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Embleton, Northumberland Show on map


  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely holiday home with everything you need and a great position to explore the coast and beyond."

    The owner was extremely helpful and supplied all necessary supplies (milk,tea,coffee,sugar,washing tabs etc). The house was very well maintained and the beds clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2023

  • "Property was lovely."

    Owner had thought of everything. Liked the fact that cleaning supplies were provided, reduced the amount of things we needed to bring. Kitchen was well stocked with equipment. Garden was beautiful, loved the animal game. Owner replied to queries quickly.

    Reviewed by MatthewAug 2023

  • "Very well equipped and comfortable accommodation with outside decking, seating area and sunny garden."

    Quiet location and off road parking for 2 cars. Approx 20 minute walk to the beach. Craig was very helpful and made us feel very welcome to Cra-na-ge. Very useful having 2 shower rooms for our family of 6 adults and a baby. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by SuJul 2023

  • "Thanks Craig we enjoyed staying at Cra-na-ge, your property has a lovely homely feel and has everything you could need for a self catering holiday, including umbrellas (which unfortunately we did use as the July weather was very mixed)."

    The location in Embleton is wonderful, central to travel north towards Bamburgh or south towards nature reserves at Low Hauxley and Druridge Bay but a big plus for us was the fact that your property is in a village where people actually live and give you the time of day there is still a school and a community, not just second homes.

    Reviewed by SurrinderJul 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cranage."

    Seldom do you see a holiday let so well stocked and prepared- Craig had thought of everything. He was extremely welcoming and was on hand for any help we might need. The cottage is really well situated and very comfortable. It was a great base to explore the local area. We would definitely like to return for a further visit.

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2023

  • "Great host, friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2023

  • "We enjoyed a great stay here."

    A lovely well equipped cottage with character in a fantastic location for all Northumberland coast and inland visits.

    Reviewed by AgathaMay 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay, Craig the owner could not have been more helpful."

    We took our bikes with us and Craig allowed us to lock them in his summer house in the garden. The gardens front and rear were well kept and were great for sitting out in the sunshine. The cottage was comfortable and well equipped The location is delightful very close to Craster Dunstanburgh , nice pubs nearby Would we stay there again. Yes we would.

    Reviewed by ChristopherMay 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely, the owner went above and beyond to ensure we had everything we needed and more."

    We got to meet the owner which was a nice personal touch, and he gave us lots of information on the area too. The cottage was in a beautiful village with one of my now favourite beaches a short walk away. We would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by EmmaApr 2023

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage."

    Excellent location for visiting Northumberland. Craig the owner was very helpful. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by TracyOct 2022

  • "A nice cottage in a good location for exploring Northumberland."

    We were welcomed by the owner in person and had everything we needed for a very enjoyable stay. There is a lovely sandy beach within walking distance which goes as far as Dunstanburgh Castle - if you like a fairly long walk!

    Reviewed by IanSep 2022

  • "The holiday cottage was beautiful inside and out."

    We were a family 5, 2 adults and 3 children. The house was very clean, was fully equipped with everything. You do not need to bring anything!! Craig has literally thought of everything. When we arrived, we were greeted with milk, teabags coffee and a newspaper and cake. He asked us if we needed anything else and was prepared to bring what we needed but we were ok. He came to see us in the evening to show us round the cottage. He even went out of his way to learn a bit of sign language as my mum and my 12 yr old are profoundly deaf and this made their day. The cottage is in a beautiful peaceful location and is not far from all the attractions. Our favourite place was beadnell beach, it's paradise. kids enjoyed doing nature/ animal hunt in the garden. The washing machine and dryer is a god send, luckily the weather was on our side most days so was able to peg it out. Thank you Craig it was lovely to meet you and thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. We will back again.

    Reviewed by MandyAug 2022

  • "The cottage was very well equipped, clean and comfortable, with a safe, enclosed garden great for the kids."

    We had a baby with us and everything was provided, including a baby bath which was useful as there is no bath in the property (it has two showers). The location of the cottage is in a quiet cul-de-sac in Embleton, a lovely village a short distance from the beach which remains wonderfully unspoilt even though it is over 30 years since I last visited. Thank you Craig and Vanessa.

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage in brilliant location."

    Loads of space for a family of 5. Very hospitable owner who went out of their way to make sure we had a wonderful time. Best holiday cottage we’ve stayed in!

    Reviewed by NadineJul 2022

  • "Immaculately clean house with everything we needed."

    The owner Craig was welcoming and helpful who went out of his way to provide milk bread and paper and eggs for our arrival. No need to bring cleaning materials everything provided. Thanks Craig

    Reviewed by LeslieMay 2022

  • "Lovely holiday home, with everything we needed and more."

    Quiet location but only a 5 min walk to shop and pubs/restaurants. Great secure gardens and excellent clothes washing facilities. Add the dryer to the description info? We will return. Thank you Craig. It was nice to meet you.

    Reviewed by FranMay 2022

  • "Arguably the best Sykes Cottage I've stayed in over many years."

    Best in that it more than adequately equipped, really clean and well maintained. Craig was extremely helpful and took a genuine personal interest in the cottage, its condition, and all its fittings. Full marks 10 out of 10 - A -Star.

    Reviewed by Michael JohnApr 2022

  • "Great holiday home."

    Really well equipped and in a perfect location to explore the beautiful area. Craig (the owner) is super helpful with everything. We stayed for 2 weeks and had a fab time.

    Reviewed by DanApr 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation for family of 5 - spotlessly clean -comfortable home from home."

    Owner very welcoming and very helpful. Children appreciated the task of searching garden for "animals" etc. It is in a lovely part of the Northumbrian coastline but perhaps I m biased as I am Northumbrian born!

    Reviewed by PatriciaOct 2021

  • "I thought it was nice how all the cleaning items were supplied by the owner, Craig."

    It was good having plenty of glassware, pots and pans.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "The cottage is exactly as described in the listing."

    It is comfortable and very well equipped and spotlessly clean. Craig was very friendly and helpful explaining where everything was. The village is ideal for exploring the lovely coast or walking inland. The weather was kind and we had a lovely time. From the comments book some people come back regularly. We would too if it wasn't quite so far from home. Thank you again Craig.

    Reviewed by JeffreySep 2021

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage, Craig the owner was there to meet us and explained where everything was in the cottage."

    He is very helpful and easy to get on with. We had a lovey week.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2021

  • "Owner Craig a great bloke, very helpful and obliging, nothing too much trouble."

    Very clean and comfortable cottage in a very good location for getting around.

    Reviewed by MelSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and owner."

    Due to a covid diagnosis we cut the holiday short after 2 days. Despite having paid for insurance, several requests to discuss at least a partial refund have been denied. Apparently we could have done our 10 days quarantine in a cottage we had booked for 7 days. I won’t be booking with you again and I will not be recommending you.

    Reviewed by LizJul 2021

  • "We have been to cranage before and love the personal touch offered by the owner who makes it a home away from home."

    First class and would recommend this venue to others.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "Nice Cottage in Good location Lovely area plenty to explore Mr and Mrs Darby"

    Reviewed by BrianJun 2021

  • "This is a lovely, peaceful home in a quiet village with a large garden, off-road parking and easy access to the coast."

    Craig, the owner, is very helpful and friendly, and easy to contact if needed. On arrival Craig guided us around the cottage and advised on use of appliances etc. As a couple with no children we found the cottage roomy and comfortable with everything that we needed available. (There were items of equipment available to keep children safe if needed, such as stair gates, high chair etc; Craig has thought of everything). The county of Northumberland is beautiful with numerous opportunities for seeing wildlife and nature, walking along sandy beaches and finding little coves and even castles. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cra-an-ge Cottage and would stay there again.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2021

  • "Cottage is clean, comfortable, well-equipped."

    Well located for many Northumbrian attractions (Alnwick gardens, Lindisfarne, Bamborough, to name just 3, and of course, all the stunning beaches). Local village fish and chips recommended!

    Reviewed by AnnApr 2021

  • "Craig was a brilliant host, he kept in touch and was on hand if we needed anything."

    We didn't need anything the whole place was equipped with everything we needed, even the knives were sharp! Great location, exceptionally clean and a very peaceful location. I would definitely go back and the owner made it for us as he told us the best places to go and visit.

    Reviewed by StuartOct 2020

  • "Cottage as described."

    Home from home. Walking distance to amenities. Excellent walks and lots of interesting villages to explore

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2020

  • "I have put "Exceeded" simply because the place was so homely and comfortable and extremely well equipped the owner contacted me a time or too to see everything was alright and was most pleasant."

    I cannot think of anything by way of improving the place or facilities.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2020

  • "The kitchen is extremely well equipped and the house is very comfortable."

    The owner made contact by text several times (due to Covid we are not allowed a face to face welcome) and was very friendly and keen to ensure we arrived safely and were comfortable. When we had a minor snag with blunt kitchen knives he was straight on it. We all had a wonderful time! Thank you.

    Reviewed by MarySep 2020

  • "A Lovely week spent in this clean and comfortable cottage in a quiet location."

    It proved to be an excellent choice for exploring this beautiful part of England. Because of our late arrival on the Saturday Night, Craig the owner went above the call of duty to ensure that we had the makings of a meal on our arrival, a gesture that was deeply appreciated. I can’t recommend the property highly enough, thank you.

    Reviewed by Henry WilliamSep 2020

  • "We had a very comfortable stay."

    There was everything we needed and Craig was very helpful, showing us around the property, answering any questions we had and seeing us off at the end of the week. We will definitely be back, it was a lovely quiet location. Thanks Craig (and also for the homemade jam, we loved it).

    Reviewed by AntoinetteAug 2020

  • "We had a great week and it was lovely to come back at the end of the day to enjoy a drink in the garden."

    The owner greeted us on arrival and the cottage was very clean which was reassuring in light of the current situation. Didn't tick ' exceeded expectations' only because we have stayed here before so we knew what to expect. A well equipped property and in a great location.

    Reviewed by CathrynAug 2020

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage within easy walking distance of beautiful beaches."

    A really good base to explore all the castles and other attractions in the area. Plenty of nice places to eat and far too many nice shops to spend money in! We had a wonderful time staying at Cranage.

    Reviewed by MartinOct 2019

  • "Spotless property, very homely with everything needed available!"

    One improvement I would suggest is a more powerful shower, as the property does not have a bath, I would have preferred a better shower.

    Reviewed by RebekahOct 2019

  • "Parking is not that easy."

    Our car is not large (Peugeot 2008) A larger car would certainly find it difficult to access the driveway space. Other parked vehicles on roadway make it tricky.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2019

  • "Mostly the holiday was wonderful."

    The location is excellent, the property is spacious and comfortable. We had an issue with the boiler that took a day or so to fix. Not terrible, but it did put a little damper on the start of the holiday. Aside from that one niggle, we had a great couple of weeks away.

    Reviewed by JoeSep 2019

  • "What an absolute amazing place."

    The cottage was very well equipped and the owner Craig could not do enough to make sure we had everything we needed. It is in a lovely little village with so many amazing places to visit not fat away.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2019

  • "Very comfortable home from home."

    Very well equipped with lots of child friendly features. Well situated for visits to the beach, Alnwick, Bamburgh and Seahouses etc. Owner Craig is very friendly and helpful. Had a lovely week and would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by LornaAug 2019

  • "This is an extremely well equipped and comfortable cottage in a perfect position for exploring Northumberland's coastal region."

    The house had everything we needed - including equipment for our 18month old - and lovely sunny gardens with off road parking. Craig was a great host, very helpful and easy to get hold of if we needed him. There is so much to see and do here with outstanding beaches, castles and boat trips. B Best trip was the Farne Islands boat trip to see the Puffins and seals. Best meal out was the Treehouse restaurant in Alnwick Gardens.

    Reviewed by KevinJun 2019

  • "Had a brilliant time."

    Craig the owner was very helpful and friendly. He left us some starters...washing up liquid, milk and some homemade jam. All in all very enjoyable.

    Reviewed by GeoffJun 2019

  • "Ideal location for touring Northumberland."

    Nice to have several freeview flat screen TVs with DVD players. Everything was clean and tidy.

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2019

  • "Lovely welcome from the owner."

    Very well equipped cottage and garden for sitting out. Very clean and comfortable. Ideal base for exploring the wonderful coast and castles. Parking a bonus off road.

    Reviewed by BrianMay 2019

  • "The house was perfect for us."

    The garden is a great space for the children to play in. The house was very comfortable. The living room was a great size for us. The kitchen was the best equipped kitchen we have ever come across in a holiday house. On the information given by Sykes it says we need to take out own bedding. This was not the cas so that could do with being amended on the information.

    Reviewed by CathyApr 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin with a TV/DVD player combi , 1 x bunk beds with en-suite shower room (ground floor)
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC also on the ground floor (No WC on the first floor)
  • Fully fitted kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Spacious sitting room with Smart TV.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV - can use own password for Netflix and similar, broadband internet
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • All required cleaning materials and toilet rolls provided
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking on drive for 2 cars with ample roadside parking in cul-de-sac
  • Large gardens to north and south
  • Calor gas BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, Post Office and pubs 5 mins walk
  • Beach 20 mins walk.

The property

A comfortable, semi-detached family house, situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, in a village estate, just 5 minutes' walk from the centre of the delightful coastal village of Embleton.

The property offers spacious, bright and comfortable accommodation inside and out.

The owner provides a selection of games and DVDs suitable for all the family to enjoy, including Harry the Hedgehog (find his friends) suitable game for all the children to play.

There are large gardens to the front and back and the beach is just 20 minutes' walk away - perfect for children and a great base for a family holiday!

Cra-na-ge is less than a mile's walk to the unspoilt beach at Embleton and walk north to Low Newton or south along the beach to the National Trust's Dunstanburgh Castle and Craster.

After a walk, the golf club at Embleton provides a warm welcome and refreshments or, if you are walking further afield, The Ship Inn at Low Newton has its own micro-brewery and serves food (lobster its speciality) or the Jolly Fisherman in Craster has a lovely eating area overlooking the sea.

The Joiners Arms Bistro is 2 mile from the Cottage and a £10 discount on food is provided by owner.

Don't forget to try the renowned Craster Kippers from Robson's traditional smokehouse in Craster!

Also only a short drive away is the market town of Alnwick, home to the Duke of Northumberland, with his Castle and Gardens, both open to the public.

There is also a petrol station, a beautiful old church with Tearooms open to public and a hotel for daily meals and Sunday lunches.

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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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