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Harbour Lights

Craster, Northumberland

Boasting fantastic views over Craster harbour, the scene is already well and truly set for a relaxing getaway.

Harbour Lights

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Overview

Boasting fantastic views over Craster harbour, the scene is already well and truly set for a relaxing getaway.

Taking inspiration from the colours of the coast

Occupying a prime spot in this picture perfect fishing village it will be a dream find for those seeking some much needed calm along with a little warm, friendly Northumbrian hospitality. Bright and spacious, the owners have carefully reconfigured the property to make the most of its striking vantage point. Here you can ease into the day with a rich espresso watching the sun rise over the horizon and simply unwind to the captivating sound of the sea.

Taking inspiration from the colours of the coast, whitewashed walls and restful hues allow the views to take centre stage here. The main living space has a lovely free flowing layout which is ideal for making the most of together time with friends and family, while a second lounge will suit those looking for a spot of quiet contemplation watching the ever changing colours across the bay.

The well equipped kitchen benefits from all mods cons and a superb floor-to-ceiling glass corner wall may very well distract you from any cooking aspirations! There’s a dining space for eight leading into a sitting room with wood burner and a 42” flat screen TV.

The property sits over three floors with four bedrooms and three bathrooms (2 en-suite). On the first floor, you will find a master king size room with sea views, juliet balcony and en-suite shower room, along with a twin room with en-suite shower.

The second floor benefits from a further king size bedroom and also a cabin room where the full size bunk beds have a maritime feel - much loved by children but also suitable for adults too.

Outside the grounds extend to half an acre of sloping landscaped garden leading down to a small stream. A decked terrace off the kitchen is an incredibly popular space for summer entertaining while the harbour and a renowned gastropub sit just a stone’s throw from the door.

Low occupancy discount available for parties of up to 4 guests making use of the two first floor bedrooms only between 2nd November and 20th December 2018.

Property details

Ground floor

Large open plan living space comprising:

Sitting room with large sofa and armchairs set around a wood burner, 42” flat screen TV with Sky TV, Netflix and Blu-ray DVD player.

Dining space with large dining table with seating for eight.

The kitchen benefits from large floor to ceiling windows overlooking the harbour, American style fridge/freezer with ice maker and filtered water, double Neff oven and grill, microwave, coffee machine, washing machine and dryer.

Lounge/snug with sea views, comfortable sofa, 42” smart TV with Netflix and Wii.

Cloakroom with basin and WC.

First Floor

Bedroom one is the master bedroom with sea views, king size bed, Juliet balcony, side tables, wardrobe, chest of drawers, small wall mounted TV.

En-suite bathroom with large shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Bedroom two with 3’ twin beds, side tables, chest of drawers, fitted wardrobe and small wall mounted TV.

En-suite bathroom with large shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Second Floor

Bedroom three with 5' king size bed, side tables, small chest of drawers and double wardrobe

Bedroom four with full size bunk beds, double wardrobe and sea views.

Family bathroom with compact bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Outside

Decked area from the kitchen with outside seating. The wider area comprises a large lawned area of approximately half an acre. Important - Harbour lights is set on a steep hill which affords great views but because of this, part of the garden is very steep and it gets extremely slippery in the wetter months. We ask all guests to exercise caution but also to point out to those with small children that there is a stream at the bottom of the garden and it is unfenced. All young children must be supervised at all times. 

It should also be noted that there is a little known and un-signposted public right of way across the garden, which was traditionally used by the lifeboat crew and local fisherman. It does not affect the privacy of the house.

A garage can be made available on request for the storage of bikes and outdoor gear.

 

Parking

Gravelled private parking for 2-3 cars.

Children & Babies

A travel cot and highchair are available on request. Important - please refer to the section regarding the garden and stream as young children will require careful supervision.

Dogs

Dogs are not permitted at Harbour Lights.

Guest amenities

High quality bed linen along with towels and hand soaps are provided.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

High speed fibre broadband is available.

Please note there is limited or no mobile coverage on most networks in this area. A landline is available for reasonable guest use - the owner asks for a small donation to the honesty box.

Heating

Full oil central heating throughout the property with a wood burning stove in the sitting room. Initial supply of logs provided.

Location

Harbour Lights sits in an excellent position in Craster and a short wander will take you to the highly-regarded Jolly Fisherman pub and restaurant or the lovely Shoreline Café where breakfast is served 7 days a week along with a steaming cappuccino. There’s 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’s 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.

Alternatively head to Seahouses (10 miles) or Bamburgh (13 miles) where there is always a fresh supply of fish and seafood on the restaurant menus in this area, and fans of the traditional British takeaway can savour some of the best lightly battered fish and chips whilst watching the comings and goings of life on the coast.

Activities

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shooting

Shooting

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

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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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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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Services

Note - we require a copy of liability insurance from any caterers employed at Harbour Lights.

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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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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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

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

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Reviews

"We had a fabulous week - thank you very much."

Ms Chatterton & family

"Fabulous stay in this beautiful house."

Jones family
Location In the village of Craster.
Dogs
  • Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday, with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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Take some time for a spot of quiet contemplation watching the ever changing colours across the bay. The little things we love...
"Take some time for a spot of quiet contemplation watching the ever changing colours across the bay."
Kirsty, Crabtree & Crabtree
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