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Super spacious, modern & luxurious. Great location - 5 mins from glorious beach

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Many Glowing Reviews - sleeping 11/12

1) BEAUTIFUL CONTEMPORARY DÉCOR. Expensively & stylishly furnished using luxury brands (Amtico, Multiyork, Barker & Stonehouse).

2) PRIVATE LEISURE CLUB/SWIMMING POOL MEMBERSHIP (Ocean Club, Seahouses, small admission fee applies) with café, sauna, beauty therapy, swimming pool, children’s pool.

3) OUTSTANDING LOCATION. Three minutes’ walk to a stunning, sandy beach: the harbour, leisure club, pubs and shops all within a 10 minute stroll.

4) SUPERB, LARGE LIVING SPACE. Two lounges, large 26 foot kitchen, six bedrooms over three floors. Free WiFi. log burner.

5) PERFECT FOR BABIES and KIDS. Separate lounge stashed with games, books, TV and toys. Mini play park near to the property. Secluded garden.

More Details

Elaine Robson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Elaine Robson


I fell in love with this area ten years ago and hope to retire here one day. There is something very tranquil and spiritual about this area which works its magic on you and I put my heart and soul into creating a beautiful "home from home" so you can relax and enjoy this stunning coastal area too.

Elaine Robson purchased this house in 2011

Why Elaine Robson chose Northumberland Coast

It is beautifully furnished and wonderfully located.

Mayflower Cottage is located just three minutes walk from miles of beautiful sandy beaches and is a ten minute stroll from Seahouses. From here, you can take a boat trip to the Farne Islands, which will prove a big draw with all the family.

There is no need to use the car if you wish to remain close to the beach - just stroll out the house and load the children into buggies and away you go!

The area is famous for its many stunning castles, superb beaches, surfing at nearby Beadnell Bay, historic villages and the historic and fascinating Holy Island.

What makes this house unique

Visitors at Mayflower Cottage benefit from membership to a local private gym and beauty club in Seahouses, where for a small fee you can use the gym or swim or sauna; there is always something for the family to do whatever the time of year or weather.

Guestbook comments from the owner

‘Mayflower Cottage is a beautiful place to stay, and the Northumberland coast is exquisite – what a combination we have found. The property is everything it says it will be (which is delightfully unusual these days!): spacious, stylish, contemporary, with all mod cons… and plenty of gorgeous space for all of its guest to relax. It is 3 minutes from the long, idyllic and unspoilt beach and well situated for a stroll into the Seahouses village. My group of friends have searched for the perfect place to meet up in England – at last we think we’ve found it. We have already booked again……’

"Fantastic house, fantastic location."

“The house is spotless and its location so close to the sea is just heaven for young families.”

"Lovely time in a lovely house! Being able to walk to the beach everyday was wonderful."

"The children loved having a separate living room all to themselves and the bunk bed rooms are very sweet."

"Absolutely pristine house - the quality
Dec 2012
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Seahouses House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Ensuite - toilet , shower
    Family Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Ensuite 2 - shower
  • En-suite Shower to bedroom 1 Family Bathroom with Shower Separate Shower Room on Second Floor serving 5th and 6th bedroom Downstairs Cloakroom
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib , en suite with king size bed
    Bedroom 2 - king size bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - king sized bed.
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , small room but has the benefit of an en suite
  • Sleeps 11/12 + cot (6 Bedrooms) 1ST FLOOR * Master bedroom with king size bed and en-suite shower room *2nd bedroom with king size bed *3rd Bedroom with adult twin beds *4th Bedroom with adult twin beds Family bathroom with shower 2nd FLOOR *5th Bedroom with king size bed *6th small Bedroom with twin adult Beds. Plus en suite
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
Luxurious, super spacious accommodation. Children are especially welcome with a host of books, dvds and games so they are never bored. Plus leisure club membership to private gym and pool for not so sunny days. (Small entrance fee for guests applies). Small play park visible from the property, ideal for watching older children without having to stand outside. Adults love the contemporary interiors and luxury soft furnishings and fully equipped kitchens for easy self catering, so they can relax on their well earned coastal holiday! Outside: External south facing, secluded fenced rear garden with patio and table and chairs. Dedicated Parking for 2 cars. Two minutes walk from the beach and ten minutes walk from the Ocean Club. Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board and iron, vacuum cleaner, clothes airer, door to garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. They are changed weekly - extra cleaning and linen changes are available for an additional fee. Other: Second, spacious living room stocked with games, dvds, books and toys in a lovely contemporary coastal theme making this an instant hit with children of all ages


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Super spacious, modern & luxurious. Great location - 5 mins from glorious beach
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 31 reviews

Amazing family home by the sea!

  • 5 of 5

Wow - what a fabulous property! We'd seen the pictures and knew a little about the area before our group made up of young families came to stay, but it didn't prepare us for how wonderful the house would be, and what a fabulous location for visitors with children. The house is huge, was spotless, well-maintained, nicely decorated, beds were gorgeously comfy, and every extra touch or piece of equipment you could think of was included, such as stair gates, DVDs, toys, books and plastic cutlery and crockery for the children, and an excellently equipped kitchen, blankets to huddle under the stars on the patio, magazines, books and a welcome hamper for adults. Everything has been thought of, and no expense spared, in making this a true luxury home-from-home. As for the area - there's a small park outside the door, and it's less than a 5 minute walk to the sand dunes and a glorious expanse of sandy beaches - the children were in their element. Within an easy drive are many castles, parks and day trips. We were lucky with the weather but there looks to be a lovely pool, soft play and plenty of cafes and restaurants to visit on the doorstep for rainy days. We can't wait to come back, we have many happy memories from our stay here which will stay with us long into the future. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sarah, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. It is always lovely to hear that guests have enjoyed staying with us and appreciated the extras we provide. We would be delighted to welcome you back again.
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Super location, stylish and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Great house, plenty of space, lots of things to do in the area. Property suited all our guests from 2yrs to 70yrs. Clean and well equipped, good quality fixtures and fittings. Lots of info in the property.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lucy, Thank you for leaving a review and giving us 5 stars. The Owner wanted to create a holiday home with luxury fixtures and fittings and I am really pleased that she was able to create that for you and yet still be cosy enough to suit all ages.I am also glad that you found it very spacious as I know it was for a Birthday celebration. We would love to welcome you back again. Kind regards. Elaine Robson. Booking Manager
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Lovely well equipped house in great location

  • 5 of 5

Mayflower Cottage was a wonderful find. It is a lovely house which is absolutely spotless & so well laid out & equipped. The children loved the playroom which was a great boon on Saturday morning when it was wet & miserable. There was also plenty of space for the adults to lounge about. We loved our walks on the beach & our trip to Bamburgh Castle. There was not enough time to do justice to this area. We would happily recommend Mayflower Cottage & would return if we decided to have another family break in Northumberland.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marian for your lovely review. I am so pleased you thought Mayflower was spacious and that the adults appreciated the children having their own lounge! I am so glad the property was spotless I will let our housekeeper know as she is very houseproud. We would love to welcome back you/family/friends. Best Wishes. Elaine
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Excellent venue for family break, near beach and easy walk into Seahouses.

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, comfortable, good quality furniture and bed linen as advertised. Easy to clean, we liked the back patio for drying wet suits etc., ideal for 11 people including 5 children. Stacks of crockery, cutlery and kitchen stuff but unfortunately dish washer not functioning correctly so spent a lot of time washing up for 11 people, not good! Also, I think you need a new teapot! Doesn't pour properly, rim damaged and difficult to remove teabags. Otherwise a great place for holiday by sea, and yes, 3 minutes from beach!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lynette, I am so pleased that you thought Mayflower cottage was an excellent venue and rated us 5 stars. I am sorry to hear that the dishwasher wasn't working properly during your stay. We weren't aware there was a problem and as were unable to repair it we have installed a new one. Thank you for your comments re teapot, we will also replace that. Overall I am pleased you really enjoyed your holiday and we would love to welcome you back in the future. Regards. Elaine
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Perfect Family Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

Perfect setting for my husband's weekend surprise 75th birthday celebration. Three generations aged 20 months to 75 years were totally catered for. Loads of space (separate lounge) if anyone wanted a quiet half hour! Range and quality of books and games for grandsons ages 5 - 9yrs was amazing. Everything our 20 month old granddaughter needed was provided - travel cot, safety gates, high chair, toys and more...... Lots of extra 'quality' touches to make the house feel like home. Plenty of room to sit round large table - or separate dining table for children if needed. Would love to come again. Thanks again from the Gang.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Angela, Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so pleased that Mayflower Cottage worked so well for your husband's surprise party. Hopefully he will have lovely memories of his birthday. Alison, the owner really tries to think of everything to make a guest's stay as stress free as possible, I am glad it worked for the different ages in your party. We would also love to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards and Best wishes for 2017 Elaine
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Excellent! Warm, large, comfortable, close to town

  • 5 of 5

The stay in Mayflower Cottage was wonderful! It was easy to find and had ample parking. We had a large group for a Scuba Diving expedition in the Farnes. I would highly recommend this place for diving groups. The house was incredibly clean and the owner had wonderful communication. No problems at all! The nearby beach and town (pubs/restaurants) are only a short walk away. Looking forward to a future visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Greg Thank you for your lovely review and I am so pleased the large open plan lounge/kitchen suited your large party. We have had several diving groups staying at Mayflower Cottage and all of them said the coast line is great for shipwrecks,seals and sea life. We would love to welcome you back. Kind Regards Elaine
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Farne Islands
Seahouses Golf Club
Bamburgh Castle Golf Club
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
300 Metres

Special interest holidays:

Perfect for beach lovers, families, walkers, bird watchers and golfers.

You are also invited as our guests, to use the facilities at the private Ocean Club in Seahouses. At a specially reduced rate (£6 per adult, £3 per child, babies under 2 are free plus free parking) you can use the pool, children’s pool, gym, sauna, hot tub and café at any time of the day. Ideal as a wet weather retreat or somewhere to chill out after a day on the beach!


Situated just two minute’s walk from the glorious coastline, set between Seahouses and Bamburgh, its close proximity to the beach is a huge attraction.

You can take a wonderfully bracing ramble along the sandy, golden dunes with the stunning view of Bamburgh Castle always in your sights.


Newcastle - 1 hour

Edinburgh - 2 Hours


Seahouses is ten minutes walk away.

Bamburgh - 30 mimute walk or 2-3 minutes by car

Holy Island, the Farne Islands, Alnwick Castle and Gardens, Craster, Dunstanburgh Castle, Embleton and Beadnell Bay are all within a maximum half hours drive away.

Further Details:

The Northumberland coastline and its immediate area offers swathes of golden sand, pretty fishing villages, ancient castles and bijou hideaways. The area is famous for its stunning castles, superb beaches, quaint villages and fascinating islands. The Farne Islands are a world famous sanctuary for seabirds and home to one of Europe’s largest colonies of grey seals. Holy Island, widely accepted as the birthplace of Christianity in England is a short drive away, as are the magnificent Northumbrian castles of Bamburgh, Warkworth, Alnwick & Dunstanburgh. The World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall is also within easy reach.

Watersports: A short journey from Seahouses is the small harbour village of Beadnell. With a rich maritime history, Beadnell attracts thousands of tourists every year to the Northumberland coastline in search of thrills & excitement along the vast sandy beaches. Diving, surfing, water & jet skiing are among the popular traditional water sports, with kite surfing and buggy sailing attracting a younger crowd.

Rambling: North Northumberland also boasts some of the best walking country in England, walkers enjoy stunning and contrasting terrain from the Cheviot Hills and rugged coastlines to the majesty of the Northumberland National Park and the Scottish Borders.

Golf: With over 40 golf courses, the County of Northumberland is also one of the most popular golfing destinations in the UK. Whether you prefer a fine links course or meandering through rolling parkland, Northumberland’s courses have it all.

Edinburgh and Newcastle can also be easily reached by car with both cities offering an abundance of culture, art, fine restaurants and diverse shopping experiences.

Please read our guests' comments below, of which we are very proud.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $128.72

Booking Notes:
There is 25% payable on booking. The balance is due 60 days prior to your holiday. You will be sent a formal confirmation of the dates booked, the deposit paid and the balance owing. Weekly bookings run from Saturday to Saturday from 4.00 pm on the day of arrival until 10.00 am on the day of departure. For the comfort of all of our guests, the cottage and garden is non smoking. A highchair, stair gate and travel cot are available.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the usual changeover day.

Notes on prices:
The prices include fuel, some logs for the fire, bed linen and towels. Short breaks are 2/3rds of weekly rental price. You are also invited as our guests, to use the facilities at the private Ocean Club in Seahouses. At a specially reduced rate (£6 per adult, £3 per child, babies under 2 are free, plus free parking) you can use the pool, children’s pool, gym, sauna, hot tub and café at any time of the day. Ideal as a wet weather retreat or somewhere to chill out after a day on the beach!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund