- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
70 Customer Reviews
"Lovely holiday at Aurora Skies, with just a minutes walk to a fabulous dog friendly beach, a little ice cream shop (seasonal) and an excellent nearby cafe “The Drift Cafe” (dog friendly)."
The log cabin is cosy and has everything you need. Also is surrounded by its own private and fully enclosed garden so no worries of escapees! The owners are very helpful and welcoming. This is our 4th visit to Aurora Skies and this time me and my sister were delighted to see the stunning Northern Lights over Cresswell Beach! Aurora Skies certainly lived up to its name! Overall a very relaxing holiday, with nearby beaches and beautiful woodlands to explore. Cresswell Pele Tower which stands opposite is definitely worth a visit too. The area is quiet and peaceful and you can just hear the waves from inside the cabin at night! Wi-Fi a little slow but there was a good selection of DVD’s and some games and books if want to stay inside. Highly recommend and we look forward to returning. Thank you :)
"Comfortable, warm and cosy despite Storm Babet blowing around us."
The log cabin had everything one could possibly need. My only suggestion would be a small shelf in the bathroom which would be useful, maybe on the right hand side above the sink? Enclosed garden perfect for our dog and the beach was just fantastic. Also recommend the Drift Cafe nearby.
Thanks for your feedback, acted on your tip, and we've put a shelf in the bathroom. Property Owner
"The bathroom smelt of drainage, none of the locks worked on the bedroom, or bathroom doors, the garden gate was stiff and difficult to open every day."
The lodge was set in the owners back garden , which gives a slightly different conception as to what was stated on the website, which explained the cabin was on owner’s grounds. There were no sea views from the grounds of the cabin, which again stated on the website sea views were visible from the cabin. The cabin didn’t look as big as was advertised on the site. However, on a positive, the location was great with easy access to a beautiful/quiet beach, within minutes from the lodge.
"Aurora Skies is a lovely quiet getaway."
Is equipped with everything you could possibly need to make a stress free holiday. The enclosed garden was ideal for our dog to wander around. Thank you Sue & Russ .
"The lodge is ideally situated and the private garden is great for a dog."
Having said that the accomodation is okay for 2 adults and, possibly, one or two children but would be very cramped for 4 adults. The place is very well equipped but some of the lodge is lacking a bit of maintenance. We found the sofa a bit uncomfortable and there were two narrow armchairs but these could be improved at a modest cost. The owners were friendly and most helpful.
"Another lovely stay at Aurora Skies :) Thank you Susan and Russ."
Hi, So glad you enjoyed yourselves with us again . Regards Sue & Russ Property Owner
"Great place and area to visit been Thier at least 5 times ."
"Upon arrival at the holiday home we were greeted by the owners and shown around the property which is extremely well equipped."
Everything you could want including tea coffee milk in the fridge and some delicious cake. Totally enclosed making it perfect for our dog to wander in and out. We unfortunately had a issue with our car but the owners were extremely helpful in finding us a garage that carried out repairs very reasonably. The coastline is stunning with fabulous beaches backed by lovely sand dunes.. So much to see and do one week is nowhere long enough to fit everything in. We are definitely hoping to visit the area again and wouldn't hesitate in returning to Aurora Skies. Can't recommend it enough for anyone who likes a quiet relaxing holiday. Many thanks to the owners from Brian and Shirlie.
".Not disabled friendly car 100 yards away from lodge 4 high step to get in each room"
"A lovely little cabin clean comfortable and well situated."
Welcoming and friendly hosts. Ideal place for a dog.
"A very comfortable and warm holiday let."
Very well equipped, we had everything we needed plus more. The location was fabulous being literally minutes to a huge sandy & dog friendly beach. Lovely welcome from our hosts. We would definitely recommend to friends & family.
"Very cosy and comfortable chalet a stones throw from fabulous beach."
Everything you need is there and total privacy. Warm welcome from hosts and was greeted with lovely fruit scones. Handy to visit sites along Northumbrian coast.
"Wonderful accommodation lots of little extras to make your break."
Distance to the beach extremely good as was the beach itself. Owners were extremely accommodating in helping us to enjoy our break. Lots of information within the cabin to allow you to plan various trips around the area.
"What a fantastic few days away!"
The cabin had everything you would need, it's very quiet and peaceful and a stones throw from a fabulous stretch of beach. We went in February and the accommodation was lovely and warm The owners had provided tea, coffee and milk for our arrival and they were very friendly. We even got a personal visit to the Pele Tower and grounds just across the road. The Tower is a ancient defensive tower restored to its former glory. Highly recommended
"Lovely cosy lodge, very clean and well equipped in private enclosed garden perfect for children or dogs."
Near the beach. The hosts made us very welcome. Would definitely book again.
"Our holiday pick through Sykes holiday s was excellent and we have been many times."
Would recommend Sykes holidays they hi AVE a wide range of holidays to pick from.aurora skyies lovely cottage to stay and owners do every thing to make it a great stay
"Aurora Skies is a beautiful little hide away, very clean, well equipped and lovely and cosy, the hosts are really helpful and nothing is too much bother, situated close to the beach with a great place to have coffee and some lovely meals."
We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely recommend this little gem.
"We loved this lodge."
The best Sykes accommodation we have stayed in. It was really cosy and had everything you could need (including slippers and dressing gowns). It was also really warm, we didn’t have to use the heating at all, it was very well insulated. Perfect location for the beach (which was amazing). Also not too far to drive into nearby towns. Wi-Fi was ok for light usage, but I had to work a couple of days and had to go to nearby town to use Wi-Fi in a cafe. We would definitely return. The hosts were also lovely and even gave us a private tour of Pele Tower. Thanks so much for looking after us.
"Have to say it’s the perfect spot, literally 2 minutes walk from a fantastic beach!"
Really private and enclosed which meant our dogs could enjoy the freedom of the garden. Lovely hosts, nothing too much trouble. The cabin itself feels a little cramped, strange because it’s not, maybe it’s the wood which has darkened with age, perhaps some bright pictures would help? The doorways all felt too narrow, again, they’re not, a less able person might struggle with the ‘lips’ that protrude a few inches up from the floor which you are conscious of when using them. All in all we had a really nice break! Would definitely recommend a visit or two, thanks to the hosts for making it possible…
"We had an amazing holiday, we were made to feel welcome and then left privately for our hols."
Northumberland is an amazingly beautiful place and I can heartily recommend it. Aurora Skies is a lovely little lodge that suitedy elderly Mum, my dog and myself down to the ground Thank you to Sue and Russ for being lovely hosts
Really glad you enjoyed your stay at Aurora Skies, it was lovely having you. Thank you for the positive feedback . Sue and Russ Property Owner
"A beautiful property in an ideal location - perfect for exploring areas and attractions not too far away."
Aurora skies is such a warm and cosy accommodation with everything you need. Our children loved the property, in particular the large enclosed garden space. Cresswell is a lovely little village with such a gem of a beach situated just a 2 minute walk away from the property.
So good to hear that you enjoyed your family holiday at Aurora Skies. Cresswell is such a beautiful place to live and we enjoy sharing it with others.Thank you for your feedback .Regards Sue and Russ. Property Owner
"We had a fantastic week in the gorgeous aurora skies."
The cosy little cottage had everything we needed and Sue was a very responsive and helpful host. We loved being so close to the sea and enjoyed the Drift Café and Cresswell Ices! We did some fantastic coastal cycle rides, visiting Alnmouth, Amble Dunstanburg Castle, Warkworth Castle, Alnwick Castle and Cragside. A fantastic trip with amazing weather too! Thank you!
So glad that you enjoyed your stay at Aurora Skies It's a pleasure having lovely guests.Thank you for your positive feedback. Sue & Russ. Property Owner
"We think it would be better made into a one bedroom property and to make the shower room larger."
We are used to a firmer bed, it was rather soft for us. We had a wonderful holiday and the owners were happy to help make our stay the best possible. The village was absolutely beautiful.
Home from home. Lovely friendly owner who make you feel welcome.
So glad you enjoyed your stay at Aurora Skies . Property Owner
"This is our 2nd visit to this place can not fault it its got everything we need close to the beach, walks, scenery nice places to eat."
We really love this place.
It is a pleasure having lovely guests to stay.Thank you for your wonderful feedback. Hope to see you again. Sue & Russ Property Owner
"We stayed here 9th - 16th April."
We found the property to be very comfortable and cozy. There is absolutely everything you need. The bed is big and comfy and loads of storage for clothes etc. There is a lovely garden that surrounds it with table and chairs. Washing machine and dish washer too! 2 minutes walk to a beautiful beach with The Drift cafe. Perfect.
So glad that you enjoyed your stay at Aurora Skies. Thank you for your lovely comments. Hope to see you again. Property Owner
"Beautiful cabin, very clean and well equipped, great spot with enclosed garden."
Hosts were very friendly and helpful, great biscuits on arrival, fantastic area too. Only let down was not a good view as described on the website. Would still recommend.
"Our household comprised two adults and a small dog."
This was an enjoyable stay and the cottage sufficient for our needs, but the following are worth noting. The property is small with a lot squeezed into a small space - good in some ways, frustrating in others. The outdoor space and the appropriate weather would seem essential for larger groups to spread out. All was clean and well equipped with the exception of some missing cutlery. WiFi (internet access) was rather unreliable and there was little or no 4G reception. Don't expect a sea view. That is largely obscured by a chalet next door and a relatively high wall.
"Think photos need updating the view is a wooden fence and another cabin not what ..."
Think photos need updating the view is a wooden fence and another cabin not what is in the photo it states 1 step onto deck into cabin it does not mention that from carpark you have a ramp a gravel path then you get to property where the 1 step to deck is then you have a threshold step you finally in property but every door way has raised threshold this should be in description as we struggled due to poor mobility we would not of booked if we had known about all these steps cabin was warm and cosy none of the inside doors shut and my son in law had to fix the entrance door as they didn't seem bothered would we come again proberly not but it may be suitable if you are mobile
"Fabulous wooden lodge cosy and warm with little extras, dressing gowns and slippers ,books and games towels for our dog and a secure garden ."
Two minutes walk from a pristine beach with the excellent Drift Cafe an easy walk and dog friendly too. A great base for visiting Northumberland
"Great cottage and and lovely hosts."
Fab location for visiting the area. Definitely recommend this place
"We had a fantastic holiday in Northumberland at a lodge Auroria skies in Creswell village, perfect location and the lodge was fully equipped with everything we needed."
"We had a fantastic week and the accomodation lived up to our expectations."
The hosts were really friendly and we could not have chosen a better location. However, when we checked on availability for the same time in 2022, we note that there has been a considerable price increase to 2021. We do not believe this can be as a result of Covid as the cleanliness regime should be the same. Disappointing but we will consider all options.
"We have stayed a few times before so we obviously really enjoy staying here."
Unfortunately the internet failed after first day and couldn't be restored after speaking to owners. One or two areas are in need of replacement such as mattress in second bedroom/crockery. Overall very good but unable to give 5 stars as we have before.
"Great location for chilling out and getting to see the sights."
Excellent hosts with extra touches and very welcoming. We had a fabulous holiday staying here.
"I would not hesitate to recommend this lovely lodge."
The location is great- you can hear the sea at night- and it's a couple of minutes walk to the tip of beautiful Druridge Bay. The lodge was very well equipped with all the essentials that you could need for your stay- soap, foil, kitchen roll- even dressing gowns!! The secluded, sunny garden was fantastic for barbecuing and got the last of the evening sun. Thank you very much to Sue and Russ for making our break so enjoyable and comfortable.
"The cabin was great, extremely clean and tidy, the enclosed garden was great for ..."
The cabin was great, extremely clean and tidy, the enclosed garden was great for our puppy and it really was a 2 minute walk from the beach
"Absolutely beautiful place, really good to get to places across Northumberland."
"Second visit just as good as first one."
Don’t want to tell friends about it as it may get booked up quickly!
"Lovely, cosy lodge, well equipped and friendly helpful owners."
Very private with lovely outdoor space had it been good enough weather to enjoy it. The beautiful beach is just a few minutes walk away and easily accessible. Lovely quiet area with good local amenities and lots to see and do. Would not hesitate to book again in the future and to recommend to others.
"We loved our time at Aurora Skies."
It was a little oasis tucked away in the loveliest private garden. Our boys and our puppy loved the garden, as did we. The weather was mostly good and the area and local beaches are stunning. The garden really catches the sun all day which was a huge bonus. The hosts, Sue and Russell, were really warm, welcoming and helpful. We had been looking forward to the holiday very much and it was even better than we had hoped. The house was so comfortable and well equipped. Everything you could possibly need. We would love to visit again.
"Cosy, warm and comfortable cottage."
Amazing to be so close to the beach. Lots of little thoughtful touches to make you feel special. Exceptional.
"A friendly welcome from Sue, loved the home made cookies left for us on arrival."
A very cosy, clean and warm holiday home in a perfect location for the beautiful beach. Everything you need is here and if not just ask Sue or Russell, nothing is too much trouble. The enclosed well kept garden is ideal and safe for dogs. Ample parking. The Drift Cafe is a must to visit only a short walk away. This was my first visit to this stunning coastline of Northumbria and I would most definitely return and stay at Aura Skies again.
"Everything was fine, great property with all one would need for a relaxing break."
"Great place for taking it all in your stride 5th time been love it"
"Very relaxing and peaceful perfect for beach and dog walking"
"We both had an excellent week."
Very relaxing. The nearby beach is a hidden gem.
"A place to relax and get off the world 2 Mins from sea Very well located ..."
A place to relax and get off the world 2 Mins from sea Very well located for a visit to Northumberland to see the coast and castles intend to visit again Cheers
"Excellent location very near to the beach."
It has an enclosed private garden which was brilliant for our dog. The owners are close by and they are very friendly and helpful.
"The property is wonderful and has an excellent dog friendly garden."
We will book again
"Superb location on the coast, nicely positioned on owners land and extremely private."
Lovely hosts who have presented and equipped their holiday lodge very well. Wanted for nothing and look forward to being able to return. They obviously take great pride in what they offer.
"Wonderful hosts and location for a cosy chalet holiday."
Accommodation small but fine for 2 of us plus a large dog. Have already booked again.
"Sue and Russell were excellent hosts."
We were made to feel welcome from the get go. The accomodation is excellent. All of the highest standard. Mum loved her brass bed. Location is excellent for touring the area. Sue and Russell recommended Amber and we had an excellent day there.
"This is a beautiful cosy cabin, with lovely decor, and everything you would need."
Friendly helpful owners. We were lucky with the weather , and the sea views were fantastic. Enclosed garden was a lovely quiet haven This was a great holiday, with access to all the fab places in Northumberland .
"The hosts were always available and friendly but not intrusive."
The area is beautiful with lots of incredible uncommercialised beaches which allow dogs. We also found a lot of dog friendly shops and eating places. All the local people were also friendly. We enjoyed it so much we are returning later in the year.
"Very peaceful and perfect location ."
If you like the beach,it was great for my dog, fire pit and bbq were a bonus. Only thing that didn’t work was WiFi, but that was a bonus
"We loved the cabin and really enjoyed our stay."
The hosts were lovely and very helpful. I would definitely recommend staying there.
"3 Day stay at Aurora Skies - An excellently presented and hosted cottage with a brilliant location - we plan to return."
"Location is superb, dog walking is a real pleasure"
"Great accommodation and it's location across the road from a fabulous miles long stretch of clean sandy beach added so much to our pleasure."
Just paradise for the dog too. Loads of great places to eat out within short travelling distance. Loved it all.
"Lovely cabin, extremely clean and comfortable."
Fully enclosed garden, great for small children and pets. Only yards from beach. Very attentive owners who were on hand if needed. Would definitely return and recommend.
"We had a brilliant week away at Aurora Skies!"
The description couldn’t have been more accurate. We woke to beautiful sea views every morning from our private garden which our dog loved pottering around in. The beach was a 5 minute stroll with a fab little ice cream shop on the way. The lodge was incredibly clean and catered for all our needs. We will definitely re-visit! 5*!
"Cabin great garden great."
Owners welcomeing and lovely
"This little lodge in cresswell village definitely met our expectations , the lodge was very nice , fully equipped with everything you needed, the hosts sue and Russ were very welcoming and when we arrived sue had made us some homemade cookies and milk in the fridge."
the beach was virtually across the road and what a beach it is , beautiful , we were fortunate enough to have had the sunshine so we saw everything at its best . I would highly recommend this holiday lodge , we will definitely be returning. we took our small dog and it was brilliant having a enclosed garden for bobby to play out .Northumberland is such a beautiful place and so much to see and do .
"Appreciated the accurate description of closeness to the sea, sometimes a 2 minute walk means 20 minutes!"
It was a lovely peaceful location and very private accommodation.
"Gorgeous wooden lodge finished to a very high standard and situated in the beautiful village of Cresswell."
We wouldn’t hesitate to book again. Myself, my partner & our Border Terrier thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
"Aurora Skies is a nice compact wooden lodge which meets all the basic needs for a holiday base."
It is comfortable and well equipped, quiet and private. The owners are welcoming but do not intrude on your privacy. While it maybe a little small for four adults it is OK for two adults with children and our dog loved the surroundings. Ideal as a base for going out to explore Northumbria it is also ideally situated to go on the beach across the quiet road. All in all anice place to stay
"Brilliant welcoming, well equipped, peaceful and tranquil with secure enclosed gardens, short stroll to beach and only short drive to major amenities."
"Fab little chalet, very private with sheltered & enclosed garden."
Lovely hosts. Gorgeous beach 2 minutes walk away.
"Fantastic holiday and great host's thankyou from Richard, Hazel and Horlicks"
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- 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.
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 owners 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.
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:
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