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Experience breathtaking beaches and a magnificent castle while staying in picturesque Bamburgh.
A spacious, dog-friendly home on the fringes of one of Northumberland’s most sought-after villages
Set in a quiet stretch of Bamburgh, Friars Farm Cottage is brilliantly located — it’s just a five-minute stroll from the picturesque high street and the impressive castle, but it’s also far enough removed from the hustle and bustle.
Drawing inspiration from the coastal landscape, the bright interiors of this modern cottage for six have been styled using chalky whites, marine-inspired artwork, rattan furniture and coral-patterned accents.
There’s a wonderfully warm sitting room full of deep leather sofas for curling up on after a brisk walk along the expansive sands of Bamburgh Beach as well as a large conservatory with sliding doors leading straight out into the garden. A suntrap on fair days – and a cosy place to storm-watch on inclement ones – the conservatory is fitted with sofas at one end and a dining table at the other making it the ideal place to gather and enjoy a cup of tea, a glass of wine or a competitive game of cards.
Outside, the spacious decked area overlooks a separate south-facing patio where you can dine al fresco under the stars or soak up a few rays on sun-loungers in front of the pretty green summerhouse. Hugged by high walls edged by tropical plants, the garden is sheltered and fully enclosed for the three dogs that you can bring on holiday with you.
Back inside, the sleek shaker-style kitchen is well kitted out with a Smeg double electric oven and smooth black granite work surfaces. Green metro tiles add a lovely pop of colour, while bright prints depict the famous Craster Kipper – a local delicacy which can be picked up in local shops and delis.
Two of the bedrooms can be found on the ground floor. One is a twin – ideal for children or friends – while the second is king size. Both share access to the biggest bathroom with a bath and separate shower. Upstairs in the eaves, is the master bedroom, which benefits not only from an en-suite bathroom complete with a luxurious free-standing roll-top bathtub and a large walk-in shower, but also from sublime views of the Northumberland coast.
With spectacular beaches to explore on the doorstep, spend your days walking the long beaches (dogs are allowed on the sands all year), surfing and swimming or playing golf on the castle-crowned links. There are also plenty of quaint rea rooms, pubs and the highly-commended Potted Lobster restaurant for the gastronomically-minded. A little further afield is Alnwick Castle and Gardens, including latest addition Lilidorei, which is sure to delight any children. Alternatively, head north up the coastline and mystical Holy Island can be reached in twenty minutes, while Berwick upon Tweed’s galleries, or the Cheviot Hills are squarely in day-trip range.
Access door to the side of the main parking courtyard.
One step up to the entrance porch, with hanging rail and bench seating.
Sitting room with two double sofas, armchair and occasional chair, Smart TV with full Sky package, separate DVD player, electric fire.
Kitchen with Smeg double electric oven, six burner gas hob, fridge, freezer. Pantry cupboard with separate fridge. Laundry cupboard with washer/dryer, and a microwave.
Large conservatory with two rattan sofas and two chairs, dining space with seating capacity for six, sliding door leading out to the raised deck with corner-unit garden furniture.
Bedroom one with king size bed, side tables, cupboard with hanging rail and storage, chest of drawers, chair. Wall-mounted TV with Sky package. Door to the conservatory.
Bedroom two with 3' twin beds, side tables, chest of drawers, wardrobe, wall-mounted TV with Sky package.
Family bathroom with large bath, corner shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Stairs to the first floor. Please note the stairs are quite steep and may not be suitable for guests with restricted mobility.
Bedroom three with fixed super king bed, side tables, dressing table, fitted wardrobes with hanging space and storage, wall-mounted TV with Sky package. Velux windows with black-out blinds, and views to the coast.
Large en suite bathroom with freestanding bath, shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
To the front of the property is an open courtyard with private parking. To the rear is a south-facing enclosed garden. This benefits from a raised deck, accessed directly off the conservatory. This has a corner sofa and is an ideal space for evening dining.
A step leads to the lower-level paved patio with additional garden furniture and sun loungers. A charcoal barbecue is available (charcoal not supplied).
The summerhouse is available for guest use, and can be locked, offering secure storage for outdoor kit.
Private parking for two to three cars directly to the front of the property.
ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING
For safety reasons, we do not permit electric vehicle or hybrid car charging at this property. If you’re travelling by EV, discover your nearest electric vehicle charging point here.
BABIES & CHILDREN
Babies and children are welcome, and a travel cot and high chair is available on request.
Three dogs are welcome at Friars Farm Cottage at a cost of £20 per dog. A further dog may be considered on request, subject to details.
Dogs must be kept to the ground floor. They are not permitted on the furniture or in the bedrooms.
The rear garden is fully enclosed. An outside tap is available.
Bed linen and towels are provided, along with hand soap and guest toiletries. Duvets and pillows are hypo-allergenic. A hairdryer is available in each bedroom.
WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE
Sky Fibre Broadband is available. Mobile reception can be variable to poor. A landline is available in the property for emergency use. The property benefits from a full Sky TV package.
Heating is oil-fired with thermostatically controlled radiators. The conservatory has underfloor heating. Electric fire in the sitting room. Power is supported by solar panels.
The cottage is semi-detached and sits on the main access road leading directly into the village of Bamburgh. There are a number of properties to the rear of the property.
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 fresh seafood at The Potted Lobster located in the heart of the village; the Castle Hotel for a hearty pub meal and pretty beer garden; or the Victoria Hotel if you like great pub food and some chat next to the fire. Alternatively try The Wyndenwell for an ice-cream, cake and coffee stop, or the Copper Kettle, a characterful little tea-room serving a selection of freshly baked scones and light-bites. For something a bit more informal en-route to the beach, The Hut sits on the edge of the sand dunes for a delicious bacon butty or a kipper bun.
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. R 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.
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.
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.
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Museums, galleries and culture
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- Three dogs are welcome. at a charge of £20 per dog. A further dog may be considered on request.
- Typical arrival day: Saturday, with short breaks considered on request through low and mid season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Relaxing with a cup of tea in the south-facing garden, which is a bit of a suntrap when the weather is fine."Bill and Jo, owners of Friars Farm Cottage.