Coastguard Cottage

Bamburgh & Holy Island Area, Northumberland Coastal

  • 5 Star

You can book this property from:

  • £1,350 per week
  • £193 per night
  • 5 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 4 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Smart TV
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.25 miles
  • Shop 0.25 miles


  • On one level, no stairs
  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Coastguards is a stone built single storey semi-detached cottage on a private lane, backing onto the dunes in the village of Bamburgh

• All guests are provided with written directions to the cottage
• The nearest bus stop is on the main street in Bamburgh approx 250m away
• Chathill Railway Station is 5 miles away
• Taxis can be booked by telephone - See our welcome folder useful numbers. 

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
• Car parking is available in the garden of the cottage and on the lane outside.
• Disabled spaces are available in Bamburgh Car Park approx 500m.
• The lane is grassed and gravelled to the North, to the South it is grassed and has access over the playing field which has a pavement around the perimeter. To the North the lane is slightly inclined, to the South it is flat.

Main Entrances & Doorways, general house layout.
• The main entrance is the front door through a small wicket gate onto a gravelled front courtyard. The key for this door is located in the key safe to the right of the door, there is a dusk til dawn light and you will receive the code with your directions.
• The front door is up one step 15cm high, 82cm wide 206cm high with the hinge on the right. There are two keyholes, the top is a mortice lock, the bottom is a yale type lock.
• The front door opens into the hall area where an inner door 78cm wide x 203cm high leads to the Lounge to the left, through this room to 2 bedrooms and the family bathroom to the left. The lounge main light switch is just inside the lounge door on the right. The floor is washed oak laminate a pale grey/fawn colour. The lounge has a brown plain rug in front of the two sofas.
• There is an open fire in the lounge, and a large low level coffee table in the centre of the rug, in front of the fire.
• The glazed door measuring 80cm wide and 204cm tall leads to a hallway with the bathroom to the left, The exterior door to the inner court yard is on the right 86cm x 203cm with 1 step down outside. 1st left is the bathroom with a door 73cm x 203cm , 2nd left is a twin room. straight on is the double room ensuite. All three of these doors are 68cm wide and 197cm tall. Straight on from the front door is the twin room through a door 79cm x 203cm Turning right at the front door are two more doors, to the right is the king size bedroom through a door 78cm x 203cm. On the left is the door to the family dining kitchen area through a door 78cm x 203cm. Through the kitchen is the conservatory which has french doors
with a 6inch step to the patio, and one to the inner courtyard 80cm wide with a ramp.

Room layouts & features

• The floor is wooden effect laminate as the hall there are 2 sofas in front of which is a low coffee table 45cm high . There is a rug in the middle of the room under the coffee table. There is a TV with remote control and DVD
• There are two small lamp tables.
• An open fire & guard, log basket and ash can and fire tools.
• To the left of the fire place is a book case, to the right an enclosed cupboard housing children's toys and TV games
• Broadband router for wireless internet access.

Rear Hall
• Book Case to left, back door to right, clothes hooks on right.

Family Bathroom
• Doors opens hinged to left
• Pull Light switch to right.
• Bath with hand shower.
• Low level WC
• Mains Thermostatic Shower with sliding doors and small step up (10cm)
• 600 wide basin with central lever operated mono-bloc tap.
• Plug - push close and press again to open.
• Mirror over sink.

Red Twin Room
The floor is carpeted
• Through door - built in wardrobe ahead, opening to right
• 2 x 3ft wide single beds, Metal headboard. with storage bedside cabinet between with single lamp.
• To right set of drawers.
• To left - central heating radiator.
• Window behind bed heads, roman blind, cord operated

Ensuite Double Room
Floor Carpeted
• Double Bed under window.
• Two bedside cabinets with light on each.
• Roman blind, chord operated.
• To right built in wardrobe.
• Blanket box under 2nd window.
• Ensuite shower room, shower with sliding doors, nominal 10cm step up. Shower thermostatic mains.
• Low level WC
• Wash hand basin with central mono-block lever tap.
• Plug push to close, push again to open.

Main Hallway (off front door)
• Shoe rack to right, under clothes hooks.
• Door mat at front door
• Floor driftwood effect laminate.
• Telephone for incoming calls and emergencies only (number supplied on wall).

Kingsize bedroom (front)
• Light switch on right
• Large full width window. Roman blind, cord operated.
• 5ft bed - wooden frame.
• Double Wardrobe - wooden.
• Chest of Drawers - matching
• 2 bedside cabinets with light on each.

Family Dining room / Kitchen
• Driftwood effect laminate floor.
• Light switch on right
• Central dining table and 8 chairs.
• Large storage cupboards & freezer.
• Dresser with audio equipment, dvd and wall mounted flat screen free view TV.
• Key Rack and keys for property.
• Large patio doors giving access to outside full width opening approx 8ft - 6inches step with instructions for operation on doors.
• Centrally - log burning stove.
• Kitchen area U-shape. cupboards and benches - under bench 2 fridges, dishwasher, washer/drier. Over bench wall cupboards. Toaster, bread bin, microwave, Kettle. double sink with lever operated taps. Range style cooker. See full inventory of kitchen equipment etc. 

• Tiled floor
• Two sofas and a chair, coffee table, lamp and pictures.
• 2 exterior doors - one to garden patio, one to inner courtyard.

Shower Room
• Mains shower, 10cm step up, sliding doors.
• basin
• low level WC.
• Property services cupboard - kept locked

Inner Courtyard
Concrete floor - open air. There is a ramp down to this area from the conservatory and step down from back door. 

Outdoor Facilities
• Patio table and chairs
• Barbecue
• Rubbish bins - 1 large bin for all rubbish.
• Large grassed lawn with access to drive for parking
• Wicket gate to path through the dunes to the beach.
• Hose pipe

Additional Information
• Inside the property there are no steps.
• All doors are in excess of 70cm (except - the ensuite shower room which is 61cm wide and the conservatory/kitchen door and rear twin room door which are both 69cm)


You couldn't ask for a better located holiday cottage .....

Situated under the Whinstone Crags upon which stands Bamburgh Castle, nestled in the Bamburgh dunes, and just out of the garden you're on the beach in seconds, this single storey cottage just seems too good to be true. But, this house has been a family holiday retreat for over 50 years and now, Coastguard Cottage has been brought into the present day to accommodate up to 8 people and an infant. With 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an underfloor-heated conservatory, the cottage is spacious yet has a cosy feel and provides a great retreat after a day exploring the Northumberland coastline or simply walking along the vast expanse of Bamburgh beach, just metres from the front door. Besides the iconic castle dominating this village, Bamburgh also has a wealth of pubs/restaurants and eateries, as well as cafes, gift shops and general stores. Not to be missed is the local butcher's shop - Carter's - to sample the famous Bamburgh Bangers for breakfast!
For a family get together, friend's reunion, or a base for groups to follow their interests there's space and comfort for all.


  • Situated under the Whinstone Crags upon which stands Bamburgh Castle
  • Nestled in the dunes, just out of the garden you're on the beach in seconds
  • Enter through the front door into an entrance hall
  • Parking for 1 car (or 2 small ones) in the grounds, 1 car on the lane outside
  • There are security cameras installed at the front of the property

Please note:
No parking is allowed on the lawn
There is a municipal car park approx 500 yards away.


  • Fantastic family kitchen/dining room
  • Log burner
  • Direct access to the garden
  • Range cooker with ceramic 5 ring hob
  • 2 integral fridges
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Washer drier
  • Dishwasher
  • Range cooker with ceramic 5 ring hob
  • Food processor
  • Sandwich maker
  • Juicer
  • Coffee maker

Dining area

  • Fantastic family kitchen/dining room
  • Log burner
  • Direct access to the garden
  • Large dining table and 8 chairs
  • Wi-fi
  • Smart TV
  • Radio
  • CD
  • Ipod dock

Lounge & Conservatory

Snug lounge with open fire:

  • 2 leather sofas
  • Wi-fi
  • Smart TV
  • DVD
  • Great selection of books and children's games

Lovely sunny conservatory:

  • Comfy sofas
  • Coffee table
  • Patio doors that open directly to patio and garden
  • Doorway to inner courtyard - log store, games store.

Bedrooms & bathrooms

  • 4 great bedrooms:
  • 1 king size double
  • 1 standard double with ensuite
  • 2 twin rooms
  • 1 family bathroom with separate shower
  • Bath time toys for the kids
  • Second shower room (off the conservatory)


  • Smart TV - lounge & dining room and bedroom 1
  • DVD - lounge & dining room
  • Radio
  • CD
  • Ipod dock
  • Great selection of books and children's games

Outside Facilities

  • Large fully enclosed garden
  • Direct access through small gate to dunes
  • Patio furniture
  • Sun umbrella
  • Barbecue
  • Full set of outside plates and glasses
  • Children's outside toys
  • Beach toys - buckets & spades, nets, boogie boards etc
  • Outside tap - idea for washing the dog or cleaning wet suits
  • Parking for 1 car (or 2 small ones) in the grounds, 1 car on the lane outside

Please note:
No parking is allowed on the lawn
There is a municipal car park approx 500 yards away, week stay parking ticket can be purchased from Seahouses Tourist Information centre

What's Included at Coastguards

  • Bedding (duvets per bed & 2 pillows per person)
  • Bed linen
  • Towels (hand & bath sheet per person, plus bathroom hand towels)
  • Wi-fi
  • Kitchen towel
  • Tea-towel
  • Oven glove
  • Electricity
  • Oil supplies heating and hot water
  • October-March initial supply of logs, kindling & matches for the open fire and log burner
  • Welcome pack: tea, coffee, sugar, milk and a sweet treat.
  • Travel cot (please bring your own mattress, linen & towels for the infant)
  • High chair

Children's Facilities

  • Travel cot (please note, we do not supply a mattress or bed linen for the cot)
  • High chair
  • Outside games and toys
  • Books, toys and games
  • Enclosed garden
  • Access from the garden direct through the dunes to the beach.

Bringing Your Dog on Holiday

Coastguards welcomes well behaved dogs (up to 2) @ £25.00 per dog per week or part thereof. When you book you will be asked to provide some information about your pet which will aide the owner in ensuring that the property is set up to welcome them.

A bit of K9 etiquette should be observed during your stay:-

  • Your pet should not be left in the property unattended (unless crated - crates can be hired)
  • Your pet should not be allowed in the bedrooms or on furniture
  • On booking for your pet, you are confirming that it is fully up to date on its flea treatment.
  • All evidence of your dog must be removed from the house and grounds on departure.

Special Notes and Conditions:
• Dogs welcome @ £25.00 per pet per week or part thereof.
• NOTE: parking for 1 car (or 2 small ones) in the grounds, 1 car on the lane outside. No parking is allowed on the lawn. There is a municipal car park approx 500 yards away, week stay parking ticket can be purchased from Seahouses Tourist Information Centre.


A beautifully situated property which is just a short walk from the sandy beach. Everything is provided so that your stay is comfortable. A pleasure to stay in this cottage

Mrs W,


Situated in the dunes under the dramatic Bamburgh Castle.Direct access to the beach from the back garden
  • Walking distance to Bamburgh village - 5 minutes.
  • Walking distance to nearest pub/eatery - 5 minutes
  • Walking distance to shops - 5 minutes.
  • Walking distance to Seahouses- 3 miles.
  • Driving : within easy reach of Alnwick, inland the Cheviot Hills and northward the border town of Berwick upon Tweed.
  • Nearest Rail Station - Chathill (very limited service from Newcastle), main line Alnmouth.
  • Nearest Airport : Newcastle International
  • Nearest Main Bus Station : Alnwick - however, direct routes to Bamburgh available from both Berwick and Newcastle.