Darling Cottage ref: UK3237

East Burton, near Bamburgh, Bamburgh & Holy Island Area

4 Stars



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Point 
  • Waterside Breaks 
  • More Than Dog Friendly 


Nestled in a quiet hamlet of pretty, white-washed, former farm cottages known as East Burton, the location and quality of this stunning, mid-terrace cottage is simply divine! Darling Cottage enjoys a tranquil and rural setting, and simply oozes style and charm. There is a cosy wood burner in the living room, ensuring a warm welcome regardless of the season. There is a separate dining room where French doors enhance the bright and airy ambience and leads to a secluded patio garden with south-facing sun deck and a sea view over the Farne Islands. A characterful, exposed stone archway leads from the dining area to the pristine kitchen. The bedrooms are immaculately presented and enjoy undulated views across open farmland. A high quality welcome pack is included for every guest.

East Burton enjoys the very best of both worlds. Situated down a single track where a passing car is a rarity, the views to the south and west overlook open countryside. To the east there are uninterrupted views towards Bamburgh Castle and the sea, with the Farne Islands on the horizon. The picture postcard coastal village of Bamburgh is just over a mile east, where the commanding presence of the magnificent castle, with its impressive film and TV pedigree, dominates the coastline. This prestigious visitor destination offers restaurants, pubs and quaint tea rooms, along with ample local facilities including a convenience store, butcher (home of the famous Bamburgh banger, as seen on ’Rick Stein Food Heroes’), gift shops, art gallery and the Grace Darling Museum. The wide expanse of golden, and often empty, sandy beach that Bamburgh is renowned for is idyllic for those who yearn to inhale the invigorating sea air, feel the sand between their toes and listen to the lap of the waves as they gently reach the shore. Offering views of Lindisfarne, the Farne Islands, the Cheviots and Bamburgh Castle. In addition, Bamburgh’s golf course is one of the most beautiful links course in the world.

The tidal island of Lindisfarne, known locally as Holy Island, is regarded as the birthplace of Christianity in the UK, and can be viewed from the shoreline. The causeway leading onto the island is swept by the North Sea but safe to cross twice daily. Two miles north of Bamburgh is the bird sanctuary at Budle Bay, where at low tide a vast expanse of mud flats is home to countless thousands of wading birds, making this location a haven for bird watchers. The traditional fishing port of Seahouses is only 3 miles down the coastline with its good range of local shops, a Chinese takeaway and an Indian restaurant. Watch the trawlers return to the harbour with their daily catch, take a boat trip to the Farne Islands or set sail to test your fishing skills! There are several golf courses (some of them at championship level) in the area, horse riding, fantastic cycling, and some of the best coastal and countryside walking you will experience. If you like walking, you will love the Northumberland Coastal Patch which passes less than a mile from the cottage and takes in some of the most stunning beach views you will ever see.

The elegant Georgian town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, with its famous ramparts, sits straddling the salmon-rich River Tweed, just 17 miles north, whilst the bustling market town of Alnwick, with its own magnificent castle (the ancestral home to the Duke of Northumberland and film location for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Academy), also offers many lovely and is around 15 miles away. Alnwick Garden is a popular visitor attraction with its grand cascade waterfall and restaurant set within the largest tree house in Europe.
Darling Cottage is an excellent choice for those seeking beautifully presented accommodation in a truly spectacular setting, giving easy access to explore the 20 miles of Northumberland Heritage Coastline, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With wood burner, Sky TV (Including Netflix and Spotify), Xbox 360.
Dining room: With Google Nest and French doors leading to patio garden.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Welcome pack.


Enclosed patio garden with sundeck and garden furniture. Electric car charging point (£50 payable to owner). Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £150.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    1½ miles
  • Distance
    15 miles
  • Restaurant
    1½ miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    1½ miles
  • Railway station distance
    17.0 miles
  • Lake
    1 mile (beach)

About the local area

The idyllic country village of Bamburgh, ancient royal seat of the kings of Northumbria, is set in one of the most breathtakingly picturesque coastal regions in the UK. With trips to the Farne Island Group so close at hand from nearby Seahouses, Bamburgh is certainly one of the most sough after coastal destinations on the Northumberland coast.

The main attraction in Bamburgh is of course Bamburgh Castle, one of Northumberland's most iconic buildings. Spanning nine acres of land on its rocky plateau high above the Northumberland coastline Bamburgh it is one of the largest inhabited castles in the country and has won awards in the North East Large Visitor Attraction Awards and the Green Business Scheme. To prove its universal appeal, the castle was recently a finalist in TV's Britain's Favorite View competition.

A visit to this area is not complete without a trip to Lindisfarne (Holy Island), a tidal island which can only be accessed across the causeway when the tidal conditions allow. Holy Island has a national reputation as a wildlife haven and is home to a national nature reserve. As well as numerous rare birds, you may even spot the grey seal that are resident on the nearby Farne Islands all year round.

Dramatically perched on a rocky crag is Lindisfarne Castle is a small fortress first built in 1550 and today is looked after by the National Trust. Accessible over the causeway is at low tide only, and the island castle presents an exciting and alluring aspect.

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