St. Coombs Farmhouse

Bamburgh & Holy Island Area, Northumberland Coastal

You can book this property from:

  • £1,233 per week
  • £176 per night

Features

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • 2 single Zip&Link beds (combine for king/super king)

Appliances

  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer

Bathrooms

  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower

Accessibility

  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor WC

Families

  • Highchair
  • Stairgate

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Outdoors

  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.25 miles
  • Pub 0.25 miles
  • Shop 0.25 miles

Important - please note

House Rules

  • The property can only be accessed when it is safe to cross the causeway to the island. Please ensure you check the tide times at the following link for your arrival and departure dates: https://holyislandcrossingtimes.northumberland.gov.uk/
  • Check in: 16:00
  • Check out: 10:00

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Pre-Arrival
Give the name and distance of the nearest railway station.
Berwick upon Tweed Station is 8 miles away
State whether an accessible taxi service is available.
Taxis can be booked by telephone; 01289 303050, by text 07734 566777 or online at www.westendcabs.co.uk
Give information about bus services - accessibility, frequency, distance of bus stop from property, route no.
The nearest bus stop is on Holy Island, coaches car park, schedules and days to check on www.lindisfarne.org.uk/general/busspring1703.htm
Do you offer a collection service?
No we do not offer this service
Describe the streets in the area surrounding the property e.g. paved/cobbles/ uneven.
The grounds are gravelled, flagged and are flat.
State whether you have information about local services for disabled
people e.g. equipment hire, wheelchair repairs, and Shop mobility.
The property is not suitable for disabled.
Give details of local stores where shopping can be ordered in advance or state if you can arrange for shopping to be delivered.
Depending on the tide times, Tesco, Asda and Sainsburys deliver to the island.

Parking
State whether parking is available on site or nearby and give the number of spaces available and distance to the property entrance.
There is private, off road parking for two cars
Describe the type of surface from the car park to the main entrance e.g. level/stepped, firm/uneven, tarmac/gravel.
The grounds are gravelled, flagged and are flat. There is a double step to the front door.
Describe any lighting in the car parking area and en-route from the car park to the property entrance.
There is a street light and an outside light from the property that gets left on during the darker nights

Entrance to Property
How many steps, if any, to the entrance and is there a handrail?
Two steps up, no hand rail.
Describe any ramp available at the entrance - are there handrails on one or both sides of the ramp? State if no level access is provided.
Not available
What is the clear door opening width? (Please take into account any obstacles that may reduce the size of the opening.)
The door is hinged on the right with 82cm opening.
Describe how well/evenly lit the area is and what type of lighting is provided e.g. ceiling spotlights.
Well lit corridor, spot lights.
Describe the floor surface e.g. tile/wood/rugs/carpet (thick/short pile).
Slate tiled flooring in the entrance which leads to the hallway with wood flooring.
Halls, stairs, landings, passageways
Describe how well/evenly lit the area is and what type of lighting is provided e.g. ceiling spotlights.
Well lit corridor, spot lights.
How wide are the passageways? Minimum width for wheelchairs/Zimmerframe/pushchair is 750mm x 800mm preferred.
Not suitable for wheelchairs.
Describe the floor surfaces e.g. tile/wood/rugs/carpet (thick/short pile).
Wood flooring
Describe the stairs e.g. number of steps, landings, and handrail(s). dimension of steps/threshes height, width, depth how many
There are two carpeted steps to the kitchen/breakfast room. The stairs to the first floor are carpeted.There is 13 steps with a handrail to the right hand side.

Sitting Room / Lounge
Describe where the sitting room is situated and how you access it i.e. is there level access, ramps(s) or step(s). If steps, how many?
Towards the rear of the property, through hallways and kitchen.
Describe the layout within the sitting room/lounge. Is it level or are there steps? Are there large spaces between furniture, what type of seating and tables are there e.g. high/low tables, couches, and easy chairs?
There is a feature wood fire surrounding with decorative cast iron insert and open grate, wood flooring, beamed ceiling. There are two sofas, one armchair, coffee
table, internet TV, DVD Player.
Is the furniture moveable?
Yes, but not advised.
Where there are TVs are subtitles/audio description available?
Yes these are available
Describe how well/evenly lit the area is and what type of lighting is provided.
Well lit, two ceiling lights and side lights.
Describe the floor surface e.g. tile/wood/carpet (thick/short pile).
Wooden flooring

Dining Room/Area
Describe where the dining room is situated and how you access it i.e. is there level access ramp(s) or step(s). If steps, how many?
In the kitchen area. Accessed up two steps from the entrance.
What is the clear door opening width, taking in account any obstacles?
No door
Is there space around the table for a wheelchair?
Not advised
What type of seating is there? e.g. upright chairs with/without arms.
6 upright wooden chairs
Describe how well/evenly lit the area is and what type of lighting is provided.
Well lit with spot lights and under cupboard lights.
Describe the floor surface e.g. tile/wood/rugs/carpet (thick/short pile)
Tiled flooring

Kitchen
Describe where the kitchen is situated and how you access it i.e. is there level access ramp(s) or step(s). If steps, how many?
Accessed up two steps if coming from entrance area
What is the clear door opening width, taking into account any obstacles?
No door
Oven/Aga?
There is an AGA in the main kitchen but an oven in the utility room.
How high is the work surface/food preparation area?
90cm high.
What is the clear height underneath the table? Describe the type of chairs, with/without arms?
Dining table is in kitchen area. 
State the height of wall cupboards containing crockery, glasses etc. Can these be moved to lower level cupboards on request?
Cupboard are high. Not many lower level cupboards.
Describe the sink taps e.g. single mixer lever tap.
Separate hot and cold taps.
List any aids that can assist people e.g. cordless kettle revolving 360 degrees.
Cordless kettle, coffee pod machine
Describe how well/evenly lit the kitchen is and what type of lighting is provided.
Well lit, spotlights and under cupboard lighting
Describe the floor surface e.g. tile/wood/rugs/carpet (thick/short pile).
Tiled flooring

Bedrooms And Sleeping Areas 
Do you have any ground floor bedrooms? If yes, how many?
No ground floor bedrooms
Can furniture be moved around or removed?
Yes, but not advised.
What bed combinations are there e.g. twin, double, zip-linked?
Three kingsized bedrooms - one with zip-link bed that can be twin beds on request.
How wide is the space next to the bed (s)? (For wheelchair user to transfer onto bed.
N/A
Describe how well/evenly lit the bedroom is and what type of lighting is provided;
Main ceiling light and bedside lights.
Describe wardrobe and storage space e.g. can rails be adjusted?
Solid wooden wardrobes. Rails cannot be adjusted.
Describe the floor surface(s) e.g. tile/wood/rugs/carpet (thick/short pile).
short pile carpets in two rooms, one room wooden flooring.
Give details of any non-allergenic bedding that can be provided.
Duvets and Pillows are nonallergenic.
Are subtitles/audio descriptions available on televisions with instructions available on how to use it?
TV’s not in rooms
List any other accessible equipment you may have e.g. vibrating alarm clock.
N/A

Bathrooms, Shower-Rooms And Toilets
Is there level access from the bedroom to the en-suite or shared facilities
i.e. no steps?
One ground floor bathroom, upstairs has a family shower room and an en-suite shower room.
What is the clear door opening width, taking in account any obstacles? Wide opening 79cm, no obstacles.
Describe the shower - is it separate or over the bath? Level entry with no raised lip?
Three shower cubicles and 1 separate bath
What is the height of the WC from floor to seat?
What is the height of the washbasin? Is there clear space underneath the sink i.e. no pedestal? What types of taps are on the washbasin and bath? e.g. lever.
Lever in washbasins, period style mixer tap with shower head in bath.
Give details of what support/grab rails are fitted where e.g. bath, shower, WC.
No grab rails
How well lit is the room? Describe the type of lighting used e.g. ceiling lights, fluorescent tube shaving light;
ceiling lights, shaver lights in ensuite.
Describe the colour contrast of the floor, walls, doorways and towels.
What is the colour scheme for these?
en-suite and family shower room are white. Bathroom is painted terracotta. White towels are provided.
Describe the floor surface(s) e.g. non-slip/laminate/tile/wood/carpet (thick/short pile).
tiled flooring

Garden
Describe the garden area that guests have access to e.g. patio and lawn.
Decked area that joins the grass garden.
State whether these areas are flat/undulating, stepped (details) etc. Give details of what seating is available.
lip of 5cm between the wooden deck and tiled terrace
What is the width of footpaths?
N/A
Describe the surface of the footpaths e.g. level/firm/uneven/is gravel used?
level

Additional Information
Describe any facilities, equipment or services you offer not detailed above.
Assistance dogs, it is illegal to refuse to accept working assistance dogs.
What facilities are offered to assistance dogs e.g. run area, water bowls?
A garden area, lots of walks, beaches and dog pack.
What internet access is available? Is this charged for or is it free? Mobile
phone reception?
Unlimited WiFi, Mobile phone reception not great.

Description

Large traditional detached farmhouse situated on Holy Island. A holiday home with a difference - there is something ethereal about being "stranded" on an island. The tide cuts the island off twice a day (see safe crossing times which vary with the tides), and when the tide recedes revealing the causeway, you can drive on and off the island and explore more of the County.

So when you are on the island you'll find quite a bit to do. The Priory, the small independent shops, the Lindisfarne Mead distillery, two pubs which both serve food, two cafes, a post office store, there are many walks around and across the island, and the area is a mecca for wildlife lovers, photographers and dark skies enthusiasts. Lindisfarne Castle stands proud at the end of the Castle Walk overlooking the sound between the island and the mainland at Ross Sands.

The house is traditionally stone built and it has been a working farm and residential house until the present owners purchased it at the end of 2016.

Entrance & Utility/boot room

  • Entering the property into a stone flagged passageway
  • There is a utility/ 2nd kitchen, ideal to use as a boot room coming in from walks with the dogs and kids
  • Electric cooker, microwave and dishwasher, plus a washer/drier
  • Plenty of cupboard storage
  • Downstairs bathroom with bath and separate shower

Kitchen & Utility

Main Kitchen:

  • Farmhouse kitchen table and 6 chairs
  • Belfast sink
  • Painted kitchen units with wooden worktops
  • Electric 2 oven AGA including AGA toast clamp & kettle and a selection of Le Creuset pans
  • L’OR barista coffee machine, use with nespresso pods or double pods L’OR
  • Electric kettle, toaster, fridge, cafetiere & tea pot
  • Good selection of crockery, cutlery, glassware and cookware
  • Your kitchen pack will comprise: dishcloth, sponge/scourer, washing up liquid, multi-surface cleaner, liquid handwash
  • Tea towels (2), oven gloves and kitchen towel

Kitchen/Utility :

  • Electric cooker
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer / Drier
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Plenty of cupboard storage

Dining Room

  • Dining table in kitchen with 6 chairs

Lounge & Conservatory

Lounge:

  • 2 comfy sofa's and an arm chair
  • Wi-fi
  • Flat Screen TV with freeview
  • DVD player
  • Log burning open fire with initial one night supply of logs & kindling to get you going
  • Selection of reading material and games

2nd Lounge:

  • 'L' shaped sofa and separate chair (sofa pulls out into a bed to accommodate 2 additional guests, please request on booking if required)
  • Good selection of games and books

Conservatory / garden:

  • 2 sofa's and 2 easy chairs
  • Large telescope for dark skies experience - for use in conservatory, please do not move
  • Outside table and chairs for alfresco dining in South West facing garden

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Master ensuite:

  • Lovely large & bright room with dual aspect windows
  • Feature fireplace
  • Under floor heating in both rooms, bedroom has carpet & ensuite has tiles
  • King size double bed
  • Bedside tables with lights
  • Large double wardrobe with long mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Chest of drawers
  • Chaise lounge
  • Shower room, toilet & wash hand basin
  • Heated towel rail & light above mirror

2nd bedroom:

  • Super king size double zip & link bed - can be made as a twin on request
  • 2 chests of drawers with bedside lights on each
  • Wardrobe & blanket box with mirror above
  • Hairdryer
  • Fully carpeted


Separate shower room:

  • Small and compact room with shower, toilet and wash hand basin
  • Heated towel rail & light above mirror
  • Tiled floor with under floor heating

3rd bedroom:

  • Feature fireplace and wooden floor boards
  • King size double bed
  • Radiator heating in this bedroom
  • 2 bedside drawers with lights on each
  • Double wardrobe and set of drawers
  • Chair with cushion
  • Wall mounted long mirror
  • Hairdryer

Downstairs bathroom:

  • Large room with bath and separate shower, toilet & wash hand basin
  • Tiled floor & under floor heating
  • Heated towel rail & light above mirror

Entertainment

  • Wi-fi
  • Flat Screen TV with freeview
  • DVD player
  • Good selection of books & games

Outside Facilities

  • South West facing enclosed garden
  • Decking directly outside the conservatory leading to grass
  • Large telescope for dark skies experience - for use in conservatory, please do not move
  • Outside table and chairs for alfresco dining
  • BBQ

What is Included

What is included:

  • All bedding (non-allergenic duvets and pillows), bed linen and towels
  • Wi-fi
  • Under floor heating throughout apart from 1 bedroom that is heated by a radiator
  • Initial supply of logs and kindling for the log burner
  • High chair and 2 stair-gates
  • ​Eco-friendly kitchen essentials
  • Toiletries
  • Welcome pack: locally produced items may vary depending on the time of the year
  • K9 welcome pack - towel,bowl, blanket
  • Off street parking for 2 cars

What can be arranged

Children's facilities

  • High chair
  • 2 Stair gates

Bringing your dog on holiday

A bit of K9 etiquette should be observed during your stay:

  • 2 well behaved dogs welcome at £25 per dog per week or part thereof.
  • Please be aware that the neighbours farm chickens are free range, and dogs should be kept under control. Should there be any accidents compensation will be expected.
  • Your pet should not be left in the property unattended
  • Your pet should not be allowed in the bedrooms or on furniture
  • On booking for your pet, you are confirming that it is fully up to date on its flea treatment

Special Note & Conditions

​Special Notes and Conditions:

              • 2 well behaved welcome at £25 per dog per week or part thereof
              • Please be aware that the neighbours farm chickens are free range, and dogs should be kept under control. Should there be any accidents compensation will be expected
              • Tesco deliver to the island tides permitting
              • Please consult the official Holy Island crossing times

Reviews

St Coombs farmhouse is a lovely comfortable and well equipped cottage on the magical location of Lindisfarne. I would strongly recommend a stay on the Island for the pure sense of peace and quiet here. Even when the causeway is open most of the Island is deserted. The sand dunes to the North are beautiful and you have them virtually to yourself. St Coombs is slightly away from the main road in the village so very few passing tourists. I hope to stay here again soon!

Dr L,

This was our third visit to St Coombs. The house was surprisingly warm and there was no need to light the fire except for ambiance.

Mr S,

This is a wonderful place to stay. Plenty of room, warm and comfortable. Well equipped kitchens - I would not have attempted to use the Aga so that electric cooker was a brilliant addition. A lot of care has gone into making this farmhouse very welcoming. For just the two of us and our little dog, it was excessively large but we had decided we wanted to stay there and we have no regrets. It's very convenient for the little post office/cafe and the Ship pub which is fantastic. The post office does a wonderful breakfast and is very reasonably priced. The Ship offers good pub grub. The Manor Hotel has a more sophisticated menu but is equally unpretentious and only slightly further to walk. I think this must be one of the best places to stay on the island.

Ms S,

Cottage was lovely and very cosy with the Aga . There was a storm which caused lounge , kitchen and main bedroom window frames to leak .

Mrs G,

A truly wonderful place to stay to get away from the hustle and bustle of the pre Xmas rush and just relax in the peaceful tranquility of Holy Island. A real family retreat in a traditional farmhouse, great for families and very dog friendly.

Mr O,

We love this Island and this property. Have stayed at various rentals over the years on Lindisfarne, but this is the one we keep going back to again and again. Very comfortable and cosy, everything you need, plenty of parking space and very private but only a few minutes walk to pub :-) and beach, dunes.

Mr A,

Lovely holiday cottage in a good area on Holy Island. Ideal for walks from doorstep. Fantastic to be able to use an Aga on holiday so felt very much home from home.

Mrs W,

Beautiful farmhouse in excellent location on Holy Island. The farmhouse is very spacious very well equipped. Very cosy & very homely. Plenty of bird life too. Certainly a place you should visit for the peace & tranquility

Mrs K,

Perfect location for walking and exploring g ghe islan. A great place in a storm. Comfortable and lacking nothing that you'd need.

Dr W,

The house is lovely- so quiet- except for a cockerel that woke us each morning!!! Staying on the island was magical- especially when the day trippers have to go home!

Mr O,

Fabulous location and great stay for those looking for an authentic farmhouse experience. We particularly enjoyed trying our hand at cooking with the Aga in the well equipped kitchen, and relaxing in the conservatory looking out over the large garden. The position is excellent, with an unobstructed view of the castle from the entrance to the property. The property is a short walk from the village, with the feel of a real get away BUT close enough to walk to the pubs, which sell excellent food. We would definitely stay there again.

Mr S,

Holy Island is just magical. The property was perfect for us although we struggled to get used to the Aga (Thankfully there was an electric cooker in the utility room.). Great property for families with dogs. We loved it.

Mrs Linda U,

Great service and excellent detail around the property facilities. Property was perfect and exactly what expected from the online photos and descriptions.

Mr Duncan S,

Booking process was clear and user friendly and the on going communication reassuring and helpful.

Mrs Sarah G,

Thank you for providing a comfortable stay - and good wifi!

Angie and c,

This is a really comfortable place to stay. After coming to the island for several years now, 10 days here is simply not long enough!

Previous g,

What a fabulous place!! We felt so at home the minute we arrived. We have been to the island before and have always loved it but staying at St Coomb's made our stay even better! We wish we didn't have to leave. Our two dogs really enjoyed the space and after our long walks collapsed in front of the fire! We will definitely be back! Thank you for allowing us to stay in your marvelous farmhouse!

The A,

Had a wonderful tie in this lovely, spacious and well equipped farmhouse. Loved the tranquility, our walks, watching the birds etc! A most relaxing holiday - we will definitely return to this amazing part of the world!

John and family,

We first fell in love with Holy Island on a bitter November day in 1996 and have been visiting ever since. We have stayed regularly on the island itself but this is the first time in St Coomb's Farmhouse. The house is certainly one of the best of several we have ever stayed in. We have had a lovely week. We will definitely return to Holy Island and hopefully to St Coomb's Farmhouse!

Ruth and family,

We have stayed on the island a few times now and came across this cottage while walking the dogs. Our usual cottage was booked up so we decided to try St Coombs, how lucky we were. This place is outstanding in every respect, location for walks, private and a luxury on holy island, parking. The property was clean, comfortable and warm all day long thanks to the Aga in the lovely cottage style kitchen. We all loved everything about this place and will be booking again for next year.

Mr Philip A,

All-in-all, we very much enjoyed staying at St Coombs, and have booked again for next year. It's a very comfortable house, perfectly placed on the island. It combines a comfortable family accommodation with all that's needed to enjoy the island's wildlife and extraordinary landscape and history. A couple of issues with equipment: (1) The light bulbs in the kitchen - neither of the two lights towards the window seem to work at all, and (2) the video doesn't seem compatible with the TV - takes a lot of messing around to make them work together!

Dr Richard W,

Location

Situated on Lindisfarne - Holy Island, of the North Northumberland Coast, the island is accessible by vehicle twice a day dependent on the tides. Please consult the official Holy Island crossing times

There is something ethereal about being "stranded" on an island. The tide cuts the island off twice a day (see safe crossing times which vary with the tides), and when the tide recedes revealing the causeway, you can drive on and off the island and explore more of the County.

So when you are on the island you'll find quite a bit to do. The Priory, the small independent shops, the Lindisfarne Mead distillery, two pubs which both serve food, two cafes, a post office store, there are many walks around and across the island, and the area is a mecca for wildlife lovers, photographers and dark skies enthusiasts. Note the castle is currently closed for major renovations and is due to re-open April 2018, but stands proud at the end of the Castle Walk overlooking the sound between the island and the mainland at Ross Sands.