Craster Reach

Craster, Northumbria (Ref. 921372)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

This immaculately-presented, superbly-located coastal cottage is nestled in the heart of the fishing village of Craster, in Northumberland. Luxuriously appointed throughout to provide spacious, contemporary accommodation, this Craster cottage is ideal for families and friends looking to enjoy time together in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Set over three floors, you will find stunning panoramic views from the upper floors, whilst downstairs, this Craster cottage offers a multi-fuel stove and sumptuous seating for you to sink into at the end of a long day. Outside this Craster cottage are a front and rear decked area, so no matter what time of day, you can sit outside with a refreshing drink as you plan the day's activities. The intimate village of Craster offers some fantastic attractions such as its traditional harbour, with boats landing their daily catch, the famous fish smokery (home to the Craster Kipper) and the Mick Oxley art gallery. Just outside of the village, explore Dunstanburgh Castle, accessible via a bracing coastal walk from your Craster cottage, and a little further beyond you will find the stunning sandy beach at Embleton Bay. The perfect Craster cottage, to be enjoyed at any time of the year.


Over three floors. Three bedrooms: 1 x second floor king-size double with coastal views and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request). Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen with central island, dining area with French doors to front decked area and sitting area with multi-fuel stove and French doors to rear patio.


Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/iPod dock, WiFi, telephone (incoming calls only), selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and fuel for multi-fuel stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and stairgate on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Decked terrace to front and patio to rear with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub and harbour 2 mins walk. Note: Mobile phone reception can be limited in Craster.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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Guest Reviews


    • “Brilliant”
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    • “Great property in a superb location to explore the locality, 50 metres from The Jolly Fisherman Pub. Just a great, great holiday all round. The owners were superb in sending directions & key codes etc. We will be back. Many Thanks”

    Windmill_Landlord, Adlington, February 2015

    • “Great family accomodation in delightful coastal village”
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    • “Craster Reach is a modern 3 bedroomed cottage, extremely well equipped, and perfectly placed in the village of Craster. It is 20 yards from the Jolly Fisherman pub/restaurant and ideal for coastal walks both north and south of the village. 7 miles from Alnwick for amenities and great for visiting Northumbrian castles such as Alnwick, Bamburgh and the ruined Dunstanbrough.”

    PrestatynNick, Prestatyn, January 2015

    • “FABULOUS - great base for special birthday celebrations”
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    • “We joined our family last weekend for a special birthday weekend in the lovely village of Craster! Craster Reach is in the centre of the village within a stones throw of The Jolly Fisherman pub :-) well worth a visit. The cottage is tastefully decorated throughout with fabulous views of the harbour and out to sea. 3 large double bedrooms - one en-suite, open plan lounge, kitchen and dining room works very well and is very comfortable and well equipped throughout. Would of liked to pack up the cottage and move it to North Devon where we live.”

    Suejinks, Bideford, Devon, November 2014

    • “Wonderful views”
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    • “A lovely house, very well kept and in an ideal location. The views from the top floor of Dunstanburgh castle are fantastic. We stayed in Craster Reach with our 9 month old daughter and she was very happy there too! We will definitely visit again.”

    Sarah C, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, August 2014

    • “Complete Luxury”
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    • “This cottage is wonderful. Really cosy, well presented, immaculate throughout and fantastic views from the bedrooms. It is well placed for exploring the local area - Farne islands, Holy Island, Alnwick etc - and even has a bus service. Would thoroughly recommend.”

    Vicxx143, Bristol, United Kingdom, July 2014

    • “EXCELLENT with a capital E!”
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    • “Really lovely cottage style house with ample of everything.. Very stylish and contpemporary house tucked away in Craster - a few mins walk to the lovely pub with delicious food. (book ahead) House has been refurbed to a very high standard and this quaint vilage is very quiet when the day walkers have left. From 1st and 2nd floor bedroom windows - lovely view of Dunstanburgh castle and beyond. We had a fantastic holiday and to have such a lovely home ot come back to was the icing on the cake Thank you very much.”

    Travevller, Lincoln, United Kingdom, October 2013

    • “First class cottage highly recommended”
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    • “This cottage has been done up with a high spec. Everything is new and super clean. Perfect location with fantastic views from the top bedroom. The pub is in easy walking distance I recommend their crab sandwiches”

    Julu88, Halifax, United Kingdom, May 2012

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    • “Excellent accommodation in a superb location with stunning views of Dunstanburgh Castle.”

    Mrs Fitzmaurice, Manchester, October 2015

    • “The accommodation was first class, it was comfortable and homely. The seating area at the front was very nice and we enjoyed the walk to the castle and beyond. There were nice places to visit in the area. Overall, a lovely holiday.”

    Mrs Allsopp, Tamworth, September 2015

    • “The position of the cottage was ideal and the views were spectacular. The bathrooms were fabulous and the bedrooms were well furnished. Overall it was a lovely property.”

    Mrs Sampey, Skipton, August 2015

    • “The location was perfect and the views were amazing. It was a spacious accommodation with comfy beds.”

    Mrs Askew, York, August 2015

    • “It was stunning, the house, the view, everything actually.”

    Mrs Goudappel, Schiedam, July 2015

    • “This cottage certainly has the 'Wow Factor' and Craster is a very pretty place to stay.”

    Mrs Manterfield, Nottingham, July 2015

    • “Excellent accommodation, in an ideal location.”

    Mr Brazier, Brighton, April 2015

    • “"A most comfortable and spacious house. The cottage was very warm and the views from the bedroom windows were amazing. it is obvious that someone has given great attention to details and this makes all the difference. Thank you."”

    Mrs Shaw, Leeds, March 2015

    • “This was our third visit and it was just as enjoyable as the previous ones.”

    Mr MacDonald, King's Lynn, March 2015

    • “The holiday cottage was very clean and had a good layout with top notch fittings throughout. An excellent kitted out kitchen with plenty of crockery, glasses and utensils. Had great views from all the bedrooms of Dunstanburgh Castle and the sea.”

    Mrs Hawker, North Ferriby, March 2015

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About the location


Alnwick 7 miles; Embleton 3 miles.

A picturesque village that seems to tumble into the sea, Craster was an important fishing harbour in the 17th century and is still famous for its oak cured kippers which have graced the best breakfast tables for more than 150 years. The village offers a pub serving food, a fish restaurant and Robson's famous fish shop. There is also an excellent children's playground. Nearby are some of Northumberland's finest sandy beaches. Just south of Craster is Howick Hall, which was built in 1782 and has associations with the Grey family, including Earl Grey the great social reformer and tea enthusiast. The gardens at Howick Hall are open to the public during the spring and summer and are especially worth a visit during the rhododendron season. A walk along the coastal footpath to the north of Craster brings you to the dramatic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle - the largest ruined castle in Northumberland.

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