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The Tumblers

Seahouses , Northumberland

The Tumblers is a superbly located beach home just a stone’s throw from a glorious curve of sweeping sands with views towards the Farne Islands, set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Tumblers

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Overview

Named after the rocky plateau where tidal waves break dramatically over the shoreline, The Tumblers is a superbly located beach home just a stone’s throw from a glorious curve of sweeping sands with views towards the Farne Islands, set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Just a stone's throw from a glorious curve of sweeping sands

As well as the enviable location on this stunning stretch of heritage coast, this warm and welcoming home will prove a huge draw for families and friends looking to take advantage of beach life, sightseeing and outdoor pursuits.

Inside, the property has timeless appeal with a fresh Scandinavian style perfect for laid-back coastal living. In the sitting room, the beamed ceiling, stripped wood floor and original art deco style doors and windows add character and charm, while whitewashed walls are the perfect backdrop for furnishings and artworks evocative of its seaside location.

A large corner sofa provides ample space for relaxation while a cosy woodburner adds extra warmth during those out-of-season days. The sitting room opens into a front facing sun room/dining room for lazy afternoons or evening dining, and there is a well equipped kitchen including an original 60's vintage Formica table - ideal for children breakfasting or a quick lunch.

The three bedrooms (one en-suite) are comfortably appointed with high quality linens and throws featuring two double rooms and one twin.

There is a fully enclosed lawned garden for the safety of children and dogs with private parking for up to three vehicles. There is also a large 7' x 4' shed ideal for the secure storage of bikes and other outdoor kit, and there is a good selection of beach kit and games which guests are welcome to use. A barbecue is supplied for lovely summer evenings - a perfect spot to watch the stunning sunset along with friends and a good glass of wine!

Property details

Ground floor

Side access door into a small utility with hanging space and storage for outdoor gear and kit.

Kitchen with electric oven and ceramic hob, integrated fridge/freezer, ¾ size dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, microwave, Nespresso coffee maker (pod type). Small retro kitchen table with three stools.

Sitting room with large corner sofa seating 5/6 comfortably and single armchair set around a wood burning stove. Small TV and DVD player, DAB radio along with a selection of books and games for wet weather days. Original art deco style Crittal windows lead into the sun room/dining room.

Sun room/dining room with dining table and seating for six, overlooking the front garden with sea views to the left.

Bedroom one with 5’ king size bed with single wardrobe.

En-suite bathroom with top of the range Matki shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Bedroom two is small with 3’ twin beds and single wardrobe.

Bedroom three with 5’ king-size bed, double wardrobe, two side tables. Please note that the height of the bed sits 15” from floor to the mattress top which may affect guests with restricted mobility.

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

Outside

The garden is fully enclosed for the safety of children and dogs. A charcoal barbecue is provided.

There is a large secure 7ft x 5ft shed for the storage of bikes and other outdoor kit. This also has a good selection of beach kit, buckets and spades, boules balls and also swing ball. The double garage is not available as part of the let but guests are welcome to use the basketball hoop which is positioned above the garage door.

Parking

There is a private driveway to the side of the property with parking for up to three cars.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair (combo type with booster chair) are available on request.

Dogs

Two well-behaved dogs are welcome with a charge of £15 per dog. There is an outside tap and dog owners are asked to ensure that dogs are clean before access into the property. Thereafter, dogs are not permitted in the bedrooms or on the furniture.

Guest amenities

Quality bed linen, bath sheets and hand towels are provided for guests along with hand soaps in the bathrooms. A hairdryer is supplied in the master bedroom. 

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Unlimited fibre broadband is available offering excellent speeds. Mobile signal can be variable depending on the network.

Heating

There is central heating throughout the property and a wood burning stove in the sitting room with initial basket of logs supplied.

Guest privacy

The adjacent property is a hotel and guests should be aware that there is parking provision for hotel guests directly opposite the front garden. Please contact us if you have any concerns.

Location

The Tumblers is within easy walking distance of the shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants of this pretty coastal village, with plenty of good eating options right on the harbour area. Experience the rich maritime connections of The Old Ship Inn for tasty food and a good selection of real ales; or the Bamburgh Castle Inn situated above the old lime kilns by the harbour is another popular choice serving a menu full of fresh local flavours with lovely panoramic sea views from its terrace and beer garden (dogs welcome too!)

Élan is a lovely artisan pizzeria and is a top pick with both children and adults, followed perhaps by a delicious ice-cream from Coxons. For evening dining, try the bistro at the St Aidan Hotel or the Potted Lobster at Bamburgh who are both developing a fantastic reputation for producing exceptional seasonal dishes using the very best produce the area has to offer.

There is always a fresh supply of fish and seafood on the restaurant menus in this area, and fans of the traditional British takeaway can savour some of the best lightly battered fish and chips whilst watching the comings and goings of life on the quayside here - Pinnacles and Lewis’s come particularly recommended! Alternatively Swallow Fish based in The Fisherman’s Kitchen has a rich heritage, using traditional smoking techniques within the original 1943 smokehouses to produce some of the finest naturally smoked kippers and salmon - earning the accolade of being one of Rick Stein's original Food Heroes.

Most of the shopping in Seahouses is on the Main Street with a fantastic fruit and veg shop selling locally sourced produce and gourmet ingredients, as well as a bakery, fishmongers, pharmacy, post office, and a National Trust shop filled with lovely things for a leisurely browse. There is a small Co-op supermarket for those day-to-day essentials, or more extensive shopping, local producers, and a number of large supermarkets can be found in the historic market town of Alnwick which sits just 15 miles south of Seahouses.

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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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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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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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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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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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

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

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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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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

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

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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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Reviews

"Had a lovely week, so much to do here. Packed a lot into our week, but would love to return here!"

Savin family

"We enjoyed out stay at Tumblers. Very comfortable and well placed for our needs. The welcome pack was much appreciated."

Martin family

"The property was of a very high standard just as I have come to expect from a Crabtree & Crabtree property as this was my third booking with the company. It is a very clean and comfortable property with everything you need for a self catering holiday. We even had 2 weeks of very nice weather apart from one very rainy day. I am happy to recommend The Tumblers as an excellent holiday destination."

Bridges family

"We know this area very well and the accomodation was perfectly situated for beach and town, without having to drive. The accomodation was excellent. Comfortable, clean with everything we needed. Nice to receive a welcome pack. Thick towels and comfy beds. Enclosed garden was perfect for our dog."

Glynn family

"We had a wonderful stay at The Tumblers and had wonderful weather to cap it all. The cottage is exceptionally clean and comfortable and we would certainly stay there again. The kitchen was well equipped, beds comfortable and living room & dining rooms were really homely. The location was brilliant."

Beveridge family

"Wonderful time had by all. Hidden gem. Can't fault facilities."

Clerkin family

"We managed to have a restful and enjoyable week with the dog. The cottage is a perfect base for exploring this beautiful area."

Barbaro family

"I am unable to think of anything that could be improved at The Tumblers - cleanliness excellent, information excellent, welcome pack really good, bread and eggs a lovely surprise as we arrived hungry. We were lucky enough to have a glorious week for English whether. The bungalow is beautiful and we had an amazing time. Will be looking at Crabtree & Crabtree for our next break."

Corbally family

"We had a fabulous week at The Tumblers. The house was immaculate & the welcome pack is what every holiday let should aspire to... it makes guests feel very welcomed."

Allis family

"Cottage very comfortable and perfect location. We had a great week exploring the area - would love to come back!"

Grant family

"Great bungalow, great place to stay - loved it."

Cornish family

"Lovely. Very comfortable. Will stay again. Thank you!"

Moylan family

"Lovely bungalow - loved our few days here. Hope to be back sometime!"

Fox family

"Love it! It's been a perfect place for the four of us. Thank you."

Hammond family

"I would like to pass on our gratitude to the housekeeper who provided a great service during our stay at The Tumblers. The high chair that was provided in the property wasn’t suitable for our 11 month old son who kept sliding down when we sat him at the table. The housekeeper brought us a brand new, fully built, high chair the next day which made meal times far easier for us during the rest of our stay. Please pass on our thanks. The experience means that we will definitely use Crabtree & Crabtree again and will recommend you to our family and friends."

Wylie family

"Great cottage! Location is perfect. The sun room came into its own this week."

Pykett family

"First time in Northumberland. Fantastic house and area. We would certainly look to come again!"

Long family

"Fabulous cottage and great location. Thanks for a beautiful place to stay."

Veevers family
Location In the town of Seahouses.
Dogs
  • Strictly only two dogs are welcome with a charge of £15 per dog.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday, with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The sun room offers a lovely view towards the sea. Perfect for watching spectacular sunrises... if you are up early enough! The little things we love...
"The sun room offers a lovely view towards the sea. Perfect for watching spectacular sunrises... if you are up early enough!"
Christina, Crabtree & Crabtree
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