• The Plaice
    The Plaice Seahouses harbour
    Open Plan living area opens onto the balcony overlooking the harbour
  • Seahouses harbour at winter time
    The Plaice Seahouses harbour
    Winter time view over the harbour from the balcony
  • The Plaice
    The Plaice Seahouses harbour
    Wake up to sea views and coffee on the balcony from the Master Bedroom with ensuite shower room
  • The Plaice
    The Plaice Seahouses harbour
    Pale linens, local artworks and full height windows define the interior
  • The Plaice
    The Plaice Seahouses harbour
    Twin bedroom with sea views and ensuite shower room
  • The Plaice
    The Plaice Seahouses harbour
    Watch the boats come in, from your own armchair vantage point
  • The Plaice
    The Plaice Seahouses harbour
    Small but perfectly formed contemporary kitchen area
  • Retreat Rating
  • 6


  • 3


  • 3


  • No Pets

  • 3

    Child Friendly Rating

The Plaice

Seahouses harbour

The Plaice occupies arguably the most enviable location in Seahouses. With two en-suite bedrooms and a further double bedroom, all appropriately furnished and one with its own balcony, its first floor living accommodation looks directly over the bustling harbour and the sea beyond.

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. The open plan kitchen/living/dining area opens out on to a glass balcony from where you can watch the fishermen bring in their catches. All this is just a stone’s throw from the centre of Seahouses village and all the facilities it offers.

The Plaice received a commendation for a Design Award organised and judged by the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. These are their comments……..

`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.’

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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
  • 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 ferry departure point
  • Guest Leisure Club Membership (admission fee applies)


Ground Floor
  • Entrance Hallway
  • King size bedroom
  • Family bathroom with shower over bath
  • Further ground floor bedroom with twin beds (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, en-suite shower room and balcony
  • Small exterior area with seat and parking to the front for one large or two average cars
  • 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


The Plaice

Prices and Availability

Booking options

Monday 1st December

The Plaice is available for booking on the following durations.


Prime harbour front location, in this bustling fishing village, with great vantage points for watching the harbour activity and only a short walk from pubs, restaurants, the beach and the Ocean Leisure Club.

For further information about the area, see our Seahouses section

Useful Details

See here 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 (The boats for the Farne Islands set sail from the harbour just below the balcony of the Plaice!)

Children at The Plaice   3-Star Child Rating

Children are welcome but there are no special facilities and no private outdoor space so 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 6 guests, the living space could feel a little cramped but there are enough dining chairs and seating for 6. No log fire, just the harbour view. No garden but the views from the balconies may well make up for that.

The parking is unmarked to the front of the property and accommodates 1 large car comfortably or 2 average sized cars. If you have 2 very large cars they may not fit in the allocated space!

The Plaice

Guest Reviews

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. Many thanks

The Plaice just got even better. Your eye for detail is impressive

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!

We managed to fit in Holy Island, the Farne Islands boat trip, Bamburgh Castle, lunch at The Ship Inn Newton, Alnwick Castle and Alnwick Gardens and then the Christening. Phew! The weather was really kind to us and apparently it rained in London all weekend! The children had a whale of a time. We could have watched the goings on in the harbour forever

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.