Boutique hostel opens in Amble
At last the wait is over. We’ve been watching the construction of Amble’s new waterfront building for many months, and now all can be revealed. The new boutique hostel and luxury holiday apartments have opened, and The Ambler was lucky enough to be shown around.
Radcliffes Lodge is the last of the big builds on the quayside, next to the distinctive Coble Quays apartments. The lodge offers 9 individual bedrooms, set out for families, couples or individuals wanting a posh hostel experience. The emphasis is on luxury, and is ideal for those wanting to stay a few nights and get to know the Friendliest Port, while soaking up the magnificent views over the marina and to Warkworth castle. The rooms are beautifully decorated to a high standard, with bespoke hand made bunk beds, cosy bedlinen, hot showers, and wifi and charging stations in each room.
The large communal lounge can be used for relaxing with a coffee, reading, pouring over maps, or simply enjoying watching the boats glide into the marina, and the activity in the boatyard. Two of the hostel rooms are pet-friendly, although they are not allowed in the communal kitchen or dining area.
Cycle racks with some maintenance equipment, and washing machines/dryers are also available for the more muddy visitors. And given the lodge is right on the National Cycle Route, this makes it the perfect location for those wanting to explore the area by bike or on foot.
In addition to the hostel, there are two three-bedroom holiday lets available; Hemingways and Quay West. These gorgeous apartments also boast spectacular views, and are suitable for up to six people. One of the apartments is dog-friendly.
The crowning glory – although we couldn’t visit it as it was already booked out – is The Penthouse, a four bedroom apartment with two balconies and magnificent views of Warkworth all the way round to Coquet Island. It also features a games room and sleeps up to 8.
All in all, the new waterfront development provides a unique break in the Friendliest Port – just perfect for staycationers looking for peace, quiet and a little bit of luxury.
For more information on booking, availability and prices see: www.coblequay.co.uk/