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Anchor Cottage, Cresswell

Sleeps 4Sorry, No Pets2 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms£690.00 - £975 pw



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IF ANCHOR COTTAGE IS BOOKED, PLEASE SEARCH FOR OUR NEW COTTAGE, PELE VIEW COTTAGE, WHICH IS NEXT DOOR TO ANCHOR COTTAGE! DUE TO A VERY LATE CANCELLATION, PELE VIEW COTTAGE IS AVAILABLE 25/9-2/10 AT A REDUCED RATE FOR LONG AND SHORT BREAKS!

If it’s a romantic coastal self-catering escape you’re looking for, Anchor Cottage is for you. Perfect for a couple, but can sleep up to four as it has an extra twin-bedded room and two bathrooms. Luxuriously appointed, this idyllic fisherman's cottage boasts breath-taking uninterrupted views across the North Sea. In this stunning retreat for all seasons, panoramic windows frame the changing tides, while glass Juliet balconies shelter you from the breeze without detracting from the views. Relax with a glass of wine and enjoy captivating sunsets. This jewel of a cottage has been painstakingly renovated to offer a romantic and deceptively spacious sanctuary in which to unwind. The attention to detail is faultless, from the stripped beams, wood burning stoves and exposed stonework to the modern bathrooms, beautiful furnishings and dimmer lighting. At the front, there is a pretty cottage garden facing a medieval Pele tower, while at the rear there is a rock garden and a wooden bench strategically placed on the 'Bank Top' (the water’s edge) from which you can enjoy unrivalled sea views. The stunning seven-mile stretch of beach at Druridge Bay is just a stone's throw from the cottage.

Electricity and electric central heating are included. There is wi-fi in the cottage. There are 2 wood burning stoves, and an initial supply of wood is provided for both. There are 2 TVs (one smart with DVD), both with Freeview. There is a parking space for one car to the rear, with further parking on the road in front. Duvets are provided, with linen and towels. Sorry, the cottage is not suitable for children, and we do not allow pets or smoking in the cottage.

Prices quoted are for a couple. There is a surcharge of £150 per week per person for a third or fourth guest

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Guest Comments

"A second stay at this lovely cottage did not disappoint. Comfortable and well appointed with views to die for. Every time I looked out of the window my heart lifted. A perfect central area for all the coastal attractions of Northumberland within easy reach of several supermarkets it is also a two minute walk to the best beaches in the country (not to mention a cafe with the best cakes)."

Brenda T.

"We stayed at the end of April 2019 for our honeymoon, after getting married at Cresswell church, and it truly could not have been more perfect! The cottage and the location are so beautiful. The work the owners have done to restore this original fishing cottage to (beyond!) its former glory is amazing. It's cozy and romantic yet modern and spacious. The views are incredible! Neighbours/locals were friendly and helpful. The village is sleepy and peaceful, yet there is plenty to see and do! Drift cafe is ideal, 5/10 min walk when you don't want to venture too far. We really enjoyed just living the dream for a week. Lots of time spent on my new favourite bench (willing a whale to show itself!) We loved the cottage garden too, so sweet. Lots of birds to see! Binoculars were a lovely touch. But yes, could go on and on.. BEAUTIFUL Anchor Cottage. Thank you for the wonderful memories! Thank you for sharing your home with us. Very grateful. Will be back!"

Jessica L.

"The beautifully equipped and renovated fisherman's cottage has a wonderful position overlooking the beach. Huge windows and a garden bench make watching the tides ebb and flow an absorbing pastime. Miles of empty sands, extensive rockpools and vast skies, all form the backdrop to this cottage. We loved just sitting and watching, so much birdlife and a sighting of dolphins. Great cycling up the coast, largely off-road. Everything in the cottage worked perfectly and we loved the home made chocolate cake left for us. A great relaxing stay. Thank you."

Val D.

"My wife and I were looking for a nice place to stay by the sea to get a complete break. We wanted adult only, pet free accommodation. Anchor Cottage is not only all of that but located literally right on the sea front. The views are amazing! This is a very traditional cottage refurbished to an exacting and modern standard. I have stayed in many places in my time but this has got to be the cleanest one ever. Also, there is everything provided to make your stay perfect. The kitchen was fully equipped and very clean and has the most amazing views. There is a very spacious yet cosy lounge with log burner and smart TV. Both bedrooms have Juliet balconies overlooking the sea. We only used the main bedroom and the bed was very comfortable. Both bathrooms were spotless and the shower was brilliant. Our days mainly consisted of rising at our leisure, having breakfast in the kitchen looking out to sea, taking a long walk on the beach. Perhaps calling in at the The Drift cafe along the coast where we had lovely lunch and hot drinks. Come back, read a book, watch TV, prepare evening meal and relax. Perfect. Cresswell is nicely isolated for peace and quiet, with Cresswell Ices a few doors away, although it was closed for refurbishment when we were there so never had the pleasure of trying their ice cream. There are good amenities close by, a few minutes by car as well. Overall, I can't recommend it enough. We will be returning as soon as we can."

Trevor N.

"We were looking for a coastal cottage with views of the sea. Anchor cottage was everything we hoped for and more. The photos don't portray how spacious the rooms are. The cottage is very well equipped and clean and the décor is very tasteful and the furnishings make for a great home from home feel. Beautiful countryside views from the lounge and amazing to see a flock of curlews in the field. The panoramic views from the kitchen are different with every tide and constantly enthralling. The beautiful beach is moments away and great for walks. A great location for birdwaching at the nearby reserves and we spotted over 40 of the birds in the Bird Atlas from the bookcase. The log burner in the kicten was perfect to create a cosy atmosphere for a romatic dinner. The owners have achived a mix of modern and traditional throughout perfectly.The bedrooms are uncluttered with a modern feel, our bed was comfortable and sitting in bed watching the sunrise is highly recommended.If we had to pick a fault...we coudln't"

Susan S.

"We have nothing but praise for this lovely comfortable cottage. A welcoming vase of flowers, cake and milk in the fridge. The cottage is in immaculate condition with gorgeous sea views from the kitchen and both bedrooms. There is nothing better than lying in bed with a cup of tea watching the sun rise over the sea...if you are early risers as we are! We sat on the bench belonging to the cottage for hours, watching the changing sea views, and luckily for us a heron fishing for his lunch...fascinating. Lovely walks along the beach to the Drift Cafe. We also loved the Harbour and Marina at Amble looking over to Warkworth Castle and Coquet Island. When the wind blew we found a cosy spot in the front garden. This is a lovely place with a profusion of colourful spring bulbs and a sign of lavender, montbretia, buddleia and many more plants showing signs of a lovely garden for the summer. A real joy and a pleasure just to sit and look. We can’t wait to return next year - a lovely homely cottage for a restful holiday. Thanks so much to the owners for all their wonderful touches to make this a perfect holiday cottage."

Sue A.

"A beautiful seafront location at the start of the Northumberland Coastal Path. Sit out on the bench overlooking the sea or walk from the door to the miles of golden sands between Cresswell and Amble, there's even a bus route to get you back, it's beautiful. Great for birdwatching and the ever thoughtful owners have provided binoculars if you haven't got your own. The thoroughly modernised cottage has been well though out and is very comfortable, there was certainly no difficulty relaxing at the end of our day. The cottage is furnished to a high standard and really is 'fully' equipped. We had to contact the owners due to the coronovirus 'stay at home edict' coming into force while we were there. This was very easy; great communication with the owners, they really are thoughtful hosts. We would recommend Anchor Cottage to anyone wanting a holiday on the Northeast Coast and in more relaxed times it will be perfect base for touring the area. We will certainly try and return when the world gets back to normal."

Steven F.

"It would be so easy just to stay in the comfort of lovely Anchor Cottage and just soak in the views from the window or the sea front bench but it is also a great base for fantastic attractions within easy reach for a day out. We did both and loved it."

Nigel C.

"This cottage is fabulous, it looks brilliant in the photographs but even better in real life. The cottage has been decorated to a very high standard and is immaculately clean. The views from the panoramic kitchen window are outstanding, you can see miles out to sea and it gets even better upstairs where there are Juliet balconies in each of the bedrooms. The cottage was lovely and cosy at night and had wood burning stoves in the kitchen and sitting room with plenty of logs supplied to fuel them. Everything was there to make your stay as comfortable as possible. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone thinking of visiting Northumberland as it was in an excellent location with the beautiful sandy beaches a stone's throw away. Check-in and check out was easy and Thank you for a lovely stay in a beautiful cottage, it's definitely the top of my list for a revisit."

Margaret M.

"Anchor Cottage was perfect for us, with walks on the beach right from the doorstep. We loved the comfy bed with double doors opening out onto a fabulous sea view, two bathrooms was an added luxury, and we enjoyed getting the two log burners going on an evening. The cottage was very clean, and quiet. Plenty to do, if we could drag ourselves away from the beach. The Boat trip from Amble around Coquet Island was great, as was Hauxley Nature Reserve and Druridge Bay Country Park. The local history was fascinating, and we were lucky enough to meet the local archaeologist, who gave us a guided tour of the Pele Tower - brilliant! All in all, we had a very relaxing week, didn’t want to leave, and will definitely be back."

Jonathan H.

"This cottage is absolutely stunning and set in a beautiful location. The owners, have done a fantastic renovation, you can see the sheer hard work, thought and love that has gone into it. Their attention to detail is amazing. It is so well equipped, they have thought of everything - it’s absolutely perfect. As guests you are made so welcome, we arrived to find home made cake, milk, marmalade and fresh cut flowers. The view from the kitchen window looking out to sea is breath taking and waking up on a morning looking from your bed to watch the sunrise was a perfect start to each day. The location of the cottage is spot on for exploring the beautiful Northumberland coastline, but dragging ourselves from the cottage each day was difficult but we did it. While we were there the days were cold but coming “home” to the cottage each day and warming ourselves in front of the log fire made the perfect end to an already fantastic day. The owners should be so proud of what they have achieved. Thank you for all the useful information, keeping in touch and for making us feel so welcome. We can’t recommend this cottage enough, we will be telling friends and family about it without a doubt and will most definitely be coming back. I wouldn’t stay anywhere else. Thank you. "

Joanna S.

"We have just returned from a wonderful stay in Anchor Cottage. This is by far the best cottage we have visited. The views are amazing and we loved to sit on the bench looking out to sea. We were lucky to have lots of sun shine on the first 3 days and what a joy to have the golden glow of sunrise on the sea and in the bed room.This very comfortable cottage had every thing we could possibly need and much more!. Every thing was clean and tidy and we had flowers, lovely chocolate cake and milk and a jar of special marmalade. The kindness of the owners was reflected in the great, positive energy in the cottage.Thank you so much ,we love it."

Joan S.

"This cottage has been beautifully done, every care has been taken to make sure guests have absolutely everything they need. The views from the kitchen and bedrooms are fantastic and the little 'indoor balcony' idea in the bedrooms is lovely. There's a little private pathway down to the beach so it takes literally 2 minutes from your back door to the sea shore. Really lovely."

Janet T.

"This cottage certainly lived up to the photos and reviews that we’d looked at. The personal contact from the owners was the best we’ve ever had with a phone call the day before we left and emails on our return. The place was absolutely spotless and the roses on the table together with Gin Marmalade (who knew) were a special touch. There was everything we needed in this excellently renovated and furnished cottage. The surrounding area is so beautiful with miles of beaches to hand and of course the rest of Northumberland just up the road. We will certainly stay here again, just don’t want to sing it’s praises too highly or we might not be able to get in!"

Cath P.

"What a stunning cottage! We loved the attention to detail and the cottage has been renovated to a high standard. The juliet balconies are a perfect way to watch the sun rise early over the sea from your bed, and the wooden bench is perfectly placed on the sea cliff to enjoy the sea views. The cottage is a great base to explore all of the Northumberland area. We had such a relaxing stay and will definitely return."

Janet L.

"This cottage is probably the best we have stayed in. It is in a lovely quiet location right next to the beach but handy for local attractions. The renovations are of a high standard and the large kitchen window looking out to sea is fantastic. Both bedrooms look out to the same sea view I found myself setting the alarm so I could lay in bed and watch the sunrise, even getting up early to have a morning walk on the beach. The owners were in touch to make sure everything was alright for us thank you we would love to return."

Jane S.

"Anchor Cottage manages to be both spacious and cosy. It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the views and also an ideal base to visit so many lovely places only a short drive away. This was our 4th holiday here."

Gill C.

"Stunning cottage, located in a perfect location. My wife and myself stayed at Anchor Cottage at the beginning of March for 3 nights. We had an absolutely wonderful stay and only wished we could have stayed for longer. The cottage was extremely clean, it is very modern and is beautifully decorated. The owners have thought of everything you need to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable, including providing board games, books and DVDs for those rainy days. The location of the cottage is absolutely perfect for exploring the Northumbrian coast. It is also located right on the sea front, which means that you not only get beautiful views of the sea, but you can hear the soothing roar of the sea from the cottage. We definitely intend to return to the cottage in the near future."

Fraser L.

"Anchor Cottage is the most fabulous place to stay. From the minute you walk in and see the welcome cake and other goodies you start to feel immediately special and at home. Such a lovely touch from the owners and team. The cottage is warm, spotlessly clean, well equipped with everything you could possibly need, comfy sofas and beds, plush towels, cosy log burners for romantic evenings and spectacular views overlooking the sea. (each bedroom has a Juliette balcony so we woke up every day to the sound of waves and views of the sea). Sitting out on the garden bench with a glass of wine watching the changing seascape, walking along the deserted beach, or star gazing at a dark clear sky, it’s a perfect haven of rest and relaxation! For the more active, the cottage is on near by coastal paths and there’s plenty of places to visit in the area. It’s a great base for exploring Northumberland with lots of wildlife on your doorstep. Lots of great places to eat (scones in The Drift cafe is a must do) within a short walk or car drive if you can drag yourself away from the beautiful cottage!! The neighbours gave us such a warm welcome too and are such lovely folk, great to chat with about the history and local area. We stayed for a glorious week and loved every minute. It is a truly exceptional and special place to stay. We will be recommending Anchor Cottage to all our friends and will definitely be booking again. Can’t wait to return. "

Elaine L.

"We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage. It has been tastefully restored by the owners and we felt at home as soon as we walked through the door. Anchor Cottage is cosy, very clean and well equipped with everything you’d need. It’s a great base to explore the area as well as lovely coastal walks from the cottage. The sea view from the back is stunning and if you’re lucky you’ll spot dolphins ! The owners are very friendly and helpful, emailing all the info required for the cottage and useful tips on where to eat and visit. We would love to return in the future and would highly recommend Anchor Cottage to anyone."

Elaine G.

"“We stayed at Anchor Cottage for a long weekend in the middle of January. The cottage is a traditional, stone-fronted terraced property which has been thoughtfully refurbished by the owners. It’s stylish and airy but at the same time really cosy, especially once you have the log burners on the go! Great kitchen with all mod cons, super shower room with good shower, lots of blankets to keep you cosy, very comfortable bed, parking right outside your back door - along with cake, fresh flowers, milk and marmalade on arrival - all make for a tremendous stay. But what makes it SO special is the location - wonderful sea views from the kitchen and bedrooms and just a couple of minutes’ walk to the beautiful dune-backed, deserted beach. It really is worth setting your alarm - even on holiday! - to take in the beautiful sunrise. Cresswell (around 45 minutes’ drive north of Newcastle) is a great location from which to explore the wonderful Northumbrian coast; we very much liked Warkworth, Alnmouth and Alnwick. Bamburgh is also well worth a visit - a small town with the commanding castle overlooking another vast beach. Be sure to eat at The Potted Lobster. Communication with the owners was very good before, during and after our stay. Thank you so much Nigel and Jane for a truly lovely break. The only disappointment was not booking a longer stay. We’d love to return. Highly recommended.”"

Dulcie D.

"One of the best cottages we have ever rented Anchor Cottage is a delight. Beautifully equipped with a stunning sea front location and an ideal base for touring the area we were really happy there and would have loved to stay longer. The owners have performed miracles to transform it into a very comfortable house and we will certainly aim to return at the earliest opportunity. We cannot recommend it highly enough."

David G.

"Just returned from a wonderful break at this lovely place, the ultimate 'sea-view' cottage. The fine sandy beach with its clean and clear water is literally on your doorstep. The property itself is very spacious, clean and comfortable and in an ideal location for walking on the beach or exploring the beauty of the Northumberland coastal towns and surrounding areas. The Drift cafe along the road is brilliant for tea and cake to full meals. Then wander back along the beach to the cottage for a sit on the Anchor Cottage bench and take in the views. We were very lucky with the weather and saw some lovely dark skies during our visit. The twinkling stars above and the gentle sounds of the waves on the beach. Idyllic. Our return visit is already planned. It is rare to find a place that you look forward to calling "

Christine C.W.

"There are times when you travel somewhere for the first time when expectations are raised above reality, not here and if anything quite the opposite. The cottage is in the perfect position with all you could wish for. From the Kitchen fabulous sea views and should you get bored of that view (as if!) from the front a lovely garden to sit and read or watch the bees and butterfly's going about their business among the beautifully laid out garden. Internally the cottage character has been maintained but with all the modern amenities and home comforts you would expect. Having read the history of the refurbishment of the cottage, what the owners have achieved (and that's quite a lot!), is a comfortable, tasteful home from home. Tearing ourselves away was really hard! The local area has so much to offer with beautiful beaches, an enormous amount of personal space and lovely coastal walks. The drift cafe on the beach front is a must and the Fish Shack in Amble has the best mussels we have ever tasted. As for covid protection....everywhere we went was world class and nothing to worry about. This was particularly important for us staying in the cottage and the steps they have taken provided us with every confidence to simply relax. We are both still enjoying the benefits of a lovely week in Cresswell and Anchor Cottage..... we will be back. Thank you. "

Chris and Karen B.

"This cottage is everything you hope it will be. It was a spontaneus booking for us and we weren’t disappointed. Everything is thought of. The beach is wonderful and clean The bench on the bank top is great for morning coffee Afternoon aperitifs and evening hot chocolates."

Catherine S.

"As we stepped through the door, there were flowers and a cake on the table, as well as milk in the fridge. Tea, coffee and sugar were also available which felt like such a geneThe owners checked in a couple of times during the week via text, just to make sure all was well.. it was! We agreed that the photographs don’t do Anchor Cottage justice - it’s even more stunning! We spent most of our time either reading or walking by the sea, and we also had a fabulous breakfast at The Drift Cafe after we’d packed up to leave. All in all it was just the sanctuary we needed and I have no doubt we’ll be back! "

Vicky A.

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"If guests are unable to travel due to a national lockdown, they will be offered a full refund or the opportunity to transfer their booking to an alternative date (subject to availability and provided they are willing to make up any price difference). If there is no national lockdown in place which prevents travel, then our usual cancellation terms will apply. These are listed on our booking form. All guests are strongly advised to take out travel insurance which covers them in case of cancellation."