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“Far from that expected.”
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Springwood
Ranked #2 of 25 Seahouses B&B and Inns
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Let me first state, that this review is based on a recent stay not in the guest house, but in a "outside cabin ". Also the booking was made via an independent agency, something I have not done before. However before completing the booking I did check that all was acceptable.using the guest houses own website.
On arrival a woman ( possibly the owner) showed us to the "cabin" which was housed in a stable bloc, and clearly this was not a conversion, as the rest of the block was in use as a stable and livery yard.
The woman opened the door showed how to lock it and clearly that was in her opinion enough.
I asked her if I neede to know anything else, she said no. I then enquired about the arrangements for breakfast, only to be told that breakfast was excluded us. I expressed my suprise but clearly that was the end of the matter. On reflection I fail to understand why no attempt was made in the way of an apology even allowing for the fact that it could be argued that the fault lay with myself and the agent. Also a little suprisec that no offer of a breakfast at an additional cost was made.
The room contained as expected a bed, dressing table , small metal table and chairs plus a fridge and microwave. There was no wardrobe. Was this meant to be self catering, clearly not, so therefore not sure how to describe it
The double bed was two singles pushed together. The so called wet room, or as I would prefer bathroom without a shower screen. Once the shower had been used it prohibited any other use ie the lavatory for some time as the floor was soaked.
All I. An say on the plus side is the room was warm. Next day it was clear that there had not been a change of any linen
One point of note was that amongst the various magazines and information book was a breakfast menu to complete more than slightly ironic I felt.
Checking other guest houses in the area we were overcharged for what we got.
Again I must mention that part of the problem lay with myself and the agency. However there is no mention of this what can only be called a casual accomadation on the guest house web site
In conclusion, I will take more care in the future, and do what I have done for many many years and book direct with the establishment. However from my experience Springwood represented very poor value

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Springwood is located on the edge of the village, a comfortable stroll from the harbour. The tranquil location and sea views are delightful. Our room was spacious, clean and very comfortable. Thoughtful extras like fresh milk for the drinks tray, a small fridge and home-made tray bake every day set it apart from other B&B's. Waking up surrounded by the fields and horses was lovely.

There is a wide choice for breakfast. Fresh blueberries, strawberries and raspberries, yoghurts, cereals, cereal bars and juice. Followed by a great English, or alternate cooked breakfast - all cooked fresh to order. The sausages and bacon were cooked to perfection, high quality and tasty. Eggs are from their own free range hens. Tea/coffee and toast with preserves round off this delicious start to the day. Ian and Marian make you feel so welcome on arrival. They keep everything running smoothly, are friendly and helpful, but at a discreet distance. Guests have use of a lounge and the free wi-fi is really helpful. We loved our 4 night stay and will be back.

If you are going on a boat trip we recommend Serenity II. A brilliant skipper who really cares about the wildlife. Far superior to the other main operator. For evening meals the Craster Arms at Beadnell is a good choice.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank M R
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Just returned from a 4 night stay and wished we could have stayed longer. Everything about Springwood was excellent. Ian and Marion were really friendly and provided a fantastic breakfast. The room was extremely comfortable and clean with wonderful views. Springwood being on the edge of the village provided a very peaceful location but within walking distance of the harbour and shops. We would certainly love to pay another visit and would happily recommend it.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

Stayed for 4 nights in March and would recommend it - the 'entertainment' room was great with the pool table, tv and dvds, library etc. Loved the underfloor heating in the bathroom and the homemade cakes were most welcome after a day of walking, overall the room was great, clean and cosy with great views of the horses, countryside and the castle. The excellent breakfast was a great way to start the day as well as a friendly chat with Ian and Marian. All in all it was a great break away in a great b&b in a beautiful part of Britain, and will definitely come again.

Room Tip: The 'Dunstanburgh' room has views of Dunstanburgh Castle and the sea.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Stephen W
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Fantastic - our third visit and we hope to return later in the year. Ian and Marion are friendly hosts who provide an excellent breakfast, served with a smile. Very comfortable and clean room. Freshly baked cake left in the room and Marion kindly made me a gluten free one too, Husband also enjoyed the home-made kipper cakes and you can't get fresher eggs than the ones provided by the roaming hens!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Just spent 3 nights here and would have no hesitation in recommending it. Marian and Ian are excellent hosts. The accommodation and breakfasts were super. We felt well looked after! We liked the quiet location on the edge of the village with unrestricted views of the countryside. And the harbour is just a 15 minute walk. Take no notice of earlier negative reviews - completely unsubstantiated in my view. In fact, all the other guests were making return visits which is no better advert!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Carol N
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

We stopped for 5 nights at Springwood during our recent break in Northumberland. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Ian and Marian made us most welcome and nothing was too much trouble. We loved the breakfasts. The eggs from their free range chickens were the best. Try the kipper cakes with poached eggs. Tremendous! We would recommend Springwood to anyone

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Stephen-Mandy
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Address: Springwood South Lane, Seahouses NE68 7UL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Seahouses
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking
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Ranked #2 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Seahouses
Price Range: $90 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Springwood 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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