The Old Granary ref: UK3235

Holy Island, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, Bamburgh & Holy Island Area

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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Crossing the tidal causeway to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne is just the beginning of a wonderful journey back in time and place, continued by the good fortune of staying in this very ancient building. This detached property is said to be 500 years old and built from stone taken from the Priory after the dissolution of the monasteries. Today, it provides a warm and welcoming retreat, perfect for friends and families making the most of every moment in this very special place. Truly tucked away in the corner of St Cuthbert’s Square with views of the sea, Lindisfarne Castle and the Priory, and refurbished in 2018, the Old Granary now has all the contemporary comforts along with quirky features, such as the beamed ceilings made from the masts of old herring boats. There is no outside space at the property, however you have the whole island to explore.

Steeped in history and with an abundance of wild birds, plants and rare habitats within the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, the island is a seasonal feeding ground for migrating birds and resident grey seals. Visitors are always sad to leave the island, but there is much to see and do nearby with the towns and villages of the Heritage Coast under a 30-minute drive. The island also has a post office and shop selling all basic provisions as well as home made food. Places to visit include Berwick-upon-Tweed, 13 miles, Bamburgh with its castle, 15 miles, Seahouses for boat trips to the Farne Islands, 19 miles, and Beadnell, 20 miles. Go hill walking in the Cheviot Hills and Northumberland National Park, or visit the many historic houses, gardens and abbeys in the Scottish Borders. Edinburgh is 40 minutes by train from Berwick. Beach 440 yards. Shop ¼ mile, pub and restaurant 185 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Utility room: With freezer and washing machine.

First floor

Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and beams.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Cot and highchair available on request.


Bike store. On road parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    ¼ mile
  • Distance
    13½ miles
  • Restaurant
    175 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    185 yards
  • Railway station distance
    13.5 miles
  • Lake
    440 yards (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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