Anchor Cottage

Druridge Bay & Cresswell, Coastal

You can book this property from:

  • £640 per week
  • £91 per night


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Sea or coastal views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf


  • Garden
  • Outdoor storage
  • Private parking
  • On-street parking


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 10am


Prices shown are based on 2 people staying.  Anchor Cottage has the luxury of lots of space including a second bedroom which means the property can sleep up to 3 or 4 people.  If required additional charge applies of £150 per person per week.  Please call for details or to book.

If it's a romantic coastal self-catering escape you're looking for, Anchor Cottage is for you. Perfect for a couple, but has an extra twin bedded room. Luxuriously appointed, this idyllic 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 5 star romantic 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. Cresswell village is at the southern end of Druridge Bay, a tranquil and unspoiled 7 mile stretch of golden sand. Located mid-way between Newcastle and Alnwick the cottage is perfectly situated for touring Northumberland, a region steeped in history with many castles, stately homes and gardens all within easy reach by car. Bird watching, walking, fishing, cycling and golf all available locally.

Ground floor - Immaculately presented lounge with wood burning stove set in an original stone fireplace and Freeview TV/DVD. 

Light and extremely spacious well equipped kitchen/diner with glazed atrium roof light, wood burning stove and huge picture windows.  Electric cooker with ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.

Fully tiled bathroom with bath, shower spray and WC.

First floor - Bedroom 1 - King-size bed and TV.  

Bedroom 2 - Twin beds. If the property is required for more than two people - Additional Charge Applies see above.

Both bedrooms have exposed beams and Juliet balconies with a glass screen. 

Fully tiled shower room with power shower and WC. 

Electricity and electric heating included.  Starter fuel for stoves provided.  Wi-Fi. Enclosed front garden with bench - great for watching sunsets.  Cottage has its section of "Bank Top"(water's edge) with seating area and parking space for one car to rear, with further parking on road in front.  Bike storage on request.  Excellent beach café 5 minutes’ walk.  Ellington has pub, shop and PO 1.5 miles.  Duvets with linen and towels.  Sorry no Children under the age of 16 years. Sorry no cot or highchair.  No pets


Cottage beautifully done and I loved being right next to the sea.

Mrs Anne H,

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.

Previous Customer,

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.

Previous Customer,

The cottage felt very homely and welcoming. Very well equipped kitchen and luxurious furniture and accessories make for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Loved the woodburners and attention to detail, like being able to dim the lights, makes all the difference. Loved the open vista to the sea and enjoyed bird watching and watching the changing tides.

Oliver and 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 cosy 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! J&N thank you for sharing your home with us. Very grateful. Will be back!

Jess and A,

This was our second visit to this cottage and yet again we were not disappointed. From the welcoming home baked cake to the lovely decorative touches this is a great place from which to enjoy the Northumbrian countryside and towns. A cup of tea in bed overlooking the sea from the bedroom window is a great way to start the day. A day out in Morpeth, Alnwick and Cragside is also easily achievable. Returning home to the wood burning stove makes the day and delivers a very relaxing evening ahead. A great place to rest and recuperate.

Nigel and 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 "home" for a short time and Anchor Cottage is such a place. Very Highly Recommended.

Christine and N,

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 generous touch, even though we didn’t end up using much of them. The 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!

Annie and V,

"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. 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 nearby 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."

Previous Customer,