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In this section, you will find useful information to assist you in planning your self-catering cottage holiday in Northumberland.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
Lindisfarne Bay Cottages Information
Northumberland is quite magical in the Winter months and we still have availability. We often enjoy winter sunshine and even on dull or windy days we love a bracing walk. The huge, dark night time skies are full of stars and sometimes we get a glimpse of the Northern Lights.
In winter we play host to many species of migratory birds which overwinter here, pale bellied brent geese in particular. This is an annual spectacle which we always feel privileged to share. Very close by, Budle Bay also hosts a stunning selection of bird life.
The moors of the nearby Cheviot Hills have many, many walks to enjoy. There are ancient standing stones to discover, wild Northumbrian goats and glorious views that stretch for miles and miles.
A short drive away Holy Island always provides good walking round its shores, some rocky, some sandy, some wild and some sheltered. There's a pretty little harbour, the Priory and various pubs and cafes on the island so it makes a great trip out and the drive across the Causeway is always exhilarating. Keen walkers can walk over to the Causeway from the cottage - ask for details (and always check the tide timetables first! See the link for these on our links section).
Bamburgh is also a short drive away and has a selection of shops (including a great butcher) and pubs, as well as the Grace Darling Museum. Bamburgh has a stunning long, white beach which is always wonderful to walk along, any time of year.
Alnwick is 20 minutes away - the ancestral seat of the Duke of Northumberland. The Castle, (one of the locations for the Harry Potter films) in its stunning riverside setting, is available to visit as a separate attraction to the famous Alnwick Garden which is open year round. The characterful Tree House restaurant is a fantastic place to enjoy coffee or lunch. Don't forget to pay a visit to Barter Books if you're in Alnwick, it's the perfect destination on a rainy day.
The National Trust has various properties in Northumberland (including Cragside, home of Lord Armstrong) which are open all year, plus some spectacular stretches of coast.
You can always take a day out to Newcastle (and take in The Sage and the Baltic Art Gallery in Gateshead) or Edinburgh. Both are easily driveable or you can hop on a train at Berwick.
If you don't fancy going very far, just cosy up in our luxurious Mill House and enjoy relaxing as you watch the lazy tides slide in and out over the salt marshes outside our windows. Read some of the books provided or play a board game or watch a dvd. Of course, the cottage enjoys a strong wifi signal. The hallway has plenty of space to store your coats and boots and our separate utility room can take care of all your laundry, drying and airing needs should you get caught in some seasonal rain!
See our links page to go to the websites of attractions mentioned above.
Pauline Gasken, Lindisfarne Bay Cottages
Blue Breich, Moor Park, Foulden, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1UH