Sea View near Craster
A Charming Coastal Cottage in Dunstan, near Craster
Sea View is a dreamy coastal cottage in the chocolate-box-pretty village of Dunstan. With a pretty garden full of flowering shrubs, a traditional Northumbrian pub just around the corner and the well-known coastal village of Craster just a 15 minute walk away in between the fields, this is a truly gorgeous cottage to be based in for your holiday to Northumberland.
Sleeping 6 guests, this period, end-of-terrace cottage has been renovated to create the cosy and attractive bolthole it is today. The traditional-style lounge has a wood burning stove in an original stone inglenook fireplace and distant views out to sea. The kitchen is traditional in style with the shaker units, lovely traditional dining table and newly-fitted conservatory for enjoying sunny afternoons and evening aperitifs! There are 3 bedrooms, 1 with an en-suite bathroom and an additional family bathroom. The bedrooms provide the best views, with the top floor bedroom having far-reaching views over the lush green fields to Craster, the coast and iconic Dunstanburgh Castle on the headland. The Craster to Dunstanburgh walk is not to be missed!
Two dogs are very welcome here and there’s a lawned garden for enjoying in the mild months.
Sea View is a lovely cottage in the pretty and peaceful village of Dunstan. It is deceptively spacious for 6 guests and is within easy walk to Craster.
Choose the lounge to relax in on an evening with the roaring fire and deep sofa, and enjoy breakfasts and reading in the pretty conservatory that leads to the gardens and parking area. The dining kitchen is traditional and in-keeping with the style of the cottage.
Sea View sleeps 6 guests in 3 bedrooms; 1 king size room, 1 double room and 1 twin single room, and the accommodation is spread across 3 floors. Sea View welcomes 2 well-behaved dogs.
Entrance into Sea View is into the conservatory, which leads into the kitchen. As it has all hard floors you can leave wet or dirty shoes in here.
This pretty room is an extension of the original cottage, yet echos the style of the cottage perfectly. Here you will find a wicker 2-seater chair and an armchair, as well as a glass table with 4 chairs – ideal for card games early afternoon!
Leading from the conservatory through double doors is the traditional kitchen with tall ceilings and John Lewis of Hungerford fitted units. The large wooden table is made for Sunday breakfasts and family catch-ups, with the traditional painted dresser behind housing all of the gorgeous crockery and glassware.
In the kitchen you will find all of the usual appliances such as a range cooker, gas hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, filter coffee machine, cafetiere and dishwasher. The washer/dryer and additional sink can be found in the outbuilding opposite.
The cosy lounge is painted in a heritage mustard yellow which adds to the warmth of the room, which focuses around the wood-burning stove – an initial supply of logs are provided between October and April. The lounge has a large 4 seater sofa and 2 armchairs, a flat screen TV with access to Freeview and a DVD player. There are plenty of books and games in the lounge for you to enjoy.
The stairs lead from just outside the lounge to the first floor. Before you go upstairs, there is a small porch with a couple of chairs overlooking the front patio garden where you can enjoy a book and a cuppa! There is no heating in this small room, so can only really be used in the warmer months.
The second bedroom has gorgeous views over the fields to Craster, and you can even spot Dunstanburgh Castle ruins in the distance and the sea beyond. This bedroom has a king size bed (5ft wide), dressing area and built-in wardrobe. All linens and fluffy towels included. Hairdryer.
Twin Single Bedroom
This sweet bedroom has 2 single-size beds in (3ft wide), a dressing area and clothes rail. Linens and fluffy towels are provided, as well as a hairdryer.
The gorgeous bathroom is traditional and romantic. It has a walk-in large shower, fabulous roll-top bath, traditional-style WC and wash hand basin. The bath is made for long soaks with a good candle! Complimentary Temple Spa luxury toiletries provided.
Open what looks like a cupboard door and you’ll find the second set of stairs leading to the second floor. The master bedroom occupies the whole of the second floor.
Master Bedroom with en suite
The master bedroom occupies the whole of the first floor and also has an en suite. There is a double-size bed (4ft 6″), dressing area and clothes rail. Linens and towels provided. The en suite is a ‘wet-room-style’, with a shower, WC, wash basin and storage. Complimentary Temple Spa luxury toiletries provided.
The garden is walled on one side and has a table and chairs for dining out. The garden is a ‘secret-garden’ style, with lots of wild flowers and beautiful shrubs. If the farm gate is kept closed behind the car parking area, the garden is enclosed. The shed contains a parasol to use with the table on sunny days.
Sea View is a traditional cottage therefore comes with an outbuilding that once housed the ‘outdoor toilet’ and for other storage. The owners have converted this outbuilding into a full utility room which is very useful when returning from the beach with sandy shoes! In here you’ll find some beach equipment, washer/dryer, sink and lots of storage space, as well as a WC.
Parking for 1 large 4×4 or 2 reasonable-size hatchback cars is in front of the conservatory. Additional cars will need to be parked in the village, 100 yards from the property. The village is very quiet and there are minimal double-yellow lines, so parking for a 3rd car shouldn’t be difficult.
Peaceful Coastal Retreat
An easy stroll from the famous village of Craster, Sea View has great views of the Dunstanburgh Castle ruins and is a cosy and homely retreat on the Northumberland Coast. Bring your BBQ, walking boots and a good book and you’ll be in a coastal heaven here.
Facts & Features
Up to 6 guests and 1 baby welcome.
Welcome Hamper including luxury branded toiletries (brand TBC), lots of local goodies and bespoke Property and Area Guide.
One baby welcome. Travel cot, highchair and stair gate available upon request.
Large fridge/freezer, electric oven and gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and kettle. Filter coffee machine. Washer/dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryer, books, music and films. (The washer/dryer can be found in the outbuilding opposite the conservatory along with lots of lockable storage space for bikes etc. which is useful).
Care of the Property
Our ‘Coquet’ cottages are much-loved privately-owned holiday homes into which our owners have lavished much care and investment to create beautiful places for their guests to enjoy. We therefore require a cautionary Good Housekeeping Deposit to protect our owners’ property, so that if damage/breakages occur or exceptional cleaning over and above the usual changeover clean is required up to the value of the deposit, the owner can be recompensed.
You have the option of paying either a £200 refundable Good Housekeeping Deposit or a smaller non-refundable £34 Deposit Waiver, which covers you to the value of £200. Please choose which option you prefer when booking. Click HERE for more information.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival days are Friday or Monday (short breaks available)
COVID-19 Special Arrangements
New arrival and departure times have been introduced from July 2020 to accommodate the enhanced cleaning protocols necessary to ensure the safety of guests and housekeeping staff.
Arrival: from 6pm Departure: by 9am Click here for more details.
3 bedrooms; 1 king-size room (5ft wide bed), 1 double room (4ft 6″ wide bed) and one twin bedroom with single size beds (3ft wide).
Non feather duvet and pillows are provided in master bedroom and twin single bedroom. Duvet and pillows are feather-filled in bedroom 2. No alternative is available.
2 bathrooms; main family bathroom has a large, walk-in shower, beautiful roll-top bath, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail. The en suite to the master bedroom upstairs has a shower, WC and basin. There is an additional WC in an outhouse opposite the conservatory.
Large TV in the lounge with Freeview and DVD player. Wi-Fi throughout the cottage.
Accommodation on 3 floors; the ground floor has the lounge, dining kitchen and conservatory. On the first floor there are all the twin room, double bedroom and family bathroom. On the 3rd floor there is the master bedroom and en suite.
Gardens and Outside
Sea View has a pretty patio to the front and a lawned garden to the rear. If the farm gate is kept closed behind where cars are parked, the gardens are enclosed. There is a large shed in the garden which can be used for bike storage, and a key is kept in the cottage for use. A parasol is kept in the outbuilding too.
There is no BBQ provided at Sea View, but you are more than welcome to bring your own disposable one and use safely.
Parking for up to 2 small-medium cars is available in front of the conservatory.
Virtual Tour & Floorplan
Here’s a 3D virtual tour of Sea View. Click on the image to start the tour, then use your mouse or touch screen to move around, to discover all aspects of the property. Click on the floor plan to enlarge. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call us on 01665 710700 or email us.
Map & Local Area
Sea View is nestled within the pretty and peaceful village of Dunstan on the Northumberland coast. You can reach the coastline in just 15 minutes at nearby Craster village, most famous for it’s delicious Craster Kippers smoked in the heart of the village by Robson’s Craster Kipper Smokehouse.
Immediately around the cottage are beautiful walks and a traditional pub just around the corner, called The Cottage Inn. Within 15 minutes walk between the fields you will reach Craster. Here you will find the popular pub, The Jolly Fisherman which serves excellent bar and restaurant food and is dog-friendly in the bar too. If you’re looking to book into the restaurant with it’s floor-to-ceiling windows showing undisturbed views of the ocean, we recommend you book in advance for that prime spot.
Enjoy a walk to the Dunstanburgh Castle ruins over the headland from Craster and admire the stunning views of the cliffs down to Low Newton beach. Head back to Craster and enjoy the Shoreline cafe for coffee and cake, but it’s also a small shop selling basic essentials which is your closest shop to Sea View. The Mick Oxley art gallery can also be found in Craster, which sells some interesting pieces of art using materials from the landscape.
Your nearest town is Alnwick where you can find some independent and main stream shops, as well as the Alnwick Garden, Alnwick Treehouse, Barter Books and much more.
‘Chloe’ has penned a brilliant blog post about her day trip to Craster, which gives a fabulous potted overview of how interesting Craster is. and how much it has to offer. Click here to read it and see more fabulous images of Craster.
You can explore the location of Sea View on the map below which gives you a good idea of the area. The postcode of the property is NE66 3TA. To find out the distance from your own home to Sea View, how long it will take to drive there and other options for alternative transport, click here: Sea View on Googlemaps and enter your home postcode in the box provided.
Click the map to view local facilities and other cottages in the same area and generally explore the location.
Spent an amazing week here at Sea View. The weather has been fantastic. Sunshine has not stopped all week. We have eaten at The Jolly Fisherman and The Cottage Inn, also The Shoreline Cafe – all extremely good. We have walked so many footpaths and loved seeing all the lambs. The walk to Dunstanburgh Castle is wonderful (my favourite) the beaches are too, enjoyed a trip to Alnwick and Barter Books is amazing. Had a lovely walk at Alnmouth and in the hills, St Cuthbert’s Way near Wooler. The cottage has been perfect, and we shall be sorry to leave. Back soon we hope.Escape the ordinary read our guest book
Tips from a local
Walk from Craster to Dunstanburgh and onwards!
This walk is a classic and you’d be really missing out if you don’t do it whilst staying here, especially with you being so close. The walk starts from the north end of Craster village across the headland to the famous Dunstanburgh Castle ruins. The headland is quite flat so it’s an easy walk, but for something a bit further, carry on around the ruins, across the rest of the headland (bit more bumpy further on!) and walk across Low Newton beach and you’ll reach the gorgeous village of Low Newton.
Enjoy a pint at The Ship Inn or a hearty meal at The Joiners Arms. Too tired to walk back? Catch the bus back from Low Newton to Craster but check the bus times as they don’t come often!
Tips from a local
Take a trip to Holy Island!
You’re just 40 minutes from Holy Island and a great opportunity to experience a true slice of history in Northumberland. Enjoy lots of walks around the island as well as cute pubs, quirky cafes and the Lindisfarne museum and factory. We guarantee you’ll come back with some Lindisfarne Mead!
Please check the tide timetables and give yourself plenty of time to cross. If you’re waiting on the mainland for the tide to go out, pop in to Barn at Beal for a coffee which is next to the crossing.
Tips from a local
Discover Howick Hall
Only 10 minutes easy drive away, Howick Hall Gardens and Arboretum is a beautiful attraction to visit. Discover the fabulous hall, the many gardens and several walks around the grounds.
Call into the Earl Grey Teahouse for a spot of (you guessed it) Earl Grey tea! Named after the man himself, this pretty cafe offers a range of cakes and the infamous ‘Earl Grey tealoaf’. The cafe is open for visitors exclusively to the house and gardens.
Owner of Sea View
We asked the owner of Sea View what drew him to the cottage:
Marianne and I both immediately fell in love with everything about Sea View and its wonderful location- a peaceful rural setting within sight of Dunstanburgh Castle and the sea at Craster. The cottage has some gorgeous traditional features which we feel give it extra character, so when we decorated and modernised the cottage with a contemporary edge, we kept these in mind too to retain the charm!
One of our favourite things to do whilst staying at Sea View is to enjoy a nice cup of coffee and a good book in the conservatory, which we added to make the most of the stunning location and sunny evenings all year round. The beautiful stroll into Craster from the front door to the harbour below is hard to beat.
We hope you enjoy our cottage as a comfortable base for exploring the Northumberland Coastline as much as we do!
Not sure where to start?
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