Belvue Guesthouse, Holy Island, provides comfortable new accommodation for those who want to stay ‘on island’ in this beautiful location. We are based on Chare Ends, only a few minutes walk from the shops, cafes and pubs in Holy Island village, and of course in a prime location for exploring the island’s historical sites and nature reserve.
Accommodation on the island tends to sell out for the high season, so it is advisable to book early.
We have two luxury studios with kitchenettes and one ‘no-frills’ twin room. As we provide basic cooking facilities in the studios, we do not serve breakfast, but there are several excellent breakfast options only minutes away from our front door.
OUR ‘HANDS OFF’ PHILOSOPHY
Our philosophy is to respect our guests’ privacy and leave them in peace in our luxury rooms, once they are checked in (as opposed to a more traditional approach of making guests feel they are in someone’s house). Unless you are staying for more than a few days, we will not usually enter your room, unless you leave the ‘Please clean my room’ sign on your door in the morning.
HOW WE GOT HERE
In May 2017 we acquired Belvue, a lovely house on the Island, which was in need of some serious TLC and remodelling, to enable us to provide guest accommodation. We were determined to renovate it to a high standard, both for our guests and for us. At the top of our list were comfortable beds, great showers and fast wifi, as well as sharing with our guests the Island’s peace and tranquility.
We replaced the roof, rewired and replumbed the entire property, replaced all the windows, installed four new bathrooms and kitchenettes, a new smart central heating system and a large pump, to ensure great water pressure in all our new bathrooms. We moved walls, insulated floors, added underfloor heating in the bathrooms – and undertook groundwork to create a new parking area for our guests.
Everyone we spoke to on the island has been supportive and welcoming. Having moved up to Holy Island from London, the stress of London life melted away as soon as we went for a walk along the beach or heard the seals serenade us to sleep. And there is absolutely nothing that beats a Lindisfarne sunrise or sunset with a skyline that seems to go on forever.
GETTING TO HOLY ISLAND
If you are not driving to get here, see our article about how to get to Holy Island by public transport.
Tides mean that sometimes guests will have to arrive before check-in or after check-out times. We provide facilities for guests to leave their luggage in our porch, at their own risk (the porch is protected by a keypad combination lock). This means you can drop your stuff off and go exploring, or pass the time in one of the pubs or cafes on the island.
We have allocated parking for a standard sized car (mid-sized) for each of the three rooms. If you have a large/oversized car or a campervan/mobile home/caravan, you will need to find parking in the village, but in any case, you won’t normally be more than a few minutes walk from us.
CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT TIMES
Unless indicated otherwise in your booking, rooms are available from 3.30pm on your day of arrival. If you intend to arrive after 7pm, please let us know and we will make arrangement to leave you a key in a secure location. If you have missed the causeway’s safe crossing times, don’t worry. Just give us a call or drop us a message, and we will make sure there will be a key waiting for you on arrival.
Rooms must be vacated by 10.30am on your day of departure, regardless of tides (see above re: luggage facilities). This check-out time ensures we have enough time to turn around the rooms, in order to have them ready for the next guests.
FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT
As part of our renovation project, we have followed Northumberland Council Building Control’s instructions on fire prevention, which included fire doors and a fire enclosure. Our full fire risk assessment document is available here.
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