Occupying an idyllic position on the Northumbrian coast, this detached cottage is perfect for couples and small families seeking a peaceful and relaxing getaway. Sleeping four people in two bedrooms, this pet-friendly property is just under a mile from the quaint fishing village of Boulmer and surrounded by sandy beaches. When you’ve had your fill of country walks, lazy beach days and historic castles, return here to rest and recharge with a BBQ in the garden, or snuggle in the picture window and drink in those glorious sea views.
This two-storey cottage has been lovingly restored in a reverse-level layout, to make the most of the sea and bay views. Warm and cosy with a subtle nautical theme throughout, it feels like a true home from home. Shrug off outdoor clothing in the hallway, then head upstairs to relax and unwind. Filled with natural light with atmospheric sloping ceilings, this open-plan space has an assortment of comfy seating, thoughtfully arranged whether you want to watch TV or just gaze outside. The compact and colourful kitchen is well equipped for preparing meals at home, against a backdrop of country views. Dine inside or out, with a dining table next to the kitchen and an enclosed garden with outdoor seating and a built-in BBQ. Downstairs, two snug bedrooms invite a restful night’s sleep, while the neighbouring shower room means you can refresh with ease. A small bench at the side of the property offers a delightful spot for a morning cuppa, looking out to sea.
Head to historic Boulmer to see traditional coble fishing boats and watch wading birds feed in the mudflats. You can pick up the Northumberland Coast Path or head a little further north for afternoon tea at Howick Hall and Gardens (5 miles), home of Earl Grey. There’s plenty of history in this region, too, including castles at Alnwick and Warkworth (both within 6.5 miles).