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The Old Forge - Longhoughton

Longhoughton, Northumberland
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Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spacious holiday home for a multi-generational group of family and friends
  • Perfectly located for beaches, places to eat and drink, and wildlife and bird watching
  • Enjoy time in the garden after visiting nearby castles, seaside villages, and pretty harbours
Property code: 88231

Beautifully renovated blacksmith’s shop from the 18th century, offering quality holiday accommodation within walking distance of one of Northumberland’s finest sandy beaches.

This beautifully renovated 18th-century blacksmith’s shop, now a wonderful self-catering cottage, offers friends or families a unique experience within walking distance of one of Northumberland’s finest sandy beaches. Stroll glorious coastal paths, enjoy traditional seaside fun and explore the charming towns and villages in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This lovely cottage is full of character with many lovingly preserved original features. Take the seven stone steps down from the private parking area to reach the garden's lower level, where you can access the property. Kick off muddy boots or sandy shoes in the generous boot room and head through the brick arch into the spacious kitchen/diner. This is a room full of rustic charm with exposed wooden beams overhead, pretty country cottage tiling and a chunky farmhouse-style dining table with plenty of space to share a meal with loved ones. Alternatively, dine alfresco on the outdoor furniture in the walled patio surrounded by almost a quarter of an acre of lawned garden with views over the neighbouring fields. For a cosy evening in, there’s no place better than the delightful living room with its ample sofa seating and warming wood burner housed in an impressive inglenook fireplace. Climb the spiral staircase to a mezzanine seating area with books, games and a large Velux window from which you can gaze up at the stars. The three bedrooms are found up one step from the hallway and are bright, inviting spaces to rest weary legs in plush, comfortable beds.

Enjoy the best of both coast and country by staying in this quiet village, 1.5 miles from Sugar Sands beach, one of this stunning coastline’s best-kept secrets. You will also find a convenient grocery store and a friendly pub/restaurant nearby. Boulmer Beach (2 miles) offers more glorious beach strolls and even the occasional dolphin sighting. Alnmouth’s pretty village (3.5 miles) has lovely shops, cafes, pubs/restaurants, a children’s play area, a picturesque golf course, and another gorgeous beach. Visit Alnwick Castle and Gardens (4.5 miles) for a day out to remember amongst 12 acres of beautifully landscaped greenery, or head to Craster (5 miles) for some fresh seafood and a walk on the coastal path to Dunstanburgh Castle.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 double, 1 single with single trundle bed
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, 1 en-suite shower with WC, plus additional WC
  • Gas hob and electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Wood burner in the lounge (first basket of logs provided)
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Large garden with walled patio and furniture
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Beach 1.5 miles, shop and pub less than 1 mile
  • Sleeps 5+1
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Elliot Albiston

This property is personally managed by Elliot.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 37 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gerard 7th June 2024

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Very good location fantastic house, despite the cool week we really enjoyed staying at the property and had a nice time. I would like to thank the owners for providing a home from home.

Reviewed by Chris 31st May 2024

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This is an excellent house, very well appointed in every respect and very comfortable. We had everything we wanted and enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Tina 10th May 2024

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Overall a comfortable cottage with all we needed for our stay. Good location for beaches, towns and villages. But be aware the garden is not enclosed.

Reviewed by Pamela 3rd May 2024

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Great cottage/ forge, plenty of room for family and dog. Excellent location.

Reviewed by Fiona 26th April 2024

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Great location for exploring Northumberland beaches & villages. We were lucky with the weather! House was well equipped & cosyBut be prepared to buy logs & kindling if you want to enjoy the huge logburner. Running Fox is well worth a visit

Reviewed by Chris 12th April 2024

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Lovely cottage which used to be the village forge, hence the name, in the beautiful village of Longhoughton which is a perfect base for exploring Northumberland and has a wonderful cafe open every day, a beautiful Saxon church and a Coop for supplies

Reviewed by Yvonne 29th December 2023

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Lovely well appointed private cottage with parking. Ideally placed for all the different places located around the area.easy to reach beach. Everything you require is there to use.

Reviewed by Catherine 17th November 2023

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Reviewed by Jane 3rd November 2023

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We have just returned from the most amazing holiday at The Old Forge. The cottage is stunning and has everything you could possibly need. The location is perfect and not far to travel to all of the places of interest. Lots of supermarkets near by; M&S, Sainsburys, Lidl, Aldi so should you decide to cook your own meals you have all the ingredients tRead moreo hand and a vast array of cooking utensils to use at the cottage. The beaches are all beautiful - not to be missed. Hide

Reviewed by David 13th October 2023

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Fantastic accommodation, thoroughly recommended. A great location, close to many fabulous beaches and just 10 minutes to Alnwick by car. The owners have managed to keep many of the original features (the fireplace is stunning) but also incorporated all the comforts required for a great stay. Longhoughton is a lovely village with a good local Coop 5Read more minutes walk away. Everyone we met was very friendly and we would love to return to the property in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Simon 6th October 2023

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A generally well equipped and comfortable cottage in an ideal location for the Northumberland coast and hills. The focal point of the cottage is the spacious kitchen/dining area which draws on the building's history as the village forge, as does the living room with it's magnificent fireplace. We felt very at home here. Don't miss the stunning locaRead morel beaches and make sure you book at least one breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea at the Running Fox caf in the village. Hide

Reviewed by Linda 15th September 2023

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The cottage is loverly, very impressive when you walk in. The area is great if a little remote for going out in the evening somebody has to drive, nothing in walking distance.for night time entertainment.

Reviewed by David 8th September 2023

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Reviewed by Chris 1st September 2023

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Beautiful cottage on the edge of Longhoughton. Once the Old Forge, hence its name, it has been extended to a beautiful single floor building of stone and rafters, with a beautiful garden and sitting/dining/barbecuing area, 2 double bedrooms and a single, one en suite, and even a telescope gallery! The huge kitchen and living room have all mod cons.Read more Just down the road in the village is the local Co-Op for supplies and the Running Fox cafe for meals. Just a short walk to the beach. Hide

Reviewed by Christine 25th August 2023

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Reviewed by Karen 11th August 2023

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A fabulous cottage and a great location to stay we had a lovely week a shame we couldnt stay longer.

Reviewed by Nikki 21st July 2023

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Reviewed by John 7th July 2023

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Lovely cottage, lovely location..

Reviewed by Dom 30th June 2023

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Beautifully renovated dog friendly cottage with ample living space and a very well equipped kitchen. Would happily stay again.

Reviewed by Paul 16th June 2023

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Reviewed by Maggie 19th May 2023

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Reviewed by Megan 12th May 2023

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Wonderful cottage which has all the amenities you could want. A perfect base for exploring Northumberland, we had an amazing time. Make sure you visit the running fox cafe just down the road, the food is fantastic!

Reviewed by Gill 28th April 2023

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A beautifully appointed cottage and a real home from home. It was spotlessly clean and well situated for getting out and about and seeing this beautiful part of the country. We would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone.

Reviewed by Christine 21st April 2023

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We had a fabulous holiday in Northumberland. The cottage is ideally placed for visiting all the attractions and other than a couple of small niggles is comfortable and spacious.

Reviewed by Anne 14th April 2023

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Beautiful, spacious and bright. A lovely sociable layout. A good location too. We visited closeby Alnwick, walked The Cheviot and the stunning Coastal Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle. All very accessible from this holiday home.

Reviewed by Karen 31st March 2023

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Fantastic stay, lovely cottage and in a perfect location. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to prepare meals, and a wonderful big table to share meals and play games. The bedrooms are a lovely size and have large showers, the fire place is amazing, added bonus an extra toilet in the entrance. We had a wonderful week in NorthumberRead moreland, and would recommend also the property is a short walk to the beautiful beach. Hide

Reviewed by Adam 10th March 2023

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Great week,lovely cottage,highly recommend.

Reviewed by Alison 24th February 2023

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Reviewed by morgan 4th December 2022

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It is probably one of the best equipped cottages that we have stayed in and would highly recommend the Old Forge and so close to a beautiful beach !

Reviewed by Gyda 25th November 2022

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The Old Forge was a lovely place to spend the weekend and a good base for trips to Alnwick and the coast. Cosy beds, superb kitchen and living space - we enjoyed the massive fireplace and the kitchen was well equipped.

Reviewed by Kay 6th November 2022

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Loved the property, it was beautiful!The bed was so comfy and the kitchen was amazing. Just wanted to let you know the kitchen sink tap is leaking, which wasnt a hygiene problem for us but its making the work top black behind the sink and might be causing damp behind the units for you. Found 2 teaspoons and a fork in our lunchbox when home, will poRead morest back!! X Hide

Reviewed by Julie 28th October 2022

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Lovely spacious cottage, the outside steps need hand rail and lighting as my Husband did fall down them in the dark, luckily he wasn't too badly hurt.

Reviewed by Chris 26th September 2022

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Great location - well appointed and very comfortable - Would highly recommend

Reviewed by Jason 9th September 2022

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Beautiful cottage, amazing location, well equipped and plenty of space for 5 adults and 2 Cocker Spaniels. Close to lots of our favourite places on the Northumberland coast. Lots of big, beautiful beaches for dog walks. A lovely break for us all. Thank you.

Reviewed by Suzanne 29th July 2022

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Lovely property. Very comfortable. Super location for easy access to all that Northumberland has to offer. A real home from home in a stunning, unspoilt part of the world. Thank you

Reviewed by Michael 8th July 2022

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Beautiful home in a great location. So many great places to visit within 30 minutes most even closer. The Running Fox cafe in the village is excellent, make sure your hungry before you go.

Reviewed by Kerry 1st July 2022

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Lovely spacious cottage, great location for exploring all the local villages & beaches. Would definitely recommend. Didn't want to leave!

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