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23A Gordon Street

Amble-by-the-Sea, Northumberland, NE65 0AT (Ref. 903662)

2.9

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “So on a positive.”

    The location for this flat is amazing, 2 minutes away from the harbour, the park, the beach and easy walking distance to supermarket. On another positive, the problems could be easily rectified.... except it looks like they've been mentioned for months and nothing has been done. So the problems. Both bathrooms were mouldy/dirty. Mould around the bath and shower, both black mould from months of not been cleaned properly and orange mould that should have easily been wiped away by the cleaners ...

    The location for this flat is amazing, 2 minutes away from the harbour, the park, the beach and easy walking distance to supermarket. On another positive, the problems could be easily rectified.... except it looks like they've been mentioned for months and nothing has been done. So the problems. Both bathrooms were mouldy/dirty. Mould around the bath and shower, both black mould from months of not been cleaned properly and orange mould that should have easily been wiped away by the cleaners before we arrived. The toilet seats in both bathrooms were broken, so when you say down they slipped to the side. There were also lots of cobwebs around, and when we stripped the beds we found blood on one of the mattress protectors. To make matters worse the only cleaning things in the place were dried up antibacterial wipes, furniture polish and oven cleaner, so we couldn't even the place properly ourselves. I expected in these times of COVID that cleaning materials would have been provided and the place would have been thoroughly cleaned before we arrived. 2nd problem was the general maintenence. Several windows didn't open, the twin bedroom window wouldn't close, and the radiator in that room also didn't work. Thankfully it was warm most days, but it will not be pleasant in Autumn/Winter/Spring. The whole flat looked like it needed decorating as there were areas with mould and paint flaking off walls. In the main bedroom there was a lightbulb missing from the bedside lamp, not a huge thing, but previous guests had been mentioning this for 4 months! We tried to find a replacement but couldn't easily get one in Amble... and we shouldn't have to! Finally the place wasn't set up for a family of 4, except that it had 4 beds. In a self catering flat, you expect to be able to cook. The layout with 2 steps, was fine. But it's hard to cook any meal for a family of 4 when all you are provided with is 1 saucepan, 1 frying pan, and 1 small baking tray. There was also only 1 tea towel and 1 old sponge for cleaning. Luckily Amble has a great market on a Sunday, so we ended up going out to buy extra things we needed. Other little things that we'd expect to find from previous stays in Sykes Cottages, or simply because they're basics in a house, are a draining rack, a washing-up bowl, Salt & Pepper etc. All simple, cheap things, which make life easier. I'd suggest that the owners try to live in the flat for a few days and cook a couple of meals for 4 people, and they'll soon realise the extra "luxuries" (or essentials) that are required for a holiday let. After previous visits to Sykes Cottages we found this one a huge disappointment and we are surprised that Sykes put their name to it.

    - Mrs Pettifer, August 2021

The property

This charming, first floor apartment occupying the top floor of an end-terrace house is situated in the pretty coastal village of Amble-by-the-Sea, just a short stroll from the stunning Northumbrian coastline.

This lovely self-catering apartment is ideal for a couple or small family wishing to explore this beautiful county.

Tastefully furbished, this welcoming apartment offers two bedrooms, one of which has en-suite facilities, as well as a separate shower room.

The well-equipped, modern kitchen has all you need to rustle up a tasty meal and the sitting room has a warming fire and cosy sofas to curl up into at the end of the day.

The bustling port of Amble has something for everyone; sample the delights of the renowned restaurant The Boathouse or wander through the busy Sunday market searching for treasures.

Visit the stunning Warkworth Castle, which is just a mile away, take a drive to the coastal villages of Alnmouth and Craster, or explore Alnwick with its impressive castle and gardens.

An excellent base with plenty to see and do in the area.

Note: This property is situated above Ref. 903661, together they sleep 8.

Summary

  • All first floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for fire available to purchase locally (Only Wood to be used)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Shared, rear yard with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 5 mins walk
  • Beach 2 mins walk
  • Note: Two steps in kitchen
  • Note: No dining area inside property
  • Note: Access to the apartment is via the shared yard
  • Note: May not be suitable for guests with limited mobility.

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About the location

AMBLE

Warkworth 1 mile; Alnmouth 4 miles.

The bustling little seaport of Amble is situated at the mouth of the River Coquet and is an ideal place for exploring Northumberland. Historically a centre for boatbuilding, Amble offers a marina, a harbour, sandy beaches and coastal walks to the bird sanctuary at Hauxley and country park at Druridge Bay. Large fishing boats moor along the harbour wall and land a variety of fish, prawns, crabs and lobsters. There is a fish centre on the side of the harbour that is now primarily a shell fish hatchery to re-stock levels of lobster and other shell fish, this sells local fish and is open to the public. A mile south of Amble is Coquet Island, an RSPB reserve with a large population of terns, puffins and eider ducks and boat trips around the island can be arranged. The pretty coastal villages of Alnmouth and Craster and numerous superb beaches are only a short drive away, whilst picturesque Warkworth with its castle, charming Alnwick with its castle and award-winning gardens, and the National Trust’s Wallington Hall and Cragside are all within easy reach.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas