About the property
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Grade 2 listed 3 storey,3 bedroom house in village setting near to the stunning Northumbrian coastline/ countryside.Garden/parking
Cobblers Cottage is a lovely stone built grade two listed three storey home,it is positioned in the centre of Belford which is an old coaching village the house overlooks the village square which often hosts markets & village events. Cobblers cottage has three bedrooms (sleeping 6) & a travel cot is available for young children.There is one family bathroom. The lounge in the cottage is quite large & also has a dining area it was originally the shop & has large windows facing south making it a sunny bright room. The kitchen is well equipped & there is a good sized entrance hall leading from the kitchen with double doors that open onto a rear patio & a gated travelled area.
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- May 23, 2018
About sue oxley
I have lived in Northumberland all of my life & wouldn't want to live anywhere else. Paul & I have been married 40 years & have two daughters & three grandchildren. Both of us coming from large families means family & friends are very important to us (any excuse for a get together). Cobblers Cottage feels like an extension of this I love getting ready for guests arrival & try hard to make sure that I have catered for anything that I think will be needed. It means a lot to me that you feel welcome & "at home" . I try to provide those little things that are a pain to go out & buy on your holidays. I well remember arriving at our holiday cottage after a very long hot drive & not even having a tea bag & milk , therefore you will always arrive to tea coffee milk & a little welcome pack, my sister (auntie Mand)provides me with home made cake & jam made with fruit from her organic allotment. I can't control the weather, but I want you to feel comfortable, relaxed & to enjoy Cobblers as much as we do. Treat it as your home that's the biggest compliment to us & hopefully we'll be welcoming you back soon.
Why sue oxley chose Middleton
Cobblers is a lovely house, it's bright , homely & very relaxing. It's perfect for families being over three floors, or for couples as you just dont use the top floor. I love the position it's so central for coast & country in a fabulous part of Northumberland. The Scottish borders are just a short drive away & East Lothian is well worth a visit. North Berwick is a lovely day out with a trip to the Seabird centre & a boat trip round Bass rock . It's hard to appreciate how well positioned Cobblers is for exploring this lovely area.
What makes this House unique
Auntie Mandys cake & jam .
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful cosy house with everything you need and beautifully decorated!
A real home from home and a fantastic place to stay. Our goodies hamper from Sue along with her handwritten card gave us a lovely welcome. The handmade jam and cake were excellent and the tea, coffee, eggs, and other gifts made our first night very comfortable as we had everything we needed. The house is lovingly decorated with lots of little touches from the Northumberland region and especially the coast. The house was lovely and clean and the kitchen more than well equipped. The outside space was perfect for our barbecue and the parking space just outside the back gate made life much easier. The location is perfect with everything within a couple of minutes walking distance and the house is ideally situated just to be able to watch the world go by! We will definitely be returning!
Everything you might need
We have just returned for a lovely long weekend. Very lucky with the weather. This cottage is in great location for visiting all areas of Northumberland and has everything to cater for dogs and children. Would definitely recommend. The most well equipped cottage I’ve ever stayed in. Clean tidy and comfy beds. Co op just over the road and some local pubs close by. Little park down the road for kid to. Lovely little hamper on arrival.
Thank you sue! X
Superbly equipped immaculate cottage.
Probably the best property we have ever stayed in. Everything was provided, from pods for the Tassimo to sunscreen. It was spacious, the living area was large and bright, a delight to sit in to read or watch TV. The hamper was a lovely, generous touch. Would highly recommend Cobblers Cottage and really hope we will be able to return one day.
Thank you so much for your kind review, I try really hard to make your stay as relaxing & comfortable as possible.
The living area is a lovely light space & great to relax in.
It will be a pleasure to have you back again.
Lovely cosy cottage with lots to do in the area.
Would recommend this cottage for anyone who wants a relaxing break in a cosy, clean house. Sue, the host, was really helpful and gave us lots of information of places to eat/things to do. A wonderful welcome pack was very much appreciated when we arrived.
Thank you so much for your review, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to have you & you are welcome back anytime to explore more of our beautiful Northumberland.
Excellent from start to finish. The owner, Sue, provided all the necessary information and made herself available throughout our stay. Cobblers Cottage was clean and had all the amenities you could think of to make it a comfortable stay. The cottage is warm and well situated for touring the area.
The thought and the attention to detail put in by Sue is second to none, we arrived to find a welcome, but unexpected hamper, milk in the fridge, treats for the kids and even the dog. Fresh flowers too.
We travelled as a family, 2 adults, 3 children (16,14 and 8) and our dog. Our whole party really enjoyed it. We would all highly recommend a stay at Cobblers Cottage.
Thank you so much Marc Claire & family, it was a pleasure to have you.
I'm so pleased you had a good time & the weather wasn't too unkind. It's always lovely to know that guests have felt at home at Cobblers as that is what I want for you. You are welcome back anytime.
Great Cottage - Central location for exploring
The cottage is located right in the centre of a quaint little village with the choice of three pubs within a short walking distance all serving good food which is handy after a long day of exploring.
There is a large Co-op located over the road if you happen to forget anything or want fresh bread, milk ect.
Belford is ideally located for exploring and is situated halfway between Berwick on Tweed and Alnwick. The stunning Banburgh Castle and beach was only 5 miles away.
We were greeted by a lovely welcome hamper packed with goodies and a delicious homemade cake.
The cottage itself was spotless and had everything you could possibly need for your stay.
Although it was only me, hubby and dog the cottage could easily sleep a family of six comfortably.
It is very obvious Sue,the owner, takes great pride in her property and it shows.
We would not hesitate in recommending this Cottage to friends and family and would love to visit again in the future.
Thank you Sue and Family x
Thank you, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Cobblers Cottage. I really enjoy preparing for guests arrival & I do take a great pride in the house, I want guests to feel comfortable & make themselves at home,. I'm glad you enjoyed the cake !
We look forward to you returning to Cobblers you are very welcome.
Coast/Beach: We are just a short 10 minute drive from the stunning Northumbrian coastline. The renowned birdwatchers paradise that is Budle bay is about 3 miles away, the lovely village of Bamburgh with its iconic castle overlooking the vast expanse of beach is a further mile away, whilst there, take time to visit the Grace Darling museum & if food is on the menu we can recommend the Mizen head for fabulous seafood ! The village of Seahouses 3 miles beyond Bamburgh with its lovely harbour from which you can take a boat trip to see the famous Farne Islands or maybe an all day bird watching trip, grey seal cruise or a cruise around Holy Island . Should you decide to visit the Farnes please follow advice & wear a hat being dive bombed by terns isn't all fun (as I found out). You can also dive the Farnes, I have it on good authority that Billy Shiels offers some of the best diving & wildlife watching in the UK. To the south you can visit the lovely villages of Craster, Newton by the Sea Warkworth & Amble . Whilst in Craster you can walk along the coast to the beautiful ruin that is Dunstanburgh castle & in springtime (or anytime) visit the lovely Hawick Hall gardens famous for its beautiful show of snowdrops. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne reached by causeway (please check local tide times) is 10 miles to the North & is a must for visitors to Northumberland. For the gardeners out there we have the world famous Alnwick garden & the fantastic treehouse. Children will love the water features which they can play in just make sure you take extra clothes!! Whilst in Alnwick take axwalk into the town where there are a good range of independant shops & of course you can pop along to Barter books the largest second hand bookstore in the country . Cragside & Wallington Hall (National Trust) are a lovely day out with lots of space for the children & both houses are well worth a visit. The minature steam railway at Heatherslaw taking you along the riverside to Ford is worth a visit. Travel: The nearest airport is Newcastle airport which is approx 40 miles to the south. The ferry port of Newcastle is again approx 40 miles. There are train stations at Alnmouth Approx 18 miles south & Berwick 13 miles north. There is a regular bus service in Belford so a car would not be essential but to explore this lovely area of Northumberland it would be recommended. Distances: The village of Bamburgh 5 miles away with its fantastic castle seeming to rise out of the rock face. Seahouses with its trips to the Farne Islands to see its seabird colonies and seals in the autumn, 7 miles away. Alnwick with the world famous Alnwick gardens & its castle (known as the Windsor of the North) is 15miles away. The walled town of Berwick of which a walk around the walls is a must is 13 miles to the north. The holy island of Lindisfarne reached by causeway is 10 miles away. Newcastle & the Metro Centre for a great day shopping are about 47 miles away. Further Details: Belford has a co-op, newsagents a couple of small independant shops, a cafe, golf club & 3 public houses 2 of which serve food there is also a fish & chip shop. There is a farm shop with cafe also serving meals in the evening ( please check times) & a lovely little gift shop . 4 miles from Belford is the beautiful Budle Bay famous for its birdlife & overwintering birds. Bamburgh castle & beach are a must, the castle built in the 1200's rises out of the rockface overlooking the beautiful beach & the village cricket field, the grace Darling museum is well worth a visit, she is buried in the churchyard across from the museum, there are 2-3 small shops & four pubs serving food & snacks. The fishing village of Seahouses has a bank & a good range of shops whilst in Seahouses a boat trip to the famous Farne Islands to see the comical Puffins is a real treat & a must , especially July to early August, strong headgear is recommended as the terns are highly protective of their young & prone to "dive bombing" , boat trips go regularly ..but do check times. Alnwick is 15 miles from Belford & you cannot go without visiting the world famous gardens & the beautiful Alnwick castle (parts of Harry Potter were filmed here) the home of the Duke & Duchess of Northumberland. Please check opening times ! There are other lovely villages to visit & other castles to explore. The fishing village of Craster is lovely & the walk to Dunstanburgh castle is lovely. 13 miles to the North is the walled town of Berwick, a lovely town to explore & a walk around the town walls are a must, an added attraction is the river Tweed for any fishermen in the family you cold also take the train for a trip to Edinburgh from here.For walkers there are many beautiful places to explore St Cuthberts & St Oswalds way cut through this area & for the more adventurous there is always a climb to the summit of Cheviot.Holy Island with Lindisfarne Castle is 10 miles away accessed by causeway (check times) this is a must!
Rates & Availability
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Booking Notes: Discount for couples... A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking, the balance to be paid 6 weeks before the holiday. In the event of cancellation we endeavour to re-let the house & if successful a refund will be made after deducting a handling charge of £10.00 per week. Should we be unable to let the house then all the monies would be forfeited. We would therefore recommend that you take out your own ins policy. Changeover Day: Changeover day will be on a Saturday but we can be flexible, arrival is not before 3pm & departure 10am again we have a small amount of flexibility but only with prior agreement. A discount of 10% will be give with holidays booked & taken within 14 days. Notes on prices: Prices are per week but at certain times we will be happy to negotiate shorter breaks. We can also offer a discount for couples.
A 50% deposit is required at time of booking with the balance due 6 weeks prior to holiday