Sleeps 12. 6 bedroom house. Bamburgh House, a large airy comfortable stone house at the entrance to The Farm Steading, now a holiday cottage conversion. Sleeping 12, the house offers good comfortable accommodation for 12, with the benefit of next door Lindisfarne Cottage sleeping 6 and is ideal for reunions, family large group stays. With all facilities, wi fi internet to both, good furniture, much car parking, lawned garden with outdoor furniture, storage facilities for large items etc. is the perfect base from which to explore the stunning local area. Accessible easily from the A1 on the B1341 down to Bamburgh, the house is easily reached and all good local attractions are easily reached by car. With the added benefit of free golf at Belford Golf Club discounts on restaurant meals, and free "bring your own horse" we believe guests will be delighted with their stay here.
BAMBURGH HOUSE Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms)
Bamburgh House and almost adjacent Lindisfarne Cottage are situated at the entrance of Adderstone Hall Farm Steading. The Steading was the working heart of the large Adderstone Hall Estate, which dates back hundreds of years, and was the family seat of the Forsters, including Thomas Forster - a leader in the Jacobite Rebellion, and through family following Lord Armstrong of Bamburgh Castle and Cragside fame.
In farmland near the steading are underground Roman remains of a settlement-being very near the old north road to Scotland. The area is truly "The Secret Kingdom" with fantastic scenic beaches, coastline, castles hills, countryside and scenic villages with popular eating, drinking and shopping venues. The area is an obvious choice for those seeking to enjoy quiet stunning sandy beaches and dunes, walking, bird watching, sailing, fishing, kite-flying, surfing cycling and riding. The renowned Bamburgh Castle ,Alnwick Castle and Gardens, The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Farne Islands, other castles, Cragside, Chillingham with its`Wild Cattle are all nearby. Riding facilities are close-with a good hack to and on Bamburgh beach being superb. We offer special arrangements so you can bring your own horse (we can accommodate-with ringed pasture) unlimited FREE golf at Belford Golf club, and discounts in the restaurant at the much enjoyed Blue Bell Hotel in Belford.
Nearby, Belford Village ( the old market town for North Northumberland) has shops, a supermarket, post office, medical and dental practices, pharmacy , pubs, golf club with good food, and music sessions, hotel - with good bar, bistro and restaurant, church and visitor centre. Large national supermarkets are in Alnwick (15 mins to south) and Berwick, to the north. Alnwick is the seat of The Duke of Northumberland and has many shops, banks, and a Sports Centre with swimming pool. The location is superb-being very accessible to Belford, Bamburgh, the A1 and cost road which takes you north to Eyemouth, Berwick and south to Alnmouth and Amble - taking in the breathtaking Holy Island and Farnes. The coastline boasts some excellent golf courses eg Goswick, Alnmouth, Bamburgh, Seahouses, Foxton-as well as a number of sea food restaurants. To the north Salmon and Trout fishing are superb on the Tweed and Till. 400 yards away, the Service Station sells petrol, papers, food, fresh milk etc. The area is steeped in history including the "birth " of Christianity in this country - with St Cuthbert, Oswald and Aidan living here. Traditional music is vibrant in the local area - with sessions in Belford at The Golf club and Blue Bell Hotel. Hospitality, help and humour are the norm with Northumbrians! Guests can see dolphins, puffins, seals, numerous sea birds-on the local boat trips to The Farne Islands.
The house is large and airy, with parking for 8 cars to the front on private ground, new double glazing, carpets and gas central heating with combi-boiler, it has two lounges-one doubling as the main large dining room, 6 bedrooms, a small dining area off the first lounge, two family bathrooms, recess area off the hall with piano and computer, store cupboard housing "spares", many books (we are happy for paper back exchanges), family games, lawned garden shared with the smaller Lindisfarne Cottage. Seating and dining is organised for 18-in two dining areas-making group / family large groups ideal-all in one place! We often cater for numerous family, friends and university group reunions successfully. Having let it from 2005, we are reletting from JUNE 2014 along with Lindisfarne Cottage after carrying out improvements over the last year and is thus "just" on the market. Given it is a standard, rural, comfortable house, with all facilities but with the added benefit of free local golf, restaurant discounts, free " bring your horse" facility-it represents good, comfortable and economical holidays for families and groups.
We can house 400 yards away-large items eg bikes, canoes, kayaks etc in stores at Adderstone Hall. Our caretaker can provide-subject to availability- fresh eggs. The farm has also provided meat, vegetables and eggs to the Blue Bell Restaurant. The lounge has leather settees, chairs, large new LCD TV with DVD, CD/ RADIOS and a woodburning stove. Lounge 2 has a large dining table, sitting 12, with settee, chair and large LCD TV, DVD. Bedrooms are fully furnished-4 with twin beds, 2 with doubles.The house is all electric with electric central heating, wood burning stove ( logs provided),no gas present in the area, has a shared lawned garden with patio area, BBQ s, outside tables, chairs for 12, child items, and is gated for enclosed space. Linen and towels are provided, and the rental price includes electricity and logs for the wood burning stove. Our caretaker lives 400 yards away and is always helpful meaning guests rarely have to wait to resolve any problem or snagging issue. A small "welcome pack" with fresh milk is provided. At the heart of beautiful countryside, with so many facilities on hand and outdoor sports and attractions and wild life, our large accommodation offers a superb holiday!
The non smoking properties are popular, with large groups, and have cot / high chair, and abundance of books, games, FREE WIFI and computer, piano, room to seat 18 for dining.
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 22, 2018
About David Ratliff
From childhood-renting a caravan near Bamburgh I have adored this beautiful area-known as the "Secret Kingdom".Walks and cycling in the area, on the fantastic beaches of Bamburgh, and over to Holy Island remain as very happy memories. My whole family adore the area now-for beautiful countryside, castles, coast line, superb golf courses, sailing , fishing and the ambience and good food and pubs! Fortunately I was able from later in the 1990`s to purchase and develop into good holiday accommodation houses we use, and now offer for holiday guests to share our passion for the area.All guests remind us how lucky we are in this delightful area of England-steeped in history, near Scotland, convenient for the A1 and trains, airport and good roads.We hope you share our enthusiasm!
David Ratliff purchased this House in 2004
Why David Ratliff chose Bamburgh
Since childhood I have had a huge love of this beautiful area-with superb coastline, beaches, countryside, castles, golf courses and activities. Holidays and long weekends here still delight my whole family-and we know the area intimately. Activities including sailing, walking cycling horse riding, golf, fishing and enjoying the steep history-St Cuthbert and St Aidan were here-keep us and visitors delightfully occupied!Coupled with Northumbrian hospitality, some fantastic folk and traditional music,the area is a must to enjoy peace and quiet or good social activities.Being just off the A1 route from London to Edinburgh, and near train stations, and Newcastle Airport makes access to us very convenient. We are 3 mls only from Bamburgh-on the " Bamburgh Road", and 2 mls from Belford.
What makes this House unique
The property is at the entrance to Adderstone Hall Farm Steading, 400 yards from Adderstone Hall Estate , just off the A1 road, east , on the B1341 on the "Bamburgh Rd".The property faces east towards the coastline towards Bamburgh and beaches. It is fully convenient for Bamburgh, Seahouses, Holy Island (LIndisfarne), Alnwick, Berwick, Belford and the Cheviots.Car parking is good on site, and a lawned garden is with the property.Shops, chemist, post office etc are in Belford-2 mls away-which also hosts The Blue Bell Restaurant(acclaimed) where we have a voucher deal, as well as the good Belford Golf course and club ( open to all) where we have agreed to offer all guests free use of the course in their stay!400 yds away are papers,milk, food, petrol at the service station open 24 hrs!
Very well situated accommodation for our family holiday with 6 young children and 7 to 9 adults. Rather variable weather didn't affect the children's love of getting wet by whatever means, rain or sea, and the beaches were fantastic. Having two houses worked well, allowing a degree of flexibility depending on mood etc. House martins nesting in the eaves were an added attraction. Two problems with door locks were very quickly, efficiently and pleasantly fixed by the nearby caretaker. We had a delightful time and will keep many happy memories.
It was a delight to.have you all staying with us .
A perfect big family and so pleased you all enjoyed it Will pass to caretaker..who enjoys praise!!!!
Basic but does the job
We have just returned from a fantastic holiday in a great part of the country. The location of this house is super. The other reviews sum up this property. It is basic and perhaps could do with some TLC but it was clean, there was hot water and loads of space. Bear in mind if you want to cook for 12 the oven is only a 60cm single oven combined with grill with one shelf. It does heat up quickly. Large fridge and freezer, good dish washer and washing machine. Bed comfort variable. It didn’t get dark until quite late was light early and curtains are thin so be prepared. You may also want to bring extra pillows if you like more than one. Wood burner lovely. Outside provision of barbecue and picnic tables good. On a clear day we could see the Farne Islands.
Thank you Linda for review!!
We appreciate constructive notes..and will remedy including pillows etc!
It is only when things are noted can we react and improve!
Very glad you had a great holiday
We rated guest 5 out of 5
Great for Large Group
Generally Clean and Comfortable. Few of the mattresses a bit lumpy, but I'm being picky, was a perfect house for our large group. Plenty of room and well equipped. Great location, the owner's communication was excellent and he was very helpful. Thanks for a lovely stay.
Many thanks for another good review .
We appreciate it..and makes provision of such a service a joy!
Not the money but satisfaction.Caretaker and cleaners will also be happy.
Thanks re note about mattresses ..will change.Unless we hear such..we didn’t know .
Come back soon !!!!
Many thanks David .
A great property with loads of space for a big group
12 in our party to celebrate dads 80th. We spent a lot of time in the dining room around the table. The property was warm and cosy. The dogs enjoyed the courtyard to stretch their legs. There were plenty of plates and cutlery and the dishwasher meant not much time washing up. We ate all our meals in the property
Many thanks Karen
Iam glad all enjoyed the great weekend.
Hope you return.!!!
Great for our purposes
A group of 18 of us stayed around NYE. It was perfect for our needs with lots of space, comfy sofas and enough seating, crockery etc. The house could do with a bit of updating but overall it was fine. David was a helpful and friendly host who responded to queries promptly and who really cared about us having a good time! Overall I would recommend as an affordable large group accommodation.
Many thanks Rebecca.
Iwas glad your big group reunion was successful and you had a great time.
Happy New Year
A budget property poorly maintained - we left a day early
- electrics not working in some rooms
- central heating cowboy installed and partly working
- kitchen filthy on arrival
- cutlery and crockery a hotchpotch of things from everywhere
- some furniture falling apart
- WiFi disconnected but we were told Wifi was available in advance - not brilliant for a family Christmas - some children's gifts required wifi to get working. Had to go and find pubs to sit in to activate the toys.
- A real shame. The property could be lovely, the people in the surrounding area were great, and the area is fantastic. We saw so many better options in the same area.
We tried to complain, but the contact number for the maintenance guy did not work, the contact number for the owners - one did not work and the other was not answered. We left a voicemail and 4 days later have yet to have a reply.
I'm hoping out of decency a partial refund will be forthcoming
As owners we respond:
1 We firmly dispute this disingenuous review.
Look at all others.
IMPORTANTLY A GROUP OF 18 TOOK BOTH COTTAGES IMMEDIATELY AFTER THIS GROUP.
RESPONSE" Fantastic, loved stay etc!!I never ask guests to post review but will ask this group, Rebecca and her large group.
2 ELECTRICS New one to us:! No other concerns
3 C HEATING: Works very well "Cowboy"! Defamatory Gas Safe Pliumber installed and certificated
4 Kitchen filthy: our cleaners I gather from caretaker failed to clean oven: our mistake, will not happen again
5 WI FI Yes there is a switch: Open Reach had a problem in full area with fibre optic out of our control.
6 CONTACTS All other clients can reach us, or hotel who assist re maintenance, keys THey had no message, my phone worked full time-no voice mail or text/Caretaker mobile had a sim card error-very rare-unfortunate.
Once I learned of THIS group disappointment, notwithstanding we reject as above, but accepting failed caretaker contact, we offered compensation, accordingly, but PRIOR of course to this review We honour our offer!
Rare REVIEW, VERY PLEASED WITH FEEDBACK FROM FOLLOWING VERY HAPPY GROUP.
Special interest holidays:
We provide golfing holidays-with free unlimited use of the Belford Golf club course.We are able to offer "horse" accommodation in ringed pasture land-offering superb local hacking and down to Bamburgh beach-being a " must" for riders.
For sporting enthusiasts with eg canoes, kayaks etc we can store such.
Many guests meet for reunions here-and we have abundant parking, and being "hands-on" we do try to help in every way.
The superb Bamburgh beach with golden soft sand-unspoilt and rarely busy-is only 3 miles away on the Bamburgh Rd, some 6 minutes away by car.THe excellent coast line north and south eg to Holy Island is likewise a short drive.Further south Alnmouth, Amble and Seahouses are minutes away by car.
Newcastle Airport 45 miles.
TRains-Alnmouth nearby and Berwick.THe area is near the main East coast Line-London to Edinburgh.
A bus route from Newcastle to Belford is nearby.However car is preferable
BELFORD with many shops, supermarket, pharmacy, medical practice, pubs, hotel restaurant, golf club-is only 2 mls away
BAMBURGH is 3 mls to the east, Alnwick 15 minutes by car to the south, with Castle Gardens, banks , supermarkets etc.
Berwick to the north is 20 minutes by car-again offering shops, banks, etc
400 yds away-the service station provides food, petrol, newspapers, milk etc.
Belford offers golf, shops, good food, etc and is 2 mls away.
BAnks are in Alnwick and Berwick but thee is a cash machine at the service station.
So many areas of attraction and interest are on hand-particularly castles, hills, Chillingham Cattle, Farne Islands, Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Cheviot Hills, the Borders, Berwick and Alnwick.Leisure activities are numerous and include walking, cycling, sailing, bird watching, riding, kite-flying etc.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Reservations are via e mail and phone. A 30% deposit is paid on booking together with refundable deposit.Balances are due 8 weeks prior to the booking.We have a standard booking information sheet and conditions which are down loadable.Payment can be made by BACS or debit card: if by cheque the booking cannot be confirmed until cheque clearance. Changeover Day: SATURDAYS: Arrivals after 4.00pm departures by 10 am, unless by agreement. Out of season we offer breaks as: FRI TO MONDAY 65% OF WEEKLY COST MON TO THURS 65% OF WEEKLY COST. We have a key collect system plus coded safe for key in emergency. Notes on prices: Prices include accommodation, electricity, logs, linen and towels.30% is due plus refundable deposit on booking.We provide FREE golf at Belford Golf club, and discount vouchers for the Restaurant at The Blue Bell Hotel.We expect guests to leave the property as found-to enable us to offer such a good value holiday!