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.

Rowan Cottage ref: 29520

Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£389-£827
4 star rating
Rowan Cottage
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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

The Orchard ref: 26157

Christon Bank, Alnwick, Craster & Embleton Area

£447-£1132
4 star rating
Large bungalow with enclosed garden set on the main heritage coastal route. Beadnell just a few miles with beach, shops and harbour.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Cuthbert Cottage ref: CC311042

Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£432-£852
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

Red Steads Cottage ref: CC315011

Howick near Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£295-£667
3 star rating
Uniquely nestled within the prestigious Lord Howick’s Estate close to Sugar Sands Bay
 
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Blacksmiths ref: UK3018

Rock, near Alnwick, Craster & Embleton Area

£567-£1063
4 star rating
Once a working blacksmiths, this detached property lies just 5½ miles from Alnwick and 4 miles from beautiful Embleton Bay.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI

Craster View ref: UK3005

Craster near Alnwick, Craster & Embleton Area

£537-£1029
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

Seahaven ref: CC315010

Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£355-£852
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

Cherry Cottage ref: CC311006

Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£287-£617
4 star rating
A quaint 18th Century end of terrace traditional fisherman’s cottage next door to The Cottage Inn.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Old Mill Cottages - St Cuthbert’s ref: 25580

Little Mill, near Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£237-£363
4 star rating
Just for couples, cosy retreat in tranquil gardens, Craster famous for smoked kippers close by, Alnwick Castle and Gardens nearby.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    0
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Driftwood ref: 13104

Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£362-£1138
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

The Old Mill Cottages - The Old Mill ref: 25579

Little Mill, near Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£0-£1287
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

North Farm Cottages - Long Cart Cottage ref: MVF

Embleton, nr. Alnwick, , Craster & Embleton Area

£0-£885
4 star rating
An ideal family property, great location for beaches, Holy Island, Seahouses, castles and more.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

North Farm Retreat ref: W42973

Embleton, Northumberland, Craster & Embleton Area

£337-£730
3 star rating
Super semi-detached cottage with far reaching views out to sea and within walking distance of Embleton which has its own beach.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Old Mill Cottages - St Bede ref: 25581

Little Mill, near Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£288-£433
4 star rating
Romantic, rural retreat for couples with spiral staircase. Walk the causeway to Holy Island famous for the Lindisfarne Gospels.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Kipper Cottage ref: CC315013

Embleton near Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£294-£310
4 star rating
An 1850’s end of terrace cottage in a central village location and close to the beach.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT