is great for outdoor eating, reading or evening drinks and is fully enclosed so your four-legged friend can safely join you here too.
On the same floor is a super-king (or twin, if preferred) bedroom looking out dreamily across fields to the estate’s old walled garden, competing with another Smart TV for your eyes’ attention. There’s room in this large chamber for a travel cot too, should one be needed. Spotlights on the ceiling and lovely feature wall lights ensure a cosy ambience, and a deep bathtub and capacious walk-in shower both beckon in the luxurious en-suite.
Thoughtful touches proliferate. Impressive interior design. Ample storage. Biomass central heating, fuelled by wood chips harvested on site. And a nail-free grab handle available for the shower or bath to aid guests with limited mobility, for whom this single-floor property works well.
Around the sustainability-focused estate, a trout-fishing lake below the old watermill is available to guests, as are plenty of walking tracks. The ‘Coast & Castles’ cycle route passes straight through, and red squirrels, deer, otters and much birdlife all make appearances.
Close by are the popular Ship Inn at Low Newton, renowned for its seafood lunches, ruined Dunstanburgh Castle and the golden sands of Newton and Embleton Bay between. Holy Island and the enchanting Heritage Coast towns of Alnmouth and Bamburgh are also within easy reach, as is an inland day trip to Hadrian’s Wall, accomplished courtesy of the nearby A1 road, and so too are inland trips to walk the Cheviot Hills.
Entrance into hallway with two utility cupboards, hanging hooks and shoe storage.
Open-plan kitchen, dining and living space.
Kitchen contains electric fan oven, 4-ring induction hob, integrated dishwasher, under-bench fridge/freezer, microwave, 4-slice toaster and washing machine in cupboard. Mini breakfast bar with one stool.
Dining area with round dining table and two chairs.
Sitting room with large four-seater sofa, armchair, side tables and lamps, log burner, Smart TV, second table with four chairs, and shelf space with an excellent range of books provided. Patio doors lead out to the courtyard.
Bedroom containing super king size bed which can be configured as twins upon request, with bedside tables and lamps, armchair, dressing table and stool with mirror, storage bench at the end of the bed, tall chest of drawers, hanging hooks on the wall with hangers provided, and Smart TV.
En-suite bathroom with deep bath and separate large walk-in shower with drench shower head, heated towel rail, sink with mirror and light above, shave point, and WC. A nail-free grab handle for the shower and bath is provided for guests with limited mobility. A shower seat is also available upon request.
Patio doors lead from the living area to the front shared courtyard. There is a small patio area enclosed by a low brick wall for the sole use of guests at Long Byre containing outside table and chairs.
There is ample private parking to the rear of the cottage.
ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING
For safety reasons, we do not permit electric vehicle or hybrid car charging at this property. If you’re travelling by EV, discover your nearest electric vehicle charging point here.
BABIES & CHILDREN
Babies and children are welcome and a travel cot and high chair are available on request.
One dog is welcome.
Dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms or on the furniture and should use the enclosed patio area rather than the shared courtyard.
All bed linens and towels are included. White Company bath and shower gel, and shampoo/conditioner provided.
WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE
Wi-Fi is provided. Mobile coverage is good on most networks.
Long Byre has biomass central heating in addition to the Clearview log burner with an unlimited supply of logs from the estate provided.
FISHING ON SITE
There is fishing available on the lake which is stocked with trout. There are also wild brown trout in the burn. It is on a catch and release basis and there is no charge.
For guests looking to holiday together, there are six other properties on the same estate - Mill Race sleeping 4, Brunton Burn sleeping 2, Swallow Dean sleeping 2, Brunton Lake sleeping 4, Brunton House sleeping 16, and Stable Cottage sleeping 6.
Long Byre adjoins Swallow Dean and faces Brunton Lake, Mill Race, and Brunton Burn. Brunton House and Stable Cottage sit on the opposite side of the burn.
There’s no shortage of places to eat in the area, with everything from cosy pubs to comfy cafes, not forgetting some of the best fish and chips of course!
The hugely popular Ship Inn at Low Newton (3 miles) is renowned for great seafood lunches and its microbrewery, or try the Joiners Arms in nearby Newton By The Sea. Follow the coastal trail to sample delicious crab sandwiches at the highly regarded Jolly Fisherman at Craster (6 miles) or head to the lovely Shoreline Cafe for a steaming cappuccino and home-made cakes - muddy boots and dogs welcome! A must-visit is Robson’s Smokehouse, home of the famous Craster kippers as well as a wonderful selection of smoked delicacies, fresh fish, shellfish, cheeses and other delicious local produce from the Northumberland heartlands.
For evening dining, try the Potted Lobster at Bamburgh which has a fantastic reputation for producing exceptional seasonal dishes using the very best produce the area has to offer, while fans of the traditional British takeaway should head to Pinnacles in Seahouses (7 miles).
A little further afield, you will find a greater range of amenities in nearby Alnwick (9 miles) with an eclectic selection of specialist shops, including a deli, bakery, award-winning butcher’s, charming coffee and gift shops, as well as a number of large supermarkets for holiday provisions.
A leisurely two mile walk will take you onto the beach which extends to Low Newton-by-the-Sea and Embleton Bay, a breathtaking stretch of coastline just perfect for families where you can spend endless hours paddling, sandcastle-building, walking, surfing and body-boarding.
The Northumberland Coastal Path and National Cycle Route 1 also runs right through this area taking in scenic coastal paths for walking and biking and never-ending beaches all the way along to Beadnell Bay, which is also one of the best equipped places in the county for watersports. Backed by huge dunes which offer shelter for a cosy picnic on blustery days, the wide, golden sands of this horseshoe shaped bay make it a popular destination for families with options for kitesurfing, bodyboarding, coasteering and kayaking with a number of accredited schools and instructors across the area.
For golf fans, there are scenic courses at Foxton, Alnmouth, Alnwick and Dunstanburgh, while fishing enthusiasts can cast a line on the lake below the mill and in the Brunton burn that runs down to the sea - by arrangement with the estate office.
Sitting in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, nature lovers, birdwatchers and photographers will be captivated by the vast variety of wildlife and birdlife right on the doorstep, or why not take a boat trip from nearby Seahouses where you will be enthralled by the thousands of breeding sea-birds and seals taking up every square foot of this incredible rocky outcrop, including over 37,000 pairs of characterful Puffins. Alternatively, Ross Links and Holy Island are both top spots for vast numbers of migrant species, including the chance to see the odd grey seal bobbing inquisitively in the sea, while sightings of minke whales and white-beaked dolphins can also be spotted in calm sea conditions.
History buffs will delight in visits to the grand stately homes and medieval castles of the area - Dunstanburgh, Warkworth, Bamburgh and Lindisfarne stand as reminders of the area’s turbulent past, or head inland to the magnificent Alnwick Castle for a super family day out. Here you will find an activity programme brimming with adventure where children can take part in all sorts of magic and mayhem inspired by the characters of Harry Potter or test their knightly courage in the Dragon Quest.
Finally, for garden lovers, a visit to the stunning setting of Alnwick Gardens, Howick Hall and Cragside is an absolute must, with spectacular colours and beautiful walks through the grounds.
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- One dog is welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Thursdays and Mondays.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 9.30am
"The kitchen’s lovely navy blue cabinets, and casual stool at the mini-breakfast bar make the kitchen a stylish and sociable space."Kat, Crabtree & Crabtree