Wild Goose in Bamburgh
Historic Bamburgh Apartment Looking out to Sea
Taking its name from the history of West House, Wild Goose has been aptly named from when West House ran as the Wild Goose Hotel in the 1930’s, before being converted into a collection of exclusive apartments looking out over the fields to sea, Lindisfarne and Budle Bay.
Wild Goose has all the character of a grand village home, set within this fabulous Edwardian home with tall ceilings and quirky features, this deceptively spacious first-floor apartment has uninterrupted views of the coastline and is just a short, 5 minute stroll into the centre of Bamburgh, passing the Grace Darling museum on the way.
Sleeping up to 4 guests, this gorgeous grand apartment is romantic just for 2 and ideal for couples holidaying together or a young family. 1 small-medium dog is very welcome too, as there’s an enclosed, shared garden to the rear and plenty of walks from your doorstep.
Wild Goose sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms; 1 super-king size bedroom and 1 twin single bedroom, with 1 family bathroom. This spacious, characterful first floor apartment has a separate kitchen with gorgeous views out to the front, capturing the beautiful coastal views. The lounge-diner has an open fire and a feature window seat and table occupying the bay window – a perfect place to unwind as the sun sets.
Wild Goose has private parking in the shared residents car park and there’s an enclosed, shared garden to the rear that is shared with the other residents. 1 small-medium size dog is very welcome here for a small charge and there’s free Wi-Fi in the apartment.
Entrance into the communal hallway harks back to when West House was the Wild Goose Hotel, as it’s perfectly maintained and kept like a traditional hotel entrance. Head up the stairs to the first floor and you will reach Wild Goose, No. 4.
You enter into the hallway with sisal carpet under-foot. The hallway leads to all rooms, with the kitchen straight ahead.
The separate kitchen has lovely bright windows looking out to the front of the house and through the trees you can see the churchyard where Grace Darling is buried. The kitchen has all of the usual appliances, such as a fridge. freezer, dishwasher electric hob and oven, microwave, toaster, kettle and cafetiere, and also a washer/dryer.
This spacious room is focused around the open fire, which is gorgeous in the winter, not forgetting the huge bay window and bespoke seating and marble table, meaning you can relax with a cup of coffee or evening meal and stare out to the historic church and leafy Radcliffe road, as well as out to Holy Island over the open fields. Here you can find a Smart TV, games for all ages and an initial supply of logs for the fire provided between October and April. There’s also a stereo which plays CD’s (selection provided) where you can also play music through your phone/music player.
The dining table can seat up to 4 and there’s a highchair available for little ones too.
An unusual but very pleasant feature of the lounge is the little anti room just off the lounge. Hidden around a corner but still open to the lounge, this room is perfect for studying or catching up on work.
The master bedroom is the furthest room in the house, with windows facing towards the east. This means you get the lovely sun in the mornings and you can see the view out to sea in the distance without having to get out of bed! There’s a super-king size bed (6ft wide), plenty of storage, luxury linens and towels provided, as well as a hair dryer.
This very spacious room has 2 single beds (3ft wide) with huge windows looking to the front of the house over the rolling hills out to sea. This bedroom is in fact larger than the master bedroom, with equally as much storage. Luxury linens, fluffy towels and a hair dryer are provided.
The bathroom is situated in the middle of the 2 bedrooms, with a shower over the bath, WC and wash hand basin. Complimentary toiletries by The White Company are provided.
Parking and Garden
There is private parking for all residents at the side of the house. The south-facing garden is to the rear and is shared by all residents, but is enclosed.
Gorgeous, Grand Apartment in Historic Bamburgh
Stunning coastal views across the fields, spacious, comfortable and luxury touches and spoilt for choice for local eateries and pubs, Wild Goose could not be more perfect for couples and small families looking to explore the area and embrace the most enviable village on the Northumbrian coast.
Facts & Features
Up to 4 guests and 1 baby welcome (to sleep in a travel cot).
Welcome Hamper including luxury White Company toiletries. Bespoke Property and Area Guide.
One baby welcome. Travel cot and highchair available (bring your own cot linen). Small selection of children’s toys. Kids plastic cutlery and crockery provided.
Fridge, freezer, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and cafetiere. Washer/dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryers, books, music and films.
There’s a Smart TV in the lounge, stereo and free wifi included too.
Wild Goose is on the first floor with no lift access due to the age of the property. Once inside the apartment, there are 1 or 2 steps around but for further details, please check the 3D virtual tour.
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 £150 refundable Good Housekeeping Deposit or a smaller non-refundable £24 Deposit Waiver, which covers you to the value of £150. Please choose which option you prefer when booking. Click HERE for more information.
2 bedrooms; master bedroom with super king size bed (6ft wide bed); twin bedroom with 2 single beds (3ft wide).
All bedding is non-feather and there is no alternative available.
Family bathroom with a shower over the bath, WC and wash hand basin. Complimentary toiletries by The White Company are provided.
There is an enclosed shared garden at West House for the use of all the residents.
There is no BBQ provided at Wild Goose.
There is private parking for guests at West House in the shared, off-road private residents car park.
Please be Aware
This is a first floor apartment and is not suitable for those who struggle with stairs.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival Day: Friday or Monday
Arrival Time: 4pm
Departure Time: 10am
Video of Wild Goose in Bamburgh
Play our amazing video below of Wild Goose to see the beautiful location of this gorgeous apartment and the close proximity to Bamburgh Castle
Virtual Tour & Floorplan
Here is a 3D virtual tour of Wild Goose. Click on the image below to start, then use your mouse or touch screen to move around the apartment and explore all areas. There’s also a floor plan, just click the image to expand. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us or call us on 01665 710700 and we’d be happy to help with any queries.
Map & Local Area
Bamburgh is a gorgeous village, with dog-friendly pubs, pretty shops and the famous award-winning ‘Carter and Sons’ butchers, famous for their ‘Bamburgh Banger’. As well as the famous castle, there is also a huge beach which wraps around the bottom of the village and is dog friendly all year round. During the spring and summer months, you can watch the village cricketers play their matches against rival villages on the expansive bowling green, with the backdrop of the castle in the background.
Wild Goose is less than 5 minutes walk from the very centre of the village, where you will be spoiled for choice on eateries and pubs. Seahouses is just 3 miles south, where you can catch the boat trips over to the Farne Islands and watch the daily catches come in at the harbour, then treat yourself to some of the best and freshest fish and chips in the country! Beautiful Budle Bay is just 5 minutes to the north in the car and a birdwatcher’s paradise! Holy Island is to the north (about 20 mins in the car) where you can visit Lindisfarne and the history-rich island. Watch out for those tide times though!
Interestingly, the house gets its name from its previous occupation as a hotel back in the 1930’s. The name came from the geese that migrate over from Scandinavia and the arctic in the autumn and setting in Budle Bay and Lindisfarne which you can view from the house.
You can explore the location of Wild Goose on the map below which gives you a good idea of the area. The postcode of the property is NE69 7AE.
- Local Facilities
- Places to eat/drink
Tips from a local
Dine at The Mizen Head Restaurant in the heart of Bamburgh Village.
Set in a stunning, historic building, The Mizen is very highly rated and is great for an evening meal, or a special treat at lunch time. The dishes are very tasty and beautifully presented – We strongly advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment!
Tips from a local
Take advantage of the fabulous Northumberland Coastline and have a go at surfing at Embleton Beach, just 15 minutes’ south of Bamburgh, on the safe, coved bay!
Northside Surf School offer individual and group lessons for all ages and abilities. It’s a great day out for a family and a fun way of making memories with a group of friends during your holiday. Jon is a fully trained lifeguard and surfing coach, and ensures everyone’s safety and enjoyment throughout the day – you won’t be disappointed!
Tips from a local
Take a walk out from the apartment and head over the dunes to stunning Bamburgh Beach and take in the breath-taking views of the castle, nestled in the dunes on the headlands. This place is a photographer’s dream, especially if you manage to catch a sunrise!
Jill Simpson and Family
We asked Jill what her favourite thing about Wild Goose is:
“I have been going to Bamburgh for family holidays since I was a little girl. Now I feel so happy to have a place where I can bring my own family in this beautiful coastal village. We love the beaches, the castles, the big skies and amazing views. The kids especially love a trip to Wyndenwell’s for a scrumptious, home-made ice cream after a hard day at the beach! We hope you enjoy it here as much as we do!”
Not sure where to start?
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