This Grade II Georgian gem with extensive grounds is the consummate country home, affording wonderful views towards the serene golden sands of Cheswick, one of the finest and quietest beaches on Northumberland’s Heritage Coast.
The perfect beach escape for families and friends, with miles of sugary sands for dog fun and playtime too
Ideal for celebrations, multi-generation family get-togethers and sporting parties, East House provides an idyllic base for relaxation and taking advantage of the rich unspoilt beauty of the north Northumbrian coastal landscape, where the miles of dune-backed sands are perfect for walking, sandcastles and beach cricket.
Bounded by a manicured lawn and wider parkland, it offers masses of space to make yourselves at home, whether for sophisticated soirées or precious family together time. The scene is quintessentially classic country, yet the golden stretch of Cheswick Sands offers exhilarating coastal walks all the way to Holy Island.
East House has an elegant drawing room and dining room presented in a classic style with fine period detailing and furnished with quality antiques, stylish fabrics and beautiful artworks, the original shuttered windows complemented by the timeless Farrow & Ball colour palette.
The large country-style kitchen has a Rangemaster cooker, dishwasher and coffee machine, and is furnished with a striking zinc and copper topped 10-seater refectory table by the inglenook fireplace – highly conducive to atmospheric candle-lit suppers in front of a glowing fire.
There’s an adjacent snug with Smart TV, which could be an excellent hub for youngsters wishing to chill out together. The house offers plenty of practical space too; there’s a utility room with washing machine and dryer and a boot room for storing outdoor clothing, boards, fishing rods and golf clubs or drying out dogs after a happy day gambolling on the beach.
The classical Georgian staircase leads to five bedrooms served by five bathrooms (three en suite) which all benefit from underfloor heating. There are three bedrooms on the front aspect with garden and sea views, including a generously appointed master bedroom, and two further bedrooms to the side, one of which is a bunk room sleeping four, making it ideal for children.
Outside, manicured lawns and the wider parkland beg for games of hide and seek while providing many tempting spots to linger over coffee while absorbing the captivating view.
Boot room with hanging rail, boot rack and plenty of space for fishing rods, golf clubs and outdoor wear.
Cloakroom with basin and WC.
Utility room with washing machine and condenser dryer.
Snug with large Smart TV and ample sofas and chairs for relaxation, DAB radio and a Bang & Olufsen music system.
Kitchen with Rangemaster cooker with ten-burner gas hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, Nescafé Dolce Gusto coffee machine (pod type), dishwasher. Rectory table with seating for ten. Large wood burning stove (initial supply of logs provided).
Drawing room with wood burner (initial supply of logs provided), two large sofas and two armchairs, views over the garden.
Dining room seating ten guests, large wood burner (initial supply of logs provided), views over the garden.
Bedroom one which is the master bedroom with fixed super king bed, side tables, large chest of drawers, dressing table, cupboard with hanging rail.
En-suite bathroom with bath and shower over with rainforest head, heated towel rail, double vanity unit, WC, underfloor heating.
Bedroom two with king size bed, side table, chest of drawers, cupboard with hanging rail.
En-suite bathroom with shower unit, heated towel rail, basin, WC, underfloor heating.
Bedroom three with zip and link bed which can be configured to king size or twin, side tables, chest of drawers, cupboard with hanging space, feature fireplace.
Family bathroom with bath with shower over, heated towel rail, basin, WC, underfloor heating.
Bedroom four with zip and link bed which can be configured to super king size or twin, side table, chest of drawers, cupboard with hanging space, feature fireplace.
En-suite bathroom with large shower unit, heated towel rail, basin, WC, underfloor heating.
Bedroom five with two full size 3’ bunk beds sleeping 4.
Family bathroom with bath with shower over, heated towel rail, basin, WC, underfloor heating.
East House sits in a large lawned private garden with access onto wider parkland. Outside seating and a gas barbecue are available. Please note that the garden is not fully enclosed.
There is a courtyard area with up lighting and seating for 12 guests. A secure outside store is available for bicycles, golf clubs and beach kit. There are two dog kennels available in the courtyard with heat lamps.
The walk to the beach takes approximately 10 minutes from East House. This is via a single-track road leading to a small car parking area that bounds onto the sand dunes.
There is ample private parking to the rear of the property.
Babies & children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
Important - a door to the right of bedroom five leads directly down to the snug on the ground floor. Please note that this stair is very steep but the door can be locked for the safety of children.
Two well-behaved dogs are welcome. Guests are requested to keep their dogs to the boot room, snug and kitchen only. Please note that the garden is not fully enclosed. There is an outside tap for cleaning. There are two dog kennels available in the courtyard with heat lamps.
The beds are made up with high quality bed linen. A hair dryer is supplied in each double bedroom. Towels and toiletries are provided.
Wi-Fi & mobile coverage
East House now benefits from Superfast Broadband.
There is adequate mobile coverage on most networks.
Oil fired heating throughout. Wood burning stove in the kitchen, drawing room and dining room. Initial supply of logs provided. Underfloor heating in each of the bathrooms.
The house sits next to many close visitor attractions with local services nearby, including the wonderful Barn at Beal which sits 5 miles 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 (7 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, including The Maltings, a vibrant theatre and arts venue for an evening of entertainment.
Head a little further down coast to the very picturesque village of Bamburgh where you can enjoy fantastic seafood at The Potted Lobster or the Victoria Hotel if you like great pub food and a cosy chat next to the fire.
The town is also served by the main East Coast rail line with regular services to Edinburgh and Newcastle for a city day out.
Cheswick beach (0.6 miles) 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. This includes miles upon miles of vast golden sands which leads north to Cocklawburn, and south to Goswick and Holy Island.
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.
Sitting in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the Lindisfarne Nature Reserve, nature lovers, birdwatchers and photographers will also be captivated by the vast variety of wildlife and birdlife right on the doorstep.
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.
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 where the dramatic outline of the castle is visible from miles around, or 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.
For country sports, 12,000 acres of shooting ground is available on nearby local Estates through a highly regarded shooting provider. This includes walked up shooting to high quality driven shooting pheasant and partridges. Duck shooting and roebuck stalking is also available. Walked up shooting from 3 guns onwards. Driven shooting from 120 to 300 birds a day. Catering and transport in field included. Fishing is available on the River Till and Lower Tweed, both just a twenty minute drive.
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.Find Out More
Classes at your holiday home
Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...Find Out More
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!Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Cooks and chefs
Make your stay hassle-free with your own personal cookFind Out More
Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.Find Out More
Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.Find Out More
Beauty and spa treatments
Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
Nannies and babysitters
Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring a fully qualified registered and experienced nanny or babysitter to come to your house.Find Out More
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
"We had the most wonderful stay at East house. It could not have been better for our family reunion when we had not seen each other for such a long time. We had some wonderful walks and swims and family meals in the beautiful kitchen and dining room. The beds were very comfortable and we loved the generous welcome gifts."Ms Zwarts
"We have all very much enjoyed this wonderful location and special property and gardens. East House is so well equipped and exceptionally comfortable with quality towels and bedding. Such thoughtful provision of a range of toiletries too. Just amazing for all of us, ages 3 to pensioners in our group."Ms Simpson
"We have just had the most wonderful week at East House. A family get together to celebrate a special birthday. The oldest in our party is 64 years and the youngest is 9 weeks old, we were all so comfortable. It really feels like a home not a holiday rental. East House was perfect for us, well decorated with some beautiful features (the staircase for one) so clean and well maintained, well equipped and warm even in February and a totally stunning location. A brisk ten minute walk to the glorious beach. A very special place indeed."Pritchard family
"The Directions and Check-in arrangements were perfect and the Housekeeper (Gail) couldn't have been any more helpful. The house was very tastefully decorated with two real large Christmas Trees, which, along with the roaring log fires, made for a fantastic festive atmosphere. The house was very warm and welcoming, and the bedding and towels were luxurious. The gardens were extensive and very well tended and the kids loved running around the lawns. The kids loved the games and jigsaws and most especially loved the sledges which they used to sledge down the dunes at the nearby dunes. The Wi-Fi was superb throughout the house. The smart TVs in the kitchen and sitting room were superb. The extensive welcome pack of goodies was very much appreciated. A first class property which I'd recommend to anyone at any time of the year."MacKay Family
"Our second fortnight stay at East House did not disappoint. The house was immaculate, the gardens looking stunning and we just adore the location. Even though our stay was in the middle of peak season, Cheswick Beach and surrounds were blissfully quiet. We enjoyed the wildlife too, on one magical early morning beach run we were treated to not just seals on the beach but a school of dolphins in the bay!"Mr Phillips
"We have had a brilliant time - loved the House and gardens and we have been blessed with beautiful weather to see the best of Northumberland."Blood Family
"We’ve had a wonderful time at East House. What a lovely location and a truly beautiful house."Mr & Mrs Petit
"I would just like to thank Crabtree & Crabtree and the owners of East House for making our stay so wonderful. East House is such a beautiful property and extremely well equipped. From the super fluffy towels to the double dishwasher. We all said there was nothing we think that could be improved or added. A lot of effort has obviously been made to make guests stay as comfortable as possible. The house’s character is simply stunning and the owners have really done it justice in the way it’s furnished/decorated. Every need was catered for and the housekeeper is a huge credit. The welcome hamper was amazing. What a lovely thoughtful touch and very much appreciated. Again, a HUGE thank you to all and we will definitely be returning soon."The Dickens & Clarke family
"Great house for family get together. Big social kitchen with adjacent snug for “quiet time”. Lovely reception room with no television for evening games. Great formal dining room for special meal for which we had outside catering. A bathroom for everyone and enormous beautifully kept garden, a two year olds paradise! 10 mins walk to the beach we were lucky with the weather. Also had days out at Alnwick Castle, Bamburgh and the Farne Islands. 10 mins drive to supermarkets in Berwick and a fish and chip shop. Brilliant weeks holiday in a very well equipped house."Cox family
"Our Christmas was spent at East House, Cheswick, where we enjoyed a truly wonderful time with our family. The spacious layout of this traditional house is perfect for a large family gathering, and the house is extremely well equipped. The location was ideal for us: 15 minutes walk to the sea and marvellous expanses of Cheswick Sands yet just 5 miles away from Berwick where all necessary supplies can be found. The interior of the house is very tastefully decorated and arranged and the Christmas decorations were special. A very well-appointed kitchen, complete with log burning stove, provided the hub for our entire family. We shall certainly consider a return visit in the future and shall recommend East House to our friends."Mrs Horne
"We had the most wonderful stay in East House, which is so comfortable, beautifully designed and very homely. We particularly appreciated having enough wood for the weekend. There was plenty of heating and hot water, lovely thick towels and soft linen. The small touches like hair dryers in the rooms and the welcome basket, which was so delicious, really make us want to come back to East House next year. Thank you for arranging such an enjoyable trip for us!!"Ms Fowler
"East House was absolutely wonderful - probably the best property we have rented in the UK (out of about 25). The house itself is very well appointed, and decorated with charm and taste. The grounds are outstanding - and could benefit from another small seating area to encourage families to make more use of the outside."The Rich Party
- Two dogs are welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Friday during high season. Flexible out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The extensive lawned garden with far reaching sea views to Cheswick Beach is perfect for relaxation or family time."Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree