We've just returned from
a wonderful weekend in Craster for my mothers birthday
The apartment is stunning and full of lovely details
It's so well appointed with access to the garden for the children
It's just a short walk from the village of Craster and a great base for walking and sightseeing
The coast nearby is beautiful and we had a super walk to Dunstanburgh castle which is very close
Fiona and Michael were so helpful and we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay
When you first drive up to the front gates you know you are in for a treat and as you enter the front door it gets even better. The size and grandeur of the rooms need to be experienced. The views from the many window seats are stunning and the penthouse is filled with little curiosities and artwork.
We loved spending time in the top tower room with the arched windows and relaxing by the log burner in the tv room.
Lots is space for 7 adults to relax after a days adventure. Beds were really comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped with the widest range of coffee making facilities that we have come across yet. Remember to bring your coffee beans.
Loved every minute and would highly recommend.
We were delighted with our stay at the Craster Tower Penthouse,which outdid our expectations. As we are 2 couples we booked the 2 bedroom/2 bathroom option known as the Retreat and found it more than spacious enough for 4 people. The hall/library gave us an extra `sitting room`with a lovely outlook. The rooms are stylishly decorated and comfortably furnished.It is a pleasure to spend time in a house of such character in stunning surroundings.We have never stayed in a property that was so well equipped, with all our requirements thoughtfully anticipated.Our hosts Michael and Fiona were warm and welcoming and very keen that we should get the most out of the house and the locality. We will certainly return! We plan to introduce other friends to the delights of this historic house.
The introduction says it all obout the accommodation apart from it is better - it is outstanding!
We have stayed in some fantastic rented holiday accommodation in the past but this is by far the best.
I'm not going to repeat what other people have already stated about the beautiful apartment and area but Mr and Mrs Craster are lovely people who make you feel really welcome and have a wealth of knowledge and information which they are willing to share.
The weather has been very cold for the time of year with freezing winds, sleat and snow but it was lovely to come back to a warm and inviting apartment after hours of walking and visiting pubs.
I would like to state that we were aware that other bedrooms would be locked but with just the two of us there would be no point of any more space as it is huge anyway - unless the Mrs fell out with me!
It has been a privilege to share the Crasters home, we WILL be returning to Craster Towers next year and looking forward to it already.
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After a 7 hour drive, my husband and I, accompanied by our dog, arrived at Craster Towers. We were greeted by the Crasters, who were very keen to show us around their apartment.
We entered via an arched doorway, very historical, into the boot room area, then proceeded up 3 flights of stairs to the accommodation. We were given a very thorough tour of the facilities, of which there were many, pointing out that several of the rooms were not for our use, as we had not paid for them. It was useful that they were locked, as we would not have liked to have stumbled into them, by mistake.
The apartment was spacious and, as I mentioned, extremely well equipped, with lovely views of the gardens and sea views in the distance. We realised, after a while, that The Retreat, which we had booked, is in fact a sub-set of The Penthouse, hence of course, the unpaid for, locked rooms. We had not realised this when booking and felt that, unintentionally, we had taken revenue from the Craster's, as they may have been able to rent the entire apartment that week, but then it was early March and the part we rented was not cheap, so I guess they were happy.
We had a couple of small problems when we first arrived, one being part of the wifi code was missing, but I was asked to work it out and then let them know, which of course, I was happy to do. The second being part of the bannister broke when touched, I reported this and was told to just 'stick it back in', making me feel more comfortable straight away.
We had the use of a large garden and the electric gates were locked at midnight, leaving you feeling safe within your part of the tower. Not sure what happens if you arrive back after midnight, but fortunately we are not 'night owls'.
Craster itself is a pretty village and the area is surrounded by glorious white sandy beaches. Many castles to visit and the towns within the area have nice shops and good facilities. It is an area we have been to before and we will defiantly return again.