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Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property


SLEEPING 11/12, Beautifully furnished, wonderfully located retreat offering:-

1) BEAUTIFUL CONTEMPORARY DÉCOR. Expensively & stylishly furnished using luxury brands (Amtico, Multiyork, Barker & Stonehouse).

2) PRIVATE LEISURE CLUB/SWIMMING POOL MEMBERSHIP (Ocean Club, Seahouses, small admission fee applies) with café, sauna, beauty therapy, swimming pool, children’s pool.

3) OUTSTANDING LOCATION. Three minutes’ walk to a stunning, sandy beach: the harbour, leisure club, pubs and shops all within a 10 minute stroll.

4) SUPERB, LARGE LIVING SPACE. Perfect for larger groups. Two lounges, large 26 foot kitchen, six bedrooms over three floors. Free WiFi. log burner.

5) PERFECT FOR BABIES and KIDS. Separate lounge stashed with games, books, TV and toys. Mini play park near to the property. Secluded garden.

6) MANY GLOWING REVIEWS. Couples, families, mixed groups speak highly of the comfort, luxury, space, amenities and location on offer, creating an unbeatable family coastal retreat.

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Elaine Robson
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About Elaine Robson


I fell in love with this area ten years ago and hope to retire here one day. There is something very tranquil and spiritual about this area which works its magic on you and I put my heart and soul into creating a beautiful "home from home" so you can relax and enjoy this stunning coastal area too.

Elaine Robson purchased this house in 2011

Why Elaine Robson chose Northumberland Coast

It is beautifully furnished and wonderfully located.

Mayflower Cottage is located just three minutes walk from miles of beautiful sandy beaches and is a ten minute stroll from Seahouses. From here, you can take a boat trip to the Farne Islands, which will prove a big draw with all the family.

There is no need to use the car if you wish to remain close to the beach - just stroll out the house and load the children into buggies and away you go!

The area is famous for its many stunning castles, superb beaches, surfing at nearby Beadnell Bay, historic villages and the historic and fascinating Holy Island.

What makes this house unique

Visitors at Mayflower Cottage benefit from membership to a local private gym and beauty club in Seahouses, where for a small fee you can use the gym or swim or sauna; there is always something for the family to do whatever the time of year or weather.

Guestbook comments from the owner

‘Mayflower Cottage is a beautiful place to stay, and the Northumberland coast is exquisite – what a combination we have found. The property is everything it says it will be (which is delightfully unusual these days!): spacious, stylish, contemporary, with all mod cons… and plenty of gorgeous space for all of its guest to relax. It is 3 minutes from the long, idyllic and unspoilt beach and well situated for a stroll into the Seahouses village. My group of friends have searched for the perfect place to meet up in England – at last we think we’ve found it. We have already booked again……’

"Fantastic house, fantastic location."

“The house is spotless and its location so close to the sea is just heaven for young families.”

"Lovely time in a lovely house! Being able to walk to the beach everyday was wonderful."

"The children loved having a separate living room all to themselves and the bunk bed rooms are very sweet."

"Absolutely pristine house - the quality
Dec 2012
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)


Amazing family home by the sea!

  • 5 of 5

Wow - what a fabulous property! We'd seen the pictures and knew a little about the area before our group made up of young families came to stay, but it didn't prepare us for how wonderful the house would be, and what a fabulous location for visitors with children. The house is huge, was spotless, well-maintained, nicely decorated, beds were gorgeously comfy, and every extra touch or piece of equipment you could think of was included, such as stair gates, DVDs, toys, books and plastic cutlery and crockery for the children, and an excellently equipped kitchen, blankets to huddle under the stars on the patio, magazines, books and a welcome hamper for adults. Everything has been thought of, and no expense spared, in making this a true luxury home-from-home. As for the area - there's a small park outside the door, and it's less than a 5 minute walk to the sand dunes and a glorious expanse of sandy beaches - the children were in their element. Within an easy drive are many castles, parks and day trips. We were lucky with the weather but there looks to be a lovely pool, soft play and plenty of cafes and restaurants to visit on the doorstep for rainy days. We can't wait to come back, we have many happy memories from our stay here which will stay with us long into the future. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sarah, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. It is always lovely to hear that guests have enjoyed staying with us and appreciated the extras we provide. We would be delighted to welcome you back again.
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Perfect Family Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

Perfect setting for my husband's weekend surprise 75th birthday celebration. Three generations aged 20 months to 75 years were totally catered for. Loads of space (separate lounge) if anyone wanted a quiet half hour! Range and quality of books and games for grandsons ages 5 - 9yrs was amazing. Everything our 20 month old granddaughter needed was provided - travel cot, safety gates, high chair, toys and more...... Lots of extra 'quality' touches to make the house feel like home. Plenty of room to sit round large table - or separate dining table for children if needed. Would love to come again. Thanks again from the Gang.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Angela, Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so pleased that Mayflower Cottage worked so well for your husband's surprise party. Hopefully he will have lovely memories of his birthday. Alison, the owner really tries to think of everything to make a guest's stay as stress free as possible, I am glad it worked for the different ages in your party. We would also love to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards and Best wishes for 2017 Elaine
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Excellent! Warm, large, comfortable, close to town

  • 5 of 5

The stay in Mayflower Cottage was wonderful! It was easy to find and had ample parking. We had a large group for a Scuba Diving expedition in the Farnes. I would highly recommend this place for diving groups. The house was incredibly clean and the owner had wonderful communication. No problems at all! The nearby beach and town (pubs/restaurants) are only a short walk away. Looking forward to a future visit.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Greg Thank you for your lovely review and I am so pleased the large open plan lounge/kitchen suited your large party. We have had several diving groups staying at Mayflower Cottage and all of them said the coast line is great for shipwrecks,seals and sea life. We would love to welcome you back. Kind Regards Elaine
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A perfect retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Wow what a location and what a house!

We booked quite last minute and Elaine (and Alison) couldn't have been more helpful accommodating us and answering all our questions.

We were quite a large party consisting of three siblings with partners, two 3 year old boys, two babies and grandparents and the house couldn't have been any more perfect for us! I fell in love with the place as soon as I opened the door - the house was immaculate, beautifully furnished and the layout and overall feel to the house was perfect. My 8 month old in particular loved all the space of the open plan layout running around in her walker all day!

We really appreciated all the extras the house had to offer from baby/toddler toys to stairgates, travel cots, baby carriers and so much more - it made traveling with the children so much easier. We even managed to arrange a Sainsbury online delivery to meet us when we arrived!

In terms of location the house is perfectly placed overlooking a playpark, a short 2 minute walk to the beach and a 10 minute walk to the village centre. There is tonnes to do nearby and having access to the local ocean club was fantastic although considering the time of year we were extremely lucky with the weather with no rain in sight.

A perfect holiday - thank you so so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful house

Hayley Birchmore and family

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Hayley Thank you so much for your fantastic review. I am so very happy that we were able to make you holiday such an enjoyable, and stress free time. Alison the owner has really tried to think of everything that people may require and as you say her interior design is such that Mayflower has the WOW factor. The huge plan space is great for large gatherings however grandparents and teenagers like the idea of their own separate lounge. I hope we see you/your family again. Regards Elaine Booking manager
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Great spot for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Magnificent place for a large family. Delicate, clean and well equipped house in quiet and nice surroundings.

There was very good tourist information available in the house. We used this for beautiful walks on the beaches, visitng castles, pubs and restaurants.

We can highly recommend this property and we felt like being at home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I am so pleased you thought Mayflower Cottage was well equipped, close to the beach and also liked the fact that the property was in a quiet location
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Excellent house, great family friendly locations, beautifully furnished.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property, very well equipt and comfortable for the 10 of us staying there. Really easy access to the beach, and a ten minute walk to the centre of seahouses. We had really good weather which helps but the house can easily accommodate lots of kids and adults at once. Would definitely recommend, it was a perfect holiday for us. We hope to return. Worth mentioning the little park just beside the house. It was close enough to give our kids freedom to play, whilst keeping an eye on them from the house. That was a real bonus we didn't expect.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi. So pleased you had a fantastic holiday at Mayflower Cottage. I'm thrilled you thought the large property worked for your family. Thank you for pointing out the advantage of the local park, I must remember to let future guests know. Lastly we would love to welcome you back/ Kind regards Elaine
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Farne Islands
Seahouses Golf Club
Bamburgh Castle Golf Club


Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Spring 2017
25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May Bank holiday 2017
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October holiday 2017
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Winter 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
There is 25% payable on booking. The balance is due 60 days prior to your holiday. You will be sent a formal confirmation of the dates booked, the deposit paid and the balance owing. Weekly bookings run from Saturday to Saturday from 4.00 pm on the day of arrival until 10.00 am on the day of departure. For the comfort of all of our guests, the cottage and garden is non smoking. A highchair, stair gate and travel cot are available.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the usual changeover day.

Notes on prices:
The prices include fuel, some logs for the fire, bed linen and towels. Short breaks are 2/3rds of weekly rental price. You are also invited as our guests, to use the facilities at the private Ocean Club in Seahouses. At a specially reduced rate (£6 per adult, £3 per child, babies under 2 are free, plus free parking) you can use the pool, children’s pool, gym, sauna, hot tub and café at any time of the day. Ideal as a wet weather retreat or somewhere to chill out after a day on the beach!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Seahouses in Northumberland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Ensuite 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite Shower to bedroom 1 Family Bathroom with Shower Separate Shower Room on Second Floor serving 5th and 6th bedroom Downstairs Cloakroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
    Bedroom 5 - Two bedrooms on second floor - a king size, twin and shower
  • Sleeps 11/12 + cot ( 5/6 Bedrooms) 1ST FLOOR * Master bedroom with king size bed and en-suite shower room *2nd bedroom with king size bed *3rd Bedroom with adult twin beds *4th Bedroom with adult bunk beds Family bathroom with shower 2nd FLOOR *5th Bedroom with king size bed *6th Bedroom with Single Bed and extra adult size truckle bed if needed.Plus en suite
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Luxurious, super spacious accommodation. Children are especially welcome with a host of books, dvds and games so they are never bored. Plus leisure club membership to private gym and pool for not so sunny days. (Small entrance fee for guests applies). Small play park visible from the property, ideal for watching older children without having to stand outside. Adults love the contemporary interiors and luxury soft furnishings and fully equipped kitchens for easy self catering, so they can relax on their well earned coastal holiday! Outside: External south facing, secluded fenced rear garden with patio and table and chairs. Dedicated Parking for 2 cars. Two minutes walk from the beach and ten minutes walk from the Ocean Club. Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board and iron, vacuum cleaner, clothes airer, door to garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. They are changed weekly - extra cleaning and linen changes are available for an additional fee. Other: Second, spacious living room stocked with games, dvds, books and toys in a lovely contemporary coastal theme making this an instant hit with children of all ages

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