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Buckets & Spades is a sea front 1st floor apartment 100 yards from the beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Check in is 4.00pm on arrival date and check out is by 10.00am on the morning of departure. Change over days are Fridays for weekly bookings. At certain times of the year we also offer short breaks either Friday - Monday or Monday - Friday. There is on site parking for 2 cars.

The apartment building is directly on the sea front opposite the Farne Islands.The coastal path is to the front of building and is a 5 minute walk to Seahouses village amenities & the harbour with boat trips to the islands. Alternatively walk North towards Bamburgh & the beach is approx.100 yards away.

* The property is non-smoking throughout, and will accept 1 dog (there is a fee of £25)

There is on site parking for two cars one behind the other.

All bed linen and towels are supplied and includes electricity and heating

The apartment is light, bright & airy with beach views from the living room & garden views from bedrooms. There are 2 communal gardens - The garden to the front overlooks the Farne Islands with views to Bamburgh Castle and a tranquil back garden to sit relax and unwind.

The living room and kitchen are open plan and offers a comfortable relaxing space to literally watch the world go by from the comfort of your chair.

Bedroom 1 is a large master bedroom with en-suite bathroom (bath only) Bed is a super-king size which can convert to 2 full size singles on request.

Bedroom 2 is a medium sized room with double bed.

There is also a family bathroom with bath and overhead shower with glass shower screen.

More Details

Property Manager
Bob & Linda Cole
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Bob & Linda Cole

We both grew up in the North East and live here still. We have been regular visitors to Seahouses and the Northumberland area certainly for most of our adult lives. We have holidayed with our children as well as regular day trips in the summer so know these beautiful area's very well. We hope others will enjoy the benefits we love too.

Bob & Linda Cole purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Bob & Linda Cole chose Northumberland Coast

We feel the property is beautifully positioned opposite the Farne Islands and looking North to Bamburgh Castle. and only a 'stones throw' from the beach. We are always rested and refreshed after a visit.


Seahouses Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Buckets & Spades is a sea front 1st floor apartment 100 yards from the beach
average rating of 4.678571 based on 28 reviews

Comfortable apartment in a great position

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is well equipped with two comfortable bedrooms. The living area is light and airy, it is on the side of the building so there is only a side view of the beach (the Farne Islands can't been seen from the flat). Being just across the road from the beach it is easily accessible and all the amenities of Seahouses are just down the road. Seahouses is in central Northumberland so all the area has to offer is within easy reach.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Buckets♠. The beach and facility's are all close by, and if you need to venture further many attractions are near by.
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beautiful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely stay. The apartment is excellent and clearly the owners take a great deal of care to provide everything you need. The area is lovely and we feel as if we've done about ten marathons and the dog I'm sure is now grateful for a rest. Would hope to visit the area again and Buckets and Spades will be our first choice of where to stay.

The Bowleys and Dino.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely coastal apartment

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was in a good location and had lovely sea views. It was well equipped even down to picnic rugs which we didn't use as it wasn't quite picnic weather! A useful base for places along the coast - Bamburgh, Alnwick, Berwick are all good and interesting places to visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Northumberland!

  • 5 of 5

Buckets and Spades was a lovely Apartment with all you could possibly need for a comfortable stay in an absolutely perfect location close to an amazing beach and far enough from the village centre to be peaceful. A few problems booking and information coming through, but that was down the website and the owners were wonderfully helpful in getting it sorted. Would thoroughly recommend staying at the property. The surrounding area is amazing. Holy Island and the Farne Islands are well worth a visit. Too many Castles to choose from almost.Stunning scenery and beautiful beaches with picture postcard towns.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Zenda for your very comprehensive review of both Buckets and Spades and the beautiful area surrounding it!! I'm sure it will be of great help to other potential visitors too. We were happy to help you with your booking which has resulted in what appears to have been a lovely experience for you and your family and we look forward to hearing from you in the future if you decide to re-visit Northumberland. Best regards Linda and Bob Cole
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Fabulous apartment that had everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time at Seahouses and the apartment was wonderful. Everything was so clean and facilities were great. Linda is lovely and on arrival there was a bottle of wine ready for us. Just across the road was a beautiful sandy beach and it went on for miles! Overall, we loved our stay at Buckets and Spades and would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to meet you all this morning on your departure we're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Buckets and Spades. The beaches are beautiful and stretch for miles North towards Bamburgh and also South of Seahouses down towards Craster/ Alnmouth also not to forget the inland high hills of the 'Cheviots' for some spectacular scenery too. We look forward to hearing from you when you decide to return to the area in the future. Best regards Linda and Bob Cole
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Ideal for up to 4

  • 4 of 5

Clean and comfortable in a quiet location . Well equipped.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased you enjoyed your stay at Buckets & Spades, it is in a quiet location but is close to all the amenities with the added plus of parking, and also virtually on the Beach.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Ship
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
North Shields
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: recommended

Alnwick town and Alnwick Castle and Gardens where some of Harry Potter was filmed.

Bamburgh Castle

Visit the Farne Islands by boat from Seahouses to see Grey Seals, Puffins and various other sea birds depending on the season.

There are lots of opportunities for walking in the area from a simple walk North along the beach from Seahouses to Bamburgh and a variety of coastal walks, to a much different experience of walking in the Cheviot Hills.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $27
Damage Deposit $202.48

3 or 4 Short breaks are available on request. 3 nights are from Friday - Monday 4 Nights from Monday - Friday 1 night extra payment for the 4 night breaks subject to the rate for dates booked.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.