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The Farriers

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7 Nights  

  • £555  to  £1117

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Short Breaks From

  • £139 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Beach Nearby

About The Farriers

The Farriers is a lovely holiday cottage with space for up to six people to sleep in three bedrooms and an open plan living/dining/kitchen space that suits modern family living. It is one of a collection of beautifully restored and furnished holiday cottages on Annstead Farm, a 600-acre family run mixed farm. The beach is a short stroll over the road, and the cottage is only half a mile from Seahouses and Beadnell, so many friendly pubs and restaurants are also within walking distance.

Northumberland is famous for its stunning beaches and big skies. You would think that somewhere so picturesque would be packed with tourists, but, despite its breathtaking beauty, Northumberland never feels crowded. There is so much coastline - 30 miles of it - that there is more than enough space for everyone. When you include the extensive network of footpaths, bridleways and cycling trails of the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), it's possible to go for miles without seeing anyone else.

Those seeking it will always find adventure on the Northumberland coast. Swimming, surfing, fishing and kiteboarding are just three of many ways to enjoy being at the beach, where there is always plenty of space for a game of cricket or to kick a football. Send your adrenaline skyrocketing with a gallop along the beach at dawn, or challenge your skills on one of the half-a-dozen golf courses within a short drive of The Farriers.

Take a boat trip from Seahouses to the Farne Islands where thousands of species of birds, plants and wildlife thrive under the care of the National Trust. Visitors love watching the thriving colonies of puffins and grey seals, while bird watchers flock to the area in spring when migrating birds return. Another island to visit is the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Boat trips leave from Seahouses, but it's possible to drive across the causeway, though check the tide times before setting out!

Other local attractions include Alnwick Castle, which has been used extensively in the Harry Potter films and TV-favourite, Downton Abbey, and Bamburgh Castle. Northumberland has more castles than any other English county with others, including Dunstanburgh and Warkworth. Being an International Dark Sky Reserve means the Northumberland Coast AONB is just as breathtaking at night as during the day.

The Farriers is one of several lovely self-catering cottages on Annstead Farm which can be booked together to accommodate extended families or friends. Please see the owner's website for more information and to check availability.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Susan Mellor joined Independent Cottages in May 2020

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay

Location (Northumberland)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Farriers has been lovingly restored to provide a high standard of accommodation over two levels.


  • Open plan living/dining area with exposed beams and the original stone farrier's forge making striking focal points. A wall of windows, including glazed doors that open onto the courtyard, ensure the room feels light and welcoming even on an overcast day. The living room has two sofas and an armchair where guests can chat, read or watch the TV. The solid wood dining table easily seats six people.
  • The dining space flows smoothly into the newly fitted kitchen where there is ample space to store and prepare food, a dishwasher to make fast work of tidying up and a full size fridge and freezer.
  • Master bedroom with a double bed and wardrobe. The ensuite has a shower over the bath, WC and a hand basin.


  • Two very spacious twin rooms, each with two full-sized single beds and wardrobes.
  • Family bathroom with a shower over the bath, a WC and a hand basin.

Outside: The Farriers has a private enclosed courtyard with furniture that leads to a small garden and off-street parking for two cars. Bikes can also be stored in the courtyard (not under cover).

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFI, bed linen and bath towels are provided. A stairgate, high chair and cot (no bedding) are available if needed - please ask the owner when booking. Short breaks are possible depending on availability. A maximum of 2 well behaved dogs are welcome with prior agreement. Smoking is not permitted.

The Farriers Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 Double, 2 Twins)
2 dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £555
To £1117
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1665 720387 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Susan Mellor
Member Since May 2020

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The Farriers 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 21st May 2024
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