Megstone in Beadnell, Northumberland

What to Expect

One of a trio of holiday homes, Megstone standalone sleeps four, with the option of being part of a group booking accommodating up to 10.

In a quiet location, it is only a two-minute walk to an awarding-winning beach and a working harbour with its lime kilns that now store local fisherman’s lobster pots.

When you are not on the beach or taking a cruise out to the iconic Farne Islands just inland, the Northumberland National Park offers a wide range of walking, hiking and cycling trails that offer sea views, woodland and waterfalls.

At A Glance

Contemporary interior
Quiet location
Beach 2 mins walk
Alfresco dining
Large garden


Garage storage
Washing machine
Induction hob
Coal effect fire

About Megstone

Freshly decorated in a contemporary style with clean lines, this charming bungalow sleeps four in its two bedrooms. A double bedroom and a twin share a bathroom with a screened shower over the tub.

The sitting room has comfy leather sofas and a coal effect electric fire in a traditional surround. The modern kitchen has an induction hob and extractor and a dishwasher with a dining area leading to the patio ideal for outdoor meals.

The patio overlooks a large enclosed manicured garden and the garage, ideal for storage, has a washing machine and to the front is off-road parking for two cars.

Map of Area

Things To Do in Beadnell

Get your wetsuit on because Beadnell Bay is one of the top spots for all types of water sports, from wave and windsurfing to diving. Shore and wreck dives are popular here, but if you are not a qualified diver, all is not lost because Fifth Point Diving operating from Harbour Street, has snorkelling seal safaris around the Farne Islands. If you don’t own a wetsuit, you can hire one, and if you are not confident about snorkelling, you can take a lesson in Fifth Point’s training tank in Beadnell. Groups don’t exceed five depart from nearby Seahouses. The trips are led by experienced guides who will prepare you for an unforgettable up-close and personal experience with grey seals.

Beadnell is the only launching point within Northumberland’s AONB for small leisure craft such as jet skis and boats for water skiing. Rules are strict and the designated launch operator requires a current copy of your equipment’s insurance policy for its records. If you have always wanted to experience catching a wave, surf lessons occur. In that case, Suppose right here on the beach or at Bamburgh, depending on the conditions. The beginners’ session lasts two hours is £35 for adults and £30 for children.

If you would rather spend your holiday taking it easy, then the secluded bay is only a stroll away, as is the village’s hub with its family and dog-friendly pub and an authentic fish and chips shop. The well-stocked convenience store makes it easy to buy bits for a beach picnic and after a fun-filled day out there is the dog-friendly Craster Arms for a chilled glass of wine or pint of local real ale in the beer garden.

Last Word

Suppose you have decided to put trips abroad on the backburner and are keen to experience a part of the world that offers up something completely different. In that case, it’s no-passport-required to travel to this unique stretch of coastline that is an integral part of England.

Even in high season, you won’t be jostling for space on the beach that stretches for miles and there is, of course, the option of discovering a hinterland that has been awarded national park status. This 405sq miles’ chunk of Northumberland, described by Lonely Planet as “England’s largest great wilderness”, is so remote it is the least populated national park in the country. Thanks to this, it is recognised by the International Dark Sky Association as the largest Dark Sky Park in Europe.

This holiday home comes with options. Not only is it ideal for up to four guests, but there is also the option for larger parties to book the two adjoining cottages. Despite the quiet location, Megstone is only a few minutes walk to the centre of the village, the harbour and the beach.

You won’t be taking any chances booking a holiday here because not only is there so much to see and do the cottage’s attention-to-detail accommodation does this beautiful part of the country proud.
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