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St. Coombs Farmhouse

Holy Island, Northumberland
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This property is managed by Original Cottages info_outline

Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Parking on site / nearby
Highchair available
Towels included
Fishing on site / nearby
Internet access
Working farm
Open fire / wood burner
Enclosed garden / patio
Downstairs bathroom
Shop nearby
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
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At a glance

  • Traditional stone farmhouse located on a beautiful island that’s only accessible at low tide
  • Wooden ceiling beams and stable-style doors create a rustic and cosy setting
  • View distant constellations in the dark night sky with the telescope provided

Property code: OC-489787

Set in a secluded spot on Holy Island, this traditional, detached, stone-built farmhouse has been imaginatively updated to make a fabulous holiday retreat for families, friends and couples. Offering fresh, relaxing accommodation for up to six guests, the property has a wealth of characterful features including timber beams, rustic stable doors, exposed stonework and a spacious conservatory with a telescope – perfect for stargazing. With far-reaching views across the island, this stylishly furnished hideaway is a fantastic base for exploring Lindisfarne and the spellbinding Northumbria coastline.

Full of character, this delightful farmhouse has two cheerful lounges offering plenty of space for everyone to unwind. There’s also a pretty conservatory overlooking the garden and a fantastic country-style kitchen/diner providing a perfect spot for rustling up and enjoying family feasts. The ground floor also has a bathroom and a utility room which operates as a useful second kitchen. Upstairs, the first floor offers a handy shower room and three colourful and tastefully furnished bedrooms: a lovely zip-and-link super-king-size room, and two beautiful king-size rooms, both with a feature fireplace, and one with a chaise longue and en-suite shower room. Stepping outside, the enclosed garden has a large lawn and a sweet, decked area with outdoor furniture, offering a cheery spot for a morning coffee or a relaxing meal in the evening.

Cut off from the mainland at high tide, the tranquil island of Lindisfarne is home to historic sites including an ancient priory and Tudor-era castle, with a choice of pubs and shops in the main village. A haven for spotting wildlife, the island is connected at low tide with the breathtaking Northumbria mainland, where you can visit the friendly coastal town of Berwick-upon-Tweed (15 miles) with landmarks including Bamburgh Castle, St Cuthbert’s Cave and Routin Linn Waterfall, all within 17 miles.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 king-size, 1 super-king-size with zip-and-link beds (that can be made into twins on request at the time of booking)
  • 3 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with shower and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC, 1 shower room with WC
  • 2-oven Aga, Aga toast clamp, Nespresso Magimix coffee pod machine (bring your favourite pods), fridge
  • AGA will be turned OFF between May and September unless you notify the Homeowner prior to arrival that you would like it on
  • Utility room with electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Welcome pack
  • Doggie welcome pack with towel, bowl and blanket
  • Highchair and 2 stairgates available
  • Open fire (1 night’s worth of logs and kindling supplied between October and March)
  • Underfloor heating throughout apart from 1 bedroom that is heated by a radiator
  • TV, DVD player
  • Please do not leave your pet unattended in the property or allow them in the bedrooms or on the furniture
  • Please ensure your pet’s flea treatment is up to date
  • The neighbour’s farm chickens are free range so dogs should be kept under control (any accidents must be compensated for)
  • Garden with decked area, grass, furniture and BBQ
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Large telescope in the conservatory (please don’t move it)
  • Beach, pub and shop 0.25 miles
  • Warning: the property is only accessible 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/
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • 2 dogs allowed. Additional charges may apply

Beth Aiston

This property is personally managed by Beth.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Helen 16th June 2024

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Gorgeous place. 5 sofas over 2 rooms means you can be soooo relaxed. The conservatory was where we hung out all the time. So private with views over the garden and so bright and warm and comfortable. We also loved hanging out around the kitchen table putting the world to rights. A really special place and gorgeous to start walks right outside the fRead moreront door, although the village is maybe 2-3 minutes walk. A heavenly spot and the owners were very kind helping with our questions. Thank you for letting us stay in this little piece if heaven. Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 20th May 2024

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A lovely farmhouse in a fairly quiet location with great walks from the door to the dunes. St Coombs has a homely feel to it and is very comfortable. The only slight issue was the cleaning side of things and as this is one of the more expensive rentals on the island I expected it to be spot on. Remember this property is between two farms withRead more cockerels and dogs barking, not an issue for us but maybe to some. Overall an enjoyable stay and would recommend Hide

Reviewed by Susan 29th April 2024

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Really spacious and comfortable house in a stunning location. The added touches were really appreciated. By far one of the best cottages we have stayed at and hopefully we will return.

Reviewed by Anna 28th April 2024

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Large, comfy farmhouse. Home from home comfortable. Absolutely lovely.

Reviewed by Dan 7th April 2024

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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.Read more St Coombs is slightly away from the main road in the village so very few passing tourists. I hope to stay here again soon! Hide

Reviewed by Alfred 20th March 2024

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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.

Reviewed by Janet 4th February 2024

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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 wantRead moreed 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. Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 21st January 2024

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Reviewed by Anthony 7th January 2024

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Somethings in the farmhouse are well used and a bit tired but its a lovely place all the same. Take it for what it is and youll have a lovely holiday in very cozy welcoming farm house, its probably the best winter holiday weve ever had, close the door and let the storm begin, you wont regret it

Reviewed by Kathryn 31st December 2023

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

Reviewed by Alan 28th December 2023

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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.

Reviewed by Teresa 27th November 2023

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Reviewed by Philip 13th November 2023

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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.

Reviewed by Fiona 5th November 2023

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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.

Reviewed by Bernadette 29th October 2023

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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

Reviewed by Richard 22nd October 2023

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

Reviewed by Juliet And Martin 10th September 2023

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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!

Reviewed by Phillip 20th August 2023

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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 propRead moreerty. 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. Hide

Reviewed by Mick 23rd July 2023

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Reviewed by N 9th July 2023

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Reviewed by Linda 21st May 2023

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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.

Reviewed by Duncan 14th May 2023

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

Reviewed by Sarah 26th April 2023

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

Reviewed by Anonymous 18th February 2023

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 andRead more hopefully to St Coomb's Farmhouse! Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 4th February 2023

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

Reviewed by John 15th January 2023

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Reviewed by Anonymous 14th January 2023

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!

Reviewed by Philip 27th November 2022

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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 tRead morehanks to the Aga in the lovely cottage style kitchen. We all loved everything about this place and will be booking again for next year. Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 26th November 2022

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 alRead morelowing us to stay in your marvelous farmhouse! Hide

Reviewed by Richard 23rd October 2022

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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 bulbRead mores 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! Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 22nd October 2022

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!

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