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Greengate Seahouses

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A charming, seaside cottage just a few minutes’ walk from Seahouses’ delightful harbour, pristine sandy beach and shops, pubs and restaurants. The ideal base for a break whatever the weather.

The fresh, bright accommodation is a contemporary twist on the seaside theme. The owner’s impressive attention to detail is reflected in the delightful quirky details throughout. There are cosy fabrics, interesting local artwork, seaside themed lamps and other objets d’art sourced from local boutiques and antique shops.

The cosy seating area includes a log burner for the cooler months finished off with an impressive stone lintel above the fireplace which was found on the owner’s farm. The sleek, contemporary eat-in kitchen is well equipped with all mod cons including a wine cooler!

The two pretty bedrooms – one double and one twin – are a continuation on the sophisticated seaside theme with warm Farrow & Ball colours, incredibly comfortable beds and plenty of storage.

Outside is a pretty garden to the front and smaller rear garden. The garden is fully enclosed for the safety of children.

Local Amenities

Seahouses is a popular holiday resort sitting within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and features a bustling working harbour, beautiful beaches, and a pretty coastal village with an array of friendly shops, cosy pubs, cafes and restaurants. It is seen as the gateway for sea voyages to the Farne Islands and is a fantastic base to explore the wider Northumberland area.

Greengate is situated just a short walk from the shops and amenities of the village in one direction and the pretty harbour area in the other, and you will find plenty of good eating places nearby. You can experience the rich maritime connections of The Old Ship Inn for tasty food and a good selection of real ales while soaking-up the unique nautical features of this characterful pub; or the Bamburgh Castle Inn situated above the old lime kilns by the harbour is another popular choice serving a menu full of fresh local flavours with lovely panoramic sea views from its terrace and beer garden. There is always a fresh supply of fish and seafood on the restaurant menus in this area, and fans of the traditional British takeaway can savour some of the best lightly battered fish and chips whilst watching the comings and goings of life on the quayside here.

Most of the shopping in Seahouses is on the Main Street which has a newsagents, bakery, chemist, fishmongers, olde-worlde sweet shop, as well as gift shops and a small Co-op supermarket. More extensive shopping, local producers, and a number of large supermarkets can be found in the historic market town of Alnwick which sits just 15 miles south of Seahouses.

Activities and Attractions

No visit to this area should go by without a visit to the Farne Islands, and a recent accolade by Sir David Attenborough should leave you in doubt as to its credentials when he declared it his favourite place in the UK to capture nature at its very best. Charters from the harbour run every day (weather permitting) and 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. The diving around this area is also a real treat with crystal clear waters, rich marine life, and numerous wrecks to explore, including the presence of those ever inquisitive grey seals!

There are beaches to the north and the south of the village, with the most popular being to the north, featuring great sweeping curves of white sand running almost seamlessly to Bamburgh and Budle Bay. This stretch is popular with families and is just made for lazy picnics and days out with a bucket and spade. Overlooked by the spectacular outline of Bamburgh Castle, you will find good local amenities around this area with toilet facilities, cafes and plenty of ice-cream stops.

Surfing and windsurfing is highly rated here with waves naturally breaking to the left and right as a result of numerous sandbars along its length, and while there is no lifeguard cover on this section, it is seen as a safe spot for swimming. Three miles south of Seahouses, 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.

For young explorers, pack a fishing net and spend a happy few hours rock-pooling for hermit crabs on the ‘Tumblers’, a rocky intertidal shore immediately adjacent the harbour at Seahouses, or head to Bamburgh Lighthouse at Harkness Rocks named by Countryfile as one of the top ten British rockpooling areas. Other child-friendly activities include the Seahouses Treasure Trail, a self-guided route which involves solving clues across the area to crack the final mystery - a fun way to spend a few hours, see the sights and keep family entertained.

For walking and cycling, the area offers some of the finest coastal routes in the country. The Northumberland Coastal Path and National Cycle Route 1 run right through this stretch taking in incredible cliff-top scenery and sandy beaches, interspersed with dramatic castles and pretty coastal villages with art galleries and craft shops. A little further inland will take you to a huge network of trails and waymarked routes involving gentle circular routes through scenic Border country to challenging long-distance trails amidst the dramatic beauty of the Northumberland National Park.

Visitors will be enchanted by the rich heritage of the area, where exceptional castles and grand stately homes punctuate the landscape all the way down the coast - Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh, Chillingham and Alnwick to name but a few. Follow in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims to the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne to complete the final journey of St. Cuthbert, or simply sit back and enjoy the breathtaking views from the sheltered dune-fringed sands of this uniquely special place.

While the area is a perfect summer destination, it is equally wonderful whatever the season. Wrap-up in woolly jumpers and walk the vast deserted beaches in the cooler months, throwing sticks for your four-legged friend, flying kites with children on blustery days, and watching the waves crash and tumble onto the headland with a warming hot-chocolate before heading home for an evening in front of the cosy wood-burning stove.


The accommodation is all on one floor and is suitable for less mobile guests.

Sitting room with wood burning stove (logs provided), TV with Freeview and DVD player and board games.

Fully-equipped kitchen with single oven with 4 ring hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, wine cooler and dishwasher.

Utility room with washing machine with dryer and space for the storage of outdoor kit.

Bedroom one with 5’ double bed, large fitted wardrobe, dressing table and TV with Freeview.

Bedroom two with 3’ twin beds, large fitted wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.

Wi-Fi and mobile coverage
BT Infinity Wi-Fi is available. There is good mobile coverage on most networks.

Guest amenities
The beds are made up with good quality bed linen and hypoallergenic duvets and pillows. A hair dryer is supplied in the master bedroom. Bath sheets and hand towels are provided for all guests.

The cottage benefits from electric central heating.

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

Garden and parking
Greengate sits in a pretty, fully-enclosed garden to the front and small private garden to the back which is also fully-enclosed and has a picnic table and chairs for outside dining. There is off-street parking in front of the house for two cars.

Welcome pack
A welcome pack is provided.

Catering at Greengate is entirely flexible. The house can be taken on a purely self-catered basis, or a cook is available throughout guests’ stay, for breakfasts or dinners only or to provide one-off celebratory meals for a special occasion. A homemade meal delivery is available which is popular for guest’s first night and wine delivery is available in conjunction with renowned wine merchants Corney & Barrow.

A generous initial supply of logs is provided.

Regretfully Greengate is not suitable for dogs.
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"We have had a fantastic time in Seahouses and will definitely be back to Northumberland. The bungalow was lovely and had everything we needed. The cake left for us was gorgeous and plenty of logs for fires on the cold nights! Thanks again for a great experience." - Lewis

"Thank you for your service which has been excellent. Accommodation spot on, lovely location and spotless clean. Faultless holiday, great weather, beautiful coastline, good pubs, good food, plenty to see and do - 10/10." - Atkinson

"We had a fantastic time at Greengate, the perfect holiday let it would have been the type of property you would buy yourself as a holiday home. Well presented, clean, comfortable beds, every pot and pan you would require. The eggs, milk, lovely cake and canvas folding bag was a super touch. Would highly recommend and would book again. We had friends visit for a meal who were staying nearby, they were very impressed with the high standard of the holiday home. Loved the fact that we could leave the car on the drive with a short walk to the harbour and we walked to Beadnell and back walking over the golf course and on the beach brilliant." - Summer

"We had a wonderful stay at Greengate in Seahouses. We couldn't fault the whole process from booking to completion. The cottage was ideal as a centre for visiting the local area and the facilities in the cottage were second to none with everything you could possible need for a self catering holiday. The cottage was warm, cosy and comfortable and it's situation close the town with all of it's facilities such as pubs, restaurant, shops and harbour were ideal. Great five day break, thank you." - Clark

"We had a lovely time at Greengate in Seahouses. The house was everything you said it would be. Beautifully equipped, the owners had catered for everything. Beds, linen all good quality, as was the kitchen equipment. The situation was just as we hoped, short walk to harbour and shops. Our grandsons liked being able to go outside in the garden. Please pass on our thanks to the owners for helping to make our week away with our grandchildren so enjoyable." - Cowman

"We absolutely loved the cottage, it was like a home away from home with everything that you need for an enjoyable stay. It was nice to be somewhere that was cosy, comfortable and very clean. It was furnished to a high standard and it was a great location. We would recommend the cottage to anyone. The cake left for us was a lovely touch. Thanks for having us." - Spencer

"We've just returned home following our lovely week away in Seahouses. We'd never been to Northumberland before, and had a wonderful time exploring the beautiful coastline. The house was lovely & warm, very cosy and an ideal base - we loved it!" - Quigg

"Lovely accommodation with lots of personal touches like the jam and the cute soaps. Especially loved the mattress toppers. Comfy and cosy stay. All in all, great stay and would recommend to friends." - Banks

"We had a fantastic stay at Greengate, it is easily the nicest holiday cottage we have stayed in. It was so comfortable and homely, and little touches like a pint of milk in the fridge made it really welcoming. The decor is lovely and it had absolutely everything we needed. We will certainly be heading back for another visit and would love to stay at Greengate again, we are thinking about bringing family along with us!" - Pederson

"I can't say enough about Greengate - simply superb! Location is a firm ten out of ten - we had so many fantastic walks out to the harbour, beach, castle. Seahouses is fantastic for choice & quality of restaurants - you can't go wrong. Took the girls horse riding - brilliant! Thanks for the mega communication and lovely thoughts of birthday cake & fizz - perfect! We'll definitely use Crabtree & Crabtree again." - Webster

"The owners were very helpful and helped make our holiday one to remember. The cottage and the location were perfect and the weather cooperated also so we don't think we can offer anything to improve the service and accommodation." - Oliver

"We had a lovely holiday in Seahouses. Greengate was without a doubt the nicest and most comfortable accommodation we have ever stayed in. It was extremely clean and the owner had left some milk, cake, strawberries, handmade soaps and a local newspaper for us which was a lovely surprise and much appreciated on our arrival." - Quinn

"We had a nice stay in Greengate. The owners were very kind and courteous to us. The cottage was comfy and perfectly located for all that Seahouses has to offer. We would like to return one day." - McPadden