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The Old Anchor Cottage

Craster, Northumberland
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Welcoming characterful property in a coastal location
  • Feel at home with space for all indoors and outside
  • Walk to the pub, beach and village amenities
Property code: 79436

Traditional cottage built in 1890 with original features and a warm and welcoming feel close to the beaches and within easy reach of local attractions. Perfect for a family getaway.

Located in a peaceful hamlet just outside Craster village with a friendly pub nearby which also serves meals. This is a lovely area to walk, cycle, stroll on the beach and play golf. Walk to the beach less than a mile away in Craster and admire the pretty harbour. You can sample Craster Kippers which are the local delicacy and take the scenic coastal path from here to see the 14th-century Dunstanburgh Castle. The beach walk from Craster to Low Newton along Embleton Sands is simply wonderful. You can then reward yourselves at the great beach pub, the Ship Inn, at Low Newton which has its own micro-brewery. Beautiful Howick Hall Gardens, ancestral home of Earl Grey, is less than three miles from the cottage with lovely tea rooms. Alnwick Castle with its amazing Gardens are seven miles inland.

Access from the front door directly into the warm and cosy sunroom where you can leave your boots and coats. There is a comfortable sofa and chair; making this an ideal space for peaceful reading or enjoying a morning coffee. Head into the country-style kitchen with a long table for sociable dining and everything you will need to prepare your meals, including an electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and coffee machine. The kitchen also houses the washing machine. Walk through to the light and airy lounge with comfortable seating and views of the rear garden. Here you can relax in front of the warming wood burner and watch a movie on the Smart TV/DVD or listen to music on the Bluetooth speaker which you can connect to your phone or tablet. There is even a PlayStation 3 to keep you amused. Completing the ground floor there is a separate WC. Heading upstairs to the first floor; there is a double bedroom overlooking the rear garden with its original feature fireplace. The cosy twin bedroom also has an original feature fireplace, plenty of storage and a dressing table. The bathroom is on this floor too with bath, separate shower and WC. The second floor is reached via a rather steep and narrow staircase which turns and leads directly into the spacious master king-size bedroom with a beautiful stone feature wall and four skylights allowing the light to flood in. There are lovely views of the coast from this elevated room.

Outside, there is a gravelled patio area to the side of the property with garden seating and a table set on wooden decking for al-fresco dining. Seating and a Barbeque are available in the adjacent shed. Vegetables grow in the raised beds surrounding this area. The back door in the hallway leads out to a small patio garden with table and chairs and there is a small lawned area to the far side of the property. Parking is off-road for two cars.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and coffee machine
  • Smart TV, DVD and PlayStation 3 in lounge
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Garden with table and chairs
  • Parking is off-road for 2 cars
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Beach and shop and pub within walking distance

Marie Heffernan

This property is personally managed by Marie.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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