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Nursery Cottage

(Ref. 1013084)

Amble, Northumberland Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage in a serene and peaceful setting but within easy access of all the wonderful Northumberland attractions, including Alnwick, Warkworth, Amble and Seahouses."

    The cottage is spacious, comfortable, clean and very well equipped. Thoroughly recommended!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2024

  • "The pictures don’t do this cottage justice."

    It is in a very picturesque rural location with fantastic views over the countryside. In addition to the courtyard there is access to a large grassy area. The internal area is spacious and the quirky L-shaped layout works well, providing separate bedrooms and bathrooms for two family groups. The furniture and decorations are of high quality, the kitchen is well equipped. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Robert4.7May 2024

  • "Very enjoyable we felt quite at home, just what we needed given the weather that week."

    One suggestion, more shelving /hooks in the bathrooms please.

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Oct 2023

  • "Worked well for a family get together with plenty of space for everyone, though kitchen rather cramped for eating together."

    Ali and John who manage the cottage were very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a really lovely week at Nursery cottage - the location for us was perfect, situated down quiet country lanes, but only 15 minutes drive from town."

    The cottage itself is very comfortable, bright, airy and clean but as others have said it could do with a few extras that would make all the difference - shelves in the bathroom above the sink and a dressing table and mirror in the bedrooms as there was no where to put anything whilst doing hair/makeup apart from in the sink which is not ideal. The kitchen is small and the table was just big enough for us but we only had 5 staying - 3 adults and 2 large teens -it definitely would not seat 8 people - 6 maximum. We absolutely loved the area - plenty of walking on nearly empty beaches and country lanes and would certainly come back to stay again.

    Reviewed by Isabel4.7Aug 2023

  • "We loved Nusery cottage and Northumberland."

    I have rented several Sykes cottages and been very happy with them. However , my family and I strongly object to not being able to enter the buildings until 4.0pm and in particular having to leave 9.0am. We like to leave the accommodation in a clean and tidy state.But of course this takes time and it's not a good end to a holiday having to get up so early to do this, particularly if is the drive home takes several hours. The cost of rental is surely enough for you,Sykes, to plan your cleaning arrangements so that your customers aren't penalised. I would like some feedback from yourselves on this matter.

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Jul 2023

  • "Have done a few holiday lets previously and been left lol roll bin bags washing tablets etc."

    It would have been nice to have had more than 1 bin bag and toilet roll per room considering the cost paid. Also previous let’s have left a complementary cream tea or something as a gesture which was always a nice touch. But good communication with host and lovely cottage in fab location, some more personal touches would have been welcomed.

    Reviewed by Abbey3.8Jul 2023

  • "All the previously stated issues still need addressing, we had no wardrobe, rail or , even hooks in a double bedroom."

    we really enjoyed our stay, it was remote, and you need to drive out at least 15 mins to any local amenities, but, a lovely relaxing stay was had by all our party, lots of birds and wildlife to enjoy and the addition of the orchard garden was lovely

    Reviewed by Julie4.1Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Nursery Cottage."

    The property is comfortable, well equipped and in a good location for visiting the many visitor attractions in the local area. The view from the garden is beautiful and very peaceful. We enjoyed sitting outdoors every evening and were able to have a couple of bbqs.

    Reviewed by Sonia5.0Jun 2023

  • "Overall Nursery Cottage was perfect."

    Fortunately there is an easier place to pack near the back of the cottage, because when you have have a car full of things it would be more than a pain to have to use the allocated parking spaces. Also my sister dose not walk so well and it would not have been easy. Basically its furnished to a good quality, but crazy things like in the showers no where to put anything have to juggle with soap, shampoo, Conditioner etc, need a wire basket, simple to resolve. Likewise near the basins no shelf if you had 8 people staying l don’t know how they would manage. In one of main bedrooms yes a wardrobe with draws under but no where to put anything, suggest another set draws to enable to put things on top. The TV in lounge is so slow l think it’s on its way out. The shelf in top oven is not safe in fact dangerous needs new proper fitting shelf. The fridge is far too small, impossible with 8 people staying, struggled with 2. Plenty room in entrance hall to put a fridge/freezer. Yes kitchen very small again really not good for so many guests. We have stayed over the years in many rented properties we really enjoyed the size and space which why l booked it and the views are amazing and ideal for a dog so easy to walk down the track. Lastly the main bedroom with walk in shower the floor looks extremely dirty we spoke with Ali & John the Mangers that look after the cottages and they were both very nice and extremely helpful and we pointed all this items out to them and are hopeful going to resolve these issues. I should add we did have an enjoyable stay, but just a little more attention would not come a miss.

    Reviewed by Linda4.1May 2023

  • "Had a great time at Nursery Cottage, lots of room (except in the kitchen"

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Nov 2022

  • "The family enjoyed the the property 7 of in the kitchen was very cosy but plenty of room otherwise."

    Beds were very comfortable although one mattress didn’t fit bed. There was cobwebs around the centre lights in the living room and the grill tray had not been cleaned and used foil not discarded. Grill trays didn’t fit couldn’t raise. A strong smell from en suite which served two bedrooms. It was nice and warm. Lovely area and would visit again. Marion Armstrong

    Reviewed by Marion4.4Oct 2022

  • "WAS NOT FOR 8 POOR LIGHTING IN KITCHEN LIGHT ABOVE OVERN NOT WORK & THREE LIGHT BULBS OUT KITCHEN TABLE NOT FOR 8"

    Reviewed by Melvin4.4Sep 2022

  • "A comfortable cottage that was immaculately clean."

    It is situated some distance from Amble so ideal if you want to get away from it all. The resident house manager was extremely helpful. There is ;lots to see in the area and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by D5.0Sep 2022

  • "Owners very friendly and live in the cluster of properties so are on hand if needed."

    The cottage is very well appointed with lovely views, the property is approximately 4 miles from Amble,The cottage is very well appointed with lovely views (it is located along approx 3 miles of narrow unlit country roads) Amble is a lovely small town with all you need. Remember to bring essentials such as milk as there isn't a welcome pack, eg, milk etc.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely stay - accommodated the 6 of us plus 2 little ones."

    With it all being on one level it made us all feel connected. Kitchen a bit small for everyone to get round, but I think we knew that it might be from previous reviews. Despite the instructions we all struggled to find it initially but were guided in effectively! Love Northumberland and enjoyed plenty of fresh fish and seafood. The dog enjoyed his stay too. Thank you

    Reviewed by Rhona5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was very clean, comfortable and in a lovely location."

    We were made to feel very welcome by Ali and John and would happily recommend this cottage for a relaxing family holiday.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in lovely area."

    Super lounge and bedrooms BUT the kitchen is a BIG let down (the bathroom is nearly as big) and not suitable for modern living. Impossible to get 8 people round the table so when it was raining 2 people had to eat standing up. You can't access oven, sink, dishwasher or bin when people are sitting down. Tiny under worktop fridge so had to shop most days (must have been a nightmare in the heatwave). Washer drier took forever after all 8 of us got soaked to the skin! A suggestion : If the dining table was put in the large hall the kitchen could be redesigned to include a large fridge, separate washer and drier and a range cooker. With a little breakfast bar the person cooking wouldn't feel isolated. At the present time most families can't afford to eat out everyday so use the kitchen more than they would have done. The other thing that could do with replacing is the patio furniture. To sit altogether is important to lots of family groups and at present it's a maximum of 6 on one table with the remaining 2 on the other.

    Reviewed by Janet3.8Jul 2022

  • "My husband is not able bodied, so we booked this one storey cottage for a 3 generation family get together for my special birthday."

    You should be aware however that the parking spaces are quite a long walk from the property itself. Fortunately, when she saw my husband struggling, Ali kindly arranged for a special parking space for us near to a door. The information also doesn’t make you aware that your cottage is part of a complex of other cottages. It also says it is on the outskirts of Amble but my satnav gave a distance of 6 miles when I parked in Amble, back to the cottage! It really is in the middle of nowhere between the A1 and the sea. The property itself was clean and comfortable and the grandsons loved the space outside, which was also very peaceful and lovely to sit on the sunny patio. Be aware the bedroom with a wet room is more of a Jack and Jill facility to share with the neighbouring room and I personally felt a lack of shelves in there to put any toiletries. No chest or dressing table either in the bedroom. I would prefer that to a giant telly! Kitchen/ diner small as others have mentioned but a nice property for our needs. Just make sure you have good satnav to find it!!

    Reviewed by M4.1Jul 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage with lots of room, nice and bright."

    It has a wonderful garden and very peaceful.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2022

  • "Nursery cottage is in a truly idyllic and peaceful location."

    There were 6 of us over 3 generations staying with our dogs and we found the bedrooms with en suite to two of them very comfortable and well furnished. The living room was really cosy. Outside there was plenty of space to relax and enjoy the views of countryside and hear the birdlife. We discovered footpaths and bridleways which was great for walking the dogs. It is in a great location to access beaches, Alnwick, Alnmouth, Warkworth and Amble. We would love to return some time.

    Reviewed by Wilma Anne4.7May 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay,relaxing."

    Ail the manager was so helpful. Loved the cottage but was a bit tight for space in the kitchen. Certainly would be tight for 8 people. Handy for the whole area, really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Janet4.4May 2022

  • "Beautiful and peaceful location and a perfect base to explore Northumberland."

    The place felt very cosy and was nicely decorated. We particularly loved that the place was perfect for two couples as each had their own "wing" either side of the lounge which gave more privacy. The lounge was a great place to chill and look out across the open field views. The patio was also wonderful for al-fresco breakfasts in the sunshine. The only minor niggles we had were in terms of deep cleaning. Overall the place was to a clean standard but we had to clean the previous guests hair from the shower plughole when it wouldn't drain away. Also due to the high ceilings and lots of beams there were quite a few cobwebs. The fridge could have done with more of a deep clean and there was quite a lot of dust under the beds. Whilst this may seem a bit picky, we thought the place could have just had that little extra bit of attention, particularly in times of Covid. The kitchen is indeed quite small but was fine for 4 adults, although the layout is a bit problematic as you can't have the kitchen door open and get to the fridge. We ended up taking our breakfast in to the lounge or outside on the patio to eat if there was more than two of us in the kitchen. If you have any more than 4 people it would be a bit of a squeeze around the kitchen table. However, in spite of the above, we had a wonderful and relaxing stay and when the extractor fan in the bathroom stopped working it was fixed within a few hours. The people that look after the property liver a few doors away and were very helpful and friendly. We loved our stay.

    Reviewed by Frank3.4Apr 2022

  • "We had the most perfect stay at Nursery Cottage."

    A beautiful spacious cottage with everything you could need, set in lovely surroundings not too far from Warkworth and Amble. The garden was fully enclosed which was great for the dog and meant I didn’t have to worry. The weather was lovely even for March so got to enjoy sitting out in the garden, the garden furniture was modern and high quality. We could not fault any aspect of our stay and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Mar 2022

  • "This was listed as being on the outskirts of Amble."

    It is definitely not. It is accessed along a maze of extremely narrow lanes, the last of which are very potholed. Parking is at a distance from the cottage and it’s accessed via a narrow path. The cottage itself is beautiful, comfortable and well appointed but the kitchen is rather small.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.4Dec 2021

  • "Lovely large cottage."

    Other reviewers have said that the kitchen is small. As there was only 3 of us this did not bother us. Very clean and wonderfully welcoming people.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2021

  • "In easy reach of everything we wanted to see."

    The manager was most helpful

    Reviewed by Royston5.0Sep 2021

  • "Although the kitchen / dining room was tight {5 adults stayed}the whitegoods and utensils were great."

    just needed simple operating instructions for dishwasher / washing machine and oven . overall a really good property very clean and tidy , would revisit again no problem

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Sep 2021

  • "A great rural retreat while being close to local attractions."

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Aug 2021

  • "Ali and John were brilliant, helpful and very friendly as mentioned many times before the kitchen/diner is too small for the number of quests."

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jul 2021

  • "A lovely stay in a well appointed, spotlessly clean cottage."

    Very peaceful rural location.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Jul 2021

  • "What a delightful week we spent in Nursery Cottage."

    The location was ideal for a peaceful, relaxing getaway and nothing beats the views from the living room and back garden. The cottage was clean and welcoming with the perfect layout and as the bedrooms are split between different ends of the house, nobody felt on top of each other. The cottage is ideally situated for beach days at Walkworth and Alnmouth or a ride to Alnwick for some shopping and history, yet far enough out for peace and tranquility. All in all a wonderful week. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jun 2021

  • "As a family of three generations we found the location and cottage to be excellent in all areas We met several neighbours and found them to be extremely pleasant and welcoming giving helpful advice on surrounding area The cottage sits in a small cluster former farm and associated out building all converted hence car parking is communal with allocated spaces I have to say all 6 of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely setting and would recommend as excellent holiday home We would love to return!"

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2021

  • "The accommodation is rated for 8 people, however the dining and kitchen facilities are suitable for 4 and the lounge 6 maximum."

    Also there was lack of wardrobe facility in two of the rooms. As previously mentioned in a review in September 2020 some of the baking tins were rusty. After speaking to Ali the caretaker these were replaced the same day and her efficiency and help were second to none.

    Reviewed by Barbara2.2May 2021

  • "The house was lovely, quiet & scenic, however some of the facilities needed a bit of an overhaul due to over use, pans marked, rusty baking trays, missing kitchen items, the dining area is not great if more than 2 people want to sit at the table as is in the kitchen which is smaller than portrayed in the listing."

    Also for some obscure reason the larger better "Smart" TV with all mod cons was located in one of the bedrooms which was not really useful.........and rather wasted really! More rugs would be good for quieter dog movements, but these may have been lifted due to Covid. Bedside rugs would also be nice rather than cold wooden floors. We had an issue with one neighbour who just seemed set on trying to upset everyone over nothing. We were unsure of where we could and could not go with the dog as nothing is signed, we were nervous about inadvertently trespassing onto private property to walk the dog, but all gates opened and nothing said No Entry, it just looked "owned" by someone, so signage would be good. We don't think we would go back here purely because of the neighbour who was rude, intrusive & clearly had an axe to grind, although we have no idea why. All that said, if your looking for large, spacious, quiet with goods views then this house is ideal, the Manager & her partner are lovely, the house in the main was nipping clean, warm and bar the odd spider & woodlice, and of course the nasty neighbour, we had an undisturbed week.

    Reviewed by Beverley4.1Sep 2020

  • "The kitchen is quite small but is well equipped."

    The garden was fully enclosed and gated so it was dog friendly. A dog waste bin would have been a welcome addition to the property as all the bins were located right at the entrance to the drive. The beds were very comfortable and had both mattress and pillow protectors. The little torch and the Northumberland parking discs at the cottage proved useful. Lots of places to walk the dog as kindly pointed out by the owner. A very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Barry4.1Sep 2020

  • "During our stay one of our children accidentally broke a lamp and when we let Ali know she was lovely, assuring us it wasn’t a problem."

    Lovely house great location and very well presented, furnished and looked after. We would definitely consider staying again!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2020

  • "This was a really gorgeous cottage in a brilliant location."

    Had everything you could need and very clean. Good contact from the manager of the property to ensure we had everything we needed. Only let down by the size of the kitchen and the small fridge / lack of a freezer but owner is aware of this. Provided you don't want to cook a large family meal every night then this property is perfect.

    Reviewed by Rachael4.7Jul 2020

  • "The cottage is beautifully furnished and we were all very comfortable."

    The living room was excellent and very sociable. The kitchen was, in my opinion, too small for a cottage that caters for 8. There were 5 of us and we just about fit in. Also, there is a short walk to the cottage, which is fine for those who are mobile, but a little more difficult for those who have mobility issues. The location is very quiet but very well placed to visit all of the many North Northumberland attractions. Sadly, we were forced to self isolate as the COVID-19 virus bit. Overall, though, we would recommend visiting as it is a beautiful cottage in a beautiful area of Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Gareth4.4Mar 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Nursery Cottage, and although the location was not particularly accurate with regard to Amble, it suited us perfectly as we prefer countryside to town."

    The cottage was really spacious and very comfortable and had everything we needed for a lovely week away. Being a dog friendly cottage I think a gate on the opening into the woods would be a useful addition and to be fair this may be planned, we were however able to block this entrance and so we were able to put our small dog outside off lead without any worry it could escape. Ali Gill our house manger kept in touch with us during the week to make sure everything was running smoothly which it was. The only down side was that we couldn't stay longer in this beautiful part of the country, we may be back and would happily book this cottage again John Gurney

    Reviewed by John4.7Feb 2020

  • "The information on this cottage said it was on The outskirts of amble, I wouldn't say 6 miles is on the outskirts this information was very misleading."

    Reviewed by Gwen4.1Feb 2020

  • "Lovely cottage"

    Reviewed by Justin5.0Nov 2019

  • "Fabulous clean comfy cottage in a lovely place , but not amble as advertised on ..."

    Fabulous clean comfy cottage in a lovely place , but not amble as advertised on your site its actually about 6 miles away that was the only disappointment other than that we could not fault it and really enjoyed our weekend

    Reviewed by Kim4.7Nov 2019

  • "This cottage was even more beautiful than we expected."

    It was the most comfortable we’ve ever stayed in. The kitchen was so well equipped and clean. The beds/pillows ensured a comfy nights sleep, every night. The only point I would raise, which wasn’t an issue for us but may be for someone else, is that the parking is not outside the cottage. You have to walk down a path to get to the cottage, which isn’t too far but may be an issue for some, especially when carrying suitcases/shopping bags. If this wouldn’t be a problem for you then this cottage is most definitely worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Sonia4.7Oct 2019

  • "We had an incredible stay at this cottage."

    The cottage was immaculately clean and the welcome wine and chocolates were a lovely touch. It was a perfect weekend getaway in the beautiful Northumberland countryside. We can't wait to come back and have recommended to friends and family. Your hospitality during our stay went above and beyond what we expected. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Renske5.0Oct 2019

  • "We had a lovely Autumn break with 4 adults and two toddlers."

    The property was clean and tidy, provided lots of room, was very well presented and offered good value for money. The only downsides are its rather remote location and we found space in the kitchen/dining area to be a bit restricted considering the size of the property. We would come here again.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Oct 2019

  • "Perfect holiday home for all generations including those with mobility problems."

    Reviewed by Alyson4.7Sep 2019

  • "Nursery cottage is well appointed with comfortable furniture and beds."

    The kitchen is well resourced. It is a very peaceful setting but well located to access the coastline and places of interest inland.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2019

  • "Excellent property."

    Only comments are that there could have been more wardrobe space. Perhaps a lounge rug as wooden floors bit slippey and wet room did not drain as well as it could. A most enjoyable stay in a beautiful setting and enjoyed by all.

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Jul 2019

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Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating and electric fire
  • Dishwasher, under the counter separate Fridge and Freezer, microwave, electric oven, gas hob, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Hairdryer in property
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio area with furniture and coal BBQ
  • Guests can use the orchard via the garden gate
  • One pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub within 3.9 miles, shop within 4 miles
  • Note: This property is suitable for guests with mobility issues
  • Please contact the Property Manager to discuss suitable parking.

The property

This superbly appointed cottage rests in a hamlet less than five miles from seaside port of Amble, ideally placed for exploring all of the delights of Northumberland.

This heart-warming retreat has been designed to bring together a group of family and friends to this wonderful location, carved by historical landmarks, glorious beaches and sweeping countryside.

Here, you are spoilt for choice by the sleeping accommodation that awaits you, with four brightly decorated bedrooms to choose from.

Find two stylish king-size double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms, a standard double bedroom and a delightful twin bedroom, which are serviced by the family bathroom with a bath, basin and WC.

Look forward to spending relaxing evenings within the sitting room, where you and your loved ones can curl up on the plush sofas which rest in front of the warming electric fire before tuning into the TV with Freeview.

Beyond here is the well-equipped kitchen, where the designated chef of the group will be able to find all the essentials required to whip up delicious evening meals, before settling down at the dining table to plan the days ahead.

During your stay, discover the garden area, where you can enjoy a spot of alfresco dining whilst soaking up the woodland views and the soundtrack of the singing birds.

If you can tear yourself away from this wonderful base, venture into the centre of Amble, where you will find a superb selection of pubs and restaurants, as well as a number of shops for picking up any essentials.

Brush up on the local history by spending an afternoon exploring Warkworth Castle, or venture a little further to Alnwick with its castle and award-winning gardens.

If you are visiting during the summer months, head to the coast where you will find a number of sandy beaches, unique wildlife and a magnitude of walking and cycling routes.

Nursery Cottage is an elegant retreat for exploring this part of Northumberland with your loved ones.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £400.

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About the location

AMBLE

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. There is a fish centre on the side of the harbour that is now primarily a shell fish hatchery to re-stock levels of lobster and other shell fish, this sells local fish and is open to the public. 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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This property is suitable for guests with mobility issues. Please contact the Property Manager for help as there is a walk around to the cottage.

Guests can make use of the orchard via the gate in the garden.