Please note: The shared hot tub and Gathering Place are currently unavailable.
Stable Cottage is part of the Bamburgh First collection of 17 different dog friendly houses and cottages under the same ownership, with a consistent quality of interior design and attention to detail throughout. The interiors are professionally designed to suit each individual dwelling and the owner has tried to think of everything that will enhance the stay of every guest.
This charming converted sandstone former stable is part of the quiet rural hamlet of Dukesfield, which nestles in fields just outside Bamburgh.
Sleeping up to 4 guests it has a lovely sitting room with a log burner, a twin and a double bedroom, a travertine bathroom, a small private garden and a well-equipped kitchen with detail right down to the NutriBullet and pressure cooker.
Netflix is included in all Bamburgh First properties, as is a portable Bose Bluetooth speaker, easy lighting fire logs and a box of games that include Scrabble, Cluedo and Monopoly. The owner has also provided personal touches such as a sweetie tin, a bottle of wine, a voucher for a pound of the famous Bamburgh Banger sausages and his own list of the top 21 things to do whilst spending a week in the area.
All the cottages at Dukesfield are usually rented individually by guests seeking a tranquil intimate space to spend with friends and loved ones but, sometimes groups of friends rent more than one or even all the cottages for family gatherings, significant birthdays, golf parties and hen parties. Guests also have access to the Gathering Place which is a renovated large detached old farm building in the courtyard in which there is a Wii and a table tennis table. This space can also be used for dinner parties of up to 24 people with perhaps different dishes being provided by friends or relatives in different cottages. It’s a lovely way to have an inexpensive special dinner party with everyone sharing the work.
There is a paddocked area for kids, adults and dogs to run around in and maybe kick a football and there is a shared tennis court and hot tub. Each cottage has its own patio area and Weber barbecue.
Dukesfield is situated a mile from the Budle Bay bird sanctuary and a five minute drive or 20 minute walk from the historic seaside village of Bamburgh where the famous castle towers over miles of sandy beaches to the North and the village green to the West. Bamburgh was recently a finalist in Channel 4’s UK’s Top Village competition. There you will find a lovely selection of shops, pubs, restaurants, tea houses and cafes as well as one of the most scenic golf clubs in Britain, which as a guest of Bamburgh First you can play for free any day if there isn’t a competition on. Free games of Tennis underneath the castle on the village green are also provided to guests of Bamburgh First along with membership and discounted access to a gym and leisure club.
The market town of Alnwick with its historic Castle, Alnwick Gardens and the famous Barter Books, is 20 minutes away by car. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is 25 minutes to the North, and the Cheviot Hills and Northumberland National Park 20 minutes to the West. Seahouses with its boat trips to the Farnes is 15 minutes away. Hadrian’s Wall is just under two hours south.
It’s also easy to reach, with a short drive, all the pretty fishing towns on the coastline, including Craster (home of the Kipper), Newton by the Sea, Alnmouth and Amble with their lovely marinas. Great pubs abound in this area. Shop: 1.4 miles Pub: 1.4 miles
Accommodation all on one level
Open plan living and dining area with real wooden floors throughout, comfortable seating, Smart TV with Netflix, log burning stove, dining table with seating for 4 people.
Kitchen with cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, Nutribullet, hand held blender.
Bedroom 1 with king size bed, vanity console, wardrobe and TV.
Bedroom 2 with twin beds, ideal for children.
Bathroom with bath, walk in shower WC.
Garden: Small enclosed garden area. Shared interior courtyard with garden furniture and barbeque.
Parking: Allocated parking to the front of the property.
Heating: Oil central heating.
Also provided: Wifi. Bed linen and towels. BOSE speakers, multi device charger, telephone, CD and DVD player. Starter supply of logs. A range of games, toys, books and DVDs. Travel cot, high chair and baby baths available on request. (Please note: you will need to supply your own mattress and linen for the cot). A weekly maid service and mid-week linen change is available upon request and at an additional cost.
Beau Monde Leisure: The owners of Stable Cottage have provided all guests (up the the maximum occupancy of your cottage) with VIP membership of the Beau Monde Salon & Spa in Lucker. This membership provides you with access to the facility and discounted rates in the pool and fitness suite (charges apply). Guests are also entitled to a 5% discount on Food at The Apple Inn & Apple Core in Lucker, as well as a 5% discount on treatments at Beau Monde Salon and Spa (subject to availability).
Pets: 3 dogs are welcome @ £25 per pet per week or part thereof. Please note, pets are not allowed on the furniture or left in the property unsupervised.
Notes: This is a no smoking property.
- Friday changeover
- Sleeps 4
- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathroom
- 3 pets allowed
- WiFi internet
- Bed linen provided
- Towels provided
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Stairgate available
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Private parking available
- 1.3 miles from a beach
- 1.3 miles from a pub
- 1.3 miles from a shop
- No smoking
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The nearest bus stop is: 1.4 miles
The nearest train station is: Alnmouth 21 miles / Berwick 19 miles
The nearest food shop is: Bamburgh, 1.4 miles
The nearest pub/restaurant is: Bamburgh, 1.4 miles
The nearest petrol station is: Purdy Lodge, 5.4 miles
Mobility equipment hire: Berwick, 24.4 miles
Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: Off road
For what sized cars: Any
Good space to unload once parked: Yes
Number of spaces available: 2
The parking surface is: Gravel
Distance to the property from the parking: 5 m
Is the parking level: Yes
Distance to nearest parking area: N/A
Is it pay and display: N/A
The width of the path to the property: Around 1m through gate
How many steps are there en-route to the entrance: 3 at front door
How many entrances are there: 3
The door widths: 95cm at main entrance, door widths to rear shared courtyard are 73cm and 85cm
Door heights: 2m
Keyhole height: 1m
How many steps to the entrance: 3 at main entrance, 1 at each rear entrance
Living and dining rooms
The flooring is: Wood
The door widths are: Open plan so not applicable
Is there good space between the furniture: Yes
Is the furniture movable or fixed: Moveable
The flooring is: Wood
The doors widths are: Open plan so not applicable
The worktop height is: 88cm
Is the oven set high or low: Low
The fridge height is: Full height American Fridge Freezer
The freezer height is: Full height American Fridge Freezer
Is crockery stored high or low: Low
Is any equipment stored externally: No
Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have: 1
The number of steps between floors: N/A
The flooring is: Wood throughout
The door widths are: 74cm
Bed sizes: Super king and twin
Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed: Moveable
Bathrooms and cloakrooms
The door widths are: 74cm
Is there an accessible or adapted WC: No
Is there an accessible or adapted bath/shower: No
Is there a ground floor WC: Yes
Is there a ground floor bath or shower room: Bathroom
Does the bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted: No
Is there any shower where access is level rather than having a step: No shower
The flooring is: Tile
External areas are: Small enclosed garden area. Shared interior courtyard
Outdoor furniture: Yes, dining set and BBQ
Outside lighting: Yes
Is there colour contrast on surfaces (eg white on edge of steps): No
Aid for visually/mobility impaired guest: No
Is the outdoor space enclosed: Yes, grassed paddock
Any hazards (such as ponds, water features or steep areas): No
Is there a landline for guests in use: Yes
Mobile reception details: Generally ok for major networks
Are electrical sockets accessible without moving furniture: Yes
Are electrical sockets generally set high or low: Low
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or visually impaired guests: No
Any other information: There is a shared games room in the courtyard. There is also a shared hot tub in the paddock.