Belford Cottage Rental Ideal for Couples or Small Families

What to Expect

This stone end-terrace house sits next to a burn in the village of Belford and offers a peaceful retreat for a small family or group of friends, including two well-behaved dogs.

Its location is both central and peaceful, the floor to ceiling sliding glass doors opening onto the burn-side patio, giving a hint of bigger watercourses and magnificent countryside all around this part of north Northumberland.

Immerse yourselves in local history, with border battles commemorated in surprising places all around, take advantage of the nearby conservation areas, listed buildings fresh from the farm food and drink, and get your lungs full of fresh air.

At A Glance

Village location
Original stone cottage
Enclosed garden
Stream to rear
Log burner
Alfresco dining patio


Open plan
Gas hob and oven
2x TVs
Outdoor dining set
Travel cot + high chair
Off-road parking

About Chillingham Cottage

Sleeping four in two upstairs bedrooms, one double with exposed stone walls, tv and view overlooking the Belford Burn at the end of the garden, and a snug bunk room complete with armchair and dressing table.

Downstairs is open plan and naturally lit, two big black leather sofas around a coffee table and rug, sliding floor to ceiling glass doors behind leading to the garden, wood burner in the stone, corner fireplace, and big flat screen tv to the side, with the kitchen and four-seater dining set right at hand.

On-street parking, an alfresco dining set on the patio by the Burn to enjoy breakfasts and evening meals in peace and quiet.

Map of Area

Things To Do in Belford

The cottage is at the end of a stone-built terrace that abuts the Belford Burn, in the heart of the ancient market town with the same name. Belford itself is a thriving local hub right by the A1 Great North Road, both well connected to the outside world but just far enough away from it to allow some time to think, exercise and refuel your batteries. Drop into the village for some homegrown produce of any variety from one of the pubs, cafes, delis and other independent establishments Belford boasts.

Follow the Burn down with the dogs under the A1 to Grade 1 listed Belford Hall and its vast landscaped gardens, and continue past Easington into the Northumberland Coast AONB. Here you’ll find tidal flatland and the causeway over to Holy Island, home to Lindisfarne Castle and National Nature Reserve. Just to the south is the imposing, 1,500 old fortress, the Grade 1 listed Bamburgh Castle, complete with its own visitors centre and 9 acres of land. Pop into Bamburgh itself, a lively village with stunning views and plenty of local produce and places for people and dogs to have a drink.

To the north along the AONB are Haggerston and Berwick upon Tweed. At the same time, a southward journey takes in Dunstanburgh Castle, Alnwick (home of Hogwarts and many other visitor attractions besides), historic Warkworth and Alnmouth. Or drive to Seahouses, have some lovely locally caught fish with chips and book a boat trip out to the Farne Islands, with its bucket list puffin colony.

Last Word

From the moment you walk into the cottage, open the complimentary prosecco and taste the locally baked scones, you and your family or party of friends will feel right at home in Chillingham Cottage. The end of a stone terrace that has been part of Belford for more than a hundred years is both a family home and an excellent gateway to the heart of the furthest northern corner of England.

For nature lovers, dog owners, and anybody searching for a different way of life, this is a perfect place to start. With the Burn bubbling at the end of the secluded back garden, and the friendly village, its pubs, cafes and eateries a few hundred yards away, you’ll always be in a good mood no matter which path you choose for the day’s events.

With an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and four nature reserves on your doorstep, there are plenty of opportunities to stretch human and canine legs and countless memories to be made. Character building is what this part of the world does best, as is evident from the castles and battlefields dotted around the area. Find peace with the puffins on the Farne Islands, and head back for some real fish and chips, before settling back in the patio to mull over the day’s events and plan for tomorrow.

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Chillingham Cottage
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