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Ideally located in the heart of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne
Relax in the comfortable and cosy lounge
Enjoy some locally made Lindisfarne Mead by the fire
Plenty of room for everyone to enjoy the warmth of the fire
View from the lounge of the village green
Prepare a nice meal in the well equipped kitchen
Spacious kitchen area
Enjoy meals in the cottage after a day out and about
Stairs leading to second floor bedroom
Entrance to the twin bedroom from the landing
The light and airy second floor twin bedroom
Enjoy a good night's sleep in the King-size bedroom on the first floor
The spacious master bedroom overlooks the village green
Take a shower or a bubble bath
Children's cute bunk bedroom
Additional walk-in shower room
The small, private patio area is ideal for a meal outdoors
Buy some Lindisfarne Mead at the nearby shop
1 / 18  Ideally located in the heart of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne
2 / 18  Relax in the comfortable and cosy lounge
3 / 18  Enjoy some locally made Lindisfarne Mead by the fire
4 / 18  Plenty of room for everyone to enjoy the warmth of the fire
5 / 18  View from the lounge of the village green
6 / 18  Prepare a nice meal in the well equipped kitchen
7 / 18  Spacious kitchen area
8 / 18  Enjoy meals in the cottage after a day out and about
9 / 18  Stairs leading to second floor bedroom
10 / 18  Entrance to the twin bedroom from the landing
11 / 18  The light and airy second floor twin bedroom
12 / 18  Enjoy a good night's sleep in the King-size bedroom on the first floor
13 / 18  The spacious master bedroom overlooks the village green
14 / 18  Take a shower or a bubble bath
15 / 18  Children's cute bunk bedroom
16 / 18  Additional walk-in shower room
17 / 18  The small, private patio area is ideal for a meal outdoors
18 / 18  Buy some Lindisfarne Mead at the nearby shop

Britannia House

Holy Island, Northumberland
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Cottage
Towels included
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At a glance

  • 18th Century cottage steeped in history and charm
  • One of the oldest houses on Holy Island with modern features
  • Located at the heart of the village and close to helpful amenitie
  • Enjoy the warming log burning stove with your loved ones
  • Beaches and places of historical interest nearby
  • Easy access to Dark Skies Park, Europe’s largest area of protected sky
Property code: CN040

This welcoming 18th Century stone-built cottage is one of the oldest houses on the island. Its central village location means it’s well placed for exploring Holy Island.

This welcoming 18th Century stone-built cottage for up to 6 guests in 3 bedrooms is steeped in history and charm. As one of the oldest houses on the island, Britannia House still retains some of its original period features including beautiful oak beams and at the same time offers modern facilities to make your holiday relaxing and enjoyable. The front of the house overlooks the village green which is where a tree was planted by Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to the island. The cottage welcomes one well behaved dog and has a wood burning stove, free guest Wi-Fi and a small patio area at the rear where you can enjoy a peaceful drink and plan your days out.

Our third visit to Britannia Cottage, Lindisfarne in successive years. Accommodated family of 6 with ease, situated in a prime spot. The island is a tranquil place (especially when the tide is in) with flora and fauna in abundance. Lovely walks, historic places, lobster and dressed crab served to eat in or take away at the post office, mead and Craster kippers in the store across the street. Teas and restaurants to choose from. Beach 2 minute walk from cottage. This is a superb base on a lovely island. We needed no more. Thank you.

The house was first recorded in 1792 on the oldest existing map of Holy Island. The house name originated from one of three ships that still lie as wrecks close to the Farne Island shores. It is believed a local resident recovered the ship’s name plaque and used it as the pub sign. A replica of the sign still hangs above the entrance.

This cottage accepts one well behaved dog.

Bed linen, towels, heating and hot water are included.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 3 bedrooms 1 king-size, 1 bunk and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom and 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, and dishwasher
  • Log burning stove in lounge
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • TV/CD and DVD player in lounge
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Parking nearby
  • Beach, pub and shops within walking distance

This property is personally managed by Marie.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Helen K 4th November 2017

A lovely, cosy cottage with lots of character and plenty to do right on the doorstep - walks, birdwatching, historical interest, craft shops and coffee shops. A perfect place for a relaxing holiday!

Reviewed by Mariette 1st July 2017

This was our second visit to Lindisfarne and we were so pleased with this little cottage right in the centre of the village. The downstairs living area is extremely cosy with a log burner and comfortable reclining sofas. We needed the log burner as the weather was not the best unfortunately! This did not stop us enjoying our holiday as there are thRead moreree lovely pubs within a few minutes walk from the cottage and a fairly good selection of DVDs for guests to watch on those rainy days. Bamburgh village and its castle are a short drive away and Alnwick is a bit further down. Barter Books in Alnwick is a must when the weather is not so good. If your a bookworm and like a good breakfast your in heaven! To sum up, this cottage is a home from home with a spacious living area, dining room, kitchen and comfortable beds. We hope to return again soon! Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Robert. C 26th May 2017

What a brilliant lovely place. The Britannia catered for all our needs. Clean, tidy and spacious. Fully equipped kitchen and utility. Log fire if required. Holy Island is a lovely scenic place. Friendly people, helpful and courteous. Gorgeous food in The Ship pub, friendly staff, fantastic quality and good prices. Walks, beeches, view tremendous. CRead morean't wait to go again. Hide

Reviewed by Liz B 30th April 2017

We stayed here for a week in April. Lovely cosy cottage right in the centre of the village. Very well equipped. When the tide comes in and cuts the island off from the mainland it is very peaceful.

Reviewed by Louise G

Always warm and cosy. I am a regular visitor to Brittania House and am always happy there. Holy Island is just such a beautiful and peaceful island. We were also fortunate to be there for bonfire night with a great display of fireworks and a wonderful bonfire by the harbour which brings the community and guests to the island together in a really loRead morevely way. Hide

Reviewed by John M

The cottage was everything and more than we had hoped for and we are looking to book up for next year as we enjoyed staying there so much.

Reviewed by Pearl O

Great homely feel well equipped house. Close to centre where everything is. So tranquil. Our second Christmas here and lived up to our expectations

Reviewed by John D

Our third visit to Britannia Cottage, Lindisfarne in successive years. Accommodated family of 6 with ease, situated in a prime spot. The island is a tranquil place (especially when the tide is in) with flora and fauna in abundance. Lovely walks, historic places, lobster and dressed crab served to eat in or take away at the post office, mead and CraRead morester kippers in the store across the street. Teas and restaurants to choose from. Beach 2 minute walk from cottage. This is a superb base on a lovely island. We needed no more. Thank you Hide

Reviewed by Sharon Julia

We have stayed in this house previously and where not disappointed. This is an excellent rental property with loads of space for the family or friends. The cleaners finished and we could enter the property from 10.30 ish which gave us loads of extra time. The property was really clean. We had been left lots of information with regards to heating/hoRead moret water boost. And instructions on how to use the equipment and the fire within the property. It is a typical home on Holy Island with lots of character, really cozy. There are 3 pubs with in walking distance of the house and a couple of shops. It's very central to the village and the walks around Holy Island. Can't praise this property high enough. Have already inquired about a return visit. Hide

Reviewed by Pauline R

Impression: Very Good Cleanliness: Very Happy Facilities: Very Happy Consider another break/would recommend: Yes

Reviewed by Trevor G

We found Britannia House to be all we hoped for. Set in an ideal location on the village green, it had all the facilities we needed. And they all worked! The island is a mass of highlights, from the harbour, the beaches, the walks. Oh! And there is a castle! All this plus friendly people & The Crown & Anchor! Altogether superb!!!

Reviewed by Ann W

First impressions were very good, we were very happy with the cleanliness of the cottage and the facilities too Everything was excellent from the start. The girls I had contact with were very good.

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Ideally located in the heart of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne
Relax in the comfortable and cosy lounge
Enjoy some locally made Lindisfarne Mead by the fire
Plenty of room for everyone to enjoy the warmth of the fire
View from the lounge of the village green
Prepare a nice meal in the well equipped kitchen
Spacious kitchen area
Enjoy meals in the cottage after a day out and about
Stairs leading to second floor bedroom
Entrance to the twin bedroom from the landing
The light and airy second floor twin bedroom
Show 6 moreEnjoy a good night's sleep in the King-size bedroom on the first floor

Location

Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

If you’re looking for a seaside holiday with a difference, visit Northumberland – a region brimming with beautiful golden, sandy beaches, rolling hills, craggy moorland, bustling market towns and fishing villages, and more castles than in any other county in England.

Situated in the North East of England, this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty boasts no less than 39 miles of unspoilt coastline to explore and a calendar packed with exhilarating water sports options. To indulge in a spot of surfing, kayaking or powerboating, take a trip to one of the many breath-taking Northumberland beaches - where dogs love a good walk and fresh local seafood is never far away.

Home to the awe-inspiring Cheviot Hills and the historical Hadrian’s Wall, the Northumberland National Park is renowned for its open spaces, award-winning Dark Skies and stunning rural backdrops - and is the least populated national park in Britain. Offering access to challenging hikes, horse-riding, rock-climbing and a multitude of other action-packed activities, the park is one of the region’s greatest draws.

There is a huge range of spectacular wildlife and sea life waiting to be sighted, whether you take a boat ride to the Farne Islands to admire the colony of Atlantic grey seals and puffins, or explore the Kielder Water and Forest Park, home to magnificent ospreys. If it’s history you’re looking for, the imposing Bamburgh Castle and the world-famous Alnwick Castle are undoubtedly worth a visit.

Alternatively, if you’re seeking the bright lights of a city adventure, Newcastle upon Tyne is the place to go. Here, you can experience world-class culture, outstanding attractions, superb shopping, impressive live shows, top entertainers and delicious cuisine in abundance.

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