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Glen House is a comfortable well-appointed mid-terrace cottage on the Island's main street on route to Lindisfarne Castle. The harbour area is 400 yards from the cottage and the Castle is half a mile away. It provides an ideal base to explore this tranquil area and the countryside around. A birdwatcher's paradise.
This cottage is part of our Basic Collection – cottages that are both distinctive and value for money. This category was created as you told us that you would sometimes like something that gets you back to nature and a simpler way of enjoying your holiday. The cottages don’t have all the fixtures and fittings that you might expect from our other cottages, but still provide for your comfort and enjoyment.
The cottage's layout
- Ground floor
- sitting room with wood-burning stove, hall way, kitchen/dining area.
- First floor
- bathroom with shower over bath, double bedroom (with 6' bed which can also be a twin on request).
During the winter months the pub and 2 hotels are only open on a limited basis. Please also note that during the winter months it is a very quiet and tranquil place.
Oil central heating included. The bed at this cottage is a zip and link and can be set as a twin (2 x 3ft single beds) or as a super king size bed (6ft wide). Please advise at time of booking if you wish the bed to be a double or twins.
On street parking.
Island is accessible by a tidal causeway. This will affect when you can gain access to the cottage, please check on booking. http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=3309
There is a small grassed area to the rear of the cottage, however foot access is required to the next door cottage.
Please note - from 01 January 2013 linen will be provided at this cottage.
- Let starts
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- Dogs allowed
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- Pub nearby
- Beach nearby
- Coast nearby
- Open Fire / Stove
- Double bed
- Washing Machine
- If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0844 800 20 70
Things to see and do nearby
- Yorkshire & North East England
In England's spectacular North East, Yorkshire and Northumberland are both counties that offer something for everyone. Yorkshire is world renowned for the beauty of its countryside and its scenery, reaching from the Dales in the west to the Moors in the east. There are also historic towns and cities, a spectacular coastline, much of which is in the care of the Trust, and some of the most magnificent historic houses in the country. The cathedral city of York, where the Trust has two holiday apartments, has a huge variety on offer to visitors - from magnificent York Minster to the medieval Shambles, an area steeped in history and now rich in gift and antique shops alongside fashionable boutiques. Northumberland too abounds in magnificent scenery with wide open stretches of moorland and a long and dramatic coastline. Steeped in history, protecting the border with Scotland since the days when Hadrian's army built the famous Wall, the county also has a wonderful collection of historic houses and castles including Cragside, Wallington and Lindisfarne, all of which are in the care of the Trust. The Trust now has cottages close to Hadrian's Wall itself and in many other spectacular locations including Alnwick and Fountains Abbey, a World Heritage Site.
Long ago, Northumbria was a land at the very edge of a great empire. And even today, the wind sweeping across the hills still seems to carry the distant sounds of Roman legions marching along Hadrian\'s Wall. The scenery is as unspoilt as it was in those far-off times: it will certainly appeal to those wanting to discover high and lonely places and untouched beaches. The National Trust owns a range of historic buildings in the area including Lindisfarne Castle, Wallington, Cragside and the shore- based Souter lighthouse.
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place to visit
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- Alnwick Castle
- Alnwick Garden
- Northumberland National park
- Horse riding
- Bird watching
National Trust places to visit
- Lindisfarne Castle
- Romantic 16th-century castle with spectacular views, transformed by Lutyens into an Edwardian holiday home
- Farne Islands
- Rocky islands, habitat for seals and many species of seabird
- Dunstanburgh Castle
- Massive ruined castle in an impressive coastal setting
- Extraordinary Victorian house, gardens and estate -- the wonder of its age
Comments from past visitors
Eleanor Simpkin & Alun Parry
Katharine and Tim
Alison and Richard Green
What it will cost
- VAT at the current rate
- Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
(not included in the price table above)
- A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
- Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0844 800 2070 or email email@example.com to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
- As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.