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GREENGATE - Newly-renovated seaside cottage in Seahouses

Seahouses, Northumberland, UK
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights

A charming, newly-renovated seaside cottage just a few minutes’ walk from Seahouses’ delightful harbour, pristine sandy beach and shops, pubs and restaurants. The ideal base for a break whatever the weather.

The fresh, bright, newly-refurbished accommodation is a contemporary twist on the seaside theme. The owner’s impressive attention to detail is reflected in the delightful quirky details throughout. There’re cosy fabrics, interesting local artwork, seaside themed lamps and other objets d’art sourced from local boutiques and antique shops.

The cosy seating area includes a log burner for the cooler months finished off with an impressive stone lintel above the fireplace which was found on the owner’s farm. The sleek, contemporary eat-in kitchen is well equipped with all mod cons including a wine cooler!

The two pretty bedrooms – one double and one twin – are a continuation on the sophisticated seaside theme with warm Farrow & Ball colours, incredibly comfortable beds and plenty of storage.

Outside is a pretty garden to the front and smaller rear garden. The garden is fully enclosed for the safety of children.

The accommodation is all on one floor and is suitable for less mobile guests.

Sitting room with wood burning stove (logs provided), TV with Freeview and board games.

Fully-equipped kitchen with single oven with 4 ring hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, wine cooler and dishwasher.

Utility room with washing machine with dryer and space for the storage of outdoor kit.

Bedroom one with 5’ double bed, large fitted wardrobe, dressing table and TV with Freeview.

Bedroom two with 3’ twin beds, large fitted wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.

Wi fi and mobile coverage

BT Infinity wi fi is available. There is good mobile coverage on most networks.

Guest amenities

The beds are made up with good quality bed linen and hypoallergenic duvets and pillows. A hair dryer is supplied in the master bedroom. Bath sheets and hand towels are provided for all guests.

Babies and children

A travel cot and high chair are available on request.

Garden and parking

Greengate sits in a pretty, fully-enclosed garden to the front and small private garden to the back which is also fully-enclosed and has a picnic table and chairs for outside dining (available from spring 2015). There is off-street parking in front of the house for one car and ample on-street parking.

Welcome pack

A welcome pack is provided.


Catering at Greengate is entirely flexible. The house can be taken on a purely self-catered basis, or a cook is available throughout guests’ stay, for breakfasts or dinners only or to provide one-off celebratory meals for a special occasion. A homemade meal delivery is available which is popular for guest’s first night and wine delivery is available in conjunction with renowned wine merchants Corney & Barrow.


A generous initial supply of logs is provided.


Regretfully Greengate is not suitable for dogs.

Property Manager

Emma Crabtree

Member Since 2006
Response time:
within one hour
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018


    • Internet
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom
          toilet, combination tub/shower

          Location Type

            • Beach
            • Near The Ocean
            • Village


                • Away From It All
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Internet
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Tumble Dryer
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wood Stove


                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove


                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area


                                    • Games
                                    • Television


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Lawn / Garden


                                            • bay/sound
                                            • churches
                                            • marina
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • beachcombing
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • walking

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • swimming

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                      15 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Perfect for our stay

                                                      Matthew S.

                                                      Lovely clean, tidy and well located property with all the facilities you would ever need for your stay. Being a bungalow we found it perfect for our one year old who could safely cruise around the property.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Dear Matthew,

                                                      Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay!

                                                      I hope we can welcome you back in the future!

                                                      Best wishes,

                                                      The Crabtree & Crabtree Team

                                                      Lovely cottage in great location

                                                      Peter R.

                                                      A lovely warm and comfortable cottage just a 5-minute walk from the harbour in Seahouses. On a wild, windy and cold November weekend, it was the perfect home to return to after a day out walking the coast.

                                                      It's so close to a good selection of eateries and the small Co-op supermarket.

                                                      The accommodation has been updated to a high specification and it had everything you need for a weekend or week away.

                                                      Overall a good cottage in a very convenient location - couldn't find fault.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Dear Peter,

                                                      Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay.

                                                      I hope we can welcome you back in the future.

                                                      Best wishes,

                                                      The Crabtree & Crabtree Team

                                                      Lovely house and ideal location

                                                      Stephanie S.

                                                      We booked greengate for our first family holiday (with 8 month old). Loved it here, wonderful little touches, and the cake was a wonderful surprise after a long journey.

                                                      Ideally situated for northumberland sites, went to alnwick, bamburgh, holy island, kielder forest, the beach, cragside and hadrians wall.

                                                      Thank you for a great holiday!!

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Dear Stephanie,

                                                      Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Greengate.

                                                      I hope we can welcome you back in the future.

                                                      Best wishes,

                                                      The Crabtree & Crabtree Team

                                                      This property was great spotlessly clean

                                                      Linda J.

                                                      Great property ideal position 1 thing that needs improving on is the shower . 2 door is not closing properly

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Dear Linda,

                                                      Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your note regarding the shower, we will make the owners aware.

                                                      I hope we can welcome you back in the future.

                                                      Best wishes,

                                                      The Crabtree & Crabtree Team

                                                      This property is very tastefully decorated and extremely well equipped with everything you need

                                                      Miss Julie Bridgwater

                                                      The decor is beautiful and everything is to a very high standard. It was a lovely gesture from the owner to have provided some milk , tea etc and gorgeous cake on our arrival. The fresh flowers were beautiful and a lovely thought. Modern large TV and having Wifi was a bonus too, along with a selection, books, games and brochures.

                                                      I would highly recommend this property. It was so convenient to be able to leave the car in the driveway and just walk down Dunstan View straight onto the harbour as very often there can be restricted parking in seaside villages. Great selection of eating places and some shops on the doorstep, e.g. post office, co-op, National Trust etc. When you book holiday accommodation you are never quite sure if it will be as written in the advertisements, however, I can assure anyone who is thinking of booking, this is a very clean, comfortable spacy property with a secluded garden at the rear.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Dear Miss Bridgewater,

                                                      Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review, it is very much appreciated. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Greengate.

                                                      I hope we can welcome you back in the future!

                                                      Best wishes,

                                                      The Crabtree & Crabtree Team

                                                      Very well appointed two bedroomed bungalow, well equiped, comfortable beds.

                                                      David S.

                                                      We have been going on holiday with our two friends for a good number of years and have had mixed experiences with our chosen accommodation.' Greengate' comes very close to the top of the list, not only the very high quality of the fixtures and fittings, including a smart 40 " TV. but additional touches from the owner Jane, such as milk, eggs, tea, coffee and sugar, plus the all important towels, three per person. Very comfortable furniture and softs furnishings, well fitted kitchen with good quality crockery and utensils.

                                                      The location was also excellent, just 5 minutes walk form the village centre with large Co-Op store, three fish and chip shops, including the Award Winning 'Pinnacles', four pubs, including the very good Old Ship Inn serving excellent food. There is a Chinese takeaway, Italien and Indian Restaurants. A large choice of sea trips to the Farne Islands, a must for the keen eyed bird lovers. I won't mention the 'interesting' variation on the smell of the ozone. (well, nobody warned me !)

                                                      I thoroughly reccommend Greengate as a holiday home, so much so, that we will be reurning next year, I hope this encourages you to visit, too.


                                                      Seahouses, Northumberland, UK

                                                      Seahouses is a popular holiday resort sitting within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and features a bustling working harbour, beautiful beaches, and a pretty coastal village with an array of friendly shops, cosy pubs, cafes and restaurants. It is seen as the gateway for sea voyages to the Farne Islands and is a fantastic base to explore the wider Northumberland area. Greengate is situated just a short walk from the shops and amenities of the village in one direction and the pretty harbour area in the other, and you will find plenty of good eating places nearby. Experience the rich maritime connections of The Old Ship Inn for tasty food and a good selection of real ales while soaking-up the unique nautical features of this characterful pub. 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. 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. Most of the shopping in Seahouses is on the Main Street which has a newsagents, bakery, chemist, fishmongers, olde-worlde sweet shop, as well as gift shops and a Co-op supermarket. 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 and Attractions 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! There are beaches to the north and the south of the village, 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. 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’, 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.


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                                                      Contractual booking deposit: 20.00% rent

                                                      15 Reviews
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