We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
“Nice house, shame about the smell!”
other travellers have booked this property
Bookings for this home are first-come, first served. Lock in your dates before they are gone
Check Availability
Request to Book
Make Enquiry
Very good
11 reviews
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Enquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Holiday Rental House -
5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland, England

Reviews from our community

Very good - based on 11 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
English first
English first
Carol B
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice house, shame about the smell!”
Reviewed 9 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
person found this review helpful

The house was large enough for our extended family of 5 adults, 1 teenager and two 3 year olds; not sure if would have been so enjoyable with 10 adults!
The rooms were a decent size and everywhere was clean and recently decorated. However there was a very musty smell when we first entered the house and the kitchen cupboards smelt the same. The fridge is in a very awkward position behind the kitchen door. The outside area to the rear was attractive but too small to be comfortable and we never actually sat in it.
The location is ideal for the beach and is handy for the local shops. Newbiggin has quite a lot to offer: small supermarkets, local shops, Italian ice cream parlour and a very reasonable Italian restaurant which serves delicious food. At the end of the promenade is a new marine museum exhibition centre with a cafe . There are also three antique shops which had some great bargains!
There are plenty of attractions round about although some of the more popular places in Northumbria such as Seahouses and Bamburgh Castle are a fair distance by car.
I think Tahfay House was a little over-priced.

How easy was it to book the property? How easy was key pickup/access to the property?
Overall condition of the property Bedding & mattresses
Kitchen & utensils Bathroom cleanliness
Other facilities & amenities Service
Liked best: The proximity of the beach
Liked least: The musty smell
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
6 Oct 2014
Unfortunately the issue of the smell was not reported to us, so we could investigate, we are unable to verify this claim and have not noticed any smell ourselves. Although we thoroughly clean the house we do encourage our visitors to leave the house clean and tidy, as they found it, for the benefit of incoming guests. This greatly assists us with the cleaning and preparation for new visitors. In this case, this guest left the house in a very poor state; the bathrooms were disgraceful and would have definitely had an odour at the end of their stay.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing