My partner and I arrived at Beech Cottage this August bank holiday weekend and have had the most wonderful weekend.
On entering the cottage it was evident that a lot of love, care and attention was spent on maintaining and keeping up the excellent standard of accommodation. A lot of thought had been put in to the decoration and finishing touches to the cottage making it feel extremely comfortable and homely.
On route to the cottage we had done a supermarket shop and bought things such as cloths, anti bac wipes, cling film etc however all of this had been provided. In fact it was home from home and we found everything that might be needed was there. There was even a lovely fish cook book on the shelf which we used after indulging in the smokehouse at Craster ...... beautiful !!
The location of the cottage was excellent, very quiet but literally less than a 1 minute walk to a friendly village pub, providing good food. There was a bus stop right outside of the cottage making exploring the Northumberland coastline very easy and Craster was only a 10 minute walk away.
We would definitely love to return and would highly recommend Beech Cottage.
Thanks again for an excellent weekend.
We arrived here for the Easter break as a party of two adults and two kids aged 14 & 9.
Prior to our arrival, we'd received a very friendly and helpful email from the owners advising us of directions and wishing us a pleasant stay.
Upon arrival, we found a lovely handwritten note from the owners together with 4 eggs from their hens, wishing us a happy Easter - a wonderful gesture!
The cottage is compact, but was adequate for our needs. It is extremely well-equipped! There is a microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, DAB radio/iPod dock, smart TV and DVD player. Crucially, there was also dishwasher tablets, cling film, kitchen towel, washing up liquid and basic food stuffs supplied too. Having the kids with us, one of the main reasons for booking here was that there was free WiFi access, which was very easy to connect to. There was a very helpful, informative and wittily written guide for the cottage. There was also a notebook for guests to write their eating out experiences in. Everywhere was spotlessly clean.
Due to the weather being fantastic during our stay, we didn't spend a tremendous amount of time in the cottage. However, there was plenty of books, DVDs and games to keep guests occupied should the weather not be so good. The cottage was also kept cosy by means of underfloor heating and storage heaters.
The location of the cottage is excellent if you are fit and well. There is quite a steep hill on the way to the nearest village of Craster. There is a pub just a few doors down which is very child-friendly (large garden at the rear) but we didn't hear any noise from it when we were in the cottage. There is a bus stop, but there are so many glorious walks on your doorstep too, a car is only required for travelling further afield. There are plenty of maps, guides and a bus timetable also thoughtfully provided at the cottage.
Now, the only criticism I have of Beech Cottage (and I guess it can't be helped) is that the water pressure isn't very good upstairs. This means that the shower over the bath is very weak indeed and sometimes the toilet was quite hard to flush.
I would definitely recommend Beech Cottage to anybody wishing to visit this beautiful area of Northumberland. Enjoy!
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