Bay View

Tynemouth & Whitley Bay Area, Coastal

You can book this property from:

  • £506 per week
  • £72 per night

Features

Beds & bedrooms

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

Kitchen

  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided

Families

  • Travel cot
  • Highchair

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Sky TV
  • Welcome pack
  • Sea or coastal views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • On-street parking

Accessibility

  • Walk-in shower

Description

Bay View Apartment is one of three apartments and an en-suite studio in the seaside village of Cullercoats, near Tynemouth, right on the seafront. This unique apartment combines the elegance and style of the Victorian era, furnished with an eclectic mix of antiques. The bay window in the lounge has a window seat to relax on and take in the breathtaking views of the sea. The promenade to the front of the property takes you along to a sandy beach, ideal for children and dog walking. Shop: 200 metres Pub: 300 metres

Accomodation on Ground Floor

Lounge with original marble fireplace, polished wooden floor, comfortable seating, a delightful window seat overlooking the garden and the bay, large TV with Sky Sports and Movies, dining table.

Accessed across the shared hallway to:

Kitchen with electric cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, espresso machine, and microwave
Bathroom with shower, washbasin and WC
Bedroom 1 with king-size four poster bed, bay window with window seat and views of the sea
Bedroom 2 with twin beds, washbasin.
Garden: Shared front garden with garden furniture. Small rear yard with table and chairs.
Parking: Free roadside parking close by - no permit required
Heating: G.F.C.H.
Also Provided: Linen and Towels. Books, games and WiFi. Travel cot and highchair on request. Use of guest bed or sofa bed if required - £25 per week call for details.
Pets: 2 Pets welcome @ £25 per pet per week
Notes: This is a non-smoking property. Mobile phone signal - strong. The bedrooms and kitchen are across the shared entrance hall of the building. 3 Star Gold Award Visit England.

Cullercoats is located in a designated conservation area.  It is a small village on a sandy bay enclosed by 2 piers and backed by cliffs. It has long been associated with fishing, and local fishermen still launch their boats from the south of the beach. The sandy beach is the perfect environment for children to play. Newcastle, with a wide variety of shops, restaurants, bars and cafes can easily be reached by car or public transport. Kayak shop close by for hiring kayaks, paddle boards and bikes. Whitley Bay and Tynemouth are both a short walk away.

Accessibility

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Southcliff Apartments - Access Statement

GENERAL


Southcliff Apartments are housed in a large Victorian residence on a pedestrian walkway overlooking the sea in Cullercoats, North Tyneside.

BAY VIEW (Ground Floor)

If you have limited mobility, this ground floor apartment is most suitable, although not if you use a wheelchair all the time: "...the ground floor apartment can be used by people who use wheelchairs on a part time basis, with assistance." (Gateshead Access Panel 2005).
 

Pre-Arrival

Newcastle Central Station is about 12 miles away, 20 mins by car or 25 mins by direct by Metro. If you require information in large print please let me know. To protect guests with allergies the apartments in this apartment building are non-smoking.

Arrival and Parking

Check-in is between 2.30 and 4.00 but we are happy to be flexible; simply arrange this with us beforehand. We would be delighted to give you any assistance you need on arrival if we are around, again just let us know beforehand. We live locally so can be on hand should you require any assistance during your stay.

As the apartments are on a pedestrian walkway there is no parking to the front, but there is parking to the side on Windsor Crescent which is only about 10 meters to the apartments, (however there is a low wall at the bend of the road so make sure you park where this ends.)

The immediate Area

There are some lovely easy walks right outside your front door. In fact you can just stand (or sit) outside the garden gate, watching the changing horizon and the boats passing by. There several beachfront restaurants just a couple of minutes walk away, as well as a Bills fish and chip shop (directly across is a bench overlooking the sea where you can eat them in traditional outdoor style!) There is also a seat in the garden to the front.

The Bay View apartment has a little patio area outside the back door - although there is a step down. The Metro System (Cullercoats Metro) is just 5 mins walk away and is wheelchair accessible and disabled friendly providing easy, fast and direct access to Newcastle City Centre you come out actually inside Eldon Square shopping Mall . There is a shop on Whitley Road (5 mins away) that hires out mobility scooters, walking frames and other aids and they are happy to deliver to and collect from the apartments. Please let me know if you would like their details.

Main Entrance

There is a Beamish cobble path to the front entrance and porch. However, the front door is not straight in front of you, it is to the side of the porch and there is a step, but unfortunately it has not been possible to install a ramp. ‘There is a step up to the front porch which would benefit from a ramp but the proximity of the garden and window may interfere with the installation...’ (Gateshead Access Panel 2005). You can get in with a wheelchair, so long as you have some-one with you to assist.

Internal doors, rooms

There are no internal steps in The Bay View. Doors are large enough for a wheelchair. Doors are not self closing so are easier to open. Rooms are large with plenty of space between the furniture, which is solid to lean on for support. We can provide a carver dining chair (with arms) so it is easier to get up from. The floor in the living room is floor boards with rugs on so be aware of any trip hazards and do let us know if you would like us to move any furniture or lift any rugs to make your stay more comfortable. There is space to store a wheelchair either in the apartment or in the porch. The TV has Teletext and there is good colour contrast between floors and walls.  The emergency exit is through the front door or the back door through the kitchen,  and there is a step down here. Some lighting is energy efficient, so it can take a couple of seconds to reach full brightness but we are busy moving to all LED.

Bedrooms

Both bedrooms are spacious. The bed in the double bedroom (king size) is a solid four-poster. the single beds in the twin room. (The twin room has a washbasin). Bedding is cotton and the pillows and duvets are feather/down and 100% down for the king size bed, (if you would prefer a non-feather duvet let me know).

Kitchen

Work surfaces are regular height.

Bathroom

There are no specific disabled facilities. The bathroom has a walk in shower with low level shower tray, and the toilet is regular height. The bathroom is reasonably spacious so it is fairly easy to manoeuvre around.

Action Plan

We plan to do the following and will amend the statement above once completed:

   - When taps need replacing do so with lever handle taps.
   - Install easy use locks and handles for Bay View
   - Mark in contrast strips steps front door step and backdoor step.
   - Install more handrails

Location