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Sandpiper

Bamburgh, Northumberland

With dream views over Bamburgh Castle, this stunning apartment is sure to leave its mark. 

Sandpiper

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Overview

With dream views over Bamburgh Castle, this stunning apartment is sure to leave its mark. 

Easy, relaxed elegance

Look forward to lazy mornings watching the colours of the day shift over the dramatic castle ramparts; settle-down for afternoon cricket on the green; or indulge in carefree beach walks just a stone’s throw from the door.

Forming part of a prestigious renovation of a 1930‘s arts and crafts house, the apartment sits on the first floor, opening up into a serene open plan living space with vaulted ceiling and Juliet balcony. The scheme is one of simple, beautiful design - allowing the view to take central stage. Fabrics from Manuel Canovas and stylish Dar lighting add to the sense of easy, relaxed elegance.

Dividing the living space, the kitchen has a sleek, contemporary finish with clean lines, high quality appliances and granite work surfaces, extending to a smart dining area with seating for six.

The three bedrooms bring together a soothing colour palette with subtle patterns and soft pretty throws, including a master bedroom with en-suite shower room and two further bedrooms, one with Jack and Jill access to the family bathroom.

Outside, the communal gardens, parking and external storage are accessed via secure electronic gates. A short meander will take you directly onto the dunes and the sublime sands of Bamburgh.

Property details

Accommodation

The property is a first-floor apartment with stair access (no lift).

Access door leading into a hallway with hanging space.

Open-plan sitting room/dining/kitchen:

Sitting area with two large sofas, Juliet balcony with views over Bamburgh Castle and the cricket green. Technology includes a flat screen TV with DVD player and a selection of games and DVDs.

There is a formal dining space with seating for six.

Kitchen with granite work surfaces, electric hob, two integrated electric ovens, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, microwave, docking station. A washer/dryer sits in a cupboard off the main hallway.

Bedroom one with 5‘ king size bed, side tables, hanging space, chest of drawers.

En-suite bathroom with large shower unit, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Bedroom two with zip and link system which can be configured to a super king double or twins as required, side tables, chest of drawers, hanging rail, armchair.

Family bathroom with 'Jack and Jill' access from bedroom two, bath with shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Bedroom three with single 3’ bed, side table, chest of drawers, small cupboard with storage space, Velux window with blackout blind.

Outside

There is no private outside space but there is a large communal lawned garden with views towards Bamburgh Castle. Ball games are not permitted in the shared garden but a gate from the garden leads directly onto the village green.

Secure storage for outdoor gear adjoining the private designated car parking space.

Parking

There is designated private parking for one vehicle in the courtyard which is accessed via a secure entry system. On-street parking for other vehicles is available in the village.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair can be provided on request.

Dogs

Dogs are not permitted.

Guest amenities

High quality linen and towels. A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom. 

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available. Mobile reception is poor within the property. A landline is provided for respectful use by guests.

Heating

Electric heating throughout the property which is thermostatically controlled.

Guest privacy

This is a first-floor apartment in a property which comprises eight other properties. There is no private outside space but there is a large communal lawned garden with views towards Bamburgh Castle. 

Location

With friendly local shops, quaint tea-rooms, cosy pubs and restaurants on the doorstep as well as miles upon miles of stunning golden 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 cosy chat next to the fire. Alternatively try the Castle Hotel for a good pub meal and pretty beer garden. For a coffee and cake stop, the Copper Kettle is a characterful little tea-room serving a selection of freshly baked scones 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.

Activities

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

Children and families

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Historic houses and castles

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.

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Cycling & mountain biking

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.

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Walking

Walking

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.

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Local food and drink

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.

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Golf

Golf

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.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

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.

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Gardens

Gardens

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.

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Fishing

Fishing

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.

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Shopping, arts and crafts

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.

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Museums, galleries and culture

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.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

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!

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Ancestral history research

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.

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

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.

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Spas and beauty treatments

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.

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Services

Cooks and Chefs

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.

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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Babysitting and Nannies

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.

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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Reviews

"Just wanted to say what a fantastic holiday we had in Bamburgh last week. It was our first time in Northumbria and it lived up to our expectations... we will certainly return. We were lucky to have such lovely weather as well. Sandpiper was a beautiful apartment with everything we needed and the view was stunning. We felt sad to leave when our week was over! Thanks for your help in booking and we will have no hesitation booking with you again when we return."

Atkin family

"We’ve had the best stay at Sandpiper. Thanks to the Crabtree & Crabtree team for recommending. Such a great property and location. We’ve had such a great week and just loved waking up to such a wonderful view every day."

Gregory family

"We loved our holiday at Sandpiper and will be planning a return as soon as we can arrange it. Thank you again for everything."

Mr Cumpstey and family

"Many thanks for the email and for your excellent and efficient service. We loved our New Year stay at Sandpiper. It is a beautiful apartment. We found it perfect for two couples and would definitely recommend it. We look forward to staying at Sandpiper in the future."

Mr & Mrs Grant & friends

"We had a wonderful week thank you. Sandpiper is very well equipped and very comfortable. The view is amazing! The housekeeper was very helpful. The owners were very friendly and wanted to be sure we were having a good time. We will definitely be visiting again."

Ms Brown

"We had a most enjoyable week at Sandpiper in Bamburgh. The apartment is very comfortable, extremely well appointed and we noted the plentiful supply of tableware, cutlery etc.The location is superb, and we all enjoyed the proximity to the beach and the wonderful grassy space between us and the castle. Had some great days out at Alnwick Castle, and on a trip to the Farne Islands. We very much appreciated the efforts the owners had made to make everything as easy and pleasant as possible for us. Thank you once again - we certainly hope to come back!"

Mr & Mrs Mulligan

"We had a great time once again. The apartment was great and the best views to wake up to in the morning. The only bad thing was the week went too quick."

Shahhet family

"We had a fabulous time in Bamburgh thank you. Sandpiper was superbly positioned, within easy reach of the beach and local amenities. We would come again to Northumberland and use Crabtree & Crabtree without any hesitation."

Ms Weinmann
Location In the village of Bamburgh.
Dogs
  • Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Saturday during high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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Take time out and watch the world go by from the Juliet balcony with dream views of the iconic Bamburgh Castle. The little things we love...
"Take time out and watch the world go by from the Juliet balcony with dream views of the iconic Bamburgh Castle."
Kirsty, Crabtree & Crabtree