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Powder House

A lovely 2 storey stone holiday cottage, one of the oldest in the "old quareter" of Seahouses. Ideal for couples/young families. Log burner, wi-fi, enclosed courtyard garden + children's play area.

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  • Gr. Floor bedrooms
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  • Fire/Logburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Sky TV

    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.

    • One of the oldest properties in the area
    • Owned by the Stewart family for well over a century and a half
    • Enter through the front door into the open hall way and kitchen/living area
    • Parking on street for 1 car
    • modern white kitchen units are filled with all the functional crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils you'll need
    • electric cooker, microwave, fridge are all housed in the kitchen
    • utility items like washer, drier and freezer, are out of the way in the utility area
    The dining area is in the conservatory which opens out onto the enclosed courtyard.
    • the open hall way and kitchen/living area, yet it has a cosy feel
    • neutral decor
    • squidgy sofas
    • feature fire place with woodburning stove
    • beautiful oak floor
    • the lounge with its wall mounted Freeview TV , DVD, MP3 player, Radio and CD player has french doors leading to
    • Wi-fi - limited access, connected with the owners property next door
    • master bedroom south facing with sea views, and with the option of Super Kingsize double or twin beds
    • second bedroom is a twin which overlooks the courtyard
    • both rooms share the Jack 'n' Jill style bathroom (lockable from both sides - obviously)
    • quality bed linens, sumptuous towels and a good range of toiletries
    • Freeview TV ,
    • DVD,
    • MP3 player,
    • adio and CD player
    • Wi-fi - limited access, connected with the owners property next door
    • Enclosed rear garden
    • Patio
    • Patio table, chairs and parasol
    • Additional outside play area is shared between the two cottages (Powder House and Clam Shell)
    • This area is fenced and can be seen from the conservatory and patio
    • Parking on street for 1 car

    Your welcome pack comprises initial supplies of:

    • Tea
    • Coffee
    • Milk
    • Sugar
    • Hot chocolate drink
    • A locally made sweet treat - cake and biscuits
    For the house:
    • Bedding, Bed linen & towels,
    • Electiricty
    • Logs for the log burner
    • Kitchen cleaning items
    • Bathroom Cleaning items
    • Toiletries

    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)
    • High Chair
    • Stair gate
    • 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.

    Powder House offers its guests access to the members-only facility at the Seafield Ocean Club including its 20m pool, spa, a fitness facility in addition to the public areas of the Coffee Shop and Bistro, and Health and Beauty treatments.

    An entrance fee per visit is required when using the membership facilities, and you must take along the Ocean Club Membership ticket (which is in the property) and your booking confirmation to show at reception when you check in each visit.
    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).

    "Thankyou Pat & Geoff for another lovely week. Everything as usual was perfect. We love staying in this cottage that feels like home xxx"

    Ann and Chris - Nov 2017

    "Another fabulous stay, cottage perfect as usual. Thankyou to Pat & Geoff, see you soon x"

    Elaine, Ian and Jessica - Nov 2017

    "Pat & Geoff, Many Thanks for your warm welcome and kindness. The cottage is just fabulous. Wine & choc’s were very much appreciated. We will return!"

    Marian, Suzanna and Joan - Oct 2017

    "Dear Pat & Geoff, Thankyou for a very cosy, comfortable stay, everything & more is what you offer. Geoff you are a very skilled man! Thanks again We shall be back!"

    Pat, Phil and Joan - Oct 2017

    "What a wonderful cottage (Powderhouse is a magical sleeping cottage – we slept like logs!!) Our first stay (hopefully not the last!) here. Pat & Geoff are a lovely couple warm & welcoming. Flowers / Welcome tray and little touches all welcome! We highly recommend Elan artisan pizzeria- not your average pizza place.! Loved St Abbs, Craster & the Jolly Fisherman, Boat ride around the Farne Islands"

    Peter and Elizabeth - Sep 2017

    "Thankyou Pat & Geoff for a lovely week in our second home. We have enjoyed the rest & can’t wait to come back in November xxx"

    Ann and Chris - Sep 2017

    "Thankyou Pat & Geoff for a brilliant holiday. The cottage was perfect, don’t change a thing, If we come this way again we will be sure to book Powderhouse"

    Angie and Pete - Sep 2017

    "We’re reluctant as always when it is time to leave. Despite the rain we’ve enjoyed our stay. Many many thanks."

    Anthea and Paul - Sep 2017

    "Thankyou Geoff & Pat for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. We have done so much this week and it was always so nice to come back to a welcoming, cosy cottage. A wonderful holiday, loved it all."

    Iris and Brian - Sep 2017

    "Yet another great stay @ Powderhouse Cottage, warm welcome from Pat & Geoff as usual. Cottage fantastic as always. Had great fun catching crabs & searching for other sea life in all the rock pools. Jessica loves coming here as we do too, a true home from home. Lovely meal and great service @ Italians and food was also good at the Links. Thanks for another lovely stay although cut short due to Ian’s work. Jessica would like to thank Pat for the tennis ball & candle holder – We will see you again in November when we will be back!! Thankyou x"

    Ian, Elaine and Jessica - Aug 2017

    "Fantastic from start to finish. Powderhouse has a very homely feel & Pat & Geoff have thought of everything. Flynn loved his first holiday. His little welcome gift was a lovely surprise and he had great fun with it in the garden. We will definitely return !!!"

    Simon, Claire and Flynn - Aug 2017

    "Our 2nd visit after a 3yr break! Amazingly well equipped cottage, such a warm welcome from Pat & Geoff. Lovely location just off the harbour and a beautiful area. Thankyou 11/10 !!"

    Paul, Kate, Ben and Ellie - Aug 2017

    "We’ve had a wonderful relaxing holiday. Pat & Geoff went out of their way to make us feel welcome & comfortable. A lovely cosy cottage & great attention to detail. Thankyou!"

    Jones Family - Aug 2017

    "Still fantastic walks & scenery along the coast from Bamburgh to Craster. Beaches excellent but too many dogs. House in good location, if you can park the car. Hope you have better luck with the wifi than we did. Will return to Northumberland."

    Sanders Family - Jul 2017

    "After such wild & blustery days on the beach it was lovely to return to a warm and lovely cottage. Thankyou again Pat & Geoff for being so helpful See you next year please. "

    Malcolm, Elaine and Sue - Jul 2017

    "Another relaxing, pleasant stay at Powderhouse. Pat & Geoff brilliant hosts always makes us feel welcome. Thankyou again, Hope to see you next year. Sorry no poem this year."

    Mary, Maureen and Graham - Jul 2017

    "Powderhouse is in an excellent position for shops & buses to Berwick & Alnwick along the coast. We recommend going to Holy Island by sea & also the Farne Islands. House extremely comfortable, quiet & very well equipped. Pat & Geoff could not have made us more welcome, Thankyou. We will remember this holiday for many years to come."

    Clive and Helen - Jul 2017

    "We’ve never stayed anywhere self-catering that’s so well equipped. Geoff & Pat have really added to our holiday experience. FIVE GOLD STARS!! Sarah What a wonderful holiday. Beautiful place, we will be back. Thanks to Geoff & Pat They’ve been great, so helpful. Steve."

    Sarah and Steve - Jun 2017

    "To Pat & Geoff, Thankyou for another lovely week at Powderhouse Cottage, it’s a pleasure to be back, Thankyou for getting the wheelchair, We’ve had a lovely time apart from the weather, Hope to see you again soon. Thank you Pat & Geoff for making our 1st stay at Powderhouse Cottage so memorable. Your little gifts make everyone feel so special. We had a lovely time staying here, just disappointed the weather let us down. Wishing you well for the future xxx"

    Arthur & Audrey, Maria & Craig - Jun 2017

    "Thankyou Pat & Geoff for making us feel at home. Powderhouse Cottage has everything we could wish for, along with heaps of character & history. It’s the little details that make this extra special. The little welcome note, the table set for 3, a tennis ball with Jacob’s name on and all the other thoughtful things. In Jacob’s words “this is the best holiday ever”! Need we say more. Dear Geoff & Pat Thank you for letting my Mum, Dad and me stay. If I could just stay for longer I would have done lots more. It was the best holiday ive ever had! Thank you so much for being kind to us and we might see you again. Love Jacob."

    Richard, Andrea & Jacob - Jun 2017

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