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Whin Hill Cottage

(Ref. 1129115)

Craster, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • stay (6)
  • location (6)
  • comfortable (5)
  • good (4)
  • clean (4)
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8 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely, well-equipped cottage."

    Very spacious. Spotlessly clean. Good location. Comfortable beds. Dogs loved the garden. All in all a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2024

  • "We've stayed in many cottages but this is one of the best by far."

    Spotlessly clean, decorated & furnished to a high standard and with every possible item you could want or need provided. The beds were comfortable with good quality linen, the showers worked well with plenty of hot water and the underfloor heating system was effective (once we understood how to use it). The location was perfect, just a short walk to the Jolly Fisherman pub and its well known restaurant, close to the coastal path and to many other villages like Alnmouth. We will certainly stay here again when in the area.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Nov 2023

  • "A very comfortable spacious cottage, good beds, WI-FI, TVs, and generally well equipped."

    An excellent location right in the heart of Craster. Yes we would recommend the cottage as a good place to stay. However, on the negative side the hot water cylinder is noisy and we had to resort to switching the power to it off when we went to bed and switching it back on in the morning so that it didn't disturb us during the night, plenty of hot water though. Also the blind in the main bathroom doesn't cover the window as the chain is broken. It was a bit off putting that when we arrived late on a November night all the radiators upstairs, except the landing one, had been turned off and it was very cold in the bedrooms and the "welcome" pack was rather basic with no fresh milk. We did enjoy our stay and found Turnbull's and M&S Simply Food in Alnwick very handy.

    Reviewed by Merrick4.4Nov 2023

  • "Had a fantastic week with the family and dogs at Whin Hill."

    Beautiful house, lots of room inside and out. Everything you need to enjoy your stay. Only issue is the noise from the cistern filling at night, wakes everybody. There is no details of what to recycle and when the bins need put out. Would be useful to have a brush !

    Reviewed by Rona4.7Aug 2023

  • "The house is in a great location, clean and very well equipped."

    Our stay however was marred by the problems with the water system. Hot water was insufficient for 8 people and upon complaint it became clear that the system was faulty despite several calls to Sykes Cottages (who handled things well) and attempts to resolve it. The noise from the plumbing is awful and anyone using the taps or toilet during the night would cause disturbance. There must be a fundamental issue with the plumbing system which needs resolving. We appreciate a goodwill gesture made by the owners but wish we hadn't had to suffer these issues whilst on holiday.

    Reviewed by Serena3.1Aug 2023

  • "Excellent comfortable, well equipped clean property in good location for walking or exploring the coast by car."

    Only critisism was noisy cold water plumbing system when flushing toilets - not a big deal but not good in the middle of the night.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay in Craster."

    The house was beautiful and the location super. The downstairs bedroom and bathroom were perfect for our elderly parents. Thanks for a lovely stay! A couple of things to note- the taps and toilet flushes were very loud and banging at times. As we we’re leaving the inside door handle to the front door loosened.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Jun 2023

  • "Large comfortable cottage in Craster, within easy reach of coastal path and village facilities."

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Jun 2023

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This property is part of the Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages collection.
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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor Jack-and-Jill shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Jack-and-Jill bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Central heating
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi, sound system
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out at 10am
  • Refundable service charge applicable

The property

Perched in the picturesque village of Craster, Northumberland discover this fabulous four-bedroom dwelling, Whin Hill Cottage.

Benefitting from stylish décor throughout, a well-equipped kitchen, off-road parking and a woodburning stove, 21 Whin Hill welcomes up to eight guests and their two four-legged friends to enjoy the ultimate escape to Northumberland.

Upon entering your new home-from-home, kick back in the homely sitting room, clicking on the Smart TV and cosying up in front of the woodburning stove, perfect for those cooler evenings.

Allow your other half to become acquainted with a fantastic range of appliances in the kitchen as they cook up a storm for the whole family, before settling down at the dining table to tuck in over a bottle of wine!

If you prefer to bask in your surroundings a little longer, take advantage of a superb, enclosed garden to delight in an alfresco affair, allowing your pup to play safely.

When the evening draws to a close, escape to one of three lovely bathrooms to treat yourself to a warm shower or soak in the tub; complete your all-important evening routine and head to either a super-king-size, double, ground-floor double or twin bedroom to catch your rest ahead of another day of exciting adventures.

If you can tear yourself away, begin your itinerary with a scenic stroll around Craster Harbour or along the Dustanburgh Castle Walk, which resides only paces away from your doorstep and ends at the fabulous 14th century castle ruins.

Practise your golf swing at Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Course, admire a range of flora and fauna at Howick Hall Gardens and Arboretum, soak in stunning coastal views at Howick sands or spend the day in Alnwick, home to an impressive array of amenities and attractions including The Alnwick Garden, Bailiffgate Museum, Hulne Park and St Michael’s Church.

Well-positioned to also take advantage of a splendid selection of beautiful beaches, such as Bamburgh Beach, Longhoughton Beach and Alnmouth Beach, you’ll certainly never be short of things to do or see!

For your next escape to Northumberland, book a stay at Whin Hill Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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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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Note: The hedge between gardens is low - large dogs could get over.
Coffee Machine is a Nespresso Krups

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas