A Gorgeous Retreat on the Northumberland Coast near to Seahouses
We are delighted to welcome Saltwater Cottage to Coquet Cottages, located in the pretty village of North Sunderland which is less than 10 minutes easy stroll from one of Northumberland’s most popular seaside towns, Seahouses. Saltwater Cottage sleeps 4 guests and is pet-free.
Newly renovated, Saltwater Cottage is a beautiful holiday home lovingly furnished and equipped to embrace the Northumberland coastal location and great for young families and couples alike. The enclosed garden is a suntrap and is perfect for lazy breakfasts and late-summer BBQ’s! With private parking and a wood-burning stove, Saltwater Cottage is perfect in every season, and within just 10-15 minutes on foot you’ll reach St. Aidan’s beach and the buzzing Seahouses harbour.
Saltwater Cottage is as gorgeous as the name suggests, being coastal yet not in the hustle and bustle of the popular town of Seahouses. A very pleasant and unique feature of Saltwater Cottage is the large windows at both the front and the back, letting natural sunlight flood into every room.
The cottage sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms; 1 king size room and 1 twin room with 2 x single beds. These beds can’t be converted into superking. Downstairs comprises of a cosy lounge centered around the wood burning stove with a lovely bay window giving a traditional feel to a contemporary-furnished room. The open plan kitchen and dining area has a slight natural divide but focuses on the view from 3 elevations out to the pretty, flowering garden.
There is free Wi-Fi at Saltwater Cottage and sorry, no pets permitted.
The cottage has a quaint entrance into a small porch, which is useful for taking off shoes. The hallway then leads into the lounge, the kitchen-diner or straight up the stairs.
The bright and airy aspect to Saltwater Cottage stretches to the lounge too, and with a wood-burning stove as a welcome addition in the cooler months, this room is cosy and pleasant with a Smart TV and games. There is a 3-seater sofa and a cuddle chair with a footstool, which is ample space for 4 guests to gather. An initial supply of logs are provided between October and April. More can be purchased locally from the garage in Seahouses.
This sunny space is south-east facing, meaning the sun is beautiful in a morning and continues through to the evening, making the kitchen and patio outside a glorious space to enjoy breakfast or the first coffee of the day. The kitchen is well-equipped and includes a fridge, freezer, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, cafetiere, Belfast sink and washing machine in the utility space.
The dining table seats 4 guests on a beach seat for 2 and 2 stand-alone chairs. The kitchen has French doors leading to a wide patio which is perfect for entertaining. Opposite these French doors is a sofa and coffee table to enjoy some relaxation in the ‘hub’ of the house.
Utility Room and WC
This useful space is between the kitchen and the garage and houses the washing machine, WC, wash hand basin and heated towel rail.
Leading from the utility room, the garage is small and cannot house a car but is very handy for storing beach equipment and sandy shoes! You can access the garage from the front of the property too.
Stairs lead to a landing which leads to the 2 bedrooms and the family bathroom.
Opening the door to this lovely room is always a a pleasant surprise. The windows span the length of the room and look out to the pretty garden and on to the fields beyond with resident horses. As the rear of the cottage is south-east facing, you’re guaranteed sun all day long and it’s at it’s best in a morning. In the master bedroom you’ll find ample wardrobe space, a king size bed (5ft wide) and plenty of room. Luxurious, soft linens and White Company towels are provided, as well as a hairdryer.
Located at the front of the house, this room is a little smaller yet has the huge windows again spanning the length of the room letting in an equal amount of light as the master room. Here you’ll find 2 single beds (full size, 3ft wide) and small wall-hung hooks for hanging items. The storage space in this bedroom is very limited so there is enough wardrobe space in the master bedroom for 2 bedrooms. Luxurious, soft linens and White Company towels are provided.
Located directly between the 2 bedrooms, the family bathroom has a window letting in natural light, an electric shower over the bath, wash hand basin with lots of surface storage space, WC and a small heated towel rail. Temple-Spa toiletries are provided.
One of the best features of Saltwater Cottage is the gorgeous, enclosed, south-east-facing garden. Leading from the kitchen is a deep patio with glass balustrades, on which sits a small table and 4 chairs. The garden area is down a handful of steps and is lawned and filled with evergreen shrubs and seasonal flowers.
There is private, off-road parking for 1 car on the driveway in front of the cottage. Additional parking is on the roadside right outside the cottage, which is not private.
Contemporary Seaside Village Cottage with a Cosy Feel
Cool, calming decor and lots of hand-picked touches make Saltwater Cottage a peaceful and tranquil escape by the coast.
Facts & Features
Up to 4 guests and 1 baby.
One baby welcome. Travel cot and highchair available upon request. Bike storage available in the garage accessed from inside and outside the cottage.
Sorry, no pets at Saltwater Cottage.
2 bedrooms; 1 king bedroom with a king size bed (5ft wide) and 1 twin bedroom with 2 single 3ft-wide beds. These beds cannot be converted into a super king size.
All bedding is non-feather, hypo-allergenic.
There is 1 bathroom and a downstairs WC. The family bathroom is located on the first floor and has an electric shower over a bath, WC, wash hand basin, small heated towel rail and complimentary Temple Spa toiletries.
Garden & Outside
The south-east-facing patio garden is fully enclosed, has dining furniture to seat 4 and a lawned grass area too. The garden is very much a suntrap.
There is no BBQ provided at Saltwater Cottage. You are welcome to bring your own, so long as the furniture, grass and stone flags aren’t damaged.
Please be aware
Additional parking for a second car is on the roadside outside the cottage.
An initial supply of logs are provided between October and April. More can be purchased locally from the garage in Seahouses.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival Day: Friday or Monday
Arrival Time: 4pm
Departure Time: 10am
A Northumbrian Welcome Hamper is provided, which includes some lovely basics including locally-baked bread, butter, milk, tea, coffee and wine! Temple Spa complimentary toiletries are included. A bespoke property and local area guide tells you all you need to know to make the most of your stay. Free Wi-Fi for cosy nights in.
Fridge, freezer, electric fan oven and electric hob, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, kettle and cafetiere. Washing machine is located in the utility room. Iron, ironing board, clothes airer and vacuum. Hairdryer, books and Sonos speaker and plenty of board games. Central heating is provided throughout the cottage which is individually controlled room-by-room.
Large Smart TV in the downstairs lounge with access to Netflix. Sonos speaker. Free Wi-Fi.
Accommodation on 2 floors; open-plan kitchen/diner and separate lounge, utility/WC and access to outside. On the first floor there are 2 bedrooms and the family bathroom. Access to the front door is up 2 shallow steps.
There is storage in the garage enough for 4 push bikes. The garage can be accessed from the house and from the driveway and is securely locked.
There 1 private parking space on the driveway outside of the front door. Additional parking is on the roadside outside of the cottage, which is not private.
Care of the Property
Our ‘Coquet’ cottages are much-loved privately-owned holiday homes into which our owners have lavished much care and investment to create beautiful places for their guests to enjoy. We therefore require a cautionary Good Housekeeping Deposit to protect our owners’ property, so that if damage/breakages occur or exceptional cleaning over and above the usual changeover clean is required up to the value of the deposit, the owner can be recompensed.
You have the option of paying either a £150 refundable Good Housekeeping Deposit or a smaller non-refundable £24 Deposit Waiver, which covers you to the value of £150. Please choose which option you prefer when booking. Click HERE for more information.
Map & Local Area
Saltwater Cottage is superbly situated within walking distance of St. Aiden’s beach and the popular seaside village of Seahouses, with its many shops, restaurants, picturesque harbour and the famous ‘Ship Inn’.
North Sunderland expanded into Seahouses when the fishermen built summer sea houses so they could live closer the harbour the during the Herring season. The harbour to this day is still called North Sunderland Harbour and remains very busy but not with working trawlers; it’s now busy with visitors catching boats to the nearby Farne Islands to see the fantastic nature including the seal & bird colonies. Today North Sunderland still remains close enough to the hustle bustle of Seahouses whilst being a perfect location to access all the coastal gems & the beautiful Northumberland countryside. It has also just acquired its very own local pub; the Longstone Hotel, serving good food, which is just a couple of minutes easy walk from Saltwater Cottage.
It’s also a great central location from which to explore all of Northumberland, including Bamburgh (just 5 minutes drive), Alnwick, Holy Island and The Borders. There are excellent swimming pools at Berwick (with flume and wave machine) and Alnwick, around 25 minutes’ drive.
You can explore the location of Saltwater Cottage on the map below which gives you a good idea of the area. Click on the satellite tab for a different view. The postcode of the property is NE68 7TS. To find out the distance from your own home to Saltwater Cottage, how long it will take to drive there and other options for alternative transport, click here: Saltwater Cottage on Googlemaps and enter your home postcode in the box provided.
Click the map to view local facilities and other cottages in the same area and generally explore the location.
Many thanks for your card and the lovely bubbles which we enjoyed on Saturday evening! It was a really kind thought and much appreciated. In fact we felt very spoilt with everything in the hamper too – Harry particularly enjoyed the Malteasers!
The Moore Family, June 2019Escape the ordinary read our guest book
Tips from a local
Boat Trip to the Farne Islands
It goes without saying that a boat trip from Seahouses harbour is a must if you’re so close to such a fascinating wildlife area! This is a great experience for all the family and it’s fun to spot the different birds that are nesting and breeding that season. You may even sea the seals if your here in the late summer, and a twilight cruise is always fun if you manage to book onto a later trip.
Seahouses harbour is open to the public and is really interesting to explore, which is where you catch the boat from.
Try Bill Shiel’s boat trips. They’re the oldest and largest company operating in Seahouses and are family-run, even including the staff in the booking office.
Tips from a local
Try Horse Riding along the beach
Whether you’re an experienced rider or have never been on a horse before, you can’t beat such a beautiful setting for a stroll out that Seahouses or Bamburgh beach.
Slate Hall Riding Centre offer the chance to experience the beautiful scenery on a horse and prices start from £45 for an hour on the beach for a rider who has rode a horse before.
We recommend booking in advance as they can get busy in the summer season.
Tips from a local
Treat yourself to a Pamper Day
Enjoy some ‘me’ time and indulge in a spa day or treatment at The Ocean Club in Seahouses. Walking distance from Saltwater Cottage, The Ocean Club is a leisure club as well as having a gorgeous spa. Their treatments are excellent and on the full or half-day spa days you can even enjoy an afternoon tea!
It’s recommended you book in advance especially in the busy seasons.
Jo & Simon
Owners of Saltwater Cottage
We asked Jo & Simon why they fell in love with Saltwater Cottage and the area:
“We feel so lucky to have Saltwater Cottage. It’s our dream come true. We bought the property in 2018 and completely renovated it over 12 months. Our idea was to have a complete escape from the city and the trappings of busy modern life. As soon as we arrive at the cottage we just feel the change of pace, it’s so quiet and calm and we’ve tried really hard to decorate and furnish it in a way that makes it a soothing and comforting place to be.
We have two young boys who just love being on the beach, their favourite thing in the world is exploring the rockpools on St Aidan’s beach. There’s nothing better than a walk on a windswept Northumberland beach, followed by a roaring log fire and a glass of wine when we get back to the cottage!”
Not sure where to start?
We know Northumberland and all of our cottages inside out, so if you have any particular queries, please don’t hesitate to call or email us. We’re more than happy to help!