Named in the prestigious Sunday Times
If location is everything then this one 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 location and an interestingly modern reworking of an old fishing village cottage.
Can be booked with adjoining two bedroom upside down cottage, Craster Waves. The two properties work well together for families wanting their own space whilst on holiday together.
Please note: A new video tour will be on our website shortly
- Superb views of Dunstanburgh Castle as you enter the house and views out to sea from inside the house
- Bright, light and white decor with splashes of vivid colour from the large original artworks
- A 5 minute walk to the Jolly Fisherman gastro pub with great food, decor and 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 6
- Front patio area with seating to take in the views
- Guest Leisure Club Membership (admission fee applies)
- Open plan living/dining/kitchen area
- Utility area with washer /dryer.
- Ground floor WC
- 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 2 cars
Please note floor plans are not to scale but for illustration purposes only.
Prices and Availability
In the enviable location of being right at the entrance to Dunstanburgh Castle where a private gate takes National Trust visitors along the 1/2 mile or so path to the ruin itself. All this, just metres from the sea and the rockpools. A 5 minute walk will take you into the village of Craster with the Jolly Fisherman pub, the Mick Oxley art gallery, The Shoreline cafe (lovely homemade cake and frothy cappuccinos) and the famous kipper smoke house with fish restaurant.
For further information on the area, see our Craster section
See here what’s included in our Retreats stays
Please note that all of our cottages are non-smoking and pets are not permitted at this cottage
Facilities particular to Craster Rocks
Bike rack, Nespresso machine
There is no gas in Craster village, but there is full oil central heating and a logburner in the lounge.
Arrival and Departure
Arrival: 4pm ( 3pm from Nov-March)
Anyone who wants to spend their holiday watching the sea and the horizon will love this property but its appeal will be mainly to a family, 2 couples holidaying together or a group of adults.
Remember to bring your National Trust or English Heritage card for free entry into Dunstanburgh Castle and grounds
Attaining our own 4 starfish rating, Craster Rocks is very child-friendly with a lovely seafront twin bedroom. We can provide all the usual array of baby equipment – travel cot(please bring your own cot linen) and high chair – and the garden to the rear of the property has a few pieces of toddler play equipment. The rocks close by make a great rock pooling paradise (with adult supervision)
Recommended by ‘Junior’ magazine journalist Jane Anderson
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.
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.
Talk about makeovers. This modest, seafront house has had the works. Huge windows look out onto the water, and the whole of the ground floor is open-plan. Leather sofas, reclaimed wooden floors and a wood-burning stove all add to the effect.
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, journalist- Junior magazine
Amazing cottage!' Everyone who walks past here stops and looks at the cottage - you can tell they all wish they were staying here!
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
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!
Fab, fab, fab weekend! Gorgeous house! Bubbly wine and cake and biscuits a lovely touch, and how comfy are the beds! Thanks again for such a pristine location.