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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
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome


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..

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)

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:
March 27, 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:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Buckets & Spades is a sea front 1st floor apartment 100 yards from the beach
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 13 reviews

First impressions

  • 4 of 5

Lovely warm and cosy apartment but initially disappointed with the fact that we were not st front of building. The impression from website was that we had sea views but we took it in turns at the table to get the view! That said wonderful location for Holy Island, Amble, walking and sightseeing. We had a great holuday on our first visit to Northumbria.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very impressed

  • 5 of 5

Bucket and spades apartment in sea houses was everything and moor clean beds towels we could not fault anything thanks bob and carol this apartment was close to the town centre and even pet friendly I would recommend it to anyone even the pubs are pet friendly

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to give your review of Buckets and Spades. It's always our aim to have the apartment in excellent condition for our guests. We look forward to seeing you again if you come back to the area in the future. Kind regards Linda and Bob Cole
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Great apartment in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely compact apartment with everything we needed for our week long stay. There are lovely views of the beach and dunes from the dining table so you can watch the surf roll in whilst you are eating your toast made from the tasty bread from Trotters, the local bakery. The apartment is a 10 minute walk into the town along a lovely flat path that runs along the seafront. There are loads of nice places to eat in Seahouses as well as some great takeaways. There are also some great pubs and the Bamburgh Castle lets dogs in too. There are some nice walks to do straight from the apartment door, including to Bamburgh and Beadnell. Overall I would say that this is a great apartment in a perfect location for exploring beautiful Northumberland.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. These are some of our favourite things too described very well by you!! It's worth noting the area is very dog friendly and 'The Victoria Hotel' at the top of the village in Bamburgh also allows dogs in the bar too. If you decide to visit the area we look forward to hearing from you in the future. Best regards Linda and Bob Cole
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Great Base for Exploring

  • 4 of 5

A clean, tidy and comfortable flat well located for exploring the Northumbria region. A well equipped kitchen is provided but ample good eating places can be found in town which is an easy, level walk away. Being located on the coast road a short walk on the beach or through the dunes can be taken any time.

There is ample off street parking at the flat and roads in the area give easy access to Lindisfarne, Bamburgh, Hadrians Wall, Cheviot Hills, Berwick and more. Boats to the Farne Islands readily available from Seahouses.

All in all a highly recommended base for a holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our property and of course the lovely surrounding area. The information you have given will certainly help to paint a picture for other people looking to come to the area too. We look forward to hearing from you in the future Best regards Linda and Bob Cole
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Perfect for exploring Northumberland

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Buckets and Spades. The apartment is situated across the road from a beautiful sandy beach with views of Bamburgh Castle and is well kept and well equipped. We enjoyed trips to Bamburgh, Hadrian's wall, Edinburgh and Holy Island, plus a boat trip out to Longstone Island where we visited the light house where Grace Darling lived. Seahouses is a short walk away, where there are a variety of restaurants, gift shops, bakers, greengrocers and a small supermarket. Thoroughly recommended as a base for exploring Northumberland.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a positive review of Buckets and Spades and the lovely area it's situated in. I'm sure this will help future guests who are thinking of visiting the Northumberland coastal area. We do try to make Buckets and Spades a pleasant and comfortable 'home from home' and look forward to hearing from you if you decide to re-visit the area again in the future. Kind regards Linda and Bob Cole (owners)
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Great location and well equipped property.

  • 4 of 5

Great to find such a lovely place that accepts dogs. Very close to a huge beach. The beds were comfortable and the flat was clean and well equipped for home cooking.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Seahouses Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter/Spring Low
Feb 27 2017 - Apr 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter high
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring/Summer Mid
Apr 21 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Whit high
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Mid
Jun 2 2017 - Jul 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer High
Jul 7 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer / Autumn mid
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Autumn half term High
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn/Winter mid
Oct 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter high
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter Mid
Jan 5 2018 - Feb 8 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $186
Pet Fee $25

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.
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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.


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