A fusion of classic period detailing sprinkled with cosy fabrics in keeping with its country cottage style, April Cottage offers accommodation for up to five guests, and is a perfect base for exploring the beautiful coast and country of Northumberland.
A perfect base for relaxation or family fun with the added benefit of a games room for wet weather days
Modern comforts have not been compromised and guests can enjoy the benefits of luxurious bath and shower rooms, underfloor heating, a well-appointed kitchen in a shaker style, and for children (or the young at heart!) a games room with pool table, table tennis table, table football and dartboard - certain to provide hours of entertainment.
The charming sitting room comes complete with an impressive floor to ceiling fireplace with atmospheric wood burning stove with unlimited supply of logs and the three bedrooms (one single, one double, and one twin) are well appointed with pretty furnishing details and high quality hotel standard mattresses. The single bedroom and adjacent shower room on the ground floor of the cottage may suit mobility restricted guests.
The cottage enjoys far reaching views towards the Holy Island of Lindisfarne with its picture perfect castle perched on a rocky outcrop. A short drive will allow you to cross the causeway to the island, or perhaps walk in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims and cross barefoot......or with your wellies on if you prefer!
The owners can also arrange salmon fishing on the North Tyne, or stalking / pheasant shooting during the season.
Sitting room with stone floor to ceiling fireplace with wood burning stove - unlimited logs supplied. Smart TV, portable DVD player, and a good selection of games and books.
Kitchen is well-equipped in shaker style, with solid oak worktops and Belfast sink, dishwasher, microwave, Smeg double oven, induction hob and retro fridge/freezer. Large farmhouse style table with plenty of seating. Open views over to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. A Miele washing machine and separate Miele dryer are provided in a cupboard off the hallway.
Bedroom three with single bed and views of the garden and countryside beyond.
Shower room with double shower and grab handle, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with cream metal twin beds and high quality hotel standard mattresses and original features.
Adjoining cloakroom with WC and basin.
Bedroom one is the master bedroom with king size bed, dressing table and wardrobe, flat screen TV with Freeview.
En-suite bathroom with bath, double head shower, bath and large traditional sink and towel rail.
A further fold down bed can be provided on request - additional charges apply.
There are five steps from the kitchen to the rear garden with handrail. This leads into the enclosed garden with lawn and patio. A charcoal barbecue and outdoor furniture are provided. There are two small outbuildings and a wood store to the rear of the cottage and one of the outbuildings provides secure storage for bikes and other outdoor kit.
A log cabin in the garden area provides a games room with pool table, table tennis table, table football and dartboard. Wi-Fi is available here.
There is private, off-road parking for two cars.
Children & Babies
Children and babies are very welcome. A travel cot and highchair are not available.
Two dogs are welcome at April Cottage with a charge of £20 per dog. Additional dogs may be considered on request.
Bed linen, towels and guest toiletries are provided for all guests. A hairdryer is provided in the master bedroom.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is provided and is also available in the outdoor Games Room. Mobile coverage is good on most networks.
In addition to the wood burner, oil central heating is provided throughout with radiators in all rooms. There is underfloor heating in the kitchen, hall, shower room and en-suite bathroom. Logs are provided for the wood burner.
The property benefits from easy access links, sitting just half-a-mile from the main A1 north/south route, and just 1 mile from the charming village of Belford where you will find a good range of local amenities including a small co-op supermarket, two pubs and a hotel bar and restaurant.
The fabulous Sunnyhills Farm Shop sits just on the edge of the village and sells a wonderful range of fresh local produce in the Food Hall, or you can enjoy excellent coffee, home cooking and lovely cakes and pastries in the super cafe bistro.
For more extensive shopping, the historic market towns of Berwick-upon-Tweed and Alnwick are just a short 15 minute drive away.
With over 30 miles of stunning sandy beaches, guests are spoilt for choice. Bamburgh, Budle Bay, Lindisfarne and Seahouses all sit nearby with pristine white sands perfect for sandcastle making, rock pools made for dabbling in, hidden coves and deep sheltered sand dunes ideal for cosy picnics, and stunning sunsets on a balmy summer evening.
For walking it is an ideal gateway to the Cheviot Hills and the extensive walking routes available there. You can link into St. Cuthbert’s Way from Wooler or there is a 4.5 mile circular walk to historic St Cuthbert’s Cave from nearby Holburn which takes in the important wildlife areas of Holburn Lake & Moss.
You can join The Devil’s Causeway just over one mile to the east, a Roman road which starts at Port Gate on Hadrian’s Wall north of Corbridge and extending 55 miles northwards across Northumberland to the mouth of the River Tweed at Berwick-upon-Tweed.
For coastal hikes, take time out to spot the rich birdlife on the Northumberland Coastal Path, or enjoy a leisurely 10 mile walk from Seahouses to Belford taking in fantastic views of the Farne Islands and Budle Bay.
For sightseeing the area is punctuated by iconic castles, stately homes and fortifications which are testament to the area’s rich and dramatic past. Pay a visit to the magnificent castles of Alnwick, Bamburgh or Chillingham where you can discover tales of bloody battles and royal rebellion, or enjoy the stunning stately homes and gardens of Belsay, Cragside, Wallington or Paxton House. Harry Potter was filmed at Alnwick Castle and children will particularly enjoy the wizardly magic of characters inspired by Hagrid and Harry, including a spot of Broomstick Training!
Foodies will enjoy the fine local produce in one of the many pubs or restaurants in the area - everything from the freshest fish and chips to fine dining experiences! The very popular Barn at Beal is nearby with amazing views over to Holy Island, or The Ship at Newton-by-the-Sea has a great reputation for serving good food along with ale from its own microbrewery. Not to be missed is the delicately flavoured kippers from Craster, or a tipple of infamous Lindisfarne Mead.
For action sports, surfing, kitesurfing and coasteering is available at Budle Bay, Beadnell and Bamburgh, while canoeing can be arranged on the nearby coastal waters or river systems. There are also extensive cycling and mountain biking trails in and around the area, with the Coast and Castles route a firm favourite. For riding, Swinhoe, Kimmerston and Slate Hall riding centres all come recommended, offering lessons, treks and wonderful beach rides.
Golf enthusiasts are well catered for with Belford, Goswick and Bamburgh courses nearby, and easy access to an incredibly varied choice of over 60 PGA, links and parkland courses right across the Borders and Northumberland.
Salmon fishing on the North Tyne can be arranged through the owners, or guests can head to the lakes at Chatton which offers fly fishing for trout, or try Coldingham Loch for bank or boat fishing - both helpful and friendly venues. River fishing is available on the Till or the world-renowned Tweed system. Pheasant shooting and stalking can be arranged through the owners.
Children and families
Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.Find Out More
Historic houses and castles
With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.Find Out More
From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.Find Out More
Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.Find Out More
Cycling & mountain biking
Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.Find Out More
Shopping, arts and crafts
We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.Find Out More
Spas and beauty treatments
Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.Find Out More
Ancestral history research
Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.Find Out More
There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.Find Out More
Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!Find Out More
If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.Find Out More
Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.Find Out More
Museums, galleries and culture
Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.Find Out More
Classes at your holiday home
Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...Find Out More
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.Find Out More
If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.Find Out More
Cooks and Chefs
Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.Find Out More
Babysitting and Nannies
Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.Find Out More
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
Beauty and spa treatments
Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.Find Out More
Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.Find Out More
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"We had an absolutely lovely time at April Cottage. The cottage was wonderfully situated for places of interest and really cosy and well equipped to return to. The owner was fantastic, helpful and very friendly."Hargrave Party
"Beautiful cottage, well equipped and lovely welcome basket. Would definitely recommend to friends and family and will be back for another stay sometime!"Mrs Feast
"We had a lovely stay at April Cottage. The owner was there to greet us with a warm welcome. A beautiful cottage, lovely views and close by to picturesque towns and villages. Our welcome basket and flowers were a real delight. Would have no hesitation returning and booking again through your website."Mrs Brown
"The cottage was really lovely and very comfortable. We loved the log burner - and needed it due to the weather. The standard of fixtures, fittings and equipment was fabulous - the best we have ever had. We loved April Cottage. Thanks very much."Bent family
"We found the cottage truly delightful, clean, comfortable and warm. We had a thoroughly enjoyable week."Sheil family
"We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Northumberland and our stay in April Cottage. The owners were very welcoming - the cottage was lovely and cosy, very well equipped and the beds extremely comfortable! The cottage was perfectly placed to visit lots of different places. We found the service we received from Crabtree & Crabtree excellent. Any queries we had were answered very quickly and the team was friendly and helpful."Armstrong family
"Our family group had an excellent stay at April Cottage, we were welcomed upon arrival by the owner who was very helpful in explaining all the facilities at the cottage which were excellent, all that was required for an enjoyable week was provided. The welcome pack was excellent, gratefully received and consumed in due course! In summary location and cottage were excellent we loved the views from the kitchen seating area of Holy Island/Budle Bay and the many recently born lambs playing in the adjacent field, would recommend April Cottage to any interested party and would have no hesitation to stay there again if we decide to visit that area again in the future."Kerray family
"We had a fabulous time at April Cottage over Christmas. The cottage is beautiful with stunning views. The owners were very welcoming and had prepared it for us ready for Christmas with some lovely finishing touches. One of the best cottages we have stayed in and would certainly not hesitate to use your company again and would highly recommend April Cottage to anyone who wants to visit this part of Northumberland."
- Two dogs are welcome with a charge of £20 per dog. Additional dogs may be considered on request.
- Typical arrival day: Friday during high season with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Enjoying the glorious views of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne."Angie, Crabtree & Crabtree