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Aurora Skies

Cresswell near Morpeth, Northumberland (Ref. 954480)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “Great cottage and and lovely hosts.”

    Fab location for visiting the area. Definitely recommend this place

    - Penelope, September 2021

The property

This lovely single-storey timber lodge is in an ideal location for a seaside getaway in this spectacular part of the country.

Aurora Skies sits within in its own secluded garden in the grounds of the owner’s home, in the village of Cresswell on the North Sea coast a two minute walk from the sandy beach.

You enter this holiday home via a private pathway and across the garden to ascend a step onto a decked veranda with outdoor furniture and a patio heater, which is a great place to sit and admire the garden and sea views while enjoying a cool drink in the evening sunlight.

It can also be a great place to witness the Northern Lights.

Entering the accommodation you will find an open plan living area with a well-equipped modern kitchen, dining area and a cosy sitting area.

There are two comfortable bedrooms, one king-size double and one adult bunks room, both sharing a light and airy shower room.

Cresswell is popular with wildlife lovers and is home to Cresswell Pond, a large lagoon that has been created as the result of subsidence from old collapsed mine works which is connected to the sea providing excellent feeding for wading birds all year round.

A short drive north will bring you to the picturesque harbour village of Amble, with a lovely assortment of shops, pubs, restaurants and takeaways.

Enjoy a walk around Morpeth and soak up the character and history of this charming town, or discover Hadrian's Wall, Alnwick Castle, Cragside and Druridge Bay, all within easy reach.This wonderful holiday lodge is an ideal retreat for exploring all that Northumberland has to offer.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x triple bunks (double below, single on top)
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio with table and chairs, veranda with table and chairs, charcoal BBQ
  • One well-behaved pet welcome at £15 per pet per stay
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Beach 2 mins walk
  • Note: There is one step leading onto the decked area
  • Note: Max 4 people.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas