Woodlea is a charming semi-detached house, modernised to a very high standard. Open-plan ground floor with wood burner in sitting area, TV, DVD, WiFi, stereo and iPod connection, dining area and well-equipped kitchen. Sleeps 7 in 4 bedrooms over 3 floors, 2 bathrooms, one en-suite. Children’s play-area on top floor with X-box and TV. Private, sunny garden in a peaceful setting, with a large enclosed garden patio area perfect for barbecues and alfresco dining and further decked area overlooking a stream and woodland, both with garden furniture. Situated within the Northumbrian AONB, on a coastal bike route, the house is 5 minutes drive from the spectacular coast, with golden sands, rock pools, harbours and all its amenities - golf courses, coastal and inland walks, castles, nature reserves and islands including the Farne islands bird sanctuary and Holy Island. It is 8 miles from Alnwick with its famous gardens, castle and quirky second hand book shop, and Alnmouth with its rail link to London. PLEASE NOTE: we do not accept bookings for short breaks from the beginning of May to the end of September.
- House1200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths2
- Min Stay1 - 7 nights
House Near Beadnell, 5 Minutes To Family Beaches, Cycling, Golf, Bird Watching, Walking. NB - NO PETS, SORRY
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- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 11, 2018
About Siobhan Goodfield
About the owner I am a mother of three now adult children and our family has always enjoyed holidays in beautiful Northumberland since my childhood. While the children were teenagers we used the house solely for family holidays but for the last five years have let it for certain times of the year as well. Year purchased: 2006
Siobhan Goodfield purchased this House in 2006
Why Siobhan Goodfield chose Chathill
We bought this house having been charmed by the setting, its space and its proximity to the best of many pleasures in Northumberland: the beaches with their golden sand and dunes, castles and stately homes and gardens, and the magical islands of the Farnes, including Lindisfarne itself, and all of this whilst being away from the crowds of the very popular coastal villages themselves. What more could you want!
What makes this House unique
Situated in a quiet unspoiled village close to the coast, Woodlea is the ideal place to escape life's stresses, and from which to enjoy the coastal and inland delights of Northumberland. It's spacious and flexible living space and garden lends itself to couples or extended families or groups of friends. It has a pretty enclosed garden, views over peaceful open countryside, including from a decked area overlooking a small protected woodland and the stream behind the house. With all modern facilities, as one of our guests said, it is a real 'home from home' with its teenage area on the top floor, full central heating and wood burner for those relaxed evenings after a day of exploring the areas many pleasures.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Extremely comfortable and very well equipped
House is in a quiet countryside area. There is decking at the bottom of the garden over a small river where we had breakfast every morning. So relaxing. The house is in a great spot to explore Northumbria, or just stay in and chill.
The kitchen is so well equipped, but mostly we tried quite a few of the local pub/restaurants, which were very good.
The beds were very comfortable with good quality bed linen. Pleasant bathrooms 2 with showers, one with a bath. Plus 2 extra WC’s.
The property felt extremely clean and very well looked after. We would definitely recommend it.
Lovely comfortable home
We loved this house, it was spacious and comfortable. Had everything we needed for our stay, including sunshine! What more could you ask for.
A great base for excellent days out
Woodlea was excellent for our family group of three generations. The grandchildren loved the top floor accommodation and the open plan ground floor was spacious and practical.
Everything you could wish for.
This house has everything you could wish for. Comfortable, clean and equipped with everything. Home from home. It's in a very quiet location but lots of local attractions can be reached within a short drive.
Lovely house, great location.
I can only agree with every word of all the reviews. It was truly home from home, beautifully furnished, extremely well equipped, excellent lighting, comfortable beds, clean, warm, quiet, relaxing, lovely gardens. Great location only ten or so minutes from Beadnell and Seahouses for any food shopping and perfect for visiting all the attractions of the area. Thank you Siobhan so much for allowing me to visit again this fantastic area and being able to show it to my American friend. I will never forget my time here.
Lovely property in great location.
We had an amazing week in the property in Northumberland. There were 5 adults and 2 children and lots and lots of space. The house had everything we needed - even an attic den which our boys were very excited about. The house was perfect inside and set in a lovely area, and we were able to go on walks from the house. It was very close to Bamburgh which was lovely, Seahouses for a trip to see the sea birds on the Farne islands which was a highlight and a trip to Alnwick to see Harry Potter. Siobhan was incredibly helpful with all our questions before the trip and after. Thank you!
Special interest holidays:
There is literature in the house about cycle hire, walking and birdwatching available locally, as well as maps and books on nearby walks.
5-10 minutes by car to beautiful quiet beaches, including: Bamburgh with its miles of magnificent golden sands, dunes and rock pools, spectacular views as well as famous castle; Beadnell Bay has a small harbour and large sandy bay Walks and cycling from the door and short car rides away (within 30 minutes)
The nearest airport, Newcastle International, is 40 miles south of Chathill, while ferries from Amsterdam link North Shields, 45 miles south of the house, to the continent. The house is easily accessible by public transport with main line trains from London stopping atAlnmouth (15 miles)or Berwick (15 miles) and local trains stopping at Chathill (1 mile) twice a day. There are regular bus services to Newcastle and Alnwick from Seahouses and Beadnell.
The nearest small town is Seahouses 4 miles away, a lively seaside resort with a range of shops, restaurants and amusements. There are regular boat trips from here to the Farne Islands and to Holy Island in the summer. Alnwick, a larger market town, is 15 minutes away by car and has a number of supermarkets and a range of shops as well the famous castle and gardens. The Cheviot Hills and Northumbrian national park, as well as Berwick and the Scottish Borders are all within 30 minutes drive.
Seahouses has a supermarket, bank, post-office and range of small food, stationary, hardware and gift shops as well as Lewis' fish and chip shop, Swallow fresh fish shop, Trotters local bakery;there is a range of restaurants, pubs and some seaside amusements. The Seafield Ocean Club welcomes non-members to its Health and Beauty Suite for a range of beauty and relaxation treatments. There is an active fishing harbour. Beadnell has 2 pubs and a children’s playground. Bamburgh has miles of easily accessible golden sands backed by dunes and a superb golf course with fantastic coastal views. There are also several pubs and restaurants, the Grace Darling Museum, a very interesting church and village trail. Bamburgh has Carters Butchers selling the famous Bamburgh banger as well as quality meat and pies, and a local market garden selling fruit and local vegetables. There are many other very good beaches nearby, including Beadnell Bay, Budle Bay for bird watching, Craster with its famous kippers and walk to Dunstanburgh Castle and the beautiful National Trust village of Low Newton with a nature reserve and the famous Ship Inn with its own brewery and good food. Alnwick has a range of amenities including banks, specialist outdoor shops a regular market, a theatre, and of course the famous Castle used in the Harry Potter films and the innovative gardens, now world renowned, as well as annual music festival in August. There are many local folk music groups playing fiddles and Northumbrian pipes. !5 minutes away, beside Embleton Bay is Howick Hall and Gardens with an Earl Grey tea house and wooded walks and wonderful rhododendrons and snowdrops. The famous Sage Centre in Gateshead is 40 minutes away and has many quality concerts and events. Newcastle, the heart of Geordie land, 30 mins by car, has many museums fantastic shops and an interesting quayside area. The Roman wall and forts of Vindolanda and Housesteads, Cragside in Rothbury and Hexham town are all within 90 minutes.
Booking Notes: Booking is by e-mail correspondence with the owner .Bookings will be considered confirmed when a deposit of 20%the rental is paid into the owners bank account.The balance is due 8weeks before the arrival date.Short breaks may be available at 66% of weekly rate after discussion with owner .Sorry no pets and no smoking. Changeover Day: Usually Friday. Notes on prices: Prices are in UK Pounds. For short breaks of 3 nights, rent is 2/3 of relevant weekly price, for breaks of 4 nights, the rent is 3/4 of relevant weekly price, and for longer stays, the full weekly rate applies. Unfortunately, we do not allow pets