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Farne House Cottages - Seal’s Bay in Seahouses, Northumberland

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Farne House Cottages - Seal’s Bay 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 hall. Ground floor: Double bedroom with sea views. Modern bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Sitting room with sea and harbour views from full-length picture windows. Large kitchen with dining area. Twin bedroom. Cloakroom with toilet.
  • Shared facility charge £27 (July – Sept), £38 (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)
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. .


  • Cot Available
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Shower
  • Short Breaks All Year
  • Swimming Pool
  • Car Parking Available
  • Bed Linen Included
  • Washing Machine
  • Coastal Property
  • Close to Sea
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Feb 2010
Fantastic views of the harbour and very good quality cottage, pool is a definite bonus!
Oct 2009
An excellent position with a view, from the large picture window, overlooking Seahouses Harbour and the Farne Islands.
June 2009
Perfect location and view.
July 2009
This property is in a stunning location. Right on the harbour side with the shops, cafes and pubs only a couple of minutes walk. Stunning view from the sitting room window. Well furnished, with plenty of storage space. The indoor swimming pool was the main reason I chose this property and we used it every day!
June 2008
The view from the lounge window was to die for!! We spent hours just watching the comings and goings of the harbour, and the sunsets over Bamburgh Castle.
June 2009
The swimming pool was a must as the weather limited us on occasions.
June 2008
Excellent position with fantastic views over Seahouses Harbour.
June 2012
The view is outstanding. There are a number of good eateries in walking distance. The swimming pool is a bonus.
Sept 2011
Brilliant property with Bamburgh Castle, Lindisfarne and the Farne Isles, visible from the floor to ceiling lounge window.
Sept 2010
The location was excellent as it was right on the edge of the harbour in the town. The furnishings and upkeep of the property were very good. The view from the lounge window was spectacular as it looked directly out to the Farne Islands.
June 2010
Lovely location on the harbour. Large windows maximised the enjoyment of the views. Fairly well equipped kitchen. Central location for sightseeing and walking.
June 2010
The wonderful view, also cleanliness.
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