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Craster Rocks




If location is everything then Craster Rocks has it all. So close to the sea that you can taste it and the majesty of one of this coastline's most intriguing ruined castles is right before you as you step out of the door. A truly magical place to stay and an interestingly modern reworking of an old fishing village cottage.
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Location is Craster Rocks’s unique ingredient, as it literally hugs the shoreline. Sea views are maximised in the living room with the help of full height windows, and the log-burning stove ensures a cosy feeling all year round. Both children and adults can wake up to the waves as both the master and twin rooms are blessed with a portrait of the sea through their windows. Situated at the start of the walk to one of Northumberland’s famous castles, Dunstanburgh, and just metres from the centre of Craster with its eateries, art gallery and park, Craster Rocks certainly deserves its inclusion in The Sunday Times ‘100 Coolest Cottages’ list.

Next door to Craster Rocks is two bedroom, upside down cottage, Craster Waves. The two properties work well together for families wanting their own space whilst on holiday together.
Features and Highlights
  • Seafront cottage with living accommodation on the ground floor
  • At the start of the Dunstanburgh Castle walk
  • Master bedroom and twin room with sea views
  • Contemporary log burning stove in open plan living area
  • Fully fitted kitchen with all appliances, Nespresso machine, granite worktops and table to seat six
  • Rear garden with children's toys and front patio area with seating
  • A five minute walk to the Jolly Fisherman gastro pub, a café, a seafood restaurant, art gallery and play park
  • Private leisure club membership (entry fee applies)
The Space
Ground Floor
  • Open plan living/dining/kitchen area
  • Utility area with washer/dryer.
  • Ground floor WC
First Floor
  • Master Bedroom with king-sized bed and small ensuite shower room and sea view. Room for a travel cot in this room
  • Double bedroom
  • Children's twin bedroom with sea views and full size single beds (set at right angles to each other not side by side)
  • Family bathroom with separate bath and shower
  • Bike rack
  • Rear garden and front patio area
  • Parking for two cars
Floor Plans

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

Accessibility Statement
Useful Information
  • 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
  • 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
  • Leisure club membership (small entry charge applies)

Extra linen and towels (charges apply)


Arrival: 4pm (3pm from Nov-March)
Departure: 10am


The steps to the front of the house are a little steep so those less mobile may wish to be aware.
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!
Mobile reception is impossible in Craster. Please note that Craster has a small harbour and a rocky coastline. Sandy beaches are 1½ miles away by foot or 5 minutes by car.


All of our Retreats are non-smoking.

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.


Terms and Conditions
In the enviable location of being right at the entrance to Dunstanburgh Castle where through a private gate visitors can walk across the half mile of National Trust land to the ruin itself. All this, plus just metres from the sea, rock pools and a five minute walk from the village of Craster with the Jolly Fisherman pub, the Mick Oxley art gallery, The Shoreline café and the famous Craster kipper smoke house with fish restaurant.
For further information on the area, see our Craster section.

Reviews and Ratings
Our cottages are graded according to how stylish they are and how welcoming they are to children.

To assist you in finding the perfect place to stay, we have awarded our cottages a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum style rating. This is based on our own standards and the award is given according to a mixture of criteria - location, aesthetic appeal, standard of luxury, facilities offered and style factors.
For example, a Platinum award goes to our most stylish and all round exclusive properties and a Bronze award may go to a cottage that may be a little less refined in places but still meets the high standards necessary to fit into the collection.


Craster Rocks is very child-friendly with a lovely seafront twin bedroom. 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).


Featured in The Sunday Times '100 Coolest Cottages' list.
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Guest Reviews
On Friday, 20 Nov 2020
This three-bedroom house is located at the start of a National Trust path that leads to Dunstanburgh Castle (a beautiful sea view walk with rock pools to explore) and overlooks the North Sea. An average semi-detached house from the outside, inside it’s impressively modern with artwork by local artist, Mick Oxley, and super child friendly with toys in every cubbyhole from fuzzy felt to dressing up clothes. Children will love their seaside-themed twin room. There’s a garden at the back with a great toddler house and climbing frame. - Jane Anderson, Junior magazine
On Friday, 20 Nov 2020
Amazing cottage! Everyone who walks past here stops and looks at the cottage - you can tell they all wish they were staying here!
On Friday, 20 Nov 2020
We had a wonderful weekend in Craster Rocks thank you so much. As always, you do it ALL so well and this time to be so close to the sea was truly magical - we barely got in the car all weekend. Needless to say we'll be doing the same thing this time next year.
On Friday, 20 Nov 2020
Just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful stay at Craster Rocks - it was the perfect honeymoon!! Everything about it was fantastic and we wish we could have spent longer there - and as far as we're concerned, our time there was better than anything that a honeymoon in Dubai, Mauritius or the Maldives could have offered!
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