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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 0 - 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.

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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 4.677419 based on 31 reviews

Perfect location, (Beaches ,Castles & Pubs) & Ideal accomodation which was extremely well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

For late October, despite appalling advance forecasts the weather was excellent. The location was ideal for touring a lot of National Trust and English Heritage properties.

The time of year was perfect for seeing the Grey Seal pubs in the waters and on the rocks around the 'Farne Islands' during a one and a half hour boat trip around same. The villages and Towns whether on the coast or inland were all extremely pretty and in many aspects gave a better feel than the Cotswolds, peak District or Lakes! The whole area is one of the best kept tourist secrets in the country!

The property was overlooking the sea within easy reach of one of the best/longest/cleanest beaches we had ever seen anywhere in the world and our Shetland Sheepdog thought he was in Heaven. It was only a ten minute walk to the centre of Seahouses with its 3 centrally located fish & chip shops/restaurants, its four or so pubs/restaurants, its harbour and numerous small shops of all descriptions. We will certainly return to this area and property if available when we are!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Graham I totally agree with everything you have said on the review, and in particular your love of the beach, i have always had the view that its the finest in the world not only for dogs but children as well far away from distractions of amusements and shops just to play as they should on a safe clean beach witch is treated with respect by the people who use it. Look forward to seeing you return. Bob & Linda
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A good place to stay, easy to get to and well set up.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay here, three adults and one dog. The flat has good access to Seahouses walking along the coast road. We had everything that we needed and more. The flat was warm - much needed after a walk in the brisk wind, comfortable and quiet. The beach is very easy to access and perfect for walks. Perfect for a long weekend - Big thanks to Bob and Linda for renting this out to us.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Charlotte for taking the time to add your review of Buckets and Spades. We agree it is a lovely place to stay to re-charge the batteries particularly with a walk on the beach for example. We look froward to hearing from you if you return to the Seahouses area. Best regards Linda and Bob Cole
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Very comfortable and clean

  • 4 of 5

It was a really break with the beach so close was very special. Near to town. So all good.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Peter for your lovely review of our apartment. We appreciate your comments that we care for our property and we hope our guests feel at home during their stay at Buckets and Spades. We do hope the dog and of course yourselves have arrived home recovered and refreshed from your stay with us and we look forward to hearing from you on your return to Seahouses. Best regards Linda and Bob Cole
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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: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to place a very positive review of Buckets and Spades Rita, we are pleased you had a good stay even though it may not have been 'picnic weather' this time round hope you hear from you again when it may be? ! Bob and Linda Cole
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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: August 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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Property Manager

Bob & Linda Cole
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

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 Seahouses

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.


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 $27.98
Refundable damage deposit $209.88

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.