The Lookout is one of three apartments and an en-suite studio located right on the seafront in the picturesque fishing village of Cullercoats, near Tynemouth and Whitley Bay. This first floor apartment oozes character with crystal chandeliers, a feature marble fireplace and grandfather clock. The views of Browns Bay from the large picture windows are magnificent. The pedestrian promenade to the front of the property takes you along to a sandy beach safe for children. Shop: 200 metres Pub: 300 metres
Accommodation all on first floor:
Spacious lounge with original marble fireplace, crystal chandelier, comfortable seating, a large picture window overlooking the bay, large TV with Sky Sports and Movies, dining table.
Kitchen with electric cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, espresso machine, microwave
Bathroom with large shower, washbasin and WC
Bedroom 1 with king-size bed, washbasin, sea views
Bedroom 2 with twin beds, sea views
Garden: Shared front garden with garden furniture.
Parking: Free roadside parking close by - no permit required.
Also Provided: Linen and Towels. Books, games and WiFi. Travel cot and highchair on request. Use of guest bed or sofa bed if required - additional £25 per week call for details.
Pets: Sorry, no pets.
Notes: This is a non-smoking property. Mobile phone signal - strong. 4 Star Gold Award Visit England.
Cullercoats is located within a designated conservation area. It is a bustling little village situated on a sandy bay enclosed by 2 piers and backed by cliffs. It has long been associated with fishing, and local fishermen still launch their boats from the south of the beach. The wide stretch of sand is a perfect environment for children to play. The city of Newcastle Upon Tyne can easily be reached by car or public transport. There is a Kayak shop close by for hiring kayaks, paddle boards and bikes. Shops, bars and restaurants close by.
- Saturday changeover
- Sleeps 4
- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathroom
- No pets allowed
- WiFi internet
- Bed linen provided
- Towels provided
- Highchair available
- Travel cot available
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- 0.05 mile from a beach
- 0.1 mile from a pub
- 0.1 mile from a shop
- Sea views
- No smoking
- Sky TV
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Southcliff Apartments - Access Statement
Southcliff Apartments are housed in a large Victorian residence on a pedestrian walkway overlooking the sea in Cullercoats, North Tyneside.
Lookout Apartment (First floor – up one flight of stairs) There is no lift. The stairs are regular size and there is a one solid handrail.
Newcastle Central Station is about 12 miles away, 20 mins by car or 25 mins by direct by Metro. If you require information in large print please let me know. To protect guests with allergies the apartments in this apartment building are non-smoking.
Arrival and Parking
Check-in is between 2.30 and 4.00 but we are happy to be flexible; simply arrange this with us beforehand. We would be delighted to give you any assistance you need on arrival if we are around, again just let us know beforehand. We live locally so can be on hand should you require any assistance during your stay.
As the apartments are on a pedestrian walkway there is no parking to the front, but there is parking to the side on Windsor Crescent which is only about 10 meters to the apartments, (however there is a low wall at the bend of the road so make sure you park where this ends.)
The immediate Area
There are some lovely easy walks right outside your front door. In fact you can just stand (or sit) outside the garden gate, watching the changing horizon and the boats passing by. There several beachfront restaurants just a couple of minutes walk away, as well as a Bills fish and chip shop (directly across is a bench overlooking the sea where you can eat them in traditional outdoor style!) There is also a seat in the garden to the front.
The Metro System (Cullercoats Metro) is just 5 mins walk away and is wheelchair accessible and disabled friendly providing easy, fast and direct access to Newcastle City Centre you come out actually inside Eldon Square shopping Mall . There is a shop on Whitley Road (5 mins away) that hires out mobility scooters, walking frames and other aids and they are happy to deliver to and collect from the apartments. Please let me know if you would like their details.
There is a Beamish cobble path to the front entrance and porch. However, the front door is not straight in front of you, it is to the side of the porch and there is a step, but unfortunately it has not been possible to install a ramp. ‘There is a step up to the front porch which would benefit from a ramp but the proximity of the garden and window may interfere with the installation...’ (Gateshead Access Panel 2005). You can get in with a wheelchair, so long as you have some-one with you to assist. One of the apartments in the building is pet friendly – please be aware if you have allergies.
Internal doors, rooms
There are 3 steps down from the bedroom into the kitchen/bathroom area. Rooms are large with plenty of space between the furniture, which is solid to lean on for support. We can provide a carver dining chair (with arms) so it is easier to get up from. There are several rugs so be aware of any trip hazards and do let us know if you would like us to move any furniture or lift any rugs to make your stay more comfortable. There is space to store a wheelchair either in the apartment or in the porch. The TV has Teletext and there is good colour contrast between floors and walls. The emergency exit is through the front door. Some lighting is energy efficient, so it can take a couple of seconds to reach full brightness but we are busy moving to all LED.
The bed in the double bedroom is king size and there is a wash basin in this room. Bedding is cotton and the pillows and duvets are feather/down and 100% down for the king size bed, (if you would prefer a non-feather duvet let me know).
Work surfaces are regular height.
There are no specific disabled facilities. The bathroom has a walk in shower with low level shower tray, and the toilet is regular height.
We plan to do the following and will amend the statement above once completed:
- When taps need replacing do so with lever handle taps.
- Install easy use locks and handles for Bay View
- Mark in contrast strips steps front door step and backdoor step.
- Install more handrails