The Bothy at Cheswick
A bijou stone cottage that’s a short hop from the golden expanse of Cheswick Sands.
Perfect for two, the Bothy is a charming bolthole by the beach
The Bothy is one of a small cluster of traditional Northumberland stone cottages overlooking the sand dunes that back the celebrated Cheswick Sands. It is the perfect spot for romantics to go for country walks, enjoy sunset strolls on the beach and relax by the wood burner.
Recognised as one of the finest beaches in northern England, Cheswick Sands is under ten minutes’ walk from the Bothy. With postcard-perfect golden sands stretching all the way to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, the celebrated beach offers hard-to-beat panoramic views and serves as a playground for families, dog walkers, kite-surfers and sand-yachters.
For active couples, a cobweb of footpaths stretch out from the front door, inviting hikers to explore the surrounding rural landscapes, while the 192-mile-long Coast & Castles Cycles route, just a short pedal from the Bothy, presents bikers with the opportunity to wind their way up and down this stretch of coastline.
After action-packed days exploring the beach and surrounding countryside, guests can rustle up a meal in the compact yet well-appointed kitchen, kick back by the timber-framed wood-burner in the cosy open-plan sitting and dining room and simply enjoy the peace, quiet and good company.
Access hall leading into an open plan living area comprising:
Sitting room with two small sofas, an armchair, wood burning stove, Smart TV, Roberts DAB radio. Small dining table with seating for two.
Kitchen with fridge/freezer (3 drawer), three-quarter dishwasher, electric oven, four burner ceramic hob, washing machine, microwave.
Bathroom sits just off the hallway with bath and shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom with 4'6" double bed, two side tables, large chest of drawers, in built wardrobe with hanging space and storage, dressing table and chair.
Large enclosed garden to the front of the property looking towards the sand dunes of Cheswick beach. The garden is a combination of gravel, patio and planting, with a lawned garden to the left.
There is a garden shed for the storage of bikes and outdoor kit. For al fresco dining, there is a picnic table with bench type seating.
A barbecue is not provided.
The walk to the beach takes approximately 10 minutes from the cottage. This is via a single-track road leading to a small car parking area that bounds onto the sand dunes.
Parking to the side of the cottage just off the main access road.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
One well behaved dog is welcome. A second dog may be considered on request.
The garden is enclosed by a wall on either side, with four bar fencing with wire mesh to the front of the cottage.
Bed linen and towels are provided for guests, along with guest toiletries. There is a hairdryer in the bedroom.
Wi-Fi & Mobile coverage
Wi-Fi is provided. Mobile coverage can be patchy on some networks.
The Bothy has oil heating throughout which is thermostatically controlled. There is a wood burning stove in the sitting room (with all logs provided).
The Bothy sits at the end of a row of cottages on a no-through road leading down to Cheswick Sands. Passing traffic is generally vehicles driving down to the beach.
The cottage 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 the 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.
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Children and families
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Cycling & mountain biking
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Classes at your holiday home
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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
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Spas and beauty treatments
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Cooks and chefs
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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
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Beauty and spa treatments
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"Thank you we have had a fabulous week. The Bothy is just perfect and the location is ideal for us as we are big walkers. The flowers, chocolates and fizz were a lovely welcoming gift, thank you. We shall certainly be back and will most definitely book with Crabtree and Crabtree again."Ms Gamble
"We were extremely impressed with the property. It is warm, cosy, beautifully furnished and perfect in every way. The location could not be better, with the beach within a five minute walk, dunes footpaths and the coastal walk all right outside the cottage door. There is an occasional car driving down to the beach, but other than that is is peaceful and relaxing. I have tried hard to think of a fault and can’t. Thank you for being such a first rate holiday booking company."Ms Pennington
"We had a terrific time at The Bothy, and even the weather was good for most of the time. We already ‘knew’ the place from stays just up the road several years ago, but at that time the Bothy was still a ruin. It has been turned into a first class place for two, with pretty much everything provided for a successful stay. Overall a perfect stay – hope to use you again in the future."Mr & Mrs Taylor
"We had a fantastic time away at The Bothy. The cottage and location were absolutely beautiful. It was spotlessly clean and was really well equipped. It also felt very homely and we soon settled into our new surroundings. All in all, we had a great time in Northumberland and would not hesitate in booking The Bothy once again, or another break with Crabtree and Crabtree."Ms Stafford
- One dog is welcome. A second dog may be considered on request.
- Typical arrival day: Saturday to Saturday bookings with short breaks available in low season only.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The Bothy’s eclectic blend of antique and mid-century furniture, fused together by vibrant textiles, creates a casual coastal vibe."Jane, owner of The Bothy