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Craster Tower Apartment

Self Catering
The Apartment is the whole top floor of the historic Craster Tower, which dates back to the fourteenth century. Craster Tower has been a family home for 850 years, and guests will find themselves in the beating heart of beautiful Northumberland, right on the coast but with easy access to the hills, and surrounded by historic sites and sporting opportunities of all kinds.

What makes a stay at Craster Tower Apartment unique?

The apartment was completely restored in 2007 and refurbished in 2017. Craster Tower is a Grade II* listed building, with biomass heating for year-round comfort. Guests have their own entrance, with secure off-street parking for up to 5 vehicles and a lock-up for bikes and boards. There is a large area of garden for guests to use, a trampoline and a tennis court. Living next door, the owners take pride in the warmth of their welcome and their readiness to help, while strictly observing guests' privacy. The gallery makes an excellent space for fine dining and a local chef can provide a full range of culinary options, while the Broadwood grand piano in the drawing room is a constant invitation to musical evenings.

What is the capacity for Craster Tower Apartment?

The apartment can sleep up to 8 (plus a cot), in 4 bedrooms, with 2 bathrooms and a shower room. The kitchen-diner has a range cooker and American style fridge-freezer. The sitting room has sea views, a wood-burner, flat-screen TV and wi-fi, and the drawing room is a haven of tranquillity. Up to 2 well-behaved dogs are welcome.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Alnwick area?

Craster is located at the centre of the North Northumberland coastal experience, with 5 medieval castles and more than 5 golf courses all within half an hour's drive. Alnwick Castle is famous both as Harry Potter's Hogwarts and for the Alnwick Garden. Edinburgh is an hour away by rail (Alnmouth station is a 14 minute drive), and Durham is 45 minutes away. The Roman Wall is a 45 minute drive, and there are many other local places of interest - not least Holy Island and the Farne Islands. The beaches are numerous and uncrowded, and the walking is outstanding.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

There has been a gastronomic explosion in Northumberland in recent years. The Tower is fortunate to have 2 first-class restaurants within 10 minutes' walk, both in Craster village - the Jolly Fisherman, a renowned gastro-pub, and the Craster Fish Restaurant, which is located within the kipper yard itself. Just a few minutes' walk from the Tower, over the road in the old kitchen garden, is the Cottage Inn, which offers an excellent Sunday lunch in addition to a very competent menu for the rest of the week, with a fine outdoor play area for children. Next door, there is also a first-rate coffee shop that is excellent for a late breakfast.

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Free WiFi

Dog/Pet friendly


Based on 6 reviews
Craster Tower Apartment

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Thank you, Michael & Fiona, for your warm welcome and a wonderful week with wonderful weather. We greatly enjoyed the generous space, all the facilities, elegant furniture & decorations and all sorts of thoughtful touches, not forgetting the table-top football. Our four-year-old greatly enj...

Craster Tower Apartment

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This is how I live in my other life, in a medieval tower, with beautiful furniture and decor, sunshine every day - even rain is bearable when the surroundings are as heavenly and evocative as these. We have had an extremely restful and contemplative week and hope to return as and when life allows.

Craster Tower Apartment

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Thank you very much for a wonderful weekend. The place is amazing! I enjoyed learning about the family history and seeing all the portraits. We loved having the chance to play a grand piano. We'll be recommending this wonderful place to our friends and hope to be back ourselves one day.

Craster Tower Apartment

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Thank you for a wonderful stay - we are able to bring together 8 artists of black heritage and dance, unite, discuss, share and rest!! Thank you for such a warm welcome and the apartment was perfect for people to socialise when they wanted and have down time too. We loved gathering in the kitchen or...

Craster Tower Apartment

5.0 5 0.5

Great thanks to Fiona and Michael for their hospitality. They put out extra toys for the kids to make them feel comfortable and gave us advice on what to visit and where to eat, so thanks for the perfect days we spent in the Craster Tower.

Craster Tower Apartment

5.0 5 0.5

We were delighted to return for a very happy and very comfortable stay in this splendidly adapted Pele Tower.

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Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly


Free broadband access (wifi)

Tennis court

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Babysitting, Listening Services, Child Care

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Horse Riding, Equestrian

Surfing, Windsurfing, Diving, Jet Skis

Wildlife, bird watching


Golf course (walking distance)

Extra info

Room Details: 3 Twins, 1 Double

Gas & Electric Included: Yes

Vendor Accreditation: VisitBritain 5 Star Gold Award, Enjoy England Gold Award 2009

Number of room to: 9

Price Per Week From: 939.00

Price Per Week To: 1,843.00


01665 576674
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Craster, Alnwick, Northumberland, AlnwickNE66 3SS, United Kingdom

Craster Tower Apartment is conveniently located just a short drive from the A1, on the coast, 1/2 mile short of Craster Village.

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