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If the idea of waking up to glorious sea views, watching fishermen bring in their nets, and spotting playful seals and dolphins from the comfort of a cosy coastal cottage sounds like your idea of the perfect break, then a relaxing holiday in Seahouses might be just what you’re looking for.
This bustling little village enjoys a gorgeous spot on the Northumberland coastline and offers all the best ingredients of a good old-fashioned seaside holiday, including sweeping sandy beaches, boat trips from the harbour and plenty of places to pick up an ice cream or a paper-wrapped portion of fish and chips.
We’ve chosen eight of the best Seahouses cottages to inspire your next getaway; ones that not only we love, but so do our guests – read on to discover why!
Sleeps 2 + 1 dog
Warm a pot of tea, throw open the curtains and step out onto your private Juliet balcony to breathe in the fresh sea air and watch the sun rise over the harbour – mornings are certainly a treat in this cosy studio apartment for two. On warm, summer days, leave the door wide open so you can listen to the relaxing sounds of the waves and on chilly evenings, stoke the wood burner and snuggle in its amber glow.
“This quiet little piece of tranquillity was just what we needed. From the picture windows, we could watch at close quarters the ebb and flow of the tides and the weather with a glass of wine or two. And we loved spending quality time exploring the coastline with our dog.” – Carolyn
- Panoramic sea views across the harbour
- Share a bottle of wine on the Juliet balcony
- Indulge in spa treatments at the nearby Ocean Club
Decorated in a fresh, nautical style, this three-storey holiday home enjoys an enviable location on the Northumberland coast. Gather in the open-plan living space to soak in the sea views and step out onto the balcony to feel the gentle salty breeze. When night falls, run yourself a bubble bath before drifting off to sleep in one of the two sumptuous bedrooms.
“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Seascapes. It is a beautifully appointed property with all the facilities one would need. Everything was working and easily operated with very clear instructions. Own parking space which was a must in Seahouses. Location superbly central and the big plus was the amazing view!” – Janet
- Look out for seals and dolphins from the balcony
- Sink into bubbles in the free-standing bath
- Off-road parking space with a charging point for electric cars
Sleeps 4 + 1 dog
One of our best-reviewed holiday lets in Seahouses, this former fisherman’s cottage is located right on the harbour front and as such, enjoys dazzling views all the way to the Farne Islands and the magnificent Bamburgh Castle. Whether watching the wild crashing waves from the warm comfort of the open-plan living area in winter, or the fishing boats bobbing from the sunny balcony in summer, this is a perfect retreat to enjoy some downtime.
“Our family has been coming to Seahouses and Beadnell for our spring break for twenty years and this was one the best cottages we've stayed at in Seahouses. The lounge on the first floor and balcony took advantage of the harbour and sea views. This break saw me up at 6.30am watching the eider ducks in the harbour, watching the sun rise and drinking coffee on the balcony. Truly heaven.” – Christopher
- Watch the eider ducklings swim into the harbour
- Take a stroll to an 18-hole golf course
- Holds a four-star English Tourism Board Award
Set just one street back from the harbourfront, this is another of our holiday homes in Seahouses where guests can enjoy membership of the renowned Ocean Club nearby. Elegant, spacious and offering sparkling coastal scenery, this three-storey cottage is a great choice for a holiday in Northumberland. And if you’re bringing kids, there are plenty of games, books and films to keep little ones entertained.
“We have stayed in many self-catering cottages over the years and found Harbour Retreat to be one of the cleanest and best equipped we have ever come across. It is within easy walking distance of all the amenities of Seahouses and has some great views of Bamburgh and Lindisfarne castles and the Farne Islands from the lounge/kitchen. We certainly intend to stay there again.” – Alastair
- Walking distance of Seahouses harbourfront
- Enjoy sea-view sundowners on the balcony
- Sink into soft, crisp sheets when night falls
Sleeps 6 + 2 dogs
If you’re looking for five-star cottages to rent in Seahouses, then they don’t come much more luxurious than this gorgeous abode. Set right on the tranquil harbour front where fishermen bring in their daily catch, outstanding views are a given here, whether enjoying a family meal, curled up by the wood burner in the lounge, or sat out on the balcony listening to the gulls overhead.
“Really comfortable cottage and very dog-friendly - 2 minutes to the beach and coastal path, and a great courtyard to the rear. This cottage must have the best view on the Northumbrian coast. You look out over the harbour and then north to Bamburgh Castle, the Farnes and Holy Island. You can birdwatch from your armchair so bring binoculars. We loved it.” – Wendy
- Brimming with luxury and charm
- Soak up the sunshine in the private courtyard
- On the waterfront with far-reaching sea views
Sleeps 6 + 2 dogs
Once owned by the Herring Master himself, this traditional fisherman’s cottage is one of the cosiest holiday cottages in Seahouses. After windswept walks along the nearby coastal path or paddleboarding on the beach, kick off sandy shoes and pop the kettle on. The whole family, including two canine companions, can enjoy getting toasty and warm in front of the flickering flames of the wood burner.
“A superb cosy, well-appointed cottage in an ideal location for exploring not only Seahouses but also to experience everything else that this stunning area has to offer. The off-road parking was a real advantage in the narrow streets. We will certainly be returning.” – Iain
- Easy access to the coastal path
- Relax in front of the roaring wood burner
- Up to two dogs are also welcome
Sleeps 6 + 2 dogs
Within a few metres of the seafront, this sought-after self-catering accommodation in Seahouses promises panoramic coastal vistas and epic sunsets. Awash with cool blues and fresh whites which mimic the surf below, the cottage is adorned with contemporary touches and designed with relaxation and escapism in mind. In the summer, pull open the large French doors in the open-plan living area and allow this three-storey home to fill with fresh sea air.
“Super cottage, especially the upper room with lovely views.” – Helen
- A perfect spot for wildlife and bird watching
- Children will love the bunk bedroom
- Can be rented with a neighbouring cottage for larger parties
Perfect for special celebrations and family get-togethers, this big beautiful bolthole in Seahouses Northumberland is surrounded by green fields and rolling countryside. Look forward to leisurely breakfasts outside on the decking in warmer weather, followed by long days of sand-in-toes fun on Seahouses Beach. There’s even a local 18-hole golf course if you fancy practising your swing!
“A spacious well-equipped modern house, just minutes from the beach, which fitted the whole family in comfort. A great location for exploring Northumberland by car, it's about a 15-minute walk along the seafront into Seahouses with its excellent range of places to eat and drink.” - Elizabeth
- Direct access onto the coastal path
- Dine alfresco in the beautiful garden
- Far-reaching countryside views
If any of these top Seahouses cottages have inspired you to book a holiday in Northumberland, click the button below to see our full collection. Including cosy cottages just for two, large retreats for the whole family and dog-friendly accommodation, you’re sure to find the perfect getaway.
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