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Beachcomber Cottage

Goswick, Northumberland

When the draw of sea, sand and big sky views come calling, the location of Beachcomber Cottage will be the star attraction.

Beachcomber Cottage

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Overview

When the draw of sea, sand and big sky views come calling, the location of Beachcomber Cottage will be the star attraction.

Enjoy relaxed beach living and glorious coastal views

Sitting on the glorious golden sands of Goswick, this is a place where you can avoid the crowds and enjoy relaxed beach living with plenty of warming touches when the weather draws in.

Life here moves at a calm and gentle pace with little to interrupt the day. Here your very own sandy adventure playground is just a stone’s throw away where you can enjoy unhurried days with breakfast on the beach watching soaring kite surfers, or wander never-ending sands until the sun goes down.

Sitting at the end of a no-through road, the cottage has been decorated in a fresh, nautical style with a characterful beamed sitting room with sofa bed which can accommodate an extra 2 guests, and a homely dining kitchen where you can throw another log in the wood burner and relax in cosy, coastal comfort.

The cottage has two bright, sunny bedrooms on the first floor (one super-king and one twin) where large Velux windows have been positioned to take advantage of the exceptional sea views.

To the rear of the cottage, you can reach the beach in less than a minute, and walkers and cyclists will delight at its position on the path of the Sandstone Way and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Golfers also have ample opportunity to perfect their game on the superb but testing conditions of Goswick links course which sits right next door.

Property details

Ground floor

Originally built to avoid the prevailing coastal winds, there are no immediate views to the beach from the ground floor aspect of the property, however it benefits from expansive views towards the Cheviot Hills and Pennines. Large Velux windows to the upper floor bedrooms are positioned to take advantage of the coastal views.

Access porch with table and two chairs.

Dining kitchen with electric cooker, fridge freezer, microwave, washing machine, Nespresso Krups coffee machine. Please note there is no dishwasher. Dining space with seating for six. Wood burning stove with an initial supply of logs.

Sitting room with two large double sofas with electric living flame fire. Technology includes a flat screen TV with Freeview, Blu-ray DVD, sound system and radio/Bluetooth speaker. Selection of books, games and DVDs. One sofa can convert into a double sofa bed - this is available for use with a charge of £20.

Family bathroom with bath, separate power shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

First floor

Bedroom one with 6’ superking bed, side tables, chest of drawers, and hanging space. A large Velux window offers views of the beach (with blackout blind for undisturbed sleep).

Bedroom two with 3’ twin beds, side table, and chest of drawers. A large Velux window offers views of the beach (with blackout blind for undisturbed sleep).

Outside - Important

There is no enclosed garden space at the property. There is a grassed area to the front and rear of the property leading down to the beach which is approximately a minute walk from the cottage. There is garden furniture and bench seating but please note that a barbecue is not provided. The cottage is surrounded by farmland and the access road is in use by farm vehicles.

Please note that Goswick beach was a former munitions site during the second world war and while the hazard posed to the general public is considered to be extremely low, there are warning signs in place on the beach alerting the public to the potential dangers should any metal or unidentified objects be found.

Children & Babies

A travel cot and Tripp Trapp chair are available on request. Children should be supervised in the area outside the cottage.

Dogs

Two well-behaved dogs are permitted but should be kept to the porch and kitchen area of the property only. They are not permitted in the sitting room and bedrooms. Owners are asked to ensure that dogs are clean and dry before access into the kitchen. There is an outside tap and large sink where dogs can be cleaned before access.

Guest amenities

High quality bed linen and towels are provided for guests along with hand soaps and toiletries. A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available with reasonable coverage. There is good mobile coverage with 4G capacity on some networks.

Heating

Efficient electric heating system throughout the property. Underfloor heating to the bathroom. Wood burning stove in the kitchen with an initial supply of logs supplied.

Guest privacy

Beachcomber Cottage is a semi-detached property which sits towards the end of a no through road. Another property sits nearby. There is no designated or private garden space.

Location

The cottage sits next to many close visitor attractions with local services nearby, including the wonderful Barn at Beal which is an easy 20 minute walk from the property for lingering lunches savouring the catch-of-the-day or informal evening dining.

More extensive amenities can be found in the Elizabethan walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed (6 miles) which has a mix of high street and independent shopping, as well as two large supermarkets, a Marks & Spencers food outlet and a good selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants, includingThe Maltings, a vibrant theatre and arts venue for an evening of entertainment. The town is also served by the main East Coast rail line with regular services to Edinburgh and Newcastle for a city day out.

Activities

Sitting in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the Lindisfarne Nature Reserve, nature lovers, birdwatchers and photographers will be captivated by the vast variety of wildlife and birdlife right on the doorstep. This is a spectacular stretch for migrant and wading birds, including regular visitors such as Sandpipers, Shelduck, and Teal. In the evening, wrap up and head down to the beach with a warming hot chocolate to experience big sky views and some amazing sunsets.

Nearby Holy Island is a hot spot for vast numbers of migrant bird species, including the chance to see the odd grey seal bobbing inquisitively in the sea or basking on the sand flats, while sightings of minke whales and white-beaked dolphins can also be spotted here in calm sea conditions. Alternatively take a boat trip from Seahouses (19 miles) where you will be enthralled by the thousands of breeding sea-birds and seals taking up every square foot of this incredible rocky outcrop, including over 37,000 pairs of characterful Puffins.

Walking and cycling in this area is a delight with an abundance of trails and waymarked routes suitable for all ages and abilities from family routes, leisure routes, and mountain biking trails with everything from easy coastal stretches to high energy treks along the course of the Sandstone Way which sits right on the doorstep.

The beach here is a wonderful spot for families, walkers and water sports enthusiasts with some amazing conditions for kite surfing and sand yachting when the wind starts to blow.

Alternatively, cross the causeway to Holy Island to trace the legend of St. Cuthbert; head to Craster to sample their legendary oak smoked kippers; visit the beautiful gardens at Howick Hall; or head inland to experience the medieval splendour of Alnwick Castle with its fantastic child-friendly activity programme inspired by the wizardly magic and broomstick antics of Harry Potter.

The whole area is bursting with things to do, dotted by a trail of castles and fortifications interspersed with pretty seaside villages all the way up and down the coast. Head to Bamburgh (16 miles) where the dramatic outline of the castle is visible from miles around, and a visit will allow you to experience over two thousand years of fascinating history with dark tales of royal rebellion, turbulent battles, and stories of powerful legend and folklore.

 

Wildlife

Wildlife

Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.

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Children and families

Children and families

Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.

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Golf

Golf

There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.

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Historic houses and castles

Historic houses and castles

With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.

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Walking

Walking

From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.

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Fishing

Fishing

Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Gardens

Gardens

If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!

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Shopping, arts and crafts

Shopping, arts and crafts

We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.

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Museums, galleries and culture

Museums, galleries and culture

Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.

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Cycling & mountain biking

Cycling & mountain biking

Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.

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Spas and beauty treatments

Spas and beauty treatments

Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.

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Services

Cooks and Chefs

Cooks and Chefs

Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.

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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Babysitting and Nannies

Babysitting and Nannies

Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.

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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Reviews

"We had a fabulous time at Beachcomber cottage. The owners are very considerate hosts and we had everything we needed. Great place and great location."

Mrs Waldron

"We had a wonderful stay in Beachcomber Cottage. It had everything we needed and is beautifully decorated and we loved the seaside theme."

Mr & Mrs Howe

"We had a lovely relaxing stay at Beachcomber Cottage. It was exactly as described and we would be more than happy to return again. An immaculate property with everything and more catered for by the very welcoming owners."

Mcwilliam family

"Beachcomber Cottage was beautiful and extremely well equipped. We found everything we needed in there. The bed and bedding were so cosy and everything was very clean. We will definitely be back at some point. Thank you for a lovely weekend experience."

Ferguson family

"Had a great holiday, will be using Crabtree & Crabtree again as an excellent service was provided."

Birbeck family

"Only positive feedback. Cottage was spotless and well equipped. A proper home from home. Very comfortable and idyllic location....we didn't want to leave. Will recommend and hope to return. Thank you."

Fynan family

"What a wonderful cottage in a wonderful setting! We (and our two dogs) have had a fantastic time. Walking on the beach in the early morning sun has been an experience we'll never forget! We'll be back!"

King family

"Had a very restful three days, almost on our own doorstep, just twenty minutes from home. Love the cottage, so well equipped & luxurious. We will certainly come again next time with bikes. Can recommend getting up for the sunrise!"

Porter family

"Loved the house, the beach and the neighbours. Everything and more than I had hoped for."

Mrs Richards

"The cottage is lovely. The owners have really thought about what someone would want and provided it. The cottage is comfortable and very clean.. The location is dramatic, remote and suited us!"

Perry family
Location By the sea at Goswick - 6.5 miles from Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday during high season with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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A hop, skip and jump from the cottage will lead you to beachy adventures on Goswick Sands. The little things we love...
"A hop, skip and jump from the cottage will lead you to beachy adventures on Goswick Sands."
Kirsty, Crabtree & Crabtree