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Dunlin Cottage

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Everything perfect loads of cooking utensils lovely cosy feel only one ..."

    Everything perfect loads of cooking utensils lovely cosy feel only one suggestion a light fior back garden so could see our black furbaby lola the garden was so pretty and despite being November we sat out in the afternoons after a long walk budle bay right on the doorstep a little piece of heaven

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage garden fabulous for the dogs only thing I would recommend is for a light for the garden at night it was impossible to see we're the dogs were apart from that a lovely stay and would definitely return."

    Reviewed by Kerry4.1Nov 2023

  • "We had a lovely time in Dunlin Cottage."

    Everything was very satisfactory. The garden was great for the three dogs as were the beaches - they had a ball. We will return.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Oct 2023

  • "Plenty of space and quiet."

    Perfect with the dogs. Well equipped.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely property and well equipped."

    Had everything we needed for our stay and the welcome pack of tea/coffee/biscuits was really nice. The garden was great and our 2 dogs loved exploring in it. Property ideally suited for exploring the area. Unfortunately I broke my foot on our first day so weren’t able to explore everywhere we wanted to so will definitely be back and wouldn’t hesitate in booking Dunlin Cottage again.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2023

  • "On arrival we found that our allocated parking space was taken, by whoever was staying at Avacet cottage had 2 vehicles, so 1 was parked in our space."

    When entering the cottage, we went into kitchen and noticed the glass oven door had not been cleaned. In the kitchen, there was a lack of kitchen utensils, pots and pans, plus oven trays. But especially missed a set of sharp kitchen knives. The overall standard of living was ok. When entering the garden and letting the dogs out in the garden, after a long journey, we were greeted by an overgrown and unmaintained. There were many overgrown bushes, which prevented you from fully enjoying the different aspects of the garden. The tree which is the very large vocal point in the garden, was that untamed, that the many overgrowing branches were obstructing the double bedroom window, nearly coming into the bedroom, when the window needed to be opened. Overall, the tree needs a tree surgeon to come and do a servere cropping of this out of hand tree, before any major structural damage happens. Unfortunately we feel we will not be returning to this property or it s. neighbour Avacet cottage. Has we have had negative experiences this year in both cottages, which we know is owned by the same couple. What is disappointing is that we addressed many issues with the garden when we stopped at Avecet cottage in June, communicating with the owners about the unkept and general maintenance of the garden. When we arrived at Dunlin cottage, we were hugely shocked to find his other cottage garden was in a similar state and nothing had been addressed by the owners, from June until August. We were very disappointed these issues had not been addressed with both cottages. Had our complaint been listened to, our overall, holiday experience would have been a more enjoyable experience. We will definitely not be returning to both cottages. Tina and Julie

    We welcome feedback from our guests and it would have been helpful if all these issues had been raised during your stay. The car park issue should not have arisen as all spaces are clearly marked with the names of the cottages. Our housekeeper informs us that there are sufficient pans in the cottage along with four sharp kitchen knives. We did respond to the issues raised by you during your stay regarding the garden and weeds were removed and the tree has been trimmed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie3.4Aug 2023

  • "The cottage is in a great location and the garden is a real bonus."

    However, there are two large areas of damp.. one on the stairs and one on the ceiling in the main bedroom. Unfortunately, water came through the bedroom ceiling one night during a rain storm and we had to put the bin down to catch the water.

    Reviewed by Jackie3.4Aug 2023

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Lovely garden, great for the dogs. Great location, remote and peaceful. Lots of place to visit close by. 5 stars from us.

    Thank you for your review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Dunlin Cottage. Janet and Peter Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage , very warm ,clean and cosy and had everything thing you need for a great stay ."

    Really excellent was the private enclosed rear garden for our dogs . Great location for visiting Bamburgh and surrounding areas , local beaches are amazing . Would recommend for people wanting a dog friendly cottage .

    Reviewed by Jo5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful comfortable cottage."

    Much larger than expected with fully enclosed garden which had a patio area with table and chairs to enjoy the large gardens.. great adventure for dogs! The garden gate leads to the river and onto the coastal walk. Fully equipped kitchen with washer and dishwasher essential pack of dishcloth washing up liquid and sponge provided as well as welcome pack of biscuits tea/coffee and milk. Patio doors from bright kitchen to garden also door direct from living room to garden. Sash window boxes give lots of light and wonderful views all through the cottage. Downstairs bathroom with electric shower over the bath and the only toilet. Spacious large double bedrooms very comfortable we all had great night’s sleep. During our stay we encountered cold weather and lit the well stocked log burner. The cottage has storage heaters in all rooms which were welcome. 7 minutes by car to Bamburgh to wonderful beach. Highly recommend Dunlin Cottage well thought out for dog owners (bowls provided!)

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2023

  • "Location was brilliant."

    Cottage and surroundings were ideal. The garden was superb and perfect for our dog, although the use of a bird-scarer by a neighbour was a problem. The cottage was of a high standard, very clean and comfortable. Kitchen was well stocked and well equipped. Linen and towels were very good and plentiful. On the downside, the log-burner was ineffective (I have one at home for comparison) and outside, the parking could be a challenge. Local amenities were good and eating out was fine. Would certainly use the cottage again.

    Thank you for your positive comments . Parking was a challenge because guests at another cottage chose to bring three cars with them ! There normally is no problem . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry4.1Mar 2023

  • "A delightful cottage."

    Lots of charm and with a very relaxed welcome. We loved the area as did our dogs. We have had a super time. Thank you

    Reviewed by Karin5.0Feb 2023

  • "Hi There were no logs when we arrived but after ringing the owner he informed us that he also owned next door so go help ourself then a delivery was arranged."

    Just some cosmetic improvements could be made. A new log basket, the fire needs some tlc it roars and eats wood and doesn’t really throw out much heat. We bought some coal which improved it slightly. No outside light in the garden. The garden could be made lovely it just needs a good tidy up we removed lots of leaves from the door from the lounge as we couldn’t get out! The shower was hot but the pressure is almost non existent. Curtain poles in the bedrooms would look lovely with some curtains even though there are blinds fitted. We loved our stay and we will be back just little things that could make a big difference.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.1Jan 2023

  • "Lovely quaint cottage, brilliant for our dogs and such a good location."

    We enjoyed our stay and it was good value for money. Found it unusual there were no curtains anywhere and the first time we have rented a cottage where there has been no welcome pack?

    Really glad you enjoyed your stay. We need to point out that last year we had our curtains replaced by fashionable Roman blinds that show off the period window s and their surrounds. You can get privacy by shutting these . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane3.8Dec 2022

  • "A nicely presented cottage, clean and comfortable."

    ......ideal property for holidaying with the family dogs!

    Aug 2019

  • "Lovely property with a good fenced garden for dogs."

    Loved the log fire!!

    Aug 2019

  • "Clean and tidy well furnished two bedroomed cottage on side of the river with breakfast kitchen and pleasant sitting room to rear of property."

    Garden to the rear with table and chairs provided on patio. Very pleasant stay on Budle Bay with our two dogs!

    Jul 2019

  • "A lovely comfortable property in a nice quiet location."

    Very close to a large beautiful beach. Lovely size garden. Loved it! We will be back!

    Mar 2019

  • "Clean and well-equipped cottage ideally located to take advantage of the coastal walks."

    Jan 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, full of character and with some period features."

    Very rural, quiet spot with excellent links to Bamburgh.

    Jul 2017

  • "Good location, very clean - would recommend."

    Jun 2017

  • "The cottage has many excellent specifications."

    A lovely comfortable bed and the enclosed areas back and front will suit pet owners and parents alike. Very pleasant living room and well equipped.

    Jun 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Night storage heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi, selection of DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and furniture
  • 4 well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 1.5 miles

The property

Bamburgh 2.5 miles.

A pretty stone-built cottage with a backdrop of mature trees, Dunlin Cottage offers a wonderful base settled into the rural location of Budle Bay, near Bamburgh, Northumberland, ideal for a family and within easy reach of local amenities and attractions.

Park off-road and settle down in a homely sitting room, where a woodburning stove warms your feet from within a traditional bare brick fireplace, and you can take one of the selection of books and relax in a stylish sofa.

When mealtimes call, this property has a lovely kitchen/diner with a homely cottage feel, fitted with loads of amenities and with plenty of space for cooking together as a family, and here you will also find a dining table and glass double doors leading outside into a pretty patio surrounded by mature trees, a fantastic spot for alfresco dining.

The bathroom can be found on the ground floor, and there are two bedrooms within this property, including a tasteful double with large windows and a twin with loads of storage.

Budle Bay is a lovely location just outside of the historic town of Bamburgh, and here you can enjoy countryside walks and spend a day at the beach, enjoying stunning coastal views and maybe even trying out watersports.

For a hot meal or to stock upon essentials, head over to Bamburgh, and visit the town centre where there is a selection of eateries and make the most of a visit to the stunning Bamburgh Castle.

If you travel a little further from the property then you will find the amazing Holy Island with all of its fantastic historic sites, museums and shops.

Explore the wonders of the Northumberland coast with a stay at Dunlin Cottage.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas