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Middle Cottage

High Hauxley, Northumberland (Ref. 917404)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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74 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely property."

    The owners have given careful attention to the needs of their guests and the amenities are excellent. The enclosed garden was ideal for our dog. The situation is excellent with just a short walk to the beach and perfect for exploring the Northumberland coast and countryside. Deservedly popular ,if you are considering a stay in the area Middle Cottage should be right at the top of your shortlist.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJul 2022

  • "This is the best,cleanest, most welcoming cottage we ever rented!"

    Thankyou,Sykes, and thankyou,Pam and Andy! Our 4th visit and we will be back! Adele Brinkley.

    Reviewed by AdeleJun 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage, has everything you could possibly need."

    Bed very comfortable, clean & lovely friendly welcome from the owners. Fully enclosed garden suitable for four legged friends. The cottage was in an excellent location 10 minutes walk from miles of sandy dog friendly beach.

    Reviewed by CatherineJun 2022

  • "Very well equipped cottage all mod cons."

    Owners have provided alot of extras to make the cottage a home from home. Lovely kept garden. Good location for shops,petrol station, beaches & local attractions. Owners very friendly & helpful. Would definitely recommend the cottage & go back again.

    Reviewed by ShirleyJun 2022

  • "Excellent cottage in a very quiet location beautful garden very well looked after by the owners."

    .Property was clean throughout kitchen extremly well stocked with all the essentials. Good welcome pack .Beds very comfortable.Plenty of towels shampoo and soap provided. No negative points at all.

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2022

  • "It was a very comfortable homely cottage, very clean and with easy off street parking."

    The cottage was well equipped and had everything you could ever need. Everything worked perfectly and the hosts showed me how things worked which was very useful. The bed was very comfortable. The location was perfect just outside Amble but within easy walking distance and only 10 minutes walk to a lovely quiet beach. The garden is small but is completely enclosed so it was ideal for my dog. I had a very enjoyable time at this cottage and I look forward to going back sometime.

    Reviewed by TraceyMay 2022

  • "Very well equipped cottage, provided with everything you could want."

    Owners very hospitable on arrival. Quite, relaxing and cosy in an excellent location being 10 minutes walk to the beach, great for dog walks. We'll be booking again!

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, bit dated, but could not fault the hosts who had provided for your needs."

    Perfectly placed for exploring the Northumberland coast. Has small secure garden, ideal for four legged family members to explore. Parking for one car.

    Reviewed by KarenApr 2022

  • "This is a fantastic cottage in the beautiful county of Northumberland."

    10 minutes walk from the sea and on the doorstep of the Northumbria coastal route which leads to picturesque villages, beautiful sandy beaches and imposing castles. The cottage owners Pam & Andy, have literally provided everything you need and more when you stay away from your own home. I highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2022

  • "Tried to book again it was that good"

    Reviewed by NicolaMar 2022

  • "Great place, lovely hosts"

    Reviewed by KimFeb 2022

  • "Great place to stay with an interesting quiet beach within a short walk which is great for dogs and their companions."

    Amble has terrific seafood and restaurants plus fantastic fish and chips. Good homey cottage to come back to after a bracing winter beach walk and light the woodburner. Good people running a very good cottage with care and attention. regards.....Roger Lee.

    Reviewed by RogerJan 2022

  • "Our expectations were more than met at Middle Cottage, from the hands on owners welcome and greeting to everything they provided."

    It's like staying in somebodies home with everything you could need for a comfortable and cosy stay. I do not want to over praise it as we would like to find a free slot to visit again!

    Reviewed by TrevorNov 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a very quiet location."

    A welcome relief from the noisy roads at home. Ideally situated for exploring the beautiful beaches and castles. A week was never going to be long enough so a return visit is planned already.

    Reviewed by StephenNov 2021

  • "A perfect holiday cottage."

    Really well equipped and in lovely condition. Perfect rural coastal location.

    Reviewed by TruddiOct 2021

  • "The cottage was excellant near to the beach and wildfowl centre."

    we had a really good holiday and we would recommed it

    Reviewed by DianneOct 2021

  • "We were met by the owners Andy & Pam and had a very warm welcome from them catching up ."

    .have visited twice before ..the cottage is immaculate and you have everything you could possibly need for your stay excellent welcome pack ..we had a week of perfect weather which enabled us to do lots of walks right from the cottage and didn't even use the cars some days ..would highly recommend and will definitely return again..

    Reviewed by SueSep 2021

  • "Owners provided everything we needed for our stay."

    It was one of the best equipped cottages that we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2021

  • "Good location for the beach and seeing Northumberland."

    The cottage is extremely well equipped, just like home from home, only a food shop was needed, everything else was provided. Quiet and a good holiday.

    Reviewed by DianeJul 2021

  • "This was our second stay in Middle Cottage with our two dogs."

    All of us were made to feel most welcome and we very much enjoyed our break in this comfortable cottage (and lovely enclosed garden) so close to the beach and the town of Amble. The location is very central for exploring Northumberland and we would book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "Brilliant location, with interesting dog walking from the doorstep, a short walk from the beach and the nature reserve."

    Andy and Pam were excellent, generous hosts, making sure we had everything and understood how to use all the controls. The welcome supplies and flowers were much appreciated, and they found us a hose to keep the dog and our wetsuits clean. The house was perfectly clean and well equipped.

    Reviewed by LauraMay 2021

  • "The cottage was extremely comfortable and well-equipped."

    The location was perfect for us; we wanted to be near the sea and it was just a short walk away across the fields.

    Reviewed by PaulineMay 2021

  • "A most peaceful and super clean cottage with everything needed for a place to stay."

    A very friendly welcome from the owner of the cottage. Just a couple of miles from Amble that had nice places to eat in the evenings and a very good Sunday market. I enjoyed walking parts of the Northumberland Coast and then very nice to return in the evening to relax.

    Reviewed by GeoffreyApr 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location."

    Home from home Owners meet and great, and welcome pack was lovely

    Reviewed by JoyceOct 2020

  • "Great situation and very dog friendly"

    Reviewed by PatOct 2020

  • "Meet and greet from Andy and Pam, allowing for Covid-19 limitations, was excellent."

    Cottage very well presented and had everything needed for a comfortable and pleasant stay. Area fabulous for walks and visits. Very friendly local population.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in quiet village, great location for visiting the area , lots of walking routes and interesting places to visit."

    Reviewed by IainSep 2020

  • "The cottage was very clean, comfortable and well-equipped."

    The owners have taken a lot of trouble to provide those little extras that get your holiday off to a really good start. They met us upon arrival and explained everything we needed to know. With its enclosed garden, the property is excellent for dog owners. Location is very good - pretty quiet but with good shopping facilities only a few minutes away yet also within easy walking distance of the huge sandy beach at Druridge Bay. Great spot for a relaxing holiday, would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by PhillipSep 2020

  • "Your whole handling of the Coronavirus Situation was appalling and I will not be using you (Sykes Cottages) again,"

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2020

  • "The hosts were great, very friendly and informative."

    The cottage was superb, very cosy and comfortable with everything and much more that we required. The area was beautiful, so many places to go and so much to see, and the weather was very kind to us, bit windy, but dry. Beaches were very clean and our dog had a whale of a time.

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2020

  • "The cottage is cosy, well placed and host couple were fantastic, second time of visit to middle cottage will definitely book again."

    Reviewed by ElisabethFeb 2020

  • "This was our first stay in a holiday cottage and was much better than our expectations."

    The hosts had provided everything we needed for a short stay and were kind enough to wait for our arrival and give us a brief guided tour of the property. The cottage was clean, cosy and comfortable with all the necessary cooking and cleaning implements to hand. Our hosts had even provided maps showing the quickest walking routes to nearbly Amble and the beach. Highly recommneded and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by ChrisNov 2019

  • "This was our third trip to this area which proves how we love it but was our first time to High Hauxley and the stay in this beautiful cottage means it will not ."

    Be our last. The owners have gone more than out of their way to make you feel comfortable relaxed and in a home from home. Top marks to them and we told them this to themselves.

    Reviewed by VickiOct 2019

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at Middle Cottage."

    A warm welcome from the owners - well stocked with all the basics and very warm and comfortable for a blustery September/October stay. We have stayed in Northumberland many times but never in this area and we enjoyed Amble and the surrounding area. In fact we enjoed it so much we have already booked our next visit here so can have no better recommendation.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2019

  • "This is our Second visit to Middle Cottage impeccably presented by the owners Pam and Andy."

    .the cottage is in an ideal location close to the beaches castles and beautiful coastline..the cottage was perfect to come back to after a full day sightseeing/ walking our two border collies which I think we actually tired them out ..the owners had thought of everything for you to enjoy your stay and the welcome they give you is second to none ..like meeting up with old friends ..we will definitely be booking a third visit...also the nice touches of wine milk and flowers makes this cottage superior to others !!!

    Reviewed by SueSep 2019

  • "Greeted by the owners of the cottage very nice gesture."

    All information regarding the cottage was given. Also they took the time to point out areas of interest .to us .the village was nice and quiet with lots of walks just around ten minutes walk away. From the coast. Middle cottage is just perfect for a couple with two dog's. Nice and cosy. Home from home.

    Reviewed by MaureenSep 2019

  • "Middle cottage is warm and cozy and is ideally located for you to travel and explore both north and south Northumberland."

    Good walks from the doorstep and the beach is only a 10 minutes walk away with lovely views of coquet island.

    Reviewed by MarilynSep 2019

  • "A great base for visiting Northumberland."

    Reviewed by NancyAug 2019

  • "This was our third stay at Middle Cottage, which is in a great location for the coast in particular."

    The owners always meet their guests on arrival, which is a nice personal touch. Nice sized cottage for family of 3 plus dog. Very comfy bed and nice to have the wood burner. Our son appreciated the large selection of games. Doesn’t quite get maximum rating on facilities due to not having a dishwasher - adding one would make it just that bit more of a holiday from the chores!

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2019

  • "Second visits,but not the last!"

    Really clean,all you could want,near the beach,castles,sights etc,! Lovely hosts,what more can I say? One of the best we ever stayed in! Thankyou.

    Reviewed by JeffreyJul 2019

  • "Our first visit to Northumberland has been a great experience."

    Middle Cottage is a home from home. We received a warm welcome from Andy who provided all the local information we needed. The cottage is spotlessly clean and very well equipped and the welcome gifts of milk, tea, coffee, flowers and WINE were much appreciated after our five hour journey. We would thoroughly recommend Middle Cottage and we hope to return.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJun 2019

  • "An extremely comfortable well located cottage."

    Very clean and well maintained, a little gem.

    Reviewed by RitaJun 2019

  • "Watch out for local mobile speed cameras, they are everywhere, spoiled our holiday"

    Reviewed by KeithJun 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean with everything we could of possibly needed for our stay."

    The beaches are very close to the cottage within walking distance and also dog friendly.

    Reviewed by KateMay 2019

  • "Comfortable cottage that was spotlessly clean."

    Very friendly owners were there to meet and greet and showed us around. All those little things like cling film, foil, tea, coffee, milk, washing and cleaning supplies etc were left with an abundant supply. Beautiful location with the beach and many walks close at hand.

    Reviewed by AllanMay 2019

  • "This was our, I think, third stay at Middle Cottage so you will gather that we like staying there!"

    The cottage is very cosy and the owners could not do more to make you feel welcome. We have two dogs and the fact that they are genuinely welcome is much appreciated. The ease of walking the dogs from the cottage is a real bonus too.

    Reviewed by JudyApr 2019

  • "It is a lovely cosy cottage."

    Set in a beautiful area. Everthing you would need, a real home from home. Our dog loved to run on the nearby beach and was very content in the cottage.

    Reviewed by GeoffApr 2019

  • "The cottage was very well equipped and in a lovely location."

    Just a short distance away from miles of unspoilt beaches.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2019

  • "A very well equipped cottage for ourselves and dog, a very warm welcome from the owners, a lovely welcome pack of milk, wine, t-bags, logs for the fire-even the fire laid ready just for a match and fresh flowers on the table."

    A fabulous location, set in a quiet area but within reach of all local amenities. 10 minutes walk to the beach, ideal for the dog. A local farm has a vending machine with great fresh milk and cream in glass bottles.Lots of information about the local area, best places to go, best places to eat in a welcome pack folder Do not be surprised by the warm welcome from the friendly locals wherever you go. We have stayed in this area in other cottages for the past four years, but this is by far the must superior cottage we have stayed in - in fact, we returned home yesterday 30th March and have rebooked this morning for same time next year

    Reviewed by JoyceMar 2019

  • "Reception by owners was welcoming and helpful."

    Cosy feeling about the cottage. Visited old and new haunts. My sister and I, plus my Norwegian Elkhound loved the different beaches and Druridge Bay Country Park. Great area for eating and very dog friendly.

    Reviewed by LorettaMar 2019

  • "Had a fantastic week in a beautiful part of the country."

    Middle cottage was a perfect, clean and cozy base and exceeded our expectations as a dog friendly holiday let. Pam and Andy provided a home from home stay with simple finishing touches that made your stay more comfortable.

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2018

  • "The owners have thought of every little detail to make our holiday truly one to remember."

    All you need to take is clothes and food , there's even a complimentary bottle of milk and wine in the fridge upon arrival. We were that impressed we have booked again for next year .

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2018

  • "A very warm welcome from the owners."

    Great location with dog friendly beach within a few minutes walk. Ideal base for touring Northumberland coastline. Amble, with a traditional fishing harbour, is on the doorstep. Very close to Druridge bay national park and its vast beach. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by PhilipOct 2018

  • "Excellent hosts."

    .the cottage very clean and had everything you needed .. perfect location would highly recommend ..

    Reviewed by SueSep 2018

  • "Middle Cottage was extremely comfortable and provided a very well located base for walks with the dogs on the local beach."

    The owners were very welcoming and there when we arrived to make sure we had everything and knew where things were. A very nice surprise was the bottle of wine in the fridge! The beds were comfortable and plenty of things to do if we wanted in the cottage. We would highly recommend the cottage. And if we visited Northumberland again would definitely plan to return.

    Reviewed by MandyAug 2018

  • "The cottage was well equipped, had a pretty garden and was comfortable and cosy."

    However we found it small and thought it would be better suited to a couple with no children or dogs. We had one child aged 9 plus a Labrador. Although the cottage was well equipped in the kitchen, the icing on the cake would have been a dishwasher. The owners Pam & Andy were very welcoming. We enjoyed our time in Northumberland and found plenty to see and do, including catching crabs, two lobsters and a starfish on the beach.

    Thank you for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your holiday and are quite surprised you found the property to be small as this has never mentioned to us before. We have taken your feedback on board. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClareJul 2018

  • "Cosy cottage excellent location"

    Reviewed by DeniseJul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, flowers, milk, tea coffee, etc and a bottle of wine to greet us on arrival, plus owners talked us through all the facilities, Cottage larger than expected."

    Easy to walk to beach (though not the best local one for dogs). Fantastic and quiet beaches for the dogs, which they and we loved. Good nature reserve with hides run by Northumbria Wildlife Trust on doorstep. Could hear the roseate terns on Coquet Island from the dunes. So much to see and do, a week is no where near long enough. Of course, the weather helped. People very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by JoannaJul 2018

  • "Lovely warm welcome from the owners Pam and Andy."

    Cosy cottage with everything you need, set in beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by TraceyJul 2018

  • "A very pleasant comfortable and equipped cottage in lovely area owners very attentive I would strongly recommend to others."

    Reviewed by MikeJun 2018

  • "What a fantastic cottage and great location, Amble a five minute drive with really good shops and harbour."

    Walks and beaches everywhere we loved every minute so did our dog, what lovely people Pam and Andy greeting us on arrival and showing us around and suggesting different places to go.

    Reviewed by DeborahJun 2018

  • "Warm welcome from owners and introduction to the cottage."

    Quiet and perfectly placed for introducing our lurcher to runs on the beach. Excellent position for exploring the Northumberland cost.

    Reviewed by HeatherJun 2018

  • "Lovely area for a holiday."

    Short drive and you can be visiting beaches, country park and small villages. The area is great for young children and dogs. We older enjoyed the break as well.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2018

  • "One of the best equipped cottages we have used."

    This was a repeat visit and were welcomed by Andy and Pam who are very attentive. The location is quiet and handy for the beach, nature reserve and Amble which is good for supplies, eating out etc. We will be back again, our golden retriever loved it

    Reviewed by AlanApr 2018

  • "We had a great stay."

    The owner was really helpful and welcoming. Cottage had everything we needed and was ideally located in quiet place but near local attractions. Would recommend to others

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2018

  • "This cottage was an absolute delight, Pam and Andy left nothing to chance when it came to detail, everything included within the property we only had to bring our clothes and food."

    Overall a relaxing place to unwind, in summing up would definitely recommend this if you want piece and quiet.

    Reviewed by ScottMar 2018

  • "The owners greeted us and were very friendly."

    They were able to give us lots of information about the area and the history of the village. The cottage was the cleanest accommodation we have ever had, so a big thank you to Andy and Pam.

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2018

  • "Fantastically equipped cottage in perfect location."

    Within 30 mins of Alnwick, Bamburgh, Morpeth, Craster, Seahouses. 5 mins from wonderful deserted beach which our dog loved every day. I cannot think of anything which was not supplied in cottage. Tea, Coffee, sugar , oil, condiments, Bottle of wine, 4 Pts of milk, ice etc etc and bin bags, foil, cling film, soap, shampoo, bubble bath, wash up liquid and every kind of cleaning product and cloths you could imagine. Excellent instruction manual and conducted tour by the owners when we arrived,Very comfy beds. Altogether a wonderful home from home. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by ValerieFeb 2018

  • "Our holiday was lovely, made better by the cottage we stayed in."

    It was clean and comfortable, just what we booked... it was just somewhere to sleep our intention was to visit the stunning beaches and surrounding areas! We would recommend the cottage to anyone!

    Reviewed by LynneNov 2017

  • "The owners are very helpful and generous."

    This is one of the best all round cottages we have been in! Thankyou.

    Reviewed by JeffreyNov 2017

  • "A lovely cottage in a peaceful location."

    The cottage was extremely well equipped and the owners very friendly and welcoming. It was only a ten minute easy walk to the beach so perfect every morning with the dog's. The cottage had a very pretty and totally safe garden for the dogs which meant a relaxing time for us. Our first visit to Northumberland but not our last.

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2017

  • "Sykes provided a professional service by re emailing us withe all the necessary information just before our holiday."

    The small cottage is warm and cosy and comfortable.

    Reviewed by JudyMay 2017

  • "Met by owner on arrival and shown around the cottage, very comfortable sofa and double bed."

    Unbelievable water pressure in shower. Excellent kitchen and secure back garden, idea area for dog walking. I would recommend this property without reserve.

    Reviewed by TonySep 2016

  • "We were in High Hauxley in 2016."

    The cottage was great and the owners very friendly. We felt very comfortable. The house is somewhat isolated from the nearest town Amble, but on the beach through the dunes for about an hour. Unfortunately you have to use the car for everything else. Still an incredibly beautiful area.

    Reviewed by PetraJun 2016

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, basin, WC and shaver socket
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove
  • Enclosed entrance porches at front and rear.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Dishwasher, Smart TV, DVD Player, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack of wood for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Additional unrestricted roadside parking
  • Enclosed rear garden with furniture, small front garden with bench
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Beach 10 mins walk via public footpaths over open fields, less than 1 mile by car.Property accepts up to a two week booking

The property

This traditional, mid-terrace Northumberland cottage is located in the centre of the peaceful hamlet of High Hauxley, 1.5 miles south of the busy fishing port of Amble.

Less than half a mile from the beach, Middle Cottage offers character and romantic charm and is an ideal base for a small family or a couple wishing to explore the Heritage Coastline.

On the ground floor of this quaint cottage is a well-equipped kitchen, along with a spacious sitting room with a dining area and cosy woodburning stove for those chillier Northumberland nights.

The staircase from the sitting room takes you to the first floor, with a bathroom and two cosy bedrooms, each with memory foam mattresses.

The beach at Low Hauxley is just a couple of minutes' drive away, where the long golden sands stretch all the way around Druridge Bay, so whether you want to cycle, walk the dogs or simply relax by the sea, this is just the spot.

There is a licensed restaurant halfway into Amble serving good food, or just a little further up the coast, Amble itself has a lovely assortment of shops, pubs, restaurants and takeaways.

Many small restaurants and eateries have popped up in Amble recently, so there is a wide choice on offer.

A short drive from Middle Cottage takes you to the charming coastal villages of Warkworth and Alnmouth.

Why not take a trip to Craster and sample a crab sandwich or two in The Jolly Fisherman, then take a leisurely stroll to Dunstanburgh Castle with its stunning backdrop of the North Sea?

Alnwick Castle and Gardens, Bamburgh Castle, Holy Island and Cragside are all within easy reach.

A safe, pet-friendly base for that perfect seaside break.

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About the location

HIGH HAUXLEY

Amble 1.5 miles; Alnwick 11 miles.

The hamlet of High Hauxley is situated half a mile inland from the hamlet of Low Hauxley at the northern end of Druridge Bay, a four-mile stretch of sweeping sand dunes and white sands with rock pools to explore at low tide. Less than two miles away is the small rejuvenated fishing port of Amble, which sits at the mouth of the River Coquet and offers a yachting marina, a harbour and fishing pier, sandy beaches and stunning coastal walks. Just a mile south of Amble is Coquet Island, and you can enjoy a boat trip around the island with its RSPB reserve, home to a large population of terns, puffins, eider ducks and seals. The pretty coastal villages of Alnmouth and Craster are only a short drive away, whilst the castles of picturesque Warkworth and Alnwick, along with its award-winning gardens, and the National Trust’s Wallington Hall and Cragside are all within easy reach.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas