Cottages in Bamburgh & Holy Island

Once the capital of 7th Century Northumbria, Bamburgh has retained its significance for centuries and is now one of Northumberland’s most popular tourist hotspots. This is largely due to its dreamy sandy beaches, and central location within the region. Bamburgh is recognised as part of Northumberland’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the UK’s heritage coastline. Most of our Bamburgh holiday cottages are within walking distance of the beach, and our portfolio of properties showcases the quaint beauty and diverse architecture of this attractive area. 

We have a wide selection of cottages available to rent in the area, from small one beds fit for solo travellers and couples, to large private homes that are the perfect place to get the whole family together. 

A large portion of our Bamburgh cottages are also dog and pet-friendly, which is ideal considering that Bamburgh is a popular dog walking spot. Bamburgh beach itself is dog friendly, although there are some restrictions on nearby beaches Budle Bay and Ross Bank sands during Spring and Summer, but these are clearly signposted. 

There are also plenty of activities for non-furry visitors to sink their teeth into on Bamburgh beach. Whether you’d prefer to simply kick back and relax, or go out on an adventure, you can do it in Bamburgh. On one side of the beach stands the dramatic castle, which towers over the landscape. The castle, which dates back to the Norman period, is open to visitors (including dogs), and has an extensive collection of historical artefacts, and interesting exhibitions that guide you through the site’s fascinating history. To the other side of the beach are the Farne Islands, which are buzzing with wildlife. Home to 23 varieties of bird species, and the largest colony of Grey and Atlantic seals in England, a trip to the Farne Islands is a must. 

Away from the coast, the centre of Bamburgh is a hive of activity, and home to all your favourite seaside treats. Try some locally sourced crab from R. Carter and Sons Butchers on Front Street, or listen to the waves come and go as you sip on a drink in The Castle Inn’s beer garden. With such a wealth of cottages available in the area, its brilliant location, and endless activity, there’s no reason to delay booking your Bamburgh holiday. 

Holy Island and the Surrounding Area

Right next to Bamburgh is the iconic area of Holy Island. Holy Island, known as Lindisfarne, is often regarded as being the epicentre of the origins of English Christianity, with traces of Celtic Christianity on the island dating back to the 6th century. The priory, which is open to visitors today, was a monastic site for centuries. Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island’s other significant landmark, was strategically significant in defending the North from Viking and Scottish invasions, and is also open to visitors. 

Holy Island is also known for its scenery, and there are many coastal walks on the island that are very popular. The island is also home to a variety of birds, and is a key spot for wildlife lovers and nature explorers. It is important to note, however, that Holy Island is separated from the mainland by a natural causeway that can only be accessed during low tide, twice a day, so all visitors must check tide times before they visit. 

If you fancy staying on the Holy Island, our property St. Coombs Farmhouse is located in Lindisfarne, meaning you could take in all the island has to offer without worrying about the tide! We also have cottages in the some smaller villages and hamlets surrounding Bamburgh, including Adderstone, Dukesfield, Waren Mill and Budle Bay. 



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