• Old Gardener's Living room
    The Old Gardener’s Dunstan, Craster
    Cosy but spacious cottage-style living room with timber floorboards and logburner
  • The Old Gardener’s Dunstan, Craster
    Master bedroom with king size antique brass bed and ensuite shower room
  • Old Gardener's attic bedroom
    The Old Gardener’s Dunstan, Craster
    Muted country tones enhance the quirky top floor double bedroom
  • Old Gardener's kitchen
    The Old Gardener’s Dunstan, Craster
    The painted timber kitchen with quarry tiled floor has everything a cook needs
  • The Old Gardener’s Dunstan, Craster
    Table for 6 at the eating end of this spacious kitchen
  • Old Gardener's
    The Old Gardener’s Dunstan, Craster
    A glazed space to sit, relax and let time roll by
  • The Old Gardener’s Dunstan, Craster
    One, of two, lovely enclosed private garden areas, set against the old stone wall
  • Retreat Rating
  • 6


  • 3


  • 2


  • Pet friendly

  • 4

    Child Friendly Rating

The Old Gardener’s

Dunstan, Craster

Gardeners can leave their fork and trowel behind, and enjoy a relaxing stay in the midst of some of Craster’s gardening history. This is one, in a small row of cottages, dating back to the late 19th Century, formerly given as living accommodation to the gardener at the nearby historic Craster Tower. With both front and rear outdoor areas, catching the sun all day long, you can see little glimpses of how the current owners have paid homage to the modest gardening heritage of this home, turning small unlawned spaces into places to relax and enjoy the distant sea air.

Inside, the feel is most definitely that of a cottage, with cosy period features but also an air of luxury, and guests are left in no doubt that The Old Gardener’s is both well-cared for and loved by its current custodians.

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Old Gardener's
  • A well-loved period home with tasteful hints of coast and country throughout the decor
  • Lovely sitting out areas to the front and rear of this home
  • Distant views from the upper floors of Dunstanburgh Castle and the coast
  • Three bedrooms and 2 bathrooms offering flexible accommodation for different guest combinations
  • Within 10 minutes walk of Craster with its harbour, pub, restaurant and art gallery
  • Just a stone's throw from The Cottage Inn for a traditional pub meal and a pint
  • Just a couple of hundred metres from another Retreat The Old Ale House, for those wanting to holiday near friends or family
  • Good sized living accommodation and logburner for all-year round holidays
  • Ocean Leisure Club membership (entry fee applies)
  • One well-behaved dog accepted (Charge applies)
  • Nespresso coffee machine


Ground Floor
  • Conservatory entrance hall, with small sitting area
  • Characterful living room with logburner
  • Fully equipped dining kitchen
First Floor
  • Master bedroom with antique kingsize bed and ensuite shower room
  • Twin bedroom
  • Family bathroom with roll-top bath and separate shower enclosure
Second floor
  • Double bedroom in the eaves of the house
  • Front garden off the living room with flower beds and picnic table
  • Rear decked seating area with flower pots and BBQ area
  • Off street parking for one car outside the cottage (additional cars can be parked in the off-street carpark of the nearby Cottage Inn by prior arrangement)

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Old Gardener's view

Prices and Availability

Booking options

Monday 1st December

The Old Gardener’s is available for booking on the following durations.


Set in the small village of Dunstan, just outside of Craster. Just a stone’s throw from local hostelry, The Cottage Inn, and a couple of hundred meters from another Coastal Retreat The Old Ale House, the cottage enjoys a quiet location within 15 minute’s walk via a pathway to the sea at Craster. There are distant views of the coast and Dunstanburgh Castle from the top floor bedroom of The Old Gardener’s.

Useful Details

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What else is at The Old Gardener’s

Nespresso coffee machine

Please note that all of our cottages are non-smoking properties.

This is a dog-friendly cottage. Dogs must be declared on booking (£30 charge applies)

Arrival and Departure

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

Departure: 10am

Recommended for…..

A family or couples who appreciate being within walking distance of a pub and the sea.

Children at The Old Gardener’s

Children are welcome at this cottage but the enclosed garden areas are not lawned.

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


Full oil central heating and log burner

Please note: Whilst we take great care to represent our properties and their facil

Candid Comments

Please note there is a washer/dryer, no separate tumble dryer

Old Gardener's garden