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Sandpiper Cottage (Low Newton)

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Low Newton-by-the-Sea, Northumberland Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Within 30 mins of us arriving at the property my two year old daughter cut her foot quite badly on some broken glass on the kitchen floor, we actually had to then use some tweezers to get a tiny bit that was lodged under the skin."

    Overall this was horrific experience for her and resulted in her not been able to put any weight on her foot which made her not wanting to walk at all.which resulted in a difficult few days for us. Upon inspection there was a larger piece of glass under the table also, how this was missed during a clean upon our arrival I’ll never know. Due to the weather and road conditions we arrived a lot later than expected approximately 8pm so it was quite dark hence why we didn’t notice the glass, however the glass was clear so probably wouldn’t of noticed it. The cottage overall was warm an inviting upon arrival. Excellent location. Could have been cleaner, quite a few dog hairs on bedding.

    Reviewed by Kayla3.1Apr 2024

  • "A magical place …."

    It was lovely!

    Reviewed by Adrienne5.0Mar 2024

  • "Fabulous accommodation."

    We have been here every year in November and find the cottage very welcoming. Maybe more detail is needed for those holiday makers who don’t understand about taking the main bin to the edge of the square so it is not too full from week on week. Thank you Patricia Wilkie

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Nov 2023

  • "Perfect cottage by the sea - the location is amazing, and the cottage itself is very comfy and has everything you'd need."

    We and the dog loved our stay and we will be looking at rebooking for next year! One thing I would feedback is that the 'parking for 2 cars' outside the cottage was slightly optimistic - during our stay the cottages either side had bollards put up and the resulting space was not big enough for our 2 cars - but it was no issue to use the carpark up the road.

    Reviewed by Melissa4.4Oct 2023

  • "Several things just did not work, including the light over the kitchen table (a problem in June when we last visited) and the tumble drier."

    The light was fixed after a call to Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages but the tumble drier was not. Given that many people (including us) do not bring enough clean clothes to last the duration of the stay, this was a problem, albeit one derlat with by having damp clothes hanging around.

    Apologies for these shortfalls - the tumble dryer and a new washing machine have since been installed. Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim3.1Sep 2023

  • "This is a beautiful, comfortable cottage, however a few things had not been attended to, which disappointed us."

    The light at the top of the stairs and above the bathroom mirror were not working. The bolt on the bathroom door was broken. The handle on one of the drawers in the main bedroom was hanging off. The seal inside the oven door was hanging loose. The sweeping brush had no cover over the handle and was very sharp. The tv remote control did not work. Some of the above were resolved after a phone call to the office, but I feel this should not have been necessary. I realise this is a self catering cottage but a couple of toilet rolls would have been appreciated and is something the changeover staff could easily check.

    Reviewed by Pam4.4Aug 2023

  • "The light over the table in the kitchen does not work neither does the stairs and landing which means using stairs in the dark."

    Black mould and limescale in shower cubicle Bath slow to drain No cutlery basket in dishwasher Batteries need to be changed in TV remote

    Sorry to hear about shortfalls and all this has been attended to. If we were made aware of this during your stay it would have been in our best interest to assist. Please note: The dishwasher has no cutlery basket as there is a pull out draw on the top. Thank you again for the feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.1Jul 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location."

    We’ve been staying here for several years and love it. Downstairs very comfortable, Upstairs v low ceilings in one bedroom and the main bathroom so tall people have to duck. Maintenance - door mat and light bulb in kitchen needed replacing. Unusual as normally everything in good state of repair.

    Reviewed by Liz4.4Jun 2023

  • "As always a great location and comfortable, clean well equipped accommodation."

    A great stay. The sitting room windows were too difficult to open and the green bin was brimming with rubbish on arrival. It would be good to remove the promise of a landline from your listing as it's misleading.

    Reviewed by Rita4.1Jun 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage and location."

    Couldn’t be better. Fantastic for dogs.

    Reviewed by Amabel4.7May 2023

  • "This is the mot perfect place to stay."

    The cottage is lovely and the location could not be better. Very highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0May 2023

  • "Our sixth visit to Sandpiper, it never disappoints."

    Clean, plenty of space and that all important out the door & 10 yards to the beach / fantastic walks / bird watching / pub (The Ship will always let you take your pint back to the cottage) !

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great as ever."

    They kitchen sink tap is still very very difficult to turn off!

    Reviewed by Alice4.7Mar 2023

  • "Well equipped and comfortable."

    Excellent location. A couple of problems were sorted out promptly and effectively. We were concerned that the dishwasher has a fault. It appears to work normally but it does not get hot and everything is washed in cold water. Uses might believe that they have effectively washed utensils but could be passing on pathogens. Other cottages we have stayed in have required us to wash utensils at the end of our stay on a hot cycle, especially after covid.

    Thank you for your feedback and a new dishwasher is on order. Apologies it was not functioning properly during your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.1Mar 2023

  • "The cottage is a much loved retreat for us."

    This was our 9th visit. Spotlessly clean, with comfy furniture and beds, a lovely new bath and washbasin, freshly painted windows inside and out, it is a great place to stay. Lying in bed at night listening to the waves pound the shoreline is magical. But our stay was slightly let down this time by some niggly faults that need attention. I sent several emails, the first the night we arrived and two further emails, about little issues with the cottage, only replied to the day before we left. Please refer to my various emails for these, as I listed them all there, though have heard nothing back in response to my emails. Several were issues already reported the last time we stayed in Sandpiper in November 2021, but still not rectified. There is a brand new coffee machine this year with four capsules provided, but only four?? If you mentioned the make of the machine in the information, coffee drinkers could then bring their own supply of capsules, in the same way you tell visitors that they have to bring their own supply of wood for the woodburner. I would question the disconnection of the landline telephone. The immediate area has very poor phone signal and in the past giving the number to elderly relatives reassured them of their ability to contact us if they could not reach us on our mobiles.

    Reviewed by Elisabeth4.4Jan 2023

  • "Need a couple more sharp knives but otherwise, this was spot on."

    It was comfortable and wonderful.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jan 2023

  • "Apart from the obvious benefits of location and character would like to thank the owner for presenting a clean, well maintained property that’s a delight to stay in."

    Also, it needs mention that there was a power cut during our stay and we’d like to thank the member of staff at Northumbria Cottages for checking things were ok.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2022

  • "Very inviting, friendly feel, comfortable place to take our two dogs and to be able to walk straight onto the beach."

    Stunning sun rises and sunsets! Very well equipped. Thoroughly recommend.

    Nov 2021

  • "Best location love the cottage great for dogs like a film set"

    Nov 2021

  • "Loved the cottage."

    Very clean and wonderful location. Very impressed with how quickly we were provided with oil heater as we were cold in lounge without using wood burner. Would highly recommend.

    Feb 2020

  • "A last minute booking in a location I've visited, usually, once a year, for a day, for the last 20 years."

    60 miles from home. Great cottage, in this fantastic location and dog friendly too. Clean, well equipped and a good booking process. Thanks for a great week.

    Jan 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage in the most amazing location."

    The cottage is well furnished, cosy and equipped and perfect for a winter break. We loved being able to walk onto the beach straight from the cottage.

    Jan 2020

  • "This is a lovely cosy cottage in a breathtakingly beautiful setting ."

    The beach is so close you can hear the waves lapping at night and the walks along in either direction are among the finest in the country. Stay here at least once in your life .

    Dec 2019

  • "Lovely dog-friendly cottage in a superb position, just yards from the beach and the Ship Inn."

    Great kitchen, cosy sitting room with efficient log burner, comfy beds and two good bathrooms with nice quality towels. Listening to the waves pound the shore on a windy night as you lie snug in bed is not to be missed!

    Nov 2019

  • "Loved our stay, cottage was excellent especially liked the kids room adjoining ours, so we could shut our door and know little ones weren’t going to go downstairs."

    Location was so special we have booked again!

    Aug 2019

  • "Sandpiper has become a second home to us where we would like to live if circumstances would allow."

    It has peace, sand and sea, a pub serving an excellent beer and food and last but not least a castle on the way to pick up delicious kippers.

    Jul 2019

  • "The location of the cottage is excellent!"

    The sheets and towels were nice. There was a welcome pack of wine, milk and biscuits and tea, coffee, salt and pepper were supplied.

    Jun 2019

  • "A real homely feel to the cottage and a sense of history too."

    From the minute we arrived we felt comfortably settled. Fabulous location - a stones’s throw from the beach, nature and walks (including Dunstanburgh Castle). Two great pubs on the doorstep - one, The Ship Inn, only yards away. A relaxing holiday in a beautiful part of the world - and a bonus was the dog was welcome too! A week wasn’t long enough. We loved it so much we’ve already booked two weeks in 2020.

    May 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a fantastic location."

    Low Newton beach on the doorstep with a beautiful walk to Craster via Dunstanburgh Castle and the very popular Ship Inn 40 paces away. So much to see in Northumberland we were spoilt for choice. We have already booked for next year which says it all!

    Mar 2019

  • "Amazing cottage in a beautiful location."

    Our first visit to this cottage although we are regulars to the area over the years. So handy for the beach and surrounding countryside! And pub! Have booked again already for March.

    Dec 2018

  • "Lovely property."

    Loved staying there. Excellent.

    Nov 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x children’s bunk
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric storage heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, Nespresso Vertuo (several complimentary pods provided), washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV/DVD player, music system, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.7 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.1 miles
  • Note: This property is suitable for a maximum of four adults

The property

Sandpiper Cottage is a charming Grade II listed, former fisherman’s cottage in Low Newton-by-the-Sea in Northumberland and is just a few steps from the beach, making it the perfect holiday destination for a family holiday.

Boasting captivating sea views, the accommodation is bursting with charm and character.

The sitting room reflects the coastal setting of the cottage with chic décor and tasteful soft furnishings as well as an attractive woodburning stove and a feature window seat with views towards the beach, all adding up to create a truly welcoming space.

The warm and inviting kitchen/diner is rustic in style and is fully fitted with everything needed to produce hearty food for the whole family and when it’s time to serve up, the dining table is all set up ready for long, lazy family meals together.

The country-style bedrooms are a really welcome environment in which to lay your weary heads with the sounds of the sea adding to the calming ambience.

In the morning, there is nowhere better to wake up with the beach literally just a few metres away, perfect for children and pets to open the door and enjoy running around on the beach!

The village of Low Newton-by-the-Sea is worth taking a stroll into with a pub and a shop and miles of sandy beaches, or jump in the car for attractions a little further away including the historic town of Alnwick, the fishing villages of Craster, Beadnell and Amble and castles to check out include Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and Warkworth.

Pay a visit to Northumberland Country Zoo, take a hike along Hadrian’s Wall or take a boat from Seahouses to Farne Islands and go seal spotting, get into the swing of golf with a trip to courses at Seahouses, Alnmouth, Dunstanburgh Castle and Morpeth.

Offering accommodation full of charm and character, Sandpiper Cottage is the perfect holiday destination.

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About the location


Beadnell 3 miles; Craster 4 miles.

The small coastal village of Low Newton-by-the-Sea is situated on Northumberland's Heritage Coastline between the popular fishing villages of Craster, famous for its kippers, and Beadnell. Beadnell Bay offers excellent sandy beaches and there are spectacular coastal paths with wonderful scenery. The village has a pub which serves food and the historic town of Alnwick is only a short drive away.

Note: This property is suitable for a maximum of four adults.
Note: This property does not accept short breaks.