Leaf Cottage



(13 Reviews)

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds

1 bathroom

Property Overview

Leaf Cottage is a modern holiday home located in the seaside town of Seaham in County Durham. Sleeping up to four guests, Leaf Cottage is ideal for families or groups of friends looking for a coastal retreat in the North East. Located next to a lovely park and just a 20-minute walk away from the beach, this vegan and dog friendly property is perfectly situated for exploring and enjoying the area.


Property Details

The Space
This newly refurbished two storey house is a gorgeous little getaway by the sea.

On entering the property you are presented with a bright and spacious living area. This space features two comfy sofas that can accommodate all guests, homely furnishings and hardwood flooring. Enjoy an evening in front of the TV or make plans for your day ahead in these gorgeous, cosy surroundings.

Also on the ground floor is the beautiful and bright kitchen and dining area. The modern style, grey cupboards and wooden worktops bring a real sense of home to the room. Fully equipped with everything you should need for a short break you can cook up a feast here. The rectangular wooden dining table seats four people comfortably with matching chairs.

To the rear of the property you will find the bathroom. This is a modern style room fitted with a bathtub, overhead shower, WC and basin. Grey tiles cover the walls and the floor is decorated with patterned tiles. The room is finished off with a light-up mirror cabinet and storage space for toiletries.

Take the stairs to the first floor where you have the two bedrooms. The first room features a red feature wall and modern furnishings to create a relaxing feel. The king size bed features a padded, light brown headboard and is dressed with crisp white linen, red cushions and light grey throw. The bed can also be split into two singles upon request if this is more suitable for your stay.

The second bedroom features a double bed and has a cosy vibe about it. The bed is dressed with a bold purple throw and matching cushions. This cosy and tranquil space is the perfect retreat after a busy day by the coast.

Outside at the rear of the property, you’ll find a private, enclosed sunny yard with a seating area and plants.

Host & Stay are committed to our owners that their homes are protected during guest bookings. For this reason, we require all our guests to transfer a Damage Deposit (refundable, subject to an administration charge) or, to purchase an Accidental Damage Waiver which will cover you for up to £500.00 of accidental damage during your stay.

Seaham is a lively harbour town located on Durham’s Heritage Coast. You’ll be spoiled by brilliant views in the town, whether it be looking out to sea or admiring one of England’s oldest churches, St Mary’s.

The sea front is home to ‘Tommy’ the World War I statue, as well as the heritage and lifeboat centre where George Elmy is on display all year round. Continue wandering along the sea front and you’ll find a whole host of bars, cafes and restaurants.

The sandy North Beach is great for families as it has rock pools and an all-round inviting feel. With ice cream and souvenir stalls, fun is guaranteed in Seaham.

The famous Seaham glass beach, home to an abundance of glass pebbles, is popular with people from all over the UK and is well worth visiting during your stay.

If walking is your thing, begin by enjoying the views of Seaham Harbour before embarking on a hike along the coastal footpath where the views are to die for.

For those into shopping, you can enjoy a day at The Metro Centre, Europe's largest indoor mall-style shopping centre, conveniently situated beside the A1 in Gateshead.

Getting Around
Leaf Cottage is located close to everything Seaham has to offer. The beach is just a 20-minute walk away from the property and it takes no time at all by car.

Seaham train station is also a 20-minute walk away. With stops in Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Newcastle, and connecting routes to York and locations further afield, you’ll be ideally placed to explore the North East and North Yorkshire.

The property also has easy access to the nearby A19.

  • Bathtub
  • Bed linens
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Dvd player
  • Essentials
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Family/kid friendly
  • First aid kit
  • Free parking on premises
  • Free parking on street
  • Garden or backyard
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • High chair
  • High touch surfaces disinfected
  • Hot water
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Near Ocean
  • Oven
  • Pack ’n Play/travel crib
  • Pets allowed
  • Private entrance
  • Refrigerator
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • TV
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Town
  • Washer
  • Wide clearance to bed
  • Wireless Internet

Guests have access to the full property. The keys to Leaf Cottage are accessed via a secure key safe and full details will be provided shortly before your arrival date.

Free on-street parking is available nearby on a first come, first served basis. No permit is required.

A maximum of two well-behaved dogs are welcome to stay at Leaf Cottage per reservation.

Leaf Cottage is very much a vegan friendly property as all toiletries and cleaning items provided are eco friendly and cruelty free. All bedding and fabrics are also vegan friendly.

Check-in: 15:00

Checkout: 10:00

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Guest Reviews


(13 Reviews)



The house was spotlessly clean and well equipped. Great location for exploring the local area. Easy parking on the main road outside.<br/><br/>We were only given 2 normal towels for the 4 of us and when I requested more they didn’t bring any. We ended up having to buy some which was poor service.



Very clean, excellent decor and furnishings. Everything provided appliance wise. Nice home.<br/><br/>Duvet too small in front bedroom. Did not cover the bed even before anyone got in.. Very small hand basin in bathroom, ideal for washing hands but did not hold sufficient water for a face wash. Host and Stay did not provide any access information until chased up on 2 different occasions. Then, I received several emails duplicating my receipts. Would not use again.



It was clean and comfy<br/><br/>One of our party struggled with the stairs as the bannister rail stopped well short of the top



Clean, spacious<br/><br/>I would be very reluctant to book accommodation with “Host & Stay” again, due to the fact that after pre-paying the accommodation for £350 (2 nights) they would not provide access details to the house until I paid another £250 as a deposit (this last item was not advertised clearly from the outset). I had to prompt them a number of times to initiate refund of the deposit which eventually was returned after a week.<br/><br/> <br/><br/>They also insisted that we left the premises at 10am on an Easter Sunday morning, not time to have a nice breakfast with the family – had to leave in a rush. Check-out time should be 12 o’clock in my view.<br/><br/> <br/><br/>When we arrived, the house had a smell of damp, although it was clean and tidy. The house was very cold the 1st night, bathroom was cold in the morning.<br/><br/> <br/><br/>The whole experience felt that Host & Stay’s priority was the money,  and they lacked attention to make the experience more welcoming.



Great place and definitely happy to book again. We done damage, which we agreed but I felt the charge for damage wasn’t fair and I hope they can better in the future assist fare damage value.



We are still here now and our stay is extended lovely home<br/><br/>There isn’t anything I don’t like apart from wish there was a toilet upstairs



We really enjoyed our stay. Everything was spotlessly clean. There were clear and helpful instructions for all appliances etc. Location was perfect for us. Everything was fantastic and we had a great tayand will definately stay there again. Thank you



Lovely little house <br/>Very clean <br/>Great location<br/><br/>All good



The only issue we had was parking on the main road<br/> A little noisy during the wet days <br/>The kitchen was functional and had all the amenities that you would expect

Susan Holder


The house was spotless and as we expected. Convenient for touring.

Stuart Twiggs


My wife and I found Leaf Cottage to be almost perfect for our one week stay with a big thank you to Inga and Mark. We lacked for nothing in the cottage and found it very comfortable and relaxing. Being located in Seaham we found it to be ideal for visiting all the recommended places in the area. We would definitely return to Leaf Cottage when we next return to this area. Thank you Leaf Cottage for a great holiday...

Julie Allen


We stayed for a couple of nights in Leaf Cottage. Parking is located on the main busy road which we didn’t have a problem with. The house was immaculate very well done out with the recent refurbishment. Small courtyard at the rear of the house with small table & 2 chairs which was sufficient for us. Bathroom downstairs which was strange but very well laid out due to the size of the house to enable to have 2 well sized bedrooms upstairs. Certainly recommend to others & we would return if visiting the area again as Seaham is a stunning location on the Durham Coast x



I stayed with my kids for a night for my birthday - we enjoyed the walk to the Seaham hall beach and came across a farm with sheep which my daughter "spoke" to and they replied and followed us asking for food. Quite an attraction! The beach is about 20min away walking and you can actually walk all the way to seaham city centre along the beach passing the Glass beach too where we found few peaces of glass. Then we walked back past the train station which isn't too far from the accommodation - quite a long walk all in all but even my 6 year old managed it :) the accommodation was very clean and modern, we were well pleased. I would stay there again, thank you!

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