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Sandy Knowes in Low Hauxley, Northumberland

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Sandy Knowes description

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Sandy Knowes is a semi-detached cottage situated in the coastal hamlet of Low Hauxley, 1.5 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's also 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.

The hamlet of Low Hauxley is situated at the northern end of Druridge Bay on the Northumberland coastline. Low Hauxley is situated less than two miles away from the seaside port of Amble, which offers a marina, a harbour, sandy beaches, shops, pubs, restaurants and coastal walks, and within reach are the coastal villages of Alnmouth and Craster, along with Warkworth and Alnwick.

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 1.5 miles, pub 8 mins walk. Beach less than 1 min walk across the road.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Near beach
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Sky TV
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • By the sea
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August 2020
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.
August 2020
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.
Lisa M
January 2020
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.
October 2019
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!
Ms Clarke
March 2019
This was our second visit to this quiet comfortable house.. It is clean and well equipped with two big sofas to relax in,a perfect bedroom with a view of the sea and a spacious bathroom. The night light on the landing is a thoughtful addition. A welcome packet of biscuits and a bottle of wine are generous and better than a carton of milk. The beach being just across the road is another added attraction and a delight for the dog. We love visiting Northumberland and will be staying here again hopefully as it is one of the best houses we have stayed in.
Angela R
February 2019
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.
Ms Mcinnes
February 2019
Wonderful relaxing holiday in this lovely cosy cottage..
Angela R
February 2019
The cottage is perfect! Owners have furnished and stocked it with everything you could need. So close to thee beach we will be returning.
Ms Merriott
October 2018
This cottage exceeded our expectations! The location was perfect. The cottage was very clean and very comfortable. We would definitely recommend it.
Amanda H
July 2018
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
July 2018
Absolutely amazing location, really couldn’t get any better! Stepping outside to the beach every morning was a total dream. Amble/Alnwick/Bamburgh and lots of other towns were a short, easy drive away. Warkworth was a lovely little place, very close with nice dog friendly tea rooms and pub, with a beautiful beach too. The cottage was spacious and had everything we needed, very clean and well decorated. Couldn’t ask for much more! Will definitely be staying again soon.
Judith L
June 2018
We have just returned from a perfect week in Northumberland in this lovely cottage. The location is amazing just across the road from a lovely beach where you can walk for miles. The facilities in the cottage could not have been better there is everything you could possibly need provided in the cottage and the owner is extremely helpful. Beds are very comfortable and the whole cottage is very clean , certainly the place to stay for a truly relaxing break , we will be returning.
Mrs Van Alderwegen
April 2018
Sandy Knowes is a beautiful cottage which is in the most glorious location; literally a minute away from the coastline.. The log burner is absolutely fantastic and had lots of cosy family evenings.
Dr Bracken
March 2018
Friendly helpful owner.. Lovely cottage in beautiful location with sea views from bedroom, perfect for walks along stunning unspoilt beaches on doorstep. Had everything we needed for a restful break.
Mrs Harbour
November 2017
Lovely cottage in a fantastic location just yards from the beach.. Great place to chill out for a week and a great base to explore the fabulous coastline. Will definitely be going back.
November 2017
Lovely cottage with exceptionally helpful owner.. Have already enquired if I can take the cottage again for next year only for longer. Great kitchen with plenty of kit for cooking. Lots of board games & books to use and a very thorough file of things to do in the area
October 2017
This is a lovely cottage really close to a great beach. It is so close that if you set off from the front door of the cottage at the time you started reading this review, you would be at the beach by now. The communication by the owner was spot on before we turned up, with her letting me know of some of the places to visit in Amble. I rate the beaches in Northumberland as some of the best in the UK, especially if you have a dog as you can find miles of mostly untouched beaches great for exercising dogs and even humans. The cottage is really nice with nice touches such as WiFi, a log burner and a digital radio. Yes there is no outside garden to sit in in the evening, but then again if you have a beach literally a stones throw away then that is not a problem. Amble is a pleasant 30 minute walk away along the dunes and beach, and it has all you need including a lot of really top notch places to eat such as The Fat Mermaid and Jaspers. Plus there's places like Alnmouth, Anwick and Warksworth near by which are all wroth a visit. The cottage is also on the Northumberland coastal path so you can follow this either way out of the front door to get to more stunning beaches and scenery. All in all a great cottage in a lovely part of the world.
March 2017
Just what we both needed. Cottage very cosy warm and had everything we needed. Location was great almost on the beach. Our dog loved it just as much as we did. Spectacular views friendly locals and loads of fresh air and piece and quiet. We would definitely gore visit again .
February 2017
This is a lovely cottage with all the amenities of home, it is well equipped with comfy beds and a great log burning fire. The location is superb just across a minor road from the most beautiful sandy beach, perfect to watch the sunrise in the morning! Durridge Bay is stunning a lovely coastline to enjoy from the doorstep of the cottage. The owner is lovely easy to communicate with helpful and provides a nice ,welcome pack'. I would recommend this cottage and intend to return.
January 2017
We spent Dec 30th-Jan 7th at Sandy Knowes. What a fab week! New year & a birthday celebrated in the cosy cottage. Truly a home from home but with glorious surroundings! Beautiful sunrises, great having the beach to ourselves first thing in the morning. Missing the place now. Hope to visit again later this year. Great communication from the homeowner & a wonderful welcome hamper was there on arrival. Loved it all!
January 2017
Blessed by good weather and spectacular sunrises over the sea.. Sea view from bedroom window. Owner very helpful and left us a bottle of wine as well as bread and milk. Really considerate extras like a Christmas tree and lights. Very warm cosy house. Would love to go and stay there again.
David P
December 2016
We stayed here over Christmas 2016 and loved it. It is literally less than 30 seconds to the beach over the virtually traffic-free road. We were lucky that we had sunshine every day so woke up every morning to fantastic sunrises over the beach and sea. Internally there's everything you could want - a lovey welcome pack, big comfortable furniture and a big solid-fuel fire - great during the cold evenings. With wi-fi and Sky TV, walks on the beach, swimming in the sea (not recommended in December without a wet-suit unless you're acclimatised for cold-water swimming), and plenty of great restaurants (Fat Mermaid, Fish Shack, Sea and Salt to name three) along the road in Amble this is perfect for a week of rest and relaxation. Highly recommended!
December 2016
This was our second stay at Sandy Knowes this year and it was every bit as lovely as we remembered. It's location, which is in an area of outstanding beauty, is great with the beach directly across the road. We enjoyed our daily walks and Druridge Bay is close by and is also beautiful. The house is lovely, homely and cosy and the log burner was going when we arrived which made a warm and cheerful welcome. The lady owner is very helpful and we would definitely recommend Sandy Knowes for a relaxing or active holiday and we are very happy to be returning again next year.
David P
December 2016
The back garden at the cottage looks like it was a shared area which was totally .... The back garden at the cottage looks like it was a shared area which was totally unsuitable to let dogs or children out without constant supervision
September 2016
We had a lovely week in Sandy Knowes Cottage. It was a fully equipped cottage , very comfortable beds, lovely views of the sea and a cosy lounge especially with log burner going. We loved just walking across the road to the beach. Our young grandson loved helping us collect driftwood for the log burner and looking in the rock pools when tide was out. We have never known our daughter and son in law's springer spaniel to be so exhausted due to so many walks on the beach. The welcome pack and toy basket was very much appreciated. The owner was very helpful on places to go with a little toddler. The only negative was there was no outside drying facilities which we would have liked due to having to do washing for a toddler. All in all we had a fantastic week, although the weather wasn't always on our side, we loved the location of this lovely cottage and would definitely recommend. We made so many wonderful family memories.
September 2016
My children and I had the most amazing week staying at Sandy Knowes, we fell in love with the cottage straight away as it was so homely, the beach was lovely, the lady who owns the cottage couldn't have been more accommodating with her call to provide the security number, she answered all my questions,suggesting places to go...I'd never been to Northumberland before...it was the perfect home from home...definitely recommended.
Mr Stocker
July 2016
Sandy Knowles is a gem on the Northumbria coast. The cottage sits about 50 yards from the beach which is sandy and easily accessible. The cottage itself was well equipped and very comfortable. Sandy Knowles will not disappoint and we would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to our friends and family.
Debbie S
July 2016
What a little gem of a cottage this is. The beach is just across the road and the only people you share it with are those that live in the small village of Low Hauxley as cottage is situated at the end of the road. As for the cottage it is fully equipped with everything you need, a real home from home and the owner left us a welcome pack that included a bottle of wine, very welcome. The surrounding area has lots to see and do all,within close proximity and I would not hesitate to recommend this cottage.
Mrs Lees
July 2016
A cosy cottage in a perfect location for beach or country walks. There was lots of wildlife and it was good for birdwatching, there is a nature reserve close by. The log burner was lovely. It is excellent for bringing your dog. There are plenty of places to explore within a thirty mile radius, and lots of dog friendly areas. Would definitely recommend if you like a quiet spot.
Mr Lishman
March 2016
An ideal location for a relaxing holiday, especially for the dog. There was plenty of room and the beach was literally a stones throw away. We would definitely stay here again.
March 2016
In February we had a lovely week in this cosy comfortable cottage. Everything that we needed was provided and we appreciated the complimentary wine and biscuits. It was nice to have reliable internet and Sky television for the cold winter nights when we didn't want to go out. The shower worked perfectly and we had no need to use the log burner as we were warm enough with the central heating. The beach is directly across the road and we had some nice daily walks. Unfortunately for us the cottage is booked until October and so we will not be able to return this year as hoped. The hostess is friendly and very helpful and nothing is too much trouble.
Mr Parker
February 2016
I spoke to the owner a couple of days before our holiday and found her really helpful and friendly this set the precedent for a wonderful holiday. Sandy Knowes did not disappoint; lovely well equipped cottage in a beautiful location: what more can you ask for from a holiday? I wouldn't hesitate to revisit and would encourage anyone to do so.
Mr 'wain
February 2016
We loved Sandy Knowes and its location, right near the beach which meant we could go walking without getting in the car first.
Mrs Roberts
January 2016
This cottage was excellent; cosy, very comfortable and hard to leave. The location being literally on the beach was perfect and the cycle path was a big plus. Our whole family enjoyed the break and we even spotted some seals on the beach one day.
Mrs Bagshaw
December 2015
The cottage was in a wonderful location with easy access to the beach, which was fabulous - long stretches of golden sand. The owner was very helpful with suggestions of things to do where to eat. Would highly recommend will be booking again.
Mrs Harrison
November 2015
The location was fantastic, amazing beach on your doorstep. The cottage was very well equipped, I always take kitchen items that every other cottage we've stayed at didn't have, I didn't need them in this cottage as it had everything you could need and all kitchen equipment was very good quality. The sofas and bed were very comfortable another first in a rented cottage for us. Overall we had a very comfortable relaxing holiday.
Mr Rushton
November 2015
Fantastic location on the beach. Great character cottage; snug, warm and clean with wi-fi , Sky TV and dog friendly. We would recommend this property to anyone looking for great accommodation as close as you can get to miles and miles of the most perfect beaches. Amble is nearby which was perfect for eating out if cooking isn't your thing. In short, we loved it!!
November 2015
An excellent location for a cottage with many locations to visit and a sandy beach right on the doorstep. The sea could be watched from upstairs with seals and many bird species seen passing by. Great sunrises.
Mrs Eratt
September 2015
The location of this cottage is fabulous.
Mrs Collis
September 2015
A cosy, comfortable cottage with a beautiful beach within moments of the front door.
Miss Munks
July 2015
Great location. We loved having the beach right on our doorstep and plenty of amenities nearby in Amble. We really enjoyed walking along the coastal path to Druridge Visitor Centre and Amble. The cottage was also conveniently located for visits to Alnwick, Seahouses, Farne Islands, Craster and Alnmouth. We'll certainly be back! Lastly, the bottle of wine and biscuits were a lovely welcome on our arrival.
Mrs Evans
July 2015
The cottage is in a great position, in a hidden gem of a location, on the breath-taking Druridge Bay, with comfort within and the beach just outside.
Darren A
July 2015
Stayed here with my partner and our six year daughter. Beautiful cottage with stunning views and the beach for your garden. The owners are very thoughtful with a very nice surprise of a welcome pack of milk,tea,coffee,biscuits and wine. Lots to do in the surrounding areas and some nice restaurants in Amble about a mile and a half away. Would definitely recommend Sandy Knowles to anybody.
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