Driftwood ref: 13104

Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

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Sleeps
4
Sleeps
Bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
Changeover day
SAT
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  • Barbecue 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • All En-suite 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

This 19th-century former fisherman’s stone cottage stands in a lovely position, 200 metres from the harbour, in a popular coastal village of Craster. Famous for its smoked kippers and cliff scenery with stunning walks along to Dunstanburgh Castle, once voted one of the top walks in England. Tastefully furnished and decorated, Driftwood has been renovated to provide good quality holiday accommodation with lovely harbour views from the pretty outdoor decked area. The beach beyond at Embleton, 1½ miles, is an unspoilt golden beach suitable for all ages. Alnwick the ducal town with cobbled street , a choice of eateries and shops, and not to be missed majestic castle and enchanting water gardens is only 6 miles. The friendly village pub and café cater for all age groups, only a 2-minute walk away. Newcastle and Scottish Borders 35 miles. Shop and pub ¼ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living/dining room. Kitchen. Utility room.

First floor

2 bedrooms: 1 double with en suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included Nov-Mar). NSH, electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Stairgate. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-Fi. Telephone.

Miscellaneous

Decked area with furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Alnwick
  • Shops
    0.25 Mile
  • Distance
    6 Miles
  • Restaurant
    0.25 Mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Alnmouth
  • Pub
    0.25 Mile
  • Railway station distance
    4.0 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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