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Town House Studio gives guests the chance to stay in one of the oldest houses in Beadnell. It is an annexe of a former farmhouse, offering 'studio' style accommodation consisting of one main room with a spacious bathroom, an open fireplace and a private south-facing garden. The studio is perfect for couples or solo travellers who want a welcoming place with a relaxed charm that is within walking distance of shops, cafes and the Craster Arms pub.
Beadnell is an excellent place to stay for your self-catering holiday in Northumberland. The beautiful bay is a favourite with beach-lovers who appreciate its sheltered position and fine golden sand. Summer days are for windsurfing, kayaking and lying about on your deckchair, while a refreshing walk in autumn or winter may see you as the only person on the beach. Keep an eye out for the colourful half-covered wooden boats called cobles that are unique to Northumberland, with local anglers catching sea trout and wild salmon.
The Northumberland Coast is nothing less than spectacular. There are pretty fishing towns like Beadnell, Seahouses, Bamburgh and Craster. Thirty miles of sandy beaches means there is always a quiet spot to spread out your towel or fulfil your lifetime dream of galloping along the sand on horseback. The coastal footpath is stunning in every season and has fantastic views of the North Sea, and almost the entire area is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Set aside a day to visit Holy Island of Lindisfarne about 20 miles north of Beadnell. This 3,500-acre nature reserve is a mix of dunes, marsh and mudflats, and a haven for countless species of plants, flowers, birds and wildlife. Check the tide times if you are driving or cycling over, or treat yourself to a sightseeing boat tour around Holy Island, Farne Islands and Coquet Island.
Other day trips can include visits to Dunstanburgh Castle, Lindisfarne Castle, Bamburgh Castle and Warkworth Castle. Head inland to the Northumberland National Park, go shopping in Berwick-Upon-Tweed, or stroll around a stately home such as Paxton House and Alnwick Castle. You could even, if you were feeling adventurous, spend a day in Edinburgh or Newcastle. With so many choices at your fingertips, there's no reason why you can't enjoy your dream holiday.
Sue & Ian Newbon joined Independent Cottages in September 2020
Town House Studio is one large room divided into areas for sitting, cooking and sleeping, with a separate bathroom.
Outside: The private garden has a table and chairs and almost doubles the size of the living space in warm weather. Allocated off-street parking is close to the door.
Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, sheets and towels are provided, along with coal during the winter months. One well-behaved dog is welcome with the owner's prior agreement. Smoking is not permitted. Short breaks (minimum of four nights) are possible depending on availability. Friday is the preferred changeover but the owner can be flexible out of peak season.