Perfect for Bamburgh Castle and the beach
Budle Hall is a family run, country house B&B one mile from Bamburgh on the Northumberland coast: it’s a seven-minute walk to the beach at Budle Bay, and another stroll along the beach to Bamburgh Castle. Budle Hall is built on a grand scale, with four huge guest bedrooms, generous grounds (including a secret garden), and a guest sitting room that accommodates, amongst other furnishings, a Steinway concert grand piano.
Budle Hall has four beautiful guest bedrooms, with views of the fields and the Cheviot Hills or down the driveway towards the coast (though only in the winter can you see the sea through the trees). All are beautifully appointed, with super-king double beds, two of which can be split into twins. Three have en-suite bathrooms while one has a private bathroom, for which bathrobes are provided. All have tea and coffee making facilities, flat-screen TVs and wifi. In winter months two of the guest bedrooms are taken out of use, making the experience of staying at Budle Hall even more private and exclusive.
Downstairs the decor continues light and airy, with a gorgeous guest sitting room with sofas around an open fire, two grand pianos, an honesty bar and lovely garden views. There’s also a comfortable dining room where breakfast is served, with a huge choice of options including Bamburgh Bangers, Seahouses kippers, or a stack of pancakes, all accompanied by Northumberland tea, Davidson’s Dairy milk and Chainbridge honey.
Outside there are large grounds to explore: they’re mainly fields dotted with the Hall’s own free-range chickens but there are also two walled gardens to discover.
The location is superb. It’s seven minutes walk across dunes to the beach at Budle Bay, and only a little further to the spectacular Bamburgh Castle and the picturesque coastal village of Bamburgh, with its shops, restaurants and Grace Darling museum.
Overall the atmosphere at Budle Hall is ultimately restful, a peaceful refuge close to all the North Northumberland coast has to offer.
Budle Hall suggests:
If Budle Hall’s B&B rooms are fully booked there are other options here. Budle Hall also has a three-bedroom self-catering 3* holiday home, Budle Lodge, in its grounds, and another three-bedroom property, Wild Chive Lodge, at the foot of Brada Hill near Bamburgh. There are also two wild camping pitches in the field behind Budle Hall, both with sea views. Each pitch has its own private shower, toilet, cold-water sink for dishes and outside shower for washing off sand. This field also has a converted combine harvester that can provide accommodation for an adult and a child (bring your own bedding) or as an unusual indoor space to use in conjunction with a tent.
- Building of Historical Interest
- Free off-street parking
- Free Wifi
- Bird Watching
- Museums & Galleries
- National Park
- Nature Reserve, Wildlife Park/Area
- Places of Historical Interest
- Train Station
- Wild Swimming
Budle Hall is perfectly set a mile out of picturesque Bamburgh Village, seven minutes' walk to the beach. This means the beach and a range of shops and restaurants are all within easy walking distance, as is Bamburgh Castle, rated the best seaside destination in the UK for 2021 and 2022 by the leading consumer magazine 'Which'. The town of Seahouses is close by, from where boats head out to the Farne Islands, and the tidal island of Lindisfarne is nearby, with its causeway that you can drive across at low tide. It's also close to Alnwick Castle and Garden, with the world's largest Tai Haku Cherry Orchard and Chillingham Castle - though these are only two of the 70 castle sites in Northumberland. Access is easy: Budle Hall is mid-way between Almouth and Berwick-upon-Tweed stations, which means you can get there from London in 3 1/2 hours or Edinburgh in 40 minutes: the station at Berwick has a taxi rank or you can arrange for a rental car to be waiting ready. Budle Hall is on the Arriva X18 route that that reaches Berwick, Bamburgh, Seahouses, Beadnell and Craster so there's plenty you can do without starting up your car. The nearest airport is Newcastle (45 minutes) or Edinburgh (1 hr, 3o mins).
"Our three night stay at Budle Hall exceeded our expectations in every way, we were given a warm welcome with a pot of tea in the drawing room, we felt at home immediately. Our bedroom was the yellow room, spacious, with a comfy bed and a beautiful view. We loved the authentic furniture, it really had a homely feel to it. The house is amazing, I was expecting Mr Darcy to arrive at any moment! Breakfast was served in the large dining room, beautifully cooked and plenty of choice. We loved learning about the history of the hall and the heroics of Joe Baker-Cresswell DSO. The location was perfect for us, we walked to Bamburgh across the dunes and along the beach, the best way to approach Bamburgh Castle. Such a beautiful place 😊"
Tanya P, 2022
AA B&B of the year 2018: Highly Commended
Ralph and Celia Cresswell
- Bio : Your hosts at Budle Hall are Ralph and Celia Cresswell, along with several free-range chickens. Both are natural hosts and make guests feel welcome as part of the family. They serve welcoming tea and cakes and fantastic breakfasts. Ralph is a keen historian, and the house is filled with memorabilia relating to his family's fascinating past.