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Spacious three bedroomed stone cottage next to the rugged Northumbrian coast.

Overview

Property

Updated: 03-Dec-2016
Spacious cottage sleeping 6 with garden and parking. Accessible to all age groups and within a short drive of lots of local shops, amenities and attractions.

Bayside Cottage is one of a small number of farm buildings with tall raftered ceilings, which have been converted to a high standard offering modern facilities and appliances. It is in a cul-de-sac courtyard setting which is safe and quiet but, straight across from the private driveway entrance to the properties, is beautiful Budle Bay with views across to Lindisfarne Priory on Holy Island. Bamburgh and its Castle is a mile away, so the Cottage is ideally placed for lovers of the sea, vast sandy beaches, castles, wildlife and countryside.

The cottage is furnished and equipped to a high standard. Our aim is that Bayside Cottage offers a homely and relaxing retreat in this beautiful location. There is a large Master suite with Superking bed, seating area, TV and Ensuite. Two further bedrooms, one twin and the third that can be set up as a twin or as a superking depending on the needs of our guests. A patio with table and chairs and BBQ offers additional eating space and a lawned garden gives views across the Bay towards Lindisfarne. The garden is on two levels with the upper level offering views across the bay. We provide a large BBQ, outside seating and a washing line.

Regret no pets. During the main season from June to September we usually only accept full week or fortnight bookings starting on a Saturday.

This property suits a wide range of groups from friends looking for a relaxing place to spend time, families with children wanting to get to the beach on foot and multi generational families needing comfortable space where everyone can enjoy themselves. All three bedrooms are well proportioned with no one having to squeeze into a tight space. There is good storage.

Previous visitors have commented on how comfortable and welcoming the property is, the high standard of the fixtures and fitting and the fact that the kitchen is equipped with a wide range of utensils making self catering a pleasant experience.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a family with teenage children who visit with our extended family of all ages. We are culture seekers, lovers of the outdoors and enjoy good food to buy and to be served to us.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Ms H visited Sept 2014 'We had an amazing time in Bayside cottage, exploring the beautiful coastline and hidden treasures of the Northumberland Coast. The cottage was perfect and in ideal location with everything in the cottage to make our stay perfect. I will be in touch again soon to book our next trip in spring next year.'



Mrs W visited Sept 14 'You have a stunning cottage in a fabulous location. Everything provided is such good quality, we couldn't have asked for anything better.'



T Family visited July 2014 'Lovely cottage, lovely location, lovely holiday.'



P family visited July 2014 'A beautifully equipped and decorated cottage'.



S Family visited May 2014 'A really wonderful spot. Having an age range from four to forty eight, you really have covered every base.'



Ms W visited May 2014 'Wonderful cottage, so peaceful. We will be back for longer next time. Great walks on the beaches.



Mrs C visited Easter 2014 'We feel so lucky to have been the first guests in your beautiful home. Everything is so thoughtfully provided enabling us to have a truly relaxing week.'



Mrs M visited April 2014 'We have had a splendid holiday in your lovely cottage. The facilities and furnishings are exceptional. We have really enjoyed staying here.'
Mar 2014
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11 Reviews

5
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

5

Wonderful holiday. A real home from home

  • 5 of 5

Our family have visited this part of the wonderful Northumbria coastline for many years and our stay at Bayside Cottage provided us with the best acommodation we've had. The cottage is lovely. Extremely well equipped and furnished to a very high standard. The rooms are warm and comfortable and a delight to come home to after a bracing October walk along the beautiful coastline. There is a lovely view of the bay from the back garden which is the perfect place to sit and unwind with mug of coffee or glass of wine in hand. And so much to do in the surrounding area. We particularly enjoyed the beach at Bamburgh with its enormous sand dunes and the fish and chips in Seahouses. So many interesting places are within easy reach including the spooky Chillingham Castle with its wild white cattle. We also enjoyed the boat trips from Seahouses and our day at Cragside where we picnicked in the beautiful gardens. Hope to return soon to continue the adventure and to enjoy the comfort and luxury of Bayside Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! You certainly packed a lot into a weekend stay, well done! Delighted that you all enjoyed Bayside Cottage. It gives us an enormous amount of pleasure when people give us this sort of feedback, come back again soon.
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5

Perfect home from home

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at other self-catering holiday homes in Northumberland, but this one was by far the best: light, airy rooms with good quality furnishings; a well-stocked kitchen of both equipment and appliances; enclosed back garden with patio and barbeque with views across the bay to Holy Island and two car parking spaces to the front of the property. All this plus the fact that the nearest beach was only minutes from the front door. We had books, games and toys to entertain if we had had poor weather, but we were able to make use of the outdoor equipment in the garden and on the beach. After a full day exploring this stunningly beautiful area, we looked forward to returning to Bayside Cottage each evening to relax and plan our next day's activiyies. All in all, a great holiday in a super home. Thank you for having us - we look forward to our next visit in 2017!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Faultless

  • 5 of 5

I think that it is one of the nicest holiday lets that I or any of my family have ever stayed in. The house is unbelievably well equipped - the owners thought of everything and that made the stay all the more comfortable. This was especially the case for my 90 year old grandmother who was staying with us. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great that we could cater for your extended family. Delighted that you had such a lovely time, come back and see us again soon!
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5

Best family holiday ever!

  • 5 of 5

We drove up the A1 to Bamburgh for 2 weeks from London - myself and my husband, and our 3 children aged 14, 12 and 7. We found the cottage easily from the instructions given, and access was exactly as described. The build-up and organisation before the holiday was managed easily and efficiently also. On advice from the owners, we were able to book a Tesco's shop to arrive the next morning, so avoided spending most of our first day in the supermarket!

The property itself was beautiful - a real home from home, very clean and furnished/equipped to a very high standard so we felt very spoiled. We were able to have linen and towels changed in the middle weekend, plus a general clean as well which was a real treat.

We had plenty of space in the cottage for us all, and everything was provided that we needed. I would not hesitate to recommend the property to any of my family and friends.

The location was ideal for us - a short walk down a farm track to the Lindesfarne Nature Reserve and Budle Bay - this was more mud-flats and rock pools (brilliant for the kids, nets and buckets for an activity on several mornings!) but not the best swimming beach.

The 5-mile sandy beach stretched from just before Bamburgh Castle all the way to Seahouses - and the best access we found was in Bamburgh (The Wynding, free beach parking) and a 2 min walk through the dunes. It isn't life-guarded, but is so flat and safe for kids - few waves for body-boarding, and miles of perfect sand for digging (all tried and tested by our 3 several times. Wetsuits recommended for small people!).

One day we did walk from the cottage at low tide right along the beach to Bamburgh (cottage is couple of miles outside Bamburgh), and then back along the road - a round trip of about 6 miles (but well-worth it!). Bamburgh is a lovely village, with a butchers, small general store, coffee/ice cream shop and deli, plus several nice restaurants and pubs for eating, as well as the Grace Darling museum (fascinating), and Bamburgh Castle (great for the kids, including a family trail around the castle). We also visited Alnwick Castle, Cragside, Alnwick Market and Barter Books, Heatherslaw Mill & Railway.

Seahouses was the local town, with Co-Op, fish & chips, gift shops, amusements, crazy golf, a harbour with fishing trips and boat trips to Farne Islands.

We rate this one of the best family holidays ever. Northumberland is full of history, castles, amazing beaches and we'll definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just fantastic that you had such a brilliant time, looking forward to welcoming you back to Northumberland soon.
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5

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a delightful, well-equipped and really comfortable place to stay, and a good base for the many attractions in this lovely part of England. The kitchen is better-equipped than many I have encountered in self-catering properties (even has scales for the more precise cook!), the general furnishings were of a high standard. It felt like a home rather than a holiday let. Especially enjoyed the coastal walk to Bamburgh (on the beach or along the cliff), Bamburgh itself (excellent meal at the Lord Crewe Arms!), and a trip to Holy Island. I would happily recommend Bayside Cottage to my best friends!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a lovely review. You obviously managed to have lots of days out during your holiday which is exactly what this location is made for. Your remarks about the cottage itself are really helpful to other potential guests and we hope we will be able to welcome you and your party to Bayside again soon.
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Beautiful cottage in stunning area

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Bayside cottage for a fortnight this summer and had a fantastic holiday. The cottage is stunning perfectly equipped and a real homely feel. Perfect that is was all on one level with young children. The area is peaceful with stunning beaches close by. We didn't get fantastic weather the first week but we still managed to find lots to do and even on very poor days the children enjoyed playing the board games from the cottage. We would highly recommend this cottage to anyone wanting to visit Northumberland and everything this beautiful place has to offer . We hope to stay again in the future. Oh and the welcome gift was unexpected but very thoughtful. Thanks again the Allott Family xx

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all enjoyed your holiday. I think you summed up what we would like Bayside Cottage to offer our guests, a little oasis where friends and family can come together, enjoy each others company and all that this fantastic area has to offer. I hope we can welcome back you again soon.
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Location

Lindisfarne Castle
Lindisfarne Priory
Alnwick Castle
The Alnwick Garden
Farne Islands

From the Owner

Having visited this area for over 20 years we have finally put our roots down in this lovely cottage. We chose this particular property for its proximity to the beach, Bamburgh and Seahouses. When we visit we rarely travel very far and instead enjoy everything that this quaint and historic area has to offer.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newcastle at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : Bamburgh at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Newcastle, North Shields at 50 Miles Nearest Golf : Bamburgh at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Berwick Upon Tweed at 18 Miles Nearest Motorway : A1 at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Bamburgh at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Budle Sands at 500 Metres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Sea fishing is available at several nearby locations. Organised sea fishing boats leave Seahouses harbour everyday in season. Bird watchers will find much to occupy them both in nearby Budle bay and the Farne Islands with their famous puffin and seal colonies. The most adventurous can learn to kite surf and costeering is also available nearby.

Coast/Beach:

North Northumberland beaches are famous for their vast expanses of golden sand with rugged castles framed in the landscape. Bayside cottage is just a 500metre walk to the beach that edges Budle Bay and as the tide advances and retreats this area becomes an incredible beach playground. A short drive will bring you to the sandy beaches of Bamburgh village and Seahouses. For a memorable cliff top walk drive to Craster (10 miles) and head towards the haunting ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle (NT/EH)

Travel:

The cottage is situated just three miles from the A1. A car is highly recommended to enjoy this area with car hire available in Newcastle, Alnwick and Berwick upon Tweed. Closest airport is Newcastle International (50 miles), North Shields ferry terminal (50 miles). Local train stations include Berwick (20 miles) and Alnmouth (16 miles)

Distances:

Bamburgh village 1 mile, local shops, pubs, restaurants, fruit/veg and butchers, Castle and Grace Darling museum. Seahouses 4 miles for small supermarket, bakers, fresh fish shop, fish and chips shops plus other takeaway food. Mini golf, amusements and gift shops. Alnwick 16 miles. Famous for Alnwick Castle and Gardens plus Barter Books. It also offers a good range of shops, supermarkets, leisure centre with pool and other regular activities.

Further Details:

North Northumberland is a hidden gem. History lovers can immerse themselves in castles and stories of old England, Boarder Reivers and the Romans. Garden lovers can explore the extensive estate at Cragside (NT), the fantastic Alnwick Gardens or the more quaint Chillingham Castle. Families are able to enjoy a different beach everyday or pick and chose from the many family themed events that take place at local attractions throughout the main season and into the Christmas period. Walkers can venture into the Northumberland National Park and enjoy the landscapes of the Cheviots. The towns of Seahouses, Alnwick and Berwick will provide all of the more modern conveniences that may be required on your visit but really you are most likely to revel in the relaxed atmosphere that Budle Bay and Bamburgh offer. Several excellent pubs and restaurants are on the doorstep offering good quality and reasonably priced food and drink.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Autumn
29 Oct 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£650
 
 
Xmas and New Year
22 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£1,200
 
 
Low winter
3 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£690
 
 
Feb Hol
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Spring
25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£690
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£690
 
 
May
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£790
 
 
May half term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Early summer
3 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Summer hols
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
September
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
£900
 
 
October
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
£790
 
 
Oct half term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
Autumn low
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£690
 
 
Xmas/New year
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£630
for 3 nights
From
£210
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Please email for availability, a 25% deposit at time of booking is required with remaining balance due 2 months prior to visit. Property available from 4pm on day of arrival and to be vacated by 10.30am on day of departure. There is parking for two cars. Highchair and travel cot available.

Changeover Day: Usually Saturday
Changeover day is normally Saturday but please contact us with other requests as we will always try to accommodate short breaks and weekend stays when we can.

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are for 7 night stays but please contact us to ask rates for weekend and short break stays as we will always try to accommodate these when we can.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

The cottage is well equipped, spacious and comfortable. It provides us with a break from our normal hectic lifestyle and a haven away from all our usual cares. The cottage and area is loved by all our family and friends from mothers in their eighties and youngsters who still revel in the waves and shell collecting on the beach. Please note we do not accept pets at Bayside. The real benefits of this cottage are its proximity to such unspoiled beaches, the short walk down to the beach and the ever changing scenery of the Bay. The cottage is well proportioned and we like to think it feels like a home rather than just a holiday let.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • En suite to master bedroom has shower over bath, backlit mirror and heated towel rail. Main bathroom is newly refitted and features a large walk in shower with rain forest shower head, back lit mirror, sink and toilet with vanity unit.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom with En suite, super king bed, TV, docking station and seating area. Bedroom Two with seaside décor, twin beds and window seat. Bedroom Three with twin beds but can also be set up as large double bedded room, also has window seat.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Prices include bed linen, towels, central heating and electricity. A high chair and travel cot are also provided. We regret pets are not accepted. The property is all on one level so may suit elderly guests and those with limited mobility although there is a kerb step to reach the house and the main shower is also accessed by a small step. Please free to call and discuss any special requirements. Outside: The enclosed garden is on several levels. A patio adjacent to the rear of the property has garden furniture and BBQ suitable for alfresco dining. The upper level of the garden offers views across Budle Bay towards Lindisfarne. A washing line and pegs are accessible. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All beds are made up on arrival, hand towel and bath towel for each guest. T Towels provided. The property is cleaned before and after your arrival. We ask that the property is tidy on departure. Other: Two large cupboards offer ample storage of suitcases and bags. A travel cot and high chair are provided for use as required. Ironing board and iron. Hairdryers are available in each bedroom and a docking station in Master bedroom.

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