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Stone Built Beach Cottage

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Nov-2016
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, 3 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.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French

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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3 Reviews

4.7
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

5

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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5

Would definately stay again

  • 5 of 5

This was our first family holiday to Northumberland and it won't be our last. We found Sandpiper a spacious, homely and lovely base for our stay. Sandra the owner provided us with lots of very useful information (Running fox cafe a must). The cottage is looked after by Tanya who obviously takes pride in her work. The cottage was clean and fresh with some goodies left in the fridge which were very much appreciated 'Cheers'. Amble itself is pretty with plenty of shops and a super ice cream parlour only a few minutes away. We also enjoyed visiting the Sunday market and Saturday car boot sale on the Harbour again only a few minutes away. Slightly further afield we visited Alnwick Castle and gardens which were great and even more so if you are an Harry Potter fan. We also visited Holy Island and Vindolanda a Roman Fort at Hadrian's Wall which were both super. We had a great holiday and wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Very comfortable base station

  • 4 of 5

We had an enjoyable week at the spacious cottage, which is in a good location if you have a car to drive to some of the magnificent locations on offer in Northumbria. There are a couple of nice walks directly from the cottage as well. Overall, it's a very comfortable house with a couple of parts that are a bit dated, but a nice homely feel and good living areas which made it more than enjoyable, supported by some helpful guidance from an easygoing owner.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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 when we 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.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 17
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£240
for 4 nights
From
£60
£350
 
 
Rate 18
17 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Rate 1
7 Jan 2017 - 11 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
£200
for 4 nights
£350
 
 
Rate 2
18 Feb 2017 - 25 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£370
for 7 nights
£370
 
 
Rate 3
4 Mar 2017 - 25 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£200
for 4 nights
£350
 
 
Rate 4
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£370
for 7 nights
£370
 
 
Rate 5
8 Apr 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 
 
Rate 6
22 Apr 2017 - 13 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£380
for 7 nights
£380
 
 
Rate 7
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 
 
Rate 8
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Rate 9
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£480
for 7 nights
£480
 
 
Rate 10
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£520
for 7 nights
£520
 
 
Rate 11
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£590
for 7 nights
£590
 
 
Rate 12
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Rate 13
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£420
for 7 nights
£420
 
 
Rate 14
23 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£390
for 7 nights
£390
 
 
Rate 15
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£370
for 7 nights
£370
 
 
Rate 16
21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
Rate 17
4 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£200
for 4 nights
£350
 
 
Xmas & New Year
17 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 

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:
Saturday

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.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town

Attractions

  • 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

Bathrooms

  • 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

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, cot available if required
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 16ft square large room
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • 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

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • 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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