Lightkeeper House

Amble-by-the-Sea, Northumbria (Ref. 24133)

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Cottage features

  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

This traditional end-terrace cottage is located in the conservation area of the vibrant fishing village of Amble.

Renovated to a good standard, this Amble cottage offers views over the scenic Northumberland coast towards Coquet Island, and is an ideal base for a family or a group of friends.

Tastefully decorated, this Amble cottage has two large bedrooms complete with a family bathroom benefiting from a rain shower.

The comfortable living area features a warming woodburner, perfect for cosy evenings, and with WiFi and a TV with Sky movies and sports package, guests are sure to be kept entertained.

French doors lead to the enclosed rear yard, plus a grassed side garden boasts unrestricted views of the coast and is an ideal spot for warmer evenings.

This Amble cottage is perfectly located for access to the dog-friendly beach, and here you will discover a pretty little cove with rock pools that little ones will delight in.

This charming Amble cottage is so named because the great-great-grandfather of the owner was the lighthouse keeper of Coquet Island; now a bird sanctuary.

Boat trips from the harbour offer sightseers the chance to pay a call on the resident puffins.

Numerous restaurants and dog-friendly pubs are just a short stroll from your Amble cottage, and you can visit the majestic Alnwick Castle, known as Hogwarts in the popular Harry Potter films, or explore miles of Heritage Coast nearby.

This cottage in Amble offers a relaxing break, and is a comfortable base from which to discover Northumberland.


Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin with TV. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.


Gas central heating with woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs (one with full Sky, one with Freeview), DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Highchair on request. Roadside parking for 2 cars. Enclosed yard with furniture and BBQ, side lawned area. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 mins walk, pub 5 mins walk. Beach 2 mins walk.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Beautiful home. Beautiful place”
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    • “Had the most amazing week at Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage in Amble. The house itself has everything and more that is needed for a week's stay. Dishwasher, washing machine, loads of crockery, log burner, comfy settees, sky TV, DVDs, games, books.... The list is endless. But what is the most wonderful, is the decor. The house is stunning, very tasteful. Two beautiful bedrooms which are extremely comfortable. Lovely bathroom with the most wonderful shower and a bright, cheerful through lounge, diner, kitchen. Cannot rate highly enough. There is also a patio area and pretty side garden. Sometimes we could not park directly outside but was never any problem as a safe parking area just opposite. Literally 30 seconds walk to small beach, which although not particularly stunning is perfect for dogs. Our two dogs sulked all the way back home. They had been in doggy paradise in Amble. A little further along towards harbour a bigger beach which is lovely. Lovely little town, lots of building going on along harbour, little craft shops etc being built. Druridge Bay 5 minutes drive away as is Alnmouth beach. Both have miles and miles of stunning white, sandy beaches. Would highly recommend Alnwick Castle, Holy Island, Bamborough Castle, Wallington and Cragside. All within 30 minutes drive. So much to see in area, not really enough time in a week. Was a bit hesitant when driving through estate to reach cottage but wouldn't hesitate to say, the best cottage we have ever stayed in. Definitely going again. Thank you to a wonderful, friendly owner.”

    Bertrumboy, Lancashire, May 2015

    • “first visit to this area”
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    • “Lightkeepers cottage was lovely warm & cosy , it's beautifully decorated & clean. The personal welcome from the owner was lovely as was the welcome basket of goodies. Amble has a good range of shops & lovely walks along the beach & the river to Warkworth. the Sunday market on the harbour is worth a visit . Further afield alnwick , Lindisfarne & the farne islands are a must , in fact the whole area is lovely, a fortnight wasn't long enough !”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Bovey Tracey Devon, January 2014

    • “fabulous”
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    • “beautifully fitted out, great location. the best holiday cottage we have stayed in. owners really friendly and helpful 10 out of ten”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Wetherby, January 2014

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    • “The warmest most comfortable cottage we have stayed in. Can see the sea from nearly every window. Straight out of the house to great walks by the sea.”

    Ms Leitch, Sheffield, October 2015

    • “The cottage is excellent, worth a 4star rating rather than the three star rating. We enjoyed relaxing in the cottage, it is very warm and cosy, plenty of hot water for a long soak in the bath. The main double bed was extremely comfy and we slept very well. It is very quiet in the cottage and has parking outside. The Tv is superb, with sky tv, and sky good speed WiFi, to enable you to plan day visits using the internet each night. The property is comfy, a high standard of renovation to a lovely holiday cottage. Lucca our weimaraner loved the cottage, and its closeness to the harbour bar area for walks. Well situated after long days walking on the beaches at alnmouth, druridge, low newton, bamburgh, and days out at craster, seahouses, warkworth and alnwick. We cooked a hot meal each evening, 4 frying pans, 1 milk pan 2 very large stock pans and utensils were in the kitchen. Only criticism is the kitchen could have done with 1-2 medium size pans, and a medium or large casserole dish. We had to buy disposable foil casserole dishes from queens street hardware store. A bread bin may be good too. We still managed to make lovely evening meals each night. We only had one really wet day, when we rested in the afternoon at the cottage, after a morning exploring Amble in the rain and drizzle. We purchased a children's draughts set which we left with the cottages jigsaws on the bookcase. We love Amble which is really friendly and welcoming, queen street barkery does lovely gluten free cakes. We love the village cafe in Alnmouth staffed by people from Amble, who are very dog friendly and they do fab coffee and gluten free cakes, for each afternoon with a loyalty card buy 5 drinks get 6th free. Alnwick is close by for Sainsburys, Aldi and Lidl to buy in our main shopping for weekly food for breakfast and evening meals. Lucca, our weimaraner is made welcome in Northumberland, especially in Amble which is really dog friendly. He loves walks on the beaches daily. We are both disabled walking with one and myself 2 arm crutches. so find druridge, alnmouth, bamburgh, and low newton beaches very accessible. This is our third Sykes cottage holiday in Northumberland we love staying in Amble as our base. Of course we will be back at Amble, with Sykes, we were sad we hadn't booked a two week break. Unfortunately Lightkeeper House is so popular it often doesn't have a 2 week slot available, so 1 week had to be booked instead of 2 weeks. This is the best and most homely and comfy Sykes cottage we have stayed in so far, we will be 're booking soon for next year. The visitors book is full of wonderful comments by people who loved the cottage and want to return again.”

    Ms Woodhall-james, York, October 2015

    • “A great location close to local beaches which are of a very high standard, and everywhere is dog friendly. A very nice cottage within walking distance of food pubs, shops, cafes and Amble harbour. The beaches are all dog friendly and some of the best we have seen in the UK. Local people are all extremely friendly and welcoming.”

    Mr Bowden, Ibstock, August 2015

    • “A lovely homely cottage in an excellent location in Amble. Amble is a lovely fishing town which is on the up with some lovely redevelopment going on. The cottage is near the beach, harbour, shops and some nice places to eat. We don't have one but dogs seemed to be welcomed everywhere.”

    Mrs Maltby, Stamford, May 2015

    • “Fabulous cottage in a wonderful location. Really comfortable, nicely furnished and well equipped. The views of the coast and the Coquet Lighthouse are glorious.”

    Mrs Walker, Castleford, April 2015

    • “This cottage was an absolute delight to stay in. It was absolutely gorgeous inside, very tastefully decorated and extremely comfortable. The kitchen was perfectly equipped with everything you would need, including a fantastic welcome basket. Comfortable front room with sky package (which husband absolutely loved), games and DVDs galore! The king sized bed was even more comfortable than my own and as for the bathroom, well, beautiful. The rain shower was wonderful in the morning. Parking outside the house is easy and a lovely 1 minute walk to the beach. Can't wait to go again.”

    Mrs Lewis, Blackburn, April 2015

    • “Enjoyed everything about this holiday but in particular, the beaches which just go on and on. There are also plenty of towns/villages to visit with lots of good shops. There are also loads of good places to eat in/takeaway. Lightkeeper House is in an ideal position and even has a perfect view of Coquet Island. It is warm and comfortable and is one of the best houses we've ever stayed in! We will definitely be having a second visit.”

    Ms Kuta, Aviemore, March 2015

    • “This was a wonderful holiday house. Ideally situated next to the beach and within easy driving distance to a range of other beaches. The property itself is very well presented and had been thoughtfully and tastefully decorated. Would certainly look to stay again and have already recommended to family.”

    Mrs Marley, Hinckley, February 2015

    • “Our third visit to Lightkeeper House and we enjoyed it just as much as before. It is in a great location for enjoying the Northumbria coast. The House is warm and comfortable to return to after a bracing walk on the beach.”

    Mrs Gunn, York, January 2015

    • “It was perfect for our two dogs and the cottage was a delightful home from home.”

    Mr Vaughan, Lincoln, January 2015

    • “The location of the property was fantastic and I was so pleased that an excellent property like this still allowed dogs.”

    Mrs Burdett, Ludlow, December 2014

    • “The cottage was well situated, great for the dogs and had everything we needed in there.”

    Mrs Kelly, Barrow-in-Furness, December 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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