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Captain's Rest

Bamburgh, Northumberland

Take one of the most sought-after locations on the Northumberland coastline, throw in the village charm of Bamburgh and add the timeless elegance of this beautiful ground floor apartment and you have the perfect recipe for a sophisticated coastal break.

Captain's Rest

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Overview

Take one of the most sought-after locations on the Northumberland coastline, throw in the village charm of Bamburgh and add the timeless elegance of this beautiful ground floor apartment and you have the perfect recipe for a sophisticated coastal break.

Elegant living with glorious golden sands just a stone's throw away.

Occupying a significant proportion of the ground floor of a classic Edwardian villa, Captain’s Rest evokes the elegance of the era, the original leaded windows, magnificent carved fireplace and oak floors of the drawing room complemented by sumptuous furnishings and richly textured fabrics, collectively exuding a warm and sophisticated ambience.

Technology, however, is decidedly 21st Century thanks to a 50” Smart TV and superfast fibre broadband. A dining table and upholstered chairs are set into the deep bay window of the drawing room, perfectly positioned for watching the setting sun cast its golden glow over Bamburgh’s famous coastline.

Next to the spacious double bedroom, decorated in soft creams and furnished with a king size bed, dressing table and wardrobe, is a luxurious bathroom with walk-in rain shower, twin basins and underfloor heating.

A split level aspect leads down to a compact but well-equipped kitchen where you’ll find an electric oven and grill, ceramic hob, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher and a Nespresso coffee machine, with a washer/dryer and microwave located in a cupboard off the hall. A café table and chairs are located next to French doors which open on to a private patio; beyond this the lawns of the communal garden where there is private storage for bikes and outdoor kit.

Property details

Ground floor

Sitting room/dining area with two large sofas set around a wood burning stove. Technology includes a 50” Smart TV with DVD player and a selection of DVDs. There is a cleverly designed pull down bed which is integrated into the wall cavity and can be included as an extra at an additional charge of £40 for 1 - 3 nights and £80 for 4 - 7 nights. There is a formal dining space with seating for four.

Bathroom with large walk in double shower with rainforest head, heated towel rail, underfloor heating, double vanity unit, shaving point and WC.

Bedroom with 5‘ king size bed, side tables, dressing table and wardrobe.

Kitchen is on a lower level and is 5 steps down. The kitchen benefits from underfloor heating and is well equipped with an electric oven and grill, ceramic hob, large fridge/freezer, 3/4 dishwasher, and a Krups Nespresso coffee machine. There is a small cafe table and two chairs with French doors leading out to a small sitting out area and lovely shared rear garden. A microwave and a washer/dryer sits in a cupboard off the main hallway.

Outside

There is a large shared lawned garden with a summerhouse tucked to the rear of the property. There a small area for sitting out directly outside the French doors adjoining the kitchen space.

A private shed is available for guests to store bikes and outdoor gear.

Parking

Ample private off-street parking sits to the side of the property.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair are available on request. Please note that the garden is not enclosed.

Dogs

Dogs are not permitted at this property.

Guest amenities

High quality linen along with luxury goose down pillows. The duvet is Harrods luxury microfibre. A hairdryer is provided. Luxury guest toiletries are supplied.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Superfast fibre broadband is available. Mobile reception is poor within the immediate property. A landline is provided for respectful use by guests.

Heating

Electric heating throughout the property which is thermostatically controlled. Wood burning stove in the sitting room with unlimited supply of logs provided. Underfloor heating in the bathroom and kitchen areas.

Guest privacy

The apartment is a ground floor apartment in a large period house which comprises seven other apartments. The garden area is shared.

Location

With friendly local shops, quaint tea-rooms, cosy pubs and restaurants on the doorstep as well as miles upon miles of stunning white sands within walking distance it is part of the reason visitors return to this area year-after-year, and why it remains one of the most popular beach destinations in England.

For dining-out, you can enjoy fantastic seafood at The Potted Lobster; the Mizen for a superior eating experience; or the Victoria Hotel if you like great pub food and a cosy chat next to the fire. Alternatively try the Castle Hotel for a good pub meal and pretty beer garden or the nearby Lord Crewe. For a coffee and cake stop, the Copper Kettle a characterful little tea-room serving a selection of freshly baked scones and light-bites.

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 (9 miles) which has a reputation for serving excellent local food (their crab sandwiches are legendary!) along with ales from their own micro-brewery.

For provisions, The Pantry is a super deli selling meats, cheeses, preserves, freshly baked bread and smoked fish as well as lots of naughty puddings which all come from renowned local suppliers across the area. For picnics or lunches on-the-go, they will prepare sandwiches on request along with freshly ground coffee, or can arrange for food hampers full of gourmet goodies to be made up for your arrival at your holiday home. J Carter has been the village butchers for 125 years serving only the finest locally produced meat, homemade pies and award winning bacon which is cured and smoked on the premises. The nearest Co-op supermarket can be found in nearby Seahouses.

Activities

Standing on a quite spectacular 180 foot high basalt crag, the skyline is dominated by the dramatic outline of Bamburgh Castle from miles around. A visit to the Castle 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. The Grace Darling Museum sits just two doors up from the cottage and offers a wonderful insight into the life of this courageous young woman who was written into the history books in 1838 when she risked her life to row a boat out in treacherous seas to rescue survivors of the luxury steam ship Forfarshire.

As well as boasting its own magnificent Castle, the village is home to the Bamburgh Golf Club - an 18 hole golf course with outstanding views towards Lindisfarne, the Farne Islands and the Cheviot Hills. Rated by Golf World Magazine as ‘quite possibly the most beautiful and beautifully situated golf course in all England’ this tricky links course will both challenge and delight. You will also find tennis courts in the village which can be hired for a nominal fee.

The beach at Bamburgh comprises glorious curves of white sand backed by deep sand dunes, rocky outcrops and dramatic shorelines. and 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.

For young explorers, pack a fishing net along with a sand bucket and enjoy a spot of rock-pooling for tiny shore crabs, starfish or periwinkles at Bamburgh Lighthouse at Harkness Rocks - named by Countryfile as one of the top ten rockpooling areas in Britain. Here you can spend many happy hours dabbling in the plunge pools before taking a gentle wander back along the beach to the village.

The whole area is bursting with things to do here, dotted by a trail of castles and fortifications interspersed with pretty seaside villages all the way up and down the coast. Cross the causeway to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne to trace the legend of St. Cuthbert, take a boat trip from Seahouses to the outstanding Farne Islands nature reserve and seabird sanctuary, 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.

Walking and cycling in this area is a delight with an abundance of trails and waymarked routes suitable for all ages and abilities. Take a four mile circular walk from Bamburgh to Budle Bay, where you can experience amazing sunsets over the bay in early evening, or follow the Coast and Castles circular, a dog-friendly stretch involving a moderate walk of 8.5 miles taking in both coast and country. For cyclists, there are family routes, leisure routes, and mountain biking trails with everything from easy coastal stretches to high energy treks in the vast wilderness of the Northumberland National Park which can be easily accessed from Wooler.

 

Historic houses and castles

Historic houses and castles

With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.

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Walking

Walking

From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.

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Cycling & mountain biking

Cycling & mountain biking

Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.

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Shopping, arts and crafts

Shopping, arts and crafts

We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.

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Children and families

Children and families

Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.

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Fishing

Fishing

Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.

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Local food and drink

Local food and drink

Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!

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Golf

Golf

There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.

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Museums, galleries and culture

Museums, galleries and culture

Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.

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Gardens

Gardens

If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Spas and beauty treatments

Spas and beauty treatments

Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.

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Services

Cooks and Chefs

Cooks and Chefs

Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.

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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Babysitting and Nannies

Babysitting and Nannies

Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Reviews

"A charming apartment.  It was beautifully furnished and everything had been thought out and provided for our comfort. Bamburgh is amazing and the sun shone, can’t ask for anything more."

Reese Party

"We had a great week at the Captain’s Rest... the accommodation was lovely, and we really liked the layout of the flat. The furniture and fixtures and fittings were superb... Many thanks for your efficient and professional service and for making our holiday so enjoyable."

Mr & Mrs Griffiths

"We spent a quiet New Year here after a pretty hectic Christmas in Edinburgh - we felt ourselves starting to relax the minute we crossed the threshold.  We were immediately struck by the outstanding cleanliness and the sublime comfort of the property.  It was like entering a private wing of a small castle!  All the furnishings and fittings were of the very highest quality and the kitchen was equipped with every utensil a cook could possibly look for.  The most generous welcome pack and the complimentary Prosecco was an unexpected bonus!  I feel sure all Crabtree & Crabtree properties reflect these high standards so I have resolved never again to risk using inferior agents, many of whom (sadly) only offer disappointment." 

Mr & Mrs Dickie

"Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Captain's Rest. The accommodation lived up to our expectations and was certainly enhanced by the Christmas decoration and log burner. The welcome pack was a lovely touch and much appreciated. It was our first experience with the company and we are looking forward to our next stay."

Mr and Mrs Stewart

"We very much enjoyed our stay at the Captains Rest & would be happy to return. We appreciated the welcome box, the plentiful supply of toilet rolls, dishwasher tablets & logs. The apartment was well equipped- we even appreciated the vacuum cleaner! All in all - lovely & we loved Bamburgh & the Potted Lobster was exceptional."

Mr & Mrs Grant

"We couldn't have had a better stay and would like you to pass onto the owners of "The Captains Rest" our gratitude for the wonderful accommodation. The property was fantastic, perfectly located and wonderfully set out. The little details also made all the difference, everything was provided for and was spotlessly clean. Thank you also for the administration which was smooth and efficient. We will certainly be booking through yourselves again, soon I hope!"

Mr & Mrs Houlis

"Our holiday at Captain's Rest was very enjoyable. From booking with yourselves which I thought was extremely efficient to everything about the holiday was first class."

Ms Barnes

"I just wanted to say that the Captain's Rest was perfect. It is a lovely holiday apartment, with everything we needed and more. It is in a convenient location on the edge of the village and we loved our stay there. We visit Bamburgh quite often and we would have no hesitation in booking this apartment again. It is a beautiful apartment and we loved it."

Ms Barker

"We really loved our stay at Captain's Rest, so much so that we are in the process of booking again for next year! Please pass on our thanks to the owner for sharing their beautiful home. We loved the location, and the beautiful decor."

Mr & Mrs Fearnley

"Absolutely fabulous apartment beautifully finished. We really enjoyed our stay and hopefully will be back later in the year."

Mr & Mrs Breeze

"Our recent long weekend at Captain’s Rest was wonderful. The accommodation was comfortable and of a very high standard, including the bedlinen, furnishings and cleanliness. The welcome pack was one of the best We have had. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful. We also had lovely weather - but that’s just good fortune."

Mr & Mrs White

"I would like to say that the property was wonderful and we so enjoyed staying there. Captain's Rest is so comfortable, stylish and cosy. The owners are to be congratulated on creating such a beautiful apartment. It is one that we would certainly return to."

Waterworth family

"We had a fantastic stay in Bamburgh, the weather was kind and the views the walking golf and food and drink were all that we expected. The Captains Rest was a fantastic location close to shops pubs and restaurants. The walking close by was excellent and then going further a field to The Cheviots, so a great base. The accommodation was absolutely spot on the quality of everything in the property was evident throughout and is a credit to the owners. We would consider using the same accommodation again or may well explore further other Crabtree and Crabtree properties in the location. Once again thank you for letting us use the property, it was really good to come to a property that reflected its look on the internet, all too often we have been disappointed."

Paton family

"Thank you for the opportunity to tell you how much we enjoyed our visit to Bamburgh and our stay at the Captain's Rest. We had a lovely time and it was especially nice for us to be there for spring. Since we live in Arizona, USA, we hadn't seen blooming daffodils & tulips or cherry blossoms for 12 years! What a treat to see them and the beautiful fields of yellow flowers interspersed with the bright green pastures, dotted with baby lambs! The accommodations were very comfortable and thoughtfully supplied. The nice welcome basket was a lovely touch. All and all, we had a great stay and would recommend it highly to anyone."

McCurdy family

"We had a fabulous weekend the flat was wonderful and lived up to our expectation after seeing it on your website. Easy to follow instructions allowed us to get settled in very quickly. The complimentary box in the kitchen on arrival was a lovely surprise and much appreciated. I would not hesitate to recommend this flat and Crabtree & Crabtree to my friends and relatives."

Purdie family

"We had a lovely holiday based in Bamburgh. Our accommodation, Captain’s Rest, was really good and had everything we needed for a relaxing time."

Mrs & Mr woods

"Captain's Rest was clean and comfortable. The flat was nice and quiet, short walk to the beach and comfy bed and sofas. Hope to be booking with you again later in the year."

Ms Churm

"We had a lovely time at Captain’s Rest. A beautiful apartment on the outskirts of Bamburgh. Great facilities, stunning décor and very comfy bed. Although a village location, it was very peaceful. Loved it."

Ms Brewood

"Thank you for our lovely stay. The Captain's Rest lived up to expectations. Quiet and relaxing. We appreciated your advice about being a little way out of the village. All helped by absolutely glorious weather. Bamburgh proved an ideal base for visits north and south. There is a good ranging of eating places in Bamburgh. Most birders will want to visit the Farne Islands (Puffins) - Serenity is the boat which gives a good close up of nesting seabirds (includes a landing).There is also a hidden gem at Long Nanny (south of Beadnell). We would certainly return. The local Croquet Club gave a warm welcome and what a setting!"

Seabright family

"We had a fabulous time staying at The Captains Rest. It was a perfect location and the apartment was beautiful and very in keeping with the period of the house. We would definitely recommend it and your agency to others- in fact we already have."

Mrs Thompson
Location In the village of Bamburgh.
Dogs
  • Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday during high season with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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"Settle in for a cosy supper à deux in the leaded Edwardian bay window."
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