About this cottage
Allocated parking space
Close to beach
Games, books and DVDs
Garden table and chairs
Log effect electric fire
Night storage heaters
2 Old Farm Buildings has a 4 star rating with Gold Award from Visit England and is situated in the National Trust’s village of Low Newton-by-the-sea. This beautifully converted farm building is a modern single storey cottage with 3 bedrooms comfortably sleeping up to 6 guests. It is ideally located only a stones throw from the wonderful sandy beach of St Mary’s Haven. From the cottage, there are magnificent uninterrupted views across Embleton Bay to the iconic Dunstanburgh Castle. This cottage has everything that you will need to make your family holiday one to remember!
The lounge is light and spacious with ample seating. There is a large flatscreen TV with DVD player, free Wi-Fi and a log effect fire; perfect in cooler months for cosy nights in after a day on the beach. There is a door from the lounge which will give you direct access onto the beach.
The kitchen/diner is light and airy with ample space. There are lots of high quality appliances to make your stay as comfortable and homely as possible, including a dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, halogen hob and electric oven. There is a lovely wooden table in the centre of the kitchen with comfortable high back leather chairs, perfect for family mealtimes.
There are three bedrooms; the master bedroom is fitted with a king size bed, TV and benefits from fabulous sea views. The second bedroom can be used as a king size or a twin bedroom (zip and link bed), this room also benefits from great beach views. The third bedroom has twin beds and ample storage space. There is a modern and well equipped family bathroom. All rooms are heated by electric wall heaters which are independently operated.
At the front of the cottage there is a lovely grassed area, ideal for enjoying the afternoon and evening sun of Newton Bay. The small village green with the well known Ship Inn, which serves fabulous food and real ales, is also within easy walking distance from the cottage - well worth a visit during your stay.
There are lots of interesting things to see and do during your stay here, such as coastal walks, bird watching, water sports, fishing, horse riding and golfing. There is one thing for sure, you will not be stuck for ideas for days out when staying in this beautiful part of Northumberland.
Lounge: flatscreen TV, DVD player, nest of tables, log effect fire, free Wi-Fi, door leading out onto beach, large double sofa, 2 arm chairs and footstool.
Kitchen/Diner: fridge/freezer, halogen hob, electric oven, washing machine / dryer, dishwasher, halogen hob, electric cooker. Large wooden dining table with seating for 6 guests.
Master bedroom: with king sized bed, TV, bedside tables, lamps, wardrobes and beach views
Second bedroom: with zip and link king sized bed, bed side table, lamp and beach views
Third bedroom: with twin beds, bed side tables and lamps.
Bathroom: family bathroom with shower over bath, wash hand basin, WC and towel rail.
Outdoors: south facing rear lawn with patio and beach access.
Parking: there is parking for 2/3 cars in front of cottage.
One well behaved dog is welcome to stay at 2 Old Farm Buildings
Walking along the beach southwards, you will reach Embleton Bay (approx. 1 mile). To cross the river you have to walk inland, passing Dunstanborough Castle Golf Clubhouse, before continuing South towards the ruins of the 13th Century Dunstanborough Castle. From Beach Retreat this is about a 2 mile walk. If you fancy trying some traditional Craster Kippers, keep going for another 30 minutes to Craster village.
If you head north you can walk along to Newton Point and then you come to Football Hole, a small, often quiet bay between Newton Bay and Beadnell Bay. If you want to head back inland it is possible to do so and you will come out at the end of the road at the Joiners Arms pub which has wifi available, about 1 hour road trip. This is a busy family friendly pub open 7 days a week. The other pub in Newton, The Ship Inn, is about a one minutes walk from the cottage, in the main square, famous at lunch time for its crab sandwiches.
If you want to explore the area by car take a trip to Bamburgh (20 mins) or Alnwick (20 mins) to see the castles and you won’t be disappointed. There are lovely tea shops and gift shops in both locations and of course a visit to the magnificent Alnwick Gardens should not be missed. The other well known town in the area is Seahouses (15 mins) from when you can visit the famous Farne Islands by boat. There are lots of shops and an amusement arcades there too
Holy Island is only about 45 minutes away by car and depending on the tide times worth a visit.
If you want a supermarket there is a Co-op in Seahouses on the Main Street, alternatively there is a Sainsbury’s on the south side of Alnwick, just off the A1