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Sandy Knowes
Low Hauxley

Sandy Knowes, Low Hauxley, Northumberland

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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £394.00

This semi-detached cottage is situated in the coastal hamlet of Low Hauxley near Amble, and sleeps four people in two bedrooms.

Sandy Knowes is a semi-detached cottage situated in the coastal hamlet of Low Hauxley, less than 2 miles from Amble. This cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms, consisting of two king-size double bedrooms, one with a zip/link option to become two 2'6 single beds, as well as a family bathroom. The cottage also has a kitchen and a sitting room with a dining area and a woodburning stove.

There is a games room next door, with darts, table tennis and pool and outside, there is off road parking for one car. Sandy Knowes is just across the road from the beach and conveniently located close to many places of interest that will suit everyone in your party.


Magical Christmas at Sandy Knowes
We stayed here over Christmas and had the most magical time. I was really pleased when I first walked in to see it was all decorated with tree included which along with the sweets, wine and milk on arrival pointed towards a very thoughtful host. The facilities were all great, cosy bedrooms, nice bath, kitchen well stocked enough for us to cook a Christmas Dinner for three but there are two stand out gems to this cottage. 1. Is the location. Across the road from a quiet beach. Waking up to the sea every day was so relaxing and wonderful. I enjoyed taking my coffee and sitting and reading on the beach (despite the chill). Our dog loved it too, he's nervous around other dogs so the fact that the beach was not busy was a massive plus for us. Amble is nearby and is a lovely town with great pubs, chippies and local shops. And Alnmouth station is not too far with regular trains into Newcastle (20 mins) 2. The living space is just so cosy. We loved coming back from a walk and lighting a fire and chilling out on the comfy armchair/sofas. We loved every moment of our stay in Sandy Knowes it was just what we'd been imagining for our Christmas break.
Lisa M

Fantastic break
Just returned from a week at Sandy Knowles. I?m so impressed with the accommodation. It was clean with a lovely bottle of wine and nice biscuits. The sitting room is very comfortable with a leather suite, sky TV, log burner, nest of tables and a table and chairs to sit at. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need. The bath room is ideal with a good shower and lovely bath. The bed is comfortable again with all you need. The location is ideal with a very short walk to the sandy and safe beach. If your into walking or cycling the cottage is superbly located. I would highly recommended this cottage.

Best beach holiday we have had in years!
What a great place for a holiday! Sandy Knowes cottage is cosy, comfy, and clean; and felt much like home from home. Waking up every morning to watch the sun rise over a sparkling sea was like being in a dream, and being able to walk barefoot from the cottage across the little country lane (a coastal footpath) and onto the quiet sandy beach within a minute is my idea of heaven! There are all kinds of seabirds; one morning four herons were within thirty feet of us. The local people are very friendly, and just a couple of miles away is the town of Amble, with interesting craft shops and super fish eateries. There are four nature reserves nearby, and more amazing beaches and impressive castles only a bit further away. Cinty (the owner) let our two salukis stay as well, and they were exhausted at the end of each day. This was the best holiday we have had in the UK in years, and really is the only place we will return to!

Sandy Knowes - Great Location
?While the location is 10 out of 10 there were a few things we were disappointed in. The parking is not obvious and I had to contact the owner to clarify it, there needs to be a clear sign saying Sandy Knowes parking as the current signs say "No Parking". When we first went into the cottage, and for the full week we stayed, there was a smell like wet dog in the kitchen. While we appreciate the fact that it is a dog friendly cottage we have stayed in a lot of properties that are dog friendly and not had this problem before, maybe if the carpet in the kitchen was replaced with wood or stone flooring it would solve the issue. The bathroom needs some attention, the shower curtain particular needs replacing. In the living room wall lights have been put up but the brick dust has not been cleaned up. The cottage is ideal for the beach and for the Nature Reserve which you can walk to, and is a good base to travel around the area. The village is in a nice quiet location, and we really slept well.

Just got back from a lovely stay at Sandy Knowes cottage. The cottage has everything we needed. It's just across from the beach which our dog loved. We couldn't of picked a better week to stay here. The weather has been fabulous. It is a great location for travelling around Northumberland. On the Sunday we went into Amble and visited the market on the harbour and the little craft shops. We visited Warkworth and fed the ducks. We had a lovely walk from Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle. We drove through Eshott were we saw a red squirrel and a buzzard. If you go on the beach at low tide and walk to the right you might see some Herons. We was lucky enough to see 3 in the rocks, as well as some small birds. We stopped on the harbour one day to have pizza and sat outside watching the birds. At one point there was 8 Cormorant on the beach opposite the old boathouse restaurant. We also visitied Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre and had a lovely walk around the lake finding wildlife. You can't take your dog there though. There is a large field at the turning into the road every morning and late afternoon we saw 2 Herons in the field. On the whole we had a briiliant 5 days here. If you are wanting somewhere to stay in this area i don't think you will find anywhere better.
Angela R



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi



Electric central heating with woodburning stove
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Cot and highchair on request
Off road parking for 1 car
Lockable bike storage
One well-behaved dog welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop less than 2 miles, pub 8 mins walk
Beach less than 1 min walk across the road

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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Warkworth Castle - 3 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Warkworth, St Lawrence Church - 3.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Warkworth Castle Hermitage - 3.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Alnwick Castle - 9 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick - 9.2 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Alnwick, St Michael's Church - 9.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Howick, St Michael's Church - 9.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Howick Hall Gardens - 9.5 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Alnwick Abbey Gatehouse - 9.7 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Brinkburn Priory - 10.7 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

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