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Red Herring

Craster & Embleton Area, Northumberland Coastal
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This property is managed by Original Cottages info_outline

Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Highchair available
Travel Cot available
Towels included
Romantic
Fishing onsite / nearby
Internet access
Open fire / woodburner
Decorated for Christmas
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
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At a glance

  • 200-year-old stone-built character cottage, moments from a harbour and unspoilt beach
  • The quirky cottage-style interior with exposed beams and vaulted ceilings adds plenty of charm
  • Catch some sun in the enclosed, south-facing, landscaped patio garden
Property code: OC-575797

A spacious haven of contemporary design within a 200-year-old shell, this cottage is located in the unspoilt fishing village of Craster within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is just 100 metres from the harbour. With miles of spectacular coastline, it’s an ideal base for a family or a group of four who wish to explore this picturesque area. The coastal town of Bamburgh, with independent eateries and its magnificent sea-facing castle, is 13 miles away, with the coastal villages of Beadnell and Seahouses, discoverable along the way. Coastal walks accessible from the village are regularly cited as being within the top 10 best coastal walks in the country, offering unrivalled views and chances to spot wildlife. The walk from the harbour to Dunstanburgh Castle, an imposing castle located on a remote headland dating back to 1313, is less than 0.5 miles away.

A former schoolhouse, this charming property is beautifully designed to offer comfortable accommodation that blends original features with contemporary luxury. The ground floor features a living area with a cosy wood burner set within the original inglenook fireplace. The open-plan dining and kitchen area is stylish and spacious, with ample room for cooking and eating at leisure. In between these two spaces, you’ll find doors for accessing the outdoor area. The first floor is home to the two bedrooms: a king-size with an en-suite shower room, and a zip-and-link super-king-size (which can be made as a twin upon request). Both rooms have vaulted ceilings with original exposed beams. A modern family bathroom completes the interior offering.

Outside the cottage, guests can relax and enjoy the fresh sea air in a landscaped, terraced garden with stylish garden furniture. Perfect for catching the last rays of the day or for that morning cup of tea.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 super-king (zip-and-link bed that can be a twin on request)
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with shower over the bath, and WC, 1 en-suite with shower cubicle and WC
  • Cooker, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, washer/dryer
  • Welcome pack
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Wood burner (starter supply of logs provided)
  • Smart TV
  • Patio garden with garden furniture
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Pub and beach 100 metres, shop 0.25 miles
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Beth Aiston

This property is personally managed by Beth.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Judith 18th February 2024

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Reviewed by Barbara 13th February 2024

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A lovely, comfortable, clean house in a perfect location. We felt very welcome.

Reviewed by Irene 8th November 2023

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Reviewed by Janet 21st October 2023

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We had a wonderful stay at Red Herring cottage. The property was perfectly located, spotlessly clean, cosy and well equipped. The welcome pack was very much appreciated as was the help of the owners in decorating the property for ours friends special birthday.

Reviewed by Keith 30th September 2023

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Reviewed by Olwen 20th August 2023

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Red Herring is situated in the beautiful harbour village of Craster. You will not find an abundance of shops, only a pub, a renowned kipper smoke house and a cafe. Craster suited us fine. Red Herring is an excellent property which has recently been refurbished to a very high standard. Plenty of room for four people to comfortably sit in the eveningRead more and a well equipped kitchen to cook in. No complicated recycling either! One minor suggestion would be a shaving mirror in the family bathroom. We enjoyed our stay very much and would love to return one day. The Northumberland area is spectacular. Hide

Reviewed by Janice 28th July 2023

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Reviewed by Angela 13th June 2023

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Reviewed by Andrew 30th April 2023

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The property is very well presented in an excellent location. The property is comfortable with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The location on the costal path is ideal with great walks in all directions.

Reviewed by Lisa 8th April 2023

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The property was decorated to a high standard and in a perfect location. One of our new favourites.

Reviewed by Sue 1st March 2023

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A great cottage in a fabulous location - spotlessly clean!

Reviewed by Clement 5th October 2022

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First class booked with previously and not disappointed perfect holiday

Reviewed by Keith 24th September 2022

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Reviewed by Jane 2nd July 2022

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Beautifully furnished house and immaculately clean would recommend Red Herring at Craster for the perfect holiday stay .

Reviewed by Derek 21st May 2022

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Standard @ location of accommodation and friendly booking process

Reviewed by Pamela 15th May 2022

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We were delighted with everything about the cottage was above our expectations

Reviewed by C 30th April 2022

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Red Herring exceeded all expectations in terms of location, privacy, comfort and facilities, quite rare in the marketing world. The dcor is current while being sympathetic to the building with everything we could have wished for being avalable. Communications from booking to departure were first class and we will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Jane 22nd March 2022

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Reviewed by Kay 15th March 2022

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Location

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