Bright, airy lounge with Sky TV, cosy fireplace and seating for 8.Meeting place in the heart of the house. Casual dining.
Newton by the Sea - perfect for beach and weddings
Hosted by Jan
Jan is the host.
7 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
2.5 baths
7 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
2.5 baths
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A 4 bedroomed house in the village of High Newton by the Sea. Silver Birch sleeps up to 7 guests in comfort. Perfect 'Home from home' feeling, Sheltered garden with extensive patio. Parking for 3 cars.
Short walk to the local sandy beaches with rock pools at low tide.

The Joiners Arms and The Ship are nearby. Two different pubs; both renowned nationally.

We are close to Newton Hall making it the perfect place to stay if you are attending a wedding there.

The space

Address: Will be given on booking. Central to the village.

ENTRY: Safekey holder is in the porch.(URL HIDDEN) Code will be given when booking is confirmed.
Key opens the front door.
Further keys are in the key holder in the hall.
I or my sister, Pat, will call in to see that you are settled in.

The house is light and airy and very family friendly. Children are welcome with travel cot/high chair provided. NB No stair gate. The garden is fully enclosed and guests can laze on the daybed after exploring the coast and castles.

A maximum of two well behaved dogs are welcome.

Guest access

The garage and garden shed are not accessible.

Interaction with guests

There are contact numbers on the Safety Card if problems arise and lots of local information in the kitchen.
(Local guidebook pending.)

Other things to note

We have had no problems with mobile networks at the house but the signal is not great in all parts of the village. There is a landline for emergency use and this will accept incoming calls.


TOWELS are provided.

Check out 11:00 am/ check in is 4:00 pm

CASH - there is no easy access to a cash machine if you are without a car.

Doggy rules:

Dogs must not be left unattended in the house.
No dogs allowed upstairs or on the furniture.
All poop must be cleared from the garden.
Use the side entrance for dogs.

Basic essentials are provided (including toilet rolls).
Dishwasher and washing machine tablets are NOT included.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad

This is our much loved holiday home. We ask that others treat it with respect. No smoking allowed.

Dogs are welcome. They are not allowed upstairs or on the furniture nor can they be left unattended in the house. Money will be deducted from the deposit if the garden is not cleared.

No naked flame - including BBQ or fire pit - on the patio. The CALOR GAS tank is next to the shed.

Guests must leave the house tidy. A full deposit will be requested from AirBnB if the cleaners cannot clean because the departure guidelines have not been followed.

If you require baby facilities, please tell me in advance.


54 Reviews

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Beth User Profile
October 2017
Wonderful large family house. Large box of toys in the living room was a hit with the wee ones. Great location with beach short walk away. Lots to do locally. V much enjoyed boat trip to see the seals. Would definitely go back!
Jan User Profile
Response from Jan:
Happy to have you back. You are lovely people to have visit. Shutting down for a few months to update the kitchen and lounge. I’ll let you know when I am opening the calendar again. xx
October 2017

John Paul User Profile
September 2017
Jan was a welcoming host and highly on top of communication throughout. The house was a nice cozy haven for us on our short stay where our large group was well catered to. The rooms were all of a good size and the facilities were all that was required. Clean throughout, with a nice garden and views. The waterfront was a short walk away and it was extremely handy for the wedding we attended at Newton Hall and the nearby pub.
Jan User Profile
Response from Jan:
Thanks for choosing Silver Birch for your trip. It was lovely to host you.
September 2017

Millicent User Profile
September 2017
We stayed as a family for a wedding at the local Newton Hall- so close to the reception, also a great pub and easy distance from Alnwick and Newcastle. Perfect for what we needed and a lot of space for the family. Jan is great at communication as well!
Jan User Profile
Response from Jan:
It was lovely to hostvyou and your delightful family, Millie. Come again.
September 2017

Irma User Profile
September 2017
Cottage was very clean, lovely, spacious and in such amazing location. Thank you for your help Jan xx

Jack User Profile
September 2017
Lovely house in a nice village. Perfect for the six of us that were staying to attend a wedding at Ellingham Hall. Jan was a great host and we'd all happily return!
Jan User Profile
Response from Jan:
You would be very welcome. Hope the bride and groom had a great wedding. x
September 2017

Toni User Profile
September 2017
This was our second visit to Jan's and we loved it as much this time as we did the first. It is such a lovely home and see easy to relax in, the garden is a great space and the house is just across the road from a wonderful pub with great food and fab takeaway fish and chips! A ten minute walk and you are at a glorious sandy beach and there are loads of fab places to visit nearby - we loved the Crazy Golf in Seahouses - as well as the wonder of Bamburgh Castle.
Jan User Profile
Response from Jan:
Thank you for returning to visit. Lovely to have you. Looking forward to welcoming you again. Jan x
September 2017

Dan User Profile
September 2017
Jan is a fantastic host with a great house, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

High Newton-by-the-Sea, United KingdomJoined in January 2015
Jan User Profile
I am Geordie who still has a foot in two places, though my family say I have become a soft southerner because I need to keep my vest on most of the year!. My husband, Steve, is a Professor of Medicine at Kings and retires at the end of July 2015. We plan to travel / ski / g…
Languages: Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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