• craster harbour
    Red Herring Craster village
    Perfect central Craster location
  • Red Herring Craster village
    January 2021: from the front door to the sea
  • Red Herring Craster village
    February 2021: kitchen starting to take shape
  • Red Herring Craster village
    February 2021: the first sit by the logburner
  • Red Herring Craster village
    February 2021: rear landscaping coming together
  • Red Herring Craster village
    Master bedroom in muted aubergine tones and exposed roof trusses
  • Red Herring Craster village
    Bedroom Two, with Farrow and Ball's 'De Nimes' panelling and exposed roof trusses
  • Red Herring Craster village
    Red Herring is just a stone's throw from the seafront gastro pub
  • Red Herring Craster village
    January 2021: hand-glazed tiles in the family bathroom
  • Retreat Rating
  • 4


  • 2


  • 2


  • No Pets

  • 4

    Child Friendly Rating

Red Herring

Craster village

Drive past Craster’s picturesque harbour, and take a right at the village pub.

A row of  quaint whinstone cottages runs up the hill, but sneak behind them, into the driveway of Red Herring, and you’ll find a spacious haven of contemporary design within a 200 year old shell – not quite what you’d be expecting.

The designer owners have immersed themselves in the character of this former school house, to bring it back to life, acknowledging original features but adding their own style print to meet their exacting demands for a holiday home. The interior remodelling reflects their awareness of light and space and their love of Craster and all things coastal. Flexible bed arrangements in Bedroom Two make this house suitable for both couples or a family with children, with a log burner adding all year round appeal.

With work still very much ongoing to create this special holiday home, we’ll keep you up to date with renovation images in our Gallery section, as Red Herring plans to open its doors to guests around Easter 2021


  • Central village location just 100m from the harbour and pub
  • Beautiful character cottage with original features
  • Two bedrooms, two bathrooms
  • Parking for two cars - a rarity in Craster
  • Open plan living kitchen dining area opening onto outdoor seating
  • Master bedroom with exposed roof trusses and ensuite shower room
  • Bedroom two with flexible bed arrangements (please request on booking) and adjacent bathroom
  • Enclosed and private south facing outdoor landscaped garden and parking
  • Great walks from the doorstep - Dunstanburgh Castle to the north and Howick to the south
  • Logburner in original inglenook
  • Character fitted kitchen with dishwasher
  • Utility space with washer/dryer


Ground Floor

  • Living area open plan to kitchen/dining area with doors to garden/patio area
  • Log burner with original inglenook surround
  • Small utility cupboard

First floor

  • Master bedroom with king size bed and ensuite shower room
  • Bedroom Two with zip/link twin or superking bed
  • House bathroom with bath and shower over


  • Parking for two cars leading to landscaped seating area and planting
  • Patio with table and seating

Prices and Availability

Booking options

Monday 1st December

Red Herring is available for booking on the following durations.

Useful Details

See here for what’s included in our Retreats stays
Please note that all of our cottages are non-smoking
Arrival and Departure

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

Departure: 10am

Children at Red Herring     

Children are made welcome here. Travel cot (please bring your own cot linen) and highchair available on request.


Ideal for a family or 4 adults as the two bathrooms allows each bedroom its own facilities.

It is immediately adjacent to The Arch and would suit 2 families holidaying together but is also just a stone’s throw from another two of our retreats, Coastguard’s Cottage up the hill and Harbour Master’s House on the seaward side


Full electric central heating with logburner in the living room.

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 private parking for 2 cars but it is approached by a narrow driveway so entering in a large or extra wide vehicle should be undertaken with care