A personal portfolio of holiday properties owned and managed by us – the Sykes family – our exclusive collection has been carefully curated and refined over the last 15 years. 

Our properties have been handpicked based on several standout factors, such as stunning locations, amazing views, and beautiful, quirky buildings. We’ve called upon decades of experience to restore, modernise and furnish each property with integrity and sympathetic materials. Every property embraces an appreciation of the landscape, history and community that surrounds it.

Our Retreats
What our guests say

A real gem

Thank you so much we had a great holiday. Absolutely lovely cottage. Very clean and well equipped and the perfect location for rolling down the hill to the local pub and exploring the surrounding area.

Mrs Henderson

a beautiful weeks stay at Craster Reach

We had a wonderful holiday in this property which was fully equipped, very clean and nicely decorated. the location was truly spectacular with stunning views. We definitely hope to be able to return to Craster Reach soon.

Mrs Hudson

This place is Beautiful!

This cottage is just amazing, from the initial view walking up the immaculate garden and path, to an absolutely stunning cottage inside, you will not have a nicer holiday stay. The cottage has been fitted out to an exceptionally high standard and the layout was just fantastic for our holiday, breakfast on the patio, dinner in the dining room, drinks before dinner in the kitchen and to relax in the living room in the sumptuous sofa's. the attention to detail is second to none. the view from the harbour, while having breakfast outside was our most memorable moments for sure. The beds are so comfortable and bedrooms well laid out and suited our families requirements perfectly with en-suite bathrooms. I cannot praise how nice this property is and how much of a nice time you will have at this cottage. this is one of the nicest, well appointed cottages we have stopped in. The other favourite thing of ours were the two window seats, perfect for watching the sea and the weather come in and to drink a nice mug of tea, while reading or snoozing! perfect! This is a perfect place to stay to explore Northumberland, I can recommend the Craster kipper sandwiches at the Craster car park just up the road, especially the bacon one with Haggis in, called Auchter Muchty. Food at the local pub is to die for, (just remember to book well in advance to get a table), recommend the fish platter but all the food is nice especially the Sunday dinner, as well as the Craster kippers from the smoker on the Harbour side. This is our second time visiting Craster and we will definitely book again for next year. If "Carlsberg" made holiday cottages, this would be it.

Mr Crozier


We stayed at Rock Lobster for 4 nights and I did not want to leave. It's a fabulous very well equipped house, everything is top quality and thought about. The views and location are just perfect - even on a stormy day. I can't wait to return.

Mrs Higgins

Wet but wonderful holiday!

This was our first visit to Craster and we were totally enamoured with the village itself, the coastal walks, the wild seascapes and nearby Dunstanburgh Castle. Although it's a fairly long drive from our home in Shropshire, we're certainly planning to return at some point very soon. It's one of the best places we have ever visited! Craster Reach is a lovely house and a true home-from-home. Extremely stylish, beautifully furnished very well equipped and perfectly located. There were locally-produced provisions waiting in the kitchen when we arrived - butter, milk, bread, eggs, jam etc - and a stack of firewood in the log store too. Very generous of the owners! The weather wasn't quite what we were hoping for in late July - mostly wet and windy - but it didn't spoil our enjoyment for one minute. We played gold, swam in the sea, hiked the coastal path, went to the cinema in Cramlington and spent lots of time in the Jolly Fisherman! We've been lucky enough to travel all over the world, but this was definitely one of our best ever holidays! Highly recommended!!

Mr McKirdy
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