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Lovely Holiday Cottage Situated In The Delightful Village Of Seahouses

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Property

Updated: 30-Nov-2016
Cottage in Seahouses, Northumberland, England - Seagull Cottage, An Ideal Base For Walking, Golfing, Fishing Or Bird Watching

2 Taylor Street is a lovely holiday cottage situated just off the top of the Harbour in the delightful village of Seahouses on the beautiful Northumbrian coast. The village is sited between the magnificent Bamburgh Castle (2 miles) and Beadnell with it's lovely bay and picturesque harbour. The cottage is a short distance from miles of beautiful, white, sandy beaches and yet close to all amenities i.e. shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes. It is an ideal base for touring to the Farne Islands, Holy Island and the stately homes in the Scottish borders. The superb Alnwick Garden is only 13 miles and well worth a visit. The "Tree House" has recently opened - if it can be called a Tree House as it houses a restaurant and a shop etc. The Cottage: The Accomodation Includes: Lounge/Diner with colour T.V. Fully-fitted Kitchen with Microwave and Washing Machine. Bedroom One with One Double Bed, Bedroom Two with Two Single Beds, Bath/Shower Room. Seagull Cottage is fully centrally heated and has an electric coal-effect fire in the lounge and heaters in all rooms. Well behaved pets are welcome. Keys are provided in a key box at the rear of the property to the right of the back door. key code will be provided upon receipt of balance. On-street parking is normally available. We also provide a parking permit for 1 car for council car park nearby. The permit or disc can also be used throughout Northumberland in Northumberland Council car parks.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hi! I am Christine Gregson and together with my husband, George, we own and run two self-catering cottages and two static caravans. In 1990 we purchased Seagull Cottage in Seahouses, a converted fisherman's cottage just a stone's throw from the harbour where one can obtain one of the most iconic views in Northumberland - Bamburgh Castle. There are miles of beautiful sandy beaches nearby but we are well located for shops, restaurants etc. Nine years ago we also purchased Dalilea Bungalow, Acharacle, Argyll in Ardnamurchan, after falling in love with the area and its breathtaking scenery. We own 2.5 acres and have installed 2x 30ft. caravans for our guests, many of whom are repeat bookers. Indeed, our own children and their families love the area where they delight in many outdoor sports.

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5 Reviews

4.4
based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

4

A lovely cottage close to the harbour

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I were very pleased with the accommodation. A good sized and comfortable living area, 2 good sized bedrooms, nice bathroom and a good sized kitchen. Plenty of hot water.

We enjoyed our week using the cottage as our base for days out. Lovely walks along the beaches to Beadnell and Bamburgh. We were lucky to have a week of almost continuous sunshine. There is a good selection of places to eat within a very short walk.

The only downside was that at the weekend the pub across the road played loud music until very late in the evening.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. We are very pleased you had such a nice time. Unfortunately with regards to the noise of the music the only thing we can do is report this to the local council. Regards Christine Gregson
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5

first stay in seahouses

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage .very good location . we didn't have any trouble parking outside the cottage .kitchen very well equipped. very nice and clean. liked the town as well lots of dog friendly beaches in the area and dog friendly pubs. Looking forward to next visit .

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review. It is so nice when our guests make the effort. We find that everyone who visits seems to have a wonderful time. We do make the effort to make the cottage cosy, clean and dog friendly. Kind regards George and Christine Gregson
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United Kingdom
5

seagull cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very good accommodation.2mins walk to seat with excellent view over the harbour.Very close to sea and shops.Good pubs nearby.Parking is not always available outside the cottage but permit provided is perfectly OK.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Yorkshire
4

Nearly good

  • 4 of 5

We had a week here at peak holiday time, so car parking near to the house was difficult and unpacking a car in the rain was no fun. The house was immaculate and comfortable and close enough to shore and shops. Only problem was with the stove - the markings on the controls are almost invisible - so we eventually had to put a picture on the wall, when we had worked it out....... A 'welcome package' showing (e.g.) bin days, where the bins ARE etc. would have been good. Otherwise OK.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the 4 star rating. The cottage is in close proximity to the harbour and very popular at this time of the year. For this reason we, therefore, provide a 24 hour parking permit which entitles the holder to park in the main car park in Seahouses a few minutes walk away. Indeed, our guests are able to use this permit in any Northumberland County Council car park for the duration of the stay. Apologies for the stove which has now been replaced with a brand new one, as well as providing a "welcome package" regarding bins e.t.c. Sorry, can't do much about the rain!
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Shropshire
4

Homely Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Seagull cottage is one of the old fishermen's cottages just up from the harbour at Seahouses. The property has 2 good sized bedrooms, one a double, the other a twin. The double was very comfortable and next to the bathroom, which appeared to have been recently refurbished to a high standard.

Downstairs, the living / dining room was again very comfortably furnished and the kitchen had all the amenities to self-cater. Unfortunately, the hob is electric rather than gas, but I suspect that may be due to a lack of gas supplies in the old town area. The age of the property is underscored by the thickness of the walls.

Although there is no proper outside space with the cottage (there is a yard shared with several other cottages in the road), this was of little matter with seating overlooking Seahouses harbour a little over 100 mtrs away. And herein lies the real charm of Seagull Cottage; it is located next to the centre of the town close to the pubs, restaurants, shops and fish and chips eateries for which the place is renowned. Seahouses smokery is literally a stone's throw away, yet despite this central, convenient location, there was no disturbance or noise inside the property.

For a simple, comfortable and very conveniently located cottage sleeping up to 4 people, Seagull Cottage would be hard to better.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dave, Many thanks for your very kind comments regarding Seagull Cottage, Seahouses. We have owned the cottage for approximately 20 years now and have enjoyed many family holidays there as well as catering for holiday makers, many of whom book with us even now. We decided to refurbish a few months ago installing a new bathroom and carpets throughout (no wooden floors as we find it too noisy having dogs). Our aim was to provide a cosy and comfortable environment, not too chic, as we wanted somewhere for people with young families and dogs to be able to relax. As you say, Dave, both bedrooms are of a decent size with wardrobes and dressing tables. For the cooler months we provide lots of extra heating for our guests too. We are very central to all amenities but at the same time tucked away in the quieter old part of the village and yet a stone's throw from one of the most iconic views in Northumberland - Bamburgh Castle and the Farne Islands. Indeed, one can spend many an hour watching the "goings on" in this bustling little harbour. Yes, there is no gas in Seahouses, hence the electric hob and oven. Once again, Dave, many thanks for your comments. We look forward to your return. Kind regards. Christine and George Gregson.
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Location

From the Owner

The Northumbrian coastline is a special place with the most amazing beaches with many coastal walks and breathtaking views. The walk from Seahouses to Bamburgh Castle is just on the doorstep or one can walk from the cottage to Beadnell with it's lovely bay - ideal for families with young children. An afternoon can be spent enjoying the bustling harbour, watching the boats arrive from the Farnes or fishermen landing their daily catch. Seahouses is an ideal base for walking, golfing, fishing and bird watching or simply idling away the time looking in rock pools or meandering along the beach. It is an ideal base for touring to Holy Island, and the stately homes of the borders, Berwick, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Durham. The superb Alnwick Garden is 13 miles away and well worth a visit.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newcastle / Edinburgh at 60 Miles Nearest Ferry : Newcastle at 60 Miles Nearest Train : Chatton at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : A1 at 10 Miles Nearest Beach : Beadnell / Bamburgh at 20 Metres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Seahouses is an ideal base for walking, golfing, fishing and bird watching or simply idling away the time searching in rock pools or strolling along the beach. It is sited between the magnificent Bamburgh Castle and Beadnell with it's picturesque harbour. It is an ideal base for touring The Farnes, Holy Island and the stately homes of the Borders. The superb Alnwick Garden is only 13 miles and well worth a visit. Other places to visit are Alnwick, Berwick, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Metro Centre, Durham, to name but a few.

Coast/Beach:

Seahouses is an ideal base for walking, golfing, fishing, bird watching or simply idling away the time looking in rock pools or strolling along the beach.

Travel:

Head for the Post Office near Seahouses village centre. Take the road opposite - Dunstan View - and carry on down to the bottom of the road towards the Harbour until you arrive at the Schooner Pub and turn right into Taylor Street. We are the first house on your right.

Distances:

Edinburgh - 70 miles

Newcastle upon Tyne - 40 miles

Berwick upon Tweed - 17 miles

Alnwick - 13 miles

Further Details:

There are many more places to visit, i.e. Alnwick, Berwick, Edinburgh, the Metro Centre in Gateshead, Durham and Newcastle upon Tyne, to name but a few. For those interested in ornithology, fishing, sailing or golf, Seahouses is an ideal base as all of thes activities can be found in the vicinity. There is a wealth of birdlife with nature reserves at Budle Bay and Newton Haven. Regular boat trips sail from the harbour taking visitors to the Farne Islands to enjoy the splendour these islands have to offer. The Heritage Coast is renowned for clean sandy beaches, rocky coves, tiny fishing villages and many magnificent castles. The most famous of these castle is Bamburgh, backdrop for many films, 5 miles north of Seahouses. It is possible to walk along the beach from Seahouses all the way to Bamburgh with the castle silhouetted against the skyline. Beadnell, approximately 2 miles away with it's wonderful bay is a centre for scuba diving, windsurfing and sailing. Along the coast from Beadnell is Dunstanburgh Castle, a wonderful walk, and then further on is the tiny fishing village renowned for the Craster kipper. To the north towards Berwick one can take a detour to Holy Island which can be reached at low tide across a causeway to Lindisfarne, this early stronghold of christianity. Chillingham Castle with it's unique herd of white cattle is also worth a visit, as are the many stately homes in the borders, such as Paxton House, the Hirsel, Mellerstain and Manderston with it's silver staircase. Seahouses itself is a bustling little village with everything one could want on the doorstep. There is a large Co-op open till 10.00 pm most nights, chemist, doctors surgery and a vet. There are a good range of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants, serving delicious local fayre and also it goes without saying the fish and chips are renowned, all caught locally.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
30 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£300
for 7 nights
£300
 
 
High
28 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
£530
for 7 nights
£530
 
 
Low
7 Jan 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£310
for 7 nights
£310
 
 
Medium
18 Mar 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
High
17 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£530
for 7 nights
£530
 
 
Medium
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
Low
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£310
for 7 nights
£310
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Booking Notes:
£100 deposit and the balance payable 6 weeks before entry.

Changeover Day:
Lettings are available all year, normally Saturday 4:00pm until Saturday 10:00am.

Notes on prices:
Prices: £295-520 p.w. (all inclusive - all bedding, towels, tea towels and electric are included in the price)

Price per dog =£10 p.w. (to be arranged when booking)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Seagull Cottage is a stone's throw from one of the most iconic views i.e. Bamburgh Castle. The cottage has 2 good sized bedrooms sleeping 4 people with bathroom/shower upstairs and lounge/diner and kitchen downstairs. It is centrally-heated with coal-effect electric fire and flat-screen T.V. & DVD.A parking permit for Northumberland C.C. car parks is also included, making a good saving so one can explore the many tourist attractions, castles and market towns the region has to offer. Nearby is the Rick Stein acclaimed Swallow Fish Smokery, ideal for purchasing fresh seafood, kippers, and smoked salmon. The accommodation is centrally located and has easy access to shops, bars and restaurants serving delicious local fayre. There is a small beach nearby and pets are most welcome.

Property Type

  • cottage

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village

Attractions

  • bay
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bath/Shower Room. Recently renovated. Bath with overhead shower and shower screen. Heated towel rail. Illuminated mirror with shaving point. Also wall mounted electric heater.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom One with One Double Bed, bedside cabinets, double wardrobe and dressing table. Bedroom Two with Two Single Beds, bedside cabinets, wardrobe and dressing table with good quality bedding and linen in both bedrooms.

Outside

  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Seagull Cottage is fully centrally heated and has an electric log-effect fire in the lounge and heaters in all rooms. Keys are provided in a key box at the rear of the property to the right of the back door. Key code will be provided upon receipt of balance. Well-behaved pets are welcome. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedding, towels, tea towels Other: Small entrance porch off lounge/diner with cloak hooks etc.

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