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This exceptional 'art deco' holiday home is in an enviable position by the sea in the lovely village of Beadnell on the North Northumberland coastline. Accommodating up to nine guests in four bedrooms, this fantastic holiday home offers reversed living accommodation with all bedrooms located on the ground floor, allowing the living area upstairs to take full advantage of the magnificent sea views. There is a terrace and a balcony on the first floor, along with a big sun deck on the second floor, where guests can enjoy the panoramic sea views. There is also an additional small, private, fully-enclosed paved garden which is perfect for enjoying a barbecue.
Ideally positioned, the glorious sandy beach sits in front of the holiday home, just across the green with its golden sands and rock pools which the children (and adults!) will love exploring (don't forget your crab line and net for catching tiddlers!). Beadnell Bay extends for some two miles of beach and sand dunes, providing plenty of quiet places to relax for the day. Beadnell is a popular family seaside destination with a small shop, two good pubs serving food, a well-equipped children's playground, church and the beautiful historic harbour with the National Trust-owned Beadnell Limekilns as a backdrop.
To the north is Annstead Bay with its peaceful beaches (just ten minutes away by foot from the holiday home). Just four miles away is Bamburgh with its stunning beach and castle, and for those who enjoy golf, you have a choice of excellent golf courses within easy reach. These include Seahouses Golf Course (just one mile), Bamburgh Castle Golf Course (five miles) and Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Course (eight miles).
The harbour town of Seahouses is just two miles away where you can take a boat trip and visit the Holy Island and Farne Islands with their seabird colonies. Seahouses has much to offer with its friendly traditional pubs and excellent fish and chips! The Seafield Ocean Club is also located in Seahouses where non-members are welcome to come and enjoy a relaxing massage or beauty treatment at Health and Beauty Suite, perfectly followed by coffee and home-made cake in the coffee shop afterwards!
Whether you are looking for a relaxing holiday by the sea, want to explore the Northumberland coast, enjoy birdwatching, walking, cycling or golf, you are sure to have an enjoyable holiday at this stunning location.
Helen Russell joined Independent Cottages in September 2011
Outdoors: There is a small fully-enclosed private paved garden which is ideal for barbeques, a first-floor balcony and terrace as well as a second-floor sun-deck. Parking available.
Additional information: Full central heating and some underfloor heating. Welcome tray, linen and towels provided. High chair and travel cot available on request. Short breaks may be available, please enquire with the owner. It is possible to arrange for an outside chef for special celebratory meals - please speak to the owner for details.
There is a private entrance to a private area at the rear of the property which may be in occasional use by the owner.
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