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.

Located in the peaceful hamlet of Dunstan, this property is a short stroll from the local pub, serving fresh food and real ales. Nearby Craster Harbour is home to popular restaurants, cafes and other eateries serving world-famous smoked kippers among other local cuisine. Set out on foot to explore this spectacular stretch of coastline, heading north to Dunstanburgh Castle or south to Cullernose Point. Visit nearby Seahouses to take a trip to the Farne Islands or head to Beadnell to try one of the many water sports on offer there.

Inside, the cottage has been lovingly restored to provide homely accommodation with a charming coastal edge. In one corner of the sociable open-plan living space is a modern kitchen, which includes everything you should need for preparing delicious meals together, including electric oven and hob, small fridge/freezer, slim-line dishwasher, washing machine, microwave plus a DAB digital radio. Dine at the quirky reclaimed timber table nearby before relaxing on the comfortable sofa in the living area with a TV, iPod dock and a selection of maps, local guides and books, there is plenty to keep the whole family entertained. This property offers two cosy bedrooms, one double and one bunk bedroom. The bedrooms share a tiled bathroom with overhead shower.

Outside, there is a small seating area in front of the cottage for enjoying al fresco drink or catch a bit of sun and read a book at certain times of day.


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 17 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 Amanda 31st August 2018

This was a lovely, cosy cottage, which was very nicely fitted out. The location was excellent - really close to Craster, the coast and the very nice pub The Cottage. We had a lovely holiday.

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.

Popular Seahouses, known to many as ‘the village by the sea', is the ideal location for a seaside holiday or short break in Northumberland. This picturesque coastal village is an excellent base from which to explore the whole of the Northumberland Coast and countryside.

Famed for its picturesque harbour and panoramic views of the spectacular Farne Islands, the bustling fishing village of Seahouses features everything you would expect from a seaside holiday and more. All the beaches in the area are dog-friendly, while there is also a huge range of spectacular wildlife and sea life waiting to be sighted. For the adventurous, there are breath-taking coastal paths to trek or scuba diving to enjoy and for those interested in local history, there is a broad spectrum of historical landmarks to discover nearby including the magnificent castles of Bamburgh and Alnwick.

There are boats trips taking visitors to see the spectacular wildlife habitats on the Farne Islands all year round. But if you’d rather stay on land there is Bamburgh Castle Golf Club, one of the most scenic golf courses in Britain, or guided walking tours of the beautiful coast to indulge in. Helping to maintain the character of the village, the variety of independent shops provides a unique shopping experience as well as a great opportunity to get your hands on some delicious local produce.

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