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Creel Cottage (Amble)

(Ref. 1122300)

Amble, Northumberland Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage exceeded our expectations, the views from the bedrooms and conservatory were amazing."

    The beds were very comfortable and overall the cottage was well maintained. Just one thing let it down, when we arrived there was only one toilet roll for four of us! So the first thing we had to do was to buy some. Apart from that the cottage was very good value in an excellent location.

    Reviewed by Ken4.7Jun 2024

  • "This was our third visit to Creel cottage and we've booked for next year so it's safe to say that we love it."

    The location and views are fantastic and the cottage is comfortable and very well equipped, however as others have noted there are issues with the bedroom doors which need sorting sooner rather than later. The small bedroom door is scraping and damaging the floor and the large bedroom door is extremely difficult to open from the inside so in both cases if you have to get up in the night you can't do it quietly.

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7Jun 2024

  • "On arrival the location and views are stunning."

    The cottage itself was cold, with the underfloor heating in the conservatory not working, with the general heating coming on at random times, being cold first thing in the morning when needed. This property is advertised as 2 bathrooms, bathroom 2 which is by the front door is large enough just to get you in with a shower, which needs the door replacing, also was unusable due to being freezing in there..... Bedrooms are comfortable both with great views , bedroom 1 the radiator doesn't work, bedroom 2, the door needs shaving at bottom as hard to shut rubbing across the hard floor, which is not great at night, could also do with a bedside cabinet on the veranda side. Kitchen is fully equipped and superb.... We also had a problem with the TV not working, which we had seen in previous reviews, but hadn't been resolved. After contacting Sykes TV and underfloor heating were resolved. Having said all that with these problems, biggest being advertised as 2 bathrooms when you have 2 couples only realistically being able to use the one upstairs, its a great property, but needs a bit of TLC.

    Reviewed by Jennie4.1Jun 2024

  • "Wonderful cottage in a brilliant location."

    The living space and garden were perfect. And good sized bedrooms with storage too. There were 4 adults and a dog and we found it almost perfect. Two bits of feedback the TV doesnt work properly. No freeview or terrestrial channels at all. Luckily we could stream but it was a bit of a pain. Secondly the direct access from the garden is no longer available. Other than that it was brilliant clean and today lots of space, pretty much everything you need for self catering and plenty of choices to eat out locally.

    Sorry to hear the tv wasnt working now fixed. Access to the beach from the garden is available however the steps down are very steep so caution is needed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma4.7May 2024

  • "We had a very comfortable stay at Creel Cottage."

    It was extremely well appointed, the owners have thought of almost everything. The cottage is perfectly situated in a quiet spot on the outskirts of Amble but within easy walking distance of the town. Parking was also very easy. We travelled to Alnwick by bus and can definitely recommend Barter Books and the Aln Valley Railway. Cragside Estate is relatively nearby and well worth a visit. The walk alongside Amble marina to Warkworth village and castle was a highlight, as was Hauxley Discovery centre. We even took to the air with Northumberland Microlights. One fly in the ointment was the complete lack of information about how to watch terrestrial television. The owners will know which handset to use and how to remove someone else’s choice of channels which appear fixed but we had no idea how to do it. This was somewhat frustrating.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7May 2024

  • "The property was great with superb views, and well equipped in an excellent location."

    However the electric shower pull switch in the bathroom would not operate. The power to the shower is permanently on. Also we couldn't navigate the TV channels. We used BBC iplayer and ITVx all week. The TV guide seems to be stuck on US channels 4108 and we couldn't scroll up and down the guide for live UK TV. Perhaps it was operator error, we are both in our seventies!! We would like to book again next year

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Apr 2024

  • "Wonderful cottage, home from home comfort☺️ However the bathroom toilet seat needs replacing!"

    There are no waste bins upstairs! No towels provided, which is stated but in my opinion this is a must. It’s not great going home with damp/wet towels! Otherwise fabulous.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.4Apr 2024

  • "Wonderful location right by the sea and short walk to harbour restaurants and beautiful sunsets."

    Many lovely and interesting places to visit in well under an hour away. Even Hadrian's wall is only an hour. With a cosy and comfortable cottage to return to. Bliss.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2024

  • "Creel Cottage is really lovely and we were disappointed to have to leave at the end of the week!"

    The location is excellent and we loved just watching the wild sea from the warmth and comfort of the beautiful sun room. Our dog loved the heated floor in there too! The cottage was much more spacious than we expected, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The only negatives were the rather cold bedroom and shower room but that didn’t spoil a wonderful week away.

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Feb 2024

  • "We could not fault this cottage."

    Just beautiful and high standard. We enjoyed our break very much lots to see.

    Reviewed by Allisdair5.0Jan 2024

  • "Fabulous New Year break at Creel cottage."

    Stayed with my husband and elderly parents. The cottage was perfect for our needs, so warm and cosy, and with every kitchen pot/pan/utensil you could need. Lots of space to relax and extremely comfortable. The option to split the larger bed into twin beds was great for my parents, just arrange ahead of arrival. The location looking out to the sea is just stunning, we could sit in the snug forever just watching the waves crashing, and enjoyed long leisurely breakfasts in there every morning. The additional downstairs bathroom with shower was a benefit especially for my parents, although it is very small. Small enclosed garden which was great with the dog, knowing it was safe to let her out. Not too far to walk to pubs/restaurants and shops, and a big Morrisons on the edge of town as well. The coast path goes past the cottages and we enjoyed walks both down towards Hauxley Nature Reserve and up to Warkworth castle and beach. We also enjoyed a day cycling along the National Cycle Route up to Alnwick, Alnmouth and beyond to Boulder. Can highly recommend the local bars and restaurants, everyone was so friendly. And we had the best weather in the country it seems. While we watched the news showing the country being battered by wind rain and floods we had dry and partly sunny days, light breezes and fairly mild weather, with the only rain being overnight……..all in all a perfect trip. We’d love to return again to this beautiful part of the country.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Dec 2023

  • "Creel Cottage was perfect for our holiday needs!"

    A great location, thoughtful touches regarding our dog, well equiped kitchen, nice and warm, well presented and beautifully decorated for Christmas - a lovely touch, thank you! Also, a very handy parking space too. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend to all.

    Reviewed by Marianne5.0Dec 2023

  • "Our second visit to Creel Cottage."

    Quite possibly the best all round holiday retreat we have ever experienced - exceptionally comfortable beds and sofas (a real must), very well equipped, close to local facilities yet feels “off the beaten track”. The Christmas tree was a lovely touch - thank you

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Dec 2023

  • "Creel cottage is a lovely cosy cottage."

    Very well equipped. It is in a beautiful position, with lovely views of the coast and coquet island. I m sure we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Nov 2023

  • "An absolutely beautiful place to stay, close proximity to the village but just far enough away to feel isolated!"

    Views of the sea are amazing, especially for us during storm ‘babet’! This is one of the nicest, comfortable cottages we’ve had in the UK, and we can’t wait to come back.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely, well equipped cottage."

    Sea views are amazing. Snug area Brilliant. Would recommend. Will return.

    Reviewed by John4.7Oct 2023

  • "A lovely place in a super position with great views all round."

    The second time we’ve stayed here and just love it. Shame the price will be so much higher next year!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2023

  • "A great location with an amazing view!"

    The most well-equipped cottage we’ve stayed in.

    Reviewed by Teresa4.7Aug 2023

  • "This is the third visit for us and we absolutely love it at Creel Cottage."

    The only disappointment for us is that the price for next year for the same week has gone up to over £200 more. It could now do with a fresh lick of paint as paintwork upstairs (door frames and skirting boards)need painting. Perhaps everywhere painted white would brighten it up. This does not detract from the fact that it is a fabulous place to stay. We feel so comfortable and at home there.

    Thanks for the feedback re the decor - we will get on to it . Glad you love Creel Cottage . The tariff is in accordance with Sykes recommended valuation but we will check to ensure that Creel Cottage is in line with the rating of this type of property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Evelyn4.7Jul 2023

  • "This cottage is in a lovely location."

    It could be perfect but it doesn’t have a functioning heating system and from reading guest comments in the visitors book it hasn’t had for many many months. Also from reading the blurb we wrongly assumed the garden could access the beach. In fact half of the outdoor space you see belongs to another cottage so this is somewhat misleading. It is however very well equipped and convenient for a variety of places.

    Sorry you couldn't activate the heating system. We installed full central heating a couple of years ago, With no mains gas ,the gas supply is provided by LPG and it may be that the gas gas run out.? This is checked regularly by NCCC - we do also have electric heaters in the property as a back up. You can access the beach the garden, however we politely ask guests to do so via the front - a few yards further simply because the garden is the residence of our neighbours who live there permanently.The access is a right of way though if you have to access it. The photos of the back garden are what they are so a little confused about the misleading comment . Sorry it did not meet your expectations - Cliff and Mandy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret2.5Jul 2023

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at Creel cottage and have already booked for next year."

    It's a very comfortable and well equipped cottage, the little garden is lovely and the sunsets are amazing.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jun 2023

  • "Unfortunately although the property was as advertised the noise and inconvenience from the building work next door and opposite spoilt it."

    We couldn’t even park for most of the week. We had been warned about the work but not that they would start before 8 o’clock every morning. It was not the relaxing holiday we were looking forward to. We would love to come back when it’s quiet

    Reviewed by Neil5.0May 2023

  • "A wonderfully comfortable cottage in a superb location."

    HOWEVER, had we been made aware that the cottage is in the middle of a building site with early morning deliveries of materials (07:30), builders’ radios, diggers and other equipment running all day we would not have booked. According to a permanent resident two doors away this has been going on for months and months.

    Reviewed by Derek4.7Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean and very well equipped with everything that would be needed."

    The furniture and furnishings were fantastic and a definite attention to detail on every aspect. The views of the sunrise and the sea were amazing and a great location for venturing out and about. We will definitely be returning and staying for a longer vacation.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "Our stay at Creel Cottage was fabulous."

    Lovely cosy cottage, everything we needed and amazing location. Waking in the morning and drinking tea in bed watching the sea and coast line, beautiful! Easy access to the beach for walks and shops, pubs and restaurants a short walk away. Brilliant!

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Feb 2023

  • "Our first time in Creel cottage."

    It has everything you need and more..We had a winter stay. We where lovely and snuggly warm and cosy. It had wonderful views of the sea and good access to all beaches, harbour and town. We loved it and will return

    Reviewed by Janine5.0Jan 2023

  • "Great accommodation in a beautiful spot right on the beach in Amble"

    Nov 2021

  • "A really lovely and homely cottage, very well equipped and welcoming."

    Good views from the back and loved watching the waves when it was windy. Comfortable beds and hot showers, hope we come back

    Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful, stylish cottage."

    Great location, quiet and peaceful, sea views

    Sep 2021

  • "Location is superb and the views magnificent."

    A nice cosy cottage.

    Jan 2020

  • "Excellent cottage with wonderful views."

    Our 4th visit we enjoy it so much!

    Nov 2019

  • "Really lovely cosy cottage with plenty of space and views to die for."

    Direct access to the sand dunes and the beaches - just lovely. Very well equipped kitchen and choice of dining in the kitchen or the beautiful conservatory that has underfloor heating. Amble is a nice little village with lots of eateries and supermarkets. Great base for visiting Alnwick, Bambrough, Lindisfarne and our favourite place Alnmouth which has a stunning beach.

    Oct 2019

  • "The property was very nice and homely."

    Location and views great......very relaxing!

    Mar 2019

  • "Great views from the cottage."

    Comfortable beds and furniture. Well equipped kitchen

    Mar 2019

  • "Excellent location and very well equipped."

    Amazing views.

    Aug 2018

  • "Lovely property in a wonderful location - very relaxing."

    Jul 2018

  • "This was our third stay and have enjoyed every one."

    The property has all you need.

    Jun 2018

  • "Amazing views from rear of property."

    Excellent facilities. Location excellent for local amenities

    Apr 2018

  • "This property has absolutely everything you have in your own home."

    The location is perfect if you have a dog that likes long walks on the beach. You literally step out your door and you are on the sand dunes. Lots to do and see in the area. Lovely restaurants and coffee shops - all dog friendly.

    Feb 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Oct 2017

  • "A lovely cottage overlooking the sea."

    All mod cons. Very well equipped.

    Sep 2017

  • "Great location within two minutes of two beaches and comfortable walk to Amble shops and restaurants."

    Very well equipped property with superb views from the conservatory would not hesitate to book it again if visiting the area.

    Sep 2017

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x super-king zip-link (can be set up as a twin on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room
  • Snug
  • Gas heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • TV, DVD player, CD player, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Towels and tea towels are not provided.Travel cot
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed rear garden with furniture
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.8 miles
  • Note: Day room with single day bed available on request
  • Note: Owner requests that dogs have to be over 1 year old

The property

Offering panoramic sea views and easy access to local amenities, Creel Cottage rests in the coastal town of Amble and is ideal for a family or two couples looking to explore the coast and history of Northumberland.

Park off-road and be welcomed into a wonderful property, where the history of the traditional building is paired with contemporary design and a spacious extension.

There are two rooms where you can settle down with a coffee and a good book, beginning with the sitting room, offering a selection of leather sofas sitting beside a TV, and from here you can access the conservatory snug through double glass doors, finding a room with two sofas and a dining table, allowing you to enjoy the coastal views, or to access the garden through the full-length sliding glass doors, where there is a fantastic outdoor sitting area and a lawn space overlooking the countryside and bay beyond.

When mealtimes call, head over to a traditional kitchen, stocked full of amenities, with wooden roof beams and a dining table, ideal for guests to cook together.

On the ground floor there is also a shower room, and a bathroom can be found on the first floor, along with two homely bedrooms, a double and a super-king zip-link, each with storage for your belongings.

Amble is a wonderful seaside town where you will be delighted to find a fantastic harbour and riverside walks, so why not enjoy a stroll in the salty air before settling into one of the many tasty eateries and enjoying a hot meal?

You can stock up on essentials at the local convenience store before visiting one of the local attractions, including Hauxley Nature Reserve, the picturesque Amble Marina and fantastic coastal tours to Coquet Island, an RSPB nature reserve located just off the coast.

Further from the property you will find the wonderful town of Warkworth with the ruins of Warkworth Castle, well worth exploring.

Enjoy the amazing coast of Northumberland with a stay at Creel Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

AMBLE

Warkworth 1 mile; Alnmouth 4 miles.

The bustling little seaport of Amble is situated at the mouth of the River Coquet and is an ideal place for exploring Northumberland. Historically a centre for boatbuilding, Amble offers a marina, a harbour, sandy beaches and coastal walks to the bird sanctuary at Hauxley and country park at Druridge Bay. Large fishing boats moor along the harbour wall and land a variety of fish, prawns, crabs and lobsters. There is a fish centre on the side of the harbour that is now primarily a shell fish hatchery to re-stock levels of lobster and other shell fish, this sells local fish and is open to the public. A mile south of Amble is Coquet Island, an RSPB reserve with a large population of terns, puffins and eider ducks and boat trips around the island can be arranged. The pretty coastal villages of Alnmouth and Craster and numerous superb beaches are only a short drive away, whilst picturesque Warkworth with its castle, charming Alnwick with its castle and award-winning gardens, and the National Trust’s Wallington Hall and Cragside are all within easy reach.

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Note: The bed in bedroom 2 is a Super-king zip-link as standard, if you require this to be twin beds, please contact us. No cot or highchair provided.
Note: Additional day bed can be set up on request. MAX 4 guests.
Note: Owner requests that dogs have to be over 1 year old. Towels and tea towels are not provided.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter