Waterford in Bamburgh
A Gorgeous New England Style Beach House in Beautiful Bamburgh
Waterford in Bamburgh is truly gorgeous, in a fantastic location close to magnificent Bamburgh Castle and just a short stroll through a dune meadow to a huge sandy beach.
All the amenities of beautiful Bamburgh village are within walking distance, including Bamburgh Castle, several restaurants, pubs, cafes, a famous award-winning butchers ‘Carter’s’ and the interesting Grace Darling Museum, depicting the life of a local heroine.
Gorgeous and vast Bamburgh beach is just a short stroll from Waterford, through the beautiful drifting dunes, sprinkled with pretty wild flowers during the summer months. The views of the castle are stunning and the panoramic view takes in The Farne Islands – just off the coast – and the iconic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle further south.
Waterford sleeps 7-8 guests and welcomes 2 well-behaved dogs. It has a contemporary wood-burning stove in the lounge and private, gated parking and gardens. Free Wi-Fi is as standard. Waterford 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.
The front entrance to Waterford has a New England style veranda, leading into a hallway with storage for coats and boots. The spacious inner hallway leads to a small study with a window overlooking the dunes, perfect for catching up on emails or for essential study periods.
The rear entrance leads into a Boot Room, suitable for depositing boots and hanging coats, but also a useful place for dogs to sleep. There is a utility room with a washing machine, tumble dryer, useful sink and walk-in shower, and a separate cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin.
Open Plan Living Area
With an elegant and distinctive beach house feel, the ground floor is very spacious with an open plan living, dining and kitchen area, providing the perfect space for socialising with friends or just relaxing with the family. New England style shutters open right up to reveal a beautiful view of the sand dunes bordering the beach.
Whilst the house is very efficiently centrally heated, the lounge area has a large contemporary real log fire, screened with glass for safety and providing a warm ambiance on cooler evenings.
There is a reading area forming part of the lounge, with two armchairs, an occasional table and a reading light. The large oak dining table overlooks the pretty garden. Full height bi-folding doors span the whole of the patio area and open right up to make the living area open plan to the landscaped garden and patio – perfect for enjoying the warmer summer months, but providing plenty of light throughout the whole year.
For Chill-out Days and Rainy Days
There is a 49″ flat screen 4k Smart TV with Freeview channels, Amazon Prime, catch-up services and Netflix, a BluRay player with a selection of DVD’s and Bluetooth HiFi. A selection of games for all ages, jigsaws and books of various genres suitable for all ages are also provided for your enjoyment.
The kitchen is open plan to the large living area, making the perfect space for socialising and simply enjoying family time together. Beautiful kitchen units by Neptune discretely house a whole range of essential appliances, including an electric oven and separate grill, induction hob, large fridge-freezer, drinks fridge, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, panini grill and Nespresso coffee machine (initial supply of pods provided). Ground floor heating available.
The study is a great place to catch up on some work if you need to. It has a landline phone for emergencies and a laser-printer too.
Utility Room and Shower Room
The utility room is a great place for dogs to sleep at night as it’s nice and warm. It contains underfloor heating, a washing machine, tumble dryer, shower cubicle and separate WC.
A beautiful bespoke oak staircase with a large glazed Velux ceiling window leads to 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Stair gates are available upon request for both the top and bottom of the staircase.
Master Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room
A large and very comfortable bedroom, with a luxury super-king-size bed (6ft wide), plenty of storage, dressing table and spacious en suite shower room. Flat screen TV with Freeview, Amazon Firestick and Blu-ray DVD player. Beautiful unspoiled open view of the sand dunes Towels and hairdryer provided.
The en suite shower room to the master bedroom is very spacious, with underfloor heating, a walk-in shower, wash hand basin and WC.
A gorgeous, serene bedroom with a king size luxury bedstead (5ft wide), Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels, walk in wardrobe. Hairdryer.
A spacious room with twin single beds which are convertible to a super-king sized double bed (6ft wide) upon request. Luxury bed linen and towels.
A cosy bedroom with a single bed and a lovely view of the sand dunes. This room is comfortable for one child or adult. Upon request it can accommodate 2 children with the addition of an extra folding single bed, which is suitable for a child up to 12 yrs old. Luxury bed linen and towels provided.
A spacious family bathroom fitted in true ‘Beach House’ style, with underfloor heating, a bath, walk in shower, WC and wash hand basin. Luxury complimentary toiletries by The White Company provided.
There are lawns to the front and rear of the house and at the rear, there is a paved and furnished patio area in front of the full height bi-folding doors, which open fully in the warmer months, opening the house up into the garden area. There is a large graveled area also to the rear, within the perimeter of the property, with gated access and private parking for up to 3 cars.
A large table and chairs provide the perfect area for dining out and 1 disposable BBQ is available for bookings between May and October. 2 sun loungers are provided.
The grounds at the rear of the house are fully enclosed with close-boarded fencing. The lawn to the front of the house borders the road with a traditional styled picket fence, but the rear garden area is enclosed with a gate, thereby considered adequate to contain children and dogs.
There is a cycle rack in the rear garden area where bikes may be secured out of general sight if you bring a chain and padlock.
For Days on the Beach
There is a windbreaker, a couple of beach chairs, picnic rugs, cool bag, thermos flask, plastic utensils and a selection of beach games for the family to enjoy.
New-England-Style Beach House
The wooden-clad exterior and cool coastal colour scheme all creates a calm aura in Waterford, along with the plush furnishings and gorgeous bespoke fitted furniture. This is the epitome of luxury on the coast in beautiful Bamburgh.
Facts & Features
Up to 7 adults plus 1 child and 1 baby welcome.
Welcome hamper including luxury White Company toiletries, bespoke property and area guide. Contemporary wood-burning stove and free Wi-Fi. Exclusive membership at the Seahouses Ocean Club.
One baby welcome. Travel cot, highchair and 2 stair gates available upon request – travel cot must be booked in advance. No cot linen available at Waterford, please bring your own with you.
Two well-behaved dogs are welcome. Three dogs can be considered at the request of the owner. £20 charge for each dog, per holiday. Booking Conditions apply and see more details on our Dogs page. Dogs are not permitted to be left in the house unattended. Dog sitting service available, contact us to request.
3 bathrooms; Bathroom 1 – family bathroom with a bath, separate shower, WC and basin. Bathroom 2 – shower room downstairs with separate WC and basin. Bathroom 3 – en suite to the master room, with a walk-in shower, basin and WC. Towels and complimentary White Company toiletries.
4 bedrooms; Bedroom 1 – super-king-size (6ft) with en suite shower room. Bedroom 2 – king-size room (5ft wide bed). Bedroom 3 – twin bedroom with two single size beds (3ft wide) that can be converted into a super-king-size bed (6ft). Bedroom 4 – single bed (3ft) that has an extra single size folding bed available for an additional child up to 12 years old.
All bedding is non-feather.
1 family-size disposable BBQ will be provided for use which is available from May – September.
There are lawns to the front and rear of the house and at the rear, there is a paved and furnished patio area (and 2 sun loungers) in front of the full height bi-folding doors, which open fully in the warmer months, opening the house up into the garden area.
The grounds at the rear of the house are fully enclosed with close-boarded fencing. The lawn to the front of the house borders the road with a traditional styled picket fence, but the rear garden area is enclosed with a gate. There is a cycle rack in the rear garden area where bikes may be secured out of general sight if you bring a chain and padlock.
Private, off-road, gated parking at the rear of the cottage is available for up to 3 cars.
The Ocean Club Membership
Waterford 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 Waterford. 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! Waterford guests can enjoy exclusive access as a discounted rate. Their cafe is also licenced for cocktails and meals too.
Large fridge, freezer, drinks fridge, electric oven and induction hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, panini grill, kettle and Nespresso machine. Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryers, books, games and films. Dining table seats 8. Dog bed and fleece provided. Beach towels provided and cycle rack in the garden.
In the lounge a 49” 4k Smart TV with Freeview, Amazon Prime, catch-up services, Disney Plus and Netflix, a BluRay player with a selection od DVD’s and Bluetooth Hi-Fi. TV with Amazon Prime FireStick and BluRay DVD player in the master bedroom. WiFi, fibre broadband and WiFi laser printer. Mobile signal is poor in Bamburgh, but the house has a landline available for emergency use.
Accommodation on 2 floors; the ground floor has the open-plan lounge, kitchen and dining area, utility room, study, WC and shower room. On the first floor there are the 4 bedrooms and the family bathroom.
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.
Please be Aware
Mobile reception in the house and in Bamburgh generally is variable, depending upon which network you use. A house telephone is provided for emergency use only.
A basket of logs is provided for holidays taken between October and April. At other times, logs can be purchased in the village or at most local filling stations.
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 £250 refundable Good Housekeeping Deposit or a smaller non-refundable £46 Deposit Waiver, which covers you to the value of £250. Please choose which option you prefer when booking. Click HERE for more information.
Video of Waterford in Bamburgh
View our gorgeous video of Waterford and it's setting in the beautiful and dramatic landscape of Bamburgh
Map & Local Area
Bamburgh is a gorgeous village, with dog-friendly pubs, pretty shops and the divine ‘Carter’s’ the butchers, famous for their ‘Bamburgh Banger’.
As well as the famous castle, there is also the huge beach which is dog friendly all year round. During the spring and summer months, you can watch the village cricketers play their matches against rival villages on the expansive bowling green, dominated by the castle in the background. Waterford is just opposite the beach and only 7-10 minutes on foot to the main street of Bamburgh.
Seahouses is just 3 miles south, where you can catch a boat trip over to the Farne Islands and watch the daily catch brought into the harbour, then treat yourself to some of the best and freshest fish and chips in the country!
Holy Island is to the north (about 20 mins in the car) where you can visit Lindisfarne by driving over the causeway to experience this history-rich island. Watch out for those tide times though!
To find out the distance from your own home to Waterford, how long it will take to drive there and other options for alternative transport, click here: Waterford on Google maps and enter your home postcode in the box provided. The postcode of the property is NE69 7AX.
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We’ve had a wonderful Christmas break here in Bamburgh. The cottage has been excellent, beautifully appointed with great facilities and an outstanding location. Many thanks indeed for a perfect stay here at Waterford, we’d be delighted to return in future.
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Tips from a local
Dine at The Potted Lobster for a real coastal village experience. Owned and run by renowed local chef Richard Simm. With the catch of the day from Seahouses, prepared beautifully and straight onto your plate – Seafood doesn’t get much fresher than this! The restaurant has a great atmosphere, and is incredibly popular with locals and holiday makers alike so be sure to book in advance!
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 popular TV series with Robson Green ‘Tales from Northumberland’!
Tips from a local
Take a walk out from the cottage and head over the dunes to stunning Bamburgh Beach and absorb the breathtaking views of the castle, nestled in the dunes on the headlands. This place is a photographer’s dream, especially if you get out there early enough to catch a sunrise!
Edward and Liz
Owners of Waterford
A Little Note from the Owners…
We are lucky to live on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, and love the countryside around us, but ever since our student days in Newcastle, the Northumberland Coast has always been particularly special to us.
We’ve had many years of visiting, and more recently have enjoyed some fantastic cottage holidays, and fallen in love with what Northumberland has to offer; open space, dramatic castles, history, wildlife and miles of sandy beaches, and as dog owners there’s a great choice of friendly venues and walking too.
In 2018 we were lucky enough to buy Waterford, a beautiful architect-designed beach house, looking out over the Bamburgh Dunes. This fulfils a dream of having a holiday home set in this stunning location, and it’s our hope that our guests enjoy being here as much as we do.
Not sure where to start?
We know Northumberland and all of our cottages inside out, so if you have any particular queries, please don’t hesitate to call or email us. We’re more than happy to help!