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This pretty fishing village is situated on the beautiful Northumberland coast and is known for its traditionally smoked kippers.

Just a short walk along this stunning coastline and within easy reach of many Craster holiday cottages, is Dunstanburgh Castle, now only a ruin but in its day one of the biggest in England. This lovely coastal walk can be enjoyed by all ages and follows a six mile circular route, covering the spectacular coast and the bracken and heather covered slopes of The Heughs.

Head inland and you'll find Alnwick (pronounced 'Annick'). The castle there is not only featured in the Harry Potter films but also the original Blackadder TV comedy. Here you'll find family friendly attractions such the intriguingly named Poison Garden and more appetisingly, a spectacular Treehouse Restaurant.

Visit Craster's one remaining smokehouse, the century-old L. Robson & Sons where the kippers and smoked salmon are prepared in the traditional method of oak smoking, and can be bought at the shop on site or locally. Drop into the Jolly Fisherman pub across the road for these delicacies and more, with the added benefit of superb panoramic views across the sea, not to mention a welcome drink. If fish isn't your thing, you could always try the 'stottie-cake' pizza – the local name for a tea cake.

It's a delightful spot to visit, start searching now for Craster cottages.

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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

"Set in a bay, once voted the most romantic in England...and just minutes from attractions to delight all ages"

Set on the main Heritage Coastal Route with views out to the coast, these charming holiday homes will delight all ages. Each one offers individual character and charm. Converted from former barns, the cottages have been created with great attention to detail by caring owners to offer a holiday experience to remember.
Set on the edge of Embleton Village, on what was once voted the most romantic bay in England and close to the popular villages of Craster, renowned for its smoked kippers, and Beadnell with its water sports and Newton-by-the-Sea with its National Trust beach and micro brewery. Alnwick is only
7 miles with its majestic castle (used in the Harry Potter films), lots of cobbled streets, enchanting gardens, playhouse, inns and restaurants. Dunstanburgh Castle in nearby Craster makes a lovely walk along the cliff top, reached only by foot. Finish off with fresh seafood on the way back in one of the many fine and friendly pubs dotted along the coast. Seahouses known for its fine fish and chips and small working harbour is always a visitor’s favourite. Holy Island is not to be missed but check the tides first or take a boat trip over to the Farne Islands to see the puffins or seals whilst in Seahouses. Embleton village has a friendly pub and restaurant, garage, post office, well-equipped children’s park and magnificent sandy bay. A beach hut is also available to hire in Newton-by-the-Sea (an NT beach) by arrangement with the owner. There is membership of the local, private leisure facilities and guests are welcome to use the pool, gym and spa at cost.

Living/dining room with oak floor and Shaker-style kitchen area with gas range (for cooking) and wooden floor. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Wet room with toilet.

  • Full LPG central heating included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Gas range included
  • Large, enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Ground floor facilities

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer (American in ref MVE)
  • Beach hut for hire in Newton-by-the-Sea by arrangement with owner
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

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£342-£931
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Cherry Cottage Ref: CC311006
This quaint 18th century traditional fisherman’s cottage sits near the end of a small terrace near to ’The Cottage Inn’; a country inn, renowned for its food and real ales. This sweet property is tastefully furnished and immaculately presented throughout offering cosy, comfortable holiday accommodation within the friendly hamlet of Dunstan. The picturesque, fishing harbour at Craster, famous for its oak smoked kippers and salmon, is only one mile away and sits mid way along this 20 mile Heritage coastline.

Ground Floor: Cherry Cottage has electric storage heaters and open plan lounge/dining and kitchen area and comprises:
Lounge/dining area: With LCD TV with Freeview/DVD/CD player and i pod docking station. Cosy window seat.
Kitchen area: Well equipped kitchen area with fully integrated appliances. Electric oven and hob, slimline dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, fridge with ice box and small freezer if required..

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed, Ipod docking station and radio.
Bedroom 2: With single bed and radio.
Bathroom: With electric shower over bath, WC,  hand basin, heated towel rail and shaver point.

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels provided. High chair, travel cot, stairgate and bed guard for the single bed available. Landline telephone and Wi-fi availableSmall seating area at the front of the cottage with a wooden bench seat. Off road Parking. One pet welcome at no extra cost.

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£290-£525
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Alncroft Ref: 28486

This charming stone-built, period holiday cottage dates back to 1840s situated in the heart of the village, midway between Craster and Alnwick. In an AONB it is perfectly located for exploring this unspoilt county and set on a Heritage Coastal route with some of the finest beaches in Britain. Within 1 mile from a secluded sandy bay and coastal walks. Nearby is the village post office. Alnwick, 4 miles, with the castle used as ‘Hogwarts’ in the Harry Potter films. Bottle of wine on arrival. Shop 200 yards, pub 1½ miles, restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over roll-top bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with sloping, beamed ceilings and wooden floors. Shower room with toilet.

Electric woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. Three Freeview TVs. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large enclosed front garden and patio. Rear courtyard with patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. Pets free of charge.

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£316-£835
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Red Steads Cottage Ref: CC315011
Red Steads Cottage is situated in a peaceful setting on a working farm uniquely nestled within the prestigious Lord Howick’s Estate. This delightful mid terraced cottage is accessed via a private road and commands pretty views across walled gardens and open countryside. The accommodation is immaculately presented and tastefully furnished throughout. French doors in the lounge area enhance its bright and airy ambience and where the lovely views can be admired.
Howick Hall and Gardens is very close at hand; take time to enjoy refreshments at the Earl Grey Tea House - home of the famous tea. Red Steads is one of three working farms located on the estate and visitors to Red Steads Cottage are welcome to use a private key to the locked gates to give direct access throughout the grounds. Or wander a little further and take the path that leads directly to Sugar Sands Bay or Howick Cove. The Rumbling Kern is a sheltered beach well worth a visit that leads to Craster. The National Cycle route passes the end of the drive to take cyclists along the Heritage coastline.
Red Steads Cottage is extremely well placed to explore this magnificent Heritage shoreline designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Ground Floor: Property has electric heaters and comprises:
Lounge: With electric ’coal effect’ fire, TV and DVD; French doors give a bright and airy ambience and lead to an open garden with uninterrupted views across open farmland
Kitchen/Diner: With electric cooker and dishwasher
Pantry/Utility Area: With fridge with ice box, microwave and washing machine
Bedroom 1: With single bed
Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin

First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed
Bedroom 3: With two single beds
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

All electricity and bed linen included. Use of freezer available on request.Large open garden with outdoor furniture and BBQ. Storage for bicycles available. Duck pond and beach within walking distance. No youngsters under the age of 3 years due to close proximity of duck pond. 1 large or 2 small dogs welcome. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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£300-£570
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Ash Cottage Ref: CC315003
Ash Cottage is a quaint white washed 18th century traditional fisherman’s cottage and sits in a small terrace adjacent to The Cottage Inn, renowned for its good food and welcoming atmosphere.  Dunstan is a friendly hamlet only a mile from the picturesque fishing port of Craster, famous world wide for its oak smoked kippers and the film location for Distant Shores.   There are excellent regular bus connections with Alnwick and the railway station at Alnmouth is easily accessible too - and with a local pub, restaurant and shop within walking distance then travelling by car isn’t essential.  an ’extract’ of visitors comments from the property guest book are shown below:-
12/08 What more could you want? beautiful , cosy and welcoming Ash cottage and a breathtakingly beautiful coastline. It felt like we were coming home.
9/10 Third year- still love the cottage & the area thanks for the wine & doggy biscuits- lovely touch.
7/10 We have had a lovely time, lovely cottage & area, sand, sea & beautiful countryside. Transport by 501 bus services outside the door, the wonderful Ship Inn at Newton. thanks for the wine & cakes
9/10 Thankyou for your warm welcome- wine, cakes and your comfortable warm comprehensively equipped and tastefully decorated cottage
10/10 Excellent location for exploring the area

10/10 Your cottage served as a wonderful cosy base on our trip . I would fully recommend Ash Cottage as a perfect escape from the hustle & bustle of any city
4/11 Your cottage is perfectly positioned for peace and quiet away from the bustle of some of the coastal villages- we slept a lot!
6/11 Lovely well- equipped cottage- you’ve thought of every need

Ground Floor: Property has electric heaters and comprises:
Open plan lounge/dining/ kitchen
Lounge Area: With TV and DVD.
Kitchen Area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and washer/dryer.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed
Bedroom 2: With full sized bunk beds
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. There is a cot available kept under the bunk beds.On street parking

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£275-£465
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

The Old Mill Cottages are set in 3/4 acre of tranquil gardens. Located on the heritage coastal route only 2 miles from Craster, which is famous for its smoked kippers and the glorious walk to Dunstanburgh Castle. Nearby visit Howick Hall Gardens. Visit Holy Island which is reached via a causeway (check tides), famous for the Lindisfarne Gospels, or Bamburgh with one of the finest castles in the country. Alnwick Castle and Gardens are 4 miles away, and walking, sandy beaches, fishing, golf, surfing and cycling are close by. A former retreat run by nuns, The Old Mill (ref 25579) is ideal for families and groups of friends, with plenty of quirky living space both inside and outside making it a cosy retreat, with logs for the open fire and woodburner included. St Cuthbert’s (ref 25580) and St Bede (ref 25581) are perfect bases for couples, with some privacy in the small courtyards. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Spiral stairs up to galleried area with double bed, Velux and low ceiling.

Freeview TV. DVD. Electric oven. Courtyard and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

All properties: Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot on request. High chair. iPod dock. Gas hob. Microwave. Wi-fi. Shared use of 3/4 acre of unspoilt grounds with furniture and slide. NB: Stream in grounds.

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£193-£635
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Argentum House Ref: 28472

This detached holiday home lies in the centre of the village, near a bay where walks can be enjoyed. Argentum House sits off the road with a large garden and a conservatory perfect for relaxing after a day out exploring the magnificent Heritage Coastline (AONB). Only 4 miles from the town of Alnwick with its castle and array of eateries and shops. Shop 25 yards, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Second living room with double futon (for alternative sleeping only). Dining room with French doors. Kitchen. Conservatory. Utility room. Games room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

Gas woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Towels £4 per person per week. Cot. High chair. Four Freeview TVs. Videos. DVDs. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Games room with board games and toys. Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking.

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£246-£902
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

"Set in a bay, once voted the most romantic in England...and just minutes from attractions to delight all ages"

Set on the main Heritage Coastal Route with views out to the coast, these charming holiday homes will delight all ages. Each one offers individual character and charm. Converted from former barns, the cottages have been created with great attention to detail by caring owners to offer a holiday experience to remember.
Set on the edge of Embleton Village, on what was once voted the most romantic bay in England and close to the popular villages of Craster, renowned for its smoked kippers, and Beadnell with its water sports and Newton-by-the-Sea with its National Trust beach and micro brewery. Alnwick is only
7 miles with its majestic castle (used in the Harry Potter films), lots of cobbled streets, enchanting gardens, playhouse, inns and restaurants. Dunstanburgh Castle in nearby Craster makes a lovely walk along the cliff top, reached only by foot. Finish off with fresh seafood on the way back in one of the many fine and friendly pubs dotted along the coast. Seahouses known for its fine fish and chips and small working harbour is always a visitor’s favourite. Holy Island is not to be missed but check the tides first or take a boat trip over to the Farne Islands to see the puffins or seals whilst in Seahouses. Embleton village has a friendly pub and restaurant, garage, post office, well-equipped children’s park and magnificent sandy bay. A beach hut is also available to hire in Newton-by-the-Sea (an NT beach) by arrangement with the owner. There is membership of the local, private leisure facilities and guests are welcome to use the pool, gym and spa at cost.

Living room with oak floor. Kitchen/dining room with gas/electric range (for cooking) and wooden floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed; one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Full LPG central heating included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Gas/electric range included
  • Shared lawned garden with furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer (American in ref MVE)
  • Beach hut for hire in Newton-by-the-Sea by arrangement with owner
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

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£373-£1074
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Porthole Ref: MOE


Situated in the picturesque fishing village of Craster, half way along the Heritage Coast, this beautiful, old stone, fisherman’s cottage, which dates back to 1906 and has a comfortable interior, stands peacefully, close to the tiny harbour. A wonderful coastal walk leads to the dramatic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle and onto Embleton, once voted in the top 10 walks in the country. Porthole provides an excellent location for touring, bird watching, walking, fishing and golf. The famous Craster kipper curing sheds and seafood restaurant are just 70 yards away. The friendly village pub and local tea rooms are only 100 yards, so leave your car behind and stroll over to mix with the locals in what is reputedly the friendliest and most unpopulated county in England. Shop 100 yards.

Step to main entrance, level access at rear. Beamed living room with open fire. Spacious kitchen/dining area with electric Belling range and slate floor. First floor: Double bedroom with additional chair bed (for +1 child). Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom. Single bedroom. Shower room and toilet.

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot (on request)
  • TV
  • Video/DVD
  • iPod dock
  • Electric Belling range included
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Cottage garden to front
  • Garden funiture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 1 car)
  • Additional roadside parking
  • No smoking

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£504-£1177
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Harbourway Ref: MPD

This beautiful 19th-century former fisherman’s stone cottage stands in an elevated position with commanding views of the harbour. One of a pair, and renovated to the highest of standards, Harbourway makes the ideal location for a family holiday or get together with friends.
Craster is a popular fishing village, noted particularly for its superb kippers - there is an on-site shop at the famous Craster curing sheds where fish can be bought, and there is a good seafood restaurant within the village. Situated on a 20-mile stretch of breathtaking coastline, which has been designated as one of the nation’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the coastal walk from Craster to the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle is a must, and has been recently nominated as Britain’s most popular walk. Fishing, bird-watching and golf (the course at Foxton is reputed to be the best in Northumberland) are all available locally.
A short drive away lies Alnwick Castle - home to the Percy family, and the second largest inhabited castle in England. Featured in the Harry Potter films, this enchanting and magnificent castle is filled with an array of decorative and fine art. The famous Alnwick Garden, together with the largest treehouse in Europe and stunning water gardens, make a good day out for all the family. Embleton Bay is close by and is said to be one of the most romantic bays in England. Shop and pub 220 yards.

Spacious living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace and bay picture window with harbour views. Large dining room with original inglenook fireplace, dog grate, harbour views, French doors and stripped wooden floor. Large farmhouse-style kitchen with recess range with over mantle, slate floor and stable door to covered porch area. Conservatory to raised decked terrace, feature circular window and original arched cottage French doors to dining area. Double bedroom with 6ft bed (zip & link beds). Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom (5ft bed) with TV, heritage roof lights, original stripped pine floor and en-suite shower room with double cubicle (power shower), LED lighting and toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, feature cast-iron fireplace, heritage roof lights and en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with bedsteads. Bathroom with double-ended bath and toilet. Original pine doors and beamed throughout.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, oil central heating included (October - March £35 per week)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • Two TVs (Freeview)
  • Two DVDs (small library)
  • Stereo/CD (small library)
  • LPG range included
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Broadband
  • Telephone (honesty box)
  • Enclosed rear courtyard with steps to decked area; lawned front garden with pebbled patio area, furniture and harbour views
  • Barbecue
  • Off-road parking (for 4 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Unsuitable for the infirm

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£634-£2030
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Aidan Cottage Ref: 23018

Just 200 yards from Craster harbour is this traditional holiday cottage in the centre of the village. Refurbished to a very good standard maintaining the coastal theme throughout. Decked sitting area at the back. Enjoy watching local fishermen bring home the daily catch from the picturesque harbour. Try the wonderful coastal walk along to the ruins of Dustanbrough Castle, an ideal base for birdwatching, walking, touring, fishing and golf. Visit all of Northumberland’s castles and attractions from this ideal base. Shop and pub 100 yards, restaurant 50 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen. Beams throughout. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Economy 7 heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Decked sitting-out area. Patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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£393-£922
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2

This beautiful country estate offers the perfect ‘home-away-from-home’ in England’s most rural county. Each pretty cottage and private garden is out of sight of any other property. Close to Northumberland’s Heritage coast, these secluded cottages have been renovated throughout to provide cosy interiors with wood-burning stoves - perfect for warm winter breaks.
Farm Cottage boasts its own gin-gang, a circular outbuilding once used as a mule-driven mill. The charming Stable Cottage, draped by a copper beech, was once the coachman’s home. Over the bridge lies Garden Cottage set inside the old walled garden. These three cottages are located in a tranquil pocket of beautiful rolling countryside, under vast skies where the sun rises over beaches and sets onto the moorland of the Cheviots. An ideal country retreat, just 3 miles from sparkling white sandy beaches and close to Northumberland’s magnificent castles. Charlton Hall’s ancient parkland makes for perfect scenic walks. Guests can stroll along the Shippton Burn, which runs under stone bridges, filling the trout lake before meandering to the sea. They can also explore woodland bursting with bluebells and wild flowers in spring and summer; and see nesting buzzards, roe deer, foxes, badgers, hares and weasels – all abundant here due to careful environmental management. A cross country course takes guests who wish to bring their horses through woods and fields. The nearby beaches are also excellent for riding and dog walking.
Additionally, West Lodge is a single-storey cottage nestling behind beautiful stone pillars at the entrance to the estate, screened by mature woodland and handily placed for touring just 100 yards from the single-carriageway A1. Local attractions include Holy Island, the Farne Islands, historic Berwick-upon-Tweed, Alnwick Castle and Garden, the Heritage coastline and castles. Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Edinburgh are just 1 hour by train.
Guests arriving by air met at Newcastle Airport (40 minutes by road) by arrangement. Shops 6 miles.

Step down to warm and spacious living room with wood-burning stove and sofa-bed (for +2). Beamed farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with views over paddock and garden. Spacious double bedroom with 6ft bed and additional single bed (for +1). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Full NSH included
  • Gardens with views over fields and pastures
  • barbecue
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday
    to Friday

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot and high chair on request
  • TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Double oven
  • microwave
  • Washer/dryer, freezer (in outbuilding for MMY)
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared 150-acre grounds with woodland, parkland, cross country course, ponies, lambs, hens, rare flowers
  • Ample parking
  • Secure cycle store
  • Shared games room with pool table, table tennis, darts and table football; books and board games
  • Lawned tennis court
  • Stabling and grazing for guests’ horses by arrangement
  • Country house catering by arrangement
  • NB: Substantial trout lake and burn in grounds

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£260-£876
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