Greystead is a luxury holiday house in Bamburgh, Northumberland standing in a prime location in the centre of the picturesque village overlooking the cricket pitch and just yards from Bamburgh Castle. Bamburgh has been voted as one of the best areas to holiday in the UK.
This exceptionally spacious house offers not only light and airy contemporary styled accommodation but boasts unrivalled views of Bamburgh Castle and is a short walk from one of the finest beaches along the Heritage Coastline. For large family groups the house offers everything. Greystead has four bedrooms and sleeps 10 comfortably with further accommodation in the childrens playroom. The house has been recently updated throughout to a luxury 5 star standard. Discover more about this fantastic holiday property in the menu above.
A large stylish sitting room to unwind after a day on the beach or visiting the Northumbrian heritage sites. A separate games room with glazed bi-folding doors opening onto the secluded garden to the rear of the house. The playroom boasts a Smart 43″ TV, blu-ray DVD player, Playstation and football table for all ages to enjoy. The large dining kitchen is beautifully arranged. A glazed lantern ceiling floods the kitchen with light enhanced by glass folding doors which open onto the large enclosed garden with decking. The kitchen is fitted with everything you would need. There is a large double fronted fridge and a separate drinks fridge. There are two high chairs for any little ones. Sonos sound system in Kitchen and Living Room. Both the kitchen and playroom open out via bi-folding doors onto the decking area and then onto a lawn for outdoor games and private parking for approx. 4 cars. Entry into the Seafield Ocean Club is complimentary with the house. The health and spa club offers a swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, lots of different treatments. I have just treated myself to the 60 minute Aromatic Massage, I cannot recommend it more highly! (www.ocean-club.co.uk)
Greystead is perfectly located in the heart of the village, guests can walk to the famous Bamburgh butcher run by the Carter family for the past 125 years. One of Rick Stein’s Food Heroes, a visit is a must and you must try the famous Bamburgh Banger. Stock up on their pork pies (the best we’ve ever had) for picnics on the beach. Each morning they bake baguettes, scotch rolls and the Bamburgh bap, scotch pies & sausage rolls. There is also an excellent well stocked deli serving coffee and sandwiches/salads just next door. Order ahead or pop in (01668 214344; www.bamburghbanger.co.uk). On your way to Carters you will pass The Pantry, a really well stocked delicatessen specialising in Northumbrian produce. We always buy their meringues, they are delicious! The Potted Lobster serves delicious seafood and is going from strength to strength, it has extended its dining area and can fit many more. Can’t recommend it more highly but you must book. Open for lunch and dinner www.thepottedlobsterbamburgh.co.uk (01668 214088).
There are many places to eat in Bamburgh, all within walking distance including the recently renovated Lord Crewe Arms which offers both a brasserie and bar area and fine dining. Great for pub lunch or supper. www.thelord-crewe.co.uk. Sadly Bamburgh no longer has a grocer. The best local grocer can be found in Seahouses on the high street. There is also the Co-op in Seahouses for all your necessities.
Another Rick Stein Food Hero is located in Seahouses; Swallow’s Fisheries. The business is based in The Fisherman’s Kitchen in Seahouses complete and is with the original smokehouses, which have operated on this site since 1843. In fact, the site is even credited as being one of the possible places where the modern “Kipper” was invented. Order ahead or go and enjoy looking at their local catches (01665 721052; www.swallowfish.co.uk).