What’s Beach Cottage like?
It’s the perfect coastal hideaway. This stylish fisherman’s cottage is right next to Lincolnshire Coastal Park and just steps from a beautiful, unspoilt beach. Enjoy spectacular sea views by day then cosy up in front of the wood burner at night. The cottage – one of the properties owned by Thorganby Hall Holiday Lettings – has been featured in several national newspapers and magazines. It can sleep four, but is the perfect romantic retreat for two.
How dog-friendly is Beach Cottage?
One dog is allowed per booking for an extra charge of £25. Bowls are provided, but you’ll have to remember to bring your own beds, treats and toys.
Tell me more about Beach Cottage
From the outside, this cute blue house looks lovely – but wait until you unlock the front door. The first thing you’ll notice is the panoramic view of the North Sea, which is simply stunning. Floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides of the house allow light to pour in and the open-plan design means you’ll always have the best view of the beach, plus your own access to it (and outdoor shower).
Two leather armchairs are perfectly placed to take in the vista but on chilly nights, you can spin them round to be closer to the wood burner. There’s also a comfy sofa, a small dining area and a fantastically well-equipped kitchen that has everything you need for a break away, including a washing machine and dishwasher. Binoculars are provided to make to the most of the views, and there’s a cool Sonos speaker system and DAB radio, too.
Downstairs, you’ll also find underfloor heating, a toilet and the cosy second bedroom, which is equipped with bunks. But the master upstairs really has the wow factor, with a 6ft bed and fabulous views. The bathroom is equally impressive with a deep slipper bath and rainforest shower. I loved the pebble-effect tiles, which you’ll also find in the downstairs loo.
Overall, the cottage has a rustic, seaside vibe – think driftwood mirrors, pallet tables, pebbles from the beach and one-off pieces of art. There is one parking space provided but be aware that access is via a grassy area and some steep and uneven steps. Guests also have access to a cute painted summerhouse and the patio overlooking the beach with outdoor shower.
What’s the food like at Beach Cottage?
This is a self-catering property but a few essentials are provided, such as tea, coffee, sugar, milk and wine. For a decent breakfast, try the Anderby Beach Cafe at the end of the road, where dogs are welcome in the garden.
Pets are also allowed in the The Creek Tavern (family room only) and Popa’s Bar, which are within easy walking distance of Beach Cottage. Hearty pub grub is on the menu at both venues. If you’re happy to travel a little further afield, drive 10 minutes to The Red Lion at Mumby, where staff make a real fuss of four-legged diners.
Are there resident dogs at Beach Cottage?
No, but you may well meet some out walking with their owners on the beach.
Where are the best dog walks near Beach Cottage?
Start with the beach that’s right outside. It runs for miles in either direction and often, you’ll have it all to yourself. Don’t miss the Cloud Bar – the world’s first purpose-built cloudspotting platform, complete with chairs and mirrors to watch the ever-changing skyline.
Walk south along the beach to Chapel Six Marshes Nature Reserve, where you’ll find the futuristic-looking Sound Tower, which resonates the sound of the wind. Keep walking and you’ll come across the striking North Sea Observatory, which is around 1.5 miles from Beach Cottage.
Dogs are welcome, and they are also allowed in the observatory’s Seascape Cafe, which often hosts special sunrise breakfasts. Don’t visit at lunchtime, though – pets can only go in between 9am and 12noon then again from 3pm until close. There are lots of leaflets about all the local attractions in the cottage, if you need more inspiration.
What Ernie loved about Beach Cottage
Being so close to the beach, the panoramic views (good for keeping an eye on passers-by), the cosy wood burner
What I loved about Beach Cottage
The beautiful sea views, the quiet location, the stylish decor
How to book Beach Cottage
Short breaks at Beach Cottage start from £475, while week-long stays are from £550. Book a break in January or February 2020 and save 20%. For more information, visit the Thorganby Hall website or call 07799 144806.