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Lavender Cottage

(Ref. 924847)

Beadnell, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "I Ave to say our stay at Lavender Cottage Beadnell was very disappointing."

    I don't expect to go on holiday to start cleaning before we could do anything. Never been hoovered or floors washed. Very dirty windows, were very dirty going into the conservatory. Lounge furniture had seen better days. No welcome pack for general instructions like when the bin men were due etc. The list could go on. Anyone going in now check the microwave as something had been spillt in it and well burnt on. I have been on touch with Sykes and the owner has deci6hes not going to reply to the issues. So good luck anyone who is not happy.

    Reviewed by JeannetteSep 2023

  • "Lovely area and house and welcome pack, the only criticism no folder with basic instruction on how things work and was no grill pan or condiment pots."

    Reviewed by AdrianAug 2023

  • "Loved the cottage, it had all our requirements to hand."

    Furnishings were as described and comfortable, decor was clean and tidy. Enclosed outdoor space was lovely. Bathroom will need updating. Within 10 min walk to local pub and eateries. Thoroughly enjoyed our break and hopefully will return again.

    Reviewed by FrankJul 2023

  • "Information for future clients there is an Iron and ironing board also towels ..."

    Information for future clients there is an Iron and ironing board also towels and bath towels along with a welcome pack the information booklets should be in a pack not spread around in different drawers

    Reviewed by ChristinaJul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage feel even though in a built up area, comfortable and clean with a lovely welcome pack waiting for us."

    Secure garden at the back overlooking a field with two horses. Patio furniture set back from neighbouring houses so felt quite private with a lovely arched trellis and the sound of bird song every morning. Five minutes walk to the beach, a little further to the small harbour and a nice walk to Seahouses. Short driving distances to other coastal locations. Ok there are a few issues such as the door locks being temperamental and the bathroom could do with an update but this did not spoil our holiday.

    Reviewed by DoreenMay 2023

  • "We had a fabulous week at Lavender Cottage."

    Although the property is on a relatively modern estate it feels like a cottage inside. The decor is lovely and bright and it feels very homely. There's a nice conservatory overlooking a lovely garden area with table and chairs. The garden overlooks a field with two horses in it. We were able to sit out and have breakfast in the morning and glass of wine in the evening. The location is good as it sits in the middle so not far from the beach and village centre. We took our own towels as it states they aren't included but there were lovely big bath sheets there to use and also tea towels. The only thing that could be a problem for some is the parking is very tight especially if you had a larger car. We would definitely recommend this cottage and stay there again.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2023

  • "Easy to find and in excellent position for pub, cafe and shop also coast just round the corner."

    Great location for all other areas of the coast and inland. On arrival had to park on road as no room next to property. Limited space due to neighbour parking in there position so unsuitable for parking but car was safe on road. First impressions of the inside it smelt like sweaty shoes found it was the rug under coffee table that needs washing or replacing. The kitchen is well worn battered and drawer backs missing. Cooker hood dirty and lets in cold air through vent when windy outside. Oven handle a bit dodgy. Upstairs you can see from small bedroom the castle in the distance, and the main bedroom was nice bed comfy. Bathroom was really clean as was the rest of the property but the shower cubicle was a big let down made the area feel dirty and unkempt. Didn't want to have a shower at first thinking the grouting was dirty and the plug was well worn but it wasn't. This was a shame as the property could be so much more with a little more TLC. Loved the look of the inside with the painted wood and sliding doors. Really quiet on a night for sleeping and good heating easy to use. Also the welcome pack was great. Cath

    Reviewed by CatherineApr 2023

  • "Overall the property was ok but a little tired."

    On arrival it smelt musty as if it had not been occupied for some time. We found that the bed in the main bedroom was very uncomfortable as were the conservatory seating, to the point we did not sit in them. The french doors were extremely temperamental to lock and need adjustments. The rear outside light did not work.The heating took a little bit of working out and may benefit from an idiots guide. Once we worked it out it was plenty warm enough, contrary to previous reviews. There was no grill pan for the grill, no baking tray and the microwave is rusty on the inside edge. We managed with what there was, but not everyone eats out all the time, so utensils could need refreshing. We could not find a dust pan anywhere which would be useful when being asked to leave the property clean. Curtains in the living room are way too long and trail all over the floor. Positives are the welcome pack which was excellent and unexpected. Obviously the location and rear outlook is great. Another plus was there being sky, WiFi and audio. The password to the WiFi we found only by luck, as well as the instructions for the equipment. These could be bundled into a folder and left in an obvious place for customers. There are plenty of spare towels and tea towels and having access to a washer dryer was excellent. Overall we had a pleasant stay. The observations above and a little tlc would only serve to improve the experience at the property.

    Reviewed by JamieMar 2023

  • "The house was excellent, decorated beautifully, the owner was very nice and ..."

    The house was excellent, decorated beautifully, the owner was very nice and checked with us to see if we were comfortable, which we where, a beautiful beach close bye, and a small shop around the corner, the pub was close by too, we had a very nice break and will book it again x

    Reviewed by MarionDec 2022

  • "Do not book this property inadequate heating we were frozen to the bone during a very cold spell."

    Neither owner nor Sykes will acknowledge they have let out a property which doesn’t meet their own criteria. No one will take responsibility for us having to leave after only one night. We could not have tolerated the intense cold. No book either with facts or help with facilities. Avoid this place

    Reviewed by JanetDec 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Lavender cottage."

    It was clean, comfortable and adequately equipped. Lovely enclosed garden which was perfect for the dog. Loved the location, 2 minutes walk and your at the local beach and 15 minutes walk to the beautiful Beadnell Bay beach. My only negative was the 530pm late check-in which is fine during the summer but winter time, driving on unfamiliar, unlit roads in the dark we found to be a bit harrowing.

    Reviewed by LynetteNov 2022

  • "Ideal for couple."

    Excellent location. The property was very clean and comfortable. We really appreciated the welcome pack.

    Reviewed by KevinSep 2022

  • "Everything we needed for a comfortable stay was provided."

    Parking was easy, although anyone with a larger vehicle would need to park on the road (free parking and right outside the property). The cottage was very clean, the beds were comfortable and there was lots of hot water. The Wi-Fi was easy to connect to - to use Sky we had to open the door to the cupboard under the TV! We were in easy driving distance of plenty of interesting locations for visits and the local restaurants and the pub were great for food.

    Reviewed by JenniferSep 2022

  • "It's a great property."

    One thing that needs fixing asap is the string to the bathroom light. Neither my elderly father nor 8 yr old daughter were able to operate it, leading me to leave it switched on all night, wasting energy and costing you money.

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2022

  • "Great cottage, clean and perfect enclosed garden."

    Great location near to beach cafe pub and shop.

    Reviewed by ClareAug 2022

  • "Great location, could do with more info, eg bin collection day."

    A few extra kitchen utensils would help, tongs, baking tray for oven. But we had a fabulous holiday and spent the hottest day of the year at the property. Additionally we have to say the garden was ideal for a dog, very safe which was our concern initially, but our dog had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by NeilJul 2022

  • "Superb location, tastefully decorated, adequately equipped."

    Lovely garden/courtyard and conservatory adds space and light. The off-road parking space is extremely tight, not helped by the border of boulders put in place by the neighbour. (I gather that selfish car parking by a previous holiday tenant has caused confrontation and the neighbour now feels the need to “defend” her own parking space.) Very tasteful decoration, but, in some places, now in need of refreshing, particularly in the bathroom. A more thorough, deeper clean wouldn’t go amiss. Grubby between furniture and walls in places. Second bedroom needs bed pulling out for a clean. Extractor in kitchen very dirty. Bathroom a little mouldy in places and dusty around skirting. The vacuum cleaner certainly needs a fresh bag as it SMELLS EXTREMELY UNPLEASANT.

    Reviewed by RozJul 2022

  • "Lavender cottage was very comfortable and tastefully furnished, unfortunately the photo doesn't do it justice."

    The kitchen is very well equipped and the welcome pack was a lovely touch... The bed was extremely comfortable and we loved having the porch for shoes and coats and the conservatory was brilliant, could just do with a small table in there for drinks. The cottage is extremely well situated, so close to the beach and shops and the bus stop. Wouldn't hesitate to return.....

    Reviewed by CarolineJun 2022

  • "Very clean and tidy."

    Comfortable beds. Could benefit from a welcome pack..information wise. The name Lavender Cottage is a bit misleading as it has 2 overgrown Lavender bushes located at the rear in what can only be described as an industrial land scape. Although the property boasts off street parking it is on a shared driveway and the next door neighbour has strategically placed boulders on the drive so that you do not encroach on their part of the drive. I can forsee a problem if both residents were in attendance at the same time due to the potential of careless car door opening. Luckily for us next door was away all week. A notice of when refuse collection dates would be helpful to assist putting out the bins on behalf of the owner.

    Reviewed by IanApr 2022

  • "First day it was very cold the electric heaters kept going off."

    As the days went on and the sun shines in the property it was OK. The beds were comfortable . The beach only 5 minute walk as were the 2 pubs. I will stay here again but only in the summer.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2022

  • "Nice cottage well situated but The heating was inadequate."

    I wore 3 layers and a blanket of an evening and was still chilly. Only 1 storage heater worked properly. The other 3 gave no heat, whatever they were set to, unless we used the 1 hr boost button every hour. The power light and the call for heat was on but no heat came out. We notice that this has already been mentioned in a previous review, but not fixed. Also the shower had black mould on the hose and in the non glass bits of the cubicle. I have photos if you like. I did mention this in the feedback to the cleaners so it might be OK now.

    Reviewed by PaulineJan 2022

  • "Very convenient location."

    Very clean throughout.Found the house cold, we were there in January. The electric panel heaters had to be clicked on each hour. Providing 2 odd wine glasses for a house that slept 3 just felt mean, you can get 6 for £6 at a supermarket.

    Reviewed by JillJan 2022

  • "Fairly central, handy for Village and coast and as a good base for touring, good facilities within with good siting,"

    Reviewed by KeithNov 2021

  • "It was very comfy, clean its just as good as all the other places we have stayed, the only think that could be better, especially for any one new to this sort of holiday is there is no information on how the heating works and how to connect to the internet and no leaflets on where and what you can do, this was not a problem for us, i would recomend staying here."

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2021

  • "Floors very slippery for old dog and a rug in the conservatory would have helped."

    Sliding door into bathroom sticks closed occassionaly. Kitchen sink very difficult to drain.

    Reviewed by TrevorSep 2021

  • "The sliding bathroom door can be a bit tricky and, obviously, has been as there is an extra handle on the bottom of the door."

    Difficult to open from inside at times.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2021

  • "Lavender cottage is comfortable clean and quiet it's within easy walking distance to beach shop and pub I really enjoyed trips to Holy island Dunstenburg Castle Bamburgh Castle and a lovely boat trip to Farne islands where we saw the seals also enjoyed sitting in the conservatory where I saw a shooting star amazing!"

    Thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Northumberland and will definitely return

    Reviewed by JuliaSep 2021

  • "We stayed in Lavender Cottage last week and loved it!"

    The cottage is perfect and as soon as we walked in, we felt it was a home from home. It had everything you could want with the facilities, including Sky TV, which came in very useful with the poor weather we had. Plenty of towels, tea towels, utensils, kitchen cleaning equipment etc and we didn't need to use anything that we had taken to clean the property, as it was very clean. The garden is fully enclosed and our pooch loved it. The horses in the field even came to say hello every morning. It is in a perfect position to go up or down the coast to the beautiful beaches that this area has to offer. There is a small local shop if you forget anything and a Co-Op in Seahouses which is 5 minutes away. A good local pub and cafe is a 2 minutes walk, and the local beach is 5, if you go to the left of the shop. We preferred the beach further along to the right, which is about 15 minutes walk. Someone commented on a review about not knowing when the bins go out-just ask a neighbour. The owner is easy to contact and help you should you need it. Would we go back...in a heartbeat!

    Reviewed by BevAug 2021

  • "Beadnell is a great location for exploring the wonderful Northumberland coast, and a nice village in its own right, with a lovely beech, some excellent places to eat (book in advance) and a fantastic local shop that would give Waitrose a run for its money."

    This house was as described & suited our needs perfectly.

    Reviewed by RussellAug 2021

  • "Not a well loved cottage and no welcome information pack!"

    Very poorly equipped especially in the kitchen and cleaning utensils. If we knew we could have brought things. Bathroom very dated, with a wobbly toilet handle and a room door that can be difficult to open. Parking is not as advertised as there is no drive and no where but on street parking available. Could do with a lick of paint everywhere inside and outside. Overall attention to detail is below what you can see in the listing photos which is such a shame. A few pounds spent on the property would make this an excellent cottage. Just such a shame.

    Reviewed by ByronJul 2021

  • "It was a lovely cottage close to the sea front in a quiet and the milk and biscuits were a very grateful addition as we arrived at the cottage after the village store had closed."

    The cottage could benefit from some welcome information such as how to turn on the TV (4 remotes may be daunting for some people). Also information on where to find the switch to turn on the oven which is hidden behind the microwave. Would have also been lovely to have to some local information about the short cut to the beach and the park down the road,village store opening times,what days are bin days etc Cleanliness could be improved as rugs downstairs and in the bedroom had a lot of dog hair on them and the bathroom has quite a lot of black mould. Also felt like a lot of the cleaning was down to the previous occupants ( coffee cups were dirty inside when we arrived and there is no dishwasher) which in Covid times was a bit unnerving. Both beds could do with some care as they do squeak a lot when you turn over and the single bedroom could do with black out curtains or a blind. Main bed also felt very small for 2 people

    Reviewed by AmandaJul 2021

  • "We loved Lavender Cottage."

    We arrived with the lavender in full bloom (perfect!). It’s well placed in a quiet residential area, no more than 5 minutes walk to the beach and you can hear the sea at night. It has all the amenities we needed for a weeks stay, we felt at home the minute we walked in the door. Beadnell is lovely, two great pubs, a very good local shop and the harbour beach is sandy and like many Northumberland beaches it goes on forever. After living for the last 18 months through a pandemic this holiday was much needed. Honestly I didn’t want to give the keys back at the end of our week. Would happily return tomorrow!

    Reviewed by ClareJul 2021

  • "Location = good comfort = good tech i."

    E. tv etc. downright silly. (4 different remotes) very difficult to get the tv to play on its own. Cleanliness: absolutely diabolic. Black mould on main bedroom ceiling and even worse in bathroom someone could become ill because of it. Do Sykes actually inspect these properties at all ?? This one certainly ruined Sykes reputation for me.

    Reviewed by SheilaJun 2021

  • "There was no information booklet so sussing TV, wifi, turning freezer etc on took a while and it meant the bin was full as it hadn’t been emptied as obviously no one knew when bin day is."

    Not the best equipped cottage but it was comfortable enough, if not a bit dated but well located with a pleasant view from the back garden.

    Reviewed by MelanieApr 2021

  • "Lavender cottage is a perfect place for a holiday or short break lovely village with all the amenities you need ,village shop and local pub with a beer garden 10 mins walk to sea and beautiful beach ,also 10 mins drive into seahouses with a little harbour ,would definitely recommend ."

    Reviewed by KayAug 2020

  • "The bed felt small and uncomfortable."

    If you turned over the bed and headboard creaked/banged. Issues with loo handle ( dealt with efficiently by Sykes) Bathroom tired and in need of updating. Bathroom door didn't close properly which affected our privacy.

    Reviewed by GraceAug 2020

  • "Ideally situated"

    Reviewed by StephenNov 2019

  • "Lavender Cottage was good, drain in the shower is not flowing freely and the key safe was quite stiff to use when we were leaving ."

    It had all the things you need, on arrival it was very appreciated to have milk tea bags and can’t forget the biscuits. Ideal for my dog , lovely quiet area and very enjoyable walks on the beach

    Reviewed by ShirleyOct 2019

  • "The accommodation was perfect, we had a wonderful time."


    Reviewed by MargaretJun 2019

  • "Lovely week at this quiet cottage, (appreciating the tea, milk & biscuits when we arrived), so much so we've rebooked for the autumn."

    The independent shop near the beach is a gem. So much to do in the area & plenty of places to take the dog.

    Reviewed by KatherineMay 2019

  • "The little house was very nice, we enjoyed our stay very much, very lucky with the weather."

    Only a few minutes from the beach so we enjoyed our morning and evening walks there with the dog.h

    Reviewed by TessaMay 2019

  • "The location is ideal as a base for a Northumberland holiday or break."

    There are excellent facilities within a very short distance, including a handy little shop and the huge Beadnell beach, great for walking on, especially with a dog.

    Reviewed by JoanApr 2019

  • "We enjoyed our stay st Lavender Cottage very much."

    It was exactly as described. It is comfortable and clean. The equipment and crockery provided in the kitchen was more than adequate for our needs. The booking was straightforward and the owner was on hand to answer any queries we had. The location is great with a pub, cafe and restaurant within the village and a beautiful beach a short stroll away. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by LynneDec 2018

  • "I've been to beadnell before but this cottage was more comfortable and had everything I needed."

    I would recommend it to anyone. Thank you very much for your staffs help, nothing was too much trouble. Hope to go again next year !

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2018

  • "Great location close to beaches in nice village."

    Would return.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2018

  • "Cottage in an ideal position for beaches and sightseeing in the area."

    Lovely view from the garden which was safe for the dog. But, bathroom and small bedroom a little on the small size, did not spoil our stay in the cottage though.

    Reviewed by MaureenApr 2018

  • "Lovely place."

    Very clean and well equipped. Loved the garden, my only wish would be to be able to secure garden from the inside especially if you have dog or young child. Will definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by TinaMar 2018

  • "Dog poo in garden area on arrival,interior conservatory door did not lock,rubber ..."

    Dog poo in garden area on arrival,interior conservatory door did not lock,rubber sealant in patio door falling off,toilet seat loose, Windows grubby, no welcome pack,

    Reviewed by ColinFeb 2018

  • "Very clean"

    Reviewed by MikeSep 2017

  • "Tea, coffe, milk etc supplied for our arrival was a nice touch."

    Contacting the owner was easy when I needed to ask a question.

    Reviewed by CarolynJul 2017

  • "Realy enjoyed staying here 10 out off 10 for everything will definitely be booking again"

    Reviewed by FrankieJul 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage in a perfect location."

    Very clean and had everything we needed. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by LynneApr 2017

  • "Perfect location and the property was well equipped for our needs."

    Reviewed by CraigApr 2017

  • "Perhaps the only fault with this property is the heat of the hot domestic water it would easily scald a child but overall very comfortable and clean would definitely book again ."

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2016

  • "The cottage was comfortable, cosy, clean and had everything we needed and more."

    Reviewed by WendyOct 2016

  • "No welcome pack or information on local shop etc."

    No tea and coffee and milk provided which has been with all others. Shelf in fridge unstable, lost full bottle of wine when opened door. Only one toilet roll, no tissues. These are only small items but it makes a difference especially if you have travelled a distance.

    Reviewed by JanetOct 2016

  • "Nothing I can think of."

    Although a little bit of milk in the fridge wouldn't have gone amiss! (Very thirsty on arrival.)

    Reviewed by SueSep 2016

  • "Just right for seeing the local attractions boat rides and castles and the fabulous beaches"

    Reviewed by FredAug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Conservatory.
  • Electric night storage units and wall heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, Smart TV with basic Sky, Blu-ray, Bluetooth speaker, sound bar, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen will be included in the rent
  • in rent
  • Highchair on request
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed garden area with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 5 mins walk
  • Beach 5 mins walk
  • Please Note: Please bring your own towels & hand towels.

The property

Superbly located for touring the beautiful heritage coastline, this delightful, two-bedroom semi-detached cottage is situated in the heart of Beadnell, just a short stroll from the beach, restaurants and village shop.

As you step into the open plan living room at Lavender Cottage, with its calming hues of Farrow and Ball, you immediately feel relaxed and at home.

There is a bright kitchen, a dining area, a comfortable sitting area and a delightful conservatory with views over the fields to the sea, a lovely spot to curl up with a good book.

A staircase from the living area leads to a shower room and two pretty bedrooms, one double and a single with a perfect view of Dunstanburgh Castle beyond.

The conservatory at the rear of the cottage has French doors leading to a patio and garden, what could be nicer than relaxing with a drink, whilst taking in the views of the coast and watching the resident horses snuffle around the adjacent field.

Beadnell is a much sought after destination on the Northumberland Coast, the endless, crescent shaped golden beach and towering sand dunes are a magnet for walkers and watersports enthusiasts alike.

The pubs and restaurants in the area are always buzzing with activity, serving good wholesome fare for everyone.

There are many other activities in the surrounding area of Beadnell including a number of excellent links golf courses, cycling, horse riding and fishing.

Within easy reach from the cottage there are many attractions including the castles at Alnwick, Warkworth, Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh, Holy Island, Hadrian’s Wall and Berwick-upon-Tweed.

This cottage is in a fabulous location with so much to do from the doorstep, and central to exploring the rest of the Northumbrian coastline.

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About the location


Seahouses 1.5 miles; Bamburgh 5 miles.

This attractive and peaceful harbour village is situated beside one of the most beautiful stretches of Northumberland’s Heritage Coastline - Beadnell Bay. Established in Saxon times, Beadnell was once an important fishing village and a smuggler's haven. Nowadays, it is still a fishing village, but is equally popular with holidaymakers who come to enjoy its pretty harbour and, of course, the nearby sandy beaches. The village has a shop, two pubs and a café serving food. Popular Seahouses is just over a mile away and has shops, a supermarket and restaurants, and it also offers boat trips from the harbour to the magnificent Farne Islands - a haven for bird watchers. Bamburgh is close by, whilst the market town of Alnwick with its Castle and Gardens, shops, pubs and restaurants is a short drive away.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter