Seahouses is a large village on the rugged North Northumberland coast. Set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is best known for its ancient harbour, independent shops and proximity to the Farne Islands, which are among the UK's most renowned wildlife destinations. Seahouses is a working fishing port, and an excellent place to explore the region's maritime culture. Holiday cottages in Seahouses are moments from the coast, where regular boat trips depart to the Farne Islands, David Attenborough's favourite place in Britain. Every summer, around 150,000 breeding pairs of seabird nest on the islands, including razorbills, guillemots and puffins. The islands also have the largest breeding colony of grey or Atlantic seals in England.
Back on the mainland, Seahouses is an excellent place to enjoy spectacular views along the coast, with a pint of ale. From the village itself, the Farne Islands are almost always visible, and several pubs, restaurants and cafes line the pretty high street. The Black Swan Inn is a local favourite, with a cosy fire for the winter months and beautiful harbour views. Self-catering holidays in Seahouses would be incomplete without enjoying fish and chips from Lewis' Fish Restaurant, in the harbour.
Fisherman’s Cottage achieves the rare combination of contemporary chic and traditional charm. The stone-built holiday cottage in Seahouses treats guests to a delightful coastal cottage just a stone’s throw from the harbour and the Northumberland coastline. Sleeps 6. Pets welcome.
Every summer, the Seahouses sea shanty festival takes place, celebrating the community’s connection with the sea. Nearby Bamburgh Castle is one of Northumberland's most iconic structures. Perched high on a hilltop overlooking the sea, the castle was originally the location of a Celtic Brittonic fort. Its tumultuous history under the rule of Britons, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans makes it a fascinating site to visit. North of Bamburgh, a 30-minute drive from your holiday cottage in Seahouses, Holy Island is another popular attraction, dating back to the 6th century, a centre of Celtic Christianity.