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Bank Top Cottage

Embleton, Northumberland (Ref. 949760)


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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Great place to stay."

    Very quite , good beaches close by.

    Reviewed by KevinOct 2021

  • "Really lovely cottages in a beautiful part of the country."

    Loved the pool and the traffic free walk to the beach

    Reviewed by LesleyOct 2021

  • "The mattress in the main bedroom wasn't very good, the worst we have seen and despite the luxury tag there was no welcome pack and the essentials were a minimum."

    The TV was tiny and it was annoying that we didn't use the hot tub (as requested by owners) for cleaning but it wasn't cleaned till the next day so we could have enjoyed the last night in our hot tub. The pool booking idea was lovely and the cottage itself was fantastic.

    Reviewed by SeanSep 2021

  • "We loved the stay and the facilities for children were really fantastic but there were a couple of small things we felt could be improved."

    The curtains were very thin causing the kids to wake up very early- black out blinds would be a great improvement. Also we found the quilts very thick for summer and would have liked some thinner sheets or blankets to be available. Also I think description of the walk to the beach was a little misleading as it was about 40 minutes with children and a little too far for them

    Reviewed by RuthJul 2020

  • "Cottage location and facilities were excellent"

    Reviewed by NigelFeb 2020

  • "Location was brilliant with views from the cottage to the sea and it was so quiet and peaceful."

    It was very clean , spacious and had all the facilities and cooking utensils required for our stay. We used the hot tub all the time and the wood burning fire was great. One very minor suggestion is that the sofas are uncomfortable and need replacing.

    Reviewed by StevenDec 2019

  • "Had an amazing time at North Farm, the facilities were brilliant, the location stunning, couldn't recommended it highly enough."

    Only tiny niggle was that the sofa cushions kept coming off, which was more annoying than it sounds, but couldn't fault anything else.

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2019

  • "The sofas in the lounge were very uncomfortable, noticed some other cottages on the site had far better sofas."

    The beds were uncomfortable.

    Reviewed by AnneJul 2019

  • "Absolutely Superb."

    Views were excellent. Animals (Lambs) kept us in laughter with their antics. Will certainly go back again.

    Reviewed by MikeMay 2019

  • "Excellent booking service."

    The cottage is very well equipped and in a stunning location. Easy walk to the beach and castle. The cottage, swimming pool and changing rooms are immaculately clean The only downside to this cottage is that there is a chicken shed outside the twin bedroom and the Cockerels crow constantly from dawn, (not what you want on holiday!).

    Reviewed by GailMar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage and fantastic views, would highly reccomend anyone to visit!"

    Reviewed by StuartMar 2019

  • "Great stay again."

    ..now the 3rd visit, however, as we have commented on before when asked, there is no welcome pack of any description. No flowers, no bread , no milk no sign of anything to "welcome" us to the property. We have had catering/hospitality experience and gave all the above plus a small decanter of Sherry in each room, chocolates, cakes etc! And charged a fraction of the price you do. Please please do something to make our stay more "welcoming" next time

    Reviewed by AndrewMar 2019

  • "Simple to use low deposits and good communication."

    Also a wide range of properties. Can't fault them.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2018

  • "The ten minute walk to the beach was a little on the optimistic side unless you are Usain Bolt."

    Other than that an excellent property in a superb location.

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2018

  • "Overall a very lovely, clean and comfortable cottage with a stunning location and gorgeous sea views."

    The only slight issue we had is that there was no outside table and chairs. We had a bench which sat two people at a pinch and a child's size picnic bench. We had expected patio furniture to enable us to sit and eat outside and this would have made the cottage perfect for us. Having said that, this did not affect our fantastic stay in this beautiful cottage and we would return again.

    Reviewed by AlysonJun 2018

  • "Bank Top is in a wonderful position and the North Farm Cottages complex is excellent."

    I would not hesitate in recommending it to anyone. The cottage was excellent, view superb with a lovely 20 minute walk across the fields to the beach and all brimming with wildlife. We had Brown Hares right up to the front door late evening and early morning, and saw Fox and Roe Deer. The birds - Skylarks, Yellowhammers , Swallows, Wagtails, and Reed Buntings around Newton Pond were in abundance, as well as Eider ducks with their ducklings, on the sea. The Farne Islands is an amazing experience , though I was concerned about the effect that the number of visitors was having on the site and the birds; some were abusing the Arctic Terns just to get photographs, which was not right. This was our first visit to Northumberland and we loved it. Embleton is a very convenient centre, with a garage/small shop and petrol at a comparable price, Post Office/small shop and several places for a meal , including the Dunstanburgh Hotel which was very good. Spectacular scenery, friendly people, hardly any traffic, beautiful empty beaches, coastal walks second to none, and all litter-free - a rare treat !! What more could you want ?! A beautiful and unspoilt part of the countryside.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2018

  • "I've already recommended this cottage to friends."

    It was wonderful in every way - especially the hot tub!

    Reviewed by JillFeb 2018

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North Farm Cottages

A group of tastefully decorated, luxury cottages with panoramic views towards Embleton Bay. Each cottage at North Farm has been individually styled with great attention to detail; with dining tables for those celebratory meals, sleek kitchens and large living areas to accommodate you and your loved ones, spacious bedrooms with soft beds and bathroom facilities, all of which help to provide a superb base for touring this beautiful county. Relax on the peaceful patio area or perhaps enjoy a dip in the newly-built swimming pool. North Farm was once a busy working farm and is still surrounded by lush green fields. A safe, gently sloping farm track leads from the farm down to stunning Embleton Bay, with little extras along the way to make the walk more exciting. Guests can say hello to the three deer, stop off at the old pill box for a rest or book out the owner’s hut on the beach and spend the day making sandcastles and paddling. From the beach, turn left and take a stroll to the Ship at Low Newton, famous for its microbrewery and scrumptious food, or for a more ambitious walk, turn right and take in Dunstanburgh Castle. Head to Craster, where you can sample the delights of a crab sandwich in the Jolly Fisherman, or pick up some kippers from Robson's famous smokery. There is so much to see and do in Northumberland, with Alnwick Castle and Gardens, Holy Island, Bamburgh, Warkworth and Berwick all within easy reach. These delightful cottages are perfect for a beachside Northumberland break.

The property

This ground floor cottage at North Farm has been tastefully designed to provide all the requirements for a stay in the stunning Northumberland countryside.

There are two bedrooms and a spacious open plan living area consisting of a fitted kitchen, a dining area with views towards the sea and a lovely sitting area with woodburning stove.

To the front of the cottage there is a patio area with hot tub, so crack open the bubbly, relax in the hot tub and take in those glorious sea views.

Note: This property can be booked alongside Refs. 917240, 924725, 930497, 930498, 936518, 947951, 970049, 970136, 970137, 970138, 1040639, 1040640, 1040642, together sleeping a total of 63 guests.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, large separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner
  • Shared play area on cottage complex.
  • LPG central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car, plus parking for 1 further car on-site
  • Front patio with furniture and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Shared children's play area on cottage complex
  • Beach 10 mins walk
  • Note: Beach is accessed via owner's land on tended pathway suitable for pushchairs
  • Note: The swimming pool is available for all guests staying in our 10 cottages and 4 apartments
  • It works on a weekly rota system, where each property gets 5 slots across the week which will be allocated in a folder on arrival
  • For 2023 bookings each booking will have two free of charge swimming slots in the private, indoor heated swimming pool, any extra slots can be booked on arrival for a fee
  • Note: Caravans/ motor homes/ commercial vehicles (eg vans) are not permitted to be parked outside the properties, there is alternative parking opposite the properties, just off the main site (it is still covered by our CCTV) This is available by prior arrangement at a cost of £20
  • Note: Check in 5pm, check out 9.30am

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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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