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Grey Croft

Embleton, Northumberland (Ref. 917240)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • 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

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "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 HannahMar 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 RebeccaFeb 2022

  • "Clean, modern and spacious."

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

    Reviewed by ChristopherJan 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 FelicityOct 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 GillAug 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage in beautiful surtoundings."

    Reviewed by TracyFeb 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 AlasdairAug 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 LaurenAug 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 KirstyApr 2019

  • "Beautiful place for the whole family"

    Reviewed by JonathanMar 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 BrianAug 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 RichardJun 2018

  • "Cottage clean and beautifully equipped."

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

    Reviewed by KeithJun 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 AnnJun 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 MichaelApr 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 AnnFeb 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 PhilippaAug 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 SarahAug 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
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Shared children's play area on cottage complex
  • Beach 20 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

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, together sleeping a total of 63 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.

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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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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