My husband, aunt and myself spent one week in the Harbour Heights apt. in the Farne House self-catering complex at Seahouses. Having read the previous reviews on Trip Advisor we arrived here with some trepidation. I agree its not perfect, but the only real complaint would be the poor condition of the picture window in the living room. This window definitely needs to be replaced by owner to be fair to future visitors. The views from the sitting room are stunning from the lovely harbour outside the window to Bamburgh Castle along the coast.
All the furnishings are comfortable and in very good repair. The kitchen is most adequate and even has a clothes washer (the dryer part didn't seem to work). The main floor bedroom has only a bathtub with no shower which proved a problem for my elderly aunt. There is a spiral staircase from the sitting room to the downstairs double ensuite bedroom. This staircase is narrow and you have to step carefully as you go down. Anyone with poor mobility would have a problem using it.
We also found it odd that we did not see a manager during the entire week we were there. A housekeeping lady and a handyman met us on arrival and showed us to the apt. The apt. was very clean and had all the amenities you could wish for. We did not use the indoor pool but it looked to be very nice.
It is an easy walk into town and the Black Swan Pub (excellent meals) is a brief stroll along from Harbour Heights. We took the 1.5 hour boat trip around the Farne Islands to view the birds and Atlantic gray seals. A very interesting trip on a beautiful sunny day.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Seahouses and Northumberland. We were fortunate to have fine weather all week.
- Also Known As:
- Farne House Seahouses, Northumberland