2 Duck Cottage in Beadnell, Northumberland

What to Expect

This single-storey stone cottage conversion lies in the old village, is a short walk away from the beach, and has plenty of room for a family or group of friends, plus two well-behaved dogs, to stretch out and enjoy the scenery and fresh air.

Its raised patio in the private garden faces southwest, making it the perfect spot to soak up the afternoon and evening sun with the sea and dramatic coastline behind you.

Ramble over the dunes, take the short walk to Dunstanburgh Castle, explore the two areas of outstanding natural beauty on the doorstep, and enjoy the seafood from Craster while taking in the sights.

At A Glance

Beach location
Detached cottage
All ground floor
Enclosed garden
Raised patio
Log burner


Open plan
4x lockable bike storage
Nespresso coffee machine
Bluetooth + wifi
Shop and pub 10 mins
2x off-road parking

About Duck Cottage

Sleeping six in an open plan, single-storey cottage with wooden floors throughout. There’s a king-size double bedroom, a family room with a full-size bunk bed, and one single, next to a shower room with shower, wash hand basin and WC.

Stylish, contemporary leather sofa and corner seats for six people around a coffee table and gleaming metal wood burner, exposed stone walls setting off the fitted kitchen, dining suite for four, plus two diner seats at the breakfast bar.

There is parking for two cars, the front garden is secured and lawned, while the cottage has access to the path, which leads straight down to the dunes and the sea.

Map of Area

Things To Do in Beadnell

The cottage overlooks Beadnell Bay which is perfect for taking the dogs at any time of day and is also part of the Northumberland Coast AONB, which stretches more than 20km to the north and south. The energetic will love surfing, paddle boarding and coasteering which are very popular here. To the north is the Annstead Dunes Nature Reserve, part of a mature sand dune system and home to rare birdlife throughout the year.

Back in the village, enjoy local food and drink at the old fashioned pub with a huge outdoor seating area before heading off to see the sights.
A bracing walk or short drive south takes you to Dunstanburgh Castle, a National Trust site with a picnic area and dramatic views from the grounds of the 14th-century ruin, just a hint of the history that is everywhere in this part of old Northumbria. The village of Craster sits next to the castle, famous for its crabs and beautiful harbour.

Drive, walk or cycle to the north, eat and drink to your heart’s content at Seahouses, enjoy some superb local fish and chips, and book a boat trip out to the Farne Islands to witness the thousands of puffins at home in their protected National Nature Reserve.
North of Seahouses is Bamburgh, a larger village with a much bigger – and still inhabited – castle and access across a tidal causeway to Lindisfarne, or Holy Island as it is commonly known with its own priory and world-famous honey mead winery.

Last Word

As you’ll witness from the cottage, this part of the north Northumberland coast is very popular with hikers, cyclists and fans of wild, sea-going sports. While hundreds of such visitors will come and go, you can watch them all from the peace and quiet of your open plan cottage and not have to worry about parking or where to go if the weather turns or it gets dark.
Inside, the open-plan layout with wooden floors means you don’t have to worry about the dogs, while the raised patio outside is a haven in itself, especially after noon.

No matter what the ages or energy levels of your party, Beadnell has something to please everybody. The peace and quiet of birdwatching in the mature dunes nature reserve, the superb coastal path spanning the 43km length of the coastal AONB, the lovely food and drink from the local villages, and the awesome history of the area are more than enough to occupy any visitor.

With lots of room and no stairs to negotiate, lockable bike storage and off-road parking, once you’ve arrived, you’ll feel right at home and ready to explore, safe in the knowledge you’ve got all the home comforts you need whatever the mood of your guests or turn of the weather.

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