8 August Bank Holiday Northumberland Coastal Breaks

Coastal Retreats Blog 7 August 2019

Stand up paddle boarding Beadnell

Explore our last-minute escapes over the August bank holiday.


Bamburgh Coach House games room

Bamburgh Coach House

Sleeps 5. 2 bedrooms. 1 bath/shower. 5 star child friendly rating

Why go? It’s close to Bamburgh, which was named Britain’s best coastal destination by Which? this year. It is also handy for travelling north to Holy Island and Ross Back Sands and for heading south to The Alnwick Garden, Seahouses and Beadnell.

Why we love it? The outdoor games room will keep your family entertained whatever the weather.

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Garden Cottage front garden

Garden Cottage

Sleeps 6. 3 bedrooms. 2 bath/shower. 5 star child friendly rating

Why go? Ideal for children with its enclosed garden with play equipment and Wendy House situated in the family-friendly location of Tughall Steads slightly inland between Newton and Beadnell beaches.

Why we love it? Its many traditional features, with the stone inglenook fireplace a particular highlight.

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Nook End living room

Nook End

Sleeps 6. 3 bedrooms. 3 bath/shower. 5 star child friendly rating

Why go? Nook End balances child friendly fun with gorgeous design. It’s in a quieter location so you’ll escape the bustle of the main coastal villages, but benefits from the unique Box.Restaurant on its doorstep for wood-fired pizza with a view.

Why we love it? The owners of Nook End added a small ensuite shower room to the double bedroom last summer, ensuring there is no fighting for the bathroom from now on.

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Quayside living area


Sleeps 4. 2 bedrooms. 2 bath/shower. 3 star child friendly rating

Why go? Beautiful sunsets from the open plan living space and balcony. Excellent seafood from the harbour restaurants and yummy ice cream from Spurrelis.

Why we love it? Quayside is all about the views with its prime position overlooking the marina and is close to the flourishing scene at Amble’s harbour.

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Seasalt master bedroom


Sleeps 6. 3 bedrooms. 2 bath/shower. 5 star child friendly rating

Why go? For a relaxing family break, just one mile from Beadnell beach. Seasalt has both private and communal gardens where children can kick a ball or play on the swings.

Why we love it? While Seasalt may be slightly set back from the coast, it still retains a seaside feel with distant sea views from the kitchen window seat and a light and airy Scandinavian design throughout.

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The front of Skyfall


Sleeps 4. 2 bedrooms. 1 bath/shower. 4 star child friendly rating

Why go? There’s a touch of glamour to Skyfall evoked by its name, its dramatic views from both the front and the rear and its sophisticated and elegant interior. Bamburgh Castle and beach are also just a mile away.

Why we love it? The upside down living maximises the panoramic views of Northumberland’s countryside from the first floor open plan living area and wide glass balcony.

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The Lodge bedroom

The Lodge@Shirewater

Sleeps 2. 1 bedroom. 2 bath/shower. 1 star child friendly rating

Why go? The Lodge is within 15 minutes’ walk of Embleton Bay with its silvery sands and iconic views of Dunstanburgh Castle. Its grounds are equally impressive with five acres of land to explore including a river, orchard and woodland.

Why we love it? It is private and secluded. Perfect to truly get away from it all. Plus, it is really spacious which is unusual for a couple’s cottage.

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Old Gardener's family bathroom

The Old Gardener’s

Sleeps 6. 3 bedrooms. 2 bath/shower. 4 star child friendly rating

Why go? The Old Gardener’s is in walking distance of a pub and 10 minutes walk from Craster village, harbour and the famous and much-loved coastal walk to Dunstanburgh Castle.

Why we love it? The period features make The Old Gardener’s from the decadent roll top bath and large antique bed to the Belfast sink and the log burning stove.

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