£55 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Beech Cottage – Home 671279 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

Description from owner


A charming, cosy and traditional fisherman's cottage, located in the tiny seaside hamlet of Dunstan, a short stroll from Craster and Dunstanburgh Castle.

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 beautfiul 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.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Kristen M.
Average reply time:
3 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
31 Jan 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 11 Oct 2013. Located in Alnwick, it has 16 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate is £384.

The Owner has a response rate of 11% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 31 Jan 2021.


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Guest reviews

Very Good
16 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 18 Jul 2019

Excited for our getaway to Beech Cottage, the photos we saw before booking made the cottage look spacious and fresh...... however upon arrival as we opened the door we were hit by a smell of damp dogs… More

“Very Small & In Need of Work”

Reviewed 24 Apr 2019

Firstly, the cottage is tiny. The website uses some clever photography which makes the cottage appear much larger than it is. The cottage itself is nicely decorated but there are areas that need upd… More

“Very disappointing”

Reviewed 16 Jun 2018

We were greeted by filthy windows and a weed strewn entrance. The cottage is minute, really cramped. It is a tiny one bedroom house with two bedrooms and a bathroom shoehorned into the space. It feels… More

“Slightly disappointing”

Reviewed 14 Jun 2018

Positives - Good location for walking to Craster, pub and visiting tourist places in the area. Clean. Well decorated. Off road parking. Well equipped kitchen. Dog friendly. Lot of effort to make it co… More

Owner's reply: Glad you enjoyed your holiday Lars - think the review is slightly harsh but feedback is noted. We spoke on the phone and made sure you felt comfortable to phone direct with any issues - tackling these whilst at the property is always the best way rather than after you’ve left! We have Wi-fi and a smart tv, and helped you to find the info you needed. Appreciate a guest flushed the loo flush button down the toilet and it’s harder you’d think to find a replacement, although it works fine, I agree it’s frustating and will endeavour to resolve! Best.

“Comfy, cosy cottage in beautiful area”

Reviewed 18 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 propert… More

Owner's reply: Thanks so much for the lovely review guys! So glad you had a good week and hope to see you again soon!

“Gorgeous cottage, good location”

Reviewed 26 Jan 2017

Had an amazing family time at beech cottage, great base as to visit all of Northumberlands sites. Nice to come back to a warm cosy cottage that has everything you could want and need, my 2 year old lo… More

“Overall good”

Reviewed 18 Jul 2016

First impressions were that the cottage was small with not much daylight coming in from the small windows but this is a former fishermans cottage and nicely themed accordingly and we got used it an… More

Owner's reply: Many thanks for the review. The cottage is an 18th century fisherman's cottage and hopefully still feels like one - warm, cosy and perfectly formed..! We have tried to maximise the space and storage without losing any charm - following your feedback we will amend the welcome instructions to detail all storage spaces within the cottage (under the stairs, etc). Apologies regarding the sofa - we will check our duck egg sofa for stains asap (admittedly not the best colour choice for small marks, but we decided it was nicer than the "wipe clean" faux leather alternative!) Also thanks for the notes re; access, we certainly advertise the cottage as not suitable for wheelchair access and would not wish to mislead anyone regarding the number of steps or stairs. This is made clear to any potential guests! Many thanks again for the positive review and constructive feedback. Very best Kristen

“Cosy well appointed cottage”

Reviewed 18 May 2016

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 … More

“Yet another perfect stay !”

Reviewed 12 Feb 2016

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 s… More

“Lovely cosy cottage - great location”

Reviewed 30 Oct 2015

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… More

Owner's reply: Many thanks for the fantastic review - hope to welcome you back next year! Very best, Kristen

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How do I find more info about the property?

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Kristen (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Kristen (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Kristen the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Kristen (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Kristen (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Kristen (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Kristen (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Kristen (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

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You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Kristen (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Kristen (the owner) a message.

If Kristen (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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