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If the allure of miles upon miles of wide golden sands sits at the top of your holiday wish list, Kingfisher Cottage will be hard to resist.
New England style with Bamburgh Castle as the stunning backdrop
Sitting in an exceptionally lovely village location with Bamburgh Castle as the stunning backdrop, this comes pretty close to coastal heaven! Designed for two but with capacity for four, the cottage has been newly refurbished in a classic New England style with a blend of soft natural colours inspired by beach pebbles and driftwood.
The double-height sitting room with original exposed beams features a cosy wood burner which is perfect for all seasons, two large sofas for rest and relaxation and a small table with dining space for two.
The spacious double bedroom with its charming church style window has a king size bed which links to a small second bedroom with twin (2’6”) beds which are perfect for children but can also accommodate adults if space is not a factor. The beds have deep mattresses and quality bed linen for a restful night’s sleep.
There is a compact but well equipped kitchen to the rear of the cottage which leads out to a small but private terraced patio garden for sitting-out on glorious summer days or an evening barbecue.
Kitchen, the access door from the rear leads directly into the kitchen which is equipped with electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, integrated dishwasher, integrated washing machine and microwave.
Sitting room, a glazed door from the kitchen leads into the sitting room with two comfortable sofas (one three-seater, one two seater), with exposed stone fireplace and wood burning stove. Technology includes a flat screen TV with Freeview, Blu-ray DVD player, radio and docking station. There is a small table with dining space for two, but two additional chairs can provide extra capacity if required.
Bedroom one with fixed 5’ king-size bed, two side tables, dressing table, wardrobe with drawer space.
Bedroom two with 2’6” fixed twin beds (please note that a standard single is 3’). Side table, small chest of drawers, hanging hooks with hangers. Please note - this bedroom is linked directly from the double bedroom but can also be accessed from the rear.
Family bathroom with shower over, heated towel rail, basin, and WC.
To the rear of the cottage is a small but fully enclosed patio garden with outside furniture and a charcoal kettle barbecue.
Secure external storage is available for outdoor gear and bikes.
There is one off street parking space available to the rear
of the cottage by the garage. This is on a first come first
served basis (ie there is no allocated parking). The rear
lane is accessed by the narrow lane passing between the
neighbouring cottages and The Pantry.
There is further on street parking available in front of the
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
Two dogs are welcome. The configuration of the property means that dogs should be cleaned and dried before access into the wider property. Owners are requested to keep their dogs off the furniture.
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, hand towels and guest toiletries are provided.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available at this cottage. Mobile coverage can be variable depending on network and location within the cottage.
Central heating throughout the property. Wood burning stove in the sitting room with generous supply of logs supplied.
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 seafood at The Potted Lobster; the Mizen for a superior eating experience; or the Victoria Hotel if you like great pub food and a great chat next to the fire. Alternatively try the 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, cake and light-bites.
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 (9 miles) which has a reputation for serving excellent local food (their crab sandwiches are legendary!) along with ales from their own micro-brewery.
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.
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.Find Out More
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
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.Find Out More
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.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
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!Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.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
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Classes at your holiday home
Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...Find Out More
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
Beauty and spa treatments
Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.Find Out More
Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.Find Out More
Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.Find Out More
"Kingfisher Cottage was an absolute delight - like a home from home. We appreciate the nice things in life and there was no shortage of this in the cottage. The rooms were spacious and tastefully furnished and very relaxing. I'm so glad I discovered Crabtree & Crabtree, we will certainly use you again if we're looking in the area and I've recommended you to friends & family already."Legge family
"We very much enjoyed our holiday at Kingfisher Cottage. The accommodation was fantastic a very well appointed and comfortable cottage. The location is fabulous, with fantastic walks from the front door, we hardly used our car. We would most definitely return to Kingfisher Cottage it is a real "home from home, I only wish it was my home! We are so pleased to have found Crabtree & Crabtree, the cottages in your portfolio all look fantastic. We look forward to sampling them in the future."Wilman family
"We spent a very comfortable and enjoyable week in Kingfisher Cottage. The extras awaiting us on arrival were a pleasant and welcome surprise. Thank you to Crabtree & Crabtree, the housekeepers and owners."Willshaw
"We were very pleased indeed with the high standard and comfort of Kingfisher Cottage and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. May I also thank Crabtree & Crabtree for their professionally service and hope to use you again in the future."Wyatt family
"We had a wonderful time. The weather was especially kind to us. We loved Kingfisher Cottage. We'd always wanted a cottage that was in the village but in walking distance of the beach and we found that with Kingfisher. As always with Crabtree & Crabtree you know what you're getting. A very well appointed, clean and homely cottage. When it says a barbecue you get one, not a metal stand you put a disposable on. When it says a basket of logs, it's a nice starter supply, not just three in a small shopping basket. That's what we love - the standard is the same for all your cottages. Thanks again. We will be booking again!"Kilner family
"I just wanted to thank you all at Crabtree & Crabtree for the fantastic week we have just enjoyed in Kingfisher Cottage. The cottage was wonderful!!! So well equipped and beautifully festive. We had such a wonderful week we will most certainly be booking for a pre Christmas break next year."Hodson family
"We had a very enjoyable stay in Kingfisher Cottage. I can safely say it is the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. The decor and cleanliness was first class and the welcome basket of goodies was greatly appreciated. We would definitely book this cottage again."Macrae family
"Had a wonderful time at Kingfisher Cottage. Bamburgh is an ideal base with great restaurants, pubs and shops.The cottage is lovely, well furnished and equipped.The standard of cleaning is very high, and the welcome basket was excellent. We had a lovely week."Deaville family
"We had a wonderful stay. In fact, normally when away we would have eaten out on a number of occasions however we loved the cottage so much we after some long walks along the beach we just wanted to return to the cottage, make a fire so we didn't eat out at all! The standard of the decor in the cottage was exceptional and it was extremely well equipped with lots of little touches such as the welcome basket, logs, spare candles, hair dryers etc. Thank you for helping us with our booking and I would love to come back for a long weekend at some point and this time bring my husband!"Mrs Cook
"Your customer service, as always, has been outstanding. We love everything about the cottage, it is so well thought out with everything you need, clean and comfortable and the location is brilliant. We have already booked it for June this year and so looking forward to staying again. Once again thank you so much, your company is the best!"Price family
"Third time at Kingfisher Cottage - need we say more! Lovely comfy & clean cottage in an ideal location for all that Bamburgh has to offer. Thank you to Crabtree & Crabtree for their efficient and friendly advice in regards to the very snowy weather. We have already booked to return to Bamburgh later this year."Mr & Mrs Dokic
"I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Kingfisher Cottage. It was spotlessly clean on arrival and a really cosy, comfortable and welcoming cottage. The housekeeper was really helpful both prior to my arrival and whilst I was there. It was a wonderful week in Bamburgh and I will be back. Thank you again."Ms Donaldson
"We really enjoyed our stay at Kingfisher. The welcome pack was excellent and the accommodation was as described. Location was brilliant! We would book again."Scott family
"We had a really enjoyable stay in Kingfisher cottage. It is a very well presented cottage -comfortable and relaxing, a real home from home."Ms Morrow
"We had a wonderful time at Kingfisher Cottage it was a very restful weekend. The cottage is beautiful and very comfortable and for us just in the right place. We have visited Bamburgh several times but never stayed so this was a birthday treat for my husband. Many thanks for a lovely weekend."Ms Sivertsen
"Fabulous all round. Great service from you. Kingfisher cottage was top notch - for a change the web pictures & description absolutely did match what we found. Really impressed with the standard of the cottage - best we’ve stayed in. Location is outstanding - as long as you appreciate stunning views of a castle from your doorstep, miles of empty golden beaches and pubs to get a refreshing pint in within a 30 second walk! Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this to anyone - in fact I already have. What a sunrise too......"Mr Nettleship
- Two dogs are welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Friday, with the additional option of Monday during low season only.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"A bracing morning walk on the beach then back to this lovely cottage, the pale aquas and muted tones lend an air of peace and serenity, the perfect place to relax."Amy, interior designer at Crabtree Designs