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The Shieling

Bamburgh, Northumberland

Stylish, relaxed and seriously special, The Shieling has the feel of a Hamptons beach house. Wake to the smell of salty sea air and wander the exquisite sands of Bamburgh.

The Shieling

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Overview

Stylish, relaxed and seriously special, The Shieling has the feel of a Hamptons beach house, where you can wake to the smell of salty sea air and wander the exquisite sands of Bamburgh just a gentle stroll from the door.

On the edge of the dunes with iconic Bamburgh Castle in sight

Enjoying an incredibly sought-after position on the edge of the dunes with iconic Bamburgh castle as the stunning backdrop, this is truly a home for all seasons where you can enjoy the lazy idle days of summer, or cosy-up in woolly jumpers on cooler days watching soaring kite surfers across the bay.

Step inside and you get the instant sense of home, each room filled with love and personality reflective of the owner’s own happy family times here. The overall look is one of relaxed, understated elegance combining a gentle palette of colours and fantastic artisan touches along with polished pebbles and seashells to create a calming coastal vibe.

The hand-crafted kitchen is a warm, welcoming space in restful blues with carefully selected tableware and high quality cookware from Le Creuset. This includes an inspired porthole window looking right through to the front aspect offering a sparkling glimmer of the sea beyond. A Rangemaster cooker and huge bespoke industrial corner fridge will ensure that all the catering needs of the party can be satisfied.

This extends into a smart dining space with shuttered windows looking onto the rear garden, allowing lovely get-togethers for up to ten guests. The generous sitting room forms an L-shape configuration allowing restful chat in front of the wood burner, or a corner nook offers a place to unwind on oversized linen sofas with a good book.

A light filled breakfast room reflects the colours of the sea with lovely reclaimed pieces in wood and glass along with fabrics from Manual Canovas - a perfect place for quiet contemplation cradling a morning coffee. Alternatively for a little more action, a large games room to the rear of the property is likely to be the social hub for teenagers.......and possibly the adults in the party too!

Property details

Ground floor

French doors leading into an open plan living space comprising:-

Kitchen with large central island. Well-equipped throughout with Rangemaster cooker with double oven, separate grill, 5 burner hob and hot plate, large bespoke industrial style corner fridge, three drawer integrated freezer, dishwasher, Dualit toaster, Magimix coffee maker (pod type), instant boiling water tap. Le Creuset cookware and high quality tableware. Roberts FM digital radio.

Utility room with Belfast sink, washing machine, separate dryer, and microwave. Selection of cook books. Single glazed door onto the deck.

Dining area with large dining table with bench seating and Starck chairs offering good space for up to 12 guests. Shuttered windows overlooking the rear garden.

Sitting room with L shape configuration, large sofa and two armchairs set around a wood burning stove with initial supply of logs provided. A TV nook to the side has a large modular sofa in soft linen with flat screen BT TV with Freeview, BBC iPlayer and Netflix, Blu-ray DVD player. Guests will only be able to use Netflix if they have their own account. Wicker armchairs. Large windows offer views of the sea and Bamburgh Castle.

Breakfast room is a light filled space with floor to ceiling windows offering super views. Round table and four Starck chairs. This has a single door allowing access to the front garden. Deck chairs and throws for picnics on the lawn are provided.

Cloakroom with basin and WC.

Bedroom one with 5’ fixed king size bed, side tables, small storage cupboard, chest of drawers, hanging space. Sea views.

En-suite bathroom with shower with rainforest head and separate mixer, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Bedroom two with fixed 3’ twin beds, side tables, large chest of drawers, hanging rail.

En-suite bathroom (two steps) with combed ceiling, bath, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Games room (2 deep steps) with ping pong table, table football, card table, Big Hug eco-friendly beanbags, large leather sofa and single armchair, flat screen TV with Freeview, Blu-ray DVD player, games console. Hanging rail and pulley for drying outdoor and wet weather gear. French doors to the rear garden.

First floor

There are two sets of stairs leading to the upper level, one leading from the outer hallway and one from the inner.

Study with writing desk and chair, double sofa, large floor cushions, shuttered windows, panoramic views towards Bamburgh Castle and the sea. Original working brass telescope.

Bedroom three with fixed 6’ super king bed, side tables, dressing table, occasional table and chairs, chest of drawers, flat screen TV. Sea views.

Large en-suite bathroom with large, deep freestanding bath, wet room shower with rainforest head, heated towel rail, double basin, WC. Dressing room area with storage and hanging space.

Bedroom four with zip and link beds which can be configured to 6’ super king or 3’ twin beds as required, side tables, occasional table and chairs, hanging rail. Sea views.

En-suite bathroom with wet room shower with rainforest head, bath, double basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Bedroom five with fixed 3’ twin beds, side tables, hanging rail. Rear facing with field views.

En-suite bathroom with bath with handheld mixer, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Outside

The property faces out into a large private lawned garden which is fully enclosed to the rear. This includes a deck with garden furniture with overhead canopy, and a charcoal barbecue. A small lawned garden sits to the front of the property with patio and separate seating.

Canoes and windsurfing kit can be stored in a corner of the rear garden. Please note this is not secured.

Parking

There is ample private parking to the rear of the property for four to five cars.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair can be provided on request.

Dogs

One dog is welcome free of charge. A second dog is welcome at a charge of £50. Dogs must be clean and dry before access into the property and then kept downstairs, out of the bedrooms and off the furniture. An outside tap is available.

Guest amenities

High quality bed linen and towels are provided for guests along with luxury guest toiletries. A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available with a booster to improve speeds. Mobile reception is poor with coverage best on the Vodafone network. Reception improves in the garden area. A landline is provided for emergency and incoming calls only.

Heating

Oil fired central heating throughout. Wood burning stove in the sitting room with initial supply of logs provided.

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 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. You will also find a family run greengrocers in the walled garden which was once used to serve the Castle.

Activities

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shooting

Shooting

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

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

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Reviews

"We had a wonderful stay at The Shieling, delightful home & amazing location. Many thanks to the owners & yourselves."

Patoff family

"The property was lovely. Just like home from home and perfectly located on the beach. Thank you."

Goold family

"The house was great - one of the most comfortable and well equipped houses we've ever stayed in."

Hoyle family

"We had a lovely family holiday in the Shieling in Bamburgh. It is a beautiful and well equipped and decorated house with enough space to accommodate a family easily, with plenty of useful rooms to be away from others if desired. The location near the beach was ideal especially as we had excellent weather. Everyone enjoyed the quality of the furnishings, inside and out, and luxury the finish. Thank you for the welcome hamper with lots of local produce which was much appreciated. My family all loved our stay and we had a very special celebration holiday together."

Strain family

"We did enjoy our holiday very much. The location is perfect for the beach. The house is well designed and the space worked very well for us."

Mr Campbell & family

"The Shieling was great, we had a thoroughly good time despite the inclement weather. House was excellent, warm and all the elements worked well there for grandparents and grandchildren. Housekeeper was also brilliant answering the few questions we had very quickly and clearly. A really fun property."

Adams family
Location In the village of Bamburgh.
Dogs
  • One dog is welcome free of charge. A second dog is welcome with a charge of £50.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Saturday during high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The beautiful fabrics and textures that calmly flow throughout the house. Being here just makes you feel really happy! The little things we love...
"The beautiful fabrics and textures that calmly flow throughout the house. Being here just makes you feel really happy!"
Karen, owner of The Shieling
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