Glen House

Berwick-upon-tweed, Northumberland
The dining area at Glen House, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland
The kitchen at Glen House, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland
The dining area at Glen House, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland The kitchen at Glen House, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Thursday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 1 What's this?
  • Reference 017008

About Glen House

Half a mile away from Lindisfarne Castle, this simple little hideaway is perfect for seal watching.

Escape to a tidal island steeped in 16th-century history and stay in this mid-terraced cottage. Your pilgrimage to Holy Island will see you crossing the Northumberland coast by a narrow causeway that gradually gets washed away by the North Sea. 

One-bedroom Glen House is perfectly situated the island’s main street, just half a mile away from the striking, Lindisfarne Castle. It’s part of our basic collection – perfect for those after simple, hassle-free accommodation, so they can spend more time exploring the surrounding area. 

From here you’ll be within walking distance to the harbour, the crag-top castle and the coast. Holy Island is also renowned for its abundance of wildlife with rare seabirds and seals gracing the coastline. 

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher not available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


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  • 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).

Notes for guests

Access: Island is accessible by a tidal causeway. This will affect when you can gain access to the cottage, please check on booking.

The access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see those images in the main website page.

Heating: Oil central heating included. 

Parking: There is on street parking available.

Please note: 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.

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.

There is a small grassed area to the rear of the cottage, however foot access is required to the next door cottage.

WiFi: This is now available on site, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi on site which is supported by BT.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 Acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities (details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage). Bedding, linen and towels are supplied (with a few exceptions, which is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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