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A charming coastal cottage just a few minutes’ walk from Seahouses’ delightful harbour and pristine sandy beach.
Enjoy a contemporary twist on your seaside stay
When it comes to a seaside holiday, you can’t beat being within walking distance from the beach. Happily, during a stay at Greengate you’re very well positioned in Seahouses: not only are you withing a few minutes’ stroll from the sand but you’re also close to the delightful old harbour, which is lined with shops, pubs and restaurants, including Lewis’s, which is famed for its excellent fish and chips.
Set within its own lawned garden, Greengate is a stylish yet quintessential coastal abode with whitewashed walls and fresh, bright interiors that bring a contemporary twist on the seaside theme. Thanks to a recent refurbishment it’s deeply comfortable too, layered with silver, grey and blue hues, cosy blankets, coastal-themed artwork, wicker baskets and pot plants.
The sitting room, which leads from the sleek but homely eat-in kitchen through an open archway, is sure to be the favourite spot for drinking tea, for relaxing after brisk beach walks and for playing games well into the evening. Taking pride of place, is a warming log burner positioned below a painting of Bamburgh Castle and an impressive stone lintel which was found locally on the farm where the property now stands.
On the same floor, the two pretty bedrooms – one double and the other a twin – are a continuation of the same sophisticated attention to detail. Warm Farrow & Ball hues, incredibly comfortable beds and ample storage all play their part. They share a tile-lined bathroom with a shower over a generous bathtub.
Outside, you’ve ample space with a lovely front garden lined with flower beds, including plants such fragrant lavender. To the rear there’s also a secluded lawned garden with a picnic table for al fresco dining. Enclosed by tall hedges and walls, it’s fully enclosed and very private making it a peaceful place to soak up some sunshine on summer days.
Beach days are a must for guests, whether walking, swimming or spotting seals which have ventured across from the nearby Farne Islands. From Seahouses, you can also embark on various boat tours to the Farnes to see the grey seal colonies or, during the spring and summer months, the puffins.
Or, for further adventures on terra firma, Bamburgh’s dramatic fortress — the one in that painting above the fireplace — and its enchanting village are just three miles north, while Alnwick’s equally impressive castle and the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne also within half an hour’s drive.
Sitting room with wood burning stove, Smart TV with Freeview and DVD player, DAB radio with Bluetooth speaker, desk and chair, and board games.
Fully equipped kitchen with single oven with ceramic 4 ring hob, microwave, fridge with icebox, wine cooler and Miele dishwasher.
Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and space for the storage of outdoor kit.
Bedroom one with 5’2 king size double bed, large fitted wardrobe, dressing table and small TV with Freeview.
Bedroom two with 3’ twin beds, large fitted wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Family bathroom with bath with drench shower over and separate hand held unit, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Greengate sits in a pretty, fully enclosed garden to the front and small private garden to the rear 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.
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
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
Regretfully Greengate is not suitable for dogs.
The beds are made up with good quality bed linen and hypoallergenic duvets and pillows. A hairdryer is supplied in the master bedroom. Bath sheets and hand towels are provided for all guests.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Superfast broadband is available. There is good mobile coverage on most networks.
The cottage benefits from electric central heating. There is a wood burner in the sitting room with an initial supply of logs (2 baskets). Further supplies are available on request with an additional charge.
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.
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.
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Children and families
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Cycling & mountain biking
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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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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Ancestral history research
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Cooks and chefs
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"Thank you for your assistance with our holiday. Everything went smoothly and Greengate was very nice, fulfilling all our needs. I found your website very useful and would not hesitate to recommend you to others."Ms Whitwell
"Great location. Very high standard of both cleanliness, quality and home from home. So peaceful and relaxing. The beaches in the local area were stunning. Lots of places to eat and everything you need in the small village. Would definitely come back the kids did not want to leave. The welcome gifts were a lovely touch"The Cram Family
"a lovely property, nice and warm , some nice touches , to make your stay memorable; stayed in march so weather not at its best , didn't stop us doing what we wanted to do , nice property to come back to after a blustery day out."Mr Kirby
"We had a great stay, many thanks, it was lovely and would definitely recommend it."Ms Mortimer
"We had a really lovely time and the cottage was lovely and we treated it with care as if it was our own. Northumberland is lovely and people are very friendly."Kershaw family
"We had a wonderful five days in Seahouses. We really enjoyed our stay, not least because of the warm and welcoming atmosphere at Greengate (chocolate cake!). It really is a lovely cottage and we hope to stay there again."Ms Keegan & family
"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 family
"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 family
"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 family
"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 family
"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 family
"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 family
"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 family
"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 family
"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 family
"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 family
"Greengate is very cosy, clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated and with quality furnishings and artwork themed to the local coastline and wildlife. All the rooms are lovely and the beds extremely comfortable with good quality bed linen. An added bonus is the woodburner and a good feature especially for the winter months and plenty of logs were provided which meant we could have a fire each evening of our holiday. The new bathroom is also nicely decorated with a modern suite and good quality towels. Greengate has a a very tidy and well cared for garden, and even in February looked very pretty with the early flowering bulbs. It is also perfectly located on a quiet street yet only a couple of minutes walk to the shops or harbour and will definitely be our number 1 choice to stay on our next visit to Northumberland."Mrs Keen
"We stayed a week at Greengate in August. The house had everything we needed, including little extras like some teabags and milk on arrival which was really handy. The house is close enough for an easy walk to the harbour for all the amenities of Seahouses but far enough out the way to be peaceful. We hope to return next year!"Ms Bennett
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Greengate, the cottage is located in a prime location, close to shops, coastal walks, lots of activities to do in the area, I loved the feel of the cottage, the neutral decor, the host was also very accommodating.
I would highly recommend this property to anyone visiting Seahouses and hope to return in the near future."Patel Family
"I had an absolutely fabulous time at Greengate in Seahouses. The cottage was cosy and comfortable and the decor to a very high standard. In particular the bathroom and kitchen. It is also very well equipped. Beds and duvets were particularly comfortable. The owner made me feel very welcome and was extremely helpful with delivering some logs for me and the little extra touches – eggs, posh biscuits and cakes, flowers etc – were fabulous. I would not hesitate to recommend the cottage and the owner to anyone wishing to visit Seahouses."Ms Jeffery
- Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
- Typical arrival day: Friday during high season. Flexible out of high season.
- Arrival time: 3pm
- Departure time: 10am
"So many cosy fabrics, seaside-themed lamps and other objets d’art sourced from local boutiques or antique shops."Angie, Crabtree & Crabtree