Bluegrass

Seahouses & Beadnell Area, Northumberland Coastal

  • A Scandinavian style harbourside retreat with views from the balcony of the Farne Islands

You can book this property from:

  • £640 per week
  • £91 per night

Features

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Watersports

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack
  • Sea or coastal views

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 single beds

Kitchen

  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer

Bathrooms

  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower

Families

  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair

Outdoors

  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor storage
  • Private parking
  • Secure bicycle storage

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 10am

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Coastal Retreats want to make everyone’s stay as enjoyable as possible, and are committed to providing suitable
access for all our guests, whatever their individual needs. We aim to accurately describe our facilities and services to
give you the confidence to book the right property for you. There is a full description together with photos and a
video tour of the property on our website www.coastalretreats.co.uk


ACCESS STATEMENT FOR BLUEGRASS


At a Glance


• This is a first floor property.
• It sleeps 4 and has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
• The property is accessed by 16 stairs or a lift.
• There is a parking space for 1 car, directly outside in a covered secure car park.
• The front entrance has level access. The outdoor space has level access.
• Externally there is a shared garden with easy access.
• Dogs are not permitted in the property.
• No smoking or vaping is permitted in the house.


Pre-Arrival


• The property is best reached by car. It is situated off Seafield Road. There is a driveway to the front of the
apartment and a dedicated parking space beside the property. The front door is accessed via the driveway
or directly from the car parking area.


• Public transport: the property can be reached by rail, the nearest mainline railway station is 16 miles away.
https://www.coastalretreats.co.uk/activities/how-to-get-here/


• Taxis are available from the station. A list of taxi companies can also be found via our website link above.


• Information about local bus services can be found on the Northumberland coast bus service website
http://www.northumberlandcoastaonb.org/getting-around/


• Local food partner Food Heaven (www.foodheaven.co.uk) can deliver and unpack groceries prior to your
arrival and items can be ordered up to 48 hours before arrival. Other supermarkets deliver to the area.
Alnwick (18 miles away) has large supermarkets, small independent shops, garages and all the local
amenities.


• The brochure is printed in standard font size with pictorial representations of the main features. Our aim
with the design of our website, is to make it as easy to use and understand as possible. We want visitors with
disabilities to be able to gain the same benefit from using our website as those who are able-bodied.


• Mobile phone reception may be poor within this area and we cannot guarantee a full signal.


• There is WiFi and a landline phone but the functioning of these cannot be fully guaranteed and any external
fault is beyond our control.


• The nearest NHS walk-in centre is in Ashington, which is 39 miles away, and the nearest A&E unit is in
Cramlington, which is 45 miles away. The nearest doctor’s surgery is 0.5 miles away in Seahouses. Further
information is in the welcome folder.


Access to the Property


The car parking is approximately 10 metres from the entrance and the front door is accessed via a tarmac driveway.
There are no handrails or ramps on the approach to the building.


Entrance to Property


• From the car, the front door is accessed via a coded door leading to a carpeted staircase with 16 steps or a
lift up to the apartment.
• The door is side hung and manual and the width is 88cm.
• Once inside the surface is carpet and the area is fully lit by ceiling down lights.
Any other comments and relevant information; Lift doors are 78cm wide. Internal dimensions of the lift are 140cm
long by 108cm wide.


Halls, Stairs, Landings, Passageways


• The entrance hallway areas are lit by ceiling down lights and the floor is covered by carpet.
• The width of the passageway is 90cm.


Sitting Room/Lounge

• The living room is accessed from the hallway with a door opening of 66cm and is furnished with 1 large
corner sofa.
• It is all on one level with no steps and the floor is covered in carpet which is cream in colour.
• The walls have been decorated a white and blue colour.
• There are 3 coffee tables located at the side of the room.
• There are radiators to heat the room.
• The room is compact with sufficient space to move around.
• There is a digital TV which has full digital access/subtitles, the TV is wall mounted.
• Lighting is natural daylight with a mix of ceiling spot lights and table/floor lamps.
Any other comments and relevant information; Open plan living/kitchen/dining area.


Dining Area


• The dining area is situated in the kitchen/living room.
• The dining room floor is carpeted which is a cream colour and the walls have been decorated in a white and
blue colour.
• Seating around the table is for 4 people, with upright chairs without arms. A wheelchair can easily be pulled
up to the table if needed.
• The round dining table has legs from the middle, which are 74cm from floor to lowest point of table (under
space) and are 75cm high. Lighting is natural daylight with a mix of ceiling spots and table/floor lamps.
Any other comments and relevant information; Round glass dining table.


Kitchen


• The opening to the kitchen is from the dining room/living room.
• The kitchen has level access with a tiled floor.
• The kitchen is fully equipped with a cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
• The door of the oven drops down and the handle is 72cm above the floor. The hob is 91cm above the floor.
• The worktop and sink are 91cm above the floor. The wall cupboards are 142cm high.
• The sink taps are single mixer lever tap.
• The highest shelf in the fridge is 177cm and the lowest drawer in the freezer is 64cm.
• The kitchen is lit by down lighter spots/under cupboard lights.
• The kitchen flooring is tiled which is beige in colour and the walls have been decorated in a white colour with
brown tiles.


Bedrooms and Sleeping Areas

General Information


• There are no ground floor bedrooms.
• On the first floor there are 2 bedrooms comprising of 1 super king size bed or twin singles with ensuite
bathroom, 1 twin bedroom without ensuite and 1 family shower room.
Specific bedroom information (one for each bedroom)


Bedroom one has a super king or twin beds


• The clear door opening into the bedroom is 75cm wide.
• The height of the bed from floor to mattress top is 62cm.
• The space to the side of the bed is 124cm.
• There are 2 bedside tables which are 64cm high.
• Lighting is via a mix of ceiling pendant and bedside table lamps.
• Flooring is carpet and cream in colour, with cream coloured walls.
• There is 1 wardrobe and 17 drawers and storage space. The wardrobe rails are 181cm high and they cannot
be adjusted.
• Bedding is hypo-allergenic.
• There is a digital TV.
• See photos and video tour on our website for more details.
Any other comments and relevant information; Ensuite bathroom.


Ensuite bathroom is connected to Bedroom 1


• Entrance is all on one level with a clear door opening width of 66cm.
• Height of the WC floor to seat is 41cm.
• Wash basin height is 86cm with a cupboard under the sink.
• All taps are modern lever taps.
• There is no shelf over the sink.
• There is no grab rail.
• The bathroom is lit with ceiling spot lights.
• It has tiled flooring which is cream in colour with light brown and mirror tiled walls.
• For a photo please see the website.
Any other comments and relevant information; No shower.


Bedroom two has twin beds


• The clear door opening into the bedrooms is 76cm wide.
• The height of the bed from floor to mattress top is 62cm.
• The space to the side of the bed is 68cm.
• There are 2 bedside tables which are 64cm high.
• Lighting is via a mix of ceiling pendant and bedside table lamps.
• Flooring is carpet and cream in colour, with cream coloured walls.
• There is no wardrobe and 12 drawers and storage space.
• Bedding is hypo-allergenic.
• There is no digital TV.
• See photos and video tour on our website for more details.
Any other comments and relevant information; Blue painted feature wall.


Family shower room is off the hallway


• Entrance is all on one level with a clear door opening width of 76cm.
• The shower is separate and has a raised lip of 24cm.
• The shower has a hinged door and does not have a detachable shower head.
• Height of the WC floor to seat is 42cm.
• Wash basin height is 86cm with a cupboard under the sink.
• All taps are modern lever taps with a twist tap in the shower.
• There is no shelf over the sink.
• There is no grab rail.
• The bathroom is lit with ceiling spot lights.
• It has tiled flooring which is dark grey in colour with white tiled and blue painted walls.
• For a photo please see the website.
Any other comments and relevant information; large shower no bath.


Laundry/Utility cupboard


• The utility cupboard is situated off the hallway with level access via a door access of 110cm.
• The height of the washer dryer door is 68cm from the floor.
• The room is lit with a single bulb.


Garden
• The shared garden area can be found to the rear of the property which is approximately 150 metres from
the front door.
• The areas within the garden are flat.
• It has a paved patio and lawned area with bench seats.
• The footpaths are mainly level and paved.

Description

Bluegrass is a first floor sea view apartment in the architecturally exciting development of luxury harbourside boltholes, @TheViking, centrally located in the seaside village of Seahouses. Designed to state-of-the-art Scandinavian specifications using timber stone and slate to harmonise with the surrounding coastal architecture, The Viking building offers superb contemporary holiday apartment accommodation.

Bluegrass leans towards the sea with its refreshing palette of natural and coastal colours. Enjoy the blue waters of the coast from the balcony where you can see The Farne Islands in the distance, or submerge yourself in the sofa, ideally positioned in the open plan living area to take in the views without you having to move an inch. The apartment is designed for ease of holidaying from the fully-equipped kitchen to the master bedroom with ensuite and TV, lift access and the excellent storage space offered by the private garage if you wish to bring your bikes or surfboards. At just a short walk to the beach, harbour and restaurants, this is one relaxed getaway.

  • Sea views from the lounge and balcony
  • Convenient harbourside location for boat trips to The Farne Islands
  • Bathrobes and TV in master bedroom
  • Walking distance to excellent pubs, restaurants and Seahouses beach
  • Use of communal garden area with seating and uninterrupted views of Bamburgh Castle
  • Leisure club membership (entry fee applies) at The Ocean Club, Seahouses
  • Facilities for cyclists - garage for storage and outdoor taps
  • All on one level, accessible via a lift or stairs

All on one level

  • Master bedroom with versatile zip and link bed (king or twin but will be available as a king unless otherwise requested)
  • Ensuite bathroom to master bedroom (please note there is no shower in the ensuite)
  • Bedroom two with twin beds
  • Shower room with large step-in shower
  • Spacious entrance hallway
  • Balcony off living room with table and chairs
  • Well equipped kitchen with integrated appliances including dishwasher, waste disposal and built in microwave
  • Discreetly hidden utility cupboard with washer/dryer
  • Security access
  • Lift and stair access

Externally

  • Private gated parking for one car
  • Garage for storage of bikes, golf clubs, surfboards etc
  • Communal garden with seating and sea, harbour and Farne Island views

ALWAYS COMPLIMENTARY:

  • Electric heating
  • Electricity
  • Bedding and bath towels
  • Starter supply of kitchen roll, dishwasher tablets, toilet roll, washing up liquid, salt and pepper
  • Sewing kit
  • First Aid kit
  • Wi-Fi
  • Travel cot and high chair

RETREAT AMENITIES

  • Cooker and hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen and tableware
  • Coffee maker
  • Washer/dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Mop, bucket, dustpan and brush
  • Tea towels
  • Dish cloths
  • Oven gloves
  • Hairdryer
  • Smart TV in lounge and bedroom
  • Books and magazines
  • Landline telephone with honesty box
  • Toys and games
  • Outdoor table and chairs
  • Key safe for independent arrival
  • Leisure club membership (small entry charge applies)

AVAILABLE BY REQUEST

Extra linen and towels (charges apply)

CANDID COMMENTS

Mobile reception is not perfect in Seahouses. Nothing else to point out - it's almost perfect!

TO NOTE

Whilst we take great care to represent our properties and their facilities as accurately as possible, the décor, furnishings and facilities shown in images and video tours may occasionally be subject to minor change.

Bluegrass is equipped with games and toys for children but lacks a private garden. There is, however, a communal garden with great sea views.

IN THE PRESS

Read a review of Bluegrass in The Guardian.

Reviews

This is one of the most relaxing holidays I have ever had! Sunshine, sea views, gorgeous immaculate apartment, huge fluffy towels and my favourite Thalgo toiletries. I need to have a weekend like this every now and then just to recharge my batteries. Enjoyed breakfast in the morning sun every day on the balcony before my run on the beach and then came back for coffee in the little garden overlooking the harbour. We really loved this place. Thanks so much.

Past Customer,

Just want to say that we had a fabulous time at Bluegrass. Can't thank you enough for all your help and effort. You even managed to lay on the weather. Only one wet spell on Tuesday morning so we enjoyed the pool. That was a big hit too. Lewis (aged 4) was thrilled with 'the codes' to get in or out. He can still remember them and we have imaginary barriers at home. The apartment was a dream and I adored looking out to sea and watching the busy harbour.

Past Customer,

Nothing we would want to change, well equipped property, how can you improve on perfection.

Past Customer,

It is the best apartment I have stayed in both in terms of the organisation leading up to and during the holiday, the apartment itself and how beautiful it is decorated and the thought that has clearly gone into the design and the equipping of the apartment. Things like the coffee machine, the magnifying mirrors in the bathrooms, the flasks, a full sized proper hairdryer, the well equipped kitchen. Everything had been thought of and everything was excellent quality. The garage space parking was a real bonus too as was the balcony.

Past Customer,

Location

Located in the centre of Seahouses, above the harbour, Bluegrass is in a prime position for accessing the beach, shops and restaurants without the need for your car. At just five minutes south of Bamburgh and the same distance north of Beadnell, it is ideally positioned for exploring the Northumberland coast and its plentiful beaches. Boat trips to The Farne Islands can be accessed from the harbour, operating all year round. Highlights include grey seals in the autumn, puffins from Easter until summer and occasionally dolphins.
For further information about the area, see our Seahouses section.