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The Old Forge - Longhoughton

Longhoughton, Northumberland
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
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.

Enjoy the best of both worlds staying in this quiet village just 1.5 miles from the beach, known locally as ‘Sugar Sands’, one of this stunning coastline’s best-kept secrets accessible via a country path. Walk, swim or paddle, or take a picnic and your book for some relaxing time out. The village is served by a grocery store and a friendly pub/restaurant. Nearby Boulmer Beach offers more glorious beach strolls and the occasional dolphin sighting. Alnmouth’s pretty village (3.5 miles) has some lovely shops, cafes and pub/restaurants, a children’s play area, a picturesque golf course, and another gorgeous beach. Visit Alnwick Castle and Gardens (4.5 miles) and Craster (5 miles) for some fresh seafood and walk the coastal path to Dunstanburgh Castle.

Take the seven stone steps down from the private parking area to reach the lower level of the garden, where you can access the property. Step across the threshold into the generous boot room where you can leave your outdoor clothing and sit down to take off your walking boots. Head through the stone arch into the striking open-plan kitchen/dining room with a high, vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, and the featured original stone and brickwork which is a reminder of the property’s working history. This is a great space for sociable mealtimes with the family, sitting together at the large dining table with bench seating to relive the day’s memories and plan the next day’s activities. The kitchen has everything you need to cook up a feast, including a gas hob and electric oven, fridge/freezer, a built-in microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer. Head to the spacious lounge to relax on comfortable seating in front of the impressive inglenook fireplace which houses the wood burner. Unwind with a book or watch a movie on the Smart TV. The open-tread spiral staircase leads to a fun mezzanine seating area with books and games, and a large Velux window from which you can gaze up at the dark, starry night’s sky. The three bedrooms are located up one step into the hallway which leads off from the kitchen, and French doors open from the hallway into the garden. There is a king-size bedroom with plenty of storage for your things and an en-suite shower and WC, a double bedroom with ample storage, and a single bedroom with a pull-out trundle bed and open hanging space. The family bathroom completes the accommodation with a bath, a separate shower cubicle, and a WC.

Outside, the garden space is almost a quarter of an acre. Enjoy breakfast and dinner alfresco sitting on the garden furniture in the walled patio. Stone steps lead to the raised, open lawn area with views of the neighbouring fields and the parking area. The garden is not fully enclosed. Private parking is off-road for three cars and there is plenty of room to leave your bikes.

  • 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
  • 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

Elliot Albiston

This property is personally managed by Elliot.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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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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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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