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Farne House Cottages - Puffin Crag in Seahouses, Northumberland

561
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sleeps 6
3 rooms

Farne House Cottages - Puffin Crag description

"Views towards Bamburgh Castle over harbour and sea – within two miles of Beadnell’s sweeping sands . . ."With fine views across the little harbour and its working quayside (not Gull’s Crest or Crag End), Farne House Holiday Homes are within a few hundred yards of the shops, restaurants, inns and other amenities of the fishing village and colourful seaside resort of Seahouses. Converted and refurbished to extremely high standards throughout, the properties here are grouped around a central courtyard only yards away from a fine indoor heated swimming pool and sauna. Available all the year round, the pool has a constant depth of 4ft 6in and features a south-facing glass sun living room to one side.
Within easy walking distance, the bustling harbour boasts a fleet of brightly painted fishing cobbles and a few larger boats, and the town itself provides a good range of facilities, including golf, sailing and horse riding. There are calm weather boat trips to the offshore Farne Islands, a wildlife sanctuary for puffins, oyster-catchers, kittywakes, guillemots and grey seals. The 28 islands form a nature reserve owned by the National Trust and, though half of them are submerged at high tide, landing is allowed daily in summer on the largest, Farne Island – where there is a nature trail, lighthouse and 14th-century chapel.
At Beadnell, 2 miles to the south, the dune-backed sands of Beadnell Bay provide ideal conditions for water sports. Formerly an important fishing village and smugglers’ haunt, Beadnell now enjoys a reputation as a centre for sailing and has the unique distinction of being the only East Coast port with a west-facing harbour. The sandy beach running the length of the bay is safe for swimming and is overlooked by 18th-century lime kilns. In the village stands a three-storey, 16th-century peel tower, which now forms part of an inn. Five minutes’ drive to the north of Farne House Holiday Homes stands the mighty fortress of Bamburgh Castle, easily visible across the wide stretch of sand from Seahouses.
Just a few miles further on is yet more historical, natural and scenic interest at Holy Island. Here, the fairytale Lindisfarne Castle was first a 16th-century fort, then a ruin which was redesigned by Edwin Lutyens in 1902 and is now owned by the National Trust.
Inland is a country of massive hills and moors, fast rivers and great forests. Between the Cheviots and the sea, there is easy touring through fields of corn and pastures dotted with solid stone hamlets and lined by dry-stone walls which patchwork the countryside. Shops 500 yards.Entrance can be either from the courtyard or direct into the cottage from harbour path. Entrance hall. Ground floor: Double bedroom with king-size, four-poster bed and sea views. Modern bathroom with toilet. First floor: Sitting room and dining area with sea and harbour views from full-length picture windows. Small galley-style kitchen. Twin bedroom. Bunk bedroom with full-size bunks. Shower room with toilet.
  • Shared facility charge £33 (July – Sept), £43 (Oct – June) pw; pro rata per short break
  • Bed linen inc (personal and swimming towels and baby cot linen not provided)
  • Cots and h/chairs on request
  • TV (Freeview)/DVD/video
  • M/wave
  • W/machine
  • Parking
  • Indoor heated swimming pool and sauna (open 8am-8pm daily, all year round)
  • No smoking (throughout complex, internally or externally)
SUPERB INDOOR HEATED SWIMMING POOL AND SAUNA:
The seven cottages at Farne House enjoy the use of a superb indoor heated swimming-pool provided for the exclusive use of only these cottages. Available throughout the year, and open daily for guests’ use from 8am-8pm, the pool has a constant depth of 1.2m (4ft 6in) and has been designed to the highest specification. It is heated and benefits from the latest purification and de-humidification system. With its sunny, south-facing glassed conservatory lounge to one side, this all-weather facility makes Farne House a fine choice for a Northumberland coastal holiday, whatever the season. .

Amenities

  • Four Poster Bed
  • Cot Available
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Television
  • Short Breaks All Year
  • Swimming Pool
  • Car Parking Available
  • Bed Linen Included
  • Washing Machine
  • Coastal Property
  • Close to Sea
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Reviews

Guest
Nov 2009
Well furnished and clean. Good facilities and equipment. What I would expect for the price.
Guest
Oct 2009
Overall a warm and comfortable accommodation.
Guest
Aug 2009
An excellent location with stunning views.
Guest
July 2009
Fantastic location ,well prepared and clean for our arrival. Great family destination. Beautiful countryside and plenty to do in all weathers.
Guest
Feb 2008
Excellent situation, the pool made it for the children.
Guest
Sept 2008
The aspect was superb, probably had the best views in Seahouses. The cleanliness was excellent. Overall, the cottage was very well equipped, comfortable and the swimming pool was a wonderful bonus. We would certainly come back.
Guest
April 2006
Superb location which you could not better. views fantastic.great walks.
Guest
Sept 2006
The situation of Puffin Crag is unbeatable - the views from the window are stunning so even when weather not so good you can enjoy sitting in the warm and watching the beautiful Northumbrian scenery.
Guest
July 2006
The pool and sauna are brilliant after a full day at the beach!
Guest
Feb 2006
Perfect location with outstanding views. Cosy cottage. Would definitely return again.
Guest
Sept 2012
Puffin Crag is situated in such a beautiful place with views over the harbour. Such a peaceful place to spend a few days. The property itself is fine for 4 adults sharing, although the kitchen is a little small if you want to cook a proper meal. The brochure states that you can only have access to the property after 4pm which makes it difficult if you have travelled a long way and you can’t unpack food etc. Most places allow you to go in after 2pm and as we had to be out of the house by 10am this does allow 4 hours for cleaning. Apart from that it was great and will hopefully book again.
Guest
Aug 2011
Excellent location. Swimming pool was a bonus with the weather not very good.
Guest
Feb 2011
Seaside position within village and accommodation in very good condition. The pictures on your website do not do it justice.
Guest
May 2010
Views are breathtaking. Well furnished and clean throughout. Children loved swimming pool!
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