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Sandy Knowes

(Ref. 924140)

Low Hauxley near Amble, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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81 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a brilliant stay in Sandy Knowles cottage."

    It is cosy, has everything you need for an holiday and has a truly traditional ambience. Weather was inclement but we still had walks on the beach as it is just across the road ….and stretched for miles. The beds are very comfortable and we slept really well because the village is tucked away on an access only road. We agreed our stay had been truly magical and a return stay is a must.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely week in this well equipped cottage."

    Beach was opposite and the dog loved this . Plenty of things to do in this area and lovely walk to amble . We will hopefully visit again next year

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Mar 2024

  • "Great location with stunning views."

    The house was perfect for our stay. Upon arrival a lovely cheese board and wine welcome gift. We took the opportunity to light the log burner most evenings! The house was clean, comfortable and plenty of room. Met a few local residents who were very welcoming. Beautiful walks straight from the door step. Lots of eateries in Amble were dog friendly. Great communication from the owner. Great cottage and would happily recommend.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely time at Sandy Knowes perfectly situated close to the beach."

    Reviewed by Howard3.8Mar 2024

  • "Sandy Knowles was a lovely cottage."

    In a great location 2 minutes from a nice sandy beach. Near to the amenities in Amble. Loads of places to see in the area .Cottage was very clean and tidy. The sofas were a little too low and soft for us, not very comfortable but it did not spoil our holiday. Owner was very nice and informative. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Feb 2024

  • "Great weekend staying at Sandy Knowes - the cottage is lovely and in a great location."

    The owner Cinty was extremely helpful and made it clear she was contactable throughout our stay should there be any problem. We had a thoroughly relaxing few days and would definitely use again.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Jan 2024

  • "Second time in visiting sandy knows, just as enjoyable as the first."

    Nice welcome from the owner, clean and cosy cottage with some lovely walks on the beach and wildlife reserve which are on the doorstep. friendly and helpful neighbour's. Can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Nov 2023

  • "Just had a lovely week at Sandy Knowes - our second time here."

    The cottage is in a wonderful spot just yards from a sandy beach. The coast path runs right past it and it is approximately 2 miles to the stunning Druridge Bay Countrg Park and the same distance to Amble. Cottage is very clean,warm and comfortable and Cinty, the owner, contacted us during our stay to ensure we were happy with everything. We would happily recommend Sandy Knowes.

    Thank you for your feedback . It’s great to know that it’s your second visit and that you found the cottage clean , warm and comfortable and would recommend it . We are very fortunate to have such a beautiful county with lots of amazing coastline and it’s brilliant that you took the opportunity to explore . I would love to host you again at Sandy Knowes . Cinty Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Sep 2023

  • "I'm struggling to put into words the disappointment of our stay at Sandy Knowles."

    Had we paid around £600 for our week then we could have left with a feeling that the accommodation, while a bit grim, adequately facilitated our stay in Low Hauxley, a place we know well and love. As it was, £1175 was way overpriced and we left feeling totally fleeced. Our overriding feeling of Sandy Knowles was of dirt, damp and darkness. The view of the sea from the landing would have been the one plus point had the window not been shot and the view obscured by trapped condensation. The kitchen was well equipped but we had no desire to eat there because the whole place felt grubby… empty bottles by the bins, surrounded by weeds and overgrown vegetation. My supply of white socks was brown by the end of the week. Given the condition of the rest of the cottage, we stripped the beds with trepidation at the end of our stay, to be unsurprisingly rewarded with stained bedding. This reinforced our concern that our fresh insect bites were probably due to Sandy Knowles. We left a day earlier than planned, not because of the unscheduled bore drilling at the adjacent property but because of the general feeling of scratchiness and ultimate let down. It was a relief to get home. The location is fabulous. It would not take much to bring Sandy Knowles up to a decent standard of accommodation. In the meantime, the prices should be lowered significantly and prospective guests warned of the negatives. Photos are available if needed.

    I mirror your feelings of disappointment and being as you put it 'fleeced' Your feedback is extremely well communicated on the Sykes feedback however I find it very disappointing that you did not raise any issues during your stay or give me the opportunity to try to resolve any issues you had . Some aspects of your feedback are totally out of my control , the land next to cottage does not belong to me and therefore I have no control over it likewise the drilling is something I cannot control . With regard to your insect bites which you blame on the cottage , may I signpost you to the NHS website which indicates that visits to insect bites page has reached 261,364 triple to those seen in June 2022 . Ruth May of NHS England states that " The number of people seeking advice from the NHS website has really spiked this year, suggesting there has been a significant increase" I have had no reported insect bites from any visitors since starting letting the cottage in 2015. With regard to cleanliness and comfort I have a scoring of 91 on average and the previous visitors whilst they did not opt to publish feedback stated" cottage was clean , tidy and very cosy with a well stocked kitchen . I am sorry that you did not enjoy your holiday and more sorry that you did not communicate this at the start of your stay . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline2.2Aug 2023

  • "Just back from a weeks stay at Sandy Knowes cottage, and would definitely stay here again!"

    The beach is literally a few steps across from the cottage and the view from the upstairs windows are absolutely Amazing! The cottage itself is a little dated and could do with a bit of an update, but apart from that it was really spacious, comfortable and very homely with everything to hand. The cottage is in a Great location for walking and exploring the wildlife, and the beach is great for our furry friends ... Stanley loved it! Can't wait to return. Thank you!

    Thank you for your feedback . I am really pleased you had a good time and enjoyed the location and view from the upstairs windows. Its lovely to hear that you'd definitely return and you will be most welcome. I appreciate your feedback about updating and over the coming winter months I intend to spend some time doing this . Your feedback is invaluable and most appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice4.1Jul 2023

  • "This place is a little gem, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sandy Knowes."

    The cottage was clean and well loved, we would love to stay again in the near future. The beach on the doorstep was the icing on the cake, lovely long bay, no rubbish on the beach and hardly anyone there,PERFECT. What a find, could definitely live there. Regards, Jill & John

    Thank you for your feedback . I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage to be clean and well loved . You are most welcome if you ever wish to return. Your right about the beach it is as you say PERFECT. Thank you for your feedback Cinty Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.1Jun 2023

  • "Had a fantastic week at Sandy knowes, great little cottage at the end of a quiet lane, step out of your front door onto the coastal cycle route and the beach is right there."

    It has everything you need for a lazy, relaxed holiday, utterly charming, already planning a return visit...bliss

    Thank you for your feedback Richard . I’m so pleased you were able to fully appreciate the location and as you say it’s bliss . You are very welcome to return and look forward to making it your home again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2023

  • "A cosy pretty cottage just across from a beautiful beach, well furnished with all you could need."

    A great spot for visiting this part of Northumberland. Just birds and dolphins-lovely.We will visit again.

    Thank you for your feedback. It is lovely to know that you found the cottage cosy and well furnished with everything you needed. You are spot on it’s great for bird wildlife and watching all the seabirds . You will be most welcome to return . Great guests very welcome back . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great property perfect for the beach."

    Some great walks from the door. Nature reserves in easy walking and a country park. Weather was good and walk through the dunes into Amble were great. All in all we had a great week. Will definitely return sometime in the future. Just a shame about the toilet seat. Many thanks to Cinty for a early call and the welcome goodies.

    Thanks for your feedback . Im so pleased you had a great week and enjoyed the cottage. You will be most welcome if you should wish to return . Thanks for your patience regarding toilet seat it was unfortunate that it had to be ordered and the delay was beyond my control . Great guests and very welcome back . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was absolutely perfect for our family, we had everything we needed."

    The close proximity to the beach was such a bonus, our kid and the dog loved it. I was up early most mornings enjoying the beach to myself. The bed were the most comfortable I've experienced in years of staying in holiday cottages, and after a week we were all so well rested. We enjoyed the wood stove for the cosy heat it provided. Overall this was one of the best cottages we have stayed in, in a beautiful part of the country. We visited Druridge country park which was excellent for kayaking and wild swimming with the dog, and Cragside Manor which is stunning and not to be missed.

    I am so pleased you enjoyed the cottage and found the bed comfy. It made me feel so happy that its one of the best cottages you have stayed in . I am so pleased you took advantage of the wild swimming its uncrowded and peaceful . Thank you for taking care of my cottage and I would love to welcome you back if you ever wish to return. Cinty Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2023

  • "Cosy and comfy, perfectly positioned for the beach and the local nature reserve, Amble is only 10 mins away full of nice local shops."


    Reviewed by Nigel4.7May 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect for our needs and was clean, well-equipped and comfortable."

    A great location for anybody looking for a quiet place to stay with access to a range of beaches, coastal walks and local places of interest. The fact that our dog could be with us for this holiday was an added bonus.

    Thank you for your feedback . I am so pleased you found the cottage clean comfortable and well equipped . It was my pleasure to have you stay and hope you may return sometime . Thank you for caring for my cottage and looking after it . ❤️ All the best Cinty Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2023

  • "We had a great holiday."

    If you like coastal path walks & nature reserves this is the place to come. This is an old cottage with lots of charm. Go out of the front door, cross the road & you are on a fantastic beach. Tidy with a well equipped kitchen & cosy, we would definitely like to return. The vase of flowers & the bottle of wine as a welcome gift were very appreciated.

    Thank you for your feedback . Its very true the coastal walks and the nature reserve are very special . I am so pleased that you enjoyed the close proximity to the beach. Its nice to start the holiday relaxing and thank you for your appreciation of the wine and flowers you are most welcome. I hope you had some nice meals in the kitchen and its good to know you found the cottage well equipped , clean and cosy . You would be most welcome if you ever wish to return . Cinty Property Owner

    Reviewed by Raymond4.4Apr 2023

  • "The Cottage was homely and had everything we needed for a family of four."

    The owner was responsive and helpful. The location was also great,close enough to get into Amble but far enough out to feel remote with proximity to the beach and sound of the sea. Definitely want to return back soon!

    Thank you for your feedback . Its great to know that you had everything you needed for your family holiday. Its lovely to read your comment regarding hearing the sea . It is one of my favourite things to . As you have said you feel in a remote spot but you're close to Amble with its shops and restaurants . I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and you are most welcome if you should ever wish to return. Cinty Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Apr 2023

  • "The property was as described very clean and the position to the beach was great."

    The only thing against it was the sofa`s and chaires in the loung as they wear very soft and as my wife has had both har knees replaced it was a problem for her to get up out of them, this had been noted by another visiter. This is the only negative, a great property would stay again.

    Reviewed by Clive4.7Mar 2023

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage with well equipped kitchen and modern bathroom with shower."

    Beds very comfortable.We loved the quiet situation with no through road and the proximity to the beach.We will certainly be back sometime. I have only marked down a little for comfort,as being in late 70s we found the very squashy,soft sofas and chair a little uncomfortable,and very low down.All in all we had a lovely relaxing stay.

    Thank you for your feedback . I am so pleased you enjoyed the peace and quiet and being so close to the beach . I would love to be your host in the future . Thanks Cinty Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annem4.7Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage in an unbeatable location."

    Everything you need and I would definitely use this cottage again, I hope sooner rather than later.

    Thank you for your feedback . Really pleased you enjoyed your holiday and found the cottage to be 100% for comfort , cleanliness facilities and accuracy of listing . You are right it’s in a truly great location. It will be great to welcome you back to Sandy Knowes in the future . Cinty Property Owner

    Reviewed by Perry5.0Feb 2023

  • "Many thanks for a lovely holiday."

    The cottage is well equipped and very clean and the log burner was most welcome. The beach is just 50 yards away so it was superb for the dog! Would recommend.

    Thank you for taking the time to give feedback . I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage to be very clean . I agree there is nothing better than a walk on the beach and coming back to the log burner. It would be great to have you visit again and a warm welcome would be waiting for you. Cinty Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2023

  • "Sandy Knowes is in a perfect location opposite the beach entrance."

    The cottage is comfortable and well equipped. Communication with the owner was excellent. We would return to Sandy Knowes without hesitation.

    I am really pleased that you found the location perfect for your holiday. Its brilliant that you were nice and comfy and as an owner Its vital to me that communication is spot on. Thank you for acknowledging this and I look forward to having you stay again in the future if you wish to do so. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry3.8Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay and will recomend the property to friends in the future and we will definately be back again."

    Thank you for your 100% feedback. It makes me very happy that you had a lovely stay , I hope that you will enjoy Sandy Knowes as your home again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sonya5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cottage was just as described and very close to the sea."

    A lovely quiet spot and the local residents were very friendly. A short walk to amble and the country park. Morrisons’s close by as well. The night sky was amazing. Very comfortable bed. The welcome pack was a nice touch. We would definitely stay here again.

    Thank you for your feedback . I am pleased you enjoyed the location , closeness to the beach and the clear night skies. You are most welcome again . pleased bed was comfy and the welcome pack was my pleasure. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.4Nov 2022

  • "The owner was very helpful."

    The location was excellent and this is the best feature of the cottage. It needs a deep clean and serious TLC. The cleanliness was not up to my expectation.

    I am delighted you found communication helpful . A text is always sent at start of visit so any issues or concerns can be addressed. Had you made contact with your concerns they could have been addressed . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue2.8Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely time here in this cottage on the whole and the location is perfect looking out to the sea every day."

    Lots of lovely walks nearby and great for dogs and birdwatching. However a few things left amiss in the cottage such as no curtains in one bedroom and other things let the stay down a bit. A good overhaul of the cottage is needed by a professional in the building or electrical trade to bring the very old place upto date. The kitchen and bathroom has been done well but the living area could do with new furniture as the seats are very low. Beds are very comfortable after a day out and about exploring. Generally the location of the place makes up for any issues with the housekeeping. We have been coming to this area for a few years now and it is growing fast from a quiet backwater to a very busy area now as popularity has grown since the lockdowns of recent times. So future holidaymakers may expect more comfort in the cottage.

    In response to your feedback I. I am pleased that you had a lovely time however would like to clarify the point you raised regarding the electrics being brought up to date. The electrics in the property are up to date and have undergone their regulatory tests earlier this year . It is an older property and retains it originality . With regard to the furniture it is exactly as indicated on the Sykes website . I'm sorry you did not find the sofa comfortable but I'm delighted that the beds were comfy and you slept well.It is a great location and a simple cottage as you say guests may prefer more comfort and facilities and there are a wide range of cottages to suit all tastes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vicki2.5Oct 2022

  • "Lovely location"

    Thank you for the 100% feedback . I am really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Sandy Knowes . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely peaceful location next to a fabulous beach."

    Great for dog walking. Comfortable king size bed. Didn’t need the log burner but it looked good. Off road parking is always a bonus.

    I am thrilled that you enjoyed the cottage and found it comfortable . The location and beach is beautiful . The simplicity and quietness of the area is a treat in today's lifestyle and pace of life . Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane3.8Sep 2022

  • "Spotless on arrival."

    beds very comfortable and good quality bedding kitchen well equipped very quiet and relaxing position outside bench for smokers well placed for exploring Northumberland private parking

    Reviewed by J5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely location."

    Beach yards from front door. Ideal for touring nearby attractions. Did feel cottage a little tired in certain areas. Think description should state freezer and tumble drier are actually in garage which felt unable to use due to condition of garage .Even so enjoyed our holiday and would book again.

    Reviewed by Nigel3.8Jul 2022

  • "The property is in a lovely location, close to the beach, however, the facilities were not at the caravan park as listed as it is is the process of changing ownership."

    That meant a long walk to Amble for food and drink (if one wanted to have alcohol). As an older property, there was a bit of dust accumulation due to exposed walls. Apart from that it had everything and more we could wish for. Comfortable, close to a lovely beach and access to local sights and attractions.

    Reviewed by John3.8Jun 2022

  • "Cosy, very well equipped quiet cottage."

    Owner was very helpful. Lovely beach across the road and great places to visit nearby including Cragside and Warkworth castle.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2022

  • "Wonderful place just 20yds from the beach."

    Host was so lovely, when she knew it was for my dad's 80th she left a card and treats. Cosy little cottage that really felt like home - will visit again! x

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Apr 2022

  • "A cosy cottage, in a great spot 1 min from a quiet, clean, sandy beach."

    Perfect for dog walking & close to Amble for great sea food restaurants & ice cream!

    Reviewed by Sara4.7Apr 2022

  • "Sandy Knowles was both more spacious and cosier than we expected from the photographs."

    We were so comfortable and relaxed there, it was warm, with soft lighting for dark nights and the log burner added to the evenings. Really well equipped with great living space. Mere seconds from a wonderful beach with other beaches, towns, villages and castles easily accessible. We couldn’t have been happier and would stay again without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic location for a coastal retreat and to explore the local area."

    We had our toddler and dog with us and they loved it. Lots of personal information and tips given which was so useful and thoughtful. We’d love to stay again! Thank you

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Feb 2022

  • "Went to Sandy knowes as a last minute booking after having a disappointing Christmas."

    After talking to the owner who was very helpful in giving us local information we arrived at this lovely cosy cottage with a wonderful beach on the doorstep. Loved watching wonderful sun rises and the deer roaming from the nature reserve in the morning whilst walking out dog. Looking forward to our return.

    Reviewed by Debra4.4Jan 2022

  • "Another wonderful stay at Sandy Knowes and at Low Hauxley."

    Location is perfect and we were treat to fabulous weather for November. Very cosy cottage and lovely friendly villagers. Look forward to staying again.

    Reviewed by Angela Rae5.0Nov 2021

  • "Comfortable bedrooms, well equipped kitchen, cozy sitting room with plenty of seating, and an amazing location right by the beach."

    Perfect with a dog, those early morning walks with the sin rising over the sea were just stunning.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Oct 2021

  • "2nd time at this cottage, love the proximity to the beach and the facilities."

    Very comfortable bed and loved the welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2021

  • "Wonderful location will be returning one day"

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Sep 2021

  • "Lovely location, sea views opposite the beach."

    Nice cottage could do with a little bit of TLC in parts other all very good

    Reviewed by Sally3.1Sep 2021

  • "Lovely basic cottage in an ideal spot, no outdoor space but you don't need it as beach only seconds away."

    No information folder but don't know if it had been removed because of covid and only complaint I would make is that they could do with an anti slip mat in the bath. We had a lovely time, didn't really want to go home and will definitely book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.1Sep 2021

  • "Had to contact owner and she couldn't have been more helpful."

    Lovely stay fantastic location.

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage great view of the beach"

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Jul 2021

  • "This was our fourth or fifth visit to Sandy Knowes, we love the location, and so close to the beach, walking and cycle trails and the Discovery Centre."

    The local residents are friendly, we never go out without chatting to someone. It’s a popular tourist area but where the cottage is located is free of cars wanting to park near the beach, as it’s not allowed. The coastline is beautiful and walking is an absolute pleasure. The cottage does not have a garden but the beach is less than a minute’s walk from the front door. There is a nice view from the front bedroom. A great getaway.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7May 2021

  • "Well for me a garden would have been a good plus, I didn't realise that there was no outside space when I booked it."

    also a freezer you are not near a shop so I took a lots of things with me, for me personally I don't want to spend my holiday food shopping. Because of covid I cleaned everything in the kitchen before I used it. Would have preferred a shower mat as bath was slippy. But we did enjoy the break. The dog loved the beach.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0May 2021

  • "Cosy cottage right next to great beach."

    Hostess very helpful, wonderful would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage is in a fabulous location, perfect for those that want a relaxing break with lots of walking routes on the doorstep."

    Owner was very friendly when we spoke and we felt reassured about the precautions being taken during the current situation

    Reviewed by Rachel3.8Apr 2021

  • "Loved being so near the beach, the cottage was cosy and comfortable and the owner very helpful and friendly."

    Just loved the location

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cosy, comfortable cottage in close proximity to the beach."

    We enjoyed a relaxing weekend break there, would definitely return for another visit.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Sep 2020

  • "Sandy Knowes is a very pleasant cottage in a peaceful location."

    It was clean and tidy with good facilities such as a washing machine. The bottle of wine on arrival was a welcoming touch. The beach is across the road as stated. Getting on to it was a bit of an adventure. Access is via a very steep, pebbly slope. I did manage to negotiate it on my crutches but I can't say it was a safe thing to do. It may be wise to point this out to future visitors if it isn't already on your website. (I didn't have the crutches when we booked so I didn't check for accessibility.)

    Reviewed by James4.7Jul 2020

  • "Know the area well but first time in this cottage."

    Equipped ok, pity no tea towels and a bit skimpy on handwash, most supply this now. Heating was fine, woodburner an asset in February and sound of sea great, barely 100 metres from beach and coastal path.Amble a good area, plenty good pubs and restaurants and ample shops. Cottage ideal for Nature Reserve which also has a great cafe. Would return again.

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Feb 2020

  • "Very pleasant cottage in lovely quiet location by beach"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jan 2020

  • "The cottage was clean and had all the facilities we needed, the weather was freezing cold while we were there but the cottage was lovely and warm."

    The only down side to the property was the parking facilities. We now only have a small car so the area given over to the cottage was adequate but if we had still got our 4x4 it would have been totally inadequate has we would have been parked over the green gates, the person with all the signs up about not parking in front of these gates did not even open the gates or move his car all the time we were there.

    Reviewed by Ron4.4Nov 2019

  • "Just returned from a fantastic week at Sandy Knowles."

    I’m so impressed with the accommodation. It was clean with a lovely bottle of wine and nice biscuits. The sitting room is very comfortable with a leather suite, sky TV, log burner, nest of tables and a table and chairs to sit at. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need. The bath room is ideal with a good shower and lovely bath. The bed is comfortable again with all you need. The location is ideal with a very short walk to the sandy and safe beach. If your into walking or cycling the cottage is superbly located. I would highly recommended this cottage.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2019

  • "We have visited this area before, but this was our first time at Low Hauxley, it's a really lovely peaceful location, we found the cottage to be as described, it was very warm, comfortable and homely, there was everything that you need."

    My husband and I rarely eat out as we just like to relax over a meal with a nice bottle of wine when we're on holiday. So it was lovely to find such a well equipped kitchen, and a lovely dinner service. We couldn't have asked for more. with the beach just across the road, and the coastal path and country park right on the doorstep, just made for a wonderful relaxing holiday, our border collie Bess, just loved the beach and the many varied walks. The owner was very helpful, and hopefully we shall return here in the near future.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2019

  • "While the location is 10 out of 10 there were a few things we were disappointed in."

    The parking is not obvious and I had to contact the owner to clarify it, there needs to be a clear sign saying Sandy Knowes parking as the current signs say "No Parking". When we first went into the cottage, and for the full week we stayed, there was a smell like wet dog in the kitchen. While we appreciate the fact that it is a dog friendly cottage we have stayed in a lot of properties that are dog friendly and not had this problem before, maybe if the carpet in the kitchen was replaced with wood or stone flooring it would solve the issue. The bathroom needs some attention, the shower curtain particular needs replacing. In the living room wall lights have been put up but the brick dust has not been cleaned up. The cottage is ideal for the beach and for the Nature Reserve which you can walk to, and is a good base to travel around the area. The village is in a nice quiet location, and we really slept well.

    Thank you for your feedback. We take Customer feedback very seriously. We do make the information about the car parking very visible & this is detailed on the welcome sheet. The owner of the cottage was away during your stay and the cleaner wasn't aware that there was a clean shower curtain. This has now been resolved. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martyn3.1Aug 2019

  • "A lovely cottage by the sea."

    Great for birdwatching and exploring Northumberland. Would definately visit again!

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Jun 2019

  • "Excellent base for walking and touring."

    Yards from miles of beautiful beaches.

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 2019

  • "Just had a fantastic week at sandy Knowles cottage cannot beat the location morning walks on the beach as this is on your door step cottage was lovely clean comfy beds everything there what you need."

    Yes I will be returning excellent Mr Mrs Stubbs

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2019

  • "Great owner and great place to stay."

    Really thoughtful. Location amazing as central and literally right next to the beach! Had a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2019

  • "This was our second visit to this quiet comfortable house."

    It is clean and well equipped with two big sofas to relax in,a perfect bedroom with a view of the sea and a spacious bathroom. The night light on the landing is a thoughtful addition. A welcome packet of biscuits and a bottle of wine are generous and better than a carton of milk. The beach being just across the road is another added attraction and a delight for the dog. We love visiting Northumberland and will be staying here again hopefully as it is one of the best houses we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Mar 2019

  • "What a lovely cottage and the thoughtful gifts on arrival were very much appreciated."

    The location was superb, literally paces to the wonderful beach. The cottage was warm and cosy, with everything you need for a holiday. We had such a enjoyable and relaxing time, walking the dog, exploring this coastline. Alnwick, Alnmouth and Warkworth all nearby and all dog friendly. The week flew by far too quickly and we were sad to leave, hopefully we will return.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2019

  • "Wonderful relaxing holiday in this lovely cosy cottage."

    Reviewed by Angela Rae4.7Feb 2019

  • "The cottage is perfect!"

    Owners have furnished and stocked it with everything you could need. So close to thee beach we will be returning.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Nov 2018

  • "This cottage exceeded our expectations!"

    The location was perfect. The cottage was very clean and very comfortable. We would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Oct 2018

  • "Absolutely amazing location, really couldn’t get any better!"

    Stepping outside to the beach every morning was a total dream. Amble/Alnwick/Bamburgh and lots of other towns were a short, easy drive away. Warkworth was a lovely little place, very close with nice dog friendly tea rooms and pub, with a beautiful beach too. The cottage was spacious and had everything we needed, very clean and well decorated. Couldn’t ask for much more! Will definitely be staying again soon.

    Reviewed by Zara5.0Jun 2018

  • "Sandy Knowes is a beautiful cottage which is in the most glorious location; literally a minute away from the coastline."

    The log burner is absolutely fantastic and had lots of cosy family evenings.

    Reviewed by Sushma5.0Apr 2018

  • "Friendly helpful owner."

    Lovely cottage in beautiful location with sea views from bedroom, perfect for walks along stunning unspoilt beaches on doorstep. Had everything we needed for a restful break.

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Mar 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a fantastic location just yards from the beach."

    Great place to chill out for a week and a great base to explore the fabulous coastline. Will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Nov 2017

  • "Lovely cottage with exceptionally helpful owner."

    Have already enquired if I can take the cottage again for next year only for longer. Great kitchen with plenty of kit for cooking. Lots of board games & books to use and a very thorough file of things to do in the area

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Jan 2017

  • "Blessed by good weather and spectacular sunrises over the sea."

    Sea view from bedroom window. Owner very helpful and left us a bottle of wine as well as bread and milk. Really considerate extras like a Christmas tree and lights. Very warm cosy house. Would love to go and stay there again.

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Dec 2016

  • "The back garden at the cottage looks like it was a shared area which was totally ..."

    The back garden at the cottage looks like it was a shared area which was totally unsuitable to let dogs or children out without constant supervision

    Reviewed by S4.6Oct 2016

  • "We couldn't believe our luck when we arrived at our cottage at Low Hauxley the location is unbelievable set in a very quiet little village and right opposite the beach perfect for little ones & dogs."

    The beach is stunning and when the tide is out you can walk for miles. There is loads to do in this area we had a very active week and would definitely return to this cottage. We expected to the cottage to be small but we were very impressed by how much space we had & it is very comfortable! The only down side would be that it would be good to have some enclosed outside space, but when you have a beach right opposite, it more than makes up for it.

    Reviewed by Glenys5.0Sep 2016

  • "Location was excellent."

    Only negative there was no outside space to either sit or dry washing. Cottage was very well equipped and homely. The views from landing window and front bedroom were lovely. In fact I have just recommended Sykes Cottages to my friend.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2016

  • "Sandy Knowes is in a great location for a relaxing holiday."

    Very close to beach and coastal path.

    Reviewed by Ken4.8Sep 2016

  • "It was fantastic, much needed break, perfect cottage in a perfect location with a welcome bottle of wine to greet us."

    I had the opportunity to speak with the owner of the cottage before the holiday, she couldn't have been more informative and helpful. I will definitely recommend this cottage, a lovely, holiday full of cherished memories.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2016

  • "Wonderful cottage in idyllic Nortumbria -fab for dogs, spacious and possibly ..."

    Wonderful cottage in idyllic Nortumbria -fab for dogs, spacious and possibly one of most restful holidays we've had - thought my 11 year old would be bored but he loved the rock pools etc- definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Aug 2016

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  • Two king-size double bedrooms (one zip/link, can be 2'6 twin on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Sky, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Lockable bike storage
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 8 mins walk
  • Beach less than 1 min walk across the road.

The property

This delightful, semi-detached cottage sits in a splendid location overlooking Low Hauxley beach, 1.5 miles south of the busy fishing port of Amble.

Set just yards from the beach, with wonderful views across the sea from the first floor, this is the ideal setting for couples and families seeking a relaxing seaside getaway.

On the ground floor of this wonderful cottage is a well-equipped kitchen and a spacious sitting room with a dining area, exposed stone walls and a cosy woodburning stove for those chillier evenings by the sea.

Make your way upstairs and you will find two welcoming bedrooms, along with a bathroom where you can enjoy a relaxing soak at the end of a long day touring the vast, beautiful county of Northumberland.

The cottage is situated on the National Coast and Castles cycle route, so why not spend a day touring the superb castles of this historic area?

On sunnier days, simply open the door and within a minute you will be on a beautiful Northumberland beach, so take the windbreak, dogs, children and a picnic and your day is sorted!

To the north, the busy fishing village of Amble is easily accessible, with an array of pubs, restaurants and takeaways all serving good food and beverages.

This beachside cottage is perfectly positioned for anyone wishing to visit the Heritage Coast and the surrounding area.

Visit historic Warkworth Castle, just two miles away, take a leisurely drive to the coastal villages of Craster and Alnmouth, or explore popular Alnwick with its imposing castle.

An excellent cottage for a seaside break.

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About the location


Amble 1.5 miles; Alnwick 11 miles.

The hamlet of Low Hauxley is situated at the northern end of Druridge Bay, a four-mile stretch of sand dunes and white sands. Less than two miles away is the seaside port of Amble, which is situated at the mouth of the River Coquet and offers a marina, a harbour, sandy beaches and coastal walks. Just 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 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas