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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a lovely week at Asta cottage would highly recommend."

    Place is huge and so close to the beach. Thank you to Maxine and the team, will definitely be back again

    Thank you for such great feedback. It's great for the team to hear you enjoyed the house and your holiday. The girls say thank you for leaving the house in such a good state. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CharlotteSep 2023

  • "We, as a family could not fault the property."

    The owner has thought of everything to make everybody's stay a happy, comfortable and memorable one. None of us (even the children) wanted to go home - we had a brilliant week. It was definitely home from home. The owner contacted us a few days before we arrived and was available should we have needed her. Thank you for everything, you made our holiday one of best and we will definitely be back.

    What lovely feedback! Thank you very much for this - it means a great deal to our team. We appreciate that you left the house in a clean and tidy state. Glad you all had a good time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JillAug 2023

  • "We stayed at Asta cottage 28th July - 3rd August and had a fantastic time there what a beautiful property very well maintained and comfortable fully enclosed outdoor space which was a must for us and our dogs even provide very comfortable beds for the dogs ."

    Very spacious property huge rooms with everything you need for your stay . Literally a 4 minute walk to the easily accessible beach and the ice cream shop is next door to the steps onto the beach . The Drift Cafe was down the road and very nice food too we ate at The Widdrington Inn which is a short drive away and extremely tasty food all very enjoyable x

    thank you for taking the time to give us this lovely review. Glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for leaving the property in a good state - the team appreciated that. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MelanieJul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, everything you need for your stay e."

    G. ample kitchen equipment, white goods and even the dogs are catered for with doggie beds and a completely secured garden area. Fab location by the beach perfect thank you

    Thank you for your great feedback. I try to put the equipment in that I would appreciate on a holiday myself. Thanks for leaving the cottage in a good state - we really appreciate that Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2023

  • "A perfect situated house ,which is extremely well equipped for grown-ups, dogs and children ."

    .......I would highly recommend anyone to stay here.

    Thank you for this great feedback score and for leaving Asta in such a good state Property Owner

    Reviewed by TracyJul 2023

  • "The property is in a perfect location , 5 mins from the beach."

    Well catered for dogs as well as humans. Spotlessly clean and well stocked with everything you would need for your stay. Highly recommend

    Thank you very much for your feedback - a joy to read! Thanks again for leaving the house in such a good state, we really appreciate that. Always listening to guests and considering what would make their stay enjoyable and memorable. Have recently added the drop leaf table in the sitting room in response to being asked for somewhere to do jigsaws. Property Owner

    Reviewed by FionaJun 2023

  • "Asta Cottage is a beautifully furnished property with very generously sized rooms and would never feel cramped even if fully occupied."

    The courtyard is completely private with plenty of outdoor furniture and cushions provided. It is 100% secure for your dogs to enjoy complete freedom in and out of the property too. It is a very short walk to the beach and this whole walk is down the village green so dogs can start their walk the second you leave the property. Maxine, the owner, is in touch if you need her and nothing is too much trouble. We recieved a welcome goodies of wine, milk and coffee pods so we could relax instantly on arrival. The beach is very safe, clean and second to none in beauty with crystal clear water. It is never crowded. Will definitely be returning

    Thank you very much for this great feedback. Thanks also for watering the plants and leaving the property in excellent condition. Glad the dogs enjoyed it too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarlaJun 2023

  • "Stunning house 2 min from the best beach in Northumberland."

    The views are stunning and if you like dog walking or running then this is the place to come to. Lots to see around the area .magical stay. Thanks

    Thank you very much for your great feedback. The team are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkJun 2023

  • "My family and I had a lovely week at Asta Cottage."

    It is a spacious, well appointed, well maintained home which provided us with all the facilities we needed for a family get-away. I would recommend it to anyone with a large family or a group wanting to get together in the North East.

    Hello and thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. It's good to hear that you liked Asta Cottage. We welcome feedback about facilities we have and also what guests would like. All suggestions welcome Property Owner

    Reviewed by ThomasMay 2023

  • "Excellent property."

    Well equipped and spotlessly clean. Good quality fittings throughout. Spacious lounge, bedrooms and bathrooms. Every possible need for guests of all ages has been thought of and provided for. Dogs are also provided for. Excellent location, especially for those with dogs. An absolute gem!

    Thank you very much for your great feedback. Also thank you for the excellent state you left the house in. Much appreciated . Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2023

  • "Fabulous spacious cottage with everything you could possibly need all to a high standard."

    Excellent location. Highly recommended!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We aim to provide everything needed for a good holiday. The staff and I appreciate hearing that we got it right. Thank you for leaving the property in good condition also. Maxine Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2023

  • "Lovely home from home cottage and very well equipped even extra beds for the dogs."

    5 min walk to a fabulous beach and the Drift Cafe. Need a car for pubs and restaurants.

    Thank you for your feedback. We do love dogs and I spent years wishing for a holiday let where they were welcome. My aim now is to provide the kind of environment I wished for! Hence plenty of equipment for humans and dogs to make for a good holiday. Maxine Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieMar 2023

  • "Could have been a lot cleaner."

    We had to remove our car roof box as where you park has low beams which means you can’t park anything taller then a car. Fantastic location and lovely cottage. We did however have a fantastic holiday and yes we would recommend.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have now, in the quieter season,had the opportunity to remove the beams from above the car parking area. Sykes have recently taken out the information in their brochure which advised there was a height restriction. Pleased to report there is no longer any height restriction! Not sure in what way the property could have been a lot cleaner. We really value our guests and appreciate that they chose our property. I welcome all comments and to hear of anything that isn't right. I encourage guests to let me know so I can sort any issues, as I want them to be happy. Glad to hear that your party enjoyed the area and its great to hear you would recommend. Thank you from the team for saying that - appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2022

  • "Asta Cottage is well prepared for up to 8, with plenty of space, storage and kitchen equipment."

    Maxine's communications were friendly and helpful. Highchair and large travel cot were available for our 2 yr. old. The outside space is securely enclosed. and there is parking for 2 cars, but no problem to park further vehicles on the main road or in the close opposite. Pele Tower next door is very interesting, open days are run by very enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers. The beach, 5 minutes walk away, goes on for miles, and was mostly empty in September, when we were there. Fish and chip shop and cafe nearby. All in all we had a lovely relaxing break and would highly recommend.

    Thank you for your great feedback. We love to hear how guests enjoy their stay. We also appreciated the way you left the cottage in such a good state of cleanliness - the girls voted you excellent guests! Thank you very much . Property Owner

    Reviewed by JenniferSep 2022

  • "Fantastic property!"

    Amazing location! This holiday cottage has plenty of space, very well maintained and comfortable. It was ideal for our annual family get together. The dogs and I loved the beach walks and we all enjoyed the wall to wall sunshine. Thank you Maxine

    Reviewed by GaynorAug 2022

  • "Lovely place, needed a down stairs wet room rather than a shower over bath."

    No information on the balcony been taken down. Otherwise a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by LorraineJul 2022

  • "Great cottage ideal for a family and dogs owner brilliant and very helpful"

    Thank you for your feedback. The girls and I value your appreciation. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ColinJul 2022

  • "The property suited us with 2 couples and 3 dogs It was spacious and the master bed was so comfy we wanted to take it home!"

    One small thing was the garden area and the furniture was not very comfy and maybe the addition of a barbecue would be good.

    Thank you for this lovely feedback and for leaving the house in good order. Much debate went on about the garden furniture before I chose the current ones. The idea was to be flexible and make sure the furniture was movable without it blowing around on windy days. Resin sunbeds broke against the wall in the windy weather. There are cushions in the cupboard in the porch. Considered bigger heavier furniture but then we lose the option of children having more space to run around. The debate goes on - I will look at other options. Guests are very welcome to use disposable barbecues . With hygiene and safety reasons in mind, plus prioritising staff time on change over day we currently do not have a barbecue. Will consider options - I appreciate suggestions from guests and want people to have a good time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2022

  • "This cottage I in a ideal location close to the beach plenty of room very quiet ..."

    This cottage I in a ideal location close to the beach plenty of room very quiet and relaxing all the comforts of home and excellent base to explore the rest of Northumberland

    Reviewed by LeslieMay 2022

  • "The pillows were hard and uncomfortable but after I told her Maxine went straight out and bought new, softer ones!"

    She is very friendly and helpful and really cares that her guests enjoy their stay.

    Reviewed by SheilaMay 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Clean everything that we needed. The 3 dogs ranging from a 7 month old to 2 more ancient dogs couldn't have been happier. Could not fault the cottage in any resect .

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. The team who help me and I, love to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay. Extra thank you for leaving everything in good order. Your dogs have been voted 'perfect pets' by the girls who weren't even sure dogs had been - very clean thank you . Maxine Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2022

  • "Spectacular setting, wonderfully well equipped and really helpful owner."

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. I like to be helpful and love it when that is noticed! Property Owner

    Reviewed by HelenApr 2022

  • "A great place to stay."

    Everything you could ask for in a holiday cottage.

    Thank you for this great score! Appreciate that you left the cottage in good order. Its good to know you enjoyed your holiday. Kind regards Maxine Property Owner

    Reviewed by KirstieApr 2022

  • "We had a super stay at Asta Cottage."

    We found it to be comfortable and clean and very spacious. The kitchen was very well equipped and even had a Nespresso coffee machine! It was lovely to have milk, Chocolates and wine provided as a welcome gift, along with a few treats for the dog. The location is excellent and only a 5 minute walk from Cresswell Beach. There’s a very pretty communal green outside the property which is well maintained. Needless to say, we will be back again!

    Thank you for this lovely feedback. It's good to hear when our guests enjoy the cottage. The girls who help me are glowing with pride - me too Property Owner

    Reviewed by SandyApr 2022

  • "Asta Cottage is in a fabulous location, within a couple of minutes walk to an amazing beach!"

    We were welcomed with a few essentials and a much appreciated bottle of wine and chocolates - a lovely touch. The cottage is well equipped with absolutely everything you might need in the kitchen - far better than I've come across in other cottages. It also has lots of lovely extras such as buckets and spades, plus all you might want for a picnic. The TV is the biggest I've ever seen and comes with a Sky package. The lounge is huge and filled with chairs and sofas, so there's plenty of room for everyone! There were just a small few negatives which, obviously, are subjective but did affect our stay. The heating in the upstairs large en suite room was not working correctly. I did have a conversation with the owner about it which was helpful but didn't solve the problem. I'm no plumber but I believe the radiators need bleeding since they were lukewarm at the bottom and stone cold at the top. The hot water bottles were a nice touch and well needed. The ground floor en suite bedroom would be perfect for someone with limited mobility - however this is the only bathroom which has an over bath shower (the upstairs bathrooms have walk-in showers). We all agreed that this bathroom would have been much better if it was more accessible. Overall, we had a great holiday and I would return to Asta Cottage!

    Thank you for your nice comments about the cottage - it's good to hear you liked it. Sorry the actual radiators weren't working and that I did not know about that. We are looking to change the old type radiators as, despite the plumber bleeding them regularly, the fact that they are able to be turned on and off results in issues when this happens. It will need to be during the quieter months when work can be carried out so when guests turn radiators off and on the whole system isnt affected. The downstairs bathroom did used to have just a walk-in shower which I recently changed for a bath to give more flexibility. Its good to have feedback - I want guests to have a pleasant stay that meets their needs. I will look into updating the description of what is available so guests can get a more accurate picture before they come. Hope to see you again. Kind regards Maxine Property Owner

    Reviewed by SallyMar 2022

  • "Asta is a fantastic cottage, had everything we needed and more!"

    A perfect base to explore the beautiful Northumberland coast and very dog friendly. We will definitely return for a Summer trip. Highly recommended!

    Thank you for this great feedback. Good to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for leaving the cottage in good order - we appreciate that. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkMar 2022

  • "We had a fabulous family holiday at Asta Cottage."

    The property was warm and welcoming and we arrived to a lovely little welcome pack. The owner, Maxine was most helpful, informative and easy to contact. The cottage is very light and airey and was spotlessly clean on arrival but not the sort of place you would be frightened to make yourself at home, it was homely and functioned well for our family of 6 and 3 dogs. Cresswell village was just what we had hoped for, very quiet and on the coast, beautiful beaches and a good location to explore down to Newcastle and up to the Scottish boarders

    Oh what lovely feedback, thank you! We appreciate that you left the cottage so clean and tidy. Good to hear you enjoyed yourselves. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaneJan 2022

  • "Had a fantastic stay at Asta cottage , lovely cosy place with all the facilities you could need and we were even left a lovely welcome gift by Maxine ."

    Would defiently book again .

    Thank you for your lovely feedback - its so good to hear our guests have enjoyed their holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RachelJan 2022

  • "Recently returned from a wonderful break at Asta Cottage."

    The house was one of the best equipped we have stayed in which was perfect for cosy nights in cooking and dining in the spacious kitchen and then settling in front of a roaring log fire, great views of the sea. Cresswell off season was perfect with its beautiful beach perfect for dog walking would also recommend Druridge and the pretty town of Warkworth. The family loved the little touches on arrival fresh flowers tea coffee and chocolates and we would all recommend a stay in this immaculate well loved home to anyone. Many thanks to the owners from us all.

    Thank you for this positive feedback. Good to hear you enjoyed your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by C.Nov 2021

  • "Perfectly presented loved our stay Fabulous for the dogs adults and kids Would definitely recommend."

    Beach walks were brilliant. Maxine was lovely left us all treats. Can not thank her enough. There were books games and more than enough space for us all. The living-room had a fabulous entertainment system and the log fire was great. Would return

    Thank you for your kind comments. We aim to provide everything that we would like from a holiday home. Its good to hear that guests like what we offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JenniferNov 2021

  • "The Property is lovely, big and airy and well equipped."

    Lots of space for a family of 7 with a dog and a baby. We had an issue in the upstairs en suite where the water in the shower had to be plunged as it was backing up, but once plunged it drained normally. And the downstairs bedroom was very cold, it did heat up but was very cold on the first night so our gran had to sleep upstairs (stairs are an effort for her so we'd booked the cottage as it had a downstairs bedroom that she could use). But overall we loved the cottage and the hot water bottles were a very nice touch, we'd stay again.

    Thanks for the feedback. Good to hear you enjoyed the house. Will be sure to tell other guests to take the thermostat from kitchen into downstairs bedroom if heating needs increasing. Thank you for raising this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KatyNov 2021

  • "Excellent property."

    Had all features and amenities. Travelled with grandparents staying in the downstairs bedroom and 3 young children upstairs. Fantastic facilities for the dog. Kitchen had everything for lots of cooking. 3 minutes walk to the beach and lovely café just behind the sand dunes. Would highly recommend !

    Thank you for this lovely review - my team really appreciate your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BarryOct 2021

  • "Ideal house for a family holiday with baby and dogs."

    Spacious comfortable well equipped house in a great location a short walk to the beach. Secure outdoor space for dogs. Owner easily contactable and helpful and friendly. Hope to return.

    Good to hear these comments thank you for such positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanetOct 2021

  • "The holiday my was perfect the cottage was everything it was advertised large ..."

    The holiday my was perfect the cottage was everything it was advertised large plenty of room the location was perfect the beach was clean and very large if you want a family Holliday I can not recommend this cottage enough

    Reviewed by LeslieOct 2021

  • "We couldn't have wished for a better place to be."

    The cottage is so well equiped and they've thought of everything. Just a short walk from the beautiful beach and a great little cafe bar and a great location to venture out and see the fantastic sights of the Northumberland Coastline. We all loved it

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. You were great guests. The staff really appreciated how clean and tidy you left the house. Maxine Property Owner

    Reviewed by WendySep 2021

  • "Very spacious, comfortable & well-equipped property - more of a house than cottage - extremely close to Cresswell's beautiful sandy beach."

    Maxine the owner is very helpful and quick in replying and could not have been a nicer host. We would highly recommend this holiday property and our party of 6 including teenage boys and grandparents all thoroughly enjoyed the stay. Cresswell Ices just by the beach sells delicious homemade ice-cream and whilst the village doesn't have any other shops/pubs there are plenty nearby and we enjoyed the peaceful setting. The Northumberland coast is just stunning with plenty to see and do. A fabulous holiday all round.

    Thank you for your kind comments and for taking the time to give us feedback. You were voted as great guests for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy by the staff and me. Maxine Property Owner

    Reviewed by CharlotteAug 2021

  • "The property was clean, well presented and well located for a Northumberland break."

    Plenty of space for our family with lots of options for entertainment locally and a great beach within walking distance. The owner was very helpful, and al instructions were very clear on arrival and departure.

    You were our first guests and we really appreciate this good feedback.. Very kind of you to say nice things, take time to write feedback and to leave the property very clean and tidy. Thank you from our team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2021

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super king-size with TV and en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin, towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • Balcony
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric range oven and 5-ring hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • 2 x Smart TV, selection of books and games, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x Highchairs and travel cots are available
  • A full size 'Z bed' can be added
  • Off-road parking for two cars with no height restrictions
  • Enclosed courtyard with outside table and chairs
  • Six well-behaved pets welcome
  • Please note there is a £15 per dog supplement per stay
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Four minute walk from the beach
  • Please note;Stairs are in the hallway which may be isolated by closing the doors from kitchen and sitting room
  • No stair gate available
  • Note: People with mobility issues are advised to use the upstairs bathroom, as the ground floor bathroom does not have a walking shower
  • Note: Property is not suitable for wheelchairs
  • Note: handrail is available in the master suite shower

The property

This splendid, detached property sits within a walled garden in the quaint village of Cresswell, enjoying views of the sea from the first floor, and less than a mile from the unspoilt Cresswell Beach.

Asta Cottage is an ideal base for a family or group of eight seeking a Northumberland getaway along the coastline.

Discover the spacious kitchen/diner, where you can prepare the dining table for a big feast while the chef of the group gets acquainted with all the appliances, including an electric range cooker with 5-ring hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and even a dishwasher, ensuring you have everything for a well-equipped stay.

Carry the conversation into the lounge, where a woodburner rests in a large fireplace, and an arrangement of seating offers a lovely place to rest in the evenings.

As you tire, there are four bedrooms at this Cresswell cottage; the ground floor offers a king-size with bathroom, perfect for those with limited mobility, whilst upstairs provides two king-size doubles, one of which is the master and includes a large en-suite bathroom, while there is also a refreshing twin and a bathroom to pick from.

Step out onto the large balcony and enjoy a moment in the sunshine, or head down to the large enclosed courtyard for a refreshing drink or some family games.

The property enjoys an excellent location, close to Cresswell Beach which is largely unspoilt and remains quiet most of the year, and its dog friendly too!

Wildlife lovers can visit Cresswell Pond, a shallow lagoon that sits just off the beautiful Druridge Bay coastline, providing a year-round haven for wading birds.

Take a drive north to the picturesque harbour village of Amble, with a lovely assortment of shops, pubs, restaurants and takeaways, perfect for when you want a night off cooking.

Alternatively, venture south to Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, a charming town for the idyllic beach and striking sunrises, along with a myriad of marine life that regularly graces Newbiggin Bay.

You are also well placed for discovering the delightful coastal villages of Warkworth and Alnmouth, together with Morpeth, Alnwick Castle and Gardens, which all provide great days out.

Box off the attractions of the Northumberland coastline during your stay at Asta Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location


Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 5 miles; Ashington 6 miles; Morpeth 9 miles; Whitley Bay 19 miles.

Cresswell is a Northumberland village on the North Sea coast, popular with bird watchers with Cresswell Pond being nearby and the Druridge Bay Country Park less than 3 miles away. Recently popular with archaeologists after a community dig (the Cresswell Pele Tower Project) led to the discovery of two bronze aged burial crists, neolithic flint and pre-historic and medieval pottery. The Pele Tower is currently being restored. The Drift Inn situated 500 yards to the west of Cresswell is an extremely popular cafe/diner open all year round. Cresswell is now part of the Coasts and Castles Cycle Route (NCN Route 1) which includes 85 miles of routes that follow or lie close to the magnificent Northumberland coastline. The village has an ice cream shop but this does close out of season. The nearby town of Ashington, once known as the largest mining village in the world and offers a good range of shops and has a market day on Tuesday. It also boasts two country parks, Wansbeck Riverside Country Park and the Queen Elizabeth II Country Park at Woodhorn. The lovely market town of Morpeth, just nine miles away, offers the remains of an historic castle, lovely parks, riverside walks, ancient architecture and churches and an old chantry with a bagpipe museum.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas