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Sandy Knowes

Low Hauxley near Amble, Northumberland (Ref. 924140)

4.5

Very good

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "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 StephenJan 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 RaeNov 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 LizOct 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 SallyOct 2021

  • "Wonderful location will be returning one day"

    Reviewed by LesleySep 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 SallySep 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 PaulineSep 2021

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

    Lovely stay fantastic location.

    Reviewed by MaxineAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage great view of the beach"

    Reviewed by ColinJul 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 ... Continue reading

    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 ElizabethMay 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. ... Continue reading

    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 AnnetteMay 2021

  • "Cosy cottage right next to great beach."

    Hostess very helpful, wonderful would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by PeterMay 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 RachelApr 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 SallyOct 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 RachelSep 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 ... Continue reading

    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 JamesJul 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 ... Continue reading

    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 AlanFeb 2020

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

    Reviewed by RichardJan 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 ... Continue reading

    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 RonaldNov 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 ... Continue reading

    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 IanOct 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 ... Continue reading

    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 MargaretSep 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 ... Continue reading

    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. ... Continue reading Property Owner

    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 MartynAug 2019

  • "A lovely cottage by the sea."

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

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2019

  • "Excellent base for walking and touring."

    Yards from miles of beautiful beaches.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 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 SharonJun 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 MarkApr 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 ... Continue reading

    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 EleanorMar 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 ... Continue reading

    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 JohnMar 2019

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

    Reviewed by Angela RaeFeb 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 GemmaNov 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 JillOct 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 ... Continue reading

    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 ZaraJun 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 SushmaApr 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 MelissaMar 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 JanetteNov 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 SophieJan 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 EleanorDec 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 SOct 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 ... Continue reading

    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 GlenysSep 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 AndrewSep 2016

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

    Very close to beach and coastal path.

    Reviewed by KenSep 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 JaneAug 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 SusanAug 2016

  • "A cosy cottage in a perfect location for beach or country walks."

    There was lots of wildlife and it was good for birdwatching, there is a nature reserve close by. The log burner was lovely. It is excellent for bringing your dog. There are plenty of places to explore within a thirty mile radius, and lots of dog friendly areas. Would definitely recommend if you like a quiet spot.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJul 2016

  • "Sandy Knowles is a gem on the Northumbria coast."

    The cottage sits about 50 yards from the beach which is sandy and easily accessible. The cottage itself was well equipped and very comfortable. Sandy Knowles will not disappoint and we would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to our friends and family.

    Reviewed by DerekJul 2016

  • "An ideal location for a relaxing holiday, especially for the dog."

    There was plenty of room and the beach was literally a stones throw away. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by StephenFeb 2016

  • "I spoke to the owner a couple of days before our holiday and found her really helpful and friendly this set the precedent for a wonderful holiday."

    Sandy Knowes did not disappoint; lovely well equipped cottage in a beautiful location: what more can you ask for from a holiday? I wouldn't hesitate to revisit and would encourage anyone to do so.

    Reviewed by GlynnFeb 2016

  • "We loved Sandy Knowes and its location, right near the beach which meant we could go walking without getting in the car first."

    Reviewed by GarryJan 2016

  • "This cottage was excellent; cosy, very comfortable and hard to leave."

    The location being literally on the beach was perfect and the cycle path was a big plus. Our whole family enjoyed the break and we even spotted some seals on the beach one day.

    Reviewed by HayleyDec 2015

  • "The cottage was in a wonderful location with easy access to the beach, which was fabulous - long stretches of golden sand."

    The owner was very helpful with suggestions of things to do & where to eat. Would highly recommend & will be booking again.

    Reviewed by LoisDec 2015

  • "The location was fantastic, amazing beach on your doorstep."

    The cottage was very well equipped, I always take kitchen items that every other cottage we've stayed at didn't have, I didn't need them in this cottage as it had everything you could need and all kitchen equipment was very good quality. The sofas and bed were very comfortable another first in a rented cottage for us. ... Continue reading

    The cottage was very well equipped, I always take kitchen items that every other cottage we've stayed at didn't have, I didn't need them in this cottage as it had everything you could need and all kitchen equipment was very good quality. The sofas and bed were very comfortable another first in a rented cottage for us. Overall we had a very comfortable relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by LynnNov 2015

  • "Fantastic location on the beach."

    Great character cottage; snug, warm and clean with wi-fi , Sky TV and dog friendly. We would recommend this property to anyone looking for great accommodation as close as you can get to miles and miles of the most perfect beaches. Amble is nearby which was perfect for eating out if cooking isn't your thing. In short, we ... Continue reading

    Great character cottage; snug, warm and clean with wi-fi , Sky TV and dog friendly. We would recommend this property to anyone looking for great accommodation as close as you can get to miles and miles of the most perfect beaches. Amble is nearby which was perfect for eating out if cooking isn't your thing. In short, we loved it!!

    Mr RushtonOct 2015

  • "The location of this cottage is fabulous."

    Reviewed by AngelaSep 2015

  • "A cosy, comfortable cottage with a beautiful beach within moments of the front door."

    Reviewed by EmilyAug 2015

  • "Great location."

    We loved having the beach right on our doorstep and plenty of amenities nearby in Amble. We really enjoyed walking along the coastal path to Druridge Visitor Centre and Amble. The cottage was also conveniently located for visits to Alnwick, Seahouses, Farne Islands, Craster and Alnmouth. We'll certainly be back! Lastly, ... Continue reading

    We loved having the beach right on our doorstep and plenty of amenities nearby in Amble. We really enjoyed walking along the coastal path to Druridge Visitor Centre and Amble. The cottage was also conveniently located for visits to Alnwick, Seahouses, Farne Islands, Craster and Alnmouth. We'll certainly be back! Lastly, the bottle of wine and biscuits were a lovely welcome on our arrival.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2015

  • "The cottage is in a great position, in a hidden gem of a location, on the breath-taking Druridge Bay, with comfort within and the beach just outside."

    Reviewed by AlysonJun 2015

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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.

Summary

  • 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, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, 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

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About the location

LOW HAUXLEY

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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