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St. Oswald's, on Holy Island, is a substantial three bedroom detached stone built cottage overlooking Lindisfarne Castle. It is the last dwelling in the village on the road to the castle with stunning views to open countryside and Holy Island harbour. The spacious accommodation is on one level with gardens to front and rear. The cottage which is Grade II listed was designed in the early 20th century by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Edward Hudson who at the time owned the castle. The cottage echoes a number of recognised Lutyens features such as the pan tiled roof and original style doors and windows.
Heating: Night storage heating included.
Parking: Gravel Driveway for 2 Cars.
Garden: Small enclosed front garden with main enclosed garden to the rear looking towards Lindisfarne Castle.
Please note: The island is accessible by a tidal causeway. This will affect when you can gain access to the cottage, please check on booking.
Please check safe tidal crossing times for access to Lindisfarne.
Please note: Lindisfarne Castle is closed to the public until Spring 2018 while it undergoes conservation refurbishment. Due to the exposure to the elements, this has led to the deterioration to the fabric of the building. This is the first project of its kind in over 100 years. The Shop, Garden, Castle field, Lime Kilns and headland will remain open during this time.
During the winter months the pub and two hotels are only open on a limited basis. Please also note that during the winter months it is a very quiet and tranquil place.
Due to the design of the wood-burning stove and hearth, the nursery fire guard in this cottage must be requested at the time of booking. This fire guard will be fitted ready for your arrival and must be left in position for the duration of your stay as it cannot be folded or moved due to its special design.
From the wild natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales in the west, the purple heather moorlands of the Yorkshire Moors in the east, the magnificent coastline (much of which we care for) and Northumberland National Park to the north a holiday with us will give you the chance to explore some or all of this fascinating area. As if that wasnâ€™t enough, there are also historic towns and cities and stories after stories in the historic houses we care for.
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. From the wild and natural beauty of the Cheviot Hills and Northumberland National Park in the north, magnificent castles and coastline to the east and Hadrian's Wall Country to the west, 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. As if that wasn't enough, there are also historic towns and cities