Hospitality Awards 2022

Page 40 LUXlife Hospitality Awards 2022 Nearly two centuries of history lie behind Holy Island Cottages. They are a unique part of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne landscape. Time, however, was not kind to these properties. Built back-to-back, these delightful fisherman’s cottages had lain derelict for fifty years before Harry James got his hands on them in 1990. He knew that with a new vision, he could bring these sound buildings back to life. The result is the stunning Holy Island Cottages as we see them today. These two unique self-catering properties stand apart from the rest of the crowd. These beautiful cottages are nestled in the heart of a breathlessly romantic location. When you first arrive on the island, the first thing you’ll notice is…nothing. There’s no rush or panic – and yet the pub and shops are just 200 yards away! Holy Island is a semi-island, only accessible twice a day for six hours at a time. The island itself is nestled three miles off the Northumberland coast close to Bamburgh Castle by a metalled road built in 1954. Visitors to this island follow in the footsteps of Vikings, who first landed on the island in 793AD and those who wrote the Lindisfarne Gospels, a tribute to St. Cuthbert. With such a unique background, the Holy Island of Lindisfarne is quite unlike anywhere else. The same is very much true of the charming cottages as well. Ideal for couples, or individuals, looking to get away from it all, the cottages are kept to an incredibly high standard. Since 1990, Harry has ensured that Immersed in the ways of a past which has long since gone, Holy Island Cottages is somewhere that people go to relax, refresh and renew. Literally cut off from the rest of the world for hours at a time, this stunning location stands apart from the crowd. With the natural beauty of this locale recognised in LUXlife’s Hospitality Awards 2022, we thought it the right time to take a closer look at one of the UK’s standout retreats! Aug22518 Holy Island Cottages Best Couples Romantic Retreat Holiday Cottages 2022 - UK they are always looked after, with innovations implemented to keep them at the forefront of what the market has to offer. A recent refit has seen the addition of a handmade sofa, alongside oak tables and chairs designed specifically for the property by Harry’s son. New LED lighting, reliable WiFi and electric charging points showcase the modern features sympathetically added to this traditional property over time. Such care and detail is reflected through the rest of the cottages too, with a comprehensive library offering a unique perspective on the history of the island and over 80 postcards on display to showcase the best that it has to offer. Those who turn to the Holy Island Cottages team are turning to people who value the personal touch. They get to know their customers well, offering an attitude closer to a familyrun hotel than a traditional lettings company. Such is the trust that the team have in the local area that often the front door is simply left unlocked for new guests so that they can turn up at their leisure and settle right down. The appeal for many, however, is the gorgeous scenery offered in this unique part of the country. Just half an hours’ walk away from the property are the stunning views of the North Shore. Even this little stroll feels totally set apart from the rest of the island. In a world where life bombards you with information all the time, Holy Island Cottages acts as a place of sanctuary. It’s little wonder that couples come here to get away from it all, rediscovering themselves against the natural splendour of this mysterious tidal island. These cottages tell a unique story, one of the island on which they lie and of the people who live there. They tell a story of a world which has been much the same since the 1880s. They tell a story of people relaxed, refreshed and renewed in every respect. Ideally fitted out for couples in one of the most beautiful parts of the world, it’s little wonder that so many people have sung the praises of these humble cottages. For those who need to relax, so that they can refresh and leave renewed, nothing does the trick like Holy Island Cottages. Simultaneously part of a wider community, but set apart from the trials and tribulations of the world at large, these humble abodes are a doorway to true tranquillity. Company: Pennine Cottages Name: Harry James Email: [email protected] Phone: 07836550751 Web Address: