Cresswell village is at the southern end of Druridge Bay, a tranquil and unspoiled 7 mile stretch of golden sand. Located mid-way between Newcastle and Alnwick, Anchor cottage is perfectly situated for touring Northumberland, a region steeped in history with many castles, stately homes and gardens, all within easy reach by car. Bird watching, walking, fishing, cycling and golf are all available locally. There is an excellent beach café (the Drift Café) only 5 minutes walk along the beach. Ellington (1.5 miles away) has a pub (The Plough), a local shop and a post office.