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Mill House

Belford, Northumberland

If your idea of holiday heaven is cosy country living with easy access to Bamburgh and the magnificent beaches of the Northumberland coast, this historic former steam mill is an incredibly inviting spot.

Mill House

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Mill House

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Overview

If your idea of holiday heaven is cosy country living with easy access to Bamburgh and the magnificent beaches of the Northumberland coast, this historic former steam mill is an incredibly inviting spot.

Offering fresh country air and fantastic views

Offering fresh country air and fantastic views, this delightful property will appeal to families and friends seeking a get-away-from it-all break in a tranquil setting.

Refurbished to a high standard throughout, the mill is immaculately presented and enhanced by many original features and characterful touches which offer an insight into its rich past. The sitting room benefits from a high vaulted ceiling and large wood-burning stove and is a wonderful spot to relax and enjoy the views across the Cheviot Hills, framed by a large south-facing bay window which floods the room with natural light.

The well-appointed kitchen features granite work surfaces and a Falcon range cooker while the original mill workings to add a wonderful touch of heritage. The three well presented bedrooms (one ground floor) are attractive and comfortable, with magnificent views over open countryside from the master bedroom, including a lovely glimmer of Budle Bay and the coastline from the quirky window in the en-suite bathroom.

Nestled in the pretty hamlet of Warenton near Bamburgh, between the Northumberland National Park and the outstanding heritage coastline, the property offers easy access from the A1 and all the attractions of this beautiful area.

Property details

Ground floor

Well-equipped dining kitchen with seating for 6, Falcon range cooker, 5 burner gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and microwave. There is a washing machine in a drying cupboard off the main reception hallway.

Sitting room with two double sofas set around a large wood burning stove. TV with Freeview, DVD player and docking station. There is a good selection of books and games, as well as children’s toys and DVDs. A large south facing window looks out over open farmland to the Cheviot Hills.

Bedroom one with single bed and separate truckle bed - ideal for children sharing. Please state at time of booking if you require the truckle bed.

Family bathroom with corner shower unit, basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Small storage cupboard with hanging space, includes deckchairs and beach kit which guests are welcome to use.

First floor

Bedroom two with fixed king size bed, double wardrobe, dressing table, chest of drawers and side table.

En-suite bathroom with large shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Bedroom three is the master bedroom with fixed king size bed, tallboy chest with shelving, large walk in wardrobe, dressing table, chest of drawers. Large feature window with Juliet balcony overlooking open countryside.

En-suite bathroom with bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Outside

There is a small patio area to the rear of the property which leads out onto a communal garden in this small courtyard of 5 converted properties. There is a patio area with picnic table to the front of the property and a large lawned garden which can be fully enclosed for the safety of children. A barbecue for guest use can be supplied on request.

Lockable storage can be made available for bikes and outdoor gear if required.

Parking

Private parking for 2-3 cars is available directly in the gravelled courtyard to the front of the cottage. Motorhomes and caravans are not permitted. The charging of electric cars is not permitted as part of the let, but please contact us for a list of charging stations in and around this area.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair are available on request.

Dogs

Dogs are not permitted at Mill House.

Guest amenities

Bed linen and towels are supplied. Hairdryers are supplied in bedroom one and two. Guest toiletries are provided.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available in the property. Mobile reception can be poor depending on the network. A landline telephone is available for reasonable use by guests.

Heating

The property is centrally heated throughout. Wood burning stove in the sitting room with initial supply of logs.

Guest privacy

The property sits in a small courtyard of converted steading buildings. The access road leads to an adjoining property but otherwise there is no through traffic.

Location

The pretty village of Belford offers a good range of local amenities including a Co-op supermarket and post-office open 7 days a week until 10pm, and the excellent Sunnyhills Farm Shop which sells a wealth of local goodies including Doddington Dairy ice cream, Northumberland cheeses, Lindisfarne Oysters, Chainbridge Honey, and Craster Kippers to name but a few. There are also a number of excellent local pubs in Warenford, Chatton and Bamburgh and a little further afield, the delightful Ship Inn at Low Newton is famous for its seafood and microbrewery.

Inland, the charming village of Wooler offers good local amenities, including small independent shopping, cafes and restaurants, including the highly regarded Milan Restaurant reviewed by renowned food critic AA Gill. For provisions, it has a bakery, a high quality butchers shop as well as ‘The Good Life’, a wonderful deli selling cheeses, cured meats and health foods.

Activities

The stunning heritage coast is just a ten minute drive with miles of pristine sandy beaches, jolly pubs serving the freshest fish and chips, and picture postcard coastal villages with charming galleries and gift shops waiting to be explored. Experience the exhilarating thrill of kitesurfing at Bamburgh, coasteering at Beadnell or perhaps just enjoy the simple pleasures of a picnic and a game of beach cricket on sands which remain almost deserted even in the summer months.

History buffs will be enchanted by the rich heritage of the area, where dramatic castles and grand stately homes punctuate the landscape - Bamburgh, Alnwick Castle & Gardens, Warkworth and Chillingham to name but a few..

Sitting in on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, the Mill House is ideally placed for walking, cycling and enjoying the great outdoors. The outstanding countryside around the property offers gentle walks in scenic surroundings and the wider area enjoys a large number of designated walking routes, including more challenging hikes amidst the dramatic scenery of the National Park.

Wooler is at the heart of one of the richest archaeological landscapes in North-west Europe and spectacular Iron Age hillforts and settlements rim the Cheviots, while the enigmatic prehistoric cup & ring markings abound across the rock surfaces in this area. Alternatively follow in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims to the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne to complete the final journey of St. Cuthbert, or simply sit back and enjoy the breathtaking views from the sheltered dune-fringed sands of this uniquely special place

For cycling and mountain biking, you will find everything from gentle low-level meanders to big hill country treks including trails for family-friendly recreation. For more challenging terrain, you can join long-distance routes such as the Pennine Cycleway, or try the Sandstone Way which meanders down the coast and has shorter sections for those with just an hour or two to spare.

For family friendly activities, head to Alnwick Castle where you will find an activity programme brimming with adventure. Children can take part in all sorts of magic and mayhem inspired by the characters of Harry Potter; test their knightly courage in the Dragon Quest; or explore a world of wobbly rope bridges and treetop walkways within the stunning setting of Alnwick Gardens.

 

Children and families

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.

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Historic houses and castles

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.

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Walking

Walking

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.

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Cycling & mountain biking

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.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

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.

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Fishing

Fishing

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.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

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!

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Shopping, arts and crafts

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.

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Museums, galleries and culture

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.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Gardens

Gardens

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.

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Golf

Golf

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.

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Spas and beauty treatments

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.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

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.

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Ancestral history research

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.

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Services

Cooks and Chefs

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.

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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Babysitting and Nannies

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.

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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Reviews

"We - the Macfarlanes - had a wonderful weekend in your cosy and very comfortable lovely Mill House! There were lots of well thought out touches that were appreciated and which made it home from home. We enjoyed the rural setting and you even arranged wall to wall sunshine! Thank you from us all."

Macfarlane Family

"A lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings. Thank you!"

Mr Payne

"A lovely cottage, with a beautiful view, spacious, comfortable with everything you may need for a great stay. Thank you for the flowers and welcome pack. We have had a wonderful holiday in a beautiful area, stunning beaches and good weather. What more could you want."

Brown Family

"We have had a wonderfully restorative week here at Mill House, what a special place! How lovely it is to be on the lawn and watch the house martins and swallow swooping and diving against the blue sky! We have done some lovely walks - Hethpool Inn, St Abbs, Craster, Low Newton, Bamburgh and Lindisfarne - with its otherworldly beauty. It is so hard to leave! Thank you for a great stay! We will be back!"

Stilitz Family

"We have had such an enjoyable stay in Northumberland. We felt so much at home in the Mill House, fresh flowers on the table, superb views, house martins nesting, the owner made us very welcome, his love of Northumberland was very evident. We tried to visit as many places as possible but a week in the North-East doesn't do it justice. So we will just have to return. Highlights: our visit to Holy Island, Bamburgh Castle and the beach, Dunstanburgh Castle but the icing on the cake was our boat trip to the Farne Islands, just love puffins! We must return."

Mr and Mrs Foster

"A truly great week in this lovely, so comfortable house. You have though of everything a visitor would like a home from home - Thank you! We particularly enjoyed Cragside, Wallington Hall and Bamburgh Castle - and a very chilly paddle at Low Newton!! Thank you so much"

Mr and Mrs Wood

"A very enjoyable weekend at this wonderful cottage. The owner was very welcoming and the cottage is everything you need to explore this beautiful area. We will recommend to family and friends and would love to visit again. Would recommend a visit to Alnwick Castle and Bamburgh. Thank you for letting us use this amazing cottage."

Spence Family

"We had a very enjoyable holiday at Mill House. It was in a peaceful setting, very comfortable and very well equipped. All in all a great holiday in a beautiful area."

Mrs Brown

"We had a wonderful weekend celebrating our golden wedding. The owners were so welcoming and we were delighted when they arrived on the Saturday morning with champagne and chocolates to help the celebrations! Mill House is a perfect location for visiting the wonderfully scenic Northumberland coast and inland too. The house is indeed very comfortable with everything catered for and with panoramic views to Cheviot also a glimpse of Holy Island from our ensuite window. We will certainly consider booking with you again."

Harkess family

"Great property, well appointed and equipped. Friendly, helpful owner who took the time to welcome us personally."

Brodie family

"We were absolutely delighted with the Mill House. It was presented to a very high standard, immaculately clean and we enjoyed the fresh flowers and welcome basket – a lovely touch. The area is also wonderful – a magnificent coastline and national park on the doorstep! Thank you for a lovely week."

Ingham family

"We absolutely loved Mill House, it was so well looked after and clean and tidy. The beds were incredibly comfortable and we came home feeling rested and relaxed. The area was so beautiful and my children loved how many stars you could see at night. Thank you for a lovely week."

Page family

"We very much enjoyed our week at Mill House and were warmly welcomed by the owners. The house was extremely comfortable (especially the bed) cosy and well equipped and in a lovely location. Hope to be back again as there are many more places we would like to visit. I found the Crabtree & Crabtree website very easy to use and thank you for all your help when booking."

Redman family

"Mill House is a very well equipped and beautifully presented holiday home, and we really enjoyed our time there. The large log burner in the lounge was fantastic. The view over the countryside from the property are spectacular and it is very much a perfect base for exploring Northumberland."

Mackay family

"The house was excellent, beautifully clean with every detail thought of and offered. The position was excellent and the weather helped enormously. It was easy to find too from the instructions sent to us."

Mrs & Mr Holliday
Location Rural - 4 miles from Belford.
Dogs
  • Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday, with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The light, bright and airy sitting room is flooded with natural light creating the perfect place to sit and relax. The little things we love...
"The light, bright and airy sitting room is flooded with natural light creating the perfect place to sit and relax."
Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree

Mackay family

"Mill House is a very well equipped and beautifully presented holiday home, and we really enjoyed our time there. The large log burner in the lounge was fantastic. The view over the countryside from the property are spectacular and it is very much a perfect base for exploring Northumberland."