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Bar Harbour

Beadnell, Northumberland (Ref. 2366)


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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, very clean property only two mins walk from the beach."

    There are some dogs next door which are a little intimidating if you are not expecting them to suddenly lunge at the fence. I think they just wanted to play, but they were noisy. There are some very creaky floor boards (not what you expect with a newish house) which really do need attention, with a small child with us, we had to do a kind of ninja dance across the landing so as not to waken her. Thicker curtains or blinds on all the windows are also a must, as it was very difficult to sleep as soon as it got light from 4am onwards. Obviously I am being picky as I would love to go back again, but would be reluctant if these points were not addressed. Even better if there was a box of books, jigsaws or family games for wet days perhaps.

    Reviewed by JeanMay 2022

  • "Fantastic location - 5 minutes from the most wonderful beach."

    House very clean. Garden well enclosed and suitable for dog. There was some barking from next door's dogs. Crockery looking quite tired - a number of items had chips. Would have appreciated a small vegetable knife.

    Reviewed by RaeMay 2022

  • "Lovely property and very clean."

    Had a lovely welcome pack. Would have liked a bigger fridge/freezer but apart from that there was no problem with the house, would recommend it. The only downside was the two dogs next door who were aggressive and loud not only with our two dogs but also when we went out into the garden. At one stage we thought the fence wood come down.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2022

  • "This was a good base for our trip, everything you need in the house, especially the kitchen."

    Very quiet and toasty warm on a very cold Sunday in November. The price was good too.

    Reviewed by SimoneNov 2021

  • "Lovely property very clean well equipped excellent location"

    Reviewed by SheilaNov 2021

  • "House was very clean when we arrived and the facilities were as described."

    As previously mentioned by another guest, the floors upstairs were very creaky and need attention but did not spoil our enjoyment of the house.

    Reviewed by JayneNov 2021

  • "The property was great & in a fantastic location."

    We would have given it a 10 out of 10 score if it hadn't been for the settees which found a little uncomfortable & the lack of underlay under the upstairs carpets, which meant you heard every footstep.

    Reviewed by AdrianOct 2021

  • "This was a lovely property in a lovely location and five minutes walk to the beach."

    It was scrupulously clean and very well equipped with lots of little extras. I would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "Beadnell is a quiet village with lovely beaches ..."

    Beadnell is a quiet village with lovely beaches The house was ideal for our needs and was a 5 minute walk from the beach, it was also dog friendly as we had 2 small dogs We hope to be back sometime

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2021

  • "The house was a nice size for our group (4 adults, 3 children) and is beautifully located within a short walk to Beadnell Bay."

    Linen, towels and necessities (toilet roll, soap etc) were provided as well as a lovely welcome pack. Plus WiFi and a Netflix Account available to use. A couple of things frustrated us over our stay. The floorboards upstairs were extremely creaky (we all have the odd creaky floorboard but these were significantly noisy). This made getting our 1 year old to sleep, and ensuring we didn't wake him walking around the house quite difficult. And whilst the house was clean, it was clear that under the sofa's hadn't been swept prior to our arrival as there quite a bit of dust and dog hair under the sofas. Which, in times of Covid was rather frustrating. The location (so close to the beach) was the real benefit of the property.

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2021

  • "A lovely large house just 5 minutes walk from the beach."

    Clean, tidy, well equipped and we would certainly stay there again.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "Not all extract fans worked, fridge freezer too small for size of house, no cooling available."

    if RHS are neighbours and not renters then you should not allow pets their dogs were very aggressive and noisy. But in all we enjoyed our stay there and a good location to base your holiday in Northumberland.

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2021

  • "Great location 5 min to lovely Sandy beach recommend the craster arms pub and burger van on beadnall beach."

    Bamburgh beach is also So lovely and clean House has well stocked kitchen and everywhere is very clean and comfortable

    Reviewed by CarolineJul 2021

  • "Small tear in settee."

    Dining chair torn. Kitchen tap dripping. Floor boards up stairs super creaky. Electric shower over bath not brilliant. Apart from that everything else was great. The beds were super comfortable. The house was very clean. All kitchen utensils very well equipped. Garden nice and tidy. Overall not to bad.

    Reviewed by StuartJun 2021

  • "It was great to see such a well cleaned house as we arrived in these difficult times."

    All pubs and shops were taking the rules seriously and with care

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2020

  • "Bar Harbour was dirty and if I didn’t have four very excited grandchildren with me we wouldn’t have stayed."

    Got to say it’s been one of the worst property’s I’ve stayed in for the price it should be perfect. If you would like more information I would be happy to talk about our experience .

    Reviewed by ValerieAug 2020

  • "Bar Harbour was perfect for us!"

    We were greeted with a lovely card and welcome pack. The house was spotless and had everything we needed. Kitchen was well equipped, including cleaning materials. We were thrilled to find an Iron and ironing board as we were there for a family wedding. Living/dining area was spacious for 4 adults plus 3 children aged 7 to 13. Would we go back? Definitely. It's in a beautiful part of the country and well located. Even spotted a pair of thrushes in the garden!

    Reviewed by JanMar 2020

  • "We had a lovely family weekend away, spending quality time with my granddaughter."

    We found Bar Harbour to be very comfortable, it was warm despite the very windy outside. The kitchen was well equipped with plenty of dishcloths and tea towels. There were dishwasher tablets left and a nice little welcome pack. There were dog bowls for our two poodles who loved the back garden which was very nicely enclosed, with high close boarded fencing. The beds were the best I have slept in at a holiday rental in some time. I could actually sleep and wasn't balanced on hardboard. Everything was working as it should, and a nice little touch was the lovely bamboo children's' ware in the kitchen, although to be honest I wouldn't expect a holiday cottage owner to provide such things. We had plenty of hot water and my granddaughter loved a splash about in the bath. If you had forgotten any toiletries there were plenty in the bathroom. A really nice touch. We would stay here again and nothing was too much trouble for the owner, although there was nothing to contact her about once we had arrived. Its a short walk to the beach, and Beadnell beach is wonderful for walking your dog although my memories are of sailing there in my boat as a child. Its not far to Seahouses and Bamburgh or Amble.

    Reviewed by SueJan 2020

  • "Love the village, accommodation disappointing, the house would benefit from a good clean, very grubby in most rooms, beds were extremely uncomfortable, various lights wouldn’t work (kitchen under counter, outside front door), all bedroom floors were very noisy, not good with small children."

    Kitchen extraction fan not working very cold in kitchen due to gale blowing through the fan. Bath leaked and came through living room ceiling. Will not be returning to this property in a hurry..

    Thank you for your feedback Your comments are very out of character for this property as the cleanliness scores are always 100%. The owner and her cleaner ensure that the property is cleaned for every holiday. The owner provides a contact number for you to call if there are any problems during the stay. They will sort out any issues for you straight away. We always encourage Customers to contact owners during their stay if there are any problems so we can ensure they are fixed during the stay and the holiday is enjoyable for you at the time. I am sorry to hear about the issues you raised with the bath and appliances – the owner has checked all of this & everything is working fine. Once again, thank you for your comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by JayneNov 2019

  • "The location was great & the welcome pack was a lovely touch."

    The house itself was good and well stocked with cleaning materials etc. Unfortunately we found the house to be very grubby eg we found large ‘dust bunnies’ in the main bedroom between the bed & bedside table, the toaster looked as if it hadn’t been emptied for a while, bathrooms needed a good scrub, downstairs floors and bath tub were dirty and had to be cleaned by us. The instruction folder only had 3 pages of information in it. Instructions were found in the kitchen drawer but were loose and not very helpful. There were plenty of glasses, adequate crockery but nothing suitable for children (although there was dog bowls available). Cookware was adequate but the oven trays were rusty. Kitchen drawers were filled with ‘clutter’ and the dishwasher handle was held together with tape. The floors were very creaky – especially annoying as we had toddlers with us and we were trying to be quiet! We have stayed with Sykes Cottages many times and this house is the worse one for cleanliness we have stayed in.

    Thank you for your feedback Your comments are very out of character for this property. The cleanliness scores are always 100% The property is very well stocked and the owner has taken onboard the comments regarding the instruction booklet. It may have been moved by another Customer. They are aware of some of the floors being creaky and they are resolving this. Thank you for the other issues that you raised, the owner is aware of these We would always encourage Customers to get in touch with the owner during the holiday if there are any issues. We can then ensure that they are sorted out for your during the stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GrahamOct 2019

  • "Bar Harbour is great and this is our 4th visit and, as usual, a lovely time was had by us all."

    The house is in a super location for the beach with just a short walk to lovely sands. It has a safe and enclosed garden for children and dogs to play in and is very spacious with plenty of room for larger families. Bar Harbour is clean, comfortable and a real home from home although some of the lounge furniture is now in need of replacing. There is plenty of garage space for storing beach equipment and a very welcome tumble drier in there as well. A lovely holiday home!

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2019

  • "Bar Harbour is a great place."

    Really close to the beach, well equipped and felt like a home from home. We all had a lovely stay

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2019

  • "Stayed here before."

    Location is excellent. Five minutes walk to a superb beach. House is fine except for the very creaky floors upstairs, very noisy when anyone moves around. Also the grass on the lawn was very long making games difficult but I guess we were between cuts. Overall we had a good break there.

    Reviewed by KeithJul 2019

  • "One or two niggles with the property, kitchen tap was temperamental with the cold water and we experienced a couple of slug incursions in the kitchen as well."

    The TV could maybe do with an upgrade to something with a USB port as we like to watch films if the weather is inclement as it was. But barring them the property was excellent, plenty of room and comfortable, good location for the beach and close to other attractions. The owner answered our queries quickly and efficiently.

    Reviewed by IanJun 2019

  • "Great house and location."

    Well stocked and welcoming. Plenty of space and good facilities. Minor issues are around the information on how tp use the plethora of remote controls....not good turning on the fire instead of watching the TV. Also kitchen cold tap has some kind of airlock/valve issue so sounds awful when used.

    Reviewed by LynMay 2019

  • "Fantastic house in a fantastic location."

    Great welcome gifts from the home owner. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by SamanthaApr 2019

  • "This has been our 4th visit to Bar Harbour and, as ever, we`ve had a truly fantastic week."

    It is in a superb location as it is only a short walk away from the beach which is ideal and safe for children to play on. Bar Harbour is very clean, comfortable and has everything you need to make your holiday relaxing. The weather was a little chilly and we used the central heating for the first time but we found we could control it easily and it heated up the house quickly. The garden is fully enclosed and safe for the dogs and the children. We cqn`t praise the house enough and have already booked to return in August which we are really looking forward to. A superb house, a fantastic location! We will keep returning!

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2019

  • "Fantastic place to stay, a lovely, clean, quiet residence 5 minutes walk from Beadnell's vast sandy beach."

    Perfect for a quiet getaway. Ideally located just down the road from Seahouses and Bamburgh and a short drive to Holy Island and Alnwick. The house itself had everything we could need and was very comfortable. Completely secure back garden, perfect for children and dogs. The only problem we encountered was being unable to regulate the shower in the main bathroom, but no biggie as we just used the en-suite. An outside light over the back garden would have been useful too. A welcome bottle of wine and biscuits was a lovely touch! Would thoroughly recommend Bar Harbour and if we make plans to come back to Northumberland, wouldn't hesitate to book here again.

    Reviewed by SharonMar 2019

  • "I absolutely loved it, my one drawback was myself, I took everything with me, and when I got there it had everything, I always take toilet rolls, cloths , scourers, extra towels etc."

    You do not need these it has absolutely everything, even down to packets of dog poo bags. I would say this was a lovely experience and I was joined by some family members who had suffered a bereavement and even they said it had cheered them up and they were grateful we invited them. The beach is a stones throw, rabbits pheasants and even geese are walking around the estate. You will not be disappointed, Go to Newton by the sea, a lovely day out, and the Joiners Arms for food was amazing, far better than the Craster Arms.

    Reviewed by BrendaMar 2019

  • "We had a fabulous stay with fabulous weather Lovely house very comfortable and well equipped Would of liked a hoover as we had 2 dogs with us."

    Would definitely stay again at Bar Harbour

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2019

  • "The property needs some maintenance, there was a smell as you walked in the entrance and into the kitchen."

    The smaller of the two couches in the lounge was very sticky. The left hand side floorboards or possibly the joist upstairs were shot resulting in a lot of noise/ banging if anyone was in either of the two upstairs rooms or going to the toilet in the night. The electric shower only stayed warm for a very short time and had very poor water pressure and the other shower did work but needed the shower head replacing. Two of the double matteresses could do with replacing as were uncomfortable.

    Reviewed by RodFeb 2019

  • "This was our second stay and once again we had a lovely week We really appreciated the welcome wine biscuits etc ."

    The only downfall was the squeaky floorboards upstairs .Otherwise a very well equipped home would recommend it

    Reviewed by JaniceFeb 2019

  • "Beautiful clean house with everything you need to self cater."

    We were made to feel very welcome with lovely note, milk, biscuits and wine. Perfect location for spending quality time with family. Thank you x

    Reviewed by KatherineJan 2019

  • "Great house rental in a lovely village."

    The house was very well equipped for a family holiday, and the owner had added some nice touches for our pre-christmas break, such as wine and Stollen on arrival. I can recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by SarahDec 2018

  • "Fantastic house in a great location, stayed there for 3 nights with family , it was everything we hoped for and would definitely recommend and book again."

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2018

  • "Had a lovely stay at Bar Harbour in Beadnell."

    It was well located to explore the Northumberland coastline, including Berwick, Holy Island, Seahouses, Craster, Bamburgh, Morpeth, etc. The property was exceptionally clean, and very spacious and comfortable. We had everything we could possible need to make our stay enjoyable. The owners left a welcome note and an invitation to use coffee, tea, sugar and milk - they even left us a bottle of wine to enjoy after a day out exploring the local area. Would definitely recommend this property. The booking process was very easy and so we'd also recommend the use of Sykes Cottages to others.

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2018

  • "Had a really lovely time."

    It’s a pity that Sykes bombarded me with emails every day ( sometimes more than once a day ) right from booking the holiday! I have now unsubscribed ! I am reluctant to use Sykes again due to this as it’s unsolicited mail. I only gave my email address for use in connection with the holiday I had booked!

    Reviewed by Mrs.dawnOct 2018

  • "No"

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2018

  • "Lovely accommodation with nice sunny garden close to a great beach which was ideal for walking the dogs."

    Ideally situated for touring the area's many lovely sights, walks and eating places. Would highly recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2018

  • "Absolutely beautiful house."

    Fantastic location and superb garden that was perfect for two dogs and a very active toddler.

    Reviewed by AdeleAug 2018

  • "A brilliant 2 weeks at Bar Harbour as usual as we have been before and have already booked to go back twice next year."

    A lovely house, very clean and comfortable and a real home from home. It has everything needed for a great holiday. The garden is safe and fully enclosed for small children and dogs and the location is fantastic. It is only a short walk to the wonderful beach which is safe for children to play on and also to paddle in the sea. A highlight of our holiday was a boat trip to the Farne Islands where our boat was followed by a pod of dolphins. Fantastic! There are some lovely walks in the area and plenty of places of interest to visit. We really enjoyed our stay again and we are already looking forward to going back next year.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2018

  • "Excellent accommodation perfect location"

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2018

  • "The house was ideal for our large family."

    The garden was a lot bigger than expected and our dog was safely enclosed. Our grandson loved playing out in the garden. The house was spacious and light and had everything we needed. We had a great holiday and would not hesitate to book the same house again. We have had lots of holidays in Beadnell and this was one of our best.

    Reviewed by GailApr 2018

  • "Excellent holiday accommodation."

    Beautiful house on a very quiet estate within walking distance of beach. Can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by PaulineMar 2018

  • "Comfortable, spacious and clean property well placed for beach walks with the dogs."

    Had a lovely weekend with friends and would definitely consider another break at this property.

    Reviewed by PamJan 2018

  • "The house was super-duper clean."

    The heating had been put on in advance so we arrived on a cold and wet November evening to a lovely warm and welcoming house. Lots of plates, cutlery etc, which was great as we were a large group. Loads of clean towels and bedding was nice quality. It was ideal for us as we were all attending a wedding at nearby Newton Hall and had adults and kids. There was lots of space and the garden looked clean and well tended (we didn't go outside as the weather was awful). Excellent location for a number of places and two minutes walk from the beach.

    Reviewed by VickiNov 2017

  • "The house is in an ideal spot if you like unspoilt beaches on your door step."

    Great for dog walkers and close to numerous good pubs and restaurants. The house has all the facilities you need and for the four of us there was plenty of room. It would feel crowded for a party of eight. The kitchen is small but well equipped and there is one reception room, a decent lounge diner. Fixtures and fittings were a little basic and we found the bed a touch soft for our liking but we still slept ok. The only real negative was the noisy flooring upstairs, it creaks and bangs no matter how light footed you are and any light sleeper is woken up by any movement. It really could do with a look at. Having said that we had a good stay here, WiFi is excellent and the owner was very helpful. Good enclosed garden if you have dogs. House was clean and fresh.

    Reviewed by KeithJun 2017

  • "An excellent holiday home."

    I would be happy to rebook this accommodation for our next visit to Beadnell I would also be happy to recommend Sykes Cottages for the professional way they managed our booking and for the prompt assistance we received when we reported a leaking shower.

    Reviewed by GraceApr 2017

  • "Had a great stay at Bar Harbour."

    The property itself is extremely spacious and the location is beautiful, only a stones throw from the beach. I will definitely recommend Sykes Cottages in the future.

    Reviewed by NeilFeb 2017

  • "Fabulous thank you"

    Reviewed by PamelaFeb 2017

  • "Love Beadnell & Bar Harbour Had a fab Christmas with family and friends x"

    Reviewed by LorraineDec 2016

  • "Booked the house for a family wedding visit."

    Grandparents, two sons, their partners and babies. It had everything as advertised and to a very satisfactory standard. The wifi and tumble dryer were an unexpected bonus. Northumberland is beautiful, even at the end of November!

    Reviewed by SueNov 2016

  • "Great location next to wonderful beach and walks, the walk to crafter a must finished with a crab sandwich in the jolly fisherman."

    House nice and clean with plenty of room.

    Reviewed by KevinOct 2016

  • "Fourth visit to bar harbour just as good this time as it was the first time."

    It feels like our second home now.the position of the house to the beach is just great.a bit of if a hike to the shop and pub but that didn't matter. Northumberland is the best.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 3 x double, one with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom, with bath, basin and WC
  • Well-equipped fitted kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and doors to large enclosed garden.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD player, radio/stereo CD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, stairgate and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Large enclosed rear garden with garden furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 5 mins walk.

The property

A detached house only 500 yards from Beadnell's vast sandy beach and with views across to the sweeping bay from the first floor.

Situated on a quiet estate in the centre of the village, Bar Harbour offers comfortable, well-equipped accommodation, including a spacious sitting room, en-suite to the master bedroom and a large garden.

The sandy beach is just a stone's throw away, while the rest of the area offers golf courses, sea fishing, watersports and more.

The market town of Alnwick, with its famous castle and gardens, is a short drive away, while Seahouses, Holy Island and the rest of the glorious Heritage Coast are on the doorstep, waiting to be discovered.

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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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