Courtesy of a recent renovation, Peewit offers a romantic, well-designed bolthole in the heart of the pretty village of Belford just three miles from Northumberland’s famous coast.
Cute and colourful, this cottage is ideal for exploring the county’s highlights
Named after a local sea bird and filled with the colours of the coast, Peewit Cottage makes a wonderful coastal base for couples, or a small family.
Positioned in the heart of this former coaching village, it lies very close to this area’s Heritage Coast where miles of sandy beaches can be enjoyed all year round – so much so that the air will have a faint salty scent. You’re also merely a mile from the A1, making it easy peasy to explore all of Northumberland, the Scottish Borders, or even Edinburgh from here.
The cottage dates to around 1830, and a small entrance porch transports you from the vintage stone exterior into a cosy sitting room complete with a log burner for toasty afternoons warming by the fire, chatting and reading books. There's a dining table and chairs to one side, otherwise continue through and you’ll find a small but well-equipped kitchen decorated with pretty blue tiles.
To the front, a spacious master bedroom contains a king-sized bed and a large wardrobe, while the second bedroom with twin beds sits to the rear. There's also a modern bathroom and walk-in shower for everyone to share.
Green and blue feature walls are guaranteed to catch your eye, along with lovely deep windowsills complete with striking wooden shutters, and a characterful wooden beam turned mantelpiece. Throughout, the property is contemporary, comfortable and well appointed with quality amenities – including a Smart TV offering Netflix and Freeview channels, as well as an Alexa with Spotify account.
At Peewit Cottage’s rear, a sunroom/utility area runs the length of the cottage and is lovely for reading, podcast-listening or snoozing whenever rays beam down. Just beyond, up some steps, begins the rear garden. Lent privacy by handsome stone walls, this splits into sections including a pretty, colourful shrubbery, and two elevated outdoor decked areas, equipped with furniture for both dining and relaxation.
You’re only a two-minute stroll into old Belford where you’ll find several good local pubs including the historic Blue Bell Inn which serves up tasty pub food. There is also a handful of independent shops, a fish and chip takeaway, and a Co-op supermarket. We’d recommend you stock up on local goodies at the superb Sunnyhills Farm Shop, or go for delicious dinners at The Barn at Beal nearby that has fine views and access to Holy Island, which is easily visited - but do check the tide times! For days out-and-about, Bamburgh Castle, Alnwick Castle and Gardens, the bird-rich Farne Islands, and no end of deserted, golden-sand beaches are but a short drive away.
Small entrance porch leading into the sitting room with a three-seater sofa and large armchair, Smart TV (with Netflix account), Alexa with Spotify, and log burner. Small dining area with table and seating for four guests.
One step up leads into the well-equipped kitchen with 4-ring induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, slimline dishwasher, Nespresso machine. There is a freezer and washing machine in the utility/sun room to the rear of the property.
Bedroom one with king size bed, side tables, chest of drawers, and one large built-in wardrobe.
Two steps up to bedroom two and the family shower room.
Bedroom two with 3' twin beds, side table and wardrobe.
Family shower room with walk-in shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC. Please note the shower opening is quite narrow - contact us if you have any concerns.
To the rear of the property is a sunroom/utility room with storage space for outdoor gear. This has in-built chaise seating area but it is important to note this room is not heated so may only be suitable for warmer/summer days.
The property benefits from an enclosed private garden to the rear of the property which features a decking area with a table and four chairs, and separate rattan furniture, gravelled area and shrubs. A barbecue is not provided.
Please note there is one large step to exit the rear door, followed by a further three steps to access the garden.
There is on-street parking outside the cottage.
ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING
It is important to note that there is no provision for EV charging at Peewit Cottage, and the use of extension cables and domestic plugs/supply is not permitted.
There are public charging points at The Meadows in the village of Belford as well as Adderstone Services.
BABIES & CHILDREN
Babies and children are welcome. A travel cot and highchair are available.
Sorry, dogs are not permitted at this property.
Beds are made up with high quality bed linen. A hairdryer is supplied. Towels from The White Company are supplied. Hand soaps and a shower wash are provided.
WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE
Wi-Fi is available. Mobile reception is good on most networks.
The property has gas central heating. Log burning stove in the sitting room with initial basket of logs.
This is a semi-detached cottage which sits on a main street within the village of Belford. A neighbouring property to the rear of the cottage is double-storey.
The pretty village of Belford offers a good range of local amenities including a Co-op supermarket open 7 days a week until 10pm, and the excellent Sunnyhills Farm Shop which sells a wealth of local goodies including Doddington Dairy ice cream, Northumberland cheeses, Lindisfarne Oysters, Chainbridge Honey, and Craster Kippers to name but a few.
The White Swan in nearby Warenford (4 miles) is known for serving good pub food, and there are also a number of excellent local pubs in Chatton (6 miles) and Bamburgh (5.5 miles), including The Potted Lobster which comes particularly recommended for their seafood and warm, friendly atmosphere. A little further afield, the delightful Ship Inn at Low Newton (13.5 miles) is famous for their crab dishes and microbrewery.
If you’re heading to Holy Island for the day, call in at The Barn at Beal (7.5 miles), which serves hearty breakfast dishes and fresh seafood-inspired lunches, all with stunning panoramic views. Or head further north up the coast to Berwick-upon-Tweed which has a range of restaurants and coffee shops as well as large supermarkets if you are looking to do some home cooking.
Inland, the charming village of Wooler (9 miles) offers good local amenities, including small independent shopping, cafes and restaurants, including the highly regarded Milan Restaurant reviewed by renowned food critic AA Gill. For provisions, it has a bakery, a high quality butchers shop as well as ‘The Good Life’, a wonderful deli selling cheeses, cured meats and health foods.
The stunning heritage coast is just a ten minute drive with miles of pristine sandy beaches, jolly pubs serving the freshest fish and chips, and picture postcard coastal villages with charming galleries and gift shops waiting to be explored. Experience the exhilarating thrill of kitesurfing at Bamburgh, coasteering at Beadnell or perhaps just enjoy the simple pleasures of a picnic and a game of beach cricket on sands which remain almost deserted even in the summer months.
History buffs will be enchanted by the rich heritage of the area, where dramatic castles and grand stately homes punctuate the landscape - Bamburgh, Alnwick Castle & Gardens, Warkworth and Chillingham to name but a few.
Sitting within easy reach of the Northumberland National Park, Peewit Cottage is ideally placed for walking and enjoying the great outdoors. The outstanding countryside around the village of Belford offers gentle walks in scenic surroundings, while the wider area enjoys a large number of designated walking routes, including more challenging hikes amidst the dramatic scenery of the Northumberland countryside.
Nearby Wooler is at the heart of one of the richest archaeological landscapes in North-west Europe and spectacular Iron Age hillforts and settlements rim the Cheviots, while the enigmatic prehistoric cup & ring markings abound across the rock surfaces in this area. Alternatively, follow in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims to the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne to complete the final journey of St. Cuthbert, or simply sit back and enjoy the breathtaking views from the sheltered dune-fringed sands of this uniquely special place
For cycling and mountain biking, you will find everything from gentle low-level meanders to big hill country treks including trails for family-friendly recreation. For more challenging terrain, you can join long-distance routes such as the Pennine Cycleway, or try the Sandstone Way which meanders down the coast and has shorter sections for those with just an hour or two to spare.
For family friendly activities, head to Alnwick Castle where you will find an activity programme brimming with adventure. Children can take part in all sorts of magic and mayhem inspired by the characters of Harry Potter; test their knightly courage in the Dragon Quest; or explore a world of wobbly rope bridges and treetop walkways within the stunning setting of Alnwick Gardens.
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"We had a great time in Belford. The location is great - you feel you're in a quiet, secluded village but actually so near the A1 and easy access to so many places. Also pretty walks straight from the cottage. Belford has everything you need - a co-op, restaurants, chemist, fish and chip shop - and even a community charity shop. Also has a programme of events if you want to get involved. The cottage has good easy parking for more than 1 car. Everything is beautifully done and in excellent condition. The living room is very relaxing and comfortable. We thought it made an excellent cottage for 2 or 2 with 2 small children. We'd recommend the cottage to friends. We'll look at your website in the future as this is the quality of cottage we like. Thank you very much."Anne
- Sorry, dogs are not permitted.
- Typical arrival day: Saturday
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The bright sitting room with its wood burning stove is a cosy place to relax with a glass of wine after a busy day of exploring the local area."Jamie and Suzanne, owners of Peewit Cottage