• Craster Retreat
    Craster Retreat Craster village
    Sit in the front garden and enjoy lovely harbour views watching the world go by
  • Craster Retreat
    Craster Retreat Craster village
    The Lulu Guiness Rose bedroom, one of two Masters with exposed beams and ensuite shower rooms
  • Craster Retreat
    Craster Retreat Craster village
    The original inglenook in this beamed living room houses a real logburner
  • Craster Retreat
    Craster Retreat Craster village
    Extremely well designed kitchen with everything you need for gourmet cooking for groups
  • Craster Retreat
    Craster Retreat Craster village
    Original features continue in the characterful dining area
  • Craster Retreat
    Craster Retreat Craster village
    Small but perfectly formed - the rear garden allows children to play, alongside outdoor entertaining
  • Retreat Rating
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  • 4


  • 3


  • No Pets

  • 4

    Child Friendly Rating

Craster Retreat

Craster village

This 200-year-old stone double-fronted fisherman’s cottage holds a prime position in the village of Craster with commanding views over the harbour. Its quaint period architecture belies the owners’ forward-thinking philosophy, evident externally from the solar panels on the roof, and internally from the stunning contemporary styling and the presence of so many 21st century luxuries.
The owners have painstakingly renovated this former house which now offers the warmest of welcomes to Coastal Retreats guests with its thoughtfully designed interior and  finishing touches. Within steps and sight of several of our other cottages in Craster. These properties booked together will be ideal for groups of friends and families holidaying together.

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Craster Retreat
  • Careful renovation with exposed timbers & beams, stonework and Inglenook fireplaces
  • 2 superb ensuite master bedrooms with side views over the harbour, each with king-sized beds and distinctive Lulu Guinness bed linen.
  • Small enclosed rear garden with well designed timber decking for dining and small lawn for toddlers
  • Light and contemporary coastal styling in keeping with the architecture
  • Parking for 2 cars - additional parking in nearby village car park
  • Contemporary artwork displayed by Mick Oxley and Alan Smith Page
  • Great location for coastal walks from the door, or to the village pub or restaurant
  • Guest Leisure Club Membership (admission fee applies)


Ground Floor
  • Large kitchen/dining room with oak table to sit up to  8 and freestanding American style fridge freezer
  • Lounge with log burner, leather sofas and large flat  screen television
  • 2nd lounge/reading room/games room with enamel electric stove and TV
  • Downstairs WC and lobby
First Floor
  • 2  Master bedrooms, each with king-sized beds and ensuite shower rooms
  • Twin bedroom, ideal for children or adults
  • Bedroom 3 with versatile zip and link bed – superking or twin  (Please state at time of booking how you want this made up otherwise it is ‘as found’)
  • Family bathroom with bath and shower cubicle
  • Small enclosed rear garden with decking area with outdoor furniture and lawn.
  • Larger front garden with lawned areas, decking and seating
  • Parking for 2 cars

Please note floor plans are not to scale but for illustration purposes only.

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Craster Retreat

Prices and Availability

Booking options

Monday 1st December

Craster Retreat is available for booking on the following durations.


Craster is a quaint and friendly fishing village and this Retreat holds a central position overlooking the small harbour, close to amenities such as the well-known Jolly Fisherman pub and restaurant, cafe, Seafood restaurant (from one of the region’s oldest smokeries), Art Gallery and home of Craster kippers whilst also being within walking distance of the iconic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle. The coastline is rocky at Craster, not a sandy beach.

For further information on the area, see our Craster section

Useful Details

Please note: This house is a family owned holiday home and as such is unsuitable for holding large parties. Small gatherings are, of course, welcome but no ‘open house’ please! Tents, hot tubs and mobile homes on the property are not permitted. Please refer to our Large Group advice list for further information.

See here what’s included in our Retreats stays
Please note that all of our cottages are non-smoking
Facilities particular to Craster Retreat

American style fridge freezer with water dispenser, range cooker

Arrival and Departure

Arrival: 4pm (3pm from Nov-March)

Departure: 10 am


Ideal for large families, two families holidaying together, house parties, golfing & walking groups, girls groups, special celebrations and reunions.

Children at Craster Retreat 4-Star Child Rating

Of great appeal to children of all ages with a small enclosed rear garden, books and toys, quirky features and fun wallpapers in the twin bedrooms . A travel cot (please bring your own cot linen) and high chair are available on request


No gas in the village, so oil central heating.  Hot water is supplied by solar panels on the roof. One real logburner, One electric effect logburner

Please 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.


Candid Comments

There is no separate tumble dryer just a washer dryer and a retractable washing line in the garden. The rear garden is small with no view and no room for kids play equipment but enough for table, seating and a barbecue. The front garden is prettier and sunnier but not enough privacy for dining but lovely for sitting with a glass of wine at the end of the day watching the world go by.

Please note the sea views are to one side, not straight out of the front of the house. Mobile reception is almost impossible in Craster.

Craster Retreat

Guest Reviews

We loved the Northumberland coast and the roomy cottage was perfect for our needs. It was great being in easy reach of beach and rock pools to say nothing of nets being thoughtfully provided.

We had a great week at the Craster Retreat, a lovely house that I would be pleased to recommend without reservation. The dressing up box for the children was a particular hit! We were lucky with the weather and spent most of our time on lovely, sandy beaches - practically deserted, even over the Bank Holiday weekend. A day out at Alnwick Gardens was also a highlight of our holiday. It was all too short and we will certainly be back again.

When we arrived in the dark after a long tiring journey from Southampton, the welcome we received was unbelievable...the house was warm, cosy, beds were made, the lamps were on for us and there was milk in the fridge and a cake on the table for us...we couldn't believe our luck. The house looks great on the website but in reality, its even more impressive

Thanks so much for everything - we had a great time! The cottage was perfect and your service is class leading. For many years we have been going to Suffolk. You are in another league entirely! Your attention to detail and marketing prowess makes all the difference. We will certainly be back and my wife is evangelistic about these things so I would be very surprised if she doesn't rustle up some referrals at the school gate.

Excellent quality finishes, good value for money, ideal for couples or families, great location in Craster.

Just had 4 nights at 'Craster Retreat'. Amazing cottage, the owners have obviously put a lot of thought into making the place comfortable and relaxing. Beds are very good with beautiful luxurious bedding, showers are powerful, kitchen is very well supplied & fitted and there was a good supply of logs for the woodburner.
Lovely village with plenty of walks and beautiful beaches nearby.