Northumberland Seahouses August

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agennaro Mon 04-Jun-18 23:05:41

We are looking to book a week self catering in August. Extended family ranging from 91 to 12, struggling to find a suitable property.

Have found one in Seahouse but a friend thinks the area is a bit arcadey ( not even a word).

The alternative properties are in Beadnell.

Anyone know the area and have any thoughts?

Thanks in advance

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trinitybleu Mon 04-Jun-18 23:12:04

Beadnell is gorgeous, the beach is stunning and quiet. We had a cottage with a gate onto the dunes and it was just amazing.

Seahouses wasn't a patch on it. Busier, but yes, a bit arcade-y.

I would go for Beadnell every time.

AnduinsGirl Mon 04-Jun-18 23:12:16

Seahouses, arcardey?? Is your friend thinking of the right place? :D It's very quiet, very beautiful, lovely!

AnduinsGirl Mon 04-Jun-18 23:13:47

Oh shit, I was thinking of Bamburgh when I replied - please ignore me, late night!

UrsulaPandress Mon 04-Jun-18 23:14:44

When you say arcade-y do you mean slot machines and one arm bandits?

ItchySeveredFoot Mon 04-Jun-18 23:17:15

I love Beadnell. Went several times as a child. My dad and his friends would scuba round there.

AintNobodyHereButUsKittens Mon 04-Jun-18 23:19:55

Round our way the term used is “a bit Kiss Me Quick”

PickAChew Mon 04-Jun-18 23:20:55

Love beadnell. A few art deco houses, several hairy surfers and miles of beach.

trinitybleu Mon 04-Jun-18 23:21:01

I mean chips and ice creams on every corner, busier crowds, gift and sweet shops, and yes, actual arcades.

Beadnell is a quiet village on the sea. One shop and a chippy only open a couple of evenings. Nice pub.

PickAChew Mon 04-Jun-18 23:22:29

Seahouses does have a few arcades but also some fab fish and chips and a co-op and decent baker, both of which are handy for self catering.

PickAChew Mon 04-Jun-18 23:24:36

It's hardly Brid, though, Trinity.

GirlfriendInAKorma Mon 04-Jun-18 23:32:39

Try Dunstanburgh or Craster.

trinitybleu Mon 04-Jun-18 23:33:54

True Pick, but given the choice as per OP I'd go for Beadnell every time. Others might find it too quiet.

PickAChew Mon 04-Jun-18 23:37:29

You could walk between seahouses and beadnell and hardly break a sweat, though. Probably bog all in it with a car to hand.

FreshStartToday Mon 04-Jun-18 23:37:35

Beadnell. Everytime. Gorgeous

You can always wander along the coast into Seahouses if you need anything.

agennaro Mon 04-Jun-18 23:42:02

Thanks so much.

I think a bit Kiss me Quick is what she means!

I really liked the look of Alnwick but could not find a house for the dates we can do.

One of the places we also saw is in a place called Tughall Steads but not sure if there is any pub, restaurant or fish and chip shop within walking distance.

If we do find one in Bamburgh think we need one with parking by the sounds of it.

Really looking forward to the week, have been going cross eyed trying to find the right property!

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PickAChew Mon 04-Jun-18 23:48:50

Neptune is the one to go for in seahouses, btw.

Colabottle10 Mon 04-Jun-18 23:54:06

Bamburgh, perfectly situated.

StorminaBcup Tue 05-Jun-18 00:03:34

Agree Craster, Dunstanburgh or Newton by the Sea are all lovely areas. The Joiners Arms is fantastic and does a fish & chip takeaway supper iirc. The food is delicious if you dine in and is dog friendly, The beaches are beautiful here too and a few minutes walk from the centre.

agennaro Tue 05-Jun-18 00:04:08

Thanks Cola, those look absolutely lovely but they don't have a large enough one for the week we are away, nor two combined available !

Ideally we need 5 bedrooms could do 4 as long as one of the rooms was twin.

It was also be fab if there was a bedroom or two on the ground floor.

Have been looking for so long today that they have merged into one in my mind!

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BenjaminBunnysMummy Tue 05-Jun-18 00:55:17

We stayed here last summer and it was perfect for us. Plenty of space for 3 generations and walking distance to beach, fish and chips and co-op. Admittedly not the most picturesque street in the area but within short driving distance of lots of beautiful places, it worked brilliantly for a large group.

trinitybleu Tue 05-Jun-18 07:13:46

I've been wishing I had a family big enough to fill this one.....

Its on the less sandy side of the point, but easy walk down to the beach at the bottom of the road.

agennaro Tue 05-Jun-18 07:20:49

Trinty - how funny that is one of the ones I am so tempted by.

I wish they had a bigger dinning room table some of the party would struggle to use the bench, also I'm not sure my mum would be happy in a bunk bed.

This is def in my top 3, looks amazing.

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agennaro Tue 05-Jun-18 07:27:36

Thanks Benjamin- those rooms look huge!

No availability but I will look through the rest of the website. Thought I'd seen them all!

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RockinHippy Tue 05-Jun-18 07:43:58

I haven't been in years, so can't comment on how "arcadey" it is now, but it definitely was. It was the go to day out as a kid & I've been back a few times since. The thing I remember most is that it was always colder & much windier than other places nearby, personally I wouldn't spend a holiday there with so many better places nearby

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