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No9 Budle Sands

(Ref. 1121871)

Bamburgh, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Property is very comfortable and warm."

    Especially liked the good quality fluffy towels. Disappointed in Northumbria cottages. We have used a few companies in recent months and every one has texted me to let me know if cottage was ready and available ahead of 4pm check in. We did turn up a bit early and it was ready. It would have been good to know this as the weather was particularly nasty and a 4pm check in is rather late!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage in a great location for exploring the Northumberland coast."

    Was perfectly sized for 2 adults and one small dog. The second parking space was a nice bonus. The only slight frustration was needing to turn on the hot water at least 30 mins in advance of having a shower for the water to be hot enough. We understand there isn't much that can be done about this due to the property having an oil boiler and it was manageable once we figured out how to work it.

    Reviewed by Laura4.1Mar 2024

  • "I thoroughly enjoyed my stay."

    It was peaceful, comfortable and just the rest I needed. My dogs loved the beach and when we came back it was warm and cosy. A lovely hot shower with ample hot water and fluffy white towels. The bed was so comfortable and linen fresh and spotless! There was a problem with the front door handle which came off the bar running between the handles which I managed to push back on. This did not make any difference to my stay and I would love to come back soon. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Feb 2024

  • "Generally a comfortable, clean and cosy cottage in a fantastic location."

    Downside of the property is the compact dining kitchen, not practical for four adults and two dogs. Would definitely stay in Budle Sands again but not in this property. Rather niggled that having paid over £800 for a 4 night stay in February there wasn't even a spare toilet roll!!

    Reviewed by Kate4.4Feb 2024

  • "A lovely place to stay and location."

    Well appointed and every thing you need is there. A gentle walk in to Bamburgh around the coast. Or there is a bus stop just outside on the main road. So many place to explore.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Feb 2024

  • "An excellent cottage which was warm for a winter break and very convenient for exploring the coast."

    Lovely coastal walks which were helped by some bright winter weather. The cottage is dog friendly and well equipped with hard floors that are easy to keep clean. The only downside is the lack of an enclosed garden, but it didn't cause a problem. We'd book it again. Northumberland Coastal Cottages even phoned to say the cottage was ready early if we wanted early access!

    Reviewed by Huw4.7Jan 2024

  • "The cottage had a warm welcoming atmosphere just what was needed after a long journey."

    The Christmas tree was such a thoughtful touch and much appreciated. The cottage is in a lovely setting and a perfect position for walking and sightseeing.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2023

  • "Nice comfortable cosy cottage with everything we needed."

    2 mins walk from a stunning beach. Bamburgh and Seahouses are a short drive away. Lots of walks available as soon as you step outside.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4Oct 2023

  • "Great holiday cottage spotlessly clean, comfy beds and in a perfect place to walk my golden retriever along beautiful deserted beaches to Bamburgh and beyond."

    The whole area is very dog friendly allowing them into pubs and restaurants. We will book the cottage again in the future.

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Oct 2023

  • "This Cottage is in a great location, however, the Cottage downstairs needs a thorough deep clean, floors very dirty and rug and cushions need replacing due to stains and dog wee smell!"

    This kind of spoilt it for us as the smell in the living room was awful. I have 2 dogs so I'm well aware of their smells but this is years probably of not being cleaned properly. The kitchen was well equipped but as a previous review stated the cleanliness of the downstairs needed addressing and also the tins in the oven were unusable (I took my own with me) I contacted Sykes who spoke to the owner about my concerns and when I was contacted back by Sykes I was assured this would be sorted!! It was not sorted, the said tins were still there and as the previous review they were unusable which disappointed us. The Kitchen floor, like the Living room, needed a deep clean. Bedrooms were beautiful, lovely clean crisp bedding and comfortable beds. Lovely towels too. Overall I would expect the owner to address these issues to avoid further not so good reviews!.

    Hello and thank you so much for taking the time to feed back on the website about the issues you experienced during your stay. As a fully managed property, NCCC (not Sykes) will respond to any issues you experience while you are at the property on holiday, even over the weekend/out of hours, so that they can replace kitchen equipment from their stocks and address any cleanliness issues urgently so that it doesn't ruin your stay. We have looked into the communication issues you describe and have now hopefully rectified the situation. Now that we have received your feedback it has resulted in a deep clean throughout the property with a particular focus on the floors, another replacement rug, cushions replaced, complete oven tray replacement and reassurances from the management company (NCCC ) that they really want to support guests by addressing issues on the spot, at any time during a stay. We are really sorry to hear that your experience effected your stay but are glad that you enjoyed the beautiful area and found the upstairs to be welcoming and clean. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mandy1.9Sep 2023

  • "Excellent position and generally good facilities for four people and two dogs."

    The patio and seating are perfect for afternoon/ evening relaxing and the provided hose was great for washing the dogs after sandy beach walks. The seating in the lounge is getting a bit tired but is ok. The kitchen diner is a bit tight for four but acceptable. Takes some time and concentration to fathom the hob and oven controls however! Roasting tins need replacing - unusable. En suite bathroom needs attention - shower tray surround is loose and potentially dangerous, and the sink shelf is loose at one end. Despite these signs of wear and tear this is a good property, if somewhat expensive.

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Aug 2023

  • "Lovely holiday cottage, we've stayed here several times now and always enjoyed."

    A shame the prices have gone up so much in the past 2 years, we will have to look for another place next summer as the 2024 costs are just too high.

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Overall property had everything we needed for our stay and great for visiting Bamburgh !"

    However we have a few minor gripes - thick cobwebs around higher ceiling beams noted especially in main bedroom, dead wasp on desk seat in lounge. Very stale odour in the property when we first arrived! No ground (grass) for us to toilet our dog despite being dog friendly and no facility to dispose of glass waste which we never encountered before. We did thoroughly enjoyed our time at Budle sands and as I said at the beginning only minor issues , and we would stay again in the future!

    Reviewed by Rita3.1Jul 2023

  • "There was a leak from the upstairs bathroom into the kitchen."

    Reviewed by Almut4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely location and well kitted out amd comfortable cottage"

    Oct 2021

  • "The property was very clean , very well equipped ,comfy and cosy ."

    Perfect location close to stunning Budle Bay and within easy reach of other great coastal destinations .

    Oct 2021

  • "A lovely cottage which is very comfortable, clean and well-equipped."

    It is situated in quiet and beautiful surroundings with just a short walk to Budle Bay and a short car ride to Bamburgh. The cottage is an excellent base for visiting other places such as Berwick-upon-Tweed and Holy Island. We had a lovely week and enjoyed many walks with our dog along the wonderful beaches in this part of Northumbria.

    Sep 2021

  • "We were very happy with the cottage which was comfortable and clean."

    Lovely setting - just walk across the road and one has a magnificant view of Budle Bay and a 5 minute walk down footpath to get to the side of the Bay. 3 minute drive to Bamburgh. The complex of stone cottages are extremely attractive and very peaceful. We would definitely return here.

    Jul 2021

  • "Nice property, comfortable & well equipped"

    Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage placed within easy distance of some great beach walks - we had a ..."

    Lovely cottage placed within easy distance of some great beach walks - we had a great week and will certainly book again in the future

    Sep 2020

  • "Lovely clean and welcoming!"

    The kitchen had just about everything you would need to cook anything. The beds were big and comfy lovely location with the beach on your door step, our 2 dogs loved it. Would definitely book again.

    Oct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in an excellent location with easy access to the beach and perfect for exploring the local area."

    Cottage is very well equipped (especially the comfy beds!) and ideal for our 2 small children and a dog

    Aug 2019

  • "The house is cosy and quiet."


    May 2019

  • "We loved the property, its close proximity to the coast and the cosy interior."

    The kitchen was well equipped with a range of utensils, cooking equipment and crockery. The central heating kept the cottage cosy and warm. All in all we had a wonderful stay and would consider coming back.

    Feb 2019

  • "Very warm and comfortable and brilliantly located house."

    We very much enjoyed our week.

    Dec 2018

  • "Well situated for the coast and, in particular, Budle bay, yet near enough to Berwick and Alnwick to venture further afield with little difficulty."

    Oct 2018

  • "Kitchen outstanding - bedrooms and bathrooms very good."

    Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was simply lovely and the location was great for visiting the many attractions that Northumbria has to offer."

    The cottage was a couple of minutes walk from Budle Bay beach which was excellent for our Labrador who was able to go in the sea every morning and evening! The facilities in the cottage were excellent and it was nicely decorated, comfortable and clean. We enjoyed our stay so much that we intend to return next year.

    Aug 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Ocean Leisure Club Membership (Entrance fee payable)
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and grill, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Gardens, patio area, patio furniture, not fully enclosed
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.7 miles, pub 0.8 miles, beach 2.1 miles
  • Note: Ocean Leisure Club Membership (Entrance fee payable)
  • Note: Starter fuel for the fire is provided
  • Note: If you wish the king-size to be made up as a twin please let us know

The property

Bamburgh 1.6 miles.

Literally just a stone’s throw from stunning Budle Bay in Northumberland, No9 Budle Sands is an impressive barn conversion which has been tastefully converted to produce beautifully presented accommodation, ideal for a family or two couples travelling together.

The sitting room is wonderfully welcoming with an extensive seating area arranged around a delightful open fire, which is somewhere you can imagine curling up together, chilling out and enjoying spending time together.

When tummies start to rumble, step into the fully kitchen/diner which comes equipped with all that is needed to produce tasty food for the whole holiday party and when it’s time to serve up, gather around the dining table and look forward to long, atmospheric meals together.

If the sun is shining there is a gorgeous patio garden complete with table and chairs and a bench(not enclosed), so you can indulge in time eating and drinking alfresco.

At bedtime, there are two stylish bedrooms with feature beamed ceilings and picture windows, they are well-appointed and the perfect space to rest your weary heads and recharge your batteries.

In the morning, after a quick dip in the shower or a relaxing soak in the bath, you’re ready to get out and about exploring.

Budle Bay is a simply captivating location with mud flats attracting migrating birds and miles of sandy beaches.

Bamburgh is just a few miles away and as well as its famous castle, also has a good selection of shops and amenities.

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), hiking, cycle rides and horse-riding.

Offering elegant accommodation close to the beach, No9 Budle Sands is the perfect holiday destination.

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About the location


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: Guests are eligible for a pass to the Ocean Leisure Club. Entrance fee payable. Note: Starter fuel for the fire is provided. Note: If you wish the king-size to be made up as a twin please let us know

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas