With the shores of Bamburgh just minutes from the door, this charismatic cottage is a surprise package with a deceptively spacious living space offering an inviting first impression.
A cosy coastal cottage just a stone's throw from the vast golden sands of Bamburgh with the castle as the stunning backdrop
Opening up into an open plan sitting room with original exposed beams, a scheme of smoky blues and greys give the cottage a contemporary coastal feel, warmed by a toasty wood burner and soft natural accents.
The spacious double bedroom has a king size bed with an en-suite bedroom, while a second small bedroom with twin beds and en-suite shower room sits to the rear. Both feature high quality finishes and fabrics from Jane Churchill and Romo.
There is a well-equipped kitchen with dining space for four leading into an inner hall/boot room which is a handy space for drying outdoor gear as well as the furry members of the party after energetic paddles in the surf!
From here, French doors lead out to a small private courtyard extending through an archway into an enclosed lawned garden.
Large open plan sitting room with two double sofas, wood burning stove. Technology includes a flat screen TV with Freeview and integrated Blu-ray DVD player, radio.
Kitchen/dining area with electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. Dining space with seating for four.
Bedroom one with fixed 5’ king size bed, side tables, chest of drawers, wardrobe with drawer space.
En-suite bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with zip and link beds which can be set up as a 5' king size double or two 2'6" twins, side table, small chest of drawers, hanging hooks with hangers. Velux window with blackout blind.
En-suite bathroom with large shower unit, basin and WC.
Utility/boot room with hanging space. Double doors to a small private patio area.
To the rear of the cottage, off the utility/boot room is a small paved patio area. A covered archway leads up to an enclosed lawned garden (with access steps). Please note, there is a drop to one side of the garden area which guests should be mindful of.
The wall that bounds the garden on the far side also has a steeper drop onto the street side and children and dogs will require careful supervision. Outside furniture and a barbecue is provided.
There is private parking for up to two cars (to be parked in line with one another), located in a narrow lane across the road from the cottage, just off the main street. The parking area is just a few minutes walk away from the property.
Alternatively, there is free on-street parking on the road opposite the cottage, when available.
Children & babies
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
Two dogs are welcome. Dogs should be kept to the utility/boot room until clean and dry. Dogs must be kept off the furniture and are not permitted in the bedrooms.
The beds are made up with Egyptian cotton bed linen, with feather duck down duvets and pillows. A hairdryer is supplied in each bedroom. Towels and guest toiletries are provided.
Central heating throughout the property. Wood burning stove in the sitting room with generous supply of logs.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available. Mobile coverage can be variable depending on network and location within the cottage.
For guests looking to holiday together, Bamburgh Castle Holiday Cottages also have Grove House sleeping 4, Neville Tower sleeping 4, The Clock Tower sleeping 4+1, Windley sleeping 4, Sandhills sleeping 3, Curlew Cottage sleeping 2+2, Kingfisher Cottage sleeping 2+2 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
Make your stay hassle-free with your own personal cookFind Out More
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
Nannies and babysitters
Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring a fully qualified registered and experienced nanny or babysitter to come to your house.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
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.Find Out More
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
Beauty and spa treatments
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"We have had a wonderful stay thank you. There the cottage is perfect. It is perfect in terms of its location, its furnishings & the ’secret’ garden. There is nothing that we would comment on adversely. We are lucky that we get to stay at lots of premium properties. This is definitely in that bracket."Mr & Mrs Holland
"I just wanted to say thankyou for a wonderful stay in Rose cottage. It was a true home from home and we have all returned rested and rejuvenated. The location was perfect for us and its close proximity to the wonderful beach - a highlight being our walk from Beadnell to Craster. The walled garden pizza and ice cream in Bamburgh was also a fabulous addition to the village. We have been staying in the area for over 20 years now and will continue to return, with the dream being to own our own bolthole someday soon."Ms Hancox
"Great time had by all, from walking the beach, to swimming and lazing in the garden."Mr & Mrs Booth
"We had a wonderful week at Rose Cottage, thank you. We have been really impressed by all our dealings with the helpful and accommodating team at Crabtree’s. An excellent company that we will be very happy to recommend to friends and family. We were also very impressed by the Rose Cottage team. The accommodation was beautifully clean and we felt very reassured by all their Covid measures. Please pass on our thanks. Rose Cottage itself was a very comfortable and well equipped base for our holiday. Many thanks for a lovely stay"Mrs Moore
"We had another wonderful week in Bamburgh. Service as always from Crabtree & Crabtree was brilliant, thank you. Rose Cottage is a cosy, comfortable cottage in a fabulous location."Ms Barker
"I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that we had an absolutely fabulous holiday at Rose Cottage last week. The property itself is gorgeous and much more spacious than we anticipated. The pictures do not do it justice! The furnishings and décor are to a really high standard and very comfortable to live in. I wish we could have stayed longer. The kitchen was very well equipped - everything we needed and more. The large garden was an ideal space for our pooches to stretch their legs first thing in the morning and last thing before bed. I would love to spend time here in the summer months. Bamburgh is a fantastic little village, with great pubs and restaurants on the doorstep. I had heard the surrounding beaches were nice, but I was not prepared for just how fabulous they actually were. It was great that we were so close to the beach and could walk our 2 small dogs there in a matter of minutes. They absolutely loved it! I think we were really lucky with the weather, as it was dry and sunny most of the week – which made for some good photo’s. After a good long walk in the sun (and minus 3 temp!), it was great to get the dogs cleaned up in the hallway and then sit by the log-burner with a mug of hot tea. The local pubs and restaurants were also great. We made the most of being so close to them! We would really love to return to Bamburgh and will certainly book one of your cottages again. Rose Cottage was perfect for us and we noticed the others that we considered booking along the road, they also looked lovely from what we could see. Thank you for a great holiday. We holiday with our dogs regularly but this was definitely up there with the top trips in recent years."Mrs McGregor
"We had a lovely time and we were very happy with Rose Cottage. It’s very well-appointed and very clean. All in all, it’s a lovely cottage and the service from Crabtree & Crabtree has been excellent."Mrs Taylor
"Thank you for your email requesting feedback on our stay at Rose Cottage. It’s a delightful cottage and we would certainly stay there again."Ms Waterworth
"Just to let you know that we really liked Rose Cottage. The renovation is lovely and we had everything we needed."Mrs Plumb
"We were very happy with Rose Cottage, it suited our needs to a tee and the weather was the icing on the cake. We actually sat in the small patio area outside the back door mostly as the steps up to the garden are difficult for me. The sun hit the area all day which was wonderful. We are so grateful the owner would take the dogs. It is always so difficult to find a house furnished to the standard this one is, who will do so. The cottage was very clean and fresh on arrival and the welcome pack was appreciated. We would like to come again next year so really that says it all."Mrs Grieve & family
"It is a lovely cottage, well appointed and very clean. The big surprise was the secret garden which is just the right size and has that lovely view of Bamburgh Castle. It was lovely to sit outside after a day out and relax away from the crowds."Bonham family
"Fabulous place, very well appointed, very clean and a thoughtful welcome pack. We have been going on cottage holidays for 20 years and this is the best we have stayed in."Mcarthur family
"Just like to say that Rose Cottage was a perfect base from which to explore the Northumberland coast. It was surprisingly spacious, beautifully decorated and furnished, and very convenient for the facilities available in Bamburgh. We hope to stay there again."Mr Brooks
"We loved rose cottage. It had a warm welcoming feel from the moment we opened the door. It is an easy to live in place. Close to the beach, the shops and the bus stops for exploring without the need for the car."Mrs Barber
"We had a great week at Rose Cottage. It is one of the best self catering cottages we have stayed at ( and we’ve stayed at lots!), everything you could want. A lovely welcome pack and a brilliant location being only a few minutes from Bamburgh castle and the gorgeous Bamburgh beach."Keenan family
"Our second stay at Rose Cottage (our sixth stay with Crabtree & Crabtree in Bamburgh!). The cute cottage was welcoming & cosy. We wanted for nothing - excellent standard of fittings, spotlessly clean & lovely wood burner with a generous supply of logs. The weather was also very kind to us for March and we even managed to eat outdoors on a couple of occasions at one or two of the lovely pubs in Bamburgh village."Dokic family
"Absolutely loved the cottage best one I’ve stayed in so far of Crabtree & Crabtree..was great the bedrooms were at both ends of the cottage and we had our own bathrooms...bed linen beautiful beds comfy and it was lovely and warm... loved the view of the castle from the garden... Will definitely be returning to this cottage. Thank the hosts from me and my dad. And thank you to you guys for all the information which you always send through making it a no hassle booking."Ms Tonnar
- Two dogs are welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Friday, with the additional option of Monday during low season only.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Arguably the prettiest cottage in Bamburgh, but the chocolate box exterior hides a surprisingly roomy living space with full height ceilings and wonderful country luxe furnishings."Amy, interior designer at Crabtree Designs