The Beach Hut
An eccentric hut that oozes beach bum charm and is just minutes from the sandy expanses of Northumberland’s Heritage Coast.
A beach hut with a Northumberland twist, set four miles from the golden sands of Cheswick beach.
From vintage waterskis mounted on the bedroom wall to a driftwood mobile in the bathroom, and evocative deckchair striped fabric curtains framing the living room, the Beach Hut is pure beach charm. Built from larch wood to resemble a trio of adjoining beach huts, with expansive private timber deck, the property delivers all the fun of hut living while adding space, comfort and mod-cons.
The Beach Hut enjoys a tranquil, rural setting in a paddock encompassed by a 1,000-acre working farm. The steading is located just four miles from Cheswick Sands, one of Northumberland’s most impressive beaches with vast swathes of dune-backed sand and panoramic views to Holy Island of Lindisfarne, itself only 8.5 miles away. When you’re not out exploring the local beaches and sights, you can settle into the hammock, placed temptingly in the Beach Hut’s front garden, cosy up around the fire pit and linger over extended meals on the sun-drenched timber deck.
A pair of doors lead from the deck into a whimsical living area which radiates beach bum charm with its blue-washed timber panels and enamelware colander lamp shade. There’s a compact kitchen, rustic wooden dining table and pair of comfy chairs to relax in and contemplate the ‘real flame effect’ tubular heater stove. Leading off to one side is the master bedroom, a fun and light-filled room whose timber panelled walls are partially painted to match the deckchair striped headboard. Subtle strip lighting, concealed by a slim picture rail, throws light upwards to the pitched roof, giving an unexpected sense of height, while the window facing the bed calls out for lazy breakfasts in bed watching the countryside wake up.
A bathroom with electric shower, basin and WC leads off to the other side of the living area while a mezzanine floor, accessed by a Companionway ladder, features two 3’ twin beds snuggled beneath the blue and white painted pitched roof. Ideal for older children comfortable with climbing ladders, this floor is also accessible via an external set of steps.
Guests can also hire Colin, a retro caravan at £20 per night (subject to availability) where younger members of the family can have their own little mini adventure - a fun den for day use, it can also be set up for sleeping overnight.
Two dogs are welcome and there are kennels on site if required. Horses are welcome with prior notice. There is grazing and stabling available on site at additional cost.
The Beach Hut sits alongside three shepherd's huts, Foxglove, Teasel and Cow Parsley each sleeping up to four guests which are ideal for guests who wish to holiday together. Foxglove is also adapted for guests who are mobility impaired.
Open plan living area with galley kitchen with an electric two ring hob, a microwave, under-counter fridge, toaster, kettle and DAB radio. There is dining table and seating for four guests and a ‘real flame effect’ electric stove.
Bedroom (separated from the living area by a sliding door) with one double (4'6") bed.
Shower room with electric shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
A companionway ladder leads to a first floor mezzanine sleeping area for two children with two single beds which are 3’ x 6’3”and 3’ x 5’ (the latter has an optional extension when slid into the middle of the floor to make it full length). An external set of steps leads from the mezzanine level for fire safety and to allow for external access.
Due to the access to the mezzanine level, it is not suitable for children under six years old. Please note the mezzanine level is not full height.
Large decked area with outside dining furniture. A fire pit can be made available on request.
The Beach Hut sits in a paddock with three shepherd’s huts: Foxglove, Teasel and Cow Parsley, each sleeping up to four guests.
Babies & Children
The ground floor area is suitable for babies and children. A travel cot and/or camp bed can be provided on request.
Please supervise children when using the ladder to the mezzanine level.
The inner paddock where the hut is located is fully enclosed, however the adjoining field has a pond and younger children will require supervision around this area.
Guests can also hire Colin, a cutesy retro caravan at £20 per night (subject to availability) where the younger members of the family can have their own little mini adventure - a fun den for day use but set-up for sleeping capacity too!
No vehicle access is permitted in the paddock where the huts are located. Parking sits to the left of the farm entrance which is approximately 50 yards from the site entrance.
Two dogs are welcome with a charge of £15 per dog. Dogs must be clean and dry before access into the hut and must be kept off the beds. An outside tap is available. The inner paddock where the hut is located is fully enclosed.
There is a separate outside kennel available for use by guests.
Wi-Fi & mobile coverage
Please note that there is no Wi-Fi. Mobile reception is generally good.
Bed linen, towels and guest toiletries are provided. A hair dryer is supplied.
The hut has electric tubular heating.
Guest Privacy & Additional Accommodation
Water is from a private supply borehole and is suitable for drinking.
The Beach Hut is well located for exploring the local area, sitting approximately 4 miles from the stunning Northumberland coastline and around 12 miles from the Northumberland National Park.
The Beach Hut sits approximately 3.5 miles from the village of Lowick where you can buy a range of provisions from the well-stocked village store, including freshly baked bread, cakes and scones as well as lovely local produce. 10 miles and 10.5 miles respectively will take you to the charming villages of Belford and Wooler where you will find a good selection of small town shopping, as well as a selection of eateries, inns and pubs. Alternatively a more extensive range of amenities, including large supermarkets, can be found in Berwick-upon-Tweed just a short 7.5 mile drive away.
With over 30 miles of stunning sandy beaches, guests are spoilt for choice. Cheswick, Goswick, Bamburgh and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne all sit nearby with pristine white sands perfect for sandcastle making, rock pools made for dabbling in, hidden coves and deep sheltered sand dunes ideal for cosy picnics, and stunning sunsets on a balmy summer evening.
The dramatic beauty of the Cheviot Hills can be accessed from Wooler (11 miles) where walkers and mountain bikers can follow the routes of ancient cattle drovers, taking in Iron Age stone fortifications and traces of Bronze Age hillforts amidst the tranquil and rugged landscape.
Follow the legend of St. Cuthbert with a visit to the Cuddy’s Cave a short walk exploring the area around this historic feature, or alternatively join Northumberland Park Rangers for a guided walk where you will learn much about the heritage and wildlife of the area and enjoy some outstanding vistas along the way. For coastal hikes, take time out to spot the rich birdlife on the Northumberland Coastal Path.
For cycling, you will find everything from gentle low-level meanders to big hill country treks, including long-distance routes such as the Pennine Cycleway or the cycle challenges of the Wooler Wheel Hub.
For sightseeing the area is punctuated by iconic castles, stately homes and fortifications which are testament to the area’s rich and dramatic past. Pay a visit to the magnificent castles of Alnwick, Bamburgh or Chillingham where you can discover tales of bloody battles and royal rebellion, or enjoy the stunning stately homes and gardens of Belsay, Cragside, Wallington or Paxton House. Harry Potter was filmed at Alnwick Castle and children will particularly enjoy the wizardly magic of characters inspired by Hagrid and Harry, including a spot of Broomstick Training!
Foodies will enjoy the fine local produce in one of the many pubs or restaurants in the area - everything from the freshest fish and chips to fine dining experiences. The very popular Barn at Beal is nearby with amazing views over to Holy Island or perhaps partake in a tipple of infamous Lindisfarne Mead.
For action sports, surfing, kitesurfing and coasteering is available at Bamburgh, Beadnell and St. Abbs Head with teaching from local instructors, while canoeing can be arranged on the nearby coastal waters or river systems.
There are also extensive cycling and mountain biking trails in and around the area, with the Coast and Castles route a firm favourite. For riding, Swinhoe, Kimmerston and Slate Hall riding centres all come recommended, offering lessons, treks and wonderful beach rides.
For fishing, guests can head to the lakes at Chatton which offers fly fishing for trout, or try Coldingham Loch for bank or boat fishing - both helpful and friendly venues.
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- Two dogs are welcome with a charge of £15 per dog.
- Typical arrival day: Flexible
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The traditional clapboard exterior and colour-washed interior add to the classic British beach hut vibe."Rachel, owner of The Beach Hut.