|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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Earsdon House is an attractive, period property centrally located in the charming village of Belford in North Northumberland. It is perfectly placed for exploring coast and country and sits just a ten minute drive from the stunning beaches of Bamburgh and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. With doorstep amenities and good road links, Earsdon is an excellent base for guests to enjoy the advantages of rural village life, but with easy access to the vast number of attractions and activities of the wider area.
The property is well-presented and offers spacious, comfortable accommodation for up to 7 guests (please note bedrooms 3 and 4 are best suited to children). There is plenty of space for families and larger groups with a charming sitting room with a cosy wood burning stove for the cooler months, separate dining room, very well-equipped kitchen and a small sun room. The four pretty bedrooms are a pleasing mix of old and new and the overall style is both warm and inviting. Outside a small terrace provides a sheltered spot for dining al fresco.
The pretty village of Belford offers a good range of local amenities including the excellent Sunnyhills Farm Shop and Cafe which sells fabulous local produce, gifts and excellent coffee and tasty food. It was awarded North East Champion of Local Food 2013 and is also a recognised tourist information point where you can obtain leaflets and make bookings for outings. The village also offers amongst others a beauty salon, craft shop, small Co-op supermarket, two pubs and a hotel bar and restaurant. There are good local walks from the house; further details are available in the information book provided by the owner.
Activities and Attractions
An appealing feature of Earsdon House is its proximity to the stunning heritage coastline and the outstanding scenery of Northumberland’s National Park. For walking, it provides an ideal gateway to the Cheviot Hills and the extensive walking routes available there, including ‘The Big One’, ‘The Muckle Cheviot Circuit���, and ‘The Three Burns Horseshoe’. You can link into St. Cuthbert’s Way from Wooler or St Cuthbert’s Cave near Holborn. For coastal hikes, take time out to spot the rich birdlife on the Northumberland Coast Path or perhaps enjoy more relaxed strolls on the stunning beaches of Bamburgh or Holy Island.
Golf enthusiasts are well catered for with Belford, Goswick and Bamburgh nearby, and easy access to an incredibly varied choice of PGA, links and parkland courses right across the Borders and Northumberland. For fishing, head to the lakes at Chatton which offers fly fishing for trout, or try Coldingham Loch for bank or boat fishing - both extremely helpful and friendly. River fishing is available on the Till or world-renowned Tweed system, a short drive away.
For a little bit of history, pay a visit to the dramatic 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. Perhaps stop-off along the way to partake of some fine local produce in one of the many pubs or restaurants in the area - everything from fish and chips to fining dining experiences! The very popular Barn at Beal is nearby with amazing views over to Holy Island, and there are also good local amenities in the village of Belford, including the excellent Sunnyhills Farm Shop with tempting treats from its deli, food hall and gift hall - perfect for that special picnic lunch!
For riding, Swinhoe, Kimmerston and Slate Hall riding centres all come recommended, offering lessons, treks and wonderful beach rides. For action-based sports, surfing and kitesurfing 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.
Further information on things to see and do across the wider area can be found on our ‘Activities’ pages.
The house comfortably sleeps 5 to 7 people although the third and fourth bedrooms are more suitable for children. The house can accommodate a further two people on a sofa bed in the sitting room. A double duvet, pillows and bed linen can be provided for the sofa bed, on request at additional cost of £50 per week or £25 per short break.
Sitting room with wood burning stove, two 3 seater sofas (one of which is a sofa bed and bed linen can be provided on request at additional cost of £50 / £25), two armchairs, large bean bag, TV with Freeview, DVD player, video player, blue tooth/wireless micro hi-fi with CD player and radio, DVDs and videos, games, books, magazines and dolls�� house.
Dining room with seating for 8 guests and gas stove.
Fully-equipped kitchen with electric oven with 4 ring hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge / freezer, kitchen table, extensive crockery, pans, cutlery and glassware, CD player / radio.
Sun room with seating. Perfect for sunny but cooler days.
Bathroom with bath, basin and WC.
Hall with plenty of storage and selection of beach kit for guests�� use including wind breaker and pic-nic items. A number of beach towels are also provided.
Bedroom one with king size bed, chest of drawers, large fitted wardrobes and hair dryer.
En suite shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with king size bed, chest of drawers and clothes hanging unit.
Bedroom three with two single beds, chest of drawers. This room is very small and is best suited to children.
Bedroom four with single bed, chest of drawers, TV (for DVDs and videos only), DVDs and videos and children’s books are provided.
Family bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC.
Wi fi and mobile coverage
There is wi fi available at Earsdon House. Phone reception can be patchy on some networks and is strongest on the Vodafone network.
The beds are made up with good quality bed linen and a combination of hypoallergenic and feather and duck down duvets and pillows. A hair dryer is supplied in the master bedroom. Bath sheets and hand towels are provided for all guests. Guest soap is also provided.
Babies and children
A travel cot and high chair are provided.
To the rear of the house is a sheltered patio with outside seating and charcoal barbecue (charcoal not provided).
Parking is on street at the front of the house or to the rear of the house is a small drive-in area in front of the garage ( the garage itself is not available to guests) which is large enough for an average sized car.
A welcome pack is provided including tea, coffee, sugar, a cake or biscuits, jam, butter and milk.
Earsdon House can be taken on a purely self-catered basis, or a cook is available throughout guests’ stay, for breakfasts or dinners only or to provide one-off celebratory meals for a special occasion. A homemade meal delivery is available which is popular for guest’s first night and wine delivery is available in conjunction with renowned wine merchants Corney & Barrow.
Two well-behaved dogs are very welcome but guests should be aware that there is no garden, only the small paved patio area at the back of the house. However, there are good walks from the house, details can be found in the Information Folder left out for guests on their arrival.
Heating / Logs
Gas central heating is provided throughout the property. An initial supply of logs is provided from October to April and if required, details of where to purchase additional logs can be found in the house.
We were delighted with the property and found Belford a charming village. We stayed in the area because of a local wedding and our adult children were able to join us. Weather was poor but there was never a dull moment! We played music, walked, cooked and even did jigsaws.The Blue Bell Inn served good food and the local people were lovely. This is a real 'home from home's and we are planning our return. Many thanks to the owners
What a lovely house to stay in, the owner has literally thought of everything. The welcome pack was delightful, far more than expected. The beds were really comfortable and lots of towels provided. The Bluebell in the village did delicious food, and all 3 pubs were dog friendly. Belford is a great base to visit Bamburgh, Berwick and surrounding countryside. Will definately stay again.
We really enjoyed our stay in Earsdon House. Thank-you for the home baked scones, and supplies left for us. The house had everything we could have asked for. The house was warm, comfortable and spacious. The wifi was speedy which helped entertain the children when we came back from long days exploring the area. We enjoyed trips to Alnwick castle and gardens, cycling to Bramborough and Seahouses and pizza at Milan's in Wooler.
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