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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Rathowen is located in a ideal location to explore the beaches and local areas."

    Nice, spacious and warm house. Clean and very comfy beds. The master bedroom was very big and the en-suite was a nice surprise behind sliding mirror doors to match the sliding mirror wardrobe doors. Plenty of crockery, glasses, cutlery, pans and other kitchen equipment but some items were dirty. The only other thing i would say needs improving is a larger parking area and a wider entrance for a bigger car to be able to reverse in safely.

    Reviewed by Victoria4.1Feb 2024

  • "Our second stay at Rathowen."

    Lovely located house with plenty of rooms all nice and clean with a very well equipped kitchen. Great area for walking - visited all the lovely places - Seahouses, Bamburgh, Holy Island and ate out a lot! Weather was really good for February. Will return. Thank you.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. I am so glad you enjoyed your holiday and I look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Feb 2024

  • "The house was in a wonderful position right on the seafront, with lovely sea views."

    It was a very spacious, comfortable and warm house, which was needed as the week we stayed the weather was very cold. The previous tenant had expressed her thoughts that there may be bed bugs at the property, which worried me greatly. We stayed for the week and found no sign of bugs at all and suffered no bites. I would be very happy to return to the house again.

    Thank you for your comments. As you can imagine these are very much appreciated. i am glad you enjoyed your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey4.4Jan 2024

  • "Behind the doors in the bathrooms the skirting boards were very dusty and that's me being polite."

    Bathroom windows were stuffed with paper as their were big gaps the down stairs toilet had a brown stain on the ceiling with another wet patch appearing. Again full of cobwebs and dirty skirting boards. I got bit all over my body that was not covered with my nightshirt I think bed bugs. Under very close inspection I do a couple but very hard to see. Ankles and arms and neck got bitten so did my husband. But the beds were very comfortable due to bed toppers. On the whole the house was comfortable but we just happen to have a windy wet night that blew through the drafty windows. Get those few problems fixed and it will make a great holiday home. I'm sorry to have to mention bed bugs but some body could have fetched them with them.

    Thank you for review detailing these issues. I am sorry you have had cause to raise them . We are instructing the management agent to review all window fittings. The agent has already addressed the cleaning issues with the cleaners. I am sorry you had to raise this. We have had no previous issues with alleged bed bugs but I will personally look into this this weekend and deal with it appropriately using a professional service. I am awaiting the application of a new leak proof membrane on the balcony outside the main bedroom which is the cause of the internal leakage and staining in the downstairs cloakroom and porch. I commissioned roofers in November to do the work but because of the very inclement recent weather (wind and rain) this has had to be forestalled for safety reasons. The roofers are hoping to get the work done next week which again will rectify this problem. This will be followed up by a professional redecoration to make good. Once again, thank you for raising these matters. I hope that this experience did not spoil your break with us. update as of 09/01/2024 Further, we have been staying in the house since Sunday and can report there are absolutely no problems with bed bugs. i have stripped all beds, sofas etc and rigorously hoovered all fabrics. No bugs were present. The cloakroom window has been tightened and there are no drafts noted. The skirting boards have been cleaned. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary4.1Dec 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Rathowen."

    A warm, comfortable, spacious house right on the front. Thank you so much for the lovely Xmas treats- very kind.

    thank you for your kind words. I am so happy you enjoyed yourselves. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Querida5.0Dec 2023

  • "A perfect house for a perfect stay with friends/family."

    We have been staying in Rathowen for many years and it is our happy place! Spacious, well equipped, right by the sea and short walk to the beach.

    Thank you for your kind words, I am so glad that once again you enjoyed your time at Rathowen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.7Sep 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rathowen, which was clean, comfortable and very convenient."

    We loved the view of the sea just across the road and the beautiful sandy beach at Beadnell Bay, only a short walk away. We also enjoyed trips to nearby Bamburgh and Lindisfarne and a magnificent boat trip to the Farne Islands from Seahouses. The property itself was generally very well furnished and maintained, the only two minor negative comments being: 1 There was no colander in the kitchen, which made it difficult to wash salad vegetables etc. 2 One of the dining chairs was broken. This was not a problem for us as we were only a party of seven but it could have been awkward if there had been another person. But thank you for a lovely holiday. We would certainly be very happy to return to Rathowen.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jul 2023

  • "Excellent house and location with sea views."

    On the coastal footpath, close to the harbour and beach and within easy reach of many tourist sites by car.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2023

  • "Our 4th stay in rathowan at Beadnell, and once again so pleased with the property."

    .lovely comfortable house, very well equipped and of course the location is perfect

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely big, comfortable and warm house right by the sea."

    Well decorated and furnished. Plenty of room for 8 people making it ideal for a family holiday. Just had our 6th stay there!

    May 2021

  • "Cosy house with lovely sea views."

    Perfect for a relaxing family holiday. Great base to explore Northumberland.

    Oct 2019

  • "Great location and great standard of house."

    We have been before and would return

    Oct 2019

  • "We liked the house." suited our family needs well & we would consider booking it again.

    Aug 2019

  • "Our third stay in this property and once again, really pleased."

    The house is very comfortable and very well equipped. We are looking forward to planning our next stay in wonderful Northumberland.

    Apr 2019

  • "A comfortable, well appointed and truly unique property."

    Positioned less than 40 metres from the beach with a balcony overlooking the sea. Breathtaking views any time of year.

    Sep 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable, spacious property with great sea view."

    A good base for exploring the beautiful Northumberland coast.

    Jun 2018

  • "Spacious and well provided property in convenient location."

    May 2018

  • "A comfortable, clean and light property with wonderful sea views."

    Everything worked, it was warm and there was lots of space.

    Apr 2018

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x family room with 3 x singles, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Open-plan living space with dining area and sitting area with open fire
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven grill and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV/DVD player, 1 x TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed gardens with lawns, patio area, patio furniture, barbecue, garage with pool table and storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.8 miles, beach 0.2 miles
  • Note: Starter fuel for fire provided between October and March

The property

Boasting simply superb sea views, Rathowen in Beadnell, Northumberland, is just a short walk from the beautiful harbour and beach of Beadnell and is a wonderful base for families or a small group of family and friends to explore the region.

Stepping in to the open-plan living space and guests are immediately transported to a wonderfully welcoming area with ample seating and a warming fire providing the perfect opportunity to kick off your shoes, sit back and relax into the holiday spirit.

The spacious kitchen is sleek and stylish and has everything needed by the designated chef to produce delicious food for the whole family.

When it’s time to serve up, the elegant dining area is just waiting for guests to pull up a chair and look forward to indulging in long, lingering meals together and really getting into the holiday vibe.

The gardens are a great place in which to spend time with lawns for the children to run around on safely while the adults can take a seat on the patio and relax while soaking up the mesmerising sea views.

When it’s time for bed, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the master bedroom a particular feature.

As well as a sumptuous king-size bed and opulent en-suite facilities, there is also a fabulous balcony overlooking the harbour and sea beyond and is a wonderful spot to take coffee in the morning or to enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple in the evening before retiring to bed for the night.

Waking up in the morning is a delight at Rathowen with Beadnell Bay on the doorstep and the charming village within a short walk.

Jump in the car to visit coastal towns and villages including Seahouses, Bamburgh, Warkworth and Alnmouth.

Jump in the car for a scenic drive to attractions such as Bamburgh Castle, Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland Country Zoo, Dunstanburgh Castle, Alnwick Castle and Gardens and you can even take a boat trip to Farne Islands where you might get sightings of unusual birds and even seals.

A fantastic holiday home in a sublime coastal setting, Rathowen has it all.

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About the location


Seahouses 1.5 miles; Bamburgh 5 miles.

This attractive and peaceful harbour village is situated beside one of the most beautiful stretches of Northumberland’s Heritage Coastline - Beadnell Bay. Established in Saxon times, Beadnell was once an important fishing village and a smuggler's haven. Nowadays, it is still a fishing village, but is equally popular with holidaymakers who come to enjoy its pretty harbour and, of course, the nearby sandy beaches. The village has a shop, two pubs and a café serving food. Popular Seahouses is just over a mile away and has shops, a supermarket and restaurants, and it also offers boat trips from the harbour to the magnificent Farne Islands - a haven for bird watchers. Bamburgh is close by, whilst the market town of Alnwick with its Castle and Gardens, shops, pubs and restaurants is a short drive away.

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Note: Starter fuel for fire provided between October and March
Please note: This property will only accept winter short breaks.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter