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Budle Cove

Waren Mill near Bamburgh, Northumberland (Ref. 2101)


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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "A great property."

    Reviewed by EamonnMar 2022

  • "Excellent location for visiting the Northumberland coast and particularly good for birdwatching either directly from the window of the apartment or from the close at hand viewpoint on Budle Bay."

    We thought that the accommodation was excellent value for money

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2021

  • "Had a great holiday will go back again."

    Reviewed by DennisSep 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Budle Cove the accommodation was good and views lovely, however there are a few things that would have made our stay so much better."

    Cleanliness - when we arrived at the property there were dog poo bags left outside the outer door. One was there most of the week until my husband put it in the bin. The property had not been cleaned to a high standard, the floors were grubby and there were dead flies underneath one of the tables in the lounge. There was also someone’s lipstick under one of the dressers in the master bedroom (in full view). There was grease on the pans in the kitchen cupboard and the oven was absolutely filthy. The bath towels smelt of dog- now we like dogs but don’t particularly like to smell like them. When we stripped the bed we found there was no mattress protector and the mattress was stained. Maintenance - the e-suite window does not shut and it also has a hole in it so will be cold in winter months. There has also been a problem with the flooring in the property and it’s taped up in many places. Attention to detail would have made our stay much more comfortable. Saying all of this we really enjoyed our stay and feel it’s a shame that the attention to detail would have made it so much better. On a final note the published information states there was a DVD player available, this information is incorrect as we understand it has been removed.

    Reviewed by SimonSep 2021

  • "The flat was well suplied, clean and quiet."

    Yhe setting was wonderful, and peaceful. Th only problem was with the sofa bed. This was really not big enough for two adults, and they had quite difficult nights. . Everything else was up to expected standard and we enjoyed it It was unfortunate that my husband and iI are not of an age to sleep on a sofa bed (being over 80 yrs) this ment that the main driver and partner had to use it and it mabe them a little weary each day. Everythong else was very good.

    Reviewed by JenniferJul 2021

  • "This apartment has character with individual and interesting pictures and ornaments from past travels tastefully displayed and without cluttering."

    The open plan living area has the most amazing view across the bay which constantly changes with the light along with the ebb and flow of the tide. The apartment was spotlessly clean upon arrival with soap and cleaning equipment provided. Take dishwasher tablets, salt and bin bags. The shared hallway was also very clean and it was easy to park either at the front or back of the building. The apartment doesn't have a dvd or cd player as suggested in the description. Or at least if it does, we didn't find them! Also the fridge is quite small, so don't arrive with lots of chilled products, you might not be able to squeeze them all in. The bathrooms are modern and finished to a high standard, with two good showers and a bath. I would completely recommend this apartment. We have had a lovely week and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2021

  • "The view is mesmerising, the light changes constantly, it is a paradise for watching wildlife from the windows,if only for a few days ,it was a fantastic chance to kick back and breathe,especially in these strange times."

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2020

  • "The key codes were unclear, we were sent two codes, a “door code” and another code for “the inner door if it is locked” when actually we needed just ONE code for the key safe box located next to the main door to access the building which contained keys for both the main door to the building & the key for the apartment - very confusing as there wasn’t any other keypads to enter codes in to?"

    ! I note this had been commented on previously in the guest book. When we eventually accessed the building & the apartment we found a broken glass put away in the cupboard, a dirty unwashed cup in a different cupboard. There was NO hand sanitiser at the sanitising station on entering the main building, the sanitiser dispenser was empty ALL WEEK, as this is a communal entrance this surely should be checked daily and refilled when necessary? Cobwebs in the main bathroom, cobwebs in the hallway, the lounge & hall floors had not been cleaned or swept and there was barely any hand wash left in the property, we purchased more but surely given the current situation with COVID these are basic essentials? The blind in the main bedroom is broken and can’t be pulled down to block out the light which had also been mentioned in the guest book previously. The apartment itself was very nice and the view is stunning but the lack of cleanliness left a lot to be desired, we have visited many different properties in Northumberland over the years - this was the most expensive and is the only one we would not return to, our holiday was enjoyable but the cleanliness of the property was very disappointing.

    Reviewed by JoanneSep 2020

  • "This is a very well appointed, spacious flat in a great location to visit the Northumberland coast."

    If you are a birder, come with a telescope and you will be rewarded. I saw from the window up to 5 little egrets, ruff, greenshank, a pair of majestic swans, common sandpiper, 500 wild greylags up the creek early one morning, lots of redshank, gulls and duck. Round the corner at the public parking, 7 curlew sandpiper, knot, black tailed godwit. You need patience with the front door key; take bin bags and dishwasher tablets.

    Reviewed by NigelSep 2020

  • "We had a relaxing break in the flat, which was well-equipped and comfortable and we particularly loved the views over the estuary."

    The garden was handy for our little dog & also the children. We enjoyed exploring the local area & spent a lot of time walking along the coast and visiting local beaches. We didn't have to drive very far to find a new spot to explore. All in all a fantastic location. We have already recommended to friends and family.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2020

  • "Lovely and warm always very spacious and comfortable"

    Reviewed by LindaNov 2019

  • "This is 7th year at Budle Cove."

    Never fails us, from the setting to the facilities, right down to the gorge is welcome cake. It's in a great position for beach walks and places to visit.

    Reviewed by MikeNov 2019

  • "Excellent well equipped apartment with marvellous view of Budle Bay from the main room."

    Many useful thing’s thoughtfully provided (teas coffee sugar salt etc) in a way that was unusual for its completeness. Also there was a fantastic chocolate cake (thank you). Plenty of room for four, six at a pinch.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2019

  • "The apartment was well presented and well laid out, It has a fabulous view over the estuary and is a bird watchers paradise!"

    Pretty central for most of the usual attractions - Bamburg, Alnwick, Berwick and so on but also for other less well known places such as Flodden Field, Coldstream Jedburgh and Duns. We were very comfortable for the week. We have only one complaint and that is that with so much food and toiletries left by previous guests in the cupboards - there was little room for ours! Suggest the cupboards are cleared out for future guests. We had a wonderful week and would certainly return.

    Reviewed by EileenSep 2019

  • "Lovely apartment that had everything you could wish for, welcomed with a lovely cake and treats for the dog."

    Great location and could spend the whole holiday just watching the birds from the window seats. Awful weather when we were there but still managed to have a relaxing time, will definitely go again.

    Reviewed by PaulineJun 2019

  • "The apartment was perfect in every way; well equipped, clean, comfortable, roomy, everything worked properly and good parking!"

    We loved the views over the bay - we can't see the sea so well in Sheffield! We know the area well and have stayed in the Seahouses area many times so we knew we could easily get to our favourite places: Barter Books in Alnwick, the beaches at Seahouses, Embleton, Low Newton, Beadnell etc. The main reason for our stay this time was to take our friend away for a much needed break and to take her to Lindisfarne - somewhere she has wanted to visit for years. We had perfect weather for our Lindisfarne trip which made it all the more special for her.

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2019

  • "We had a lovely time at this gorgeous apartment."

    The chocolate cake on arrival was beautiful, and an unexpected gift! Very comfortable and clean. The window seats and binoculars that were provided proved to be an instant hit, and we saw lots of different birds on the bay. We would highly recommend friends to stay here. Thanks for a restful week!

    Reviewed by EmmaJun 2018

  • "The only issue is there appears to be a sewerage facility within the property grounds where a tanker empties effluent several times in the week and the smell is pretty bad."

    Otherwise the property was lovely.

    Reviewed by JeremyJun 2018

  • "The apartment was very well equipped and the beautiful constantly changing view a delight - and there was a good bus service from the door so we coild give the car a rest."

    Reviewed by LyndaMay 2018

  • "We have been to Budle Cove and Budle Bay properties previously."

    They just 'fit the bill' for us.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2017

  • "No 6 The Maltings is an absolutely fabulous apartment where no effort is spared to give a welcoming comfortable stay."

    I cannot recommend it too highly. The views over Budle Bay are to "die for".

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2017

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed stay- lovely flat with great views over the the bay, watching waders & migrating geese."

    Fascinating place and well equipped, maps, books etc.

    Reviewed by Rachel JanetSep 2017

  • "Lovely holiday apartment every thing it said on the box and more, great views over the bay with lots of birds at low tide."

    Will definitely return to this property.

    Reviewed by StuartSep 2017

  • "Sykes chosen as had dog friendly places."

    Booking with dog for first time so pleased to find your site. Not sure if I missed it but the first I noticed that dogs not allowed in bedrooms or on furniture came with final paperwork after full payment. On the whole not a problem but I would have preferred to know this beforehand as dog is used to sleeping in bedroom on her own bed on floor and we couldn't let her in there. This made her anxious at first. If this is a general rule for all your cottages then would be good to know in prominent text before booking. A lovely location and very well stocked flat. Thoughtfully provided milk and chocolate cake. We had a lovely holiday and I would recommend both Sykes and this flat. Final point, the mill and adjacent flats are served by a septic tank only 40 feet way which is emptied daily early morning. As you would expect, it is incredibly smelly while being pumped out. The smell almost clears within an hour or so but the garden area is prone to a general miasma of human effluent when the air is still.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2016

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  • All second floor (accessible by lift)
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC and 1 x twin bedroom
  • There is also a double sofa bed in the sitting room so the property can accommodate six guests in total
  • Sitting room (with sofa bed) has views over Budle Bay
  • Shower room with shower, basin, bidet and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen and dining area
  • Electric storage heaters with electric heaters available
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Use of communal garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 3 miles.

The property

Bamburgh 3 miles.

A fabulous apartment forming part of a superb mill conversion, in the tiny hamlet of Waren Mill, just 3 miles from Bamburgh and near Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve.

Refurbished to a high standard, this charming, second floor property features a cosy sitting room boasting wonderful views over Budle Bay towards Lindisfarne Castle, a well-equipped, modern kitchen and a delightful master bedroom with en-suite facilities, a twin bedroom and a sofa bed in the sitting room.

The picturesque village of Bamburgh, with its far-reaching, golden beaches provides a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, together with a choice of golf courses, whilst the impressive castle is not to be missed.

Just 6 miles away, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the pretty fishing village of Seahouses hosts an array of amenities, including boat trips to the remarkable seal colony on the famous Farne Islands.

The pretty coastal town of Berwick, with its herring smoke house and Elizabethan walls, and the impressive castle and gardens at Alnwick are all within easy reach.

A superb location for a varied and enjoyable holiday.

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About the location


Seahouses 3 miles; Alnwick 12 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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