(19 Reviews)

4 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds

2 bathrooms

Property Overview

Whether you’re travelling with friends or family, Sandpipers will be a tranquil home from home as soon as you step through the door. Sleeping up to four guests, this charming cottage has a spacious living room, fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms, a shower room and a large, enclosed garden with outdoor furniture. Located in Belford in the heart of Northumberland, Sandpipers is a fantastic choice for self-catering, dog friendly staycations in the North East.


Property Details

The Space
With a neutral colour scheme and quality finishing throughout, Sandpipers has a refined and stylish look. When booking this holiday home, you’ll have full access to the property which includes a fully equipped kitchen, living room, two bedrooms, a family bathroom and a private garden with outdoor furniture.

Sandpipers has a bright and spacious living room with comfortable sofas and a flat screen TV making it perfect for relaxing. Sharing this space is the dining area which features a light wooden table and comfy dining chairs.

The kitchen is traditional in style with white wooden cabinets and a minimalist design. You’ll have everything you could need to prepare meals easily during your stay as the kitchen is fully equipped with appliances and cookware.

You’ll find two bedrooms at Sandpipers, along with a family bathroom. The master bedroom boasts a queen bed and the second bedroom is a twin. Both bedrooms have premium bed linens and ample storage space.

The family bathroom has a walk-in shower, WC and vanity unit. An ensuite boasting a bathtub and overhead shower can also be found attached to the queen bedroom.

Outside you’ll find a large gravelled terrace bordered with shrubs and trees with outdoor furniture. Perfect for al fresco dining and unwinding in the sunshine, this outside space is a real added bonus! Steps then lead down to a large, enclosed grass area which is securely fenced and surrounded with flower borders.

Host & Stay are committed to our owners that their homes are protected during guest bookings. For this reason, we require all our guests to transfer a Damage Deposit (refundable, subject to an administration charge) or, to purchase an Accidental Damage Waiver which will cover you for up to £500.00 of accidental damage during your stay.

Sandpipers is situated in the small, peaceful hamlet of Fenham-le-Moor in Belford looking out towards Holy Island. Both Lindisfarne Castle and Bamburgh Castle can be seen from the property, and being so close to the Fenham Flats nature reserve means that a large variety of wading birds can be heard from the garden.

Belford has a thriving and friendly market square at its centre, brimming with independent shops, restaurants and inns. It’s an ideal base for those wanting to partake in a spot of fishing and golfing.

Sandpipers is just a short 15-minute drive from the gorgeous coastal village of Bamburgh. Here you’ll find miles of stunning sandy shores and Bamburgh Castle, which is one of the finest castles in the country. Standing on the Northumberland coastline for over 1,400 years, there is a wealth of history to uncover.

Getting Around
Sandpipers is located within 20 minutes’ drive time to beautiful areas within Northumberland such as Bamburgh, Seahouses and Beadnell. There are excellent travel links as the cottage is only a short distance from the A1.

The closest train station is Chathill, which is roughly a 20-minute drive from Sandpipers so local towns in Northumberland can easily be reached via rail.

There are a number of bus stops throughout Belford. Hop on the 418 service to explore Bamburgh, Beadnell, Alnwick and Alnmouth amongst others. The X18 route travels between Newcastle and Berwick upon Tweed with stops in Morpeth, Amble and Seahorses.

Newcastle Airport is roughly one hour away by car.

  • Bathtub
  • Bed linens
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Dvd player
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Essentials
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Free parking on premises
  • Garden or backyard
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • High chair
  • High touch surfaces disinfected
  • Hot water
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Near Ocean
  • Oven
  • Pack ’n Play/travel crib
  • Patio or balcony
  • Pets allowed
  • Private entrance
  • Refrigerator
  • Rural
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • TV
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Village
  • Washer
  • Wireless Internet

Guests have access to the full property. The keys to Sandpipers are accessed via a key safe box, and full details will be provided prior to your stay.

Private on-site parking is available for up to two vehicles.

Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome to stay at Sandpipers per reservation.

Please note that the fireplace is electric.

Check-in: 16:00

Checkout: 10:00

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Guest Reviews


(19 Reviews)



We were really delighted with Sandpipers Cottage. The cottage is in a lovely place.<br/>Sandpipers is very well equipped with good quality crockery and utensils and has a good cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. There is also a utility room with a modern washing machine, a vacuum cleaner, an iron and ironing board and even a mop and bucket. The furniture is very comfortable - the beds are really comfy which was lovely. There is a good sized television and also an electric fire if you need any extra heat other than the storage heaters. There are even some board games in one of the sideboard drawers! There is plenty of hot water. An added bonus is the two bathrooms and showers - much appreciated when there are four adults and especially when one person is disabled.<br/>Sandpipers has good access for a disabled person with limited mobility. Everything is on the ground floor and there is plenty of space to move around. The entrance in to the cottage is very easily accessible, with my disabled sister in law needing just a little assistance over the gravel.<br/>It also has a lovely garden - although it was too windy for us to sit outside while we were there - but it was nice to look at. We also enjoyed all the bird activity. There is a bird feeder hanging from one of the trees so my other sister in law bought a bag of wild bird seed from the National Trust shop on Lindisfarne and filled the feeder each day and we enjoyed seeing all the different birds' antics as they visited each day!<br/>The view of Holy Island and the castle from the cottage is lovely and some of us enjoyed walking down the lane in the evenings to the Fenham flats at the nature reserve. It was so peaceful!<br/>Sandpipers is in an ideal situation with the A1 nearby which gives easy access to many places fairly near without having to travel long distances.<br/>I would also like to mention Josh at Host and Stay.<br/><br/>There was absolutely nothing we didn't like at Sandpipers.<br/>Even the weather was great, despite the constant strong winds! We only had a scattering of short showers, with lots of sun shine and pure blue skies - no doubt the wind kept the clouds moving and the rain away!!

John H.


Great stay at Sandpipers. Lovely, peaceful cottage. Well equiped, clean and a great (private) garden. Unfortunately, the weather wasnt great so we couldnt make the most of it. Lots of great beaches and villages within a short drive away. <br>Would look to stay again.



stayed here with friends. peaceful cottage. Beautifully decorated. comfortable beds. lovely garden. view to Lindisfarne Castle from Garden. On coastal footpath. heartily recommend it.





Prachtige plek met hele mooie grote tuin, gelijkvloers, mooie grote keuken en goede bedden. Veel bestek<br/><br/>Ontzettend smerig, zwart afgevende vloer. overal plukken hondenhaar, zelf geprobeerd te stofzuigen maar er kwam een verschrikkelijke stank uit de stofzuiger. 2e dag 1 wc verstopt tot aan de rand met pp maar er kon niet direct iemand komen dus zelf met mijn hand erin en de droger deed het helemaal niet. 1 wc bril los, 1 toilettafel heeft de kraan in de hoek waar jeje hand niet onder kon krijgen. Ontzettend heet door de automatische kachels.



The location was perfect so close to the areas we wanted to visit. Despite being on a farm it was very quiet. <br/>well equipped kitchen.<br/><br/>the front door was difficult to open from the inside. <br/>only 2 of the night storage heaters were turned on when we arrived so the first night was cold



Comfortable and quiet cottage well-located for coastal walks and bird-watching. Good views over to Lindisfarne.

karen s.


Lovely location with a beautiful garden. All items needed for a short stay available for use. Double bed so comfortable however twin beds a little cramped together. Only minor comment for improvement was that is was cold the 1st night as heaters not on. Would book again



Stay cancelled the property as I arrived. it looked perfect, but didn't get to stay there. Stay customer support was less than useless. I had to sort out alternate accommodation. the cancellation cost me an extra £200. Would have loved to stay there. I would definitely bypass Stay or Air BnB next time.



Loved the location, very peaceful and ideal for a small break away



Fairly spacious cottage with pleasant and private aspect. However, heating was not on for our arrival and storage heaters take a long time to give output, so our first evening was cold. Property was clean at a very basic level but it is not benefitting from regular thorough cleaning so cobwebs, lots of dust on ledges, corners, grimy kitchen unit doors, kettle was caked with limescale, internal glass doors not clean, etc. Guests should not have to do any cleaning on arrival. Single beds are small (only really suitable for children) and rather old. Both sets of bedroom curtains need immediate replacement due to damp/mildew staining. Two ceiling lights did not come on and picture lights not working - these should have been checked during the servicing. Both bathrooms do not have proper wall-mounted mirrors - instead tiny round 6 inch mirrors - made shaving very difficult. The cleaners need to be given sufficient time and supervision to do a thorough job.



Nice big garden and brilliant location for exploring the local area. Good parking<br/><br/>Certain areas could be improved and it would be nice to have seating in the lawned area rather than hidden away



Great location for privacy. Garden great for dogs and humans! Easy drive to Bambrugh, Alnwick, and Holy Island. Would recommend.



Great place, great location.



location was excellent<br/><br/>wasn’t very clean

Gail N.


The property is really well laid out and the garden (with a distant view of Lindisfarne) was great. We brought our dog on his first trip away and he loved racing round the garden which was well fenced. The kitchen has everything you might need. Communication before and after our stay was fast and helpful.



The house is lovely, very comfortable and lots of space to relax. The garden is an added bonus with seating area to enjoy a morning coffee while looking at Lindisfarne castle!



The sandpiper exceeded our expectations, it was so homely and the private garden was a real bonus, our dog loved it. Beds were super comfy, showers good and loved the little touches like dishwasher tablets, foil, tea towels etc. It's a few mile out of Belford so you need to go everywhere by car but that's a fair trade for the beautiful location. Situated at the end of a small hamlet it was completely private but the surrounding locals in Farm and cottages we're all friendly and helpful. <br/>Good food at The White Swan at Warrenfold, and we The Black Swan at Belford let us eat fish n chip takeaway inside and join their quiz, very friendly staff. Best beach Bamburgh with free parking turn down The Wyndings. Birdlife and Hares galore, hope to be back.



A pleasant place to stay with a lovely garden

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