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Sandy Shore

Beadnell, Northumberland (Ref. 954220)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Loved the house and the area and would recommend it."

    Thanks for your feedback which was excellent. It’s always good to hear from my guests that they have enjoyed staying at Sandy Shore Alan HYND Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by HelenaJun 2022

  • "A lovely house, plenty of space."

    The enclosed garden perfect for our dog and small child. All household appliances we needed were provided, even a second fridge/freezer in the garage for drinks! The beach is literally a five minute walk, perfect! There are two food and drink traders next to the beach and last week the ice cream van had a permanent pitch at the entry to the beach.The village pub is about a 20 minute walk away and served lovely food. There is also a handy convenience store about a 15 minute walk away. We had a great week. Highly recommended, we would stay there again without hesitation.

    Thank you for your excellent feedback on Sandy Shore. My maintenance team and I try very hard to make your holiday a comfortable and happy one. The facilities in Beadnell are exactly as you have experienced and I am so pleased that you have enjoyed everything the house and the area has to offer. I sincerely hope you do come again Alan HYND owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2022

  • "Very comfortable lovely house, everything we needed was provided, thank you."

    The enclosed garden perfect for young dog and small children. I think it would be helpful to have some instructions on things like how to open the garage door. The fuse box was in the garage and we had a power cut, the owners/ managers were extremely helpful. We also had had a power cut for an hour or so , some candles somewhere would have been helpful. We were lucky enough to have some beautiful sunshine but the Windows were very stiff to open. Our stay was really lovely, beach a short walk away and perfect for our young dog and grandchildren. Highly recommend

    Many thanks for your review and I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the house. I hope you will revisit Alan HYND owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by GailApr 2022

  • "All the internal lights were on upstairs on our arrival which seems a waste, when the only light we needed on which wasn’t on was the porch so we could see the key box in the darkness."

    Disappointing that the 4 foot double bed was not available as per our booking and was actually a twin room, this was not our agreement. During COVID times there should have been soap at all the hand basins and a towel(s) in the downstairs loo. We didn’t have heating or hot water from 10.30am until approx. 4pm on NY day. There should be instructions on how to reset the boiler, which we did when we finally got to speak to someone. Lots of instructions do this don’t do that! Taking all glass recycling home is ridiculous, lucky I knew where the bottle bank is, why don’t you provide this location information if no bins are available at the house? A dressing table is required in the master bedroom, nowhere to put cosmetics/toiletries other than in the wardrobe. Location is great and quiet and beds were comfortable, garden is secure and a good size. All kitchen facilities are available and well stocked but would benefit from a larger fridge for 8 people. Two parking spaces but also room on the street for the other two.

    Thank you for your feedback.I am pleased to report that the website description of the fourth bedroom has now been amended. I believe the porch light requires attention which it now has been. Don't understand the heating issue because it is reliable and serviced regularly but I am pleased that you eventually resolved this with my maintenance team. I don't understand the recycling issue though because there is a blue and a green bin on site and they are regularly emptied Alan Hynd Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by JackeyDec 2021

  • "We spent Christmas week at Sandy Shore."

    A lovely house just 5 minutes walk to the beach. Well stocked kitchen with everything needed and to note, all precious negative comments have been addressed. House was lovely, good powerful showers and comfy beds (note the 4th bedroom was a twin). Lovely that the owners had decorated with Christmas tree and decorations for us and the festive welcome fizz and treats were a lovely thought. We would definitely recommend and would be very happy to return.

    Many thanks for your excellent report on Sandy Shore and that you enjoyed your holiday. I always try to respond to guest feedback and yours is constructive and helpful. I hope you come again. Alan HYND owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClaireDec 2021

  • "This is a great property with an ideal location for the beach."

    Well equipped kitchen with comfortable family area and separate lounge.

    Dear Chris Baty-Sykes Thank you for your very positive feedback which is much appreciated. I am pleased you enjoyed the house and your stay in Beadnell and I sincerely hope you will come again Alan Hynd Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChrisDec 2021

  • "Unfortunately our weekend started with the bad storm so arrived with no power and fence blown down around the property."

    Because of no power all day house hadn’t been cleaned to there normal standards and dishwasher filled with dirty dishes. Oven didn’t work and toilet didn’t flush upstairs. When we got signal we had a message from owner about toilet and half way through week plumber arrived. We have stayed in this house a good few time so know this was not normal and they could not control the weather. So disappointed in our week away but on saying that would definitely book to go back to this beautiful house.

    Reviewed by JNov 2021

  • "This was our 2nd visit to this property."

    The first visit being in 2019. The house was clean and tidy on arrival and it was nice to see some things resolved since our last last visit. It is a wonderful location only 5 minutes walk to a lovely beach and coastline. Generally the house is well stocked with crockery and kitchen utensils. Could do with some larger cereal bowls. Also some slotted serving spoons (for deep frying) The furniture in the lounge is not set up to accommodate 8 people together and would benefit with more seating capacity. Also a lack of small side tables. We used the stools from the kitchen. The Craster Arms is a nice pub only about 15 - 20 mins on foot. The food we had was nice but they have a very restricted menu compared to 2 years ago and a lot more expensive. It would be useful to have the owner’s / cleaners contact details in the information pack. On our last night there was a severe storm with gale force winds which caused extensive damage to the garden fences. Also there had been a power cut throughout the last night and into the morning we left. We would have liked to have given advance warning of the storm damage as the house was fully booked up through November and December. We have already booked again for next November so would obviously recommend this property and location.

    Thank you for your response Mr Denholm. Your constructive comments were much appreciated and have been actioned. Delighted you enjoyed your holiday and that you have rebooked Alan HYND Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2021

  • "Didn’t find the property had been cleaned thoroughly."

    Some of the dishes not particularly clean. Especially frying pans which were very greasy. Very little cleaning products. No brushes or a hoover. Tiny drops of left in bottles. 1 Jay cloth, one wee green scrub thing. 1 dish towel that was very old and looked like a floor cloth. Nothing to clean bathrooms. I really don’t think that people staying in this house should have to bring cleaning things with them. After all we are paying a lot of money to stay in the property. Surely it makes sense to have all these things available ? Especially as we are all still living with Covid? Pillows on bed so very thin and some badly marked!!!! Kitchen itself is very small for the size of the house with very little work surface for preparing food. Fan in en-suite not working. The front of the property also needed a good sweep and weeded as doesn’t look very welcoming. Not enough hot water for showers as it would run cold !!!!!!!

    Sorry you had so many problems which are very unusual bearing in mind previous and subsequent guest comments. There are no ongoing problems with hot water and the drive is weeded regularly Regarding your other comments, we have an emergency line number in the property, by calling this my maintenance team could have been given a chance to deal with these issues. In regards to supplies in the property, this is a self catering holiday let and only a minimum of products are supplied, but again if you would have let us know at the time we would have tried to resolve any issues during your stay. Alan Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by CharmaineOct 2021

  • "Lovely house 5 minute walk to a stunning beach."

    Weather very kind to us and will definitely return. Saw dolphins and seals at Seahouses and the castle at Bamburgh is well worth a visit. Beednell is a lovely place to holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "Lovely house with ample room and close to all the places we wanted to visit."

    Everyone agreed they had a really good time. Can highly recommend the Craster Inn. The fish and chips were incredible. Never seen a piece of fish so huge, delicious. As usual, excellent communication with Sykes.

    Reviewed by DannyJun 2021

  • "Beautiful house and a stunning bay but the housekeeping let it down massively."

    We was very disappointed with the cleanliness of the property considering the later booking in time for cleaning because of covid, they might want to invest in some new bedsheets that fit the beds and new mattress protector minus holes too.

    Reviewed by MariaJun 2021

  • "We were a party of 6 and found the house very comfortable but there were a few problems which need addressing by the owners:- 1."

    The house contained very few cooking pots, in fact there were only 3 saucepans and 1 really small frying pan, which made it impossible to cook for our group and would have been even worse if there were 8 people in the house. In fact we had to go out and spend £20 on a large frying pan (which we left in the house for future visitors) in order to do a lot of dishes like stir fries etc. where something like a wok is required. This fact has repeatedly been mentioned in the Guest Book at the house by other visitors but it would seem the owners have taken no notice of this. One would expect when spending over £1,500 for a week's rental that adequate cooking pans should be provided. 2. A shortage of bowls and serving dishes. There were some very small cereal bowls but no bowls of other sizes. 3. In the Visitor's Book quite a few people have mentioned about a BBQ being provided, this would have been very useful.

    Reviewed by JoanMay 2021

  • "Lovely big comfortable house in great location 5 minutes walk to lovely Beadnell bay beach."

    However just a few things to pass to the owners to sort out. 1. Only one tiny frying pan so need a new proper size one 2. Although 3 king size beds in fact 2 of them only had double size quilts on them so barely covered the beds.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2020

  • "House was in great location and well equipped"

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2020

  • "Sandy Shores is a lovely house in beautiful Beadnall."

    Close to the beach, our 2 Jack Russell's loved it.

    Reviewed by JSep 2020

  • "Lovely big property with large enclosed garden, perfect location."

    Ideal for us, our son and family for a proper family holiday. This is our second visit to Sandy Shore and we all really enjoyed our stay. If publish our feedback please only include the first paragraph. After the Covid lockdown, we felt the owners could have taken the opportunity to maybe refresh the house with a coat of paint in well used areas. We also thought like many have written in the guest book, either replace the tumble drier or put a clothes line up so when returning from the beach clothes could be easily dried. Small points but could make a big difference.

    Reviewed by LizJul 2020

  • "Quality service, beautiful accommodation and great value."

    Reviewed by PhilipFeb 2020

  • "Property was excellent as was the cleanliness, saw no justification for the previous negative review."

    We were disappointed that our initial concerns over this review were not addressed by Sykes administration in a timely manner, as we had to chase Sykes for a response to our concerns before receiving assurances that the points raised had been sorted by the owner. In contrast to the Property Management / Housekeeping company who were excellent and very helpful.

    Many thanks Mr Hedley for your excellent review which was much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterFeb 2020

  • "Lovely house but in need of a bit of tlc."

    A number of recessed light fittings in the bathrooms have dropped with wires showing. Also no instructions for the heating which seemed to have a separate thermostat / system for downstairs. We got something to happen but instructions would have been useful. The biggest issue for us was the lack of hot water. Quite a few cold showers between the four of us, and the second en suite shower was unusable as it seemed blocked. We never got water out of the kitchen taps which was hot enough to wash up in, had to boil a kettle to do this. All of these issues are mentioned in the 'Guest' book so we are not the first to suffer which is disappointing as they could have been sorted out. It was also not wonderfully clean. It looked ok but there was loads of dust/debris down the side of the wardrobe and on divan base ( found when pushing mattress against headboard) in master bedroom. Also in crevices on sofas, skirting boards etc. Sounds picky but this was not a 'cheap' let and the issues were numerous enough to make it feel poor value for money.

    Reviewed by DeborahOct 2019

  • "Sandy Shore is a lovely spacious house, it is well equipped, the bedrooms were spacious and clean."

    There was even a landline telephone that could be used for a small donation. The WiFi connection was very good, a bonus, as mobile signal wasn't the best. The kitchen/diner was large and clean with a washing machine and dishwasher, unfortunately the tumble dryer, in the garage, didn't work. This wasn't an urgent matter as the weather was warm, but it would have been handy for drying toddler/baby clothes. The garden was great for children to play in, but it could have accommodated a rotary airer, as well as the internal airer, which helped. We had a lovely week in Beadnell, it is within easy access of all the lovely places on the Northumbrian coast that we wanted to visit, from Craster up to Holy Island, plus Beadnell Bay is only a few minutes walk from the house and was great for children to play in the sea, or rock pooling when the tide was out. We would recommend 'Sandy Shore' as a lovely comfortable base to explore this beautiful area.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2019

  • "Lovely big property with everything you needed to have a brilliant holiday."

    Great location, only minutes away from the beach. Lovely large enclosed garden with outdoor furniture for the whole family to enjoy. We had really good weather, which made it a perfect week for us all.

    Reviewed by LizJul 2019

  • "Sandy Shore is a beautiful, modern, comfortable house in a fantastic location - an easy drive to Alnwick, Lindisfarne and into Scotland."

    The beach is a very short walk away and is very clean. The whole area is child and dog friendly and we felt comfortable wherever we went.

    Reviewed by DeborahApr 2019

  • "We have said here several times now."

    Nice to see replacements of carpeting and painting. We always recommend this place to our family and friends well positioned and the bedrooms are great. Sykes Cottages are excellent and we have booked with them again for summer.

    Reviewed by TimothyMar 2019

  • "House was so nice, comfortable and of a high standard."

    Reviewed by ChristineJan 2019

  • "Excellent value for money spacious and overall clean."

    Just a few details need addressing such most rooms are ready for re decoration due to marks on walls. And stair carpet ready for replacing due to it being thread bare.,and maybe a switch downstairs for outside light or light on a sensor, but overall a really well equipped clean spacious house in a prime postion for beach. Well worth the money and would book it again.

    Reviewed by JayneNov 2018

  • "The house is a good size accommodating upto 8 people( we were a group of 4 adults, 2 children plus 1 dog) and we didn't feel in each others pockets."

    The house had everything you would need and all domestic' items' are off a good quality, the beds were particularly comfy. As a bonus WiFi was good plus Netflix was a nice touch. The location of the accommodation is excellent for Beadnell bay and Seahouses. We'll definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by SandyOct 2018

  • "As soon as arrived for the week had problems with the electrics."

    Had to contact maintenance mobile number but quickly resolved. Then next day had further problems with heating programmer and electrical problem with lights and fan in an ensuite. Had to report it to maintenance people who tried to resolve it as soon as they could. The light in the en suite did not get repaired until our last day but we were able to use other facilities. Nothing was too much trouble for the maintenance firm and felt they tried to resolve as soon as they could. The house was lovely and warm to come back to after being out all day (in October). Well equipped. Very easy to get to beach with small children. The only constructive criticism is that if a dog is on the holiday - the garden really needs either a security light or a light that can be switched on at the back door. Once the dog goes out the door in the evening (October onwards), it cannot be seen all round the garden or where it chooses to toilet ! It is a large garden which is wonderful for the dog but not so good next morning when you have to cover it all 'poo picking' Would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by PatOct 2018

  • "The house itself was fine."

    Two observations:- 1) There were some upstairs lights which did not work (on our arrival) plus a bedroom window handle was missing. In my view these things should have been checked and corrected before we got there. We did alert the property person and we were advised that someone would call (on the Monday morning) to deal with the matters. Someone actually called Tuesday PM - the window handle was replaced and the lights were attended to. However, when we came to test the lights on our return to the house they still did not function properly. 2) The information pack (about the house) was mostly in fact a summary of facilities in the surrounding locality. It would have been helpful if a summary of instructions re kitchen equipment, arrangements for bin collection, instructions re TV's and Wi-Fi could have been incorporated into one, handy information pack rather than scattered around in drawers or pinned to a cupboard door. The situation of the house just 5 minutes from the beach was great and I would happily return to Beadnell again. Plus any eating establishments we tried in the area provided excellent service and choice - in Beadnell itself at the Seasalt Café, at Alnmouth at the Sun Inn and at Craster at the main village pub.

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2018

  • "Our family holiday was brilliant."

    The accommodation was fantastic. The location perfect and the weather was gorgeous.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2018

  • "Very spacious and closeness to the beach ..."

    Very spacious and closeness to the beach we all had a lovely time and we even had a rain shower which was very pleasant not many can say that

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2018

  • "The location is great, we knew that in advance as we have stayed on Longbeach Drive before."

    The house is very good. There were only four of us so we had bags of room as it sleeps 8 in four bedrooms. The garden is fully enclosed and all grass, nice and large so ideal for dogs. Internet worked seamlessly throughout our stay but the WiFi signal drops out in the main bedroom, not a major issue though. Two points to note. The shower in the back bedroom ensuite does not drain well and floods (it was only used once) it needs a look at. Secondly a chair or stool in the bedrooms would be good. Overall though we had a great time there, it’s a lovely place in a great setting. We would definitely stay at Sandy Shore again.

    Reviewed by KeithJun 2018

  • "Sandy Shore, is in a fantastic location and great base for walking and exploring the beautiful Northumberland coastline."

    The house is of a good size for a family or group of friends. It could do with some larger pans to help when cooking for a larger number. And more tea spoons. The property could do with some deep cleaning in some areas. But is a good holiday house and would recommend.

    Reviewed by DawnMay 2018

  • "Holiday was everything we could have asked for."

    Location.House and Weather were perfect.

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2018

  • "Although the house was comfortable."

    It could have been cleaner. The sitting area in the kitchen could have more comfortable if the TV was on another wall. It would of been better if there had been a washing line to dry clothes on. More mirrors in the bedrooms.

    Reviewed by KarenMar 2018

  • "The house was a home from home especially because we were stranded due to heavy snow."

    Really warm and cosy with loads of space upstairs, will definitely return and recommend.

    Reviewed by TimothyFeb 2018

  • "Fantastic house everything you could possibly need for a holiday and excellent location"

    Reviewed by KarenDec 2017

  • "Loved the house loved the location spoilt for going anywhere else now."

    Absolutely loved this holiday and will be definitely be back.

    Reviewed by JApr 2017

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  • Four bedrooms: 3 x king-size double (two with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Sitting room (seats 5) with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric double oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: One room on first floor is used by the owner for storage and will be locked during your stay.

The property

This superb detached cottage is situated in the lovely harbour village of Beadnell, close to the fishing village of Seahouses and the town of Bamburgh.

With plenty to see and do within reach makes this delightful holiday home an excellent place to stay.

Once inside this lovely cottage you will find a cosy sitting room with woodburner, a perfect place to relax on a cool evening after a day’s walking along the coastline.

Next to the sitting room is a light and airy open plan living area with a modern kitchen, which has all the appliances you need, and completing the ground floor is a convenient basin and WC.

Upstairs there are three charming king-size double bedrooms, two of which have the bonus of en-suite facilities, and a small twin bedroom, along with a family bathroom.

Outside is a large enclosed lawned garden, where your pet or children can run off excess energy, whilst you relax with a cold drink in hand.

Set in the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Beauty, Beadnell village has a harbour, a shop, two pubs and a café, as well as a sandy beach.

Just 1.5 miles away is Seahouses, another seaside village with further amenities, including a supermarket and restaurant, as well as boat trips to the beautiful Farne Islands.

Further afield are Bamburgh and Alnwick, both with their castles and both are well worth a visit, as is the stunning Northumberland National Park.

An excellent Northumberland base for a family getaway.

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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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