The Blacksmiths ref: UK3018

Rock, near Alnwick, Craster & Embleton Area

4 Stars

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Sleeps
6
Sleeps
Bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
3
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
Changeover day
FRI
Changeover day
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Only 4 miles from Embleton Bay, with its sweeping sands and romantic bay, this former blacksmiths is set in the small hamlet of Rock. Dating back to 1888, it offers a contemporary and welcoming central base for families, friends and couples. Standing detached, it has a roomy interior and a spacious, enclosed garden which makes this is a great property for all age groups. Craster is only 5 miles, famous for its smoked kippers which can be bought at the fresh fish shop, still situated beside the harbour. Alnwick, with its cobbled streets, is 5½ miles, and is famous for its castle featured in the Harry Potter films and the ‘Downton Abbey’ TV series. The property is ideally located for travelling inland to the National Park, west to visit Hadrian’s Wall or north towards the Borders and Scotland. The Blacksmiths makes a great base for exploring the whole of this very friendly and unspoilt county. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Oak floors throughout.
Lower Ground Floor:
Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Ground Floor:
Living room: With wood burner, 36" Free view TV, DVD player, beams and underfloor heating.
Kitchen/dining room: With 5-ring electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and underfloor heating.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be made to super kingsize on request).
Bathroom: With free standing bath, toilet and underfloor heating.

First floor

Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed, Velux windows and en-suite with double shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed, lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Sitting-out area at front. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 4 steps to the lawned area.
  • Nearest town
    Alnwick
  • Shops
  • Distance
    6 miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
    Alnmouth
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    7.0 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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