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Craster Reach

3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
Craster Reach is a tucked-away terrace cottage in Craster Northumberland, situated in the heart of the intimate fishing village which nestles on the invigorating Northumberland coast. Stepping into the house from the hushed street, a spacious yet cosy, contemporary interior greets you. Its views from the upper floors are panoramic and life-affirming. Craster Reach is the perfect coastal retreat for up to six family members or friends to share good times and exhilarating adventures in one of the most breathtaking parts of the country.
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The newly redecorated and refurbished mid-terrace coastal cottage welcomes you with a roomy, open-plan living area including a multi-fuel stove and sophisticated, laid-back Scandi-style sofas. It’s been said that this is the perfect luxury retreat to come back to at the end of the day, especially after a bracing and beautiful coastal walk.

The fully-fitted kitchen and dining area are not unfamiliar with a feast on Christmas Day, so are more than capable of coping with the rustling up of a soothing supper. Knocking up some of the town’s world-famous kippers for breakfast will provide the perfect sustenance for a day exploring the enchanting mix of fishing villages, market towns, wide-open beaches and magical castles.

This luxury coastal cottage has two double bedrooms, one with an ensuite, and a twin room with a family bathroom—white fluffy white towels are supplied. The beds are super comfy and dressed with Melin Tregwynt woollen blankets. The upper floors provide stunning views of the ragged silhouette of Dunstanburgh Castle.

French doors lead from the seating area to a rear deck with patio furniture, so no matter what time of day, you can sit with a refreshing drink as you plan your next adventure. Another set of French doors open out to the front of the cottage, where a perfectly positioned table and chairs allow you to take in the sea air and listen to the gulls. Don’t be surprised if the enticing aroma of oak-smoked kippers wafts from the nearby L Robson & Sons. There’s also handy off-road parking for two cars.

It’s just a two-minute stroll to the harbour. In a world of overly manicured gastropubs, there’s the wonderfully take-me-as-you-find-me Jolly Fisherman, a simple pub serving well-priced crab sandwiches that are perfect washed down with a pint of Black Sheep ale.
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Location
Lying six miles northeast of Alnwick, the quiet village of Craster seems to tumble into the sea. Sandy and salty, it was an important fishing harbour in the 17th century. And it’s safe to say that seafood is still Craster’s raison d’ être. There’s a fish restaurant, and the fish shop boasts the best kippers in the world. In the early 20th century, 2,500 herring were smoked here daily, and the kippers produced here today grace some of the finest breakfast tables in the world, including the Queen’s. The Farne Islands, Holy Islands and Hadrian’s Wall are all within easy reach.

The Northumberland coast is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Stonehatches are common in the area and look out for wheatear and linnet. The carolling of the skylark overhead fills the fields between Craster and Cullernose. Little auks are occasional visitors when bad weather blows them south from their normal habitats. Snow buntings winter along the shoreline in small flocks, and heron, curlew and redshank reside all year round. The Northumberland Coast—designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty—is abundant with wildlife and is as wild and windswept as it is utterly spellbinding.
The Jolly Fisherman – 55 metres
Shoreline Café – 83 metres

Alnwick – 7 miles
Alnmouth Train Station – 8 miles

Dustanburgh Castle – 1.3 miles
Embleton Bay – 3 miles
Bamburgh Beach – 13 miles
 
 
What our guests say

Fantastic relaxing holiday in a superb holiday home - Craster is a fabulous place with lovely local residents. 5 Stars

Mr Guthrie

A beautiful property in an excellent location. Very well equipped and very comfortable for 5 adults. One minor thing was the position of the cooker hood over the stove - it stuck out a bit and we all at some point, hit our heads. But that didn't get in the way of our enjoyment of the property and holiday in general!

Mrs Stewart
 
 
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