Bamburgh House and almost adjacent Lindisfarne Cottage are situated at the entrance of Adderstone Hall Farm Steading. The Steading was the working heart of the large Adderstone Hall Estate, which dates back hundreds of years, and was the family seat of the Forsters, including Thomas Forster - a leader in the Jacobite Rebellion, and through family following Lord Armstrong of Bamburgh Castle and Cragside fame.
In farmland near the steading are underground Roman remains of a settlement-being very near the old north road to Scotland. The area is truly "The Secret Kingdom" with fantastic scenic beaches, coastline, castles hills, countryside and scenic villages with popular eating, drinking and shopping venues. The area is an obvious choice for those seeking to enjoy quiet stunning sandy beaches and dunes, walking, bird watching, sailing, fishing, kite-flying, surfing cycling and riding. The renowned Bamburgh Castle ,Alnwick Castle and Gardens, The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Farne Islands, other castles, Cragside, Chillingham with its`Wild Cattle are all nearby. Riding facilities are close-with a good hack to and on Bamburgh beach being superb. We offer special arrangements so you can bring your own horse (we can accommodate-with ringed pasture) unlimited FREE golf at Belford Golf club, and discounts in the restaurant at the much enjoyed Blue Bell Hotel in Belford.
Nearby, Belford Village ( the old market town for North Northumberland) has shops, a supermarket, post office, medical and dental practices, pharmacy , pubs, golf club with good food, and music sessions, hotel - with good bar, bistro and restaurant, church and visitor centre. Large national supermarkets are in Alnwick (15 mins to south) and Berwick, to the north. Alnwick is the seat of The Duke of Northumberland and has many shops, banks, and a Sports Centre with swimming pool. The location is superb-being very accessible to Belford, Bamburgh, the A1 and cost road which takes you north to Eyemouth, Berwick and south to Alnmouth and Amble - taking in the breathtaking Holy Island and Farnes. The coastline boasts some excellent golf courses eg Goswick, Alnmouth, Bamburgh, Seahouses, Foxton-as well as a number of sea food restaurants. To the north Salmon and Trout fishing are superb on the Tweed and Till. 400 yards away, the Service Station sells petrol, papers, food, fresh milk etc. The area is steeped in history including the "birth " of Christianity in this country - with St Cuthbert, Oswald and Aidan living here. Traditional music is vibrant in the local area - with sessions in Belford at The Golf club and Blue Bell Hotel. Hospitality, help and humour are the norm with Northumbrians! Guests can see dolphins, puffins, seals, numerous sea birds-on the local boat trips to The Farne Islands.
The house is large and airy, with parking for 8 cars to the front on private ground, new double glazing, carpets and gas central heating with combi-boiler, it has two lounges-one doubling as the main large dining room, 6 bedrooms, a small dining area off the first lounge, two family bathrooms, recess area off the hall with piano and computer, store cupboard housing "spares", many books (we are happy for paper back exchanges), family games, lawned garden shared with the smaller Lindisfarne Cottage. Seating and dining is organised for 18-in two dining areas-making group / family large groups ideal-all in one place! We often cater for numerous family, friends and university group reunions successfully. Having let it from 2005, we are reletting from JUNE 2014 along with Lindisfarne Cottage after carrying out improvements over the last year and is thus "just" on the market. Given it is a standard, rural, comfortable house, with all facilities but with the added benefit of free local golf, restaurant discounts, free " bring your horse" facility-it represents good, comfortable and economical holidays for families and groups.
We can house 400 yards away-large items eg bikes, canoes, kayaks etc in stores at Adderstone Hall. Our caretaker can provide-subject to availability- fresh eggs. The farm has also provided meat, vegetables and eggs to the Blue Bell Restaurant. The lounge has leather settees, chairs, large new LCD TV with DVD, CD/ RADIOS and a woodburning stove. Lounge 2 has a large dining table, sitting 12, with settee, chair and large LCD TV, DVD. Bedrooms are fully furnished-4 with twin beds, 2 with doubles.The house is all electric with electric central heating, wood burning stove ( logs provided),no gas present in the area, has a shared lawned garden with patio area, BBQ s, outside tables, chairs for 12, child items, and is gated for enclosed space. Linen and towels are provided, and the rental price includes electricity and logs for the wood burning stove. Our caretaker lives 400 yards away and is always helpful meaning guests rarely have to wait to resolve any problem or snagging issue. A small "welcome pack" with fresh milk is provided. At the heart of beautiful countryside, with so many facilities on hand and outdoor sports and attractions and wild life, our large accommodation offers a superb holiday!
The non smoking properties are popular, with large groups, and have cot / high chair, and abundance of books, games, FREE WIFI and computer, piano, room to seat 18 for dining.