Wynding Head in Bamburgh
Prestigious Bamburgh Village Home with Breathtaking Castle Views
Recently refurbished to a 5 star award-winning standard, Wynding Head is in one of the most enviable locations throughout the whole of Northumberland. This stunning Bamburgh Village home has uninterrupted views of the iconic and imposing Bamburgh Castle, as well as sea views from some of the bedrooms. Wynding Head boasts a prime location not only within Northumberland but within Bamburgh Village itself. Wynding Road leads one way to the golden sandy beach which wraps around the castle and to the other direction it leads to the main street of the village.
Bamburgh is the most iconic coastal village within Northumberland and steeped with history. The famous castle sits proudly at the bottom of the village, once the home of the Kings of Northumbria and the entrance fortress to the ‘capital of Northumbria’. Within this pretty, medieval village, you will find a fine selection of pubs and restaurants, as well as quaint gift shops and of course, the well-known Carters butchers.
Wynding Head is a truly unique and beautiful Northumbrian coastal holiday home, guaranteed to ensure you experience the best of the northern coastline.
Please see notes below about the current building works.
Important Note – Current Building Works Next Door
There is a neighboring property to Wynding Head that is currently carrying out some renovations to their property. The properties aren’t attached, and neither are they close-knit neighbors, but you can see the works to the left of the view out of the north-facing windows.
Whilst this doesn’t disrupt the view at all, as the castle view occupy most of the front view of the house, you are able to see the works happening when you pull onto the driveway of Wynding Head. The works being carried out are round to the north side of the neighboring property, i.e. away from Wynding Head, so whilst there won’t be a huge amount of disturbance, we can’t guarantee you won’t see workman or hear the odd bit of noise during the working week in daytime hours.
For this reason, the owners are offering a reduction of 10% on all rental rates until the end of 2019, which is when the works are forecast to be complete. If you place your booking and accept this discount, it is on the basis that you accept there may be minor disturbance during the main part of the day. No complaints will be entertained during your holiday in relation to the neighboring renovations.
Wynding Head is a tastefully decorated detached home accessed along the prestigious lane, The Wynding. This beautifully renovated family home oozes luxury and grandeur, yet just sleeps 6. Wynding Head is the ideal home for a family or small group of friends to relax in style on this prestigious part of the Northumbrian coastline, with space, comfort and interior design in mind.
Wynding Head sleeps 6 guests in 3 bedrooms; one king size room, one double room and one twin bedroom with single beds. There is one bathroom and one en suite and it has private parking, an enclosed garden and free wifi. 2 well-behaved dogs are welcome.
Wynding Head is a member of the exclusive Ocean Club in Seahouses, a private members-only leisure centre and spa.
Wynding Head is located on a road named ‘The Wynding’, one of the most prestigious lanes in Bamburgh due to all of the luxury houses having stunning views of Bamburgh Castle. The entrance to the house is straight into the hallway where you’ll find a coat stand and a basket for sandy shoes. The cloakroom is straight in front of you.
The pretty kitchen has been newly finished with all the usual appliances. There is a double-sized American-style fridge/freezer, electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer including an additional pantry. There’s also a breakfast bar with seating for 4 for more casual dining.
The formal dining room has been tastefully decorated with coastal hues and seating for 6. The dining room slightly overlooks the castle too.
The spacious lounge is light and airy with the added feature of the gorgeous bay window which looks out to the stunning vista of Bamburgh Castle. The lounge has a traditional wood burning stove, TV, DVD player and CD player, as well as plenty of books and board games for all ages. An initial supply of wood for the fire is provided between the months of October and April.
This pleasant, bright and airy room is a new addition to Wynding Head when the owners carried out the renovation. This pretty room houses a conservatory suite with bi-folding doors leading out to the furnished southern patio. The patio has incredible views of Bamburgh Castle.
This tiny contains a washing machine and tumble dryer and can be used for storage too.
A simple, spacious cloakroom with a WC and wash basin.
Master Bedroom Suite
The master bedroom is deceptively spacious and mirrors the lounge with the same breathtaking views. The bed is positioned in such a way that you can wake up and look directly out to sun rising on the red stone of Bamburgh Castle. This bedroom has a king size bed (5ft wide) with ample storage, TV and an en suite too. The en suite has a bath and separate shower, with WC, basin and heated towel rail. Luxury linens, fluffy towels and a hair dryer are provided along with complimentary toiletries for adult guests.
The double bedroom is another spacious room with lots of storage. The coastal decor of the house is carried through to this room too, using pretty linens and warm colours to enhance the comfort. Luxury linens, fluffy towels and a hair dryer are provided.
Twin Single Bedroom
Another room equally as spacious, the twin bedroom houses two single size beds (3ft wide) and echos the coastal decor and accessories throughout the house. Luxury linens, fluffy towels and a hair dryer are provided.
This pleasant room has a bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin. Luxury complimentary toiletries provided for adult guests.
Gardens and Grounds
There are 2 patios either side of the conservatory. The south patio facing the caste with outdoor sofa-style seating, and also the west-facing patio with a picnic table and BBQ. The lawned garden is to the front of the property. All of the gardens and patios are enclosed. (More photos of the patios to the rear of the house to follow in 2018).
Private parking for 4 cars is right at the front door at Wynding Head.
Prestigious Coastal Bamburgh Home
Flocked with tasteful coastal hues and textures throughout the house, Wynding Head is an opulent mix of classic village home and contemporary coastal retreat, giving you the perfect mix of charm and comfort.
Facts & Features
Up to 6 guests and 1 baby welcome.
Welcome Hamper including luxury branded toiletries. Bespoke property and area guide and wood burning stove. Guests have discounted exclusive access to the Ocean Leisure Club at nearby Seahouses.
Ocean Club Membership
Wynding Head is a member of the private members-only leisure club, The Ocean Club in Seahouses. Entry fees are £6/adult and £3/child, or weekly passes are also available. There is a swimming pool, spa facilities, treatment rooms, cafe and gym. The spa is gorgeous and the spa days at The Ocean Club are highly recommended, but booking is essential.
One baby welcome. Travel cot and highchair available. 1 bed rail is available to fit at the bed of your choice. Please request when booking.
American-style fridge/freezer, electric oven and grill, electric hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and kettle. Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryer, books, music and films. Dining table seats 6 and breakfast bar seats 4. Wood burning stove in the lounge.
Large, Flatscreen TV in the lounge and flat-screen TV in master bedroom with Freeview, free unlimited Wi-Fi.
The cottage is on 2 floors; lounge, conservatory, dining room, kitchen, cloakroom and utility room on the ground floor. All bedrooms, en suite and family bathroom on the first floor. Both showers are walk-in.
Please read above the full details of the building works next door to Wynding Head until the end of 2019, hence the price reduction.
3 bedrooms; the master bedroom has a king-size bed (5ft wide), the second bedroom has a double bed (4ft 6″ wide) and the third bedroom has twin single beds (3ft wide).
There is an en suite bathroom to the master bedroom and a family bathroom upstairs. A cloakroom can be found on the ground floor. Both en suite and family bathroom have baths, walk-in showers, WC’s and wash basins.
There are 2 patios exited from the conservatory, both furnished and enclosed. There is a lawned garden to the front of the house also. There is a BBQ.
Private, off-road parking for 4 cars at Wynding Head.
Please be Aware
A stair gate is not provided.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival Day: Friday or Monday
Arrival Time: 4pm
Departure Time: 10am
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 £34 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
Wynding Head couldn’t be better positioned not only in the Northumberland but within the village too. It is perfect for adults and children, with lots to do and explore from your doorstep. For children, there is the cricket green, tennis courts and play area just in front of the house before you reach the beach on the main green in front of the castle. Then of course you have the magnificent beach, no more than 5-7 minutes walk away from Wynding Head.
For the older children and the adults, the main street of the village can be reached in less than 3 minutes on foot, where you will find a fine selection of restaurants such as The Potted Lobster, pubs including the Lord Crewe Arms and quaint gift shops, green grocer, famous butchers, ‘Carters’ and other cafes and delis. You’ll be spoiled for choice!
At the top of the village you can find the Grace Darling museum, who was the local heroine that saved several men from a shipwreck just off the coast of Bamburgh. It’s free entry, so definitely worth a pop in to brush up on your local history.
There are plenty of walks from Bamburgh due, as well as the obvious beautiful beach walks close by. Wildlife buffs can walk to Budle Bay heading north away from the castle. 3 miles south you will find Seahouses where you can easily reach by walking along the dunes or the beach. The rest of the Northumbrian coastline can easily be reached by bike or car, with some fantastic cycle routes around our county.
Wynding Head is a member of the Ocean Club, a private members-only leisure club and spa in Seahouses. Benefit from reduced entry fees which is great for enjoying the pool on rainy days, or treating yourselves to a spa day (the treatments are excellent!). More information is provided in the cottage when you arrive.
All in all, Wynding Head in Bamburgh is a fantastic place to be based, in rain or shine.
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I would like to say what a lovely week we have had at Wynding Head. It is a very comfortable house and in a perfect position. We had brilliant weather as well which helped immensely.Escape the ordinary read our guest book
Tips from a local
Have a BBQ on Bamburgh beach
Pick up some local Bamburgh Banger sausages from Carter’s butcher on the main street of Bamburgh and have a BBQ either on the beach or in the garden. The Pantry is the tinniest local deli just down from the butchers that sells homemade pate, cheeses, bread etc. so you can pick up a few tasty treats from there too.
Tips from a local
Have the day in Berwick and catch a train
The main border town of Berwick is less than half an hour away in the car, and is a really interesting historical town to visit. Thy have a major train station there that’s on the East Coast main line, so you can hope up to Edinburgh in just 30 minutes.
Tips from a local
Have the day in an exclusive spa
Wynding Head is a member of the exclusive Ocean Club Leisure and Spa a Seahouses, just 3 miles south of Bamburgh. This means that guests get to enjoy the exclusive use of the spa, gym and leisure facilities at a discount whilst on holiday.
The spa is one of the best in the county, newly renovated and with top class treatments. They also offer spa days for those who want a full day of pampering, with afternoon tea too.
The pool is great for children especially on rainy days.
Not sure where to start?
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