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Warm, stylish and comfortable cottage near the beach in Amble

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Amble, Nr. Alnwick, Northumberland, England - Very Quiet Location, Two Minutes To The Beach And Harbour

One of the largest stone built terraced cottages and closest to the beach, in the fishing port of Amble by the Sea, with a lovely sunny rear terrace and kitchen. The two living rooms are warm and cosy, whilst the bedrooms with original fireplaces are light and cheerful with M&S and Laura Ashley bedding and curtains. The cottage is on the Northumberland cycle route, and accesses some wonderful coastal and country walks with its location a mile from Warkworth, and has safe off-road parking at the rear. There are all the shops you could need, an award winning fish and chip shop, numberous restaurants and an Italian ice cream parlour within a ten minute walk, and on the way you can watch the fisherman land their catch, take in the view of Warkworth Castle and the river Coquet and see the yachts in the marina.

Sandra Ridley
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2017

About Sandra Ridley

My name is Sandra Ridley and I actually grew up in the property which my parents bought in 1954, so you see I love it, and we also use it, which is why it is so well equipped and comfortable. We live near York and in winter in South Africa. I went to school in Morpeth and my parents had a shop in Amble. Family and old friends are still in Northumberland.

Sandra Ridley purchased this cottage in 1954

Why Sandra Ridley chose Northumberland Coast

My parents bought the house in 1954 and the front room was a sweet shop which my mother ran so she could be at home for me. We kept the house after my mum had to go into a home suffering sadly from dementia, where she died in 2006. We eventually decided to rent the house to allow us to keep it. We still enjoy it, and the feedback from guests has given us great pleasure. Our aim is to make it a comfortable place to be, and it seems our guests agree with us.

What makes this cottage unique

Amble is becoming a unique place, as it is a small town with all the facilities you could need within walking distance, however because it is bounded by the sea and the river Coquet, it is also very open, with lots of walks and the beaches. Our property is one of the closest to the sea, being the last of the terraces before the beach and piers, open at the rear with safe off street parking. It is also one of the largest of the cottages in the town, deceptively spacious "like a Tardis" as more than one guest remarked.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Quality time in a lovely location with all we needed - even a mixer for the pancakes. Lovely warm and cosy and a very high standard of cleanliness. Very impessed, you have a lovely home Sandra
Dec 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Amble in Amble By the Sea

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , wash hand basin and shaver point
  • One bathroom, fully tiled with electric power shower, basin and wc
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 16ft square large room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 18ft x 12ft; cot available
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom one with king size bed, bedroom two with twins, single bedroom suitable for child through which the bathroom is accessed, but quite large. Fireplaces in both, floor length curtains and freeview television/radio
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: All rooms are fully heated, it is a very warm and cosy house with very thick stone walls, a great winter walking base as well as a summer-by-the-beach holiday home. We have been told it is "like a tardis" and "home from home". Outside: A paved terrace with round table, chairs, pots and plants, very sunny and sheltered and a tap to wash off sandy feet and pets! A walk in cupboard contains iron, ironing board, trays, high chair, travel cot, cleaning equipment, magimix and hand mixer and baking tins. This is a house equipped to live in. An outside room has golf trolleys and can store bicycles. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are included, the property is cleaned weekly with linen change and our cleaner Tanya lives very close and can quickly deal with any concerns. Other: More information and photographs on our own website www.sandpipercottageamble.co.uk


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Warm, stylish and comfortable cottage near the beach in Amble
average rating of 4.75 based on 9 reviews

Very comfortable and well equipped cottage in an ideal location to explore the local area

  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely stay at Sandpiper Cortsge. It was comfortable, well equipped, clean and ideal for us having a young family and dog. Very easy to pop out for a walk or to the beach to make a few sand castles! The rooms are very spacious and beds comfortable. There are plenty of good places to eat locally or everything you need in the kitchen to cater for yourself. The fish and chips are excellent - portions are HUGE! And the Boathouse is a must if you enjoy seafood. It's also an ideal location to explore the local area. I would definitely recommend this to anyone wishing to stay in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely, comfortable holiday home

  • 5 of 5

The house is a large mid terraced home from home with a small, enclosed rear yard. It is clean, comfortable, spacious and very well equipped. Parking was easy and always available either at the front or rear of the house. The bedrooms are very large with extremely comfortable beds.

The harbour area is a two minute walk from the rear entrance and the main shopping street is within five minutes. Amble is a very good base for exploring this beautiful part of Northumberland. It appears to be benefitting from some regeneration with trendy restaurants and cafes not to mention the little pod retail outlets by the harbour.

The booking process was simple. Sandra responded immediately to any emails and offered a lot of helpful information about Amble. We have no hesitation in recommending Sandpiper Cottage and would be happy to return inthe future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a good review, and I am always happy when a guest has enjoyed our holiday home enough to want to tell others about it. There is however, one minor part of it I would like to clarify, and that is the description of the house having a small enclosed rear yard. We have paved the rear "area", it is entirely private on both sides, BUT the end has a low stone wall with small gate where there is a table and four chairs. It is very sunny there most of the day so is a very useful space. I suppose it is enclosed, more or less, but that wouldn't make me visualise it as a sunny terrace. The answer will be to take another photo of it and include it in the listing!
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Lovely , comfortable cottage in a perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Sandpiper is a good place to stay in Northumberland as you are only short drives away from all the best places to see but with the harbour and beach only 1 minute away

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We do our best to create a comfortable, well equipped holiday home, which we and our family use too, so it is better furnished and equipped than most. We do spend money every Jan/Feb in upgrading one room fully, so that there is no part of the house tired or worn.
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Sandpiper cottage, Amble

  • 5 of 5

Very cosy warm cottage, ideally situated for the harbour and town centre. Had a lovely week in a beautiful area. Lovely beaches, gorgeous villages and towns and very warm friendly people. Would definitely visit the area again as we didn't manage to see everything in one week.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always good to know our guests have enjoyed Northumberland, and more importantly the cottage. We DO describe the house as cosy and warm, but must qualify that, as cosy can mean small, and it is a very spacious house, with large rooms, and close to the beach. Thank you for the rating, very kind.
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Beautiful home from home

  • 5 of 5

Just had a wonderful week at Sandpiper. Very spacious and very well equipped. The kitchen is lovely. Perfect table for sitting together for breakfast. The 2 lounges meant our sons could watch what they wanted and have their toys everywhere in one room, while me and hubby chilled in the other. The large bedrooms are lovely. Beds are very comfortable. Can't fault it!

The location is great for exploring Northumberland. Amble itself is pretty and has nice walks, lovely shops and boat trips. Highly recommend and can't wait to visit again!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How lovely to know all we have done each year in upgrading the house is so well appreciated. It takes time, money and effort to get it just right, and we still have ideas for improvements. Our lovely manager in Amble tells us Louise and family left the house in tip top condition, which strengthens my belief that when you give people a good base to enjoy their precious holiday, they do take care of it. It is very rewarding though, when guests do remember to tell us. Sandra
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Excellent cottage -a true home from home

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is ideal with a true 'tardis' effect a true home from home and so clean. The high standard of care and attention to detail was so pleasurable -the facilities are amazing with all the 'little things' there-so you don't need to take with you which is such a bonus. The cottage is so lovely and warm and was great as the temperature did drop on an evening and was so nice to come back to a warm comfy cottage.

The pictures do not do the cottage justice -it is so much better!

The location of the cottage makes it an ideal base to explore the surrounding area such as Alnwick and Holy Island and Amble itself is a lovely village with lots of amenities a beautiful harbour and beach about 300 yards away. There is good access and parking was not a problem- There are a range of good eating places in the village - including an Italian and there is an excellent fish and chip shop near to the cottage plus the handy local co-op on the other corner!

The booking of the cottage was very simple and the owners give a outstanding service and are so helpful and pet friendly the owners being genuinely interested in their customers .....so yes would highly recommend and we loved it so much that have provisionally booked to return in 2016!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted with this review. Our aim is to provide a high quality holiday for guests. You will find nothing cheap and cheerful in our property and we bear in mind that every holiday is very special and precious time. Maybe we should hire a good photographer as it is difficult to stand in the corner of a room and make it look good, though maybe its just better that its a good surprise for people rather than a bad one!
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50 yards to the nearest beach and to the harbour,river, pier and promenade.

From Amble to the beaches of Warkworth,is 5 minutes. Alnmouth and the town of Alnwick are a further 15 minutes drive or a longer cycle. Rothbury, Wooler and Craster are close, but don't forget Newcastle with its quayside restaurants, galleries, shopping and the Geordie sense of humour.


Amble is 40 minutes drive from Newcastle and its airport and port,

East coast main line train service to Alnmouth 7 miles away by taxi.


Morpeth 25 minutes

Alnwick 15 minutes

Newcastle 45 minutes

Hexham 1 hour

Berwick 1 hour

Edinburgh 2 hours or train from Alnmouth.

Further Details:

There is comprehensive tourist information in the cottage


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Amble, Northumberland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 12
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 13
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 14
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 15
23 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 16
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 17
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter Rate
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Xmas & New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Booking Notes:
Bookings by email, telephone, or on our website, www.sandpipercottageamble.co.uk £100 deposit, final payment one month prior to rental
Contact owners for short off-peak rentals.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Discounts may be given for last minute bookings and short weekend or mid-week lets off-peak.

£100 deposit to reserve rental, balance one calendar month prior to the rental date

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.