Mill Cottage, Brockmill Farm
15% discount on 7 night holidays and 10% discount on short breaks between now and 30th June 2023.
Well placed for explorations of Northumberland’s coast, especially Holy Island, this coastal base promises peace and quiet.
Newly renovated, this dog-friendly home includes lots of luxurious touches alongside a private, sun-trap garden
Once part of the mill and steading which served Haggerston Castle — whose few ruins sit a mile to the north — this semi-detached property still retains a rustic feel courtesy of its mottled stone exterior and rural location near Beal.
Inside, however, a refurbishment has brought lots of wood, lots of light, lots of space, and lots of interior style via open-plan design, splashes of greenery and well-chosen fabrics.
With both bedrooms able to become twins, Mill Cottage can sleep one couple or two, four platonic friends or a small family with equal ease (two dogs are also welcome). Spread out spaciously in the eaves with Velux windows, those two comfy chambers share a bathroom and its corner rainfall shower unit and heated towel rails.
Downstairs the kitchen bursts with amenities, including a Nespresso machine, and neighbours the round, four-person dining table. Lent brightness by its full-length picture window, a short corridor leads through to the sitting room, whose pair of navy-blue sofas, console table and 55-inch Smart TV surround a log burner. You may not need that, however, given the indulgent underfloor heating present across this floor.
French windows open onto the patio, where an outdoor dining table and a charcoal barbecue enable al-fresco eating. South-facing to ensure much sunshine, the lawned garden beyond is fenced to provide privacy.
Can you taste some salt in the air? That’ll be because Mill Cottage is just a short drive or pedal from the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and its vanishing causeway. Also within easy reach are golden-sand beaches such as Cheswick Sands and bewitching Bamburgh Castle, soaring on its crag less than ten miles to the south. The A1 passes nearby, as well, making it easy to explore more of Northumberland’s coast (with ample parking for three cars). You really won’t be short of options for days out!
For guests looking to holiday together but enjoy their own space, this home is available to book in conjunction with the adjoining Granary View, sleeping six, and Brockmill Farmhouse, which is just a two-minute walk away and accommodates 16.
Kitchen with integrated electric fan oven/grill, combi microwave oven, 4 ring electric hob, integrated fridge and freezer, integrated dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine. Dining area with round dining table seating four guests.
Utility room/boot room (down two steps) with washing machine, tumble dryer, full size sink and shoe storage space. An external door leads out to an enclosed gravelled area.
Cloakroom with hanging space, WC and basin.
Sitting room with two two-seater sofas, coffee table, console table, nest of two tables and lamps, 55" Smart TV, multi-fuel log burner (initial supply of logs provided). French doors leading out to the front garden.
Bedroom one with with zip and link beds which can be configured to a 6’ super king or 3’ twin, bedside tables with lamps, stool seating at end of the bed, hanging rail and drawer storage beneath bed.
Family shower room with walk-in corner shower with rainfall showerhead and additional hand-held attachment, heated towel rail, WC, basin, illuminated mirror and shaver point, cupboard and shelf space.
Bedroom two with with with zip and link beds which can be configured to a 6’ super king or 3’ twin, bedside tables with lamps, stool seating at end of the bed, hanging rail and drawer storage beneath bed.
South-facing patio area and lawn garden at the front of the cottage. An outdoor dining table with 4 chairs is provided. A charcoal barbecue (charcoal not provided) is available for guest use. There is a small enclosed gravel area to the rear of the cottage.
There is ample parking space for two cars.
Electrical Vehicle Parking
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
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
Two dogs are welcome with a charge of £20 per dog. Dogs must be kept to the ground floor and are not allowed on the furniture or in the bedrooms. We ask that dogs sleep in the utility room.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Superfast Fibre broadband is available throughout the house and there is good 4G signal.
There is oil-fired underfloor heating throughout the ground floor with radiators and towel rails on the first floor. There is a wood-burning stove in the sitting room with the initial supply of logs provided.
Mill Cottage sits next door to another holiday cottage, Granary View. The two cottages are attached and completely adjacent, so don't face onto each other. There is a fence at the front of the property, separating the front patios and lawn area. The gravel parking area is shared, and there is enough space for two or three cars in front of each cottage.
For guests looking to holiday together but enjoy their own space, Mill Cottage will be available to book in conjunction with the adjoining Granary View, sleeping six, and nearby Brockmill Farmhouse sleeping 16, just a two minute walk door to door.
Brockmill Farm sits in Northumberland's Coastal AONB, next to many close visitor attractions with local services nearby, including The Barn at Beal for lingering lunches savouring the catch-of-the-day or informal dining and a craft beer at The Bothy bar (please check seasonal opening times).
You can get ‘corner shop’ provisions from the Londis Lindisfarne Service Station on the A1 (1 mile), or 7 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 (9 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 town of Berwick-upon-Tweed is also served by the main East Coast rail line with regular services to Edinburgh and Newcastle for a city day out.
The whole area is bursting with things to do, 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 outside 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. Cross the causeway to the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne to trace the legend of St. Cuthbert, often described as ‘The Jewel of the Northumberland Coast’. It 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.
Nearby Cheswick and Goswick offer vast, deserted stretches of golden sands where you can wander to your heart's content, or head to Bamburgh (12 miles) with its glorious curves of white sandy beach backed by 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.
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.
Walk the outstanding Elizabethan walls of the Old Town in Berwick-upon-Tweed taking in ancient bastions, watchtowers and gun batteries whilst enjoying stunning views of the coast and Tweed estuary, before stopping off for a tasty bag of fish and chips.
For a city day out, Berwick Station offers an easy day trip to the magnificent sights of Edinburgh, just 45 minutes journey by train.
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- Two dogs are welcome with a charge of £20 per dog.
- Typical arrival day: Friday during high season with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
- Arrival time: 5pm
- Departure time: 10am
"An external door leads from the ground-floor utility room to an enclosed outdoor area (otherwise inaccessible) which works very well for dogs."Charlotte, Crabtree & Crabtree