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The Mast House

Bamburgh, Northumberland

Perfect for beach escapes and making the most of family and friends time, this four bedroom townhouse boasts two first-rate restaurants right on the doorstep, ambling down to stunning sweeping sands.

The Mast House

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The Mast House

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Overview

Perfect for beach escapes and making the most of family and friends time, this four bedroom townhouse boasts two first-rate restaurants right on the doorstep, ambling down to stunning sweeping sands.

For beach life and blissful outdoor days

Far away from the pressures of city life, this property has a relaxed coastal vibe, set over three floors in this sought-after village location on the stunning Northumberland coast.

The heart of the home is the open-plan dining room/kitchen with its bright, sunny aspect leading into an enclosed patio garden for a lazy morning espresso or alfresco seasonal supper. The kitchen benefits from high quality granite work surfaces and toasty underfloor heating.

Off the main hallway is a ground floor shower room and two bedrooms, one with twin beds, the other with bunk beds which will appeal to the younger members of the family with toys and a nautical themed dressing up box for budding pirates!

With colours and artworks inspired by the colours of the coast and seafaring days, the sitting room sits on the first floor with two large sofas set around a contemporary living flame gas fire. Technology includes fibre broadband to keep everyone connected. The third bedroom is also positioned on this floor along with a family bathroom.

On the second floor is a large master bedroom with a wonderful view of Bamburgh Castle from the velux window, and a separate shower room. 

For eating out, a short wander will take you to the Mizen Head and Potted Lobster, both renowned for their warm, friendly ambience and fresh seasonal dishes.

Property details

Ground floor

Access into hallway with hanging rail.

Bedroom one with 3' twin beds, side tables, wardrobe with hanging rail and drawer space, small flatscreen TV with DVD player.

Bedroom two with full size bunk beds, chest of drawers, children's toy box, cupboard with hanging space, DAB radio.

Bathroom one with large shower unit, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Open plan dining room/kitchen with seating for eight. French doors leading to the patio garden. Kitchen with ceramic hob, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer.

First floor

Sitting room with two large sofas, armchair, gas fire, wall-mounted flatscreen TV, selection of books and DVDs.

Bedroom three with 4'6" double bed, side tables, chest of drawers, wardrobe with hanging rail.

Bathroom two with bath and shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Second floor

Bedroom four - master bedroom with 5'2" king size bed, side tables, armchair, dressing table, wardrobe with hanging rail and storage space, Velux window with blackout blind, DAB radio.

Bathroom three with shower unit, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Outside

Enclosed patio garden to the rear with garden furniture and seating for eight.

Parking

Parking for two cars to the front of the property. Additional on-street parking on nearby Lucker Road.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and high chair are available.

Dogs

One dog is permitted at a charge of £15. One further dog may be considered on request. Dogs should be kept out of the bedrooms and off the furniture.

Guest amenities

Bed linen, towels and guest toiletries are provided for guests. Hairdryers are also supplied.

Wi-Fi & Mobile coverage

Fibre broadband is available. Mobile reception can be variable and a landline is provided for emergency use.

Heating

Gas central heating throughout the property, with a gas flame fire in the sitting room. Underfloor heating in the kitchen.

Guest privacy

The property sits in a new exclusive development in the village of Bamburgh, and adjoins properties to the left and right. The rear patio garden is private but there is a degree of overlooking from the upper floor of the property which sits beyond the fence line. 

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 seafood at The Potted Lobster; the Mizen for a super 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 is 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.

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

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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Services

Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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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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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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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

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

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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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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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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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

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

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Reviews

"The Mast House was lovely, great position, well equipped and clean with a very comfortable bed. Service from Crabtree & Crabtree was excellent. Wouldn’t use anyone else when holidaying in that area. Perfect weather too!

Thank you"

Getvoldsen Party

"We had a great stay and could recommend The Mast House to anyone. Well designed, well appointed and well situated."

Mr Gumbley

"I was really happy with the service from Crabtree & Crabtree.  I found the team very helpful & friendly. The Mast House was lovely & in a great location.  The house was of a good standard & well looked after.  It was very cosy & warm which was appreciated in a cold New Year in Bamburgh.  The welcome pack was fantastic - a real treat."

Hanlon family
Location In the village of Bamburgh.
Dogs
  • One dog is welcome with a charge of £15.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday during high season with the additional option of Monday during low season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The bright open plan dining room is a fantastic spot for socialising and relaxed suppers. The little things we love....
"The bright open plan dining room is a fantastic spot for socialising and relaxed suppers."
Alicia, owner of The Mast House