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Grey Croft

(Ref. 917240)

Embleton, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "3rd year staying and last 2 stays perfect."

    This time we had 2 power cuts leaving us completely in the dark (literally) from 17.00 until 09.10 next day. With 1 child aged 2 years who was hysterical and scared and cold no visit from management came. Food in freezer was thrown out and also partially cooked dinner that was being prepared. 2nd power cut was shorter and still no visit from the owners who live on site. Outside power box had no front cover and dangerous. Toaster was only working if an adult held down the sides. Very disappointing holiday and more expensive than we planned due to having to stock up freezer again

    Reviewed by Sheilagh3.8Feb 2024

  • "Very good quality accommodation in a great location ."

    View of the coast and Dunstanburgh Castle. A short walk to the beach and the village. From a personal perspective I loved the onsite pool as am a keen swimmer, it was immaculate a decent size and beautiful views Welcome pack and dog treats greatly appreciated. We loved it and have already booked again.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Feb 2024

  • "The house in great condition."

    The bedrooms were small and lacked storage. The kitchen need more cutlery and crockery etc to make use if the dishwasher. Kitchen utensils/knives and forks are too weak and not strong enough. Great fire. Proximity to coast fantastic. Arriving in the dark there is insufficient lighting and parking near the house. Swimming pool a great addition to the property and was well used. A great holiday. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Jan 2024

  • "Lovely cottage with spacious rooms and amazing shower facilities."

    Comfortable beds and good storage. Once furnishings too

    Thank you for your kind comments, I'm glad you had a relaxing time with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Nov 2023

  • "A great place to stay."

    Cosy and comfortable with fantastic views. Very spacious. The wood burner is a great asset and was prepared for us for our first night. We appreciated the food starter pack too. And the extras for our dog were good. Enjoyed several swims in the private pool which was very clean and warm. Very happy and will return.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Good location and central for many tourist attractions. It was a nice touch to have tea, milk, bread and butter etc for when we arrived. All our needs catered for.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Sep 2023

  • "Really enjoyable holiday, excellent accommodation, superb pool, fantastic views, amazing walks, close to local amenities, friendly helpful staff."

    Thoroughly Recommend

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fabulous place, will definitely book another stay."

    Beautifully maintained and comfortable, warm and cozy. I really appreciated the the provisions that were waiting for me after my long drive, milk, juice, bread, butter, tea and coffee, even some biscuits to go with the coffee. I booked on the spur of the moment as a break from a hectic home life it and fulfilled all my expectations. The local area is stunning with plenty to do like coast walks, beaches, castles, historic towns, harbours, boat trips not to mention the hills and moorland. I didn't use the pool as I forgot to bring my swimsuit! Thoroughly enjoyed my stay and left feeling reset and energised.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Feb 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation"

    Reviewed by Guy5.0Oct 2022

  • "Probably one of the best cottages we have stayed at."

    The owners had thought of everything. The location for exploring the coast and for walking was great. Would have no hesitation in recommending the property to anyone.

    Thanks for your feed back Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage is fantastic and being limited mobility very easy to get around,the holiday was great and we have booked again for September."

    Thank you to you all .highly recommend beautiful views and very clean. We have been going to north farm for many years

    Reviewed by Felicity5.0Jun 2022

  • "We have been visiting North Farm for 15 years now, on our own and with friends."

    We have stayed in four of the houses on North Farm and they are all of a consistent quality, all perfectly presented. The pool is a huge plus and we always use it.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Jun 2022

  • "Thank you for our stay - we really enjoyed it."

    Our little boy loved the pool and the pond on site. We really liked that the pool was exclusive use and you could choose a time slot that suited. Facilities were great - location perfect. We’d love to come back - only a few things that could do with changing… a new washing machine is definitely needed - or a really good clean it was unusable! It would also be really useful to have some shelves in the bedrooms and bathrooms for storage when unpacking. I also think a couple more lamps in the living area would be nicer so the evenings feel cosier rather than having to have the really bright overhead lights on. Overall a brilliant stay!!!!

    Reviewed by Hannah4.4Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful area, very comfortable and well appointed cottage."

    We had a lovely and re-energising holiday and the swimming pool was great addition to holiday activities.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Feb 2022

  • "Clean, modern and spacious."

    A super location and the swimming pool was an amazing bonus.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jan 2022

  • "Fantastic property,the views superb from every window."

    So easy to get around the rooms for anyone with disabilities. Dry comfortable and warm.have been to north farm many times and have recommend very highly. Thank you to the owners for some lovely holidays

    Reviewed by Felicity5.0Oct 2021

  • "Gorgeous cottage with amazing views."

    The beach is a lovely short walk away. One of the nicest beaches in England. We loved every minute of this holiday.

    Reviewed by Gill4.7Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage in beautiful surtoundings."

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Feb 2020

  • "Grey Croft is a modern, comfortable and cosy cottage which is very well located a short walk from Embleton."

    We would be happy to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Alasdair5.0Aug 2019

  • "The accommodation was brilliant well equipped and bright."

    The access to the pool was great as it was for our sole use at times. Although the Cottages were all full you did not feel overwhelmed by people. The playground was a welcome addition for the youngest member of the party.

    Reviewed by Lauren4.7Aug 2019

  • "Stunning location, well equipped cottage and great space to spend time as a ..."

    Stunning location, well equipped cottage and great space to spend time as a family and base to explore the lovely Northumberland

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Apr 2019

  • "Beautiful place for the whole family"

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Mar 2019

  • "We had a really lovely holiday in this beautiful cottage but would point out that the beach is more than a ten minute walk away (at least 20 minutes and probably longer with small children), and the swimming pool was only available to us on 3 days out of the seven with an allocated time slot of one and a half hours."

    Also, the double bed was extremely firm, not 'soft' as stated in your description!

    Reviewed by Brian4.4Aug 2018

  • "Had a brilliant time in an excellent cottage."

    Weather was out of this world. Beach was excellent. Overall had a really enjoyable time. Could not be bettered anywhere in the world.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2018

  • "A wonderful relaxing location."

    It couldn't have been more perfect. We were extremely lucky with the weather, it was sunshine all week.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2018

  • "Cottage clean and beautifully equipped."

    Scenery superb. However walk to beach longer than indicated, and swimming pool still under construction.

    Reviewed by Keith3.4Jun 2018

  • "But DVD player only worked occasionally, the disc would not load."

    No potato peeler, cheese grater, cutlery drainer. No soap dish in shower. Cheap kitchen equipment.

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Apr 2018

  • "Cottage extremely well appointed and comfortable."

    Good walking close by and many interesting places to visit and fantastic beaches in all directions. A delightful short break in a great part of the country.

    Reviewed by Allison Ann5.0Feb 2017

  • "The holiday house was perfect."

    The owners had thought of everything. The location was beautiful and the sun rises were amazing! The kids play area opposite was brilliant, allowing the kids to play whilst we could see them from the house. If you are planning a working holiday and need wifi it will drive you around the bend but I think it's a Northumbrian wide problem not just at the cottage! The beach is about a 20-30 minute from the house.

    Reviewed by Philippa4.6Aug 2016

  • "Grey Croft was a lovely, first class cottage set in beautiful surroundings."

    A holiday for all the family of all ages- something for everyone. Thoroughly recommend this holiday cottage and we will definitely be re- booking in the future.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with 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
  • Please note: if requiring more logs will need to be purchased independently
  • Own matches will need to be brought
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog is welcome, £40 charge for a second dog
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Shared children's play area on cottage complex
  • Note: Beach is accessed via owner's land
  • Note: The swimming pool is available for all guests staying in our 13 cottages and 4 apartments
  • Guests must go to the pool entrance area to sign up for the swimming slots they would like to use, using their property name
  • Each stay is allocated a number of slots, 7 night stay - 5 slots, 5 night stay - 3 slots,3 night stay - 2 slots
  • The same time slot is not available to each property each day.Note: Caravans/ motor homes/ commercial vehicles (eg vans) are not permitted t o 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 4pm, check out 9.30am
  • Please Note: This property will only accept a check in on a Friday
  • This property has a good housekeeping bond of £150

The property

A bright and airy, semi-detached barn conversion with uninterrupted views towards the sea, just a short stroll from the popular coastal village of Embleton.

Ideal for a couple or small family, this cottage is just a short walk from the beach.

It has been decorated to a high standard and contains comfortable furnishings in its two bedrooms, as well as a large open plan living area and a well-equipped kitchen.

This is a delightful cottage for a beachside Northumberland break.

Note: This property can be booked alongside Refs. 924725, 930497, 930498, 936518, 947951, 949760, 970049, 970136, 970137, 970138, 1040639, 1040640, 1040642, 1112310, 1120842, 1122318, 1122319, 1122320, and 1122321, together sleeping a total of 87 guests.

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 relax 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.

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

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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 will only accept a check in on a Friday

One well-behaved dog is welcome, £40 charge for a second dog.

Swimming pool bookings cannot be made in advance of your stay.