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Primrose Cottage

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Craster, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "After a long drive arrived to a very cold cottage (-4 outside) owner had not bothered to put the heating on for our arrival and when we did the boiler was not working."

    Electric heater warmed the lounge, bedroom was like a fridge and no hot water until late afternoon the next day. (The very helpful man from Sykes fed back the pressure in the boiler was down) Not the best start to our week at Primrose cottage. Spotlessly clean cottage, beach walks literally on your doorstep. Well equipped kitchen with everything you needed. Great Wi-Fi and lovely books to peruse about the area and wildlife. Very inclement weather saw puddles of water come through the door of the cottages and windows towards the end of the holiday.

    Reviewed by Catherine2.8Dec 2023

  • "I have stayed here three times, and the first two the standard and cleanliness were excellent."

    This time they were not. This has been addressed efficiently by the agents and the owner, and a refund has been accepted in settlement.

    Reviewed by Mary3.1Nov 2023

  • "We had a very enjoyable week at Primrose Cottage."

    It is warm, comfortable, quiet & extremely well-equipped. The location is wonderful especially for anyone with a dog as the beautiful beach is a five minute walk or you can take the bridle path opposite the cottage & walk to Craster. As other reviews had suggested that the cottage was looking “tired” we didn’t know what to expect, but it would appear that all the issues raised had been dealt with. Other visitors have commented that a shower would be an asset. However, as we only have showers at home, the bath was a treat after a long walk! Would definitely book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Sep 2023

  • "The location of the cottage is perfect - I have stayed there three times now and have booked again for next year."

    However, the cottage is looking tired. I agree with previous reviews that the boiler needs replacing and a shower would be welcome, but realise that these are expensive items for the owner to install. However there are a number of much cheaper improvements that could be made that would make the cottage more comfortable and feel less neglected: - some of the grouting in around the bath and washbasin is black with mould - the lighting is poor, making reading on dark days and evenings very difficult. Replacing the dark light shades for paler ones would help. - the lining of the lounge curtains has rotted in places - presumably due to the sun. The hem of one set of bedroom curtains has come down and unsightly safety pins have been used to attempt a repair. - the cutlery is very old and needs replacing. - place mats and coasters are extremely worn. - the cover on the Northumbrian Cottages folder has come off, which adds to the general feeling of neglect. Dealing with these small details would make the cottage feel much fresher. If it wasn't for the superb location I wouldn't keep returning.

    Reviewed by Margaret2.8Jun 2023

  • "Wonderful location and cottage and very good value in comparison to similar properties."

    New pillows essential. New mattress ideal. A shower would add a lot to the comfort of the stay. Boiler a bit tricky! However overall great stay

    Reviewed by Chris4.4May 2023

  • "A nice cottage in a superb location."

    Ideal for two and the dog. A shower instead of the bath would be so much better. An update of cutlery and crockery would be nice. Having said that, we had a wonderful week at Dunstan Steads, as always!

    Reviewed by Hilary3.8May 2023

  • "Beautiful location couldn't ask for more"

    Reviewed by Lawrence5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely sunny garden."

    Good facilities. Good WiFi

    Aug 2021

  • "We always love going to Primrose cottage and will certainly be booking for next year"

    Jul 2021

  • "Quiet and secluded hideaway, with excellent beach on the doorstep."

    Mar 2019

  • "Great position, and very quiet."

    Dec 2018

  • "Nice property we enjoyed our stay very much."

    Would book again.

    Nov 2018

  • "The cottage is cosy, well equipped and in an excellent situation being only a few minutes walk from the beach."

    Oct 2018

  • "Excellent property, the best equipped we have ever stayed in."

    Very cosy and comfortable. Just five minutes walk from the beautiful beach.

    Jul 2018

  • "We had a lovely relaxing break at Primrose Cottage and have already booked it for next year."

    Jun 2018

  • "A very lovely cottage cosy cottage."

    Everything you needed for a week's relaxing and walking holiday.

    May 2018

  • "Primrose Cottage is well appointed, comfortable and is beautifully situated being just five minutes walk from stunning Embleton Bay."

    We enjoyed staying in this lovely property and we're glad we returned.

    May 2018

  • "This is the second stay at this wonderful cottage, everything you need is provided for at the cottage including lovely dog blankets."

    Plenty to see and do and with the beach just down the lane. We were able to walk many miles while calling into one or two very friendly pubs for a snack and drink. Great place for birds and photography. Will book again as one of the best dog friendly cottages we have stayed at.

    Apr 2018

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  • Single-storey
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge, mini-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV/DVD player, CD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed gardens, lawns, patio area, patio furniture
  • Two small well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 0.9 miles, beach 0.2 miles

The property

Craster 0.9 miles.

Forming part of a delightful development of former farm buildings, Primrose Cottage in Dunstan, Northumberland is the perfect bolthole for a couple looking for a romantic break.

Inside, the accommodation is incredibly inviting with a nautical theme throughout reminding guests of the sublime coastal setting of the cottage.

The open-plan living space has a comfy seating area, where you can imagine cuddling up together as well as an attractive fully fitted kitchen for the chef to rustle up a romantic meal for two and a charming dining table and chairs all ready for guests to pull up a chair and enjoy an intimate meal together.

There are French doors here which you can throw open to let the outside in or if the weather allows, then you can step outside and enjoy time alfresco eating and drinking while any dogs can run around safely in the enclosed gardens.

At bedtime, make your way to the attractive master bedroom which has feature floor-to-ceiling windows to maximise the light in the space and which offers a relaxing sanctuary, perfect after a tiring day of getting out and about.

After a long soak in the bath or a quick dip in the shower, you’ll be refreshed and raring to go.

There are beautiful sandy beaches within a few minutes’ walk and the pretty village of Embleton is nearby and there is a fantastic scenic walk from here to the neighbouring village of Craster with the town of Alnwick the ideal location for having a browse and stocking up on essentials.

Nearby Embleton Bay is a gorgeous sandy beach with other beaches worth visiting including Beadnell Bay Beach and Newton Haven Beach.

Just a few miles away is the stunning Dunstanburgh Castle and if you’ve got a taste for history then check out Alnwick Castle, Preston Tower, Howick Hall and Bamburgh Castle.

For a romantic break to remember for a long time, make sure you book a stay at Primrose Cottage.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter