This esteemed tourist destination offers several restaurants, charming pubs and quaint tea rooms along with ample local facilities including a convenience store, butcher, gift shops and a gallery as well as the Grace Darling Museum, all within a gentle stroll from Dunholme Cottage. The tidal island of Lindisfarne, known locally as Holy Island, is regarded as the birth place of Christianity 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 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 three miles down the coastline with its good range of local shops including a Co-op and the Chinese takeaway and Indian restaurants are well worth a try. Watch the trawlers return to the harbour with their daily catch or take a boat trip to the Farne Islands – famous for bird sanctuaries and the seal colony – or set sail to test your fishing skills! There are several golf courses, some of them at championship level, in the area and horse riding is available close by too. The elegant Georgian town of Berwick, which straddles the salmon-rich river Tweed, is 17 miles north and the bustling market town of Alnwick with its own magnificent castle (the film location for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Academy!) also offer’s many facilities and is also only 15 miles away. The Castle is the ancestral home to the Duke of Northumberland and Alnwick Garden is a popular visitor attraction with its grand cascade waterfall and restaurant set within the largest tree house in Europe!
Dunholme Cottage will appeal to the gathering of families and friends seeking a comfortable retreat in a truly spectacular setting giving easy access to explore the twenty miles of Heritage coastline rightfully designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.