A Pretty, Coastal Cottage in a Peaceful Location
Puffin Cottage is a gorgeous cottage sleeping six guests located in the quaint village of North Sunderland, which is just next to the seaside town of Seahouses. This holiday cottage in Northumberland is nestled in the sought-after development of Village Farm, a collection of honey-stone cottages in the heart of the village and is pet-friendly.
Puffin Cottage near Seahouses is 15 minutes walk from St. Aidan’s beach but you can also reach the centre of Seahouses in just 10 minutes. There is a great choice of pubs, restaurants, local shops and of course the full working harbour where the famous Billy Shiel’s boat trips operate their Farne Island cruises, which is one of the most popular attractions in the area.
Puffin Cottage in Seahouses sleeps six guests and welcomes three dogs.
Puffin Cottage in Seahouses sleeps up to six guests in 3 bedrooms; 2 x king size bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom, with an en suite and a family bathroom. This gorgeous cottage near the beach has a spacious lounge with gas ‘wood burning-effect’ fire, a private, enclosed and lawned garden with 2 off-road car parking spaces, and is therefore perfect for many different family and friends groups.
3 well behaved dogs are welcome (no bigger than Labradors). Free Wi-Fi throughout.
The front door leads into a small entrance hallway where you can find the kitchen, lounge and stairs which lead to the first floor.
The kitchen is bright and airy and contains all of the usual appliances. The shaker-style kitchen has granite surfaces and features a fridge/freezer, electric fan oven and grill, gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and Kenwood espresso coffee machine. The oak dining table seats up to 6 and looks onto the private garden.
The spacious and inviting lounge features a beautiful stone fireplace with gas ‘wood-burning effect’ fire. Smart TV, Bluetooth speaker. 2 x three-seater sofas and 1 x two-seater sofa.
Utility Room and Cloakroom
Positioned just off the kitchen, the utility room is a useful space for dogs to sleep at night because there is a back door leading straight outside, as well as a great place to store coats and shoes. It also features the washing machine, tumble dryer, wash basin and storage space.
The cloakroom has a WC and wash basin.
Main Bedroom with en suite
The main bedroom has a king size bed (5ft wide), plenty of storage space, a TV with DVD player and all fluffy towels and luxury bedding is provided.
The en suite contains a shower cubicle (step up to the cubicle), WC and wash basin. Complimentary Temple Spa toiletries provided.
This large bedroom contains a king size bed (5ft wide), a large wardrobe and Velux windows. Luxury linens and fluffy towels are provided.
This room is cosy with two full-size single beds (3ft wide), Velux window and a small amount of drawer and hanging space. Luxury linens and fluffy towels provided.
Bath with attachment, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail. Complimentary toiletries provided by Temple Spa.
The enclosed, lawned garden is east facing so benefits most from the sun in a morning. A table with 6 chairs is provided and the garden is fairly private within this peaceful development.
There are two designated parking spaces in front of Puffin Cottage.
A Perfect Cottage on the Coast
Puffin Cottage ticks every box. Not just the essentials, but it is perfectly positioned to be within a stone’s throw of the hustle and bustle, yet tucked away in a quiet spot for relaxing back ‘at home’.
Facts & Features
Up to 6 guests and 1 baby welcome.
An exceptional Welcome Hamper is provided, which includes some lovely basics including locally-baked bread, butter, milk, tea, coffee and wine. Temple Spa complimentary toiletries are included. A bespoke property and local area guide tells you all you need to know to make the most of your stay. Free Wi-Fi for cosy nights in.
One baby welcome. Travel cot and highchair available. Stair-gates available at the top and bottom of the staircase.
Fridge/freezer, electric oven and grill, gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and Kenwood espresso coffee machine. Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryers, books and games. Dining table seats 6. Gas ‘wood-burning effect’ fire in the lounge.
The cottage is on 2 floors; lounge, kitchen/diner, utility room and WC on the ground floor. All 3 bedrooms, en suite and family bathroom on the first floor. The shower cubicle in the en suite has a raised step up to the tray.
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.
3 bedrooms; one king-size room (5ft wide bed) with an en suite, a second king size bedroom (5ft wide bed) and a twin bedroom (2 x 3ft wide single beds).
All duvets and pillows are non-feather, suitable for allergy sufferers.
There is an en suite shower room to the main bedroom with a shower cubicle, WC and wash basin. The family bathroom has a bath with an attachment, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail. There is also a ground floor cloakroom with WC and wash basin.
The private garden is lawned, enclosed and has a table and chairs for 6.
Smart TV in the lounge and 2 Bluetooth speakers. TV with DVD player in the main bedroom. Free unlimited Wi-Fi.
There is no BBQ provided at Puffin Cottage, but you are more than welcome to bring your own disposable one and use safely.
Private, off-road parking for 2 cars at Puffin Cottage.
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 £34 Deposit Waiver, which covers you to the value of £200. Please choose which option you prefer when booking. Click HERE for more information.
Please be Aware
The twin beds cannot be converted into a super king in the third bedroom.
Virtual Tour & Floorplan
Click on the image to view our 3D tour and explore all areas of this beautiful house, as well as the 2D floor plan. Please call us on 01665 710700 or email us if you have any queries.
Map & Local Area
Puffin Cottage is superbly situated within walking distance of St. Aiden’s beach and the popular seaside village of Seahouses, with its many shops, restaurants, picturesque harbour and the famous ‘Ship Inn’. It is also a great central location from which to explore all of Northumberland, including Bamburgh (just 5 minutes drive), Alnwick, Holy Island and The Borders. There are excellent swimming pools at Berwick and Alnwick, around 25 minutes’ drive.
Catch the train up to Edinburgh or down to Newcastle if you want to explore further afield, or stay local and make the most of some of the brilliant attractions on your doorstep. Billy Shiel’s boat trips run from Seahouses harbour where you can explore the beautiful Farne Islands and also take a Dolphin tour at certain times of the year too. Booking strongly advised.
You can explore the location of Puffin Cottage on the map below which gives you a good idea of the area. The postcode of the property is NE68 7TE.
To find out the distance from your own home to Puffin Cottage, how long it will take to drive there and other options for alternative transport, click here: Puffin 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.
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 staying 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 oldest and 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 highly regarded TV series with Robson Green ‘Tales from Northumberland’.
Tips from a local
Your nearest bar and restaurant is at The Longstone House Hotel, just minutes from Village Farm (just turn right out of the close). This gorgeous bar and restaurant is newly opened and the restaurant serves all fresh local produce including the catch from Seahouses harbour. The restaurant is small so booking in advance is definitely recommended. They are open on Thursday evenings, all day on Friday and Saturday and then for Sunday lunch.
The bar serves a wide range of beers and spirits and is open from 5pm till late on Monday – Thursday, then from Midday to late from Friday – Sunday and you can enjoy a drink in the sunny beer garden.
Tips from a local
Treat yourself to a Pamper Day
Enjoy some ‘me’ time and indulge in a spa day or treatment at The Ocean Club in Seahouses. Walking distance from the cottage, The Ocean Club is a leisure club as well as having a gorgeous spa. Their treatments are excellent and on the full or half-day spa days you can even enjoy an afternoon tea!
It’s recommended you book in advance especially in the busy seasons.
Tips from a local
BOX Hand-made, wood-fired pizzas, and more…
Less than a 10 minute drive from the cottage you will find BOX. Perched atop the hill in Swinhoe BOX offers some of the best in rural outdoor cafe-dining experiences on the Northumberland coast, providing locally sourced homemade pizzas and foods with the best in local drinks in beverages.
Tips from a local
Walk or drive to Bamburgh village and walk from Bamburgh beach up to beautiful 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 to Bamburgh, admire the magnificent castle on the headland.
Tips from a local
Watch the sun setting around Bamburgh Castle whilst enjoying a divine meal at St. Aidan’s bistro. This lovely bistro is right on the sea front in Seahouses and has huge windows overlooking the sea and Bamburgh Castle – the sunsets in the summer are absolutely breathtaking.
You must book in advance at St. Aidan’s, as it’s only open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday evenings and is very popular with locals and tourists alike.
Not sure where to start?
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