13.5% discount on stays between the 8th September and the 15th December 2023 (3 night stay minimum). And 10% discount on a 3 night stay starting on the 24th December 2023.
A convivial five-bedroom home in the cheerful fishing village of Seahouses.
The ideal pad for large groups of family & friends looking to enjoy quality time together on Northumberland’s heritage coast
Separated from the well-tended grounds of the 17th-century St Paul’s Church by an ancient dry-stone wall and overlooking lush fields that stretch down to the North Sea, Hastings House boasts a prime location on a quiet lane in Seahouses.
The historic fishing village of Seahouses is one of the most popular spots on Northumberland’s Heritage Coast for good reason. Sandwiched between golden beaches, you can stroll north along 2 miles of sandy expanse to find yourself at Bamburgh Castle, while a sandy amble south brings you to the picturesque village of Beadnell. Still a bustling fishing harbour today (giving rise to its reputation for serving some of the UK’s best fish & chips), Seahouses also serves as the gateway to the Farne Islands, with charters sailing daily for the natural bounty known to be Sir David Attenborough’s favourite destination in the UK for observing native wildlife.
From its tranquil location on the outskirts of Seahouses, Hastings House places these and the village’s other attractions - notably its harbour, shops, coastal golf course and historical Swallow Fish smokehouse within a 15-minute walk. It’s a house made for convivial living with a large country-style kitchen equipped with every gadget you could wish for, from a drinks fridge and smoothie blender to a breadmaker and two dishwashers, which leads through to a spacious dining room that comfortably seats ten guests. Warmed by underfloor heating and a wood burner in winter, the dining room invites summer guests to throw open the French doors that lead onto the enclosed south-facing decking patio. This peaceful suntrap boasts two dining tables and a six-person cedar-clad hot tub that invariably proves to be the most popular spot in the house.
Three of Hastings House’s five bedrooms are located on the ground floor. Two of these super king bedrooms feature ensuite shower rooms while the third benefits from a large adjacent shower room that also serves as the downstairs loo. As with each of the bedrooms in the house, they feature stylish interiors that echo its coastal setting and can be configured as super king or twin rooms.
Moving upstairs, you’ll find a fire-warmed sitting room to your left, complete with far-reaching views of the sea enjoyed from a Juliet balcony, and a cosy library area to your right. With its books, games and play station, the latter often becomes the kids’ domain – that is, when you can extract them from the cleverly converted garage with its table football and other games.
The upper floor also houses the two remaining bedrooms, one of which boasts an ensuite shower room while the other benefits from a balcony with far-reaching views, and use of an adjacent bathroom with a bath and shower over.
Access into entrance hall/boot room. This leads into an open-plan kitchen and dining area. The property benefits from three bedrooms on the ground floor (two en suite).
Kitchen with island unit and granite work surfaces. Two full-size dishwashers, Rangemaster double oven with grill, six burner electric hob, American style fridge/freezer with filtered water facility and ice, wine fridge, integrated microwave. The kitchen is very well equipped, including extras such as a Krups coffee maker (filter and expresso), coffee grinder, bread maker, ice cream maker, slow cooker, scales, Dualit six-slice toaster. There is a washer/dryer in the garage off the main access door. Alexa, with virtual concierge (for property information).
The kitchen and dining space is divided by a two-sided log burner.
Dining area with seating for ten guests. 47" wall-mounted Smart TV, dresser and two-seater sofa. Single door to patio and deck.
Bedroom one - super king bed with zip and link option which can be configured to a twin. Side tables, single wardrobe, two chests of drawers, small TV with Freeview.
Adjoining family shower room - with large shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom two - super king bed with zip and link option which can be configured to a twin. Side tables, dressing table, single wardrobe, chest of drawers, small TV with Freeview.
En suite bathroom - shower with rainforest head and separate mixer, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom three - oversized king Bed (5'6" wide) with zip and link option offering twin beds (2'9" each). Side table, dressing table, single wardrobe, small TV with Freeview.
En suite bathroom - shower with rainforest head and separate mixer, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Large sitting room with vaulted ceiling. Three large sofas, 47" wall-mounted Smart TV, wood burnng stove. This room benefits from far-reaching views over open countryside.
To the right of the stairway, adjacent to the sitting room is a snug with a double sofa, bench seating, small desk. Selection of books and a Wii games console.
Bedroom four - super king bed with zip and link option which can be configured to a twin. Side tables, dressing table, single wardrobe, chest of drawers, small TV with Freeview.
En suite bathroom - shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom five - master bedroom with balcony with cafe table and chairs, super king bed with zip and link option which can be configured to a twin, side tables, dressing table, single wardrobe, chest of drawers, small TV with Freeview.
Family bathroom - large bath with shower over (rainforest head), heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Large enclosed deck with a top-of-the-range cedar hot tub, ample tables and outdoor seating for al fresco dining. A charcoal BBQ is available (charcoal not supplied).
To the rear of the property is a large outdoor chess board for some family fun.
A garage off the main access has a nine-in-one games table. There are deck chairs, beach equipment and some outdoor games. This has a washer/dryer and a drying line for outdoor and wet weather gear.
The property benefits from a top-of-the-range cedar hot tub - maximum six guests. Pool rules apply and guests will be required to read and sign an owner hot tub usage document in advance of their stay. Use is conditional upon this.
Please note that it may not be possible to use the hot tub on the first day of arrival until the water reaches the correct temperature. The hot tub must only be used between the hours of 9am-9pm.
Important – the hot tub needs daily testing and will require attendance by the owner or one of their team to check the water and chemical levels. Privacy will be respected but health & safety protocols must be observed for continued use of the facility. Please contact us if you have any concerns.
There is off-road parking for up to five cars on the gravelled driveway. Parking is not permitted on the access lane and car registration numbers will be required to ensure that only cars associated with Hastings House are parked here.
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. The property has a traditional style wooden drop side cot with mattress for use in ground floor rooms, or a travel cot for use in upstairs rooms. Cot linen or towels for infants are not provided. There is a retractable stair gate fixed at top and bottom of the stairs. A high chair is provided, and a baby box with useful bits and pieces. A full list of kit for children can be supplied.
Please note - children under 4 are not allowed in the hot tub for health and safety reasons.
This property is very dog friendly and is close to dog-friendly beaches and walks. Visiting canines get their own personalised welcome pack, food mat, dog bowls, and towels. The property also benefits from a hot and cold outside tap for rinsing off after a day of adventures. Three dogs are welcome at a charge of £25 per dog. The owner may consider up to five dogs on request. The owner also has other canine equipment to hire such as dog crates or dog beds on request.
Bed linen, towels, and slippers are provided (excluding cots). Hollow fibre, anti-allergy duvets and pillows. A hairdryer is available in each of the bedrooms. Hand soap and shower/body wash are supplied. Robes are provided in non-ensuite rooms. Hot tub towels are provided for all. Kitchen linens are also provided - towels, tea towels and ovengloves. Bathroom hand towels are also provided.
WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE
High-speed broadband offering 50-60Mbs download capacity. Mobile reception is best on EE, but otherwise good.
Electric heating, with underfloor heating throughout the ground floor and the upstairs bathrooms. Convector heaters in the sitting room and upstairs bedrooms. Double-side wood burner in the kitchen/dining room area, with a further wood burner in the upstairs sitting room. Logs are provided from November through to Easter only. A summer log supply can be purchased at a cost of £25, paid directly to the owner. This is generally sufficient for a three-day stay.
The property is detached with a neighbouring property on one side and others to the rear of Hastings House. The decking area and hot tub sits in the private front garden protected by a high stone wall.
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.
Hastings House is situated just a short walk from the shops and amenities of the village in one direction with the pretty harbour area beyond. You will find plenty of good eating places nearby - 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. Alternatively, why not try The Black Swan, a newly-opened bistro pub within the town offering a range our mouth-watering dishes? 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 Main Street which has a newsagents, bakery, chemist, fishmongers, and deli, 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 no 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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- Three dogs are welcome with a charge of £25 per dog. Further dogs may be considered on request.
- Typical arrival day: Fridays during August with the addition on Mondays for the rest of the year.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 9am - the owner will consider requests for a later departure time determined by changeover timescales.
"We try to pre-empt the needs of our guests, providing every imaginary kitchen gadget, an array of children’s entertainment, as well as a welcome pack for canine guests too."Neil and Jackie, owners of Hastings House