7 (all year)
Town House Farm offers comfortable and spacious self-catering accommodation in the heart of the pretty coastal village of Beadnell in Northumberland. Located directly opposite the village green and ancient church it is easy to soak up village life, whilst still being within walking distance of shops, cafes and the Craster Arms pub. Put your feet up with a good book in front of the woodburning stove during the winter months or play a family game of rounders or cricket on the village green during balmy summer evenings. Sleeping up to ten guests in four large bedrooms (please note that a maximum of eight adults is accepted in any booking), Town House Farm is perfect for extended families and friends wanting to explore this beautiful area.
Beach lovers will be in their element on holiday on the Northumberland coast. With stunning sandy beaches stretching for miles and miles you will always find a quiet spot to set up your deckchair. The beautiful sheltered bay and fine golden sand at Beadnell is perfect for lazy bucket and spade days, whilst water sports enthusiasts can try their hand at windsurfing, sailing or kayaking. Alternatively blow the cobwebs away and listen to the waves crashing on the sand on a winters day where you are likely to have the entire beach to yourselves. Look out for the colourful wooden boats that are unique to Northumberland, with local anglers catching sea trout and wild salmon.
If you want to explore further afield the pretty fishing towns of Bamburgh, Seahouses and Craster are all nearby. Treat youself to a horse ride on the beach or lace up your walking boots and enjoy the stunning views from the coastal footpath. Nature lovers should visit the 3,500-acre nature reserve at Holy Island of Lindisfarne. The combination of dunes, marsh and mudflats make it a haven for countless species of plants, flowers, birds and wildlife. You can either book yourself onto a sightseeing boat tour around Holy Island, Farne Islands and Coquet Island, or cross the causeway yourself at lowtide.
Other day trips include visits to Dunstanburgh Castle, Bamburgh Castle, Lindisfarne Castle and Warkworth Castle. Alternatively, head inland and explore the walking trails in the Northumberland National Park, go shopping in Berwick-Upon-Tweed, or stroll around a stately home such as Paxton House and Alnwick Castle. Anyone wanting a change of scenery should head to the bustling city of Newcastle which is just an hour away. With so many things to see and do you are likely to find yourself returning to this magical spot again and again.
Sue & Ian Newbon joined Independent Cottages in September 2020
Town House Farm is a spacious 18th Century holiday home with accommodation over three floors.
Outside: Step out of the front door onto the village green which is a lovely spot to play a game or watch the kids let of steam whilst you enjoy a pre dinner drink on the bench outside the house. There is parking for two cars directly outside the property.
Additional information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and towels are included. Well behaved dogs are welcome, please enquire with the owner. No smoking. Please note that whilst ten guests can be accommodated, a maximum of eight adults will be accepted.