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Budle Bay Loft

Bamburgh, Northumberland

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.

Budle Bay Loft

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Overview

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.

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.

Property details

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 flat screen 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 is well equipped with electric oven with ceramic hob, large fridge/freezer, integrated dishwasher, microwave, washing machine/dryer.

Bedroom one 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 with two 3’ twin beds, double-height ceiling, wardrobe.

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

Outside

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.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair 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.

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 are provided.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

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

Heating

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

Location

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. The nearest Co-op supermarket can be found in nearby Seahouses.

Activities

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.

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shooting

Shooting

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

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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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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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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

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

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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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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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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

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

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Reviews

"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 family

"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 family

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

Ross family

"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 family

"What a find! Excellent apartment, clean and lovely. We had a great week, just gutted it's finished!"

Watson family

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Budle Bay Loft. It is a beautiful apartment, spotlessly clean, comfortable and its spectacular view over the estuary is just amazing. We shall certainly be returning."

Smith family

"We would like to say we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Budle Bay Loft a few weeks ago. We didn't get chance to write in visitors book and so we would like to say we appreciated the standard of housekeeping. The loft was perfect for our stay."

Rushworth family

"We absolutely loved the accommodation and the area. The views were stunning. Being so close to the beach and to Bamburgh was great - Bamburgh is a beautiful place. The castle is incredible and the village is full of great restaurants.

The apartment was very clean and decorated / furnished lovely. The welcome pack was a very nice surprise.

I’d recommend stopping here to all family and friends and we have already told lots of our family they should go and sent them details of the website."

Mr Arnone

"We were a party of six, four adults and two children aged 5 and 6. The Loft was a good size for a party of this size and we did not feel as though we were lacking in space. The showers were excellent. The view seaward from the Loft is superb. We were treated on three evenings to the antics of an Otter feeding in the small river that feeds into Budle Bay...Otter watching is an excellent way of losing track of time. We considered that the property is in a good location and provides access to many fine beaches, and places to visit and eat within a relatively short driving distance."

Rafelt family
Location Within the hamlet of Waren Mill - 2.5 miles from Bamburgh.
Dogs
  • One dog is welcome with a charge of £15. A second dog may be considered on request.
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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Relax from the comfort of your armchair and watch the comings and goings of life over the bay which is an incredibly rich, vibrant bird sanctuary. The little things we love...
"Relax from the comfort of your armchair and watch the comings and goings of life over the bay which is an incredibly rich, vibrant bird sanctuary."
Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree