Craster & Embleton Area

Home to the famous Craster Kipper...

Craster is a small fishing village on the Northumberland coast and famous as the home of the Craster Kipper, a smoked fish exported to food lovers across the country. It has a small and attractive harbour and offers a view northwards along the rocky shore to the spectacular ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle.

Dramatic Dunstanburgh Castle was built at a time when relations between King Edward II and his most powerful baron, Earl Thomas of Lancaster, had become openly hostile. Lancaster began the fortress in 1313, and the latest archaeological research carried out by English Heritage indicates that he built it on a far grander scale than was hitherto recognised, perhaps more as a symbol of his opposition to the king than as a military stronghold.

This area is very popular with walkers and there are an abundance of footpaths to explore. The third stage of the Northumberland coastal path route starts in the village, heading north past the dramatic ruins of windswept Dunstanburgh Castle and onto the golden sands of Embleton Bay, keeping a lookout for the famous 'Andra Barton Rock'. Past the beach huts and on to picturesque Low Newton by the Sea, with it's village square and the Ship Inn, a perfect place to stop for well earned food and refreshments. Then to the vast expanse of Beadnell Bay and the village of Beadnell beyond, finally ending-up in the bustling holiday town of Seahouses, gateway to the Farne Islands.

Three miles up the coast from Craster is the village of Embleton, about half-a-mile from the beautiful bay which carries its name. The sandy beach is backed by dunes where a variety of flowers bloom: bluebells, cowslips, burnet roses and, to give it its common name, bloody cranesbill, amongst others.

Golfers can enjoy a good 18-hole links golf course overlooking the beautiful Embleton Bay.

Botany and Primrose Cottages - Botany Cottage ref: 28996

Christon Bank, near Alnwick, Craster & Embleton Area

£383-£804
0 star rating
Botany and Primrose Cottages - Botany Cottage
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Traditional cottage with woodburner and cottage garden. Enjoy sandy beaches at Bamburgh and Low Newton, and Dunstanburgh Castle is nearby.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Harbourway ref: MPD

Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£831-£2137
5 star rating
Luxury 18th Century fishermans cottage for eight with wood burning stove and enclosed garden. Fabulous views to the harbour at Craster
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Larch Cottage ref: W3745

Dunstan, near Alnwick, Craster & Embleton Area

£293-£627
3 star rating
Cosy end of terrace accommodation situated right on the heritage coastline. Adjacent to a charming county inn offering access to extensive woodland.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Craster View ref: UK3005

Craster near Alnwick, Craster & Embleton Area

£569-£673
4 star rating
Enjoy overlooking the lovely harbour in the village of Craster from this property, located just seven miles away from Alnwick.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Rowan Cottage ref: 29520

Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£422-£558
4 star rating
Rowan Cottage will delight all age groups with some fine traditional features and eclectic mix of curios and furnishings.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Cuthbert Cottage ref: CC311042

Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£434-£854
3 star rating
In the heart of the popular fishing village of Craster, this property oozes style and charm.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Westfield ref: 27686

Dunstan, near Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£0-£0
4 star rating
A spacious bungalow with large gardens situated in a quiet village only half a mile from the picture postcard harbour at Craster.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Fieldfare ref: UK3066

Christon Bank, near Alnwick, Craster & Embleton Area

£454-£906
3 star rating
Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Northumbrian countryside, Fieldfare makes an ideal base to explore this amazing county.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Hollybush Cottage ref: CC315007

Christon Bank near Embleton, Craster & Embleton Area

£300-£764
4 star rating
Spacious single storey cottage in Christon Bank only 2 miles from Embleton and its golden sandy beach
 
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Dunstan Hall ref: MRD

Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£1795-£3927
4 star rating
Grade II listed country hall with an intriguing history and an abundance of period features. Stunning views towards Dunstanburgh Castle.
  • Sleeps
    18
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    10
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI,SAT

North Farm Cottages - Stable d’Or Cottage ref: MVB

Embleton, near Alnwick, Craster & Embleton Area

£412-£960
5 star rating
Set on the main Heritage Coastal Route with views to the coast, this charming holiday home will delight all ages.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Argentum House ref: 28472

Longhoughton, near Alnwick, Craster & Embleton Area

£359-£983
4 star rating
Spacious detached family home with a conservatory and enclosed garden. Alnwick boating the castle of Harry Potter fame is close by.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Pintail Cottage ref: CC315005

Embleton near Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£257-£669
4 star rating
End terrace cottage in the heart of the sought after coastal village of Embleton
 
 
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Lobster Cottage ref: 29894

Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£297-£818
3 star rating
This former fisherman’s cottage is a great holiday base and is only a stone’s throw away from the sea.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Stable Cottage ref: MRE

Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£374-£838
4 star rating
Pretty Georgian stable block in the grounds of Dunstan Hall with enclosed garden and enviable views to Dunstanburgh Castle.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI