Clam Shell Cottage

Seahouses, Coastal

You can book this property from:

  • £459 per week
  • £66 per night


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 4 single Zip&Link beds (combine for king/super king)


  • Washing machine
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Shower

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • 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

▪ All guests are provided with written directions to the cottage
▪ The nearest bus stop is next to the Memorial Roundabout, Main St 250m away
▪ Chathill Railway Station is 5 miles away
▪ 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 on our website and in the 'Welcome File' in the cottage.

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
▪ Car parking is available in our reserved spaces adjacent to the courtyard on South Street extra cars will be directed to safe parking close by.
▪ Disabled spaces are available in Seahouses Car Park 250m.
▪ Directly outside the courtyard for 20 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 pub.

Ground floor

Main Entrance & Reception
▪ The main entrance is the front door in the courtyard. The key for this door is located with owners and handed over on arrival.
• The front door is 84cm x 197cm, with the hinge on the right. The keyhole is 99cm high.
▪ The front door opens onto an entrance area with stairs directly facing and door to shower-room/WC, to left of stairs in Lobby. Coat Hooks (two tiers) are located behind front door. Door to Lounge to the left.
▪ The light switches for Entrance & stairs, are just inside the front door on the left.
▪ The electricity meter (£1) cupboard is located in the entrance area above coat hooks and small safety steps are provided for those ‘less tall’
▪ The entrance area has heavy duty carpeting through to lounge and baskets for outdoor footwear at foot of stairs.
▪ On the coffee table in the lounge is the 'Welcome Pack' which has details about the cottage within it. Guests are highly recommended to read it thoroughly to familiarise themselves with safety aspects in place throughout cottage.

Self-Catering Galley Kitchen
▪ The galley kitchen open entrance leads off to the right from the lounge. Window overlooks the patio
▪ Fire extinguisher & fire blanket are 176cm high
▪ The work surface is 54cm high and 50cm deep. The sink and electric 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, Toaster, Bread bin, Microwave, Knife Holder & Food prep utensils, Trays, Wine rack, are also available on the three work tops.
▪ Crockery, Glasses, Cups, Children’s crockery/cutlery, Catering dishes, Cutlery,Cooking utensils and Pans etc are provided in the cupboards both above and below the work surfaces.
▪ Cleaning materials are in the under-sink cupboard.
▪ The ‘end’ cupboard is available for guests food storage also contains a portable BQ

Utility cupboard
The double height utility cupboard is situated to left inside Kitchen
▪ The fridge (top freeze compartment) with the highest shelf being 47cm.
▪ Studio size front loading auto washing machine, 40cm wide and 90cm high.

▪ Flooring carpeted, Feature Fireplace with Electric radiant/convector .
▪ 1 x 3 seat Sofa; 1 x 2 seat Sofa. Canvas director chair, side-tables, occasional lamps x 2. Quality bean bag & child-size chair
▪ Coffee Table with tourist information & arrival welcome information pack
▪ 3 bookshelves, to the left of the fireplace contain leisure material i.e. Tourist information, good range of Local interest Books, Binoculars.
▪ 2 shelves to right of fireplace holds DVD player DVD’s & CD’s,
▪ Above the bookcase there is a wall mounted F/V TV with remote control, also a DVD Player

▪ Doors from the lounge to the conservatory / dining room are 75cm by 187cm high.
▪ The conservatory floor is ceramic tiled
▪ 1 x 2 seat Sofa, 2 x Chairs, Footstool & Coffee table
▪ Lighting – Wall and standard lamp with reading light
▪ Convector/fan heater
▪ The oblong extending dining table has a lift & turn leaf (maximum size 90cm wide x 125cm long x 73cm high), there are 6 dining chairs in total.
▪ An MP3/CD player and radio.

▪ Ground floor shower room.
▪ This is accessed through the entrance lobby
▪ Door 78cm wide by 194cm high.
▪ The toilet seat is 44cm high - the space to the right is 80cm and to the left 14cm.
• The Vanity Unit/Wash basin height is 83cm.
▪ Sliding mirror cabinet with three sections which contain three shelves each, unbreakable toothbrush mugs, complimentary toiletries.
▪ The step into the shower cubicle is 30cm high, with the width of the shower door opening being 46cm
▪ The height of the shower unit is 177cm
▪ The room also has 1 wall mounted towel rail & 2 tier hooks behind door
▪ The floor surface is ceramic tiles
▪ Ceiling mounted Extractor fan
▪ Wall mounted Fan Heater

Staircase & Landing
▪ The staircase carpeted in pile carpet leads directly from the entrance area.
▪ From the entrance there are 15 steps to the upstairs landing point.
▪ There is a rope handrail on the left hand side 84cm above the treads. The lowest head clearance on the stairs is 170cm.
▪ The staircase landing section is 180cm x 126cm. NB: Top of stairs low beam (180cm - 126cm clearance) at left hand turn
▪ The landing has an Antique Washstand which contains Games, Jigsaws & indoor toys for children, stored to the side is a Safety Gate, Highchair & Clothes Airer. Stored underneath is a Baby Bath
▪ The landing opens onto the main Family & Double Bedrooms.

First Floor

Bedroom 1 (Master/ Family Room) Sleeps Four
▪ Access door 78cm x 190cm opens onto landing hinge on right
▪ Carpeted with light oatmeal, loop pile 80% wool carpet.
▪ There are two quality singles which when ‘zip-linked’ create a Super king
▪ The space to the left of the S/K bed is 48cm wide.
▪ The space to the right of the S/K bed is 180cm.
▪ The space between when positioned as single beds is 48cm
▪ The main room light has a switch to the inside right of access door.
▪ There is a bedside cabinet with touch lamp placed (depending on orientation) either between Singles or to right of S/K bed.
▪ LED Flexible reading/night light attached to headboard used to left of S/K when in use.
▪ All bedding is quality cotton with non-feather pillows and duvets.
▪ All have quality mattresses and bedding with padded Mattress topper for comfort over S/K Zip-link.
▪ Spare blanket is stored on top shelf of wardrobe - height 154cm
▪ Travel cot stored in base of wardrobe
▪ Wardrobe x 1; Two Chest of drawers (8 & 6), Bedroom chairs x 2
▪ Inside, right - Single bed & full size pull out Guest Bed with ‘lift & lock’ metal legs – with a bedside cabinet and touch lamp
▪ The space to the left of the S/ bed is adjacent to wall .
▪ The space to the right of the S/ bed is 180cm.
▪ Electric double sockets x 4

Bedroom 2 – Compact Double
▪ Access door 78cm x 190cm
▪ Carpeted with light oatmeal, loop pile 80% wool carpet.
▪ Bed has quality mattress, Seasonal weight bedding (Fleece mattress topper in winter)
▪ All bedding is cotton with non feather pillows and duvets.
▪ The left of bed is adjoining wall
▪ The space to the right of bed is 100cm
▪ The main room light has a switch to the inside left of door.
▪ There is a bedside cabinet with touch lamp by bed.
▪ Spare blanket is stored on top shelf in the wardrobe - height 176cm
▪ Portable electric fan heater - inside left of access door.
▪ Inside right behind bedroom door – Studio Wardrobe (hanging + storage drawers)

Outdoor Leisure Facilities
▪ 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 large outdoor table & parasol, 6 stackable chairs, 2 footstools & small drinks table, Flowering Pots
▪ 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: 7:00pm
  • 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.


This is, without doubt, one of the oldest properties in the area.

This quaint traditional fisherman's cottage with its own garden, has been in the Stewart family for well over a century and a half. Now lovingly restored by Geoff Stewart, an accomplished carpenter, the cottage has been brought into the 21st century but retains many of its original features and much of its character, not least in its furnishings, many pieces are family heirlooms like the gorgeous marble topped wash stands dotted about the place and the fantastic bed linen which has also been in the family for years - rich white embroidered cotton which is personally laundered by Pat to ensure its pristine condition. 

Only a couple of minutes walk from the cottage and you are on the top of the harbour wall, where seating is provided so you can while away the hours watching the toings and froings of harbour life, or stretch your legs on the beautiful beaches which run North and South and are ideal for leisurely walks, or for those more adventurous try the 6 mile return beach walk to Bamburgh, or the 14 mile return journey to Newton by the Sea (great pub awaits for the mid walk break). The cottage is close to all the village amenities - shops, butchers, bakers, pubs & restaurants, newsagents, petrol station, library, resource centre for internet access, 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.


  • One of the oldest properties in the area
  • Quaint traditional fisherman's cottage with its own garden
  • Enter through a small courtyard and front door
  • Stairs directly in front of you and lounge off to the left
  • Off the hall is the modern shower room
  • Parking on street for 1 car


  • Compact galley kitchen is off the lounge overlooking the patio
  • Electric oven
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Toaster
  • Washer
  • Tumble dryer
  • Steam iron
  • Hoover
  • Whilst there is no freezer at Clamshell, Pat will happily care for your frozen goodies in her freezer till you need them.

Dining area

  • French doors into the conservatory
  • Comfy seating
  • Dining table and chairs
  • Access to the patio/garden and the children's play area (shared facility with Powder House next door)

Lounge / Conservatory


  • Cosy lounge with seating for all
  • Electric fire
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Video
  • Radio
  • CD player
  • Local information, books, cd's, jigsaws, games and videos for all ages
  • Wi-fi - limited access, connected with the owners property next door

Conservatory doubles as a dining area and has double doors to private patio and through to the children's play area.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

  • Both bedrooms are upstairs
  • Bedroom 1 a lovely south facing "family" room with sea views:
  • Sleeping 4 - very flexible it has essentially 4 single beds, a single bed and full size pull out guest bed with 'lift and lock' (metal legs), and two of which can be made up as a super kings size double (zipped & linked)
  • Bedroom 2 is a compact double room (accessible from one side only)
  • Pine furniture
  • Downstairs off the hall is the modern shower room


  • TV
  • DVD
  • Video
  • Radio
  • CD player
  • Local information, books, cd's, jigsaws, games and videos for all ages
  • 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 (Clam Shell and Powder House)
  • This area is fenced and can be seen from the conservatory and patio
  • Parking on street for 1 car

What's included at Clam Shell Cottage

  • Quality bedding, bed linen, towels
  • Note that electricity is by £1 meter in this cottage.
  • A welcome tea tray - a welcome treat after a long journey
  • Cot (no cot linen provided), high chair & stairgate available on request might even be lucky enough to get to sample some of Geoff's home grown fruit or veg!

What can be arranged.

  • This property has a £1 electricity meter.

Children's Facilities

Clamshell is a holiday house which welcomes children and families, the owner provides

  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Stair gate
  • Selection of games, books etc
  • there is an enclosed courtyard and beyond this a shared enclosed lawned area with climbing frame and toys - guests use this area at their own risk children should be supervised.

Special Notes and Conditions.

Special Notes and conditions:

  • This property has a £1 electricity meter.
  • Short breaks area accepted at certain times of the year.
  • The cottage is non-smoking
  • Pets are not accepted.
  • Please note that private hire hot tubs are not allowed at this property.


We had an absolutely fabulous time at Clam Shell Cottage. Everything was in wonderful condition, the décor, furnishings, utensils and it felt very homely.

Mrs Rosie W,


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