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Cottage in Fenwick, nr Holy Island

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

Cottage in Fenwick, Nr. Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland, England - Peaceful Cottage In The Heart Of Northumberland

Goldcrest Cottage is a delightful 3 bedroom holiday cottage, located in the beautiful small village of Fenwick, in the heart of Northumberland. Fenwick offers the perfect blend of coast and country, only a few miles from Holy Island, Bamburgh and Berwick upon Tweed. This idyllic holiday retreat is the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy the pleasures of the Northumberland coastline. Goldcrest Cottage had everything you would want from a home from home, plus stunning views over both land and sea. Goldcrest Cottage was awarded a 4 Star rating from Quality in Tourism for England.

Marie Grieve
Member since: 2011
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Calendar last updated:
19 March, 2018

About Marie Grieve

Goldcrest Cottage is in the perfect location for enjoying the Northumberland coast and countryside. We bought it back in 2011, and instantly we knew it would be a happy place.

We decorated and furnished Goldcrest Cottage to our own taste as we like to use it too. I hope you enjoy it just as much as we do.

Marie Grieve

Marie Grieve purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Marie Grieve chose Fenwick

Northumberland is a beautiful county, with so much to offer visitors. It has a mix of coast and country and history in abundance.

We love to visit Northumberland and this is the reason we bought a cottage here.

Goldcrest Cottage is in a quite peaceful village, where you can get away from everyday life, relax and unwind. Fenwick village is close to the A1 which means it has quick and easy access to all the best places to visit such as Holy Island, Bamburgh, Ford Castle, Alnwick Castle and many more.

Goldcrest Cottage has three bedrooms, a beautiful kitchen diner and views over the coast. What's not to love about it!

What makes this cottage unique

Once you step inside Goldcrest Cottage, you immediately feel relaxed. It has a serene quality to it. It is comfortable and well furnished, with everything you will need - therefore there are no worries during your stay.

It has a spacious garden to enjoy outdoor dining and county walks are on your doorstep.

Whilst not fully secluded, Fenwick village is very quiet, despite its close proximity to the A1. This means you get the best of both worlds, ease of access to attractions and amenities, but far enough away to switch off and enjoy a small taste of luxury.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fenwick in Middleton

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please place used towels in the bath before you leave.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Family bathroom on ground floor with bath, over bath electric shower, hand basin and WC. Twin bedroom has en-suite with hand basin and WC.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Plus Cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: ground floor double bedroom. Bedroom 2: first floor master bedroom with king size bed. Bedroom 3: first floor twin bedroom with en-suite.
  • Television
  • Barbecue
Notes on accommodation: Goldcrest Cottage is a no smoking cottage and does not allow pets. Highchair available on request. A supply of logs is also provided for the woodburner. Outside: Externally there is a large rear garden, with a gravel drive and garage. There is parking for two cars at the rear of the cottage with further on-street parking at the front. There is also a BBQ and garden furniture on which to enjoy alfresco dining. There are several outbuildings off the garden, one of which is a pigsty – no resident pigs at the moment but a good place to explore! There is also a small garden at the front of the cottage with west-facing seating to enjoy the evening sun. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels are included in the rental price. The property is cleaned on the change over day only and not during your stay. Other: The dining room leads through to the kitchen and has a large oak table and six chairs. The red and oatmeal decor gives the perfect country feel and you can enjoy many an evening with a glass of wine watching the sun setting over the hills.


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Cottage in Fenwick, nr Holy Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Very comfortable, nothing lacking

  • 5 of 5

Goldcrest Cottage was a lot more spacious than I was expecting! Beautifully presented and everything provided. Extremely good value for what is charged. The beds were very comfortable and plenty of hot water, essential after some very cold outings at the beach!! Marie is very easy to communicate with and very welcoming. We will definitely recommend this spot to friends and family. Thank you Marie!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to receive feedback, thank you for your generous comments. Goldcrest does appear to be a small cottage from the outside, but as you say it is deceptively spacious. The wood burner also makes it extremely comfortable, just what you need in the cold winter weather! We’re thrilled to hear you had a great stay and would be delighted to welcome you back any time.
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Paisley, Renfrewshire

Lovely home from home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well-decorated, spacious house in a calm location. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The perfect base for visiting Bamburgh, Seahouses and Holy Island. Would definitely recommend Goldcrest Cottage - fantastic!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of Goldcrest Cottage, we love to receive feedback and hear how much our guests enjoyed their stay, and recommendations are always very much appreciated. We hope to be able to welcome you back to Goldcrest Cottage soon. Thanks again.
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It was more like a home than a rented cottage.

  • 5 of 5

It was handy for the attractions such as Lindisfarne and Alnwick Castle. We parked two cars around the back. The house furnishings are almost antique and very tasteful. There is a well equipped modern kitchen. We enjoyed lighting the wood stove on each evening. The bottle of wine, milk and cake left for us were enjoyed and appreciated. Everywhere was clean and well looked after. The bathroom was modern with a good flow from the electric shower.

Would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone and would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review of Goldcrest Cottage. We love to hear what people thought of their stay and the things they enjoyed about the cottage and the surrounding area. It is a beautiful part of the country and we are thrilled you all had such a great time.
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Beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean

  • 5 of 5

A really lovely cottage in a great location. All rooms are very tastefully decorated, furnished to a very high standard and spotlessly clean. Great communication from Marie and a lovely welcome gift waiting for us when we arrived. Would definitely stay here again and recommended to all our family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review, it's always great to hear when guests have enjoyed their stay and are considering returning again. We do try to make it warm and welcoming for you, so you can simply relax and have a wonderful time. We hope to see you again soon.
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Superior accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a short break over the weekend and what an excellent place to stay. From the initial inquiry to arrival was first class.

The arrival pack was a welcoming gesture (especially as we forgot our eggs). The cottage was spotlessly clean, and had everything you needed inside. The beds were comfortable, the rooms very spacious. We would definitely recommend this place and we hope to come back for longer next time. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing Goldcrest Cottage, it is always a delight to hear how people have enjoyed their stay. We try to make your stay as comfortable as possible and we are thrilled you had a great time and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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More than a Cottage.......

  • 5 of 5

Spotlessly clean, well appointed, good sized rooms. The welcome pack on our arrival was a lovely touch. Excellent location for the north of Northumberland, i.e. places like Holy Island, Bamburgh Castle, Seahouses, Berwick. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your recommendation and we're thrilled your stay in our cottage was enjoyable. We agree the location is ideal when visiting Northumberland with its close proximity to all the must-sees of our beautiful county.
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Car: necessary


Goldcrest Cottage is 5 miles from the coast and the beautiful beach which runs onto the causeway of Holy Island. Bamburgh is only 7 miles which also has a stunning beach and marvelous views to the Farn Islands.


Goldcrest Cottage is situated in Fenwick village, half a mile West of the A1 - 20 miles North of Alnwick and 10 miles South of Berwick upon Tweed. The closest railway station is located at Berwick upon Tweed and there is a regular bus service from Berwick which passes by the village, but not through it. The bus stop is a three minute walk from Goldcrest Cottage. The bus operator is Arriva and both the 501 and 505 pass by Fenwick village.


Holy Island 5 miles. Belford 6 miles. Bamburgh 7 miles. Seahouses 8 miles. Chillingham Castle 8 miles. Ford and Etal 8 miles. Berwick upon Tweed 9 miles. Farne Islands 10 miles. Paxton House 11 miles. Wooler and the Cheviot Hills 12 miles. Dunstanburgh Castle 16 miles. Alnwick 20 miles. Craster 21 miles.

Further Details:

Goldcrest Cottage is located only a few miles from the coast and has views over the historic Holy Island. The island’s Lindisfarne Castle and Priory are not to be missed and you can join the Northumberland Coastal Trail from the village, which leads to St. Cuthbert’s Way.

Travel 9 miles north and you’ll reach Berwick upon Tweed, the most northerly town on the Northumberland coast. Berwick has been a thriving trading centre and international port from the 12th century and today has fantastic local produce, culture and entertainment. There are great shops and restaurants and a farmers market once a month which is not to be missed.

The nearby village of Lowick is only a 3 minute drive and has a village shop and two pubs which serve food. A little further, only 10 minutes away is the larger village of Belford, which has a small supermarket, a bank and an abundance of good pubs and restaurants.

The delightful coastal village of Bamburgh is only 7 miles from the cottage and Bamburgh Castle, standing on a rocky outcrop, overlooks miles of beautiful sandy beaches and dominates the Northumbrian landscape.

The market town of Alnwick is 20 miles to the south and its historic Alnwick Castle and beautiful Garden are both exceptional. Alnwick also has a small theatre and cinema, and is a showcase for local talent.

Other historic places of interest close by include; Chillingham Castle, Paxton House, Ayton Castle, Cragside, Howick Hall Gardens, Dunstanburgh Castle and Floors Castle.

The local fishing village of Craster offers stunning views from the harbour and is well known for its kippers and other freshly caught seafood. However if you don’t want to cook it yourself, Seahouses has the best fish and chip shops in the county!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 20% deposit is required at the time of booking and the balance is to be paid six weeks in advance of your stay.

Changeover Day:
The change over day is Saturday. Mid-week and weekend breaks are available, please contact me for details and prices.

Notes on prices:
From £420 per week. Short breaks are welcome.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.