The View Old Coastguard Cottage ref: UK12791

Tynemouth, Newcastle Upon Tyne & Area

3 Stars



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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Steeped in history, The View is one of the old coastguard houses and once belonged to the Queen, guarded by the nearby fort who were on the lookout for invaders. This quirky property retains a wealth of authenticity and charm and looks out in all directions to the sea, priory and the TVLB Lifeboat Museum. The owner has displayed some old photographs showing the interesting history. Breakfast using locally sourced ingredients is available on request (at cost, by direct arrangement with the owner).
There are two outdoor sitting areas, one detached to the front, and one to the side of the house. Located on what is called The Spanish Battery in the upmarket seaside town of Tynemouth, where the promenade stretches a few miles to Cullercoats and Whitley Bay. Nearby North Shields has been home to the Tall Ships Races, and the working harbour and fish restaurants here are perfect for exploring some real Geordie hospitality. Tynemouth has something for everyone, with award-winning beaches famed for surfing competitions, the Blue Reef Aquarium, a Victorian boating lake, the beautiful priory, stunning promenades and an abundance of lovely bars, cafés and restaurants suitable for all age groups and tastes. Little cafés serving fish and chips and ice-creams are hidden along parts of the beach.
A stroll along to Whitley Bay is a must, where you can stop off for a nice drink or a meal inside the Spanish City, or a glass of champagne in the bar on the top floor with lovely views across the North Sea towards St Mary’s Lighthouse. Tynemouth is also home to a super weekend market, set in the Metro Station, known as the Covent Garden of the North, and it truly is worth a visit, within easy walking distance from your doorstep. You could of course hop on a metro over to Newcastle and explore this cultural city and quayside, or visit the theatre. It is easy to travel through Northumberland from here in all directions. Head north to explore the Heritage Coast steeped with historic castles and more golden beaches, or take yourself West, to perhaps explore Hadrian’s Wall, also worth a visit whilst in the area. There are free bikes available to use of all sizes with helmets provided and there is a private children’s park in the garden that the owner has built. Beach 950 yards. Shop 950 yards, pub and restaurant 350 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With wood burner, 65" Sky Smart TV (basic package), wooden floor and patio doors leading to garden.
Kitchen/dining room: With double electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and 28" Sky TV (basic package).
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, 36" Sky TV (basic package), telescope and doors leading to balcony.
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed and 32" Sky TV (basic package).
Bedroom 4: With double bed and 28" Sky TV (basic package).
Bedroom 5: With twin beds and 28" Sky TV (basic package).
Bathroom: With roll-top bath and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Highchair.


Lawned garden to front with garden furniture. Side garden with sitting-out area. Balcony with outdoor furniture. Garage. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    950 yards
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
    350 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Pub
    350 yards
  • Railway station distance
    11 miles
  • Lake
    950 yards (beach)

About the local area

Newcastle in located on the north bank of the River Tyne and with Gateshead on the south bank they have been transformed into a single visitor destination called "NewcastleGateshead".

Newcastle and Gateshead are a mix of the modern and historic, renowned for its excellent shopping and amazing nightlife. But the area has much more to offer - explore the beautiful ancient city walls and castle, enjoy the stunning quayside with its waterfront bars and galleries, dine in one of the many great restaurants and cafes and don't miss the fantastic public art such as the Angel of the North.

MetroCentre is the largest shopping and leisure centre in Europe and offers a not to be missed shopping experience with high street outlets, department stores and speciality shops in atmospheric themed areas. With more than 300 shops and stores, leisure facilities including an 11 screen cinema, Megabowl bowling alley and Quasar Laser plus more than 50 places to eat and drink.

Less than ten miles east of Newcastle city centre is the picturesque village of Tynemouth, dominated at the seaward end by the magnificent English Heritage attraction of Tynemouth Priory and Castle. The relaxed atmosphere is perfect to browse the many antique shops and enjoy a coffee and cake in one of the cafes. The nearby Victorian Metro station has a lively market at weekends selling a wide range of goods such as books, music and household bric-a-brac. This area of the north East of England is also famed for its miles of unspoilt coastline, with golden sands and stunning cliffs. Award winning beaches stretch right down the coast all providing an ideal location whether you want to find a quiet cove to relax, take a stroll along the cliff tops or enjoy many coastal activities such as water sports. A short distance inland brings you into `Hadrians Wall Country'.

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