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Sandy Shore

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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "The property is lovely, however, the downstairs would benefit from an update."

    The garden is brilliant but the step from the French doors is quite high and awkward. Unfortunately we had to dispose of our rubbish in the bins at the beach, as the wheelie bin appears to have not been put out for quite a while. Otherwise, we really enjoyed our stay.

    Thanks for your constructive comments. Sadly the wheelie bins are an issue which is difficult to solve unless my guests put them out on the Wednesday of collection.if they are put out on a Saturday by the maintenance team pasers by “dump” their rubbish including “dog litter” Which gives my incoming guests a problem. Pleased you enjoyed your stay Alan Hynd Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Josephine4.4Jun 2024

  • "This was our third stay and we note improvements added each year."

    Maybe it is time for all door locks to be serviced as they can be temperamental. The garage could do with a tidy and general clean,we were impressed and grateful for the prompt delivery of a battery for the garage fob by the maintenance team

    Thanks for your feedback which was much appreciated. Also nice to heat your praise for the maintenance team. Your points will be actioned Keep coming please Alan Hynd Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Norman3.8Jun 2024

  • "The property was ideal for our extended family of 6 + 1 dog."

    Only a 5 minute walk to the beautiful Beadnell Bay & a leisurely 20 minute walk along the sea front to the village centre. The property is well furnished, with a large & secure back garden which was ideal for our grandkids. On a quiet street with not a lot of passing traffic. Would definitely return

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2024

  • "Really couldn’t fault the property we enjoyed ourselves would certainly stay there again."

    Your brief reply says more than enough for me Thank you Alan Hynd Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.4May 2024

  • "Great property with all the home comforts you need whilst being spacious and well equipped."

    Lovely large enclosed garden for children and a dog. Very good location, just around the corner from the very large sandy beach and a great base for exploring further along the coast and all the Northumbrian attractions. Would highly recommend.

    Thank your for your positive feedback. I am so plessed that you enjoyed your holiday and I hope you will come again. Alan Hynd Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely house but could do with a proper clean, dog hairs on all over the house (we didn’t take a dog) wash basins not very clean in some of the bathrooms, bin in bathroom still had rubbish in from previous visitors."

    Extractor fan in kitchen covered in dust with messages written on, also I presume from a past guest. The fence in the garden was broken down and had been propped up with garden furniture, when the man delivered the hot tub he spent time repairing it for us Overall we enjoyed our stay, good location for visiting local sites.

    Thanks for your feedback.All of your points have been addressed. It is unusual for the maintenance team to leave the house as you point out. They have addressed this so my apologies. I have no control over the hot tub and this is a facilty provided if guests request them so I can only add beware when ordering this extra. The area suffered high winds which has been an issue this year. It was renewed in the autumn following a similar occurrence but not the part that you mentioned. This has been addressed but obviously not while you were there. Pleased you enjoyed your stay though and I hope you will do so again Alan Hynd Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy3.1Feb 2024

  • "Very spacious had everything we needed great location walks and a great pub!"

    Thanks for your positive feedback which is always much appreciated Alan Hynd Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jason4.7Dec 2023

  • "This was our 4th stay at Sandy Shore."

    The location is great and so many lovely walks and beaches to explore. Great dog friendly pubs. Lots of castles to visit. Pleased to see the owner has acted on providing larger cereal bowls and a better selection of glasses. Maybe could think about providing a few more cooking dishes and microwave dishes. For those people that may be put off by some of the previous petty comments, don’t be. Not many properties would do that well with Four in a Bed style inspections. We are already booked up for next November. Pete

    Many thanks Pete for your great review and supportive comments which were much appreciated as were your constructive comments regarding cooking and Microwave dishes Best regards Alan Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Nov 2023

  • "This was our second stay at house ."

    It’s a good size and upstairs is nice,beds comfy ,en suites and bathroom fine only downside no dressing tables for the ladies of group,downstairs the kitchen room is looking tired, the sofa is looking very grubby and past it’s best, kitchen is fine and dining area is ok, however when we arrived we encountered a few minor problems, there was a broken cup and broken whisk(unusable fell apart as no handle on ) scissor handle broken,batteries in tv remote not working ,some left in drawer,all dead , had to buy some to enable use of the TV .No washing line,or pegs,no coat hangers in two bedrooms we had to share the few that where in other two ,worked out we had approx 4 for each Bedroom. The Main lounge is okay but blinds missing .unfortunately the television is ridiculous size,tiny,in wrong place cannot be watched by people sitting at far end of room ,does need a larger tv and if possible put on wall above fire if not would need rethink. .the house is in a great position ,literally a 5 minute walk to the beach. This could be an amazing house just needs regular checks of amenities and some TLC. ,these are such minor things but spoil the stay and wouldn’t take long to sort out ,

    I am rather surprised at some of your comments. There is a contact number for the maintenance team at the house and a call to them would have sorted your minor issues I take on board your comments regarding the TV but its never been an issue with other guests nor has the issue regarding dressing tables. The kitchen has only recently had the fridge freezer renewed also. Your positive comments were much appreciated Alan Hynd Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann2.8Sep 2023

  • "Sandy Shore is a 4 bed house on a small estate in Beadnell."

    We had a party of 4 and although upstairs there is lots of space, due to the design of the house (with a double garage encroaching on downstairs) downstairs space is limited. I wouldn’t have wanted to be there with a party of 8! Overall, it’s a nice house, but it really needs to be given a good inspection and going over as there are things that could be easily fixed and made better for guests. For instance, the house has martins nesting in the eaves. No issue with that, but shouldn’t the bird droppings be cleaned up before guests arrive? It would take 2 minutes. The outdoor seating shown on the photos was stacked around the side of the house. As these were the only seats with back rests to sit outside, we fetched them back around the back of the house to use. Yes they need small repairs to the backrests - a 5 minute job to a competent handy man. The dining table in the main area is too big to fit in with the new fridge freezer. We turned it around to make more space. The separate lounge had a light standing in front of the TV when we arrived! We moved it to a corner of the room. It needed an extension lead to enable it to stand where it is shown on the pictures. The standard of cleaning was superficial - check the top of anything and you will find thick dust (E.g. the fridge freezer, top shelves in wardrobes). There are only 2 glass breakers, but lots of wine glasses and mugs. Plenty of cutlery and crockery. The windows are very stiff to open - again, a few minutes maintenance would sort this out. The beds are comfortable, but one of the singles has a double socket and the switch for the outside light right next to the pillow. I would not want a child in that bed. Paintwork could do with a general refresh. A little weeding of the paved areas wouldn’t go amiss. There are no oven gloves in the kitchen. So - don’t get me wrong. This is a nice house, but could be top notch with a little thought, time and effort. I have given it 4 out of 5 which is generous. I hope these comments are taken in the positive manner intended and used to make Sandy Shore a 5 star property.

    Thanks for your comprehensive feedback. I will be actioning most of your points. The house martin issue is a difficult one but I will raise the cleaning with the maintenance team Don't understand the outdoor seating, I thought that it had been renewed so that is an urgent issue along with the glasses (they were notified about this before your arrival. Alan Hynd Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael3.4Aug 2023

  • "Stayed in area for last 10 years, comparing houses this one feels tired and unloved."

    Garden and location great but as family of 7 only 3 glasses that weren't for wine, bought our own washing line. Biggest concern was grass cutting team just let themselves in while our two teenage daughters at home alone with dog. No knock to door? Appreciate number of houses teams clean but never had a check in as late as 5pm before so really only paying for 6 days. Love area and will keep going back but not to this house unless some money spent bringing it into 21st century.

    Sorry to hear your comments anonymous (as per your request) and that you never had a check in as late as 5 pm but thats the rules set by my housekeeping team and if thats a real issue please take it up with Sykes. With regard to the grass cutting the contractors and their predecessors have carried out the work since the property was let. Their work is outdoors and they have no need to contact residents and many properties to attend to. I have no issue with this. With regard to bringing the property up to 21 st century quite a considerable amount has been spent recently and the last three reviews gave the property 100/100 and my overall rating is excellent. I would love you to give it another try at Sandy Shore but perhaps you need to ask Sykes if they have any super luxurious properties. Alan Hynd Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian3.4Aug 2023

  • "The lovely house was comfortable & well equipped , good supply of linen ,beds ..."

    The lovely house was comfortable & well equipped , good supply of linen ,beds comfortable For safety non slip shower mats should be provided in the showers , which are awkward to enter/exit Initial impression not good with sand around front door ,lots of weeds on drive & entrance, At the back, the garden furniture was filthy , there is a problem with finessing / flying birds, again a good clean required Before our visit I was sent a text with just a number , I took this up with your customer relations person , I would have liked to reply to his message of explanation , but phoned twice & no one would give me an e mail ref , as I feel I was approached by an in known person & any approach to your clients should be improved so they do not feel threatened by possible scan text

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Jun 2023

  • "Great to find a tea pot at holiday accommodation."

    A great base for exploring this part of the world.

    Excellent observation and thanks for your positive review. I hope you will revisit in the future Alan HYND Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ed5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent holiday and property."

    Great enclosed garden for the dog and beach is only a 5 minute walk away. House is beautifully presented and in a lovely area, morning coffees in the Landings and pub lunch at The Craster Inn both just a short walk.

    I am always appreciative of positive feedback such as yours. Thank you so pleased that you had a great week Alan HYND Owner Sandy Shore Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great house in a super location Very clean We had a great week!"


    Thanks for your great feedback hope you book again Alan HYND owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Apr 2023

  • "Our second visit and house still as lovely as on first visit."

    Walking distance to gorgeous beach and lovely cafe. Plenty of room for sitting and eating, also snug room for cosy nights in front of fire.

    Great review Christine and much appreciated Keep coming please Alan HYND Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property was a real treat to stay in."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. Ample space for our clothes and a great enclosed garden for my dog. It was great to have Netflix access and a choice of rooms to watch it in. Just to let you know the tin opener isn't working.

    Thanks Great review and much appreciated Great to read your afterthought about the tin opener It will be replaced immediately Alan HYND Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Mar 2023

  • "Location to beach fantastic, 3 min walk."

    Upstairs very spacious downstairs not large enough for 8 people, okay for us as only 2 plus doggie. Bed and shower lovely, house nice and warm. Garden dog friendly. House too overlooked for us, our preference. Although mostly clean in need of repaint and update to missing blinds and some kitchen utensils. Would rebook but only out of season when quite, again that's our preference and no reflection of House. We did enjoy our stay with lovely long beach walks.

    Thanks for your constructive feedback. Your points have been noted and action has been taken which is part of our routine maintenance procedures at this time of year Alan Hynd Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie3.8Jan 2023

  • "We stayed at Sandy Shore over new year - party of 8 adults."

    This is a spacious property and has everything that you need. The layout is great and there are 4 good sized bedrooms. The location of the property is ideal and close to the landings and is central to be able to walk to craster arms, beadnell towers, seahouses and Newton by the sea. I would certainly recommend this property and would definitely stay here again.

    Thank you for your excellent feedback so pleased that you enjoyed your stay Alan Hynd Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Dec 2022

  • "This was our 3rd visit to Beadnell and this property."

    It has everything we need for our family get together and is 5 minutes walk to the beach. We have already booked for next November.

    Thank you for your brisk and positive feedback. This is much appreciated. Enjoy your next holiday at Sandy Shore Alan HYND Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Nov 2022

  • "Fabulous house in a perfect location!"

    Well equipped kitchen, lots of hot water and comfy beds. Would definitely recommend!

    Thank you for your positive feedback which is much appreciated Alan Hynd Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2022

  • "Fantastic location, pub about 10 mins away (highly recommend), beach 5 mins."

    House is spacious and all you could need for a family getaway. Back garden was fab for the kids and plenty of space to enjoy the summer evenings. Nicely furnished and well equipped. Requested a high chair and travel cot from the owners and even though they weren’t listed they were happy to provide-both in great condition. My only criticism is if you’re not visiting with a pet, you do notice the smell of dog (lounge sofa especially) and be careful on upstairs floors-they are a bit slippy. Very minor issues for an otherwise lovely house.

    Thanks for your excellent review and positive feedback.Action will be taken So pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and the house Alan HYND Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jul 2022

  • "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 Helena4.7Jun 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 David4.7Jun 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 Gail5.0Apr 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 Jackey3.8Dec 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 Claire4.7Dec 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 Chris5.0Dec 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 J3.4Nov 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 Peter3.8Nov 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 Charmaine2.5Oct 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 Sarah3.8Jul 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 Danny5.0Jun 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 Maria2.8Jun 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 Joan4.1May 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 Mark5.0Oct 2020

  • "House was in great location and well equipped"

    Reviewed by Amanda4.1Oct 2020

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

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

    Reviewed by J4.7Sep 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 Liz4.4Jul 2020

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

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Feb 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 Peter5.0Feb 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 Deborah3.1Oct 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 Susan5.0Jul 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 Liz5.0Jul 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 Deborah5.0Apr 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 Tim5.0Mar 2019

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

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jan 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 Carl4.4Nov 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 Sandy5.0Oct 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 Pat4.7Oct 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 Anthony4.7Sep 2018

  • "Our family holiday was brilliant."

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

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2018

  • "Very spacious and closeness to the beach we all had a lovely time and we even ..."

    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 Robert4.7Jul 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 Keith4.7Jun 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 Dawn3.8May 2018

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

    Location.House and Weather were perfect.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth Linda5.0May 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 Karen2.8Mar 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 Tim5.0Feb 2018

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

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 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 J5.0Apr 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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