We enjoyed a week at Amblers Rest (6 days in fact, due to a confusion over start day). Amble is a great base for a holiday offering decent amenities and the ability to strike out in many directions. Unfortunately, my wife broke her ankle on day 2, which somewhat limited our options - that said, the ground floor apartment couldn't have been handier. Also, we were able to experience the warmth and professionalism of staff at the relatively nearby Ashington and Cramlington hospitals.
Overall, I'd describe the apartment as clean, adequate and well located. We have stayed in smarter places but these generally don't welcome dogs! The backyard offered a pleasant sun trap for the invalid and servant. Perhaps the one negative was the lack of a washing machine.