At Stonecroft, a warm, friendly welcome including tea and home-made cakes awaits those who wish to visit beautiful
Northumberland. In our detached, family home situated in the quiet coastal hamlet of Dunstan, we offer first class B&B. Craster and the shoreline is a short walk of just
under a mile; Dunstanburgh Castle a little bit further!
Our two en-suite bedrooms
Our two double en-suite bedrooms (ground floor) are spacious, comfortable and tastefully decorated. Our en-suites both have showers and we provide soft Christy towels; fresh cotton bathrobes & slippers and beautiful individual 'The White Company' toiletries for your use.
Each bedroom has an LCD TV with Freeview, DVD player, (there is no lounge/sitting room for guests' use), two comfortable chairs, a well stocked Hospitality Tray (inc Sally’s homemade shortbread), electric blankets, hairdryer, mini fridge, radio/iPod/iPhone dock, lots of local Information, guide books and maps. We are more than happy to advise on routes, bus times etc. Our home from home touches in your bedroom include fresh flowers, fruit and a daily chocolate by your bed!
Free WiFi is available for our guests.
We try to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible so if you are visiting for a special occasion, such as a birthday or anniversary, then please let us know.
We can only accommodate Non--Smokers in our home and unfortunately we can't take any dogs/pets. Sorry, no children under 14 years old.
Ample off-road, private parking on our driveway. Secure storage for bicycles. Boot trays and drying area for outdoor clothing. Storage available for walkers luggage if you are walking St Oswald's Way or Coastal Path and are using a collection service. If you have time....we have garden furniture in the front garden for guests’ use which enjoys full sun.
Walk to Dunstanburgh Castle from Stonecroft via Craster and as far north along the coastal path as you can manage (Seahouses or even Bamburgh?) and catch the bus back! The local bus service is very good and if you haven't got a bus pass, then take advantage of the Walker's Ticket. Or, make it a circular walk, with refreshments at The Ship Inn at Newton-by-the-Sea before returning along the shoreline.
Another lovely walk from our home is down to Craster then walking south, calling in at Howick Hall Gardens (voted one of the top five coastal gardens in the country and home of Earl Grey Tea) to enjoy the Arboretum, Bog Garden and much more - especially the wonderful tea room! If you still have the energy, continue walking from Howick down to Alnmouth, again catching the bus back to Stonecroft. If you stayed all afternoon in the Gardens and want a more direct route home, then a footpath over a couple of fields brings you back to Stoneroft.
Access statement available on request or read here
Our breakfasts have been given the prestigious 'Breakfast Award' by Visit Britain.
We aim to use as much locally sourced produce as possible - award winning sausages from Turnbulls of Alnwick; local free range eggs; homegrown tomatoes when in season; home-smoked trout; Kippers from Craster; Gilchester Flours; Heatherslaw Mill Flour; Heatherslaw Mill Oats.
Breakfast is served in our dining room where guests sit at one large table. You can be assured of a good hearty breakfast to start the day. Some options to choose from are a full Northumbrian breakfast, famous Craster Kippers (traditionally eaten with bread and butter), Stonecroft Smoked Trout or Kippercakes (perfect for those who don't like the bones!); The Borders Breakfast or homemade Granola with fruit compote for a lighter option. Leave room to try our homemade bread made with Gilchesters Flours (grown and milled in Northumberland) and Heatherslaw Mill Flours along with our own marmalade, various homemade preserves or local Northumberland honey.
Packed lunches are also available - if you still have an appetite! Homemade cake and flasks are available for those who just want a little something to see them through to supper......................
For evening meals, try The Jolly Fisherman or Robson’s Fish Restaurant* in Craster, a short walk of 10-15 mins (*seasonal). The Cottage Inn within Dunstan Village serves good pub food too. More very good places to eat within a 5 - 10 min drive including The Joiners Arms and The Ship Inn, both at Newton-by-the-Sea or The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel in Embleton. Some are only a short drive but worth it! You could easily eat somewhere different every night of the week. Our regular visitors have their favourites.............................