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, overlooking 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.
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
Modern galley kitchen
Ceramic hob and oven
Open plan lounge and dining room
Wooden table and 4 chairs
2 seater leather sofa
Open plan lounge and dining room
Comfortably furnished with leather suite
Flat screen TV
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)
Large shower/wet room is accessed from the main hall
Main hall leads to the back door and the well laid out nautically themed garden beyond
The property now has direct beach access to the beach from the garden (steps).
Secure enclosed courtyard
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)
Storage for leisure gear can be pre-arranged ie. Cycles, kayaks, golf clubs etc
Travel Cot and High Chair can be provided free of charge on request. (Sorry cot linen and towel for infant is not provided)
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.
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 from the main hall to the shower room & one of the bedrooms.
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Well behaved dogs welcome (up to 2) @ £25.00 each per week or part thereof, please add your dogs into the comments section of your HomeAway booking, and the fees will be added to your booking before processing.
Other options and extras are available for children, dogs and some disability aids can also be added to your booking. Please enquire.