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Sugar Sands

(Ref. 1122234)

Longhoughton, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • comfortable (15)
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  • property (11)
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  • quiet (9)
  • garden (9)

31 Customer Reviews

  • "Cleanliness was not satisfactory."

    Some floors were dirty , lots of dog hairs in the bathrooms, kitchen,, dining room and utility. Kitchen cupboard doors, fronts and handles very dirty; kitchen floor sticky, inside cupboards not cleaned. We had to spend time vacuuming and cleaning on arrival. Central heating system was too difficult to operate when weather was cold.Fridge freezer was not working correctly,at its highest temperature the fridge was not cold enough and this was reported to the owner at the time.

    Reviewed by Keith2.2May 2024

  • "Excellent house, close to coast."

    Clean, well stocked with consumables and kitchen equipment. 2 parking spaces- car by back gate, space for SUV in front of garage in courtyard. Lovely sofas (telly a bit small....), comfortable beds, 2 bathrooms with instant hot water, handy down stairs loo, good wifi, books, dvds and location leaflets (some a bit old....). Great Coop local 2 mins walk. Fabulous location for castles at Alnwick, Dunstanborough and Bamburgh, boat trip to Lindisfarne and Farne Islands, Howick gardens and beach/ coastal walks with dog. Recommended!

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0May 2024

  • "Beautiful property in a prime location for many beautiful beaches."

    Happy to be returning in September. Property has everything you need for a really comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0May 2024

  • "Sugar Sands is a beautifully maintained modern house with everything provided for a relaxing holiday."

    A quiet location, easy parking and a pretty garden are bonuses.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0May 2024

  • "Great location and everything you need home from home."

    Just back garden light needs fixing as kept flashing and couldn't find a switch. Would be handy to have a book/guide of how things work, just a brief easy guide as we couldn't find the switch to the outside light and had to guess how to work the washer and dryer. As it is dog friendly where the nearest vets details are located with contact numbers, just in case of an emergency.

    Reviewed by Darren4.1Mar 2024

  • "This property reminds us of holiday home standards of 20 or 30 years ago."

    Furniture not comfortable, mattress in serious need of replacing. Fridge/freezer not working properly, fridge not cold enough, freezer too cold. TV small by modern standards. Parking very difficult, probably OK for a small/medium size car, but not a large car or SUV. Property needs some serious TLC inside and out.

    Evening Kevin, Thank you for your recent review of Sugar Sands. I am sorry you didn’t enjoy your stay, however, I do find your review rather inaccurate. The property was repainted in October 2023, painting is done once a year. The sofas are from M&S the abbey range and cost over £2000 a few years ago. The dining table and chairs are from John Lewis. The fridge freezer is being replaced but I have corrected the thermostat which was a rather simple task. I have a large L200 truck, a Transit Custom van and an Alfa Romeo, never had an issue parking? I agree parking outside the gate can be tight, but outside the garage space is plentiful. During the recent high winds we had some damage to the wall and fence outside the property, this is being dealt with, finding a good builder is difficult and they come with a wait period. I have taken on board your comments regarding the mattress and are looking into this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin2.5Feb 2024

  • "A nice property, very quiet location."

    With in easy reach of lots of places to visits. Well equipped although beds would benefit from a good matters topper.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Feb 2024

  • "The evening that I arrived the door handle from the kitchen into the hall broke."

    This prevented me from accessing the bedroom and all of my belongings. I rang and texted Craig on both of the mobile phone numbers provided but got no response, I still haven’t heard anything from him. I tried to release the door handle using items from the cutlery draw, it didn’t work. Weighing up my options I could either sleep in my clothes on the kitchen floor, or leave the house and find a hotel for the night. It was now 22:45, I went out to the car to look for a blanket and noticed that the neighbours kitchen light was on so I knocked on their back door. John, the neighbour, came round and managed to release the door latch and prop the door open. He told me that he had to replace a different handle the previous week. This was a horrible experience and left me wary of closing and doors in the house. The property felt a bit neglected with several light bulbs that need changing. The outside light doesn’t work so a torch is useful. The bed is worn out and very hard and lumpy. New pillows are needed. A very upsetting and disappointing experience compounded by the lack of any communication from Craig or Anna.

    Reviewed by Melanie2.5Jan 2024

  • "Excellent place to stay, particularly with a dog as three beaches within 2 miles."

    Lots of lovely sandy beaches in this part of Northumberland, castles and places to visit aplenty. House very comfortable and could only be improved by installing a sink in utility. Owners very amenable. Handy Co-op and lovely cafe in the village.

    Reviewed by John4.7Dec 2023

  • "We had the most amazing stay at sugar sands, the cottage was really nice and spacious, we will definitely be back next year, our two chocolate labradors really loved the beaches, amazing time had by all."


    Reviewed by Moya5.0Nov 2023

  • "A very nice stay in this holiday home end October."

    Had everything needed for 4 adults and two grandchildren. Shame the weather was not brilliant but would be lovely earlier in the year.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely property, all the home comforts provided."

    Thanks for the welcome bottle of wine. So handy to the the co-op and Running Fox cafe so very close. We found the neighbours were up very early (before 6am) .. presumably commuting to work, they weren’t noisy but unfortunately woke the dog up .. and hence woke us up !!

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Oct 2023

  • "Sugar sands is a modern house, spacious and very comfortable."

    Parking space behind house and in front of garage block so ideal. Nice private garden. Well equipped with everything you need. On a quiet estate in a lovely village with co op nearby and a cafe. Great walk to the beaches just over a mile away so it’s in a great location. Good access to roads to explore Northumberland . Fully recommend the house . Had a wonderful week here

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a really great holiday cottage."

    Has all the facilities you need and a great base for exploring the Northumberland area. The cottage itself is very comfortable, well laid out and in a very quiet area of Longhoughton.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely spacious property in a quite location."

    Lovely neighbour and a coop just accross the road. Secure garden and a great base to explore the area. Really enjoyed our stay, thank you!

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2023

  • "On arrival - Fire not fixed to wall."

    Shower base broken in multiple places, base of kitchen unit broken. Fridge door covering broken and sharp edges. Kitchen tiles need a deep clean. Bathroom and toilet mirrors dirty and streaky as was mere all the glass shelves. No blinds in living room so had to keep curtains shut! Garden showed on pics as private and is overlooked by next door with a view of her bins. Had to put bin at gate to stop it blowing open as no lock on it. Outside light faulty and flashes all night. Outside gutter at the back leaking badly.

    Reviewed by Stuart1.9Mar 2023

  • "Had another lovely week at Sugar Sands."

    This was our second stay here and we hope to be back. It's very well placed for cycling, walking and generally seeing the area.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fabulous location, especially for walking."

    Super clean accommodation and extremely comfortable and well equipped. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jan 2023

  • "Sugar Sands is a comfortable home with everything you need for a relaxing stay."

    The location is quiet and the neighbours friendly. The beach is secluded and picturesque and accessible through a beautiful farmland drive or walk. This was was the perfect stay for 4 adults, 2 tots and 2 pooches with ample room for all. We would recommend Sugar Sands to anyone.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Jan 2023

  • "Sugar Sands is a clean and very comfortable holiday home on a small, quiet housing estate in Longhoughton and is within a short walk to the village Co-op."

    The village is also within walking distance of a beautiful beach. The garden is fully enclosed so ideal for dogs. It’s a real home from home, good for family summer holidays but also cosy and snug for a winter break like our recent stay.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Nov 2022

  • "Sugar Sands is in a perfect location to enjoy coastal walks and many of the local attractions."

    The cottage is well equipped and clean and comfortable.

    May 2022

  • "Beautiful house in a perfect situation for exploring Northumberland."

    Warm and comfortable with everything you need.

    Oct 2021

  • "If you want somewhere to stay that has everything, then sugar sands is the place."

    Sea views from the upstairs, the house is clean and comfortable, we stay as a family of 6 adults and there is loads of room.

    Oct 2019

  • "A most comfortable and warm house when it turned cold."

    Quiet and private but near a shop and walks.

    May 2019

  • "Comfortable modern property in handy location."

    Very good instructions regarding using oven, heating and siting of main fuse box which is often overlooked. Lovely small enclosed garden.

    Oct 2018

  • "Very clean and warm house."

    Home from home.

    Sep 2018

  • "Sugar Sands is a lovely, spacious property situated in a lovely little village with every comfort catered for."

    We had peace and quiet surrounded by nice people. A real home from home. We loved it!

    Aug 2018

  • "Great location to visit the coastal areas."

    Plenty of beaches that accept dogs. The property is well equipped and easily caters for six people.

    Jul 2018

  • "The property was a first class site and location."

    Jun 2018

  • "Great, good value, property, in a really handy location."

    As a couple (plus a dog) we were spoilt by having three bedrooms, two bathrooms and three toilets! The fenced garden was an asset too. The area was nice and quiet at night. We were blessed with amazing weather all week, and the information provided about local beaches was brilliant! We were completely unaware of these beaches, despite our frequent holidays in this area!

    Jun 2018

  • "Very comfortable and clean."

    Plentiful supply of crockery, cutlery etc.

    Jun 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x single (additional single available on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and grill, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer-dryer, dishwasher
  • TV/DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed gardens, patio furniture, patio
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 3.9 miles, beach 1.5 miles
  • Note: There is an additional single bed available on request

The property

Longhoughton 1.8 miles.

Enjoying a delightful village location close to Boulmer near Longhoughton in Northumberland, Sugar Sands is beautifully presented and is the perfect setting for a family holiday exploring the delights of the Northumberland Heritage Coast.

The spacious sitting room is bright and airy with a comfy seating area, a contemporary fireplace and patio doors leading outside, making it a really sociable space where you can imagine spending many happy hours together.

The stylish kitchen/diner is of a good size and comes fully fitted with everything needed to produce healthy food for your holiday party and the adjoining dining area is all set up ready for you to entertain your guests at the elegant dining table.

Pull up a chair, pour yourself a glass of your favourite tipple and look forward to long, leisurely meals together.

If the sun is shining, then the outside space is the perfect spot for catching some rays with enclosed gardens safe for children (and pets!) to run around in and an attractive patio area ideal for the grown-ups to enjoy time drinking and dining alfresco.

Come bedtime and guests can choose from three superbly presented bedrooms.

All offer a calming space where you can rest your weary heads after a tiring day of getting out and about.

Whether you like a quick, refreshing dip in the shower or a long, relaxing soak in the bath, it’s covered at Sugar Sands which is a wonderful base from which to explore the stunning Northumberland region.

Boulmer is a delightful fishing village which is home to a volunteer lifeboat station and RAF Boulmer and is just a few miles from the picturesque village of Alnmouth.

The idyllic village of Alnmouth is on the doorstep 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.

Sugar Sands is a contemporary holiday home offering stylish accommodation which is the perfect destination for a memorable family holiday.

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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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Note: There is an additional single bed available on request

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter