This beautiful Northumbrian holiday cottage is an amazing example of a contemporary renovation in a traditional shell. This is, without doubt, one of the oldest properties in the area, and this quaint traditional fisherman's cottage has been in the Stewart family for well over a century and a half.
Now lovingly restored by Geoff Stewart, an accomplished carpenter, the holiday cottage has been brought right into the 21st century with a modern well equipped finish. Whilst retaining features such as the inglenook fireplace, Geoff and Pat have undertaken a full and thorough renovation of this cottage, even down to handcrafting the latch doors throughout. The workmanship is stunning. The cottage is compact and functional - that's the tradition of the cottages the fisher folk lived in - but Pat and Geoff have made sure that you've all the convenience and quality you'd expect and more, in this quaint home from home.
If you've kids they will be very welcome, the cottage has its own patio area outside the conservatory and through the little gate is a children's play area exceptionally well equipped whether to play in the garden or down on the beach. The play area is shared between the two cottages, is fenced and can be seen from the conservatories and patios. Back in the lounge, Pat and Geoff have provided local information, books, cd's, jigsaws, games and videos for all ages, and with kids' safety in mind you'll find all sorts of things to make the cottage child friendly during your stay, like plug stoppers and window restrainers, and at Christmas Pat ensures that her Christmas Tree decorations are child friendly too.
Travel Cot (no cot linen or towel)
Ocean Club membership is provided at the cottage which enables guests to use the pool and gym at this facility which is in walking distance. Entrance charges Adult £6, Children £3. Reductions usually available in January.
Notes and Conditions:
The Powder House is a non-smoking property within the building.
Sorry No Pets.
Short breaks are accepted at certain times of the year.
A £150 Good Housekeeping bond is required at this property.
It's the little personal touches that make this holiday cottage and its partner Clamshell next door, just that bit different. Both properties can be rented together to accommodate up to 10 people and if you wish to all dine together, just let us know and one of the conservatories will be set up for this purpose.
Situated in the oldest part of Seahouses, in a quiet location near the harbour and cliff top walks, forming part of an "old fishing square"
Only 50 yards outside the courtyard and you are on the top of the harbour wall, where seating is provided so you can while away the hours watching the toings and froings of harbour life, or stretch your legs on the beautiful beaches which run North and South and are ideal for leisurely walks, or for those more adventurous try the 6 mile return beach walk to Bamburgh, or the 14 mile return journey to Newton by the Sea (great pub awaits for the mid walk break).
The cottage is close to all the village amenities - shops, butchers, bakers (no candlestick maker tho), pubs & restaurants, newsagents, petrol station, library, resource centre for internet access, takeaways, and the harbour where you can leave on excursions to visit the Farne Islands, to see Puffins (June & July), Grey Seals and many other species of birds. The area is popular with birdwatchers and photographers.
Just 2.5 miles up the coast by road is Bamburgh and its wonderful castle on a rocky outcrop overlooking the beach, and 15 miles south you'll find Alnwick Castle and Garden a popular spot for those with green fingers, and Harry Potter fans (the castle was Hogwarts and the site of the quiddich pitch in the 1st two films).
"We had a wonderful holiday at Powder House Cottage , the cottage is perfect and thoughtfully presented. Pat and Geoff are helpful friendly hosts and couldn't be more friendly. We would certainly recommend it as a lovely holiday destination."
Barbara Turner - Jul 2014
"" Wonderful cottage, Alice loved it here, we had time to relax too! Many thanks Pat & Geoff for making out New Year so special, we will by popping up from Lincolnshire very soon""
Mr & Mrs Lorimer + Alice Lincolnshire - Jan 2013
"First class accommodation, nothing has been forgotten even when David lost his specs - there was an emergency pair!When Pat knew it was my 65th Birthday there were flowers & a bottle of wine, very thoughtful.Thank you both "
Mr & Mrs Hay Fife, Scotland - Jul 2012
"Wonderful holiday, relaxing and beautiful coastline. The cottage was fantastic & well equipped........"
Mr & Mrs Mills & Tyler Doncaster - Mar 2012
"We had a great stay - the cottage has everything we needed as a family and so comfy.
We loved the leisure centre and were lucky with the weather - what more could we ask for!"
Mrs & Mrs Shaw & Family, Derbyshire - Nov 2010
"Another lovely relaxing holiday - cottage well up to standard (see 6/8/10) everything again "spot on", thanks Pat & Geoff - see you next June."
Mr & Mrs Hamblett, Lancs - Oct 2010
"We've had a lovely time, thank you.
Felt very relaxed.
The cottage is wonderful and love all the little touches."
Mr & Mrs Mitchell, Kent - Jun 2010
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