Fisherman's Cottage

Craster & Embleton Area, Coastal

You can book this property from:

  • £506 per week
  • £72 per night

Features

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 double beds
  • 2 single beds

Kitchen

  • Washing machine

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels not provided
  • Bath
  • Shower

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack
  • Harbour views
  • Sea or coastal views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00

Description

With full, uninterrupted views of Craster harbour and the North Sea from all front windows, Fisherman's Cottage provides a tranquil holiday setting with an idyllic garden embedded into the harbour walls, affording breath-taking views. This mid-terraced stone cottage has been owned by the same family for over 100 years and improvements have been made over time so that it now offers comfortable accommodation for 6 people over 3 floors.

Situated in the centre of this thriving coastal village the cottage has a rear grassed garden and both on and off road parking, a must in the height of the season. Just over the road from the front door, towards the harbour, is a delightful small enclosed garden with bench seat, wooden table and chairs - so tempting to sit out with a cup of tea, the newspapers and relax as the harbour activity captivates you!

Craster, steeped in local tradition and centred on the harbour, is now a thriving tourist spot with artist's gallery, enviable food at The Jolly Fisherman Inn and the hugely popular working smoke house producing Robson's Craster Kippers! The Coastal Path leads from the heart of Craster northward across the grassed shoreline towards Dunstanburgh Castle and then on to the sandy beaches at Embleton, Newton by The Sea and northwards to Beadnell and beyond.

Entrance

  • The main entrance from car parking area is via the rear door into a porch which also houses the fridge and freezer
  • Front door accesses from the harbour road and leads into small entrance hall

Kitchen

The compact but versatile kitchen is well equipped with good cookware, crockery, cutlery and glassware
  • Electric oven and hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge and freezer are situated in the adjacent rear porch
  • Note this property does not have a dishwasher.

Dining Room

The separate dining room is adjacent to both the kitchen and lounge
  • Dining table & chairs
  • ​Built in dresser and storage cupboards
  • Portable flat screen TV
  • CD player

Lounge

To the front of the house with outstanding views of the Harbour
  • A comfortable carpeted room with seating for up to 6
  • Coffee tables
  • Wi-fi
  • Large TV
  • DVD Player

Bedrooms and Bathroom

  • 2 first floor double bedrooms - one to front of house with sea views
  • Family bathroom (bath with shower over) whb and wc
  • 2nd floor twin bedroom with harbour views

Entertainment

General
  • Wi-Fi
  • Selection of Books and Games
Dining Room:
  • Portable flat screen TV in Dining Room
  • CD player.
Lounge
  • TV,
  • ​DVD player

Outside Facilities

To the Rear
  • Parking for 2 cars (not immediately adjacent but close to the property)

To the Front
  • Across a minor lane, a tiered garden with patio furniture overlooking Craster Harbour
  • On-street parking - not designated

  • Bedding (duvets per bed & 2 pillows per person)
  • Bed linen - towels are not provided
  • Electricity
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Cleaning materials
  • Night storage, electric convector and oil filled radiator heating
  • There is a telephone installed with an 'Honesty Box' as there is poor mobile reception in Craster
  • Wi-fi

Dogs not accepted at Fishermans

Special Notes and Conditions

Notes and Conditions:
  • There is a telephone installed with an 'Honesty Box' as there is poor mobile reception in Craster.
  • Regret cot, stair gate and high chair are NOT available.

Accessibility

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Introduction
Fisherman’s Cottage is a three storey terraced house located in a small rural village on
the North Northumberland coast and 7 miles from the A1. It caters for 6 persons.
Dogs are not allowed and Smoking is not permitted. The property has electric night
storage heaters.

There is a village shop which sells all your every day needs and is open weekdays
8am to 4.30pm, Saturday 8am to 5pm, Sunday 9am to 4.30pm, but for specialist
shopping you will need to go into either Alnwick (7 miles) or further afield. The
nearest train station is Alnmouth. There is a bus service that goes to Newcastle,
Alnwick, Morpeth and local villages.
Directions and local information will be sent, when full payment has been received,
by Stay Northumbria.


Arrival and Car Parking Facilities
There is parking available to the rear of the premises for three cars, however, there is
parking at the front of the house if space permits on the road side. The rear of the
property has 2, approx 23cm steps to a garden path followed by a further 4, approx
18cm steps to the rear porch. Alternatively, access can be gained through the gap
between the houses to the right of the front of the property and involving no steps.


General Property Information
The cottage is an early 20th Century property and doors and passage ways are of a
size appropriate to the period built, i.e. unsuitable for disabled access. The property is
also laid out over 3 floors with no alternative to the staircases for access to the upper
floors or toilet facilities, if stairs are an issue for making your way around the
property then please look for alternative accommodation.


Main Entrance/Reception
Guests will find the key in the location advised and information concerning the
location of necessary items are on various notices. A keyless lock has been fitted to
the inside of the front door.


Bedrooms
All bedrooms are carpeted. There are 2 double beds and 2 single beds, the single beds
are in the attic bedroom. There are 14, 19cm stairs up to the first floor, and a further
13, approx 19cm stairs to the attic room, with a small landing of 1 step at the first
floor, and a 2 step landing to the attic.


Bathrooms
The bath room has a bath with electric shower over it, a hand basin and WC. It is
situated on the first floor. The floor is wood.


Kitchen/Dining Room/Sitting Room
The kitchen is not big enough to eat in; meals can be eaten in the dining room
attached to the kitchen. The floor surface is of stone tiles. There is very limited work
surface area and some cupboards, with more in the dining room. There is an electric
cooker, washing machine and a fridge and freezer in the porch attached. There is 1,
15cm step from the dining room to the kitchen and a further 1, 10cm step from the
dining room to the sitting room.

 

Grounds & Gardens
There is a garden over 2 levels to the front of the property on the opposite side of the
road, which over looks the harbour and is enclosed. There is a seat at the first level of
the garden and a table and chairs at the lower level. There are 17 steps of unequal
height in the garden, they are approx. 13cm. The surface is gravel, the steps are
wood.


Additional Information
There is no mobile phone reception within the village, a landline is available with an
honesty box for contributions if used. A public phone box is located at the corner of
the street approximately 50 yards away.

Reviews

Been to Craster several times, stayed in different cottages. Good value for the price, amazing views over harbour and sea.

Past Customer,

Wow. Waking up to the amazing Craster harbour views on a sunny late summer's morning has got to be one of the best experiences one can have for a UK holiday. Sitting in the cottage's little garden with an early morning coffee, you can hear a pin drop; just birds singing and the gentle lap of water. Sublime. Craster really is the place for you if you want to get away from it all. The cottage's location is amazing - seconds walk from the well trodden coastal path towards Dunstanburgh Castle in one direction and the more secluded (but equally lovely) route along the south coast. Great location for access to the whole Northumberland coastline and only 20 minutes off the A1. Great pub and restaurant on the doorstep. The cottage itself is cozy. Plenty of sleeping accommodation (would maybe be a touch light on comfy seating if all rooms occupied?). A well equipped if small kitchen; it had everything we needed. Fast wifi was a bonus as we could take our Firestick for Netflix etc. Designated parking space to the rear was also a major benefit. Loved everything about our week in Craster and would definitely return to Fisherman's Cottage.

Past Customer,

We stay in holiday cottages all over the country but have returned to Fisherman's Cottage more often than to any other (beginning to lose count of our repeat visits). As said in previous reviews, its situation overlooking Craster harbour is splendid and we spend a lot of time sitting out in the delightful harbourside garden, peacefully drinking in the comings and goings of the boats and birds (eider, turnstone, redshank and oyster catcher prominent within the harbour itself, terns, gannets and dolphin spotted in the waters just beyond the entrance). it is interesting to watch the passersby too who give us envious glances as we sip our morning coffee and afternoon tea among the neighbouring roses, and this year we enjoyed our ringside seats for the annual lifeboat fete as well. There are fine coastal walks both north and south from the door, and a wealth of other magnificent walks near at hand. The cottage benefits from its ownership having been retained within the original fisherman family, which is shown not only in interesting historical photographs on the walls but also in the very careful and thoughtful upkeep and equipping. We love the fact that the cottage feels more of a home than a holiday let. We are grateful to have been able to think of it as our home once again for two glorious weeks in August.

Past Customer,

We have stayed at Fisherman's Cottage twice, now and I suspect we will be back again. The cottage is homely and well maintained. It is in a spectacular location with inspiring views.

Past Customer,

The beauty of Fisherman's cottage is its stunning location, perched on the edge of the harbour with views to the open sea. The village is pretty, peaceful, the people very friendly. A lovely pub serves good seafood, a lovely restaurant serves very good seafood indeed, all with charming and welcoming service. The cottage itself is smart, clean, and has all you need. Having spoken to the delightful owner before heading to Northumberland, we did not need to contact him once there as all was in place. Castles and the coast and the fabulous landscape - it was a very lovely week. Thank you to the Kellys!

Past Customer,

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Past Customer,

perfect location, very well equipped, spotlessly clean, excellent parking. A real "home from home". Even the weather was good. We could not have had a better holiday

Past Customer,

This cottage is in a wonderful position with great views over the harbour and a short walk to the pub and the smokery. It is very comfortable inside, with modern furnishings and decor and a well-equipped kitchen. We appreciated little extras such as board games and jigsaw puzzles, and a separate dining room with an additional small TV. When we turned up without towels, our hosts kindly lent us some. We were there in a cold and windy week and it did get a little cool later in the day, so it was useful to have some plug-in heaters. The shower and hot water could be better.

Past Customer,

Location

With full, uninterrupted views of Craster harbour and the North Sea from all front windows, this mid-terraced 3 storey stone cottage has been owned by the same family for over 100 years and improvements have been made over time so that it now offers comfortable accommodation for 6 people

Situated in the centre of Craster, the cottage has a rear grassed garden and both on and off road parking, a must in the height of the season. Just over the road from the front door, towards the harbour, is a delightful small enclosed garden with bench seat, wooden table and chairs.

Craster, steeped in local tradition and centred on the harbour, is now a thriving tourist spot with working smoke house producing Robson's Craster Kippers, as well as a few local eateries.