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Armstrong 8

Bamburgh & Holy Island Area, Northumberland Coastal
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Waterside Views
Highchair available
Travel Cot available
Towels included
Family friendly
Romantic
Fishing onsite / nearby
Internet access
Open fire / woodburner
Downstairs bedroom
Decorated for Christmas
Downstairs bathroom
Shop nearby
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
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At a glance

  • An expertly updated Armstrong Cottage close to Bamburgh Castle
  • Chic coastal styling and a host of complimentary extras to make your stay hassle-free
  • Two bedrooms each with en-suites are ideal for a getaway with friends or family

Property code: OC-587684

The royal capital of the ancient kingdom of Northumbria, Bamburgh is famed for its stunning beach and spell-binding castle that’s believed to have been occupied for over 1,400 years and has, since 1894, been in the ownership of the Armstrong family. Less than 4 miles south, the fishing village of Seahouses has a bustling harbour where boats offer trips to the nearby Farne Islands, a haven for puffins and seals, while dolphins often swim in the surrounding waters. World famous for its medieval religious heritage and 16th-century castle, Lindisfarne – also known as Holy Island – is a 15-mile drive from Bamburgh and can be reached, when the tides permit, via a paved causeway.

Around a mile from Bamburgh Castle, this beautiful holiday home is one of the original Armstrong Cottages and boasts an idyllic seaside location. A chic coastal style flows throughout with rich colours, designer furnishings, copper, marble and a long list of complimentary must-haves to make every holiday here memorable. All at ground level, there’s a super-stylish kitchen/dining/living room where you can unwind in comfort and enjoy a selection of toys and games, plus a TV for home-style entertainment. A wood burner will add a warm glow to nights in, and in the kitchen area, there’s an electric Aga to inspire mealtime planning. Two dreamy bedrooms with plush mattresses await, each with en-suite facilities. One has a king-size bed and en-suite bathroom, the other has twin beds that can be converted to a king-size plus an en-suite shower room – a layout that’s ideal for two couples, a family or a group of friends.

Balance busy days out with some laid-back time in your own private garden – beautiful Bamburgh Beach is just beyond the dunes if you want an after-dinner stroll.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin zip-and-link (can be arranged as a king-size on request)
  • 2 en-suite shower rooms with WCs
  • Electric Aga oven and hob, microwave, Nespresso coffee maker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • TV with Netflix
  • Landline telephone with honesty box
  • Enclosed garden with outdoor furniture
  • Private parking for 1 car, additional on-street visitor parking
  • Beach 500 metres
  • Extra linen and towels available on request for an additional charge
  • Please bring your own beach towels
  • This property can be booked alongside another property that sleeps a further 4 guests. Please contact us for details.
  • 1 small/medium dog allowed- based on Kennel Club regulations
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • 1 dog allowed. Additional charges may apply

Laura Watts

This property is personally managed by Laura.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Overall equipment
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Overall comfort
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Overall location
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Reviewed by Andrew 28th November 2023

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Reviewed by Debbie 28th October 2023

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Reviewed by Ian 22nd October 2023

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Reviewed by Lynn 30th September 2023

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The cottage was fitted out to a very high standard and was extremely comfortable. In a location where parking can sometimes be difficult, the parking was also good.

Reviewed by Caroline 23rd September 2023

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Reviewed by Maggie 21st September 2023

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Reviewed by Peter 12th August 2023

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Reviewed by Angie 30th July 2023

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We had a very relaxing week in the cottage. The team were very responsive and provide a great service. The location is outstanding and unique.

Reviewed by Kay 13th June 2023

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Overall the cottage was lovely. It was cosy, comfortable, beautifully decorated and in a great location. We missed having a teapot and milk jug available to use. We had taken Nespresso pods for the coffee machine, only to find they were the wrong ones. I think the information on your website should make it clear that the coffee machine doesn't uRead morese regular Nespresso pods, as it's impossible to buy any others locally. We had to go and buy ground coffee for the cafetiere instead. As for the price; we regularly rent cottages of a similar standard or larger in Norfolk, but pay 200-300 less for a weekend. The prices around Northumberland are much higher than we would expect them to be. Hide

Reviewed by Michele 11th June 2023

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We've stayed at number 7 before - this time we stayed at number 8 - we were disappointed not to have a welcome hamper! We were concerned about the standard of repair/security to the windows throughout the cottage - the window hinge in the bathroom was broken and it was not possible to secure the window at all - none of the windows had any kind of lRead moreock or limiter on them - therefore it was not possible to have the windows open at night and obviously the cottage was not/is not very secure! Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 3rd June 2023

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Excellent accommodation all to a very high standard.

Reviewed by Kim 27th May 2023

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The cottage was exceptional. We look forward to returning next year.

Reviewed by Gary 6th November 2022

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The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped, great location for strolls along the beach, and exploring the surrounding area. This is the second time we have stayed at Armstrong Cottages and the third time we've been to this area and would highly recommend it as a holiday destination if your looking to unwind and enjoy good food and breath taRead moreking coastal walks. Hide

Reviewed by Edward 9th October 2022

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Fantastic Holiday and property. The only missing item was a teapot! (or at least, we couldn't find one).

Reviewed by Diane 1st October 2022

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Superb property. Beautiful decor and lovely location.

Reviewed by Michael 24th September 2022

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A very comfortable and clean cottage. Very roomy for four people. Very well-equipped kitchen with quality items. The bedrooms were very comfortable. A few small points: The cutlery was not made to hold properly; rounded handles are a fad. Bathrooms were adequate although the Victorian mixer taps and overhead shower in the double bedroom would be bRead moreetter if they were more modern design with a moveable shower hose and simple mixer, rather than adjusting between hot and cold to get the right temperature. In character but not utilitarian. The settee is not made for sitting on for long periods, it tends to slide the sitter forward. Hide

Reviewed by B 13th August 2022

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It was a bit awkward in the kitchen to not have a teapot available. If you wanted to make tea, one had to use the only jug, en there was no other jug for milk left. Pouring warm milk out of the little pots was always messy. We would have rather had less vases/objects around but a teapot/more jugs. The location of the property on a busy road during Read morethe day meant a lot of noise while sitting in the front garden. Sadly there was no space to sit behind the property. That effects the value for money score. The property was new but it was evident that wear and tear or poor quality installations/fittings are starting to become apparent: the outside door handle came off (coastal retreats informed of this), or e.g. the bathroom window is not closing properly (will be an issue in winter), the front gate did not close properly. Also sad to see that nobody was looking after the property on a regular basis as all buxus bushes in the pots had died of lack of water. Hide

Reviewed by H 19th April 2022

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We always love our stays with Coastal Retreats. Armstrong 8 has a great location. I have a few comments of feedback that may help in the future with customer happiness. My bed sheets were dirty. When we booked a brochure was sent out with a free childs swim at the ocean club so we packed our swim things only to find out that we couldnt use the OceRead morean club as the membership hadnt been renewed. The items under the island in the kitchen get very dusty. The hot water doesnt last long enough for a family of four even with the Boost, so we were often left with a cold shower. The house was freezing when we arrived and took a long time to warm up. The coffee machine is amazing it just needs a milk warmer/frother to go with it. The towels could do with changing half way through the week if youre there for 7 nights. The front door handle needs fixing as it keeps falling off. All this being said we had a great time and created lots of family memories. We loved the games in the house. The walk to the beach. The green near the castle and of course the amazing scenery and beaches. Hide

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