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Cosy Farm Cottage with Easy Beach Access



Updated: 05-Dec-2016
Cottage in Druridge Bay, Nr. Cresswell, Northumberland - Peaceful Location, 1 Minute Walk To Beach

Poppy Cottage is situated on a working farm at Druridge Bay on the Northumberland Coast. The cottage is neutrally decorated and retains the rustic cottage features such as exposed wood beams, wood burning stove, sandstone flooring downstairs.

Enclosed gardens mean the cottage is both family and dog friendly.

Hot Tub available and alpaca walks can be booked at the farm. Glamping available in summer.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

Alison grew up at Hemscott Hill Farm and works alongside her father on the farm. Alison manages the Cottage and Glamping side of the business as well as running the Alpaca Walks that are available to guests.

Alison lives next door to Poppy Cottage with husband, Phil, and labrador Tilly. They are on hand to welcome you and answer any questions you may have but will not intrude on your holiday!

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11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews


jane & stewart melton mowbray

  • 5 of 5

great cottage in a fantastic location , the cottage was well equipped and spotless , the beach was just what was needed to recharge the batteries , the dog ran free , the Northumberland disc parking scheme was a bonus , all council car parks saying disc parking is free , lots to do in the local area , to good pubs for meals locally not forgetting the ice cream shop at Cresswell , we will be booking again

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Poppy Cottage

  • 4 of 5

A lovely comfortable cottage, with a warm feeling. Everything there that we required, maybe a couple more 'Pyrex dishes' would have been helpful for cooking, as we ate in most days.

Owners on hand and contactable if required but not obtrusive.

Area is lovely, with a magnificent beach only 100 metres away. Plenty to see and visit in the locality.

Will definitely return if we visit this area again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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holiday 2014

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our holiday at Druridge Bay. The cottage was very nice and had everything needed. We enjoyed the cake that was provided by the owner, also tea, coffee and milk. The beach was a big hit with the dogs as it was very quiet and they could run around without disturbing anyone. Will be returning again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Peaceful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was ready and waiting for us on our arrival and the owner had left tea, coffee and scones to welcome us. As we settled in the owner called to make sure we had everything we needed and to drop of a pint of milk for us. The cottage was warm, comfortable and well equiped having everything we needed for our stay. We had two dogs with us who were made equally welcome by the owners. The Garden is enclosed with a pedestrian gate onto a verge, ideal when on foot, and double gates onto the road for vehicles. With a bit of manouvering we were able to get both cars onto the gated drive, not one as suggested.

A short walk takes you to a lovely clean beach with North Sea rollers. Dogs are allowed on the beach and we were able to walk for miles admiring the scenery. Short drives away are lots of other beautiful beaches equally welcoming to people and dogs. Worth a visit is the nearby Warkworth castle and the fishing village of Craster with its wonderful smoke house with an array of smoked sea food.

Further afield is the Lovely Kielder Forest and reservoir which is a haven for walkers and cyclists.

The biggest endorsement I can give is we would visit the cottage again. The cottage is an ideal base for those who want to get out and about but there are plenty of walks on hand if you don't want to travel around.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cosy cottage decorated to a very high standard, fully equipped with all amenities. The owner Alison, has taken such care in ensuring that guests are fully catered for. We had such a relaxing week here with the idylic beach within a few minutes stroll just across the dunes. This is part of a working farm but there isn't any noise from the farm and the view is lovely. As it is pretty isolated transport is essential to reach shops and places of interest. Highly recommended, don't miss out on this one.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic family holiday at Poppy Cottage. The cottage itself is perfectly suited for a family of four and very comfortable. It has everything you need and is clean and well kept. The cottage is also in an excellent location for easy access to a stunning beach (which we made the most of despite it being February!) and a short drive away from many of the excellent attractions on offer in Northumberland - Bamburgh Castle, Alnwick Gardens and Cragside were all places we visited and enjoyed.

Thanks Alison for a lovely holiday - we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Poppy Cottage is one of the original farm cottage that was lived in by Alison's grandad, called Poppy by all of the children, hence the name. We refurbished it throughout in 2013 and started letting it as a holiday cottage.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newcastle at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : Widdrington Inn at 2 Miles Nearest Ferry : North Shields at 20 Miles Nearest Train : Alnmouth / Morpeth at 12 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Widdrington Inn at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Druridge Bay at 100 Metres Car: necessary

There are a number of market towns within easy reach of Hemscott Hill, the nearest being Amble, Morpeth and Alnwick. See the links on the right for more information.

Alpaca Trekking: Walk with the Hemscott Alpacas from the cottage, take an evening stroll with them around the farm fields.

Golf: There are too many to mention but recommended courses are Longhirst, Burgham, Linden Hall, Dunstanburgh, Foxton (Alnmouth) and Newbiggin-by-the-Sea.

Cycling: Cycle just half a mile north of the cottage on the quiet coast road and you find yourself at Druridge Bay National Trust, from here you can cycle up to the Druridge Bay Country Park completely traffic free, and from there up to Hauxley, Amble and then Warkworth. The road outside the cottage is on the Sustrans National Cycle Route no 1.

Walking: There are miles of public footpaths and beaches surrounding us.

Birdwatching: Druridge Bay is a bird watching haven, there are hides at the Druridge Bay National Trust and at Blakemoor Ponds (both within half a mile). There are also resident swans at Hemscott Hill ponds and we have regular sightings of owls at night. You can take bird watching boat trips to Coquet Island from Amble and the Farne Islands from Seahouses.

Watersports: Available at Coquet Shorebase Trust, Druridge Bay Country Park, QEII Country Park

Diving: Northumberland has some of the best diving in the UK, particularly the Farne Islands, where you can interact with the seal colonies, and also at St Abbs Marine Park.

Castles and Country Houses: We are surrounded by beautiful places to visit, including castles and stately homes at Warkworth, Bamburgh, Alnwick, Dunstanburgh, Lindisfarne, Belsay, Wallington and Chillingham.

Museums: Woodhorn Colliery Museum, Grace Darling Museum

Farm Shops: Country Barn, Blagdon, Moorhouse

Dairies: Spurreli, Morwick, Doddington, Northumberland Cheese Company

Spa: Linden Hall; Secret Spa, Shilbottle

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
4 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30

Booking Notes:
Whichever is the higher of 25% of the total cost or £100 will be required within 3 days to secure the booking. If this is not received within 3 days we reserve the right to re-let the dates. Full payment is due not less than 8 weeks prior to your arrival. If full payment is not received within this time we reserve the right to cancel your booking, and the cancellation charges below will apply.For bookings within the next 8 weeks full payment is due immediately.

Changeover Day:
Monday or Friday. Departure 10am, arrivals from 3pm.

Notes on prices:
Please see our website to check availability, prices and to book. www.druridgebay.com

Dogs by arrangement only £30 charge.

The rates above are not disountable in any way. Any last minute deals will be posted on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/druridgebayholidays

See website for T&Cs.

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From the Owner

Staying at Poppy Cottage means you can have a holiday near a beautiful beach and also benefit from being on a working farm. Alison is more than happy to show guests around the farm and let you meet the animals.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • pond

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • bay fishing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 (upstairs) has bath, wc and basin. Bathroom 2 (downstairs) has shower enclosure, wc and basin. Both white suites and neutrally decorated.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom one with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Sofabed in sitting room can sleep an extra guest (no bedding provided). A cot is available in the understairs cupboard.


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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