Holburn Mill Cottage

A Romantic Country Mill Hideaway Close to Holy Island

One of our most romantic retreats, Grade II listed Holburn Mill Cottage is the perfect intimate retreat in an idyllic setting. Located on the grounds of the old Holburn Corn Mill, the trickling Hetton burn at the bottom of your garden and the beautiful scenery is so peaceful, making this cottage a relaxing retreat for a leisurely holiday.

Sleeping just 2, the cottage is all ground level with a couple of steps here and there. It was originally one of the mill buildings that has been completely refurbished into a romantic cottage for 2. Fluffy bathrobes, Smart TV, Bluetooth speaker and the wood burning stove give a perfect mix of hotel luxury with a hint of the rustic Northumbrian landscape. Holy Island is just 10 miles away and Bamburgh Village and Castle is just 12 miles away.

The cottage is filled with local guide books and history about the area, so whether you choose to put your feet up or put those walking boots to good use, Holburn Mill Cottage will leave you relaxed and refreshed whatever you choose.


Holburn Mill Cottage

Sleeps 2 No Pets
4 starGold award
prices & availability

Overview of Holburn Mill

Holburn Mill Cottage sleeps 2 guests in 1 bedroom. Every room in the cottage is very spacious and it’s all on the ground floor too. The lounge has a wood burning stove and the kitchen is very well equipped. There is full central heating throughout and a private garden with a BBQ available April to September. Free Wi-Fi throughout the cottage.

Looking at holidaying with friends, but would prefer your own space?

Holburn Mill Cottage is opposite Horseshoe Cottage, it’s sister property which is owned by the same owner and within the same grounds. It sleeps up to 2 guests and is furnished to a 5* standard.

Sorry, no pets permitted.


The entrance into the cottage is into the dining kitchen. As all of the floors are slate, slippers are provided, but you must request these when booking your break via the booking extras section. Wet coats and boots can be left here to dry too.

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Dining Kitchen

The kitchen is bright and airy, and incredibly well stocked. ‘The dining table seats 4 and the kitchen comprises of all the usual appliances including integrated fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, electric oven and induction hob, kettle, toaster and Nespresso machine.



Enter into the lounge and the seating is focused around the wood burning stove. There is an initial supply of logs supplied from October through till April. There is a smart TV with full access to Netflix as well as full fibre Wi-Fi throughout the cottage. Beautiful fabrics and cushions from Voyage Maison and local artworks give the cottage a very personal touch.


The bedroom is cosy and spacious with plenty of storage space. Luxury linens, fluffy white towels and cotton dressing gowns and slippers are provided for use too. The bed is double size (4ft 6″ wide). The duvet is goose feather and down and out of the 4 pillows, 2 are feather and 2 are hypoallergenic. A hypoallergenic ‘feels like down’ duvet & extra pillows are available on request.



‘The bathroom is at the other end of the cottage. It has a bath with rainfall head shower over, WC, vanity washbasin, illuminated mirrored cabinet with shaver socket & heated towel rail. Complimentary toiletries by Arran Aromatics are provided.



The garden is accessed through the lounge and is lawned and furnished, with the pretty Hetton Burn running along the end of the garden. There is a charcoal BBQ provided too for balmy summer nights.



‘There is private parking for 1 car just across the bridge on the driveway access. Additional parking can be arranged with prior request. You can park right in front of the cottage to unload and reload your car but cannot park there permanently as this would block access to the properties.

Holburn Mill Cottage

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Holburn Mill Cottage

Sleeps 2 No Pets
4 starGold award
prices & availability

A Quintessentially English Romantic Retreat

Slate floors, rustic artworks and touches of luxury such as dressing gowns, slippers and a luxury welcome hamper waiting upon your arrival makes Holburn Mill Cottage a charming English romantic country retreat.

Facts & Features

Up to 2 guests and 1 baby.

Extra Touches
Gorgeous Welcome Hamper including luxury toiletries by Arran Aromatics. Bathrobes and slippers provided on a complimentary basis upon request (request on the online booking form).

Bespoke Guide Book for your Mobile or iPad
You’ll receive a comprehensive guide book for your phone or tablet upon booking, which not only provides all the information you need to stay at Holburn Mill Cottage, but also guides to all the local facilities, restaurants, shopping, attractions, the best beaches, walks, activities, exploring Northumberland, unique offers and much more.

One baby welcome.  A cot and highchair are available for use upon request.

Sorry, no pets allowed at Holburn Mill Cottage. The property is suitable for guests with dog allergies.

Integrated fridge/freezer, freezer, dishwasher, electric oven & induction hob, microwave, toaster & kettle and a Nespresso machine. Washing machine, iron, ironing board & vacuum. Hairdryer, books and a selection of games. Access to Netflix on the smart TV in the lounge. Wood burning stove in lounge.

Please be Aware
The garden is not enclosed and the burn is accessible at the bottom of the garden. For little ones who may like to explore, please don’t leave them unattended.
Mobile phone signal is very limited here, but full fibre Wifi is provided.
Whilst the owners live on site, they are very private and respectful, and you’ll hardly notice they are there. You do not share the same parking or garden.

1 double bedroom with a 4ft 6″ size bed. Goose feather and down duvet. 2 x pillows are goose feather and down and 2 x pillows are hypoallergenic. Hypoallergenic ‘feels like down’ duvet and pillows available on request (please request at time of booking via the booking form extras).

The bathroom has a full size bath with rainfall head shower over. WC, vanity washbasin, illuminated mirrored cabinet with shaver socket & heated towel rail. Complimentary toiletries by Arran Aromatics.

The pretty lawned garden is completely private from the owner’s residence and a sun trap.

There is a BBQ provided at Holburn Mill Cottage which is available April – September, please bring your own charcoal and accessories. Please ensure that the barbecue is clean prior to your departure.

TV and Technology
Smart TV in the lounge Netflix, Bluetooth speaker, free unlimited Wi-Fi (fibre broadband).

Accommodation on 1 floor, with 1 step up to the bedroom. The shower is over the bath.

Private parking for 1 car 50 yards from the front door, however, you can unload your belongings at the front door temporarily. Additional parking can be arranged if requested in advance.

Arrivals & Departures
Arrival days are Friday or Monday (short breaks available)
Arrival: from 4pm  Departure: by 10am  

Nearest EV Charging Point
Click here to find the nearest EV charging point – use postcode TD15 2UL.

Other Information
Booking Conditions
Frequently Asked Questions
About Bamburgh (nearest town)
Access Statement

Virtual Tour & Floorplan

Here you can explore Holburn Mill Cottage in 3D virtual reality, click on the arrow to start then use your mouse or touch screen to explore all areas.  The floor plan can be enlarged by clicking on it.

Virtual Tour

Map & Local Area

Holburn Mill Cottage is in a beautiful location on par with Bamburgh. It it a quick 10 mile drive to to Holy Island and just under 12 miles to reach Bamburgh and the coast.

The immediate location of the cottage is gorgeous and you can even walk to Cuthbert’s Cave, a place of rest for the monks of Lindisfarne during the Viking Raids. As well as this historical site, there are plenty of stunning walks right from your doorstep.

Click here for the exact location of the property. Holburn Mill Cottage is a stones-throw from the nearest village, Lowick (only 3 miles away) where there is a small convenience store and two fantastic pubs for food and drinks. If you are looking to do a larger shop Belford, just 6 1/2 miles in the car. In Belford there is a Co-op, post office, several pubs and a lovely farm shop, Sunnyhills.



Click on the link above to use what3words to view the precise location of this property.  what3words is an amazing mapping system where every part of Earth is mapped out in 3 metre squares, each of which has a unique address using 3 words.

Explore Bamburgh

Click the map to view local facilities and other cottages in the same area and generally explore the location.

Spectacular. Interior design was beautiful. The surroundings perfect, very peaceful with lots of wildlife. The owners were very helpful but also very discreet. Everything was thought of and the cottage was very well stocked. Extra touches such the hamper, dressing gowns, slippers and lovely toiletries were very much appreciated. We will definitely visit again. 5 plus stars!! Interior design was very luxurious. The extra touches such as the hamper, dressing gown and slippers etc. The surroundings were very private but location excellent. The garden is spectacular!! This is the nicest two person cottage we have ever stayed in.

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Tips from a local

Visit The Wild Cattle at Chillingham! Remarkable survivors of the ancient wild cattle that once roamed Britain’s forests, this herd of around 100 cattle are now situated in a beautiful, enclosed park near Chillingham Castle, just 15 minutes’ drive from Holburn Mill Cottage. From the park, there are stunning views of the Cheviots, and the warden can take your around on a fun and informative tour, sharing the history of these fantastic beasts. Keep an eye out for deer, hares, foxes and an array of bird species too!

Tips from a local

The Percy Arms at Chatton is hard to beat for some hearty pub grub, in a picturesque, historic, cosy bar and restaurant. The owners have beautifully re-furbished this proud fronted village pub in a style which is both fitting and accepting of the pub’s heritage. The ethos is not to re-invent the wheel, but rather to celebrate Northumberland, its heritage and all it has to offer.

Tips from a local

Visit Berwick! This beautiful, coastal town has four sandy beaches and stunning riverside walks. Berwick is perfectly situated for a relaxing day out and a haven for walkers and cyclists.

Berwick’s great Elizabethan walls were built to keep invading Scots from entering the town, and are certainly worth a visit during your stay. Walk the complete circuit, taking in spectacular views across the River Tweed estuary and Berwick’s three bridges, including the iconic Royal Border Bridge, built by Robert Stevenson and one of the finest bridges of its kind in the world.

Explore Berwick’s history by visiting museums in Berwick Barracks and The Main Guard. Take a tour of the town’s old courtroom, jail lockups and notorious ‘drunk’s cell’ in the upper floors of Berwick Town Hall. Families can also enjoy a splash-park, soft play, creative pottery centre and the swimming pool and leisure centre, as well as kids holiday activities in Berwick Museum and Berwick Parks!

Tips from a local

Experience a relaxing, well-earned pamper day at Beau Monde in Lucker. Beau Monde is the ideal place to relax, unwind and rejuvenate whilst on holiday. There is a range of spa packages and treatments available to chose from or you can just grab a drink and unwind on a lounger by the pool.

Tips from a local

Take a trip over to the infamous Lindisfarne, also known as Holy Island. Holy Island is a beautiful tidal island packed with rich history dating back to the 16th Book your tickets to visit the quirky Lindisfarne Castle and Gertrude Jekyll walled garden before settling down in one of the local pubs for a hearty meal. Before heading back to your holiday cottage, stop at the St. Aidans Winery and pick up a bottle of the world-famous Lindisfarne Mead to tuck into during the rest of your holiday! Be sure to check the tide times for when it’s safe to cross the causeway so that you don’t end up stuck!

Christine and Alan

Owners of Holburn Mill Cottage

We asked Christine and Alan what they love about Holburn Mill Cottage:

“We knew when we came to view the mill that it was a special place (it dates back to 1539) and somewhere we wanted to retire to. We love the coast and county and as it is a quick drive to the most amazing beaches, whilst coming back to gorgeous countryside, we feel we have the best of both worlds living here. The mill and cottages are in such a lovely peaceful setting and a lot of time is spent outside looking after the gardens and just enjoying the outside space.

Holburn Mill Cottage was once the cart shed for the mill and sits right on the burn. It’s a cosy cottage in winter where you can snuggle up in front of the log burner or throw the door to the garden open in summer and listen to the birds. The garden is a fabulous place to relax and as it changes with the seasons it always has something to offer. Watch the trout rise in the stream, hares running down the drive or get a glimpse of a deer or red squirrel scurrying about in the wood opposite. At night, the dark sky is amazing for stargazing with a glass of something lovely in hand.

We hope guests will enjoy their time here as much as we do living here!”

Not sure where to start?

We know Northumberland and all of our cottages inside out, so if you have any particular queries, please don’t hesitate to call or email us. We’re more than happy to help!

Telephone: 01665 710 700 or click here to email us your enquiry.