Byre @ Westfield

Seahouses & Beadnell Area, Coastal

You can book this property from:

  • £1,259 per week
  • £180 per night

Features

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 8 single Zip&Link beds

Appliances

  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer

Bathrooms

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

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack
  • Sea or coastal views

Nearby activities

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

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking

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: 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

A luxurious single storey stone barn conversion with lovely garden and distant uninterrupted views to the sea and Farne Islands.

The decoration, building finishes, bathroom finishes are all beautiful, and the kitchen offers a spacious working area with granite worktops, centre island, range cooker and dining area. All heating is underfloor, and water is heated by solar, making it a very eco friendly house. With parking for up to 3 cars and a lovely landscaped garden this holiday house ticks all the boxes. It's a short walk into the village of Seahouses, with its array of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as the harbour from where you can take trips over to the Farne Islands. The cottage is also just a 1 mile walk along a country lane to the beach.

This property is new to the market, having just been finished in July 2015. We'll let the photos speak for themselves, but if you wish to clarify anything at all just give the office a ring.

Entrance

  • Luxury single storey stone barn conversion
  • Uninterupted views to the sea and Farne Islands
  • The owner Caroline will meet you at the property
  • Enter through the front door directly into an open plan lounge kitchen dining area
  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • Parking for 3 cars

Kitchen & Utility

  • Quality fitted kitchen
  • Granite work surfaces
  • Centre island
  • Range cooker
  • Fridge freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Wine cooler
  • Dining area
  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • Water heated by solar
  • Double doors leading to patio and garden with views over fields to the sea and Farne Islands
  • Separate utility provides washer, dryer and boot room

Dining Area

  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • Large dining table and chairs

Lounge

  • Directly accessible from the kitchen and dining room
  • Comfy seating
  • Wi-fi
  • Large TV
  • DVD
  • Underfloor heating throughout

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

All the bedrooms are spacious with quality furnishings including wardrobes, chest of drawers, bedside tables and lights, ​Beds can either be super king doubles or twins. The usual configuration is 3 doubles and one twin, if you require different bedroom configurations please state at the time of booking

West Wing :
  • Bedroom 1 - ensuite access to the family bathroom with bath and rain shower (jack n'jill style access).
  • Bedroom 2 - ensuite with shower room

South Wing:
  • Bedroom 3 - is ensuite with shower room and also has a walk in wardrobe
  • Bedroom 4 - non-ensuite

Entertainment

  • Wi-fi
  • Large TV with DVD in the lounge

Outside Facilities

  • Luxury single storey stone barn conversion
  • Lovely garden
  • Distant uninterupted views to the sea and Farne Islands
  • Parking for 3 cars

What's Included

  • Bedding (duvets per bed & 2 pillows per person)
  • Bed linen
  • Towels (hand & bath sheet per person, plus bathroom hand towels)
  • Kitchen towel
  • Tea-towel
  • Oven glove
  • W-fi
  • Freeview TV & DVD in lounge
  • Electricity
  • Underfloor heating
  • October-March initial supply of logs, kindling & matches
  • Welcome Pack : tea, coffee, sugar, milk, locally baked bread and cake, preserve and butter
  • Two off road parking spaces
  • The owner, Caroline is the daughter of William Shiel MBE, founder of the Glad Tidings boat trips which operate from Seahouses Harbour to the Farne Islands. Guests will be able to arrange with Caroline who lives on site, to receive a discount on trips during your stay. If you wish to pre-arrange your trip please do so when you pre-organise your arrival time and key collection, details will be included on your arrival instructions.

What can be Arranged

  • Cot (please provide your own cot linen and towels)
  • High Chair
  • The owner, Caroline is the daughter of William Shiel MBE, founder of the Glad Tidings boat trips which operate from Seahouses Harbour to the Farne Islands. Guests will be able to arrange with Caroline who lives on site, to receive a discount on trips during your stay. If you wish to pre-arrange your trip please do so when you pre-organise your arrival time and key collection, details will be included on your arrival instructions.

Special Notes & conditions

Notes and Conditions:

Sorry the Byre does not accept dogs.

Accessibility

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Access Statement
Byre at Westfield Steading
North Sunderland
Seahouses
NE68 7UR
Introduction
The Byre is a stunning barn conversion finished in July 2015. It has been finished to a first class standard with
many luxurious features including monsoon showers with body-jets. The single storey building accomodates 8
people in 4 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms. A large landscaped garden has a furnished patio area with stunning views
towards Bamburgh Castle and the Farne Islands. All heating is underfloor and the water is heated by solar power
making it a very ecofriendly house.
The half Byre can accomodate 4 people and in this instance, the door leading from the lounge area to the South
Wing is locked.
Enquiries
Can be made to Stay Northumbria Ltd via the website www.staynorthumbria.co.uk
by email to info@staynorthumbria.co.uk
or by telephone to 01665 721380
Or via the owner’s website for luxury holiday cottage accomodation www.westfieldfarmsteading.co.uk
by email to enquiries@westfieldfarmsteading.co.uk,
or by telephone to 01665 721375 or 07985 334807
Pre-Arrival
Give the name and distance of the nearest railway station. Chathill station is 5 miles away but
limited service. Main station is at
Alnmouth 15.6 miles away
State whether an accessible taxi service is available. Taxis can be booked by telephone
Information in the cottage
Give information about bus services - accessibility, frequency, distance of
bus stop from property, route no.
Newcastle to Berwick 501/505 will
stop for passengers 1/2 mile from
property at Broad Road
Do you offer a collection service? No
Describe the streets in the area surrounding the property. Gravel then paving stones to the door
of the property
State whether you have information about local services for disabled people
e.g. equipment hire, wheelchair repairs, and Shop mobility.
Information available on internet
Property has Wifi
Give details of local stores where shopping can be ordered in advance or
state if you can arrange for shopping to be delivered.
Tesco, Asda and Sainsburys will
deliver
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North Sunderland
Seahouses
NE68 7UR
Parking
State whether parking is available on site or nearby and give the number of
spaces available and distance to the property entrance.
Parking is off road and private in a
courtyard directly in front of the
property for up to 3 cars
Describe the type of surface from the car park to the main entrance. Gravel then paving stones to the door
of the property
Describe any lighting in the car parking area and en-route from the car park
to the property entrance.
4 sensor lights in the courtyard
Entrance to Property
How many steps, if any, to the entrance and is there a handrail? Entrance via main front door
One step 16cm
No handrail
Describe any ramp available at the entrance. Wheelchair access via a ramp is
available.
Facing the property from the
courtyard, turn right and there is a
flat pavement right around the
property where there is a ramp
providing entry into the dining area
What is the clear door opening width? 106cm into entrance hall
Describe how well/evenly lit the area is and what type of lighting is provided
e.g. ceiling spotlights.
The area is very well lit with ceiling
and wall lights
Describe the floor surface. Tiled floor
Describe any other facilities There is a utility room situation off
the entrance hall with fridge/freezer,
iron and ironing board, washer, drier
and sink with mixer tap
The oil boiler is situated in this room
Kitchen/Dining Area
Describe where the kitchen is situated and how you access it i.e. is there
level access ramp(s) or step(s).
Entrance to kitchen via entrance hall,
level access throughout
What is the clear door opening width, taking into account any obstacles? 84cm
State the height of the oven, hob and microwave. Does the oven have a
drop down or side-opening door?
90cm
How high is the work surface/food preparation area? 90cm
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North Sunderland
Seahouses
NE68 7UR
State the height of the highest shelf and lowest drawer of fridge/freezer. In kitchen 50cm, 60cm
In utility room 21.6cm, 60cm
Describe any places to eat in the kitchen There is a large, well equipped
central island with 2 bar stools with
backs but no arms, seat 67cm high
State the height of wall cupboards containing crockery, glasses etc. Can
these be moved to lower level cupboards on request?
140cm
Yes
Describe the sink taps e.g. single mixer lever tap. Single mixer tap with spray and rinser
List any aids that can assist people e.g. cordless kettle revolving 360 degrees.
Cordless kettle
Describe how well lit the kitchen is and what type of lighting is provided. Very well lit due to windows and
glass doors.
Kitchen/dining open area has 12
spotlights, 4 picture lights, under
cupboard lights and 3 hanging lights
Describe the dining area The dining area has a large table with
seating for 8 with 6 chairs without
arms, seat 47cm high and 2 carver
chairs with arms, seat 49cms
There is room round the table for a
wheelchair
Describe the floor surface. Tiled floor
Describe any other facilities There is a well stocked book case
with games as well as information
leaflets about local attractions
Sitting Room/Lounge
Describe where the sitting room is situated and how you access it. The sitting room is open access from
the kitchen/dining area
There is a feature fireplace separating
the areas
Level access throughout property
Describe the layout within the sitting room/lounge. 2 x 3 seater settees, 2 chairs, coffee
table 50cm high, TV
Is the furniture moveable? Yes
Where there are TVs are subtitles/audio description available? Yes
Describe how well/evenly lit the area is and what type of lighting is provided.
2 ceiling lights, 5 picture lights as well
as glass windows & doors
Describe the floor surface. Short pile carpet
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North Sunderland
Seahouses
NE68 7UR
Bedrooms And Sleeping Areas
West Wing: Bedroom 1
Do you have any ground floor bedrooms? Level access throughout property
What is the clear door opening width, taking in account any obstacles? All door widths 84cm
Can furniture be moved around or removed? All bedroom furniture can be moved
on request
What bed combinations are there e.g. twin, double, zip-linked? All bedrooms can be either SKD or
twin
How wide is the space next to the bed (s)? 170cm when bed made up as SKD
Wheelchair access possible
What is the height of the bed(s) to the top of the mattress? What is the
height of the clear space under the bed?
62cm
All beds are the same height
No space under bed
Describe how well lit the bedroom is and what type of lighting is provided. Very well lit with 2 ceiling lights,
mother & daughter bedside lamps
and floor to ceiling door which is tilt
and turn with keyless exit
Describe wardrobe and storage space. Wardrobe and 2 bedside cabinets
Describe the floor surface. All bedrooms have short pile carpet
Give details of any non-allergenic bedding that can be provided. All bedding throughout the property
is non-allergenic
Televisions No TV in any bedroom
List any other accessible equipment you may have e.g. vibrating alarm clock. None in any bedroom
Shower room
Describe the shower. Walk in shower
What is the height of the washbasin? Is there clear space underneath the
sink?
86cm
Built in his & her washbasins
There is space underneath
How well lit is the room? Very well lit including lights in shower
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North Sunderland
Seahouses
NE68 7UR
West Wing: Bedroom 2
How wide is the space next to the bed (s)? 3m when bed made as SKD
Wheelchair access possible
Describe how well lit the bedroom is and what type of lighting is provided. Very well lit with dual aspect, 2
ceiling lights and 2 bedside lights
Describe wardrobe and storage space. Built in wardrobe, 2 bedside cabinets
Family bathroom
Describe the shower. Walk in shower 120cm wide with
body jets, roll top bath with central
mixer tap.
What is the height of the WC from floor to seat? All WC are 42cm
What is the height of the washbasin? Is there clear space underneath the
sink?
86cm
Built in washbasin
No space underneath
What types of taps are on the washbasin? All taps are mixer taps
How well lit is the room? Very well lit including lights in shower
Give details of what support/grab rails are fitted. None fitted
Describe the colour contrast of the floor, walls, doorways and towels. What
is the colour scheme for these?
The colour scheme throughout the
property is neutral
Describe the floor surface. All bathrooms have tiled floors
Additional Information Jack and Jill access from entrance
hall as well as ensuite
South Wing: Bedroom 3
How do you access bedroom 3? Access from sitting room into small
well lit corridor with a window and
wall light
How wide is the space next to the bed? 78cm as SKD
Wheelchair access possible
Describe how well lit the bedroom is and what type of lighting is provided. Well lit via 1 ceiling light, 2 bedside
lamps
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North Sunderland
Seahouses
NE68 7UR
Describe wardrobe and storage space. Free standing wardrobe, chest of
drawers and 2 bedside cabinets
South Wing: Bedroom 2
How wide is the space next to the bed (s)? 103cm as SKD
Wheelchair access possible
Describe how well lit the bedroom is and what type of lighting is provided. Very well lit due to windows and
glass doors
Glass door not usually used for
regular access has tilt and turn with
keyless exit
Describe wardrobe and storage space. Walk in ward robe with vellux
Ensuite Shower room
Describe the shower. Walk in wet room with body jets
What is the height of the washbasin? Is there clear space underneath the
sink i.e. no pedestal?
86cm
What types of taps are on the washbasin? Mixer tap
How well lit is the room? Describe the type of lighting used. Very well lit including lights in shower
Garden
Describe the garden area that guests have access to e.g. patio and lawn. Garden access from dining area onto
patio area with wooden table and 6
stools also a wooden bench.
In front of this there is a large
grassed area.
State whether these areas are flat/undulating, stepped (details) etc. These areas are flat but there is a
rockery area to the right of the patio
with 10 steps (measurements as
follows, from the bottom 12cm,
12cm, 8cm, 12cm, 10cm, 8cm, 10cm,
12cm, 10cm & 3cm
What is the width of footpaths? The footpaths around the property
are suitable for wheelchair access
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North Sunderland
Seahouses
NE68 7UR
Describe the surface of the footpaths e.g. level/firm/uneven/is gravel used?
Additional Information
Describe any facilities, equipment or services you offer not detailed above. Cot and high chair available on
request
Storage for cycle and large sports
equipment available
Assistance dogs, it is illegal to refuse to accept working assistance dogs.
What facilities are offered to assistance dogs e.g. run area, water bowls?
What internet access is available? Is this charged for or is it free? Mobile
phone reception?
Wifi is available
Mobile phone signal dependant upon
network

Reviews

Beautifully appointed comfortable property. Warm with lots of room especially as we had our three year-old grandson staying with us. The en-suite bathrooms were excellent also. Lovely views over the sea and Bamburgh Castle. The owner was easily accessible and helpful. She provided an excellent welcome pack. Seahouses has a good range of shops and restaurants especially the take-away Pizza. We were lucky with the weather as well...

Mr Eric S,

Location

Just a mile into the centre of Seahouses on foot, the Byre offers access to the village 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 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 Byre 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 (May to 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).

Walking & Amenities:

  • Just a mile into the centre of Seahouses on foot, and 2.5 to Bamburgh
  • 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
  • the 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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