Harbourway | Holiday Home By The Sea | Catch The Breeze
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4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
Situated at the end of a terrace of 19th century cottages in postcard-pretty Craster, close enough to the harbour wall to hear the squaw of herring gulls and the slap of the sea, Harbourway is a haven of seaside calm – and one of our larger Craster properties.

Stoutly built from local whinstone, topped by slate, with double-fronted bay windows looking down onto the harbour, the cottage has been sensitively modernised while retaining true to its 19th century heritage.
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Harbourway sits on West End, the curving road that runs gently downhill to Craster’s double-walled quay. It’s the end house of a pair, and faces south, with the charming front garden offering panoramic views down to the harbour and the North Sea. It also ensures you’re a little removed from the village hustle and bustle.

Inside, Harbourway has everything you’d expect of a traditional seaside cottage. Beams and wooden effect porcelain floors run throughout, and decorative touches hint at the house’s maritime heritage – a pair of oars placed over a hearth, a wicker crab pot, a porthole window peeping out onto blue northern skies. Unusually for Craster, Harbourway offers plenty of parking – there’s space for upto four cars.

On one side of the house is the spacious living room, a cosy space for relaxing, with deep sofas to sink into, and a wood burner recessed into the handsome inglenook fireplace. On the other side is the dining room, with another impressive granite fireplace with electric wood burning stove providing the focal point. Both have big bay windows with window seats to make the most of the views.

From here, arched French doors open out onto the sun-room, a light-filled space filled with additional seating, and warmed by underfloor heating. Another set of sliding doors leads out onto the front patio - perfect for sunny summer breakfasts.

The kitchen is at the back of the house, open-plan in design and cottagey in feel. It’s fully equipped with an integrated dishwasher, electric range cooker, american fridge freezer, washer/dryer and a wine fridge. A small passageway leads past the stairs to a cosy bedroom with en-suite shower room, the first of four, tucked away into the northeast corner of the cottage and very private. The bed in this room can be made up as either a super-king or twin beds.

There are three more bedrooms upstairs: two further en-suite shower rooms, with another twin sandwiched between, and a modern family bathroom at the top of the stairs. The cottagey feel continues up here: pine doors, solid wooden beams and the super comfy beds are dressed with Melin Tregwynt woollen blankets.

Harbourway is also dog-friendly - you’re welcome to bring along a well-behaved canine companion, as long as it’s at least a year old.

If you fancy exploring Craster, just downhill from the cottage you’ll find the legendary local fishmonger L. Robson and Sons, famous for their smoked kippers, and the Jolly Fisherman Inn, a friendly local hangout and a fine spot for an evening pint.
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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 – 190 metres
Shoreline Café – 200 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

A lovely property for an Autumn break

A well appointed property in an excellent location, with coastal walks from the door and a very nice pub serving good food within a couple of hundred yards.

A larger cafetière or perhaps a second one would be useful but other than that we had all that we needed for a lovely Autumn break.

Apart from the coast, visits to Alnwick and Morpeth were very much enjoyed.

Mrs Allin

This place is Beautiful!

This cottage is just amazing, from the initial view walking up the immaculate garden and path, to an absolutely stunning cottage inside, you will not have a nicer holiday stay. The cottage has been fitted out to an exceptionally high standard and the layout was just fantastic for our holiday, breakfast on the patio, dinner in the dining room, drinks before dinner in the kitchen and to relax in the living room in the sumptuous sofa's. the attention to detail is second to none. the view from the harbour, while having breakfast outside was our most memorable moments for sure. The beds are so comfortable and bedrooms well laid out and suited our families requirements perfectly with en-suite bathrooms. I cannot praise how nice this property is and how much of a nice time you will have at this cottage. this is one of the nicest, well appointed cottages we have stopped in. The other favourite thing of ours were the two window seats, perfect for watching the sea and the weather come in and to drink a nice mug of tea, while reading or snoozing! perfect! This is a perfect place to stay to explore Northumberland, I can recommend the Craster kipper sandwiches at the Craster car park just up the road, especially the bacon one with Haggis in, called Auchter Muchty. Food at the local pub is to die for, (just remember to book well in advance to get a table), recommend the fish platter but all the food is nice especially the Sunday dinner, as well as the Craster kippers from the smoker on the Harbour side. This is our second time visiting Craster and we will definitely book again for next year. If "Carlsberg" made holiday cottages, this would be it.

Mr Crozier

A chilled relaxing and cosy stay at Harbourway

Harbourway sits above the lovely quiet Craster Harbour.

The house has been lovingly and sensitively renovated to provide very comfortable cosy and practical living with all that you need and more for a relaxing time away.

Enjoy the evenings in the garden with a beer or vino just watching the empty harbour and the ever-changing sea and skyline!

Mr Payne
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