Coast Cottage in Bamburgh
Quaint, Cosy Cottage in Historic Bamburgh Village
Coast Cottage in Bamburgh is a cosy, traditional cottage with a modern twist. Situated in a pretty row of old terraced cottages behind the main street of the village, Coast Cottage is ideal for walking to the beach, Bamburgh Castle and the main street which is peppered with shops, great pubs and restaurants.
Coast Cottage sleeps up to 4 guests in 2 bedrooms, but is ideal for a couple. The large, enclosed garden is a rare find for a traditional cottage in Bamburgh so the owners have most certainly made a feature of this lovely, west-facing space to capture the late afternoon/evening sun.
Coast Cottage welcomes 2 dogs and is ideal for pets as they can have the run of the enclosed garden and you can walk easily to the beach for a sandy walk! Free Wi-Fi.
Coast Cottage sleeps up to 4 guests in 2 bedrooms; 1 bedroom with a king size bed (5ft wide) and 1 bedroom with a double-size bed (4ft 6″ wide). There is 1 bathroom upstairs with a separate shower and bath. The garden is large and enclosed with the addition of the heated ‘garden pod’.
2 dogs are very welcome at Coast Cottage for a small charge. Infants are welcome too and we’re able to provide a travel cot and highchair upon request.
Initially, entrance into the cottage is at the front, but once the keys have been obtained you can choose to use either the back or front entrance. At the front there is a patio courtyard which is enclosed. Access into the house from here is into the boot room.
The glass boot room contains the washing machine, tumble dryer and storage for boots. This leads straight into the kitchen.
The kitchen has a surprisingly large amount of storage and surface space for it’s size. The glass dining table comfortably seats 4 guests and there is also a breakfast bar with 3 high stools.
The kitchen contains all of the usual appliances, including; electric double-oven with induction hob, American-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and ‘bean to cup’ 1-cup coffee machine.
Leading from the kitchen is the cosy lounge with a wood-burning stove (an initial supply of logs provided between October and April), large Smart TV on extendable bracket with full access to Netflix, 3-seater sofa and armchair, Amazon ‘Alexa’ speaker. The large window looks onto the garden.
The master bedroom looks out to the garden through the plantation-style shutters and contains a king size bed (5ft wide) and plenty of storage. Smart TV with full access to Netflix. Luxury linens and fluffy towels are provided.
This slightly ‘cosier’ room contains a double-size bed (4ft 6″ wide), limited hanging space and a set of drawers. Luxury linens and fluffy towels are provided.
The bathroom has a separate bath, walk-in shower (slightly limited head room), WC, sink and illuminated mirror. Complimentary-size Temple Spa toiletries provided.
The large, west-facing garden is the best feature of Coast Cottage. There is a dining table and chairs for 4 guests as well as more relaxed seating on the patio. A hammock sits at the bottom of the garden and taking centre stage is the Garden Pod. This unique structure can comfortable sit 8 guests and is decorated with cushions and throws, despite being fully heated with an in-built electric heater. There are ceiling lights for after dark and a plug socket for using anything electrical. A basket of games is provided and this is the perfect spot for playing board games and enjoying a drink in the garden – regardless of the weather!
Whilst there is no private or designated parking for Coast Cottage, as the location of the property is away from the main street it is entirely residential. Therefore, parking nearby (no more than 100 yards away) is likely.
Quaint, Quirky Village Cottage
Whilst some areas in Coast Cottage are traditional, the rest of the property has been modernised with some refreshing decor. The garden pod is very unique and is a fantastic feature, as well as the wood burning stove.
Facts & Features
Up to 4 guests and 1 baby.
One baby welcome. Travel cot and highchair available upon request.
2 bedrooms; 1 king bed (5ft wide) in the master room and 1 double bed (4ft 6″) in the second bedroom.
All bedding is non-feather, hypo-allergenic.
There is 1 bathroom which has a large shower with rain fall head and slightly reduced head room, separate bath, sink, illuminated mirror and WC. Complimentary Temple Spa toiletries.
Garden & Outside
The large, enclosed garden is a rare find in Bamburgh. It is enclosed with a 4ft fence and has dining seating for 4 guests as well as the fabulous and unique garden pod (see below).
The garden pod is heated, lit and also has electricity, so you can bring the portable speaker and use the plug sockets. A basket of games is provided. It can sit up to 8 people.
There is no BBQ provided at Coast Cottage but you would be welcome to bring your own.
Please be aware
An initial supply of logs are provided between October and April. More can be purchased nearby at fuel stations at Purdy Lodge and Seahouses.
There is a right of passage for neighbours through the patio end of the garden to the other cottages on the row. This is rarely used as the main access to the cottages is at the front rather than the back.
If you require a travel cot, please be aware that whilst there is just enough room in the master bedroom, if the cot is put up in the second bedroom it will be difficult for 2 guests to use this room.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival Day: Friday or Monday
Arrival Time: 4pm
Departure Time: 10am
A Welcome Hamper is provided, which includes some lovely basics including locally-baked bread, butter, milk, tea, coffee and wine! Temple Spa complimentary toiletries are included. A bespoke property and local area guide tells you all you need to know to make the most of your stay. Free Wi-Fi for cosy nights in. Private membership to The Ocean Club in Seahouses for 2020.
The Ocean Club Membership
Coast Cottage is an exclusive member of The Ocean Club, a leisure centre and beautiful spa in the nearby town of Seahouses just 3 miles south of Bamburgh. Their spa days are well known around the area for being excellent and their leisure facilities including the pool, sauna, steam room and exclusive gym are brilliant too, especially on rainy days with children! Coast Cottage guests can enjoy exclusive access as a discounted rate. Their cafe is also licenced for cocktails and meals too.
American-style fridge/freezer, electric fan double-oven and induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, ‘bean to cup’ 1-cup coffee machine. Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, ironing board, clothes airer and vacuum. Hairdryers, books and plenty of board games. Central heating is provided throughout as well as the wood-burning stove (logs provided between October-April).
Large Smart TV’s in both the lounge and master bedroom. 2 Amazon Alexa’s; 1 in the master bedroom and 1 in the lounge. Additional portable Bluetooth speaker that can be taken into the Garden pod. Free Wi-Fi.
Accommodation on 2 floors; shower is walk-in as well as an additional bath.
There is no private parking for Coast Cottage, but as the parking area is residential it is easy to find a spot. You shouldn’t need to park any further than 100 yards away.
Care of the Property
Our ‘Coquet’ cottages are much-loved privately-owned holiday homes into which our owners have lavished much care and investment to create beautiful places for their guests to enjoy. We therefore require a cautionary Good Housekeeping Deposit to protect our owners’ property, so that if damage/breakages occur or exceptional cleaning over and above the usual changeover clean is required up to the value of the deposit, the owner can be recompensed.
You have the option of paying either a £200 refundable Good Housekeeping Deposit or a smaller non-refundable £24 Deposit Waiver, which covers you to the value of £200. Please choose which option you prefer when booking. Click HERE for more information.
Map & Local Area
Coast Cottage is in a quiet yet very central spot in the picturesque village of Bamburgh which has a range of great pubs, restaurants, shops, the renowned Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh Castle and Bamburgh beach. You can walk to Budle Bay along Bamburgh beach too, which has an abundance of wildlife to observe at all times of the year, or drive further north and you’ll reach Holy Island in 30 minutes.
In the other direction you can walk or drive to Seahouses just 3 miles down the road, where you can find the Farne Islands boat trips, plenty of great fish and chip restaurants and some quaint gift shops. Don’t forget to pop into The Olde Ship Inn when you’re in Seahouses and admire all the old shipping equipment – it’s like a museum in itself!
In Bamburgh you’ll find The Potted Lobster, a fantastic seafood restaurant open during the day and on an evening and that has been included in the Michellin Guide for the last 3 years. The Lord Crewe Arms is a modern yet cosy pub serving an excellent Sunday Lunch.
Your nearest shops are in Seahouses, where you’ll find a local butcher, independent green grocers, Trotters bakery and the Co-Op, as well as a choice of fish and chip takeaways.
You can explore the location of Coast Cottage on the map below which gives you a good idea of the area. The postcode of the property is NE69 7BY.
Click the map to view local facilities and other cottages in the same area and generally explore the location.
Warm and comfortable accommodation for a January stay. A good supply of logs and kindling which we made full use of, the dogs never leaving the fireside after their many walks. The bed was very comfortable with lovely crisp white bedding and a plentiful supply of towels was appreciated. The bedroom lighting is good – a person can read in bed without straining their eyes! The house is well equipped with all manner of crockery, cutlery, pots, pans, etc. The hamper was good. All in all a super little place to stay and enjoy the many beaches nearby. The Potted Lobster at the top of the road was a good place for a romantic dinner.
Alan and Beverley, January 2020Escape the ordinary read our guest book
Tips from a local
Enjoy a very traditional Afternoon Tea at The Copper Kettle Tea Rooms
Renowned as one of the most traditional and finest tea rooms in Northumberland with a lovely tea room and courtyard. From teas and coffees to fresh sandwiches and jacket potatoes to scones and cakes – they are all made in the cafe on site on a daily basis. We would recommend trying their Afternoon Tea Menu.
Tips from a local
Take a walk along Bamburgh Beach
Drive to Bamburgh village and walk from Bamburgh beach around to Budle Bay. The bay is full of wildlife at all times of the year and is a stunning expanse of golden sandy beach when the tide is out. On your way back to Bamburgh, admire the magnificent castle on the headland.
Tips from a local
Dine at The Lord Crewe Bar & Restaurant
Situated at the foot of the village opposite the imposing spectacle of Bamburgh Castle, The Lord Crewe is in a great location to begin, or return from exploring everything Bamburgh has. The perfect place to stop for morning tea and coffee, light lunches and evening meals. The bar area also welcomes dogs.
Tips from a local
Visit The Farne Islands
The Farne Islands lie two to three miles off the Northumberland coast midway between the fishing village of Seahouses and the Castle of Bamburgh. There are between 15 and 20 islands depending on the state of the tide. From April until the end of July, these islands are dominated by one of the most exciting seabird colonies in the United Kingdom with unrivalled views of 23 species, including tens of thousands pairs of puffins, the sight is a joy to behold. The islands are also the permanent home for a large colony of Atlantic or Grey Seals and one of the top grey seal pupping sites in England.
We would recommend taking a boat tour out to the Farne Islands with Billy Shiel’s boat trips. This is ‘a must’ when you come to Northumberland, especially as The Gin Gan is located so close to Seahouses. Make sure you book in advance as they are incredibly popular, especially after being featured on the much-loved TV series ‘Tales from Northumberland’ with Robson Green.
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