Crabtree & Crabtree
Fabulous views of Budle Bay from 3rd floor loft, tides, birds, sunrise, sunset. Fabulous modern apartment in 18th century historic building.
Fabulous location to Holy Island, Bamburgh Castle, Bamburgh Beach, Farne Islands and many other must see places. Would definitely stay there again!
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The Crabtree & Crabtree Team
Great place to stay
We really enjoyed our stay at Budle Bay. The apartment had great views, and had great facilities. Great location as we were a short drive to Bamburugh and also short drive to Holy Island. Wish we could have stay longer.
Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay.
I hope we can welcome you back in the future!
The Crabtree & Crabtree Team
With friendly local shops, quaint tea-rooms, cosy pubs and restaurants dotted across the area, there are plenty of options for eating out. For dining, head to nearby Bamburgh where you can enjoy fantastic seafood at the Potted Lobster; Number 23 for great service and delicious freshly cooked food; the Mizen Head or Castle Hotel for a good pub meal and pretty beer garden; or the Copper Kettle a characterful little tea-room serving a selection of freshly baked scones, cakes and light-bites. Alternatively, a short drive will take you to the popular Barn at Beal with amazing views over the causeway to Holy Island, or head a little further down coast to the Ship Inn at Low Newton (10.5 miles) which has a reputation for serving excellent local food along with ales from their own micro-brewery.
For provisions, there is a super deli selling meats, cheeses, preserves, freshly baked bread and smoked fish as well as lots of naughty puddings which come from renowned local suppliers across the area. There is a long established butchers selling the finest locally produced meat, as well as homemade pies and award winning bacon which is cured and smoked on the premises. You will also find a family run greengrocers in the walled garden which was once used to serve the Castle.
Activities and attractions
Sitting in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the Lindisfarne Nature Reserve, nature lovers, birdwatchers and photographers will be captivated by the vast variety of wildlife and birdlife right on the doorstep. The apartment overlooks the beautiful tidal inlet of Budle Bay which is a spectacular viewing point for wildfowl and wading birds which feed on the rich mud flats of this area, including regular visitors such as Shelduck, Teal, Wigeon, Ringed Plover, Red Knot and Dunlin. In the evening, enjoy the dramatic skies and rich changing colours of the landscape during golden hour when flocks of geese descend to roost here at dusk
Nearby Holy Island is a hot spot for vast numbers of migrant species, including the chance to see the odd grey seal bobbing inquisitively in the sea or basking on the sand flats, while sightings of minke whales and white-beaked dolphins can also be spotted here in calm sea conditions. Alternatively take a boat trip from nearby Seahouses where you will be enthralled by the thousands of breeding sea-birds and seals taking up every square foot of this incredible rocky outcrop, including over 37,000 pairs of characterful Puffins.
Walking and cycling in this area is a delight with an abundance of trails and waymarked routes suitable for all ages and abilities. Take the four mile circular walk from Bamburgh to Budle Bay with your four-legged friend, where you can experience amazing sunsets over the bay, or for cyclists, there are family routes, leisure routes, and mountain biking trails with everything from easy coastal stretches to high energy treks.
The beach at Bamburgh is a wonderful spot for families, walkers and water sports enthusiasts. Surfing and windsurfing is highly rated here with waves naturally breaking to the left and right as a result of the numerous sandbars along its length, and while there is no lifeguard cover on this section, it is seen as a safe spot for swimming. Alternatively, six miles south of Bamburgh, you will find excellent watersports on the golden sands of Beadnell Bay where you can launch boats, rent surfboards, wetsuits and bikes or try your hand at kitesurfing, windsurfing, sea canoeing and waterskiing with accredited instructors.
The whole area is bursting with things to do, dotted by a trail of castles and fortifications interspersed with pretty seaside villages all the way up and down the coast. The skyline is dominated by the dramatic outline of Bamburgh Castle from miles around, and a visit will allow you to experience over two thousand years of fascinating history with dark tales of royal rebellion, turbulent battles, and stories of powerful legend and folklore.
Alternatively, cross the causeway to Holy Island to trace the legend of St. Cuthbert; head to Craster to sample their legendary oak smoked kippers; visit the beautiful gardens at Howick Hall; or head inland to experience the medieval splendour of Alnwick Castle with its fantastic child-friendly activity programme inspired by the wizardly magic and broomstick antics of Harry Potter.