The Bathing House, Howick, Northumberland, England.

This truly unique and most charming Grade II listed cottage stands in possibly the most idyllic and desirable location on the Northumberland coast. The majestic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle can be seen in the far distance to the North, whilst to the south there are distant views of Coquet Island.

It was built in the early 19th century by the 2nd Earl Grey (famous for tea and for being the Prime minister to pass the great reform act of 1832).

Earl Grey had 16 children and the house was built specifically for the family to go bathing. The design of the house included a large upstairs sitting room (now the main bedroom) where Lady Grey used to sit and watch the children bathe, and where tea was served by the caretaker who lived below.

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