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The Fairway

Bamburgh, Northumberland

A seaside home with spectacular views of Bamburgh Castle and beaches.

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The Fairway

20% discount on a 7 night stay from 28th June 2024. Was £2800, now £2240.

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Overview

A seaside home with spectacular views of Bamburgh Castle and beaches.

A brand-new addition to the Crabtree & Crabtree portfolio with a hard-to-beat beachfront location

Every once in a while, a holiday cottage pops up on the C&C radar that makes even our veteran property team’s eyes open wide. The Fairway is one of these, thanks to its remarkable setting on Northumberland’s Heritage Coast with stunning views over Bamburgh Lighthouse, beach and Castle.   

One of a tiny cluster of houses at the end of a lane leading to the Bamburgh Castle Golf Club, The Fairway is literally paces from the lighthouse and celebrated white sand beaches. A 20-minute beach stroll will bring you from the homely cottage to Bamburgh Castle, the beachfront seat of the former Kings of Northumbria that’s widely regarded as one of England’s finest castles, and the bustling village’s various other attractions. These include cosy pubs and restaurants serving fresh local seafood as well as a smattering of independent shops and an RNLI Museum dedicated to Grace Darling, the daughter of a lighthouse keeper on the Farne Islands who become a national heroin following her audacious rescue of survivors from the shipwrecked Forfarshire in 1838.

Given its proximity to the Bamburgh Castle Golf Club, The Fairway is a hit with keen golfers who can also use the four-bedroom home as a comfortable base for exploring the nearby links courses of Seahouses, Goswick and Alnmouth. The dog-friendly holiday home is equally perfect for families thanks to its fabulous beachfront location, large enclosed garden, and shed packed with games and beach equipment including boogie boards, balls, buckets and spades, all of which guests are welcome to use.

The Fairway is spread entirely across the ground floor, making it ideal for guests travelling with small children and those with limited mobility. The spacious kitchen overlooks Bamburgh lighthouse and features a dining table for ten, the perfect setting for informal meals served with sunset sea views. Al fresco dining can be enjoyed in the sheltered rear garden, complete with views over the surrounding fields, dunes and rolling golf green. The cosy sitting room capitalises on The Fairway’s uninterrupted sea views and boasts a log burner for snuggling up in front of in the evenings.

The Fairway’s interiors echo its seaside location with rooms decorated in crisp whites and cheery blues and complemented by seabird, wave and lighthouse themed artwork and fabrics. The two double bedrooms both feature ensuite shower rooms, while the remaining twin bedrooms share a family bathroom with a bath and shower over.

While not enjoying the comforts of The Fairway or adventuring in Bamburgh, guests can visit the nearby fishing village of Seahouses (4 miles), from where charters leave daily for the Farne Islands, pop to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne (17 miles) or explore the castle and town of Alnwick (18 miles).

 

Property details

Ground floor

The Fairway is a ground-floor property.

Access porch to the rear with bench seating and hanging rail.

Kitchen with electric Belling range cooker with grill and double oven and five ring electric hob, large American style fridge/freezer (the water dispenser and ice facility is not available), full-size dishwasher, microwave, DAB radio. There is a washing machine and dryer, a sink, and a separate fridge in the outside laundry room.

Snug with large sofa and sea views, work desk.

The adjoining sitting room also benefits from direct sea views. Two three-seater sofas, two chairs, wood burning stove, Smart TV.

Bedroom one with super king bed. This can be set up as a twin on request only. Side tables, chest of drawers, single wardrobe. This bedroom is front-facing and benefits from sea views.

En suite bathroom with electric shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Bedroom two with king size bed, side tables, chest of drawers, hanging rail.

En suite bathroom with shower, basin and WC.

Bedroom three with 3' twin beds, chest of drawers, wardrobe space. This bedroom is front-facing and benefits from sea views.

Bedroom four with twin beds, side table, chest of drawers, hanging rail.

Family bathroom with bath and shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Outside

Large lawned garden that wraps around the property. This is enclosed but is not dog-proofed. Patio area to the rear with garden furniture and a picnic bench. Garden room with table tennis, beanbags and chairs. Lawned garden to the front of the property with gated entrance.

Laundry room with washing machine and dryer, separate fridge, and sink.

Outdoor storage with beach equipment, and beach games which guests are welcome to use. Secure storage available for bikes and other outdoor kit.

A charcoal BBQ is available. Please note charcoal is not supplied.

Parking

Large driveway offering ample parking for four cars.

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 and a travel cot and high chair are available on request. The property has a selection of games and beach equipment, including wet suits, boogie boards, balls, buckets and spades, which guests are welcome to use.

Dogs

Two dogs are welcome with a charge of £25 per dog. The garden is enclosed but is not dog-proofed. An outside tap is available. Cats are not permitted.

Guest amenities

Bed linen and towels are provided. Hollow fibre, anti-allergy duvets and pillows. A hairdryer is available in each of the bedrooms. Hand soap is supplied.

Wi-Fi & Mobile coverage

The property benefits from full fibre, high-speed broadband. Mobile reception is good with 4G capacity.

Heating

Oil-fired heating. Thermostatically controlled radiators. Wood burning stove in the sitting room - unlimited basket of logs supplied and enough kindling for first use.

Guest privacy

The Fairway is detached and benefits from direct sea views. There are detached properties to the left and right. Bamburgh Golf Course and clubhouse sits a few hundred yards from the property.

Location

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. The Lord Crewe is another option, this beautiful refurbished hotel offers a range of generously sized dishes. 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. R 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 nearby 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.

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 and perhaps have lunch in the amazing treetop restaurant.

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 involving a moderate walk of 8.5 miles taking in the beauty of 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.

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C&C experiences

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Children and families

Children and families

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shooting

Shooting

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

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

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Services

Cooks and chefs

Cooks and chefs

Make your stay hassle-free with your own personal cook

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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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Additional housekeeping

Additional housekeeping

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

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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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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Fresh flowers

Fresh flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

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

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Reviews

"The location is amazing, and the views are stunning. The property was lovely and clean, warm and comfortable."

Raven Family

Fabulous views, lovely property! Thank you.

The Clarks

Glorious week!

Mr & Mrs Pryer

Fabulous time as ever!

The Dodwells

Wonderful trip as always - our happy place!

The Middleton family

Fabulous week, booked again!

Mr & Mrs Jursins

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Location In the village of Bamburgh.
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome with a charge of £25 per dog.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday during high season with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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Bamburgh Castle near The Fairway holiday cottage.
The Little Things We Love...
"The idyllic location of the cottage, with panoramic sea views and the magnificent Bamburgh Castle silhouetted on the horizon"
Imogen, Crabtree & Crabtree
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