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Craster Tower Apartment

Craster, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 3SS

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Craster Tower Apartment

Craster, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 3SS

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Summary

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.

Inspirations

Craster Tower Apartment is part of the following Inspirations:

10 of Britain's Quirkiest Luxury Hotels by Dinah Hatch

"OK, it’s not strictly a hotel (in fact it’s a self-catering apartment) but I just HAD to mention Craster Tower because I have stayed there and the place is DELIGHTFULLY quirky. The owners, part of the Craster family which have owned this beautiful Grade II listed building for the last 900 years or so, will welcome you with open arms, direct you to this sumptuous suite of rooms (five bedrooms, a kitchen, a sitting room, a drawing room and a gallery (yep) and may or may not mention the friendly family ghost you’ll be sharing with. Walk through the woods and field to the village of Craster (where the queen has her kippers smoked) to meet the locals, visit nearby Alnwick Castle (where Harry Potter films were shot) or build sandcastles on Emberton Beach."

Best Burns Night Parties & Where to Stay by Dinah Hatch

"Burns Night Supper at the Craster Arms Hotel, Chathill, Northumberland, January 28, 7pm to midnight (min age 18)

There’s something magical about Northumberland’s coastal villages in the winter and the village of Chathill is no different. As the North Sea rages through the icy January weeks, locals know how to get through the long nights with a spot of pub going and The Craster’s traditional Burns Supper provides cosy solace on a miserably cold night. Think blazing fireplaces and free flowing Famous Grouse. Andy Grant provides the address of the haggis with music from the Nortumberland Scottish Pipes and Drums.

Stay Here:
The Craster Apartments, Craster.
Owned by the Craster family for 900 years, these palatial rooms set over two floors, although just part of the castle, have oodles of space. Watch out for the ghost though!"

Information on Craster Tower Apartment , Craster , Alnwick

Price & Room details: Price Per Week From: £939
Price Per Week To: £1843
Price Details: short breaks available at certain times
Gas/Electricity Included: Yes
Sleeps Up To: 9 people
Rooms / Buildings Description: 3 Twins, 1 Double
General info: Credit Cards Accepted:  No Credit Cards Accepted
When Closed:  Open all year
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly:  Dogs Permitted (max. 2 dogs permitted)
Smoking Permitted:  No
Wheelchair Access:  No
Accreditation: VisitBritain 5 Star Gold Award, Enjoy England Gold Award 2009
Local Services Nearby: Yes
Local Service Details: coffee shop 100m, pub 0.5kms
Change Over: flexible
Local directions: Craster Tower Apartment is conveniently located just a short drive from the A1, on the coast, 1/2 mile short of Craster Village.
Bedroom Facilities: Plasma/LCD/Flat in 2 twin bedrooms, Bedlinen, towels
Property Facilities: Large garden, BBQ, garden furniture, Kitchen/diner, Sitting room with flat screen Freeview digital TV, DVD recorder, drawing room, Wi-Fi internet access in sitting room, Children's TV room, Range cooker, American style fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
Outdoor Activities: Use of tennis court & trampoline
Nearby Activities: 5 golf courses within 20 mins, Jet-skiing, Superb beaches, Birdwatching, Horse riding
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Review of Craster Tower Apartment

Posted on by Phoebe, andrew, lucy cathy, rachel, sue CCustomer stayed Jun 2018

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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 enjoyed the trampoline and the playroom which kept them quiet and occupied for ages.



Quote of the week "Wow! This is the best house I’ve ever been in".


Review of Craster Tower Apartment

Posted on by Colin TCustomer stayed Apr 2018

100%

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.


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Posted on by Gayle BCustomer stayed Jan 2018

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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.


Review of Craster Tower Apartment

Posted on by Alexandrina HCustomer stayed Dec 2017

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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 round the fire. Laughter filled each room. Thank you - we hope to be able to stay again.


Review of Craster Tower Apartment

Posted on by Tanja GCustomer stayed Oct 2017

100%

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.


Review of Craster Tower Apartment

Posted on by Chris SCustomer stayed Jul 2017

100%

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

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