Amble-by-the-Sea, Northumbria (Ref. 5728)

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Cottage features

  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
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The property

An impressive, stone-built, Victorian terraced cottage ideally located close to the marina and town centre of Amble. Bernicia is tastefully decorated throughout and offers extremely spacious, light and airy rooms that are well-furnished and comfortable. The large lounge has a period panelled bay window with traditional cornice and feature fireplace, while the spacious dining room with feature fireplace overlooks the secluded courtyard. The well-equipped, contemporary kitchen is ideal for a self-catering cottage, it has access to the courtyard area, which is perfect in the evening sunshine. Amble affords a colourful harbour hosting a wide variety of pubs, cafes and restaurants, whilst the marina flourishes with an array of vibrant, nautical activity. Bernicia makes an ideal base from which to explore Northumberland's beautiful Heritage Coast, countryside, castles and renowned National Park.


Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 2 x double. Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC. Well-equipped fitted kitchen. Dining room. Spacious lounge with bay window.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric double oven, ceramic touch-control hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD micro theatre system with CD player, radio and USB/MP3 sockets
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Welcome pack and starter pack of toiletries included
  • Ample roadside parking a few metres from the property on a first come, first served basis
  • Alternatively, parking is available at a free car park approx
  • 100m from cottage
  • Small, secluded courtyard area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 2 mins walk.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “amble holiday”
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    • “Well presented cottage situated with easy distance of town and local area. Watch the fishing boats coming in with their catches. Only downside was trying to get the heating to work but this was explained easy enough. Could do with washing clothes facilities did not effect us as only there for a week but longer let? Otherwise nice place for a break .”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Cambridgeshire, December 2013

    • “Excellent modern accommodation in a coastal Northumberland village”
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    • “Great base to explore the Northumberland area by car/ coastal walks. Visited Bamburgh Castle, Alnwick Castle, Cragside Estate, Vindolonda Roman Museum as well as a gorgeous walk from Bulmer to Caster on the coastal path. Spotless and modern accommodation, well equipped, nice patio area to enjoy in rear and walking distance to local shops. Local tourist info office very helpful in Amble, would definitely stay here again.”

    Tartans, Edinburgh, September 2013

    • “Excellent modern accommodation in a coastal Northumberland villa”
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    • “Great base to explore the Northumberland area by car/ coastal walks. Visited Bamburgh Castle, Alnwick Castle, Cragside Estate, Vindolonda Roman Museum as well as a gorgeous walk from Bulmer to Caster on the coastal path. Spotless and modern accommodation, well equipped, nice patio area to enjoy in rear and walking distance to local shops. Local tourist info office very helpful in amble, would definitely stay here again.”

    Tartans, Edinburgh, September 2013

    • “Lovely, well appointed spacious house”
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    • “Nice house. Friendly greeting from owners. Spacious bedrooms with excellent decoration and fittings. Good layout of rooms downstairs. Super place to explore Northumberland from and fab pizzas from the place round the corner.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Sheffield, October 2011

    • “Surprisingly spacious and well located”
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    • “We (myself, wife and new baby) were invited on holiday by my in-laws and stayed during the first week of August. Having seen the photos online, I was surprised at how large the property was once inside. All the rooms have been recently decorated and furnished which gave the property a quality feel. The kitchen was very large and had plenty of storage space, as well as being equipped with all the usual essential appliances. The dining room featured a modern table seating 6 and the light paint combined with large window gave the room a very nice airy feel. There was plenty of sofa seating in the lounge, meaning if someone wanted to lie down or put their legs up there was still room for everyone. The TV wasnt amazing, however there was a DVD/stereo system which meant you could watch DVDs with decent sound - however you need to bring your own as there are none supplied (nor are there any books or games to keep you entertained). The bedroom we stayed in had plenty of room, we could have put the cot in a range of places. The mattress did not feel particularly great, but surprisingly didnt cause me any back pain (which often does happen). The only other downside was the very thin curtains, as the property is right by the road which is lit, there is alot of light coming in through the curtains. This wasnt a huge problem for us as we have the same problem at home, but someone used to a dark room would need to use the rear bedroom. The bathroom was very modern and there was no shower curtain to faff about with, however the only toilet was in the same room which does limit use - although both could easily be used without seeing each other as the shower is behind a wall - it depends on how comfortable you are with the rest of the party! There was plenty of information on the local area available at the property, which was very handy. The town centre of Amble is literally just round the corner and is fairly average for the size of town, a couple of small supermarkets, range of independent shops and charity shops. There is also the river and habour which is easily walkable from the property. There is also a very good restaurant just round the corner, called the Wellwood, it seems to be the best place to eat in Amble, as it was so close my wife and I were able to pop out for an anniversary meal leaving our son with the in-laws (the only evening out together since he was born). Parking was never a problem when we were there, we were always able to get a space in the adjacent road. The only other improvement beyond those already mentioned is that it would benefit from having 2 keys, having 3 double bedrooms is somewhere that is likely to be used by more than one family, who might not want to spend everyday together, or not always get home at the same time.”

    Spudit2003, Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom, October 2014

    • “Photo's don't do it justice”
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    • “We were blown away with the size of this lovely cottage when we arrived. The photographs on the website we booked it through, certainly didn't do it justice. We were met at the cottage by the owner who was very friendly. We were left with one set of keys....a second set would have been useful for our party. With hindsight, we would have asked for the code to the keybox on the outside of the property. The property consists of 2 huge living spaces downstairs along with a big, well equipped kitchen. The outdoor area is small but a really nice place to relax. There was a BBQ although we didn't use it. The only thing we would say was missing, was somewhere to dry wet clothes / beach towels (e.g. a pull out line outside). We were also surprised, given the size of the property, there was no washing machine (especially as the nearest laundrette is Alnwick) - no doubt visitors from further afield, or those staying longer, would find this a really useful product to have. The three bedrooms were a really good size. Our party consisted of 5 adults (2 of them couples) and one 4 year old. We found it odd that none of the bedrooms had twin beds (1 adult and 4 year old would have used this set up otherwise), however, we took a single inflatable along for my boy and there was plenty of floor space for him to sleep in the room with us. The only thing that was missing from the bedrooms was storage. There was a small hanging rail and a couple of bedside tables, but all of the bedrooms would have benefited from drawer space and there was enough room in all of them to have it. The bathroom is lovely and again, a good size. Walk in shower and a bath. Remember to take your own towels though. It's double yellow lines directly outside of the cottage (although we were able to park up to unload and pack up at either end of our visit), however, we never struggled for car parking space on the street opposite. Amble itself is OK depending on what you want from a place. There's plenty of shops to keep your cupboards stocked including a Co Op and Tesco Express. It's a 20 minute or so walk from the cottage to the harbour and sand area. We didn't eat in any of the restaurants / pubs and the 2 adults that ventured out on an evening out didn't rate the local bars. However, it is a great place to use as a base for exploring the Northumberland coast. We loved the cottage and the only reason we wouldn't return is because we would stay in a different area.”

    CabbaRanks, Nottingham, England, August 2014

    • “Lovely modern makeover of a traditional town house”
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    • “Lovely central house with all amenities to hand in a beautiful part of the country with many places to visit on your doorstep”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Edinburgh, September 2011

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    • “The cottage was very spacious and comfortable. It was an ideal location. Looking forward to going back.”

    Miss Bourn, Gateshead, October 2014

    • “The cottage exceeded our expectations and was perfect for our family.”

    Mrs Small, Chester Le Street, August 2014

    • “The property was light, spacious and airy, beautifully decorated and furnished. It was a very comfortable base for exploring the coast. We were welcomed with afternoon tea and cakes by the owners who helped to unload on arrival. We weren't expecting this, but they were very nice touches. Although we were dependent on on-street parking, we never had any difficulty during our week. We would certainly recommend both the property and Northumberland - a very beautiful county.”

    Mr Ware, Exeter, August 2014

    • “A very good welcome by the owner who had left us lunch (not expected but much appreciated). An immaculate house and good position in relation to visiting both South and North of the County. We were glad to have chosen Amble as our base.”

    Mr Yarnall, Walsall, June 2014

    • “This property catered very well for 6 people. The house itself was in a great location and ideal to go exploring and visiting Northumberland. The décor was of extremely high standard and very homely. We would definitely visit again and recommend this house to everybody!”

    Mrs Shorter, Newcastle Upon Tyne, February 2014

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About the location


Warkworth 1 mile; Alnmouth 4 miles.

The bustling little seaport of Amble is situated at the mouth of the River Coquet and is an ideal place for exploring Northumberland. Historically a centre for boatbuilding, Amble offers a marina, a harbour, sandy beaches and coastal walks to the bird sanctuary at Hauxley and country park at Druridge Bay. Large fishing boats moor along the harbour wall and land a variety of fish, prawns, crabs and lobsters - the daily catch can be bought at a fish shop in the harbour. A mile south of Amble is Coquet Island, an RSPB reserve with a large population of terns, puffins and eider ducks and boat trips around the island can be arranged. The pretty coastal villages of Alnmouth and Craster and numerous superb beaches are only a short drive away, whilst picturesque Warkworth with its castle, charming Alnwick with its castle and award-winning gardens, and the National Trust’s Wallington Hall and Cragside are all within easy reach.

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