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 2.5 miles north. Alnwick is 7 miles.
Ground floor - Living/dining room with inglenook fireplace, multi-fuel stove, TV with Freeview, DVD and stunning views out to sea from the window seat.
Kitchen area with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1 - Twin beds.
Bathroom with walk-in shower and WC.
First floor - Bedroom 2 - King-size bed, TV and impressive window commanding panoramic sea views.
Bedroom 3 - Double bed and views of Dunstanburgh Castle.
Bathroom with over bath electric shower and WC.
Electricity and oil central heating included. Fuel for stove provided. Wi-Fi. Phone. Shaver point. Cot and highchair. Private grassed terrace garden with stone barbecue (charcoal) and furniture. Off road parking for 2-3 cars. Storage for bikes. Shop/PO/pub/TIC 2.5 to 3 miles. Duvets with linen and towels. 2 Pets welcome @ £15 per pet per week.
Saturday to Saturday only
- Saturday changeover
- Sleeps 6
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- 2 pets allowed
- WiFi internet
- Bed linen provided
- Towels provided
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Private parking available
- 0.1 mile from a beach
- 3 miles from a pub
- 3 miles from a shop
- Sea views
- No smoking
We've stayed three times now - it's quite beautiful and we love itMs J Lamacraft - 29th September 2019
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Access Statement for The Bathing House
The Bathing House is situated on the coastal cliffs at Howick, Nr Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 3LB. It is a 3 bedroomed detached house which sleeps 6 people. Access is via a farm track onto the cliff tops.
- The nearest town, Alnwick, is 6 miles away.
- Public transport is not nearby (half a mile away) and access to main road is via cliff tops and farm track.
- There are no 'special access' vehicles operating on this route.
Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
- Car parking is nearby just outside the property with three spaces for three cars available to the property.
- The surface from the car park to the main entrance is grass and gravel.
- There is rear access to a vehicle once it is parked.
- The entrance to the property is on level ground.
Main Entrance, Reception & Ticketing Area
The main entrance is level.
Public Areas - Hall, Stairs, Landing, Corridors etc
Public Areas - Sitting room, lounges, lobbies etc
Restaurant / Dining Room, Bar & Bar area, Take Away & Cafe
Conference & Meeting Rooms, Banqueting
Clubs & Entertainment
Bedrooms & Sleeping Areas
- There is one twin bedded double room downstairs.
- There are two double bedrooms upstairs .
Bathroom, Shower-room & WC [Ensuite or Shared]
There is a private bathroom downstairs (not en suite) approx 10m from the bedroom. The floor covering is vinyl. The width of the corridor (with a slight turn) to the bathroom is 90cm. The door opens inwards and the space measures 65cm. There is a walk-in shower.
There is a bathroom upstairs (not en suite) with a shower over the bath. The height of the bath is 55cm and the width is 67.5cm. The width of space between the bath and wall is 142.5cm.
- The kitchen at the Bathing House is accessible to wheelchair users and on flat ground from the entrance.
- The cooker, sink, freezer and crockery storage are all above 900cm high.
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Touring Facilities (Holiday Parks)
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Attractions (Displays, exhibits, rides etc.)
Grounds and Gardens
The Bathing House is located on the coastal cliffs at Howick and access is via a farm track.