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Glen House

Holy Island, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

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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).
Visitor notes

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.

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.

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  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


Things to see and do nearby

Yorkshire and the North East
Close view of the sunrise from Pule Hill, Marsden Moor, West Yorkshire © Joe Cornish

From the wild natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales in the west, to the purple heather moorlands of the Yorkshire Moors in the east, a stay in one of our cottages will give you the chance to explore the rugged landscape and green hills of Yorkshire and the North East. As if that wasn’t enough, there are also historic towns and cities, a spectacular coastline, (much of which we look after) and stories after stories in the historic houses we care for.

People walking at Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland. © Joe Cornish

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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  • Alnwick Castle
  • Alnwick Garden
  • Northumberland National park
  • Cycling
  • Horse riding
  • Walking
  • Bird watching
National Trust places to visit
Lindisfarne Castle
Lindisfarne Castle Romantic 16th-century castle with spectacular views, transformed by Lutyens into an Edwardian holiday home
Farne Islands
Farne Islands Rocky islands, habitat for seals and many species of seabird
Dunstanburgh Castle
Dunstanburgh Castle Massive ruined castle in an impressive coastal setting
Cragside Extraordinary Victorian house, gardens and estate -- the wonder of its age

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Anonymous
    • February 2014
    • UK
    The island feel when the tide cuts it off, making it a quiet and peaceful place

    The combination of cottage, friendly staff at adjacent shop and nearby castle outlook gave us just what we wanted from our half-term break. Location: the island feel when the tide cuts it off, making it a quiet and peaceful place to be; in a small community; simplicity within the cottage itself; cosy with everything we needed. Above all we liked being close to the castle and the unique coastal environment.

  • Alison and Richard Green
    We had a wonderful Christmas on Holy Island

    We had a wonderful Christmas on Holy Island - would recommend this cottage for a cosy and comfortable winter holiday. Excellent base for exploring the Island and Northumberland.

  • Katharine and Tim
    A lovely cosy cottage

    A lovely cosy cottage in perfect location for blowing away all cobwebs. Wonderful coastline and scenery. Thanks very much to Peter for a warm welcome to the cottage and for the tour of Lindesfarne Castle. We hope to be back soon!

  • Eleanor Simpkin & Alun Parry
    A lovely cosy cottage, spotlessly clean

    A lovely cosy cottage, spotlessly clean with all the essentials for a lazy week. The island was a delight, the peace and quiet (especially when the tide was in) was just what the doctor ordered!!

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for 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.

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