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Luxury holiday home in Belford, centre of Northumberland - Vault Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Vault Cottage

One of three newly converted stylish homes converted recently from an ex rural Bank. Entrance via a foyer into spacious Lounge leading into Kitchen and Utility/Storage to the left and access to under stairs cupboard to the right. Stairs lead up to sleeping first floor, with family bathroom with shower over bath, first bedroom has king size bed and new oak furniture and door leading to Roof Top Garden, second bedroom again with new oak furniture.

It has a new Kitchen, Bathroom, furniture & decor, giving a very smart and comfortable home for up to two couples or a family of five (including an infant). Everything in the property is new and the highest quality designed to give our guests a happy and luxurious stay. The Roof Top Garden is a stunning feature, with a sunny and private aspect with lovely scenic views over the surrounding rooftops and neighbouring hills.

No. 3 is just down a Lane off the Market Place, whilst close to amenities it is very quiet and peaceful.

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About the property

The Counting House

Recently converted from what was once a large well known rural Bank, McLaren Holiday Cottages are three holiday homes offering spacious fully equipped and luxuriously furnished accommodation for up to four adults or family of four plus baby. All have new Kitchens, Bathrooms and furniture & fittings. Everything in each home is new and the highest quality, including luxury bed linen and towels for your stay, the kitchens all have new appliances and new crockery/cutlery and are fully equipped to satisfy any cook. Entertainment is provided by Smart TV/DVD with freeview and wifi.

All bedrooms are spacious with matching oak furniture, choice of single/double/king size beds,luxury bedding and tasteful decor.

Bank View looks out on to the ancient stone cross at the Market Place, set out colourfully with flower tubs.

The Counting House, in the middle, makes a perfect home to relax in after exploring our wonderful countryside.

Vault Cottage has a completely private rooftop garden with views over the rooftops of Belford and surrounding hills, ideal for alfresco dining, enjoying the sunshine or just relaxing, the outdoor furniture is most comfortable. We have a smart TV and wifi. There is also a communal locked storage area, ideal for storing cycles, etc. available to all homes.

Situated just off the Market Place down a quiet lane, McLaren Cottages are ideal for enjoying the hostelry of local restaurants and bars and thanks to the thick stone walls well insulated from any noise outside and our English weather.

We hope to provide our guests with the luxury of a hotel and the freedom of self catering in these delightful homes.

Every guest receives a Welcome Pack on arrival which includes tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits and a selection of local products.

We are also flexible on arrival and departure times depending upon how busy we are.

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Jacqui McLaren
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

About Jacqui McLaren

We live and work locally. Have lived in Northumberland all our lives, have a wealth of information regarding attractions and sights to see. Basically we love where we live.

Jacqui McLaren purchased this house in 2013

Why Jacqui McLaren chose Northumberland Coast

The vacant Barclays Bank building was purchased in 2013 and has been converted into 3 luxury holiday homes to a very high standard. They are ideally situated for the local amenities and offer any visitor a good base for exploring our County and the immediate area.

What makes this house unique

The properties are convenient for local amenities but in a quiet area. Bank View offers spacious surroundings, peace and quiet whilst still looking out on to the Market Place. The Roof Top Garden in Vault Cottage gives a private sheltered area for dining or just relaxing. It also offers views over the surrounding roof tops and local hills.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely stay! The cottage is beautiful and in a great location.

Will be coming back!!
May 2015
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Booking Notes:
Please contact owner

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is a Saturday but may be flexible depending on time of year. The property would be available from 3.00pm on day of arrival and we request guests depart by 10.00am. However we can be flexible depending upon frequency of bookings.


Belford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Family bathroom is upstairs with a bath and shower over the bath. Luxurious toiletries provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has King size bed with double oak wardrobe, bedside cabinets and touch sensitive lights and double patio doors leading to rooftop garden. Bedroom 2 has double bed, double oak wardrobe, bedside cabinets/lights. Both equipped with hair dryers. Single beds are available upon request.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: We completed conversion works in January 2015, therefore all furnishings and facilities are brand new, purposely purchased for this property. Outside: Fully private roof top garden furnished with high quality rattan dining set with foot stools/additional seating to a maximum of 8 persons. Gas BBQ Utility Room: Tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and bed linen are provided but not beach towels. The property is cleaned once per week and bed linen changed once per week. Mid-week linen change available on request at extra cost. Other: Safe provided for guest's use. Along with iron and ironing board.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Vault Cottage
average rating of 4.888889 based on 13 reviews

Vault cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage in good location. The photos on the website don't do it justice. Would definitely recommend this cottage to others.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Fabulous apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is located in the centre of Belford village, so easy access to shop, a variety of pubs and a superb fish and chips shop. Despite the central location, there's plenty of parking available right outside the property. The apartment is huge and immaculately clean. It's well furnished with modern appliances and everything you need in the kitchen for your stay. Beds are comfy with quality bedding and mattresses. The roof terrace was an added bonus but December weather meant we couldn't make the most of it! The hosts are friendly and helpful and I'd have no hesitation in recommending this property - we'll likely book again!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully equipped and very well decorated - super job Craig! Enjoyed the welcome pack and information book. Everything clean, bathroom shower super, lots of hot water, king size bed, great kitchen, washing machine and dryer, fab place to stay and enjoy the local area, good pubs and eating places within walking distance. Would recommend this property to everyone. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location, fantastic amenities, lovely village. We'll definitely be back

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for discovering the coast of Northumberland. With a home from home feel, we settled very quickly. Alnwick in one direction, Berwick in the other, we found that we were able to see so much in a short time.

We will definitely be back. I will be recommending this place to my friend and family. Thank you for having us, we have had a great week.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Very Good, would definately return

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely week here at Vault Cottage, unfortunately the weather wasn't very kind to us. Jacqui was there to welcome us and show us around. Lovely welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk and the most delicious shortbread, also a couple of tickets for a reduction on entry to Alnwick Gardens which unfortunately we were unable to use. The cottage was ideal, right in the centre of Belford, parking in the square was never a problem. We visited some lovely villages and did a tour right down the coast from Berwick upon Tweed as far as Amble. Even managed a trip into Scotland to Kelso which was very nice. Would love a return visit to see the places that we missed. Great communication from Jacgui at all times by email or mobile phone.

Thank you Jacqui

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in Vault Cottage. The flat is spotless and very well equipped, as well as being tasteful, modern and very agreeably spacious. Highly recommended! Jacqui is a wonderful host. Great location to explore the local area.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Newcastle upon Tyne International
Nearest Barpub
Blue Bell Inn
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Newcastle Port of Tyne
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Belford Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Berwick East Coast
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Main A1
Nearest Restaurant
Blue Bell Inn
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: not necessary


Award winning Northumbrian Coastline 10 minutes away by car. Award winning sandy beaches ideal for long walks, swimming and water sports. Also Northumberland Coastal Path.


Newcastle International Airport 50 miliels and Edinburg International Airport 7050 miles. Newcastle Port of Tyne is approx. 50 miles. East Coast Mainline station at Berwick upon Tweed is 15 miles. Local direct bus service between Berwick upon Tweed and Newcastle upon Tyne hourly both directions.

Use of a car is recommended but not essential.


Berwick upon Tweed - 15 miles

Alnwick - 15 miles

Northumberland Coastline - 3 miles

Newcastle upon Tyne - 50 miles

Further Details:

Belford is a small picturesque former coaching village with a small Co=op supermarket with cash point, a newsagents, a hairdressing salon, a beauty salon, 2 public houses, a hotel/restaurant and an award winning farm shop/coffee shop


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