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“Home from Home”
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Very good
25 reviews
Dining room / kitchen
Dining table (seating 8)
Tiles with details of St Cuthbert's story
Living room
Toyboxes
Hallway and stairs to first floor
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Family bathroom
Library
Stairs to second floor
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 4
Patio garden
The Castle
Sandham Bay
Across the sandflats to mainland, view of Cheviot and Hedgehope
View to the Farne Islands and Bamburgh Castle from the Heugh
St Cuthbert's Island with mainland beyond
Phil the grey seal
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Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Holy Island, Northumberland, England

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Very good - based on 25 reviews
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Goudric
Edmonton, Canada
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 12 February 2015 for a stay in August 2013

A magical place. Have had several happy stays at Links View - it is a home from home, in a great location. The house feels like a real home. It is within walking distance of a couple of great pubs. It's a great setting to totally unwind and refresh. My boys always sleep really well when we stay here. There are great walks across the island. Lots within the house to entertain kids on rainy days. Nearby harbour to launch kayaks, Lots of fantastic beaches and picnic spots. Great cafe just over the causeway. What more could you want or need?

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
13 Feb 2015
Thankyou for your review - delighted that you enjoy the house and feel at home!
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Friederik...
2 reviews
“A house full of character and warmth”
Reviewed 26 January 2015 for a stay in October 2014

We've been coming to stay regularly at Links View for nearly ten years. It's always a pleasure to stay at any time of year. The house is welcoming, spacious and well equipped with all mod cons. It's a great place to stay and unwind whether you visit with children, friends or on your own. A real haven away from all the bustle of everyday life and a great base for exploring the island.

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Liked best: The big family dining kitchen
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
27 Jan 2015
Thanks for your comments - it's great to welcome back repeat visitors and know that they love Links View as much as we do!
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HevTim
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic getaway- great place to unwind”
Reviewed 23 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Have been to Holy Island several times before but always in the summer with another family and always loved staying at Links view. My husband and I fancied a winter retreat and links view was available. Rachel, the owner, has been fantastic with communication etc nothing is too much trouble and the house has everything you need including good heating for the winter.The weather has been a bit different from the summer but with the right clothing it has not stopped us getting out for long glorious walks. The Island is always quiet but even more so in January although the Crown and Anchor is open all year serving food most nights and island store and post office also open for supplies. We love this place and would truly recommend to anyone wanting to really get away from the hustle and bustle. In the winter take your thermals and in the summer get your wetsuit on and bodyboard off North Shore.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
25 Jan 2015
We're glad you enjoyed your break! Holy Island is a magical peaceful place in the winter, always plenty of crisp clear days and a warm house to come back to.
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Kate L
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fantastic place to stay!!!! beautiful location & excellent amenities”
Reviewed 8 January 2015 for a stay in February 2014

Have been several times to links view and always look forward to going back, the house is really spacious and very comfortable, the kitchen is extremely well equipped and lovely area to have family gatherings. The bedrooms are very comfortable and WC 'S on every floor and the main bathroom has been recently done out to a very high standard. The house will suit everyone and well equipped also for young children with a selection of toys, games and dvd's. The house is situated only several minutes walk to the beach and small stroll to the castle, The Ship inn is also two minute walk away where we enjoy bar meals & drinks. I would highly recommend to everyone :)

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
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Liked best: location for walks and comfortable beds
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
9 Jan 2015
Thankyou for your review, we are delighted that you enjoy the house and look forward to welcoming you back again.
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Helen J
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“tranquil location with scope to entertain young teens”
Reviewed 6 January 2015 for a stay in November 2014

This was our second time at this property over the long weekend of bonfire night. It's the ideal location for an accessible, amenity-packed rural escape. My daughter loved the freedom she had to safely explore the village (shops) with her friends and to imagine herself cut off from the world. The adults enjoyed this even more! Bracing walks to the castle and beach and back to a fabulous family kitchen - the heart of our home away from home - OK for muddy boots after a long walk but also good for fine dining! It was a great property and location to share with friends and youngsters; all the creature comforts to avoid fights over beds, pillows, shower etc. with plenty of space to get lost and find a quiet spot.

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
7 Jan 2015
We are delighted that you enjoyed the house and Island so much, and that your daughter and her friends found plenty to entertain them too!
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