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GREENGATE - Newly-renovated seaside cottage in Seahouses

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

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.

Logs

A generous initial supply of logs is provided.

Dogs

Regretfully Greengate is not suitable for dogs.

More Details

Property Manager
Emma Crabtree
Speaks: english, french
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

Amenities

Seahouses Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming

Reviews

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GREENGATE - Newly-renovated seaside cottage in Seahouses
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews
5

This property was great spotlessly clean

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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
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5

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

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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
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4

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

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Very clean cottage with everything we needed. We really enjoyed being so close to the harbour too

  • 4 of 5

So many great things to do in the area and the cottage was a great base.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sarah, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Artist's Cottage. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes, The Crabtree & Crabtree Team
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5

Greengate Review

  • 5 of 5

This property is superbly located being a few minutes into the centre of Seahouses but yet really quiet. Beds really comfy as well which is not always the case. Would definitely return as we felt really comfortable and it's also superbly located for visiting a large number of places in the region.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Greengate. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes, The Crabtree & Crabtree Team
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5

Excellent stay away

  • 5 of 5

We had a good five day break at Green Gate in Seahouses. The property is clean, comfortable, has everything you need for a self catering holiday. It is within walking distance of the shops and the harbour and pubs/restaurants. A great place to stay as a base for visiting a lot of the local sites of interest and quirky towns. A must do!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Robert, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Greengate. It's a lovely cottage in a great location. I hope we can welcome you back in the future. Best wishes, The Crabtree & Crabtree Team
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Map

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

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