This 3 bed family house in the picturesque village of Longhoughton has fantastic sea views from the rear, a large fenced garden and is but a short walk to one of the finest and secluded beaches on the Northumberland Coast.
Our location is ideal for walkers, cyclists, surfers and those who want to experience village life.
We welcome families with children and can also cater for families with four legged friends (Maximum 2 Dogs Please We do charge £10 per booking for guests with dogs for the extra cleaning required).
Arosfa House is superbly located at the beginning of a country lane which leads directly to the sheltered and secluded "Sugar Sands" beach, this beach has been voted by the Independant and Telegraph as one of the best beaches in Britain, and the best kept secret in Northumberland.
The rear of the house looks out onto farmland with fantastic views of the sea. Our home has a large fenced garden so ideal for children and the family dog to play.
We have a lean to attached to the house which has a coat rack for wet clothes, towels for drying dogs, a tumble dryer and a secured bike rack for our cyclist guests.
Parking is also not a problem with off street private parking directly outside the front door, enough for two / three cars.
We have an outdoor hose and towels for taking care of mucky dogs so do not worry if they play in the sea.
Sorry but we do not allow pets to go upstairs or sit on furniture.
We welcome dogs in our home however they must be accompanied by responsible owners, if you like your pet on the sofa please bring a throw to protect it, and PLEASE ensure you clean any mess from the garden, our next guests may have small children and unfortunately the pet fee does not cover Rebecca the housekeeper or Ken the gardener picking up dog mess, if after your stay dog mess is found in the garden you will be notified and a charge of £10 will be levied against your deposit.
As dog owners ourselves we think this is fair and not too much to ask.
The housekeeper will make the beds depending on the amount of guests booked, however If only two persons are staying the housekeeper will prepare the main bed and small bed with bedding.
Recently refurbished and equipped to a high standard with new furnishings:
Downstairs flooring is laminated and tiled, whilst upstairs is carpeted.
Washing machine, Tumble Dryer, Dish Washer, Freezer, Fridge, Microwave, Plates/Cutlery/Pots and Pans Food Mixer / Hand Blender / Kettle Baby bottle steriliser Baby play pen / High Chair Vacuum and cleaning equipment also Dog bowls.
Large screen smart TV with freeview Two double leather sofas Single leather reclining chair Six Seat Dining Table Coffee table and side tables.
Off entrance hall and close to living room.
All our bedrooms have been furnished with new furniture, beds and mattresses they all have free view televisions with the main bedroom having a DVD player combo TV.
Large Bath with sealed glass integrated Mira shower Underfloor heating
Bike Rack Coat Rack Old towels for dogs Cushions for outdoor furniture
Wendy House Lots of grass Patio table
Longhoughton is a small village which was established in medieval times.
St Peter and St Paul’s church in the village is a grade 1 listed building, dating from the 11th century.
It has a beautiful Saxon chancel arch and a strong Norman tower.
Within walking distance is a Co-Op convenience store which sells everything you could need.
If you walk to the beach and turn right a coastal walk will take you to the lovely village of Boulmer, this is one of Northumberlands last genuine fishing villages and little has changed here in the last 100 years.
Boulmer has had an extremely questionable reputation for smuggling.
In the 18th and 19th century Boulmer was notorious for its involvement with smugglers and pirates who came from all over the coast to deal their ill gotten gains of salt, tobacco and spirits.
The village pub " The Fishing Boat Inn" (or FBI as known by us locals) was the headquarters of the smuggling activity.
Probably the most well known smuggler was William Faa, the king of the gypsy community.
Although no longer a den of inequity the Fishing Boat Inn is a fantastic place to walk where you can sit and have a drink, eat dinner and watch the small Northumberland Coble fishing boats pull in their catch of cod, crabs and lobsters.
Boulmer is quite unique in that it doesn't have a harbour, the traditional fishing Cobles have to be pulled ashore and can be seen resting at low tide on the beach and rocky outcrops.
The main catch at Boulmer is Salmon from June to end of August and Crabs / Lobsters out of season, as such it is a popular place for fishermen.
The rocky outcrops with impenetrable weed beds, typical of the Northumberland coastline make large catches of Cod and Coalfish possible in the winter months.
If you fancy a go at fishing you will need to tempt the Codling out of the weed beds using what I have heard being the best bait "Peeler Crab"....Good Luck.
The main town of Alnwick is a short drive Pronounced to rhyme with ‘panic’, that’s perhaps what you would do if you missed out on a visit to this bustling medieval market town.
Twisting cobbled streets with an eclectic collection of individual shops are teamed with some of the country’s top attractions, including Alnwick Castle Dubbed the Windsor of the North.
Alnwick Castle was the location for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. Home of the Percy family and Dukes of Northumberland since 1309.
Alongside is the Duchess of Northumberland’s blooming marvellous creation – The Alnwick Garden. Dine among the treetops of The Alnwick Garden in the fairytale setting of one of the world’s largest tree houses, or enjoy afternoon tea with a pot of Earl Grey tea, which originates from nearby Howick Hall in a cosy café.
Whether it’s rifling through the shelves of Barter Books, one of the UK’s largest second hand bookshops, housed in the town’s old railway station or catching a performance at Alnwick Playhouse; toe-tapping to live music in a lively inn or exploring the Bailiffgate Museum which brings to life the people and places of Northumberland, there’s always something to do in Alnwick.
You will never be short of stunning sights and unforgettable days out when you visit us.
Of course, there's the world famous Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain's biggest building project that still dominates the county's landscape almost 2,000 years after it was constructed. American newspaper USA Today described the wall as "better than Stonehenge".
There are signs of ancient civilisation in the mysterious cup and ring stone carvings that dot the county, early Christianity was nurtured at the Holy Island of Lindisfarne off the Northumberland Coast and Northumberland was often at the centre of various disputes between England and Scotland.
If you are a lover of gardens and grand stately homes, then Northumberland has plenty to offer. Of course you will have heard of The Alnwick Garden, the finest contemporary garden in the UK, but other equally delightful gardens can be found at Howick Gardens & Arboretum and Cragside Estate to name but a few.
If you are unlucky enough to have timed your visit to Northumberland during one of the few rainy days, there are plenty of all weather attractions to enthral you. Woodhorn Museum & Northumberland Archivess is home to a fascinating exhibition on the mining heritage of Northumberland as well as ever changing interactive exhibitions. Museums and galleries can also be found within many of our great castles and along Hadrian's Wall.
And last but by no means least, there is the Northumberland countryside, home to some of our greatest landscapes. However, these are not just pretty landscapes; they are landscapes that are perfect for outdoor activities, with everything from walking and cycling, to fishing and wildlife watching.
Northumberland is England’s most northern county and being largely rural with an interlacing network of lightly-trafficked quiet roads, it is a gem for cycle touring.
Family friendly cycle routesMountain bike routes around Kielder Water & Forest Park
Cycling is an excellent and efficient way to get around Northumberland; a bike will get you to places cars can never reach!
Whether you are looking for coastal flatlands or rolling hills you will be spoilt for choice. Iconic landmarks including castles and bastles abound whilst 'big sky' views are your frequent companion. With a wealth of places to visit, picturesque villages and great pubs, cafés and tasty local food, there’s always an excuse to take a break from the saddle.
Northumberland boasts several long distance cycling trails: Hadrian's Cycleway, The Coast & Castles, Pennine Cycleway, and the UK's most popular route, the Sea to Sea (C2C).
Wild open spaces make Northumberland a gem for mountain biking with fantastic natural trails, and with more than 100 miles of purpose built trails we have great riding all year round.
For more information on everything cycling in Northumberland visit - The Cycle Pad.Getting around
Go stargazing in Northumberland Dark Sky Park and experience the largest expanse of protected dark skies in the UK. Covering an area of 572 square miles 96% of the park benefits from the lowest levels of light pollution.
The park includes the darkest locations in England and on clear moonless nights the Milky Way can be clearly seen stretching across star-filled skies. There are a range of fabulous places to stargaze from including official dark sky sites and stargazing-friendly accommodation.
Frequent public stargazing events organised by park authorities or run by local astronomical societies. The twice annual Kielder Starcamp attracts many amateur astronomers.
The park is home to the renowned Kielder Observatory which offers stargazing events 7 days a week.