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This pretty fishing village is situated on the beautiful Northumberland coast and is known for its traditionally smoked kippers.

Just a short walk along this stunning coastline and within easy reach of many Craster holiday cottages, is Dunstanburgh Castle, now only a ruin but in its day one of the biggest in England. This lovely coastal walk can be enjoyed by all ages and follows a six mile circular route, covering the spectacular coast and the bracken and heather covered slopes of The Heughs.

Head inland and you’ll find Alnwick (pronounced ‘Annick’). The castle there is not only featured in the Harry Potter films but also the original Blackadder TV comedy. Here you’ll find family friendly attractions such the intriguingly named Poison Garden and more appetisingly, a spectacular Treehouse Restaurant.

Visit Craster''s one remaining smokehouse, the century-old L. Robson & Sons where the kippers and smoked salmon are prepared in the traditional method of oak smoking, and can be bought at the shop on site or locally. Drop into the Jolly Fisherman pub across the road for these delicacies and more, with the added benefit of superb panoramic views across the sea, not to mention a welcome drink. If fish isn’t your thing, you could always try the ‘stottie-cake’ pizza – the local name for a tea cake.

It’s a delightful spot to visit, start searching now for Craster cottages.

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  • The Old Mill Cottages - St Bede

    Little Mill, nr. Craster

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 25581

    The Old Mill Cottages are set in ¾ acre of tranquil gardens. Located on the heritage coastal route only 2 miles from Craster, which is famous for its smoked kippers and the glorious walk to Dunstanburgh Castle. Nearby visit Howick Hall Gardens. Visit Holy Island which is reached via a causeway (check tides), famous for the Lindisfarne Gospels, or Bamburgh with one of the finest castles in the country. Alnwick Castle and Gardens are 4 miles away, and walking, sandy beaches, fishing, golf, surfing and cycling are close by. A former retreat run by nuns, The Old Mill (ref 25579) is ideal for families and groups of friends, with plenty of quirky living space both inside and outside making it a cosy retreat, with logs for the open fire and woodburner included. St Cuthbert’s (ref 25580) and St Bede (ref 25581) are perfect bases for couples, with some privacy in the small courtyards. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Spiral stairs up to galleried area with double bed, Velux and low ceiling.

    Freeview TV. DVD. Electric oven. Courtyard and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

    All properties: Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot on request. High chair. iPod dock. Gas hob. Microwave. Wi-fi. Shared use of ¾ acre of unspoilt grounds with furniture and slide. NB: Stream in grounds.

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  • The Old Workshop

    Rock near Alnwick

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC316059
    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. 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.

    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.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Lawned garden with patio and furniture to rear. Patio to front. Guests are welcome to use the culinary herbs at the front of the cottage for cooking during their stay. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. NB: 10 steps to lawned area at side of property.

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  • The Old Mill Cottages - St Cuthbert’s

    Little Mill, nr. Craster

    Grade
    2
    0
    0
    1
    Ref: 25580

    The Old Mill Cottages are set in ¾ acre of tranquil gardens. Located on the heritage coastal route only 2 miles from Craster, which is famous for its smoked kippers and the glorious walk to Dunstanburgh Castle. Nearby visit Howick Hall Gardens. Visit Holy Island which is reached via a causeway (check tides), famous for the Lindisfarne Gospels, or Bamburgh with one of the finest castles in the country. Alnwick Castle and Gardens are 4 miles away, and walking, sandy beaches, fishing, golf, surfing and cycling are close by. A former retreat run by nuns, The Old Mill (ref 25579) is ideal for families and groups of friends, with plenty of quirky living space both inside and outside making it a cosy retreat, with logs for the open fire and woodburner included. St Cuthbert’s (ref 25580) and St Bede (ref 25581) are perfect bases for couples, with some privacy in the small courtyards. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double bed. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Freeview TV. DVD. Electric oven. Courtyard & furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children.

    All properties: Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot on request. High chair. iPod dock. Gas hob. Microwave. Wi-fi. Shared use of ¾ acre of unspoilt grounds with furniture and slide. NB: Stream in grounds.

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  • Botany and Primrose Cottages - Primrose Cottage

    Christon Bank, nr. Alnwick

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: N518

    These adjoining cosy cottages are located only a short drive from the spectacular Northumberland Coast and can be booked together to accommodate up to 7 guests. It is a perfect location for a coastal holiday in this beautiful and historic part of the county. The golden beaches of Bamburgh, Beadnell and Low Newton (which is overlooked by the dramatic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle) are close by. Take a trip from nearby Seahouses to visit the seals on the Farne Islands or travel a little further to Holy Island. Several golf courses are easily accessible. Alnwick, 8 miles, is a great day out to visit the castle and water gardens. Shop and pub 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom with additional sliding doors to living room. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric ’living flame’ effect fire in living room included. Small enclosed cottage garden and furniture. No smoking.

    Both properties: NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Parking (1 car).

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  • Cherry Cottage

    Craster

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC311006
    This quaint 18th century traditional fisherman’s cottage sits near the end of a small terrace near to ’The Cottage Inn’; a country inn, renowned for its food and real ales. This sweet property is tastefully furnished and immaculately presented throughout offering cosy, comfortable holiday accommodation within the friendly hamlet of Dunstan. The picturesque, fishing harbour at Craster, famous for its oak smoked kippers and salmon, is only one mile away and sits mid way along this 20 mile Heritage coastline.

    Ground Floor: Cherry Cottage has electric storage heaters and open plan lounge/dining and kitchen area and comprises:
    Lounge/dining area: With LCD TV with Freeview/DVD/CD player and i pod docking station. Cosy window seat.
    Kitchen area: Well equipped kitchen area with fully integrated appliances. Electric oven and hob, slimline dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, fridge with ice box and small freezer if required..

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed, Ipod docking station and radio.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed and radio.
    Bathroom: With electric shower over bath, WC,  hand basin, heated towel rail and shaver point.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels provided. High chair, travel cot, stairgate and bed guard for the single bed available. Landline telephone and Wi-fi availableSmall seating area at the front of the cottage with a wooden bench seat. Off road Parking. One pet welcome at no extra cost.

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  • Charlton Hall - West Lodge

    Chathill, Alnwick

    Grade
    3
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: MMV


    This beautiful country estate offers the perfect ‘home-away-from-home’ in England’s most rural county. Each pretty cottage and private garden is out of sight of any other property. Close to Northumberland’s Heritage coast, these secluded cottages have been renovated throughout to provide cosy interiors with wood-burning stoves - perfect for warm winter breaks. Farm Cottage (ref MMX) boasts its own gin-gang, a circular outbuilding once used as a mule-driven mill. Over the bridge lies Garden Cottage (ref MMW) set inside the old walled garden. These two cottages are located in a tranquil pocket of beautiful rolling countryside, under vast skies where the sun rises over beaches and sets onto the moorland of the Cheviots. Additionally, West Lodge (ref MMV) is a single-storey cottage nestling behind beautiful stone pillars at the entrance to the estate, screened by mature woodland and handily placed for touring just 100 yards from the single-carriageway A1. An ideal country retreat, just 3 miles from sparkling white sandy beaches and close to Northumberland’s magnificent castles. Charlton Hall’s ancient parkland makes for perfect scenic walks. Guests can stroll along the Shippton Burn, which runs under stone bridges, filling the trout lake before meandering to the sea. They can also explore woodland bursting with bluebells and wild flowers in spring and summer; and see nesting buzzards, roe deer, foxes, badgers, hares and weasels – all abundant here due to careful environmental management. A cross country course takes guests who wish to bring their horses through woods and fields. The nearby beaches are also excellent for riding and dog walking. Local attractions include Holy Island, the Farne Islands, historic Berwick-upon-Tweed, Alnwick Castle and Garden, the Heritage coastline and castles. Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Edinburgh are just 1 hour by train. Guests arriving by air met at Newcastle Airport (40 minutes by road) by arrangement. Shops 6 miles.

    Step down to warm and spacious living room with wood-burning stove. Beamed farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with views over paddock and garden. Spacious double bedroom with 6ft bed and additional single bed (for +1). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Full NSH included
    • Gardens with views over fields and pastures
    • barbecue
    • Ground floor facilities

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel at cost
    • Full NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot and high chair on request
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Oven
    • microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Shared 150-acre grounds with woodland, parkland, cross country course, ponies, lambs, hens, rare flowers
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Shared games room with pool table, table tennis, darts and table football; books and board games
    • Stabling and grazing for guests’ horses by arrangement
    • 5-a-side football pitch and picnic area
    • Country house catering by arrangement
    • NB: Substantial trout lake and burn in grounds

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  • Charlton Hall - Farm Cottage

    Chathill, Alnwick

    Grade
    3
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: MMX


    This beautiful country estate offers the perfect ‘home-away-from-home’ in England’s most rural county. Each pretty cottage and private garden is out of sight of any other property. Close to Northumberland’s Heritage coast, these secluded cottages have been renovated throughout to provide cosy interiors with wood-burning stoves - perfect for warm winter breaks. Farm Cottage (ref MMX) boasts its own gin-gang, a circular outbuilding once used as a mule-driven mill. Over the bridge lies Garden Cottage (ref MMW) set inside the old walled garden. These two cottages are located in a tranquil pocket of beautiful rolling countryside, under vast skies where the sun rises over beaches and sets onto the moorland of the Cheviots. Additionally, West Lodge (ref MMV) is a single-storey cottage nestling behind beautiful stone pillars at the entrance to the estate, screened by mature woodland and handily placed for touring just 100 yards from the single-carriageway A1. An ideal country retreat, just 3 miles from sparkling white sandy beaches and close to Northumberland’s magnificent castles. Charlton Hall’s ancient parkland makes for perfect scenic walks. Guests can stroll along the Shippton Burn, which runs under stone bridges, filling the trout lake before meandering to the sea. They can also explore woodland bursting with bluebells and wild flowers in spring and summer; and see nesting buzzards, roe deer, foxes, badgers, hares and weasels – all abundant here due to careful environmental management. A cross country course takes guests who wish to bring their horses through woods and fields. The nearby beaches are also excellent for riding and dog walking. Local attractions include Holy Island, the Farne Islands, historic Berwick-upon-Tweed, Alnwick Castle and Garden, the Heritage coastline and castles. Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Edinburgh are just 1 hour by train. Guests arriving by air met at Newcastle Airport (40 minutes by road) by arrangement. Shops 6 miles.

    Access through main farmyard area. Two steps to entrance. Very spacious living room with wood-burning stove in huge stone fireplace and wonderful views over farmland. Spacious farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed and additional single bed (for +1). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Full NSH included
    • Enclosed secluded garden with furniture and lovely views over parkland
    • Natural water supply from spring

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel at cost
    • Full NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot and high chair on request
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Oven
    • microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Shared 150-acre grounds with woodland, parkland, cross country course, ponies, lambs, hens, rare flowers
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Shared games room with pool table, table tennis, darts and table football; books and board games
    • Stabling and grazing for guests’ horses by arrangement
    • 5-a-side football pitch and picnic area
    • Country house catering by arrangement
    • NB: Substantial trout lake and burn in grounds

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  • Lilac Cottage

    Dunstan near Craster

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC315009
    Lilac Cottage is a quaint white-washed 18th century traditional fisherman’s cottage and sits in a small terrace adjacent to The Cottage Inn, renowned for its good food and welcoming atmosphere. Dunstan is a friendly hamlet only a mile from the picturesque fishing port of Craster, famous world-wide for its oak smoked kippers and the film location for Distant Shores.  It’s positioned mid way along this stunning 20 mile stretch of Heritage coastline and where the atmospheric ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle are within walking distance. 

    Ground Floor: The property has electric heaters and comprises:
    Open plan lounge / dining / kitchen
    Lounge area: with TV, DVD, freeview and radio
    Kitchen area: with electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and washing machine

    First Floor: Bedroom 1:  with double bed, Ipod docking station and radio
    Bedroom 2:  with single bed, Ipod docking station and radio
    Bathroom:  with electric shower over bath, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver socket

    All fuel and power included.  Bed linen and towels supplied.  Cot and highchair available. Wi-fi facility throughout.On street parking One well behaved dog welcome

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  • Driftwood

    Craster

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 13104


    This 19th-century former fisherman’s stone cottage stands in a lovely position, 200 metres from the harbour, in a popular coastal village of Craster. Famous for its smoked kippers and cliff scenery with stunning walks along to Dunstanburgh Castle, once voted one of the top walks in England. Tastefully furnished and decorated, Driftwood has been renovated to provide good quality holiday accommodation with lovely harbour views from the pretty outdoor decked area. The beach beyond at Embleton, 1½ miles, is an unspoilt golden beach suitable for all ages. Alnwick the ducal town with cobbled street , a choice of eateries and shops, and not to be missed majestic castle and enchanting water gardens is only 6 miles. The friendly village pub and café cater for all age groups, only a 2-minute walk away. Newcastle and Scottish Borders 35 miles. Shop and pub ¼ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included November-March). NSH, electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Stairgate. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone. Decked area with furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Pintail Cottage

    Embleton near Craster

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC315005
    Situated in the popular coastal village of Embleton this recently built stone cottage sits within a small terrace of four and offers modern holiday accommodation in a highly sought after location. This stylish cottage is tastefully furnished and immaculately presented throughout. A warm welcome awaits visitors to Embleton, a picturesque setting less than one mile from the golden sands of Embleton bay where guests enjoy listening to the waves lap gently against the seashore. Local facilities are a mere gentle stroll from Pintail Cottage including a shop, pubs serving good food and an excellent children’s play park.
    Pintail Cottage offers a superb choice for those seeking contemporary accommodation in a friendly coastal village well placed to explore this magnificent Heritage shoreline Northumbrians are proud to have designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
    Lounge Area: With Freeview TV, DVD player and a music system with blue tooth connectivity and docking station.
    Kitchen/Diner Area: With electric oven and electirc hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. 
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    Al fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi available. Small gravelled area at front of cottage. Off road parking for 2 cars

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  • Teal Cottage

    Embleton, nr. Alnwick

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W43371


    Set in the centre of Embleton, this stone-built, terraced holiday cottage is ideally located for exploring the magnificent Heritage Coast. Embleton Bay was once voted the most romantic bay in the north and this small village with pubs, village shop and children’s play park, is near some fantastic tourist spots. Craster is steeped in tradition and centred on the ‘picture-postcard’ harbour, where visitors should try the smoked Craster Kippers from the smokery (one of the oldest in England) or the local pub. The coastal path from the harbour along to Dunstanborough Castle is one of the prettiest walks in the county. Alnwick with its majestic castle and gardens, cobbled streets and abundance of eateries and pubs is 8 miles away and Seahouses, where boat trips to the Farne Islands and fabulous fish and chips can be enjoyed, just 7 miles away. Rothbury and Cragside Hall are just 19 miles away, and Holy Island is 26 miles (remember to check the tide times for crossing the causeway). Beach 1 mile. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric pebble-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed front sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Stable Cottage

    Craster

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: MRE

    This very pretty and comfortable cottage, formerly the Georgian stable block of Dunstan Hall (MRD), is Grade II listed and provides an exceptional holiday home. It is situated in the small village of Dunstan which lies in an AONB on the Northumberland coast. The delightful fishing village of Craster is ½ mile away, and paths along the coast lead to the superb sandy beach at Embleton Bay, with its adjoining golf course. Convenient for a wealth of historical and recreational sites, including Alnwick Castle and garden, Bamburgh, Holy Island, Farne Islands, Warkworth and the Cheviot Hills. Shops ¾ mile, pub 400 yards.

    Two bedrooms; one double with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room and toilet with tiled floor, one twin. Bathroom and toilet. First floor: Living room/kitchen with electric stove, exposed beams, wooden floor and outstanding views over the fields to Dunstanburgh Castle and the sea.

    • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Electricity stove included
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Enclosed garden with patio, furniture and views to Dunstanburgh Castle
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • No smoking
    • NB: No animals allowed, including guide dogs due to allergies.

    Note: Stable Cottage can be booked with Dunstan Hall (MRD) to sleep up to 22 people

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