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The Butter Churn

Nr Beadnell, Northumberland
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Gorgeous romantic cottage in the picturesque grounds of stunning Ellingham Hall
  • Beautifully presented holiday home, perfect for a family or couples
  • Short walk to gastropub and short drive to Beadnell, Alnwick and Bamburgh
  • Thoughtfully furnished with wood burner for cosy nights in
  • Large lawn and fabulous shared tree house for children at the bottom of the garden
Property code: 77990

Beautiful cottage in a pretty village, close to the fabulous Heritage coastline with breath-taking scenery and fantastic beaches on your doorstep. Perfect base to explore the spectacular Northumberland AONB.

Located in the picturesque grounds of Ellingham Hall with pleasant woodland nearby for walks, plus an amazing tree house play area which the children can enjoy. Ellingham is close to many golden sandy beaches, the nearest of which is stunning Beadnell Bay only a short drive away. From here you can try your hand at water sports, or relax in the dunes, walk to the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle or explore some of the other seaside villages along this much-loved stretch of coastline, including Bamburgh and Seahouses. Boat trips to Holy Island or the Farne Islands are also close by. Visit superb Alnwick Castle and gardens, only 10 miles from here where you can learn how to fly a broomstick Harry Potter style! Other castles nearby include Bamburgh and Warkworth. For golf enthusiasts there are local courses at Bamburgh, Seahouses and Dunstanburgh.

This cosy cottage is accessed via two steps to the front door. On entering this charming property, which has wooden floors throughout, the staircase is immediately to your left, whilst to your right is a door to the utility room with a washer/dryer, butler sink and WC. The door to your left from the hall will take you into the lounge/diner. The welcoming lounge area offers two comfortable sofas where you can snuggle up in front of the wood burner for cosy nights in watching your favourite film or TV show on the Smart TV/DVD. For those family meals in together, there is a dining table and seating next to the French doors with lovely views of the garden. There is a cupboard housing games, puzzles, books and a range of DVDs for your use whilst staying at the cottage. From the lounge/diner there is an archway leading into the kitchen. The kitchen offers an excellent range of facilities, including a fridge, separate freezer, a range style electric oven with gas hob, a dishwasher, microwave, cafetière and Nespresso coffee machine. Whilst the kitchen is slightly open to the lounge/diner it is not fully exposed. A door from the kitchen returns you to the hallway. You will find a useful stair gate at the top and bottom of the stairs which lead up to the two attractively presented bedrooms, both with views over the lawned garden. The master bedroom has a king-size bed where you can sleep in style and comfort and there is a wardrobe and chest of drawers to store your things. The pretty twin bedroom is ideal both for children and adults as the beds are each 3ft wide, and there is a hairdryer should you need one. Beautiful travertine tiles lend luxury to the family bathroom with a shower over the large bath so you can either pamper yourself with a long soak in the bath or take a refreshing shower. Luxury toiletries are provided for you too.

French doors lead you out onto the expansive lawned garden to three sides, perfect for dogs and little ones to let off steam while you enjoy an al-fresco meal or drinks in the garden to extend your days. There is a low, stone wall on one side and fencing to the other two sides (which means that the garden is not fully enclosed). There is a fabulous tree house and play area opposite the garden (not busy), perfect for the little ones and you too, as you can supervise from the garden. Please be aware that there is no BBQ and due to the setting, it is not considered suitable to bring your own. There is off-road parking for two cars at the front of the property.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom and 1 additional WC 
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, separate freezer and coffee machine
  • Utility room with washer/dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included from 1st October to 1st April)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Smart TV/DVD in lounge
  • Towels included
  • Stair gates at both top and bottom of stairs
  • Garden- lawned with dining furniture. Please note the garden is not fully enclosed
  • Wi-Fi – included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Parking – is off-road for 2 cars
  • Beach 5 miles, pub and restaurant within walking distance

This property is personally managed by Emma.


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Reviewed by Alexandra 16th March 2020

Great little escape . Location fab for getting around the Northumberland coast . Lovely little pub in the village. Well equipped with everything you could need . Thoughtful touches left for us to use like bread , butter , milk , coffee & toiletries

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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.

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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.

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