A charming village cottage situated in the centre of the sought after village of Bamburgh with views of the iconic castle, excellent amenities on the doorstep and just a few minutes’ walk to Bamburgh’s stunning beach.
Sitting right on Front Street, this period cottage is perfectly placed for coastal exploring
Originally two cottages, Grove House has plenty of space and flexible accommodation to suit either a family or two couples. Downstairs there’s a sitting room with open fire, and a separate dining room with a wood burning stove.
A sunny kitchen to the rear of the property leads out onto a small yard which provides a sheltered spot for a morning cup of coffee. There’s also a downstairs cloakroom and utility room / boot room for the storage of outdoor kit.
Two staircases lead to two good-sized bedrooms each with their own bathroom - one with a bath and the other with a bath and separate shower. One bedroom has zip and link beds for complete flexibility, and both bedrooms benefit from a front-facing outlook and views of Bamburgh Castle.
This is a period property where some of the door heights are below that of modern standard sizes. If you have any concerns, please contact us for details.
Sitting room with open fire, TV with Freeview, radio and board games.
Dining room to seat up to six guests with log burner (initial supply of logs provided).
Fully-equipped kitchen with electric oven with four-ring hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, plenty of utensils and good quality china and glasses.
Utility / boot room with washing machine and deep freeze.
Cloakroom with WC and basin.
Bedroom one with 5’ double bed, large built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table and TV with integrated DVD player.
En suite bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with zip and link beds, which can be configured as a 6’ super king bed or two 3’ twin beds, wardrobe, built-in cupboard and dressing table.
Adjacent bathroom with bath, basin and WC.
To the rear of the cottage is a small, paved outside yard which is fully enclosed.
There is private parking in the lane to the rear of the cottage for up to two cars, to be parked in line with one another. This is accessed from a narrow lane from the main street.
Alternatively, there is free on-street parking on the road opposite the cottage, when available.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at Grove House. Owners are requested to keep their dogs downstairs and to the kitchen and utility room if they are wet.
The beds are made up with Egyptian Cotton bed linen, feather and duck down duvets and pillows. A hairdryer is supplied in each bedroom. Luxurious bath sheets and hand towels are provided for all guests as are toiletries.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available. Mobile coverage is patchy on most networks.
Grove House has electric radiators in addition to the fire in the lounge. An initial supply of logs are provided.
For guests looking to holiday together Bamburgh Castle Holiday Cottages also have Neville Tower sleeping 4, The Clock Tower sleeping 4+1, Windley sleeping 4, Kingfisher Cottage sleeping 2+2, Rose Cottage sleeping 4, Curlew Cottage sleeping 2+2, Sandhills sleeping 3 and St Aidan's Lodge sleeping 4. The properties are all located in Bamburgh village.
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. 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.
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
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Cycling & mountain biking
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Shopping, arts and crafts
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Nannies and babysitters
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"Just a little note to thank you so much for another wonderful holiday. Our friends and ourselves thoroughly enjoyed our stay in cosy Grove House in beautiful Bamburgh, and hope to be back in the future.
We continue to recommend Crabtree to family and friends."Fearnley Party
"A charming, beautifully appointed cosy cottage with everything to hand. Log fires in both the lounge and the dining room gave a wonderful atmosphere, and a stack of logs to see us through our stay were very much appreciated. The en-suite bedrooms were spacious and tranquil. We felt totally at home and couldn’t fault the cleanliness or welcome we had with the treats left for our pleasure. We felt very spoilt with the many comforts provided.
We loved walking to the beach with our dog each day from the cottage and visiting local places on the doorstep. The village itself boasts the famous Bamburgh Castle that proudly dominates this quant village, which offers a great museum, lovely gift shops, a butcher, a delicatessen, cafes and restaurants all within easy walking distance. We enjoyed stunning views from the coastal paths and came back to our lovely cottage knowing it would welcome us with warmth and comfort after a cold day out.
Thank you…we can’t wait to return and have already booked for 2023!"
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Grove House - we were particularly impressed by the Covid19 prevention measures and the thoroughness of the cleaning. The owners can be reassured that their cleaners are doing a very good job! Small touches, like a plentiful supply of wood and dishwasher tablets was much appreciated as well."Mr Wilson
"Grove House was a beautiful cottage: very well appointed and spotlessly clean. There would have been ample space, even with four guests. An added bonus was it’s ideal location, in the centre of the village, and right next door to The Pantry! We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay, and would not hesitate in recommending Grove House and/or Crabtree & Crabtree"Ms Dando
"It was a lovely cottage and perfect for the dogs. Great places to eat, Potted Lobster was wonderful. Victoria Hotel also great food. Welcome pack was a treat thanks. Would return to the cottage in future."Susan Mason-cave
"My husband & I stayed in Grove House in May 2019 along with my brother & sister-in-law. From the moment we walked in, it felt like a home rather than a holiday let. Beautifully furnished & every need catered for. Light, airy & very spacious. Spotlessly clean, a thank you to the housekeeper. We loved the quirkiness of the 2 separate staircases, making total privacy. The situation of the house is perfect, with a wonderful view of the castle & overlooking the green, & the fact that we didn't need to use the car to dine out, with a fantastic variety of eateries in the village, & so much to do in the surrounding area. Thank you too for the generous welcome pack. We have booked the house for next year already to make sure that we get it!"
"Had a super week thanks - and booked for next year too."Atkinson Family
"We had a lovely weekend at Grove House. The property was very welcoming and cosy, despite the weather!"Mrs Williams
"We enjoyed our stay, thought the property was clean and well equipped and housekeeping were very helpful regarding supply of additional linen."Ms Coff
"My sister, sister-in-law and myself thoroughly enjoyed our week in Grove House. It's a real home form home - extremely warm and comfortable. I live in a Welsh stone cottage so I appreciate the thick walls and low ceilings. It was great to find somewhere that welcomed dogs. The 2 Greyhounds in our party had a great time! Many thanks for a seamless booking system. The photos and description of the cottage on your website was exact and not at all inflated. If anything you underplay the quality of the cottage. Once again, many thanks to the team."Jukes family
"Another wonderful stay at a Crabtree & Crabtree property! Grove House was so spacious and beautifully furnished. We will probably book this property again next year as the position in Bamburgh village was perfect for us. To be able to just walk to the beach and then have a lovely selection of pubs and restaurants to eat in, and The Pantry next door for great picnic items was heaven. Grove House was spotlessly clean and well equipped with basic necessities and a fabulous welcome hamper of local produce. The quality towels and toiletries made us feel very pampered after a hard day at the beach!"Nayler family
"It was our 5th stay at Grove House so I think it speaks for itself! It was as good as ever. Lovely, cosy cottage in an ideal position right in the middle of Bamburgh with all the facilities on your doorstep. The property is kept very clean and there was a generous welcome basket and a good supply of logs for the fires. Relaxing break, did not want to come home."Dokic family
"Just to say that the family - myself and husband, daughter and son-in-law - enjoyed our stay at Grove House Bambrugh very much indeed. So much so, I have booked it again for next year. Despite the summer season we made good use of the open fire which was a luxury. The welcome pack was wonderful. Overall, a wonderful, quaint cottage and one we are going to return to."Garner family
"We had a wonderful stay at Grove House. We stay in cottages in the UK 2/3 times a year and Grove House was the best I have stayed in by far. It was so clean, welcoming and comfortable. We will definitely be back."Carr family
"We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our stay. The cottage was spotlessly clean, well equipped (including a very generous supply of logs and kindling - much appreciated when so cold outside) and welcoming. Great location. We will hopefully stay again."Hill family
"The property was beautiful, very cosy, comfortable and spotlessly clean (all due credit to the housekeeper who is doing a fantastic job) and one of the nicest properties I have stayed at in Northumberland (I visit every year on several occasions). I really cannot fault the property as it had everything I needed (and more) for a very enjoyable stay. The welcome pack and toiletries were first class and all the facilities were exceptional."McConnell family
"We had the most wonderful stay, what a perfect (surprisingly large) cottage! Being in the centre of Bamburgh was brilliant and the organisation of the booking via Crabtree & Crabtree was so easy and clear. Thank you so much, we will be back to one of your cottages!"Moorcroft family
"We are back home and I wanted to email to say how delighted we were with Grove House. The accommodation and location were perfect and the welcome basket of goodies is a lovely touch. We had a wonderful holiday and hope to return to the north east for another holiday. We will certainly be recommending Crabtree & Crabtree to friends."O'Donnell family
"We had a wonderful stay in your very comfortable, warm cottage. It was so conveniently located for all we wanted to see and especially for beach walks with Sophie, our Cavalier King Charles spaniel. Everything was spotlessly clean and fresh and the kitchen was well stocked with useful items. Really comfortable bed - we slept really well and feel so refreshed after our short break."Mrs & Mr Hutchinson
"We really enjoyed our stay at Grove Cottage which is a very charming and comfortable property."Ms Playfair
- Two dogs are welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Friday during high season with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The enviable location right on Front Street in the centre of Bamburgh means that the beach, pubs and restaurants, and of course, Bamburgh Castle are all within a few minutes walk."Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree