Harbour Cottage ref: 16159

Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

4 Stars

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Sleeps
4
Sleeps
Bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changeover day
FRI
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • All En-suite 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Overlooking the harbour of the picturesque village of Craster, this former fisherman’s cottage is refurbished to a very good standard, maintaining a traditional coastal theme and has tongue and groove ceilings in both bedrooms. A small, detached front garden is perfect to sit and watch while crabs, lobsters and salmon are landed from the fishing boats. Excellent holiday base for touring, bird watching, walking, fishing and golf. Easy driving distance to Alnwick, Seahouses and all Northumberland’s attractions. A wonderful coastal walk leads to the dramatic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle. Shop 200 yards, pub 150 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room with beams and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen/sun room with beams and tiled floor.

First floor

2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Economy 7 heaters, underfloor central heating (in shower rooms), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge. Freezer. Dishwasher. Washer/dryer.

Miscellaneous

Detached garden with patio and furniture. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: There is a step in the kitchen and step to the patio.
  • Nearest town
    Alnwick
  • Shops
    200 yards
  • Distance
    7 miles
  • Restaurant
    ¼ mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Alnmouth
  • Pub
    150 yards
  • Railway station distance
    8.0 miles
  • Lake
    100 yards (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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