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Sandy Knowes
Low Hauxley

Sandy Knowes, Low Hauxley, Northumberland

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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £322.00

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.


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

By the sea location.
A good base to explore all Northumberland. A lovely quiet get away from it all cottage. All you need for a home from home. So, so close to the beach, lovely views over to Coquet Island. We walked along the beach from dawn until night. For a keen wildlife observer, the birds were varied and interesting. Visit the nearby nature reserve and don't forget the cafe! Cinty the owner, although on holiday herself, was available to answer any questions and was very helpful. We would love to visit again.
A TripAdvisor Member

It's been said before... A Hidden Gem! We can't recommend this lovely cottage in the most beautiful setting enough! Stepping out of the front door to walk a few yards to the gorgeous white sandy beach was a delight each day. It was our puppy's first experience of the seaside and he couldn't get enough of it!! Nor could we! The locals were so friendly and accommodating and because it was virtually residents only using the narrow lane, it was blissfully quiet. The cottage was cosy but spacious, with the downstairs living room having easy to clean wooden flooring (essential with dogs!) and the bedrooms and modern bathroom were lovely. We would have loved to experience the warmth of the wood burner in the fireplace but it was a little too hot when we visited! The owner, Cinty, could have not been more helpful and we loved the welcome bottle of wine!! Not sure we want to tell too many people about Sandy Knowes, but then that would be selfish!
Amanda H



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair



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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Nearest Attractions

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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