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Bay Cottage

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Cullercoats, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Really snug and cosy - we arrived on a chilly January afternoon with snow falling outside, but it was beautifully warm inside Bay Cottage."

    We used the log burner too in the evenings, and the squishy sofas and subdued lighting added to a relaxed atmosphere. Comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen, everything clean and fresh. Two minor gripes - we couldn't have a hot bath as for some reason the water would run cold half way through filling. Lashings of hot water for the shower, but there seems to be a glitch with the plumbing to the bath taps? The other thing to mention was the steep wooden stairs - we had to be really careful on them as they were quite slippery and could be a problem for someone with limited mobility. We loved the cottage and hope to return - it's near the beach (sea-view from back bedroom) near local shops and cafes, and a 5 minute walk from the metro.

    Thank you so much for your feedback and so glad you hope to be back to visit with us again, I will have our maintenance man have a look at the bath taps and get this resolved Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Jan 2024

  • "Enjoyed our stay at Bay Cottage."

    Facilities and cleanliness were good, however, as I'm a 'clean freak', there was quite a bit of dust on skirting board by plug and behind sofa. I think one more saucepan would be helpful. One small and one large is not enough, also they were a bit 'tired'. The large baking tray in the oven was quite dirty ..maybe previous people left it like that. We didn't use it. We assumed as there was a log burner that some logs would be provided. A coffee table in lounge would be useful as the little side tables are quite unstable. Another lamp in corner would also help the ambience....Overall we enjoyed our stay and hope you take this as constructive.

    Thank you for your feedback. I will feedback to the cleaners and I have gone out today to purchase some additional pans. A statement coffee table is actually in the process of being made for the cottage but in the meantime we have always had side tables for our guests for drinks etc. I do appreciate your feedback so we can make things better for your guests so thank you and I do hope you may visit with us again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.1Nov 2023

  • "Fantastic house had a wonderful time highly recommended"

    Thank you, makes us so happy when our guests enjoy their stay with us. Hope you will visit with us again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2023

  • "Hello Beautiful cottage ideally situated."

    Unfortunately as 3 pensioners aged 68 to 80 so stairs were a problem. Downstairs to the bathroom was an issue during the night. We would make people aware of this especially the bottom 2 stairs.

    Reviewed by Lynne3.8Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was in a great location, the beds were comfy, the living space generous and it was mostly well equipped."

    However, the dishwasher wasn’t working and obviously hadn’t been used for a while due to condition inside. There was no information to say it wasn’t so we wasted quite a lot of time trying to get it to work. Couldn’t get through to Sykes and there were no other contact details. Someone arrived on our last day to replace it but said they had been told the cottage would be empty. Also there was no green bin outside for the external rubbish and no way of reporting this. It looked as though previous guests had been using the recycling bin for all rubbish so it was getting really full. We were worried this would not be collected on collection day but luckily it was, perhaps as we had only used it for recycling thereafter. The cottage appeared clean and tidy but we soon realised that there was quite a lot of dust. The bathroom door didn’t shut. Overall we enjoyed our stay but with a bit of attention to maintenance, cleanliness and communication it could have been a lot better.

    So sorry you weren’t informed of the dishwasher due to be replaced. This was reported 2 weeks ago and we hoped it could be fixed but after being checked out by a plumber we opted to replace. Sincere apologies you weren’t informed. We will check on the bin, it may be down the back of the street as it’s been known to end up there after a collection. The cottage is thoroughly cleaned for every changeover so I’m sorry if you felt it dusty. The cleaning is checked regularly Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca2.8Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was great."

    Comfy beds, well appointed and great location. Fridge wasn’t properly cleaned when we arrived and dishwasher had a fault and wouldn’t work. We called the Sykes contact number several times but kept getting an “ our lines are busy” message that stated our call would be returned. No one called so we did not have a working dishwasher for the whole stay. Disappointing as this was the only downside to the holiday.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.4Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Loved the comfortable double bed and slept so well because the location is very peaceful without traffic noise. The kitchen was well equipped and there is plenty of hot water for showers and baths. The bench outside the cottage gets the last of the sunshine when the other cottages are in shadow. The Coop is very handy and the cottage is also well situated for walks to lots of pubs and restaurants as well as along the beach. The only downside is the loo being downstairs as the stairs are steep and not that easy to see as they are painted black. However, there are movement-activated lights around the cottage that help navigate your journey up and down. We discovered batteries for the TV remote under the sink after we had gone out to buy replacements so maybe this could be in the information pack for future guests. All in all, we had a great time. Thanks very much!

    Reviewed by Maria4.4Jun 2023

  • "This was a lovely cottage for two and we had a great stay."

    the accommodation was comfortable and surprisingly spacious and the kitchen was equipped with all we required for our stay. Beds were very comfortable, the shower was simple to use and all was clean and ready for our arrival. A few things would have made our stay even better: 1) there were no directions sent re parking which is not actually on Simpson St itself and we located it thanks to the help of a neighbour. Directions would have been helpful. 2) the lack of side tables in the lounge area made it difficult to relax with a glass of wine or cup of tea as there was nowhere else to place them but on the floor. 3) some of the instructions in the manual in the cottage were lacking - e.g. there was no detail as to what rubbish or recycling went in which bin; no details re how the thermostat controlling the heating worked. Finally, we discovered when attempting to put the heating on one evening that the thermostat unit's batteries were dead and needed replacing.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4May 2023

  • "This is a great cottage in a great location."

    Free off road parking, 2 minutes to a bus stop which takes you to Whitley bay or all the way to the metro centre via Newcastle. The metro is also less than 10 mins walk. The cottage was much larger than we thought, well appointed with nice cosy sofas and a log burner, it also has central heating which was great as it was very cold when we stayed. The bedding and towels were also of a high quality and we had a great nights sleep throughout our stay. The photos don’t do it justice, it’s lovely inside and out.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage is ideally situated close to the beach and local amenities and there is ample free parking very close to the property."

    It is well equipped, nicely decorated and deceptively spacious as it looks tiny from outside. The appliances are all easy to use and it’s lovely having a dishwasher while on holiday although a little more crockery would be useful and reduce the frequency of dishwasher use. We look forward to a return visit.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Nov 2022

  • "We loved the cottage."

    It is in an ideal quiet location very near to facilities, transport and the beach. The owners have done a superb job preparing the property. The decorating, furnishings and fittings were to a very high standard. I only wish we could have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful and homely cottage in a fantastic location."

    We loved it as there are so many things to do locally and further afield. We will definitely be back We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was a lovely cottage and the facilities in the main were very good."

    The downstairs living area was superb but I would have to say that the stairs were somewhat steep and slippery. Having a downstairs bathroom is a downside but to be expected. Some constructive criticism - the bathroom was a little cramped and had an unpleasant musty smell about it. What I really didn't like was the bathroom door which had been sawn in two and re-joined in the middle to make it fold. This needed some mechanism to stop you getting caught in the fold when closing the door. A possible solution would be a piano hinge and a full length hinge finger guard.

    Reviewed by Sally3.8Sep 2022

  • "Great little bolthole."

    30 meters from the beach. Modern and attractive decoration. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Kev5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay and the cottage was beautifully presented and very clean."

    Fantastic location for the seafront, all amenities and a short walk to the metro station. The owner was very helpful and accommodating, would recommend.

    Reviewed by John4.7Aug 2022

  • "What a great place!"

    ! Looked better than in the photos, literally had everything we needed and a great location. Will be back again :)

    Reviewed by Brigette4.4Aug 2022

  • "Having stayed in a similar property on this road in the past which was very good, we were somewhat disappointed by the experience in Bay Cottage for a number of reasons: • very sparsely equipped in the kitchen - only one item of crockery per person of most things and only 3 mugs for a cottage that sleeps 4 in theory."

    This made it impossible to ever consider using the dishwasher which we didn’t. •No teapot. •Lack of bins in the bedrooms. •No side table on one side of the bed in master bedroom. • Lack of useful drawers in master bedroom. •Only 2 full sized coat hangers in master bedroom - the rest being a few that would have even been too small for children’s clothes. •Only one pillow on each of single beds. •Quality of bedding was extremely inferior. •Fire and safety issue - When the master bedroom door was closed, we realised that you couldn’t open the door of the 2nd bedroom and the person was trapped inside! • Bathroom door - didn’t shut properly/ very awkward to use / I trapped my arm in the folding door join causing a long and deep blood blister. •No coffee or side tables at all - had to use our own camping table. • Hand held vacuum cleaner didn’t have the nozzles. • Only a brush and dustpan provided - a long - handled brush would have been useful. •Two irons but no ironing board! We feel that the facilities provided did not match the price we were paying for the cottage.

    Reviewed by Frances3.1Jul 2022

  • "Clean, modern, well equipped and perfect location."

    Parking close and free. Loved the cottage which provided everything we needed and was very near to the beach, restaurants and metro. Will definitely book another holiday there. Tynemouth and area is truly beautiful, plenty of inland highlights too and Newcastle is great for shopping and theatre. Perhaps I should mention the staircase might be difficult for anyone with mobility problems.(The bathroom is downstairs)

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable property near to the coast."

    Parking nearby. Minor issues: front door only locks from the outside but cottage can be accessed via the back, and dining room table is a little unstable. Loved the area and would stay in the cottage again.

    Thank you for your feedback. The key has now been replaced and is locking from inside as it should and table issue also fixed. So happy you enjoyed your stay with us Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine3.8Mar 2022

  • "Very well stocked and equipped cottage and very close to the promenade."

    Reviewed by Simeon4.4Mar 2022

  • "The cottage is set in a great location within Cullercoats."

    Minutes’ walk from the local beaches and local amenities. 5 minute walk to the Metro station which is ideal if you planning a trip to Newcastle and other areas. The cottage downstairs is spacious and ideal for couples. The only problem is the front door does not open or lock from the inside which is an issue getting to and from the car etc this needs to be resolved (we are a bit disappointed as a previous review had already highlighted this problem) not sure how the door issue would stand with health and safety of the property. the multi fuel burner is very cosy I would suggest some tools to help with the fire (tongs etc) The upstairs main bedroom is a good size with plenty of space to store your clothes, the bed is a good size and comfortable however the damp patch on the ceiling is not a nice thing to wake up to also you just need to remember the low ceiling if you wake up in the night. the second bedroom with two single beds is cosy. The kitchen is clean and narrow and as most of the implements you would require to cook although it does lack a corkscrew and bottle opener, the damage to the ceiling could do with some repair. The toilet and bath/shower room are at the end of the kitchen it is clean and cosy, however the water temperature is tepid at best not ideal a very quick shower is best. Overall, the cottage is great.

    Reviewed by Gerard3.4Feb 2022

  • "We really lovely the property."

    It was felt incredibly homely and spacious. We really enjoyed having the fire of an evening and the beds were so comfy! Great property. Thank you!

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jess5.0Feb 2022

  • "A comfortable, cosy, warm, uncluttered, convenient cottage for our month-long stay."

    Brilliant situation right near to Cullercoats Bay, with all necessary shops a short walk away, and easy access to Newcastle and coastal places to the north, and to the Tyne Tunnel and places to the south. The owner was extremely helpful and friendly over a couple of things that needed attention. All-in-all, as a retired couple, Bay Cottage proved a perfect choice for us.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you visit again x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a great stay in cullercoats over the New Year weekend, loved the location less than 5 minutes from the beach."

    We also loved the log burner in the cottage. Beds were comfy and the place was very clean. Only one small issue for owner to be aware of, the key for the front door is quite tricky to use so may need a new lock.

    Thank you for your feedback and so pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Dec 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility room
  • Living/dining room with multi-fuel stove
  • Gas central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed courtyard with gravel and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles, beach 0.8 miles

The property

Perched on the coast of Cullercoats, Tyne and Wear, just paces away from the beach is this delightful cottage, Bay Cottage.

Situated just a mere stone's away from a plethora of amenities and attractions, this charming abode is the idyllic setting for a family of four.

Once you've parked up in the handy off-road parking, enter the welcoming living/dining room, beautifully presented with ornaments, hard wood flooring and a multi-fuel stove taking centre stage.

Unwind on the plush seating in front of the TV, with a standing lamp to provide some gentle lighting.

Moving through the property, locate the sleek kitchen, containing all the essentials you need to create your favourite dishes, cook up a storm in the electric oven and fry up a treat on the gas hob.

When dinner is served, gather around the elegant dining table, break open a bottle of wine and toast to a splendid holiday besides the sea!

As the evening draws to a close, climb upstairs to discover two charming bedrooms, snuggle up in the twin room, or sink into the king-size; both bedrooms are white-washed with a splash of blue to remind you of your coastal location.

Before you hit the sheets, indulge in a soak in the free-standing bath in the ground floor bathroom, styled with emerald, green décor and offering an overhead shower to rinse off afterwards.

In the morning, enjoy a steaming cup of coffee in the rear garden, breathe in the sea air and relish the peaceful location.

Bay Cottage is an excellent base for exploring the North East Coast, take a short stroll to the beach and explore Cullercoats Caves, a fascinating tunnel in the rocks; be sure to experiment the array of eateries in Cullercoats too, or enjoy the seaside café for a slice of cake with a view.

The village is settled between Tynemouth and Whitley Bay, embark on an adventure to Tynemouth Aquarium to see a variety of sea creatures, including sharks, or Whitley Bay for a great selection of gifts shops to remember your holiday by.

Travel a little further afield to the thriving city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, have a riveting learning experience on Beamish, the Living Museum of the North, for an open-air museum, or get dressed up to the nines to experience the lively night life of the city, hosting a wealth of exciting bars to try-out.

For a memorable getaway with your loved ones, stay at Bay Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Tynemouth 1.9 miles; Whitley Bay 1.1 miles; North Shields 2.8 miles; Newcastle-upon-Tyne 9.8 miles

Perched between Tynemouth and Whitley Bay on the North East coast is the urbanised area of Cullercoats. Founded in 1539, the village depended heavily on fishing to support its economy, as well as a local coal mining pit, which was used to fire salt pans to export salt and coal from Cullercoats port. The village is home to unique architecture, including the preserved fishermen's cottages resting a long Simpson Street and Victorian terraces can be found besides the coast. In 1862, Edward Corvan wrote a popular song about the area, titled "The Cullercoats Fish Lass" and American artist, Winslow Home, belonged to the "Cullercoats Colony". In present day, Cullercoats is an idyllic destination for families, due to its long, sandy beach, where you enjoy a dip in the water and a promenade with arcades. Cullercoats offers a plethora of delicious eateries, with its specialty being traditional fish and chips. The village is located just one mine away from both Tynemouth and Whitley Bay.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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