Thelma's House Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms)
E8075 Gardener's Cottage
Mrs Ros Reay
About Mrs Ros Reay
My husband was born & has lived at Elwick all of his life & when we got married in 1970 we set up home here. We have three daughters, all married now, but the oldest one, her husband & their two boys now run the farm. They moved into our house but we still live on the farm. We have been involved with holiday cottages for thirty years now & thoroughly enjoy meeting visitors who have now become friends & new ones who we hope will. As we live 'on the spot' we are available to answer questions or sort any problems that anyone may have.
Mrs Ros Reay purchased this Cottage in 1949
Why Mrs Ros Reay chose Belford
Our cottages were all used as farm workers homes & have gradually been changed over the years as they have been vacated. We live in a beautiful peaceful part of the world & consider ourselves very lucky. When we return from a holiday we always say 'well, our coastline is beautiful here too'. The population here is small & the roads not nearly as busy as further south, so getting around is not a problem.
What makes this Cottage unique
We are very convenient for the A1, the coast, the hills & the Scottish Borders. In half an hour one can be some distance away.The train can have you into Edinburgh from Berwick-upon-Tweed in 40 mins. Newcastle is an hour's drive away & has many museums, multiplex cinemas, shops & restaurants.
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
pets not allowed
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Lovely cottage with everything we needed for a lovely stay
Country cottage with views to Holy Island
This is a very pleasant, comfortable and convenient holiday cottage. It is well equipped in a quiet location close to the coast, and has a private garden. There are a lot of places to visit within easy reach, including a beautiful beach. The owner lives close by and was very welcoming and helpful.
We are delighted when people arrive with the sunshine to see the lovely Northumberland countryside & very pleased you enjoyed your trip at this beautiful time of year. Many thanks for using our property.
There are miles of white, sandy beaches on our North Northumberland coastline. Ross Back Sands, a mostly deserted beach is the nearest (next door farm) but demands a half hour walk from where you park the car- but well worth the walk. Bamburgh is a 10 minute drive away to the south and there are lots of parking spaces. From there you find beaches all the way down the coast. Also to the north, you will find Goswick beach,25 mins. & Cocklawburn a little further on.
Nearest airport is Newcastle (50miles) and Edinburgh is 75 miles away.
The nearest railway stations are Berwick-upon-Tweed (14 miles away)to the north & to the south, Alnmouth(20 miles) these are both on the main London to Edinburgh East Coast Line. A car is totally essential here and car hire can be arranged in Berwick.
Belford is the nearest village & is two and a half miles, Bamburgh village is five miles away, Wooler is twelve miles away, Berwick-upon-Tweed is 14 miles away(15-20 mins) and Alnwick is 17 miles away(25 mins).
The Doctor is found at Belford Health Centre. There are Infirmaries with A&E at Berwick & Alnwick. Belford has a supermarket, post office, newsagent, beautician, a farm shop, a coffee shop, a fish & chip shop and three pubs. For larger supermarkets you find Tesco, Morrison, Asda, Aldi & M&S Simply Food in Berwick, then in Alnwick there are Sainsbury, Morrison & Lidl. There is no bank in Belford but there is a cash machine in the supermarket(open 8am 'til 10pm). Banks are at Wooler, Seahouses, Berwick & Alnwick. There are many pubs, restaurants & cafes in the area. Alnwick Castle, of Harry Potter fame, also has a wonderful garden with lots of water features(take spare clothes for children!) and a huge Tree House with rope walkways - great fun. Alnwick Town is only a short walk away & has shops & restaurants. Berwick-upon-Tweed, an old walled town has lovely walks on the historic Elizabethan walls by the River Tweed. Beautiful Bamburgh is a must with the Castle towering over the unspoilt village, then just along the road is Seahouses with it's lovely harbour. It is from here that you take a trip to the Farne Islands to see all manner of seabirds & seals. Booking offices are on the harbour. Beadnell is where you will find some water sports. You can walk from Craster (famous for it's kippers) to Dunstanburgh Castle, a little further south.