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Farne House Holiday Homes - Seal’s Bay

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Bedrooms2
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Enjoy a family holiday and fine views across the harbour, with shared use of indoor heated swimming pool.

"Views towards Bamburgh Castle over harbour and sea – within two miles of Beadnell’s sweeping sands . . ."

With fine views across the little harbour and its working quayside (not Gull’s Crest or Crag End), Farne House Holiday Homes are within a few hundred yards of the shops, restaurants, inns and other amenities of the fishing village and colourful seaside resort of Seahouses. Converted and refurbished to extremely high standards throughout, the properties here are grouped around a central courtyard only yards away from a fine indoor heated swimming pool and sauna. Available all the year round, the pool has a constant depth of 4ft 6in and features a south-facing glass sun living room to one side.
Within easy walking distance, the bustling harbour boasts a fleet of brightly painted fishing cobbles and a few larger boats, and the town itself provides a good range of facilities, including golf, sailing and horse riding. There are calm weather boat trips to the offshore Farne Islands, a wildlife sanctuary for puffins, oyster-catchers, kittywakes, guillemots and grey seals. The 28 islands form a nature reserve owned by the National Trust and, though half of them are submerged at high tide, landing is allowed daily in summer on the largest, Farne Island – where there is a nature trail, lighthouse and 14th-century chapel.
At Beadnell, 2 miles to the south, the dune-backed sands of Beadnell Bay provide ideal conditions for water sports. Formerly an important fishing village and smugglers’ haunt, Beadnell now enjoys a reputation as a centre for sailing and has the unique distinction of being the only East Coast port with a west-facing harbour. The sandy beach running the length of the bay is safe for swimming and is overlooked by 18th-century lime kilns. In the village stands a three-storey, 16th-century peel tower, which now forms part of an inn. Five minutes’ drive to the north of Farne House Holiday Homes stands the mighty fortress of Bamburgh Castle, easily visible across the wide stretch of sand from Seahouses.
Just a few miles further on is yet more historical, natural and scenic interest at Holy Island. Here, the fairytale Lindisfarne Castle was first a 16th-century fort, then a ruin which was redesigned by Edwin Lutyens in 1902 and is now owned by the National Trust.
Inland is a country of massive hills and moors, fast rivers and great forests. Between the Cheviots and the sea, there is easy touring through fields of corn and pastures dotted with solid stone hamlets and lined by dry-stone walls which patchwork the countryside. Shops 500 yards.

Entrance hall. Ground floor: Double bedroom with sea views. Modern bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Sitting room with sea and harbour views from full-length picture windows. Large kitchen with dining area. Twin bedroom. Cloakroom with toilet.

  • Shared facility charge £27 (July – September), £38 (October – June) per week; pro rata per short break

  • Bed linen included (personal and swimming towels and baby cot linen not provided)
  • Cots and high chairs on request
  • TV (Freeview)/DVD/video
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Parking
  • Indoor heated swimming pool and sauna (open 8am-8pm daily, all year round)
  • No smoking (throughout complex, internally or externally)

SUPERB INDOOR HEATED SWIMMING POOL AND SAUNA:

The seven cottages at Farne House enjoy the use of a superb indoor heated swimming-pool provided for the exclusive use of only these cottages. Available throughout the year, and open daily for guests’ use from 8am-8pm, the pool has a constant depth of 1.2m (4ft 6in) and has been designed to the highest specification. It is heated and benefits from the latest purification and de-humidification system. With its sunny, south-facing glassed conservatory lounge to one side, this all-weather facility makes Farne House a fine choice for a Northumberland coastal holiday, whatever the season.

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Features

  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Coastal PropertyCoastal Property
  • No PetsNo Pets
  • Car Parking - On SiteCar Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/11/2016
    Absolutely fab place location excellent spotlessly clean pool really good clean and warm overall a lovely place to relax and watch the world go by


  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 03/09/2016
    Had a great week in the cottage fanstatic location clean and very comfortable only thing that wasn't up to scratch was the lights outside not working very dark coming through the arch and into the yard , but would stay again .


  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 24/06/2016
    1. We would holiday there again. 2. Cottage well positioned with lovely view of the harbour and the Farne Islands. As we enjoy frequent holidays we are never sure what the accommodation will be like and we were pleased with Seals Bay apartment as both the lounge and master bedroom had great views, were in good decoration and very clean and tidy. 3. We enjoyed our 4 day break and did a lot of walking and eating in the good local restaurants and had great weather all week. 4. Both bedrooms had good beds but the duvet covers are too small and they do not stay in place when you move in bed. Need larger ones! 5. The ensuite master bedroom bathroom with shower was again clean with all the required facilities but had very poor water flow for the shower and it needs a power shower. 6. The kitchen has most appliances although basic but the cooker hob is defective as all the rings come on when you turn one on and this could cause a serious burn. 7. It was a surprise to find that we had to pay an extra £21.70 for the courtyard lighting and the pool changing room lighting for our 4 day break and ONLY AFTER we had booked and paid for the holiday. The courtyard lighting did not come on and while the pool was at a good temperature and nice to relax into after a day’s walking but the air temperature was so high it was uncomfortable, and my wife did not use the pool for that reason. Again the pool shower had EXTREMLY poor pressure and water flow and also needs a power shower to complete the nice pool. The pool heating equipment droned on all night and if the air temperature was reduced and if it was switched off at night then the extra payments could be reduced. Why not just add it to the rental cost up front?


  • 1

    Confirmed guest, 26/03/2016
    Terrible beds, very hard mattresses. The whole apartment is very tired looking and needs a complete over haul. Nobody has done anything to it in a very long time. We shall not be recommending this apartment to anyone. We are very disappointed indeed.


  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 18/03/2016
    The view from the sitting room over Seashouses Harbour is wondrrful as is the indoor swimming pool. This is comfortable if rather dated accomodation but it is our third time staying in this working town and the best proprty by far. There is plenty to do in the area. I think we will return to Seal's Bay again.


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/03/2016
    We had a lovely 4 days, and Seals Bay was a wonderful base for exploring the area. It was a warm and comfortable place to return to after being out and about.


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