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The Rushes

Bamburgh, Northumberland

Reflecting the colours of the coast and the sandgrasses which grow here, this cosy two bedroom cottage is perfectly placed for coastal exploring sitting midway between the pretty village of Bamburgh and the jolly seaside town of Seahouses.

The Rushes

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Overview

Professional photography displaying all rooms will be available at the end of July.

Reflecting the colours of the coast and the sandgrasses which grow here, this cosy two bedroom cottage is perfectly placed for coastal exploring sitting midway between the pretty village of Bamburgh and the jolly seaside town of Seahouses.

Where rolling farmland gives way to dramatic views of the Northumberland coast and the evening twinkle of Bamburgh lighthouse in the distance

Sitting mid-way between Bamburgh and Seahouses, the cottages at New Shoreston have the bonus of a rural location, yet a five minute drive in either direction will have you on the glorious beaches of the Northumberland coast in a flash.

There are three cottages at New Shoreston – Lyme Grass, Wild Rye and The Rushes, which sit in a row next to a working farm.  Originally farm workers cottages, the unassuming exteriors give way to deceptively spacious interiors, leading out to large enclosed gardens with views to the coast and Bamburgh lighthouse.

Completely refurbished throughout, all are ground floor with two bedrooms – one with a king size bed and the other with twin beds which convert to a king. The apex ceiling in the sitting room creates the feeling of light and space, yet have a decidedly cosy feel with double sofas set around a wood burner.

Each of the cottages has an easy, breezy vibe - the interior design influenced by the colours of the coast and marram sand grasses.  The marine colourways are gently calming while artworks featuring seascapes, beach huts and aquatic life are a cheery nod to their seaside location.

Property details

Ground Floor

Access porch with hanging rail.
Sitting room with two double sofas, woodburner, Smart TV. Double doors open out to the patio and rear garden.
Kitchen fully equipped with an electric oven and ceramic hob, integrated fridge/ freezer, microwave, slimline dishwasher and a washing machine. Dining area with table and chairs for four.
Cloakroom with basin and WC.
There are two steps up from the kitchen which leads to the inner hall and bedrooms:-

Bedroom one with zip and link beds which can be set up as a king double or 2'6" twins as required, side tables, chest of drawers, hanging rail with hangers. 

Bathroom with large walk-in shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC. 

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

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

 

Outside

To the rear of the cottage is a large fully enclosed garden with patio, outdoor furniture and a charcoal barbecue. 

Please note that the wider landscaping/lawn in the garden has been seeded but is yet to become established. Please contact us if you have any concerns.

Parking

Guests can park in front of the cottage for dropping off/picking up but there is otherwise designated parking provision at the end of the row of the cottages. The cottages sit on a working farm and the road is used by large farm vehicles therefore parking to the front of the cottages should be avoided.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair can be provided on request.

Please note that the cottage sits next to a working farm so there will be associated farm traffic on the road and in the immediate area. Children should be closely supervised at all times. The garden to the rear is fully enclosed.

Dogs

Two dogs are welcome but they must be kept out of the bedrooms and off the furniture. The immediate area around the cottage is farmland with livestock therefore dogs should be closely supervised and kept on leads when out and about.

Guest Amenities

Bed linen and towels are provided along with hand soaps and shower wash. A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available but it is important to note that speeds are slow/intermittent in this area - around 3GB.  Mobile reception can be variable depending on the network.

Heating

Heating throughout the property, with a wood burning stove in the sitting room. An initial basket of logs is provided.

Additional Accommodation

For guests looking to holiday together, this cottage can be booked alongside Lyme Grass New Shoreston and Wild Rye New Shoreston (sleeping 4) or Lyme Grass New Shoreston (sleeping 4)

Farm and access road

The cottage sits next to a working farm so please be aware there will be associated farm traffic on the road and in the immediate area. The access road to the cottages is a minor road which leads onto the farm access road. This road has pot-holes and is rutted in places therefore care should be taken when driving. It may not be suitable for low-slung vehicles and sports cars. Remedial work is planned for later in the year. Please contact us if you have any concerns.

Location

The village of Bamburgh sits 2 miles away with friendly local shops, quaint tea-rooms, cosy pubs and restaurants 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.

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 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 Shoreston Cottages, 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. Alternatively head to The Tumblers, the rocky intertidal shore immediately adjacent the harbour at Seahouses for a happy few hours rock-pooling for hermit crabs. 

As well as boasting its own magnificent Castle, Bamburgh is home to its own 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.

No visit to this area should go by without a visit to the Farne Islands, and a recent accolade by Sir David Attenborough should leave you in doubt as to its credentials when he declared it his favourite place in the UK to capture nature at its very best. Charters from Seahouses harbour run every day (weather permitting) and you will be enthralled by the thousands of breeding sea-birds and seals taking up every square foot of this incredible rocky outcrop, including over 37,000 pairs of characterful Puffins. The diving around this area is also a real treat with crystal clear waters, rich marine life, and numerous wrecks to explore, including the presence of those ever inquisitive grey seals!

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, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Make your stay hassle-free with your own personal cook

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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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Dog sitting

Dog sitting

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

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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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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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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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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

Location Rural - 2 miles from Bamburgh
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome.
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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View of Bamburgh Castle from the beach at sunset
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"The cottage sits mid-way between Bamburgh and Seahouses which is perfect for castle visits and coastal exploring."
Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree
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