View of the property
Tastefully decorated open plan living
A cosy place to rest and relax
Light and brigh living area
Large dining kitchen area
Smart kitchen area
Light and bright dining area, with feature wall map to plan your day
So many places to explore
Dining area
Contemporary Kitchen
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Contemporary shower room
Contemporary shower room
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Cosy patio area
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The Bothy - Longhoughton

Nr.Craster, Northumberland
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
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 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 coffee table, 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 also two lovely double bedrooms and 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.

Sorry, dogs are not allowed at The Bothy.

  • 2 bedrooms 2 doubles
  • 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
  • Regret no dogs
  • 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 Nicola.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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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 Elizabeth 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.

Reviewed by Stephen W 10th February 2018

Northumberland is the hidden paradise of the UK, great for all ages & activities. Our cottage was clean modem and in a great location which was an ideal winter break.

Reviewed by Catherine M 21st October 2017

Very cosy and comfortable cottage ideally placed for exploring the coastal path.

Reviewed by Martin W 30th September 2017

We enjoyed our stay at the Bothy. It is cosy and perfect for a couple. The location is great as close to Alnwick and the coast, and was within easy reach of all the places we wanted to visit. Facilities were good, everything worked and the heating was very good. The things that stood out for me for this cottage were the small things that made a staRead morey more comfortable or unusual, e.g. underfloor heating in the shower room, map wall in the the dining area, wooden coasters, driftwood coat rack, the wonderful local photography (which we liked so much we went and bought three in Warkworth!) As the property is surrounded by other properties there's no great view, but the courtyard garden is pleasant, and it's an easy few minutes' drive to the lovely beach. There is a useful convenience store in the village, and we used supermarkets in nearby Alnwick. We ate twice at the Fishing Boat Inn at Boulmer and the food was great (as was the superb sweeping sea view). We visited Alnwick Garden, Barter Books (great food there too!), Cragside, Wallington, Howick Gardens, Bamburgh and Holy Island (castle closed currently), Amble, Alnmouth, Warkworth and Craster, Seaton Delaval. No need to bring: hairdryer, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, hand soap for bathroom. Hide

Reviewed by Ian R 19th August 2017

The Bothy was ideal for us and met all our expectations. We really enjoyed almost all aspects of our visit

Reviewed by Paolo A 5th August 2017

The Bothy is in a good position, very clean and well equipped.

Reviewed by Christine T 1st August 2017

Beaches, especially the local through the farm yard (left out the gate, then second on the left opposite the churchyard). Wonderful coastal walk along St Oswalds Way to Dunstanburgh, Hadrians Wall, Lindisfarne, pub in Boulmer, The Fish Shack in Amble....many more things just wish we had more time!

Reviewed by Jan E 24th June 2017

We wouldnt hesitate to stay at The Bothy holiday property again for another stay in Northumberland - as love it up there - just beautiful.

Reviewed by Sue R 10th June 2017

Clean and tidy, well stocked with up to date appliances. This cottage was perfectly situated for visiting the coastal area from Holy Island to Morpeth and inland to Alnwick.

Reviewed by Tracy D 8th April 2017

The Bothy was a real home from home with everything we needed for our stay. It is in a great location and perfect for visiting Alnwick Castle. Longhoughton beach is beautiful! The walk from Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle was a highlight of our visit. On a sunny day be sure to take a picnic. We would love to return to Northumberland to do the boat tRead morerip to The Farne Islands. Hide

Reviewed by Emma H 5th February 2017

Very happy with the cottage, location etc. Absolutely spotless could not fault this at all! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the location was good although not much to walk to in the village so we had to use the car all the time. However Alnwick, Alnmouth are all very nearby. The Running Fox in Felton was a great find, as was Barter Books in AlnwickRead more. Hide

Reviewed by Silas W

A beautiful cottage in a stunning location. The interior is well designed, snug and comfortable. The wall map and hung photographs of the surrounding area lend themselves perfectly to planning days out and about from a walk up Simonside to a wander around Dunstanburgh Castle. I have spent a lot of time on the coast of Northumberland and sugar sRead moreands, a short walk from the cottage, is one of my favourite beaches due to its secluded feel and white sand. All in all, a perfect little retreat. Hide

Reviewed by Charlotte S

What a gorgeous cottage! We stayed in The Bothy for a week, it was cosy and comfortable and had everything we could possibly need, including a well-stocked co-op just around the corner. The Bothy is just a short walk from what feels like your own private beach, from which you can explore the beautiful Northumberland Coast by foot, car, boat or bicyRead morecle. The cottage is in a perfect location to get into the historical town of Alnwick for the day and is only a 15 minute drive from Alnmouth train station. The cottage itself is a home from home and perfect to come back to after a day on the beach or a night in the pub! Hide

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View of the property
Tastefully decorated open plan living
A cosy place to rest and relax
Light and brigh living area
Large dining kitchen area
Smart kitchen area
Light and bright dining area, with feature wall map to plan your day
So many places to explore
Dining area
Contemporary Kitchen
Double bedroom
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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.

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