Dunstan Hall, Alnwick self catering accommodation

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Dunstan Hall, Alnwick

Quality Grade: 4

Sleeps: 17

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: MRD

This exceptional, Grade II listed, ten-bedroomed country hall is situated within an AONB, just outside the picturesque coastal village of Craster, on the coast of Northumberland. Parts of the existing pele tower are thought to date from the 11th century, and 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 so converted the top floor of the tower 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. This is an excellent holiday base from which to enjoy the marvellous beaches, dunes and walks of 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. Pub 400 yards._Entrance hall with 15th-century fireplace. Living room with cleaded walls, Jacobean carved wooden fireplace and attached wooden brattish (fireside settle). Drawing room with Queen Anne panelling throughout and grand piano. Dining-room with 14ft long oak refectory table seating 18, stone fireplace and Morris tapestries. Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with large electric range. Breakfast room (seats 10) with 4-oven Aga. Reading room with stone vaulted ceiling. Utility/W.C. Separate W.C. Tudor stone staircase and early 20th century staircase to first floor : Large double bedroom with magnificent 18th-century panelling, window seats and cupboard leading to blocked door to lost second tower. Master double bedroom with window seats on two sides and 18th-century panelling, leading to twin-bedded tower room. Two further twin-bedded rooms, one looking west over the garden, one looking east towards Dunstanburgh Castle. Bunk-bedded room with panelling. Two single bedrooms (one with 2ft 6in bed for +1 child). Two bathroom/W.C.s each with separate shower cubicle. Shower room. Tudor stone staircase to second floor : 25ft long games room with TV. Double bedroom with mullioned window facing west, leading to twin-bedded tower room (for +2) with window facing east to the remains of a medieval garderobe._ Elec and full oil CH incl Elec range incl 4-oven Aga incl Shops ¾ mile Sky TV DVD (small library) Auto wm T/dryer M/wave D/washer Freezer 1.7 acres of lawned grounds Duvets with linen and towels Non-smokers only ,Friday to Friday, _,Note, : Dunstan Hall can be booked with Stable Cottage (MRE) to sleep up to 22 people.