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Dunford Cottage

(Ref. 1121975)

Bamburgh, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Our stay was everything we expected and had a lovely family time despite the weather."

    The cottage was very comfortable and clean which we were so pleased about, it had everything thing in you’d want and an abundance if cups / mugs lol , an extra bathroom would have made it perfect as with 6 adults it takes a while for everyone to get sorted, its a lovely homely cottage with good decor and amazing views of the castle. The only set backs we had was the doggie smell in the conservatory it is very strong and on a sunny day i think it could be intense but we had our dog with us and it was the place he slept so can’t say to much on the subject. A few flies were a but if an issue in kitchen area not sure why as its a bit late in the year for flies but thought we should mention it ! Parking was an issue as we all had cars and the locals were a bit off with us till they knew we had the permits and were staying at the Cottage. Apart from the few gripes we would definitely book it again it had a lovely feel to it and we were very happy with our welcome packs it makes a nice touch receiving them, thank you. Willy.

    Reviewed by Norma4.1Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic holiday home,brilliant place location, parking"

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Sep 2023

  • "Dunford cottage has a lovely homely feel & is perfectly located for easy access to the village , beach and excellent golf course."

    A few small problems outlined below need addressing . Despite these we would like to return and will be more aware of what we must bring with us to avoid disappointment The centre light in the main bedroom didn't work and was falling off the ceiling ( we advised Sykes cottages but nothing has been done yet) . The latch on the front gate had a screw missing and was falling off making it impossible to latch from the alleyway.(screw had fallen out as wood was split ) The one and only toilet roll we were given had just 3 sheets of toilet paper remaining. There was a welcome box of UHT milk sachets & coffee which we found on the second day in the bin . The bathroom plug holes were full of hair & black gunge and the bathroom tiles had black mould on the grout and need cleaning with mould killer spray . The pillows in bedroom 2 are lumpy and uncomfortable and need replacing The shower screen seal seemed to have been replaced and was fine ; it would be useful if Sykes cottage could update the website to record that problems had been fixed as otherwise these maintenance issues can be quite off putting .

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Sep 2023

  • "I was a little disappointed as ,having stayed in Mossyard on a number of occasions, and this being advertised as 'sister property', I was anticipating a similar experience."

    Unfortunately it was nothing like it. I could cope with the absence of a welcome pack of local produce, but there was a distinct absence of other items which seemed at odds with the standard of accommodation paid for; 1 toilet roll, 1 dishwasher tablet, 1 dish sponge. Really? The bathroom had a wonky toilet seat and, from the smell of damp, the perished seal on the shower screen has caused water to gather somewhere. The kitchen was well appointed, but it seems to have become overwhelmed. How many champagne flutes does one need? Too many glasses and crockery meant there was very little space for food storage. The sliding cupboard used for kitchen equipment was rammed, so getting it to close after you had removed items was a bit of a challenge. The cleanliness of the cottage could have been better too, as there were cobwebs and dusty lamps, and the area behind the toilet definitely needed attention. On the plus side it was a cosy cottage, with lovely bedding and throws in a cracking location. We appreciated the games and books, but on the whole, a bit disappointing and definitely over-priced. Sorry to be unable to be more positive.

    Reviewed by Frances3.1Jul 2023

  • "We have stayed at Dunford Cottage more times than I can count, and will come back again."

    The location is perfect. In the last years, the cottage has become less well maintained. It used to be shining clean. Now the carpet is stained and grubby, as are the sofa cushions and covers. If you lift the covers, there is accumulated grime and sand. The shower seal in the bathroom has gone, so that the floor becomes wet. We joke about 'will they have fixed the toilet seat this time?'- it's not on straight and slips a little. I would suggest a least a regular deep clean (I know the cottage is heavily booked) shower inspection and resealing of door. Really, a walk in shower would be far more useful and get rid of that creaky plastic bath. The kitchen is well equipped with quality china etc. but really cupboard space is wasted with so many duplicate sets. Since Sykes took over, no longer wine on arrival, butcher's voucher, or feeling of welcome. For the very high cost of staying, washing sponges, J cloths, bathroom and toilet cleaner, adequate number of loo rolls should be a minimum. Keeping the vacuum clean (excellent quality) in an upstairs bedroom cupboard is completely impractical.

    Reviewed by Hilary3.1Jun 2023

  • "What an amazing holiday cottage in a wonderful location."

    It had everything that a family of all ages could need.

    Reviewed by Laura4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely base in Northumberland."

    Well equipped cottage

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Really loved being in the village."

    The accommodation and faciliities were perfect, and the view of the castle from the sitting room and master bedroom are MAGNIFICENT! Thanks for a lovely New Year's break.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Dec 2022

  • "This was one of the best cottages we have booked."

    It was very homely and well equipped. Beautifully presented in an amazing location. We were very comfortable and happy. Thank you for accommodating our dog Ronnie.

    Sep 2021

  • "Immaculate property, comfortable, very well equipped with top quality and stylish furnishings, utensils and home from home necessities."

    Excellent self catering holiday home.

    Sep 2021



    Aug 2021

  • "A terrific holiday cottage - three good sized bedrooms."

    Outstanding location and views. Lovely five minute walk into Bamburgh. Garden well maintained and children enjoyed playing there. Parking on the street can be difficult if you had more than one car. Lots of toys, games, dvds, books etc in the cottage. The shed had lots of great beach and sports equipment within it. Would highly recommend.

    Aug 2021

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  • Set over three storeys
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining/sitting room
  • Snug
  • Ocean Leisure Club Membership (Entrance fee payable)
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, coffee machine
  • TV, DVD player, iPod dock, Bluetooth/Apple/lightning port, WiFi, selection of books, games, DVDs and toys
  • On-road parking a short walk from the property
  • Rear garden with furniture, shed, barbecue and outdoor toys, front garden with lawn
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Ocean Leisure Club Membership (Entrance fee payable)

The property

A refurbished cottage resting in the quaint seaside town of Bamburgh, Northumberland, Dunford Cottage is the ideal base for a family or group of adults looking to explore the local scenery.

Be welcomed into a charming living room with a huge selection of books for you to choose from, and you can relax in one of the stylish stripy sofas and plan the day ahead of you, and this space is outfitted with tasteful décor and also featuring a dining table with additional seating and access to a lovely conservatory through double glass doors, with easy access to the rear garden and seating area, an ideal spot for alfresco dining.

When mealtimes call, a spacious contemporary kitchen with white furniture and wooden flooring will cater to all of your culinary needs.

Throughout the property three delightful bedrooms, and a family bathroom, can be found, including a king-size and a twin on the first floor and a second twin on the second floor.

Bamburgh is an amazing seaside location with so much on offer for guests including a fantastic range of eateries, local walks along the coast and a beautiful sandy beach.

Most notably, Bamburgh has an amazing castle, Bamburgh Castle, which towers over the local countryside.

Further from the property you will find the idyllic Holy Island, where there will be many more eateries, independent shops and a fantastic range of historical sites, accompanied by two museums, including Lindisfarne Priory and castle.

Explore the wonders of Northumberland with a stay at Dunford Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Seahouses 3.5 miles; Beadnell 5.1 miles; Alnwick 16.9 miles.

The village’s sweeping sandy beaches and dramatic fortress - Bamburgh Castle - make Bamburgh one of Northumberland’s major visitor attractions. The castle can be seen for miles and dominates this part of the county’s coastline. Today it remains home to the family of the great Victorian industrialist Lord Armstrong, and is open to the public on a daily basis. Although overshadowed by the great castle, Bamburgh village is picturesque with neat grey stone cottages facing a manicured village green. There are excellent pubs, hotels with restaurants and a small selection of village shops. There are golf courses in Bamburgh and nearby Seahouses, and within easy reach are more wide sandy beaches, lovely fishing villages, stunning castles and coastal islands to explore along the dramatic Heritage Coast. There are numerous other attractions also a short drive away, including the famous Alnwick Castle and Gardens and the historic walled border town, Berwick-upon-Tweed. A superb base for exploring Northumberland.

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Note: This property has Good Housekeeping Bond £300