Secure your holiday for £20.
Limited availability, could end at any time.T&Cs Apply.
Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search
1 of 34 View Image Gallery
  • Cargoes - Northumberland - 1121992 - photo 1


(Ref. 1121992)

Craster, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing
Facilities and Maintenance
  • All reviews
  • location (7)
  • all (5)
  • no (5)
  • great (5)
  • property (4)
  • perfect (4)

10 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Cargoes."

    Beautiful location. The house was clean and tidy and plenty big enough for 8 people. Great place to stay if you like walking. Stunning beaches, castles and plenty of towns and villages to visit. Or just want a good pub on the doorstep. My family and I would love to stop here again.

    We’re delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay, there really is so much to do on the Northumberland coast. We’d love you to come back in the Spring or Summer when the flowers are out in the front garden to enjoy a different side of Cargoes and Craster. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jan 2024

  • "The tick box nature of feedback does not really cover the property."

    It is a lovely cottage good beds, fantastic location, an ideal Summer base. We spent two weeks covering a very cold Christmas period.......not the properties fault! Unfortunately not having a carving fork, carving plate, starter and pudding plates, no mini mixer for cakes or cream or indeed baking equipment. , (although there was a hand whisk.)..made home cooking a extremely difficult did not help that the letter box situated directly behind the dinning table can not be closed....the cold and wind were to put it mildly ,very uncomfortable On a positive note the Jolly Fisherman is a warm haven supplying a good menu on the doorstep do to speak. I would reiterated the merits of the cottage, it is a lovely well arranged cottage in a beautiful location. Northumberland Cottages dealt speedily and brilliantly with a couple of maintainance issues..

    We’re so pleased you enjoyed your Christmas stay at Cargoes on the beautiful Northumberland coast. We’ve listened to your helpful feedback and installed a draught excluder over the letter box. We’d love you to visit again, we think Craster is delightful whatever the season! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue4.1Dec 2023

  • "Great cottage in a great location 5*."

    Walks from the doorstep and good parking, loads of room for multiple cars.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Sep 2023

  • "We have just had a lovely stay in your beautiful property, a real home from home."

    I loved the little touches with the decor. Bedrooms were spacious and comfortable and bathrooms were great. Fabulous kitchen with everything you could want and lovely dining area for cosy family meals and on top of all that we used the garden daily it was such a relaxing area to sit for breakfast or drinks in the evening. Thank you , would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Sep 2023

  • "Loved the location and the house was big, spacious and perfect for children."

    Could definitely have been cleaner and better maintained though. Gave the kids a bath on the first night but didn’t repeat as it was very hard to get the plug out. The mechanism had clearly been broken for ages. The middle shower was too annoying to use as the button was broken. Kitchen taps worryingly loose. Broken shelf in the fridge. Damp clearly a problem on top floor & plaster crumbling off around skylights. Lack of access to vacuum meant we couldn’t easily get rid of that, the numerous dead wood lice (resorted to dustpan & brush) or the dog hair that had been left over from previous guests, which wasn’t great for my 8 year old who struggles with numerous environmental allergies. Had had such problems contacting company on previous occasions that it didn’t seem worth bothering. Despite all the minor annoyances, we had a great week and would probably book again - bringing a vacuum with us & hoping that some of the issues had been fixed!

    Thank you for your feedback we are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your stay and would look to come back. Regarding the points you have raised in respect of cleaning and maintenance, we have highlighted those issues to the team at Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages and they are getting those issues fixed. We'd love you to visit Cargoes again and enjoy the Northumberland Coast. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4Aug 2023

  • "Cargoes was a lovely place to stay in Craster."

    The cottage and facilities were very homely and the view was amazing looking out onto the sea! There was seven adults and a one year old and nobody got under anyone’s feet . Plenty of room for cooking, dining and relaxing. All in all a cosy place to stay. Would return again. We only had a small issue when we arrived there and it was where to park? There was a diagram but we couldn’t figure it out as it was too dark to see? I rang Sykes and a lovely man called Fred who was very helpful e-mailed me a new diagram which was much clearer and all was solved . Fred even rang me back after half an hour to make sure that we had sorted it. Thank you Fred . Good customer service

    Reviewed by Pauline4.4May 2023

  • "What a lovely and well-appointed cottage."

    We loved everything about it from the interior design, the quality of all the fixtures and fittings, and the warm feeling we got from the first step we took inside. There was even milk and tea/coffee waiting for us. These touches DO make a difference! And then there's the location, right on the harbour with the private little garden where we ate our breakfast every morning. The calming sound of the waves breaking as you slip into be...perfect! Will come again.

    Aug 2021

  • "Excellent location right on the harbour front in Craster."

    A quiet fishing village (but with a great pub!) in a perfect location for exploring this very beautiful part of Northumberland

    Jun 2021

  • "Cargoes is a delight to stay in."

    Comfortable and well equipped spacious property in an excellent location on the coast. We would return!

    May 2021

  • "Perfect retreat to enjoy the sea views."

    The property had everything we needed and more. All was excellent quality and everything you could possibly need was provided. Spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated and accessorised. Fabulous area to explore.

    May 2021

Show more Hide all

This property is part of the Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages collection.
The number 1 choice and best value holiday cottages from the Northumberland specialists. Discover our beautiful county with us.


  • Set over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x second-floor twin with extra single, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining/sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Children’s playroom
  • Oil heating with woodburning stove
  • Range style oven, range hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars a short walk from the property
  • Enclosed beachside garden with shrubs and gravel area across the road from the property
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Some steps up to ground-floor bathroom
  • Note: Garden is across the road from the property

The property

Resting in the pretty harbour town of Craster, Northumberland, Cargoes offers spectacular contemporary accommodation ideal for a family or group of adults, and is within easy reach of local amenities and attractions.

Arrive at this stunning coastal cottage, noticing the lovely sea view as you park a short distance from your property and make your way through quaint cottages.

Upon entering, you will be drawn to relax in a contemporary sitting area where black and white furniture combines with a woodburning stove and tasteful décor to add a sense of opulence, so why not settle down here and enjoy a cup of coffee beside the fire?

When mealtimes call, head over to the kitchen, where sage furniture nestles away all of the home-from-home amenities needed to cook up a storm, and there is a great range oven for family meals.

You can enjoy your meal in the sitting room where leather chairs line a large wooden table, and here there is also an attractive window seat settled into the bay windows and overlooking the sea.

Set over three storeys, this property offers four bedrooms, as well as a children’s play room, a ground-floor shower room and a bathroom, so choose between two beautiful double bedrooms, the first with stunning cream and brown décor and wonderful metal feather ornaments hanging above the beds, a truly lovely place to settle down for the night, and the second sports green décor with a hint of red.

On the first floor you can also find a lovely single room with storage, however, on the second floor there is a stunning bedroom with three single beds, all matching in grey and yellow with contemporary décor and a real feel of opulence.

For alfresco dining, cross the road to the garden where you can enjoy a view of the bay where there is a garden table for 8 people.

Craster is a quaint seaside town with a picturesque harbour and historical harbour wall only a short walk from the property, so why not head down to the beach and enjoy the salty air and sea views with a picnic?

Craster has plenty of eateries, including Pipers Pitch and The Jolly Fisherman Inn, and you can stock up on essentials at the local fishmongers, or head over to Embleton, where there is a convenience store.

Craster boasts beautiful countryside walks through Dunstanburgh Heughs and the Northumberland Coastal Path, and if you love history you can head over to the nearby Dunstanburgh Castle, and from here the beach at Embleton is easily accessed.

Make a seaside holiday to remember with a stay at Cargoes.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

View on map

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.

View more holiday cottages in Craster

Note: Garden is across the road from the property. There is a garden table for 8 people in the front garden overlooking Craster Harbour.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas