DescriptionWith 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.
- 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
KitchenThe compact but versatile kitchen is well equipped with good cookware, crockery, cutlery and glassware
- Electric oven and hob
- Washing machine
- Fridge and freezer are situated in the adjacent rear porch
- Note this property does not have a dishwasher.
Dining RoomThe 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
LoungeTo the front of the house with outstanding views of the Harbour
- A comfortable carpeted room with seating for up to 6
- Coffee tables
- 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
- Selection of Books and Games
- Portable flat screen TV in Dining Room
- CD player.
- DVD player
Outside FacilitiesTo 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
- 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
Special Notes and ConditionsNotes 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.
- Saturday changeover
- Sleeps 6
- 3 bedrooms
- 1 bathroom
- No pets allowed
- WiFi internet
- Bed linen provided
- Central heating
- Enclosed garden or courtyard
- Washing machine
- Private parking available
- 0.25 mile from a beach
- 0.25 mile from a pub
- 12 miles from a shop
- Sea views
- No smoking
Been to Craster several times, stayed in different cottages. Good value for the price, amazing views over harbour and sea. - 17th October 2018
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. - 12th September 2018
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. - 22nd August 2018
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. - 8th August 2018
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! - 18th July 2018
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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 - 26th June 2018
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. - 18th April 2018
The cottage provided everything we required and was a pleasure to come back to after a day out.Loved the sound of the waves coming into the harbour when bedroom window open at night. - 20th September 2017
if there was a higher rating than excellent I would have chosen it. one of the nicest cottages we have been to to - and we have been to a lot. a terrace house - which I would not normally chose - but we were never aware of the neighbours in terms of any disturbance or noise. roomy well laid out house with everything you could want. lovely garden - across the road though so maybe not for small children as road quite busy and parked on so vision a bit obscured for short people? only possible room for a small whinge would be the parking. it is ok if all the residents stay in front of their own properties but when some have more than one large car it can be a bit problematic. The loveliest house to visit not sure I would want to live there. - 16th September 2017
We lost count of the envious glances and appreciative remarks we received from people enjoying Craster itself or from those heading along the adjacent coast path to Dunstanburgh Castle as we sat out relaxing day after day in the sun in the cottage's sheltered, flower-girt garden with our breakfast/lunch/tea trays, basking in its prime location overlooking the harbour, The views from the two front bedrooms across the harbour and out to sea are also unbeatable. There was very strong temptation simply to stay taking in activities around the harbour (including a lifeboat launch, unloading of the daily fish catch for delivery to the Craster smokehouse, the eager crewing of the two local rowing gigs, and on one occasion Penelope Keith filming with her village series team). But we also took advantage of the superb walking directly from the door as well as further north and south along the bird-rich, beach-lined coast, with a foray into the purple-heathered hills as well. We found an August trip out to the Farnes splendid even after almost all the auks had departed - still plenty to see with a few late nesting kittiwakes, passing gannets, and many eiders and seals. We love coming back to this cottage, which is immaculately maintained. it has a cosy lounge and separate dining room, three attractive bedrooms (plenty of room for our five adults), a well-modernised and equipped kitchen, one bathroom (own towels), free wifi, phone with honesty box, with strikingly thoughtful provision of everything we were likely to need. It provides full comfort while not sacrificing its authenticity - depicted in the historic photographs on the walls - as the traditional home of generations of a fine Craster fishing family by whom, increasingly unusually, it is still owned. Our children, who were still at school, when we first stayed in the cottage, have long been grown up but eagerly came to join us again for our sixth perfect holiday at Fisherman's Cottage. - 30th August 2017
We were a family of 4 staying for a week in this cottage - 2 adults and 2 teenagers. The 3 bedrooms made it ideal as the kids could each have their own room. We did comment that it would have felt a little crowded with 6 people staying there, especially as there is only 1 bathroom. The location, overlooking the harbour, is lovely and we saw some pretty sunrises. The kitchen is well stocked with good quality crockery, cutlery and pans. The only niggle was lack of a second toilet so if that could, somehow, be rectified, it would be perfect! - 30th August 2017
The cottage was lovely and in an ideal spot we felt it would have been a bit small for four adults as the bathroom and kitchen were tight on space the lounge and bedroom were both spacious and had wonderful views we were impressed with the car parking space at the back of the cottage all in all a good holiday let. - 12th July 2017
The cottage was easy to access with good parking facilities. The kitchen was well equipped and we enjoyed using the other common rooms and especially on two occasions when we viewed a complete rainbow across the town and harbour.The beds were comfortable and the views from the two bedrooms overlooking the bay were wonderful. Our greatest pleasure was sitting in the lower garden area which we shared with many sparrows while drinking our coffee in the morning and a drink in the early evening. Many thanks for contributing to a wondeful holiday. - 21st June 2017
Great location wonderful views. I live in London and being in such a quiet location and being able to sit outside with a view of the harbour was fantastic. - 15th September 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our time staying in Fisherman's cottage. It's perfectly located on the harbor in Craster. Easy walking distance of the village centre and the seashore. It has a lovely front garden from which you can watch the world go by, and there's plenty of stuff to do in the surrounding area. Hillwalking, beachcombing, bodyboarding, rockpooling, castles, tourist hotspots and quiet towns. Plus a ruined castle to explore 20 minutes walk away. The house is clean, tidy, well-kept and well stocked. It's not large, but it's large enough for the advertised occupancy and it is comfortable. We may well look to book it ourselves again next year. If I had to be picky, I'd perhaps wish that the cottage had space for a dishwasher, as the three we took with us were useless and made a horrid noise while working. - 7th September 2016
This was our fourth holiday in Fisherman's Cottage where once again we enjoyed a superb Northumbrian holiday. The cottage could not suit our family better. It is a great treat for us to return to this beautifully cared for and peaceful traditional house, which unlike many other harbour-front cottages is still owned by a local family, as is splendidly illustrated in the historic photographs displayed of earlier generations and of the village in the past. The cottage has a prime position on the harbour front with magnificent views across the harbour and out to sea, and it is a luxury to be able to sit out with breakfast or afternooon tea in the delightful, sunny, sheltered harbourside garden, surrounded by flowers, watching the boats and the wildlife (eider ducks, waders, a seal). There is excellent walking directly from the door. The house itself is equipped with everything we could possibly need, now including wifi (mixed blessing sometimes but this time work had chased us north so this was extremely useful). It is immaculately kept. Thank you. Perfect. - 7th September 2016
Location was perfect - not far to see many local attractions, equally could have just stayed at cottage all week as views and walks were perfect for us. Cottage was very comfortable and clean and would definitely stay here again. - 22nd August 2016
We are a family of four adults and two children who really loved our stay in Fisherman's Cottage. Beautiful location overlooking harbour with a small terraced garden to sit in and relax and watch the sea. Safe small beach at low tide to make sandcastles and rock pools. Lovely walk to Dunstanburgh from end of road. Cottage very well equipped and clean with comfy beds. Would recommend to family and friends. - 10th August 2016
We had a lovely stay despite the inclement weather. The cottage is very clean with everything needed for a comfortable stay close at hand. We loved the little garden overlooking the harbour and feeding the friendly local sparrows. Scenary is beautiful with lovely views out of the cottage windows. - 13th July 2016
The cottage is in a fantastic location looking over the harbour out to sea. The village is just the right size with a couple of eating places to you need to go further a field for supplies. The Cottage Inn a mile up the road serves good food at affordable prices. The cottage was big enough but would benefit from a downstairs loo which could be considered under the stairs. - 22nd June 2016
Lovely cottage in a great location. Very well equipped kitchen. Very nice garden overlooking the harbour. /////////////////://////////////////////// - 5th August 2015
Wonderfully equipped with so many thoughtful extras, snug, peaceful, lovely quirky garden, just perfect for a relaxing getaway. Good bus connections from Craster so hardly used the car, fabulous beaches for walking and great pub for refreshments! Big Thank You to owners, we loved every minute of our stay. - 12th June 2015
Fisherman's cottage is a beautiful, traditional coastal cottage, with beautiful views of the harbour and village. Tastefully decorated, the cottage comfortably sleeps 6, with the added bonus of a separate dining room. Our second stay in this delightful property and would not hesitate in recommending it to others. - 15th April 2015
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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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.