Hermitage at Bamburgh
Historic Village House in the Heart of Bamburgh
Hermitage at Bamburgh is the perfect base for families and couples to explore this beautiful part of the world. Situated in the heart of historic Bamburgh village, a beautiful, postcard-perfect village looking out over magnificent Bamburgh Castle, hugged by a huge golden-sanded beach and overlooking the magnificent Farne Islands.
This much-loved cottage has been a cherished family home for over 30 years and has created many happy memories for the owners’ family and holiday makers alike. Comfortable and cosy, it provides the ideal base for relaxing at after long days on the beach – playing cards around the table and taking advantage of the many restaurants and pubs in the village.
Hermitage at Bamburgh also benefits from membership at The Ocean Club in Seahouses, which is a members-only leisure centre and spa just 3 miles down the road. You can use this membership at discounted prices.
Please note, Hermitage at Bamburgh has had some decorative changes to the bedrooms, lounge and hallway and a gorgeous new kitchen has been fitted in July 2021! New photos available from Mid-September…
Hermitage offers characterful and cosy accommodation sleeping up to 7 guests (6 adults and 1 child) in 3 bedrooms. On the ground floor you have Bedroom 2; with a double and single size bed, you also have a twin bedroom with 2 single beds. On the first floor you have a spacious master bedroom with a king size bed. There is one bathroom located upstairs and an additional separate WC. There is a small but pretty, enclosed garden with a patio area with outside furniture and 1 well-behaved dog is welcome at Hermitage. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the cottage.
As well as Bamburgh village being the perfect holiday destination in all seasons, you are centrally placed for exploring the beautiful Northumbrian coastline. Seahouses and Beadnell are just a few minutes in the car from Bamburgh and are easy to walk to – just follow the coastline. To the north you have Budle Bay which is perfect for avid bird watchers.
Holy Island is 25 minutes drive away – accessed over a causeway at low tide – just remember to check your tide times!
Hermitage is located in a very quiet road just off the central village street in Bamburgh, with everything – quite literally – on your doorstep. There are 4 pubs in the village to choose from, 4 great restaurants, a handful of lovely interesting shops, an award-winning butchers; Carter and Sons, the fascinating Grace Darling museum, and not forgetting magnificent Bamburgh Castle and the golden sandy beach beyond which is dog-friendly all year round and only 5 minutes walk on foot. During the spring and summer months, you can watch the village cricketers play matches against rival villages on the expansive bowling green, with the backdrop of the magnificent castle in the background. Round the day off with a Doddington’s ice cream from Wyndenwell cafe – the perfect British pastime!
The well-equipped kitchen/diner leads out to a small, pretty courtyard and is perfect for coming in with sandy boots after a walk on the beach. The kitchen has an electric oven and hob, Swan fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine (initial supply of pods provided), washing machine and tumble dryer.
The lovely original scrubbed-wood dining table can seat up to 6 and is just perfect for enjoying a morning ‘cuppa’ or a round of cards in the evening.
The second bedroom has a double-size bed (4ft 6″ wide) with an additional single bed too (3ft wide). All bed linen and towels provided. This is ideal for a toddler to sleep in with parents or for 3 children to share that room. Please be aware that the dining table seating and seating in the lounge is only for 6.
The third bedroom also on the ground floor has 2 twin single size beds (3ft wide). All bed linen and towels provided.
The lounge is cosy and comfortable and has the benefit of the most stunning view of Bamburgh Castle, framed perfectly by the large bay window. Complimented by a wood-burning stove with an initial supply of logs, this lounge is perfect in all seasons. PlayStation 3 and games provided.
The master bedroom has a king-size (5ft wide) bed with luxury bed linen and towels provided. This spacious room has partial view of the castle and plenty of storage.
The family bathroom has a bath with shower over, WC and wash hand basin, with the original iron fireplace still in place (although not in use). Complimentary luxury toiletries and plenty of towels are provided.
There is an additional WC next door to the bathroom.
Hermitage has a small private patio, accessed from the kitchen door, which is very pretty with lots of flowering shrubs and seating for 6.
Hermitage at Bamburgh
Cosy Village Home
Full of original features and some beautiful views, as well as a wood burning stove and old scrubbed dining table, this is a traditional country-village cottage to spend good, old-fashioned quality time with family and friends.
Facts & Features
Up to 6 guests, 1 child and 1 baby welcome.
Welcome hamper including luxury White Company toiletries and bespoke area and property guide.
Bespoke Guide Book for your Mobile or iPad
You’ll receive a comprehensive guide book for your phone or tablet upon booking, which not only provides all the information you need to stay at Hermitage at Bamburgh, but also guides to all the local facilities, restaurants, shopping, attractions, the best beaches, walks, activities, exploring Northumberland, unique offers and much more.
1 baby welcome. Travel cot and highchair are available for use as well as stair gates at the top and bottom of the stairs. Please request them when booking.
Hermitage has an enclosed, small furnished patio to the rear of the cottage.
There is no BBQ provided at Hermitage at Bamburgh, but you are more than welcome to bring your own and use safely.
Although there is no dedicated parking, you can park in front of the cottage to unload, but do not park here permanently as you will block the entry for other residents. There is free parking available throughout the whole of Bamburgh village.
Please be Aware
7th guest – Although there is a full-size single bed in the ground floor double bedroom that can easily accommodate a 7th guest, the seating at the dining table and the seating in the lounge upstairs is just for 6 people.
Nearest EV Charging Point
Click here to find the nearest EV charging point – use postcode NE69 7BB
The Ocean Club Membership
Hermitage at Bamburgh is an exclusive member of The Ocean Club, a leisure centre and beautiful spa in the nearby town of Seahouses just 3 miles south of Bamburgh. Their spa days are well known around the area for being excellent and their leisure facilities including the pool, sauna, steam room and exclusive gym are brilliant too, especially on rainy days with children! Hermitage guests can enjoy exclusive access as a discounted rate. Their café is also licenced for cocktails and meals too.
3 bedrooms; master bedroom has a king size bed (5ft wide). Bedroom 2 has a double size bed (4ft 6″ wide) and a single size bed (3ft wide). Bedroom 3 has 2 twin single beds (3ft wide). Synthetic duvets are provided on each bed. Allergy-friendly synthetic pillows are provided on each bed. There is no alternative available.
One family bathroom on the first floor with a shower over the bath, WC and basin with an original iron fireplace (not in use!). There is also an additional separate WC next door.
Fridge/freezer, electric oven, electric hob, dishwasher, toaster, kettle and Nespresso coffee machine (with an initial supply of pods). Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hair dryer, books, music and films. Wood burning stove. Exclusive membership at the Seahouses Ocean Club.
TV and Technology
Flat screen TV with DVD player in the lounge, and free Wi-Fi broadband. PlayStation 3 and games provided.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival days are Friday or Monday (short breaks available)
Accommodation on 2 floors. On the ground floor you have the kitchen/diner and bedrooms 2 and 3. On the first floor you have the master bedroom, lounge, bathroom and WC. The shower is over the bath.
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.
Virtual Tour & Floorplan
Please click below for the 3D virtual tour of Hermitage in Bamburgh. This virtual tour also acts as a 3D floor plan, but please don’t hesitate to call us if you have any queries about the layout of the cottage. Alternatively click on the floor plan to enlarge it.
Map & Local Area
Hermitage is in the heart of the picturesque village of Bamburgh which has a range of great pubs, restaurants, shops, the renowned Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh Castle and Bamburgh beach. You can walk to Budle Bay along Bamburgh beach too, which has an abundance of wildlife to observe at all times of the year. In the other direction you can walk or drive to Seahouses just 3 miles down the road, where you can find the Farne Islands boat trips, plenty of great fish and chip restaurants and some quaint gift shops.
Don’t forget to pop into The Olde Ship Inn when you’re in Seahouses and admire all the old shipping equipment – it’s like a museum in itself!
You can explore the location of Hermitage on the map below which gives you a good idea of the area. The postcode of the property is NE69 7BW.
To find out the distance from your own home to Hermitage, how long it will take to drive there and other options for alternative transport, click here: Find Hermitage on Googlemaps and enter your home postcode in the box provided.
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This is such a beautiful area. We have had a fantastic fortnight exploring. We can recommend the walk from Bamburgh to Budle Bay. The Hermitage has been a very comfortable base in a lovely village. Thank you so much for the welcome basket, it really was welcome after a 9-hour journey from Dorset! We will be back to this fabulous County!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 a family-run business and has been open since 1887, most famous for it’s divine pork pies and other meat pies, baked fresh that morning – so once they’re gone, they’re gone!
Tips from a local
Walk down to the beach and head left round to Budle Bay. The bay is full of wildlife at all times of the year and is a stunning expanse of golden sandy beach when the tide is out. On your way back into Bamburgh, admire the magnificent castle on the headland.
Tips from a local
Hire bikes from Boards and Bikes and cycle from Bamburgh to Seahouses and even down to Beadnell, Low Newton and Embleton too – the coastal route is beautiful behind the dunes. Boards and Bikes also hire surf boards too for those who wish to brave the North Sea!
Natasha and Mum, Irene
Owners of Hermitage
We asked Natasha what her connection is with Hermitage and what made her and Irene, her Mum, fall in love with the cottage and the area:
“Bamburgh is one of those places that once you’ve been, you just have to go back. Not just for the spectacular castle, beaches and views or to breathe in that fresh air, but for a feeling of complete serenity. Our family first started visiting over 60 years ago, staying in the Hermitage when it was a holiday boarding house, with the hard-working owner preparing full-board meals from the then tiny kitchen for up to 16 guests every day of the summer. If you didn’t want to return for lunch, she would prepare an enormous picnic worthy of Enid Blyton-style praise for enjoyment up in the hills or along the golden coast!
By the time I was 6, it was part of our yearly routine to stay somewhere in Bamburgh at least once. Then one fortuitous summer, over 30 years ago, the Hermitage – which had begun to look woefully unloved – came up for sale. Knowing my mother’s love of the cottage, my father jumped at the opportunity to make the Hermitage a happy place again. Much love and personal hard work went into it’s rejuvenation resulting in a now luxurious place for the fourth generation to escape to.
A seaside cottage in the centre of Bamburgh village, a walk to the shops, the beach, or as far as you can see; space to relax in the sun-trapped back yard; that view of the castle from the sitting room or the Cheviots just up the road – the chances to enter a different world are endless.”
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