The Old Workshop ref: CC316059

Rock near Alnwick, Craster & Embleton Area

4 Stars

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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Set in the small picturesque village of Rock, The Old Workshop has been fully converted to create a single-storey holiday cottage. Built in 1856, this property comprises a spacious open-plan living area with large French windows leading onto the patio, linked to the stylish dining kitchen area. Guests are welcome to use the culinary herbs at the front of the cottage for cooking during their stay. There is solid oak flooring throughout the property. The small entrance hall links to the spacious bedroom which has large built-in wardrobes, and there is even an outside boot and wellie rack.
The Old Workshop forms part of the Rock village estate and is well placed for easy visits to the stunning Northumbrian coastline and fabulous local countryside walks. The village has a well-marked trail past the ancient church. The golden beaches of Newton-by-the-Sea and Embleton are less than 5 miles away. Combine a fabulous coastal walk to Dunstanburgh Castle and back with lunch overlooking the sea in the quaint fishing village of Craster, world famous for its smoked kippers and salmon. Golfers are spoilt for choice being within easy reach of many first class coastal courses. Inland, the Northumberland National Park is a stunning area of natural beauty, a magnet for cyclists, bird watchers and anglers. The market town of Alnwick, five miles away, is famous for its castle, featured in Harry Potter films and Downton Abbey, and the splendid gardens with the famous treehouse restaurant. To the north lies the busy town of Seahouses and the Farne Islands.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property is all on the ground floor, has oil underfloor central heating and oak floors throughout and comprises:
Open plan living space.
Lounge area: With 40" Smart TV with French doors leading to patio area.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

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Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All oil, electric, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included.

Miscellaneous

All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Lawned garden with patio and garden furniture to side. Large patio to front. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are ten steps with handrail to the lawned garden at the side of the property.
  • Nearest town
    Alnwick
  • Shops
  • Distance
    5.5 miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
    Alnmouth
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    7.5 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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