Powder House

Seahouses, Coastal

  • 4 Star Gold

You can book this property from:

  • £544 per week
  • £78 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 single beds
  • 2 single Zip&Link beds (combine for king/super king)


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


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

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Sea or coastal views


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • On-street parking

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding


  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor WC

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

▪ The nearest bus stop is next to the Memorial Roundabout 250m away.
▪ Chathill Railway Station is 5 ml away - Alnmouth Main Line 15ml.
▪ The nearest RADAR toilet is in Seahouses main car park - 300m away
▪ Taxis can be booked by telephone - See our welcome folder for some useful numbers.
▪ This access statement is available in the 'Welcome File' in the cottage.

▪ Car parking is available in our reserved space adjacent to the courtyard on South Street. Disabled spaces are available in Seahouses Car Park 250m.
▪ Directly outside the courtyard for 24 metres, the road & pavements opposite are slightly uneven after which they are level and in good state. There is a steep incline down to the harbour and again on the other side up onto the main road, however it is possible to walk on level ground to the shops, post office, pubs and restaurants through the pedestrian way opposite the Black Swan public house.


▪ The main entrance is the front door in the courtyard. The key for this door is located with owners at No 1 and handed over on arrival.
▪ The front door is 84cm x 197cm, with the hinge on the left. The keyhole is 99cm high. Coat (& key) hooks situated behind door.
▪ The front door opens onto an entrance area leading into the open plan Lounge/kitchen to the right. Indoor/outdoor footwear storage provided.
▪ Utility area & Shower-room straight ahead and stairs to the left.
▪ The light switches for Entrance, Lounge & Kitchen units are just inside the front door on the right. There is a small mat before the front door. There are non slip ceramic tiles in front of kitchen units and the lounge floor is solid oak.
▪ The coffee table in the lounge has information folders and the 'Welcome Pack' which has within it all details about the cottage.

▪ Right of front entrance, follows the entire length of right hand wall and has non slip ceramic tiles in front of kitchen units.
▪ The kitchen is open plan to the lounge.
▪ Fire extinguisher and fire blanket on side of top unit at 145cm high.
▪ The work surface is 92cm high and 60cm deep. The sink and electric ceramic topped oven are also at 92cm high. The electric oven & grill can be accessed from the front. Above the cooker is an extractor unit
▪ A kettle & microwave are also available on the workbench.
▪ Crockery, Glasses, Cups, Catering dishes etc are provided in the wall cupboards above the work surfaces.
▪ The kitchen tops are lit by under-unit strip-lights.
▪ Unit drawers contain Cutlery, Cooking utensils, Pans, Trays, Oven Gloves, Apron
▪ Under-sink cupboard contains; Bowl, Tea-towels, Dishcloths, Cleaning materials & dishwasher tablets
▪ Tall ‘end’ cupboard for guests food storage also contains Tray, Wine rack, Bread bin & Children’s crockery/cutlery

▪ The Larder-fridge with the highest shelf being 53cm.
▪ Dishwasher.
▪ 2 tread set of safety steps are provided for safely accessing top shelves
▪ Waste-bin with initial & 2 extra disposable bags provide

▪ Solid oak flooring, with a feature Fireplace with wood-burning stove.
▪ 1 x3 seat Sofa; 1 Armchair; 1 large footstool. Coffee & side-tables.
▪ A 3 shelf bookcase, 15cm. to the left of the fireplace contains leisure material i.e. Tourist information, Books, Games, Jigsaws, Binoculars.
▪ A wool rug is situated in front of the wood-burning fireplace.
▪ Above the bookcase there is a wall mounted F/V TV with remote control, also a DVD/MP3/CD player.
▪ Basket under Coffee Table contain Children appropriate books

▪ Conservatory door (EMERGENCY EXIT - keyless Thumb-Turn Lock) onto a step 46cm wide x 11cm high
▪ Doors from the lounge to the conservatory / dining room are 70cm wide by 196cm high.
▪ The conservatory floor is ceramic tiled
▪ Conservatory dimensions 300x250cm
▪ Sofas – 2 x two-seater
▪ Occasional/coffee tables x 2
▪ Lighting – Wall and standard lamp with reading light
▪ Convector/fan heater
▪ The dining table extends by pulling apart side leaves, Lift & Lock centre-fold leaf. (maximum size 90cm wide x 124cm long x 74cm high) there are 4 dining chairs.
▪ Baskets under Coffee table contain Adult appropriate books
▪ Radio & CD player .

▪ The staircase leads from left of the entrance area, the stair case is carpeted with light oatmeal, short pile 80% wool carpet. There is a hand rail on the right hand side 83cm above the treads.
▪ From the entrance there are 13 steps to the upstairs landing point.
▪ The lowest head clearance on the stairs is 170cm.
▪ The staircase landing section is 238cm x 138cm.
▪ A Velux window in ceiling – opening bar 211cm high
▪ The landing containing director chair, side table & suitcase stand opens onto both the main bedroom and twin room.

▪ The utility room is situated directly opposite the front entrance.
▪ Inside to the left under a 90cm high worktop there is a front loading washing machine & a tumble dryer, both are 40cm wide and 86cm high.

▪ Ground floor shower room.
▪ This is accessed through the utility room
▪ Door 64cm wide by 173cm high.
▪ The toilet seat is 41cm high - the space to the right is 73cm and to the left 73cm.
▪ Deep windowsill holds Open container with Towels, Toilet roll holder, Mirror
• The Washbasin height is 79cm. Mirrored & shelved cabinet above basin contains water & toothbrush unbreakable tumblers. Complimentary Toiletries
• The step into the shower cubicle is 24cm high, with shower door opening 56cm wide, Safety non slip Shower mat provided
▪ The height of the power shower control bar is 95cm
▪ The height of the Power shower unit is 197cm.
▪ The room also has 2 wall mounted towel rails.
▪ The floor surface is non-slip ceramic tiles
▪ Wall mounted Extractor fan
▪ Wall mounted Fan Heater
▪ Door mounted robe hooks


▪ First floor shared en-suite Family bathroom
▪ ‘Jack & Jill’ access doors from bedrooms
▪ Bath is 140cm long by 42cm deep
▪ The toilet seat is 41cm high - the space to the right is 22cm and to the left 41cm. The sink height in vanity unit is 89cm.
▪ Vanity unit height 84cm, length 60cm, depth 21cm
▪ Wall mounted & free standing towel rails.
▪ The floor surface is ceramic tiles
▪ Velux window in ceiling - opening bar 215cm
▪ Wall mounted Fan Heater
▪ Safety non slip bath mat provided

BEDROOM 1(Master) South facing over garden towards sea.
▪ Carpeted with light oatmeal, short pile 80% wool carpet.
▪ There are two quality ‘zip-link’ singles which when linked create a Super King.
▪ Headboards & all bedding appropriate to sleeping orientation with padded Mattress topper for comfort over S/K Zip-link.
▪ All bedding is 100% cotton with non feather pillows and duvets.
▪ The space to the left of the bed is 106/68/50cm wide.
▪ The space to the right of the bed is 114/80cm.
▪ The main room light has a switch to the inside right of door.
▪ There are separate bedside units, touch lamps available at each side.
▪ Both have quality mattresses and seasonal appropriate bedding
▪ Spare blanket is stored on top shelf of wardrobe - height 143cm.
▪ Travel cot stored in base of Wardrobe.
▪ Wardrobe x 1; Chest of drawers x 2; Bedroom chair x 1
▪ Inside left of access door - a wall mounted electric convector heater
▪ Electric double sockets x 4 - Single socket x 1
▪ Large mirror to right of en-suite door
▪ Hairdryer in box on chest of drawers to right of mirror
▪ Original watercolour paintings on walls

BEDROOM 2 (Twin) Overlooking Garden Courtyard
▪ Carpeted with light oatmeal, short pile 80% wool carpet.
▪ There are two quality singles with headboards.
▪ All bedding is 100% cotton with non feather pillows and duvets.
▪ The space to the left of bed (1) is 65/38cm.
▪ The space to the right of bed (2) is 70cm.
▪ The main room light has a switch to the inside left of door.
▪ There are separate bedside touch lamps available by each bed.
▪ Both have quality mattresses and seasonal appropriate bedding
▪ Spare blanket is stored on top shelf in the wardrobes - height 143cm
▪ Inside right of access door - a wall mounted electric convector heater
▪ Wardrobe 1+ hanging storage shelving; Chest of drawers 1; Bedroom chair 1.
▪ Electric double sockets x 4
▪ Large mirror to right of door facing chest of drawers
▪ Hairdryer in box on top of chest of drawers
▪ Original watercolour paintings on walls

▪ Exiting from the conservatory door 53x197cm (EMERGENCY EXIT keyless ThumbTurn Lock) onto a step 46cm wide x 11cm high
▪ Private south facing paved patio area with small lawn which contains quality outdoor table & parasol, stackable chairs (seat pads provided)
▪ A small gate gives access to a large shared recreation garden containing swings and climbing frame. Assorted leisure, beach & play equipment are contained in a ‘green’ store located in the recreation garden.

Important - Please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.

  • As some bedrooms at this property offer flexible bed configurations (see property description) please ensure you state your preferences in the booking note field of the website booking page so that the housekeeper can prepare the property for your arrival.


4 star gold

This beautiful Northumbrian holiday cottage is an amazing example of a contemporary renovation in a traditional shell. This is, without doubt, one of the oldest properties in the area, and this quaint traditional fisherman's cottage has been in the Stewart family for well over a century and a half.
Now lovingly restored by Geoff Stewart, an accomplished carpenter, the holiday cottage has been brought right into the 21st century with a modern well equipped finish. Whilst retaining features such as the inglenook fireplace, Geoff and Pat have undertaken a full and thorough renovation of this cottage, even down to handcrafting the latch doors throughout. The workmanship is stunning. The cottage is compact and functional - that's the tradition of the cottages the fisher folk lived in - but Pat and Geoff have made sure that you've all the convenience and quality you'd expect and more, in this quaint home from home.

The cottage is close to all the village amenities - shops, butchers, bakers (no candlestick maker tho), pubs & restaurants, newsagents, petrol station, library, takeaways, and the harbour where you can leave on excursions to visit the Farne Islands, to see puffins (June & July), grey seals and many other species of birds. The area is popular with birdwatchers and photographers.

Just 2.5 miles up the coast by road is Bamburgh and its wonderful castle on a rocky outcrop overlooking the beach, and 15 miles south you'll find Alnwick Castle and Garden a popular spot for those with green fingers, and Harry Potter fans (the castle was Hogwarts and the site of the quiddich pitch in the 1st two films).


  • One of the oldest properties in the area
  • Owned by the Stewart family for well over a century and a half
  • Enter through the front door into the open hall way and kitchen/living area
  • Parking on street for 1 car

Kitchen / Utility

  • modern white kitchen units are filled with all the functional crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils you'll need
  • electric cooker, microwave, fridge are all housed in the kitchen
  • utility items like washer, drier and freezer, are out of the way in the utility area

Dining Area

The dining area is in the conservatory which opens out onto the enclosed courtyard.

Lounge / Conservatory

  • the open hall way and kitchen/living area, yet it has a cosy feel
  • neutral decor
  • squidgy sofas
  • feature fire place with woodburning stove
  • beautiful oak floor
  • the lounge with its wall mounted Freeview TV , DVD, MP3 player, Radio and CD player has french doors leading to
  • Wi-fi - limited access, connected with the owners property next door

Bedrooms & Bathrooms


  • master bedroom south facing with sea views, and with the option of Super Kingsize double or twin beds
  • second bedroom is a twin which overlooks the courtyard
  • both rooms share the Jack 'n' Jill style bathroom (lockable from both sides - obviously)
  • quality bed linens, sumptuous towels and a good range of toiletries


  • Freeview TV ,
  • DVD,
  • MP3 player,
  • adio and CD player
  • Wi-fi - limited access, connected with the owners property next door

Outside Facilities

  • Enclosed rear garden
  • Patio
  • Patio table, chairs and parasol
  • Additional outside play area is shared between the two cottages (Powder House and Clam Shell)
  • This area is fenced and can be seen from the conservatory and patio
  • Parking on street for 1 car

What's Included

Your welcome pack comprises initial supplies of:

  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Hot chocolate drink
  • A locally made sweet treat - cake and biscuits

For the house:

  • Bedding, Bed linen & towels,
  • Electiricty
  • Logs for the log burner
  • Kitchen cleaning items
  • Bathroom Cleaning items
  • Toiletries

Children's Facilities

If you've kids they will be very welcome, the cottage has its own patio area outside the conservatory and through the little gate is a children's play area exceptionally well equipped whether to play in the garden or down on the beach. The play area is shared between the two cottages, is fenced and can be seen from the conservatories and patios. Back in the lounge, Pat and Geoff have provided local information, books, cd's, jigsaws, games and videos for all ages, and with kids' safety in mind you'll find all sorts of things to make the cottage child friendly during your stay, like plug stoppers and window restrainers, and at Christmas Pat ensures that her Christmas Tree decorations are child friendly too.

  • Travel Cot (no cot linen or towel)
  • High Chair
  • Stair gate

Special Notes & Conditions.

Notes and Conditions:
The Powder House is a non-smoking property within the building.
Sorry No Pets.
Short breaks are accepted at certain times of the year.
It's the little personal touches that make this holiday cottage and its partner Clamshell next door, just that bit different. Both properties can be rented together to accommodate up to 10 people and if you wish to all dine together, just let us know and one of the conservatories will be set up for this purpose.
Please note that private hire hot tubs are not allowed at this property.


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