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High Tide House

(Ref. 996815)

Craster, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our third stay at High Tide House and the high standard of comfort and cleanliness has been maintained."

    We would not hesitate to book again in the future.

    It’s great to hear you had an excellent stay with us again this year. Knowing our efforts to maintain a consistent high standard are being recognised is always a pleasure. We hope to see you again in the future Thank You Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely place, this is our second visit to high tide."

    It has everything you need. Shame the lovely local cafe seems to have shut, but we survived xx

    So glad you enjoyed your visit again with us. Hope to see you again in the near future. Thank you for the excellent feedback it appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Mar 2024

  • "High Tide house is a wonderful place to have a short break away from it all The house itself is immaculate, well maintained, comfortable with every facility you could imagine."

    Perfect location near the coastal path and local pub within 5 minutes walk. This is a must, we had a great few days and will definitely be back, well done hosts Les and Hilary, The Morrison family from Dumbarton.

    Thank you so much for the excellent feedback, it is very much appreciated We are glad you had a lovely holiday and enjoyed the local area Hope to see you again soon Les & Hilary Property Owner

    Reviewed by George5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had an excellent time, the house was warm, comfortable and very clean."

    Ideally located for local walks and close to the pretty harbour.

    Great you had an excellent stay and the house met your expectations. Pleased you experienced the fantastic local coastal walks. Hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Dec 2023

  • "Myself and three other friends had a great time walking and seeing the sights of the Northumberland coast."

    The house was cosy, well organised and clean.

    Great you enjoyed the house and the beautiful coast line. Thank you for the positive feedback. Hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "We loved our time at High Tide House."

    .. what a fantastic location, (both in terms of where it is in the country, and where it is in the village) and great facilities! One very slight issue was one of the lights in the master bedroom wasn't working, but if that's all we have to moan about then you can guess we had a pretty good break! Thanks very much

    Thanks for your great review and glad you had a great holiday enjoying the house and location. The bulb has been replaced sorry it had blown. Hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Oct 2023

  • "It was lovely to return to High Tide House."

    The house is comfortable and warm..the location is quiet and in a lovely place.

    Thank you so much for visiting Hightide House again this year. Your comments are welcome and glad you had a lovely stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elsie4.7Sep 2023

  • "The house is well designed and very comfortable."

    The kitchen was well equipped with good oven and large fridge freezer and plenty of crockery, glasses etc. The bedrooms and bathrooms were very clean. Sadly what let it down was the disappointment re cleanliness in the kitchen/sitting room on our arrival especially given the emphasis on this in the description and in the instructions to us both before and as a firm reminder before leaving. We had to vacuum the rug due to a lot of crumbs, the dark sofa and arm of another sofa were covered in dog hair and numerous articles in the kitchen cupboards needed washing before we could use them including baking trays, cutlery, egg cups, some crockery, plastic plates. I know that people, are not allowed to have their dogs on the furniture but if they do let them it's not for the next people to deal with. As someone else has suggested the pans and baking trays, are very tired. Such a shame as a lovely house. We spent over an hour cleaning thoroughly to make sure that the next people wouldn't have the same experience. Good to have parking and a garden. Craster a delight as always. We had excellent walks to Dunstanburgh, beach day at Bamburgh and a lovely walk and tea at Hawick Hall Gardens. We couldn't use the coast bus due to my husbands need to isolate but it is a fabulous service whuch means you can leave your car at the house. A good meal at the Jolly Fisherman, prebooking well worth it but the fish and chips from the van there were disappointing. Excellent shop at the smokery worth supporting including milk, bread, teabags etc as well as lovely fish.

    Thank you for your feedback as we appreciate the positive and negatives as it helps us to ensure that the property is of the high standard expected by our guests. We are extremely sorry that the house was not cleaned to its usual high standards and have now raised this issue with our cleaning company that we employ. We are in the process of replacing pots pans and kitchenware and apologise is you felt these were substandard. We are pleased that overall you enjoyed your stay at Hightide House and thought Craster and surrounding areas were a lovely place to Holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara4.1Aug 2023

  • "A really comfortable well equiped home in an excellent location just minutes from the harbour It was ideal for our extended family of three generations aged 5 to 81."

    There was plenty of space to enjoy some peace and quiet when we needed it! The beds were the most comfortable we have had in a holiday home for a very long time. We were not blessed with great weather so there were few opportunities to sit in the small but really lovely garden area. If there had been my only suggestion would be to have an outdoor table and chairs. I would certainly recommend High Tide House to friends and would hope to return ourselves one day.

    Reviewed by June5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a good stay but given the price I was most disappointed that the sauce pans were old and the non stick scratched off, also we needed a bigger pan."

    It was annoying that you didn't leave us enough dish washer tablets and we had to go out and buy some. The remote control on the Tele didn't work very well.

    So pleased to hear you had a good stay at High Tide House. Thank you for letting us know about the pans and we will look at replacing them and the variety of sizes. I apologise if there wasn’t enough dishwasher tablets as we always try to leave plenty for the length of the guests stay. We are not sure what was wrong with the television controller as this was a brand new television just a few weeks ago but we will certainly check this out Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Jul 2023

  • "Very clean property, highly recommend"

    Thank you so much for the positive feedback it’s much appreciated. Hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is one of the best properties we have stayed in."

    It is very well equipped, maintained to a high standard (including cleanliness) & in a perfect location. It is a two minute walk down into Craster providing access to coastal walks in either direction with amazing views. It is also well positioned to explore the wider area - with beautiful Alnmouth to the south & Seahouses, Holy Island etc to the north. The information folder for the property is detailed & kept up to date (including easy to follow instructions for all appliances). A decent welcome pack was provided & it's great that the property is made available to pet owners. We would very much recommend High Tide & hope to be back ourselves at some point.

    Great to hear you had a wonderful stay with us at Hightide House and it met your expectations and more. Good to hear you used its ideal location to fully explore the area and coastline. Lovely feedback thank you. Hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jun 2023

  • "The holiday home was very comfortable and tastefully decorated equipped with all the kitchenware and amenities that you would require."

    It is set in a fantastic location very close to the sea.

    Wonderful to hear you had a fantastic time and really enjoyed Hightide House and the location next to the Harbour. We hope to maybe see you again in the future. Thank you for your lovely feedback it’s very much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judy5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic property."

    We will recommend to our friends. Great time had by ourselves and our little dog,

    Thank you for the Fantastic Feedback. Glad you all had a Great time and enjoyed Hightide House. Hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was our second visit to High Tide House and it was lovely to go back."

    .The house was warm and welcoming, the perfect place to relax, and to return to after walking our dog Appreciated the note and fizz welcoming us back..a kind gesture..

    Thank you for the kind feedback and glad you had a lovely return visit with us at Hightide House. Hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elsie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Hightide house is an exceptional holiday accommodation in a popular area of the Northumbria coast."

    We would highly recommend this property which has been equipped with everything you need for a great holiday.

    Thank you for your review of Hightide House. It’s always good to receive such high praise and know guests had a great holiday, which is always what we aim to achieve. Best wishes and we hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Feb 2023

  • "Very comfortable, great location, lovely welcome pack and all round wonderful extended family experience."

    Your lovely feedback is much appreciated and we are so glad you enjoyed the house and had a great holiday. Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely house, really great communication from the home owners and super location."

    Thank you for the feedback. Wonderful you had a great holiday with us. Hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great property in a great location."

    Really good facilities for a stay with our extended family. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Fantastic you had a great holiday and enjoyed Hightide House. Thank you for the excellent feedback and hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely house, so clean and exactly like the photos."

    Thank you for the welcome box too. We had a lovely stay.

    Thank you for you lovely feedback and glad you had a great time. Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "High Tide House was everything we could have dreamed of and more."

    Fully equipped with everything we needed. Finished to really high standard with gorgeous pieces of decor to admire and appreciate. All bedrooms really relaxing and comfortable. Totally perfect for a family of three generations ageing from 13 - 76. Thank you for your thought and providing us with the perfect holiday home.

    Thank you for the excellent feedback. We are really pleased you had a fabulous holiday and enjoyed High Tide House so much. We look forward to welcoming you back at some point in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Apr 2022

  • "High Tide House is a really comfortable and well appointed house."

    It is really convenient for walks from the door along the coastal path and trips to Bamburgh and Alnwick Castles.

    Thank you for the great feedback. Brilliant you were able to make the most of the houses ideal location to explore the coast and castles. Hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely property with plenty of space and facilities."

    very well located, instructions to find it were excellent and the village is beautiful. Highly recommend

    Thank you for the great feedback. We hope to see you again at Hightide House. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely house."

    Well equipped and plenty of space for everyone to relax.

    Thanks for the kind review, we’re really glad you enjoyed the house and facilities and had a great holiday in Craster. Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "On the whole facilities excellent."

    Beautiful house. Disappointed that it implied coastal views with the upside down build, no coastal views. Had a great holiday good base for area.

    We are really glad you had a great holiday and thanks for the kind comments regarding the house. We are sorry you felt the house description implied there were coastal views. The description does state close to the harbour which as you know the house is within a few hundred meters. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Oct 2021

  • "A beautiful and well appointed house in a wonderful location."

    Everything was as described. We had a great holiday .

    Thank you for the Positive feedback we are so pleased you had a great Holiday hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Great facilities. All you could want and more. When texted a query owner very helpful. Only negative is no mobile phone signal for either O2 or BT until drive a short distance inland but as on holiday not an issue. Will definitely recommend.

    Dear Margaret, Thanks for the positive feedback we are really pleased you enjoyed your Holiday. If Guests log onto the house Wi-Fi they can make wi-fi calls ad send texts etc. Thanks for recommending us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a fabulous family holiday in Craster."

    High Tide House provided us with a very welcoming and comfortable base to explore the beautiful Northumberland coastline. The cottage is finished to a very high standard, was spotlessly clean and provided us with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We loved the upside down layout, the light and airy living space was surrounded by windows looking out onto the trees. The location is superb for exploring, the harbour is literally a 2 minute walk away, while the beautiful Embleton Bay is also within walking distance or a very short drive! The village has great local amenities and the lovely town of Alnwick is approx 10 mins drive away. All in all a superb holiday, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

    Thanks for the great feedback and we are really pleased you enjoyed High Tide House and the surrounding area. We Hope to see you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday at High Tide House."

    It's a very comfortable house, and the location is nice and quiet (even though there are other houses nearby). The house is well-equipped - the only thing we wanted but couldn't find was an oven glove! The only thing worth noting is that one of the double beds seems to be smaller than a standard double, so not ideal for two larger people or if you like a lot of space! But overall a lovely house, very clean and well-presented.

    Thanks for your feedback and we are glad to hear you had a great stay at High Tide House. Both the Double Beds are the same standard size, with a king in the en-suite. There should have been an oven Glove for your stay we are unsure why this was missing but it's been replaced. We hope to see you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily4.1Aug 2021

  • "Lovely house in the perfect location."

    Very comfortable beds and sofas, except the black one. Well equipped kitchen with plenty of glasses, cups & plates. Nice addition of washer/drier and rotary washing line. Fabulous outside area that has a sun trap. Have to be careful opening the freeze door as it separates from the integrated door. Needs to have wardrobes in all rooms. Hooks on all doors and larger shelves in the bathrooms would be nice. TV signal is not very good and you can’t use the firestick in the main bedroom because you need to verify the code, but there’s no phone signal. Thankfully I brought my Apple TV box. These things did not spoil our holiday and we would definitely stay there again.

    Thank you for the feedback and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at High Tide House. The TV in the bedroom is to be upgraded to a SMART TV and further hooks are to be added to the bathroom. It's great to know you’d stay with us again and hope to see you soon" Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darren4.7Aug 2021

  • "I think my only request would be that the cleaners clean under furniture instead of just around it, but we have been very happy on our Sykes holidays."

    We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay at High Tide House, thank you for taking the time to make us aware of the cleaning issue, the cleaning company have been spoken, we hope to see you back again soon “ Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Jul 2021

  • "Fabulous location, beautiful beaches and walks nearby."

    Accommodation well- decorated, modern and very comfortable. Lovely welcome gifts - thank you very much !

    “ We are so pleased you had a fantastic Holiday at High Tide House and taking the time to leave the review, we hope to see you again " Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2021

  • "We were given the wrong code to access the lock box for the cottage key."

    Luckily, the cleaner was at another property and was able to give us the correct one, otherwise it would have been a problem as there is no mobile phone network coverage in the area. The property is very modern and new and presumably has not had many bookings yet. There are a few areas that could be improved - blinds would be preferable in the en-suite bedroom and front double bedroom as one is overlooked by a public footpath and the other faces the main road. The en-suite shower would benefit from some sort of shelving for toiletries. Given that the property is designed to accommodate 7 people, the dishwasher is too small. There were only 2 of us, and the dishwasher was on almost every day. These points are intended as constructive and not complaints. We had a very enjoyable stay here and the property is well situated for various attractions and there is also a multitude of walking trails, notably the Northumberland Coastal Path.

    Thank you for taking the time to send in your review. The description of the guests key safe location has been updated to ensure the correct key safe is used by guests. The property is brand new as you mentioned, and Black out curtains are to be fitted on the en-suite bedroom. The rear fencing had been updated to ensure privacy at the rear of the property. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Jun 2021

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  • Reverse-level accommodation
  • 1 x ground-floor king-size with Smart TV and en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor double with Smart TV, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground-floor single
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas dual zone central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, tassimo coffee maker, Smart TV, 2 x Amazon Alexa speakers and WiFi
  • Adult and Children's Boardgames and Books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • High Chair and Stair gates fitted
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawned area and patio featuring outdoor seating and BBQ
  • Shed Cycle store in the garden
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.8 miles, pub 0.2 mile
  • two well behaved pets welcome

The property

Set in an ideal position close to the Harbour in the quaint coastal village of Craster, High Tide is a striking newly built modern detached holiday home offering the ultimate base from which to explore the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Beauty․ The house is set in a Private residents only area. Perfectly suited to a family of seven or group of avid walkers or cyclists, this charming reverse-level dwelling sits just a stone's throw away from the sandy shores of Bamburgh and Embleton Beaches, and the hustle and bustle of the historical town of Alnwick.

Enter into this attractive abode and be greeted by four gorgeous bedrooms made up of a king-size with en-suite shower, two double rooms and a single, as well as a sophisticated bathroom where you can escape the excitement as you indulge in a relaxing soak in the bath tub. Venture up the staircase to the first floor to find a light and stylish open-plan living space, adorned with chic grey furnishings and an abundance of sleek electric appliances, together creating a fabulous space to entertain your nearest and dearest. Kick back on the inviting comfortable sofas and enjoy the luxury of a large smart TV or the entertainment from the Alexa. Alternatively take advantage of the fully modernly equipped kitchen and cook up a delicious family feast for all to enjoy whilst gathered at the generous dining table. On warm summer nights, be sure to continue the enjoyment of your holiday out in the garden with use of the BBQ to compliment drinks on the cushioned decking seating as you watch the sun slowly set after another incredible day exploring Northumberland's hidden gems. If you would rather take an evening stroll along Craster Harbour you will find the local pub welcoming where you can sit outside with a beautiful view over the sea. Watch as boats bob happily in the water as you spend your mornings wandering around the harbour, or grab your bikes from the shed and enjoy a thrilling cycle along the coast to see the eye catching 14th-century ruins of the Dunstanburgh Castle, now owned by the National Trust. The coastal paths in either direction allow you to explore the coast line beaches, and local area. Travel north to the towns of Bamburgh and Seahouses both which boast beautiful beaches and also discover the coastal fortress of Bamburgh Castle, before taking a boat across to the Farne Islands National Nature Reserve to see Inner Farne Lighthouse and Puffins Rookery. Holy Island is also just a few miles up the coast and defiantly worth a visit as this also has an intriguing castle and ancient priory.

Visit the neighbouring town of Alnwick for a tour of Alnwick Castle and Gardens, once the backdrop to many famous Harry Potter scenes.

The new Lilidorei Playground the largest of its kind can also be found there. Learn of the town’s rich local history at Fusiliers Museum Of Northumberland and Bailiffgate Museum, or explore the 12th century friary of Hulne Priory. Meet the wild residents of Northumberland Country Zoo or spend the day cycling through the rugged terrains of Northumberland National Park and uncover The Drake Stone, Roman Marching Camp and Chew Green, amongst many breathtaking waterfalls and scenic hiking routes boasting unrivalled views of the encompassing countryside. Make the most of your time in Northumberland with an escape to High Tide House. Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Alnwick 7 miles; Embleton 3 miles.

A picturesque village that seems to tumble into the sea, Craster was an important fishing harbour in the 17th century and is still famous for its oak cured kippers which have graced the best breakfast tables for more than 150 years. The village offers a pub serving food, a fish restaurant and Robson's famous fish shop. There is also an excellent children's playground. Nearby are some of Northumberland's finest sandy beaches. Just south of Craster is Howick Hall, which was built in 1782 and has associations with the Grey family, including Earl Grey the great social reformer and tea enthusiast. The gardens at Howick Hall are open to the public during the spring and summer and are especially worth a visit during the rhododendron season. A walk along the coastal footpath to the north of Craster brings you to the dramatic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle - the largest ruined castle in Northumberland.

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No Stag or Hen Parties permitted at this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas