Birdsong Cottage

Brownieside
Alnwick
Northumberland
NE67 5HW

01665 517284

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 193 reviews
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Overview


Birdsong Cottage is a two bedroomed, finely furnished bed and breakfast. The name Birdsong will become apparent the moment you arrive, the birds are keen to be heard.

With fantastic access to the A1, a vista that will astound and a wonderfully furnished set of rooms Birdsong is an ideal retreat that provides a base for one to explore this historical region.

A traditional Northumbrian cottage in every sense. Run by Richard &  Sandra Beesley, you can expect a warm welcome to the cottage and an excellent breakfast in the morning!

At Birdsong Cottage we aim to make all our guests feel truly welcome and at home and are sure that they will enjoy a relaxing and memorable stay in this beautiful area of Northumberland.

With attractions such as the Alnwick Garden, Alnwick Castle and the stunning Northumberland Coast all close by, you can be sure of finding something to suit.

As a county, Northumberland has more strong houses and castles than anyother in England. But worry not, the county’s warring is long past! With such a variety of things to see, it’s no wonder Northumberland is dubbed “the secret kingdom”.

This affectionate title becomes apparent when simply taking in the view from Birdsong Cottage where one can see the magnificent Dunstanburgh Castle.A short drive to the south leads into Alnwick , Northumberland’s traditional county town and the seat of The Duke of Northumberland. With it’s imposing castle and the magnificent Alnwick Gardens along with a myriad of traditional shops, Alnwick (only 10 minutes drive from Birdsong) is well worth a visit.

Across to the east the dramatic vistas offered by the North Sea provide a unique and awe-inspiring site. The aforementioned Bamburgh Castle, once the seat of ecclesiastical power in Britain provides a good day out. Within a 15 miles radius of Bamburgh lie both Lindisfarne, accessible only by a causeway and also the world famous Farne Islands, home to a colony of more than 80,000 puffins during the summer months.

We can’t forget the Cheviot Hills that sit to the west of Birdsong cottage, part of the Northumberland National Park, the Cheviots provide a vast array of walks to suit all abilities.

Whatever your interests, with Newcastle a 40 minute drive and Edinburgh just over an hour away, you can be sure that Birdsong is an ideal base.

 

Accommodation

 

Haven suite 

Do you ever have the feeling you are looking for something – an “elusive something” perhaps something that feels like a “stolen treat” or just to cushion yourself from the world & wrap yourself in luxury for a day or two ? 

I think we all do don’t we?

From the luxurious  down duvet and pillows to the Coffee Connoisseur nespresso dream machine – Mmm – pure indulgence.

Throw in a gorgeous ensuite wet room,  Smart TV,  your own private Balcony & Hot Tub & we think we have the recipe just right for a little bit of self indulgence! So, if the wind just kind of pushes you this way – we would love to see you.

Complimentary breakfast is served to your room with a choice of Traditional Northumbrian Stottie stuffed with local sausage or bacon or you may prefer a selection of warm pastries & preserves.

With very low light pollution, the Haven balcony offers stunning dark sky views and if lucky an opportunity to see the Northern Lights.  

  

Swallows Rest

Complete with Ri Jo coffee making facilities, a 40 inch flat screen TV, spacious ensuite shower room and sumptuous king-sized bed which makes for an amazingly comfortable night. On top of this you can relax in some of the luxurious robes and slippers provided.

Swallow’s Rest offers a private patio accessed from the room where you can sit and enjoy the evening sunshine listening to the birds sing.

Complimentary breakfast is served to your room with a choice of Traditional Northumbrian Stottie stuffed with local sausage or bacon or you may prefer a selection of warm pastries & preserves.

 

To make a booking please call 01665 517284 or click on the booking tab on our website. Discounts are available for multi night stays, please select two nights or more to view.

  

 

 

Room information for Birdsong Cottage

Type Qty Capacity Guide price
Double ensuite room
(Haven)
1 2
£160.00
B&B per room per night
Min: £145.00 - Max: £170.00
Double ensuite room
(Swallows Rest)
1 2
£95.00
B&B per room per night
Min: £80.00 - Max: £110.00
Total capacity: 4

 

Haven is a sumptuous boutique room with ensuite wet room. it has a large private balcony with hot tub where you can relax and unwind under the Northumbrian sky.

Swallows Rest is a boutique style room that combines luxury and comfort with a spacious ensuite shower room and private west facing patio.

 

To make a booking please call 01665 517284 or click on the booking tab On our website. Discounts are available for multi night stays, please select two nights or more to view.

 

Packed lunches available at Birdsong Cottage Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Packed lunches available
Pre order only
Tea / coffee facilities at Birdsong Cottage Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Tea / Coffee facilities
Coffee machine in room
Leisure facilities at Birdsong Cottage Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Leisure/Swimming facilities
Haven suite has private balcony and hot tub
Ground floor bedrooms at Birdsong Cottage Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Ground floor bedrooms
One ensuite double room on ground floor and one ensuite double room on first floor.
Special diets catered for at Birdsong Cottage Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Special diets catered for
Please let us know when you book
WiFi available at Birdsong Cottage Bed & Breakfast Accommodation WiFi
Very fast 4G+
Dark Sky Friendly at Birdsong Cottage Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Dark Sky Friendly
Amazing view of night sky due to low light pollution
Packed lunches available at Birdsong Cottage Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Packed lunches available
Tea / coffee facilities at Birdsong Cottage Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Tea / Coffee facilities
Leisure facilities at Birdsong Cottage Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Leisure/Swimming facilities
Car parking available at Birdsong Cottage Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Car parking available
Online booking at Birdsong Cottage Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Book online
Credit / debit cards accepted at Birdsong Cottage Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Credit / debit cards accepted
Cycle friendly at Birdsong Cottage Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Cycle friendly
Locked storage with floor bolt. Guests must arrange their own insurance.
En-suite at Birdsong Cottage Bed & Breakfast Accommodation En-suite
Ground floor bedrooms at Birdsong Cottage Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Ground floor bedrooms
Hairdryer available at Birdsong Cottage Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Hairdryer
Leisure facilities at Birdsong Cottage Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Leisure/Swimming facilities
Linen provided at Birdsong Cottage Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Linen provided
Open all year at Birdsong Cottage Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Open all year
Packed lunches available at Birdsong Cottage Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Packed lunches available
Special diets catered for at Birdsong Cottage Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Special diets catered for
Tea / coffee facilities at Birdsong Cottage Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Tea / Coffee facilities
TV available at Birdsong Cottage Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Television
Walker friendly at Birdsong Cottage Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Walker friendly
WiFi available at Birdsong Cottage Bed & Breakfast Accommodation WiFi
Dark Sky Friendly at Birdsong Cottage Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Dark Sky Friendly
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tripadvisor
16/10/2017

Just perfect!


sarah892017, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Thank you Sandra & Richard for a lovely stay - we could not recommend it enough! We were at a wedding at Doxford Barns and the cottage is in a great location to get to the venue. Sandra recommended a great taxi company to take us to and from the barns. Sandra & Richard are just lovely! Very welcoming and helpful, without being intrusive. We stayed in the Swallows Rest room which was really well equipped with a load of little extras! Had a great nights sleep in an extremely comfortable bed! The breakfast was fantastic - even better they bring it to you to enjoy in bed! Thank you Sandra & Richard for a great nights stay - we couldn't recommend it enough and will definitely be back!

Birdsong Cottage replied: Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review, Richard and I really appreciate it. So glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed our Bed and breakfast experience :-) We look forward to seeing you both again soon.
tripadvisor
03/10/2017

Perfect Place to Relax


Nicola D, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
I cannot recommend Birdsong Cottage highly enough. We stayed in the Haven room (with hot tub) for a few days after our wedding and it was the perfect place to unwind. Richard and Sandra were so friendly and made us feel very welcome. The hot tub was wonderful to unwind in after long days exploring the surrounding area. The bed also deserves a shout out as it was so comfortable, I've not slept that well in a long time. All the little extras in the room only added to our enjoyment, my husband particularly enjoyed the coffee machine. The breakfasts were delicious and plentiful. The B&B is also perfectly located for all the major local attractions and right off the A1 so very easy to find. I think the fact that we were sad to leave says it all.

Birdsong Cottage replied: Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review, Richard and I really appreciate it. We're so glad that you were comfortable and were able to relax and enjoy your stay in the Haven. We hope you will come back to explore more of our beautiful county and look forward to seeing you both again soon.
tripadvisor
09/09/2017

Lovely stay in lovely location


Malcolm H, Fife, United Kingdom
A lovely stay after a busy day trailing the Northumberland coast. Friendly hosts in Richard and Sandra and a good recommendation for dinner too. Room was first class and had lovely breakfast on the terrace. Will visit again if down that way again - highly recommended and nice personal touches which make a difference. Enjoyed the chat with Richard re the garden and fertilisers!! You wont be disappointed staying here - Thanks again.

Birdsong Cottage replied: Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a great review. Richard and I really appreciate it. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and always enjoy a chat about gardens. Let us know how you go and hope to see you soon.
tripadvisor
03/09/2017

Lovely B and B


Pat A,
Thank you Richard and Sandra for making us feel so welcome into your lovely home. This was our first time at Birdsong Cottage and surprised to find it so close to A1. However you would never have known as it was total tranquility and the busy road was completely hidden from view. Our room was so well equipped, very clean and comfortable. My husband made himself at home by enjoying a cup of tea sat outside the French windows in the sunshine. Table and chairs thoughtfully provided. You could honestly have been in the middle of nowhere. A wonderful place to break a long journey either from north to south or south to north.

Birdsong Cottage replied: Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed and had a comfortable stay with us. Birdsong cottage is ideally situated for a stopover or break on a long journey. Would be great to see you both again and a pleasure to have you to stay with us when you travel up to Edinburgh next year.
tripadvisor
31/08/2017

Relaxing and wonderful hosts


stephen_boyd1, newcstle upontyne
We have just returned from ths beautiful b &b. From the moment we arrived we were made very welcome from Richard and Sandra. The b&b was beautiful.The haven room was equipped with everything a 5 star hotel provides and the hot tub just added the final touch.Breakfast was lovely very well presented and all local produce.We will defiantly be visiting again. Steve and Tracey Boyd

Birdsong Cottage replied: Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review, Richard and I really appreciate it. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, ( I'm particularly happy when our guests enjoy our breakfasts.) Richard loved the chat about beach and surf. Look forward to seeing you both again soon.

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