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.