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The Boathouse

Middleton near Belford, Northumberland (Ref. 1154226)

Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


  • First-floor accommodation
  • Studio-style layout with a king-size bed, kitchen, dining area, and sitting area with balcony and furniture
  • Bathroom with rolltop bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Central heating
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, kettle and toaster
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi, selection of DVDs and books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Non-enclosed patio with barbecue and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Course fishing is available on the lake
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Lake 0.1 miles, pub 1.6 miles, shop 1.7 miles
  • Note: The property can only be accessed via the flight of external stairs

The property

Belford 1.6 miles. The Boathouse is a stunningly-presented cabin perched on the edge of a lake in Middleton near Belford, Northumberland. Boasting a serene location and proximity to the coast, it's a perfect, pet-friendly base for couples seeking an idyllic getaway. Come inside to find a spacious studio-style layout, with floor-to-ceiling windows flooding in natural light. Here you'll find a king-sized bed to sink into and catch some rest after a long day out, a well-equipped kitchen for preparing romantic meals, a dining area to enjoy them, and a sitting area with a balcony offering stunning views of the lake and countryside. After a day of exploration, retreat to the wonderful bathroom for a relaxing soak. In the mornings, make yourself some breakfast and head down to the patio where you can enjoy your food, breathe in the fresh air, and marvel at views of the water. When the weather is warm, make use of the barbecue and see if you can spot the resident otters! Venture out to explore the charming village of Belford, where you can visit the historic Belford Hall and immerse yourself in the local history at the Belford Hidden History Museum. Take a break at the Well House Coffee Shop for a delicious cup of coffee and a sweet treat. For a day trip, head to the iconic Holy Island where you can visit the impressive Lindisfarne Castle and Gertrude Jekyll Garden, explore the ruins of Lindisfarne Priory, and stop by the Museum and Shop to pick out some souvenirs to commemorate your trip. Enjoy a meal at The Crown & Anchor, a local favourite for fresh seafood and traditional dishes. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the picturesque coastal town of Bamburgh, home to the stunning Bamburgh Beach and the historic Bamburgh Castle. Indulge in a seafood feast at The Potted Lobster, known for its exquisite dishes and welcoming atmosphere. Experience the best of Northumberland from your romantic lakeside retreat at The Boathouse. Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1155159, 1155161 and 1155164, 1155166, 1154227 together sleeping 40 guests.

Middleton Hall Cottages

Nestled in the charming town of Belford, Northumberland, Middleton Hall Cottages offers a gateway to tranquillity and exploration. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Northumberland countryside while enjoying welcoming accommodations that feel like a home away from home. Belford is a picturesque village surrounded by rolling hills, lush landscapes, and a rich history, ideal for nature lovers who are seeking easy access to both the stunning coastline and the captivating Northumberland National Park. Each property offers an elegant blend of history, tradition, and comfort, with Grade-II listed buildings guaranteed to impress; make the most of the surrounding grounds with alfresco evenings, soaking up your picturesque setting as you sip a refreshing beverage or retreat to the inviting sitting areas during cooler months, lighting the open fire and getting lost in a good book. If you can tear yourself away from this stunning base, head out to one of several stunning beaches including Bamburgh Beach and Budle Bay, where you can feel the gentle breeze or listen to the soothing waves crash along the shore; the iconic Bamburgh Castle also resides with accessible reach. Head to Alnwick Castle, known for its appearances in the much-loved Harry Potter films or lace up your walking boots and explore the marvellous Northumberland National Park, where The Cheviot Hills offer scenic trails for all ages and abilities to enjoy. Embark on a unique adventure to Holy Island (Lindisfarne) during low tide and explore the ancient ruins of Lindisfarne Priory and experience the spiritual atmosphere of this tidal island, all before finding a spot to indulge in locally-sourced cuisine. Northumberland National Park is also a designated Dark Sky Park, making it a fantastic spot for stargazing. Witness the mesmerizing night sky and constellations like never before. Explore nearby market towns like Alnwick and Berwick-upon-Tweed, wandering through charming streets, uncovering an array of independent stores and homely pubs, before returning to your welcoming home-from-home. Immerse yourself in the beauty and charm of this remarkable region with a stay at Middleton Hall Cottages.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Alnwick 15 miles; Berwick-upon-Tweed 15 miles; Bamburgh 5 miles.

The picturesque Northumberland village of Belford lies in the heart of Heritage countryside, midway between the popular walled towns of Alnwick and Berwick-upon-Tweed. The pretty coastal village of Bamburgh, with its sweeping beaches and dramatic castle, is only a short drive away. Belford itself is an old coaching village with a pleasant square and offers a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. It is ideally placed for exploring the Northumbrian Coastal Route, Cheviots, the renowned Northumberland Coastline and the Scottish Borders. The opportunity to visit the bird sanctuary or seal colony on the famous Farne Islands with boat trips running daily from nearby Seahouses, is not to be missed. Alternatively check the tide times and cross to Holy Island to visit the historic Lindisfarne Priory.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas