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The Arch




Through a stone archway, snuggled in the picturesque fishing village of Craster, this 18th Century cottage is just a minute from the sea and even less from the village pub. Hidden behind the smokery, famous for its Craster kippers, The Arch embraces its history with exposed beams and an original open fireplace in a cast iron surround.
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The interior is a mix of calming whites, cool shades of blue and bleached floorboards for a true coastal chic feel. Light floods into the master bedroom from the two skylights where views of Dunstanburgh Castle on the headland and the Craster shoreline will make you stop in your tracks. From the open plan living, dining and kitchen area, patio doors open out onto the courtyard garden, adding space and light to this gem of a Retreat.
Features and Highlights
  • Period cottage with luxurious coastal décor in a central village location
  • Close to the start of the Dunstanburgh Castle walk
  • Hand-painted kitchen with Belfast sink and granite worktops
  • A wealth of original character features, such as beams and open fire
  • Local artwork and stained glass features
  • Master bedroom with ensuite shower room and rooftop views of Dunstanburgh Castle and the sea
  • Fully enclosed, private and south-facing courtyard style garden area
  • Easy walking distance to pub and fish restaurant
  • Useful outbuilding for bike storage
  • Private leisure club membership (small entry fee applies)
The Space
Ground Floor
  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with open fire and french doors to the garden area
First Floor
  • Master bedroom with king size bed and ensuite shower room
  • Twin bedroom
  • Family bathroom with bath and shower over
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Courtyard style sitting area with table and chairs
  • Laundry in outbuilding also useful for storage of bikes/outdoor gear etc.
Floor Plan

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

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Useful Information
  • Central heating
  • Electricity
  • Open fire 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
  • Coffee maker
  • 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
  • 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


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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.


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Down a lane, tucked behind Robson's smokery in the small village of Craster, just a minute's walk from the harbour, local pub, art gallery and cafe, and of course the seafront. Walk along Craster's rocky shoreline north to the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle or head south to Howick with its wonderful gardens and tearoom, the former home of and namesake of the tea, Early Grey.
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.


Children are welcome here. The harbour is a short walk away - great for rock pooling or paddling in the waters.
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Guest Reviews
On Tuesday, 22 Dec 2020
We love this area anyway and this is by far the best cottage we have ever stayed in. Coming back to somewhere so comfortable, beautifully decorated and equipped after a day out made such a difference, it really felt like a holiday!
On Tuesday, 22 Dec 2020
I just wanted to thank you all for the high standard of accommodation you provided us with during our first trip to Northumberland. I would have no hesitation booking with you in the future or recommending you. It is a pleasure and refreshing to know that you offer exactly what we are looking for in a holiday home.
On Tuesday, 22 Dec 2020
Loved the situation in the heart of Craster. Some days we didn't use the car at all. It was easy to wander down to the harbour or go for short or long walks along the coastline.
On Tuesday, 22 Dec 2020
Perfect location. Went for four days without using the car! The cottage was so relaxing and quiet and we had lovely weather so actually spent quite a bit of time in the garden reading books and sunbathing, popping to the local eateries now and then and doing the walk to Dunstanborugh castle a couple of times. Great holiday, thanks. We'll be back.
On Tuesday, 22 Dec 2020
The quality of the accommodation is important to us and Coastal Retreats offers the level of luxury that we seek. The Arch is stunning and we loved seeing Dunstanburgh castle our our bedroom window.
On Tuesday, 22 Dec 2020
We have stayed in many self catering accommodations over the years and The Arch is definitely a cut above the rest. The style, comfort, décor, crockery and kitchenware, books and maps, games etc...were all FAB!
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