Red Steads Cottage, Howick near Craster
Living room | Red Steads Cottage, Howick near Craster
  • Cottage
  • Howick near Craster
  • CC315011

Red Steads Cottage


out of 10

  • 5

  • 3

  • 1

  • 1

Pets stay free
Car parking on site
Coast within 1 mile
Garden / Patio

Uniquely nestled within the prestigious Lord Howick’s Estate close to Sugar Sands Bay.

Ground Floor:
Living room: With electric coal-effect fire, Freeview TV, DVD player and French doors leading to garden.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker and dishwasher.
Utility area: With microwave, fridge and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With single bed.
Cloakroom: With toilet.

First Floor:
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Electric heating, electricity, bed linen and towels provided. Highchair available. Freezer (available on request).

Large lawned garden with garden furniture and BBQ. 1 dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: Sorry, no children under 3 years due to close proximity of duck pond.

Red Steads Cottage is situated in a peaceful setting on a working farm uniquely nestled within the prestigious Lord Howick’s Estate. This delightful mid terraced cottage is accessed via a private road and commands pretty views across walled gardens and open countryside. The accommodation is immaculately presented and tastefully furnished throughout. French doors in the living area enhance its bright and airy ambience and lovely views can be admired.
Red Steads is one of three working farms located on the estate and visitors to Red Steads Cottage are welcome to use a private key to the locked gates to give direct access throughout the grounds. Or wander a little further and take the path that leads directly to Sugar Sands Bay or Howick Cove. Howick Hall and Gardens is very close at hand; take time to enjoy refreshments at the Earl Grey Tea House - home of the famous tea. The Rumbling Kern is a sheltered beach well worth a visit that leads to Craster. The National Cycle route passes the end of the drive to take cyclists along the Heritage coastline.
Red Steads Cottage is extremely well placed to explore this magnificent Heritage shoreline designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.



Coastal within 1 mile

Cycle Store


Garden or Patio

Parking - On Site

Pets Free of Charge


Washing Machine

Working Farm


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 1 pet allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Electricity
  • Bed linen


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 14 reviews


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Overall rating



  • Darlington

  • Family


out of 10

Cosy comfortable and well equipped cottage in a peaceful location yet within easy reach of popular tourist spots. Loved watching the visiting birds in the walled back garden, the ducklings in their pond and the hare that hopped out to see us from the field beyond. The added bonus was having a key to access Howick Gardens and explore the arboretum... a little bit of heaven. Our host did an excellent job of ensuring we enjoyed our stay. A truly lovely lady who reflected the natural beauty and peace of Red Steads. Overall our stay left us destressed and refreshed. Just what you need from a break away.

12 Jun 2022


  • Leicester


out of 10

Staying at Redsteads is an amazing experience for us. The cottage is very comfortable with everything we needed. But for us, its the location that makes it outstanding. On a working farm with great countryside views, it has the amazing amenity of our own private entry to Howick Hall arboretum and garden and through there, a short cut to a little hidden cove and Northumberland Coast Path. The arboretum and garden are easily the best I have seen in the UK - and I have seen them all. Better than Wisley, better than Great Dixter, Sissinghurst or the World Garden at Lullingstone. Eons better than Cragside and only £8 entry as opposed to Cragside £20. I could rave about it for pages. The beach is also delightful, rocky and seaweedy. While we were there we saw a seal swimming about in the sea, looking at us, and a cormorant dipping and diving. I haven't seen a wild seal in UK waters before. The coast path goes past amazing rock formations, secret beaches and cliffs of nesting gannets, kittiwakes and fulmars. The host was very helpful, hospitable and friendly. All in all we had a fabulous time, helped by great weather. Definitely want to return.

26 May 2022


  • Tewkesbury

  • Family


out of 10

Lovely location with great host. Your own arboretum to walk through to access beach and coastal path. Lots of historic buildings within short driving distance.

25 Apr 2022

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