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Castle Point Cottage, Craster

Craster & Embleton Area, Northumberland Coastal
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside Views
Highchair available
Travel Cot available
Towels included
Fishing onsite / nearby
Internet access
Open fire / woodburner
Decorated for Christmas
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
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At a glance

  • Views of the harbour and Dunstanburgh castle make this a magical retreat
  • Extra sitting room on the top floor adds an extra space to relax in
  • Blend of traditional features and stylish contemporary decor

Property code: OC-GD1855

Tucked away in Craster is this delightful cottage with accommodation over three floors and views out to sea – an ideal getaway for couples, friends or small families. There is a coffee shop in the village that sells basic supplies; for a more substantial shop there is Embleton (3 miles) or Alnwick (7.5 miles) for a variety of pubs, shop, restaurants and supermarkets. The ruins of Dunstanburgh castle (150 metres) are an obvious choice for a visit, but there’s also Bamburgh Castle, 13 miles further up the coast. Bamburgh also has a golf club (14 miles) with fantastic scenery and a beautiful stretch of golden sands (13 miles) on the coast. If you take a boat over to Holy Island (28 miles) you are in with the chance of spotting all kinds of wonderful wildlife, including dolphins, seals and puffins among hundreds of other species.

Cosy up together on comfortable seating in front of the wood burner in the cosy lounge with exposed beams and a TV, or enjoy a sociable meal in the spacious and well-appointed kitchen/diner. Both rooms are bright and airy yet still retain that warm, homely atmosphere. On the next floor up, you will find both bedrooms – a king-size and a twin - with refreshing sea views and a relaxing bathroom, featuring splashes of colour. The top floor of the property is magical – the attic has been converted into a tranquil, lofty retreat with an array of comfortable seating to choose from, a TV, and side tables for your hot drinks and books. The decor is light and bright, aided by the natural light flooding in from the multiple skylights, and warmed up with wooden accents from the flooring and exposed beams.

When you’re not out exploring the rich Northumberland countryside, make the most of the property’s large lawned garden, for catching the sun or letting off steam.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request (the travel cot does not include a mattress or bedding)
  • Wood burner
  • TVs and DVD players in both lounges
  • No mobile signal, landline provided
  • Large lawned garden
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 0.2 miles, beach 2 miles
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Laura Watts

This property is personally managed by Laura.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Liz 3rd January 2024

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A clean, well equipped, spacious cottage in a fabulous location (castle can be seen from the top floor). Cant recommend it any higher than to say we have already booked it again.

Reviewed by Shona 28th October 2023

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Just returned from a lovely week at Castle Point Cottage. Great location and very cosy. Perfect for our family of 2 adults and 2 children.

Reviewed by Carole Anne 15th October 2023

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Reviewed by Dennis 5th October 2023

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Great cottage in an ideal location. Spectacular views from the top floor

Reviewed by Sue 2nd October 2023

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Idyllic! beautiful setting and very peaceful. Favourite parts - sitting in the top floor lounge with the Juliet balcony engaged so we could enjoy stunning views across to the sea and Dunstaburgh Castle. Second favourite - the wood burner! Every room had beautiful views across to the Castle or Village of Craster. Lovely big kitchen with every utensiRead morel we needed. The two lounges gave us room to be together or have some solitude from each other. Will definitely be back and can thoroughly recommend to anyone who wants a peaceful holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Vincent 24th September 2023

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Reviewed by Paul 13th September 2023

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Reviewed by Katharine 10th September 2023

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Perfect location in Craster,with views of the castle and the sea. The garden is so peaceful with ample seating . You can hear the sea from the cottage. Whats not to like!

Reviewed by Christine 19th August 2023

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This cottage is even better than the pictures can show. It's in such a peaceful and beautiful location with incredible views. It is really well equipped and was spotlessly clean. We really didn't want to leave...and will be back.

Reviewed by Emma 21st July 2023

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This cottage is an absolute gem. The views are incredible, the cottage is comfortable and well equipped and the location is excellent. I would highly recommend it!

Reviewed by Graham 16th July 2023

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Reviewed by Barbara 13th July 2023

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Beautiful location, beautiful cottage, we would go back.

Reviewed by Alan 11th July 2023

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Reviewed by Brian 7th July 2023

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Lovely comfortable cottage with lovely resident neighbours, very peaceful just away from the main walking route through Craster. Great wildlife to see, Seabirds on nearby cliffs, dolphins just offshore and abundant small birds. Great to have a nice big parking space for one car in a village as busy as this. As others have noted however there isRead more no welcome pack or even a pint of milk so bring your own or drive to Longhaughton. We found the caf did not offer anything other than sit in service despite the description suggesting otherwise. As others have stated there are no dishwasher tablets provided, we found the washing bowl uncleanable so bought our own. We were glad we brought our own over gloves and tea towels as the former was not provided and the latter were not clean. Every other aspect of the cottage was very good so it was a pity about these few issues which did not take away from the comfort provided by the cottage. The cost of self catering has shot up in the last few years so we may well not take as many holidays of this type in future. The 250 deposit seems excessive particularly when Original took a full 7 days to return it (we have used other agents who return their smaller deposit on the first working day after the holiday). Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 6th June 2023

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Absolutely fantastic holiday, cottage was brilliant and location was stunning. Couldnt fault it.

Reviewed by John 30th May 2023

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Lovely property in a lovely location.

Reviewed by John 24th May 2023

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Reviewed by Ernest 8th May 2023

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Our second time at the property and we were not disappointed. We are now looking at a range of other options.

Reviewed by Hilary 7th February 2023

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Reviewed by Kay 2nd December 2022

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Such a beautiful area , the cottage makes so many places very easily accessible.. Fabulous fish on the door step , and lovely local pub .Everything is a very easy safe walk away . The cliff top paths here are very easy , you can walk quite a distance on fairly flat paths , great if you have any disabilities. And the scenery is so spectacular. I layRead more in bed and watched the sun come up over the sea you cant beat that . Hide

Reviewed by James 24th October 2022

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Property was comfortable and well located. However, I thought that the price was at a premium level for the property concerned.

Reviewed by Helen 18th October 2022

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Very good weekend break

Reviewed by Rose 14th October 2022

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Castle Point Cottage in Craster was a lovely little cottage and was comfortable and handy for walking along the coastal path and visiting nearby points of interest. One thing I would like to state is, when it said welcome pack included we did expect at least a little milk and maybe a little bread/biscuits? The only pack was a tiny washing up liquiRead mored, dishwasher tablets & one washing machine tablet not very useful when you arrive after the 4pm instruction! Craster is a lovely little village very tranquil and quaint. Hide

Reviewed by Sue 2nd October 2022

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Wonderful location with stunning views from every room. The loft space was a great place to relax with a good book. My only issue is the central heating. Its sophisticated but not user friendly. Having to turn the heating on in each individual room when you get up and when you return from a long walk is not good especially in the winter.

Reviewed by John 25th September 2022

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Everything we expected and more.

Reviewed by Paul 29th August 2022

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Needs another toilet for more people and a welcome pack would be nice

Reviewed by John 17th July 2022

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Everything in the cottage had been thought through, from the beautiful colour palette and decoration to the 2 smart tvs and the garden seating areas. The upstairs living area was the best thing as it maximised the benefits of the beautiful location in Craster.

Reviewed by John 26th June 2022

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Everything we expected and more. Lovely property in excellent location, we are returning in September.

Reviewed by Lynda 16th June 2022

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I had a problem on the second day I was there. I emailed Grace Darling property services, rang them, and emailed them twice more (and copied you in). No one resolved the problem, promised to do so never materialised - and you totally ignored my emails. So nil for customer service. Shame you didn't respond as readily as all the emails reminding me oRead moref times to enter and vacate the property. The management has much to be desired & the general waste bin was over flowing when we arrived and had still not been emptied when we left. Hide

Reviewed by Tessa 5th June 2022

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Fabulously located, terraced cottage with a great view from the kitchen and absolutely stunning view from the attic lounge across to castle ruins which made this everyone's favourite place in the house. Loved how we could hear the sea too. Less good: Double bed on the too hard side of firm, the toilet flush was temperamental, would have appreciatedRead more clearer instructions and better system on on rubbish disposal ..we filled one bag within 3/4 days then had to keep it in the kitchen the rest of the holiday as there was nowhere to put it out, which wasn't ideal. Couldn't find any welcome pack . On if I'd recommend Original Cottages ...hard to say ..all worked fine in a very automated way, but nothing outstanding to make me remember you or recommend you over and above other companies Hide

Reviewed by Michael 23rd May 2022

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Had problems in bathroom which were sorted very quickly but cottage in excellent position with everything you need

Reviewed by Ernest 27th March 2022

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Lovely cottage to come back to after a full day's walking especially relaxing in the attic room with a nice cup of tea. Tea cottage is in a very good location for walking the Northumberland coast north and south. Also would highly recommend Howick Gardens which walkable from Craster going inland from the tourist office car park, then back along thRead moree coast path. The walk along the coast path and Embelton sands to Newton by the Sea with lunch at the Pub is also recommended, then return back track to Craster. Hide

Reviewed by Sue 12th March 2022

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