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Fidra

(Ref. 1122167)

Embleton, Northumberland Show on map

4.2

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Another fantastic week at Fidra."

    The views are second to none, and the location is what we come for. The cottage is comfortable and the perfect home for us with two children.

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Dec 2023

  • "Cosy cottage with stunning views."

    Some of the facilities are definitely showing signs of wear. I would recommend bringing your own frying pan, spatula & oven gloves as the ones provided are very worn. As mentioned in other reviews there are no small saucepans. One other point to note…there is a short steep track that leads up hill into the large walled courtyard where the properties are located, we couldn’t get up the track in snow & had to park on the road. Overall we had a great time & would stay there again

    Reviewed by Ann4.1Dec 2023

  • "I would definitely go here again but was very surprised that the cottage had no information file, most places have details like nearest vets, drs etc and any local walks or places they would recommend."

    The directions could be better as doent point out that you need to go though the stone gateway as no name outside. This may sound petty but every single holiday we have there is always a little welcome gift and we were disappointed. It is in a great place, very comfortable with lovely views.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great views and located in a very unspoilt part of the Northumbria coastline."

    The view from upstairs window was outstanding, and hard to beat, and owner-provided binoculars were a nice touch! The main bed was comfortable and bedding was good quality linen. On the other hand, cleanliness could have been improved in a few places, i.e. under sofa and between the seat cushions, the kitchen really needs improvement (as others have said - e.g. basic oven, no small pans, no egg cups) and a fan would have been really useful as upstairs gets VERY warm in the sun. Also..no local information at all (e.g. recycling days, where to eat, places to visit). None of this detracted from a really enjoyable stay, but feel more could be done with this cottage.

    Reviewed by Malcolm3.8Sep 2023

  • "Generally happy with the cottage, it is in a wonderful location a few minutes walk from the beach and with great views."

    Would happily stay there again. Main problem we had was getting clothes dry, it was a fairly wet week so difficult to hang washing outside, an indoor clothes horse would have been great. Otherwise the cottage is well equipped, although the kitchen is a little cramped when cooking for 6 people.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jul 2023

  • "The location of the cottage and the grounds were very good."

    We loved the views from the cottage and watching the wildlife. We felt that the kitchen could have been better equipped and that some of the pans should be replaced. An inside clothes horse would be useful for when it’s wet.

    Reviewed by Shirley3.4Jul 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our time at Fidra, and have already booked for the same time next year."

    Reviewed by Mike3.8May 2023

  • "We really enjoyed staying at Fidra for the week."

    The cottage is in a really quiet and quaint area in Embleton. The view from the cottage is absolutely fabulous - stunning green fields and the sea. The bedrooms are decent sizes and the living room is extremely homely and comfortable. My only constructive criticisms would be that the upstairs flooring is extremely creaky. When sleeping downstairs, if people are upstairs, you can hear every footstep. This could do with being sorted. Also, some of the furniture is looking a little tired and could do with replacing (bedroom wardrobes). The dining room table and chairs are lovely and roomy: however, the chairs are extremely heavy so my parents-in-law and children struggled to move them. Overall, we had a brilliant stay and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Feb 2023

  • "Nice location with a view to die for."

    Aug 2021

  • "Amazing view, accommodation that works."

    Good quick Wi-Fi appreciated by teenager!

    Jul 2018

  • "Great location with fabulous beach within walking distance."

    Wonderful view from the living room. A very comfortable cottage. Well stocked local shop. Good local pubs serving food and only a short distance to Newton by the Sea - and The Joiners Arms, a Bistro pub.

    Jun 2018

  • "Very peaceful and wonderful views."

    Jun 2018

  • "Beautiful views, comfortable place with all you need for a lovely week."

    May 2018

  • "The views from the rear of the property over the fields and out to sea were fantastic."

    This is what sells the property.

    May 2018

  • "Excellent location, wonderful views, perfectly comfortable for a family of six."

    Well equipped kitchen.

    Apr 2018

  • "Outstanding views of Embleton Bay from the upstairs living room."

    Warm (underfloor heating in bathroom much appreciated in February). clean, comfortable property with everything you need for an enjoyable self catering holiday. Plenty of room for six of us and our dog. So peaceful, but two minutes walk from pub, shop and playground. A pleasant 15 minute walk down the hill to the beach with those incredible views.

    Feb 2018

  • "A very well equipped property with wonderful views."

    Oct 2017

  • "This was in a brilliant location in Embleton - twin bedrooms rather small but adequate - the view from the open plan lounge/diner was beautiful - the cottage has bedrooms on ground floor."

    Sep 2017

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Summary

  • Reverse level
  • Three ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First-floor kitchen
  • First-floor living/dining room
  • Oil heating
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, Hi-Fi, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Non-enclosed garden with lawn and furniture
  • 2 well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Overlooking the beautiful coast of Embleton, Fidra is a quaint stone house, ideal for a family, with easy access to the local beach and other amenities along the Northumberland coast.

Be welcomed by this pretty property and park off-road beside a lovely grass garden with a picnic bench, ideal for breakfast in the fresh air.

Upon entry you will find the living areas on the first-floor to maximise the views, beginning with a spacious sitting room with several stylish sofas, armchairs and a brilliant view of the coast through glass sliding doors.

The sitting area ia accompanied by a stylish wooden dining table complementing the black leather of the sofas and there is an amply filled kitchen where you can cook up a storm.

As well as a ground-floor bathroom, the three bedrooms all rest on the ground floor, each with storage and a homely feel, including a double and two twins.

Embleton is a stunning location offering a magnificent sandy beach, where you can spend a day enjoying sandy walks and watersports amongst the waves, taking a picnic featuring local produce.

More walks can be found at Embleton Quarry Nature Reserve, the historic Howick Hall Gardens & Arboretum and of course the stunning Northumberland Coastal Path.

Embleton has a great selection of eateries, and a little further from the property you can explore the fascinating ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle.

Make a seaside holiday to remember with a stay at Fidra.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

EMBLETON

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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter