Coastguard Cottage

Bamburgh & Holy Island Area, Coastal

  • 5 Star

You can book this property from:

  • £1104 per week
  • £158 per night
  • 5 Star
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking

Features

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 4 single beds

Kitchen

  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer

Bathrooms

  • 3 bathrooms
  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower

Families

  • Travel cot
  • Highchair

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Outdoors

  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Enclosed garden
  • Barbecue

Accessibility

  • On one level, no stairs
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Walk-in shower

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 16:00
  • Check out: 10:00

Description

You couldn't ask for a better located holiday cottage .....

Situated under the Whinstone Crags upon which stands Bamburgh Castle, nestled in the Bamburgh dunes, and just out of the garden you're on the beach in seconds, this single storey cottage just seems too good to be true. But, this house has been a family holiday retreat for over 50 years and now, Coastguard Cottage has been brought into the present day to accommodate up to 8 people and an infant. With 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an underfloor-heated conservatory, the cottage is spacious yet has a cosy feel and provides a great retreat after a day exploring the Northumberland coastline or simply walking along the vast expanse of Bamburgh beach, just metres from the front door. Besides the iconic castle dominating this village, Bamburgh also has a wealth of pubs/restaurants and eateries, as well as cafes, gift shops and general stores. Not to be missed is the local butcher's shop - Carter's - to sample the famous Bamburgh Bangers for breakfast!
For a family get together, friend's reunion, or a base for groups to follow their interests there's space and comfort for all.

Entrance

  • Situated under the Whinstone Crags upon which stands Bamburgh Castle
  • Nestled in the dunes, just out of the garden you're on the beach in seconds
  • Enter through the front door into an entrance hall
  • Parking for 1 car (or 2 small ones) in the grounds, 1 car on the lane outside

Please note:
No parking is allowed on the lawn
There is a municipal car park approx 500 yards away.

Kitchen

  • Fantastic family kitchen/dining room
  • Log burner
  • Direct access to the garden
  • Range cooker with ceramic 5 ring hob
  • 2 integral fridges
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Washer drier
  • Dishwasher
  • Range cooker with ceramic 5 ring hob
  • Food processor
  • Sandwich maker
  • Juicer
  • Coffee maker

Dining area

  • Fantastic family kitchen/dining room
  • Log burner
  • Direct access to the garden
  • Large dining table and 8 chairs
  • Wi-fi
  • TV
  • Radio
  • CD
  • Ipod dock

Lounge & Conservatory

Snug lounge with open fire:

  • 2 leather sofa's
  • Wi-fi
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Great selection of books and children's games

Lovely sunny conservatory:

  • Comfy sofa's
  • Coffee table
  • Patio doors that open directly to patio and garden
  • Doorway to inner courtyard - log store, games store.

Bedrooms & bathrooms

  • 4 great bedrooms:
  • 1 kingsize double
  • 1 standard double with ensuite
  • 2 twin rooms
  • 1 family bathroom with separate shower
  • Bath time toys for the kids
  • Second shower room (off the conservatory)

Entertainment

  • TV - lounge & dining room and bedroom 1
  • DVD - lounge & dining room
  • Radio
  • CD
  • Ipod dock
  • Great selection of books and children's games

Outside Facilities

  • Large fully enclosed garden
  • Direct access through small gate to dunes
  • Patio furniture
  • Sun umbrella
  • Barbecue
  • Full set of outside plates and glassess
  • Children's outside toys
  • Beach toys - buckets & spades, nets, boogie boards etc
  • Outise tap - idea for washing the dog or cleaning wet suits
  • Parking for 1 car (or 2 small ones) in the grounds, 1 car on the lane outside

Please note:
No parking is allowed on the lawn
There is a municipal car park approx 500 yards away, week stay parking ticket can be purchased from Seahouses Tourist Information centre

What's Included at Coastguards

  • Bedding (duvets per bed & 2 pillows per person)
  • Bed linen
  • Towels (hand & bath sheet per person, plus bathroom hand towels)
  • Wi-fi
  • Kitchen towel
  • Tea-towel
  • Oven glove
  • Electricity
  • Oil supplies heating and hot water
  • October-March initial supply of logs, kindling & matches for the open fire and log burner
  • Welcome pack: tea, coffee, sugar, milk and a sweet treat.
  • K9 welcome pack if you have booked your dog
  • Large dog crate for your K9 friend
  • Travel cot (please bring your own linen & towels for the infant)
  • High chair

What can be arranged at Coastguards

  • Well behaved dogs welcome (up to 2) @ £25.00 per dog per week or part thereof
  • Dog duvet
  • Plastic dog bed
  • Dog crate medium (large dog crate already in cottage)
  • Beach towels

Children's Facilities

  • Travel Cot
  • High Chair
  • Outside games and toys
  • Books, toys and games
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Access from the garden direct through the dunes to the beach.

Bringing Your Dog on Holiday

Coastguards welcomes well behaved dogs (up to 2) @ £25.00 per dog per week or part thereof. When you book you will be asked to provide some information about your pet which will aide the owner in ensuring that the property is set up to welcome them.

K9 welcome pack comprises: bowls, feed mat, towel, treats, initial supply of poo bags.

A bit of K9 etiquette should be observed during your stay:-

  • Your pet should not be left in the property unattended (unless crated - crates can be hired)
  • Your pet should not be allowed in the bedrooms or on furniture
  • On booking for your pet, you are confirming that it is fully up to date on its flea treatment.
  • All evidence of your dog must be removed from the house and grounds on departure.

The following items are available to hire if you are bringing your K9 friend

  • Dog duvet
  • Plastic dog bed
  • Dog crate medium

Special Notes & Conditions

Special Notes and Conditions:
• Dogs welcome @ £25.00 per pet per week or part thereof.
• NOTE: parking for 1 car (or 2 small ones) in the grounds, 1 car on the lane outside. No parking is allowed on the lawn. There is a municipal car park approx 500 yards away, week stay parking ticket can be purchased from Seahouses Tourist Information Centre.

Reviews

This was our second stay at Coastguard Cottage, and it excelled on all fronts once again. This time, our family of four brought some elderly relatives with us, and they found the cottage met their every need, too. The layout is ideal for groups such as this, with bedrooms being grouped in different sections of the bungalow, and with there being ample bathroom availability. Access is easy, and the location simply cannot be beat - nestled right in the dunes of Bamburgh Beach, next to the iconic Bamburgh Castle. This property is beautifully appointed and maintained, with seemingly every requirement anticipated. We were very lucky with the weather, staying for the last week of October, which meant we could make the most of the week with daily adventures. In addition to relaxing on Bamburgh Beach itself, we visited Barter Books in Alnwick, Alnwick Gardens, The Treehouse Restaurant at Alnwick Gardens, and even Edinburgh Zoo. We highly recommend taking an afternoon to walk along the coastal path from Bamburgh to the breathtaking Budle Bay, and note that you should keep an eye out for fascinating and entirely complete WWII coastal defence structures, which are dotted long the route. Star-gazing on the dune that towers over the back garden is also not to be missed, with this mound being topped with bench boasting a plaque that declares it is in the Top 10 of lunch spots in the U.K, as voted by Kingsmill customers! As always, our customer experience with Stay Northumbria was second-to-none, with fantastic, clear communication of information, and warm, friendly exchanges with office staff. This, combined with the high calibre of properties they offer, is why we come back time and again!

Past Customer,

The cottage was excellent all round, its next to the castle and behind a sand dune to the beach, so its a very private location, but its straight onto the beach. It has a south facing conservatory with big comfy settees and because of the sand dune its really warm and sheltered from any winds. It opens onto a large enclosed gardens so our dogs could go out with out any problems. Its fitted and furnished to a high standard and furnished to a high standard and is very light and airy in every room. We will definitely go back again

Past Customer,

Wonderful comfortable cottage. Good size and a great location. Owners said it was dog friendly and it was with a large secure garden. There were doggy treats on arrival which they enjoyed. Loved Bamburgh and the cottage.

Past Customer,

A fantastic property in a stunning setting. We loved the cottage and the village and are looking forward to coming back in the future.

Past Customer,

Location

Situated in the dunes under the dramatic Bamburgh Castle.Direct access to the beach from the back garden
  • Walking distance to Bamburgh village - 5 minutes.
  • Walking distance to nearest pub/eatery - 5 minutes
  • Walking distance to shops - 5 minutes.
  • Walking distance to Seahouses- 3 miles.
  • Driving : within easy reach of Alnwick, inland the Cheviot Hills and northward the border town of Berwick upon Tweed.
  • Nearest Rail Station - Chathill (very limited service from Newcastle), main line Alnmouth.
  • Nearest Airport : Newcastle International
  • Nearest Main Bus Station : Alnwick - however, direct routes to Bamburgh available from both Berwick and Newcastle.