PLEASE NOTE THIS COTTAGE HAS BEEN FULLY REFURBISHED FOR 2014 GUESTS IN A BEAUTIFUL TONAL FARROW AND BALL COLOUR SCHEME. THE VIDEO SHOWS BUDLE FALLS PRIOR TO THIS REFURBISHMENT.
|9 acres of shared and private gardens||
Well behaved dog
Guest Leisure Club
Award Winner for Excellence in the prestigious 2011 North East Tourism Awards
Fitted and furnished to 5 star Visit Britain Gold Award standards and given a Country Retreats GOLD award status for 2014
Named in the prestigious 2010
Our only cottage (so far!) with its very own waterfall, Budle Falls offers a unique combination of Northumbrian Coast and Country. It forms part of a working smallholding of around 9 acres with a truly enviable coastal location - nestled into the Lindisfarne Nature Reserve, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Special Scientific Interest, with Budle Bay's vast expanse of mud flats creating a sanctuary for thousands of coastal and land birds - a true bird watcher's delight!
Situated in the historic 13th century hamlet of Waren Mill, just two miles north of Bamburgh, this single storey restored hemmel has recently been refurbished for 2014, with gorgeous new sofas and soft furnishings and a calm Farrow and Ball colour scheme. It is set in the grounds of the owners' beautifully converted water mill which dates back, in parts, to the 12th century. The cottage has been decorated in keeping with its surroundings with great taste and attention to detail. Vaulted ceilings characterise the interior with light and airy open-plan living accommodation. The master bedroom benefits from a feature king sized bed and the bunk bedded room will prove a hit with our younger visitors. It sits adjacent to another of our country retreats Budle Haugh
Lots of outdoor space will also add to the appeal with both private lawn and sitting out area and a shared large garden.Guests will have the opportunity to befriend the resident sheep (Angel, Tuppence, Daisy Doo, Petal and Butterfly White) and the chickens (Lollipop, Peppa, Dora, Fifi, Harriet, Bish, Bash and Bosh), who have been known to leave the odd free range egg on the doorstep! Some of the chickens are currently laying blue eggs for some reason!
And pigs now on site – pigs sleeping in Hogswarts, and will be called Harry Trotter, Makin Bacon and Bamburgh Banger, and only one duck named yet – Dottie duck and her 3 friends. The latest addition to the animal family is a Jasper the Pony who is sure to work his way into many a guest's heart.
The waterfall, a real feature of the back garden, is actually constructed from the original stone wear for the Water Mill and is turned on between certain times of the day and beautifully illuminated at night. It is securely fenced so, parents, NO cause for concern!
- Open-plan living/kitchen/dining room with log burner and table for 4 (compact and cleverly designed but not a huge space). Patio leading off kitchen with table and chairs overlooking the waterfall and rear garden. New sofas recently added make comfy seating
- Master bedroom with king sized bed
- Bunk bedded room (just about enough room for a cot here)
- Bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle
- Private garden with large lawn, table and chairs
- Play garden shared with the owners and neighbouring Country Retreat Budle Haugh, with 9 acres of grass, fields, walks and stream
- Games room wih pool and football tables shared with Budle Haugh.
Special Features and feel of the property - see Video Tour
- Feature vaulted ceilings and exposed timbers throughout
- Cosy log burning stove in kitchen/living area(log store just outside of the cottage with extra log and kindling supplies )
- Private garden with table, chairs and barbecue overlooking the waterfall which is illuminated at night
- Enclosed garden with lawn, table and chairs and various toys for children including a variety of sit on trailers and tractors
- Flat screen TV in lounge with Wii games . Flat screen TV in kids bedroom & Master bedroom
- High thread count Joules bed linen in the master room and Laura Ashley nautical fun in the bunk bed room.
- Large play garden shared with the owners with climbing frame, swings and football net
- Guest Membership during your stay to nearby Ocean Leisure Club
- Depending upon the age of your children, the owner of Budle Falls will make available age/gender appropriate toys, outdoor equipment and books - customising the cottage for your children!
- Woodland stage for those adventurous divas, a large open fire pit for those Kumbya moments and now, an exciting new tree house with horse swing, slide, climbing ladders and trapeze! – all in Bluebell woods, part of the Budle Falls estate
- Well behaved dogs are welcome at Budle Falls for a fee of £25 (doggy basket and treats provided!)
Children at Budle Falls
We have given this our highest 5 duckling rating as children will be delighted by all this cottage has to offer. They will love to play Pooh Sticks over the little bridge and run free in the woods and paddocks, spotting signs or even catching a glimpse of the vast array of wildlife including foxes, badgers, rabbits, deer, woodpeckers and bats. The garden and children's play area shared with the owners will thrill the young guests and other items for the younger ones in your party include dressing up box, games, toy box, swing ball, sand pit and selection of buckets & spades. There is also a games room with pool and football tables, shared with neighbouring Budle Haugh.
A travel cot, highchair, baby bath, baby rucksack, stroller and steriliser can be provided on request. The children's bunk beds have memory foam mattress toppers for extra comfort and this might even help the little ones sleep even longer!
Please just let us know what you would like to use when you make your booking at Budle Falls
'Any child with imagination will have a ball here, with access to nine acres of land, a bridge for poohsticks and the wonder of Britain’s finest beachfront castle, at Bamburgh, just two miles to the south. This barn conversion may be small, but it’s artfully done, and it’s packed with gadgets — including a Wii — in case the weather won’t co-operate.'
What you will find at Budle Falls
Full central heating, double glazing, log burner, phone with free UK calls, wifi access, dishwasher, double oven, microwave & induction hob, slow cooker, washer-dryer, fridge with freezer compartment, slow cooker, electric blender wand, electric hand mixer, cafetiere, Nintendo DS with assorted games, hairdryer and straighteners. Flat screen TV, DVD and Wii in lounge and flat screen TV in each bedroom, DVD/CD and IPOD Docking station. Games, books, toys (indoors and out), selection of DVDs, CDs and Wii games for adults and children. BBQ., baby monitor, steriliser, baby bath and potty also available on request.
Additional services and Benefits offered
- Guest membership of The Ocean Leisure Club in nearby Seahouses (20m pool, childrens pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, gym, health and beauty spa, cafe. £6 entry per adult and £3 for children over 2, babies free of charge)
- Babysitting by arrangement
- Private Catering (details on request)
- Doggy Day Care on request
- Shooting can be arranged directly with the owners
- Double Bank fishing rights on the small holding itself
Location and surrounding area (Map)
Budle Falls makes a great base for exploring the magnificent Northumbrian coastline and countryside, close to walks and cycle routes. It lies only 2 miles from Bamburgh with its historic castle, many amenities and beaches and the village of Belford inland. Close by is Holy Island, with one of the most important centres of early christianity in Anglo Saxon England, the Lindisfarne Priory. This cottage also has the benefit, despite its rural location, of being within walking distance of a highly recommended restaurant in the Waren House Hotel (for adults without children).
Couple looking for some peace and quiet in chic country surroundings or a small family where the children will love the open space. Bird watchers, cyclists, walkers and nature lovers will also love this cottage and the location on the edge of Budle Bay.Why not book it with friends who can have the neighbouring 2 bedroom cottage Budle Haugh ? Budle Falls also makes an excellent photo shoot or film location.
Country Retreats Candid Comments ( giving you the only down sides we can think of about a property before you book!)
Budle Falls is quite compact. A family of 4 grown ups plus a dog may be challenging!!
The second bedroom is small and has bunk beds not twin so is really only suitable for children. The living area is beautiful but compact so a family with larger children and say, a dog, may find it a little cramped, but many have not minded due to the wealth of outdoor space! It is attached to the owner's property and the 9 acres of grounds are shared with the owner's family although you do have your own private garden and patio area.
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|Seasons 2014||Short Break||7 Nights|
"Our first time on the farm, but definitely not our last. We love this part of the workd and thoroughly enjoyed our few days; walking on the beaches, exploring the farm" and sipping tea and coffee (…and beer and wine!?!) Thank you for making us feel so welcome – it means a lot. Thanks for the extras too – and our son loved it here! Highlights? Low Newton to Dunstanburgh on the Beach, Craster to Howick and of course, Bamburgh - stunning (oh, and the Shoreline Café in Craster – nice cake!)" Jude and family, March 2014
"Thank you for making our holiday so comfortable and enjoyable. We've all got such happy memories of our time a Budle Falls, and of sunning ourselves at Bamburgh Beach, and cooling off in the sea. And having birthday tea outside on the lawn was a wonderful highlight." - July 2013
We loves these photos on Flickr posted by one of our guests!
"We had the most fabulous time! The cottage is great – a real home-from-home with extras! Our children loved playing with Allison's daughter and meeting the animals. Feeding the lambs was a highlight. I enjoyed the spectacle of hubby shearing a sheep and I know he enjoyed it too – not so sure about the sheep though! Thank you for a wonderful stay!"
Victoria and family – June 2013
"Like so many others, our highlight has been feeding the lambs. We love the pigs too but they are not quite so cuddly!. We only wish we had longer. Thank you Allison and the team for all the finishing touches and hospitality." Sam and family, May 2013
"We have really enjoyed our first proper family holiday at Budle Falls. The cottage is perfect and so child friendly. I will be recommending to my friends with kids. Allison and the family are extremely friendly and helpful. The grounds and the animals make this a unique place to stay. Hope to come back soon xxx". Clare and family including 6 month old daughter - May 2013
"This is our second visit to Budle Falls. We have had a fantastic time. The cottage is beautiful and has a feeling of home. The children have loved being here and we are sad to be leaving. Thank you for making our long weekend memorable one (again). Feeding the lambs has made my 2 year old's year. We will be back again. X" Rachel and family - April 2013
"Lovely cottage with home form home comforts. The log burner is a real treat especially in the evening. On arrival we were met by Allison and her daughter and my daughter and hers immediately bonded and went off playing on the trampoline. We were given a guided tour of the farm and saw all the new born lambs and sadly two orphans (Allison rescued from another farm). Our girls enjoyed feeding the two orphaned lambs and collecting fresh eggs. Thanks to Allison's children for sharing everything." Kev and family - April 2013
" We had a truly amazing week at Budle Falls - a welcome break from London and certainly worth the 8 hour drive!!! Thank you so much to Allison for being so warm and welcoming and giving our city kids a real taste of country life! The highlight certainly had to be bottle feeding the orphaned lambs and waking up to discover the gorgeous new born lambs. This may be what makes Budle Falls unique. My son had a fantastic time playing war games with Allison's son and our daughter bonded with Allison's daughter while bouncing (!) and looking after lambs. Thank you too to Allison's children for the lovely welcome and for sharing everything. We would love to cop me back here one day and will certainly recommend it to friends! THANK YOU!!!!" Miranda and family - March 2013.
"Beautiful cottage and grounds, we had a lovely stay here. Feeding orphaned lambs, sheep, hens, ducks, pigs – collecting eggs for breakfast!
Special thanks to Allison and family for being so friendly and welcoming , providing all sorts of extras and making our holiday extra fab!! Xx" Aaron and family - March 2013.
"Had a wonderful time, the girls really enjoyed feeding the animals. They loved the toys and Sky TV! Cottage is lovely and it is the little touches that make the difference. Wonderful area too. Thank you Allison and daily for the hospitality, which was second to none. Hope to come back as spoon as possible." Paul and family -February 2013.
'The cottage was immaculate and smelt largely of the flowers that had been left for us...everything was supplied for us - far more than expected...especially impressed with all the added touches like the free range eggs.'
'We'll be booking again, thank you so much. Please say a big thank you to Allison for looking after us so well'