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Amble-by-the-Sea, Northumberland (Ref. 980945)



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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "The Terraced cottage was situated within 5 minutes walking of all the amenities of AMBLE."

    The property was well maintained. Parking at the rear was essential as Percy street was busy with residents and a disabled parking place directly opposite Redshanks. We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Amble and we will return in the future. We would be happy be to use Redshanks in the future. The 3 keys to the property were not all in the key safe. We eventually located the two back entry keys in the bottle rack in the kitchen.

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2022

  • "Good property close to village centre"

    Reviewed by NicolaMar 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week at Redshank, despite the storms."

    The cottage is very well equipped and tastefully decorated. Location is superb, being only a couple of minutes walk from the harbour and amenities of Amble. We have already booked to return next year!

    Reviewed by JamesFeb 2022

  • "The only problem we had was with the front and back doors, which were very difficult to close and lock."

    We enjoyed our stay, and the property was cosy and comfortable.

    Reviewed by CaroleJan 2022

  • "Redshank is a lovely cottage in a great location and we really enjoyed our stay here."

    Just a couple of cons, the door locks are a bit tricky and took some getting used to. Also it was very dark at the back of the property at this time of year, maybe a security light would come in handy. Overall we had a great stay and would definitely visit again. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by DeborahDec 2021

  • "Everything was perfect."

    In spite of the storm which they warned us about, there were no problems. Wonderful position near the harbour and a warm ,spacious house. Will return.

    Reviewed by EleanorNov 2021

  • "Lovely clean cottage in very good condition."

    Close to all amenities and a great base to explore the coast. Only slight drawback was some traffic noise early in the morning if you are a light sleeper

    Reviewed by CharlesNov 2021

  • "We love redshank, have been before and hope to visit again next year."

    It has all the facilities and comfort we need in a great location near some fantastic restaurants.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2021

  • "Redshanks is a perfect base for exploring Northumberland and has everything we needed for a comfortable, cosy and relaxing break."

    We never had any problem parking behind the property and our puppy (on her first holiday) loved the green space behind the property too, especially when she spotted the rabbits! Our only criticisms are the fridge, which is very small, and, although this is probably more to do with our personal preference, is that we would have appreciated larger towels. The fish and chips from the Harbour Fish Bar come highly recommended but be warned the portions are huge!

    Reviewed by PennyOct 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage , location perfect lots Of walks ."

    Close to the harbour .

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2021

  • "This was a very nice property in a lovely Northumberland village."

    The house was spotless on arrival and as advertised. When we contacted the owner about a minor problem on a Sunday the response was very helpful and it was resolved same day while we were out. I would definitely recommend for what was a very relaxing week and if you like good fish and chips ,great beer, and beautiful scenery this is the place to go.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2021

  • "Great location, ideal for exploring the whole of Northumberland, spectacular scenery and coastal walks."

    There are some superb restaurants a short stroll from the cottage (Jaspers is a must!) along with plenty of shops to make self catering easy. The cottage itself was very clean very comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay.

    Reviewed by JoeAug 2021

  • "Very clean comfortable stay at Redshank & had a good holiday."

    The only downside is the fridge is tiny & integrated freezer didn't freeze something I'd brought from home. Not a big issue as several supermarkets very nearby but don't bring or buy many fresh items with you. Also quite a bit of noise from local traffic but ok with bedroom window shut. Would recommend & stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by LynnAug 2021

  • "We found the stairs quite steep and has made us think that we would maybe look ..."

    We found the stairs quite steep and has made us think that we would maybe look for single storey holiday accommodation in the future

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2021

  • "Very spacious, clean bright accomodation."

    Very near the centre and the harbour. Albeit being on a a main road it was not noisy.

    Reviewed by RevitalJul 2021

  • "Would be nice to have blackout curtains and a TV in the bedroom, great cottage we had a lovely peaceful holiday"

    Reviewed by AngelaJun 2021

  • "What a lovely quite relaxing place,house was spotlessly clean and had everything to make it homely."

    Great parking and 2 minutes walk to the harbour .my only criticism was with Sykes themselves who decided because of covid they would try and add a extra £95 .which after a 45 minute phone call refunded us ,as I'd saved the original email.

    Reviewed by CatherineJun 2021

  • "Door locks troublesome ."

    No instructions for gas cooker.

    Reviewed by EffieJun 2021

  • "Good proximity to all facilities"

    Reviewed by JamesMay 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    Lots of walks nearby/not too far in car. Lovely beaches nearby. Spacious living room and clean. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Anne-marieApr 2021

  • "A lovely house in an excellent location."

    Well equipped and very clean.

    Reviewed by DebbieApr 2021

  • "Redshank was a very cosy and comfortable abode."

    The location was superb, handy for the harbour and all the restaurants.We hope to visit again in the future.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2020

  • "Very clean and cosy."

    The beds were comfortable with good mattresses they were nice and soft. The rooms were spacious with tasteful decor. It was helpful to have parking at the rear of the property and be so close to the harbour and a takeaway.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "Good location to explore areas of Northumberland and close to harbour which was nice to Be able to walk too."

    House met all expectations making it a comfy stay with many extras. Would have liked a slightly bigger fridge, but that is personal choice as I like to put everything in there. Front door locking takes a bit of getting used to as a bit stiff. Used the nearby road to park the car even though there was space outside the property. A lovely couple of treats left in the house which was appreciated. Would recommend. Loved Amble as a base for our holiday. There is also now a Morrisons less than a five minute drive away which is handy.

    Reviewed by JoanneSep 2020

  • "Excellent location close to shops and beach best fish and chips ever from the Harbour Fish Bar."

    Lots of green space to the rear of property for dog walking.first time we had been to Northumberland looking to book again for next year.Two very minor things shower could be better and need some mats in kitchen near back door by overall brilliant . Thanks.

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2020

  • "I have visited Amble several time but Redshank made my other rentals look as shabby as they unfortunately were ."

    Beautiful cottage in a perfect setting,immaculately clean and every available effort had been made To make sure you had a hassle free stay. A ready prepared fire and chocolates and flowers left by the host made it a great stay .

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2020

  • "Lovely spacious cottage , well furnished & very tastefully decorated."

    Beds very comfortable . Excellent position close to harbour. & easy parking. Grandson loved fishing for crabs off the pier and safe shallow bathing from town beach next to harbour. Also easy short drives to other wonderful beaches and Alnwick Castle. Super holiday . We will be back and highly recommend.

    Reviewed by SheilaAug 2020

  • "Lovely house, clean, good position near the harbour, well equipped with a very comfy bed(s) Wine, cake, fresh flowers, milk, tea bags etc on arrival."

    Good area to travel from to explore, Amble also a lovely small town, 2 mins from property. No problems with on road parking. Not criticisms just observations, could do with a mat inside the back door and the sensor outside light at the back fixing. The shower is adequate but not powerful and the loo needs adjusting- takes forever to fill up. Towels quite small, so you might want to take your own bath sheet. An enjoyable holiday and would stay in property again if up this way.

    Reviewed by NicolaFeb 2020

  • "The property was very welcoming and the hosts had made a wonderful effort at making sure our holiday was off to a great start."

    The fire was laid and there was a bottle of wine waiting for us. The property was very well kept and had everything we needed for our stay. Really enjoyed our stay and the only improvement that we would have liked would be to ensure that the bed room curtains were lined or black out curtains as we would have been able to sleep in later as we were on holiday.

    Reviewed by AlanFeb 2020

  • "Redshank is a lovely cottage and I would recommend it to anyone."

    We really enjoyed our stay and exploring Amble and the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by JudithFeb 2020

  • "The cottage was very clean and fresh and appeared to have been recently renovated."

    It had everything we needed for a relaxing week. The fact that it was closer to the sea, beach and harbour than we expected was a bonus. Our dog was very happy to find a large green space just outside the back gate, ideal for early morning and late night pees. Great for parking both front and back. The locals are very friendly and made us very welcome at the Wellwood's Tuesday night quiz. The food was pretty good but had we known that the landlord was providing roast pork, roast potatoes and Yorkshire puds for those in the quiz we may have saved some space! The Old Boathouse and the Amble Inn were also well worth the visit. All in all a great holiday - just a shame that we could not bring the beaches of Alnmouth and Bamburgh home with us - our dog really loved them.

    Reviewed by AdrianJan 2020

  • "Very well presented, furnished and equipped and incredibly clean throughout."

    The cottage is well placed for seeing the sights of Amble and for the incredible coastline and well waymarked coastal path. Numerous National Trust, English Heritage and privately owned historical houses, gardens etc.

    Reviewed by GrahamOct 2019

  • "To make it a little more homely a nice rug in front of the fire place would be a benefit."

    The toilet seat in the bathroom requires attention. We have had a wonderful time, the cottage is central to the town and very near the harbour and costal footpaths. We will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by MikeSep 2019

  • "Large comfortable cottage which was spotless for our arrival."

    Tea, coffee, milk, cake, dog treats and even fresh flowers were very welcome. Whilst fronting onto a busy road it was in a brilliant position, being only a couple of hundred yards to the rear from the harbour and the High Street with its shops , pubs and restaurants. Loved the harbour area and the High Street with its independent retailers was great.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2019

  • "Very central location."

    Cottage was lovely, well equipped and clean. We were even left a bottle of wine and a cake. Such a lovely touch. Amble is a lovely sea side town with a nice choice of cafes and restaurants. Local bus services are reliable.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2019

  • "Me and my wife along with our dog stayed for a week."

    When we went in for the first time we was greeted with a bottle of wine, a cake, and a bag of dog treats. The house was spotless. You can not ask for a better placed cottage {terraced house Lol) The puffin cruise is a must, it only cost us £10 each and small dogs are allowed free. Would definitely book again if we are in the area. Well pleased. Pete and Jayne McDonald.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2019

  • "Exceptional cottage with everything both wanted and needed"

    Reviewed by NeilJun 2019

  • "Just returned after a week staying at redshank cottage."

    Brilliant location for exploring . Every you need is there for you including a thoughtful welcome pack ,even some treats for our dog. It was spotless,I would highly recommend this lovely place.

    Reviewed by NikiMay 2019

  • "Friendly people who time have for a chat."

    Plenty of coastal walks with stunning views. Although we don’t have a dog, a dog friendly area which we enjoyed as there were plenty of responsible owners. The cottage that we stayed in was clean, beautifully decorated, wanted for nothing and had that home from home feel. What more could you ask for?

    Reviewed by PhilipFeb 2019

  • "A lovely property, high levels of cleanliness and soft furnishing."

    Shower in need of replacing due to the low pressure. We have no reservation in recommending this property.

    Reviewed by SuzanneDec 2018

  • "Fresh flowers , wine , cake, first fire set , all those little extras make for a lovely break away ."

    Reviewed by PatriciaOct 2018

  • "Our accommodation was exceptional in every way also the information leaflets ..."

    Our accommodation was exceptional in every way also the information leaflets and magazines all about northumberland were very interesting and gave us lots of ideas

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2018

  • "Lovely little cottage, immaculately clean, lovely treats left for us and the pup on arrival, also dog dishes which was totally unexpected."

    Ideal location for exploring the coastline. Just one disappointment there wasn’t really a beach at Amble we had to go out in the car for pup to run. Good little Sunday Market on the harbour Lovely holiday, nice little town with friendly folk.

    Reviewed by LesleyOct 2018

  • "Lovely clean modern holiday cottage in a traditional harbour town."

    Lots of lovely individual shops. Enjoyed most of the beaches along the coast. Favourite was durridge bay country park with a fantastic beach close by. Our Cocker spaniel had a great time!! We loved amble and am already looking for next year!!

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link can be twins on request), 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas oven and hob, fridge, microwave, washing machine, TV, Wifi, Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed private patio with seating
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk.

The property

Redshank is nestled amidst the hustle and bustle of the lively town and seaport of Amble, on the North Sea coast of Northumberland.

Boasting spacious rooms and a fresh uplifting atmosphere, this cosy terrace offers couples a relaxing break near the sea, or equally a small family the chance to explore the wonders of Northumberland.

This chic, contemporary cottage comprises laminate flooring, stylish décor and an elevating woodburner set within a charming brick inglenook, in the modern sitting room.

On the ground floor you will also find a lovely dining room with exposed stone walls to mirror the lounge and a feature mantelpiece adding a touch of character to the room.

Next the kitchen welcomes you with bright and neutral colour schemes, tied together with sleek worktops and ample storage units for a quality finish.

Sit at the charming breakfast bar and enjoy your morning coffee with a read of the newspaper, before stepping out and discovering the array of amenities on offer in Amble.

During the summer months you can even enjoy breakfast outside on the patio.

Back inside, glide up the staircase to find a super king-size double room which can be thoughtfully set up as twins, should you wish for an alternative sleeping arrangement.

There is also a delightful single room on offer next door and the bathroom comprises a modern look with off-white tiled walls, a corner bath with a shower over and helpful fixtures to get you through your mornings and evenings at this superb holiday let.

Explore the wonderful harbour at Amble which is just a short walk away, among restaurants, cafes and pubs.

Historically known for its boatbuilding, this pleasant town hosts sandy beaches, coastal walks and a fish centre supplying local produce.

Discover Coquet Island and even take a trip further afield to Warkworth or Alnwick, with the Northumberland Coast AONB right on the doorstep, this splendid retreat is just what you need for a fun and rejuvenating holiday.

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About the location


Warkworth 1 mile; Alnmouth 4 miles.

The bustling little seaport of Amble is situated at the mouth of the River Coquet and is an ideal place for exploring Northumberland. Historically a centre for boatbuilding, Amble offers a marina, a harbour, sandy beaches and coastal walks to the bird sanctuary at Hauxley and country park at Druridge Bay. Large fishing boats moor along the harbour wall and land a variety of fish, prawns, crabs and lobsters. There is a fish centre on the side of the harbour that is now primarily a shell fish hatchery to re-stock levels of lobster and other shell fish, this sells local fish and is open to the public. 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 and numerous superb beaches 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.

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