Driftwood

Seahouses & Beadnell Area, Northumberland Coastal

  • A bright, nautical-themed family-friendly cottage with exposed beams and feature logburner

You can book this property from:

  • £797 per week
  • £114 per night

Features

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • 2 single beds

Kitchen

  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer

Bathrooms

  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower

Families

  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair

Outdoors

  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Private parking
  • Secure bicycle storage
  • Rural location

Accessibility

  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 10am

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

At a Glance
• This is a two storey property.
• It sleeps 6 and has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
• No bedrooms on the ground floor and 3 bedrooms on the second floor.
• The kitchen, dining and living space has level access and has no stairs.
• There are parking spaces for 2 cars, directly outside the garages opposite.
• The front entrance has sloping access. The outdoor space has stepped access.
• Externally there is a front and rear garden with stepped access.
• Dogs are not permitted in the property.
• No smoking or vaping is permitted in the house.

Pre-Arrival
• The property is best reached by car. It is situated in Swinhoe hamlet and there is a driveway to the front of
the cottage. A parking space is in front of the house. The front door is accessed via the driveway, there is a
key safe by the door at 166cm height.
• Public transport: the property can be reached by rail, the nearest mainline railway station is 13 miles away.
https://www.coastalretreats.co.uk/activities/how-to-get-here/
• Taxis are available from the station. A list of taxis companies can also be found via our website link above.
• Information about local bus services can be found on the Northumberland coast bus service website
http://www.northumberlandcoastaonb.org/getting-around/
• Local food partner Food Heaven (www.foodheaven.co.uk) can deliver and unpack groceries prior to your
arrival and items can be ordered up to 48 hours before arrival. Other supermarkets deliver to the area.
Alnwick (18 miles away) has large supermarkets, small independent shops, garages and all the local
amenities.
• The brochure is printed in standard font size with pictorial representations of the main features. Our aim
with the design of our website, is to make it as easy to use and as clear as possible. We want visitors with
disabilities to be able to gain the same benefit from using our website as those who are able-bodied.
• Mobile phone reception may be poor within this area and we cannot guarantee a full signal.
• There is WiFi and a landline phone but the functioning of these cannot be fully guaranteed and any external
fault is beyond our control.
• The nearest NHS hospital walk in is in Ashington, which is 35 miles away, and the nearest A&E unit is in
Cramlington, which is 42 miles away. The nearest doctor’s surgery is 3.5 miles away in Seahouses. Further
information is in the welcome folder.

Access to the Property
The car parking is approximately 10 metres from the entrance and the front door is accessed via a tarmac driveway.
There are no handrails or ramps on the approach to the building. The path is 90cm wide and provides a sloping
access.

Entrance to Property
• From the car, the front door is accessed via a paved path and there are no handrails or ramps on the
approach to the property.
• The door is side hung and manual and the width is 70cm with a small step of 2cm over the thresh of the
front door.
• Once inside the surface is coir mat and tiles and the area is fully lit by ceiling spot lights.
Any other comments and relevant information; The light switch is located to left of the door which is 130cm high.
Halls, Stairs, Landings, Passageways
• The entrance hallway areas are lit by ceiling spot lights and the floor is covered by tiles and there are 13
steps leading to the first floor.
• The stairs are carpeted and beige in colour; the walls have been decorated in a white colour.
• The width of the passageway is 86cm.

Sitting Room/Lounge
• The living room is accessed from the hallway and kitchen with a door opening of 76cm and is furnished with
a 3 seater sofa and additional 3 comfy chairs.
• It is all on one level with no steps and the floor is covered in carpet which is beige in colour.
• The walls have been decorated a white colour.
• There is 1 coffee table located in the centre of the room and 1 lamp table which can easily be moved.
• There is a log burning stove and radiators to heat the room.
• The room is very spacious with plenty of space to move around.
• There is a digital TV which has full digital access/subtitles; the TV is mounted in a wall unit.
• Lighting is natural daylight with a mix of ceiling down lights and table/floor lamps.
Any other comments and relevant information; Two doors to access rear garden are 74cm wide.

Dining Area
• The dining area is situated in the kitchen with level access via a door which is 70cm wide. It has a tiled floor.
• The dining room floor is tiled which is a natural colour and the walls have been decorated in a white colour.
• Seating around the table is for 6 people, with upright chairs without arms & a pew type bench. A wheelchair
can easily be pulled up to the table if needed.
• The dining table has legs on each corner, which are 62cm from floor to lowest point of table (under space)
and is 76cm high. Lighting is natural daylight with a mix of ceiling spots and table lamps.
Any other comments and relevant information; Access to the living room from kitchen/diner door is 70cm wide.

Kitchen
• The door openings to the kitchen are from the hallway and living room and the opening width is 70cm.
• The kitchen has level access with a tiled floor which is neutral in colour.
• The kitchen is fully equipped with a cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
• The door of the oven drops down and the handle is 76cm above the floor. The hob is 90cm above the floor.
• The worktop and sink are 90cm above the floor. The wall cupboards are 140cm high.
• The sink taps are single mixer lever taps.
• A fridge freezer is available. The highest shelf in fridge is 100cm and lowest drawer in the freezer is 120cm.
• The kitchen is lit by under cupboard lights and ceiling spots.
• The kitchen floor is tiled which is natural in colour and the walls have been decorated in a white colour.

Bedrooms and Sleeping Areas
General Information
• There are no ground floor bedrooms.
• On the first floor there are 3 bedrooms comprising of; 1 king size bed without ensuite bathroom, 1 double
bed without ensuite, and 1 twin/single beds reached by 13 stairs.
Specific bedroom information (one for each bedroom)

Bedroom one is on the first floor and has a king size bed
• The clear door openings into the bedroom are 70cm wide.
• The height of the bed from floor to mattress top is 46cm.
• The space to the side of the bed is 60cm.
• There are 2 bedside tables which are 64cm high.
• Lighting is via a mix of ceiling pendant and bedside table lamps.
• Flooring is carpet and beige in colour, with white coloured walls.
• There is 1 wardrobe and 10 drawers and storage space. The wardrobe rails are 176cm high and they cannot
be adjusted.
• Bedding is hypo-allergenic.
• There is a bedroom TV which is digital.
• See photos and video tour on our website for more details.
Any other comments and relevant information; The feature wall is a natural colour.

Bedroom two is on the first floor and has a double bed
• The clear door openings into the bedrooms are 70cm wide.
• The height of the bed from floor to mattress top is 52cm.
• The space to the side of the bed is 55cm.
• There are 2 bedside tables which are 56cm high.
• Lighting is via a mix of ceiling pendant and bedside table lamps.
• Flooring is carpet and beige in colour, with white coloured walls.
• There is 1 wardrobe and 5 drawers and storage space. The wardrobe rails are 145cm high and they cannot
be adjusted.
• Bedding is hypo-allergenic.
• There is no television in the bedroom.
• See photos and video tour on our website for more details.
Any other comments and relevant information; The feature wall is a natural colour.

Bedroom three is on the first floor and has two single beds of different heights
• The door opening into the bedroom is 70cm wide.
• The height of the bed from floor to mattress top is 50cm and 80cm for the other.
• The space to the side of the bed is 68cm.
• There is 1 bedside table which is 35cm high.
• Lighting is via a mix of ceiling pendant and bedside table lamps.
• Flooring is carpet and beige in colour, with white coloured walls.
• There is no wardrobe but 5 drawers and storage space.
• Bedding is hypo-allergenic.
• There is a bedroom TV which is digital.
• See photos and video tour on our website for more details
Any other comments and relevant information; One single and one galley bed.
Bathrooms, Shower-rooms and Toilets
Family bath/shower room is located on the first floor
• Entrance is all on one level with a clear door opening width of 70cm.
• The shower is hand held over the bath, and the height to the edge of the bath is 56cm.
• Height of the WC floor to seat is 41cm.
• Wash basin height is 86cm with a pedestal under the sink.
• All taps are modern lever and twist taps.
• There is no a shelf over the sink.
• There is no grab rail.
• The bathroom is lit with ceiling lights.
• It has tiled flooring which is natural in colour with white coloured walls.
• For a photo please see the website.
Family shower room is on the ground floor
• Entrance is all on one level with a clear door opening width of 77cm.
• The shower is separate and has a raised lip of 8cm.
• The shower has a hinged door and has a detachable shower head.
• Height of the WC floor to seat is 41cm.
• Wash basin height is 86cm with a pedestal under the sink.
• All taps are modern lever taps.
• There is no shelf over the sink.
• There is no grab rail.
• The bathroom is lit with ceiling spot lights.
• It has tiled flooring which is natural in colour with white coloured walls.
• For a photo please see the website.
Any other comments and relevant information; Access is gained from the hallway on the ground floor.

Laundry/Utility Room
• The utility room is situated in an alcove off the hallway with level access via sliding doors.
• Floor width is 250cm and covered with a coir mat, which is brown in colour. The walls are natural in colour.
• The height of the sink is 93cm and it has a single mixer twist tap.
• The height of the washing machine door is 67cm from the floor and the height of the tumbler dryer door is
159cm from the floor.
• The room is lit with strip light.
Any other comments and relevant information; Utility area is in the cupboard in the hallway.

Garden
Garden 1:
• The garden area can be found to the rear of the property which is accessed immediately from the lounge via
two doors with a step of 2cm and clear access width of 74cm.
• The areas within the garden are stepped.
• It has a paved patio and lawned area.
• Table and seating are in this area which is suitable for a wheelchair to pull up with a table height of 66cm.
There are 6 chairs which are upright chairs with arms.
• The width and length of the patio is 3.7 x 2.1metres.
• Decking area is directly outside the lounge doors, 1.4 x 5.5 metres with two 17cm steps down to the patio
area.
• There is some outside lighting which are manual switch lights.

Garden 2 is shared with two neighbouring properties (not available for holidays after January 2022):
• The garden area can be found to the front of the property which is accessed immediately from the front
door via a door with a step of 2cm and clear access width of 70cm.
• The areas within the garden are stepped.
• It has a gravel patio area.
• Seating in this area is not suitable for a wheelchair as it is a bench seat.
• There is some outside lighting which are manual switch lights.
Any other comments and relevant information; Large shared garden and children’s play area across driveway.

Description

Driftwood is ideal for young families, couples and groups. With its light and airy feel and lots of nautical touches, you get a real sense of staying by the sea. Cream, linen and soft blues are used to great effect and the soft furnishings complement the space and furniture beautifully. Just one mile from Beadnell Beach, it is centrally located on the Northumberland coast within easy access of all the attractions.

Nestled in between two of our other Retreats in a row of farm cottages, Driftwood is a treasure trove of comforts. Its personality is evident from the moment you walk through the door, with nods to its coastal location in many of the rooms. The cream enamel log burner is the feature of the lounge ensuring this is an enjoyable cottage to stay in all year round. In fact holidaying here is a breeze as the small details have been taken care of such as the many DVDs, dressing up box and games for the children, to the beach equipment for lazy days on the sands. Lovely private garden.

Deceptively large and built in stone on the site of four derelict farm cottages, it can also be booked along with adjoining Nook End or Seasalt for a large family holiday, or with friends. Together they can accommodate up to 18 guests.

  • Family friendly cottage just one mile from Beadnell Beach
  • Spacious living room with log burner, board games, DVDs, plus doors to the garden
  • Fabulous children's room with galley bed
  • Distant sea views from the front of Driftwood
  • Private enclosed lawned garden with table and chairs
  • Use of shared large lawned garden with Wendy house, football goal and sandpit, as well as the garden pod (not available for holidays after January 2022)
  • Outside tap for washing bikes, wellies, buckets & spades etc
  • Can be booked with neighbouring Seasalt or Nook End
  • Private leisure club membership (entry fee applies)
  • Garage for storage of bikes, small boats, kayaks etc

Ground Floor

  • Large lounge with comfy sofas, cream enamel log burner, patio doors to rear decking and private garden
  • Kitchen/dining room with distant views of Beadnell Bay
  • Separate shower room & WC on ground floor with large walk in shower
  • Utility area with sink and washer/dryer

First Floor

  • Main bedroom with king size bed
  • Second bedroom with king size bed
  • 1 twin room with single bed and handmade galley bed (this bed is more suitable for children, although it is a full size single bed)
  • Family bathroom with hand shower over bath (limited head room)

Externally

  • Private enclosed rear garden with patio furniture
  • Further large garden with popular garden pod and children's play equipment (not available after January 2022)
  • Parking for up to 2 cars
  • Garage for storage of bikes & boogie boards

ALWAYS COMPLIMENTARY:

  • Oil central heating
  • Log burner with starter supply of logs
  • Electricity
  • Bedding and bath towels
  • Starter supply of kitchen roll, dishwasher tablets, toilet roll, washing up liquid, salt and pepper
  • Sewing kit
  • First Aid kit
  • Wi-Fi
  • Travel cot and high chair

RETREAT AMENITIES

  • Cooker and hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen and tableware
  • Coffee maker
  • Washer/dryer
  • Cool box
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Mop, bucket, dustpan and brush
  • Tea towels
  • Dish cloths
  • Oven gloves
  • Hairdryer
  • Smart TV
  • Books and magazines
  • Landline telephone with honesty box
  • Outdoor table and seating
  • Outside tap
  • Garage for storage of bikes and sports equipment
  • Key safe for independent arrival
  • Leisure club membership (small entry charge applies)

AVAILABLE BY REQUEST

Extra linen and towels (charges apply)

CANDID COMMENTS

The shower room is on the ground floor with the small bathroom upstairs. This is in the eaves so our taller guests need to be forewarned.
The large shared garden, exclusively for Nook end, Seasalt and Driftwood, is located across the service drive from the cottages, so not ideal for unsupervised toddlers. Vehicles do use the road so please be careful. Ideal for older children as they can have some independence from the grown ups. Driftwood does have its own private garden too.

TO NOTE

Whilst we take great care to represent our properties and their facilities as accurately as possible, the décor, furnishings and facilities shown in images and video tours may occasionally be subject to minor change.

The five star rating says it all - children whatever their age will love the space; the swings, the Wendy House and the trampoline, plus the indoor toys and games.

Reviews

Driftwood was beautifully presented and spotless - it was lovely to arrive at such a great property. So often self catering properties are not as nice as their description, but Driftwood was even better than we were hoping for! We'll definitely be recommending to our friends!

Past Customer,

Many thanks for providing such a lovely, well equipped (better than my house!), well presented, comfortable and chintz free 'Driftwood' cottage. It was a real treat, a great weekend with friends and everybody thoroughly enjoyed our stay, even the weather was fine. I will definitely be back and will also be recommending your beautiful cottages to friends and family. Once again, a huge thank you for helping to make the birthday weekend very special!

Past Customer,

The huge garden has been a big hit with our three children. They even preferred this to the beach! We had picnics on the grass, played in the Wendy House and we adults even enjoyed the odd bounce on the trampoline. The garden pod is gorgeous and we used it every day. Thanks again for all the thoughtful touches.

Past Customer,

Location

In the small farming hamlet of Swinhoe, very close to the coast - you can see the sea from the cottage and the garden. It is about a mile from Beadnell beach and the village (20 minutes walk). Seahouses is approx two miles away and all the best beaches of Northumberland are within very easy access - Bamburgh, Seahouses, Newton, Embleton, Beadnell as are the popular villages of Craster, Warkworth and Alnmouth.
For further information on the area, see our Beadnell section.