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!
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.
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.
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.
The property faces out into a large private lawned garden which is fully enclosed when the access gate from the road is closed. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Oil fired central heating throughout. Wood burning stove in the sitting room with initial supply of logs provided.
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. 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.
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.
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Classes at your holiday home
Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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!Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Cooks and chefs
Make your stay hassle-free with your own personal cookFind Out More
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
Beauty and spa treatments
Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.Find Out More
Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.Find Out More
Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.Find Out More
"We had a great time at The Shieling, as a family gathering for my 70th birthday. The house is wonderfully spacious, furnished and located anyway, but for an extra-special occasion it proved ideal. We have now already booked to return for my wife’s 70th next year! The service from the team at Crabtree and Crabtree has been professional, efficient and friendly throughout - we have been well-impressed."Twine Family
"We had a wonderful stay at The Shieling, all 3 generations of the family agreed it suited us very well. We have come to Bamburgh for a family holiday for the last 8 yrs. Always stayed at another property but as that property was unavailable this year we were very concerned, but having used your property instead we realise fate was looking out for us as The Shieling suited us much better and we intend to use in the future for as long as possible. We have already booked for 2020 and the children are looking forward to it already. We very much liked the family home feeling of the property. Thank you to all those who helped with our enquiries and the very friendly housekeepers who came mid week."Raper family
"We enjoyed our stay at The Shieling - ideal for a good old fashioned seaside holiday with children - close proximity to the beach was a real bonus. We found the house well appointed and comfortable."Leathes 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
"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
"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
"The house was great - one of the most comfortable and well equipped houses we've ever stayed in."Hoyle family
"The property was lovely. Just like home from home and perfectly located on the beach. Thank you."Goold family
"We had a wonderful stay at The Shieling, delightful home & amazing location. Many thanks to the owners & yourselves."Patoff family
"We have enjoyed a lovely family get together at the Shieling (3-10 August), with plenty of space for everyone and very comfortable and well equipped accommodation.
There were activities for everyone, young and not so young. As well strolling along the beach and around Bamburgh, many sandcastles were constructed, the sea was paddled in and we enjoyed expeditions to Alnwick castle and gardens, the steam train at the Aln Valley railway and a spa day at Doxford Hall."Wood Family
"I’m not sure just what we can say about The Shieling without resorting to a long list of superlatives. It was a fabulous house in a great location and with the most spectacular views. It was extremely well equipped, very tidy on arrival and just the perfect place for a family get together. And the coasteering was fun too. This was our third Crabtree & Crabtree property we have stayed in. All have been of a very high standard and we have nothing but compliments to give to you on them all."Freemantle family
- One dog is welcome free of charge. A second dog is welcome with a charge of £50.
- Typical arrival day: Saturday during high season. Flexible during low season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The beautiful fabrics and textures that calmly flow throughout the house. Being here just makes you feel really happy!"Karen, owner of The Shieling