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Whinstone (Bamburgh)

(Ref. 1122254)

Bamburgh, Northumberland Show on map

4.5

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • cottage (23)
  • lovely (16)
  • location (13)
  • stay (10)
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32 Customer Reviews

  • "A perfect holiday home."

    Extremely well-maintained and comfortable with it's own private parking space. An ideal location.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Jun 2024

  • "Our fourth visit to this lovely cottage ,we'll be back next year ."

    Thank you x

    Thank you for your kind words. So pleased you enjoyed your week again. We’ll look forward to your next year’s booking! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2024

  • "We had a wonderful time in this lovely little cottage which is perfectly situated."

    However, the shower does need attention, as the pressure is so low and the shower head so small. This would make it a 10/10, and it seems a relatively small thing to really improve the overall experience!

    Reviewed by Alun4.1Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay in Whinstone Cottage."

    Although the weather was very mixed, the cottage was cosy and comfortable to return to after a wet walk! The cottage was very clean and well equipped. A great location and in the Summer the little garden area would be lovely to spend time in. Thank you for a lovely, relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2024

  • "A lovely cottage so well positioned & we really enjoyed our stay."

    Sadly the shower is a real niggle & one supported by many other guests. Whilst totally understanding the need for an electric shower, investment in a better one would help. Also as the heating is governed by the owner there isn't the ability to alter this. We ended up with soaking wet clothes & being unable to dry them (coats) before needing them again later in the day.

    So sorry to hear the shower disappointed you, it is a relatively new one and one of the most powerful we could find at the time. I will look into replacing it. As there is no gas at all in Bamburgh we have to use electricity to heat the cottage and decided on the owner control option after a couple of incidents when the heaters were left on by accident. We have a spare plug in heater in the main bedroom for the guests to use if necessary. I hope this doesn’t deter you from returning. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susanne3.4Mar 2024

  • "Lovely place and would highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Feb 2024

  • "A beautiful cottage in just the perfect location for a quiet stay in Bamburgh."

    Easy walks to the beach and a multitude of places for eating locally. We loved the cottage so much. I’m sure it will be become one of our favourites from now on. Perfect size for a couple and their dog (he loved it also!!). There were no downsides to this property. It’s small and cozy. Heating solution even in winter made for a comfortable stay. TV and games for the evenings, decent WiFi and great off street parking. Thank you … we didn’t want to leave … and we can’t wait to return. Guess that is the best review you can ask for ..

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Feb 2024

  • "Lovely cottage, and great facilities."

    We really enjoyed our visit and it was great to return to the comfort of Whinstone after our trips out exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage In a great position 10 minutes walk from a fabulous beach."

    Main problem was it was quite cold in bedrooms ,heated by electric heaters controlled by owner. Had to buy 2 Hot water bottles as beds although lovely were very cold. Disappointed that there was No Welcome pack not even Milk or Tea bags after a 7 hour drive.

    Reviewed by Jean3.8Nov 2023

  • "The property was cosy and comfortable and was in a perfect location in the centre of Bamburgh."

    It was lovely to be able to walk down to the beach and local park. The cottage was well equipped, we had a lovely stay, and would definitely like to revisit at some point!

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Oct 2023

  • "Whinstone is in a lovely location and we love the village."

    However there are quite a few little niggles - the hot water is just a dribble, The frying pan is not fit for purpose - the non stick coating is peeling off and if used it comes off into the food

    Reviewed by Alison3.1Oct 2023

  • "Felt guilty having to report problem but was dealt with promptly."

    The property is absolutely gorgeous Hopefully we will be back x

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Oct 2023

  • "We stayed at Whinstone and were rested for the experience."

    We particularly enjoyed the peace and quiet of its location and its closeness to the centre of the village. The kitchen was well-equipped, the lounge comfortable and the beds lovely (the mattresses were firm) and we loved that! We were disappointed however to find one or two items (teapot, glasses) not clean when we arrived. There was only a trickle of hot water from the tap in the bathroom basin, the bulb flame effect in the fire was not working, and there was a dirty toilet brush. The main obstacle for us was the stairs. My wife has limited mobility so the stairs to the first floor were a major obstacle, particularly the twist to the right towards the top. To be fair, we did not consider this when booking this cottage but perhaps it may be useful to indicate to future guests the cottage is not suitable for those with limited mobility. Finally, and we acknowledge this is perhaps asking for icing on top of the cake, but a welcome pack of some description would have been pleasant. We have been fortunate to receive this in other accommodation.

    Reviewed by Mike2.8Sep 2023

  • "A little difficult to locate but a great place to stay"

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Aug 2023

  • "Excellently maintained cottage, exactly right for our needs."

    Location, again perfect, nice to have parking when its busy in bamburgh. Would definitely stay again but have noticed dog rule has changed so won't be able to sadly. Price was very good as well, especially for central location. Great holiday made better by great accommodation.

    Thank you for your very cheering feedback. So pleased you enjoyed the cottage and that you had a good week despite the mixed weather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2023

  • "Love the new decor ,always a pleasure to stay at your beautiful cottage ."

    Our third visit and we will be back next year !

    So glad you like the changes! We try and keep it like a home-from-home! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, clean and well equipped."

    Obviously recently decorated and refurbished. In a great location and with private parking. Only negative is garden is insecure for dogs but that wasn't a problem for us. We would definitely rebook.

    Reviewed by William5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage has undergone a fabulous refurbishment."

    It was warm and cosy and well equipped. A fabulous stay and have already booked for next year.

    So glad you enjoyed the refurbishment! We try very hard to keep the cottage well maintained and a pleasant home from home, see you next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Mar 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the cottage."

    The accommodation was comfortable, clean, warm with very good quality appliances. We were not aware that towels were not provided possibly that could be made clearer in the details. The cottage is in a wonderful location and we hope to come back possibly later this year.

    Reviewed by John4.4Mar 2023

  • "We had this property as the one we had booked was taken off the market due to the energy costs."

    We probably wouldn’t have booked it as we prefer to have an area to let the dog out in that is enclosed. But as it was short notice it was fine and we had a nice holiday.

    Reviewed by Alex4.4Dec 2022

  • "Perfect location to explore bamburgh on foot and the entire coast line by car."

    Property is very well equipped and quite. A home from home and would highly recommend it. It was a bonus having off street parking and an outside seating area.

    Jul 2021

  • "Delightful cottage with all necessary equipment - well positioned for the town, beach and castle."

    So much to see in the area, return visit essential.

    Jul 2021

  • "Whinstone is a delightful cottage right in the heart of Bamburgh village with spectacular views of the countryside and within easy walking distance of the Castle and Beach."

    Very clean and tide and would highly recommend it.

    Jul 2020

  • "Lovely well appointed cottage, very comfortable and also very peaceful/tranquil."

    Thoroughly enjoyed staying there and would go back.

    Oct 2019

  • "Over the years we've stayed in several properties in Bamburgh and this is the best and only property we've been back to, several times and hope to return to."

    The only negative is that, quite rightly, this is a very popular choice, so you have to book early to avoid disappointment!

    Jul 2019

  • "Lovely homely cottage."

    Perfect for our family of four plus dog. Everything you need is in the house plus the location is excellent. Just around the corner from a dog friendly pub and just a walk away from the beach. We hope to return.

    Feb 2019

  • "Comfortable and a nice base for Bamburgh and the coast."

    Feb 2019

  • "A lovely cottage, which was delightful to stay in, thank you."

    Having off-road parking was a big plus too.

    Dec 2018

  • "A lovely cosy cottage, with everything that you need."

    Dec 2018

  • "A lovely cottage - very cosy and clean."

    My third visit so it must be doing something right.

    Sep 2018

  • "A clean, comfortable and well equipped cottage in a convenient location."

    Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was in a great location and felt welcoming on arrival."

    The facilities were generally good and it was a comfortable base at the end of the day.

    Sep 2018

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with corner bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Electric panel heaters
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV/NETFLIX, CD player, selection of books, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Small rear non-enclosed garden with patio furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome from September to June only
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.5 miles
  • Note: Neighbours have rights of access to garden for putting bins out
  • Travel cot on request
  • Please Note: The property only accepts minimum 7 night stays & guests can only book from Saturday to Saturday
  • Note: Bed linen is provided please bring own towels and beach towels

The property

Set in a quiet part of the bustling village of Bamburgh in Northumberland, Whinstone is a traditional stone cottage, ideal for a family on holiday.

The sitting room invites guests in straight away with a welcoming seating area and tasteful soft furnishings.

You can imagine gathering here to catch up on holiday news, watch TV or simply curl up with a book from the bookshelves.

The stylish kitchen is a delight to cook in, so the designated chef will be delighted with the facilities on offer and when it’s time to serve up, there is a well-equipped kitchen/diner all set up ready for a relaxing meal.

When it’s time for bed, the double and twin bedrooms are freshly presented, ready for a peaceful nights sleep.

In the morning, you can grab a coffee or even breakfast outside in the gravelled patio garden, which has plenty of greenery and patio furniture encouraging guests to sit back and relax.

Make sure you find time to plan some activities, so you can really explore the delights the region has to offer.

Bamburgh is within a short walk and has a good selection of shops and amenities as well as its infamous castle.

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.

Whinstone in Bamburgh, Northumberland offers guests a relaxing and enjoyable break in the ideal spot to explore the delights of the region.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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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Note: Neighbours have rights of access to garden for putting bins out
Note: One well-behaved dog welcome from September to June only.
Note: Bed linen is provided please bring own towels and beach towels
Please note: This property will only accept a Saturday check in.
Note: Christmas 2024 bookings can only begin on Saturday 21st December.