The Bothy, Nr.Craster

The Bothy, Nr.Craster



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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 ‘Early 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.

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Accommodation Summary

Open-plan living area: Lounge with L-shaped sofa, coffee table, flat screen TV with free view and a good selection of books.

Dining area: with seating for 4 guests and a large, Northumberland feature-wall map.

Kitchen: Stylish and modern, with everything you will need, including a washing machine and dishwasher, fridge/freezer, a pyrolytic/self-cleaning oven with electric hob and a 'Welsh' style dresser.

Master bedroom: Double bed with bedside tables, lamps, single wardrobe, chest of drawers and hairdryer.

Shower room: Modern tiled shower room with large walk in electric shower, WC, wash hand basin, under floor heating, large heated towel rail and 'Velux' window.

Bedroom 2: Double bedroom with bedside tables, lamps, a single wardrobe and small cupboard for storage. 

Outside: Garden bench style seat and small table in an enclosed, small patio area which features a selection of pretty mature shrubs and a washing line.

Parking: At the front of the property, there is parking in the shared driveway for up to two cars.

Bed linen, towels, heating and hot water are included.

Sorry, no dogs are allowed at The Bothy.

In the Village - There is a very good, Co-Op store open from 7am to 11pm.

Nearest pub  - is in Boulmer - The Fishing Boat Inn which also serves food. (5 mins by car - 1.9 miles). You can also walk from the beach to the pub - about 20 mins.

Mobile phone reception is not consistent as the walls of the cottage are so thick however, you can usually receive a signal in the kitchen and lounge by the windows.



  • Access to Dark Skies
  • Central heating
  • Close to beach
  • Cycle Friendly
  • DAB Digital Radio
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Patio Area
  • Flat screen TV
  • Freeview TV
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Games, books and DVDs
  • Garden table and chairs
  • Golf Course nearby
  • Ground Floor Bedroom(s)
  • Ground Floor Shower Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hob/oven
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Luxury
  • Microwave
  • Near the Beach
  • Off road parking
  • Shop nearby
  • Shower Room
  • Single Storey
  • Sorry no dogs allowed
  • Walker Friendly
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-Fi

The Bothy is located about a quarter of a mile from the stunning Sugar Sands beach on this spectacular stretch of Northumberland coastline!

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- 10 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.

4/ 5stars

- 21 October 2017

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

4/ 5stars

- 30 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 stay 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.

4/ 5stars
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Key Features

  • Cycle Friendly
  • Ground Floor Bedroom(s)
  • Luxury
  • Shop nearby
  • Sorry no dogs allowed
  • Walker Friendly
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-Fi
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