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

£434-£885
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

Bickertons Field ref: CC311100

Newton by the Sea, Craster & Embleton Area

£417-£852
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

Driftwood ref: 13104

Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£424-£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

Pintail Cottage ref: CC315005

Embleton near Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£322-£679
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

Stable Cottage ref: MRE

Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£366-£892
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

The Old Workshop ref: CC316059

Rock near Alnwick, Craster & Embleton Area

£356-£629
4 star rating
New!
All on the ground floor, this detached barn conversion offers cosy accommodation for couples and lies central to many popular seaside villages.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Old Mill Cottages - The Old Mill ref: 25579

Little Mill, nr. Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£1301-£1932
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

The Blacksmiths ref: UK3018

Rock, near Alnwick, Craster & Embleton Area

£512-£1025
4 star rating
New!
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

The Orchard ref: 26157

Christon Bank, Alnwick, Craster & Embleton Area

£437-£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
    SAT

North Farm Cottages - Long Cart Cottage ref: MVF

Embleton, nr. Alnwick, Craster & Embleton Area

£380-£493
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

Cherry Cottage ref: CC311006

Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£337-£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

Aidan Cottage ref: 23018

Craster, Alnwick, Craster & Embleton Area

£450-£979
4 star rating
Comfortable base just 200 yards from the harbour at Craster. Sea views from the first floor.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

North Farm Retreat ref: W42973

Embleton, 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

Diggers Den ref: CC315006

Embleton near Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£337-£617
3 star rating
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  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Lobster Cottage ref: 29894

Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£301-£808
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