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.

Lilac Cottage ref: CC315009

Dunstan near Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£322-£577
3 star rating
Lilac Cottage
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Perfect location to discover Northumberland
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Larch Cottage ref: W3745

Dunstan, nr. Alnwick, Craster & Embleton Area

£291-£625
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
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    SAT

Farne Cottage ref: MFR

Embleton, Craster & Embleton Area

£0-£885
4 star rating
Spacious cottage enjoying panoramic sea views and within walking distance of the quiet sandy beach, Embleton Bay.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

North Farm Cottages - Long Cart Cottage ref: MVF

Embleton, nr. Alnwick, Craster & Embleton Area

£379-£720
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
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    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.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Old Mill Cottages - St Cuthbert’s ref: 25580

Little Mill, nr. Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£0-£534
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
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    FRI

Rowan Cottage ref: 29520

Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£424-£885
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

Red Steads Cottage ref: CC315011

Howick near Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£331-£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
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Hollybush Cottage ref: CC315007

Christon Bank near Embleton, Craster & Embleton Area

£290-£762
0 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

Diggers Den ref: CC315006

Embleton near Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£347-£602
0 star rating
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  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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North Farm Cottages - Low Croft Cottage ref: MVC

Embleton, nr. Alnwick, Craster & Embleton Area

£410-£1135
4 star rating
One of four properties on site, ideally located for discovering beaches, castles, or just relaxing.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Craster View ref: UK3005

Craster near Alnwick, Craster & Embleton Area

£567-£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

The Blacksmiths ref: UK3018

Rock, near Alnwick, Craster & Embleton Area

£526-£1064
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

Eider Cottage ref: CC311108

Embleton, Craster & Embleton Area

£303-£685
3 star rating
Part of a small terrace of bungalows 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

Stable Cottage ref: MRE

Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

£323-£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