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Sandhills

Bamburgh, Northumberland

Nestled gently on the edge of the sand dunes on one of the most captivating stretches of Northumberland coastline, Sandhills will evoke nostalgic memories of fresh salty air, long sandy walks and incredible sunsets.

Sandhills

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Overview

Nestled gently on the edge of the sand dunes on one of the most captivating stretches of Northumberland coastline, Sandhills will evoke nostalgic memories of fresh salty air, long sandy walks and incredible sunsets.

Nestled gently on the edge of the sand dunes

Nestled gently on the edge of the sand dunes on one of the most captivating stretches of Northumberland coastline, Sandhills will evoke nostalgic memories of fresh salty air, long sandy walks and incredible sunsets.

The overall look is of a fresh, light filled beach house in a charming chalet style. The living space has timeless appeal, finished in cool coastal colours to blend with the surrounding seascape. The sitting room has a relaxed, informal feel with comfortable furnishings and small dining space, leading to a compact kitchen and two simple but beautifully presented bedrooms.

Outside, the garden leads directly onto the sand dunes and over onto the stunning curve of wide golden sands with Bamburgh Castle as the breathtaking backdrop.

Property details

Ground floor

Compact kitchen with electric double oven and four ring hob, fridge with freezer box and microwave. Please note that due to space limitations, there is no dishwasher.

Sitting room with a large two seater sofa and armchair. Technology includes a flat screen TV with Freeview and DVD player, DAB radio and Bluetooth docking station. DVDs and games. There is a small table with dining space for up to four guests.

Bedroom one with 5’ king size bed, two bedside tables, dressing table, full length mirror, wardrobe with drawer space.

Bedroom two with 3’ single bed, bedside table, and hanging hooks with hangers.

Family bathroom with walk-in shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Utility cupboard with washing machine and storage for larger cleaning items.

Outside

The cottage sits in a private garden. Guests with young children and dogs should be aware that the garden is only partially enclosed at the front (the road side) with a low fence and there is a metal 5’ bar gate across the driveway.

A small shed to the rear provides useful storage for beach kit.

The road is the main access route into Bamburgh therefore please note that this can get very busy during peak periods.

There is a patio accessed directly from the door with outside furniture and a charcoal kettle barbecue. The garden is not fenced to the sides or rear which leads directly onto the sand dunes.

A ten minute walk over the sand dunes will allow direct access onto Bamburgh beach. There is a pavement opposite Sandhills on the main access road, allowing guests to walk into the village which will take approximately eight-ten minutes. Please note that a public right of way runs to the side of the cottage.

Parking

There is ample parking adjacent to the cottage.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair are available on request.

Dogs

Two dogs are welcome at Sandhills. The entrance is directly onto carpet in the hall and dogs should be cleaned and dried before access into the property. Owners are requested to keep their dogs off the furniture.

Guest amenities

The beds are made up with Egyptian cotton bed linen, feather and duck down duvets and pillows. A hairdryer is supplied in the master bedroom. Luxurious bath sheets, hand towels and guest toiletries are provided.

Wi-Fi & Mobile coverage

Regretfully Wi-Fi is not available. Mobile coverage can be variable depending on network and location within the cottage and improves outside.

Heating

Central heating throughout the property provided by electric radiators.

Additional Accommodation

For guests looking to holiday together, Bamburgh Castle Holiday Cottages also have Grove House sleeping 4, Neville Tower sleeping 4, Rose Cottage sleeping 4, Curlew Cottage sleeping 2+2, Kingfisher Cottage sleeping 2+2 and St Aidan's Lodge sleeping 4. The properties are all located in Bamburgh village.

Location

With friendly local shops, quaint tea-rooms, cosy pubs and restaurants on the doorstep as well as miles upon miles of stunning white sands within walking distance it is part of the reason visitors return to this area year-after-year, and why it remains one of the most popular beach destinations in England.

For dining-out, you can enjoy fantastic seafood at The Potted Lobster; the Mizen for a superior eating experience; or the Victoria Hotel if you like great pub food and a great chat next to the fire. Alternatively try the Castle Hotel for a good pub meal and pretty beer garden; or The Copper Kettle a characterful little tea-room serving a selection of freshly baked scones, cake and light-bites.

A short drive will take you to the popular Barn at Beal with amazing views over the causeway to Holy Island, or head a little further down coast to the Ship Inn at Low Newton (9 miles) which has a reputation for serving excellent local food (their crab sandwiches are legendary!) along with ales from their own micro-brewery.

For provisions, The Pantry is a super deli selling meats, cheeses, preserves, freshly baked bread and smoked fish as well as lots of naughty puddings which all come from renowned local suppliers across the area. For picnics or lunches on-the-go, they will prepare sandwiches on request along with freshly ground coffee, or can arrange for food hampers full of gourmet goodies to be made up for your arrival at your holiday home. J Carter has been the village butchers for 125 years serving only the finest locally produced meat, homemade pies and award winning bacon which is cured and smoked on the premises. You will also find a family run greengrocers in the walled garden which was once used to serve the Castle.

Activities

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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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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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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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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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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Local food and drink

Local food and drink

Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.

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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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Shooting

Shooting

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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

"I loved Sandhills, it was comfy and cosy and as always the welcome basket was just that, very welcome after a long journey! The location of the cottage is excellent, tucked away, and although it's next to a road it is very well screened and you're not really aware of the road. The footpath, five minutes over the dunes to the beach was lovely and five minutes walk into the village the other way. I walked along the beach to Budle Bay one day and down to Seahouses the next. I felt very much at home at Sandhills and I'll definitely be coming back. It's perfect for anyone who wants to get away from it all for a few days. If the owners ever decide to sell, let me know! And thank you to everyone at Crabtree & Crabtree, this is the second property I've rented from you and both have been excellent standard. By default now if I'm coming to this area I look first at your website."

Churm family

"We very much enjoyed our stay at Sandhills - the accommodation was excellent - clean, roomy and very comfortable and luxurious, especially the bedding and towels - altogether marvellous. An excellent holiday with stunning beach walks within 5 minutes of the cottage."

Todd family

"Sandhills was great. Stunning location - remote and secluded, yet within walking distance of Bamburgh village. An ideal base for exploring the wonderful dog friendly beaches the Northumberland coast has to offer. Major plus for us was the accessibility to the beach and sand dunes - the dog lost 3 kg in a week with all her running around - wished the same could be said for us!! The accommodation was fantastic. Beautifully decorated and furnished - so much so, we want to paint our lounge the same colour as the walls of the Sandhills property. The welcome basket was very much appreciated - especially the delicious bread and cookies. For people with dogs, can't recommend this area and accommodation enough. Ticks the boxes for everyone, young and old, those who want to relax and those who want to enjoy the bracing beach walks."

Fryer family

"Sandhills was a lovely little cottage - it had all that we needed and we were welcomed with a very comprehensive basket of provisions. The location was excellent, just a few minutes walk into the village. Thanks for a lovely holiday location."

Gunn family

"We had a wonderful time at Sandhills and didn't want to leave. We loved the location and the attention to detail In the house such as the fantastic bedding, made it really special. We should certainly like to return and shall be telling our friends and family about you."

Jarvis family

"Everything was super & your service excellent. We had no problems with the cottage & loved it, especially the location. It was very well-equipped & we could have stayed much longer than a week! We would love to stay there again sometime. We look forward to booking with you again hopefully."

Irving family

"We have had a fabulous long weekend at Sandhills. We were very impressed with the property & the generous welcome pack was a lovely surprise."

Byron family

"Nothing at all to report on how you or Sandhills can better the service. Crabtree & Crabtree have been very helpful from start to finish. Sandhills is a fantastic cottage and we enjoyed our stay very much and hope to return."

Leetham family

"We had an absolutely amazing time at Sandhills!! I am so glad that we booked for 2 weeks as it gave us the time to just relax at the cottage without feeling that we had to be out and about every day. The location is perfect. The walk through the trees and over the dunes with the castle above us was breathtaking. Great local pubs to walk to and the beaches all along the coast are just magical. The drive into Bamburgh and the view to the Farne Islands took my breath away every time. Ted the dog has never slept so well. The cottage is very well equipped and we felt really at home. The welcome pack was lovely. It was a long journey to get there but was worth every congested mile of the A1!!!"

Sneddon family

"We had a lovely week and the cottage lived up to our expectations. The basket of goodies was very welcome on arrival after our journey and we became quite addicted to the cheese biscuits!"

Pickering family

"We had a wonderful holiday at Sandhills. The second time we have stayed at a Crabtree & Crabtree cottage and once again we were not disappointed. The location was superb and the Housekeeping team do a wonderful job. This cottage is obviously popular for dog owners but there was no evidence of this, unlike some properties we have stayed in. We hope to return to Sandhills next year."

Mr & Mrs Ellwood
Location On the edge of Bamburgh village.
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday, with the additional option of Monday during low season only.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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A gentle stroll from the garden over the dunes will lead onto the stunning vast golden sands with Bamburgh Castle as the breathtaking backdrop. The little things we love...
"A gentle stroll from the garden over the dunes will lead onto the stunning vast golden sands with Bamburgh Castle as the breathtaking backdrop."
Angie, Crabtree & Crabtree
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