BOOK NOW FOR A BREAK WITH FRIENDS, A COMMUNITY GROUP OR A FAMILY CELEBRATION AND GET YOUR CLAN BACK TOGETHER AGAIN! This exceptional ten-bedroomed country hall lies in an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), just under a mile from the picturesque coastal village of Craster, on the coast of Northumberland. Parts of the existing pele tower may date from the 11th century, whilst the rest of the house was built in the early 14th and 18th centuries, with the 18th-century wing rebuilt in the early part of the 20th century. The pele tower was rebuilt around 1310 as a watchtower for the nearby Dunstanburgh Castle, which was then being constructed. The unusual crowstepped top floor of the tower was created in the 16th century, when the then owners were no longer worried about maintaining defensive strength, and it was converted into a pigeon loft. Some of the fireplaces and stonework come from the lost Tudor house of Gloster Hill. There are spectacular coastal views to the east towards Dunstanburgh Castle. The beautiful beach at Embleton Bay is a mile or so north along a pretty bridleway. An excellent holiday base to enjoy the marvellous beaches, dunes and walks along the Northumberland coast. There is a wealth of historical and recreational sites, including Alnwick Castle and Garden, Bamburgh, Holy Island, Farne Islands, Warkworth and the Cheviot Hills. Craster itself is world famous for its kippers. Golf available locally. Shops ¾ mile, pub 400 yards.
Entrance hall with 15th-century fireplace. Sitting room with cleaded walls, Jacobean carved wooden fireplace and attached wooden brattish (fireside settle). Drawing room with Queen Anne panelling throughout, grand piano. Dining room with 14ft long oak refectory table (seats 18), stone fireplace, Morris tapestries. Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with large electric range. Breakfast room (seats 10) with 4-oven Aga. Tower, small sitting room with stone vaulted ceiling adjoining the main sitting room. Utility/toilet. Separate toilet. Tudor stone staircase and early 20th-century staircase to first floor: Large double bedroom with magnificent 18th-century panelling, window seats, cupboard leading to blocked door to lost second tower. Master double bedroom with window seats on two sides, 18th-century panelling, leading to tower twin bedroom. Double bedroom with ensuite shower room, looking west over the garden. Further twin bedroom with ensuite shower room, looking east to Dunstanburgh Castle. Bunk bedroom with panelling. Two single bedrooms, one with 2ft 6in bed. Two bathrooms, each with separate shower cubicle, one with bath. Further stand alone shower room (no toilet) Tudor stone staircase to second floor: 25ft long games room, TV. Twin bedroom, mullioned window facing west, leading to tower twin bedroom with window facing east to remains of a medieval garderobe.
Please note Dunstan Hall is adjacent to Stable Cottage (sleeps 4) and opposite Hemmel House (sleeps 6) Properties can be booked in combination for a larger group of guests and sleep 29 in total (please note there is one 2ft 6 bed in Dunstan Hall and one additional child's bed in Hemmel House in the study off the sitting room)
10 (3 x king size beds, 4 x twin, 1 x bunk, 1 x single, 1 x single with 2ft 6 bed for a child - (see above for configuration)
1 x bathroom (inc separate shower) 1 x large shower room, 2 x ensuite shower rooms, 1 x shower, 1 x utility/toilet, 1 x toilet.
non feather bedding provided
A cot and high chair provided
A welcome pack of essential items is provided
To ensure guests with allergies can be comfortable, there are no pets allowed (see terms and conditions)
Expansive lawned grounds and walled gardens to two sides of the property
Cars can be parked in configuration - there is parking for around 8 cars, depending on their size
Electric range cooker, large fridge/freezer, separate drinks fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, microwave, 4 oven Aga, TV in upstairs games room, small TV in Tower sitting room.
Parts of Dunstan Hall date back to the 12th Century. As a consequence, there are a number of steps in addition to the staircases. One staircase is made of stone, which is uneven in nature. Some doorways are very low and there are lips at the doorways to certain rooms. The main staircases provide relatively straightforward access to the first floor. For specific detail on various areas that may accommodate a differently abled person, don't hesitate to get in touch.
Arrival and departure days are Friday or Monday