Self-Catering Alnwick

Lightkeeper House Alnwick, Northumberland

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From: €370 weekly Guests 4 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

Key Features

  • Pet Friendly
  • Garden
  • By the sea

Holiday Rental Description

Holiday home
Lightkeeper House is a delightful end-terrace cottage situated in Amble, and benefits from wonderful coastal views. The cottage can sleep four people, and the first floor comprises of two spacious bedrooms and a lovely family bathroom. The ground floor at this cottage is open plan, and contains a sitting area with woodburner, a well-equipped kitchen, and a dining area with French doors that lead to the garden and yard with furniture. Lightkeeper House is a lovely, thoughtfully-decorated cottage in a convenient location.

Accomodation Details
Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin with TV. Bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.

The bustling town of Amble is situated at the mouth of the River Coquet and is an ideal place for exploring Northumberland. Historically a centre for boatbuilding, Amble offers a marina, a harbour, sandy beaches and coastal walks to the bird sanctuary at Hauxley. Large fishing boats moor along the harbour wall and land a variety of fish, prawns, crabs and lobsters - the daily catch can be bought at a fish shop in the harbour. A mile south of Amble is Coquet Island, an RSPB reserve with a large population of terns, puffins and eider ducks and boat trips around the island can be arranged. The pretty coastal villages of Alnmouth and Craster and numerous superb beaches are only a short drive away, whilst charming Alnwick with its castle and award winning gardens, and the National Trust's Wallington Hall and Cragside are all within easy reach.

Northumberland is a heady combination of fishing villages, market towns, sandy beaches, magnificent castles and historic Hadrian's Wall, tied together by beautiful countryside and abundant wildlife.

Gas central heating with woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs (one with full Sky, one with Freeview), DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Highchair on request. Roadside parking for 2 cars. Enclosed yard with furniture and BBQ, side lawned area. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 mins walk, pub 5 mins walk. Beach 2 mins walk.

Holiday Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Key Features
  • Pet Friendly
  • Garden
  • By the sea

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Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs Goodwin
July 2020
A lovely home from home is a perfect position to explore the beautiful Northumberland coastline..
Mrs Goodwin, July 2020
July 2020
Love this cottage.. It was comfy, clean, has everything you need & very dog friendly. It even has full Sky with sport. Fantastic location with view of the sea. Bonus having the side garden for the dogs with bench for morning coffee! Great grassy area down to a small beach. (larger ones within easy walking distance).The beaches are wonderful & Amble is really friendly. We had an issue with the boiler & the owners did everything to get it fixed - thank you. Wouldn't hesitate to go back - must rate as one of the best we've stayed in. Mick & Kay (dogs Ellie & Zara) - Sheffield
Mrs Emson, July 2020
January 2020
My expectations were not met great location but a few things need sorting the kingsize bed very small only one small wardrobe and lounge furniture low and not very comfortable, needed a few more kitchen things i.. E Large baking tray, large casserole/lasagne dish I think that maybe there should be a list or requirements by you and these should be on them, everything very low to get to in the kitchen, the steps to the garden need looking at very steep and no outside light at night not a great combination if these thing were put right this would be am excellent cottage.
Mrs Kutasi, January 2020
November 2019
The cottage is well maintained - the home from home comforts are lovely and the .... The cottage is well maintained - the home from home comforts are lovely and the additional touches with milk/tea/coffee/biscuits and dog treats for our pouches being left for us is exceptional - a great place to stay with beautiful walks and plenty of amenities at hand
Mrs Turner, November 2019
October 2019
When looking to book a holiday we normally like to book somewhere outside the hustle and bustle of a town.. But thought we would try this location as it was on the edge of one of our favourite towns . It was perfect. For an end terrace property With a sea view, a park just outside the front door is perfect for families.. It was very quiet, has a secure garden for the dog, and a yard ... perfect for washing the dog down after walks on the endless dog friendly beach’s . absolutely everything we needed for our stay. Very clean, very warm, more than a home from home.
Miss Patient, October 2019
May 2019
Had a great break and have booked to stay again later this year..
Mrs Garvey
April 2019
The position is fantastic.. House has everything you need. Easy parking Good area to stay for visiting Northumberland, Amble is a lovely town.
Mr Brailsford
March 2019
Property needs some TLC.. Sticking doors , leaking and difficult to adjust shower, chipped crockery, high and low dusting badly required. A lovely welcome pack for dogs and humans, thanks.
Mr Stott
February 2019
The cottage was well placed to explore the area and there were plenty of easily accessible shops, restaurants.. There were a few issues with the cottage however: the front door sticks & needs a hefty shove to open/close which doesn't create a good first impression; the standard of cleanliness was not brilliant; there was an issue with the shower controls being difficult to use & evidence of water damage on the kitchen ceiling which was clearly an ongoing problem.
Mrs Turner
February 2019
My friend and I had a totally relaxed holiday in this lovely property it was .... My friend and I had a totally relaxed holiday in this lovely property it was clean comfortable and close to all amenities the views of the sea were amazing and our dogs settles really well - would definately recommend to our friends
Miss Mcguigan
February 2019
We had a lovely time at the lightkeepers house in Amble.. The house was like a home from home for us. The welcome pack for us was a nice touch as was the dog treats for our lab Woody. The house is situated really well, not far from local shops, restaurants and pubs. The beach is literally across the grassed area outside the front door. The house itself was warm and comfortable with everything you could possibly need for your stay. We would highly recommend this property to friends and family. We hope to be back in the future Thankyou
Mr Yates
December 2018
What a fantastic cottage! Location is perfect, just across from the beach. Spacious rooms, cosy log burner and every appliance/utensil you could possibly need. Welcome pack was a lovely gesture.
Mrs Tait
November 2018
The cottage was lovely and larger than we expected.. It was very well equipped with plenty of pans and baking trays etc., as we like to cook for ourselves. An added bonus for us was that there was somewhere to store our bikes (we were cycling on the coast and castles cycle route). There was plenty of space for our dogs and the position of the cottage was excellent for dog walks on the green and on nearby beaches. We were also pleasantly surprised to find a full sky package on the TV, which gave us a choice of films to watch in the evenings and enabled my husband to watch formula 1 on Sunday. We were so impressed with the cottage and the lovely town of Amble that we have re-booked the cottage for next year.
Mrs Hope
August 2018
We had a lovely welcome from Dawn and a nice welcome pack.. The cottage was really well located. Superb for people with children as right next to a brilliant park and a small beach with loads of great rock pools.
Mrs Murch
August 2018
This cottage was booked on recommendation from a friend who regulary stays there .. It has exceeded our expectations . Beautifully furnished, exceptionally clean and we met the lovely owner too. Wine . Biscuits and even treats for our German Shepherd dog awaited our arrival. Wifi , sky tv , Fresh towels and even toilet rolls. Everything you need has been supplied. We are here now. Having a fab holiday. We will definitely be booking to stay here again. This is definitely 5 star accomodation. Book now. You will not be dissapointed !
July 2018
We've stayed here multiple times and have found it to be the nicest place in Amble so far. There is a good welcome pack, plus a cupboard of dog treats! The facilities are everything we needed and all very clean. The place is fresh, yet warm enough. Very comfortable in all rooms. It has a nice atmosphere. The only down side is that the easy chair was looking in need of replacing as it was getting scruffy. We had a lovely relaxing stay in this place and always look to choose it when we stay in Amble.
July 2018
Lightkeeper house was well equipped, fantastic location..
Mrs Malone
April 2018
Cosy cottage, real home from home feel.. Great location for the beach, pubs, restaurants and shops.
Mr Riley
March 2018
Perfect location, cosy cottage with lovely log burner.. Dog friendly back yard and side garden with access to some fantastic local walks. Only negative really was only having one oven baking dish and we purchased two baking sheets to cook pizzas on - no problem really as holidays aren't for cooking
Mr Twist
January 2018
Great location, very good facilities and appreciated the welcome pack (including items for the dogs! ). Also appreciated the follow up call after our arrival to check everything was OK for us. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will visit again.
Mrs Jameson
January 2018
This cottage is excellent for beach and town only 5mins away fantastic scenery .... This cottage is excellent for beach and town only 5mins away fantastic scenery and situated with easy access to surrounding areas
Mrs Litt
December 2017
We were told bathroom was being refurbished.. In truth it was in inadequately heated and ventilated. Grouting on tiles was dirty,. Overall felt DIRTY. Initially booked because of location and wood burner. Glass broke on wood burner, we informed owner, situation wasn't resolved so we returned home early. Turned out to be a very expensive and disappointing experience. What a shame!!!!
steve m
November 2017
Minutes from beach and town centre, the cottage has everything that you need real home from home ,maybe one of the most comfortable places we have stayed at hard to beat.
steve m
November 2017
Loved the cottage, very spacious for a 2 bedroom.. Location was great for the dogs! Highly recommend to other dog owners.
Philip B
July 2017
This was our second visit with the first being two years ago in August 2015. Excellent location and within walking distance of town, harbour and great dog friendly beaches. Very dog friendly coastal town and locals are extremely friendly. Great location for children, dogs and anyone who likes walking as hell as driving. Good base for touring coastal Northumberland. Spacious, good on road parking outside property. Sadly Now in need of some TLC and a good deep basic clean. If the latter was done would rate the experience more highly and recommend to friends again as we did in 2015 Owner very friendly and welcoming.
August 2016
A delightful cottage in an amazing position with sea views from every room. It was spacious and clean and well equipped. An enclosed yard was an added bonus. It was located in a quiet street with restaurants and pubs close by. A very relaxing stay.
Mr Storey
July 2016
We had a lovely week at Lightkeeper House. It has fabulous sea views from every window. The bed was very comfortable. The house was warm and cosy with everything you need for your stay.
Mrs Warren
March 2016
Everything was perfect at Lightkeeper House. We can't decide who enjoyed it most, ourselves or our 2 King Charles Cavaliers! There were lots of castles and endless beaches on the coast and also plentiful walks on the beach a one minute walk from the cottage. Amble is a lovely small town with everything you need. Can't speak too highly of both the cottage and this beautiful part of England.
Mrs Parker-Hale
February 2016
Lightkeeper House is a fabulous cottage. It was lovely to see the sea from all the windows. The open plan living area with the wood burner was lovely. Can highly recommend and will definitely be returning.
Mr Mcdonald
January 2016
We loved Lightkeeper House and will definitely book again. The property had everything and more than you could want. We needed somewhere to relax and this did the trick. The owners met us as we pulled up and were lovely and friendly. They should be really proud of this property.
Ms Clarke
October 2015
The warmest most comfortable cottage we have stayed in. Can see the sea from nearly every window. Straight out of the house to great walks by the sea.
Ms Woodhall-james
October 2015
The cottage is excellent, worth a 4star rating rather than the three star rating. We enjoyed relaxing in the cottage, it is very warm and cosy, plenty of hot water for a long soak in the bath. The main double bed was extremely comfy and we slept very well. It is very quiet in the cottage and has parking outside. The Tv is superb, with sky tv, and sky good speed WiFi, to enable you to plan day visits using the internet each night. The property is comfy, a high standard of renovation to a lovely holiday cottage. Lucca our weimaraner loved the cottage, and its closeness to the harbour bar area for walks. Well situated after long days walking on the beaches at alnmouth, druridge, low newton, bamburgh, and days out at craster, seahouses, warkworth and alnwick. We cooked a hot meal each evening, 4 frying pans, 1 milk pan 2 very large stock pans and utensils were in the kitchen. Only criticism is the kitchen could have done with 1-2 medium size pans, and a medium or large casserole dish. We had to buy disposable foil casserole dishes from queens street hardware store. A bread bin may be good too. We still managed to make lovely evening meals each night. We only had one really wet day, when we rested in the afternoon at the cottage, after a morning exploring Amble in the rain and drizzle. We purchased a children's draughts set which we left with the cottages jigsaws on the bookcase. We love Amble which is really friendly and welcoming, queen street barkery does lovely gluten free cakes. We love the village cafe in Alnmouth staffed by people from Amble, who are very dog friendly and they do fab coffee and gluten free cakes, for each afternoon with a loyalty card buy 5 drinks get 6th free. Alnwick is close by for Sainsburys, Aldi and Lidl to buy in our main shopping for weekly food for breakfast and evening meals. Lucca, our weimaraner is made welcome in Northumberland, especially in Amble which is really dog friendly. He loves walks on the beaches daily. We are both disabled walking with one and myself 2 arm crutches. so find druridge, alnmouth, bamburgh, and low newton beaches very accessible. This is our third Sykes cottage holiday in Northumberland we love staying in Amble as our base. Of course we will be back at Amble, with Sykes, we were sad we hadn't booked a two week break. Unfortunately Lightkeeper House is so popular it often doesn't have a 2 week slot available, so 1 week had to be booked instead of 2 weeks. This is the best and most homely and comfy Sykes cottage we have stayed in so far, we will be 're booking soon for next year. The visitors book is full of wonderful comments by people who loved the cottage and want to return again.
Mr Bowden
August 2015
A great location close to local beaches which are of a very high standard, and everywhere is dog friendly. A very nice cottage within walking distance of food pubs, shops, cafes and Amble harbour. The beaches are all dog friendly and some of the best we have seen in the UK. Local people are all extremely friendly and welcoming.
Mrs Maltby
June 2015
A lovely homely cottage in an excellent location in Amble. Amble is a lovely fishing town which is on the up with some lovely redevelopment going on. The cottage is near the beach, harbour, shops and some nice places to eat. We don't have one but dogs seemed to be welcomed everywhere.
May 2015
Had the most amazing week at Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage in Amble. The house itself has everything and more that is needed for a week's stay. Dishwasher, washing machine, loads of crockery, log burner, comfy settees, sky TV, DVDs, games, books.... The list is endless. But what is the most wonderful, is the decor. The house is stunning, very tasteful. Two beautiful bedrooms which are extremely comfortable. Lovely bathroom with the most wonderful shower and a bright, cheerful through lounge, diner, kitchen. Cannot rate highly enough. There is also a patio area and pretty side garden. Sometimes we could not park directly outside but was never any problem as a safe parking area just opposite. Literally 30 seconds walk to small beach, which although not particularly stunning is perfect for dogs. Our two dogs sulked all the way back home. They had been in doggy paradise in Amble. A little further along towards harbour a bigger beach which is lovely. Lovely little town, lots of building going on along harbour, little craft shops etc being built. Druridge Bay 5 minutes drive away as is Alnmouth beach. Both have miles and miles of stunning white, sandy beaches. Would highly recommend Alnwick Castle, Holy Island, Bamborough Castle, Wallington and Cragside. All within 30 minutes drive. So much to see in area, not really enough time in a week. Was a bit hesitant when driving through estate to reach cottage but wouldn't hesitate to say, the best cottage we have ever stayed in. Definitely going again. Thank you to a wonderful, friendly owner.
Mrs Walker
April 2015
Fabulous cottage in a wonderful location. Really comfortable, nicely furnished and well equipped. The views of the coast and the Coquet Lighthouse are glorious.
Mrs Lewis
April 2015
This cottage was an absolute delight to stay in. It was absolutely gorgeous inside, very tastefully decorated and extremely comfortable. The kitchen was perfectly equipped with everything you would need, including a fantastic welcome basket. Comfortable front room with sky package (which husband absolutely loved), games and DVDs galore! The king sized bed was even more comfortable than my own and as for the bathroom, well, beautiful. The rain shower was wonderful in the morning. Parking outside the house is easy and a lovely 1 minute walk to the beach. Can't wait to go again.
Ms Kuta
March 2015
Enjoyed everything about this holiday but in particular, the beaches which just go on and on. There are also plenty of towns/villages to visit with lots of good shops. There are also loads of good places to eat in/takeaway. Lightkeeper House is in an ideal position and even has a perfect view of Coquet Island. It is warm and comfortable and is one of the best houses we've ever stayed in! We will definitely be having a second visit.
Mrs Marley
February 2015
This was a wonderful holiday house. Ideally situated next to the beach and within easy driving distance to a range of other beaches. The property itself is very well presented and had been thoughtfully and tastefully decorated. Would certainly look to stay again and have already recommended to family.
January 2015
Our third visit to Lightkeeper House and we enjoyed it just as much as before. It is in a great location for enjoying the Northumbria coast. The House is warm and comfortable to return to after a bracing walk on the beach.
Mrs Burdett
January 2015
The location of the property was fantastic and I was so pleased that an excellent property like this still allowed dogs.
Mr Vaughan
January 2015
It was perfect for our two dogs and the cottage was a delightful home from home.
Mrs Kelly
January 2015
The cottage was well situated, great for the dogs and had everything we needed in there.
Mrs Aldridge
December 2014
The location of the cottage was perfect - 2 minutes from the sea and within walking distance of the town the harbour. The cottage itself was beautifully appointed, stylish and immaculate!
Mr Cuffling
November 2014
Amble is a lovely place with lots of other places of interest within easy reach. The property was beautifully presented with a much appreciated welcome pack that even catered for our dog.
Mrs Swindells
November 2014
It was lovely, quiet and had a sea view from every room. The master bedroom was huge with views towards the lighthouse.
Ms Franchi
October 2014
Fabulous views of the sea from all but one window. It was beautifully and sympathetically renovated to the style of the house and was very cosy comfortable but felt spacious. An ideal spot for walks along the coast and trips out. Will definitely return!
Mrs Plane
September 2014
The cottage is very comfortable and we like its proximity to the beach and coastal path, ideal for dog walking.
Mrs Jones
July 2014
Super property, a real home from home. The owner had left a lovely welcome pack including tea, sugar coffee, biscuits, wine and flowers.
Mrs Husband
June 2014
Lovely location and quiet street, the house was a home from home
Mr Lambert
April 2014
The location of this property is superb. The access to the coastal path and the little beach coves is literally across the road. Access to the town with its restaurants and shops is just around the corner and the food served at the eateries we went to was nothing less than excellent.
Mrs Gunn
February 2014
This was our second visit to Lightkeeper House and we enjoyed it just as much as the first time. The house is warm and well equipped with good quality furnishings, crockery and cooking pans. Having WiFi and Sky TV was a plus, especially with the winter Olympics being on. The house is in a lovely location with fantastic views over the coast and Coquet Island.
Mr Foy
January 2014
Superb accommodation, great position!!!!
January 2014
beautifully fitted out, great location. the best holiday cottage we have stayed in. owners really friendly and helpful 10 out of ten
January 2014
Lightkeepers cottage was lovely warm & cosy , it's beautifully decorated & clean. The personal welcome from the owner was lovely as was the welcome basket of goodies. Amble has a good range of shops & lovely walks along the beach & the river to Warkworth. the Sunday market on the harbour is worth a visit . Further afield alnwick , Lindisfarne & the farne islands are a must , in fact the whole area is lovely, a fortnight wasn't long enough !
Mr Maclure
January 2014
Great base for touring. Good local walks and facilities. Adequate local restaurants, pubs, cafés. A short stroll to the harbour and beaches. Quiet peaceful.
Mrs Gunn
December 2013
A warm, comfortable and well equipped house in a great location. Furnishings and cookware were of a high quality. Convenient for local shops and restaurants, the house is in a quiet location with lovely sea views from several windows. As it got dark early, it was good to have Sky TV and wifi access, as well as the log burner.
Mrs Milburn
December 2013
Location was ideal. Property was warm despite the inclement weather. Sky system a wonderful bonus. Several good eating places nearby.
Mrs Clamp
November 2013
Lovely cottage. Owners very friendly. Great location; lots of places to go, and things to do. Would definitely go back.
Mr Townsend
October 2013
Best cottage we have had. Great location and excellent views.
Ms Pawson
October 2013
The cottage was lovely and in a beautiful area. With so much to see and do, a fortnight was not long enough!
Mr Plane
September 2013
Very comfortable, warm and cosy property. Ideally situated close to beach and coastal path. Hope to return.
Ms Hatfield
September 2013
Lovely cottage, and the surrounding area was brilliant.
Mrs Fleetwood
September 2013
Lovely location close to play park and open spaces for dog walking and also lots of lovely places to visit close by. Also liked that it was very close to a co-op and the town of Amble. The cottage itself was generally beautiful, and the owner had thought of everything, in terms of equipment for example full sky tv and broadband was fantastic, and the full range of pans and other kitchen equipment provided was also excellent. We loved the leaflets and information left for us, it was a lovely start to the holiday.
Mr Booth
August 2013
A wonderful cottage, with very welcoming owners who could not do enough for us. We will be booking again.
Mrs Robinson
August 2013
Nice comfortable cottage in a good location close to the beach
Mr Rowbottom
August 2013
We liked the location and it's proximity to beach. A good base for a family holiday plenty for all to do with a great working harbour with puffin cruises, good fishing, ample shops and amusement and play facilities for the children. We found also a good central location to surrounding places like Alnmouth, Warkworth, Alnwick and Seahouses. It's a fabulous place and Lighthouse Keepers Cottage exceeded our expectations as did Northumberland.
Mrs Knox
June 2013
We booked at the last minute and the staff at Sykes were so helpful and friendly that we could not have asked for more. The house was terrific and we were met by the owner who gave us some great advice on what to do and where to go. There were some lovely touches at the house as well when we got there. Teabags, wine, flowers and a host of other stuff were all there waiting for us. A home away from home.
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