On the bus route to Bamburgh and Newcastle and only a short walk to the beach and into Seahouses, this well-presented holiday home has its guests coming back time and again.
It has two sitting rooms and from the dining room, sliding doors are leading out to a large stretch of manicured lawn, perfect for energetic pooches.
You are in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and from upstairs, you’ll even be able to catch a glimpse of the beach on a clear day.
This beautifully presented holiday home, near the sea and on the main bus route, has two bedrooms that sleep four. The main is a king-size and there is a room with twin beds. The bathroom has a walk-in shower and a spacious tub and downstairs, there is a cloakroom.
The home benefits from two sitting rooms, one with a wood-burning stove and both with televisions. The well-equipped kitchen’s oak breakfast bar overlooks the dining area.
There are French doors leading out to a patio for alfresco dining and an impressive stretch of manicured lawn that your Laddie and Lassie are going to love.
On King Street, at No 8, the Links Kitchen and Bar does a popular Sunday lunch under a tenner. It opens its “Shack Bar” in summer, where you can enjoy a Hadrian’s Wall G&T or a Holy Island spiced rum with cola and lime. It has an impressive list of more than 45 different whiskies and 26 types of gin. You can walk to Seahouses Golf Club, an 18-hole course with spectacular sea views. You can hire a trolley for £30 per round, or £40 buys you a day out on the green.
In five minutes, you will be in Seahouses and on the north side is the Bamburgh Castle Inn with views over to the Bamburgh Castle and the Farne Islands. Here you can have a light lunch of locally smoked mackerel pate and a ploughman’s before heading out for the day. Serenity Farne Island Boat Tours have purpose-built catamarans with 360-degree platforms ideal for bird watching and photography. It can come right up to the cliff faces where you can get up close and personal with sea lions in the colonies of grey seals, 84,000 puffins nesting in the spring and if you are lucky, you might catch sight of minke whale, harbour porpoise, bottlenose, common or white-beaked dolphins and basking sharks. The skipper provides commentary and will help identify the different species.
Seahouses has a gently sloping beach to the harbour’s north, backed by low grassy dunes, ideal for picnics. The water quality is good, and you are likely to be in the company of birdwatchers and anglers casting out for cod, ling and mackerel. If you feel energetic, give yourself an hour to walk along the shoreline to Bamburgh Beach and castle.
Online reviews say it all about this well-presented accommodation that is a real home-from-home. Many are return guests who sing the praises of 60 King Street. There is an enclosed back garden where the pooches and the younger set can romp safely, and the patio equipped for alfresco dining is great for sundowners and meals during the warmer months.
There is a welcome pack that includes milk and a bottle of wine, and there are even bowls and blankets for the dogs. Conveniently there is a garage for you to store your beach equipment and bicycles.
If you are a keen cyclist, venture further afield by doing the 16-mile National Cycle Route to Alnwick. This charming market town is famous for its castle and gardens and it is home to the country’s largest second-hand bookstore housed in the former Victorian railway station. There are plenty of pubs with beer gardens where you can refuel before returning to Seahouses.