Cosy and modish with Castle views and a secret garden: Windley is the bijou Bamburgh cottage that packs a big punch.
The historic coastal village of Bamburgh, tucked below the magnificent Bamburgh Castle, is every inch the English village with its ancient church, manicured cricket green and dainty tearooms. And now it’s also home to the retro chic Windley cottage: a low-slung, mid-century property set opposite the village’s leafy Grove, whose modest exteriors belie deeply stylish interiors.
Daubed in deep, earthy colours and adorned with rich fabrics and vibrant geometric prints and textiles, Windley is the ultimate mid-century modern pad. The sitting room, painted in teal and warmed by a Morsø cast iron woodburner, features a dining table for four, making it the perfect set-up for relaxed evenings at home. The retro design thread weaves throughout the property with the two bedrooms (one painted in striking rust red and the other in teal) featuring sleek furniture, angular lamps and bold prints that evoke all the organic, minimalist appeal of mid-century design.
The compact yet well-appointed kitchen leads out to dedicated off-street parking, a real bonus during peak tourist season. And, just beyond that, lies your very own secret garden: an enclosed garden with views of Bamburgh Castle that’s equally perfect for children, dogs, lazy picnics and sundowners. The garden also references the origins of Windley’s name: Windley Close was a meadow in Bamburgh purchased in 1546 by Knight Sir John Forster, the erstwhile Captain of Bamburgh Castle.
When not admiring Windley’s impeccable design details, you’ll find the white sands of Bamburgh Beach, the village amenities and, of course, the Castle within strolling distance.
Three steps up to the rear access door – leads directly into the kitchen.
Kitchen with electric oven, induction hob, dishwasher, microwave, DAB radio. Small washing machine in a cupboard in the kitchen.
Glazed door into the sitting room, large sofa, dining space with table and four chairs, wood burning stove, Smart TV, radio.
Hallway with peg rail for coats and outdoor wear. Front door leads directly onto Church Street directly opposite the village green.
Bedroom one with king size bed, two side tables, armchair, chest of drawers and peg rail with hangers.
Bedroom two with zip and link beds which can be set up as a 6' super king size double or 2'6" twins, two side tables, chair, chest of drawers and peg rail with hangers.
Bathroom with bath with shower over (rainforest head and separate mixer), heated towel rail, basin and WC.
The cottage is an end of terrace property in a row of four directly opposite the village's Grove. To the rear is an access lane which is shared with three other cottages.
There is a private enclosed lawned garden adjacent to the cottage, sitting just off the access lane.
There is private parking just off the lane to the rear of the cottage.
BABIES & CHILDREN
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
Two dogs are welcome. Dogs should be kept to the kitchen until clean and dry. Dogs must be kept off the furniture and are not permitted in the bedrooms.
The beds are made up with Egyptian cotton bed linen, with feather duck down duvets and pillows. A hairdryer is supplied in each bedroom. Towels and guest toiletries are provided.
Central heating throughout the property. Wood burning stove in the sitting room with a generous supply of logs.
WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE
Please note that Wi-fi is shortly due to be installed but is not currently available at this time. Please enquire if this is essential to your stay.
Mobile coverage can be variable depending on network and location within the cottage.
For guests looking to holiday together, Bamburgh Castle Holiday Cottages also have Grove House sleeping 4, Rose Cottage sleeping 4, Neville Tower sleeping 4, The Clock Tower sleeping 4+1, Sandhills sleeping 3, Curlew Cottage sleeping 2+2, Kingfisher Cottage sleeping 2+2 and St Aidan's Lodge sleeping 4. The properties are all located in Bamburgh village.