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Our Story Cottage

(Ref. 1122047)

Longhoughton, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "Kitchen bin a bit small given the poor council recycling."

    Kitchen knives a bit blunt. All minor comments

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Jun 2024

  • "We arrived after dark at 4pm on 31st December."

    There were no working lights at the property & it was freezing cold - the radiators were set to 10 degrees & were cold. We reported the issues immediately to the number provided & did get a call back & a call from Chester? This was after my husband had found the fuse box & flicked a fuse to get the electricity back on. I spent the rest of the evening in my coat, and when we tried to cook a meal, the oven didn't work and there was no hot water. The plates were that cold, ice-cream would not have melted - I had to boil a kettle, wash the plates to warm them for food. I went to bed at 9:15pm to get warm, therefore missing my New Years Eve. The following day it was warmed through but still no oven or hot water. I reported this. On 2nd Jan the electrics started to short again & the fuse tripped every 45/60 seconds. I reported this. My husband did his best to isolate the electrical fault, identify the problem for the oven & hot water by reading the instruction booklets which negated the reason for the trip - that he could relax. We left early and didn't stay the last night. Throughout I received polite and conciliatory responses**, but this did not make up for the issues we were experiencing. I have rented many times in this country and abroad - I have always been pleased with my trips. This is the exception because while the bungalow was clean, well-stocked and ideally situated, the living conditions made us miserable. Your wine and biscuits were well meant I'm sure, but we would have preferred (especially for the price we paid) the luxury of light, heat, cooking facilities and hot water. We have left your gifts behind. ** I have today heard back from the complaints department – they need to learn listening skills not just broke record technique. I will never use Sykes Cottages again & will not recommend them.

    Reviewed by Debbie2.8Dec 2023

  • "Second stay this year and would certainly recommend."

    Garden was lovely for my 2 dogs.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Nov 2023

  • "Very roomy bungalow with just about everything required to make for a comfortable stay."

    The views to the rear are fantastic for watching wildlife, and give the feeling of total privacy. A nice collection of books and games for those days that the weather won't allow outdoor activities. The beach is only a three minute walk through the snicket in the corner, and unlike nearby Alnmouth is almost empty of people which pleased us to be honest. Boiler is a great base for exploring Northumberland, with Alnmouth, Seahouses, and Bamburgh only a short drive away. We also enjoyed a day out in Gragside near Rothbury which is only 30 mins drive. We highly recommend The Running Fox artisan cafe in Longhoughton for delicious home cooked meals. On the whole we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Boulmer and will definitely be coming back soon.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Oct 2023

  • "Already reported, could do with grab handles for shower in bathroom, also door latch sticking"

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jul 2023

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at this property."

    It is very comfortable with everything you need and the location is great for the beach. One thing only to mention - I am allergic to feathers and most of the duvet and pillows are feather ones. I had to sleep in a single bed in another room in order to find non-feather bedding. It might be an idea to get rid of the feather ones as many people have allergies. We have stayed before and I moved into another room then too for the same reason. The small window to the bathroom won't close which is fine for airing it, but not so good for security.

    Reviewed by David4.4Jun 2023

  • "Our 3rd stay."

    Lovely bungalow - home from home - thank you to the owners. It’s in a quiet village and is close to the sea for beach/coastal path walks. We will definitely return again.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2023

  • "Good location, comfortable stay."

    Could do with a bit of TLC and redecoration. eg bathroom window didn't open, fridge shelves cracked and where the new electric radiators had been fitted (over two years ago) there had been no effort to make good the area where the old rads were.

    Reviewed by Jon3.4Apr 2023

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This property is part of the Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages collection.
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  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x double with en-suite with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Gardens, patio area, patio furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.4 miles, pub 0.5 miles, beach 0.3 miles

The property

Longhoughton 1.4 miles.

Offering an idyllic holiday haven, Our Story Cottage in Boulmer, near Longhoughton, Northumberland, is the perfect destination for a family break and the ideal base from which to explore the delights of the Northumberland Heritage Coast.

Inside, the interior has been completed to a high standard offering immaculately presented accommodation throughout.

The sitting room is suitably inviting with ample seating arranged around a stylish, contemporary woodburning stove, where you can imagine gathering together to chill out and catch up on each other’s holiday stories.

The welcoming kitchen/diner has a fully fitted kitchen all ready for the nominated chef to cook up a storm and when it’s time for dinner, guests can take a seat in the elegant dining area located in front of patio doors leading outside and offering stunning rural views.

Should the weather allow, then there is space outside to indulge in some drinking and dining alfresco with the gardens providing a great opportunity for children and any animals to run around freely and the grown-ups to relax while soaking up the views.

At bedtime, guests can choose from three bedrooms; two doubles and a twin.

All are beautifully appointed and give the chance to spend time in a space in which to unwind and recharge your batteries.

The next morning, you will be refreshed and raring to go, so after a quick dip in the shower or a relaxing soak in the bath, it’s time to start exploring.

The beautiful village of Boulmer is just a few minutes’ walk away and the beach is really close too.

Just a few miles away is the picturesque village of Alnmouth which boasts miles of sandy beaches, just waiting to be discovered as well as a good selection of shops and eateries and a golf course.

Jump in the car for a short but scenic drive to Alnwick, famous for its castle and gardens, with attractions a little further afield including Dunstanburgh Castle, Howick Hall and Gardens, Northumberland Country Zoo, Farne Islands and Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre.

Activities worth having a go at while you’re here include golf at Alnmouth Golf Club, horse-riding at Slate Hall Riding Centre, surfing at Bamburgh Castle Beach and sailing at Beadnell Sailing Club.

For a break to remember in a simply stunning setting, Our Story Cottage will be the subject of many holiday stories for years to come.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Alnmouth 3.3 miles; Alnwick 3.4 miles; Warkworth 6.2 miles.

Longhoughton is a coastal village resting between Craster and Alnmouth, in the beautiful scenery of Northumbria. The village is known or its stunning sandy beach, an idyllic setting for a seaside walk, and offers a selection of attractions including easy access to the historic Howick Hall Gardens & Arboretum, the Ratcheugh, and coastal walks. Dining options include The Bathing House and The Running Fox, while you can stock up on essentials at the nearby convenience store. Just outside of the village you can find the lovely seaside town of Alnmouth with its picturesque beach, eateries, and the close by Warkworth Castle.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas