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Mrs Fordy's Cottage is a picturesque stone cottage in a gorgeous setting in the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The period property is bursting with original features that give it a unique character that encourages guests to settle in and feel right at home. There is space for up to five people to sleep in two bedrooms, so it's perfect for couples and families, and with a private garden and a golden sandy beach just across the road, there is plenty of room to relax.
The Northumberland Coast is breathtaking. Protected as an AONB, it is one of the most pristine stretches of coast in the UK and boasts thousands of species of flora and fauna. An excellent way to see these in their natural habitat is on a boat trip to the Farne Islands which are managed by the National Trust and home to an enormous puffin colony, seals and other birds and wildlife. Also off the Northumberland coast is Holy Island, an ancient site of pilgrimage and the birthplace of Christianity in the UK. Both places are accessible via a boat from Seahouses, and it's also possible to drive to Holy Island at low tide.
Once you've spent time on a Northumberland beach, you'll wonder why you ever went anywhere else for a seaside holiday. Sure, the water can be a little brisk, but the payoff is miles of flat, sandy beaches with hardly another person in sight. The landscape is incredible in any season, whether you see it on foot, by bicycle or on horseback.
There is lots to do when you stay at Mrs Fordy's Cottage. Sun yourself on the beach or walk for miles along the coastal footpath. Cycling is a favourite way to get around. At the same time, the more adventurous visitors can go kiteboarding or wakeboarding at nearby Beadnell Bay, where the coast curves inwards to offer shelter and create the only west-facing harbour on the east coast. Save your appetite for at least one meal of freshly cooked fish and chips, whether you enjoy it steaming from the paper on the beach or served with a pint of local ale at one of the area's excellent pubs.
Seahouses is a short drive or a leisurely bike ride from the cottage, offering an array of places to eat, drink and shop. It's the ideal place to buy groceries for a self-catering holiday.
The owners of Mrs Fordy's Cottage have several other self-catering cottages on their 600-acre farm where they have a mix of cattle, sheep and arable crops. Depending on availability, these can be booked together to accommodate extended families or friends. Please see the owner's website for more information on the full range of accommodation.
Susan Mellor joined Independent Cottages in May 2020
Mrs Fordy's Cottage is a traditional stone property with accommodation over two levels.
Outside: The cottage has a private garden with a picnic bench. There is off-street parking for two cars.
Additional Information: All utilities, bed linen and bath towels are provided. A cot, highchair and stair gate are available on request - please let the owner know when booking. Short breaks are available between November and April, excluding Christmas and Easter Weeks. A maximum of 2 well-behaved pets are welcome with prior agreement. Smoking is not permitted.
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