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Old Stone Cottage By Dunstanburgh Castle

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage near Craster, Northumberland, England , A Few Minutes From St Oswald S Way And Dunstanburgh Castle

The cottage dates from the 1800s and is in a row of five. They are nestled by the farmhouse at the end of a pretty tree lined drive. It has an old fashioned porch leading to a sitting room. The kitchen and bathroom are on the grounfloor and three bedrooms are upstairs with beautiful sea and countryside views. It is positioned in a prime spot for visiting Dunstanburgh castle, Embleton, Craster and Newton by the Sea, and the beautiful beaches there. The Jolly fisherman pub and Craster village is ten minutes walk to the South along the coastal path known as St Oswald s way and The Ship Inn at Newton by the Sea is a forty minute walk North along Embleton and Newton beach.

Dunstanburgh links golf course runs within 20 minutes walk of the cottage and Embleton village with it s amenities is 30 minutes inland and to the North. The beautiful and unusual Howick gardens are a five minute drive away and Alnwick is a further 10 minute drive.

Alnmouth station is a 15 minute drive away.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Afrikaans
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

About The Owner

I an doctor living in Newcastle upon Tyne with my husband, who is also a doctor and our two youngest children.

We lived untilin London until 2007 before moving to Africa for a few years.

My husband is from Johannesburg.

I have close links with this stretch of the Northumbrian coastline and we wanted our children to be able to keep this connection.

The cottage is one of the old farm workers buildings that I used to visit as a child whilst staying with my grandparents on at Dunstan Steads.

I grew up in London but spent most holidays up at Newton by the Sea.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2015

Why The Owner chose Northumberland

This is a magical and timeless spot.

Off the beaten track it holds the potential for lovely memories.

Ancient monks and prehistoric folk walked here by the rocky whinstone ledges separating the land from the North sea.

The rocks are rugged and beautiful. On a warm day in summer the blue sky seems huge with the larks singing in the heavens.

The yellow gorse, green grass, white clouds and blue sky outbid each other for attention and are breath taking to see.

The North sea looks huge as it rolls into Embleton Bay and its colours change daily from blues to greens to greys.

There is ample wildlife to enjoy with nearby bird watching at Newton Pool and seal and puffin watching at the nearby Farne Islands.

This place is very special ..

What makes this cottage unique

The tranquillity and beauty of the house position is unique. This is a great place to walk and be near to the sea whilst slightly off the beaten track.

We appreciate being within walking distance of Craster and Dunstan where you can get some good food and in Craster the gallery is a pleasant visit.

The views for the upstairs windows are beautiful and you get a real sense of open space. The row of cottages are set quite high overlooking the surrounding fields and the ridge of gorse separating the land from the castle and seashore.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your place was lovely and very comfortable. I picked the back room and slept like a baby. Was without a doubt my best nights sleep.

We woke up before Sunrise and hiked to the ruins. What an amazing sunrise.We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you again and I would highly recommend your place!!
Sep 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Craster in Northumberland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , heated shower rail and underfloor heating
  • One bathroom with bath and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , can be converted to twin
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 double bed Bedroom 2 bunk beds Bedroom 3 twin beds
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: This property is newly renovated Outside: Large garden Utility Room: Vacuum cleaner, high chair Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included 1 set per stay Cleaning and laundry service available at holidaymakers cost if desired


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Old Stone Cottage By Dunstanburgh Castle
average rating of 4.5 based on 19 reviews

A lovely little cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most lovely weekend! The cottage was very clean, neat and modern with super comfortable beds!

Owners were very accommodating and really made us feel welcome! :)

Would recommend this cottage!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always try our best to make guests feel welcome and comfortable so that they can make full use of their time in this beautiful spot.
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  • 5 of 5

7 of us had a wonderful long weekend in the cottage. We had been a bit concerned that it may not be big enough and with only 1 bathroom but it was quite perfect. Lovely garden which we made full use of - it may have been helpful if it was more obvious which section of the garden we could use but once that was sorted it was fine. Everything in cottage was really nice quality and it is a perfect holiday cottage. Hope to be back x

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely location

  • 5 of 5

The property is comfortable and well presented. Walks easily accessed from the door without the need to move the car which is important for a relaxing holiday we always find. Very quiet and very little, if no, passing traffic as road only accesses a farm beyond the cottages. The kitchen is well equipped and bathroom very spacious and lovely fittings.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, perfect for a short break

  • 4 of 5

Three of us spent the Easter weekend at Old Stone Cottage. The cottage provided a perfect base for walks with our two dogs along the coast and through the surrounding countryside. The coast line is spectacular and the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle make a beautiful backdrop. We only had two full days, but had a long walk along the beach at Seahouses, followed by fish and chips and a visit to the Ship Inn at Low Newton to sample the outputs of their microbrewery. Easter Sunday was spent walking round the lovely estate of Cragside - well worth a visit. The cottage was well equipped, with all we needed for our stay and being able to step straight out the door onto a selection of footpaths was wonderful. We spent the days out and the evenings in the cottage - although fine for us, a bigger party might find the sitting room a bit cramped.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage and location. We had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

A perfect place for an autumn break with the family.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that the cottage is being used and enjoyed. It is a beautiful unspoilt area which is close to our hearts.
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Lovely location in the countryside with excellent walks on the doorstep. Great big kitchen and bedrooms. The facilities were easy to use - heating, cooker etc. Good value for money.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback and we are very glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Dunstan Square
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Car: necessary


Approx. 1 mile from embleton beach


Newcastle airport approx. 40 miles

Edinburgh Airport approx. 100 miles

Alnmouth Mainline Station approx. 10 miles

Alnwick is the largest nearby town about 10 miles away


Craster 1.5 miles

Embleton 1.5 miles

Newton by the sea 3 miles

Further Details:

The Jolly fisherman provides a very tasty meal in Craster.

The Oxley gallery is in Craster

The Ship inn at Newton by the Sea is in walking distance

The Dunstanburgh hotel, Dunstanburgh golf course clubhouse and Sambucca Italian are all within walking distance in Embleton

Howick tea rooms are a 5 minute drive away as are the beautiful Howick gardens.

Eleanor s byre tea rooms and gift shop are a short walk away in Embleton

The banks and supermarkets are a 15 minute drive away in Alnwick along with the playhouse and Barter Books

There is a post office with a cash facility in Embleton and a small village store.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Craster, North East England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 17
8 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
9 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £25 per person per night
Pet Fee £10
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Book online
Booking confirmed on payment of full fee
Full fee to be paid by bank transfer

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Friday starts and Sunday finishes will be negotiable

Arrivals and departures:
Arrive after 4pm of first day
Depart by 10 am on departure day

Leave linen on beds
Discounts offered for guests bringing own laundry

Please leave the cottage as clean as you have found it

Please put the green bin out at the front on Wednesday evenings for the bin collection

Please inform owner directly by email of any damage noted

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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