Alncroft ref: 28486

Longhoughton, Craster & Embleton Area

4 Stars

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Sleeps
6
Sleeps
Bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changeover day
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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

This charming stone-built, period holiday cottage dates back to 1840s situated in the heart of the village, midway between Craster and Alnwick. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty it is perfectly located for exploring this unspoilt county and set on a Heritage Coastal route with some of the finest beaches in Britain. Within 1 mile from a secluded sandy bay and coastal walks. Nearby is the village post office. Alnwick, 4 miles, with the castle used as ‘Hogwarts’ in the Harry Potter films. Bottle of wine on arrival. Shop 200 yards, pub 1½ miles, restaurant 2 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over roll-top bath and toilet.

First floor

2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with sloping, beamed ceilings and wooden floors. Shower room with toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Three Freeview TVs. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.

Miscellaneous

Large enclosed front garden and patio. Rear courtyard with patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Alnwick
  • Shops
    200 Yards
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
    2 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Alnmouth
  • Pub
    1.5 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    3 Miles
  • 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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