A chic retreat with fabulous views and beautifully-presented accommodation ideal for families and couples, Mill Race is just a few minute's drive or a two mile stroll across fields to the beach.
A chic retreat for families and couples
Inside, the accommodation is light, bright and presented with great attention to detail. The convivial open-plan living area achieves the perfect balance of cosiness and sophistication. There are enticing sofas, cashmere throws, eye-catching original artwork from local artists and a captivating view from the floor to ceiling windows over the mill race and burn. There is wi fi, Freeview and an iDock, cosy fireside seating for the cooler months and floor to ceiling patio doors to let in the fresh Northumbrian air on warmer days. Long, leisurely meals can be spent admiring the view from the dining area or outside on the terrace with the bubbling burn in the background. The kitchen comes extensively-equipped including a welcome pack of local goodies awaiting guests on arrival.
The bedrooms - light, bright and immaculately-presented - have TVs with Freeview, ample storage and zip and link super king size or twin beds for flexibility. Top quality mattresses, sumptuous feather and down pillows and duvets and crisp Egyptian cotton bed linen aid a good night's sleep.
Open-plan living area comprising kitchen with single oven and 4 ring hob, microwave, two refrigerators, small freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Dining area seating 4.
Seating area with Clearview wood burning stove, TV with Freeview, DVD player, digital radio, iPod / iPad dock, books and games.
Bedroom one with zip and link beds which can be set up as a 6' super king double or 3' twins as preferred, ample storage and TV with Freeview.
En-suite shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with zip and link beds which can be set up as a 6' super king double or 3' twins as preferred, ample storage and TV with Freeview.
En-suite bathroom with bath with shower attachment, basin and WC,
To the front of the property is a small, enclosed terrace with outside seating and charcoal barbecue. Guests have use of the wider estate that extends to some 2,500 acres. Guests with small children should be aware that there is a river and mill pond within the vicinity of the cottage.
There is private parking to the side of the cottage.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
Dogs & Other Pets
Regretfully Mill Race is unsuitable for pets.
Grazing and stables are available for guests wishing to bring their own horse or pony. There is a charge of £80 per horse for use of the stables and grazing or £50 per horse for grazing. The field available to horses sits opposite Mill Race. You will find miles of bridleways and fields to explore, plus a few cross country jumps. There is a spectacular hack through fields to the beach! Feed, hay and bedding can be provided at cost if required, but water and feed buckets can be provided. For more details please contact us and we will put you in touch with the estate office.
Egyptian cotton bed linen, White Company towels and luxurious toiletries are provided for guests.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available. Mobile coverage is good on most networks.
Mill Race has biomass central heating in addition to the Clearview wood burning stove.
Fishing on site
There is fishing available on the lake which is stocked with trout. There are also wild brown trout in the burn. It is on a catch and release basis and there is no charge.
There’s no shortage of places to eat in the area, with everything from cosy pubs to comfy cafes, not forgetting some of the best fish and chips of course!
The hugely popular Ship Inn at Low Newton (3 miles) is renowned for great seafood lunches and its microbrewery, or try the Joiners Arms in nearby Newton By The Sea. Follow the coastal trail to sample delicious crab sandwiches at the highly regarded Jolly Fisherman at Craster (6 miles) or head to the lovely Shoreline Cafe for a steaming cappuccino and home-made cakes - muddy boots and dogs welcome! A must-visit is Robson’s Smokehouse, home of the famous Craster kippers as well as a wonderful selection of smoked delicacies, fresh fish, shellfish, cheeses and other delicious local produce from the Northumberland heartlands.
For evening dining, try the Potted Lobster at Bamburgh which has a fantastic reputation for producing exceptional seasonal dishes using the very best produce the area has to offer, while fans of the traditional British takeaway should head to Pinnacles in Seahouses (7 miles).
A little further afield, you will find a greater range of amenities in nearby Alnwick (9 miles) with an eclectic selection of specialist shops, including a deli, bakery, award-winning butcher’s, charming coffee and gift shops, as well as a number of large supermarkets for holiday provisions.
For a dining experience with a difference, the Treehouse Restaurant at Alnwick Gardens is not to be missed. Set high in the treetops, it is a magical spot to spend an evening, featuring local fish and seafood, meats from Northumberland’s farmlands, as well as other regional specialities all within a lovely ambient setting.
A leisurely two mile walk will take you onto the beach which extends to Low Newton-by-the-Sea and Embleton Bay, a breathtaking stretch of coastline just perfect for families where you can spend endless hours paddling, sandcastle-building, walking, surfing and body-boarding.
The Northumberland Coastal Path and National Cycle Route 1 also runs right through this area taking in scenic coastal paths for walking and biking and never-ending beaches all the way along to Beadnell Bay, which is also one of the best equipped places in the county for watersports. Backed by huge dunes which offer shelter for a cosy picnic on blustery days, the wide, golden sands of this horseshoe shaped bay make it a popular destination for families with options for kitesurfing, bodyboarding, coasteering and kayaking with a number of accredited schools and instructors across the area.
For golf fans, there are scenic courses at Foxton, Alnmouth, Alnwick and Dunstanburgh, while fishing enthusiasts can cast a line on the lake below the mill and in the Brunton burn that runs down to the sea - by arrangement with the estate office.
For riding, there is a livery yard on the estate that welcomes visitors, and guests are welcome to bring their own horse to ride on the wonderful bridle paths and beaches of the area.
Sitting in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, nature lovers, birdwatchers and photographers will be captivated by the vast variety of wildlife and birdlife right on the doorstep, or why not take a boat trip from nearby Seahouses where you will be enthralled by the thousands of breeding sea-birds and seals taking up every square foot of this incredible rocky outcrop, including over 37,000 pairs of characterful Puffins. Alternatively Ross Links and Holy Island are both top spots for vast numbers of migrant species, including the chance to see the odd grey seal bobbing inquisitively in the sea, while sightings of minke whales and white-beaked dolphins can also be spotted in calm sea conditions.
History buffs will delight in visits to the grand stately homes and medieval castles of the area - Dunstanburgh, Warkworth, Bamburgh and Lindisfarne stand as reminders of the area’s turbulent past, or head inland to the magnificent Alnwick Castle for a super family day out. Here you will find an activity programme brimming with adventure where children can take part in all sorts of magic and mayhem inspired by the characters of Harry Potter or test their knightly courage in the Dragon Quest.
Finally for garden lovers, a visit to the stunning setting of Alnwick Gardens, Howick Hall and Cragside is an absolute must, with spectacular colours and beautiful walks through the grounds.
Children and families
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Local food and drink
Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.Find Out More
Shopping, arts and crafts
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Classes at your holiday home
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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
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
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Ancestral history research
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Cooks and Chefs
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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
Beauty and spa treatments
Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.Find Out More
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"We cannot speak too highly of the service we received from yourselves & the property owners. The property was a delight from beginning to end & had ample room for four people, even had it come to spending a 'rainy day in'. The situation of the cottage was delightful & it was equipped to the highest standard. We certainly hope to return to it or its sister property next year."Norton family
"Everything was absolutely perfect. Mill Race is an extremely comfortable and well appointed cottage with everything one could possibly need. The friends who accompanied us were equally impressed. We hope to come again before too long!"Backhouse family
- Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
- Typical arrival day: Friday, with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Looking out at the view of the burn, with the log-burner warming your back, I can't think of a more peaceful, happier place to sit with your holiday book on your lap."Lucia, owner of Mill Race