Stable Cottage

A Grade II listed, converted Georgian stables in the grounds of Dunstan Hall, with enclosed garden and views over fields towards Dunstanburgh Castle.

This pretty, comfortable cottage, formerly the Georgian stables for Dunstan Hall, is Grade II listed. An exceptional holiday home within an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) on the Northumberland coast. The delightful fishing village of Craster is less than half a mile away with paths along the coast leading to the superb sandy beach at Embleton Bay, with its adjoining golf course. Convenient for a wealth of historical and recreational sites, including Alnwick Castle and Gardens, Bamburgh, Holy Island, Farne Islands, Warkworth and the Cheviot Hills. Shops ¾ mile, pub 400 yards.

The property is designed for reversed living, with the open plan kitchen and living room on the first floor.

Two bedrooms: one king with ensuite shower room. One twin bedroom. Family bathroom with shower over the bath. First floor: living room/kitchen with exposed beams, wooden floor and views over the fields towards Dunstanburgh Castle and the sea beyond.

Please note that Stable Cottage (sleeps 4) is adjacent to Dunstan Hall (sleeps 18) 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)


One double and one twin


non feather bedding provided


One ensuite shower room and one family bathroom with shower over the bath.

Extra touches

A welcome pack of essentials is provided


A cot and high chair can be provided


To accommodate guests with allergies pets are not allowed at the property (see terms and conditions)


The cottage has a private garden, accessed directly from the property.


Space for two cars parked one in the space next to the cottage garden and if there is a second car, tightly against the wall near to the main door.

Mod Cons

Electric cooker, fridge-freezer, washer-dryer, dishwasher, microwave, tv, superfast 'WiFi'


The main entrance to the cottage has a lip and slight step down at the main entrance. Otherwise the ground floor is flat with the exception of one step down into the ensuite shower room. There are two short staircases which lead to the upper floor. After the first staircase the garden can be accessed (with one step down). Continue up the second staircase to the open plan living/dining and kitchen area. For specific details on how the property might meet the needs of a differently abled person do get in touch.

Coming and Going

Arrival and departure days are Friday or Monday. No bookings for less than 7 days between November and March (inclusive)



We had a wonderful week at Stable Cottage. It is well appointed and comfortable, with a roomy lounge giving a tantalising view of the tip of Dunstanburgh Castle. Craster is only a mile away and the round trip to the castle is a must, while the coastal walk in both directions is possibly the best walk in Britain!

All-in-all, for situation and comfort this spotlessly clean cottage with its sun-trap of a garden is to be recommended (& the agents even managed to provide seven days of sunshine!)

The Mortimer Party, March 2022

A very good morning to you and your team. Apologies for our delay in replying as we have only just returned from our extended break.

We had a lovely time at Stable Cottage. It had all the facilities to enable us to enjoy our holiday and in such a beautiful setting. The welcome pack
provided must be one of the best we have ever received with all the essentials to get our holiday rolling, very thoughtful indeed. The cottage was
fully equipped to make it a home from home. To wake in the morning, look out of the window and see the lambs in the adjacent field was a bonus
and Dunstanburgh Castle on the horizon lent an air of intrigue to the day. The short walk into Craster was quite exhilarating and a pleasure to take.
Overall our stay at Stable Cottage is rated very highly and we commend you all for your kind efforts in ensuring that we had an enjoyable time
during our week there.

The Hubbard party, June 2022

Dear Jude and Jane
Thank you for your email and for a thoroughly wonderful time at Stable Cottage.
I love the area anyway and we loved Stable Cottage!
Your attention to detail was marvellous, in every aspect——- the booking process, the comprehensive information which you sent, the facilities of the cottage, the outstanding welcome basket and the cleanliness——all great.

Thank you so much for such a warm welcome and for the discount codes for future bookings—-I hope to be back anyway!!

With best wishes and renewed thanks

The Kirk party, June 2022


We had a fabulous time at the weekend. The cottage was wonderful and spotless and had everything in it that we needed. We were speaking to the people in the big house who had a birthday party and we didn't hear a sound which was amazing, the loudest things were the birds and the sheep which was so lovely.
The surrounding area has so many places to visit that we are planning to come back next year.
Thank you so much for making our weekend so memorable.

The Martin party, May 2023

Hi Jude & Jane.

Just to say we had an excellent break staying at Stable Cottage.

Everything about the cottage was faultless, the welcoming pack of groceries much appreciated and very thoughtful.

Also the property information email including how all the appliances etc work were both detailed and invaluable together with advice on local attractions and recommended places to eat.

The location of the cottage is quiet, yet close enough to drive to a lot of the local attractions, however saying that there are many walks from the cottage.

We walked to Craster every day, excellent pub there, The Jolly Fisherman as well as The Cottage Inn in Dunstan.
The local train station at Alnmouth was a short drive away, trains run there to Edinburgh & York.
For £40.00 return we had an excellent day in Scotland’s capital city.

The cottage was very well equipped with all the modern appliances, ample supplies of absolutely every household item you could imagine.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Stable Cottage.

Kindest Regards

The Oughton Party, June 2023

Dear Jude and Jane,

Thanks for making our stay at Stable Cottage so enjoyable. The welcome pack was great too.

The Cottage was as described and made a great base for exploring the area.

The beds were very comfy and upatairs lounge was a good place to relax. The washing machine and dishwasher were useful too. WiFi connection fine.


The Thomas' Party, June 2023

I just wanted to reply to this to thank you for our recent stay at Stable Cottage. We had a wonderful time. It's a lovely cottage in a super location. We loved being able to walk to the coastal path and having a pub in walking distance too was perfect. All the information you gave us before our stay was incredibly helpful.

The cottage had everything we could need and the welcome pack was a lovely touch, especially after our long journey.

A huge thank you for posting back our forgotten walking poles and umbrella to us as well. We felt very silly for leaving them behind.

Thanks again for a wonderful stay

The Johnston party, September 2023

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