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.

Eider Cottage ref: CC311108

Embleton, Craster & Embleton Area

£272-£697
3 star rating
Eider Cottage
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A detached bungalow with uninterrupted views towards the sea. Almost immediate access onto Embleton Bay and within easy reach of many amenities.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Dunstan Hall ref: MRD

Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£1738-£2646
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

Seahaven ref: CC315010

Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£328-£795
4 star rating
In a no through road at the entrance to the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle facing directly onto the sea.
 
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Lilac Cottage ref: CC315009

Dunstan near Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£285-£535
3 star rating
Perfect location to discover Northumberland
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Stable Cottage ref: MRE

Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£331-£863
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

Harbour Cottage ref: 16159

Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£577-£890
4 star rating
Gorgeous seaside cottage with a coastal theme throughout. Front garden perfect for watching the fishing boats go by.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Old Mill Cottages - The Old Mill ref: 25579

Little Mill, nr. Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£1334-£2130
4 star rating
Quirky old mill, ideal for larger groups of families and friends, with beams, slate, wood floors, woodburners and open fires.
  • Sleeps
    14
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Changeover
    FRI

Hollybush Cottage ref: CC315007

Christon Bank near Embleton, Craster & Embleton Area

£284-£710
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

Driftwood ref: 13104

Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£426-£1124
4 star rating
Former fisherman’s cottage 200 yards from the harbour at Craster. Attractive sea views from the decking.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Alncroft ref: 28486

Longhoughton, Craster & Embleton Area

£368-£942
4 star rating
Charming cottage with lovely enclosed cottage garden, close to sandy bay and coastal walks, Craster and Alnwick nearby.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Teal Cottage ref: W43371

Embleton, nr. Alnwick, Craster & Embleton Area

£320-£568
4 star rating
This holiday property is located just 1 mile away from Embleton Bay on the stunning Heritage Coast.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Lobster Cottage ref: 29894

Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£301-£811
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

Botany and Primrose Cottages - Primrose Cottage ref: N518

Christon Bank, nr. Alnwick, Craster & Embleton Area

£229-£470
3 star rating
Sweet, cosy cottage for couples, with enclosed cottage garden, Seahouses for trips to Farne Islands close by, Alnwick easily reached.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Bickertons Field ref: CC311100

Newton by the Sea, Craster & Embleton Area

£357-£795
3 star rating
This delightful bungalow faces onto the village green and is within walking distance of a glorious golden sandy beach.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Argentum House ref: 28472

Longhoughton, nr. Alnwick, Craster & Embleton Area

£369-£961
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