• The Arch master bedroom view
    The Arch Craster village
    Most definitely a room with a view! Elegant whites and blues frame the vista towards Dunstanburgh Castle and the sea from the master bedroom
  • The Arch living room
    The Arch Craster village
    This period open fire takes centre stage in the cosy living area
  • The Arch garden
    The Arch Craster village
    Enclosed south-facing courtyard garden, with raised deck to maximise sea views
  • The Arch Craster village
    The living space features coastal themed handmade glass windows from Borderdale Stained Glass
  • The Arch dining kitchen area
    The Arch Craster village
    The fabulous kitchen with granite worktops means that guests can cook, and dine, in true coastal style
  • craster harbour
    The Arch Craster village
    So close to the seafront famous for its Craster kippers and walk to Dunstanburgh Castle
  • The Arch twin bedroom
    The Arch Craster village
    Bleached wood is twinned with luxurious linens in Bedroom Two
  • Retreat Rating
  • 4


  • 2


  • 2


  • No Pets

  • 3

    Child Friendly Rating

The Arch

Craster village

A gorgeous 18th century cottage in the centre of the hugely popular village of Craster. Access to the cottage is via a stone archway, originally the entrance to a stable courtyard, of which this is part. Great care has been lavished upon its interior to provide the most homely and luxurious of holiday homes for four. There are period features galore, with exposed beams, an original open fire in cast iron surround and some lovely quirky elements tucked into its high end furnishing scheme. Its location is prime, within a minute of the sea, and even less to the village pub(!), so whether you’re staying in, or going out, this little gem has all angles covered!

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Beach games at The Arch
  • Period cottage in a prime village setting
  • A wealth of original character features, such as beams and open fire
  • Master bedroom with ensuite shower room and rooftop views of Dunstanburgh Castle and the sea (black-out blinds in situ)
  • Twin bedroom with plantation shutters
  • Family bathroom with shower over bath
  • Fully enclosed, private, and south-facing courtyard style garden area
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Easy walking distance to pub and fish restaurant
  • Useful outbuilding for bike storage
  • Hand-painted kitchen with integrated appliances and granite worktops
  • Local artwork and stained glass features


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.

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Master bedroom at The Arch

Prices and Availability

Booking options

Monday 1st December

The Arch is available for booking on the following durations.


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 from the seafront

For further information on the area, see our Craster pages.

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 The Arch     

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 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 central heating with open fire 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.

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Guest Reviews

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!

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

I loved the royal blue colour scheme throughout the cottage . The sofas were very comfortable . Would love to know who made the tea lights that were in a circle on the dining table....

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

The standard of accommodation and service from Coastal Retreats was exceptional, communication and the detailed information of the local area, places to eat, shop, etc was so helpful. Wonderful welcome to the cottage with delicious and local treats - a lovely touch!

Perfect location. Went for 4 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

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.

We have stayed in many self catering accomodations 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!

You definitley get what you pay for!

We love the Arch and hope to be able to come next year and book The Arch along with your new one next door, the Red Herring. That one looks as though it will be gorgeous