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Cosy Seahouses Cottage, quiet location but close to centre of village

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom Cottage in Seahouses, Northumberland. Close To Harbour

Set in a former smokery, the cottage is in the historic conservation area at the heart of the traditional fishing village of Seahouses, only a short walk from the busy harbour, which offers boat trips to the Farne Islands. An ideal base for exploring the Northumberland Coast, with its stunning beaches, golf courses, many historic castles and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. At the end of the road is the Northumberland Coast path, and early birds can enjoy spectacular sunrises over the North Sea, with views of the Farne Islands and Bamburgh Castle also to be seen. Having been converted from being part of the adjacent smokery, the cottage is equipped to a high standard, and is ideal for either couples or small families. Seahouses offers some excellent friendly pubs and a choice of restaurants all within a short walk of the cottage. If you prefer to cook for yourself, the kitchen is fully equipped, and you can get all the ingredients you need in the village shops.

Mike & Linda Gordon
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Mike & Linda Gordon

Linda and Mike Gordon live in Newcastle. We have three boys, plus a cavalier king charles spaniel and two goldfish.

Linda is a nurse, and Mike advises people on their pensions as a chartered financial planner.

We both love the North East countryside and coast, having both moved to the area before we met and got married in 1997.

Mike & Linda Gordon purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Mike & Linda Gordon chose Seahouses

We bought Puffin Place in March 2013, both as an investment for our future retirement and in order to be able to use the cottage ourselves. It takes just an hour to get to from our home in Newcastle, and once there we rarely feel the need to use the car.

In the time we have spent in the town, everyone seems very friendly, even by North-East standards, and we have already decided it is somewhere we would like to live one day.

The cottage is tucked away in a quiet location in the oldest part of the village, among the smokeries and fishermen's cottages, but just a very short walk from the bustling harbour and the centre of the town.

Despite its history the cottage had already been fully modernised, and was previously run as a popular holiday let.

What makes this cottage unique

The last surviving smokery in Seaouses is just next door, and as one of Rick Stein's original food heroes they sell smoked salmon and kippers to die for.

For golfers Seahouses Golf Club is 10 minutes walk away, and there are many other excellent courses in the area.

The village has a choice of great pubs and other places to eat and drink, all within easy walking distance from the cottage, as is the harbour, offering boat trips to the Farne Islands, with their puffins, terns, seals and lighthouses. At the end of the road is the Coast Path, and stunning views of the harbour, Bamburgh Castle, and for early birds, the sunrises can be beautiful.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you for your attention to detail and thinking of the creature comforts of your visitors" May 2013

"We've had an amazing week and absolutely love your gorgeous cottage" May 2013

"We enjoyed our week in this lovely cottage . We found everything that we needed was provided and much more." June 2013

"We were very impressed with the cottage and found it very well equipped and decorated above expectation" June 2013

"The cottage is wonderful, with everything you need and more" June 2013
May 2013
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Seahouses Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Family bathroom/wc with shower over bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with two single beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
Notes on accommodation: We bought the cottage in March 2013, and are pleased to have been awarded a three star Quality in Tourism rating by Visit England. Downstairs there is an open plan kitchen and living room, while upstairs the two bedrooms and bathroom stretch over the archway beneath. We have equipped the cottage with wifi and telephone, and there are books, DVDs and games to appeal to both children and adults. Outside: Outside there is a courtyard shared with four other cottages, and allocated parking space for one car. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels & linen included, but not for the beach. Mid-week linen change available on request at extra cost. Other: Although we accept well-behaved dogs, we should point out that the cottage is not suitable for large dogs, and does not have a secure outside area to "exercise". However the short walk to the Coast path is well worthwhile, and leads down to a beach.


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Cosy Seahouses Cottage, quiet location but close to centre of village
average rating of 4.2 based on 11 reviews

Great holiday stay

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Stayed in September and we were really pleased with the excellent location with easy walk to pubs, shops and the coastal path. Access road will be even better when the road is finished. Cosy cottage with the best ever equipped kitchen we have had in the UK. Tasteful decoration and very comfy double bed. Very glad of the private parking space available. Basically clean but bathroom a little tired and other occupants haven't treated the carpets very well.

Smokehouse next door a real plus point with the best ever smoked haddock.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Small downstairs but comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed the coastal walks that we took. Seahouses makes a very good base from which to explore the coast.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cosy cottage in excellent location with superb finishing touches

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Good location, clean, comfortable, good parking, peaceful.

  • 4 of 5

Good location for walking coastal path.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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First impressions were good but looking around the cleanliness was very poor. The bathroom was disgusting, shabby and out of date. The kitchen/lounge area very small, especially when dining table was set. The utensils and crockery are of good quality.

The location was good once you got to managed the archway (other vehicles parked either side of the entrance didn't help though). A short walk to the sea front was good.

The shops were good, especially the fish and chips.

Although booking and contact details were very good, I wouldn't like to recomend the property in the condition it was in.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nice place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely location yards from the sea front. The property is well maintained and has everything you need for a perfect stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Newcastle International Airport
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Seahouses Golf Club
Car: recommended


Northumberland Coast Path 70 metres. Seahouses beaches 100m, 1/2 mile and 1/2 mile. Bamburgh 3 miles.


Nearest airport Newcastle 48 miles.

Car useful to explore area, but not essential to enjoy Seahouses, Farne Islands and local beaches, as plenty shops, pubs & restaurants within short walk.


Bamburgh 3 miles, Alnwick 16 miles, Berwick 22 miles, Newcastle 48 miles, Lindisfarne/Holy Island 12 miles

Further Details:

Supermarket and good range of local shops in Seahouses.

Choice of 4 good pubs within 200 yards and 8+ restaurants within 400 yards.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35.09

Booking Notes:
Booking deposit £100 per week, with balance due 6 weeks before start of rental.

Changeover Day:
Changeover any day except Sunday, during January & February. Rest of year Saturday only. Arrival 4pm onwards, vacate by 10am on morning of departure.

Notes on prices:
7 night minimum stay, Saturday to Saturday except during January & February.

Short breaks (3 or 4 nights) available during January & February. Otherwise, if availability is showing within two weeks please enquire by email and we will try to accommodate you.

Owner'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.