Stylish Home on the Headland looking out to Sea
Stunning sea views and a prime position on the headland are just two of the best features of Harbour Sands. This beautifully-designed property has been newly built on the desirable headland looking out to the east coast, with arguably some of the best views of Coquet Island off the coast of Amble.
The thriving fishing town of Amble is the home of Harbour Sands, with an abundance of fresh seafood restaurants, independent shops and of course fish and chips, Amble town has plenty for everyone to enjoy.
Harbour Sands is situated on the headland close to the Hauxley nature reserve. The headland attracts beautiful wildlife which can all be watched peacefully from the property, from the balcony overlooking the sea or sitting on one of the benches of the public path that runs nearby. Puffins can be spotted on Coquet Island at certain times of the year through a telescope and efforts are made to protect the rare birds that nest below the headland nearby.
Harbour Sands sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms; 2 bedrooms with twin beds that can be converted into a super king beds both with an en suite; 1 bedroom with a double size bed; 1 bedroom with king size ‘TV’ bed. There are two family bathrooms.
The property has three of the four bedrooms on the ground floor to make the most of the beautiful views in the living space. The living space is open plan and has gorgeous, uninterrupted views down the headland and down to the beach and out to sea. The balcony extends from the dining area making the dining area ‘indoor-outdoor’ which is both private and serene, with stunning sea views.
Harbour Sands has free Wi-Fi throughout and we regret no pets are permitted.
Enter into the pleasant porch which has a storage cupboard with coat hooks and a safe provided for guest use. Additional storage can be found under the stairs which also contains a vacuum cleaner, ironing board and iron.
Bedroom 1 – super king / twin single bedroom with en suite
This bedroom as default is made as a super king size bed, but can be split into twin single beds (both 3ft wide) upon request on the booking form. If not requested, this bedroom will be made as a super king size (6ft wide).
This bedroom has a north facing window with gorgeous views over the fields and up the coastline. Wall-mounted Smart TV, wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table area. Luxury linens provided.
The en suite contains a walk-in shower with rainfall shower head and additional attachment, wash hand basin, WC, heated towel rail and illuminated mirrored storage cabinet. Fluffy towels and complimentary toiletries provided.
Bedroom 2 – twin single / super king bedroom
This lovely bedroom offers twin single beds (both 3ft wide) or a super king size bed, please request your option when booking. If no option is selected, this bedroom will be made as a twin single bedroom as default.
This bedrooms also has lovely views up the coast out of the north-facing window, plenty of storage and a wall-mounted Smart TV. Luxury linens provided.
Bedroom 3 – Double bedroom
This bedroom contains a double-size bed (4ft 6″ wide) with large east-facing patio doors that lead out to a gravelled patio with table and chairs for 2. This bedroom contains a dressing table area and plenty of other storage.
Family Shower Room
This spacious shower room contains a walk-in shower with rainfall head and attachment, wash hand basin, WC, heated towel and illuminated mirrored storage cabinet.
Bedroom 4 – King size room
This bedroom has a king size ‘TV’ bed (5ft wide), with a TV inbuilt into the foot board. Large floor-to-ceiling north-west window offering gorgeous views of the dunes and up the coast towards the north. A small west-facing window looks out to the dunes which are scattered with pretty wild flowers and onward to the town. Dressing table, chaise long luxury linens are provided.
This bright and modern bathroom houses a gorgeous, deep free-standing bath with attachment, separate walk-in shower with rainfall shower head and additional attachment. WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and illuminated mirrored cabinet. Fluffy towels and complimentary toiletries provided. West facing views out across the fields of wild flowers towards the town.
Open Plan Kitchen, Dining Area and Lounge
The beautiful kitchen with granite work tops looks out to sea and contains all of the usual appliances. Integrated fridge/freezer, electric fan oven, induction 4-ring hob, microwave oven, integrated washer/dryer, drinks fridge, kettle, toaster and Smeg filter coffee machine. Stylish island with wash basin and plenty of preparation space.
Dining Area with Balcony
The sleek and stylish dining table seats up to 8 and has uninterrupted views out to sea across the headland. From the dining area leads a balcony with furniture provided (to seat 2).
The lounge has seating for up to 8 guests; 5-seater corner sofa, snuggle chair for up to 2, and 2 additional velvet seats on the landing area that can be moved to join the lounge. Large Smart TV with full access to Netflix. The corner window from the lounge is north-east facing, offering stunning views up the coastline towards the centre of Amble, with far-reaching views to Alnmouth, Boulmer and (on a clear day!) Dunstanburgh Castle in the distance.
Harbour Sands has the balcony leading from the dining area with seating for up to 2.
There is under-cover parking for 2 cars and additional parking outside the gates or on the roadside for 2 cars.
Sea Views Galore
Harbour Sands ticks every box for the coastal-seeking explorer; seaside views, rich with local wildlife, eateries close-by and of course a stunning interior. This is a special property and holidays here are to be treasured for a lifetime.
Facts & Features
Up to 8 guests and 1 baby.
One infant welcome. Travel cot and highchair available upon request. One stair gate available at either top or the bottom of the stairs.
We regret no dogs are permitted at Harbour Sands.
4 bedrooms; 1 double room (4ft 6′ wide bed) with en suite; 2 twin bedrooms that can each be converted into a super king (3ft wide beds/6ft wide bed) one of which has a Jack-and-Jill en suite, and the first floor bedroom has a king size ‘TV’ bed.
All non-feather bedding, suitable for those with allergies.
There are 2 family bathrooms and 1 en-suite shower room. Please see the individual room descriptions for more information (click ‘Read More’ after the introduction).
Outside & Parking
There is a fabulous balcony with seating for 2. There is parking for up to 2 cars right outside, with further cars able to be parked on Links Road for no charge, a short 2 minute walk away.
There is no BBQ provided at Harbour Sands. You are welcome to bring your own to use at the property or nearby on the beach or headland.
Please be aware
There are no dogs permitted at Harbour Sands.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival days are Friday or Monday (short breaks available).
COVID-19 Special Arrangements
New arrival and departure times have been introduced from July 2020 to accommodate the enhanced cleaning protocols necessary to ensure the safety of guests and housekeeping staff.
Arrival: from 5pm Departure: by 10am Click here for more details.
An traditional Welcome Hamper is provided, which includes some lovely basics including locally-baked bread, butter, milk, tea, coffee and wine. Complimentary toiletries are included. A bespoke property and local area guide tells you all you need to know to make the most of your stay. Free Wi-Fi for cosy nights in.
Fridge-freezer, electric fan oven with induction hob, Smeg toaster and kettle, microwave, Smeg filter coffee machine, dishwasher, and washer/dryer.
Large Smart TV in the lounge and all bedrooms except bedroom 3. Bluetooth speaker and free Wi-Fi.
3 of the 4 bedrooms are on the ground level and living space and remaining bedroom upstairs. All shower are flush and ‘walk-in’. This property is not suitable for those with limited mobility due to the only living space being on the first floor.
There is parking for two cars outside Harbour Sands. Additional free parking can be found on Links Road, around 2 minutes walk away.
Care of the Property
Our ‘Coquet’ cottages are much-loved privately-owned holiday homes into which our owners have lavished much care and investment to create beautiful places for their guests to enjoy. We therefore require a cautionary Good Housekeeping Deposit to protect our owners’ property, so that if damage/breakages occur or exceptional cleaning over and above the usual changeover clean is required up to the value of the deposit, the owner can be recompensed.
You have the option of paying either a £250 refundable Good Housekeeping Deposit or a smaller non-refundable £46 Deposit Waiver, which covers you to the value of £250. Please choose which option you prefer when booking. Click HERE for more information.
Virtual Tour & Floorplan
A virtual tour and floor plan will be available from the end of August. In the meantime if you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to email us or call us on 01665 710700.
Map & Local Area
Harbour Sands is located on the headland at the most southern point of the Amble coastline, quite literally a stone’s throw away from the sea, hence it’s gorgeous sea views! This stunningly-built home in Amble is only 10 minutes easy walk to the Amble marina but seconds away from the footpath on the headline. Harbour Sands is in a perfect spot for enjoying the best of this thriving fishing town without having to get in the car. Everything in Amble can be reached easily on foot from this coastal retreat, such as the harbour, main street and the great restaurants on the quayside. Harbour Sands is perfect for a stylish coastal break with breathtaking views.
The coastline and harbour are very interesting in Amble as you can watch the fishing boats come and go. The little shore is at the southern end of Amble with a little beach before you reach the promenade and the pier. The views of Coquet Island from the pier are beautiful, as they are from the house too! A mile south is Hauxley Nature Reserve which has a whole host of different wildlife coming to life all year round which you can easily walk to.
Just over a mile north you will find the medieval village of Warkworth with its impressive castle at the top of the village. Warkworth is very easy to reach on foot, following the walk along the Coquet estuary from the harbour until you reach the castle. In Warkworth you’ll find a great selection of village pubs (no less than 4 to choose from!) and a 5-mile golden sandy beach accessible from the north end of the village.
Amble is an excellent place to be based to enjoy the excellent choice of eateries and the beautiful coastal landscape on your doorstep, as well as visiting a host of other popular places in Northumberland such as Rothbury country village and the nearby Simonside Hills and Ingram Valley, the traditional coastal villages of Embleton, Craster and Bamburgh, to the central market town of Alnwick. Everywhere in Northumberland is easy to reach from this gorgeous coastal retreat in Amble.
Click the map to view local facilities and other cottages in the same area and generally explore the location.
Tips from a local
Go on a Puffin Cruise to Coquet Island, sailing from Amble dock. The island is home to over 40,000 nesting sea birds such as Puffins, Roseate Terns, Sandwich Terns, Arctic Terns, Kittiwakes and Eider Ducks which all nest in the summer months. A grey seal colony also stays at the island all year round can be seen on the east side of the island. Dave Grey’s boat trips are the best and have been operating for the longest.
Tips from a local
Have a visit to the Harbour Market on a Sunday right just a couple of hundred yards from Bay View. You’ll likely find some interesting things here and some of the local bakeries have stalls here too. Carry on a bit further and you will find the Harbour Village, an arty collection of quirky little independent shops, Spurelli’s award-winning ice cream parlour, The Old Boathouse restaurant, The Fish Shack and The Fat Mermaid Tapas and Deli Bar. You’ll be spoilt for choice with these gorgeous eateries, but nothing can beat fresh Fish and Chips by the Sea! The Harbour Fish Bar and Quayside Chippy are both great.
Tips from a local
Dine at Jasper’s Bistro, a small, romantic hidden gem just off the main street of Amble. Jasper’s specialises in seafood and steak dishes, and has been ranked competitively at number 1 out of 778 places to eat in Northumberland on Trip Advisor! The food is excellent, and the staff go above and beyond to ensure you enjoy your whole evening or lunch time meal. Show your Coquet Cottages key ring to receive a complimentary bottle of Prosecco with your evening meal, or free round of selected soft drinks with lunch! Just be sure to book to avoid disappointment.
Tips from a local
Go surfing! There is a great, little surf community in Amble, with Northside Surf School offering private and group lessons all year round. Jon is a qualified surf instructor and lifeguard, and is great fun for a family day out. Whether you’re looking for a bit of a laugh in a group session, or to improve your skills in a one-to-one lesson, Jon is highly recommended, and can even take you to the ‘private beach’ on the other side of the harbour! All equipment and wet suits are provided – so what are you waiting for?!
Not sure where to start?
We know Northumberland and all of our propeties inside out, so if you have any particular queries, please don’t hesitate to call or email us. We’re more than happy to help!