A small sandy bay speckled with rocky outcrops is less than 100 yards from the cottage and the wide expanse of golden sandy beach, Beadnell Bay is renowned for is a mere half mile away; a popular holiday destination for its extensive range of quality water sports; including sea kayaking, wind surfing and scuba diving. Beadnell Bay can truly be described as the jewel in Northumberland’s seaside crown; idyllic for a romantic barefoot stroll in the sand to listen to the waves lap against the shoreline and inhale the invigorating sea air. Only 2 miles north is the traditional fishing port of Seahouses, where boat trips to the nearby Farne Islands - famous for its bird sanctuaries and seal colony - depart regularly from its harbour. Here there are several charming tea rooms, amusements and shops with horse riding, fishing and golf on the links close by being only a sample of the many amenities available in this popular location. A further 3 miles up the coastline is the picturesque village of Bamburgh, which lies snuggled in the shadow of its majestic fortress and commands the power and presence of the seasoned television set it regularly becomes. Holy Island - the birthplace of Christianity and site of Lindisfarne Castle - can be seen from the unspoilt golden, sandy beach. Just a few miles inland is the bustling market town of Alnwick, with its own dramatic castle, often referred to as ’The Windsor of the North’ and ancestral home to the Duke of Northumberland (and film location for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Academy!) Visitors will enjoy a trip to Alnwick Garden - a spectacular interpretation of a formal garden including the Grand Cascade waterfall and restaurant within the largest tree house in Europe!