Bega's Bead

Seahouses & Beadnell Area, Coastal

  • 4 Star

You can book this property from:

  • £915 per week
  • £131 per night
  • 4 Star

Features

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 single beds
  • 2 single Zip&Link beds

Appliances

  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer

Bathrooms

  • 4 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wet room
  • Bath
  • Shower

Families

  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Harbour views
  • Sea or coastal views

Nearby activities

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

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

Accessibility

  • Ground floor WC
  • Walk-in shower
  • Wet room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 7:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.

  • As some bedrooms at this property offer flexible bed configurations (see property description) please ensure you state your preferences in the booking note field of the website booking page so that the housekeeper can prepare the property for your arrival.

Description

Ocean Club Seahouses Membership

Idyllic stone cottage, set in the Old Quarter of Seahouses 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, upstairs, bathroom and downstairs cloaks. Lounge, Snug, Kitchen, Dining Room, lovely enclosed courtyard, parking for 2 cars. Well behaved children and dogs welcomed. Wi-fi. Log burner.

This lovely cottage with its Art Deco features, is within a few paces of Seahouses Harbour, yet has a lovely private outside space. Easy walk to village amenities, pubs, restaurants and shops. A great location from which to explore the area and return to a comfy home from home to plan the following days activities.

Sunny enclosed and private courtyard, with a slight nod to a french gite in its style, has patio table and chairs, borders with climbers and an area to store cycles.

Entrance / cloak room

  • Enter through the rear enclosed courtyard where double door access the cottage into the double height atrium with tiled floors and wood throughout
  • From this area the wooden stair case opens onto the upper mezzanine galleried landing
  • Downstairs utility and cloak room with ceiling airer, storage cupboards, has WC and also houses washer/drier

Kitchen/Utility

  • Good range of floor and wall units with ample work surface and storage
  • Crockery, cutlery, glasses, etc for up to 6 people with spares
  • Good range of cookware and serving ware
  • Range style electric cooker set in inglenook
  • Microwave
  • American style fridge freezer
  • separate under bench fridge - ideal as a drinks fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Tiled floor with underfloor heating

Utility/cloakroom

  • Washer (no drier)
  • Ceiling airer
  • Tiled floor

Dining Area

  • Situated in the large entrance atrium with large dining table, upholstered bench seating and 2 head of the table chairs
  • Underfloor heating
  • Tiled floor

Lounge

  • Large room with dual aspect windows and wooden floor
  • Huge book case with yards of books,
  • with large flat screen TV, DVD, Hi-fi unit
  • Two 3-seater sofa's and armchair
  • Coffee table
  • Side table
  • A comfortable room with space for everyone.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • Master bedroom with Super King zip and link bed (twin on request), wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables and blanket box.
    • stripped wooden floors,
    • dual aspect windows and ceiling velux windows.
    • En-suite wet room, wall hung basin and toilet, travertine tiled throughout
    • Large flat screen TV
  • Double room with king size divan bed, with bedside tables, wooden chest, chest of drawers.
    • Flat screen TV.
    • dual aspect windows and
    • velux ceiling window.
    • Built in cupboard/wardrobe.
    • En-suite shower room, large shower, WC, built in basin and storage unit.
  • Twin room,chest of drawers, bedside tables.
    • built in cupboard/wardrobe
    • dual aspect windows and
    • ceiling velux.
    • Flat screen TV
  • Family bathroom - 1400mm bath, separate shower, toilet and wash hand basin

Snug

Snug

  • Smaller lounge with wooden floor
  • Bookcase
  • Large TV
  • Log burning stove
  • 3 seater settee and 2 armchairs
  • Coffee table

Entertainment

  • Large flat screen TVs in lounge and snug
  • DVD
  • Hi-fi unit
  • Huge library of books
  • Wi-fi

Outside Facilities

  • Enclosed, private, flagged courtyard, with a slight nod to a french gite in its style
  • Patio table and chairs
  • Barbecue
  • Borders with climbers
  • Storage area for cycles
  • Log store
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Walking distance to pubs, local amenities, restaurants and beach

What's included at Bega's Bead

  • All bedding (non-allergenic duvets and pillows), bed linen and towels
  • Central heating throughout (underfloor to some downstairs rooms)
  • Electricity included
  • Oil included
  • Initial supply of logs and kindling for the log burner (October-Easter)
  • Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate (no mattress, linen supplied for the cot) , please request on booking
  • Eco-friendly kitchen essentials
  • Toiletries
  • Welcome pack of tea, coffee, sugar milk and a sweet treat
  • Wi-fi
  • Ocean Club Membership (Charges apply)

Ocean Club Membership

The owners of Bega's Bead have provided all guests with corporate membership of The Ocean Club in Seahouses (nominal entrance fee payable and valid on bookings taking place in 2020). Guests can enjoy the following facilities during their stay:

  • 20 metre Indoor Swimming Pool, separate Children's Pool & Spa Area
  • Air conditioned, fully equipped Fitness Suite
  • Fitness Class Studio (Classes time table can be found on The Ocean Club website)
  • Health & Beauty Suite (Non Members welcome)
  • Dog Friendly Licensed Coffee Shop open 9am – 9pm (Non Members welcome)
  • Limited Free Customer Parking
  • Free WIFI

*Please note that different activities will attract varied fees

What can be arranged.

Charges will normally apply:

  • Well behaved dogs welcome (2 or 3 depending on size, please ask) £25.00 per dog per week or part thereof
  • Dog duvet
  • Plastic dog bed
  • Dog crate medium
  • Dog crate large
  • Beach towels

Facilities for Children @ Bega's Bead

  • Travel cot - no cot mattress, linen or infant towel supplied
  • Wooden high chair - converts to seat & table for toddler
  • Wooden stair gate - x 2 for top and bottom of stairs

Bringing your dog on holiday

Bega's Bead 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.

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.

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

  • Dog duvet
  • Plastic dog bed
  • Dog crate medium
  • Dog crate large

Special Notes and Conditions

Notes & conditions

  • Dogs are welcome at £25.00 per pet per week or part thereof. (2/3 depending on size please check). Dogs must not be left in the property unattended at any time.
  • There is no on-street parking outside of the property - 2 off road space are provided large enough for an 2 average family saloons.
  • Short breaks are accepted usually Friday to Monday, Monday to Friday outside of peak season
  • Start days can be flexible at times subject to availability.

Accessibility

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Parking
The parking area for Bega’s Bead is a narrow alleyway to the side of the house, where there is parking for 2 average size cars behind each other. Note that car doors are unlikely to open fully on both sides at the same time, so it is advised to park to one side. There is a light on the side of the building which operates on a passive sensor.
Please note that the parking and courtyard entrance are actually on North Street where there is a Bega’s Bead sign on the wall.


Access to the cottage
The entrance to the cottage is through a metal gate onto courtyard area. This area is laid to traditional random sized stone flags so is not even and has small irregular gaps between the flags.
There is a light to the courtyard area which operates on a passive sensor.
The keys are accessed to the left of the main courtyard double doors - on the key box slide cover down, enter the 4 digit code found on your directions, press down the small black lever at same time pulling towards you and remove the keys in side.
To access the lock is on the left hand double patio door and once unlocked the door opens inwards. To widen the access, the right hand door has a bolt top and bottom of right hand door and also opens inwards.
There is a small small step in approx 2 inches high.


Flooring & Layout
Once inside the full ground floor has hard floors, some wood, some large tiles of irregular surface pattern.
Some occasional rugs throughout and no changes in levels.
Doors are all 80cm wide openings, hinged right and opening into rooms.


Kitchen
Work benches higher than normal at worktop height 100cm
Sink is an inset Belfast - top edge 100cm high, depth of bowl 27cm


Bedrooms
All bedrooms are situated on the 1st floor.
Master Bedroom has a zip and link Super King bed which can be split to twins - ensuite door opens towards you, is wet room style with Travatine floor and wall tiles the shower is thermostatically controlled by a hot and cold turn handle.
Twin bedroom uses the family bathroom - see below
Double bedroom has an ensuite with sliding door - slides right to left from bedroom side, into a shower room
with large shower with sliding doors giving an opening 69cm wide. Toilet and wash hand basin.


Cloak Room
A toilet and wash hand basin are situated on the ground floor in the utility/cloakroom off the dining atrium.
Door width 80cm. Clear floor area 150cm x 150cm.


Staircase
Polished wooden stairs with shallow stairs - rise 14cm, depth 27cm, tread width 77cm. 9 steps to square half landing turning right up 1 step, 14cm rise width 77cm; to 2nd square half landing to 8 steps same dimensions as bottom half.
Bannister to the right runs the full length of the staircase.
There is a facility to place a stair gate both top and bottom.
No further level changes throughout upstairs, doors all 800 wide opening, hinged right and opening into rooms.


Bathroom
Bath 1500 x 74cm (base interior length 1200)
Shower - Quadrant style with two sliding doors, step in is 14cm high.

Reviews

A lovely property. It suited the family well and we hope to return.

Mrs Margaret D,

Brilliant property. 4 adults and 1 dog went. There is 1 superking room (or 2 singles) with en-suite wet room, 1 double room with en-suite shower room and a children's room with 2 slightly smaller beds serviced by the next door house bathroom. There's also a downstairs loo, so you should never get caught short! Milk was left in the fridge for us, and there was a little welcome pack for our dog, with a few treats, a roll of poo bags and a doggie towel. Everything is thought of here, and there's a fantastic range of books you can read during your stay - I can recommend the Agatha Christie's. Off road parking for 2 larger cars is a bonus, and you can't get much closer to the harbour! Swallow Fish round the corner is a must for breakfast kippers and the takeaways in town are good. Our third time here and hopefully not our last.

Past Customer,

We booked this cottage for a holiday sharing with two other couples. Booking and pre arrival information was excellent. The house worked well with three bedrooms and three bathrooms though the twin room is arranged more for children sharing than adults. The house was really well equipped with everything needed to cook good meals, nice glasses etc. The central location was excellent and easy walking distance to the Main Street and a just few metres to two pubs!

Past Customer,

Location

From the property:

Walking & Amenities:

  • Just short walk the centre of Seahouses on foot, and 3 miles to Bamburgh along the beach
  • Easy access to Seahouses and all its amenities, from the busy harbour 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
  • Try the 6 mile return beach walk to Bamburgh, or
  • 14 mile return journey to Newton by the Sea (great pub awaits for the mid walk break).

Amenities close by:

  • Shops, butchers, bakers (no candlestick maker tho),
  • Pubs & Restaurants,
  • Newsagents,
  • Petrol station,
  • Takeaways (Italian, Indian, Chinese)
  • Harbour where you can leave on excursions to visit the Farne Islands, to see Puffins (May to July), Grey Seals and many other species of birds. The area is popular with birdwatchers and photographers.
  • Grace Darling Museum Bamburgh

A short drive:

  • Bamburgh Castle (2.5 miles north) sits atop rocky outcrop overlooking the beach,
  • 15 miles south 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

Travel and Access information:

Trains:

  • Alnmouth for Alnwick station is approx 15 miles south - a mainline station on the North East Coastal line with regular stops from London to Edinburgh
  • Berwick upon Tweed approx 25 miles north - a mainline station on the North East Coastal line with regular stops from London to Edinburgh

Bus:

  • Buses run by Arriva and Travelsure stop in Seahouses itself the X15 and the X18 services run north and south along the coast from Berwick to Newcastle

Airport:

  • Newcastle International is approx 50 miles south,
  • Edinburgh Airport is approx 90 miles north
  • Both airports have daily internal flights from a number of UK locations, and international flights on a regular basis.
  • Car hire is available from both airports.

Cycling:

  • Seahouses is situated on Sustrans Coast and Castles Route 1 and is a popular stopping point.

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