Although The Old Joiners Shop nestles in a tranquil spot, it is also well placed for easy access to the sought after Northumbrian coastline; being only 7 miles north east of Alnwick and around 5 miles from the gorgeous stretches of golden sandy beaches at Newton-by-the-Sea and Embleton. Watch the fishing boats return with their daily catch in the pretty harbour at the friendly fishing village of Craster, renowned for its oak-smoked kippers and salmon, 6 miles away. Enjoy spectacular cliff-top walks leading to the 14th-century ruins of the atmospheric Dunstanburgh castle and absorb the invigorating sea air and listen to the dramatic waves crash against the shoreline. The historic market town of Alnwick, with its quaint cobbled streets, offers an abundance of restaurants, shops, tea rooms, a cinema/playhouse and modern leisure centre with indoor swimming, is only 7 miles inland. Alnwick Castle, home to the Duke of Northumberland (and film location for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts!) and Alnwick Gardens, with the grand cascade waterfall and boasting the largest tree house in Europe are popular visitor attractions. The welcoming village of Beadnell, with its own magnificent stretch of sandy bay and where many watersports enthusiasts indulge, is only 8 miles and a further 2 miles is the traditional fishing port of Seahouses where boat trips to the Farne Islands, famous for its bird sanctuaries and seal colony, depart regularly from its harbour. No visit to this stunning coastline is complete without a trip to the prestigious village of Bamburgh, which lies snuggled in the shadow of its majestic fortress and where Holy Island can be seen from its wild expanse of unspoilt seashore.