For relaxed beach living in the prettiest of village locations, Curlew Cottage will be a calming oasis.
The original inglenook fireplace is a striking focal point
Basking in the shadow of Bamburgh Castle, this pretty two bedroom property combines a scheme of soft sea green hues with warm natural textures for rest and relaxation. A lofty beamed ceiling enhances the feeling of space while the original inglenook fireplace is a striking focal point for atmospheric nights in front of the wood burner.
A perfect fit for two but also ideal for families, there is a spacious double bedroom with king-size bed to the front of the property, while a charming window seat and church style window offers a perfect spot for watching the comings and goings of this bustling little village. To the rear is a small second bedroom which is ideal for children with twin (2’6”) beds.
A compact kitchen has all the essentials required for holiday living leading into a private garden which is fully enclosed for the safety of young children and dogs.
The property sits on one floor, but please note there are a number of steps in the rear garden.
Kitchen with electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave.
Sitting room with two double sofas with wood burning stove. Technology includes a flat screen TV with Freeview and integrated Blu-ray DVD player, radio. Dining space with seating for four.
Bedroom one with fixed 5’ king size bed, side tables, dressing table, wardrobe with drawer space.
Bedroom two with 2’6” fixed twin beds. It is important to note that one bed is 6’ long and one is 5’9” to allow for door access. Small chest of drawers, hanging hooks with hangers.
Family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.
To the rear of the cottage is a small but fully enclosed patio garden with outside furniture and charcoal barbecue. There are three steps from the patio area to the rear access door.
External storage is available for outdoor gear.
There is parking in the lane to the rear of the cottage. This is accessed from a narrow road from the main street.
Children & babies
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
Two dogs are welcome. Dogs should be clean and dry before access into the wider property. An outdoor tap is available. Dogs should be kept off the furniture and are not permitted in the bedrooms.
The beds are made up with Egyptian cotton bed linen, feather duck down duvets and pillows. A hairdryer is supplied in each bedroom. Towels and guest toiletries are provided.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available. Mobile coverage can be variable depending on network and location within the cottage.
Central heating throughout the property. Wood burning stove in the sitting room with generous supply of logs.
With friendly local shops, quaint tea-rooms, cosy pubs and restaurants on the doorstep as well as miles upon miles of stunning white sands within a short walk, it's part of the reason visitors return to this area year-after-year, and why it remains one of the most popular beach destinations in England.
For dining-out, you can enjoy fantastic seafood at The Potted Lobster; the Mizen for a super eating experience; or the Victoria Hotel if you like great pub food and a great chat next to the fire. Alternatively try the Castle Hotel for a good pub meal and pretty beer garden or the Copper Kettle is a characterful little tea-room serving a selection of freshly baked scones, cake and light-bites.
A short drive will take you to the popular Barn at Beal with amazing views over the causeway to Holy Island, or head a little further down coast to the Ship Inn at Low Newton (9 miles) which has a reputation for serving excellent local food (their crab sandwiches are legendary!) along with ales from their own micro-brewery.
For provisions,the Pantry is a super deli selling meats, cheeses, preserves, freshly baked bread and smoked fish as well as lots of naughty puddings which all come from renowned local suppliers across the area. For picnics or lunches on-the-go, they will prepare sandwiches on request along with freshly ground coffee, or can arrange for food hampers full of gourmet goodies to be made up for your arrival at your holiday home. J Carter has been the village butchers for 125 years serving only the finest locally produced meat, homemade pies and award winning bacon which is cured and smoked on the premises. The nearest Co-op supermarket can be found in nearby Seahouses.
Standing on a quite spectacular 180 foot high basalt crag, the skyline is dominated by the dramatic outline of Bamburgh Castle from miles around. A visit to the Castle will allow you to experience over two thousand years of fascinating history with dark tales of royal rebellion, turbulent battles, and stories of powerful legend and folklore. The Grace Darling Museum sits just two doors up from the cottage and offers a wonderful insight into the life of this courageous young woman who was written into the history books in 1838 when she risked her life to row a boat out in treacherous seas to rescue survivors of the luxury steam ship Forfarshire.
As well as boasting its own magnificent Castle, the village is home to the Bamburgh Golf Club - an 18 hole golf course with outstanding views towards Lindisfarne, the Farne Islands and the Cheviot Hills. Rated by Golf World Magazine as ‘quite possibly the most beautiful and beautifully situated golf course in all England’ this tricky links course will both challenge and delight. You will also find tennis courts in the village which can be hired for a nominal fee.
The beach at Bamburgh comprises glorious curves of white sand backed by deep sand dunes, rocky outcrops and dramatic shorelines. and is a wonderful spot for families, walkers and water sports enthusiasts. Surfing and windsurfing is highly rated here with waves naturally breaking to the left and right as a result of the numerous sandbars along its length, and while there is no lifeguard cover on this section, it is seen as a safe spot for swimming. Alternatively, six miles south of Bamburgh, you will find excellent watersports on the golden sands of Beadnell Bay where you can launch boats, rent surfboards, wetsuits and bikes or try your hand at kitesurfing, windsurfing, sea canoeing and waterskiing with accredited instructors.
For young explorers, pack a fishing net along with a sand bucket and enjoy a spot of rock-pooling for tiny shore crabs, starfish or periwinkles at Bamburgh Lighthouse at Harkness Rocks - named by Countryfile as one of the top ten rockpooling areas in Britain. Here you can spend many happy hours dabbling in the plunge pools before taking a gentle wander back along the beach to the village.
The whole area is bursting with things to do here, dotted by a trail of castles and fortifications interspersed with pretty seaside villages all the way up and down the coast. Cross the causeway to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne to trace the legend of St. Cuthbert, take a boat trip from Seahouses to the outstanding Farne Islands nature reserve and seabird sanctuary, head to Craster to sample their legendary oak smoked kippers, visit the beautiful gardens at Howick Hall, or head inland to experience the medieval splendour of Alnwick Castle with its fantastic child-friendly activity programme inspired by the wizardly magic and broomstick antics of Harry Potter.
Walking and cycling in this area is a delight with an abundance of trails and waymarked routes suitable for all ages and abilities. Take a four mile circular walk from Bamburgh to Budle Bay, where you can experience amazing sunsets over the bay in early evening, or follow the Coast and Castles circular, a dog-friendly stretch involving a moderate walk of 8.5 miles taking in both coast and country. For cyclists, there are family routes, leisure routes, and mountain biking trails with everything from easy coastal stretches to high energy treks in the vast wilderness of the Northumberland National Park which can be easily accessed from Wooler.
Children and families
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Cycling & mountain biking
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From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.Find Out More
Historic houses and castles
With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.Find Out More
Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.Find Out More
There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.Find Out More
Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.Find Out More
If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.Find Out More
Classes at your holiday home
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Shopping, arts and crafts
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Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!Find Out More
Museums, galleries and culture
Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.Find Out More
If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.Find Out More
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Ancestral history research
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Spas and beauty treatments
Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.Find Out More
Cooks and Chefs
Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.Find Out More
Babysitting and Nannies
Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.Find Out More
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"We really enjoyed our stay at Curlew Cottage. A great location in a lovely village. All the books and information was very helpful and the welcome pack was appreciated."Mr Craven
"Everything was perfect. Gorgeous cottage, immaculately prepared and cleaned. Very particular about bedding and this could not be better quality and cleanliness. Felt at home very quickly and wish it was! Thanks to everyone involved. See you again soon, we loved Bamburgh and the area, lucky with weather so many happy beach walks with our dog."Mr & Mrs Bramwell
"We really enjoyed our first visit to Northumberland. The cottage was ideal, furnished beautifully. The cottage was one of the cleanest we have ever stayed in, so please pass on our appreciation, it makes such a huge difference to feel ‘at home’."Mrs Thomas
"Had a lovely stay, cottage very nice and comfortable."Mrs Dawes
"We had yet another lovely holiday in Bamburgh in one of your cottages. Everything was comfy, clean and homely. We are already looking forward to our next stay."Mr Burn
"We had a wonderful time thank you. The location was super and the cottage itself was very characterful with a lovely lounge and large bedroom. A wonderful cottage with good recommendations left for guests, this is our second stay with Crabtree & Crabtree and we look forward to more."Mrs Readman
"Curlew Cottage is such a magical place. Bamburgh is the perfect location for a holiday. It is such a charming place and the cottage could not be more welcoming. The cottage location is ideal - just a brisk walk to the beach, castle and even ice cream. The cottage furnishings are truly warm and inviting. Thank you so much for sharing this special home away from home. We hope to return soon."Powell family
"We had a wonderful stay in Bamburgh last weekend. The cottage is lovely - very clean and well equipped. The location was fabulous - so handy for the Lord Crewe and the Victoria - both very dog friendly pubs. The food at the Lord Crewe was also great. Just a short walk to the fabulous beach too! This is the third Crabtree & Crabtree cottage we have stayed in and they have all been really lovely. Thank you!"Dowling family
"We certainly did have a fantastic stay. The cottage was absolutely beautiful, decorated and furnish to an exceptional standard. When we arrived, the cottage was warm, cosy and immaculately clean. The kitchen was very well equipped and the wood burner was very much needed after long walks in the cold."Lees family
"We had a lovely time, thanks. The cottage was gorgeous. Great location and very warm."Hughes family
"We had a lovely time at Curlew Cottage, thank you. The welcome pack was a very nice touch and much appreciated. Please pass on our thanks to the owners. We hope to return."Mrs & Mr Byrne
"We had a great time at Curlew Cottage in Bamburgh, our Westie dog settled in very well, especially when the fire was on he felt right at home. The cottage was very cosy. The position of the cottage was ideal for access to the beach and surrounding walks, as well as great views of the castle."Quinn family
"We had a marvellous holiday in Northumberland and the fabulous Curlew Cottage made our stay even more memorable. We were delighted to find it very clean, comfortable, cosy and very well equipped. We will certainly use yourselves in the future as the quality of the accommodation you offer is superior to so many others. Your website is very user friendly, attractive and easy to navigate. In addition, booking was very simplistic and straightforward which is always beneficial. We will definitely recommend you to friends and family."Donnerstag-Reeve family
"What a fabulous cottage it was. Under the dramatic backdrop of Bamburgh Castle it was a great location. Everything in the cottage was first class. Lovely lounge with super log fire, excellent kitchen and bathroom and super bedrooms. We would love to come again. When we find a place as good as this we mark it for next time if we plan to explore the region more, and gladly recommend to our friends. The owners can be very proud of a beautiful home."Mr & Mrs Mowczko
- Two dogs are welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Friday during high season with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"This little cottage has so much to offer with a fabulous inglenook fireplace at its heart, perfect to snuggle up round, and I love the Botanica inspired furnishings."Amy, interior designer at Crabtree Designs