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Village Location With Sea Views Just Minutes From Beautiful Sugar Sands Beach

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
Smart TV, DVD player, books, video library
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Village Location With Sea Views Just Minutes From Beautiful Sugar Sands Beach

Entire home

Village Location With Sea Views Just Minutes From Beautiful Sugar Sands Beach

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4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

3 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Alnwick, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNorthumberland Coast5 min walk
  • Popular LocationHowick Hall4 min drive
  • Popular LocationAlnmouth Village Golf Club8 min drive
  • AirportNewcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.)41 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
Bedroom 1
    1 single bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    2 single beds
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Village Location With Sea Views Just Minutes From Beautiful Sugar Sands Beach

Family-friendly holiday home in Alnwick
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.

Kitchen:
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.

Front Room:
Large screen smart TV with freeview Two double leather sofas Single leather reclining chair Six Seat Dining Table Coffee table and side tables.

Downstairs Toilet:
Off entrance hall and close to living room.

Bedrooms:
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.

Bathroom:
Large Bath with sealed glass integrated Mira shower Underfloor heating

Lean to:
Bike Rack Coat Rack Old towels for dogs Cushions for outdoor furniture

Garden:
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.

Ther
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers DVD players and a hairdryer. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include baths or showers. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Housekeeping is provided on request.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

John Wilson
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Check-in

Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Beach

  • Near the beach

Internet

  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Playground
  • High chair
  • Children's dinnerware
  • Stair gate

Kitchen

  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Spices

Dining

  • Dining table

Bedrooms

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Living room

Entertainment

  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Fenced garden
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture

Laundry

  • Washing machine and dryer

Comfort

  • Heating

Pets

  • Pet friendly

Suitability/Accessibility

  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • In a rural location
  • Near the bay
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Fishing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hiking nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock

General

  • Sleeps 6

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Check-in

Check-in time starts at 5:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 9:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions

Pets

Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession, within the meaning of Article 155 of the French Tax Code
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transport to and from this property

About this area

Alnwick

Located in Alnwick, this holiday home is in a rural area and near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Alnwick Garden and Northumberland Coast, while Alnwick Castle and Howick Hall are cultural highlights. Discover the area's water adventures with windsurfing and sailing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking and cycling. Guests love the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Northumberland Coast - 5 min walk
  • Howick Hall - 4 min drive
  • Alnwick Garden - 7 min drive
  • Barter Books - 8 min drive
  • Alnmouth Village Golf Club - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Alnwick Alnmouth Station - 6 min drive
  • Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.) - 41 min drive

Restaurants

  • Schooner Hotel - 7 min drive
  • The Greys Inn - 7 min drive
  • Hope & Anchor Hotel - 8 min drive
  • Caffe Tirreno - 8 min drive
  • Yan's Cantonese - 8 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.9

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 37 out of 39 reviews
5 - Excellent 95%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 39 reviews
4 - Good 5%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 39 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
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Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 39 reviews
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5.0/5

Cleanliness

5.0/5

Amenities

5.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Good break
Having had to come away early when the first lockdown started, we were looking forward to getting back to Arosfa, and enjoying a much needed breath of fresh air in one of our favourite parts of England. We were not disappointed :-) The accommodation was just as good as we remembered from two previous vists, and everything was provided for us (and Sid, the dog!) Thank you.

5/5 Excellent

Lovely accommodation close to the beach
The property was spotlessly clean and provided with so many thoughtful extras. The enclosed garden was perfect for our dog and there are two sandy beaches just at the end of the adjacent lane. Longhaughton is perfect for exploring the Northumberland coast with easy access to many attractions. Alnwick, Warkworth, Howick Hall Gardens and Newton by the Sea were our particular favourites. An unexpected bonus was The Flying Fox deli had just opened in the village. Their pies and quiches are delicious! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and appreciated the steps that the owners had taken to make us feel safe.

5/5 Excellent

Super little cottage for the seaside
Very well equipped cottage in a great location for the beach on bike or foot. Short drive to other popular beaches and attractions but with younger children we didn’t need more beach than what sugar sands could offer- lovely sandy beach and waves to play in. Very welcoming home on arrival- wine, chocolate and music playing. Great back garden for playing. The lean to was perfect for storing beach equipment, boots, bikes- really handy to have a washing machine and tumble drier. The only thing that could have improved the stay was blackout blinds or curtain linings in the bedrooms as the sun was rising around 4.30am so the kids were up early! Owner responded very quickly to query during our stay. Would recommend.

5/5 Excellent

A lovely relaxing pre-lockdown break
We have just returned from a really nice relaxing 3 night break. The house was spotlessly clean and we were all delighted by the biscuits, sweets and wine. We really took it easy and just had wanders down to the beach and the boys loved playing football in the field behind (the washing machine and dryer came in very handy after that!) The cafe in the village serves delicious cake and were really friendly. Thank you John for the great communication throughout and to Rebecca for all the little touches.

4/5 Good

Half term fun
Quiet, clean and well-equipped house for family of 4 with dog. Exterior of property is deceptive as it's nice inside, had everything we needed for half-term fun. Enclosed back garden really useful for dog, and handy conservatory for drying wet clothes. The Google Home and Smart TV were really good for a bit of radio, tv and relaxing in the evenings. Thanks for the welcoming gifts of choc biscuits and wine, plus the classical music! Great walk to excellent beach (15 mins down the lane through the farm), daughter even went swimming at sunrise! Well stocked Co-op in village, only thing missing was a pub, but we knew there wasn't one before we arrived so not a problem. Walked to Craster and Boulmer from the house, down to the beach and turn left or right along the coastal path, spectacular views and sunrises. Nice dog-friendly cafe in Craster, following Covid rules. Visits to Bambrugh, Seahouses, Alnwick, Cragside and Warkworth, all really easy to get to. Would have been useful to have some info in the house (eg emergency numbers, local facilities, recycling info on bottle banks - as the local council don't do doorstep glass recycling - we found a bottle bank near Sainsburys in Alnwick, but didn't know if there was one in Longhoughton) it's not a criticism anyway, just a comment. We had a great time and would recommend for anyone who loves a morning walk on the beach!