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This gorgeous cottage is surrounded by colourful gardens
A cosy  lounge diner, the perfect place to plan your day
A great place to have cuppa or a meal and enjoy the colourful view
Plan you next adventure with a lovely view of the neighbouring garden
Feel free to have a 'tickle on the ivories' if the mood takes you!
A well equipt kitchen in the centre of the cottage
Large master bedroom, with ensuite and plenty of storage
Fresh flowers picked from the garden are just one of the lovely touches to enjoy here
Ensuite to the master bedroom, with bath and shower over
A warm and welcoming twin room
Family shower room
The patio is a great spot to relax in after a day exploring
To the rear of the property you can enjoy these views of wild flowers and small fruit tress
A very well maintained patio for you to enjoy
The private patio stretches the lengh of the cottage
Plenty of space to relax and take in the fresh air
The view from the rear door of the cottage is simply stunning!
A charming cottage in a coastal village
1 / 18  This gorgeous cottage is surrounded by colourful gardens
2 / 18  A cosy lounge diner, the perfect place to plan your day
3 / 18  A great place to have cuppa or a meal and enjoy the colourful view
4 / 18  Plan you next adventure with a lovely view of the neighbouring garden
5 / 18  Feel free to have a 'tickle on the ivories' if the mood takes you!
6 / 18  A well equipt kitchen in the centre of the cottage
7 / 18  Large master bedroom, with ensuite and plenty of storage
8 / 18  Fresh flowers picked from the garden are just one of the lovely touches to enjoy here
9 / 18  Ensuite to the master bedroom, with bath and shower over
10 / 18  A warm and welcoming twin room
11 / 18  Family shower room
12 / 18  The patio is a great spot to relax in after a day exploring
13 / 18  To the rear of the property you can enjoy these views of wild flowers and small fruit tress
14 / 18  A very well maintained patio for you to enjoy
15 / 18  The private patio stretches the lengh of the cottage
16 / 18  Plenty of space to relax and take in the fresh air
17 / 18  The view from the rear door of the cottage is simply stunning!
18 / 18  A charming cottage in a coastal village

Starling Cottage

Spittal, Northumberland
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, Newcastle upon Tyne and Edinburgh
  • A wonderful holiday property situated close to lovely golden beaches
  • Ideal for walkers, families, cyclists and nature-lovers keen to explore the Northumberland coast
  • Perfect for exploring the glorious Northumberland National Park
  • Visit Holy Island, Bamburgh Castle, the Farne Islands, and the Cheviot Hills
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 ensuite 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.

 

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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
  • Coal effect gas fire, 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
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels included
  • Village shop, promenade café and pub within easy walking distance
  • Enclosed patio with garden furniture
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Secure bike storage, pump and basic tools are available at the cottage by prior arrangement
  • Owners live in cottage next door
 

Emma Arkle

This property is personally managed by Emma.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jonathan 24th April 2021

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Amazing property, even better than the photos. The owner was there to welcome us & had provided a welcome pack of delicious local produce. We had everything we needed: a fully equipped kitchen, two bathrooms & comfortable beds - & we loved the enclosed courtyard which was in the sun from late morning until late evening. The location was just the beRead morest: peaceful enough to hear the birds but only around 200 meters from the seafront - our dogs loved walking on the beach a couple of times every day. Hide

Reviewed by Sheila 17th April 2021

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Very comfortable and spacious for a 2 bed cottage. The private dog proof courtyard is the icing on the cake. Quiet back street of Spittal but only a 5 mins walk to the beach. Everything is perfect really for a holiday cottage - little personal touches like the vases of fresh flowers much appreciated

Reviewed by Andrew 17th October 2020

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The local shop was a big asset and being 2 minutes from the promenade was a great plus. It was also well placed for local visits, Berwick, Eyemouth and St Abbas, Etal and Ford, Holy Isle.

Reviewed by Ernest 12th September 2020

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Starling Cottage is ideally located for traveling around the borders. It's close to the beach and Berwick center. A beautiful place to relax in and well equipped. The owners are available next door and they are passionate about helping you enjoy your stay.

Reviewed by Anthony 5th September 2020

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Had a lovely holiday a lovely cottage in a good location also dog friendly beaches were lovely for the pooches

Reviewed by Philip 18th July 2020

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Excellent break away from home. Doggy especially liked the short walks down to the very clean beach. Owners very pleasant and welcoming.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 4th July 2020

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Reviewed by Vikki 15th November 2019

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Lovely comfortable cottage, ideal for people with dogs as the beach is one road away. Both me and the dogs loved the fireplace. Really comfy bed, excellent shower. Well equipped kitchen and having a washing machine and drier was a huge bonus for a slightly wet winter visit.

Reviewed by Brian 2nd November 2019

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Reviewed by Jean 26th October 2019

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A delightful property close to the beach.

Reviewed by Kathleen 21st September 2019

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Reviewed by Roy 14th September 2019

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Reviewed by Julie 10th August 2019

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Reviewed by David 20th July 2019

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Very attractive and characterful cottage which is all on one level. A very interesting location with a wonderful garden and orchard which the owners of the property (live next door) are happy to share with you. Thoroughly recommended and hope to visit again in the future.

Reviewed by Iain 13th July 2019

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A lovely cottage, with private courtyard, just a few minutes walk from a sandy beach and 20 or so minutes walk from Berwick upon Tweed. We had a warm welcome from Judith on arrival who showed us round. Everything was very clean and tidy. We had a lovely stay

Reviewed by Peter 6th July 2019

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Very welcoming cottage with a lovely patio, good parking. Near the sea, very quiet, lovely garden view. Easy access to A1, shopping and Berwick.

Reviewed by H 22nd June 2019

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A beautiful, comfortable property, with lots of thoughtful touches. Very close to the beach, with a village shop literally round the corner, and close to the bus stop for Berwick. The back yard is a pleasure to sit in on a sunny afternoon - and there are shelves full of books for rainy days. One of the nicest places we've stayed in.

Reviewed by Lynn 4th May 2019

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great location, nice owners next door, quiet neighbourhood

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This gorgeous cottage is surrounded by colourful gardens
A cosy  lounge diner, the perfect place to plan your day
A great place to have cuppa or a meal and enjoy the colourful view
Plan you next adventure with a lovely view of the neighbouring garden
Feel free to have a 'tickle on the ivories' if the mood takes you!
A well equipt kitchen in the centre of the cottage
Large master bedroom, with ensuite and plenty of storage
Fresh flowers picked from the garden are just one of the lovely touches to enjoy here
Ensuite to the master bedroom, with bath and shower over
A warm and welcoming twin room
Family shower room
Show 6 moreThe patio is a great spot to relax in after a day exploring

Location

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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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