A charming, cosy 18th century fisherman's cottage in the tiny seaside hamlet of Dunstan, a short stroll from Craster.

This tastefully refurbished property offers clean, comfortable self-catering holiday accommodation sleeps 4 (1 double and 1 bunk bedroom) and lovingly decorated open plan living space. The cottage is located near to 'The Cottage Inn'; a local country inn, renowned for its food and real ales. It is also a short walk away from the picturesque fishing harbour of Craster, famous for its oak smoked kippers and salmon, great pub "The Jolly Fisherman" and sits mid way along the beautiful 20 mile Heritage coastline.


Just 6 miles inland is the bustling market town of Alnwick, with its own dramatic castle, often referred to as 'The Windsor of the North' and ancestral home to the Duke of Northumberland (and film location for Harry Potter's Hogwarts Academy!). Alnwick Garden - a spectacular contemporary interpretation of a formal garden and includes the Grand Cascade waterfall, a Poison Garden and the largest tree house in Europe! - is a popular visitor attraction, whatever the season.

Beech Cottage is ideally situated for those seeking to explore the many historic delights across Northumberland coupled with easy access to one of the finest stretches of golden, sandy beaches in England. It is only 2 miles from Howick Hall Gardens and there are golf courses along the coastline.

Beech Cottage has a lovingly crafted interior featuring a modern kitchen, beachy antique furniture, upcycled drum table and lots of original seaside art.

It is always warm and cosy courtesy of the under-floor heating and electric storage heaters.

Open plan living area
Samsung Smart LCD TV with freeview / built in catch up services (ie BBC IPlayer), DVD / CD player, DAB radio and docking station
Sofa, additional children's chairs with lots of toys hidden in the antique chest

Kitchen area
Well equipped kitchen area with integrated appliances
Electric oven and hob, slimline dishwasher, washer,
microwave, fridge and small freezer
Table sits four (two high chairs also available!)


Bedroom 1
Double bed (and books for the adults)

Bedroom 2
Bunk beds (and books / toys for the kids)
Travel cot

Shower over bath, WC, hand basin, heated towel rail and shaver point


All fuel, power, bed linen and towels provided
Free wifi
High chairs and travel cot
Small seating area at the front of the cottage with a wooden bench seat
Range of children's books, games and DVD's
Comprehensive selection of guide books, DVD's and local maps
Off road parking

The access statement for Beech Cottage is detailed within the welcome pack but if required please call 07792 487 880.

Pub / restaurant distance: 50 yards
Shops distance: 1 mile
Nearest town distance: 1 mile (Craster) / 0.6 mile walk
Nearest beach distance: 1 mile / 0.6 mile walk
Railway station distance: 8 miles (Alnmouth)

15 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
5 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
9 Feb 2018 - 22 Feb 2018
23 Feb 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
30 Mar 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
13 Apr 2018 - 17 May 2018
18 May 2018 - 24 May 2018



25 May 2017 - 31 May 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
29 Jun 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
13 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
31 Aug 2018 - 13 Sep 2018
14 Sep 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
19 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
26 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019

For short breaks please contact us!


The hamlet of Dunstan is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and provides the perfect base from where you can start to explore the region, its coast and majestic castles. It is near to Craster a small fishing village on the Northumberland coast and famous as the home of the Craster Kipper, a smoked fish exported to food lovers across the country. It has a small and attractive harbour and offers a view northwards along the rocky shore to the spectacular ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle.

The spectacular 20 mile stretch of heritage coastline is on the doorstep with many coves and bays to be discovered; quite often you can have a beach to yourself. The landscapes and the sea are spectacular whatever the season or weather!

This area is very popular with walkers and there are an abundance of footpaths to explore. The third stage of the Northumberland coastal path route starts in Craster, heading north past the dramatic Dunstanburgh Castle and onto the golden sands of Embleton Bay. Past the beach huts and on to picturesque Low Newton by the Sea, with its village square and the Ship Inn, a perfect place to stop for well earned food and refreshments. Then to the vast expanse of Beadnell Bay finally ending-up in the bustling holiday town of Seahouses. There is a coastal bus service which passes through Dunstan so you could always plan your itinerary to take advantage of catching the bus back.


Howick Hall Gardens are less than two miles away from the cottage with acres of grounds providing plenty to see, make sure you allow time to enjoy a delicious cream tea in the wonderful old fashioned tea room. Howick Hall is the home to Earl Grey tea which was specially blended by a Chinese mandarin for Charles, 2nd Earl Grey, to suit the water from the well at Howick.

Just 6 miles inland from Beech Cottage is the bustling market town of Alnwick, with its dramatic castle and the beautiful Alnwick Garden with its cascade waterfall and the largest tree house in Europe! - is a popular visitor attraction, whatever the season.

Eight miles north of the cottage is Seahouses where boat trips depart for The Farne Islands, they are a must to see for any wildlife lover. The delights of Holy Island, Bamburgh, Warkworth, Berwick and the Scottish Borders are all also within easy reach.

For those wishing to explore even further you could always travel to Edinburgh or Newcastle by train from Alnmouth station which is 8 miles away.

Local activities include sea fishing, golfing, bird watching, cycling, walking, surfing and swimming, not to mention the obvious delights of seaside strolls on some of the most unspoilt sandy beaches.