Curlew Cottage at Bamburgh
A Romantic Coastal Escape in Bamburgh
Curlew Cottage at Bamburgh is a cosy bolthole just a mile of the picturesque village of Bamburgh, which has a great range of Northumbrian pubs, super little restaurants, interesting independent shops, the renowned Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh Castle and Bamburgh beach. Set in a pretty mill steading of beautiful honey-stone cottages, Curlew Cottage is a romantic escape where you can unwind and relax.
Bamburgh is a fantastic place to be based within Northumberland, as you’re in such a prominent position on the coastline. It’s just 5-7 minutes drive from the cottage to Bamburgh main street. Seahouses, Beadnell, Craster, Embleton, Alnmouth, Warkworth and Amble can all easily be reached following the picturesque coastal route down the Northumbrian coast. Northwards you can reach Budle Bay, Holy Island and Berwick, and inland the National Park can be reached in an hour.
Curlew Cottage at Bamburgh is single storey, all on one level. The front door opens onto a hallway, with the open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area, bedroom and bathroom all leading from the hallway. There’s a private lawned and landscaped garden, furnished with a table and chairs and a private parking space. Curlew Cottage is unable to accept children, infants or pets.
The open plan living area has two comfortable sofas, a flat screen Smart TV and a lovely living-flame gas fire. The luxury kitchen is contemporary and is comprehensively stocked with all the usual appliances, including electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and Nespresso machine. There is a dining table and 4 chairs. A French window leads directly to the spacious lawned garden with table and chairs for enjoying the weather.
A beautifully decorated and furnished room with a king size bed (5ft wide), beautiful quality bed linen, luxury mattress and plenty of storage space. Luxury towels and a hairdryer provided. Blackout curtains or blinds are provided for lovely large window. A fully glazed door leads directly to the garden from the bedroom.
The luxury bathroom is fully tiled in natural Travertine marble with top quality fixtures. There is a wash-basin, WC, bath and mains shower over the bath. A skylight provides plenty of natural light. Towels and complimentary luxury White Company toiletries provided.
Curlew Cottage Garden
The private garden is accessed via a glazed door from the lounge. There’s a table and chairs on the paved patio area and a lovely lawn, bordered by pretty shrubs.
Cool Coastal Vibes
Lots of warm, ‘Farrow and Ball’ style colours, oak beams and white sofas, this is an ideal ‘adults-only’ retreat, with the beach and chic restaurants and pubs of Bamburgh in easy reach.
Facts & Features
Up to 2 guests welcome.
Welcome Hamper including luxury White Company toiletries and bespoke Property and Area guide.
1 double bedroom with a with king size bed (5ft wide). Luxury bedlinen and towels, complimentary toiletries by The White Company provided.
Synthetic bedding and pillows are provided. There is no alternative available.
One family bathroom with a shower over the bath, WC, basin and with a heated towel rail.
Fridge, freezer, electric oven, electric hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and Nespresso machine. Washer/dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hair dryer, books, music and films.
Flat screen TV with DVD player in the lounge and the bedroom. Nespresso machine with initial supply of pods provided for your first morning. Free wi-fi broadband.
Curlew Cottage has a large lawned garden with a patio, furnished with wooden table and chairs and fully enclosed.
There is no BBQ provided at Curlew Cottage. Due to the surroundings and setting, it is not suitable to bring your own.
Private, off-road, under-canopy parking for one car is available just opposite the front door.
Sorry, no children or babies are able to be accommodated at this cottage.
Accommodation on 1 floor. One step up to the front door. All rooms on this same level. One step down to the rear garden. Shower is over the bath, not walk-in.
Sorry, no dogs permitted.
Care of the Property
Our ‘Coquet’ cottages are much-loved privately-owned holiday homes into which our owners have lavished much care and investment to create beautiful places for their guests to enjoy. We therefore require a cautionary Good Housekeeping Deposit to protect our owners’ property, so that if damage/breakages occur or exceptional cleaning over and above the usual changeover clean is required up to the value of the deposit, the owner can be recompensed.
You have the option of paying either a £200 refundable Good Housekeeping Deposit or a smaller non-refundable £12 Deposit Waiver, which covers you to the value of £200. Please choose which option you prefer when booking. Click HERE for more information.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival days are Friday or Monday (short breaks available)
COVID-19 Special Arrangements
New arrival and departure times have been introduced from July 2020 to accommodate the enhanced cleaning protocols necessary to ensure the safety of guests and housekeeping staff.
Arrival: from 6pm Departure: by 9am Click here for more details.
Map & Local Area
The picturesque village of Bamburgh is within walking distance of Curlew Cottage and has a range of great pubs, restaurants, shops, the renowned Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh Castle and Bamburgh beach. You can also walk to Budle Bay along Bamburgh beach too, which has an abundance of wildlife to observe at all times of the year.
It will take approx. 20-22 mins to walk into Bamburgh village along the footpaths, but these aren’t lit so it’s not recommended in the winter with dark nights unless you have torch. The footpath is between the fields, rather than along the road. Otherwise, it’s no more than 3-4 minutes in the car.
Seahouses is another great vibrant little town which is another 5 mins’ drive south from Bamburgh. Whilst there’s an element of kiss-me-quick seaside charm, there’s some great little gift shops and of course, the famous boat trips that visit the Farne Islands that leave from the harbour.
You can explore the location of Curlew Cottage on the map below which gives you a good idea of the area. The postcode of the property is NE69 7AW. To find out the distance from your own home to Curlew Cottage, how long it will take to drive there and other options for alternative transport, click here: Curlew Cottage on Googlemaps and enter your home postcode in the box provided.
Click the map to view local facilities and other cottages in the same area and generally explore the location.
Clean and modern in peaceful location. Easy access to Bamburgh. We are Nespresso coffee fans so the machine was a nice addition to have. Luckily we saw the machine in the photos and brought our own supplies with us. Excellent! We will make Coquet Cottages our first choice for our annual Northumberland stay.Escape the ordinary read our guest book
Tips from a local
You must visit Carters Butchers on Bamburgh main street and sample the famous ‘Bamburgh Banger’. Carters butchers is family-run and has been in business since 1887, famous for it’s divine pork pies and other meat pies, baked fresh that morning so once they are gone – they’re gone!
Tips from a local
Take a boat tour out to the Farne Islands with Billy Shiel’s boat trips. This is a must when you come to Northumberland, especially as you are so close to Seahouses. The tours leave from Seahouses harbour and sail all around the Farne Islands. Some stop at the islands where you can get off the boat and have a tour by one of the local rangers, and each boat tour differs depending on the season and what is nesting/breeding around the island. Billy Shiel’s tours are the largest operator in the town, still ran by all the members of the Shiel family who are the most knowledgeable about the area. Make sure you book in advance as they are incredibly popular, especially after being featured on the TV series ‘Robson Green’s Tales from Northumberland’!
David and Nicola
Owners of Curlew Cottage
We asked David and Nicola, the owners, what made them fall in love with Curlew Cottage:
“We bought Curlew Cottage following our own fantastic experiences at Dovecott Cottage (our own private holiday home next door). We are really passionate about Bamburgh and the North East coastline and whilst biased, we believe it is the best in the UK. We have had so many wonderful times here that when we got the opportunity to buy Curlew Cottage we could not resist in order for other couples to enjoy this unbelievable coastline.
We hope all of our guests enjoy their time in the North East as much as we do, as there is something for everyone to enjoy including cycling, great walks and beaches, as well as fantastic golf courses and restaurants. We are sure your visit won’t be your last to this great location.”
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