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Artist's Cottage

Craster, Northumberland

Bursting with character, charming Artist’s Cottage sits in a superb location in the centre of the idyllic fishing village of Craster, home of the famous Craster kippers.

Artist's Cottage

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Overview

Bursting with character, charming Artist’s Cottage sits in a superb location in the centre of the idyllic fishing village of Craster home of the famous Craster kippers and just a few minutes’ walk from the picturesque harbour, a good pub, restaurant and café, and a well equipped children's playground.

Delightfully quirky

The former home of renowned local artist Pete Green, today the cottage is still in the family who have retained her fabulous artworks in the cottage to be enjoyed by many. The cottage is furnished in a delightfully quirky style with a fantastic selection of original artworks painted by the former owner alongside objects d’art collected over the years by the family.

Packed with characterful features, artisan touches and vintage finds, the design flair of the owner is evident throughout the property. The sitting room is a cosy spot to roast chestnuts in front of the large inglenook fireplace along with a good book and a rocking chair, while the dining room is a wonderfully warm space where you can while-away an afternoon exploring your creative side with a little painting if you're feeling inspired! The kitchen is well stocked with all the special little touches for holiday living, while the two upstairs bedrooms are warm and comfortable with wonderful antique pieces and finishing details.

Property details

Ground floor

Sitting room with wood burning stove with logs provided, flat screen TV with Freeview and DVD player, books and games.

Dining room / study with dining table (seats 4), wood burning stove, desk.

Kitchen with underfloor heating, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge / freezer, dishwasher. Large pantry with ample storage.

Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and basin.

Cloakroom with WC.

Secure, heated boot room accessed from the back hall and from outside which is ideal for the storage of outdoor kit such as bicycles, golf clubs and walking and beach gear and is a great place for doggy guests.

First floor

Bedroom one with 5’ bed, chest of drawers and large cupboard / wardrobe.

Bedroom two with two 3’ beds which can be pushed together to make a comfortable super king on request. Chest of drawers, hanging space provided by door hook and hangers.

Family bathroom with bath with shower over and additional handheld shower, basin and WC.

Outside

There is a lovely small enclosed cottage garden to the front of the property which includes a paved sitting area. This faces south and gets the sun for most of the day. The herbaceous planting is a haven for bees, butterflies and birds but if you like lawns and straight lines it may not be for you!

Parking

There is parking for one car on the gravelled area (not on the flagstones) in front of the cottage. There is limited on-street parking nearby.

Children & Babies

A travel cot and highchair are available on request.

Dogs

One well-behaved dog is welcome at Artist's Cottage with a charge of £10 per dog. Two small dogs may be considered on request. Dogs must be kept to the ground floor.

Guest amenities

The beds are made up with high quality bed linen, feather and duck down duvets and pillows. A hairdryer is supplied in the master bedroom. Bath sheets and hand towels are provided for all guests. Guest hand soaps are provided. 

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

There is Wi-Fi at the cottage. There is limited or no mobile coverage on most networks in this area. A landline is provided for emergency calls.

Heating

The cottage has electric central heating throughout with underfloor heating in the kitchen and bathroom and additional heating is provided by log burners in the sitting room and dining room. Logs are provided.

Guest Privacy

Artist's Cottage sits within a terrace of cottages in the village centre.

Location

The cottage is set in an excellent location just a few minutes’ walk from Craster’s pretty harbour and local amenities include the highly-regarded Jolly Fisherman pub and restaurant; the lovely Shoreline Café for a steaming cappuccino and home-made cakes (dogs welcome too!); and the Mick Oxley Gallery where you will find wonderful artworks and artisan gifts. There is also the Craster Fish Restaurant, part of Robson's Smokehouse overlooking the harbour and home of the famous Craster Kippers. Pop next door and you can purchase a selection of smoked delicacies from the shop as well as fresh fish, shellfish, cheeses and other delicious local produce from the Northumbrian heartlands.

A little further afield, you will find a greater range of amenities in nearby Alnwick (7 miles) with an eclectic selection of specialist shops, including a deli, bakery, award-winning butcher’s, charming coffee and gift shops, as well as a number of supermarkets for holiday provisions. It is also home to the extraordinary Barter Books, one of the largest second-hand book shops in Europe where you can spend a blissful few hours browsing or relaxing in a comfy armchair in this characterful and beautifully restored former railway station. Also not to be missed is the wonderful Treehouse Restaurant at Alnwick Gardens set high in the treetops for a very unique dining experience.

Activities

Local food and drink

Local food and drink

Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.

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Cycling & mountain biking

Cycling & mountain biking

Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.

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Historic houses and castles

Historic houses and castles

With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.

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Spas and beauty treatments

Spas and beauty treatments

Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.

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Walking

Walking

From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!

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Children and families

Children and families

Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.

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Fishing

Fishing

Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.

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Shopping, arts and crafts

Shopping, arts and crafts

We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.

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Museums, galleries and culture

Museums, galleries and culture

Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.

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Gardens

Gardens

If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.

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Golf

Golf

There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.

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Services

Cooks and Chefs

Cooks and Chefs

Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.

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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Babysitting and Nannies

Babysitting and Nannies

Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Reviews

"We had a wonderful stay at Artist's Cottage and found it very cosy and clean on our arrival ... lovely to have good bed linen and towels too! We hope we shall return to Northumberland again, it is quite beautiful."

Neale family

"Well what can I say! Artist's Cottage is a little Gem! Everything is just wonderful attention to detail is superb. Comfortable, relaxing and peaceful - we felt at home. A generous welcome pack and fresh flowers to add to the cosy cottage. We just loved everything about the cottage and Craster. We will definitely return, the area is amazing. And of course we will be using Crabtree & Crabtree again as we find you very efficient."

Biggins family

"I've just returned from my week at Artist's Cottage. I have to say that if anything the cottage exceeded my expectations - it looks even better than the photos. It is hands down the most tastefully decorated and arranged rental place I've stayed at in the UK. This was a working holiday for me, and it suited my needs down to the ground. You should advertise it as a perfect retreat for writers, though I can see that it would be ideal for families and hikers also. I will explain - the vast majority of holiday lets seem to revolve around a huge TV set - I need space to work. The owners should be commended for their attention to detail and good taste. Crabtree & Crabtree service has been exemplary, thank you. I will remember you the next time I'm looking for something that is different from the standard."

Hoskins family

"We had a wonderful time thank you! The cottage was perfect...charming and full of lovely arty finds as well as everything you could possibly need. It was homely, comfortable and immaculately clean! The boot room was a god-send for containing the mud and sand after walks and runs along the coast; and for storing the pushchair...and the dogs. Overall we had a great weekend and have recommended the Artist's cottage and Crabtree & Crabtree to friends & family already. We'll certainly be using you again in the future."

Parkes family

"We have stayed in loads of self catering cottages in the UK over the last few years and this was one of my favourites. I have lots of good comments. We really enjoyed our week there. Particularly liked the fact the owners had left all the books and nicknacks etc to make it feel so homely/cosy. Lots of care and attention to making the house feel like a loved home. Also, mattresses were comfortable (very important to us!). Everything worked. Loved the boot room. Location was great. Parking out front valuable. Welcome pack on arrival really great, we bought eggs with us but the eggs in the welcome pack were so much tastier! I also wanted to say that dealing with Crabtree & Crabtree was a good experience. In particular, I can tell that you take care to ensure your properties are well presented rather than just being an ‘agent’ and not really caring (I have come across that attitude more often than I would like). We are planning to come up to the area again next year and as a result of your care to ensure your properties are good quality, we will either stay in Artists Cottage again, or will find another of your cottages."

Nation family

"We loved Artist's Cottage - it was lovely and felt like a home from home, and I hope to go again sometime. The welcome pack was very generous, with delicious contents!"

Ms Jeavons

"We had a wonderful honeymoon and really enjoyed the cottage. Thank you for all your help and please pass our thanks on to the owners. We will be back again."

Mr & Mrs Ashton

"We thoroughly enjoyed our break in the absolutely charming Artist's Cottage in Craster.  It is cosy, comfortable and filled with interesting objects.  Very clean, very well equipped and in a super position near the harbour.  The Shoreline café (next door but one) is lovely, as is the Jolly Fisherman which is just around the corner.  Being able to park at the front of the property puts it apart from some of the other holiday rentals on offer in Craster.  The underfloor heating in the kitchen and bathroom are divine!! We have already booked for another break through Crabtree & Crabtree.  We love your website and the fact that you give full details of each and every property."

Melville family
Location In the village of Craster.
Dogs
  • One dog is welcome with a charge of £10. A second dog may be considered on request.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Saturday during high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The collection of original artworks and delightfully quirky touches throughout the cottage. The little things we love...
"The collection of original artworks and delightfully quirky touches throughout the cottage."
Emma, Crabtree & Crabtree
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