Sitting in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to the golden sands of Beadnell Bay, this is a delicious melting pot of country, coast, views and light.
Enjoy the freedom and tranquility of this captivating country-meets-coast location
Dating back to the 19 Century, this tucked-away barn conversion sits in the tranquil hamlet of Swinhoe and benefits from far reaching views across rolling farmland to the Northumberland coast. Floor to ceiling feature windows are a key aspect of the property flooding the interior with natural light, and creating a peaceful haven for relaxation yet perfect for bringing families and friends together too.
On the ground floor, a large open plan kitchen and dining room is divided by a central island which means there’s plenty of scope for relaxed socialising over lazy lunches or casual suppers. French doors lead out onto the patio with enclosed rear garden.
The property benefits from a large boot room and separate utility room with plenty of space for outdoor gear, wellies and walking boots, and includes a washing machine for those holiday practicalities, as well as a separate wine fridge for keeping that crisp Chablis nicely chilled!
The sitting room has rich earthy tones with deep comfortable sofas in rustic ranch leather, peppered with unique objets d'art and retro touches. A large Smart TV and superfast broadband as well as a separate snug with Apple TV, games and toys means that there is plenty to keep all of the party happy and entertained on those wet weather days.
The three double bedrooms all feature beds and furnishings from Barker and Stonehouse with contrasting textures evocative of reclaimed beach wood, while butterfly chairs in deep ranch leather are interesting design classics.
There are two bedrooms on the ground floor with a shared bathroom – one double, and a single bedroom which is ideal for a child. On the upper floor are two en-suite bedrooms – one large master bedroom with Smart TV, and the front aspect bedroom having the added advantage of a floor to ceiling picture window – ideal for a spot of early dawn day-dreaming, or taking-in the simple tranquility of the sparkling lights of the Farne Island lighthouse in the distance as night falls. If you’re particularly lucky, you may even witness the amazing sight of the Northern Lights.
Outside the property benefits from an enclosed garden, surrounded by rich farmland which means there is always something interesting to see, including barn owls, an occasional morning fox, twittering birdlife or some gently grazing cows.
A distance of 1.5 miles will take you to Beadnell with its gentle curve of golden sands – a haven for watersports and outdoor adventures, with mile-upon-perfect-mile of Northumbrian coastline just made for exploring.
Boot room with bench seat, large cupboard with hanging rail and plenty of storage space.
Large open-plan kitchen dining room with electric oven, 4 ring hob, dishwasher, KRUPS Nespresso coffee machine (with an initial supply of pods), microwave, fridge. Double French doors to the patio garden. Dining space with seating for 8.
Snug with sofa and TV with Apple TV box, DVD player and selection of books, games, toys and DVDs.
Utility room with 3 drawer freezer, sink, washing machine, Bosch tumble dryer and wine fridge.
Hallway leading to:
Sitting room with large 3 seater sofa, 2 seater sofa and chair. Double French doors to the patio garden. Smart TV.
Family bathroom with bath with shower over, heated towel rail, underfloor heating, WC and basin.
Bedroom one with single bed, side table, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Bedroom two with 4'6" double bed, side tables, wardrobe with hanging space.
Bedroom three - master bedroom - with super king bed, side tables, chest of drawers, wardrobe with storage and hanging space, two chairs and Smart TV. There is BT Complete Wi-Fi Disc located here to ensure the TV and Wi-Fi runs seamlessly.
En suite bathroom with bath with shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom four with king size bed, side tables, wardrobe with hanging space, chest of drawers and Smart TV.
En suite bathroom with bath with shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
There is a walled lawned garden which is enclosed with a 5-bar gate. Patio area with bench seating and picnic table with views over open countryside. A Chiminea is also available for guest use.
There is parking space for a maximum of two cars. The access lane to the property is narrow so extra care is required for larger vehicles.
Children & Babies
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
Two dogs are welcome. We ask that dogs are clean and dry before entering the property and are kept off the furniture and contained to the ground floor only. An outside tap is available for cleaning.
Bed linen and towels are provided. Guest toiletries are provided. A hairdyer is available in the three double bedrooms.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Superfast broadband is available. This benefits from a BT Complete Wi-Fi system which means that Wi-Fi runs seamlessly throughout the property. Mobile coverage is good on most networks.
Central heating throughout the property run by LPG gas. This is thermostatically controlled by a Nest unit. There is underfloor heating in the ground floor bathroom.
The property adjoins two other properties in the same barn conversion. The configuration of the property is such that there is limited overlooking from the immediate adjoining property. Swinhoe is a small hamlet and there are a number of other properties in the immediate vicinity of The View.
The sleepy fishing village of Beadnell is approx. 1.5 miles from Swinhoe and is home to the Craster Arms which has an extensive food menu for evening dining, including light lunches and sandwiches. The Towers is another popular choice while the Saltwater Cafe comes recommended for a coffee and cake stop. There's also a village store and post office here.
'Box' sits just along the road and has a fantastic reputation for its friendly team and fantastic hand-made wood fired pizza, best enjoyed taking in the amazing view from their open glazed converted cabin. A little further afield, Carnaby's at nearby Chathill (5 miles) also comes highly recommended for lunches, with a lovely shop for a little shopping therapy.
Turn south from Beadnell bay and you can work up an appetite walking over the dunes and fields on footpaths to The Ship Inn at Low Newton, renowned for its crab sandwiches and microbrewery for a fine craft ale. The seafood restaurant in Craster (7 miles) is another top spot, as is The Potted Lobster or Mizen Head in Bamburgh (7 miles).
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 in Seahouses (3.5 miles) whilst watching the comings and goings of life on the quayside. 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.
For everday provisions, 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 12 miles south of Swinhoe, including the must-visit Alnwick Castle and Gardens.
You will find excellent watersports on the golden sands of Beadnell Bay which sits just over a mile away where you can launch boats, rent surfboards, wetsuits and bikes or try your hand at kitesurfing, windsurfing, sea canoeing and waterskiing with accredited instructors. 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 good spot for swimming.
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 from Seahouses (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!
There are beaches to the north and the south of Beadnell, with the most popular being to the north featuring great sweeping curves of white sand running almost seamlessly to Bamburgh and Budle Bay. This stretch is 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.
For young explorers, pack a fishing net and spend a happy few hours rock-pooling for hermit crabs on the ‘Tumblers’, a 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.
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.
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, Chillingham and Alnwick 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.
While the area is a perfect summer destination, it is equally wonderful whatever the season. Wrap-up in woolly jumpers and walk the vast deserted beaches in the cooler months, throwing sticks for your four-legged friend, flying kites with children on blustery days, and watching the waves crash and tumble onto the headland with a warming hot-chocolate before retreating to the warmth of your holiday home and those far reaching views.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.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
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
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
Cooks and chefs
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Beauty and spa treatments
Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.Find Out More
Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.Find Out More
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.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
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
Nannies and babysitters
Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring a fully qualified registered and experienced nanny or babysitter to come to your house.Find Out More
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
"The View was a fabulous stay for us. My Dad who is 96 came to stay on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and had a wonderful time. He saw his great grandson (age 6) open his Christmas presents and I got to do a waltz with him after dinner. Magical moments for us all."Dr Vest
"Just to say we as a family had the most amazing week at The View, the house was just gorgeous and had such a lovely feel about it . We all felt the same, it was home from home. We had never been to Northumberland before. Over the last 10 /15 years we have passed those beaches on the train to Edinburgh where my husband works. Always promised ourselves a trip one day, certainly didn't disappoint in any way. Our first proper holiday with our 2 year old granddaughter and it was so special, watching her on those beaches was magical. We would be so happy to book again somewhere with Crabtree and Crabtree"Bates Party
"Staying at The View was one of the best UK holidays we have had. Terrific barn conversion, modern and very spacious, lovely rustic features. Definitely hope to return next year. We had our Golden Retriever with us and she loved the safe, enclosed garden and the nearby beach at Beadnell Bay"
Mr & Mrs Burrows
"We had a wonderful time and the accommodation was fantastic and certainly lived up to it's name - the sunrises and sunsets were amazing! Perfect location for exploring the Northumberland coast and we enjoyed a couple of Hillfort walks too and a lovely coastal walk in the Scottish Borders to the pretty village of St Abbs."Mrs Mackie
"We had a wonderful stay at The View and even though it was February the sky was blue and the sun was shining as we arrived. After a cup a cup of tea and unpacking we had a walk on Beadnell beach. Another beautiful Northumbrian stretch of sand and sea to which we kept returning. Back at The View we were warm and toasty and immediately felt like we were home. Every room was cosy, clean and comfortable. We wanted for nothing. The kitchen was equipped with anything you would need. (The welcome hamper was excellent!) Lots of space for everyone to relax and not feel at all cramped.
Ten out of ten for The View, we would not hesitate to recommend it. C&C booking service was easy and very friendly, thank you."
- Two dogs are welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Friday during high season with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
- Arrival time: 3pm
- Departure time: 10am
"We naturally recharge our batteries in this little corner of the world – an opportunity to reflect on what is beautiful and wholesome."David, owner of The View