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The Lazy Seal

(Ref. 1085217)

Spittal, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fantastic week staying at the Lazy Seal."

    Everything was perfect with our accomodation and the little extras were very welcome, especially Noah's eggs. A really good staging point for visiting Northumberland with the beach just on your doorstep. Thank you.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2024

  • "The cottage was lovely - spacious , well-equipped, spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated etc."

    One small thing for reference: One of the kitchen cupboard handles came off when I opened it (the one nearest the sink I think)?

    Reviewed by Maria4.4Oct 2023

  • "The Lazy Seal was comfortable, well-equipped and very clean."

    It is located close to Spittal seafront and parking outside is no problem. There are nice neighbours and the owners of The Lazy Seal were welcoming and very helpful during our stay

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Sep 2023

  • "As described this is a beautiful large apartment just a stones throw away from Spittal Beachfront."

    The apartment was comfortable large and just perfect for our stay. Tracey sent a lovely welcome text on the day of arrival and the welcome gifts were a lovely touch. Would definitely recommend and book again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Aug 2023

  • "The property was welcoming, spotless and very homely."

    It had everything that my brother and his family needed. The kids loved it as did the adults. Will definitely be booking it again.

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was wonderful."

    We couldn't fault a thing. If anything, this accommodation far exceeded our expectations. The whole place was far larger than we were expecting and much closer to the beach. the host left us a small hamper to start out holiday including some treats for our pup.

    Reviewed by Kris5.0Aug 2023

  • "The apartment was very beautiful & very spacious."

    Perfect for my family. My boys loved being able to have the space to play. Well equipped for babies, toddlers & children’s. The beds were so comfortable. We loved it so much that we didn’t want to go home, we could have stayed another week. We will definitely be staying at The Lazy seal

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Jul 2023

  • "We loved our stay at the Lazy Seal and hope to visit again some time."

    The ground floor apartment was clean, comfortable and stylish. Lovely welcome of milk, fresh eggs, etc. Parking was just outside the front door. The location was perfect for Spittal beach, a few minutes walk away. A short drive to the A1. We visited Holy Island, Bamburgh, Seahouses, etc. A beautiful part of the UK. We Thank you to the owners for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2023

  • "The Lazy Seal was lovely and was spotless."

    The decor was fab. Beach just round the corner. The welcome hamper and Noah's eggs were a nice touch but even better were the beers and chocolates for my hubby's 50th

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jul 2023

  • "Stayed here as a family with a toddler and small dog."

    Apartment is ground floor which made it easier with my toddler and the pram and was so spacious! Highchair and travel cot was provided too we just needed to bring our own mattress for the travel cot and bed linen for it. There was also plastic plates and bowls too and a box of toys so thoughtful which made our stay so much easier. Apartment came with a welcome pack with eggs, bread, milk and chocolate biscuits. There was other additional bonuses too laundry pods, tea/coffee/sugar sachets. Rooms were super comfortable and towels provided. Smart TV in main bedroom and livingroom so you can log into netflix/watch youtube. Log fire and starter pack for the log fire. Location was great the playground and splash park and small arcade was just round the corner right next to the beach. Beach was also dog friendly. 25 minute walk to Berwick where we got the train to Edinburgh. Rooms do get light so the only thing i would add is curtains to make it blackout on top of the blinds and also a mop for any spillages

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Jul 2023

  • "Super stay at the Lazy Seal."

    The property was spotless and well maintained. We had been left a hamper by the owners which was such a delight to receive. A great holiday.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful break away at the lazy seal."

    Very clean very comfortable property with everything you need and more ( the welcome hamper is a lovely touch) . The location -with Spittal beach just yards away and on the borders of Scotland and Northumberland for days out- is fabulous. Parking for two cars. We had a great holiday.The owner letting us in early and checking in that everything was ok is another big star from us . We highly recommend this holiday home .

    Reviewed by Sharron5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful ground floor flat in a perfect location."

    The flat was stylish and spotlessly clean. Lots of space for a family of 4. Really nice touch with a welcome hamper including fresh eggs and Easter eggs and craft left for our daughters. Parking directly outside the flat on the street. We will definitly visit this property again!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Lazy Seal."

    The apartment is a home from home. Lovely and clean, very comfortable and very spacious (family of 5 plus our dog). Location of the property is excellent - just across the road from the beach and play park for the kids and lots of walks close by for the dog. Tracey communicated well and was lovely to deal with. We will definitely be booking again!

    Reviewed by Linden5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is a lovely apartment, impeccably clean and much bigger than it looks on the photographs."

    All the little extra touches made a difference including the welcome pack and Noah’s eggs! The location is great, we were on the beach every morning with the dog, and the neighbours were very friendly. We explored the coast, everywhere was easy to get to from here, and one day we took the train into Edinburgh. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Sandie5.0Feb 2023

  • "Our stay at The Lazy Seal was great!"

    The property was easy to find and easy to access when we arrived. Travelling in 2 cars I was concerned that having no private parking would have been a problem but there was always plenty of parking on the street at all times of day. When we arrived the property was spotlessly clean and included lots of lovely welcoming touches including Halloween sweets for the kids, chocolate bees in the kids room and a chocolate treat in the other bedrooms. As others have mentioned the welcome pack including bread, milk, cereals and Noah’s eggs was much appreciated. The Wi-Fi was easy to access and very reliable, much appreciated with 2 kids with iPads! Some key items that were available at the property but not included on the property listing were nespresso coffee machine, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. Shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hand soap were also provided in the bathroom. There was also a nice collection of toys and books for the children. The location was good with the beach in easy walking distance and the local shop just down the road. We didn’t need to have much contact with the owners but any time we did Tracey was lovely. Would definitely recommend a stay here and we would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2022

  • "The Lazy Seal is in a good location, close to the shop and beach, owners very helpful."

    very good tv setup, and comfortable beds. A few minor things that could make it 5 stars. no teapot or milk jug, a coffee table in the lounge would be useful,, could do with a mirror above the bathroom wash basin, or a portable one on the window sill. As we live in a detached house, noise from people above a bit distracting, may not bother some people.

    Reviewed by William4.1Sep 2022

  • "Enjoyable family holiday staying at the 'Lazy Seal'."

    Very clean with everything provided for a relaxing week in immaculate accommodation. Personal touches added make you feel welcome on arrival. Well situated for beaches, walks, castles and surrounding areas. Made to feel part of the community by neigbours and Bailey the lovely Labrador. Thanks Tracey we will certainly be returning. Perhaps a nightlight in children's bedroom on shelves would be an advantage.

    Reviewed by Colleen5.0Aug 2022

  • "The Lazy Seal was excellent."

    It was spotless, fresh and comfortable. The welcome pack was super and very much appreciated. I have only one small recommendation, bed side tables on both sides of beds with bed side lamps would be really handy for both big bedrooms. Otherwise , the accommodation was perfect.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Aug 2022

  • "We found the Lazy Seal to be lovely and clean, spacious and decorated to a high standard."

    The welcome hamper was much appreciated, especially Noah’s eggs. The location is perfect for exploring the Northumberland coastline and we walked into Berwick a few times as well as visiting Bamburgh, Lindisfarne, Alnwick and even a day in Edinburgh. We had lots of lovely walks along Spittal beach which is just around the corner. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2022


    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2022

  • "Just returned home from an excellent week at The Lazy Seal."

    From the minute we walked through the door we felt at home. Made to feel even more comfortable by the welcome hamper including lovely eggs and treats for our dog. The apartment was spotless and we lacked for nothing. We will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2022

  • "Flat perfect so close to beach much bigger than it looked in photos."

    We will be coming back .every thing so clean and lots of storage

    Reviewed by Susan4.7May 2022

  • "Lazy seal is an excellent holiday cottage like a home from home, moderen with ..."

    Lazy seal is an excellent holiday cottage like a home from home, moderen with lovely touches to the house, everything you need is here and 5 minutes walk from the promenade, 2 mins from shop who do the best steak pies

    Thank you for your great feedback and we are happy you enjoyed your stay. If you ever decide to stay again make sure you try the scotch pies they are amazing ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Agnes5.0May 2022

  • "We have just spent a week at The Lazy Seal and we loved it!"

    The house was cleaned to a high standard and was beautifully decorated. The owners left us a lovely starter hamper of goodies and a very thoughtful Easter gift which went down well with our little one! The location was perfect for the beach and promenade where we spent a lot of time walking our pooch. There was a bus service literally a minute walk away that took us into Berwick Upon Tweed for the days we didn't want to drive

    Thank you very much for your great feedback and we are so happy you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Apr 2022

  • "Unfortunately it was freezing cold in most rooms, the radiators in some of the rooms didn’t actually heat them."

    No heating in kitchen and kids room. The log burner did heat it up but not ideal to rely on that. Temperature gauge on bath didn’t work properly- the water was too hot and couldn’t be turned down. No matches or lighter in the flat so it was a pain to have to go out first night to buy them for the log burner. Flat was exceptionally clean though and looked lovely. No family sized pans for cooking meals.

    Thank you for your feedback and naturally we are upset you found some issues. On the situation with the heating there is a thermostat in the kitchen that controls all the rooms along with this you can also turn the heating up in each room on the heaters. There was a lighter left for the log fire but this is kept in the kitchen drawer with the cutlery for safety away from children. There was also a contact number left for any of these issues that could have been resolved very easily if we was contacted. I am pleased to hear you found us very clean and comfortable and am hoping you also enjoyed your hamper, milk, bread, chocolates and bottle of Buck’s Fizz that was kindly left for you to make your self catering experience that little more enjoyable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna3.4Feb 2022

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  • Ground-floor apartment
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size, 1 x double, 1 x children's bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Beach 200 yards
  • Amusements & Arcade 200 yards
  • Shop/Bakery 100 yards
  • Free roadside parking
  • One well-behaved small dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.3 miles
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £350
  • Note: Property sleeps 4 adults and 2 children

The property

Nestled in the popular coastal town of Spittal in Northumberland, is this delightful ground-floor apartment, The Lazy Seal.

Enjoying a central location with easy access to amenities, as well as the glorious sands of Spittal Beach, The Lazy Seal makes for a fabulous coastal retreat for a family of six and their canine companion.

Be welcomed into the spacious sitting room, where you can sink back into the teal velvet sofas with a glass of wine and relax in front of your favourite film on the TV, as the woodburning stove crackles nearby.

Whip up lovingly homemade meals in the fully-functioning kitchen, with a handy washing machine, perfect for popping sandy clothes on a spin after a day at the beach!

Settle down around the dining table to tuck-in to the fruits of your labour, as you discuss plans for the adventures that lie ahead.

Soothe tired muscles with a blissful soak in the bath, paired with your favourite book, before popping on fresh pyjamas and rustling up a mug of hot chocolate.

As your eyes grow heavy, indulge in a refreshing night's embrace in one of three beautifully-presented bedrooms, two king-size and a bunk.

Awake from a leisurely slumber, before packing up your swimming trunks, buckets and spades and heading straight for the beach, where you can enjoy a spot of fishing, a leisurely walk along the shores with your pooch or simply sitting back and taking in the stunning sea views.

Wander over to Berwick-upon-Tweed, just a short drive or 1.6 mile walk, where you can visit the historical Main Guard Museum, hop aboard a boat and join a trip to spot the local wildlife of dolphins and seals or visit the traditional candy-striped style Berwick Lighthouse which proudly looks out to sea.

Take your pick of welcoming pubs where you can treat your loved ones to a tasty pub lunch, allowing yourself a night away from the kitchen.

Learn more about the local area at the Berwick Museum and Art Gallery or immerse yourself in history at the 18th-century Town Hall.

Why not finish your day exploring the coast and immerse yourself in the spectacular sight of Bamburgh Castle looming grandly over the North Sea?

This ancient village also has lovely shops, enticing tea rooms and easy access to beautiful unspoilt countryside.

Lindesfarne also known as Holy Island is not far away, and is a must for any history enthusiasts, including any fans of the Vikings!

Be sure to set time aside to visit Alnwick, home to the impressive Alnwick Castle which featured in the first two films of the popular Harry Potter series.

Nearby, are the lush Alnwick Gardens where you will find a cascading fountain and a treehouse restaurant, as well as the poison gardens, home to the deadly nightshade.

For a memorable evening, take the family to the Alnwick Playhouse to enjoy a live theatre performance in an elegant setting.

For a home that will leave you wanting to return as soon as you have left, choose The Lazy Seal.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Berwick-upon-Tweed 1 mile; Alnwick 29 miles

A pretty little coastal town sat on the southern bank of the River Tweed, with Berwick-upon-Tweed on the other side. Spittal is a fine location for a holiday by the sea with its range of shops and pubs as well as an amusement arcade and a beach widely regarded as one of the nicest in Northumberland. Every year there is a Seaside Festival with fairground rides, food and other entertainment, perfect to tie into your holiday. Nearby sits the brilliant coastal town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, offering fantastic amenities and activities to enjoy including castle ruins and a golf club. The Northumberland National Park is also accessible, boasting incredible opportunities for walking and cycling.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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