Sandstrath is a delightful house on the outskirts of Bamburgh, finished to a high standard, and offering warm and welcoming, homely family accommodation.
It is a great base, being just a few minutes walk to the long sandy beach, Bamburgh Castle and the village centre where there are a variety of pubs, restaurants, delicatessens, butcher and gift shops. Sandstrath is the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring the beautiful Northumberland coast and countryside, walking, cycling, golfing or birdwatching.
Main grocery shopping can be found just over 2 miles away in Seahouses where there is a supermarket, independent greengrocers, bakers butchers, fresh fishmongers, as well as a number of fish and chip shops. Shop: 0.5 miles Pub: 0.5 miles.
Accommodation over 2 floors
Entrance porch with hanging for coats and jackets.
Living area with comfortable seating, multifuel stove, Smart TV, dining table, double doors through to the sun room with access to the garden through patio doors.
Kitchen with electric oven and induction hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher and door out to the rear garden. The washing machine, utility and drying area, and WC are in the garage, accessed from the rear garden.
Bedroom 1 with superking bed. 3 steps down to en suite with underfloor heating, walk in shower, bath, washbasin and WC. Views to the South and West across fields towards the Cheviot Hills.
Bedroom 2 with double bed. View across the dunes and towards the sea with the Farne Islands visible.
Bedroom 3 with single bed. Views across the dunes and towards the sea.
Bathroom with walk in shower, washbasin and WC.
Outside: Rear, West facing garden with a quiet, secluded lawned area with borders, enclosed by a stone wall and fence with patio area, charcoal barbecue and countryside views towards the Cheviot Hills. Front garden is hard standing for parking (not enclosed). Washing line available.
Garage: This will not accommodate a car, but is a drying area and available for storage of beach gear, golf clubs, bikes, kayaks etc. The washing machine, utility and drying area, and WC are in the garage, accessed from the rear garden.
Parking: Private off road parking for up to 3 cars.
Heating: Oil central heating
Also provided: Wifi. Linen and towels provided. Board games. Hairdryer.
Pets: One well behaved is welcome @£25 per week or part thereof. Please note, dogs are not allowed upstairs, or to be left unattended in the property.
Notes: This is a non-smoking property. Mobile phone signal - strong. This is a partly residential area so consideration to neighbours is requested. The property is on a back lane which is unadopted by Northumberland County Council and is therefore not maintained. The surface is bumpy but is generally negotiable however guests with low vehicles need to take care.
- Saturday changeover
- Sleeps 5
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- 1 pet allowed
- WiFi internet
- Bed linen provided
- Towels provided
- Highchair available
- Stairgate available
- Travel cot available
- Central heating
- Enclosed garden or courtyard
- Washing machine
- Private parking available
- 0.5 mile from a beach
- 0.5 mile from a pub
- 0.5 mile from a shop
- No smoking
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Pre-arrival and local facilities
The nearest bus stop is: 50m to the south, 100m to the North
The nearest train stations are Alnmouth or Chathill going South and Berwick on Tweed going North
The nearest petrol station is Seahouses or Adderstone (on A1 going North)
The nearest electric vehicle charging point is in Bamburgh public car park or Seahouses car park
The nearest food shop is in Seahouses Co-op, bakery, green grocer, fish merchants and butchers, or Bamburgh for delicatessen and butchers.
The nearest pub/restaurants are in Bamburgh or Seahouses
Mobility equipment hire is: Berwick or Alnwick (to check)
Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: open hard standing offroad
Number of spaces available: 3
For what sized car: medium cars
Parking surface is: tarmac and gravel
Is the parking level: there is a slight slope and slightly uneven
Is there good space to unload once parked? Yes
Distance to property from parking: on property near front door
Distance to nearest public parking area: 500 yards to South on links, 500 yards to North in Bamburgh
Is it pay and display? Yes
The property is in a back lane off the main Links Road and is accessed by lane entrances at either end. The road is not adopted or made up so can be slightly bumpy.
The width of the path to the property is: n/a
How many steps are there en route to the entrance? One small door step, plus one internal step into hall
The main entrance door width is: 80cm ie standard
Number of steps to the main entrance: one
The height of the key safe is approx at shoulder height ie 150cm
The height of the keyhole is 100cm:
How many other entrances to the property are there? One. There is a kitchen door to the rear garden. There is also side access to the rear garden.
Is the front entrance well lit? Yes there are two overhead lights triggered by sensors
Living and dining rooms
The flooring is vinyl planking
Are there are any rugs? One floor rug in living area
The door widths within these areas are standard widths of 80cms
Is there good space between furniture? Reasonable
Is the furniture moveable or fixed? Moveable
Is the floor level and step free? Yes, once inside the hall. There is a step down into the sunroom.
Are the light switches set at a lower level for easier access? No
Are the electrical sockets set at a higher level for easier access? Varied
The flooring is vinyl planking
Is the floor level and step free? Yes, but there is a step to the outside.
The width of the doorways is standard width of 80 cms
The height of the worktop to the floor is standard height of 90 cms
The oven set at low level
The fridge height is standard height of 90 cms
The freezer height is standard height of 90 cms
Crockery is stored in the high cupboard in the kitchen
The light switches set at a lower level for easier access? No
The electrical sockets are set at a higher level for easier access? Yes
The store cupboard of the hall has the iron, ironing board, vacuum cleaner
The second store cupboard opposite the kitchen houses the low level freezer and storage space for dry foods and drinks.
The washing machine is in the utility area in the garage.
Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have? Two. Ground floor and first floor.
The number of steps between floors is 14 stair steps.
The flooring is carpeted.:
Is the flooring level in each bedroom. Yes, except steps down to en-suite..
The door widths are standard width of 80 cms. The door to the en-suite is lower than average.
Bed sizes are:
Single 3’ x 6’6”
Double 4’6” x 6’6”
SKS double is 6’ x 6’6”
Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed? Moveable if necessary.
Are the light switches set at a lower level for easier access? No, all standard height.
Are the electrical sockets set at a higher level for easier access? No all standard low levels.
Bathrooms and cloakrooms
Type of flooring: Bathroom and ensuite are vinyl planking.
Is the flooring level? Level.
Width of the doorways: Shower/toilet is 75 cms, en-suite is 70 cms..
Is there an accessible or adapted WC? No.
Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower? No.
Is there a ground floor WC? In garage, not accessible through the house.
Is there a ground floor bathroom or shower room? No.
Does any bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted? No.
Is there any shower where access is level rather than a step up? Yes, both showers have low 5cm lip.
External areas are: Grass and patio to the rear, hard standing to the front
Is permanent seating provided? Yes, wood garden furniture.
Is there outside lighting? No.
Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces (e.g. edges of steps) No.
Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired? No.
Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden? Steps (4) up onto lawn level, no rails.
Are there any other hazards (e.g. ponds, water features)? No.
Is there a landline telephone for guests to use? No.
If yes, does it accept incoming calls only or incoming and outgoing calls? N/a
Mobile phone reception information: EE good, O2 variable with hot spots!
Closest public telephone is: 250 yards on main road.
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms)? Yes.
Can you easily access a light switch in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms)? Yes.
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests? No.
Additional relevant information
The property is on a back lane which is unadopted by Northumberland County Council and is therefore not maintained. The surface is bumpy but is generally negotiable however guests with low vehicles need to take care.