Bamburgh is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Northumberland. With its castle, shops and beautiful beach, it proves a magnet for tourists.
Northumberland accommodation here can be scarce and often there are premium prices to be paid. However, just a little way to the south, past the Castle carpark, there is a row of six cottages which were built in 1894 for the workmen employed to restore the castle by its new owner, Lord Armstrong. These are the Armstrong cottages and since 1987 they have been listed as Grade 2 protected buildings.
The cottages are painted dark green with white trim. They have roofs of Welsh slate and terracotta chimney pots. In many ways they are similar to 17th century style of Cape Cod Cottages which were common to the East Coast area of of the United States.
The cottages are now very popular as holiday homes and some of them are available for rental. One of these is Nantucket, named after the Island just to the south of Cape Cod. It is just across from the sand dunes which lead directly onto the beach at Bamburgh and this offers a great opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the coast without some of the pressures of living in the centre of Bamburgh.
This Northumberland accommodation cottage sleeps six people, there is a large enclosed rear garden and up to two dogs are allowed. It provides lovely holiday accommodation with some touches of luxury that will make your stay relaxing and comfortable. It has a multi-fuel stove, TV, DVD player, dishwasher, and all the comforts of home. Outside the patio includes a barbeque and patio furniture.
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