Harbourway ref: MPD

Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

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Sleeps
8
Sleeps
Bedrooms
4
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
3
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
Changeover day
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

This beautiful 19th-century former fisherman’s stone cottage stands in an elevated position with commanding views of the harbour. One of a pair, and renovated to the highest of standards, Harbourway makes the ideal location for a family holiday or get together with friends.

Craster is a popular fishing village, noted particularly for its superb kippers - there is an on-site shop at the famous Craster curing sheds where fish can be bought, and there is a good seafood restaurant within the village. Situated on a 20-mile stretch of breathtaking coastline, which has been designated as one of the nation’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the coastal walk from Craster to the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle is a must, and has been nominated as Britain’s most popular walk in the past. Fishing, bird-watching and golf (the course at Foxton is reputed to be the best in Northumberland) are all available locally.

A short drive away lies Alnwick Castle - home to the Percy family, and the second largest inhabited castle in England. Featured in the Harry Potter films, this enchanting and magnificent castle is filled with an array of decorative and fine art. The famous Alnwick Garden, together with the largest treehouse in Europe and stunning water gardens, make a good day out for all the family. Embleton Bay is close by and is said to be one of the most romantic bays in England. Shop and pub 220 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Spacious living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace and bay picture window with harbour views. Large dining room with original inglenook fireplace, dog grate, harbour views, French doors and stripped wooden floor. Large farmhouse-style kitchen with recess range with over mantle, slate floor and stable door to covered porch area. Conservatory to raised decked terrace, feature circular window and original arched cottage French doors to dining area. Double bedroom with 6ft bed (zip & link beds can be twin beds on request). Separate toilet.

First floor

Double bedroom (5ft bed) with TV, heritage roof lights, original stripped pine floor and en-suite shower room with double cubicle (power shower), LED lighting and toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, feature cast-iron fireplace, heritage roof lights and en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with bedsteads. Bathroom with double-ended bath and toilet. Original pine doors and beamed throughout.

Second floor

Third floor

Facilities

Wood-burning stove - fuel included. Electricity, oil central heating included (October - March £35 per week). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Two TVs (Freeview). Two DVDs (small library). Stereo/CD (small library). LPG range included. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Broadband. Telephone (honesty box).

Miscellaneous

Enclosed rear courtyard with steps to decked area; lawned front garden with pebbled patio area, furniture and harbour views. Barbecue. Off-road parking (for 4 cars). Cycle store. Unsuitable for the infirm.
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  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake

About the local area

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.

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