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
Tucked away 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.
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.
The cottage sits in a private garden with patio, garden furniture and charcoal kettle barbecue. The garden is enclosed with a picket fence.
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.
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.
There is ample parking adjacent to the cottage.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
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.
The beds are made up with Egyptian cotton bed linen, feather and duck down duvets and pillows. Non-feather bedding can be provided on request. 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.
Central heating throughout the property provided by electric radiators.
For guests looking to holiday together, Bamburgh Castle Holiday Cottages also have The Clock Tower sleeping 4+1, Neville Tower sleeping 4, Windley sleeping 4, Rose Cottage sleeping 4, Curlew Cottage sleeping 2+2, Grove House sleeping 4, Kingfisher Cottage sleeping 2+2 and St Aidan's Lodge sleeping 4. The properties are all located in Bamburgh village.
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 fresh seafood at The Potted Lobster located in the heart of the village; the Castle Hotel for a hearty pub meal and pretty beer garden; or the Victoria Hotel if you like great pub food and some chat next to the fire. Alternatively try The Wyndenwell for an ice-cream, cake and coffee stop, or the Copper Kettle, a characterful little tea-room serving a selection of freshly baked scones and light-bites. For something a bit more informal en-route to the beach, The Hut sits on the edge of the sand dunes for a delicious bacon butty or a kipper bun.
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. The nearest Co-op supermarket can be found in nearby Seahouses.
Standing on a quite spectacular 180 foot high basalt crag, the skyline is dominated by the dramatic outline of Bamburgh Castle from miles around. A visit to the Castle 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. The Grace Darling Museum sits just two doors up from the cottage and offers a wonderful insight into the life of this courageous young woman who was written into the history books in 1838 when she risked her life to row a boat out in treacherous seas to rescue survivors of the luxury steam ship Forfarshire.
As well as boasting its own magnificent Castle, the village is home to the Bamburgh Golf Club - an 18 hole golf course with outstanding views towards Lindisfarne, the Farne Islands and the Cheviot Hills. Rated by Golf World Magazine as ‘quite possibly the most beautiful and beautifully situated golf course in all England’ this tricky links course will both challenge and delight. You will also find tennis courts in the village which can be hired for a nominal fee.
The beach at Bamburgh comprises glorious curves of white sand backed by deep sand dunes, rocky outcrops and dramatic shorelines. and is a wonderful spot for families, walkers and water sports enthusiasts. Surfing and windsurfing is highly rated here with waves naturally breaking to the left and right as a result of the numerous sandbars along its length, and while there is no lifeguard cover on this section, it is seen as a safe spot for swimming. Alternatively, six miles south of Bamburgh, you will find excellent watersports on the golden sands of Beadnell Bay where you can launch boats, rent surfboards, wetsuits and bikes or try your hand at kitesurfing, windsurfing, sea canoeing and waterskiing with accredited instructors.
For young explorers, pack a fishing net along with a sand bucket and enjoy a spot of rock-pooling for tiny shore crabs, starfish or periwinkles at Bamburgh Lighthouse at Harkness Rocks - named by Countryfile as one of the top ten rockpooling areas in Britain. Here you can spend many happy hours dabbling in the plunge pools before taking a gentle wander back along the beach to the village.
The whole area is bursting with things to do here, dotted by a trail of castles and fortifications interspersed with pretty seaside villages all the way up and down the coast. Cross the causeway to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne to trace the legend of St. Cuthbert, take a boat trip from Seahouses to the outstanding Farne Islands nature reserve and seabird sanctuary, 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.
Walking and cycling in this area is a delight with an abundance of trails and waymarked routes suitable for all ages and abilities. Take a four mile circular walk from Bamburgh to Budle Bay, where you can experience amazing sunsets over the bay in early evening, or follow the Coast and Castles circular, a dog-friendly stretch involving a moderate walk of 8.5 miles taking in both coast and country. For cyclists, there are family routes, leisure routes, and mountain biking trails with everything from easy coastal stretches to high energy treks in the vast wilderness of the Northumberland National Park which can be easily accessed from Wooler.
Children and families
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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
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
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
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
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.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
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
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.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
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
Classes at your holiday home
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Ancestral history research
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For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.Find Out More
Cooks and chefs
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Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
Beauty and spa treatments
Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.Find Out More
Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.Find Out More
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"There is not a great deal to say about our stay at Sandhills Bamburgh but a great big WOW. The cottage was pure luxury, everything from furnishings to bedding was of the very best quality, the bed so very comfortable, an added extra of the most wonderful toiletries, not usual in self catering. Everything immaculate as regards cleanliness, in these worrying times we felt 100 per cent safe, well done to the lady/ladies who do the cottage changeover, and the idea of putting linen/towels etc in separate bags when leaving makes it safer for all concerned. The garden was sheltered and very private, birds singing, a walk through the dunes to the beach, and the added bonus of seeing deer on a regular basis. Our holiday to Sandhills was cancelled last year because of lockdown, but Crabtree and Crabtree staff extremely helpful in re-arranging our visit for this year. Only one problem a week was not long enough, but as everyone wants to book holidays now we had to be satisfied with what we had. We will most certainly be returning as and when we can get in. Thank you again C & C."Mrs Harrison
"Firstly, I'd just like to say that we had a wonderful time at Sandhills. It was our first-time visiting Northumberland and can I say it was the perfect spot to stay and explore. Having the quaint little village of Bamburgh with Bamburgh Castle as the backdrop was breathtakingly beautiful. The huge beach and sand dunes were right on the doorstep and, for the most part, it felt like we were abroad somewhere. The sand is so white! Sandhills itself was perfect for us. We took our two dogs with us and it couldn't have suited them and ourselves better. All the facilities were as stated on the website. The garden was brilliant, with it been completely fenced off and safe for the dogs to run around. The cottage was super comfortable, warm, and cosy. The little hamper filled with necessities was a lovely touch as well as the milk & butter in the fridge. This was particularly nice after a long journey to be able to stick the kettle straight on. The cleaning products etc. were great too and we felt very safe to know that all the measures were in place for the current situation surrounding COVID. We did quite a lot of exploring the local areas. Holy island was something quite extraordinary so it is a must when visiting the area, as was a look around Bamburgh castle and a walk on the beach to Seahouses. It's safe to say that our two dogs were absolutely shattered when we arrived back home. Lastly, the customer service from your team has been brilliant and we would absolutely book another stay through you."Miss Lancaster
"We had a great time at Sandhills. Wonderful property in an ideal location. It ticked every box. It was spotless, the arrival package/box was lovely and we couldn’t have asked for more."Mr Clewes
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sandhills and would not hesitate to recommend the cottage (and locality) to friends and family. The cottage was well equipped, tastefully furnished, clean and homely so we could not have asked for more. The beds and bedding were very comfortable and the toiletries and welcome hamper of local produce provided a lovely extra. We certainly hope to book with you again in the future."Ms Charity
"We would just like to say a big Thank You for the excellent cottage/lodge at Bamburgh. It far exceeded all our expectations. The property was exactly as shown on your web site. It was one of the best cottages we have stayed in and met all our requirements. The location was amazing, and would certainly come back for a second visit and have passed on Crabtree and Crabtree web site to all our friends. Thank you again, will be back in touch for our next trip."Mr & Mrs Harrison
"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
"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 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
"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 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
"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 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
"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 another absolutely amazing stay at Sandhills. The location of the cottage is fantastic & we were blessed with great weather. We really enjoyed walking straight onto the dunes & discovering the new Guru coffee van in the Links car park most mornings. We saw lots of deer, usually in the woods near the cottage but one morning right on the driveway! The cottage was cosy & warm to come back to after a long days walking."Mrs & Mr Irving
"Beautifully appointed, fabulous location and very private! Warm and cosy with a super comfortable bed. Ideal location for exploring the area, centrally located and within easy distance of lovely places like: Holy Island, Beadnell, Newton by the Sea, Craster, Warkworth, Seahouses and many more."Mrs Billington-Baddley
"We really enjoyed our first visit to dog friendly Northumberland and our stay at Sandhills. The location was perfect for us to enjoy pretty Bamburgh and the beautiful beach and exploring further afield. Sandhills was very cosy and comfortable and we appreciated the off road parking and secure garden. Thank you for the lovely welcome basket - everything was delicious especially the cheese biscuits!"Farrell
"Another relaxing stay at Sandhills, its hard to think of something new to say that hasn’t already been said.
The Location of this cottage is a little hidden Gem, its set in its own grounds, surrounded by woodland, which shields you from the main road, giving you complete privacy (Magic)
The cottage is tastefully decorated throughout, supplying everything you would need, and all of which are high quality goods, this makes the icing on the cake. (For us anyway) Also the Welcome Pack is very good too, with an added bonus for us this time as it was a Special Wedding Anniversary we were even supplied with a Bottle of Bubbly.
Bamburgh is within walking distance 10 mins approx, and Bamburgh Castle is on the door step, in the village there are lots of places to eat, and pubs if you just want to sit out and have a drink, catering for everyone’s taste, also there is an excellent Butchers (who’s pies are famous) and delicious.
The coastline is amazing, lots of coastal walks, and lots of different places to visit by car or public transport which is very good. We had covered all the places of interest on our previous visit, So we decided to try over the Scottish Borders, which was only about an hour or so away, St.Abbs, Burnmouth and Eyemouth are all well worth a visit, with lots of history, and stunning scenery.
Looking forward to our next visit to Northumberland and Scottish Borders."Mrs & Mr Harrison
"All well thank you. Great little place."Mr Bailey
"We had a lovely time and the weather was so kind to us. Bamburgh was beautiful as ever and Alnwick gardens even in winter are stunning. You have Beautiful dog friendly accommodation."Ms McAree
"Just a quick couple of lines to say we had a lovely time at Sandhills, especially Jake our 18 month old black labrador. This is the first time he has been away from home and I was a little worried as to how he would settle. Needless to say he absolutely loved it and was no bother whatsoever. We loved the cottage and felt so comfortable,and the fact it was so close to the beach was a bonus. Would love to return sometime in the near future. Thanks for everything."Bailes family
- Two dogs are welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Friday, with the additional option of Monday during low season only.
- Arrival time: 5pm
- Departure time: 9am
"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