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“Amazing place to unwind.”
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Excellent
45 reviews
Very comfortable King bed with lots of storage.
The sea view balcony from the open plan lounge & kitchen area.
Enjoy the sea view from morning to night.
The snowy balcony in January.
You can open the bi-folding doors to welcome the outside in.
Even grey days look brilliant from Bank Top Cottage's balcony.
The cottage is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the sea view.
The Aurora Borealis viewed from the balcony!
Rainbow over Bank Top Cottage's balcony.
Bank Top Cottages balcony from the outside.
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Cresswell, Northumberland, England

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lilihu12
Kendal, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing place to unwind.”
Reviewed July 29, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Beautiful restored house. Everything compact and on one level with all space wonderfully utilised. There is everything you could need for a short break and the house is full of thoughtful touches, lovely design features and attractive decor. As for the living room view and the balcony!!!! Words can't really describe how lovely this is and how utterly compelling "watching the tides and birds" becomes. We visited in July and had the doors fully opened to enjoy the amazing views. We were still bird watching at 9pm!! Very close to beautiful sandy beach , offering great walks at low tide. If you need to de-stress, unwind or chill out, this is the place for you.
PS. Spotlessly clean everywhere.

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Liked best: Views
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 30, 2015
Thank you very much, this is a great review that really covers all points about Bank Top cottage. You've really made our day! We hope we can welcome you back soon.
Kind regards,
Ewa
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TheBritsH...
Hull - UK
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Simply the Best”
Reviewed July 13, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

These reviews are all wonderful but still don't do this place justice. Its clean, modern, comfortable and well equipped and a decent size for 2 people.

But its all about the bi-folding doors, the deck and the views. The cottage looks out just before the miles of sandy beach starts and the tides constantly change the outlook over the rocks.

It is quite isolated but there is a really nice café nearby and a small convenience store and Pub in nearby Ellington.

Every entry in the visitors back seems to say 'We'll be back' and I bet most of them have done just that !!!

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Liked best: The whole package
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 14, 2015
Aww, thank you so very much for this review!

Each detail is so appreciated. I'm so happy you had a lovely weekend & I also hope it was a great surprise for your other half!

Best wishes,
Ewa
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Kevin T
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Top quality Top views”
Reviewed July 1, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Lovely position so close to the sea. We ended up eating in most evenings as why try and find a pub with a nice view when you already one . Everything in the cottage is top quality the sheets the towels etc etc

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: No wifi but BT want a fortune to put it on
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Jul 3, 2015
Thank you so much for your kind review.
We buy new towels and bedding on a regular basis to make sure they always feel great for guests. We never stop loving people gush about the view: it is one of a kind!

Thanks again, Ewa
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Neil S
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great cottage with uninterrupted sea views”
Reviewed May 31, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

As regular visitors to the area we expected variable weather and we were not disappointed.
Hail thunder and lightning one evening watched from this cottage was quite spectacular (we did have good weather as well). The cottage itself was well equipped and comfortable.
Appreciated the peace and quiet after days out. Would definitely return.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: no wi-fi
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Jul 3, 2015
Thank you for your lovely comments.

That evening was a glorious sight; the sun seemed to be shining throughout the hail, lightning and thunder!

I'm so pleased you enjoyed Bank Top Cottage.

Kind regards, Ewa
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Ellie K
Darlington, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Simply Stunning”
Reviewed March 23, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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Just got back from a three night break at Bank Top Cottage...breath taking views and peace all in the comfort of a cosy little nest.
Tides were rough and high one of the days and it was magnificent being so close to the drama of nature.
Ideal place to explore Northumberland which is THE most wonderful scenic part of the world and even though I have ventured here so many times since I was little, it never gets boring. In fact it seems more and more gorgeous with every passing year.
The cottage is thoughtfully fitted out and attention to detail is spot on.
Northumberland is a spiritual place and this cottage is the place to enjoy it from. Cannot fault it...

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Liked best: The views and the comfort of the cottage
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Jul 3, 2015
Wow, thank you for the great review!

We're so happy you loved the cottage. Northumberland is a beautiful place to explore, and I agree that it never stops changing for the better!

The rough tides are our favourite weather in Bank Top Cottage, there's nothing quite like it, seeing nature at its best from the safety of indoors.

Kind regards, Ewa
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 9, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 3, 2015
Thank you so very much for your kind review!

Bank Top Cottage is our favourite place, so it means so much when others love it too.

Thanks again, Ewa
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Andrew E
Tamworth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The view from the window says it all - fantastic”
Reviewed December 16, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Walk all day on the sands with no one in view. Visit the many castles and other historic sites and marvel with others at the ingenuity of our forebears.
Use the train and spend a day in Newcastle - walk the winking bridge and visit the Baltic Centre on the other side!
Shop in quaint Morpeth and enjoy a coffee or pint with friendly geordies.
Then retire back to the gorgeous cottage and wonder why you left the fascinating ever changing seascape.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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