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Bede Apartment in Beal, Northumberland

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From: €204 weekly Guests 5 Rooms 1 Bathroom 1

Bede Apartment Self-Catering

Holiday home
Bede Apartment is a delightful stone-built conversion in Beal, with a spiral staircase leading to a spacious mezzanine bedroom and can sleep five people. The cottage has a mezzanine bedroom with a double and single bed, a ground floor shower room and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a double sofa bed. Outside there is off road parking for one car and an enclosed patio with furniture. Bede Apartment is a wonderful holiday base.

Area
The tiny hamlet of Beal is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just two miles from Holy Island.

Region
Northumberland is a heady combination of fishing villages, market towns, sandy beaches, magnificent castles and historic Hadrian's Wall, tied together by beautiful countryside and abundant wildlife.

Amenities
Electric night storage heaters. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Enclosed front patio with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 2 mins walk. Coast 2 miles. Note: A shared lawned garden is available to use by prior arrangement with the owner. Note: Property is part of Farne Cottages, a small complex next to the A1 and some noise from both the road and a petrol station will be experienced during your stay. Note: Narrow winding stairs lead to the mezzanine bedroom, care should be taken and they may be unsuitable for the elderly or those with limited mobility. Note: Check-in 4pm

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Near Pub
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs Gosling
August 2020
We were aware the cottage was by the A1 but had not expected that the road outside would be used overnight by trucks and camper vans etc..
Mrs Gardiner
July 2019
The location of this cottage is perfect for people looking for a base to explore the area being just 2 miles from Holy Island causeway, 40 mins from Northumberland and 1 hour from Edinburgh.. On arrival, the owner met us and handed over the keys. Apartment was clean (although fridge needed a wipe inside) towels and tea towels provided and enough toilet rolls, washing up liquid and cleaning supplies to last till we did a grocery shop. This apartment is on a busy A1 with a parking layby next to it, so expect noise and a friendly wave from Dave the truck driver at 7am when he spots you in bed from his cab. The velux window in the mezzanine bedroom is also in the line of sight of the owners upstairs window, which made me feel a little more than uncomfortable about getting dressed in the bedroom but luckily a blind could be closed to preserve modesty. I would have paid extra for a welcome hamper with basic groceries as check in is not till 4pm and the nearest shops (other than the overpriced petrol station shop next door) are about 6 miles away in Berwick on Tweed. Be sure to bring teabags, milk, bread etc for the first night. There is a pub a few feet from the cottage that is lovely, a little expensive for good but good quality fresh cooked meals available and wifi, which the cottage sadly lacks. Another cafe is available to the rear of the petrol station and having sampled both, my husband states they both serve a good breakfast. The lack of garden space and noisy road meant we couldn't really sit outside in the evenings but with freeview tv in the lounge and bedroom, we had plenty of options for evening TV. Pros - low cost clean cottage for exploring Northumbria and Scotland. Cons - no wifi, privacy or quiet time due to location.
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- Mrs Gosling, August 2020
May 2019
Accurate description.. Owner very helpful although it was cold when we arrived. Storage heater not on and fan heater broken, however they immediately replace the fan heater. You couldn't ask more could you. Double glazing kept the road noise down but I wouldn't fancy sitting in the front garden due to busy road. A good and convenient base for exploring Northumberland.
- Mr Pendry, May 2019
May 2019
Great cottage ideally placed to visit anywhere in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.. Would benefit from having wi-fi.
Mrs Woolven
April 2019
Firstly, it cannot be overstated how close to the A1 and the garage the property is.. There is a small sliproad off the A1, about 10 feet away from the main carriageway. The property is situated on this road, between the garage forecourt and the owner's house, which is next door to the pub. The sliproad is used by lorries and other industrial vehicles to park up, mainly overnight, and they park a car-width away from the wall of the property. They come and go at all hours, and tend to be pretty loud. The listing states that there is a dining area - if so, we didn't find it. It's not near the postage stamp-sized kitchen or the two sofas, so I'm not sure where else it would be. There was a folding table, but you'd have to shift the sofas around to be able to use that. There are antiques dotted around with price tags on, which meant we spent the whole time paranoid about knocking something over. The bathroom is tiny, and the WC literally takes over 20 minutes to refill, so if there's more than one of you you'll need a rota. The listing gives the impression that the property is in a village. There is the pub next door, a couple of houses, a cafe that never seemed to be open, and the garage. It was news to the staff at The Barn at Beal (which is a good drive away) that they have anywhere suitable for bird-watching, which I know is a fairly niche complaint, but was one of the reasons we chose the property. It is mentioned in the listing, but just to reiterate, the little stair case is very difficult if you have any sort of mobility problem. It's more like a ladder with a twist. On the plus side, the property was very clean, and was pretty much half an hour away from everywhere we wanted to go, so that worked out well.
Mr Gibson
April 2019
The fact that Bede Apartment is by the side of the A1 with a petrol station next door turn out to be a positive aspect as it makes it a convenient base for exploring the wonderful area of Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.. The apartment itself was warm, clean and comfortable.
Miss Given
March 2019
Had a really nice week here, reasonably priced for our length of stay, owner was very nice, met us on arrival, told us everything we needed to know.. ... We would definitely book again
Mr Jones
September 2018
Property really needs WiFi as mobile signal poor.. Food in the Lindisfarne Inn was appalling and well overpriced.
Mrs Kendrick
August 2018
The owner welcomed us to the cottage, brief resume of the property then left us to enjoy our break.. He lived nearby and chatted when he saw us but gave us the space we needed. Really the best of both worlds on hand if needed but left us to enjoy the break. Would love to stay there again as very friendly people and the meal in the pub was wonderful to complete our holiday.
Mr Juerges
April 2018
Whilst the location is excellent in terms of accessing to the Holy Island, The Farne Islands and all areas along the coast between Edinburgh and Newcastle the apartment itself it is without views.. Bede Cottage is directly on what is effectively a layby on the A1,it is directly next to a lorry park and petrol station ... so you win in some respects and lose out in others. The apartment is well fitted out, although the spiral staircase from bathroom, kitchen/lounge area up to the bedroom area is quite tight to navigate especially with a suitcase or two or if the bathroom is required during the night - so visitors need to be warned - a level of agility is required to negotiate the bedroom access. Otherwise the facilities are all you would expect, the welcome from the proprietor is warm and our stay afforded us an excellent introduction to the hospitality of Northumbria.
Mrs Bruce
April 2018
Positives - Owner friendly and helpful.. Property clean. Kitchen well stocked. Negatives - sofa bed very uncomfortable. Property really only practical for 2/3 people. Road immediately outside used by lorries to park up overnight so early morning noise can be a problem.
Mrs Saul
March 2018
This cottage suited our requirements/ we were moving my uncle so not a holiday.. It was convenient that there was a garage shop close by and a pub for food. We were not disturbed by any road noise. The equipment/utensils were very satisfactory and of good quality....may be worth considering a splatter guard for the frying pan/wok
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- Mrs Saul, March 2018
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March 2018
Ideal accommodation for a couple, plenty of room to park car and cycles, and store luggage.. Steep stairs as indicated, so bear that in mind. Well kitted out and owner on hand for local knowledge. Easy access to coast e.g Berwick on Tweed, North Berwick, and Eyemouth. Excellent cycling to Holy Island, Bamburgh and Flodden. Highlight: Tantallon Castle. Lively pub near.
Rev Disley
September 2017
Well equipped cottage Friendly and helpful owner
Mr Wood
September 2017
Two points which we mentioned to Mr Fidler.. The cottage suited our needs. Staying so close to the A1 is interesting!
Mr Richardson
March 2017
Had a lovely time.. Just about everything we needed. Conveniently place to travel the local towns and countryside and a pub on one side a garage and store on the other. Very pleasant owner, great holiday
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- Mr Richardson, March 2017
October 2016
Warm cosy cottage, excellently positioned for accessing local area.. Many things to do and places to visit. Berwick station close by, for visits further afield. Very clean and tidy. Bedding and towels provided. Friendly and helpful owner on site. We had a relaxing week, visiting friends nearby and local attractions. Would recommend.
Mrs Vaz
June 2015
It was a good base for places we wanted to visit, and the cottage was clean fresh and comfortable.
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- Mrs Kitchen, October 2016
June 2015
It was a good base for places we wanted to visit, and the cottage was clean fresh and comfortable..
Mr Street
May 2015
Excellent property, really cosy feel to it. Handily placed for exploring the surrounding area.
- Mrs Vaz, June 2015
May 2015
Excellent property, really cosy feel to it.. Handily placed for exploring the surrounding area.
Mr Tuckwell
September 2014
A good base to explore Northumberland
Mrs Trewartha
August 2014
Only suitable for healthy couple as mezzanine accessible via spiral staircase.. 2nd bed is sofa bed which is too high for disabled person
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