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Rokeby

(Ref. 1121971)

Bamburgh, Northumberland Show on map

3.1

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • kitchen (5)

14 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was tired and dated and wasn't particularly well cleaned, some fixtures and fittings were not really fit for purpose The whole of the sink in the front twin bedroom was a mess, loose tap fittings, curtain fittings coming out of wall, sink in kitchen was backing up when dishwasher was on, an awful smell emanating from back shower room ( i think this has been mentioned before on a previous review), poor quality and stained bedding."

    Beds were very uncomfortable. Back lawn hadn't been cut for ages and was full of nettles (had grandson with us, so couldn't use lawn) ,the outside area was poorly kept and generally uninviting and not very secure. Could not lock patio door properly. Although the location was central there are no real views. Everything about the place was basic and just about adequate.....for 2.2k for a week we expected better, ....overall disappointing. The only real saving grace was the weather. Wouldn't recommend ...and think Sykes need to do more checking of the properties on their books

    Reviewed by Neil1.9Aug 2023

  • "The house had a closed-up, unwelcoming feel when we arrived."

    It obviously hadn’t been cleaned or aired that day. I don’t know how long it had been left for, but it must have been a while as it needed a thorough vacuuming before we could settle in. There seemed to be an infestation of spiders. An enormous one had made a nest in one of the basins – it must have been there for some time. There were lots of leaves in the hall that had obviously blown in through the front door at some point. I would say the whole house needs a deep clean. There are lots of shelves and ledges and little nooks with ornaments, and it’s all very dusty. The windows need cleaning, especially looking out into the garden. The lawn hadn’t been cut in quite a while, so the garden didn’t feel very welcoming either. The garden furniture could also have done with a clean, and some cushions and a parasol for the table would be nice. The bedding was clean and there were plenty of towels, but they were nearly all mis-matched and not the best quality. One had bleach marks all over it. The pillows were all very thin and poor. All of the mattresses, except one, were dreadful – you could feel every spring. There is only one usable shower – the blue bathroom only has a shower attachment on the bath taps, though there is nothing wrong with the water pressure. The twin room has a shower, but the water only comes out as a trickle and the shower head is fixed right at one side, so it’s impossible to actually wash in it. The basin in that room is all mouldy round the taps, and one of the taps is extremely loose. There is good water pressure in the main bedroom’s ensuite – and this room has the only comfortable mattress – but there is an appalling smell from the drains, which does permeate the entire house when you have to close the windows to go out for the day. Positives: good, quiet position. Very easy walk into Bamburgh. Wi-Fi worked perfectly the whole time we were there.

    Reviewed by Jane1.6Aug 2023

  • "Quiet and comfortable."

    Only small problem was a smell in the main bedroom's en-suite.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Jul 2023

  • "Property was good."

    Excellent location. Clean and tidy. Kitchen well equipped however a better chopping board and sharper knife would be good. Decor slightly dated. However overall our stay was perfect. We would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Lyn4.7Jul 2023

  • "The propery needed some maintenance - eg doors to garden were difficult to open, fridge needed defrosting, the dishwasher tablet dispenser didn't work properly."

    The kitchen was poorly equiped - there was not even a cafetiere or filter to make coffee, no tupperware boxes (there were some bottoms but no lids!), no sharp knives etc and no work space.

    Reviewed by Sarah2.8Jun 2023

  • "Garden furniture past its best."

    Needs replacing. Lock on door into jack & jill bathroom from bedroom door kept jamming. When we left it wouldn't lock at all

    Reviewed by Denise3.4Jun 2023

  • "On first glance we were pleased with the property as described and pictured however we soon discovered it was lacking in cleanliness and upkeep."

    We found the highchair requested for my 10 month old in the sunroom covered in dead woodlice. We left this untouched and had to struggle with pillows and towels on a dining chair for the week. Some of the towels were old and bleach stained, taps loose and not very clean, doors creaked everywhere. The house seemed to be full of things the owner didn't want for themselves anymore, books, kitchenware. The TV certainly needs upgrading. One concern was the fridge that did not close properly and the freezer in need of defrosting. The garden is also tired and the outside furniture worn and unsafe. The quilt in the cream bedroom was so thick we couldn't use it. This could be a wonderful property but sadly it needs some work to feel like a true holiday home.

    Reviewed by Claire1.9Jun 2023

  • "Had no hot water on day 3 ."

    Northumbria cottages dealt with it very quickly but we had run out of oil for hot water. I think the oil should be checked regularly so this doesn’t happen. A note left in each bedroom to strip beds and put in blue bag but there was only one blue bag . Hard to fit bedding and towels for three rooms in one bag. Cottage was lovely and clean and we really enjoyed our stay. Would have been nice if there was a barbecue . We did have a swarm of bees in garden one day so couldn’t sit out. One of neighbours said someone near by had bee hives.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4May 2023

  • "We have emailed your complaints department re total failure to address the absence of WiFi at the property during our stay and failure by you to address questions raised by us."

    In addition to the above " I toilet would not flush properly The property was dusty- particularly rugs The kitchen equipment needs updating - no sharp knives and lack of baking trays I door fails to close properly

    Reviewed by Carole1.9May 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay in Rokeby."

    It would have been helpful to know in advance what kitchen implements were available as some things were missing i.e. a baking tray. The knives were very blunt so a knife sharpener would also be useful. Although the house did indeed have Wi-Fi as advertised, it was not fit for purpose as extremely slow & one member of our party could not join in the work meeting she had planned. Given that phone signal is poor, a faster Wi-Fi would really help.

    Reviewed by Mark3.8Mar 2023

  • "The property itself is amazing, being on a very quiet cul de sac, it had everything you needed, the crockery/ bedding/ furnishing is of a very high quality."

    Feb 2020

  • "Very nice house, well furnished and in an excellent peaceful situation in a cul-de-sac."

    We would book again.

    Nov 2019

  • "Thank you for a lovely week in your cottage."

    We had a few hiccups at the beginning, but everything was dealt with quickly and efficiently. Our granddaughter loved the box of toys in the wardrobe which kept her very busy and amused. Such a wonderful, quiet location.

    Sep 2019

  • "Thank you - we spent a very enjoyable week in this lovely home."

    Very comfortable with thoughtful details throughout the property.

    Sep 2019

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Conservatory
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and grill, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed gardens, patio area, decking area, patio furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.4 miles, beach 0.7 miles
  • Please note: This property only accepts week bookings, with Saturday being the check in day.

The property

Just a short walk from the beautiful sandy beach of Bamburgh in Northumberland, Rokeby offers impressive accommodation which is the ideal destination for a family holiday.

Inside, the property has been finished to an impeccably high standard and promises guests a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

The open-plan living area is a wonderful space in which to spend time with a spacious sitting area inviting guests to take a seat and enjoy spending time together, a fully fitted kitchen complete with a breakfast island and a stylish dining area where people can take a seat and look forward to long and leisurely meals together.

The conservatory offers a fantastic alternative space for guests to socialise or to curl up with a book and enjoy some ‘me’ time.

The gardens are another great space, so if the weather allows then there are lawns for children to run around and a delightful patio area where the grown-ups can take a seat and chill out.

All the bedrooms are elegant and well-presented and guests can choose from two doubles and a twin.

They are easy to access with the accommodation being spread over the ground-floor and offer the perfect place to lay your weary heads after a tiring day of exploring.

Talking of exploring, the delights of Bamburgh are on the doorstep so check out the village which has a good range of amenities and a stunning castle for which it’s best known.

Head off from here and carry on along the Heritage Coastline where you will find miles of sandy beaches, quaint fishing villages and breath-takingly beautiful castles.

Other towns worth visiting in the region include Alnwick, Seahouses (just a few miles away) and you can even head to the border and visit the ever-popular town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Activities to look forward to in the area include golf, sailing (from Seahouses to the Farne Islands), birdwatching, hiking, cycle rides and horse-riding.

For a memorable holiday in a superb coastal setting, Rokeby has it all.

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About the location

BAMBURGH

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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