The Plaice



(45 Reviews)

6 guests

3 bedrooms

4 beds

3 bathrooms

Property Overview

If you’re looking for a family staycation in Seahouses, The Plaice is a fantastic choice. Stylish and homely in style, this upside down property sleeps up to six guests across three bedrooms. With free on site parking, two balconies and Farne Island views, there are plenty of bonuses at The Plaice.


Property Details

The Space
There is plenty of space for the whole family at The Plaice. Beautifully styled, you’ll find bright and modern interiors throughout. The open plan living, kitchen and dining area is the perfect place to relax with your loved ones. Turn on the flat screen TV to enjoy Freeview or a DVD. Enjoy the night time peace and tranquillity amidst the working harbour down below when in this space.

The kitchen perfectly combines modern and traditional features with white wooden cabinets and silver appliances. You’ll have everything you could need for your self-catering stay.

The Plaice has three bedrooms. The top floor bedroom features a double bed, en suite bathroom with a walk in shower, as well as a built in wardrobe. Head to the second bedroom and you’ll find another double bed and the third bedroom is ideal for children and teenagers as it features twin beds and a flat-screen TV, as well as an ensuite shower room. All rooms have plush bedding and premium bed linens.

Perfect for relaxing, you can enjoy a long soak in the bathtub in the family bathroom. The space is complete with a WC and basin.

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.

With a bustling harbour and a seaside holiday resort feel, Seahouses is packed with charisma. Treat the family to a game of crazy golf or go rock pooling. The charming village offers a whole host of tea rooms, restaurants, pubs and shops all within a 0.8 mile walk or drive so you won’t tire of things to do. If you like horse riding, there is a riding school close by and two incredible golf courses on the doorstep.

Hop on one of the boat trips from Seahouses and take a journey to the Farne Islands. Just a couple of miles off the coast, this cluster of islands are one of the UK’s top wildlife experiences. It even has Sir David Attenborough’s stamp of approval as he declared it as his favourite place in the UK to see nature at its best. The Farne Islands are known for its birds with 23 different breeds spotted here, including colourful puffins and razorbills. If you’re lucky enough, you may even see a seal bobbing in the sea whilst you’re on the boat.

Getting Around
The nearest train station to Seahouses is at Chathill which is 5 miles away. The closest East Coast Main Line train stations are located in Alnmouth or Berwick-upon-Tweed which are roughly 30 minutes away from Seahouses by car.

There are great bus services from Seahouses. Hop on the X18 which takes you through to Newcastle with stops in beautiful areas of Northumberland like Amble and Alnwick.

  • Bathtub
  • Bed linens
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Crib
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Essentials
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free parking on premises
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • High chair
  • High touch surfaces disinfected
  • Hot water
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Patio or balcony
  • Pets allowed
  • Refrigerator
  • Sea view
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • TV
  • Towels provided
  • Village
  • Washer
  • Wireless Internet

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

There is free private parking available outside the property.

Check-in: 16:00

Checkout: 10:00

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Guest Reviews


(45 Reviews)



Property a bit tired but comfortable, this place has a fantastic location/ base with views of harbour activity, access to town, beach and restaurants and surprisingly quiet late evening and early morning.



A really great location with lovely windows giving good views overlooking the working harbour and a short walking distance to the all the various eating places, the range of shops and also exploring Seahouses from the front door. The private parking space was a huge bonus when Seahouses was still busy with visitors. It is an ideal base for travelling around Northumberland by car or to take a boat trip to The Farne Islands and Holy Island. <br/>We really chilled out during our week at The Plaice. <br/>Host and Stay responded to all questions in a speedy and polite manner which was very much appreciated.






We enjoyed our stay. Great location for exploring the area. Right next to the boats to the Farne Islands and within walking distance to several pubs. Clean and equipped with everything we needed. Parking just outside the house was very convenient.



Great location and very well appointed and clean place.<br/>Lots of kitchen equipment and plenty of crockery, cutlery, cups and glasses. Massive cooker/hob - though not much room for food prep if you plan to use it a lot.<br/>TV reception is pretty flaky, so be aware if you plan to rely on that. <br/>Mentioned check-in as not so easy because if you aren't used to key boxes, there is nothing intuitive about them.<br/>The only thing that was disappointing is the description "the third bedroom is ideal for children and teenagers as it features twin beds and a flat-screen TV".<br/>As we were taking grandchildren on holiday, this and their ensuite shower room was all part of the treat of staying here. When the TV wasn't there, I emailed the agency who replied very quickly to acknowledge and then again to say that nothing could be done during our stay and that they would update their listing. 2 weeks later both AirBnB and their own website have the same misleading photos and description on the listings.



This is a very good location, just next to the seaside and the pier and the restaurants<br/><br/>The kitchen and those utensils have not been cleaned properly.



Lovely property, perfect location for walks, pubs & restaurants. Views of habour & sea to die for.





We were extremely disappointed with our recent stay at The Plaice in Seahouses. We arrived to find a cold, dark, unwelcoming property that can best be described as filthy and uncared for. We have been regular visitors to The Plaice over many years, when the property was managed by Coastal Retreats, and we were disappointed when they removed this property from their ‘books’. We were delighted then to discover that the property had become available again for rental, albeit under a different company Our previous experience of The Plaice was always positive in every respect: we would arrive to a lit and welcoming property that was cosy and warm throughout and with a ‘starter pack’ of basics waiting for us in the kitchen, bread, milk and some local produce. As our booking tended to be during December the property also had a Christmas tree and decorations The property was always immaculate throughout, inside and out and very welcoming Our experience this time was, sadly, the exact opposite of all of the above. We arrived to the property in darkness. The property was freezing cold as the heating and all of the radiators had been switched off - with no instructions on how to operate the heating system, which we had to work out for ourselves. Of course, no welcome pack of any kind. We then became aware of the very poor condition that the property was in. Cleanliness-wise under par to say the least and totally unacceptable - a few pictures attached to give you some idea of just how bad it was/is. Missing or broken shelves in the fridge, cracked and missing drawer(s) in the freezer . Missing under-mirror shelf in the bathroom and missing toilet roll holder are just a few examples. Black mould on all of the shower-heads and shower tiles. Heated towel rail in the bathroom not working, under-floor heating in the bathroom not working- in fact, in trying to switch one of these on it tripped the fuse in the whole property Crockery, utensils and glasses a complete mish-mash clearly accumulated over time - how on earth they felt able to carry out a meaningful inventory is beyond me. Given that we had already paid an exorbitant ‘damage deposit’ this was actually a very worrying issue. Add this to the missing shelves and broken drawers etc this left us with a genuine concern that we were about to be scammed. Proof of this concern being that I have delayed giving this feedback until this deposit was safely back in our bank The fact that we were charged over £700 for this dreadful experience is shameful. Host & Stay have a potential gem on their books with this property. With a bit of TLC and at least a modicum of investment it could be returned to its former glory. As it currently stands it’s a bit of a shocker!



Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour au Plaice. L'endroit est vraiment spacieux et très bien aménagé et nous nous y sommes sentis très à l'aise. Vue magnifique sur la mer. Pour être parfait, il faudrait améliorer quelques petits problèmes comme le tuyau de douche couvert de moisissures noires. Il faut savoir aussi que l'appartement est situé à quelques mètres du port et que vous aurez certainement beaucoup de bruit et de passage si vous le louez en haute saison.



Self catering good cooking facilities,,location and size of the property very good<br/><br/>Very poor standard of cleanliness which really let the property down



The stay was lovely for 6 of us over the festive period. The location was great, very accessible the local areas by car and small walk into the town and harbour. <br/><br/>The house itself was great for self catering, if you would prefer that option and I would stay here again.



We stayed for two nights just before Christmas. Underwhelmed if I'm honest, considering what we paid for 2 nights. Not a good start as we spent the first evening absolutely freezing because the heating instructions were not clear. Simply said "turn the dial on the thermostat" - which did not work. Eventually found a setting in the boiler cupboard so that we could get warm. Rang the company, difficult to get through as there's no mobile signal (not their fault). The bathrooms were a bit tatty - mouldy tiles, and the shower cubicle and shower hose weren't clean. You could tell it was run by an agency, rather than the owner as it lacked the personal touches we have been used to in other AirBnBs of this price range. Check in is 4pm and an early check time of 10am made us feel like we were a bit shortchanged and rushed out.<br/>That said, I would highly recommend the area as it is absolutely stunning. The property overlooks the harbour which is lovely too.



Although property was clean it was only around items we moved settee as we lost some coin and if was filthy under it with bits of food and dust etc which was a great shame when the rest of property was so good



This is a lovely place in a fab location and has everything you need.



5 girlfriends had a super long weekend and found absolutely everything we needed for a happy, comfortable and most memorable visit. Hope to rebook for next year.



Beautiful property that’s as nice as it looks in the photos. Perfectly placed to enjoy all of Seahouses amenities and explore the coast



Excellent all round communication. Perfect accommodation and location for what we needed.



Excellent location on the harbour with great views over to the Farne Islands. Great to have two parking spaces . <br/>Lovely , light , well equipped clean property, which was a great place for our group of four adults , to visit the stunning NE coast and relax. We had a three night stay and fortunately had very mild sunny weather for this time of year. <br/>Enjoyed a great trip to The Farne Islands with the Serenity boat company based on the harbour. <br/>Also had two very good meals at The Ship Inn , very handily situated just round the corner.



This is a fantastic appartment, with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. This appartment is in a lovely location, by the harbour, within the town centre. It is very well equipped and the hosts have thought of everything. Fantastic and great value for money.<br/><br/>Ensuite in twin room a little small, but manageable.



Great view over the harbour. Easy walking access to shops and restaurants. Dishwasher! Comfortable space for us all.<br/><br/>We were 5 adults and a toddler. We should have brought a stair gate with us as he was up and down the stairs much of the time; the living area is upstairs. The other slight drawback was consistency of hot water if more than one person was showering at a time.



Great location, clean, well equipped house.



Lovely property and great location, we were blessed with good weather but even if the weather is rubbish it would be lovely to sit and watch the sea! Highly recommend



Superbly situated, beautiful view and excellent facilities



This was the third visit by one of my sons and myself - we were joined this time by another son who loved it as we do. I am now aged 90, and am Northumbrian born and bred, though living in Somerset for the last 4 decades. However as a child all my holidays were spent locally on family farms, and, as adults, have visited as often as possible. The Plaice is now a perfect base and we love it.<br/><br/>There are just a few end-of-season items that need attention - ceiling bulb, flickering lamp (socket problem?), the red shower wall switch in upstairs bedroom is OK to switch on but very stiff to switch off again (I needed help!). We thought a doormat inside the balcony windows would save the ingress of mud after rain.



The view from the lounge area is worth the visit alone



Great location and comfortable beds.



Location was central and a short walk to shops and restaurants. <br/><br/>3 beds and 3 bathrooms was good for 3 travellers.<br/><br/>Walking back at night was not great for 3 female guests - v dark and deserted by the harbour. <br/><br/>There were also issues with the locking mechanism of the main balcony doors - we tightened screws to stop the handle hanging loose, for example. 2 out of 3 of us didn't feel especially safe and would not stay here again.<br/><br/>Accommodation was tired and tatty in places. The windows had a good view but had not been cleaned for some time.<br/><br/>Not good value for money. For over £800 for 2 nights, this was a disappointing standard of accommodation.



Absolutely amazing location right on the harbour. The property had everything you needed. Fabulous property :o)



Excellent accommodation , brilliantly positioned. Everything available that one might need.



We stayed at the Plaice for 3 days. Seahouses is one of our favourite places to go and this was the first time we had used an Airbnb here. Check in process was very smooth and the location is excellent but sadly we found the quality of the accommodation poor:<br/>1. Upstairs ensuite cistern is leaking<br/>2. Upstairs ensuite light not working<br/>3. Upstairs ensuite shower had a note on the door to say 'do not use'. We were not informed of this before arriving.<br/>4. Half of the toaster is broken<br/>5. Patio door handle loose<br/>6. Spare door keys don't work<br/>7. Twin room bedside lamp doesn't work<br/>8. Twin room TV doesn't work<br/>9. Twin room sink doesn't drain. <br/><br/>I reported these to the Host on our return and requested a small partial refund but this was rejected because I didn't mention them during our stay. My reason for this was that we were only there for a couple of days and I didn't want our family time to be ruined by maintenance people coming in and out.



Great place to stay. Lovely to hear the sounds of waves in the harbor. Great base for a hassle free relaxing break, fab views and prefect place for watching the world go by.



Fabulous location.. gorgeous home from.home



Fantastic property in quiet location but right on the harbourside with views over the harbour and out towards the Farne Islands. We used the property for two elderly (both in their 80s) relatives who have been shielding for the last couple of years. To say they loved it is an understatement. Short walks on the harbour and hours spent watching the activity on the harbour and admiring the views was just what they needed. We would highly recommend this property



Location, facilities.<br/><br/>Just a little tidy up of the outside would improve the whole ambience.





perfect location right on the harbour. parking space right outside. lovely village with all the shops and restaurants for everything you need for a restful holiday. the accommodation has everything you need in it and spotlessly clean.<br/><br/>the only thing to improve would be blinds in the upstairs bedroom or some blackout lining so not woken up too early by the sunshine!



If you want to be able to have a harbour view & watch the world go by this is the place. Very light & airy <br/>Quiet close to all facilities



Location, facilities communication and entry were all first class and as described. Would definitely stay again.



Perfect house and location



The location and light where exceptional.



We have just enjoyed 2 nights at The Plaice, it was perfectly located in Seahouses harbour- fab view from every window. The check in and out process was so easy and communication from the hosting company was spot on. Parking is right in front of the house which was handy.<br/>The house was really clean and provided little touches of coffee, sugar, ice in the freezer etc. Which was really thoughtful. The beds were really comfortable too. Would definitely recommend this property.



Fantastic location



Well appointed and well equipped. Excellent view. Comfortable beds.<br/><br/>No hot water in bathroom hand basins. Balcony chairs dirty.



This house is in a stunning location overlooking the sea and the harbour. Really close to the boat trips to the Farne Isles. Plenty of room for 6 people on 2 floors. Balcony from master bedroom and lovely view from a big window in the living area. Well equipped kitchen. Modern fixtures and fittings and gorgeous linen!

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