Welcome to Cicely's Place


We are very sad to announce that due to ill heath, cost of living and family commitments, we have made the very hard decision to closed Cicely’s Place.

This was not a decision taken lightly, and it is with heavy hearts that we are writing this.

We would like to thank you for your support, and for being amazing guests.

All bookings will be honoured and we will finally close our doors in January 24.

We hope you will still enjoy our beautiful village, all be it from another holiday home.

Kind regards
Caroline & Julie  


  • At Cicely’s Place we are very aware that COVID-19 has turned everyone’s world upside down and life as we know it has changed.  Travel is uncertain, even in the UK, therefore we have a hassle free cancellation policy.
  • If after you have booked direct with us here at Cicely’s Place and you are then unable to travel due to COVID-19 restrictions, then please contact us at cicelysplace@yahoo.com and we will be happy to discuss your booking and agree to the best option for you, whether that is an alternative date or refund, we are happy to assist.
  • The safety of all our guests is very important to us and we have ensured that we are following the latest guidance and undertaking any training that is necessary.  We also have a AA COVID-19 CONFIDENT rating

We are Dog Friendly.

  • If you would like to bring your dog(s) with you please let us know when booking.


  • Cicely’s Place is situated on a quiet residential street and offering plenty of on-street parking, Cicely's place is a charming upstairs two-bedroom self catering holiday property, resting in the village of Seaton Sluice, just outside of Whitley Bay on the Northumberland Coast.
  • Ideal for a couple or small family wanting to enjoy the North East of England, you're spoilt for choice with coastline, areas of outstanding natural beauty and a thriving city all in close proximity.
  • Built in the 1920’s, this upstairs flat has been in our family since the 1950’s.  Previously the flat was occupied by our Grandparents Edward (Eddy) and Cicely Coulson.
  • Initially Eddy and Cicely lived at No 24 Queens Road but whilst the street was being modernised (removing the outside toilet and building an inside bathroom) they moved into the fully refurbished flat at No 20.  Here they stayed.
  • The flat is named after our Grandmother Cicely as she had a huge influence on our lives and we have very fond memories of her and about the life lessons she taught us.
  • The village of Seaton Sluice sits at the mouth of the Seaton Burn river, and also has its own beach and Dene, along with a host of attractions like the 18th century mansion and grounds of Seaton Delaval Hall and the lighthouse at St Mary's Island.
  • The seaside resort of Whitley Bay is just three miles away, while the thriving and cosmopolitan city of Newcastle is in driving distance, offering an endless choice of shops, cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants.
  • Cicely's Place is a well-located property for exploring the coast, countryside and thriving cities of the North East of England.
  • There are several local areas near to Seaton Sluice to visit such as:-  Amble, Bamburgh,Blyth, Bedlington, Cramlington, Hexham, Morpeth, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tynemouth, Whitley Bay to name just a few… Alnwick and Alnwick Castle/Gardens, home of Harry Potter is also a short journey away for a great day out.
  • However you do have the Beach and Dene on your doorstep to enjoy.
  • Seaton Sluice boasts its very own Sculptor, Artist, Boat Builder and Yoga Teacher.  Tom Newstead is one of a kind, an eccentric of the village who was born and bred in Seaton Sluice.  Visit him at Shanti Art, 1 West Terrace, Seaton Sluice, Whitley Bay NE26 4RE
  • https://tomnewstead.wixsite.com/tom-newstead