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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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66 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect for our break, great location, home from home"

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "Wow, what a great find!"

    Emblestones is so comfortable, we slept so well, the interior of the apartment is tasteful and spotless . Fabulous views whilst having a morning coffee, close to the beach and a great central place to explore Northumberland. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely week at Emblestones."

    Just a couple of things, the loft hatch which has a heavy ladder attached came down and we had to phone the owner who was away, so had to get it back up ourselves only for it to come down again in the middle of our last night. The owners were aware saying it was on their to do list and if it had hit one of us on the head it could have caused injury. The balcony was lovely to sit out on except for the smell from the neighbouring properties boiler fumes, which was sometimes constant so had to shut the door. During our stay the drive up to the property had 3 large vehicles making it difficult getting to the front door with our luggage, although this isn’t the owners fault it should specify where it says ample parking this is one space in front of the neighbouring property.

    We are glad to hear that you had a lovely week at Emblestones. I think you misunderstood our conversation about the loft hatch. We were aware that it was tricky to put back up but unaware that there was a problem with it falling down. As visitors should not have to touch it it was lower on our list of things to do. We have escalated it and now replaced the missing spring, added an external bolt and safety chain. The boiler next door is generally off during the summer except for 2 separate 1 hour periods a day for heating water. Guests can however turn the central heating on in cold weather. Occasionally we hear reports of fumes in certain weather conditions but unfortunately cannot do anything about it. Both boilers are on annual service contracts and comply with regulations. We did explain the reasons behind the parking spot for Emblestones being in front of the main house and not on the drive. This is to ensure that visitors are never in danger of being blocked in by their neighbors. We understand that it means you have to walk past their cars to the front door but we believe that's preferable to being accidentally blocked in. There is ample parking both on and off road for both properties should it be required. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison3.4Sep 2023

  • "Great stay ."

    Loved the property and the view. We found it odd that there was no bathroom lock on the door.

    Reviewed by Laura3.8Aug 2023

  • "Excellent break in a well equipped accommodation in an perfect location for all the local amenities."

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic location."

    We will be back.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2023

  • "So relaxing."

    We sat looking out at sea a lot Never had better views.

    Reviewed by Pete5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely property with stunning views and good walks on the doorstep."

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jul 2023

  • "Superb week at Emblestones faultless accommodation."

    Justin & Bridget should be very proud of the job they have done with the renovation.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent location for living in when Whinstones wasn't quite big enough for whole family."

    Also a valuable peaceful retreat!

    Reviewed by Shena5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent property in lovely location."

    Great for coastal walks and bird-watching

    Reviewed by Terri5.0May 2023

  • "This property excelled our expectations."

    It was immaculate, well laid out and very comfortable. The location was great with views over the bay and in a lovely village with everything you required. One big bonus was Sky Sports, my husband didn’t miss his match. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Apr 2023

  • "We have just come back from an amazing week at Emblestones It was a wonderful week away The owners Bridget and Justin were really friendly and helpful giving us tips on places to visit The property was beautifully decorated and spotless Very well designed with everything we needed The king size bed was gorgeous and extremely comfortable We slept like logs every night Emblestones was an excellent location to explore this beautiful part of Northumberland Only a short walk to the lovely sandy beach which was enjoyed daily by our Golden Retriever Hadleigh along with paddle!"

    We can highly recommend Emblestones and we will most definitely be coming back Penny and Carl

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Emblestones."

    The accommodation is perfect - well designed and fitted to a high standard, very cosy and with a fabulous panoramic sea view. It's in a great location for walks along Embleton Bay to The Ship at Low Newton and to Craster.

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0Feb 2023

  • "This is an outstanding property with all the facilities for an extremely comfortable stay."

    . The ‘upside down’ layout is brilliant for making the most of the outstanding views from the living room. The property is ideally placed as a base for walking the coastal path with a bus stop only 250 years away to catch the coastal bus to extend the range for taking linear rather than circular walks and if you want to explore further within 45 minutes of Lindisfarne to the north and half an hour from Amble in the south. A perfect base.

    Reviewed by Chantal5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had an excellent stay,much appreciated."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2022

  • "This is a very special place"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2022

  • "A warm and comfortable holiday cottage with stunning views over the coastline."

    Lovely comfy bed with quality bedding. Tastefully furnished to a high standard. The location is perfect with a short walk down to the beach and wonderful walks along the sand and sand dunes to seaside villages. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely views and very cosy"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very well designed to make the most of the superb views. Very large comfortable bedroom. Just right for 2 people

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely restful week staying in Emblestones."

    The view was amazing and being so close to the beach was an added bonus. We enjoyed relaxing in the property and also taking long walks on Embleton sands as well as getting out and about to some of our favorite spots on the Northumbrian coast. A real gem of a place to stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2022

  • "A fantastic cottage with some wonderful little touches."

    A real home from home with an amazing view. A very friendly place so close to the beach. Thank you for a wonderful stay. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2022

  • "We reported the kitchen tap, owner already aware and plumber had been unable to fit replacement."

    The locale is so beautifully quiet that the dripping and whistling noise (when not used for some hours) led to broken sleep. Apart from that, and bathroom waste plugs that demonstrate style over function, it is a lovely property. What a view!

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Jul 2022

  • "Stunning views and great location for walking relaxing and touring."

    Reviewed by Hazel4.7Jun 2022

  • "This was our first stay at Emblestones and we have loved it, the views are amazing and the accommodation is perfect, everything you need for a relaxing break."

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week, such a beautiful location."

    A lovely comfortable property with amazing views and so cosy and comfortable. Just a few minutes walk down the stunning beach and do many interesting walks. Our 2 dogs loved their stay. Great to have Sky TV for evening entertainment. The owners Justin & Bridget were so friendly and helpful. Can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation with the added bonus of fantastic views."

    Everything we hoped it would be and more. Will certainly be back again.

    Thanks for your kind comments, looking forward to seeing you next time. Kind regards Justin and Bridget Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Apr 2022

  • "We have stayed in many holiday lets over the years but Emblestones has to be our favourite -this cosy property is so well designed and absolutely perfect for a couple and we immediately felt relaxed!"

    Quiet coastal location, lovely decor, good quality furniture and fittings, plenty of culinary equipment, incredibly comfy bed, powerful shower, friendly, responsive hosts and most of all the most AMAZING views of the sea and surrounding countryside!

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Apr 2022

  • "We loved Emblestones, the location was perfect and the layout of the property allowed us to enjoy beautiful views from every seat in the living area."

    The property is clean, well presented and has everything you need for a 'home from home' feel. Justin and Bridget were superb hosts - friendly but not intrusive and we appreciated the local knowledge they shared with us. We really hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Mar 2022

  • "Bridget was available but not intrusive."

    Informative and very dog friendly. Quality of the accommodation was outstanding. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Jan 2022

  • "Excellent! Very high standards and friendly owners."

    Super spot with great view and so close to the wonderful beach and Dunstanburgh Castle. Second stay there….. due back in January. Why wouldn’t you????? Thanks

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2021

  • "A great place to stay, fantastic accomodation and great area, Rosie (our Lab) loved the beach!"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2021

  • "Emblestones is a stunning apartment in a lovely wee village."

    It has everything you could need and is so cosy and comfortable. Embleton Bay is 10 minutes walk away and is a beautiful beach. Lots to see and do nearby. We would highly recommend Emblestones and will definitely return at some point.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    Perfect position, view to die for.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Sep 2021

  • "The most wonderful views and lovely cottage."

    Have already booked for next June.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Jun 2021

  • "Our second visit to the lovely Emblestones."

    .and definitely won’t be the last. Just idyllic.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0May 2021

  • "Embelton is a most tranquil cottage with plenty to do ."

    Rain or sunshine. If its raining the views from the picture perfect window out to sea and the sand dunes too the log fire and plenty of videos ,games and TV.When the sun is shining the coast line is glorious ,plenty of walking and plenty of sight seeing, Alnwick with its fantastic castle and gardens and the town has a wonderful Boarders books.Not far is Holy Island (don't forget to check the tides).Seahouses and Craster for fish and many more places to discover. We will be going back. Northumberland is fantastic.

    Reviewed by Amalia5.0Apr 2021

  • "Had a fabulous holiday."

    The cottage was perfect for us. The view was amazing... the best in Northumberland! A lovely autumn break, with a roaring log fire. We’re looking forward to going again in May

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Oct 2020

  • "Emblestones is a beautiful property in an excellent position."

    Ten minutes walk to the beach and two minutes walk into the centre of the village. Amazing sea view in any weather. Property is well equipped and very comfortable. We will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic accommodation with spectacular views from the balcony ."

    Very clean and everything you could wish for. Would highly recommend this holiday let. Cheryl White

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Aug 2020

  • "Very well equipped and comfortable accommodation, comfy bed, great shower, everything very high quality."

    Lovely place, can recommend!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2020

  • "A lovely place to stay everything you need ."

    Amazing views with. A short walk to the beach . Would definitely return despite long journey

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2020

  • "The accomodation was perfect with wonderful views"

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2020

  • "The property was well equipped and clean."

    The owners very helpful when needed. Great walks in area and pub and shop very convenient.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jan 2020

  • "Brilliant accommodation with every home comfort you could wish for."

    The view of the bay throughout the day from 'Emblestones' full picture window is breath taking. Then in the evening the big dark skies are a real treat for star gazers. Its so hard to leave this place!

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jan 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, fantastic situation, helpful owner - couldn't have asked for anything more!"

    Reviewed by Clara5.0Nov 2019

  • "Fab, fab and more fab"

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Nov 2019

  • "Best holiday ever - stunning view - beautiful holiday home"

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Sep 2019

  • "Luxurious accommodation in a peaceful and relaxing spot with amazing views of the beach and surrounding countryside."

    The kitchen is very well equipped and the TV has a wide choice of channels. Dogs are supplied with beds, bowls and towels. This is a little paradise and we certainly didn't want to leave!

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2019

  • "Emblestones was perfect, the view from the balcony is beautiful, the weather was amazing when we stayed in July."

    The beach, just 10 mins walk, is unspoilt and surprisingly quiet. The cottage itself has everything you could possibly need and the owners were lovely . Had a fabulous week for our honeymoon!! The dogs loved it too!!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2019

  • "The location was superb with view to match."

    Facilities were ideal for us and owner's very pleasant and helpful.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2019

  • "Very comfortable, well appointed, perfect location, helpful owners, highly recommended."

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Apr 2019

  • "Emblestones is an exceptional property due to the high quality of the accommodation."

    Stylish, extremely comfortable bed and furniture plus much more. The location is perfect and the view from the property make every day whatever the weather a joy, in particular the sunrise. It is a shame that we live so far away otherwise we would be in the queue to rebook. We would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Mar 2019

  • "Fantastic location, great views, most comfortable bed we have sleep, a lovely relaxing break."

    Reviewed by Frederick5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely property wonderful location, amazing view and beach excellent."

    Very quiet and peaceful. Would visit again.

    Reviewed by Debi4.7Mar 2019

  • "We arrived late at Emblestones, so didn't get to appreciate the view until the next morning, it is mesmerising!"

    We have watched it for hours! Emlestones is great, we've been holidaying with Sykes up in Northumberland for years, it is very handy for where we like to visit and the miles and miles of unspoilt beaches are of course loved by both ourselves and the dogs. The walk around the bay to the Ship Inn at Low Newton for hearty soup followed by a delicious crumble and cream was a real treat, my husband even had a pint or two of the Emblestones! It would have been very rude not to! This has been a fantastic holiday, we have relaxed, recharged and are ready to return to Emblestones next year!

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Feb 2019

  • "Beautiful, compact but perfectly formed holiday cottage with amazing views."

    Perfect for dogs - humans also allowed.

    Reviewed by Catey5.0Nov 2018

  • "We absolutely loved our stay."

    The apartment was beautifully decorated and furnished and in a breathtaking location overlooking the bay. Perfect for long walks and lazy lunches. The owners have thought of everything possible to make the stay comfortable right down to a little ‘cave’ for the dog. Couldn’t of asked for more.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Nov 2018

  • "Great view from the property."

    Great location for walks. Very clean and well equipped - perfect for 2 people.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Oct 2018

  • "Me, partner and 2 dogs Fabulous cottage, very clean, everything you need, got there to bread, milk, which was great."

    Fantastic location and views are stunning Bathroom is not small at all, it is about the same size as a standard bathroom and we managed perfectly well. Lovely shower over bath Enjoyed that much whilst we were there we booked it for next October 2018, Julie Campbell

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2018

  • "The bathroom is very cramped."

    We are both slim and found it so, I would imagine that a large person would struggle.

    Reviewed by G5.0Sep 2018

  • "Emblestones is an extremely comfortable cottage in a peaceful situation, which has breathtaking view over fields to Embleton Bay and the sea."

    A short walk down the lane beside the property leads to a golf course and the glorious sands of the bay, with the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle high on its cliff setting about a mile to the south. There are many things to see and do near the cottage, and we particularly enjoyed visiting Bamburgh Castle, the gardens next to Alnwick Castle together with the delightful town of Alnwick itself (Barter Books, a second-hand and antiquarian emporium situated in the old Alnwick station building is a must for book-lovers) and Howick Hall gardens. As for golfers, they'll be spoilt for choice with the myriad of courses in the surrounding area. We loved every minute of our holiday and would definitely recommend Embletones for its cleanliness, comfort and situation. The owners are very helpful without being intrusive, and the log-burner in the living-room was the icing on the cake!

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2018

  • "No.The property was very good indeed."

    We really enjoyed our stay there. Plenty of good walks on hand, dog friendly cafes and pubs a plenty. Scenery and views amazing. Would recommend anyone to stay there.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2018

  • "Emblestones is a real little gem ."

    Beautiful views , and superb location . The annexe has been decorated to a very high standard and the owners have provided everything and more , needed to make you feel at home .. will definitely be back ...

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2018

  • "You are guaranteed a warm welcome at Emblestones."

    It is the perfect place to stay and explore this beautiful part of Northumberland, with the coast, castles and gardens there is so much to do. It is extremely well-appointed and has the most wonderful views down to the sea - we would certainly recommend a holiday here.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Aug 2018

  • "Property was of the highest standard and quality furnishings."

    Scrupulously clean. Great use of space. Loved every minute of it. So much so we have booked already for this year and next. Sky TV and film choices are brilliant and so much choice. Everything taken care of for us, nothing to think about other than feeding ourselves. Perfectly relaxing and a killer view of the stunning Northumberland coast of Embleton, including our own "pet" cows, sheep, rabbits. Dunstanburgh Castle in full view. Easy coastal walks for the fair-weather variety. Local amenties are adequate for holiday purposes and sufficient to satisfy all needs for getting away from it all. Thank you Bridget, Justin and family, good luck in your new venture from the McIntoshs' :)

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2018

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  • Reverse-level accommodation
  • One ground-floor king-size double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove, sofa bed and balcony with furniture
  • Oil central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Sky TV with HD Sports and movies, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking for one car
  • Patio with furniture
  • Please note: Garden furniture will be put into storage over the winter months
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.2 miles
  • Beach within walking distance
  • Note: Washer/dryer in bathroom cupboard
  • Note: Four steps up to property
  • Note: Sofa bed in sitting area is for flexibility only
  • Please Note: Electric car charging is not allowed at this property
  • Please Note: This property doesn't accept bookings less than 7 nights

The property

Set in a remarkable Northumberland location within the well-placed village of Embleton, is this beautifully furnished villa.

With exquisite accommodation for two guests, this is the ideal getaway for couples seeking that unforgettable escape.

Get a sense of the sumptuous style that this superb holiday home exudes as you enter into the hallway, the ground floor offers a lavish bathroom tiled with stunning blue tiles.

Adjacent to this is a spacious, tastefully furnished king-size bedroom, a peaceful spot to catch your rest at the end of a day exploring the outdoors.

This immaculate villa benefits thoughtfully from reverse-level accommodation, meaning that the living space on the first floor offers the most picturesque coastal and countryside views imaginable.

This gorgeous open-plan room is dressed in cool greys to create a real homely and enticing place to relax.

The kitchen is fully furnished with appliances of the highest quality, including sparkling granite worktops and a fabulous breakfast bar which looks out towards Embleton Bay, making a heavenly spot to enjoy a glass of wine of an evening.

The snug sitting area benefits from a woodburning stove making it a cosy place to relax all-year-round.

To fully unwind amongst this serene location, step out onto the luscious balcony and take in the fantastic views, while the patio to the rear of the property provides another excellent spot to soak up the atmosphere in the summer months.

Emblestones is a marvellously positioned villa for that long-awaited getaway with your other half.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1021325, together sleeping 12 people.

Embleton Abodes

Two enchanting properties at 4 The Villas situated on the edge of the beautiful coastal village of Embleton offers a group of twelve a luxurious holiday base from which to explore both the beautiful coast and countryside of Northumberland. While adjoining Emblestones offers the ultimate escape for two, with its beautiful balcony with panoramic views, eclectic interior and stylish sleeping spot making a wonderful romantic retreat, Whinstones is the perfect place to gather as a group, boasting multiple social spots including a spacious kitchen/diner, a sitting area, a snug and a large family suite which incorporates a separate but adjoining room for little ones to sleep and play (* can have up to two extra little ones on foam z beds but must bring own bedding – sleeping bags ideal). These two properties can come together to offer you and your loved ones a truly memorable holiday base. Spend time in the impressive garden, the table tennis providing hours of entertainment when you're not basking beneath the sun with a refreshing beverage in hand, or prepare picnics in the amply equipped kitchen before taking a short wander down to the village's beautiful bay, where you can relax on the beach's golden sands with the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle making a beautiful backdrop. The village of Embleton also boasts a wonderful selection of amenities for your self-catered stay, including two welcoming pubs and hotel where you can enjoy a celebratory dining experience, as well as a local shop and garage to pick up and last-minute ingredients for that all-important beach picnic! The children will delight at the fantastic playground in the village, while further afield the quaint fishing village of Craster offers a wonderful day out for all with its extraordinary harbour, smokehouse and charming atmosphere. Be sure to visit the enchanting market town of Alnwick with its idyllic castle, a must-see while in the area, while the whole of the Northumberland Coast AONB is easy to explore from here, offering a wealth of memorable spots to visit in the form of spectacular walking routes, cycling tracks and the wonders of scenic splendours. The Embleton Abodes promise to be the perfect properties to base your family escape to Northumberland, at any time of year!

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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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Please Note: This property doesn't accept bookings less than 7 nights

Please Note: Electric car charging is not allowed at this property, there are now 3 car charging points in the village.

Please Note: Garden furniture will be put into storage over the winter months.