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Charlton Cottage

(Ref. 1122293)

Bamburgh, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "This is the second time we have stayed a Charlton, and we will definitely be going back , clean, comfortable, and home from home for the facilities inside."

    Big boost... carparking inside secure back yard, good for the dogs too.

    Reviewed by Chrissie5.0Jun 2024

  • "We were very happy (and pleasantly surprised) to find a property to meet our specification of six adults, one toddler and two dogs."

    We had some wariness that we would be falling over each other in a "cottage" but on arrival such wariness was dispelled. The cottage is a Tardis and we had plenty of room. The layout of the property is excellent and has clearly been well thought through. The attention to detail regarding provision of kitchen equipment and fixtures and fittings is exceptional. The availability of three car parking spaces in the gated yard was a welcome bonus. Very minor improvement feedback would relate to the intermittent WiFi and the provision of a further front or back door key would have been helpful.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2024

  • "Gorgeous property in an excellent location."

    Good quality kitchens and bathrooms, lovely fireplace, comfortable living room and well appointed throughout. An excellent week and would definitely stay here again.

    Delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your feedback which is greatly appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick4.4Feb 2024

  • "The property was surface clean but that was it."

    It was dirty. Carpets needed cleaning, the sofa covers were filthy. They are loose covers so why weren’t these changed for clean covers? Bathroom door surrounds dirty. Fittings generally in need of tlc or replacing. Mattress and pillow protectors dirty stained. Large damp issue in double bedroom. Mirror in bathroom tatty all shells fallen off needs disposing. Bins were full of rubbish on arrival and the back yard was muddy! The extractor fan did not work In the shower room. The radiator in the lounge had been broken since Feb 2023 according to the note attached to it! This cottage is priced too high for the condition. It’s such a shame as location and size, layout were perfect for us. However we will not be returning as it was just so dirty we could not relax as we should have been able to do. I have some photos to support these issues if required.

    Thank you for your feedback. If we were made aware of these issues during your stay it would have been in our best interest to ensure that any issues were resolved. We are very sorry to hear you were not happy with the cottage. We have a fantastic team of cleaners and they always report back with any shortfalls with regards any issues ie new bedding, carpet cleaning, breakages etc. However as in every year the property has been taken off in January for a thorough maintenance and inventory check . This year new carpets are being fitted and new sofa covers amongst other items. Annual redecoration. We try very hard to maintain this very popular cottage to a high standard on a weekly basis and apologise that it was not up to the usual standard. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy1.9Dec 2023

  • "We love Northumberland and in particular, Bamburgh."

    This is a beautifully appointed, cosy cottage in the centre of Bamburgh. The secure parking at the rear is a real bonus. We have already booked Charlton Cottage for next year!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2023

  • "We love Charlton Cottage."

    A few minor niggles this year were: Oven door difficult to close Kettle is a bit hit and miss and won't always stay switched on. Door to bedroom off the lounge sticks slightly The above did not affect our stay and we would stay here every year if we could! Loved it, thank you

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Oct 2023

  • "Over all we were very happy with our stay,comfortable and spacious accommodation in a great location."

    The front bedroom had a smell of damp but not badly and the toilet in the shower room stopped flushing properly but overall we were very happy with our stay and would stay again .

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Sep 2023

  • "We’ve stayed in many cottages in Bamburgh over the years but this was our second time staying at Charlton cottage."

    The cottage is lovely and really well equipped. It is in a great location being right on the main street and with the added benefit of a secure garden and off street parking. Would highly recommend and will definitely be returning again.

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Sep 2023

  • "A little worn in places."

    Child suzed dirty hand print on the wall by the front door. Heating was a bit too warm for us. Key fob for gate worn and very difficult to use. Also no instructions for closing gate manually (needed on leaving) Disturbed early one morning by a gas delivery with no notice. BUT amazing cottage. Beautifully decorated and furnished. So comfy and homely. One of the best we have stayed in. Gorgeous kitchen. Brilliant location. Great safe parking.

    Reviewed by Alison4.1Sep 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Charlton cottage - the position was great."

    And we had fun. The layout of the cottage is good. The shower room floor needed attention - and maybe a coat of paint here and there. The kitchen was well equipped but a little dark but I think we will return it’s a a great location in a stunning area

    Reviewed by Sue4.1Aug 2023

  • "The owner had provided a bottle of wine upon arrival, a nice touch, but as we cooked at the cottage several nights, it would have been nice to at least have had the salt and pepper pots filled!"

    It is tedious to have to take EVERYTHING to a rental. We left a note for the owner regarding a dangerous kettle (lid fell off when pouring) and a rocky, wobbly wet room floor. The cottage was otherwise well stocked, clean and had comfy beds.

    Reviewed by Chris3.1Aug 2023

  • "A truly well positioned and comfortable cottage in the heart of Bamburgh."

    Bed very soft but that’s my opinion, cottage well equipped felt very at home from day one.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage."

    The dishwasher wasn’t mentioned in the particulars so that was a bonus.

    Reviewed by Ada5.0Jul 2023

  • "Charlton Cottage is a lovely, comfortable and homely cottage."

    It's in a brilliant position, in the centre of Bamburgh village. I think the courtyard is in need of a little TLC though. One of the outdoor chairs was broken, it needed weeding and the 2 plant pots were as dry as a bone. My husband soaked them and one of them came back to life!

    Dear Julie - you must of just missed the new garden furniture which had been on order for several weeks and arrived this week. Apologies that the courtyard was not up to standard during your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jun 2023

  • "This is our third visit to Charlton Cottage which clearly indicates how much we enjoy staying here."

    Position of the cottage within Bamburgh is excellent, as are the facilities. The new coffee making machine was great, especially for espresso martinis. A wonderful, comfortable, homely cottage. We very much look forward to staying again.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Apr 2023

  • "Damp smell in shower room, which we managed to lessen during our stay by keeping the velux windows open."

    Would have been good to have a dryer in addition to the washing machine. Coffee machine not important for us.

    Reviewed by Lekani3.4Mar 2023

  • "A beautiful very well equipped cottage the private parking was very good."

    Position of cottage 2 minutes walk from castle and 10 from the fabulous beach, we found the cottage very homely and warm. We are in the village twice and the Apple Inn in luckier twice all meals were amazing. The weather was very kind to us and we managed to walk our dog on the beach every day x

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2023

  • "Super cosy & well appointed cottage in which to enjoy our Christmas break: thank you!"

    Amazing location in the centre of Bamburgh: easy walking to good choice of pubs, scenic beach & stunning Castle. The Christmas tree & selection of goodies was very festive!

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Dec 2022

  • "Great location lovely area - fabulous beach."

    Great pubs, easy to walk to from property. Accommodation brilliant, everything we needed, nice relaxing place to chill out While your there try the Bamburger It’s amazing ?

    Nov 2021

  • "Lovely property in a prime location to explore all the great places that Northumberland has to offer."

    I would highly recommend Charlton Cottage to anyone wishing to stay in the area.

    Oct 2020

  • "Great little property ideally located for the village and the beach."

    Had everything we needed for our stay.

    Apr 2019

  • "Nice property, clean and comfortable in an excellent location either for in and around Bamburgh or as a base for wider exploration of North Northumberland."

    Great for parking for at least two cars especially during busy times in Bamburgh. Within easy walking distance of good pubs, great butchers and fantastic beach and wonderful Bamburgh Castle.

    Dec 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Excellent facilities in cottage. Would love to stay again.

    Nov 2018

  • "Warm, cosy and high standard."

    Excellent location for pub, shops and tourist attractions.

    Nov 2018

  • "The cottage is absolutely beautiful, well thought out, welcoming, warm and comfortable."

    a lovely place to stay. We will be returning. Bottle of wine on arrival - a lovely touch. Thank you

    Nov 2018

  • "Charlton Cottage is a beautifully and thoughtfully decorated cottage."

    It offers comfort and luxury in the heart of the beautiful village of Banburgh, perfectly situated between an excellent pub (dog friendly) and café. This comfortable cottage offers a cosy retreat, with an open fire for cold winter evenings. This is a great base to explore the Northumbria coast, including Banburgh Castle (walking distance); Farne Islands, Holy Island and Alnwick Castle.

    Sep 2018

  • "Very spacious with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a large kitchen and lounge."

    In an excellent location with secure parking. A really excellent holiday.

    Aug 2018

  • "Loved this cottage perfect location within the village."

    Wet-room was great - a really good shower. Enclosed courtyard perfect for our dogs, we felt really safe letting them out. Will definitely be back.

    Jul 2018

  • "The number one location in Bamburgh!"

    Thank you for a lovely holiday yet again! - hope to be back next year.

    Jul 2018

  • "We had another fantastic week at Charlton Cottage."

    Lovely location and a very nice cottage.

    May 2018

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  • Single storey
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double with TV, 1 x bunk with additional bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with wet room walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Gas heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • Nespresso Vertuo (several complimentary pods provided)
  • Smart TV, Sky, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Rear enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

A stunning historic stone cottage resting in the seaside town of Bamburgh, Charlton Cottage is ideal for a family or group of adults looking to explore the scenery and abundant heritage of Northumberland.

Be welcomed into a sitting room where a traditional raised open fire glows from within a fantastic stone fireplace, a real sample of local heritage, with beautiful tartan décor and matching furniture, this is a wonderful space where you can relax with a coffee and a good book.

Decorated in a subtle brown and sage interior, the kitchen matches the history of the property with soft natural colour, creating a space for guests to cook together using the many amenities available, and there is a dining table with wicker chairs and lovely double doors opening to let in light and fresh countryside air.

Enjoy a relaxing soak in the bath before making your way over to one of the three bedrooms, including two doubles, both charming with storage and homely décor, and a bunk room with two sets of bunk beds, ideal for children.

You can enjoy breakfast outside in the courtyard at the dining area.

Bamburgh is a fantastic coastal location with so much for guests to enjoy, beginning with the local eateries, where you can enjoy a hot meal in the sunshine with a glass of your favourite beverage, and you can stock up on essentials and sample local produce at the deli and food emporium.

Bamburgh has some beautiful coastal walks and there is an increadible sandy beach where you can enjoy a picnic with a view of the ocean as well as trying out wild swimming and watersports.

Bamburgh is known for its history, and so a visit to the magnificent Bamburgh Castle is a must.

Further from the property you can find a selection of countryside walks including Footsteps in Northumberland and Villages in Time Guided Walks.

Explore the history and heritage of Northumberland with a stay at Charlton Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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: This property does not accept short breaks.