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Boulmer near Longhoughton, Northumberland Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Very pleased that the shower was so much better than last year ."

    You have a lovely place in a wonderful position to see one of the best coastlines in England .

    We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kathy & Martin Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2024

  • "This is our third stay at Barnacles as we love the property and location."

    It’’s in a quiet area within a few minutes walk of the coastal path and beach. The additions of a well stocked bookcase, coffee machine and welcome pack of tea, coffee pods, milk and biscuits were much appreciated. We were so impressed with the coffee machine we have purchased one for home! We will definitely be booking again.

    We're so glad that you enjoyed your third stay and some of the changes we've made recently. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kathy & Martin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Apr 2024

  • "Barnacles was a great base for our week in Northumberland, it was like a home from home - comfortable and warm with a very well appointed kitchen."

    We enjoyed the selection of games and DVDs provided, especially on a very rainy day! Great location close to the beach and easy to get out and about to Alnwick and further afield.

    We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay, including the rainy day :-) Hopefully we can welcome you back another time. Kathy & Martin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely bungalow and everything needed for a great holiday."

    I had worries about heating before we went, as my 93 year old Mum was coming with us . I needn’t have worried the owner was really helpful and the heating was excellent all of the time we were there. Highly recommended holiday cottage.

    We're so pleased that you had a lovely stay. Hopefully we'll see you again another time. Kathy & Martin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shelly5.0Apr 2024

  • "Barnacles was a fantastic place to stay and immaculately clean."

    It was one of the best equipped cottages I’ve stayed in with a great kitchen and facilities. The cottage is dog friendly with a safe, enclosed back garden. It’s in a beautiful location, a minute walk to the beach and very easy to explore other parts of Northumberland. I hope to return soon.

    Thank you for your lovely review. we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Dec 2023

  • "We have visited Barnacles previously but noted this year how much cleaner & "looked after" the property felt."

    There was a much better supply of cutlery & crockery etc for 4 people. Debbie, who looks after the property, was leaving as we arrived & made sure we knew how to contact her if we had any problems. When 4 of the lightbulbs blew during our stay she quickly sorted the problem, excellent service!

    Many thanks for your lovely feedback :-) I'm so pleased that you found it better than previously. I have passed your comments on to Debbie too. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very clean & comfortable"

    Many thanks for your feedback and I'm very pleased that you found Barnacles very clean and comfortable. Thank you also for pointing out that we don't mention the second toilet in the property description. I will get the description amended as it is useful information. We hope that you will pay us a return visit in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela4.1Sep 2023

  • "I was very sorry to read that you found the water temperature was scalding and wish that you had contacted us."

    Our subsequent guests confirmed that the water was not scalding as they adjusted the mixer tap and were very happy with the termperature. I'm sorry that you left early.

    Thank you for your feedback. As I explained when we spoke on the phone, the issue with the shower in May was not related to temperature, rather it was not possible to stop the shower dripping when turning it off. Subsequent comments made it clear that the dripping became worse and a plumber was called to replace the relevant part. After this part was replaced, the water temperature appeared to be fine when the weather was hot, but we found that it could not be increased sufficiently for a hot shower once the weather became cooler, so the plumber was called again and another part was ordered. This part did not arrive until the Monday and was fitted on the Tuesday rather than waiting for the next changeover day. I was very sorry to read that you found the water temperature was scalding and wish that you had contacted us. Our subsequent guests confirmed that the water was not scalding as they adjusted the mixer tap and were very happy with the termperature. I'm sorry that you left early. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin2.2Sep 2023

  • "Window vents require cleaning, including bathroom vent."

    Lamp on extractor fan requires replacing. The kitchen water tap is loose, requires tightening before the connection pipes fracture. The boiler setting for the hot water is too HOT! The water will scaled someone, a sign does NOT relinquish your responsibility. If your going to keep the mixer tap would suggest a single control valve, less possibility of scalding. Please add to your welcome text, that there is 2 key boxes, in the same way as your welcome brochure in the lounge. Arriving after 9pm the only key box you see is the garage and your not aware there is another!! We almost booked into the Premier Inn for the night as there was no way we could contact any body!! A very welcome touch

    Hi. Many thanks for your feedback. We were disappointed to hear that the bathroom vent still needs cleaning as we requested this some time ago. We hadn't spotted that the window vents needed cleaning so thanks for pointing it out. Also, many thanks for letting us know about the kitchen water tap - we were not aware of that. Your feedback about the hot water is also helpful. We have fed all this back to NCCC who manage the property for us, so hopefully all your points will be addressed very soon. We will look again at the welcome text with a view to amending it to make it clearer that there are two key safes. The 24 hour contact number should have been included the booking details, but we will add that to the welcome text also to ensure it's to hand on arrival. We do hope that the rest of your stay was enjoyable and that you will consider a future visit. Kathy & Martin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pat4.7May 2023

  • "Great stay at Barnacles , very comfortable and clean in a good location near beach to walk dog with handy washing machine and dryer in garage , which is not on info on web."

    Would stay again.

    Hi. As our first visitors since we purchased Barnacles we're delighted that you had a great stay :-) Many thanks for your feedback - I'll update the information on the web. We look forward to welcoming you again. Kathy & Martin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and x2 WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil heating
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Front garden and large enclosed rear garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.4 miles, pub 0.4 miles, beach 0.3 miles
  • Note: A small basket of logs for the woodburning stove is provided
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm and check-out by 10am
  • No EV charging

The property

Longhoughton 1.9 miles.

Settled into the seaside hamlet of Boulmer, near Alnmouth, Northumberland, Barnacles is an ideal holiday home for a family.

Make yourself at home in the sitting room, where a woodburning stove welcomes you to warm your feet as you plan the day ahead of you, and here you will find a sea-blue theme throughout the décor framing a selection of leather sofas and wooden flooring.

When mealtimes call, a homely kitchen has everything you will need to cook up a storm, which can be enjoyed in the dining area, where the theme of blue continues.

As the evening wears on, freshen up in the family bathroom before settling down in either a king-size bedroom with striped blankets and seaside artwork or a twin, matching the stripy décor and with a blue feature wall.

To the rear of the property there is a garden with a lawn and furniture, lined with shrubs and ideal for picnics.

Boulmer is a small seaside hamlet with a fantastic sandy beach where you can enjoy a walk in the salty air or even try out watersports.

Stock up on essentials at Longhoughton's village store and for a meal out, head over to the neighbouring town of Alnmouth, where more beaches, tasty eateries and a golf course can be found.

Visit the wonderful Howick Hall Gardens & Arboretum and Alnwick Castle, and there is also the option of Warkworth Castle and sandy beach.

Make an idyllic seaside holiday to remember with a stay at Barnacles.

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

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About the location


Alnmouth 3.3 miles; Alnwick 3.4 miles; Warkworth 6.2 miles.

Longhoughton is a coastal village resting between Craster and Alnmouth, in the beautiful scenery of Northumbria. The village is known or its stunning sandy beach, an idyllic setting for a seaside walk, and offers a selection of attractions including easy access to the historic Howick Hall Gardens & Arboretum, and coastal walks. Dining options include The Running Fox, while you can stock up on essentials at the nearby convenience store. Just outside of the village you can find the lovely seaside town of Alnmouth with its picturesque beach, eateries, and the close by Warkworth Castle.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas