The Bathing House Holiday Cottage,
Northumberland - Howick
Holiday Cottage Description
This truly unique and most charming Grade II listed cottage stands in possibly the most idyllic and desirable location on the Northumberland coast. Set in a superb and secluded position on the cliff edge with a sandy cove below, it commands panoramic coastal views from every window. The majestic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle can be seen in the north, whilst to the south there are distant views of Coquet Island. The coastline in this region is characterised by a mixture of rocky inlets and lovely sandy beaches with attractive walks along the cliff tops. A 14 mile coastal footpath between Beadnell and Alnmouth passes nearby providing the opportunity of walking through some of the most outstanding coastal scenery in the country, this part of the Heritage Coast is designated an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty" as well as being a "Site of Special Scientific Interest". The Coast and Castles cycle route passes nearby. The Bathing House is approached by a 400 metre private track and is ideal for a family holiday or for those seeking a secluded, romantic coastal location. It was built in the early 19th century by the 2nd Earl Grey who was the Prime Minister responsible for the passing of the Great Reform Bill of 1832 and whose monument stands at the top of Grey Street in Newcastle upon Tyne. He had 16 children and the house was built specifically for the family to go bathing.
The design of the house includes a large upstairs sitting room (now the main bedroom) where Lady Grey used to sit and watch the children bathe, and where tea was served by the caretaker who lived below. The Bathing House is now owned by Howick Trustees Ltd, a charitable trust who also own Howick Hall. Guests are provided with a free pass to the gardens which are open between early February to mid November and a free all year pass to the Arboretum, which includes about 65 acres of woodland walks. Craster is 2 miles north. Alnwick is 7 miles.
Layout and Services
Ground floor - Splendid living/dining room with kitchen area, inglenook fireplace and multi-fuel stove, a feature of this room being the views out to sea and the window seats. Spacious twin bedded room. Bathroom with walk-in electric shower and WC. Laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer.
First floor - Superb master bedroom with king-size bed and TV, the impressive window commanding panoramic sea views. Bathroom with over bath electric shower and WC. Pretty double bedroom with views of Dunstanburgh Castle.
Electricity and full oil CH included. Multi-fuel stove - fuel provided. Colour TV’s with Freeview. DVD. Wi-Fi. Phone. CD radio. Electric oven and hob. Microwave. Fridge. Freezer. Dishwasher. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Shaver point. Cot. Highchair. Private grassed terrace garden with stone barbecue and furniture. Off road parking for 2-3 cars. Storage for bikes. Shop/PO/pub/TIC 2 miles. Duvets with linen and towels. Pets welcome – maximum 2 dogs - charge at £15 per pet. No smoking in house please.
- Standing in probably the most enviable position along the beautiful coastline.
- Located on the coastal path.
- Free pass to the gardens which are open between early Feb to mid Nov and a free all year pass to the Arboretum, which includes about 65 acres of woodland walks.
Saturday 3rd & 10th January 2015 saving £200.00 off a full week.