Holiday Cottage in Seahouses near the Harbour.

What to Expect

This refurbished fisherman’s cottage is a reminder of Seahouses’s history of being a vital harbour where boats launched daily to provide fresh seafood for the region. It is still a working port where cruises leave daily to the Farne Islands, one of David Attenborough’s favourite places.

The cottage, in the old quarter of the village, is spacious and sleeps up to six people. It is an ideal base to immerse yourself in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Comfortable beds, a cosy sitting room, well-equipped kitchen and a quiet location ticks all the boxes when it comes to time spent in this beautiful part of the world.

At A Glance

Period property
Terraced
Shops 2 min walk
Welcome pack
Flame effect fire
Separate kitchen

Amenities

Free Pay & Display parking
Wifi
Washer/dryer
Dishwasher
Storage space
Cot & highchair on request

About Fisherman’s Cottage

In a quiet setting in the old part of this iconic bustling working harbour village, it sleeps six in three bedrooms. There is plenty of wardrobe space in the two doubles and a single that share a bathroom with a shower above the tub.

Milk, coffee, tea and even ice is included in your welcome pack and the kitchen is well-equipped for home-cooked meals. Conveniently there is a dishwasher and washer/dryer.

The sitting room with its comfy sofas and a flame effect fire has a pine dining table with six high-backed chairs. Parking is free at the Pay & Display facility about 400 yards from the cottage.

Map of Area

Things To Do in Seahouses

Get to know the locals at the harbourside’s Ye Olde Ship Inn that has been in the same family for 112 years. Here you can enjoy a pint from one of the local breweries. The quayside has kept much of its traditional character and you can sit and watch the fishing boats come in and out.

There is a great selection of boat trips leaving from this quaint little harbour to the Farne Islands that includes a sunset cruise and one to Holy Island. The trips vary from an hour and a half up to four hours, start at about £20 per person and most are dog-friendly too. You’ll have the opportunity to sail close to the islands off Seahouses to see puffins, grey seals and dolphins.

Catch the bus to Bamburgh and take the three-mile coastal walk back to Seahouses. Before heading off on the walk back you might want to visit one of the largest inhabited castles in the country. Across nine clifftop acres Bamburgh Castle has stood guard over the Northumberland coastline for more than 1,400 years. Book a guided tour of its staterooms or if you have your four-legged tyke in tow explore the gardens, enjoy a meal at the Tack Room and marvel at the views over to the Farne Islands.

If staying put is what you’d prefer then just north of the harbour at Seahouses is a sloping sandy beach with grassy dunes and rocky outcrops where the water quality is good, and you can join bird watchers and the anglers casting out for cod, rockling and coalfish, while making sandcastles or even braving the bracing sea for a swim.

Last Word

This colourful fishing village with its bustling harbour is the gateway to the stunning Northumberland coastline. With its Aladdin’s cave of shops, fresh and smoked fish, and opportunities to come up close to marine life it is a popular destination for holidaymakers who would prefer to be where it’s all happening, as well as seeing nature at its best.

It’s just a few minutes’ walk from the cottage and you will be at the quayside where you can watch the boats come and go or book a place on one of Billy Shiels’ or Serenity Cruises’ vessels that will take you as far Holy Island. Just off the harbour is Swallow Fish’s Fisherman’s Kitchen where you can enjoy fresh crab, lobster and smoked mackerel or buy some to take back to the cottage to cook yourself.

It could be that you will leave your vehicle at the free Pay & Display car park just 400 yards from the cottage for the entirety of your stay but it’s going to be hard to resist doing a recce of this beautiful region. The charming town of Alnwick with its majestic castle and award-winning gardens is just a half hour’s drive or you might want to experience the Dark Sky Park, where from certain beaches and observatories you can see the stunning light display of the aurora borealis.
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Fisherman’s Cottage
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