The owner is lovely and really helpful. She goes out of her way to help and genuinely cares. We have been twice in the last few years and enjoyed our stays greatly, this year especially with the situation and us being very keen for a break. The beach is literally across the road which is amazing early in the morning with the dog and a coffee! Lots of good running and cycling to do as well. As people have said in the other reviews, the Cottage is well equipped and comfortable.
Excellent quaint cottage situated in a quiet small hamlet within a stones throw from a stunning stretch of coastline. We have stayed here three times and hope to visit again in the near future.
Just back from a week away in this lovely cottage located on the national cycle route 1 with the beach on the doorstep! The cottage and the beach are both pet-friendly, a fact that was much appreciated by our puppy. Easy access to the sandy beach meant we could pop back in quickly if the weather turned.
The owner was in touch with us via phone and text with useful information about the cottage and surrounding area. We walked into Amble a couple of times for lovely meals at the Fish Shack and The Old Boathouse, not forgetting the delicious local Spurreli ice-cream.
We hope to visit again next year.
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.
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.