Porthole ref: MOE

Craster, Craster & Embleton Area

4 Stars

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Sleeps
8
Sleeps
Bedrooms
4
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
Changeover day
SAT
Changeover day
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Open Fire 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description


Situated in the picturesque fishing village of Craster, half way along the Heritage Coast, this beautiful, old stone, fisherman’s cottage, which dates back to 1906 and has a comfortable interior, stands peacefully, close to the tiny harbour. A wonderful coastal walk leads to the dramatic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle and onto Embleton, once voted in the top 10 walks in the country. Porthole provides an excellent location for touring, bird watching, walking, fishing and golf. The famous Craster kipper curing sheds and seafood restaurant are just 70 yards away. The friendly village pub and local tea rooms are only 100 yards, so leave your car behind and stroll over to mix with the locals in what is reputedly the friendliest and most unpopulated county in England. Shop 100 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to main entrance, level access at rear. Beamed living room with open fire. Spacious kitchen/dining area with electric Belling range and slate floor.

First floor

Double bedroom with additional chair bed (for +1 child). Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom. Single bedroom. Shower room and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Facilities

Open fire - coal included, initial kindling included, thereafter available locally. Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Cot and highchair. TV. DVD. Electric Belling range included. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.

Miscellaneous

Cottage garden to front. Garden funiture. Parking (for 1 car). Additional roadside parking.
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  • Restaurant
  • 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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