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High Hemmel House

Embleton, Northumberland (Ref. 930497)



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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic family holiday."

    Excellent location. Near the beach, seahouses and Bamburgh. Having the swimming pool on site was brilliant! Close to Dunstunburgh golf, another added bonus. The site is very well maintained. Would definitely recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by Anne MarieMay 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday"

    Reviewed by StuartMar 2022

  • "Facilities were excellent - a beautiful place to say."

    The only issue I had was the bottom bed sheet on my bed didn’t fit the mattress properly, which was a bit uncomfortable when it kept coming off the mattress. Otherwise a fabulous place to stay

    Reviewed by BarbaraMar 2022

  • "Wonderful location and facilities."

    Friendly helpful owner and staff. swimming pool and hot tub really great for a family holiday.

    Reviewed by JaneMar 2022

  • "Really warm and comfortable property."

    Having the swimming pool on site was a great feature and would be fab for families especially if the weather was poor. Hot tub was great and was ready for us to use when we arrived. Kitchen was very well equipped. Very comfortable beds and plenty of storage space. Excellent location and ideally situated for exploring the local area. There are recycling bins on site but it might be a good idea to have a box in the cottage for recycling. Would definitely rebook.

    Reviewed by DianeJan 2022

  • "Well we were struck by Storm Arwen when we were away which meant 24 hours plus without power."

    The owner kindly provided extra logs for the wood burner without charge and when they could, the contact members in the file at the cottage responded to our texts to let us know which shops were open, which roads were closed etc. This was the third stay for us at High Hemmel House and we are already booked up again for next year. Thank you

    Reviewed by CatherineNov 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage."

    Perfect for families.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "Maybe dressing tables are needed in bedrooms, couple nice lounging chairs around hot tub."

    Reviewed by LynneOct 2021

  • "Great cottage well equipped ."

    Hot tub was a bonus and the pool a treat . Beautiful location .

    Reviewed by SSep 2021

  • "Great location, close to a number of beautiful beaches."

    Excellent facilities on site. Challenging golf courses nearby. Would recommend this site and the location, particularly for families with young children who want to build sandcastles and explore the coast. If you want sandy beaches but without the crowds this is the place to go!

    Reviewed by KeithJul 2021

  • "Beautiful accommodation great facilities and lovely location."

    Would highly recommend I will definitely be back !

    Reviewed by MerylJun 2021

  • "Accurate description of the property in the listing."

    The property is located in an ideal location for exploring Northumberland and the villages nearby

    Reviewed by CraigApr 2021

  • "Had a lovely family holiday in Northumberland!"

    High Hemmel house is a great location for exploring the area! The walk to the beach as stated was more like a 45 min hike and with 2 little ones very tricky certainly couldn't carry all your beach stuff there also but could sea the see from the cottage Hot tub was lovely as was the pool If you want a great family break in a beautiful location this is perfect but just take lots of extra bits with you as nothing provided

    Reviewed by FionaAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, spotless clean and everything we could have wished for."

    A great place for a catch up with our group of 6 of school friends, and we are all in our 40s now. Thank you

    Reviewed by CatherineFeb 2020

  • "Lovely time spent with friends ."

    Lovely house with all we needed . Met by hosts and made to feel welcome

    Reviewed by MichelleDec 2019

  • "Very disappointed in standard of bedding and towels."

    Bedding was bobbled it was so worn and towels very thin and tiny. Only tiny striped towels for hot tub. The carpet in the down stairs bedroom was stained. The cottage had been recommended to us and previous occupants had had fluffy towels and robes in the past. The times for check in and check out were very confusing one email said 3 pm check in and 10am checkout others said 4 pm and 11 am.... We tried to phone the numbers left in the book re the hot tub and times but none were ‘ available’ which is not good.No one came to see if we were ok throughout our stay ,we were left to work everything out.. We only had access to the pool for one hour each morning which was not in the booking details. Finally one of the cottages opposite us has their toilet right in the window . It is not pleasant sitting in your lounge seeing people very obviously at their ablutions! Given the price for the cottage which is supposed to be 4 to 5 star rating I was very disappointed.The cottage is beautifully laid out and in a perfect location and small details and personal touches would put it up to 4 star but in present condition I really couldn’t rate it above a 3.

    Reviewed by SueNov 2019

  • "This is a fantastic cottage, the facilities are amazing, the people on site as very professional, Allan was brilliant and responded to our queries quickly and efficiently."

    The cleaners do a fantastic job too, the cleaning is out of this world, a full in depth clean, the company have a fantastic team on board.

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2019

  • "The cottage was excellent with wonderful views of the sea and a nice walk to the beach about 20 minutes walk to nearest or 35 minutes round the Golf course clubhouse and beach there."

    Cottage was clean, comfortable with very good facilities and Hot Tub. High Hemel House. Embleton is a nice village only minutes walk away with a local village shop Londis and a nice pub Greys Inn about 8 different beers including John Smiths and Theaksrons and a variety of local beers too. We had an excellent family break, village quiet but nice. Regards RJ

    Reviewed by RoySep 2019

  • "A wonderful location for a family holiday across three generations."

    Views spectacular, swimming pool great and a winner for the children was the hot tub. Our youngest grandchild managed to swim unaided during our week which was wonderful. The location of the cottage was great for exploring the area. Only down side was the weather but it did not take away from our enjoyment. We will definitely be returning to the area and these cottages in the future.

    Reviewed by JennyAug 2019

  • "The views when we arrived were absolutely stunning ."

    The cottage was everything we hoped for...clean spacious and very well equipped.

    Reviewed by GarryJul 2019

  • "The cottage was so clean ( no horrible smells that you sometimes get with cottages !"

    ) Jacuzzi a treat and again really clean - even saw the maintenance guy cleaning it all out as we were leaving on the Friday ready for the next guests ) Swimming pool a bonus ( and again spotless )but think online booking would work better than having a slot allocated . Some parties did not use their allocated time and if booked online could cancel so others could book . Had a great time with our children and granddaughters / would certainly book again

    Reviewed by SheilaJun 2019

  • "Absolutely first class- should totally recommend High Hemmell to all my friends."

    Reviewed by GordonApr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Lots of thoughtful little touches. We loved the path to the beach and the view from the front garden.

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2019

  • "This is our second holiday in the cottage and we’ve booked up for next year!"

    It’s a beautiful cottage with everything you need to have a wonderful holiday. We are a group of 7 female friends and we all think it is perfect. The hot tub and swimming pools are luxurious extras which we love. It’s quiet & comfortable with beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by SarahMar 2019

  • "High Hemmel House was exceptionally clean and warm."

    . It is a lovely property in a lovely spot with superb facilities. The hot tub and swimming pool were just wonderful, the bedrooms all were well appointed. We had a wonderful,Christmas - thank you.

    Reviewed by ElizabethDec 2018

  • "Brilliant facilities in a fabulous location."

    Ideal for couples or families. Every detail has been well thought out to make a memorable visit to this part of the country. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by ChristineNov 2018

  • "Wonderful location and it’s such a clean and spacious cottage."

    The cottages in general are great and the pool and the system used is wonderful. We have stayed now in two of the general cottages. This cottage is beautiful and spacious. I would personally just upgrade the bedding and beds. The upstairs bedroom in the joined room is not great. Also the quilts in general are thin and there are no spares That is my only developmental feedback. I would and will book this again in a heartbeat and highly recommend Both Sykes cottages in general and also the Embleton cottages. Thanks for a great week

    Reviewed by AndreaOct 2018

  • "We were not expecting a swimming pool!"

    Hot tub was a high quality. When we had a problem with the cooker response and repair excellent.

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2018

  • "Great place to relax, stunning views and great location to visit the many attractions in the area."

    Reviewed by GeoffJul 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely village."

    This family run letting really does look after you and is equipped with everything you need for a lovely seaside getaway

    Reviewed by NicolaNov 2017

  • "After a query beforehand regarding the property we were very grateful that our needs were quickly met."

    Reviewed by BernieSep 2017

  • "Lovely place central for most places we liked to visit ."

    Very clean and everything included a lovely touch of dressing gowns that were provided great when getting out of the hot tub .

    Reviewed by JayneMay 2017

  • "Fantastic place"

    Reviewed by KelvinMar 2017

  • "Amazing cottage, in amazing surroundings, will be back 100%,"

    Reviewed by RayJan 2017

  • "Fantastic facilities and beautiful location, cottage has everything you need and more."

    Reviewed by ChrystalDec 2016

  • "Fantastic location and spotless well equipped cottage"

    Reviewed by KarenNov 2016

  • "Lovely cottage which was big enough for 8 adults and 2 children."

    One couple had to have the walk through room which didnt hother us at all but i can see why it would put some off. Lots of bathrooms which was a plus and the hot tub was a real highlight. The beach is a good 20 minutes walk away but well worth it as it is one of the prettiest in England. The only negative is the appaling wifi. It is shared between several cottages on site and if anyone else (in your cottage or otherwise) has so much as the wifi switched on nobody else can access it (even checking facebook on your phone was impossible). Other than that it was a fantastic stay.

    Reviewed by KimberleyAug 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor super king-size double with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC leading to 1 x twin, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner
  • Understairs cupboard housing washing machine
  • Shared play area on cottage complex
  • LPG central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, American 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
  • Ample off road parking
  • 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 1 mile
  • Note: Beach is accessed via owner's land on tended pathway suitable for pushchairs
  • Note: One twin bedroom only accessed through first floor double bedroom
  • Note: As hot tub is emptied and cleaned before the start of each stay, hot tub may not be up to temperature at time of arrival
  • Hot tub can not be used between the hours of 11pm -7am
  • 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
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200

The property

A quality, stone-built cottage, with lawned garden to the front and patio to the rear with hot tub.

En-suite bathrooms, open plan living area leading to rear patio through French doors and wonderful surroundings make this cottage an ideal base for touring Northumberland.

Note: This property can be booked alongside Refs. 917240, 924725, 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.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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