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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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Owned and managed by Sykes Cottages, 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 fitted 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 in sitting area. 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 starter pack 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.
Note: This property is owned and managed by Sykes Cottages.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Craster Reach:
Particularly liked the high standard of the accommodation, and the location being near two good restaurants and the sea.
Mr & Mrs Smith, Chester, April 2013
The cottage has amazing views from all levels and we loved the decor especially the bathrooms.
Mrs Sellwood, Barnard Castle, February 2013
Built and dressed to a very high standard.
Mr Walker, Loughborough, February 2013
Overall fantastic holiday cottage.
Mrs Simpson, South Shields, December 2012