Grade 2 listed 3 storey,3 bedroom house in village setting near to the stunning Northumbrian coastline/ countryside.Garden/parking
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 Belford
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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Beautiful property, perfect
We absolutely loved this beautiful home. It was so welcoming with thoughtful touches throughout. The children had so many toys and books and the decor was fantastic too. When we arrived we were welcomed with a hamper with handmade goodies, which was so thoughtful and very welcome. Even though we had a lot of rain, it didnt matter as this was the perfect home to spend time together in
Lovely family 'home from home'
The property was everything advertised and more. Our family loved their stay in Cobblers Cottage. Sue's attention to detail was very much appreciated, from the wonderful welcome goodies to the great selection of toys and games. Her communication was second to none.
The cottage is in an excellent location, I am sure we will return
Lovely cottage for a family holiday
We found the cottage very well equipped with lots of entertainment for children and adults alike. Lots of lovely extras and attention to detail from the host which made it feel special. Tastefully decorated with a lovely nautical theme and very comfortable dinning & seating area. Ideally located in the centre of the village which has 3 pubs within a few minutes walk and a co-op & newsagents. Within a short drive of the coast so great to visit holy island, Bamburgh and seahouses. Would highly recommend for any family looking for accommodation to explore Northumberland from.
Thank you so much, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Cobblers. It is ideally situated for days out at the coast or in the country, the Scottish borders are just a short drive away too.
Beautiful Cottage with every attention to detail in great location!
We had a wonderful 3 days in northumberland staying in the beautifully appointed Cobbler's Cottage. Access and parking was good for 2 cars and key access and information from the owner Sue, was great, response time for messages was prompt and Sue even had a beautiful hamper of goodies ready for us when we arrived.
There was everything in the property, it was super clean and tidy with lovely little touches everywhere. We would defiantly stay there again! thank you for a great stay! Nicki
Thank you so much for your kind comments Nicki, it was my pleasure.
I'm so pleased you enjoyed you stay.
Super home from home
Really comfortable holiday cottage in a great location for visiting the Northumberland coast. We’ve stopped in lots of holiday homes but Sue’s is one of the best we’ve stopped in for anticipating everything you could need when you are away from home. Thoroughly recommended.
Very warm and welcoming
Easy to navigate round the house and Sue really thought of everything; lovely welcome pack too. We had a lovely time and Belford is an ideal spot from which to explore all the delights that Northumberland has to offer. Dog friendly pub in the Black Swan - a fantastic local!!
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.
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.
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.
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!