Boca Chica Cottage

Morpeth & Nearby, Central

You can book this property from:

  • £580 per week
  • £83 per night
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking

Features

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 single Zip&Link beds

Kitchen

  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Wet room
  • Shower

Families

  • Travel cot
  • Highchair

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Sea or coastal views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Outdoors

  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Enclosed garden

Accessibility

  • On one level, no stairs
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Walk-in shower
  • Wet room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 16:00
  • Check out: 10:00
  • As some bedrooms at this property offer flexible bed configurations (see property description) please ensure you state your preferences in the booking note field of the website booking page so that the housekeeper can prepare the property for your arrival.

Description

Hidden away at the end of an old farm road lies a small group of houses the furthest being Boca Chica Cottage. It stands proud on the edge of a wide expanse of beach at the mouth of the Wansbeck River, over looking the little known golden bay of Cambois.

The cottage takes its name from an old area name in Cambois reportedly first used in 1745 by two sailors serving under Admiral Vernon (Duke of Newcastle) in the Carthagena War where one of the outposts was Boca Chica.

This is a property steeped in history and the area’s industrial past. Originally stables for wagon horses, it is thought to have housed ponies used in Cambois pit, also as servant’s quarters for the adjoining property and latterly used as a school house.

Owners Clair and Michael bought the adjoining stone house and buildings in 2014 and successfully converted the run down building into a holiday cottage.

The couple have put their own stamp on the building, carefully utilising as much of the original fabric as possible, and have managed to secure many local items to recycle in the build - from the old gym flooring rescued from a school demolition, to the handmade bricks to build the impressive feature chimney breast in the lounge, to the hefty ceiling beams foraged from a local beach.

The property is now a delight, bright and airy, with a clean modern finish enhanced by independently commissioned photography, depicting the immediate surrounds, and the recycled materials and furnishings which give the cottage its heritage.

Boca Chica Cottage is a fantastic holiday retreat for couples or a small family, well behaved dogs are very welcome.

Entrance

  • Originally stables for wagon horses
  • On entering the arched stable opening you enter the open plan lounge and dining room
  • The main hall also leads to the back door

Kitchen

  • Modern galley kitchen
  • Ceramic hob and oven
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle

Dining Area

  • Open plan lounge and dining room
  • Wooden table and 4 chairs
  • 2 seater leather sofa
  • Sideboard

Lounge

  • Open plan lounge and dining room
  • Comfortably furnished with leather suite
  • Flat screen TV
  • Wi-fi
  • Log burning stove sits in the reconstructed fireplace
  • Handmade staircase provides access to the relaxed reading area/children’s den above the lounge area

Bedrooms & Bathroom

  • 2 double bedrooms
  • Both well furnished with king size beds (one of which can be made into twin beds on request)
  • Each bedroom has a wardrobe and set of drawers
  • Large shower/wet room is accessed from the main hall

 

  • Flat screen TV
  • Wi-fi
  • Selection of board games, books, dvd’s and CD’s, plus a host of information about the area

Outside Facilities

  • Main hall leads to the back door and the well laid out nautically themed garden beyond
  • This has been completely refurbished, retaining many of the mature bushes and trees
  • The property now has direct beach access to the beach from the garden (steps).
  • Secure enclosed courtyard

What's Included @ Boca Chica

  • All bedding, bed linen and towels
  • Full central heating
  • Initial logs & kindling for the log burner - more can be purchased from the owners on site
  • Smart TV with Freeview x 2
  • Wi-fi in main living area
  • Selection of board games, books, dvd’s and CD’s, plus a host of information about the area
  • A generous welcome pack awaits your arrival
  • Selection of toiletries are supplied
  • A full inventory can be provided on request
  • Cot and High Chair can be provided free of charge on request. (Sorry cot linen is not provided)
  • Dog bowl if you have booked your dog
  • Storage for leisure gear can be pre-arranged ie. Cycles, kayaks, golf clubs etc

Children's Facilities

Travel Cot and High Chair can be provided free of charge on request. (Sorry cot linen and towel for infant is not provided)

Bringing Your Dog on Holiday to Boca Chica

Boca Chica welcomes well behaved dogs (up to 3) @ £25.00 per dog per week or part thereof. When you book you will be asked to provide some information about your pet which will aide the owner in ensuring that the property is set up to welcome them.

A dog bowl is provided.

A bit of K9 etiquette should be observed during your stay:-

  • Your pet should not be left in the property unattended (unless crated - crates can be hired)
  • Your pet should not be allowed in the bedrooms or on furniture
  • On booking for your pet, you are confirming that it is fully up to date on its flea treatment.

 

Special Notes and Conditions.

Notes and Special Conditions

• The property has access to the beach (20m) so children and dogs should be well supervised whilst in the garden and beach areas.
The secure enclosed Courtyard is suitable for dogs.
• There is a charge of £25.00 per dog per week or part thereof.
• Whilst this is predominantly a single storey property, with all main rooms at ground floor level, there are some steps into and inside the property where changing levels ie one step froom the main hall to the shower room & one of the bedrooms. Please see our access statement for details.

Reviews

A wonderful lovely place to stay, with generous food items left by the hosts, which was handy as I didn't have time to shop. Immaculate, warm and welcoming with amazing beach walks literally on the doorstep. Very appreciative of the hosts being flexible for my choice of short stay nights, coordinating with my daughter's new job. Very difficult to leave such a beautiful property. I relaxed and slept well for the first time in ages in a comfy bed with lovely crisp linen. Warm and cosy against the Northumberland winds. Amazing place.

Past Customer,

The pictures in the brochure (which sold it to us) actually don't do it justice. We found this a lovely cosy (but not small feeling) cottage - it was well heated, which was great in November - and we really enjoyed the log burner in the evenings. The standard of everything was exceptionally high - the kitchen had everything in it you could possibly need and the bathroom had a great shower. There were board games and DVDs in the little loft space for the kids. We loved the window seat in the master bedroom too with views over the river. The location was great for us to visit relatives who live nearby. We did use the stairs to go to the beach (although the sloping path around the side of the cottage might have been an easier approach). The beach is beautiful - very clean with white sand and practically empty. We found several starfish one morning on the sands. We hope to visit again in spring or summer and take advantage of the kayak and barbecue.

Past Customer,

We stayed at Boca Chica 2nd week in October. Very comfortable cottage in a in a quiet road and a good location for exploring Northumberland. The beds were very comfortable and the facilities were very good. Wi-Fi was a bit hit and miss but wasn't a major problem. The garden area was great for the dog, although it could do with a bit of a tidy up. I know its towards the end of the season but the picture in the brochure looks fantastic and the reality is quite a few weeds and overgrown bushes etc. Access to the beach is best from the road rather than the steps at the rear of the garden which are very steep and slippery. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend.

Past Customer,

Spent a blissful two weeks in this beautifully appointed cottage in prime position with the most beautiful view. Easy access to perfect, quiet beach and yet the secure garden and the courtyard ensures peace of mind for those of us with dogs. Clare provided all we could ask for without being at all intrusive. Already looking to book next year. Highly recommended!

Past Customer,

A wonderful cottage, that is ideal for a family of 4. Access to the beach is a god-send with the children wanting to go down rain or shine. Wonderfully located with plenty to see in the surrounding areas, with many castles within quick access. Definitely good value for money for the 2 weeks (an upgrade from the previous year of 1 week). Would recommend it to any family and will be looking to come again.

Past Customer,

We loved our stay at the cottage, it was bliss to sit and enjoy our coffee in the morning in the sunshine with the glorious view and our daily walks on the beach sad to leave .

Past Customer,

Each morning taking my coffee to the bottom of the garden and sitting watch the tides in and out of the estuary - what could be better. Okay, it is rather isolated but that suited us. And the welcome pack awaiting us was really good and took care of immediate needs. Our host, Claire, was very welcoming and attentive, yet stayed out of our way. Boca Chica is s marvellous example of renovation and a great place to stay. As far as we were are concerned, a definite 5 *

Past Customer,

Beautiful part of the world endless sandy beaches, dog paradise. Quite weather dependant and local amenities are a car drive away. However plenty of interesting places to visit and must say nearly everywhere is dog friendly . Disappointed at the heating in the cottage with it being open plan was difficult to keep warm. Would have benefited from more curtains, lacked a little privacy in the lounge.

Past Customer,

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