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Budle Bay Loft Bamburgh

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Fantastic penthouse apartment in a converted Grade II listed mill with unparalled views of the coast...........

Inspired by the soft, gentle colours of the surrounding seascape, this superb third floor penthouse apartment offers relaxed loft style living and spectacular coastal views. Sitting just 2.5 miles from Bamburgh, this Grade II listed former maltings mill is a bird watchers paradise sitting in an enviable position within the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve.

Set in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this is a special place where you can wander for miles on stunning sandy beaches with your four legged friend, or simply relax from the comfort of your armchair and watch the comings and goings of life on this incredibly rich, vibrant bird sanctuary.

Presented in a classic contemporary style, the wonderful open plan living area has a light airy feel with a double height ceiling which adds to the sense of space. Flowing into the warm and ambient dining and kitchen area, this is a sociable space for entertaining or precious family together time, whilst a perfectly positioned telescope allows guests to take in the panoramic views over Budle Bay or a sublime evening sunset.

The three bedrooms feature a bright fresh colour palette to create a restful, calming space, including a comfortable master bedroom with top of the range mattress and high quality en-suite facilities.

Outside there is a communal garden space where you can sit and watch kite surfers soar across the bay, or take the coastal walk from the mill to Bamburgh where you will be rewarded with incredible views and the iconic castle outline as the stunning backdrop.

Entry to the property is via a secure door with stairs and a lift providing easy access to the apartment.

Local amenities

With friendly local shops, quaint tea-rooms, cosy pubs and restaurants dotted across the area, there are plenty of options for eating out. For dining, head to nearby Bamburgh where you can enjoy fantastic seafood at the Potted Lobster; Number 23 for great service and delicious freshly cooked food; the Mizen Head or Castle Hotel for a good pub meal and pretty beer garden; or the Copper Kettle a characterful little tea-room serving a selection of freshly baked scones, cakes and light-bites. Alternatively, a short drive will take you to the popular Barn at Beal with amazing views over the causeway to Holy Island, or head a little further down coast to the Ship Inn at Low Newton (10.5 miles) which has a reputation for serving excellent local food along with ales from their own micro-brewery.

For provisions, there is a super deli selling meats, cheeses, preserves, freshly baked bread and smoked fish as well as lots of naughty puddings which come from renowned local suppliers across the area. There is a long established butchers selling the finest locally produced meat, as well as homemade pies and award winning bacon which is cured and smoked on the premises. You will also find a family run greengrocers in the walled garden which was once used to serve the Castle.

Activities and attractions

Sitting in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the Lindisfarne Nature Reserve, nature lovers, birdwatchers and photographers will be captivated by the vast variety of wildlife and birdlife right on the doorstep. The apartment overlooks the beautiful tidal inlet of Budle Bay which is a spectacular viewing point for wildfowl and wading birds which feed on the rich mud flats of this area, including regular visitors such as Shelduck, Teal, Wigeon, Ringed Plover, Red Knot and Dunlin. In the evening, enjoy the dramatic skies and rich changing colours of the landscape during golden hour when flocks of geese descend to roost here at dusk

Nearby Holy Island is a hot spot for vast numbers of migrant species, including the chance to see the odd grey seal bobbing inquisitively in the sea or basking on the sand flats, while sightings of minke whales and white-beaked dolphins can also be spotted here in calm sea conditions. Alternatively take a boat trip from nearby Seahouses where you will be enthralled by the thousands of breeding sea-birds and seals taking up every square foot of this incredible rocky outcrop, including over 37,000 pairs of characterful Puffins.

Walking and cycling in this area is a delight with an abundance of trails and waymarked routes suitable for all ages and abilities. Take the four mile circular walk from Bamburgh to Budle Bay with your four-legged friend, where you can experience amazing sunsets over the bay, or for cyclists, there are family routes, leisure routes, and mountain biking trails with everything from easy coastal stretches to high energy treks.

The beach at Bamburgh is a wonderful spot for families, walkers and water sports enthusiasts. Surfing and windsurfing is highly rated here with waves naturally breaking to the left and right as a result of the numerous sandbars along its length, and while there is no lifeguard cover on this section, it is seen as a safe spot for swimming. Alternatively, six miles south of Bamburgh, you will find excellent watersports on the golden sands of Beadnell Bay where you can launch boats, rent surfboards, wetsuits and bikes or try your hand at kitesurfing, windsurfing, sea canoeing and waterskiing with accredited instructors.

The whole area is bursting with things to do, dotted by a trail of castles and fortifications interspersed with pretty seaside villages all the way up and down the coast. The skyline is dominated by the dramatic outline of Bamburgh Castle from miles around, and a visit will allow you to experience over two thousand years of fascinating history with dark tales of royal rebellion, turbulent battles, and stories of powerful legend and folklore.

Alternatively, cross the causeway to Holy Island to trace the legend of St. Cuthbert; head to Craster to sample their legendary oak smoked kippers; visit the beautiful gardens at Howick Hall; or head inland to experience the medieval splendour of Alnwick Castle with its fantastic child-friendly activity programme inspired by the wizardly magic and broomstick antics of Harry Potter.

Accommodation

This is a third floor penthouse apartment sitting in a Grade II listed former maltings mill. There is a secure entry system as well as a lift for ease of access. The accommodation sits on one floor.

Bright open plan sitting room/dining/kitchen with two large sofas and chairs, feature fire, large flatscreen TV with Freeview and DVD player, Bose and Wilkins docking station, small selection of books and DVDs. Two windows look out over Budle Bay offering fantastic panoramic views and spectacular birdwatching opportunities. There is a telescope and binoculars which guests are welcome to use.

Dining space with table and seating for six.

Kitchen - well equipped with electric oven with ceramic hob, large fridge/freezer, integrated dishwasher, microwave, washing machine/dryer.

Bedroom one -master bedroom with 5’ king size bed, double height ceiling, wardrobe with drawer space.

En-suite bathroom - with shower unit, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Bedroom two - with 4’6” double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, Sony radio cube.

Bedroom three - two x 3’ twin beds, double height ceiling, wardrobe.

Family bathroom - with large shower unit (rainforest head), heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Heating
Electric heating throughout the property. Feature fireplace in the sitting room.

Wi-Fi and mobile coverage
Wi-Fi is available. Mobile coverage is generally good.

Guest amenities
The beds are made up with high quality Egyptian cotton bed linen. Two hairdryers are supplied. Luxurious bath sheets, hand towels and guest toiletries by Molton Brown are provided.

Welcome pack
A welcome pack is provided.

Babies and children
A travel cot and high chair are available on request.

Dogs
One well behaved dog is welcome at Budle Bay Loft at a charge of £15. The owners may consider an additional dog by request. Dogs must be kept to the main living space only; are not permitted on the beds or furniture; and must not be left in the property unattended.

External
There is a communal garden space to the front of the property overlooking Budle Bay.

Parking
There is parking in the courtyard to the front of the mill building. Extra provision is available to the rear if required.

Access
Entry to the property is via a secure door with both stairs and a lift providing easy access to the apartment.
at a glance
Bedrooms
3
Bath/Shower Rooms
2
Max No. of Guests
6
Child Friendly
yes
Pet Friendly
yes
Price Per Week
From £540.00
Nearest Town
Bamburgh
Availability Calendar
"What a find! Excellent apartment, clean and lovely. We had a great week, just gutted it's finished!" - Watson

"Amazing views! Spotted a kingfisher as we were about to leave - result! Superb apartment, great location." - Ross

"A beautiful apartment, lovely views. We leave as experts in wildfowl - a lot of time spent at the window! A fabulous break - we'll be back!" - Readshaw

"Fantastic apartment with excellent views! We loved just sitting watching the tides roll in and out, the sunsets and the sunrises. Perfect base for exploring Northumberland. We'll be coming again!" - Reilly


"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Budle Bay Loft. The instructions we received from you regarding the route and accessing the keys were helpful. The welcome pack was very generous and the flowers made the loft very homely. Although this was a late booking, the booking procedure was very straightforward. The information in the welcome pack was helpful and informative. We certainly be returning to Northumberland - it is beautiful part of the country." - Palmer