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Bay View

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Waren Mill near Bamburgh, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Everything we needed, comfortable, warm, very well equipped & great views over the bay."

    Perfect location for visiting all the places we had earmarked.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Mar 2024

  • "Our 5th visit and our 6th already booked for next year - that probably says it all!"

    The view across Budle Bay to Lindisfarne Castle from the window seats is just an irresistible draw. The apartment is immaculate and it takes about 1 minute to relax again and settle in. The welcome hamper is a delight. This time we brought 2 friends with us and they also fell in love with it immediately. Always familiar places to go and new ones to discover. Enough said!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2024

  • "Exactly as described."

    Very warm comfortable, equipped with all that is needed. High standard of cleanliness. The view is stunning, would most definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely apartment in a great location- an excellent base for exploring the Northumberland coastline."

    Plenty of space for our party of five adults. Comfortable beds and had everything we needed, like a home from home! We enjoyed watching the birds, especially from the little lodge by the water.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely apartment well equipped- the beds were really comfy!"

    Thank you for the welcome pack - a really nice touch

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2023

  • "It was a great holiday, just what we need to relax."

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable and easy to live in property - great facilities and location"

    Reviewed by Leonard4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely apartment as to was the setting everything was supplied for a wonderful stay thanks"

    Reviewed by Daryl5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very pleasant and comfortable apartment with nice views."

    Very well equipped and nice touch to leave a welcoming basket of goodies. We enjoyed our stay there very much.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0May 2023

  • "A spacious, modern and well-equipped apartment, with beautiful views of the Bay."

    Access was straightforward and parking was easy. Very comprehensive Visitor Handbook. We loved the area and found plenty to do, but it was also good just to sit and watch the bay in various different states of tide. The welcome basket was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fabulous place to stay."

    Spotlessly clean, warm, comfortable and quiet. The pre-arrival info was accurate and really useful. Netflix came in handy for film nights and the telescope to see Lindisfarne was a nice touch. It was super easy to get to Alnwick, Bamburgh, Lindisfarne, even the train to Edinburgh. For what we needed this couldn't be better. BTW Wooler Evangelical Church (about 25 minutes drive) was a friendly, welcoming one for those who like to go tho church whilst on holiday.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Oct 2022

  • "Thank you for providing such a wonderful apartment with amazing views."

    Landing light very helpful, welcome basket and slippers are thoughtful. The layout was perfect, the games were brilliant. A very quiet, peaceful apartment.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2022

  • "We enjoyed coming back to the area and showing it to our friends."

    Staying at Bay View made this especially comfortable and a good experience. There were a couple of small niggles that we noted in the maintenance booklet.

    Reviewed by Kelvin4.7Sep 2022

  • "The holiday apartment was extremely well equipped and we were delighted with all the appliances and the extra space we had down stairs."

    The beds were very comfy and there was plenty of seating in the living room. The welcome pack was a really lovely touch! We loved the space and the window seats!! The location was perfect and the views changed with the tides, so much wildlife! We loved our week, thank you!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2022

  • "Enjoyed use of telescope …nice addition Master bedroom I found rather small and cramped …."

    But nothing to be done about that I suppose …..rather long curtains… I had to be careful not to stand on the bottoms causing them to fall down Maybe label keys as we found them a bit confusing A 2nd set of entry keys would have been useful

    Reviewed by Julie4.1Aug 2022

  • "We would just like to say a big thank you, and where very impressed with our welcome basket, and the cleanliness of the apartment."

    It was a perfect location, to get to all the local attractions. And my favourite spot was the window seat, watching the tide.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property in a lovely setting."

    Great views from the window seats. Check in so easy. Very well stocked with any implement you could ever want in a kitchen. Welcome hamper was the best we have had. Clean. V comfortable beds. Good info re washing machine, cooker etc.. and also tourist info and places to eat locally. The only thing we missed was a bbq.

    Reviewed by Suzy5.0Jul 2022

  • "Only black mark was the mini-JCB directly outside our bedroom window at 8 am one morning, which was not the fault of the owners, but the management company for the Mill complex."

    The owners apologised immediately when we told them. We love Bay View, have stayed every year for several years, and hope to return next year. Really excellent accommodation & location.

    Reviewed by Hugh5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely apartment well equipped and beautiful views Very comfortable and a great base for a holiday Only negative and this is being really picky- all kitchen equipment excellent, more than expected, however couldn't use veg peeler!"

    Know this is personal just not one to use for me.... Would book again as so much more to see and so comfortable a great holiday

    Reviewed by Hilary4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable property."

    Quiet and peaceful. Clean and spacious good parking and easy.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2022

  • "We wrote another glowing review in the visitor book."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property is well equipped and nicely fitted out."

    We felt that whilst it was clean it was in need of a little TLC. Eg. there were a large number of cobwebs in places from the ceilings. The one comment I would make is that this property has excellent views but unfortunately there have been external works carried out prior to our visit and the scaffolding had been left up, partially obscuring the views.

    Reviewed by Ray4.7Mar 2022

  • "Lovely property, very well equipped, lots of useful information on the use of the facilities, appliances and on locations and eating places in the area."

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2021

  • "A good base for visiting Bamburgh Castle and beach."

    A super walk at Ross Links and an easy drive to Berwick and Alnwick, Craster and Dunstanburgh Castle

    Reviewed by Sally4.1Sep 2021

  • "Cleaning was fairly superficial- the bathrooms in particular needed more attention."

    (Mould in shower, dust and fluff in corners) Toilet seat was cracked when we arrived and completely broke during our stay. This was quickly dealt with but should have been picked up before our arrival as it was fairly obvious. On arrival we were given the wrong keys from The Pantry. Cleaners were still there (6pm) so we went straight into the apartment without realising we had the wrong keys. This could have been disastrous- luckily we checked the keys later that evening before we left the building. Basically this meant we had to cancel our pub meal on our first evening as we couldn’t all leave the apartment until the following morning when The Pantry reopened.

    Reviewed by Arthur3.4Jul 2021

  • "Property is in a great if remote from facilities location, panoramic views now blocked by growing trees so intermitent view depending on time of year."

    Whilst the property was clean in general there were a couple of areas that needed attention, ie emptying of bins and cobwebs that had been in place for more than a few hours.Great to see welcome pack from the key holders and Sykes made a very pleasant suprise.

    Reviewed by Russell4.1Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Bamburgh, and found our accomodation fantastic."

    The whole experience was very well organised by Sykes and we would have no hesitation in recommending them.

    5.0Jul 2021

  • "A spacious, comfortable and well appointed property."

    A perfect base for visiting Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2021

  • "Bay View is a brilliant location."

    The flat is excellent and well-appointed. Clean, and equipped to a high standard. I don't see why one should accept accommodation of a lower standard than one's home, and Bay View fulfills that criterion. I would lay the flat out slightly differently, but it's a minor point. We find Waren Mill to be excellently located to enjoy the Northumbrian coast, it's seafood and produce, the Cheviots and Otterburn, and the south-east Scottish borders. This is why we keep coming back.

    Reviewed by Hugh5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic location, really well equipped apartment."

    Would certainly stay again here.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "During current Covid restrictions it should be pointed out that you can’t use the communal areas & therefore can not access the property on ground level as we were expecting & why we booked it."

    We had elderly parents with us & they had a set of stairs to contend with.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.4Jun 2021

  • "We had a lovely time, the apartment was clean and well stocked with everything we could want."

    The welcome pack was a kind gesture. The apartment suited our multi generation extended family with ground floor access. The only slightly negative comment I would say is the photo of the grounds is a little misleading, it includes the surrounding area outside the apartment grounds which makes it look like the site is bigger than it actually is. This did not affect our enjoyment of the place we were just a little surprised the grounds were smaller than we expected. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7May 2021

  • "Great apartment in a stunning location."

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Oct 2020

  • "Everything to do with the apartment was so straightforward and easy."

    The views are great. The location is great. Very good value for money. We were so impressed, we booked again for 6 months time even before we'd finished our holiday!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2020

  • "Excellent! Lovely place, really enjoyable stay."

    Reviewed by Christopher3.8Aug 2020

  • "Great location, excellent apartment."

    Brilliant value for money. Very helpful owners too. A lovely week.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jul 2020

  • "Bay View is a terrific flat."

    The works to the car park were not at all disruptive. We have enjoyed staying here for several years now, and there really is very little to fault. Even the wifi speed has been improved since our last visit. Cleanliness is excellent and the flat is extremely well equipped. I think this is our fifth or possibly sixth visit, and that says it all, really. Every year, there is some improvement. A couple of minor points that are really for the management company of the flats. The doors near a way of temporaily securing them open to allow bags to be brought in and out. The addition of a combination key pad on internal doors is welcome from a security point of view, but is a huge nuisance at the beginning and end of a visit. The keypads have been poorly chosen and are difficult to open with full hands. The timed illumination in interior spaces is now inadequate given the extra barrier that needs to be negotiated. There needs to be a way for guests to report faults direct - the light fitting in the common entrance hall had failed: this is clearly not the flat owner's responsibility to fix. The communal gardens badly need some attention. It would be much safer if a mirror was provided to help when exiting the back car park.

    Reviewed by Hugh5.0Jun 2019

  • "A lovely apartment in a lovely location."

    Sykes, as always, delivers.

    Reviewed by Margot5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely spacious apartment,conveniently situated for touring the area."

    Good selection of books,DVDs and games to keep you amused. Very generous welcome packs. All in all a very good choice for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Gordon4.4May 2019

  • "The location of Bay View was excellent as we wanted to walk along the Northumberland Coastal Path and we found it to be in close proximity to the coast and to Bamburgh Castle."

    The accommodation was outstanding, clean and fully equipped with some special little touches that made us feel very welcome. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday.

    Reviewed by Veronica Lesley5.0Jul 2018

  • "Bay View, again, was excellent."

    The flat is clean, well appointed, light and airy. The new bedding is lovely, and has ended one of our few niggles with the property. The Internet connection/wifi is more stable and therefore better. I don't feel 2Mb is adequate when faster speeds are locally available however. This is a minor issue as the property is great, and we plan to return next year.

    Reviewed by Hugh5.0Jun 2018

  • "Beautiful location, really nice well decorated apartment, however it had not been cleaned properly before our arrival."

    Firstly the floors felt sticky underfoot and our socks turned black. Bath had not been cleaned for a while and even had a used soap bar left behind which they should have noticed had the bathroom been cleaned properly between guests. The oven had baking trays with foil and bits of a previous guests cooking left in, again should have been checked. I could go on. We did overall enjoy our stay, although I'm not sure we would return. ***** Owner Response***** Dear Mrs Mills Thank you for your feedback. We have immediately raised these points with the cleaners and have received assurances that our very high standards will be maintained. We are sorry that you had issues and intend to monitor the situation closely.

    Reviewed by Eleanor4.1Jun 2018

  • "This is a superb cottage in a great location for exploring the area."

    Spacious and cosy with everything suppiled. Better than a hotel!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2018

  • "A great holiday in a perfect location."

    The apartment is well equipped and the additional personal touches were very much appreciated. Would certainly stay there again - couldn't fault it at all - highly recommend it. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Aug 2017

  • "This apartment is very spacious and extremely well equipped."

    It is very well maintained and includes all of the little extras that really make a holiday. The location is perfect for exploring Northumberland, either walking or by car. We would recommend this property to anybody and hope to return in the future

    Reviewed by Ailish5.0Jul 2017

  • "We all had a wonderful holiday, the apartment was everything you said it was and great value for money."

    The owners seemed to have thought of every detail and provided high quality fittings and what a location!

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0May 2017

  • "This was an excellent apartment - a true home from home!"

    It was lovely and cosy on our arrival complete with very appreciated welcome pack containing not only the basics, but also luxury items too. Great location with lovely views and so, so clean. Would recommend this rental to all.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2016

  • "Beautiful apartment but as no mobile phone signal, does need at least a payphone in the property."

    Reviewed by Gail4.8Sep 2016

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  • All first floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with TV and en-suite walk-in rainfall shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area, sitting area with leather furniture and views across Budle Bay towards the sea
  • Ground floor hall (with private entrance) with WC and stairs to accommodation
  • Rear access available directly at first floor level
  • Complimentary use of a jetty cottage with beautiful views across the bay
  • Shared decked seating area.
  • Night storage heaters, underfloor heating in bathrooms and additional electric heaters
  • Electric oven, separate electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge, Nespresso coffee machine, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Flat screen TV with Freeview, catch up TV and Netflix, Blu-ray, DVD, Wii console, DAB radio/CD/iPod dock, spotting scope, pay phone in shared entrance (outgoing calls only)
  • WiFi
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, towels and 2 bathrobes inc. in rent
  • Highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Storage area for garden furniture, bikes etc
  • Shared use of land around mill and garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles (Bamburgh)
  • Note: Mobile phone signal is limited
  • Note: Property only accepts a Saturday changeover, if you would like a different changeover day please contact Sykes on 01244345700.

The property

Bamburgh 3 miles.

A wonderful, extremely spacious three-bedroom apartment at Waren Mill, just 3 miles from Bamburgh with its superb sandy beaches, coastal walks, cycleways, golf courses, restaurants and other amenities.

Situated in a former Norman grain mill, this fabulous luxury apartment has fittings of the highest quality and has a contemporary feel.

The well-equipped and large living area directly overlooks Budle Bay, a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its rare birdlife, and enjoys panoramic views towards Holy Island in the distance.

Local attractions within easy reach include the beautiful village of Bamburgh, with its stunning castle, the picturesque fishing village of Seahouses, with its trips to the nearby Farne Islands, and the very popular Alnwick Castle and Gardens.

Bay View is a superb base for exploring Northumberland!

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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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Property only accepts a Saturday changeover, if you would like a different changeover day please contact Sykes on 01244345700.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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