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Village Location With Sea Views Just Minutes From Beautiful Sugar Sands Beach

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Three Bed Family Home In A Picturesque Village Surrounded By History And Beaches

Arosfa House has been recently refurbished and equipped to a high standard.

This 3 bed family house in the picturesque village of Longhoughton has fantastic sea views from the rear, a large fenced garden and is but a short walk to one of the finest and secluded beaches on the Northumberland Coast.

Our location is ideal for walkers, cyclists, surfers and those who want to experience village life.

We welcome families with children and can also cater for families with four legged friends (Maximum 2 Dogs Please We do charge £10 per booking for guests with dogs for the extra cleaning required).

Arosfa House is superbly located at the beginning of a country lane which leads directly to the sheltered and secluded "Sugar Sands" beach, this beach has been voted by the Independant and Telegraph as one of the best beaches in Britain, and the best kept secret in Northumberland.

The rear of the house looks out onto farmland with fantastic views of the sea. Our home has a large fenced garden so ideal for children and the family dog to play.

We have a lean to attached to the house which has a coat rack for wet clothes, towels for drying dogs, a tumble dryer and a secured bike rack for our cyclist guests.

Parking is also not a problem with off street private parking directly outside the front door, enough for two / three cars.

We have an outdoor hose and towels for taking care of mucky dogs so do not worry if they play in the sea.

Sorry but we do not allow pets to go upstairs or sit on furniture.

Recently refurbished and equipped to a high standard with new furnishings:

Downstairs flooring is laminated and tiled, whilst upstairs is carpeted.

Kitchen:

Washing machine, Tumble Dryer, Dish Washer, Freezer, Fridge, Microwave, Plates/Cutlery/Pots and Pans Food Mixer / Hand Blender / Kettle Baby bottle steriliser Baby play pen / High Chair Vacuum and cleaning equipment also Dog bowls.

Front Room:

Large screen smart TV with freeview Two double leather sofas Single leather reclining chair Six Seat Dining Table Coffee table and side tables.

Downstairs Toilet:

Off entrance hall and close to living room.

Bedrooms:

All our bedrooms have been furnished with new furniture, beds and mattresses they all have free view televisions with the main bedroom having a DVD player combo TV.

Bathroom:

Large Bath with sealed glass integrated Mira shower Underfloor heating

Lean to:

Bike Rack Coat Rack Old towels for dogs Cushions for outdoor furniture

Garden:

Wendy House Lots of grass Patio table Webber Charcoal BBQ

Longhoughton is a small village which was established in medieval times.

St Peter and St Paul’s church in the village is a grade 1 listed building, dating from the 11th century.

It has a beautiful Saxon chancel arch and a strong Norman tower.

Within walking distance is a Co-Op convenience store which sells everything you could need.

If you walk to the beach and turn right a coastal walk will take you to the lovely village of Boulmer, this is one of Northumberlands last genuine fishing villages and little has changed here in the last 100 years.

Boulmer has had an extremely questionable reputation for smuggling.

In the 18th and 19th century Boulmer was notorious for its involvement with smugglers and pirates who came from all over the coast to deal their ill gotten gains of salt, tobacco and spirits.

The village pub " The Fishing Boat Inn" (or FBI as known by us locals) was the headquarters of the smuggling activity.

Probably the most well known smuggler was William Faa, the king of the gypsy community.

Although no longer a den of inequity the Fishing Boat Inn is a fantastic place to walk where you can sit and have a drink, eat dinner and watch the small Northumberland Coble fishing boats pull in their catch of cod, crabs and lobsters.

Boulmer is quite unique in that it doesn't have a harbour, the traditional fishing Cobles have to be pulled ashore and can be seen resting at low tide on the beach and rocky outcrops.

The main catch at Boulmer is Salmon from June to end of August and Crabs / Lobsters out of season, as such it is a popular place for fishermen.

The rocky outcrops with impenetrable weed beds, typical of the Northumberland coastline make large catches of Cod and Coalfish possible in the winter months.

If you fancy a go at fishing you will need to tempt the Codling out of the weed beds using what I have heard being the best bait "Peeler Crab"....Good Luck.

The main town of Alnwick is a short drive Pronounced to rhyme with ‘panic’, that’s perhaps what you would do if you missed out on a visit to this bustling medieval market town.

Twisting cobbled streets with an eclectic collection of individual shops are teamed with some of the country’s top attractions, including Alnwick Castle Dubbed the Windsor of the North.

Alnwick Castle was the location for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. Home of the Percy family and Dukes of Northumberland since 1309.

Alongside is the Duchess of Northumberland’s blooming marvellous creation – The Alnwick Garden. Dine among the treetops of The Alnwick Garden in the fairytale setting of one of the world’s largest tree houses, or enjoy afternoon tea with a pot of Earl Grey tea, which originates from nearby Howick Hall in a cosy café.

Whether it’s rifling through the shelves of Barter Books, one of the UK’s largest second hand bookshops, housed in the town’s old railway station or catching a performance at Alnwick Playhouse; toe-tapping to live music in a lively inn or exploring the Bailiffgate Museum which brings to life the people and places of Northumberland, there’s always something to do in Alnwick.

You will never be short of stunning sights and unforgettable days out when you visit us.

Of course, there's the world famous Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain's biggest building project that still dominates the county's landscape almost 2,000 years after it was constructed. American newspaper USA Today described the wall as "better than Stonehenge".

There are signs of ancient civilisation in the mysterious cup and ring stone carvings that dot the county, early Christianity was nurtured at the Holy Island of Lindisfarne off the Northumberland Coast and Northumberland was often at the centre of various disputes between England and Scotland.

If you are a lover of gardens and grand stately homes, then Northumberland has plenty to offer. Of course you will have heard of The Alnwick Garden, the finest contemporary garden in the UK, but other equally delightful gardens can be found at Howick Gardens & Arboretum and Cragside Estate to name but a few.

If you are unlucky enough to have timed your visit to Northumberland during one of the few rainy days, there are plenty of all weather attractions to enthral you. Woodhorn Museum & Northumberland Archivess is home to a fascinating exhibition on the mining heritage of Northumberland as well as ever changing interactive exhibitions. Museums and galleries can also be found within many of our great castles and along Hadrian's Wall.

And last but by no means least, there is the Northumberland countryside, home to some of our greatest landscapes. However, these are not just pretty landscapes; they are landscapes that are perfect for outdoor activities, with everything from walking and cycling, to fishing and wildlife watching.

Northumberland is England’s most northern county and being largely rural with an interlacing network of lightly-trafficked quiet roads, it is a gem for cycle touring.

Family friendly cycle routesMountain bike routes around Kielder Water & Forest Park

Cycling is an excellent and efficient way to get around Northumberland; a bike will get you to places cars can never reach!

Whether you are looking for coastal flatlands or rolling hills you will be spoilt for choice. Iconic landmarks including castles and bastles abound whilst 'big sky' views are your frequent companion. With a wealth of places to visit, picturesque villages and great pubs, cafés and tasty local food, there’s always an excuse to take a break from the saddle.

Northumberland boasts several long distance cycling trails: Hadrian's Cycleway, The Coast & Castles, Pennine Cycleway, and the UK's most popular route, the Sea to Sea (C2C).

Wild open spaces make Northumberland a gem for mountain biking with fantastic natural trails, and with more than 100 miles of purpose built trails we have great riding all year round.

For more information on everything cycling in Northumberland visit - The Cycle Pad.Getting around

Go stargazing in Northumberland Dark Sky Park and experience the largest expanse of protected dark skies in the UK. Covering an area of 572 square miles 96% of the park benefits from the lowest levels of light pollution.

The park includes the darkest locations in England and on clear moonless nights the Milky Way can be clearly seen stretching across star-filled skies. There are a range of fabulous places to stargaze from including official dark sky sites and stargazing-friendly accommodation.

Frequent public stargazing events organised by park authorities or run by local astronomical societies. The twice annual Kielder Starcamp attracts many amateur astronomers.

The park is home to the renowned Kielder Observatory which offers stargazing events 7 days a week.

There is a bus stop less than 5 mins walk from Arosfa with buses running into Alnwick and also to Newcastle.

The nearest train station is Alnmouth which is about 10 mins drive.

Other things to note

No Smoking in our home please

Please respect our friends in the village by not throwing parties, we have a strict noise policy between 1000pm and 7am.

Some of our neighbours are emergency service night-shift workers.

No persons under the age of 21 are allowed to rent Arosfa House.

No dogs to venture upstairs please

More Details

Owner
John Wilson
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 May, 2018

About John Wilson

My name is John and I am a stay at home father for Oscar.

I have served in both the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force but now have just as exciting a job looking after my family.

My lovely wife is currently working in Norfolk and so rather than sell or let our family home, and having stayed in holiday lets before, we decided to try this venture for ourselves.

John Wilson purchased this house in 2013

Why John Wilson chose Longhoughton

Arosfa House, which means Stay or Wait in Welsh was originally a Royal Air Force Married Quarter for Warrant Officers who were stationed at nearby RAF Boulmer.

The house was not in the best of condition when we purchased her and so a couple of years of tender loving care was required, we have finally turned the garden into a family area as previously it was an allotment.

The views from the back are fantastic and in the mornings when the sea fret is drifting up the country road you feel as though you are in a special place......

The house is a family home, and we decided to turn into a holiday let so we could come back and stay since we love the area so much.

Northumberland is the hidden gem of the British Isles and I am sure once you have stayed and explored you will agree.

What makes this house unique

Leave Arosfa and take a short stroll down a single track country lane, enter Low Steads Farm where the friendly farmer will give you a wave and his sheepdogs a glancing look as they watch over the sheep, breathe in the country air mixed with the smell of the sea, and enter the unspoilt and forgotten Sugar Sands Beach........

Meet Surfers , Cyclists, Walkers and Beach lovers who have travelled long distances to visit this unspoilt area of Northumberland Coastline, as you continue walking to the Fishing Boat Inn, where you can sit and listen to the sea or warm yourself by a roaring log fire.

Others will have to leave and drive back to avoid rush hour just relax and have another glass of wine.

This is why we love "Arosfa House"

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Longhoughton in Longhoughton

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No Dogs Allowed Upstairs
  • No High Heeled Shoes In Our Home Please As They Damage The Flooring
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , The shower screen is sealed and does not open
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master "Crystal" Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , King Size Crystal Bed With White High Gloss Furniture
    "Crystal" Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Two Crystal Single Beds Inbuilt Wardrobe
    Pine Bedroom - 1 Single Bed , Single Pine Bed With A Pull Out Single Bed Underneath
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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Village Location With Sea Views Just Minutes From Beautiful Sugar Sands Beach
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Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay, had everything you would need to feel at home. Would recommend to people and will hopefully be staying here again in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Clean, cheerful an ideal home from home

  • 5 of 5

My sons and their children shared this house to be close to the family home for a birthday celebration. They found it comfortable, clean everything that they needed was in situ at the house.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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Location

Nearest Airport
54 Kilometres
Newcastle International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
The Fishing Boat Inn
Nearest Ferry
53 Kilometres
Port Of Tyne International Passenger Terminal
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Alnmouth Golf Club, Foxton Drive, Alnwick
Nearest Train
5.3 Kilometres
Alnmouth Train Station
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
A1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
The Fishing Boat Inn
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Sugar Sands Beach
Car: necessary

The nearest town to Arosfa House is Alnwick pronounced to rhyme with ‘panic’, that’s perhaps what you would do if you missed out on a visit to this bustling medieval market town.

Twisting cobbled streets with an eclectic collection of individual shops are teamed with some of the country’s top attractions, including Alnwick Castle Dubbed the Windsor of the North, Alnwick Castle was the location for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. Home of the Percy family and Dukes of Northumberland since 1309, alongside is the Duchess of Northumberland’s blooming marvellous creation – The Alnwick Garden.

Dine among the treetops of The Alnwick Garden in the fairytale setting of one of the world’s largest tree houses, or enjoy afternoon tea with a pot of Earl Grey tea, which originates from nearby Howick in a cosy café.

Whether it’s rifling through the shelves of Barter Books, one of the UK’s largest second hand bookshops, housed in the town’s old railway station or catching a performance at Alnwick Playhouse; toe-tapping to live music in a lively inn or exploring the Bailiffgate Museum which brings to life the people and places of Northumberland, there’s always something to do in Alnwick.

One thing is for sure; a magical time awaits you in this spellbinding town.

Northumberland has more castles than any other county in England. Many of these castles, including Warkworth, Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh and Lindisfarne, stand guard along our dramatic coast.

Drive across the causeway to the unique Holy Island of Lindisfarne, the birthplace of the magnificent Lindisfarne Gospels. At the Lindisfane Centre you can turn virtual pages of a facsimile version of the Lindisfarne Gospels.

Northumberland’s coast is a giant adventure park where you can enjoy adrenaline-pumping sports like coasteering, kite and wind surfing. Or just relax with a deckchair while the children build sandcastles and go rock pooling.

Channel your inner David Attenborough with a visit to one of Northumberland’s amazing coastal nature reserves like the Farne Islands, Coquet Island and Druridge Bay.

Northumberland’s most northern area offers some thrilling history, with the Berwick Walls and ancient battlegrounds. Berwick-upon-Tweed has a rich culture, and inland you’ll find rolling hills and beautiful villages.

Tap into a rich seam of history and celebrate Northumberland’s mining heritage at the award-winning Woodhorn Museum.

Joining the Great Barrier Reef and Yellowstone National Park as a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hadrian’s Wall is one of England’s greatest landmarks. Hadrian's Wall leaves a lasting impression on any who visit, including writer George RR Martin who used it as inspiration for his own Wall in the bestselling books and hit TV series, Game of Thrones.

The best-preserved frontier of the Roman Empire and the nation’s finest Roman monument, great stretches of the Wall remain intact in Northumberland.

But this Roman megastructure is not just an isolated ruin. The Wall and surrounding countryside here is scattered with milecastles, temples and Roman forts such as Housesteads, Vindolanda and Epiacum, which can be seen on Robson Greens Further Tales from Northumberland.

There are archaeological sites and museums along the Wall telling the epic story of Rome’s rise and fall. Take to the stunning landscape of Hadrian’s Wall Country by foot or bike and enjoy dramatic views unchanged since Roman times.

As well as its Roman treasures, Hadrian’s Wall Country has a wealth of non-Roman finds to explore too. Take a walk west from Housesteads Crag to Sycamore Gap to see both the highest remains of the Wall and the solitary tree immortalised in the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

The pretty village of Wylam is the birthplace of George Stephenson, pioneering railway engineer and inventor of the ‘Rocket’, the famous railway locomotive.

Carry on the railway theme and board a train on the Hadrian’s Wall Country Line. Hop on and off to explore towns and villages with a character all of their own, like Haltwhistle, Bardon Mill and Hexham.

Officially Britain’s best tourism experience, Kielder Water & Forest Park oozes adventure. Thrillingly remote, yet easily accessible, Northumberland’s western outpost spans 250 square miles. It boasts the biggest man-made lake in Northern Europe as well as the largest planted forest in England with 150 million trees. Hugging Kielder Water’s 27-mile shoreline, The Lakeside Way gives easy access to stunning scenic viewpoints along the lakeside and unparalleled chances to spot rare wildlife.

Kielder offers a myriad of opportunities for you to be as active or relaxed as you like. With so much to see and do here, kick off your explorations at one of Kielder’s three visitor centres, Tower Knowe, Leaplish or Kielder Castle.

Kielder Forest is perfect for getting back to nature.

We sincerely hope you choose to stay in our family home "Arosfa House" in beautiful Northumberland.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £55
Additional Guest Fee £10 per person per night
Pet Fee £10
Damage Deposit £50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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