Hi, we're Philip and Lynn Gregory and we have two wonderful holiday cottages for hire in the idyllic country village of Bamburgh. We've created this blog to provide anyone who's thinking of visiting the region with some great ideas on how to make the most of your trip.

Our Cottages

Our Cottages
Our self catering family holiday cottages are located along one of the most breathtakingly picturesque coastal regions in the north east, with nearby Bamburgh castle towering 150 ft above the sea. If you're interested in finding out more and possibly making a booking, why not take a look at our website.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Seal safari on the Farne Islands

Treat the family to a day of seal watching around the Farne Islands and a Wildlife Safari along the Northumberland Coast. Book for 2 adults and up to 3 children and benefit from a generous discount. Price includes collection from wherever you are in Northumberland (within reason), transport, Grey Seal cruise and a picnic lunch.
Northern Experience Wildlife Tours provides exclusive natural history excursions and birdwatching tours with an enthusiastic, experienced and friendly leader with an intimate knowledge of Northern Britain.

Seal Safari (20/10/2009)
Seal Safari (27/10/2009)
Seal Safari (29/10/2009)

Ticket Tariff:
£75.00 per ticket type
Child (must be with adult)
£50.00 per ticket type
Family ticket
£200.00 per ticket type

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Boat trips depart from

Seahouses Northumberland NE68 7YT
Tel: +44 01670 827465

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Duchy Originals

The October issue of World of Interiors magazine has an 8 page feature on Alnwick Castle, the refurbishment of the State Rooms - it looks fabulous, but you will have to hurry to see it this season as the Castle closes at the end of October. Still it has been here for over 750 years so it will be there next year for you to enjoy

Janet Loves the View

Check out this video at You Tube, it's Janet Street Porter describing her favourite view and it's Bamburgh Castle along with the Northumberland Coast, she says it feeds your mind and soul - I would have to agree with her, why not come and see it for yourself. Our two holiday cottages in Bamburgh offer a perfect base to explore Northumberland, its coastline - an area of outstanding natural beauty; The Farne Islands, looked after by the National Trust and its Castles, including Alnwick Castle and its famous garden.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Geese Flock Back to Holy Island

The first flock of white bellied geese have arrived back at Holy Island.

The rare geese have returned eralier than expected after breeding for the summer on the Arctic Island of Svalbard. Lindisfarne is the only place in the UK where these birds spedn the winter. So far 200 have been recorded. Our holiday cottages in Bamburgh are a perfect spot to base yourself for bird watching.

Bamburgh Hits Radio 4

Northumberland seems to be very popular on Radio 4 at the moment, I listened to Clare Balding walking St Oswald's Way, a relatively new long distnace footpath from Holy Island to Hexham.

Last Saturday she walked from Spindlestone, just north of Bamburgh to Beadnell. Some fairly interesting things werre revealed about how The Stag Rocks got their name and the legend of the Bamburgh worm or dragon.

Apparently there was a white stag at Spindlestone which was chased into the sea at the Stag Rocks, it is a big mystery who paints the stag on the rocks every now and again as the paint fades. The Stag Rock is along The Wynding just half a miles walk from one of our holiday cottages in Bamburgh

You can listen to the programme on the BBC website at