Craster Waves

Craster & Embleton Area, Northumberland Coastal

  • Floor to ceiling glass doors open out onto the balcony providing fantastic sea views

You can book this property from:

  • £875 per week
  • £125 per night

Features

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Harbour views
  • Countryside views
  • Sea or coastal views

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 single beds

Kitchen

  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer

Bathrooms

  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wet room
  • Bath
  • Shower

Families

  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair

Outdoors

  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Balcony
  • Private parking
  • Secure bicycle storage

Accessibility

  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Wet room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 10:00am

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

At a Glance
• This is a two-storey property.
• It sleeps four and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
• Two bedrooms on the ground floor and no bedrooms on the first floor.
• The kitchen, dining and living space has level access and is reached by stairs.
• There is a parking space for one car directly outside.
• The front entrance has sloping access. The outdoor space has stepped access.
• Externally there is a rear garden with stepped access.
• Dogs are not permitted in the property.
• No smoking or vaping is permitted in the house.

Pre-Arrival
• The property is best reached by car. It is situated in Craster village and there is a driveway to the front of the
cottage and a parking space in front of the house. The front door is accessed via the driveway and there is a
key safe by the door at 140cm height.
• Public transport: the property can be reached by rail, the nearest mainline railway station is 8 miles away.
https://www.coastalretreats.co.uk/activities/how-to-get-here/
• Taxis are available from the station. A list of taxi companies can also be found via our website link above.
• Information about local bus services can be found on the Northumberland coast bus service website
http://www.northumberlandcoastaonb.org/getting-around/
• Local food partner Food Heaven (www.foodheaven.co.uk) can deliver and unpack groceries prior to your
arrival and items can be ordered up to 48 hours before arrival. Other supermarkets deliver to the area.
Alnwick (18 miles away) has large supermarkets, small independent shops, garages and all the local
amenities.
• The brochure is printed in standard font size with pictorial representations of the main features. Our aim
with the design of our website, is to make it as easy to use and understand as possible. We want visitors with
disabilities to be able to gain the same benefit from using our website as those who are able-bodied.
• Mobile phone reception may be poor within this area and we cannot guarantee a full signal.
• There is WiFi and a landline phone but the functioning of these cannot be fully guaranteed and any external
fault is beyond our control.
• The nearest NHS hospital walk-in service is in Ashington, which is 30 miles away, and the nearest A&E unit is
in Cramlington, which is 37 miles away. The nearest doctor’s surgery is 7 miles away in Alnwick. Further
information is in the welcome folder.

Access to the Property
The car parking is approximately 5 metres from the entrance and the front door is accessed via a paved driveway.
There are no handrails or ramps on the approach to the building. The path is 3 metres wide and provides a sloping
access.

Entrance to Property
• From the car, the front door is accessed via a paved path. There are no handrails or ramps on the approach
to the property.
• The door is side hung and manual and the width is 72cm with a small step of 10cm over the thresh of the
front door.
• Once inside the surface is wood with a coir mat and the area is fully lit by ceiling spot lights.
Any other comments and relevant information; light switch to the left of the door is 134cm.
Halls, Stairs, Landings, Passageways
• The entrance hallway areas are lit by ceiling spot lights and the floor is covered by wood and there are 13
stairs leading to the first floor.
• The stairs are wood and the walls have been decorated in a white colour.
• The width of the passageway is 90cm.
Sitting Room/Lounge
• The living room is on the first floor accessed from the stairs with an opening of 70cm and is furnished with 2
x 3 seater sofas.
• It is all on one level with no steps and the floor is covered in wood.
• The walls have been decorated a white colour.
• There is one coffee table located in the centre of the room.
• There is a log burning stove and radiators to heat the room.
• The room is compact with sufficient space to move around.
• There is a digital TV which has full digital access/subtitles, the TV is wall mounted.
• Lighting is natural daylight with a mix of ceiling pendants/ceiling spot lights and floor lamps.
Any other comments and relevant information; open plan living kitchen and dining area on the first floor. Access to
balcony via large bi-fold doors with a 17cm step.
Dining Area
• The dining area is situated in the kitchen/living room with level access and it has a wood floor.
• The dining room walls have been decorated in a white colour.
• Seating around the table is for four people, with upright chairs without arms. A wheelchair cannot easily be
pulled up to the table.
• The round dining table has legs which are 65cm from the floor to lowest point of the table (under space) and
is 74cm high. Lighting is natural daylight and ceiling spots.
Kitchen
• The openings to the kitchen are from the dining room/living room.
• The kitchen has level access with a wood floor.
• The kitchen is fully equipped with a cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
• The door of the oven drops down and the handle is 72cm above the floor. The hob is 90cm above the floor.
• The worktop and sink are 90cm above the floor.
• The sink taps are single mixer lever tap.
• The highest shelf in the fridge is 67cm and the lowest drawer in the freezer is 47cm.
• The kitchen is lit by ceiling spots.
• The kitchen flooring is wood and the walls have been decorated in a white colour.
Any other comments and relevant information; the washing machine is in a cupboard in the rear bedroom.
Bedrooms and Sleeping Areas
General Information
• There are two ground floor bedrooms, one king size and one twin single beds.
• On the first floor there are no bedrooms.
Specific bedroom information (one for each bedroom)

Bedroom one is on the ground floor and has a king size bed
• The clear door opening into the bedroom is 67cm wide.
• The height of the bed from floor to mattress top is 65cm.
• The space to the side of the bed is 50cm.
• There are two bedside tables which are 45cm high.
• Lighting is via a mix of ceiling pendant and bedside table lamps.
• Flooring is wood with white coloured walls.
• There is one wardrobe and three drawers and storage space. The wardrobe rails are 105cm high and they
cannot be adjusted.
• Bedding is hypo-allergenic.
• There is no digital TV.
• See photos and video tour on our website for more details.
Any other comments and relevant information; ensuite shower room. Floral pattern feature wall.
Ensuite shower room is connected to Bedroom 1
• Entrance is all on one level with a clear door opening width of 68cm.
• The shower has no raised lip.
• The shower has no door and has not got a detachable shower head.
• Height of the WC floor to seat is 45cm.
• Wash basin height is 92m with a small pedestal under the sink.
• All taps are modern lever taps.
• There is a shelf over the sink which is 122cm high and 59cm wide.
• There is no grab rail.
• The bathroom is lit with ceiling spot lights.
• It has tiled flooring which is grey in colour with white tiled walls.
• For a photo please see the website.

Bedroom two is on the ground floor and has twin single beds
• The clear door opening into the bedrooms is 60cm wide.
• The height of the bed from floor to mattress top is 65cm.
• The space to the side of the bed is 55cm.
• There are bedside drawers which are 68cm high.
• Lighting is via a mix of ceiling pendant and bedside table lamps.
• Flooring is wood with white coloured walls.
• There is one wardrobe and three drawers and storage space. The wardrobe rails are 108cm high and they
cannot be adjusted.
• Bedding is hypo-allergenic.
• There is no digital TV.
• See photos and video tour on our website for more details.
Any other comments and relevant information; floral pattern feature wall.
Family bath/shower room is on the ground floor
• Entrance is all on one level with a clear door opening width of 70cm.
• The shower is over the bath, and has a raised lip of 58cm over the edge of the bath.
• The shower has no door and has not got a detachable shower head.
• Height of the WC floor to seat is 45cm.
• Wash basin height is 94cm with a pedestal under the sink.
• All taps are modern lever taps.
• There is no shelf over the sink.
• There is no grab rail.
• The bathroom is lit with ceiling spot lights.
• It has tiled flooring which is grey in colour with white tiled walls.
• For a photo please see the website.

Garden
• The garden area can be found to the rear of the property which is accessed immediately from the side of the
cottage with five steps through a gate up to the patio area.
• The areas within the garden are stepped.
• It has a paved patio/lawned area/children’s play area.
• Table and seating are in this area which is not suitable for a wheelchair to pull up with a table height of
74cm. The tables are round with fixed bench type seats. The raised grassed area is accessed via seven steps.
• The width of the footpaths are 110cm and the surface is paving. The width and length of the patio is
approximately 14m x 5m.
• There is some outside lighting which are sensor lights

Description

Upside down living and retro styling, with fifties flourishes and modern luxury elements where it matters, Craster Waves is one of the most popular pads in our collection due to its staggering sea views from its position overlooking Craster's rocky shoreline. Adjacent to our Craster Rocks Retreat, and from the same owners, it also benefits from being at the start of the walk along the coastline to the iconic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle on the headland.

Following the overwhelming popularity of our Craster Rocks Retreat, the owners could not resist using the adjacent land to build Craster Waves. In similar architectural style to Craster Rocks, but with the addition of contemporary style features such as a glazed balcony and fully opening bi-fold doors, the building of this cottage combines with a redesign of the outside space of both cottages, to bring the whole site up to date with a well-planned landscaping scheme to suit the needs of discerning holidaymakers.

The owners love all things retro and have reflected this throughout, having spent time sourcing furniture and features in this style to complete the interior scheme. The first floor open plan living space maximises the superb sea views from this spot, and the contemporary designer finish, all with a retro feel, will more than live up to this sought after location. Step out onto the glazed balcony where you can indulge in serious wave watching, or enjoy the scene from the comfort of the sofa by the log burning stove.

  • Seafront cottage with living space and balcony on the first floor
  • Prime location at the edge of Craster village as it meets the National Trust walk up to Dunstanburgh Castle
  • Uninterrupted far-reaching sea views
  • Short walk to the pub, fish restaurant, art gallery and café of Craster
  • A retro feel interior scheme, with up to the minute luxuries, including Nespresso machine and log burner
  • Rear garden with children's toys
  • Bike storage by prior arrangement - please state the number of bikes at time of booking

Ground floor

  • First floor open plan living/dining/kitchen area opening onto balcony with seating
  • Master bedroom suite with king sized bed and ensuite wetroom
  • Second bedroom with twin beds
  • Family wetroom with shower over bath

First floor

  • Open plan living/dining/kitchen area opening onto balcony with seating

External

  • Glazed balcony off living space to front
  • To the rear, lawned garden area
  • Private parking for one car

ALWAYS COMPLIMENTARY:

  • Oil central heating
  • Electricity
  • Log burner with a starter supply of logs
  • Bedding and bath towels
  • Starter supply of kitchen roll, dishwasher tablets, toilet roll, washing up liquid, salt and pepper
  • Sewing kit
  • First Aid kit
  • Wi-Fi
  • Travel cot and high chair

RETREAT AMENITIES

  • Cooker and hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen and tableware
  • Nespresso machine
  • Washer/dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Mop, bucket, dustpan and brush
  • Tea towels
  • Dish cloths
  • Oven gloves
  • Hairdryer
  • Smart TV
  • Books and magazines
  • Landline telephone with honesty box
  • Toys and games
  • Outdoor table and chairs
  • Bike rack
  • Key safe for independent arrival

 

CANDID COMMENTS

We're thinking hard! Perhaps the bedrooms are a touch on the small side. It's a compact house but well designed. Being so near to the sea, the windows sometimes get covered in a fine layer of salt and birds nest in the eaves. To reach the drive of the house it is necessary to drive over some grass. This can sometimes get a bit muddy. If you have a precious low-slung car, you may not like this!
Wi-Fi access is sometimes a bit poor, slow and intermittent. This is BT and not the cottage. Please be aware of this if you are relying on internet access. Please note that Craster has a rocky coastline, no sandy beaches here.

TO NOTE

Whilst we take great care to represent our properties and their facilities as accurately as possible, the décor, furnishings and facilities shown in images and video tours may occasionally be subject to minor change.

Craster Waves is very child-friendly. The garden to the rear of the property has a few pieces of toddler play equipment and the rocks close by make a great rock pooling paradise (with adult supervision).

Reviews

Superb views and location - Dunstanburgh Castle to one side and great Jolly Fisherman pub to the other!

Past Customer,

We've stayed at Craster Rocks a couple of times and chose this one as we were holidaying as a couple this time. It's been a great holiday and we will return later in the year.

Past Customer,

This is our second time we have stayed here. Its so special being on the coastal path and on the edge of Craster. We were looking forward to the holiday so much given the cirumstances and we had a lovely relaxing time.

Past Customer,

Location

In the enviable location of being right at the start of the half mile walk across National Trust land to Dunstanburgh Castle along the rocky shoreline and central to Craster village. Add to this, the proximity of the sea - just metres away - and the rock pools and you have a perfect coastal getaway with everything on your doorstep.
A five-minute walk will take you to Craster's Jolly Fisherman pub, the Mick Oxley art gallery, The Shoreline Café and the famous Robson's Smokery for Craster kippers to takeaway or enjoyed at its seafood restaurant.
For further information on the area, see our Craster section.