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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities and Maintenance
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  • cottage (15)
  • no (10)
  • well (9)
  • excellent (7)
  • location (7)
  • lovely (7)

23 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful little cottage perfect for exploring the area."

    Only a couple of suggestions to enhance the stay - a lamp is required in living room as lighting is quite bright and the bath plug doesn’t seal so needs to be replaced. Fabulous place none the less. Definitely recommend to anyone!

    Thank you for your feedback. So good to hear positive thoughts about the cottage. Lamp and plug noted and action will be taken. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Dec 2023

  • "I loved this charming, well maintained cottage."

    It was lovely and clean, towels and bed linen very fresh and great quality. Cleaning materials were also provided and bottle of wine left in the fridge was very thoughtful. Full details on how to light the log burner was a great help as we have not used one before. The only thing I would have changed was the mattress in the main bedroom as I found it too hard, but that’s a personal preference. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to come back.

    Thank you for your feedback - so pleased you had a pleasant stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by William4.7Nov 2023

  • "Great stay everything we needed, beautiful cottage and added bonus of great weather blue skies and sunshine in November!"

    Loved Bamburgh great base to tour this stunning area.

    Thank you for your feedback - so lovey when the weather performs :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Nov 2023

  • "We would have given 5 stars, however, on arrival at Periwinkle it had not been serviced from the previous occupants!"

    !! Getting in touch with anybody from Sykes or Northumbria Cottages was abysmal! No out of hours services at all with either, not really good if you have a major problem. Did get a message saying someone from the emergency team would call within 20 minutes, guess what? no call! We managed to find mattress & pillow protectors for the beds instead of sheets and pillowcases and a couple of scratty towels! Had to divvy up the meagre bit of toilet roll between the four of us, no shops open on a Sunday after 4pm in Bambrough or Seahouses! Cleaned the two toilets and sinks, left the showers. Called Sykes or Northumbria Cottages the following morning at 9am and they said you could see that we had logged a call! Anyhoo, a very nice lady appeared about 10am and was quite mortified at what had happened, no apology from Sykes or NC though!!! Apart from all of that, Periwinkle is a really nice cottage with good amenities. We were warm and cosy and really enjoyed it. A very good base to go from for all the things we wanted to do and see in the area.

    I’m so very sorry this happened to you. Not what you want to find when you arrive for a relaxed trip - an omission on our part led to this (no excuses) - never happened before, won’t again. Hopefully the compensation went some way to saying sorry. Sorry again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea3.1Oct 2023

  • "A well laid out cottage, with good furnishings, in a perfect location."

    It was obvious that this was once a beautiful, well cared for, property _ but sadly it is now lacking TLC, maintenance and a deep clean. However, we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

    Thank you for the feedback and sorry you found the cottage lacking. Feedback noted and actions taken. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kay3.1Sep 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage , would have been good to have oven gloves and some of the pans don't work on the induction hob."

    Otherwise lovely.

    Thanks for pointing this out. There are oven gloves but they are the silicone ones…I have replaced with more obvious ones and replaced the non induction pans. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Aug 2023

  • "Wonderful location for the beach and beautiful building."

    As a previous review states the listing is inaccurate as the castle is not visible from the property. Within walking distance to Bamburgh Castle and village. The house benefits from onsite car parking. Overall the house is well equipped, some tired aspects for example the mattress in the double bedroom has a raised ridge down the middle, it's time for it to be replaced, was even visible with duvet on the bed. Outdoor patio set has seen better days. Cleaning throughout was not to a high standard, we stuck to the dining table on our first evening meal. Property instructions were clear and thorough.

    Reviewed by Peter2.8Jul 2023

  • "This is a comfortable and well-thought out cottage."

    It is nicely equipped and the Wi-Fi is excellent. The location is great for the coasts and historical sites of Northumberland. The listing talks of attractive and captivating views of Bamburgh castle from the dining table. This is not true in the summer because bushes hide it. Even in winter the castle would appear quite distant. From the window you can see the garden which is a good size and tidy but not particularly attractive. Apart from the inaccurate listing I would recommend this as a place to stay- we had a fantastic holiday. NB it was quite noisy during the day because the neighbours were having a lot of work done on their house.

    Reviewed by Susannah4.1Jul 2023

  • "Probably the best cottage we have ever had."

    The thought and effort that has gone into making this so comfortable and convenient are outstanding. The location is excellent.

    Reviewed by Cecily5.0May 2023

  • "Really comfortable and cosy cottage that feels bigger than it looks."

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Mar 2023

  • "Periwinkle was everything we hoped for and more ."

    With a path just opposite onto the dunes and beach , with an excellent seafood mobile food trailer was perfect .An excellent base for exploring the stunning Northumberland beaches , we will return

    Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage - an excellent base for walks along the coast which was our aim."

    Well equipped, with a super log burner. Beautiful area and we would love to return to Periwinkle

    Oct 2020

  • "Very well equipped and comfortable cottage in an excellent position."

    Dec 2019

  • "Great location-can walk through the dunes to the beach."

    Lovely cottage. Nicely decorated and well equipped. Perfect for 2 couples.

    Oct 2019

  • "Our first trip to Northumberland and we loved it."

    This cottage is fabulous and we can't wait to be back!

    Oct 2019

  • "Warm, cosy and comfy, excellent location."

    Had everything we needed for a relaxing break.

    Sep 2019

  • "Property was well equipped"

    Jun 2019

  • "Great location, very comfortable."

    Facilities excellent.

    Dec 2018

  • "Superb location."

    Spotlessly clean. Furnished and fitted to a high standard. Everything in that you could want. Wi-Fi that actually worked!! Garden with chairs and table for late afternoon and evening drinks. Much exceeded my expectations.

    Sep 2018

  • "Lovely clean cottage, modern decor and we’ll appointed."

    Aug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage- beautiful decor and everything provided to make your holiday hassle free."

    Jun 2018

  • "Fantastic accommodation, home from home."

    Well appointed, maintained, warm, comfortable - best place we have stayed in 15 years of visiting Bamburgh.

    Mar 2018

  • "We had lovely time at Periwinkle and enjoyed the sights of the area."

    The accommodation was clean and homely. My Husband loved the log burner.

    Jan 2018

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This property is part of the Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages collection.
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  • Single-storey, Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Open-plan living space with dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • TV/DVD player, WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Gardens, lawns, patio area, patio furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub 0.7 miles, beach 0.7 miles
  • Note: Starter pack of fuel for woodburning stove provided

The property

Enjoying a restful setting on the fringes of vibrant Bamburgh in Northumberland, Periwinkle is an impressive, single-storey cottage which is perfect for a family holiday or two couples travelling together.

Inside, the décor is tasteful and well-presented creating a really welcoming vibe.

The living space is truly inviting with ample seating, a gorgeous woodburning stove, wood flooring, attractive soft furnishings and an elegant dining area.

You can imagine curling up on the sofa and enjoying each other’s company and spending time eating and drinking at the dining table which is located next to feature sash windows with attractive views.

The kitchen is fully fitted with everything you could possibly need to be able to produce hearty food for the whole family and if the weather allows, then you can eat alfresco in the delightful gardens which come complete with lawns and a patio area.

When it’s time to go to bed, choose from a double or a twin.

Both are stylish and well-presented and a great place in which to lay your heads and recharge your batteries.

In the morning, after a quick shower or relaxing soak in the bath, you’re good to go.

Bamburgh is within walking distance and as well as a good selection of shops and eateries, boasts a hugely impressive castle.

Head off from here and carry on along the Heritage Coastline where you will find miles of sandy beaches, quaint fishing villages and breath-takingly beautiful castles.

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), birdwatching, hiking, cycle rides and horse-riding.

Boasting captivating castle views and attractive accommodation finished to a high standard, Periwinkle offers an unforgettable holiday.

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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: Starter pack of fuel for woodburning stove provided

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas