View of the property
Tastefully decorated open plan living area
Enjoy your breakfast and plan your day
Cosy and bright lounge area
Enjoy a cosy movie night
Well equipped kitchen
A great bright social space
So much to see in the local area
Stay in and have a game of 'The Bothy-opoly'
Bright and funky twin or king size bedroom
Lovely decoration throughout
Quirky touches make your stay even more special
Bright double bedroom
A calm and restful place to relax
Clean and contemporary shower room
Clean up after the beach!
Cosy patio area
The local soft sandy beach is a short walk away
1 / 18  View of the property
2 / 18  Tastefully decorated open plan living area
3 / 18  Enjoy your breakfast and plan your day
4 / 18  Cosy and bright lounge area
5 / 18  Enjoy a cosy movie night
6 / 18  Well equipped kitchen
7 / 18  A great bright social space
8 / 18  So much to see in the local area
9 / 18  Stay in and have a game of 'The Bothy-opoly'
10 / 18  Bright and funky twin or king size bedroom
11 / 18  Lovely decoration throughout
12 / 18  Quirky touches make your stay even more special
13 / 18  Bright double bedroom
14 / 18  A calm and restful place to relax
15 / 18  Clean and contemporary shower room
16 / 18  Clean up after the beach!
17 / 18  Cosy patio area
18 / 18  The local soft sandy beach is a short walk away

The Bothy - Longhoughton

Nr.Craster, Northumberland
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Situated just a few minutes from the pretty Sugar Sands beach on the Northumberland coast
  • Perfect for keen walkers, sightseers, cyclists and nature lovers
  • Ideal for visiting the popular Alnwick Garden and historic Alnwick Castle
  • Explore beautiful villages including Longhoughton, Craster and Boulmer
  • Discover the castles and ruins at Dunstanburgh, Warkworth and Bamburgh
  • This is a perfect, cosy retreat for anyone exploring this spectacular part of the North East
Property code: CN193

Ideally situated a few minutes from the superb Northumberland coast, this cosy and beautifully furnished cottage is a perfect retreat for couples or friends looking to explore this stunning area.

The Bothy is centrally located on the Northumberland Heritage Coastline in the village of Longhoughton, which is very near to the villages of Craster (10 minutes), Boulmer and the popular market town of Alnwick (10 minutes). Exploring the stunning Northumberland coast while staying at the Bothy is easy with one of Northumberland’s finest beaches, aptly named Sugar Sands, located only 2 minutes by car or 20 minutes on foot. Access is from the village of Longhoughton itself, via a scenic farm track and there is ample free parking on the links. This beach provides the perfect spot for fun days at the beach, watersports, scenic coastal walks and even rock pooling. There is a handy convenience store for all your day to day needs and a post office in the village. You will be spoilt for choice with great places to eat out nearby with The Plough and the Tree House restaurant at Alnwick and The Fishing Boat Inn at Boulmer

Longhoughton is also only 5 miles north of the historic market town of Alnwick with its magnificent Castle and Gardens, Barter Books and so much more! The beautiful grounds of Howick Hall are only 5 minutes away, former home of Lord Grey and home of the Earl Grey tea, there is a lovely tea room where you can enjoy a nice cup of tea! The scenic fishing village of Craster is 10 minutes by car, explore the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle accessed via a coastal path and sample the lovely Craster Kippers.

The Bothy offers an excellent standard of self-catering accommodation and is a great cosy retreat for couples or friends who are looking to explore this coastline. Conveniently, all on one level and includes an open-plan living area, with a cosy, L-shaped sofa and footstool, free guest Wi-Fi, a fully equipped kitchen and a small dining area. There is a very useful, wall map featuring the whole of Northumberland so, you can sit and make your plans for days out and about from the comfort of your holiday home-from-home. There are two lovely bedrooms  - one king size and one twin, which can also be set up as a super king size and also a modern walk-in shower room with cosy, under-floor heating.

Outside, there is a small, pretty patio area with a raised border featuring mature shrubbery. There is a garden seat and small table where you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine after a day on the beach.

Off-road parking for one (or two sensibly parked cars) is next to the cottage.

Bed linen, towels, heating and hot water included.

One dog welcome.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms : 1 king,1 twin or super king
  • 1 bathroom 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV/DVD in the lounge
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • Small patio area
  • Off-road parking for up to 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome, more by arrangement
  • The shed is accessible for guests and can be used to store bikes
  • Located within walking distance of Sugar Sands Beach, nearest pub 2 miles. Easy distance from the villages of Craster and Boulmer, and Alnwick

This property is personally managed by Marie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Andrew 7th February 2020

Lovely cottage ideally located and close to a quiet beach.

Reviewed by Jill 14th September 2019

Excellent comfort and facilities. Well situated for exploring East Northumberland. Beautiful, , little-used beaches nearby.

Reviewed by Sue 7th September 2019

The cottage was very clean and well kitted out. The heated floor in the bathroom was a real plus!

Reviewed by Emma 3rd August 2019

A cosy, well equipped cottage with a charming patio garden, in an excellent location for exploring the coastline.

Reviewed by JANET 15th June 2019

We were delighted with the cottage having everything we needed. Although near to other properties we weren't overlooked & there is small, secluded patio. Longhoughton is only a short distance to most of the places we wished to visit. Overall, a lovely holiday.

Reviewed by Elisabeth 13th April 2019

The cottage is well maintained overall with some of the basics for a comfortable holiday (but which are often overlooked) being of great quality: a top quality mattress in one room and beautiful cotton bed linen and soft pillows all made for a great night's sleep after a good day in the outdoors. The kitchen is generally well equipped with good cooRead moreking knives and modern quality appliances. The patio garden was tranquil and full of bird song. The location for visiting the area is excellent. Hide

Reviewed by Christopher 8th April 2019

Perfectly acceptable holiday accommodation

Reviewed by Julie 23rd March 2019

This is an ideal little place to stay if you are single or a couple. It is rather bijou and the bathroom is tiny so we felt it would be difficult to accommodate additional guests. The property has a very handy large map on the wall in the kitchen to plan each days' outings! The location is brilliant and for quiet reflection at the end of the day thRead moreere is a lovely little courtyard to sit in. There were a couple of very minor things to sort out with the owner who was extremely helpful. Hide

Reviewed by John 22nd September 2018

The cottage is ideally located for exploring the Northumberland coast and has an excellent position in the village being just off the main road and close to a very well equipped shop.It is very well furnished and the accommodation is ideal and very warm.

Reviewed by David 8th September 2018

Cottage was clean,well stocked with all you needed,parking was good. Handy for a walk on the beach Boulmer beach 5 mins drive. Definitely would recommend the Fish Restaurant in Craster part of the kipper smoking complex. Everything was good in cottage ,no complaints at all.

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View of the property
Tastefully decorated open plan living area
Enjoy your breakfast and plan your day
Cosy and bright lounge area
Enjoy a cosy movie night
Well equipped kitchen
A great bright social space
So much to see in the local area
Stay in and have a game of 'The Bothy-opoly'
Bright and funky twin or king size bedroom
Lovely decoration throughout
Show 6 moreQuirky touches make your stay even more special


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

If you’re looking for a seaside holiday with a difference, visit Northumberland – a region brimming with beautiful golden, sandy beaches, rolling hills, craggy moorland, bustling market towns and fishing villages, and more castles than in any other county in England.

Situated in the North East of England, this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty boasts no less than 39 miles of unspoilt coastline to explore and a calendar packed with exhilarating water sports options. To indulge in a spot of surfing, kayaking or powerboating, take a trip to one of the many breath-taking Northumberland beaches - where dogs love a good walk and fresh local seafood is never far away.

Home to the awe-inspiring Cheviot Hills and the historical Hadrian’s Wall, the Northumberland National Park is renowned for its open spaces, award-winning Dark Skies and stunning rural backdrops - and is the least populated national park in Britain. Offering access to challenging hikes, horse-riding, rock-climbing and a multitude of other action-packed activities, the park is one of the region’s greatest draws.

There is a huge range of spectacular wildlife and sea life waiting to be sighted, whether you take a boat ride to the Farne Islands to admire the colony of Atlantic grey seals and puffins, or explore the Kielder Water and Forest Park, home to magnificent ospreys. If it’s history you’re looking for, the imposing Bamburgh Castle and the world-famous Alnwick Castle are undoubtedly worth a visit.

Alternatively, if you’re seeking the bright lights of a city adventure, Newcastle upon Tyne is the place to go. Here, you can experience world-class culture, outstanding attractions, superb shopping, impressive live shows, top entertainers and delicious cuisine in abundance.

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