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Starling Cottage

Spittal, Northumberland
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A delightful and cosy family cottage set in a picturesque location with lovely garden views
  • Perfect for visiting Berwick-upon-Tweed and Edinburgh
  • A wonderful holiday property situated close to lovely golden beaches, visit Holy Island, Bamburgh Castle, the Farne Islands, and the Cheviot Hills
  • Ideal for walkers, families, cyclists and nature-lovers keen to explore the Northumberland coast
Property code: CN181

Located close to the beach in the heart of a pretty seaside town, this lovely and cosy cottage is ideal for enjoying the countryside near Berwick-upon-Tweed and the stunning Northumberland coastline.

Starling Cottage offers cosy holiday accommodation in Spittal, Berwick-upon-Tweed for up to four guests looking to explore the award-winning Northumberland Coast and the Scottish Borders. This lovely, single-storey, two bedroom cottage is situated in the heart of Spittal village, just round the corner from the village shop and only two minutes' walk from the beach and promenade

The cottage had two bedrooms; a master bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom and a twin bedroom with chest of drawers and a cupboard with hanging space next to a separate shower room. The lounge/dining room has a two seater sofa and two rush-seated armchairs, a small TV with Netflix, a good collection of local books, maps and guides, a chest of board games, an upright piano which guests are welcome to use and a dining table and chairs. The kitchen offers all the essentials with a door leading out to the pretty courtyard. The outdoor sitting area is a real sun trap, a great place to relax on bright days from spring through to autumn.

From the cottage, you can walk along the riverside into Berwick in 20 minutes and there is also a 2 per-hour bus service that will take you to Berwick’s train station. For a great day out, catch a train from Berwick to Edinburgh, sit back, relax and enjoy the coastal scenery. Berwick-upon-Tweed has a nice selection of shops, galleries, craft shops, restaurants and friendly pubs, in addition to the surrounding golden beaches, beautiful, scenic river walks. There are plenty of enjoyable things to do and see for all the family.

Enjoy a day out by bike to Holy  Island, along the traffic free Sustrans Route 1. In fact, the cottage is located on both this cycle route and the new Sandstone Trail for mountain bikers. Secure bike storage, a pump and basic bike tools are available at the cottage by prior arrangement.

By Car, the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and Bamburgh Castle, beach and popular village are all within 30 minutes of the cottage and are well worth a visit! Also, the coastal villages of Seahouses, Beadnell and Embleton lie to the south of Bamburgh. If you would like to explore a little further inland, you can visit the Dark Skies Northumberland National Park and the quaint villages of Ford and Etal have a lovely steam railway, Castle and lots of great family activities.

This cottage accepts up to  two well behaved dogs.

 

  • 2 bedrooms 1 en-suite king-size, 1 twin room
  • 2 bathroom, 1 ensuite with shower over bath and WC, 1 shower room with WC
  • Fridge/freezer, electric oven and gas hob, microwave and breakfast bar
  • Upright piano, board games and a selection of books, maps and area guides
  • Small TV/DVD in the lounge
  • Two seater sofa and two upright armchairs in lounge
  • Village shop, promenade café and pub within easy walking distance
  • Enclosed patio with garden furniture
  • Off road parking for one car (please be aware that the entrance to the car park is quite narrow)
  • Secure bike storage, pump and basic tools are available at the cottage by prior arrangement
  • Owners live in cottage next door
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Holly Hopkinson

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gail 7th October 2023

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Lovely cottage very well placed close to the beach and promenade. Shop and pub round the corner. Enclosed patio at the back of cottage good for dogs. We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Spittal.

Reviewed by Ed 23rd September 2023

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Reviewed by William 19th September 2023

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Lovely cottage, with beautiful gardens at rear, perfect for a relaxing break.

Reviewed by John 16th September 2023

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Reviewed by William 9th September 2023

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The cottage was very warm and comfortable. The owners living next door were very helpful and friendly. They provided a very nice welcome pack for us and our dog. Two minutes walk to a beautiful dog friendly beach. Close to some nice eating places in nearby Berwick. Would recommend a visit.

Reviewed by Mary 1st July 2023

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Lovely comfortable cottage with everything you need. Great location for beach and a short walk to Berwick on Tweed.

Reviewed by Michael 17th June 2023

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The owners are to be congratulated on its cleanliness and equipment provided. Plenty of information and the owners who live next door are normally to hand in their large garden to help if necessary We are planning to return subject to health issues.

Reviewed by Diana 3rd June 2023

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Such a perfect place for both comfort inside the cottage and for exploring the local area on foot and easy access for journeys further afield. The cottage has so much more to offer than the photos can show, it is well laid out, furnished and equipped and a bonus was using the owner's contained grassy bank to let our dog roam around in - the views oRead morever Spittal to the sea were fantastic. Delicious welcome pack, friendly owners and we didn't want to leave, so we plan to return when we can! Hide

Reviewed by Jill 20th May 2023

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Reviewed by Tim 13th May 2023

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Judith and Martin were the most welcoming and helpful folks- they live next door. They have a superb cottage fitted out to the highest standard and ideally located for everything especially the delightful town of Berwick. Local shop in Spittal caries good ranges and lines. Blenheim Arms nice pub but does not serve food. Spittal beach a delight. DogRead mores loved it as they did the cottage and everything was as dog friendly as it could have been. A gem of a find and huge credit to Judith and Martin. Hide

Reviewed by Tracy 29th April 2023

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Lovely and clean, made to feel very welcome.

Reviewed by Angela 25th March 2023

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A beautiful cottage in a perfect location for enjoying the local beach and the wider area. Wonderful hosts who have supplied lots of local books, maps and information and a fantastic library to browse through.

Reviewed by Pauline 18th March 2023

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The enclosed safe patio area was perfect for our dog. In the summer months it would be perfect for relaxing outside.The cottage was situated in what we described as an oasis due to the owners lovely gardens surrounding the cottage.We enjoyed our stay and will hopefully return.The owners Judith and Martin were friendly, welcoming and informative.My Read morehusband had lot's of questions re the history of the village that were answered. Hide

Reviewed by Elaine 9th March 2023

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Reviewed by Jacqueline 6th March 2023

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Beautiful cottage in a beautiful place.

Reviewed by Susan 21st January 2023

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A fabulously located comfortable cottage, extremely close to the fabulous beach. This cottage is definitely is home from home. The cottage had everything we needed or wanted and was lovely and quiet despite being close to the road.

Reviewed by Nicola 27th December 2022

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Comfortable, cosy and very well equipped cottage. Had everything you could ever need. Very spacious and quiet and only a two minute walk to the beach. We had a slight problem finding the cottage (holiday cottages email gives address as 86 Middle Street when it is number 94) but a quick call to the owner got this sorted and she quickly pointed us inRead more the right direction. We had a great break here and would definitely book again Hide

Reviewed by Ntomboxolo 19th December 2022

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Reviewed by Elaine 2nd December 2022

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Lovely well equipped cottage in ideal location for beach and not too far from main town centre.

Reviewed by Gillian 19th November 2022

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Lovely welcoming hosts and generous welcome pack. Close to beach and Berwick within easy reach by car, bus or walking. Large enclosed patio area good for our dog.

Reviewed by Robert 12th November 2022

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The cottage was easy to find and excellent off secure off road parking behind the property. The cottage was spacious and well equipped and with central heating lovely and warm even in November. The beach was a very short walk away and conveniently located for Berwick upon Tweed and many other lovely places. The hosts were very helpful and always onRead more site for any questions or advice. A perfect stay and will definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Eileen 5th November 2022

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Starting cottage was super. It had everything we needed amenity wise and was clean and comfortable. It was in a quiet area and there was a lovely walk into Berwick.

Reviewed by Colin 15th October 2022

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Reviewed by Keith 16th July 2022

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Reviewed by Peter 9th July 2022

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Reviewed by Edwina 2nd July 2022

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Very pleasant owners & comfortable cottage in nice quiet area close to sea front & beach & 20 minute walk from Berwick itself. Also central to a lot of visitor attractions in Northumberland & just over the border in Scotland.

Reviewed by Janet 18th June 2022

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Beautiful cottage, was like home from home. Our dog Molly settled immediately and loved the beach. Shop & bus into Berwick round the corner. Location perfect.

Reviewed by Dyson 7th May 2022

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Great location and accommodation and suites families or 4 adults and we also had 2 dogs which were well secure in outside patio. We used as a base for site seeing birwick on tweed the local attractions, gardens and national trust and private homes Just to complete the trip the beach is 5 minutes walk from cottage Good having owner (Judith) close anRead mored kept in contact for timing and making visit a great stay Hide

Reviewed by Katie 9th April 2022

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The stay at Starling Cottage was fantastic. Brilliant location for us and the dog. The cottage has everything you could wish for, roomy, comfortable and warm on those days when its a bit chilly. Just be mindful if you have a large car that it may be tight round the back of the property and some neighbours aren't fussed about blocking you in.

Reviewed by Rachel 2nd April 2022

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Lovely cottage in great location for a first holiday with our pup. Beach just round the corner. We were able to feel right at home and had a lovely Easter break.

Reviewed by Helen 19th March 2022

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Great place to stay. Very peaceful and beach only 2 minutes away. Very homely cottage with everything we needed. Lovely back yard for our dog to play in and for us to sit and relax and look at owners' gardens. We are coming back here again. Can't wait !

Reviewed by Kathy 5th March 2022

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Reviewed by Jean 2nd March 2022

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