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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is central heating throughout the property and a wood burning stove in the sitting room with initial basket of logs supplied.
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.
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.
There are beaches to the north and the south of the village, with the most popular being to the north which sits approximately 200m from the property. Featuring great sweeping curves of white sand running almost seamlessly to Bamburgh and Budle Bay, this stretch is extremely popular with families and is just made for lazy picnics and days out with a bucket and spade. Overlooked by the spectacular outline of Bamburgh Castle, you will find good local amenities around this area with toilet facilities, cafes and plenty of ice-cream stops.
Surfing and windsurfing is highly rated here with waves naturally breaking to the left and right as a result of numerous sandbars along its length and while there is no lifeguard cover on this section, it is seen as a safe spot for swimming. Three miles south of Seahouses, 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 and spend a happy few hours rock-pooling for hermit crabs on the Tumblers, the rocky intertidal shore immediately adjacent the harbour at Seahouses, or head to Bamburgh Lighthouse at Harkness Rocks named by Countryfile as one of the top ten British rockpooling areas.
Other child-friendly activities include the Seahouses Treasure Trail, a self-guided route which involves solving clues across the area to crack the final mystery - a fun way to spend a few hours, see the sights and keep family entertained. Head a little further afield to Alnwick Castle and you will find an activity programme brimming with adventure! Children can take part in all sorts of magic and mayhem inspired by the characters of Harry Potter; take part in a spot of broomstick training; test their knightly courage in the Dragon Quest; or explore a world of wobbly rope bridges and treetop walkways within the stunning setting of Alnwick Gardens.
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 the 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!
For walking and cycling, the area offers some of the finest coastal routes in the country. The Northumberland Coastal Path and National Cycle Route 1 run right through this stretch taking in incredible cliff-top scenery and sandy beaches, interspersed with dramatic castles and pretty coastal villages with art galleries and craft shops. A little further inland will take you to a huge network of trails and waymarked routes involving gentle circular routes through scenic Border country to challenging long-distance trails amidst the dramatic beauty of the Northumberland National Park. If you wish to swap two wheels for four hooves, the nearby Slate Hall Riding Centre offer lessons, treks and beach rides along this stunning stretch of coastline.
The RNLI boat station is open to visitors for those interested in learning more about its history, while the Grace Darling Museum sits in nearby Bamburgh 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.
Visitors will be enchanted by the rich heritage of the area, where exceptional castles and grand stately homes punctuate the landscape all the way down the coast - Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and Chillingham to name but a few. Follow in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims to the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne to complete the final journey of St. Cuthbert, or simply sit back and enjoy the breathtaking views from the sheltered dune-fringed sands of this uniquely special place.
Children and families
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.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
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Classes at your holiday home
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Spas and beauty treatments
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Ancestral history research
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Cooks and chefs
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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
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Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
Beauty and spa treatments
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"The Tumblers was a lovely quirky bungalow, some really delightful touch’s; close to the centre of Seahouses, but far enough out from the centre. The hamper was thoughtful and had good products. As ever , as super takeaway from the Potted Lobster, a pleasant meal at the Northumberland Arms, a stock up at the Running Fox in Felton."Ms Sparagna
"A wonderful holiday in your lovely cottage which was spotlessly clean, warm and well equipped. The weather was kind to us and we had some great walks on this beautiful stretch of coastline."Mrs Woodburn
"We had booked your lovely bungalow before Covid-19 existed and were happy to come and relax here. Never been to Northumberland before and really enjoyed dog walking on the different beaches. Thought the Seahouse's butcher was superb. The Tumblers was spotless on arrival and we very much appreciated the welcome pack. Many thanks for an excellent holiday."Mrs & Mr Barlow
‘The Tumblers in Seahouses was the perfect base for us to explore Northumberland from for the first time. Just yards from the beautiful beach, our dog loved his stay as much as us! The cottage was very well equipped and like a tardis inside. We loved spending cosy afternoons in the lounge with the log burner on, enjoying the sea view, having spent the morning exploring all the nearby stunning castles and local scenery. We especially loved Holy Island, Alnwick and Bamburgh Castles, which were perfect for a Harry Potter obsessed six year old! Great customer service and support from Crabtree and Crabtree too - thanks very much for a great holiday.’Heath Family
"The Tumblers is a fantastic cottage full of character and extremely well equipped.The rooms were all clean and very pleasant and beds were comfortable. The conservatory was really good with nice sea views (a pleasure to eat in). Having booked online we found the whole process was efficient and seamless and would definitely use Crabtree and Crabtree again and would recommend staying at the Tumblers to friends and family. All in all we had a wonderful holiday with good weather (considering the rest of the country hadn’t )."Tom, Shirley, & Family
"We had a fantastic stay at The Tumblers. The house was lovely and spotless for our arrival, also the welcome basket was very much appreciated, another lovely touch. The house is in a great location, the dogs thought they had free run to the beach every time we opened the gate. Thanks for having us and our dogs! Hopefully be back soon."Connelly family
"We had another fantastic week at the Tumblers, the property was in a first class condition and the welcome pack was excellent."Ferguson family
"We just had to feedback what a wonderful holiday we had. The Tumblers was just perfect! It was our first holiday with our 7 month old twins so we were apprehensive but we didn’t need to worry, The Tumblers had everything we needed and more. We’ve already recommended Northumberland and your company to friends and family."Miss Johnson & family
"Fabulous cottage and great location. Thanks for a beautiful place to stay."Veevers family
"First time in Northumberland. Fantastic house and area. We would certainly look to come again!"Long family
"Great cottage! Location is perfect. The sun room came into its own this week."Pykett 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
"Love it! It's been a perfect place for the four of us. Thank you."Hammond family
"Lovely bungalow - loved our few days here. Hope to be back sometime!"Fox family
"Lovely. Very comfortable. Will stay again. Thank you!"Moylan family
"Great bungalow, great place to stay - loved it."Cornish family
"Cottage very comfortable and perfect location. We had a great week exploring the area - would love to come back!"Grant 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
"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 managed to have a restful and enjoyable week with the dog. The cottage is a perfect base for exploring this beautiful area."Barbaro family
- Strictly only two dogs are welcome with a charge of £15 per dog.
- Typical arrival day: Friday, with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
- Arrival time: 5pm
- Departure time: 9am
"The sun room offers a lovely view towards the sea. Perfect for watching spectacular sunrises... if you are up early enough!"Lynn, Crabtree & Crabtree