Grey Croft ref: UK3178

Christon Bank, near Embleton, Craster & Embleton Area

3 Stars

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Sleeps
8
Sleeps
Bedrooms
4
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changeover day
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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Grey Croft is a handsome stone-built detached house situated in the welcoming village of Christon Bank. On the ground floor there are two large living rooms, both with cosy gas fires, a kitchen/dining room and one bathroom. With four double bedrooms on the first floor along with a shower room, Grey Croft is ideal for family gatherings. Christon Bank is located only 2 miles inland from the picturesque coastal village of Embleton where there are excellent local facilities and a glorious stretch of golden sandy beach. Craster, renowned for its world famous kippers, is 5 miles away and Beadnell Bay, a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts, is only 6 miles up the seashore. A further 2 miles up the coastline is the traditional fishing port of Seahouses where boat trips to the nearby Farne Islands, famous for its bird sanctuaries and seal colony, depart regularly from its harbour. Here there are several charming tea rooms, quaint pubs and shops and many other amenities available including horse riding, fishing and golf on the links. Just a few miles inland is the bustling market town of Alnwick, with its dramatic castle, the location used for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Enjoy a trip to Alnwick Garden, a spectacular interpretation of a formal garden with The Grand Cascade, a striking waterfall feature, and a restaurant within the largest tree house in Europe! Grey Croft is an excellent choice for those seeking family sized accommodation, ideally situated to explore the 20 miles of beautiful Northumberland Heritage Coastline, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Beach 2 miles. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub 300 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room 1: With gas fire, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Living room 2: With gas fire, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Utility room: With fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed and single bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, single bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements) and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Maximum occupancy 4 guests.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: Sorry, no hen or stag parties.
  • Nearest town
    Alnwick
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    8 miles
  • Restaurant
    2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Alnmouth
  • Pub
    300 yards
  • Railway station distance
    9.0 miles
  • Lake
    2 miles (beach)

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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