Melandra ref: UK3122

Belford, near Alnwick, Bamburgh & Holy Island Area

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Nestled in the midst of a small terrace of similar properties, Melandra is a charming cottage that has been fully restored with thought, care and attention to detail. The wood burner in the living room ensures a cosy welcome regardless of the season, and the separate dining room adds to the comfort. There is a pristine kitchen and a convenient cloakroom on the ground floor too. The beautifully presented bedrooms and immaculate bathroom are on the first floor. Oozing charm and character, this delightful cottage has an enclosed garden with a large lawned area and patio, the perfect spot to dine al fresco whilst the children and pets play, as well as off road parking for 2 cars.

The pretty village of Belford is just over a mile away, where a warm welcome regularly greets visitors. The village is often described as the ’Gateway to the Secret Kingdom’, and offers many facilities including shops, a tea room, pubs renowned for serving delicious food, and an impressive golf driving range. The picture-postcard coastal village of Bamburgh, dominated by its majestic fortress and golden sandy beach, is a mere 6 miles east. The small and friendly market town of Wooler sits at the foot of the Cheviot Hills, 12 miles west, which is a popular destination for cycling, hang-gliding, golf, horse riding and walking. The challenging route of St Cuthbert’s Way passes close by. Chatton Trout Fisheries is close by and invites amateur anglers to fish without a rod licence on a picturesque 4-acre lake. Although Melandra is quietly situated, the A1 is less than a mile away, giving easy access to the elegant Georgian town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, which straddles the salmon rich River Tweed to the north, and the market town of Alnwick, with its dramatic castle, to the south. Both offer a wide array of amenities and are equidistant at 15 miles. Alnwick Garden is very popular and makes a great day out. See the Grand Cascade waterfall and then enjoy a meal in the restaurant within the largest treehouse in Europe. The vibrant cities of Newcastle upon Tyne and Edinburgh are an hours’ drive away, or take the train from Berwick or Alnmouth. Melandra offers delightful accommodation in an excellent location. It makes a great base from which to explore the Northumbrian countryside to the west, along with the Heritage Coast, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the east, and the Scottish Borders to the north. Beach 6 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1¼ miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With wood burner and Freeview TV.
Dining room: With double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
2 steps to...
Kitchen: With electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and single bed (for a child).
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair.


Enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    1¼ miles
  • Distance
    15 miles
  • Restaurant
    1¼ miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    1¼ miles
  • Railway station distance
    15.0 miles
  • Lake
    6 miles (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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