• The Plaice
    The Plaice Seahouses harbour
    Watch the boats come in, from your own armchair vantage point
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  • No Pets

  • 3

    Child Friendly Rating

The Plaice

Seahouses harbour

Please note this cottage is no longer available for new bookings

The Plaice occupies arguably the most enviable location in Seahouses with direct views of the harbour, the coast and The Farne Islands from its first floor open plan living space and balcony.

This architect-designed reworking of a traditional fisherman’s cottage uses glass and chrome to give light and airy modern styling to this prime holiday property. Both the open plan living area and the master bedroom open out onto glass balconies from where you can dine al fresco or watch the harbour activity. Add in the proximity of the restaurants, shops and pubs, and this place might tick all of your holiday boxes.

The Plaice received a commendation for a Design Award from Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty who said: “This is a wonderful example of how to sensitively redevelop a terraced house within a conservation area. The result is a building which fits perfectly with its surroundings and sets a standard for others to follow. It is especially pleasing to see the use of good quality traditional materials and simple contemporary design. This must be a great place to stay.”

One of our Perfect Places with Sea Views and Best Retreats for Food Lovers.

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The Plaice
  • Prime harbour front location with superb sea views
  • The charm of an old fisherman's cottage blended with excellent modern architecture
  • Open plan first floor living area and balconies to maximise the sea views
  • Easy walking distance to the pub, restaurants, shops and the beach
  • Just a short walk from the Farne Island boat trips departure point
  • Leisure club membership (admission fee applies)


Ground Floor
  • Entrance hallway
  • King size bedroom
  • Family bathroom with shower over bath
  • Twin bedroom (full size 3ft beds) with small ensuite shower room
  • Utility area with washing machine and separate tumble dryer
First Floor
  • Open plan living room/dining/kitchen with sea views and balcony. *This room is cleverly designed but is quite compact
  • Master bedroom with king size bed, ensuite shower room and balcony
  • Small exterior area with seat and parking to the front for one car
  • Balconies off living room and master bedroom with bistro table and chairs

Please note floor plans are not to scale but for illustration purposes only.

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The Plaice

Prices and Availability

Booking options

Monday 1st December

The Plaice is available for booking on the following durations.


Located by Seahouses harbour, The Plaice is within walking distance of the Farne Island boat trips departure points, the village shops and restaurants, the beach and the Ocean Leisure Club where guests have membership during their stay (small entry fee applies). For sporting activities, the stunning cliff top Seahouses Golf Club is close by and surfing and stand-up paddleboarding can be arranged on Seahouses beach, as well as horse riding. See our Plan your Stay section for more information. Seahouses is also a five-minute drive from Bamburgh with its castle, beach and Grace Darling Museum.

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Useful Details

See here for what’s included in our Retreats stays

Please note that all of our cottages are non-smoking and pets are not permitted at this cottage

Arrival and Departure

Arrival: 4pm (3pm from Nov-March)

Departure: 10am


Families with older children or babies, couples and small groups. Ideal for sea lovers, walkers, bird watchers and those wanting a luxury seaside holiday base where many of the main attractions are within walking distance.

Children at The Plaice 3-Star Child Rating

Children are welcome but there are no special facilities or private outdoor space so it is more suited to older children. A travel cot (please bring your own cot linen) and high chair are available on request.


Electric wet central heating system and underfloor heating in bathrooms.

Please 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.

Candid Comments

A compact but cleverly designed property. At full capacity for six guests, the living space could feel a little cramped but there are enough dining chairs and seating for six.

Seahouses is a working harbour, so there may be occasional noise when the fisherman are heading out to sea, but the great sea views and people watching opportunities from the balconies will more than make up for that.

The parking is unmarked to the front of the property and accommodates one car.

The Plaice

Guest Reviews

Thank you so much for recommending 'The Plaice' for my mother-in-law's 90th birthday celebration.
The whole family absolutely loved this holiday cottage and thought it was perfect for the birthday mini-break.
We found the cottage very warm and cosy and beautifully furnished and equipped. Thanks also for the arrival 'treats' and for the birthday card you left for her 90th - these were very much appreciated. 'The Plaice' is definitely on our list to re-visit in the future!

Just returned from a superb week in the best self-catering holiday cottage we have ever stayed at. Beautiful coast and a wonderful setting, and you have appointed the cottage perfectly. If only more holiday residences could be of this high standard then holidaying in our own beautiful country would become much more attractive than the mission to go abroad. You have set the gold standard.

Thank you so much. We had such a wonderful time at The Plaice. The cottage was so lovely and everything was perfect. The only problem was that we weren't there long enough! There is so much to see and do!

To have a real ale pub and a stunning sea view on our doorstep made our holiday perfect. Loved everything about this cottage and the village of Seahouses. It was our first visit to the region and we will go home and tell everyone all about this neck of the woods. The people are so friendly and the landscape and scenery stunning.

We appreciated the quality of the accommodation at The Plaice, the interior design and the proximity to the seafront.

Just to say that we have had yet another great weeks holiday at The Plaice thank you.
We even managed to get the girls to walk the 10 miles from Craster to Seahouses, in between several sessions of surfing with Jon @ Northside.
We may very well return again next year as the girls are already making plans.

From all 4 of us, 10/10

5th time at the Plaice. Always a great holiday. We love the location