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Croft Cottage Coastal Cottage in Embleton, Northumberland

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
2 bathrooms

Croft Cottage Coastal Cottage description

Holiday home
This is a stunning detached stone barn conversion that has been beautifully restored to a very high standard by the owners. The open plan interior has a light and airy feel with the original roof trusses and a natural limestone floor retained as original features. The sleek modern kitchen has granite worktops and an impressive 'Lacanche' French range cooker. A Scandinavian wood-burning stove separates the dining space from the sitting area and provides a cosy feel to the room. There is a luxurious bathroom and two bedrooms. An added bonus is the utility room. Outside there is a large lawn with outdoor games, a patio with garden furniture and a barbecue. This is an opportunity to experience a unique holiday home that is a fabulous base to explore the stunning countryside that Northumbria has to offer.

The lovely village of Embleton is a perfect base for exploring areas of Northumberland's Heritage Coastline. The nearby village of Craster can be reached along a beautiful grassy path, which goes beside the sea and past the impressive ruin of Dunstanburgh Castle - the largest in Northumberland. There are four pubs in the village of Embleton and two of them serve food. Seven miles away is Alnwick where there is a good range of shops and places to eat. Alnwick Castle is a must-see attraction with its beautiful gardens. Also famed for its gardens is Howick Hall, open to visitors during the summer months. For golf fanatics there are several notable courses in the area including Dunstanburgh Links Course which is only one mile away from Embleton.

Northumberland is a heady combination of fishing villages, market towns, sandy beaches, magnificent castles and historic Hadrian's Wall, tied together by beautiful countryside and abundant wildlife.

Oil central heating with woodburning stove. Gas range cooker with 6 hobs, large gas oven and warming compartment, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, Blu-ray DVD, radio/CD, iPod dock, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot, highchair, stairgate and fireguard available on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Large lawned garden with patio areas, garden furniture, BBQ, outdoor games, swing and playframe. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles. Note: Supermarket delivery, dinner parties and babysitting services available by arrangement. Note: Property is accessed via a private lane. Note: A public footpath runs from this property to both Embleton Bay and Low Newton-by-the-Sea.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Near golf
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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David W
March 2012
Well - where do we start! From the moment we arrived at the cottage in a secluded little spot just near Embleton, we knew our week ahead would be pleasurable. We were greeted by Jeremy (one of the owners) who welcomed us to the cottage and showed us around ensuring we knew how everything worked and that are needs were catered for. The Cottage itself was even better than it looked in the pictures - light, spacious and in a lovely spot. Everything we needed for the week was there. There is ample space both in and outside the property with a real wood burning stove for those chilly winter evenings. The location suited us down to the ground as it was ideally placed for exploring the Northumbria coastline and all the local attractions. Both Jeremy and Elaine offered some useful tips on the best places to go and visit, which made our stay all the more enjoyable. The cottage would suit both individuals, couples and families (in our case two adults and a 13 week old baby). The cottage was immaculate, the owners friendly and welcoming and the location perfect. We will be back next year!
Mrs Tanner
August 2016
A nicely decorated and spacious barn conversion in a peaceful location, well situated for walks and days out.
Mrs Standen
March 2016
The location and quiet aspect of the cottage was excellent. Access to the owner was good and his knowledge of the area and local amenities was really helpful. The cottage was very comfortable and helped us to relax and really enjoy this beautiful part of the country.
Mr Price
June 2016
The location of the cottage was excellent; easy access to both the coastal landmarks and the national park. We had a very relaxing break.
Mrs Foley
July 2016
Beautiful cottage in a wonderfully peaceful location. High quality furnishing and decor. Friendly and helpful owner. Would highly recommend!
Mr Duffitt
May 2016
Great location and great standard of accommodation. Couldn't recommend it more and have already told our friends.
Mrs Jones
September 2015
The cottage was perfect in every way, the comfort of the bed and beautiful bedding was exceptional, the cottage was visually amazing and was exactly what we were hoping for. We could not fault it in any way!
Mr Mangwiro
February 2016
Great place to stay and explore the region. The owners were very welcoming. We enjoyed our stay.
Mrs Butterworth
April 2015
An absolutely gorgeous cottage. So nice I was very quickly taking pictures and telling friends about it! Had very friendly owners. The cottage was beautifully clean, extremely comfortable and the kitchen had more than enough of everything needed.
Mr Shadbolt
August 2014
We found Croft Cottage the perfect, peaceful place to relax. We had everything we needed and more. The kitchen is very well equipped and the oven was great fun to cook on. The owners made us feel extremely welcome and gave great tips for places to visit. We enjoyed every single moment of the holiday.
Mrs Green
August 2014
A tranquil location with light, spacious living area and lots of extras such as wetsuits, DVDs, etc. The outdoor space was ideal for the children.
Mrs Garwood
September 2014
It was a beautiful, comfortable property, we really loved it. Very friendly owner. A good base for travelling.
Mr Mattley
November 2014
We had a fabulous time at the property and the owners were excellent and helpful throughout.
Mrs Abbott
February 2015
The owner did everything to make our stay wonderful, cannot fault him in making our stay a thorough success.
Mrs Searle
June 2013
A beautiful cottage in a fantastic location. Warm welcome from the owners. We couldn't have asked for more.
Mr Lidgate
June 2014
A lovely cottage, peaceful surroundings in a beautiful part of the countryside with all amenities close by. Great owners, there if you need them. I can highly recommend you pay this place a visit.
Mr Austin
September 2012
The cottage is set in a beautiful converted farm building. Sitting outside there are lovely views across the fields. The owners are very helpful. The cottage has a log burning stove which is very warm and homely.
Mrs Snell
October 2012
Beautiful cottage in a very peaceful location, cottage was furnished to a very high standard. Particularly enjoyed the log fire and DVD player for cosy evenings in.
Mrs Burton
February 2012
Excellent location of the cottage and the space within the cottage.
Mrs Duncan
July 2012
We love this part of the country. Croft Cottage was really beautifully laid out. In particular we liked the open space of the kitchen/dining area and living area - finished to a very high standard. Very quiet and relaxing and the owners were very helpful and friendly but not intrusive.
Mr Mrs Croft
October 2006
A pleasant welcome, nicely judged to be helpful but not intrusive - always felt people were there if we needed anything. The interior decoration on this property was just stunning - the main room was a place we would like to return to alone. Wonderful spare, sleek elegant feel within the old barn casing - terrific. The stove is a great feature, and there were really nice bonuses like the picnic hamper.
Mrs Wyeth
July 2012
A fantastic location - feels so isolated yet only a few miles from Alnwick and its shopping facilities. Cottage is just beautifully finished and was excellent for all our needs - being on one level really helped with our toddler and we didn't use the wood burning stove so that wasn't a safety issue. Loved the extra cloakroom and utility with washing machine, plus small hall with space for coats and boots. Local footpath good for walks and small play area on site another bonus. Overall, a great find!
Mrs Mealing
September 2011
Lovely decor, nice detached cottage which was handy for local places such as Alnwick, Seahouses and all the tourist routes. The cottage was heated, and a comfortable temperature. There were books and games to play in the cottage and it was very peaceful. Lovely to see and hear the wildlife such as hares, owls, and pheasants.
Mr Del Gallo
October 2009
Location was perfect.
Mr Lewis
October 2010
Very quiet and tranquil setting with helpful owners.
Mrs Weatherly
June 2011
We liked the idyllic quiet position of the cottage.
Mrs Williamson
September 2009
A lovely barn conversion in a very peaceful setting. Friendly and welcoming owners who were a mine of information and very happy to help! Easy to access all parts of Northumberland.
Mr Palmer
June 2009
Amazing cottage, great location,cottage was well furnished and met all of our needs.
Mr Foster
September 2009
Lovely accommodation.
Mr Masterman
June 2009
Alnwick Gardens was superb!
Mr Terry
April 2009
Liked the seclusion of the property and general location.
Mr Hateley
August 2008
Lovely setting, super cottage - liked the open plan. Owners couldn't have been more helpful.
Mrs Burgin
June 2008
Light and airy cottage with a lovely open plan design.
Mrs Murphy
May 2008
Good location
Mrs Broad
December 2007
Lovely area. Very quiet, very cosy cottage. Perfect Christmas!
Mr Barnes
November 2007
The cottage was every bit as good as we'd hoped for.
Mr Nipper
October 2006
A stunning property in every respect, cannot be faulted.
Mrs Daniels
November 2006
Liked the quiet location of property. Owners very friendly and welcoming. Property of a very high standard and a good central location from which to tour the area.
Mrs John
November 2006
This property cannot be faulted-it was perfect both in itself and in its location.
Mrs Baddeley
December 2006
Fabulous property, would not hesitate to recommend it. Great service from Sykes as well.
Mr Skelton
February 2007
Excellent accommodation and very friendly owners.
Mrs Hare
February 2007
We had a really good time--the location and being able to relax.
Mr McDermott
March 2007
Location, setting and owners - they could not have been more helpful, and that was extremely welcoming.
Mrs Tysoe
April 2007
The cottage was beautifully fitted throughout. The level of thought that had gone into the design, furnishings etc. was excellent. The welcome from the owners was warm and friendly and they made us feel right at home. We hope to go there again next year and I will certainly be telling friends about it.
Mr Millington
May 2007
A fantastic property in an extremely beautiful part of the country, superbly situated with the unspoilt coast of Northumberland and its golden sandy beaches only a couple of miles away. The owners made us feel very welcome.
Miss Bainbridge
June 2007
A fabulous cottage to stay in, in a perfect location and very close to many of the wonderful beaches and places of interest in Northumberland. The hosts were very welcoming and friendly as were the ducks!
Dr Denniss
October 2007
A great cottage in a truly unspoilt part of the world, with great beaches only a few minutes away. Certainly a cottage we would go back to.
Mrs Stone
October 2007
The cottage was a very comfortable place to stay extremely cosy warm. We didn't even need to use the fire despite it being pretty cold outside. We loved the troup of ducks which came to greet us most days. The cottage was very well situated for travelling to places of interest, of which there were many. Much of the scenery in this part of the world is truly spectacular and provided us with great walking. The cottage owners were very helpful friendly on hand when we needed them.
Mrs Clarke
October 2006
Beautifully appointed cottage. Very comfortable and wonderfully warm. Owners very welcoming and helpful. Fantastic holiday all round.
Mrs Jones
October 2006
A good base to explore the area. The recommended pubs were good.
Sarah J
February 2013
We received a nice warm welcome from the owners Elanie & Jermey. They explained how to work everything in the cottage, which was really helpful. They also offered local knowledge of the area. Great location and so peaceful. It is a warm clean cottage and very spacious, nice open plan living area.This cottage had everything we needed. We loved the log burner and the cooker. We could not fault Croft Cottage. Thank you again to Elanie & Jermey
July 2013
we stayed at this amazing barn from the 22/6/13 for two weeks, having never been to northumberland before, we did not know what to expect, but we had the most wonderful surprise of one being a glorious place, but also the base of our holiday, croft cottage was amazing!!! from the moment we stepped into the barn we could not get over how big it was! it was beautiful ,tastefully furnished and decorated with lots of lovely touches, like the toiletries and the sheets had a beautiful scent and a comfortable bed and lots of towels which was a great surprise, as we bought our own with us! the surrounding countryside was peaceful and quiet, the owners jeremy and elaine were warm, funny and approachable. this property is a gem and i really did not want to place a review of this piece of heaven, but i knew i must as it was a great find, and anyone who stays here will love it! it is situated perfectly for all places that you need to visit, and there is a lot! we were very sad to leave both the cottage and northumberland but we will definately be back! thank you so much x
William A
January 2016
My wife booked Coft Cottage in Northumbria at the last minute for a Birthday treat for the two of us. Having young children we could only get away for one night but immediately upon arriving we were made to feel welcome. Jeremy and Elaine , the owners , had gone out of their way and bought my wife a bottle of wine and a Birthday card , which were waiting for us when we arrived. Jeremy popped over and explained how everything worked and asked if we had any plans , we said that we might have a walk into the nearest village for drinks and a meal, he explained that due to the recent flooding , the ground was soaked and offered to drop us off and return later on that evening to collect us. Such is the gentleman's genuine kindness .The cottage itself is simply stunning , it is generously proportioned and exquisitely decorated throughout. Whilst it looks like it came straight from the pages of a glossy magazine , it is so well furnished with its fixtures and fittings that you feel totally at home in its countryside comfort. The modern , stylishly-simple kitchen has everything that you would need for your stay (long or short ) and the cottage has a great range of dvd, blu rays , books and boardgames to keep any family entertained. There are 2 bathrooms /toilets (ideal for families with small children ) and both are immaculately spotless , as are the 2 well sized bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin). The double bed was amazingly comfortable and guaranteed a great nights sleep. The rest of the cottage comes very well equipped with everything you may need for a few days or an extended visit. The property also boasts a centre-piece wood burner and a very efficient central heating system. My wife loved our time there and it really did make her Birthday one to remember. Our only regret was that our stay couldn't have been longer. We would definitely recommend Croft cottage to anyone who wants a relaxing , enjoyable holiday with perfect hosts. Thank you both for making our short stay so special.
March 2012
We stayed in Croft Cottage for a week with our 2 year old daughter. The location is perfect - a detached cottage with a couple of other houses down a little lane made us feel well into the countryside yet we were only a few miles from the town of Alnwick and all the amenities we needed. The cottage is beautifully presented and the owners very welcoming. Our daughter loved the field and the swing at the bottom, and we appreciated being able to walk from the door if we wanted to. The furniture and decor is modern and clean; the kitchen had everything we wanted and the TV, DVD player and stereo system with a link for an ipod are all modern. The beds are comfy and the furniture well chosen. The extra cloakroom and small utility with washer/drier all came in handy. The rooms were all very warm - none of the cold bathrooms or small rooms that you get in some cottages. The owners provided us with a lovely highchair. As there is no access to the loft room, we appreciated having no stairs to worry about for our toddler as the bedrooms and living area are all on one level. The coast is only a short drive away with lovely walks and pubs and the A1 is minutes in the other direction to enable you to speed off to places further afield. All in all one of the best cottages we have stayed in in a while. First Class.
Camilla K
November 2011
Elaine and Jeremy couldn't have gone to more trouble to help my new husband plan for our arrival for a 3 day mini-honeymoon after our wedding. We entered to smell fresh red roses, burning fire and to my joy some champagne chilling in the fridge. The cottage was stunning - gorgeous beams in open plan living. We were shown how to use the wood fire - the absolute centre piece for the lounge and spent a fabulous few days walking on the beaches at Bamburgh and Embleton and curling up in front of the fire at night. Nothing seemed too much trouble and we were even offered a lift to the local pub! We are already planning to come back to the area as it is enchanting. Highly recommend this cottage to anyone!
December 2011
We liked it so much that on our return home we booked it for next year. We are regular uses of holiday cottages throughout the UK and we holiday one week in most months and take our word that this cottage is luxury and comfort. What I liked was the cooker as I love cooking. Once I got used to it I found it cooked very well. The area is beautiful with interesting places to visit. I think my wife and I will be visiting Croft Cottage for years to come. As for the down side to be honest I can not think of one.
October 2011
An outstanding cottage located in a tranquil setting and ideally positioned for visiting this excellent area of the country. The amenities are first-rate for anyone visiting at any time of the year. The owners of the cottage welcome visitors on arrival and are available to ensure that their stay runs smoothly. Looking forward to a fourth visit next year.
Mrs Dempster
July 2006
A great base for exploring and the tranquillity. Very friendly owners who made us feel very welcome. The cottage itself was very tastefully decorated - modern but at the same time retaining the charm and beauty of the building.
Mr Mrs Cleife
September 2006
The lot! We love and know the area very well, but staying in such a great pad made the break more enjoyable than we could have hoped for. The owner was also friendly and welcoming, which helped us to relax and feel at home. We would definitely look to return some time soon. A great cottage in great surroundings in the greatest county in England. Full marks.
October 2011
I was a little worried when I read one of the reviews on here but I needn't to have been - we had no problems whatsoever. The owners (Jeremy & Elaine) are very welcoming and live in the adjacent farm building, they made sure that we knew how to get hold of them if we needed to (at any time) - we didn't need to but I would have felt more than comfortable going and knocking on their door if needs be. Cottage is easy to find, not too far from the A1 and down a farm track - on arriving we found everything to be clean, tidy and in good/excellent condition - yes it took us a little while to work out how to light the oven, but once we did really no problems there. Elaine & Jeremy clearly take great pride in ensuring that anything they do in the cottage is of a high standard - and it really is a home away from home. Great sound system and easy to plug your ipod or mp3 player into it, fantastic large flat screen tv/dvd player for those cosy nights in front of the log burner. Utility room is a bonus - especially the washer/dryer after a day's walking. Bedroom (as with rest of cottage was really clean and well furnished) and bed really comfy. Ideally located for visits to Bamburgh, Holy Island, Seahouses, Craster and Alnwick which are all very short drives from the cottage, and Cragside which takes slightly longer to get to, but still not far. Alnwick has Morrisons and Sainsbury if you want the major supermarkets - so not far to go to stock up on the essentials. Ate out a couple of times - Joiners is nice, but for a similar price we had an excellent meal at the Treehouse Restaurant at Alnwick Garden (you have to book in advance). Made good use of the kitchen (and it's wine glasses!) as well, so best of both worlds - we wanted to chill and that's what we did. Another plus for us was the wifi. Downside (for some) was no signal on 3 or Vodafone - you need Orange or O2. Thanks for a great week - we'll hopefully be back at some point!
December 2009
A lovely cottage with excellent facilities in the heart of Northumberland - owned and operated by a local farmer who is always at hand to support your stay. Bright and airy in a converted barn with a lovely kitchen and comfortable bedrooms. walks aplenty on the doorstep and convenient for all northern parts of this wonderful county.
December 2009
Excellent cottage in a lovely location. From the cornish tea on arrival there was nothing to fault about the cottage.
September 2011
We found the cottage down a very long bumpy lane around approx. 2/3 mile from the main road. The cottage was lovely to look at, in and outside everything the brochure prmoised. We found the range cooker difficult to use especially the oven as it would not light automatically and had to use a lighter which was not easy. I thought it was a safety hazzard along with the dishwasher that had no bottom plate to cover the element. Also not nice oven trays only rusty ones which I had to use with tin foil. General lack of utensils. The shower leaked all over the floor as the screen did not keep the water in at the wall edge of the screen/bath. The main bed was comfortable. Overall I think with a little bit of TLC it could be made back into a really lovely cottage that it is. The area surrounding Embleton was lovely. Alnwick had the "Harry Potter" castle and lovely restaurants nearby, made it an ideal place to stay
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