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Seahouses Beautiful Coastal Cottage near Bamburgh/Farne Islands use of pool/spa



Updated: 17-Oct-2016
Cottage in Seahouses, Northumberland, England - Peaceful Location,10 mins walk to Britain's Best Beach and Seahouses Village . Use of pool and spa.

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Seb's Sea House is a lovely old dog friendly cottage which retains many of its original features such as stone fireplaces downstairs and beautifully decorated fireplaces upstairs. However, it has been refurbished to a high standard with new kitchen, bathroom and utility room. The quiet garden is full of birdlife, including ducks who waddle by. Outdoors there is seating which has been placed to view the magnificent sunsets as well as an outdoor table and chairs for alfesco dining. Use of privately run Spa, Swimming pool and Gym for our guests. You can store bikes or diving equipment in the garage. We chose this property because it is away from the hustle and bustle of Seahouses and has a good sized garden with private parking for two cars. However, a ten minute walk down a tree-lined path and you will be at the most magnificent beach which leads to Bamburgh Castle and Bamburgh Village. The Village has some excellent pubs and restaurants,a deli,award-winning butcher's, the ancient church of St Aidan's and the Grace Darling Museum. A ten minute walk in the opposite direction takes you to Seahouses Village and Harbour from where you can take a boat out to The Farne Islands. Seahouses has more shops than the other villages in the area including a Co-op, bakers, fruit and veg shop, gift shops, a deli and numerous restaurants, pubs and cafes. Here you will also find the Ocean Club Spa, gym,swimming pool and restaurant. Pamper days, massages and a beautician are available. Guests can use the facilities for a small fee. Please note that you cannot gain entry without our membership which is limited to local homeowners only. You are within driving distance of Alnwick Gardens and Castle (where Harry Potter and Downton Abbey were filmed), Holy Island, Berwick, Dunstanburgh Castle, Warkworth Castle, Low Newton National Trust Village Craster, Dunstanburgh Castle and Edinburgh. For fans of Vera you are within easy driving distance of many scenes.

There are numerous golf courses in the area, diving off The Farne Islands, bird watching, hiking, cycling routes straight from the house and horse riding, which is is a two minute walk away. Boat trips in the winter months will allow you to see seal pups on the nearby islands.

This house is suitable for couples and families. It can also be used for off peak weekends by groups of golfers. The local courses have weekend special packages available. There are links courses at Seahouses, Alnmouth and Newton.

We are a 10 minute drive from Newton Hall Wedding Venue and 15 minutes away from Doxford Hall Wedding Venue. We are a short drive from Chillingham Castle. Many of our guests stay with us when attending local weddings.

The area is a bird watchers paradise. There are puffins in Summer on the Farne Islands which are owned by The National Trust. In Winter you can take a boat out to tour the Islands where you can see large colonies of seals. We have negotiated a 10% discount for all of our guests on Billy Shields Farne Islands boats.

Holy Island, reached across a tidal road, is the seat of early Christianity in England. St Cuthbert was buried there until his remains had to be rescued from the Vikings. The Island also has huge expanses of beautiful, clean, empty beaches.

Should you require outside catering then please let us know in advance so that we can contact our caterers. They can provide dinners for two up to special anniversary celebration dinners for all guests.

In further good news we understand that the local fish and chip shop has just won the best chippy award.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

This is Seb's house. He is 8 and has two sisters and a dog called Oscar. Seb and his family use Seb's Sea House as a stress relief get-away location.

The beach is one of Seb's (and Oscar's) favourite places as he can dig (as can Oscar) and explore the rock pools (as can Oscar). The sun always seems to shine.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a relaxing time after a busy year. The cottage was modern yet warm and cosy. The beaches were fantastic. The kids had a fantastic time in the dark at the beach. We built a fire and looked at the stars and The Northern Lights. Will definitely come again.
Dec 2015
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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


Great location great house

  • 5 of 5

Great house well equipped and spacious. Everything you need in the kitchen and bedrooms are huge. Gardens are lovely with a separate gated garden with table and chairs to relax in the evenings. We managed 60 miles of walking during our stay and didn't use the car one. Recommend walks to Bamburgh, Beadnall and Low Newton, majority of walking on the beaches and what fantastic beaches they are. Miles and miles of sand with all year access for the dog and lots of rock pools for the kids to investigate. Recommend a stop at the Ship Inn at Low Newton fab food and the Craster Arms at Beadnell. In Seahouses itself we found a base in the Bamburgh Castle Inn with good food but a little expensive compared to the other pubs. Boat trip to Farne Islands and Holy Island was well worth the money... Will definitely be coming back.....

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A well proportioned family holiday home

  • 5 of 5

The property is about a 10 minute brisk walk from the Seahouses port and shops and about the same to the beach. Most of the route to the beach was on footpaths no where near the roads, which was great with our three year old and his new bike. I am not sure if we were allowed to use it, but there was also a great playground in the campsite a short diversion from the beach footpath.

The house itself was clean, spacious and the large rooms made for a very comfortable stay. Next time, we would stay longer and make more use of the house and all it had to offer. We felt like we were still discovering things to do even when we were packing to leave.

We had a great trip to the Farne Islands, a 2.5 hour trip was perfect for us and our three year old, which even included a walk around Staple Island. Lots of puffins to see!

I would recommend Seahouses and this property is a good option as a holiday home. Thank you to Jacqueline for her honesty and helpfulness.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time so write such a lovely review. We always run out of time to see everything when we visit. This week we made it to Wooler for the first time. Only nine miles away and a lovely run over the top of the moors.
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  • 5 of 5

Seb's Sea House is a lovely spacious cottage with everything you need to have a fabulous stay. We loved the little fenced garden for a chilled time either sunbathing or relaxing with a drink. The cottage is about half a mile to the beach if you turn left out of the drive and about 15 minutes walk or 2 minutes drive to the town of Seahouses. I spent a lot of time just walking down the beach with my dogs. Our stay was much too short so I will be back again.

We dined at the Old Ship one night but I would recommend booking anywhere in advance if you want to dine out as spaces are limited otherwise you will be on fish and chips.

Seb's Sea house was spotlessly clean . There is plenty of space for 6, the 2 double bedrooms are huge. My wife said she would live there in an instant.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. The walk down to the beach is very peaceful with lots of bird life and the sound of the sheep in the field across the road. Plus the view of Bamburgh Castle across the fields.
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Seb's Seahouse Review April 2016

  • 5 of 5

Owner was very helpful and friendly. Perfect to be able to park right at the back door because one of our party had restricted mobility. The cottage was cosy yet spacious. Beds extremely comfortable. High standard of cleanliness on our arrival. Bathroom facilities more than adequate.What was really nice was not being greeted with terrifyingly long list of do's and dont's which we have experienced on other holiday lets. Would definitely recommend this property and the owner.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's a very kind review. I'm glad you had such a good stay and hope your mum enjoyed herself.
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Spacious well appointed cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful short break in this spacious warm and well appointed cottage. Our first visit to this area and we were blessed with sunshine every day. When the sun shines here it's a little slice of heaven! Thank you for accepting our dogs, they enjoyed running on the miles of sandy beaches and many Pubs are dog friendly. Being a garden lover visits to Alnwick and Cragside were the icing on the cake of a wonderful trip!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I had taken for granted the fact that so many places are dog friendly. As for gardens there is also the beautiful Roxburgh Castle in the Scottish Borders.
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Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Loved the cottage, spacious, and well equipped, Perfect place to unwind and relax after a long journey.The area is beautiful . It was amazing to see about 400 seals on the beach just off Lindisfarne.We hope to return to Seb's cottage in the near future.Every thing was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We have seen the seals surfing st the beach at this time of year.
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From the Owner

We have loved the area ever since we visited the beach at Newton by the Sea one Christmas Day. There is something magical about the big skies, the sea, the wildlife and the local people that makes this part of Northumberland a must-go-back place. The area has its own microclimate meaning that it is often drier and warmer than other parts of Northumberland. Recently there have been pods of dolphins swimming alongside the tourist boats going out to the Farne Islands. The puffins have already arrived for 2016. Why not take advantage of our arrangement with Billy Shiels Farne Island Tours to receive a 10% discount for your whole party. Or book in advance for gourmet catering served to you in our cottage.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newcastle International at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Olde Ship Inn Seahouses at 0.8 Miles Nearest Ferry : Newcastle/North Shields at 50 Miles Nearest Train : Chatton at 7 Miles Nearest Motorway : A1 at 7 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Seahouses at 0.6 Miles Nearest Beach : Bamburgh at 1 Miles Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Perfect location for birdwatching; Sea trips out to Farne Islands for seal watching in Winter and puffins in Summer months. Walking, golf, excellent cycling country, horse riding and diving.


10 minute walk to beach and harbour. The beach between Seahouses and Bamburgh, which has featured by Robson Green's on ITV in his series on Northmberland Tales(http://www.itv.com/presscentre/ep3week46/tales-northumberland-robson-green) is stunning at all times of the year. It is a wide, sandy, very clean beach with Seahouses village and harbour at one end and the magnificent Bamburgh Castle and village at the other. This is probably Britain's best beach! Off the coastline are The Farne Islands and Holy Island famous for early Christianity, seal population, puffins and sea birds (as well as dolphins).


A one hour drive from Newcastle airport; 80 mins from Edinburgh airport; one hour from North Shields Ferry for boats from Northern Europe. One hour South from here to Newcastle by car with access to the city and Metro Centre. 35 mins drive North to Scottish Border and rail links to Edinburgh and Glasgow and beyond.


Seahouses 0.8 mile, Bamburgh 3.3 miles, Alnwick Castle and Gardens 15 miles. Farne Islands from Seahouses harbour-depends on sea conditions.

Further Details:

Great butchers in Bamburgh along with pubs, independent shops, restaurants, cafe and great views. Croquet and cricket on the village green at Bamburgh in Summer. Seahouses has great pubs, a selection of restaurants, independent shops, a cinema and a private spa/pool facility to which guests can gain entry.There is also a harbour and a selection of fishing trips, and birdwatching boats and day trips.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late autumn
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and new year
20 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Winter
3 Jan 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half term
17 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Feb 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
22 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May half term
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Holidays
14 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £25

Booking Notes:
Booking enquiries at jemmerson39@gmail.com or 0191 2171774.

Changeover Day:
Friday in peak season; by arrangement out of season.

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From the Owner

You can walk to Seahouses Harbour and Bamburgh Beach within ten minutes. The beaches are stunning. Bamburgh Castle sits majestically at one end of the nearest beach and Seahouses at the other. This is the gateway to The Farne Islands. At sunset, there is nothing better than sitting outside on the grassed Terrace at the Bamburgh Castle Inn in Seahouses overlooking the harbour and sea and watching the colours of the sky change from orange and red to crimson and then black. This coast has also witnessed the Northern Lights for a number of months this Winter. We have had beautiful Spring days with some amazing low tides making the beach even bigger, if that were possible. It is so easy to meet new friends on the walk along the beach to Bamburgh. Many have come here on holiday, fallen in love with the place and moved here permanently. For garden lovers why not visit the award winning Alnwick Gardens, Roxburgh Castle Gardens, Cragside Gardens at Rothbury or the beautiful walled garden at Wallington.

Property Type

  • cottage


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


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), En-suite bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Large walk in shower, tiled floors, towel heater.
  • En-suite bathroom off bedroom one with sink, wc and bath. Fully modernised ground floor bathroom completed at end of 2015 with wc, sink, large walk-in shower and towel heater.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps six in three bedrooms. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom one with large double bed, wardrobe, lots of other storage space, docking station,TV with remote control. Bedroom two with large double bed, walk in wardrobe, lots of other storage space, docking station and TV.Bedroom three with two single beds.


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: One well behaved dog is accepted who is not permitted upstairs and must not be left alone in the cottage. Stairgate is available. Outside tap for cleaning dogs. Outside: lots of lovely trees and bushes surrounding lawned gardens. Lawned gardens with decking with table and chairs; garage, parking; bench for viewing sunset. Utility Room: with washer dryer and Belfast style sink. Cloaks at entrance. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned at the end of the week. Fresh white bed linen is provided as are towels. However, guests must provide their own beach towels. Other: Dining Room, with large table seating six-eight, book shelves with books for all ages and wood burning stove. Original stone fireplace and exposed beams.

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