Smithy Cottage, Fenham Le Moor, Northumberland

£350,000 Sold

Days of blue skies and nights of colourful sunsets, a blissful blend of peace and beauty, cosiness and contentment. This is the home that will remind you why you love to live in Northumberland. Smithy Cottage is a distinctive and covetable home to treasure, where you can enjoy simple everyday living with dazzling views of Lindisfarne and Holy Island. With 1532 sq ft of open plan living spaces, room for a big dining table, squishy sofas, a large wood burner stove to keep you warm and toasty and two separate detached studios, this is a home to spread out in comfort. Wind back the clock to a more carefree lifestyle, a simpler time, for perfect relaxed, convivial times for you, your family and friends. Early morning mists over the coast and pristine countryside; your love affair with the outdoors begins, quite literally, on your doorstep. Wake up every morning and think, “what went right?”.

2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Reception rooms 0.3 Miles Private parking for several vehicles 3/4 of an acre gardens

A touch of romance on the North Northumberland Coast and set in a truly breathtaking setting, Smithy Cottage enjoys one of the most privileged locations within the United Kingdom. This charming cottage  has an unparalleled view and aspect from the rear elevation and extensive garden overlooking the UNESCO World Heritage site of Holy Island and Lindisfarne Castle.

Nestled in a quiet beauty spot, but very accessible to Alnwick, Bamburgh, Beadnell and Berwick upon Tweed, this cottage is the ultimate coastal country retreat where every day feels like a holiday.

The characterful and spacious two double bedroomed cottage with a separate detached studio is located in a beautiful coastal-country part of Northumberland. Formerly a smithy, converted in 1993, this charming home is very private and tucked away in a small and attractive steading. To the rear there are open countryside views as well as coastal views across Lindisfarne – all to be enjoyed from the circa three quarters of an acre of land that comes included with this spectacular home.

Smithy Cottage is approached off the A1, heading north past Alnwick then turning right at  ‘Fenham Le Moor’, continue up the lane and turn right into the steading.  There is a large private gravelled parking area to the front.

What’s inside Smithy Cottage?

Please refer to the floor plan provided for individual room sizes and layout.

Entrance Porch:

A heritage style door leads into the porch with plentiful room for hanging coats and brushing off the sand after a stroll along the beach.  The porch is open plan to the hallway and has large windows to both sides.


Providing access to all principle rooms.  The hallway is wonderfully bright and airy due to all of the windows and the arches create a lovely sense of flow and openness.  Prospective purchasers may consider turning this large open hall into a third bedroom simply by erecting a stud wall, which would also have the benefit of enclosing the family bathroom within the new room.  Two CH radiators to the hallway and fitted carpet.  Access to the loft is from the hallway too.

Breakfasting Kitchen:

A really charming, dual aspect, cottage style kitchen with the main feature being the AGA stove located in an alcove under a very impressive stone lintel.  The AGA is currently being used as an efficient way to heat the water in the cottage.  The kitchen is well planned, and has a good range of base units with granite effect worktops and an integrated stainless steel sink, an integrated fridge and a dishwasher.  The views from the kitchen to the rear are simply beautiful and as you’re cooking away you can admire the large garden and Holy Island beyond that.  There is plentiful room in the kitchen for a table and chairs.  Two CH radiators.

Utility Room:

Off the kitchen there is a utility room with an integrated sink and fitted base units, plumbing and space for a washing machine. There is a further storage cupboard that houses the oil fired boiler and the immersion heater.  A window looks out to the rear garden.

Living Room:

An archway from the kitchen leads through into the fabulous, spacious, bright and airy living room which is flooded with light from windows to the front and the patio doors and windows which look out over the rear garden, and the iconic coastline beyond.  The multi fuel burner with a stone hearth is a truly a wonderful feature to the room and creates the perfect opportunity to cosy up by the fire after a breezy walk along the coast.  Fitted carpet and two CH radiators.


Open plan to the hallway is this exceptionally bright conservatory with exposed stone walls and a door leading out to the rear garden.  A perfect space to sit in with a good book, whilst gazing out across the coastline.  One electric radiator and fitted carpet.

Family Bathroom:

From the hallway is this well proportioned family bathroom consisting of a white three piece suite including a bath, ceramic hand wash and WC.  One CH radiator, one chrome heated towel radiator and vinyl flooring.

Bedroom One with En-Suite:

This is a generous sized double bedroom with a large window to the rear overlooking the fabulous gardens and views.  Sleep should come easily as you drift off with the soft countryside and distant coastal sounds in this incredibly peaceful setting. There are quality fitted wardrobes to one wall with ample hanging and shelving space. Fitted carpet and one CH radiator.  This double bedroom benefits from en-suite facilities.

The en-suite bathroom consists of a white three piece suite including a large walk in shower with a mains fed shower head, ceramic hand wash basin with large storage cupboards below and WC with concealed flush.  Tiling throughout adds to the quality of the finish of this bathroom. A frosted window to the rear allows natural light to flood in.  One CH radiator.

Bedroom Two with En-Suite:

A very pleasant double bedroom, faces the rear of the property with peaceful views of the gardens and coastline in the distance.  There is plentiful room for large wardrobes and other bedroom furniture. Fitted carpet and one CH radiator.  This bedroom also benefits from en-suite facilities.

This en-suite bathroom has a shower cubicle with mains fed shower, a white ceramic hand wash basin and a white WC.  With vinyl flooring, one CH radiator and extractor fan.


The detached stone building in the driveway has been converted into two studios by the current owners. Both studios have skylights, electric points and electric panel heaters.  These studios could make perfect home offices, games/playrooms or workshops.

What’s outside Smithy Cottage?

Set in approximately three quarters of an acre of gardens that sweep around the front and rear. The garden is a back-to-nature theme to enjoy the breathtaking backdrop of the iconic coastline and open countryside. There are very generous lawns, mature stocked borders, an orchard and a patio area to sit in and soak up the sun. The views from the garden are simply mesmerising.

To the front of the cottage is a large gravelled drive with a lawned area that leads to the detached double garage.  The garage has been converted by the current owners into two useful studios.

What Propology love about Smithy Cottage and Fenham Le Moor:

We love the fact that this charming cottage is so full of character and has a lovely sense of peace and calm. The owners have made this home feel so inviting and it really does feel as though you’re on holiday.  The garden to the rear provides such an unexpected vista with ‘pinch yourself’ views that we’re sure even the hardest to please buyer would be satisfied . We think this is a great opportunity to buy a home in one of North Northumberland’s most beautiful areas.

The location is so serene and the perfect space to relax and take in the sounds of nature which abound; whether you’re drifting off to sleep to the soft sound of the sea in the distance, or waking to the sound of birdsong you’ll find yourself in a tranquil state of being.

The location is also very well placed to enjoy some of the best loved beauty spots Northumberland has to offer. Adventures great and small. Interesting, rewarding experiences right on your doorstep.  Located just over a mile from the A1 within a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and within the Lindisfarne Nature Reserve, Fenham Le Moor is an ideal place to live for those with a love of nature and the outdoors.

The lane which runs off the A1 and past Smithy Cottage runs down to the fore shore across which there are dramatic coastal views over to Holy Island and Bamburgh Castle. The light is absolutely incredible and the view, (we can’t emphasise enough) is magnificent.

Feathered friends are plentiful in this location, seasonal migrants arrive on 
the the North Northumberland coast, in particular on the expansive tidal area south of Holy Island, Fenham Flats
– which forms part of Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve and Budle Bay. They can be seen in their thousands, from great skeins of shelduck flying overhead to huge flocks of grey plover grazing on the tidal flats. Fenham Flats is the winter home to six internationally important species of wildfowl and wader. The pale-bellied brent goose, which arrives from its breeding grounds in the Svalbard archipelago and for whom this is the only regular wintering site in Britain, is joined by pink-footed and greylag geese, wigeon, grey plover and bar-tailed godwits. There is a two-storey hide at Fenham Flats, with views of the whole sweep of coastline from the Lindisfarne Causeway and Holy Island in the north to Guile Point.

Whilst Smithy Cottage offers a quiet rural lifestyle, the historic town of Berwick is just 12 miles away with its ample shopping facilities, retail park, charming theatre and a range of restaurants, cafes and bars.  The historic market town of Alnwick is 18 miles south of Smithy Cottage Berwick is also on the East Coast mainline providing easy access to Edinburgh, Alnwick, Morpeth, Newcastle and London Kings Cross.

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