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Ottoline Cottage

(Ref. 1122203)

Embleton, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "We wee surprised how isolated the cottage was and the lack of nearby facilities."

    Reviewed by John4.7Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful and perfect location for our holiday we were after somewhere easy reach of the beach with a fabulous view of the coast and Ottoline definitely delivered."

    Facilities in the cottage were great which we made good use of during our stay cooking meals with a view of the sea. Bed linen and towels of good quality and all clean. A five star place for us and we'll be back again.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Mar 2024

  • "Wonderful location!"

    The best view all day everyday… the cottage was cosy and had everything we needed. Will definitely be going back!!!

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Feb 2024

  • "This is our second time staying here, we and the dogs absolutely love the cottage and the outstanding coastal walking on your door step."

    Only a couple of niggles, for some reason there was no hot water the morning we vacated, the freezer needed defrosting , it was so iced up the door would not close. Had to borrow a corkscrew from next door (important utensil especially when on holiday

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Oct 2023

  • "Another wonderful weeks holiday in Ottoline Cottage."

    Perfect peaceful location and great for walks on the beach with our dog. Our only recommendation is to install an outdoor tap in the back garden to rinse sandy feet and paws before coming indoors. I spent ages clearing sand and hoovering during our stay.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic holiday in thoughtfully presented cottage in fabulous location, ideally located down the road and through the dunes to beach and on circular walk/cycle path route."

    Investigation needed on the oil flue as fumes reentered the property through the shower room & bath room windows together with the back door when left open. Should we have had hot weather it would have been unbearable to have had these closed, whereas with the inclement weather we were only mildly inconvenienced.

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Jul 2023

  • "Ottoline Cottage was wonderful with a short walk to the beach."

    We were blessed with glorious weather.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2023

  • "We really loved our stay."

    The cottage had everything we needed, and the views from all of the rooms were incredible. So calming to see and hear the sea! The beds were super comfy, and the blackout blinds were much appreciated when trying to get littlies to sleep. It was in a perfect spot with a 2 minute walk to a deserted beach, and a short drive to lots of other cool places. We will definitely be back! Our only issue was the pet hair. We know the cottage is pet friendly, but when playing on the floor with the little ones, we ended up with lots of pet hair on our clothes and their toys - I think perhaps it is hard to clean out of the rugs that are down? There was also hair on the furniture. It wouldn't stop us booking again, we really loved our stay, but I do think that something needs to be done about making sure the pet hair is properly cleaned. Perhaps changing the rugs and throws to ones that can be cleaned more easily?

    Reviewed by Thomas4.7Mar 2023

  • "Brilliant cottage, we love Embleton bay so the location is perfect for us."

    Early morning dog walks with the sun rising behind Dunstanburgh castle were divine. The quality of everything in the cottage was extremely high which we appreciated. The bed was supremely comfy (we only used the master), the shower was hot and powerful, the towels were large and fluffy, the wood burning stove was large enough to heat up the room quickly. We didn’t cook much, as there are so many lovely places to eat nearby, but the kitchen was extremely well equipped and had everything you needed.. We loved Ottoline cottage and we will definitely book again, thank you.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Feb 2023

  • "Absolutely fabulous cottage and we've already booked it again."

    The location is brilliant and the cottage is stunning inside, beautifully furnished. We had a wonderful stay and can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Dec 2022

  • "Wonderful location for the beach."

    Plenty of walking nearby. Cosy and warm with wonderful rear garden with patio

    Nov 2021

  • "No recommending this one to friends, its one to selfishly keep to yourself."

    Comfortable and cosy in a fantastic location.

    Nov 2021

  • "Ottoline Cottage is in a great location and is beautifully furnished and equipped."

    It’s obvious that a lot of thought has been given to the use of space. Couldn’t fault it. It’s just a shame that it’s already booked for the equivalent week next year or we would definitely have returned.

    Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful, comfy cottage with stunning views, a stone's throw from Embleton Bay."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can't wait to return.

    Oct 2021

  • "A well appointed cottage in a gorgeous and peaceful spot."

    Beautiful views, easy walk to the beach. Excellent cycling opportunities

    Aug 2021

  • "An excellent location and a well equipped cottage."

    The cottage was warm and cosy, we'd definitely recommend.

    Dec 2018

  • "A lovely clean and very well equipped cottage in a perfect location."

    Nov 2018

  • "Excellent position facing sea at Dunstan Steads."

    Cottage was very clean and cosy. A lovely holiday cottage.

    Oct 2018

  • "Excellent, cosy cottage in a good location."

    Sep 2018

  • "We have stayed at Ottoline four times now - always perfect."

    Jul 2018

  • "Super location, super views and gorgeous beach just a wee walk away!"

    Jul 2018

  • "Stayed many many times at Ottoline."

    It is super! Good access to beach and easy to walk / cycle from. Well equipped and very comfortable. Best of all it is pet free! Can't wait to return.

    Jun 2018

  • "It is the third or fourth time we have stayed at this cottage and it has always been clean and comfortable."

    Apr 2018

  • "Great location, lovely warm cottage."

    Feb 2018

  • "Great location - all perfect."

    Dec 2017

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This property is part of the Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages collection.
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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Open-plan living space with dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and grill, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV/DVD player, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed gardens, patio area, patio furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 0.9 miles, beach 0.2 miles
  • Note: Please only park at the front of the property to unload
  • Note: Starter pack of fuel is provided with additional fuel available to purchase locally
  • Note: £50 refundable security deposit required when taking a dog.

The property

Craster 0.9 miles.

Boasting a superb location on the Heritage Coastline in Dunstan, near Craster, in Northumberland, Ottoline Cottage offers glorious views to the sea and beyond and is the ideal destination for a family holiday.

The interior is stylishly finished with clean lines, tasteful soft furnishings and functional spaces which all add up to create the perfect seaside holiday home.

The open-plan living area has extensive seating in front of a wonderful woodburning stove where you can imagine curling up together to get warm in the cooler months or to catch up with each other after a day at the beach.

The kitchen is fully fitted with all that is needed to produce delicious food for the whole family and if you want to keep the nominated chef company, then there is an informal dining table and chairs here, or if you want a more formal dining experience, then there is an elegant dining area set up in the open-plan living space.

There is even the option of eating alfresco if the sun is shining with gardens to the front and rear, so no matter what time of day it is you should be able to catch some rays!

When it’s time for bed, choose from three charming bedrooms; a super-king-size with stunning sea views, a double which also has impressive views of the coast and a single.

All offer a calming place to rest your weary heads after a hard day at the beach or out and about exploring.

In the morning, you’re already in the perfect setting for discovering the delights the region has to offer.

Lace up your walking boots and take a hike to any of the numerous scenic walks on the doorstep or take a stroll to the gorgeous sandy beach of Embleton Bay.

Other beaches worth visiting include Beadnell Bay and Newton Haven beach.

The endearing villages of Embleton and Craster are close or if you jump in the car, head to the town of Alnwick which is a great spot for having a browse and stocking up on essentials.

Just a few miles away is the stunning Dunstanburgh Castle and if you’ve got a taste for history then check out Alnwick Castle, Preston Tower, Howick Hall and Bamburgh Castle.

For a cottage stay in a beautifully presented holiday home close to the beach, make sure you book a break at Ottoline Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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About the location


Craster 3 miles; Beadnell 4 miles; Alnwick 7 miles.

The pretty village of Embleton is ideally placed for exploring one of the most attractive stretches of Northumberland's Heritage Coastline. A beautiful grassy path runs from the village to neighbouring Craster, alongside the sea and past Dunstanburgh Castle - the largest ruined castle in Northumberland. Embleton itself has a village pub and a local hotel, and there is an excellent range of amenities in nearby Alnwick. The gardens at nearby Howick Hall are open during the summer and are noted for their beauty, whilst Alnwick Castle and Garden are a 'must-see' when visiting the area. For the keen golfer, Dunstanburgh Links Course is about 1 mile away - just one of several excellent courses in the vicinity.

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Note: Please only park at the front of the property to unload.
Note: Starter pack of fuel is provided with additional fuel available to purchase locally
Unable to accept Cats.
Note: there is no enclosed area for dogs

This property offers the following short breaks:

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