About Us Coastal Northumbria is a small collection of properties on the North Northumberland coast - an area designated by the Government in 1958 as an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty". Coastal Northumbria is not an agency or company - it consists of properties that are owned by us (Hugh and Diane). We love Northumberland and have holidayed in this area for 30 years. We bought Braidcarr Cottage when it was new in 2003, to use as our own 'home away from home'. We also let the cottage to other holiday-makers, as well as friends and family. In 2014 we bought Harbour Lights House - tempted by its stunning sea views, so found ourselves in the unexpected position of owning 2 properties that are just 100 yards from each other, in the characterful and peaceful older part of Seahouses.
Because we have used both properties as our own holiday retreats, they are full of all those extra things that you don't always find in holiday homes, such as interesting art-works and prints on the walls, great quality furniture, Nespresso coffee machines, cafetieres, teapots, loads of kitchen utensils, maps and books of the area, spare bulbs and batteries, notepads etc. They really are 'homes away from home'.