A stylish coastal home that’s convenient, considerate and contains everything families will need.
Luxurious but laid-back, this base puts you and the dog only a scamper from Beadnell Bay’s two mile stretch of golden powder
After days spent rock-pooling, sand-castling, swimming, or surfing on Beadnell Bay beach, return to Duneside and you’ll find a handy shower room right by the front door, where salty, sandy monsters can immediately clean up.
Such a provision exemplifies the thoughtfulness anchoring this airy, contemporary two-floor home. Another continuous feature is easy style, epitomised by abstract watercolours. Yet this certainly isn’t one of those luxury homes you hesitate to touch; as indicated by the sitting area’s trio of sofas, Smart TV, chic log burner and board game-filled cupboard, you’re here to relax.
That sitting area is part of a mammoth, open-plan living space where everyone can gather without any squash. Opposite is a long dining table, below ambient pendant lighting; next to that, svelte bifold doors can be pulled back on warm days to open up the landscaped garden and seating deck – featuring its own furniture – beyond as indoor and outdoor living merge together.
Completing the room is a big, focal kitchen hand-painted in grey-blue. Its island breakfast bar here provides a more casual venue for snacks or coffees while the many perks include a cookbook-filled cabinet, an instant boiling water tap and, cleverly stowed inside a fitted cupboard, a coffee bar complete with Nespresso machine.
Upstairs, across four sleeping quarters, soothing blue and green hues emphasise the coastal location. There’s much flexibility too: a triple room, plus a family bedroom where an additional single bed aids young families. One is en-suite while the other trio share another bathroom containing a large tub and larger walk-in shower.
As for Fido, a warm hose is provided outside so that guests can clean their dogs before coming inside.
That might be after returning from Beadnell Bay’s two-mile horseshoe of sand, along which canines are welcome. Situated at one end, the namesake village is known for watersports such as surfing, sailing and scuba diving. Within equally easy walking distance are restaurants and a grocery shop, plus two great pubs. Beside its lovely beer garden, The Craster Arms occupies a medieval defensive Pele tower, while recently-refurbished Beadnell Towers is ever popular among guests for its great food.
Just up-coast is Seahouses, from where guided small-boat trips chug off to the Farne Islands in search of dolphins, seals and seabirds galore. Coast Path walks across dunes to Low Newton’s atmospheric Ship Inn or ruined Dunstanburgh Castle are other options for days out, as is Alnwick Castle – of Harry Potter film fame.
Entrance into porch with boot storage, console table, cupboards for hanging coats and storing sports gear or beach items. Some games and outdoor cushions are provided in here too, plus additional blankets and a large selection of DVDs.
From the porch enter into a large open-plan kitchen, dining and living space.
Sitting room with a four-seater lounger sofa, three-seater sofa and two-seater sofa, modern style log burner, Smart TV and Blu-Ray player, coffee tables, lamps and cupboard with boardgames and books.
Well-equipped kitchen containing induction hob, two electric oven and grill, dishwasher, full-size fridge, under-bench freezer, wine fridge, large cupboard containing a 'coffee bar' with Nespresso coffee machine, toaster and kettle. The kitchen also features an island and breakfast bar with stools for 3 guests.
Dining area with a large dining table with seating for ten. Large bi-fold doors open out onto the garden, offering semi-alfresco dining for guests.
Ground floor shower room with large walk-in shower with rainforest shower head and additional attachment, heated towel rail, WC and large basin with illuminated mirror above.
Utility room accessed from the kitchen with microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board.
Bedroom one with super king size bed, with shelf and lamps, occasional chair, bench seating, built-in wardrobe. Velux windows in the sloped ceiling. There is a single bed in this room which can be used as a family bedroom.
Bedroom two with king size bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, Smart TV, and built-in cupboard storage.
En-suite shower room featuring walk-shower with rainforest head, heated towel rail, WC and basin with illuminated mirror above.
Bedroom three with three single beds, two bedside tables and lamps, full length mirror, and built-in wardrobe with hanging space.
Bedroom four with king size bed, bedside tables and lamps, Smart TV chest of drawers, wardrobe, occasional chair, and Velux windows in the sloped ceiling.
Large family bathroom with bath with hand-held shower attachment, walk-in shower with rainforest showerhead, heated towel rail, WC and basin with mirror above.
Please note, while there are two additional single beds for flexible sleeping arrangements, the maximum capacity for this property is 8 guests.
Enclosed garden to the front and rear of the property.
Rear garden with patio area, lawn, and pretty border. Outdoor dining table with chairs and benches, and a barbecue for guest use.
Larger front garden with patio area and lawn with outside seating and table.
There is gated parking within the front garden for three cars.
ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING
For safety reasons, we do not permit electric vehicle or hybrid car charging at this property. If you’re travelling by EV, discover your nearest electric vehicle charging point here.
BABIES & CHILDREN
A highchair and travel cot are available upon request. A stairgate can also be made available.
One dog is welcome at a charge of £40 and must be kept to the ground floor.
A warm hose is provided to wash dogs before coming inside.
Sorry, additional dogs are not permitted.
Bed linen, towels and guest toiletries are provided.
Complimentary membership of the private Seafield Ocean Club is available for guests to use during their stay (entrance fees will apply). Based in nearby Seahouses, offering a range of health and well-being facilities including a swimming pool, gym and spa.
WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE
Wi-Fi is available. Mobile coverage is good.
Electric and solar power central heating with underfloor heating on the ground floor. There is a wood burner in the sitting room and an initial supply of logs is provided.
The property sits within the village of Beadnall. Neighbouring gardens adjoin Duneside House, however, tall panel fencing assures privacy.
A gate in the garden allows access between Duneside House and the adjoining garden on Seaside House. This will only be available for use to guests who have booked both properties together.
Duneside House (sleeps 8) can be let in conjunction with Seaside House (sleeps 8). A gate in the adjoining gardens allows for easy access between the two properties.
There’s no shortage of places to eat in the area, with everything from cosy pubs to comfy cafes, not forgetting some of the best fish and chips of course!
Right in the village of Beadnell you will find The Craster Arms, a traditional coaching inn serving a range of hearty meals, as well as The Landing at Beadnell Bay a brand new beach bar & restaurant specialising in seafood dishes. The village also offers a post office and general convenience store for basic essentials.
The hugely popular Ship Inn at nearby Low Newton (5.6 miles) is renowned for great seafood lunches and its microbrewery, or try the Joiners Arms in Newton By The Sea. Continue south down the coast to sample delicious crab sandwiches at the highly regarded Jolly Fisherman at Craster (8.7 miles) or head to the lovely Shoreline Cafe for a steaming cappuccino and home-made cakes - muddy boots and dogs welcome! A must-visit is Robson’s Smokehouse, home of the famous Craster kippers as well as a wonderful selection of smoked delicacies, fresh fish, shellfish, cheeses and other delicious local produce from the Northumberland heartlands.
Travelling north on the coastal trail will take you to the seaside town of Seahouses (1.8 miles) to enjoy traditional fish and chips, or for evening dining try the Black Swan Inn, a new bistro pub serving mouth-watering meals with a focus on fresh fish. If it is Italian cuisine you're are looking for, head to the popular Insieme Seahouses restaurant. The town also has a good-sized Co-op convenience store on the high street, family bakers and a handful of independent shops.
Further north, call into the Potted Lobster at Bamburgh (5.1 miles) which has a fantastic reputation for producing exceptional seasonal dishes using the very best produce the area has to offer, while The Pantry and The Copper Kettle are delightful tearooms to enjoy a coffee and a tasty traybake.
A little further afield, you will find a greater range of amenities in nearby Alnwick (14.4 miles) with an eclectic selection of specialist shops, including a deli, bakery, award-winning butcher’s, charming coffee and gift shops, as well as a number of large supermarkets for holiday provisions.
For a dining experience with a difference, the Treehouse Restaurant at Alnwick Gardens is not to be missed. Set high in the treetops, it is a magical spot to spend an evening, featuring local fish and seafood, meats from Northumberland’s farmlands, as well as other regional specialities all within a lovely ambient setting.
Northumberland is renowned for some of the best beaches in the country, so if you want to spend your days walking over golden sands and watching the ever-changing sea, then you have come to the right place. Duneside House is ideally placed for exploring the Northumberland Coast. Start each day with a walk on the sand at Beadnall Bay which is right on the doorstep. The Bay is especially popular for those who enjoy watersports due to its protected waters and a number of accredited schools and instructors across the area. Alternatively head to Newton-by-the-Sea, a 10 minutes drive by car, where you can spend endless hours paddling, sandcastle-building, walking, surfing and body-boarding.
The Northumberland Coastal Path and National Cycle Route 1 also runs right through this area taking in scenic coastal paths for walking and biking and never-ending beaches all the way along the route. However, if you would rather explore the area on horseback, there is a riding centre at Slate Hall Riding School near Seahouses where you can experience the thrill of a beach ride.
For golf fans, there are scenic courses at Foxton, Alnmouth, Alnwick and Dunstanburgh, while fishing enthusiasts can cast a line on the lake below the mill and in the Brunton burn that runs down to the sea - by arrangement with the estate office.
Sitting within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, nature lovers, birdwatchers and photographers will be captivated by the vast variety of wildlife and birdlife right on the doorstep. Or why not take a boat trip from nearby Seahouses 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. Alternatively, Ross Links and Holy Island are both top spots for vast numbers of migrant species, including the chance to see the odd grey seal bobbing inquisitively in the sea, while sightings of minke whales and white-beaked dolphins can also be spotted in calm sea conditions.
History buffs will delight in visits to the grand stately homes and medieval castles of the area - Dunstanburgh, Warkworth, Bamburgh and Lindisfarne stand as reminders of the area’s turbulent past, or head inland to the magnificent Alnwick Castle for a super family day out. Here you will find an activity programme brimming with adventure where children can take part in all sorts of magic and mayhem inspired by the characters of Harry Potter or test their knightly courage in the Dragon Quest.
Finally, for garden lovers, a visit to the stunning setting of Alnwick Gardens, Howick Hall and Cragside is an absolute must, with spectacular colours and beautiful walks through the grounds.
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- One dog is welcome at a charge of £40
- Typical arrival day: Monday and Friday
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
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