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Win a Seaside Breakaway in Craster at Coastal Retreats' Red Herring

This expired on 27th August 2021

Living North is delighted to have teamed up with award-winning cottage company Coastal Retreats to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a seaside breakaway in the hugely popular fishing village of Craster on the Northumberland coast

Whilst pretty much all of us are desperate for a holiday right now, we promise you there is not much better than an off-season break beside the sea. Once the crowds have left, you will have the beach – and the best table in the pub – pretty much to yourselves, and it’s a great way to recharge the batteries before the Christmas onslaught.

Coastal Retreats, the award-winning cottage company, are offering a weekend break at one of the newest properties in their portfolio, to be taken between November 2021 and January 2022. Red Herring is a 200-year-old whinstone cottage recently renovated by its designer owners to create a spacious, contemporary feel within a quaint cottage shell. Part of the Coastal Retreats collection, this two-bedroom retreat is tucked away up a side street, near Craster’s Jolly Fisherman gastro pub and the picturesque harbour, in one of the most popular seaside locations on the Northumberland coast.

A former schoolhouse, the renovation has retained original features while adding a log burner to the original inglenook fireplace, as well as ensuring light and space in the living areas. With a distinctly coastal interior, plus hints of Nordic style, this retreat is ideally situated for walks north to Dunstanburgh Castle and Embleton Bay, and south to Howick and Sugar Sands.

For your chance to win this getaway, simply send your name and contact details on a postcard to Living North, Studio 2, St Nicholas Chare, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RJ, enter online at or email

Please mark your entry Coastal Retreats. All entries to be received by 27th August 2021.

Not the lucky winner? Coastal Retreats is a family-run company specialising in stylish holiday homes throughout the North East of England. Designed to five-star standards, they have a fabulous range of cottages to suit everything from a romantic breakaway to a get together with family and friends. Check out their cottages at

Terms and Conditions

Prize is for a two-night weekend break (Friday to Sunday) at Red Herring, Craster.

Winner can choose to stay in either November 2021, December 2021 or January 2022 excluding the festive period (24th–31st December).

Prize cannot be exchanged for cash and is subject to availability.

Entrants must be over 18.

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