A great space to relax, cook and eat
Cosy and contemporary
A lovely family social space
Room for two in this bright bunk room
Fresh feeling bathroom
Cosy double bedroom
View of the property
1 / 7  A great space to relax, cook and eat
2 / 7  Cosy and contemporary
3 / 7  A lovely family social space
4 / 7  Room for two in this bright bunk room
5 / 7  Fresh feeling bathroom
6 / 7  Cosy double bedroom
7 / 7  View of the property

Beech Cottage - Craster

Dunstan, Craster, Northumberland
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming coastal cottage in a quiet Northumberland hamlet location
  • Open-plan layout for sociable entertaining
  • Close to Craster Harbour with its selection of restaurants, pubs and coffee shops
  • Within easy reach of the famous Alnwick Castle
  • Golf, walking, watersports and cycling all available locally
  • Driving distance from all the top local visitor attractions and places of historic interest
Property code: CN031

This small but perfectly formed cottage has been lovingly furnished and fitted to provide homely accommodation just a stone’s throw from the seaside.

Beech Cottage has been furnished and finished with a fresh, seaside theme and offers cosy, self-catering accommodation for a family of 4, friends or, a couple looking for a great base close to the seaside from which to explore and experience this beautiful area of natural beauty with plenty of wide open spaces, stunning coastline, world famous local attractions and great places to eat and drink! The cottage is located in the quiet hamlet of Dunstan with its own village pub, serving food and real ales and nearby Craster harbour with its pretty village, pub restaurants, coffee shop and other eateries are only 4 minutes away by car or an 8-minute walk.

With open plan living accommodation, two bedrooms, free guest Wi-Fi and off-road parking, Beech Cottage is a great option for any time of the year.

For days out and about, you are well placed to visit all the major attractions throughout Northumberland including of course, the now world famous Alnwick Castle and The Alnwick Gardens and Treehouse Restaurant are only a short, 6- mile drive from here. Dunstanburgh Castle can be reached via the coastal path from Craster and the friendly golf course welcomes visitors all year round. Seahouses, for The Farne islands, Beadnell, for a range of water sports, Bamburgh, for its iconic (must see!) castle and beautiful village and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne are all within easy reach - to name just a few of the popular places to visit nearby.

This cottage accepts one well behaved dog.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms 1 double, 1 bunk bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, small fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Electric and central heating included
  • TV and iPod dock in lounge area
  • 1 well-behaved dog welcome
  • Beach, pubs and shops within walking distance

This property is personally managed by Nicola.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Robert 2nd August 2019

The Cottage is well located and very well equipped. It is perfect for a small family.

Reviewed by Jill 24th May 2019

A very cosy cottage, most suitable for a couple but a little small for a family in the downstairs space. No mention made about the lack of a back garden and very little front garden!!!!!!!!

Reviewed by Maggie 10th May 2019

An ideal location to explore Northumbria. Walking distance of the coastal path and the quaint harbour of Craster. Clean, with all the amenities needed. An excellent location for a pub serving good pub food. The cottage is described as snug but it is small. I was pleased we were only a couple.

Reviewed by Tracy 28th December 2018

Small cottage but good location. In need of some attention but worked for us. Pleased there was only two of us in the end however.

Reviewed by Graham 12th October 2018

A great location and a comfortable cottage for a couple.

Reviewed by Graham 28th September 2018

Cottage is a good size for two people, but might be a bit small with two young children on a wet day! Location is great..about 10 minute gentle walk to Craster and then access to the wonderful Northumberland coast.. a very friendly pub just a few yards away ... from which we didn't get any noise as patrons arrived or left .. and food was excellent!

Reviewed by Moira J 18th August 2017

Whilst this cottage was comfortable in many respects. The owner left a welcome pack of bread, biscuits and eggs which was lovely. The location was spot on as there are so many beaches, castles and National Trust properties within easy reach. The Two and a half hour trip to the Grace Darling lighthouse was very enjoyable as seals and birds everywherRead moree. Hide

Reviewed by Melanie H 28th July 2017

Beech Cottage is a great place to stay with lots to do in the area. The cottage is clean and cosy with some lovely personal touches

Reviewed by Happy Guests 18th May 2017

We have just had a lovely in this cute cosy fisherman's cottage, very close to many attractions - mainly, for us, coastal walking. We also enjoyed visiting nearby Cragside National Trust property. Lots of places of interest close by, many castles, gardens and lovely villages and towns. Particularly liked Alnwick and Warkworth. We ate one evening neRead morext door at The cottage Inn. Very reasonable and large portions. The cottage has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Would thoroughly recommend staying at Beech Cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Happy Guests

First impressions were that the cottage was small with not much daylight coming in from the small windows but this is a former 18th Century fisherman's cottage and nicely themed accordingly and we got used it and settled in comfortably. The wardrobes are not full size, more large cupboards, but there was enough storage room for a short stay.A shortRead more walk to Craster and a further slightly longer walk to Dunstanburgh Castle are all possible from the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Happy Guests

We had a wonderful stay at Beech Cottage everything on hand for a very comfortable experience. The location is perfect for visiting all the top attractions on the coast and with Alnwick Castle just a short distance we could not have asked for anything better. Good eateries nearby with a local pub just down the road. All very good would thoroughlyRead more recommend this property. Hide

Reviewed by Happy Family

Our third trip to Beech Cottage and we were not disappointed... another totally relaxing weekend. The cottage is just perfect and feels just like home from home. Perfect location for visiting the stunning Northumberland coastline. Would definitely recommend a visit to The Jolly Fisherman in Craster and The Joiners Arms in Newton. Will dRead moreefinitely return to Beech Cottage and can definitely recommend this for a lovely weekend away. Hide

Reviewed by Happy Family Will Be Back

We loved spending October half term at Beech Cottage. The cottage had everything we needed, it's warm and well equipped and the owners were extremely helpful. Youngest son aged 8 was delighted with the WI-Fi and eldest aged 12 took a liking to a game of darts in the friendly local pub, The Cottage pub, who also serve good food. We enjoyed lots of Read morebeach walks, easily accessible from Craster - no need to drive. Kippers at the Ship at Low Newton after a bracing walk along the beach - superb! Alnwick Castle was a fun day out and a boat trip to the Farne Islands was wonderful - lots of seals and their pups at this time of year. A truly memorable week and Beech Cottage the perfect base. Hide

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

If you’re looking for a seaside holiday with a difference, visit Northumberland – a region brimming with beautiful golden, sandy beaches, rolling hills, craggy moorland, bustling market towns and fishing villages, and more castles than in any other county in England.

Situated in the North East of England, this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty boasts no less than 39 miles of unspoilt coastline to explore and a calendar packed with exhilarating water sports options. To indulge in a spot of surfing, kayaking or powerboating, take a trip to one of the many breath-taking Northumberland beaches - where dogs love a good walk and fresh local seafood is never far away.

Home to the awe-inspiring Cheviot Hills and the historical Hadrian’s Wall, the Northumberland National Park is renowned for its open spaces, award-winning Dark Skies and stunning rural backdrops - and is the least populated national park in Britain. Offering access to challenging hikes, horse-riding, rock-climbing and a multitude of other action-packed activities, the park is one of the region’s greatest draws.

There is a huge range of spectacular wildlife and sea life waiting to be sighted, whether you take a boat ride to the Farne Islands to admire the colony of Atlantic grey seals and puffins, or explore the Kielder Water and Forest Park, home to magnificent ospreys. If it’s history you’re looking for, the imposing Bamburgh Castle and the world-famous Alnwick Castle are undoubtedly worth a visit.

Alternatively, if you’re seeking the bright lights of a city adventure, Newcastle upon Tyne is the place to go. Here, you can experience world-class culture, outstanding attractions, superb shopping, impressive live shows, top entertainers and delicious cuisine in abundance.

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