The Quarterdeck at Coble Quay
A Stunning Luxury Amble Apartment with Panoramic Sea Views
We’re delighted to welcome The Quarterdeck at Coble Quay in Amble to our collection of luxury, privately-owned holiday properties in Northumberland. The view is spectacular, situated on the 2nd floor, looking over the yachts in Amble Marina and out to sea, over Warkworth beach dunes and up the Coquet Estuary to Warkworth Castle – it’s an artist’s paradise. The Quarterdeck has been awarded 5 stars by Visit England.
As the tides and light change so does the vista, offering a fabulous place to relax and unwind. If you enjoy bird or wildlife spotting this is the place for you with many species, including seals, regularly seen from the balcony.
The Quarterdeck is situated on one of the most scenic stretches of National Cycle Route One, offering mostly off-road family-friendly cycling running up and down the coastline. Cycles for all ages can be hired locally, or if you bring your own there is secure cycle storage. There are a wealth of watersports available directly from Amble, all within easy walking distance of The Quarterdeck, see further details below. Boat trips to Coquet Island and the Farne Islands offer the opportunity to see seals, puffins and many other sea birds up close. There is a small beach within walking distance called The Little Shore, and just beyond this there is a waterplay area and children’s playground, perfect for families.
The Quarterdeck sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms and is all one level from the parking bay to once inside the apartment. Pets are not permitted at The Quarterdeck.
Within a few minutes’ walk of The Quarterdeck is Amble’s new harbour development with pretty wooden boutique shopping pods, designed to emulate the fishermen’s wooden shacks of old, with even a Lobster Hatchery next door! There are several great eating places all within yards of Coble Quay, including the award-winning Old Boathouse and Sea and Soil, and others, including great fish and chips shops, where the fish has been landed directly onto the quay, and the award-winning Spurelli’s Ice Cream Parlour. There is a good little delicatessen right next to Coble Quay too, perfect for making up a picnic for a day out exploring.
A spacious and luxurious two bedroom apartment, with panoramic views overlooking Amble marina and harbour, The Quarterdeck is situated on the second floor with lift access and is suitable for up to four guests, including those with limited mobility. It’s level throughout with wide doorways and a walk-in shower. The property is non-smoking, either inside or on the balcony. As well as lovely walks from the apartment, there are watersports, boat trips, lovely restaurants, pubs, restaurants and shops all within easy walking distance.
There is a communal entrance to the apartment block leading to stairs or a lift. The Quarterdeck is located on the second floor with level access from the lift.
Open Plan Living Space
The living area at The Quarterdeck is open plan to make the most of the amazing views from full length panoramic windows, and to be more conducive to the social nature of holiday living. The beautifully fitted kitchen, with granite work surfaces, has integrated appliances, including an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, with the addition of the essential coffee machine (Nescafe Dolce Gusto), microwave, toaster and kettle.
In addition to an informal breakfast bar, the dining area provides comfortable seating for four. The living space offers panoramic coastal views with comfy sofas from which to enjoy the ever changing colours of the sea and landscape.
The huge living room windows open onto a North West facing balcony for alfresco dining, where you can watch the evening sun set and make the most of the spectacular views. A large flat screen Smart TV with Sky channels and Netflix, as well as a music system complete the facilities to help you relax and enjoy this lovely space.
Master Bedroom with en-suite Shower Room
A unique feature of this bedroom is the floor to ceiling windows on either side of the bed, so you can wake up to stunning coastal views – without even getting out of bed! The bed is king size (5ft wide) and the bed linen and towels are top quality, and with the addition of Northumberland Soap Co. complimentary toiletries, this gorgeous bedroom provides the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.
The luxury en-suite shower room is fully tiled with Italian porcelain and has a walk in shower, wash hand basin, WC and heated towel rail. Although there is no provision for a wheelchair in the bathrooms, there is a walk-in shower.
This equally spacious bedroom is beautifully furnished with a sense of calm in mind. It has a huge window providing a lovely view over the town square and letting in plenty of natural light. Luxury bed linen and towels, along with complementary toiletries by Northumberland Soap Co. for adult guests complete the sense of luxury in this lovely room. Two 3ft wide single beds.
The second bathroom is adjacent to the second bedroom and is fully tiled and incredibly spacious. The large bath has with an overhead shower as well as a WC, basin and heated towel rail.
The west-facing balcony makes the most of the incredible sunsets we have here in Northumberland, with a silhouette of Warkworth Castle and reflections on the Coquet Estuary looking like it’s on fire sometimes. Those with an interest in painting will find this view perfect for capturing on canvas.
Outside and Parking
There is a private parking space for one car, located opposite the entrance to the apartment block. Further shared guest parking is also available within yards. The storage lockup is located on the ground floor of the apartment block and sporting equipment can be securely stored here.
Location of The Quarterdeck
We will soon add a location marker for The Quarterdeck on Googlemaps so you can see its precise location.
The Quarterdeck is situated within a superb contemporary development called Cable Quay, which is within yards of Ambles’ new Harbour Village, with its attractive little shopping area with units designed to look like old fishing sheds.
There is a choice of fabulous little restaurants within walking distance, including Sea and Soil bistro, The Old Boathouse, The Old Storehouse, Zecca Italian Bistro and cute little tearooms and cafes, including the award-winning Spurelli’s ice cream parlour. The Fat Mermaid, adjacent to The Quarterdeck, has a fine delicatessen selling local produce and perfect for a special picnic. Local fishing boats can be seen bringing in the catch of the day – locally caught fish and chips are a must!
The safe, family friendly Little Shore beach is only a few minutes walk and beyond this is a new water play area and children’s playground. Next to the nearby Yacht Club there is a lovely big grassy area with picnic tables.
Watersports and Activities
You can bring your own equipment to make the most of being located on a superb estuary as well as having access to one of the best beaches in the UK, storage space is available at The Quarterdeck.
The Coquet Shorebase Trust Trust offer equipment hire and training for all ages and abilities, all within walking distance of the apartment. They have everything from sailing, canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle-boarding, windsurfing and raft-building to powerboats. They also offer tours of the Coquet Estuary. Sailing and windsurfing are also available on the lake at nearby Druridge bay. The Coquet Yacht Club is just down the road too and open to the public. There is a secure lock up within the basement of the apartment for storage of your own sports equipment.
The Quarterdeck is situated on one of the most scenic stretches of national cycle route one and offers mostly off road family friendly cycling, north to Alnmouth, Boulmer, and beyond, and south to Druridge Bay Country Park, and Cresswell. The Drift cafe, a cyclist friendly cafe just yards from the beach at Cresswell is a highly recommended stop!
Cycles and safety equipment can be hired locally from Pedal Power and can even be delivered direct to the apartment and collected later. If you wanted a full cycling holiday without the car, they offer a full transport service and baggage transfers so that you could stay at The Quarterdeck as part of a longer cycling holiday.
Just off the coast of Amble lies Coquet Island, an important RSPB bird reserve and grey seal colony. Many bird species reside on the island including puffins from May to July. Trips around the island are possible from Amble harbour with Dave Gray’s Puffin Cruises who have been running boat trips around Coquet Island since 1969 direct from the harbourside next to The Quarterdeck.
Please email or call us if you have any queries regarding The Quarterdeck, we’re happy to help – 01665 710 700
Contemporary Coastal Living
Calm, nautical colours and textures flow throughout this open-plan, airy apartment with a magnificent harbour view framing the living space.
Facts & Features
Up to 4 guests and 1 baby welcome.
Welcome Hamper including tea, coffee, artisan bread, Northumberland Soap Co. toiletries, bespoke area and property guide, 2 hybrid bikes, 2 helmets and a bike pump available to use upon request and free Wi-Fi.
There are 2 bikes available to use upon request. They’re hybrid bikes with 2 helmets to use and a bike pump. They are stored in the storage unit and must be requested at the time of booking if you would like use of them. There is no charge.
A leisure pass for The Granary in Amble is available for guests staying at The Quarterdeck. The leisure pass includes free use of the swimming pool for 2 adults and 2 children (16 years old and under) and free use of the gym for adult guests only. Please note an induction for use of the gym is required with The Granary before use. This is available from October 2018 to October 2021. Please request this at the time of booking.
One baby welcome. Travel cot and highchair available upon request.
Sorry, no pets permitted at The Quarterdeck.
Large fridge/freezer, electric oven and grill, ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and kettle. Washer, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryer, books, music and films. Dining table seats 4. Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee machine.
Smart TV in the lounge with Sky Channels, Netflix and Freeview, free unlimited Wi-Fi and a music system.
The apartment is on the second floor, with a lift from the ground floor. The whole apartment is completely level and the doors are wide enough for a wheelchair. The en suite shower room has a walk-in shower.
2 bedrooms; the master bedroom has a king size bed (5ft wide) and the second bedroom has 2 single beds (3ft wide).
Non-feather bedding and pillows are provided, suitable for those allergic to feathers.
One bathroom with a shower over a large bath, WC and basin and with a heated towel rail. One en suite shower room with a walk-in shower, basin, WC and heated towel rail. Towels and Northumberland Soap Co. complimentary toiletries.
The balcony is as wide as the sliding doors and has a table and chairs. It overlooks the marina and is west facing so you don’t miss out on the gorgeous sunsets.
Allocated and sheltered parking for 1 car in the Coble Quay car park, with level access to the front door of the apartment block. Other guest spaces nearby.
Please be Aware
Whilst the windows are cleaned every week or so, the owners cannot take responsibility for any salt spray from the sea which may interrupt the view.
The apartment is level throughout with extra wide doors, walk-in shower and a lift from the ground floor as it’s situated on the 2nd floor. However, the apartment cannot be deemed completely suitable for wheelchair users. Please call us if you have any specific questions.
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 6pm Departure: by 9am Click here for more details.
Virtual Tour & Floorplan
Click on the image below to take a virtual tour around The Quarterdeck, use your mouse or touchscreen to move around the property, viewing all areas. The floor plan my not be 100% to scale but is provided here to give you an idea of the layout, click on the floor plan to enlarge it.
Map & Local Area
The Quarterdeck is perfectly positioned to capture the stunning Amble coastline, marina, North Sea and the estuary from all of the huge windows in the cottage and the wall-to-wall sliding doors.
From the door of the apartment, you can take a stroll along the promenade to the harbour front, where you will find a great market on a Sunday and also The Fish Shack, a daytime bistro. Further on you can find Spurelli’s ice cream parlour, The Old Boathouse bistro and the Harbour Village; a cluster of small gift shops – and that’s before you get to the main street!
The rock pools at Amble Bay are great to explore which are next to the beach along from the harbour, only 10 minutes walk from the cottage. There’s a pier going right out to sea which you can stroll along right out to the lighthouse where you have beautiful views of Coquet Island.
To find out the distance from your own home to The Quarterdeck, how long it will take to drive there and other options for alternative transport, click here: The Quarterdeck on Google maps and enter your home postcode in the box provided. The postcode of the property is NE65 0AL.
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What an amazing place! Beautiful apartment with everything you could need. As for those views.. being in the chair with a glass of wine looking out at the marina will be a lasting memory.
What a special place, made all the more memorable by the fact that WE GOT ENGAGED! Right here in the apartment, with our 2 beautiful boys playing a part in the proposal! Celebrated at The Old Boathouse with a sharing platter and a bottle of champagne. Thank you Fiona & Steve.
Suzie, Ian, Josh and Isaac March 2019Escape the ordinary read our guest book
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. The waters around the island are crystal clear, with a grey seal colony which stays at the island all year round can be seen on the east side – the seals are very inquisitive! Sometimes you can see dolphins. Dave Gray’s Puffin Cruises are the best and have been operating for the longest.
Tips from a local
Take advantage of the excellent dining options in Amble. This small but lively town has a number of fantastic restaurants with excellent menus. In particular the seafood in Amble is spectacular as it is caught locally so is as fresh as it comes! Your spoiled for choice with Jasper’s, The Old Boat House, The Fish Shack, Sea and Soil, Taj Mahal, and the town’s first formal restaurant Zecca. Just be sure to book as all of the above get pretty busy with locals and holiday makers alike.
Tips from a local
Take a walk from Amble, along the estuary to Warkworth Medieval Village, and continue on to The Mill Walk around the castle, along the river and back to Amble. With wildlife to spot along the way (in particular the herons often perched along the far side of the River Coquet) and great views of the castle from all angles, this walk is stunning all year round. If you’d like a halfway break to warm up be sure to stop by Bertram’s Bistro Cafe at the bottom of Warkworth main street.
Tips from a local
Fiona and Steve, the owners of The Quarterdeck highly recommend a guided canoe or kayak trip up the River Coquet with the Shorebase trust on the Braid area (next to Amble Boat Club which you can see from the apartment). You don’t need any prior experience, the river is so peaceful and the views outstanding or you can always bring your own equipment and store it in The Quarterdeck’s lockup by arrangement.
Tips from a local
For cyclists especially those with family, the coastal path is almost all off road to Alnmouth heading north and if you are happy with a short road section it’s off road again from Boulmer to Howick past some of the most beautiful coves on the coast with some lovely picnic spots. Heading south it’s off road most of the way to Cresswell where there is a great cafe with fantastic cakes and scones called the Drift cafe, well worth the peddle! Of course all these routes are fantastic for walkers or runners too. If you don’t mind a journey then a trip up to Kielder reservoir is well worth the effort where there is a 25 mile round lake off road track called the lakeside way.
Tips from a local
The Northumberland Heritage coast is spectacular from Druridge bay to Berwick but don’t miss a trip inland to the Northumberland National Park; the hills offer a very different view and real peace and tranquility. There are many beautiful walks but we always enjoy a trip up to Linhope Spout, a waterfall with a plunge pool for swimming if you don’t mind the cold!
Fiona and Steve
A Little Note from the Owners…
“I live locally in the historic village of Warkworth with my husband, Steve and two children, James and Beth. I was born in Warkworth and I’m the fourth generation of my family to live in the village and have lived here for most of my life, so have a real passion not just for the local area but for all of Northumberland.
The last ten years have seen more and more people discover this beautiful part of the country and it’s fantastic to be involved in this project and able to offer guests a chance to stay in our beautiful apartment, with what has to be one of the best views on the Northumberland coast!
We’re a very outdoor-active family and enjoy cycling, walking, triathlon and water sports and it was our love of the coast which drew us towards the Quarterdeck, I could look at the ever changing view all day, sunshine or stormy!
Have a wonderful stay! Steve, Fiona, James and Beth.”
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