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  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 10 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 0 Pets
  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
  • Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
  • Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
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5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

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Grade II listed country hall with an intriguing history and an abundance of period features. Stunning views towards Dunstanburgh Castle.

Grade II listed country hall with an intriguing history and an abundance of period features. Stunning views towards Dunstanburgh Castle.

This exceptional, Grade II listed, ten-bedroomed country hall lies in an AONB, just outside the picturesque coastal village of Craster, on the coast of Northumberland. Parts of the existing pele tower may date from the 11th century, and the rest of the house was built in the early 14th and 18th centuries, with the 18th-century wing rebuilt in the early part of the 20th century. The pele tower was rebuilt around 1310 as a watchtower for the nearby Dunstanburgh Castle, which was then being constructed. The unusual crowstepped top floor of the tower was created in the 16th century, when the then owners were no longer worried about maintaining defensive strength, and it was converted into a pigeon loft. Some of the fireplaces and stonework come from the lost Tudor house of Gloster Hill. There are spectacular coastal views to the east towards Dunstanburgh Castle. The beautiful beach at Embleton Bay is a mile or so north along a pretty bridleway. An excellent holiday base to enjoy the marvellous beaches, dunes and walks of the Northumberland coast. There is a wealth of historical and recreational sites, including Alnwick Castle and Garden, Bamburgh, Holy Island, Farne Islands, Warkworth and the Cheviot Hills. Craster itself is world famous for its kippers. Golf available locally. Shops ¾ mile, pub 400 yards.

Dunstan Hall (MRD) and Stable Cottage (MRE) can be booked together to accommodate up to to 22 guests.

Entrance hall with 15th-century fireplace. Living room with cleaded walls, Jacobean carved wooden fireplace attached wooden brattish (fireside settle). Drawing room with Queen Anne panelling throughout, grand piano. Dining room with 14ft long oak refectory table (seats 18), stone fireplace, Morris tapestries. Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with large electric range. Breakfast room (seats 10) with 4-oven Aga. Reading room, stone vaulted ceiling. Utility/toilet. Separate toilet. Tudor stone staircase and early 20th-century staircase to first floor: Large double bedroom with magnificent 18th-century panelling, window seats, cupboard leading to blocked door to lost second tower. Master double bedroom with window seats on two sides, 18th-century panelling, leading to tower twin bedroom. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet, looking west over the garden. Further twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet, looking east to Dunstanburgh Castle. Bunk bedroom with panelling. Two single bedrooms, one with 2ft 6in bed (for +1 child). Two bathrooms each with separate shower cubicle, toilet. Shower room. Tudor stone staircase to second floor: 25ft long games room, TV. Twin bedroom, mullioned window facing west, leading to tower twin bedroom (for +2) with window facing east to remains of a medieval garderobe.

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Electric range included
  • 4-oven Aga included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • 1.7 acres of lawned grounds
  • Private parking for 8 cars
  • No smoking
  • Please note: No animals allowed, including guide dogs due to allergies.

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  • 7

    Adele

    Posted by anonymous

    Lovely old house - our week wasn't perhaps representative as we had torrential rain just before our holiday which caused a leak at the house and on the last day one of the electrical circuits failed, leaving us without power in most of the downstairs of the house. There were one or two small improvements which could be made - bigger kitchen bin, more than one kitchen sink, a sweeping brush, bigger towels and somewhere to store bikes would have been helpful - but overall the house was great, the living spaces were very comfortable and the piano was fab and well used - the house could do with more games in the games room - the table football is broken and perhaps table tennis or pool would be a better option?

    Confirmed guest, 16/08/2019 20/08/2019
  • 8

    Albert

    Posted by anonymous

    very good property,lots of room,but could do with more bedrooms having there own bathrooms

    Confirmed guest, 08/07/2019 10/07/2019
  • 10

    Lucy

    Posted by anonymous

    Totally and utterly wonderful! We booked our return visit immediately - that says it all!

    Confirmed guest, 17/06/2019 19/06/2019
9.1 out of 10 – based on 21 reviews collected by ReeVoo