Willows Retreat ref: UK3151

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

4 Stars

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Sleeps
8
Sleeps
Bedrooms
4
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
4
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changeover day
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Willows Retreat is situated within the high street of the welcoming village of Belford and located only 6 miles west of Bamburgh. The accommodation within this Grade II listed building is spread over three floors ensuring this property is a suitable choice for larger parties. The property is adorned with bespoke features and has been cleverly designed with quirky and interesting fixtures and fittings throughout. A friendly greeting regularly awaits visitors to Belford. This charming village is often described as the ’Gateway to the Secret Kingdom’ and offers many facilities including an impressive golf driving range, shops, a tea room, and pubs renowned for serving good food. Belford is also famous for being an old coaching town linking Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Edinburgh, and all of the towns between Alnwick and Berwick-upon-Tweed.
The picture postcard coastal village of Bamburgh, dominated by its majestic fortress and wide expanse of 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, a popular destination for those who enjoy cycling, hang-gliding, golf, horse riding and walking with the challenging route of the St Cuthbert’s Way passing close by. Chatton Trout Fishery invites amateur anglers to fish without a rod licence in a picturesque 4-acre lake close by. The A1 is less than a mile away giving easy access to the elegant Georgian town of Berwick-upon-Tweed to the north, which straddles the salmon-rich River Tweed, and the cobbled, market town of Alnwick to the south, protected by its dramatic castle, both 15 miles away and offering a wide array of amenities. Alnwick Garden is a popular visitor attraction to see the Grand Cascade Waterfall and dine in the restaurant within the largest tree house in Europe! Take a trip to the vibrant cities of Newcastle-upon-Tyne or Edinburgh, both are only an hour’s drive, or enjoy the journey by train from Berwick or Alnmouth. Gatherings of family and friends will find this the perfect base for exploring the countryside of north Northumberland along with the Northumberland Heritage Coastline, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Scottish Borders. If you tire of touring the area, Belford also has a small museum and a spa. Beach 6 miles. Shop and pub within 100 yards, restaurant 150 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Ground Floor:
Living room: With Freeview Smart TV
Dining room.
Kitchen: With gas hob, range, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Smart TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Separate toilet.
Lower Ground Floor:

Bedroom 2: With super kingsize bed, Smart TV and en-suite with bath and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed, Smart TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 4: With kingsize bed, pull out double bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements) and Smart TV.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake

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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