The Cartshed @ Westfield is located on the edge of North Sunderland, in a tranquil setting between Seahouses and Bamburgh, the cottage is only about half a mile walk from Seahouses beach or a 15-20 minute walk or short drive from the centre of Seahouses village. Its location is close enough to enjoy all the village amenities - shops, restaurants, pubs and the harbour with trips to the Farne Islands, yet provides a peaceful retreat at the end of the day.
Originally the open-sided stone built shed where farmers have kept their carts and farm machinery since the 1830's, now fully refurbished and extended, The Cartshed offers luxury accommodation in a very traditional style - no boutique furniture, geometric designs or psychedelic colour schemes here. We offer an open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area with vaulted ceilings and beams, a huge gable window with double doors leads onto the south-facing enclosed walled patio courtyard. Stone flag floors, and traditional rustic furnishings offer a warm welcome, along with every modern convenience tucked away behind the traditional kitchen units. Two lovely bedrooms offer sleeping for 4, one room is ensuite with shower and the bed can be made up as a super king double or a twin, the other is a king size, with use of the family bathroom via Jack 'n Jill bedroom door, bath with shower over. Water heating is solar powered, heating is underfloor and we have a traditional wood burning stove for cosy winter breaks. Two off-road parking spaces are offered.
From the Car port enter the property into the stone flagged entrance hall which leads to all other rooms.
- Good range of floor and wall units with ample work surface and storage
- A mix of granite and solid wood worksurfaces.
- Electric range oven with ceramic hob
- Good range of quality pans and cookware
- Excellent range of Crockery, cutlery, glasses etc for up to 6 persons, allowing for day guests
- Nespresso Pixie machine
- Dishwasher (8 place setting)
- Thermos flask, picnicware and coolbox
The Cartshed has an open plan living area which includes a dedicated dining space with drop leaf table and 4 dining chairs.
Lounge & Living area
The Cartshed has an open plan living area, which incorporates
- Lovely spacious lounge area with beamed ceiling and wrought iron ceiling lights
- Stone flag floors throughout.
- Rustic leather sofas,
- Coffee table,
- Log burning stove,
- Wall mounted LG Smart TV with Netflix, Now TV, BBC iPlayer and ITV hub.
- Traditional pine furniture.
- Four velux roof lights provide excellent light
- Glass gable end window has double door access to lovely suntrap courtyard (gated) with barbecue and table & chairs for alfresco dining and relaxation.
- Amazon Alexa
- 1 Kingsize bedroom. Jack 'n' Jill access to family bathroom. Bright airy room with window to front of property.
- 1 Superking size/twin room with ensuite shower-room bright airy room with window to front of property with velux roof window to rear.
- Family bathroom - bath with shower over, WC and WHB. As beds are zip and link, please specify whether you would like the beds to be a double or twin at the time of booking.
- 40 inch wall mounted Smart TV in lounge
- Both bedrooms have wall mounted flat screen TVs
- Ipod Dock
- Amazon Alexa
- HDMI connection
Double door access from living area to lovely suntrap courtyard (gated) with barbecue and table & chairs for alfresco dining and relaxation.
What's Included for your Stay @ the Cartshed
- Bedding (duvets per bed & 2 pillows per person)
- Bed linen
- Towels (hand & bath sheet per person, plus bathroom hand towels)
- kitchen towel
- Oven glove
- Wall mounted Smart TV.
- Each bedroom has wall mounted TV with Freeview.
- Underfloor heating
- Solar hot water
- October-March initial supply of logs, kindling & matches.
- Welcome pack: tea, coffee (ground + intro Nespresso pod selection) sugar, milk and a sweet treat.
- K9 welcome pack if you have booked your dog
- Parking for up to 2 cars in covered car port (max height 70")
What can be arranged for your Stay @ the Cartshed
Some charges may apply
- Well behaved dogs welcome (up to 2) @ £25.00 per dog per week or part thereof
- Travel Cot (please provide your own cot linen and towels (with standard thin travel cot mattress)
- High Chair
- Plastic dog Bed
- Dog Duvet -
- Dog cage - medium or large first served basis.
Facilities for Children
- The Cartshed has limited facilities for young children
- The floors are all stone flagged
- A travel cot and high chair can be hired
- There are plenty of indoor games supplied
Bringing Your Dog on Holiday
The Cartshed welcomes well behaved dogs. When you book you will be asked to provide some information about your pet which will aide the owner in ensuring that the property is set up to welcome them.
A bit of K9 etiquette should be observed during your stay:-
- Your pet should not be left in the property unattended (unless crated - crates can be hired)
- Your pet should not be allowed in the bedrooms or on furniture
- On booking for your pet, you are confirming that it is fully up to date on its flea treatment.
- This owner provides a K9 welcome pack - dog bowl (water & food), floor mat, dog towel
The following can be hired -
- Dog duvet
- Plastic dog bed
- Dog crate medium
- Dog crate large
Special Notes & Conditions
- Beds are zip and link so please specify at the time of booking how you would like the beds to be made up.
- Low Occupancy Discount - 1 bedroom option for 2 persons; 1st November-Easter excluding Christmas, New Year and school holidays.
- Well behaved dogs welcome (up to 2) @ £25.00 each per week or part thereof.
- This is a no smoking and no vaping property.
- Friday changeover
- Sleeps 4
- 2 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- 2 pets allowed
- WiFi internet
- Bed linen provided
- Towels provided
- Highchair available
- Travel cot available
- Central heating
- Enclosed garden or courtyard
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Private parking available
- 1 mile from a beach
- 0.25 mile from a pub
- 1 mile from a shop
- No smoking
I have stayed at the Cartshed a number of times and I am booked to return for New Year 2020. The property is fabulous and the extra touches provided by the owner are much appreciated.Mrs L Dinsley - 16th January 2020
Very clean, comfortable cottage with lovely welcoming Xmas pack , even my dogs got one!Mrs L Webster - 7th January 2020
Very well presented, clean and tidy. The kitchen utensils and crockery are of a very high standard.Mr Neal Manners - 29th September 2019
Used Google for directions rather than any provided but it's good that it's searchable on Google maps. Loved the property, thought it was well considered and very well stocked, particularly the kitchen. We came in high season and would probably return at a quieter time of year but we decided to splurge for our first family holidayMrs N Hancox - 30th August 2019
I’ve lost track the number of times we have stayed at The Old Cartshed over the last four years! We absolutely love it as do the Beagles it’s as much a doggy holiday for them. This was our first full week and we had such a relaxing time. The weather was mixed but we had 5 fairly good days! The Cartshed is very peaceful, homely and relaxing with super comfy beds. The kitchen is very well equipped. Close by( short car drive) you have plenty of amenities in Seahouses including a large Co-Op. Highly recommend it! - 8th May 2019
Amazing love this place feels like home from home. This was our 4th visit carnt wait until our next stay. The only reason we put good for comfort is because the bed and pillows are too hard for us but hay this is been picky and as I have pointed out we have already booked our 5th visit. I would highly recommend the cart shed to anyone an we do. Thank you for our amazing stay - 13th April 2019
This has been the best equipped and comfortable cottage we have stayed in, in the 4 years we have been staying in Northumbria, great doggie gift bag and bowels and towels supplied for dogs, only little downside is the small courtyard for the dogs but the beautiful beach is close by. - 3rd April 2019
13th stay at the Cartshed, pretty much says it all. We really enjoy the peace, tanquillity and location. We are close to where we like to be with very short car journeys to spread our wings a bit further. If we want a lazy day, the Cartshed has all the amenities we want. The small, enclosed and gated back yard, means our new dog, Logan, can wander in and out safely, and as this appears to face southerly, it is bit of a suntrap for us to sit out. This place suits us down to the ground. - 23rd March 2019
This was our first stay at The Old Cart Shed and we weren't disappointed. The property was just perfect - everything had been thought of, from the provision of dishwasher and laundry tablets to the toiletries in the bathrooms and lots of towels. The property was warm when we arrived on a cold February afternoon and although there was a small log burning stove we only used it once as we just didn't need it. Notwithstanding, there was a massive basket of logs and some kindling if we had. The location was perfect. The property isn't in the middle of nowhere and it isn't quite clear from the photographs but there are properties to each side and opposite. However, the Cart Shed isn't overlooked or attached so it was perfectly quiet save for the odd car on the road outside. There was ample parking for two cars and bins right next to the parking area. All the lights outside worked and there were very detailed descriptions of how everything worked in a folder inside the property. From reading the visitors book it is clear that lots of people return here year after year and I can see why. Marvellous! - 27th February 2019
We’ve stayed a number of times now and keep going back....because there is nothing to fault the property!! - 5th February 2019
stayed at this property several times feels like coming home a lovely property in an ideal location close to seahouses but nice and quiet - 9th January 2019
had an excellent holiday away form the fireworks for Guy Fawks, can honestly stay that the standards of accommodation are first class one of the best self catering units we have stayed in. very impressed with the amount of utensils supplied the attention to detail was very impressive, the best i have encountered, every thing catered for. can highly recommend this venue The Lauders Sheffield - 14th November 2018
I am now losing count of the times we have stayed at the "Cartshed". For us, the location is perfect, being a reasonable walk away from the beach, which allows the dogs to dry off before we get back. It is a central location whic means that nothing is too far away. Morpeth and Anwick are available for bigger supermarkets and shops, Holy Island is within easy range and all the wonderful beaches from bamburgh to Amble are also within easy car range. The cottage itself is comfortable, warm and well appointed. The southerly facing aspect of the courtyard at the rear makes it ideal for sitting out and the dogs are safe to wander in and out. All in all, a wonderful cottage. - 29th October 2018
The Cartshed was excellent. It was very clean and the facilities were everything we could have wanted. The welcome packs for both us humans and the dogs were well thought out and useful. The location as advertised, was very close to St Aiden’s beach, three minutes in the car or a 30 min walk and the surrounding area was very quiet and peaceful. Seahouses and the boat trips to the Farne Islands is a very short drive away and the car parks are free for the first hour so easy to pop in for a bit of shopping. Walking to Bamburgh can be done from the house and Lindisfarne can be reached in a short time. The information pack in the Cartshed is one of the best we have seen. It covered every question and was easy to reference. It even gave the tide times for the causeway to Lindisfarne. Also,the aspect of the Cartshed with its large west facing windows sheltered by a courtyard wall made the house feel very warm and cosy. The sunrise from St Aiden’s beach is well worth the early rise. We would certainly like to return - it felt like a home from home. - 28th October 2018
An excellently presented "cottage". The Cartshed is a very welcoming holiday home from the moment you park up. It is well presented and well appointed. It is warm and cosy, with nice decor, the underfloor heating being a great boost ensuring a constant temperature throughout. It was also nice to have access to ventilation when required through the electric Velux windows and other windows. Being on one level it is well suited to less mobile people with the It is situated near to Sea Houses where you can secure most things in clean pleasant shops. There is a wealth to see within a relatively short distance. The real test of any holiday home is would you we revisit- "we plan to...". Northumberland cottages staff are also very helpful and thoughtful. - 13th October 2018
Carrtshed was a very comfortable/clean and well stocked holiday stay. The area was quiet yet easily accessible to all the main local places of interest - would recommend and would certainly consider staying in the future - 1st August 2018
The Old Cartshed is perfect for fabulous dog walks along the beautiful Northumberland beaches plus fantastic visits to the Farne Islands - perfect time of year and some excellent restaurants nearby . - 20th June 2018
What another comfortable stay at the Old Cart Shed, exactly 12 months on from the last one. The three of us had a fantastic week, shame the clouds never lifted from Tuesday onwards. The Cottage was comfortable as ever and in a perfect quiet location with just a 20 minute walk into Seahouses, using the old Railway Line. My son also loved watching the cheeky Chicken coming into the garden for food. We feel that Howick Hall Gardens is a must see, the gardens are lovely and bigger than what we thought. Also The Ship at Low Newton is good visit for a cheeky pint or two and the food looked lovely too. - 3rd June 2018
It's a nice place, all the décor and fixtures are in great condition. The location is pleasant and rural, about a mile to the beach down a quiet lane. No complaints. - 16th May 2018
This was our third stay at The Old Cartshed, it’s beginning to feel like a second home! A great deal of thought has gone into making the cottage work as a holiday home, everything you need is there. And, if it isn’t, you just pop next door to the office and the lovely staff make it happen. Nothing is too much bother. We, and our two dogs love it. From the lovely welcome pack left for us and the dogs, the cleanliness and quality of both indoor and outdoor spaces and the proximity to beaches and to Seahouses, it really is a great place to stay. - 29th April 2018
It was our first time to Northumberland, and we couldn’t have wished for a better time. The Cartshed was a wonderfully warm, cosy and extremely comfortable home from home. Everything was catered for and there wasn’t one thing left out. Very well thought through. The location is excellent for the beach at Seahouses, which was a haven for our dogs, and Banbrugh was a stones throw away. I would thoroughly recommend a stay at the CartShed - 11th April 2018
Facilities are excellent and although the weather was very cold this stay, it did not stop us in the least. the location is perfect for us, We actually got to use the log burner this stay. We have booked again already, which I feel says enough. We love the Cartshed and feel it is perfect place to stay in this wonderful area. - 28th March 2018
We stayed at the Old Cartshed a year ago which was the first time we’d visited Northumberland and decided to go back on account of the accommodation we’d enjoyed so much. Whilst we didn’t get the good weather we had last time, being snowed in made for a relaxing week! The accommodation was every bit as good as previously, it’s clean, well appointed and most importantly warm. The bitter cold, snow and wind had no impact on the inside. The owners were helpful and understanding when we were faced with the possibility of needing to stay another day although in the end we were able to leave on time. Would still highly recommend this property and it’s owners. - 9th March 2018
October visit and the weather was great ! Great location , main purpose of or holiday was to do lots of walking .. bamburgh beach is our favourite. Will be booking again X - 7th November 2017
Lost count of the number of times we have stayed now, We keep coming back because for us, 1) the location is perfect 2) The property is spacious and well appointed 3) the property is clean when we arrive, and we settle in very quickly. 4) it is a short walk to and from the beach or Seahouses. 5) the beach at Bamburgh is spectacular, very rarely crowded and our dog loves the dunes and the sea. For us it is perfect, we love it. - 9th October 2017
This is our first stay at the old cart shed and won't be our last. It is the first time ever I have stayed at a holiday cottage and couldn't find anything that was wrong with it, it's perfect. The owners have thought of everything you could possibly need. The decor is lovely and everywhere was spotless. First class. - 30th August 2017
Carthouse is a beautiful cottage , lot bigger than I thought it would be , well stocked , owners left a large box of boarder cookies , which were enjoyed very much , will go again . - 23rd August 2017
Third time we have stayed at The Old Cartshed and if anything it has got better. Nice touches with the K9 welcome pack and goodies for humans! We will go back - 12th July 2017
We stayed at the Cartshed in May and we were blessed with the hottest week so far this week. The Cottage was lovely and with having a two year old, having everything on one level really helped. There was everything we needed and also we got to watch lambs jumping and playing in the field over the wall and the cheeky chickens coming to say hello. It's an easy walk into Seahouses, as at the end of road there is the old railway track to walk down and brings you out into the car park in the centre. One thing you must do, is visit the Ice Cream Shop in Bamburgh, it is worth every penny! If people do take little ones, just be aware of the speed some vehicles drive pass! Only one bad thing and with us not having a dog, we had to vac the carpet before we let our son play on it, as it was covered in dog hairs. We will be back for a second visit sometime soon. - 10th June 2017
Brilliant location. High standard of accommodation. Everything you need provided at the cottage e.g. Washing liquid towels - 7th June 2017
The Cartshed is great for two couples or a family with one or two children as the sleeping arrangements have flexibility. Good size beds, single or double, in comfortable en-suited bedrooms. The Cartshed is all on one level with a good sized lounge/dining/kitchen with glazed doors out onto the sunny courtyard garden. As holiday accommodation this is a superb social space and is very well equipped whether you want to buy in your meals or create them in the kitchen. Parking is an integral car port and it's so easy to unload and load you car from the property, although you need to be confident drivers if either car is large. Location is great being between Bamburgh and Seahouses in a quiet spot, although beware of the usual quiet country lanes danger of fast drivers coming from nowhere! It's an easy 20 minute walk into Seahouses using the lane and old railway line and equally easy 20 minutes to the magnificent beaches beyond the dunes - paradise for humans (and dogs, all year!. Highly recommended. - 15th May 2017
Wow - what a beautiful property. Fully furnished with everything you could ask for and some. The place was spotless on arrival and I think my parents could have quite happily moved in :o) Simple 20 min walk into Seahouses and from there straight out onto a sublime coastline - just perfect for our two four legged friends (who were very appreciative of their welcome pack!). Highly recommend. - 19th April 2017
Just returned from our 4th trip in two years to The Cartshed at Seahouses. We absolutely love it there as do our Beagles!! Excellently appointed clean Cody open plan cottage even got a Krups coffee machine!! Very relaxing in countryside environment with small enclosed courtyard garden overlooking fields! Short drive to beaches and ideally situated for trips to Bamburgh , Beadnell Craster and Holy Island. It now feels like our 2nd home have already booked our 5th trip need I say more!!! - 7th April 2017
My wife and I took our dogs for a week and found The Old Cartshed to be a beautifully restored building of a high standard that provided a very comfortable home for our holiday. It is in a quiet location a walkable distance to the beach and the nearby town of Seahouses. The owners are incredibly helpful without being intrusive. The comments of many happy holidaymakers in the visitors book suggest that we aren't alone in our desire to return. - 15th March 2017
This is our second new year stay at the old cart shed, we are booked for a third visit as the property is exceptionally comfortable and cosy with everything you need for a relaxing stay. The staff at stay Northumbria are professional friendly and extremely helpful with a nothing is a bother attitude. The cottage is in an idea quiet location yet within walking distance of the beach and Seahouses and Bamburgh. Each have plenty options for dining out or popping in for a refreshment after a long walk. - 18th January 2017
This beautiful cottage is ideally placed if you want to be away from it all, and yet close enough to amenties. The Cottage is of a high standard - a real home from home. Each bedroom has a TV insitu - so plenty of entertainment!! The only very minor critisim for us was the fact there was only a samll court yard that wasn't grassed - having a dog that will only use grass proved a minor problem, but only 1/2 a mile away is a small walk through a wooded area, so if you have a dog and dont mind going there first thing in the morning - you shouldn't have a problem. A real Gem of a cottage - we have already booked it again for next year. - 16th November 2016
The Old Cartshed is a perfect mix of comfort and rustic charm. It is perfect for 2 dog or would be easily suitable for two couples. It is very well equipped to prepare meals, I think the only thing we couldn't find was a cheese grater, but it was literally the only thing. The location is convenient, within walking distance of Seahouses, though if you want your fish and chips warm it might be best to take the car. It is easily possible to walk to the beach and then up to Bamburgh and back. All in all a very nice comfortable stay and we will hopefully return soon. - 9th November 2016
fab base for walking, beaches in every direction, so we all loved it. Seahouses is such a happy place, with lovely people, children playing on the beaches, and friendly dogs. the cartshed was a gorgeous base, with a big tv, so after a days walk we were able to catch up on box sets in comfort! - 4th November 2016
Perfect location for exploring this part of Northumbria and Scottish Borders. Very peaceful and suits us perfectly with the dogs and the Stay Northumbria folk are always helpful. We will be back in the future. Only dropped the rating for "Condition" to Good as the main rug in Lounge is getting tired and 2-3 pieces of the furniture also....BUT. Tiny, Tiny observations only because the standard is so high. - 12th October 2016
Lovely cottage situated ideally for Northumbrian coast, easy to walk into Seahouses where you can purchase almost all you need. The Old Cartshed is a superb rebuilding of an old building with off-road parking for two cars, beautifully decorated inside with all the facilitates you would need for a wonderful break. Nearby Bamburgh and Beadnell have fabulous beachs for you dog and also excellent dog friendly pubs serving good food and ales. This is a property to which we will certainly be returning in the future!! - 29th September 2016
We booked for ourselves and my elderly (late 90s) mother - and our dog. This property was ideal to bring an elderly relative - all on one level, including the entrance and courtyard garden, two en-suite bedrooms and even flooring. To help us, we were given an extra chair which was a little taller and with arms for easier use by my mother - this was a really helpful action. Furnishings, condition and decor are excellent. The "barn" is light and airy and is very well equipped. Everything was clean and in good working order. Location great - peaceful yet an easy 20/30 minute walk to Seahouses for shops, restaurants etc and in the other direction just 15 minutes to vast sandy beaches, dog friendly all year. - 26th August 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to The Cartshed. The kitchen was excellently equipped, everything we needed was to hand and China, glass, cutlery etc were very good quality and plentiful too. The beds were also very comfortable and the living areas always comfortably warm. The dishwasher could have performed a little better but this may be due to the type of tablets provided. - 2nd August 2016
Had a great week staying with a friend at The Cartshed @ Westfield. On arrival, we were most impressed by the property which is spacious and very well equipped to a high standard. We each had a double room with a bathroom. The property is in an extremely quiet location, situated about a mile or so outside Seahouses but it is an easy walk, partly along a disused railway. We did have a couple of problems. The doors to the patio would not lock one morning when we were planning to go out so I phoned the out-of-hours number as it was Sunday. Fortunately, we managed to sort it ourselves and were then able to secure the property so we rang back to say that it was now OK. However, the following morning, someone called to check that everything was OK though not in response to our call. When we mentioned the problem with the door the previous day, he sent someone else to see us who then called out a joiner who came to have a look at it. This all took place within a few minutes! We also mentioned that the kettle was making a strange noise although it was working and the toaster was also working but did not pop-up. The following day, we came back to find both the kettle and toaster had been replaced by new items. We thought that this service was second-to-none. The weather was not brilliant but fine most days although quite cool. We enjoyed sitting out on the small patio which is quite a sun trap. We went on a couple of boat trips to the Farne Islands and caught the bus to Berwick one day. All in all, we had an excellent week and would thoroughly recommend The Cartshed and also Stay Northumbria. - 31st May 2016
The Cartshed remains a beautiful place to stay, ideally located out of Seahouses and close to Bamburgh. The facilities and Customer Services are excellent. It has always been clean and tidy, and although it takes dogs, does not appear to suffer from them.We have a black labrador ourselves and he loves it there as well. Local facilities are excellent, and National Trust properties at "Cragside" and "Wallington" are not that far away. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay, so much so, we have booked again for later in the year. That will be our seventh visit. - 17th May 2016
Having hired a number of properties in this area over the years I can thoroughly recommend the Cartshed as a great compromise of country location with easy access to all local facilities. Everything was first class!!!! - 20th April 2016
We loved this cottage. It had character, comfort, cleanliness and was very well equipped. We felt very welcome, through the process of booking up to and including arrival, with a little welcome pack for us (and our labrador!) after our long journey. The location, whilst slightly out of the nearest village, suited us very well. Set in a lovely farming landscape, we found it to be a perfect quiet base from which to explore the surrounding and beautiful Northumbrian countryside and attractions - the beaches near this area are outstanding. Overall, we can't fault it and would certainly pay a return visit. - 13th April 2016
I was recommended to stay at the cartshed by two work colleagues as I bought a dog last year - 3rd April 2016
Yet another fabulous stay at The Cartshed. Beaches were wonderful, great walks with the dogs. Some wonderful meals, plenty to choose from. Looking forward to another stay later in the year. - 28th March 2016
We spent a week at the Cartshed in Feb/March 2016. From the moment we unlocked the door and looked inside we knew we had found somewhere exceptional. A really outstanding 'home from home'. The quality of everything provided was amazing and 'everything' was provided, we wanted for nothing. The 'welcome' packs for both humans and dogs were a really lovely touch too. A quiet location, with a great walk to the beach, a round trip of about three miles was our regular doggie walk twice a day and it was absolutely wonderful. The beaches are fabulous as are the views. Seahouses is only 1 mile away and has all you need in shops and restaurants etc. Bamburgh is only a mile the other way and the castle is amazing. Alnwick is very near and a must to visit. We even went over to Scotland one day, not far at all! All in all a really great place to stay and would highly recommend it to anyone. We would certainly choose the Cartshed again. - 9th March 2016
We found the Cartshed to be spacious and comfortable. The beds were nice and big, the underfloor heating kept us cosy along with the wood burning stove. The cottage was well equiped for pretty much everything you would need. It really is as lovely as the photos suggest. If you like a garden and a view then this isnt the place for you! The outside space is flagged with a fairly high stone wall so you are a little closed in. Although im sure in the summer the owners will put flowering baskets in there to make it more pleasing on the eye. With Stay Northumbria you do have a long list of what they would like you to do on the day of departure!! Pretty much clean the cottage for them really! We would always leave the cottages we stay in clean, but just felt this list to be very strict and unfriendly! Plus if you have pets with you they ask you to clean and then vaccume and mop the floors! Again all fine but when you are paying an excess of £20 per dog (we had two dogs) £40 we shouldnt have to go to such lengths of cleaning as this is surely reflected in the pet excess. - 13th February 2016
We had a fabulous week near the coast in Northumberland. Great spot for bracing walks along the coast with Bamburgh about an hour to the North and Beadnell an hour to the South. With dog friendly hostelries in both locations it's a wonderful place to stay. The cottage is well equipped with everything you need, and more. Lovely and warm due to the excellent underfloor central heating but the log burning fire rounds off the ambience beautifully. We enjoyed our holiday so much we have already booked for a return visit. - 10th January 2016
This has has to have been our third or fourth visit to the Cartshed. We love it, the location, near to but not in a town, a 20 minute walk to the beach, all the equipment and amenities you would expect and need for a holiday in Northumberland. We relax as soon as we arrive, the time passes very quickly and all too soon it's time to go home again. We have been incredibly lucky with the weather, and had clear skies and sunshine all week until friday, but rain or wind would not stop our enjoyment. Our dog loves the dunes and the beach, and he is happy chasing a ball in and out of the sea, or just bunny hopping through the waves. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Cartshed, so much so, we've booked to come again. - 20th October 2015
A lovely cottage.Well presented and equipped. Also in a convenient location to visit all the lovely beaches and places of interest that this part of Northumberland has to offer. - 29th September 2015
I chose this cottage because of it's location and it's appearance on the website. It is very convenient for Seahouses and the surrounding areas, with a gorgeous beach at the bottom of the road (about 15 minutes walk) The property has been renovated and finished to a very high standard and has everything you need. All the details throughout the booking process and the extensive information provided in the cottage covered everything you needed to know. We had a stress free relaxing week enjoying walking our dogs in this beautiful part of the country. Would love to return one day. - 17th September 2015
The cartshed was a very comfortable and airy cottage. Very spacious and lovely decor. Everything was clean and tidy and ready for use. Loved the large bedroom with high beams and space. Situated in a great place for a nice walk into seahouses which has plenty of places to eat and few shops. Would recommend this cottage. - 28th July 2015
Gorgeous accommodation a short walk away from Seahouses. The CartShed had everything you could possibly need - the kitchen was the best equipped I have stayed at for a holiday accommodation. The lounge area was lovely with a stunning view across the fields with a lovely little sunny courtyard area. Lovely little touches throughout - a home from home. The local beach a 2 minute drive down the road was fantastic - dogs loved the big open expanse and the rock pools at low tide. A brilliant walk along to Bamburgh Castle and a lovely cream tea at The Copper Kettle. Would recommend this property and would love to go back. - 13th July 2015
We had a great stay at cartshed the place is amazing you have thought of everything and the fact that it is dog friendly makes it even better finding places to stay with 3 labs is never easy but you made it so the dogs loved the beaches and rock pools we really enjoyed all the castles and the places to eat that take dogs we will be back one day pity its so far from hampshire thank you again Keith and Karen Penn and poppy ben and baxter - 8th July 2015
For me its like having my own holiday home without the worries of having to maintain and insure it. The location is perfiect for us its an enjoyable walk to the beach of about 20min.There is everything you need in the cottage. Our dog loves it there and its great for us that we can leave the french doors open so he can bask in the sun and watch the world go by, without the worry of him wandering off. We were extremely lucky with the weather all week, but it wouldn't have stopped us even if the weather had been bad. Most of the pubs round about are dog friendly, and there are no dog restrictions on the beach or sand dunes except what responsible dog owners expect anyway. All in all, we had a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing week. - 3rd May 2015
Lovely cottage and very comfortable. Unfortunately I was ill in bed most of the week but the cottage was very comfortable. ......... - 22nd April 2015
Gorgeous place to stay was set on country lane with no foot paths, but considerate drivers. Easy place to set off from and plenty to see and do. Would recommend too anyone - 1st April 2015
The house was beautifully furnished and decorated with a lovely kitchen / lounge. The location was ideal and was within easy reach of everything we wanted to visit. The house was very well equipped, and all the little extras like logs for the fire and welcome cakes made it extra special. Hope to return one day. - 25th March 2015
Excellent cottage with first class facilities, right down to the pint of milk in the fridge for a cuppa on arrival. Ample logs for the burner, underfloor heating was very nice which my two dogs enjoyed. thoroughly enjoyed my stay. - 3rd February 2015
Thank you Stay Northumbria for going the extra mile to make our experience at The Cartshed so special. Perfect place to stay, and be proposed to :) L - 22nd November 2014
Thank you Stay Northumbria for going the extra mile to make our experience at The Cartshed so special. Perfect place to stay, and be proposed to :) L - 22nd November 2014
The Cartshed exceeded our expectations, the attention to every detail within the house just great. As we were traveling with our aged mother fhe fact everything being on the flat and accessible just fab. The proximity to seahouses only 5-10 mins away, great walking tracks and peace and quiet. We booked this from our home in Australia and the whole experience was seamless. From all our correspondence, booking and paying, it couldn't of been easier. A big thankyou to the team who exceeded in all aspects of great customer service, we will definitely return. - 21st October 2014
This was an excellent Break for my wife and I, AND our dog Rupert, The beach was about 30 minutes walk away, far enough to be well clear of salt spray, but close enough for walking. The beaches and sand dunes in this area are incredible and accessible to all, no real restrictions, other than common sense ones.Having two or three miles of beach to less than half a dozen people was a real pleasure. Bamburgh Village butchers provided the meat for our stay and was excellent. Also the Victoria hotel was "dog Friendly", which meant we could take Rupert with us when we ate out. One of the wonderful features is the number of Pubs in this area that allow dogs in. However, I have usually found that the dogs are better behaved than most kids. - 27th September 2014
beautiful property. fully equipped with everything you will need. central location for exploring Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. 15 minutes walk to beach. - 23rd July 2014
The cottage is worthy of it's 5 star rating. Excellent location, walking distance to the beach and Seahouses. Great place to stay with dogs or just for peace and quiet. Felt at home and loved the area, will certainly be recommending to friends and family. Hope to book again soon. Frank, Lynn and Jenna from Derbyshire - 15th June 2014
Perfect place to stay. Cottage is clean and every thing is as it be should for 5 star cottage Ten mins from the beach and sea house s. and the harbour Dogs very welcome - 4th June 2014
May 2014 We enjoyed a fantastic week in this beautiful cottage, which was everything we could have wished for and more! Traditional rustic charm combined with every modern convenience - perfect! The attention to detail was second to none, we particularly appreciated the welcome packs - human and k9! The surrounding area is lovely and within walking distance of the beaches, Seahouses and Bamburgh. The Cart Shed also provides a good base for attractions a little further afield, we enjoyed a trip to the Farne Islands, Alnwick and the inspiring Victorian house at Cragside. Great customer service from Stay Northumberland. Thank you for a lovely holiday, Marina, David, Max - 22nd May 2014
The Cartshed was one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in. The beautiful decoration and attention to detail made this a wonderful stay for our Silver Wedding Anniversary. The welcome pack for us and our two dogs were most appreciated as were the flowers and wine arranged on behalf of my Husband. The cottage was beautifully clean on arrival, with towels, environmentally friendly soaps and cleaning products for our use. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and look forward to returning in the future. - 5th May 2014
We had a wonderful stay at the Cartshed and it was equipped and furnished wonderfully. The only thing that did gripe a little bit, was the request to do so much before we left, ie: strip the beds, Hoover etc, I have never been asked to do this when staying at a cottage and certainly wasn't expected to do so especially when paying the somewhat premium rate of nearly £500 pound for 3 nights. Our eldest daughter summed it up perfectly when she said "the only other times I have had to do this was on guide camp and at a youth hostel with school" which I think summed it up perfectly! Other than that a very delightful place to stay. - 18th April 2014
The fog came down as we arrived, and did not lift all week. We had one half-decent day during our stay, but not a wink of sunshine. Against this miserable backdrop, we enjoyed our holiday and will return to Northumberland and The Old Carshed to see some of the countryside. It was always a pleasure to return to the warmth and comfort of the cottage each evening. - 8th April 2014
An excellent winter break destination. Underfloor heating plus a small wood burner made it very comfortable for the long winter evenings. Great location woalking distance from Seahouses and Bamburgh. Very good service from Stay Northumbria. - 22nd January 2014
We enjoyed a lovely week at the Old Cartshed. The finish and styling of the cottage was lovely and we immediately felt at home. We are already looking at availability for 2014. - 23rd October 2013
Our second visit confirmed what we thought on our first visit - this cottage is an excellent find! In a perfect location for visiting Northumbria, well maintained and comfortable. - 21st September 2013
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Property name: The Cartshed
Description: The Cartshed is a stone built single storey detached cottage and is approached directly from the road. Car parking is under a car port on gravel
The nearest bus stop is: next to the Memorial Roundabout half a mile away
The nearest train station is: Chathill Railway Station is 5 miles away
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Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: Car parking is available directly outside the cottage
For what sized cars:
Good space to unload once parked: Car port
Number of spaces available:
The parking surface is: Tarmac
Distance to the property from the parking: Car parking is available directly outside the cottage
Is the parking level: Yes
Distance to nearest parking area: Car parking is available directly outside the cottage
Is it pay and display: no
The width of the path to the property:
How many steps are there en-route to the entrance:
How many entrances are there: The main entrance is the front door. The key for this door is located in the key safe to the left of the door, you will receive the code with your directions
The door widths: The front door is hinged on the left and 90cm wide
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Living and dining rooms
The flooring is: Stone flagged
The door widths are: 70cm
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The flooring is: Stone flagged
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The worktop height is: The work surface is 90cm high and 60cm deep
Is the oven set high or low: The electric oven can be accessed from the front. The oven door grill is under bench height
The fridge height is: There is a built in fridge and freezer
The freezer height is: There is a built in fridge and freezer
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Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have: 1
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The flooring is: Stone flagged
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Bed sizes: 1 x king, 1 x super king
Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed: Moveable
Bathrooms and cloakrooms
The door widths are: 90cm wide, opens with a thumb latch and is hinged on the right opening into the shower room
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: yes
Does the bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted:
Is there any shower where access is level rather than having a step:
The flooring is: Stone flagged
External areas are: Exiting from the lounge door, there is a courtyard area which is gravelled and flagged, therefore an uneven surface
Outdoor furniture: A metal table with four chairs and a small BBQ are available for guests to use
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Any other information: A ‘Welcome File’ is produced in dyslexia friendly font plus separate leaflets for all manufacturers’ instructions are in the left hand drawer
Maps and places of interest leaflets are in the straw basket on the bookcase
Pets are welcome - please inform us on booking
The premises are non smoking
Underfloor heating is individually room adjustable by thermostat
The water is heated by solar system