Cottage in Druridge Bay, Nr. Cresswell, Northumberland - Peaceful Location, 1 Minute Walk To Beach
About Alison Bell
Alison grew up at Hemscott Hill Farm and works alongside her father on the farm. Alison manages the cottage, glamping and wedding 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!
Why Alison Bell chose Morpeth
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.
What makes this Cottage unique
Staying at Poppy Cottage means you can have a holiday near a beautiful beach and also benefit from being on a working farm.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
jane & stewart melton mowbray
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
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.
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.
Wonderful Peaceful Cottage
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.
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.
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!
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