St Oswalds Cottage

Berwick-upon-tweed, Northumberland

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 017010

About St Oswald's Cottage

A Grade II listed cottage on Holy Island, designed by Lutyens, reached by crossing a tidal causeway.

Journey along the causeway to Holy Island and stay in this unique Grade II listed cottage. It will be quite an adventure to get here; you’ll drive along the causeway before it becomes submerged by the North Sea. 

The 20th-century, three-bedroom cottage was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Edward Hudson, who at the time owned the island’s castle.  It echoes a number of recognised Lutyens features such as the red pan tiled roof and original style doors and windows. Inside, elegant interiors run throughout, from the dark wood furniture and a period fireplace to a roll-top bath. 

You’ll be overlooking the harbour and Lindisfarne castle, which is just a 10 minute walk through green fields. Afterwards go for a stroll along the coast which is protected by the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve. Here you’ll be able to spot an abundance of wildlife such as grey seals, rare seabirds and dolphins.

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Features and facilities

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


Some wheelchair access

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  • Ground floor

    Dining/kitchen, sitting room with wood-burning stove, bathroom with shower over a roll top bath, three bedrooms (one double with 5' bed, one spacious single and one large double with 6' bed which can also be a twin on request).

Notes for guests

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

Heating: Night storage heating included.

Garden: Small enclosed front garden and large enclosed lawn garden with borders to the rear.

Parking: Gravel driveway with parking for two cars.

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.

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.

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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 such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

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.

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