The best cottages with sea views in Northumberland holiday cottages

The best cottages with sea views in Northumberland

Jemima Kirkwood 04 December 2020

There is something really relaxing about being by the sea. Perhaps it is the sound of water gently lapping the shore, or the shingly sound of the sand as it moves with the tide, or the crashing sound of tumbling waves that instils a sense of calm. Whatever the reason, people love to be beside the ocean.

Northumberland is set on the north-east coast of England and stretches as far down as Newcastle, boasting many seaside towns and villages which are pleasant to visit at any time of year. The beaches are one of Northumberland’s main attractions, as well as its historic castles, dark skies and Northumberland National Park.

The beaches are loved by families looking for outdoor playtime, couples looking for peace and quiet, groups of friends into their water sports, and dog-walkers who have fur balls with oodles of energy. If you are planning a holiday soon, then make sure you check out our coastal cottages in Northumberland – they are bound to put a smile on your face and get you looking forward to your next adventure. Here are some of our favourites…

Harbour View Cottage

This is a delightful, traditional fisherman’s cottage nestled on the edge of the village of Craster. You can enjoy unspoilt views of the sea from the sitting room downstairs, and the double bedroom upstairs. You can start the day in style here - enjoy a slow cup of tea in bed with the sound of sea birds feeding and waves lapping, and plan your adventures for the day.

The cottage is in a prime position for watching boats chugging in and out of the small harbour, and it’s a stone throw away from the beach – perfect for those dog walkers that need a convenient place to stretch the legs. There are great walks from the doorstep, and it is close to shops and eateries as well as Dunstanburgh Castle. It is the perfect dog-friendly cottage with sea views in Northumberland!

Need to know:

  • Location: Craster
  • Sleeps four people
  • Two dogs welcome

The Old Anchor Cottage

Set in a countryside position, a bit further back from the coastline, sits The Old Anchor Cottage. Originally built in 1890, it has been refurbished and is now a welcoming holiday home close to the beach and other local attractions making this the perfect family getaway. The area is great for walking and cycling and if you fancy being beach bums, the walk to the beach is just under a mile – not too far for little legs!

The view to the sea can be enjoyed from the master king-size bedroom, and there are lovely garden and countryside views from the other rooms too! The sunroom makes for a fabulous place to relax with a coffee and the patio area in the garden is perfect for al fresco dining. The décor of the house is very much country cottage, making it a real home from home for your group.

Need to know:

  • Location: Outskirts of Craster
  • Sleeps six people
  • One dog welcome


This is a gorgeous apartment with a large balcony overlooking the serene harbour at Amble. This stunning waterside development at the mouth of the River Coquet offers a tranquil oasis, ideal as a base for days exploring the historic Northumberland coastline. The coffee machine will encourage early morning escapes to some of the nearby attractions including the RSPB reserve, Coquet Island. With a fresh contemporary interior, including an en-suite shower room, you are sure to enjoy a restful break at this aptly named spot! 

Wind down on sunny evenings by enjoying a glass of fizz on the large balcony. 

Need to know:

  • Location: Amble
  • Sleeps 4 people

Beachcombers Retreat

This is a charming holiday home located on the edge of Low Hauxley, a tranquil seaside hamlet in Northumberland. For those into cycling, it is ideally placed to take on the ‘Coast and Castles Cycle Route’ and, if you like walking, the Low Hauxley Nature Reserve is really close too. This sea view accommodation is really comfortable and nicely furnished with top quality furnishings and fabrics.

You can enjoy views of the beach and ocean from most of the rooms in the house, but the balcony with seating makes for an amazing spot to sit with a coffee, or glass of wine, to really soak it all in. Beachcombers Retreat offers luxury self-catering holiday accommodation and is ideal for families, friends and couples looking for a seaside holiday with a difference!

Need to know:

  • Location: Low Hauxley
  • Sleeps six people
  • Three dogs welcome


Levante Cottage

Fancy waking up to views of the sea? Well you can in Levante Cottage, which is set close to the delightful Beadnell Bay in Northumberland. The sitting room is on the upper floor which makes this cottage quite unusual, and the views across the sea make this a charming place to sit and relax. Being set in the village makes it easy to pop out for food, shopping and all sorts of adventures.

Bamburgh with its castle is close by as are the idyllic villages of Alnwick and Chillingham, meaning you can pop out on morning and afternoon trips, tying it in with some good food in one of Northumberland’s many pubs. You can arrange boat trips to the Farne Islands, nip to Holy Island to admire Lindisfarne Castle or simply spend the day pottering about on Beadnell beach.

Need to know:

  • Location: Beadnell
  • Sleeps six people
  • 2 dogs welcome

Old Farm Buildings Cottage

You could not get a cottage closer to the beach if you tried, and this amazing barn conversion is an idyllic place to spend your next holiday as it offers some of the finest sea views in Northumberland. Looking out over Embleton Bay and Dunstanburgh Castle, this cottage has everything one needs to create amazing memories.

Those into bird watching, water sports, fishing, horse riding and golfing will love it here, where nothing but peace and quiet and nature exists. At the front of the cottage, there is a lovely, grassed area, ideal for daytime picnics and enjoying the sunrises and sunsets with a glass of wine. Long beach days can be had with no curfew, and a comfortable and welcoming interior makes for the perfect base to relax in after.

Need to know:

  • Location: Low Newton by the Sea
  • Sleeps six people
  • Two dogs welcome

We hope you have enjoyed our collection of sea view accommodation available in Northumberland. If you need some inspiration on which part of the coast to visit, and what to do, make sure you check out our guide to Northumberland’s coast today. 

Don’t forget to check out our full collection of coastal cottages which all offer fantastic breaks by the sea.

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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