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High Hemmel House

(Ref. 930497)

Embleton, Northumberland Show on map


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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • 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
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "What a cottage."

    Nothing to fault at all. Owners thought of so much and so many lovely touches. Swimming pool was beautiful. Hot tub and outdoor area was lovely with the picnic tables. Travel cot and high chair already there when we arrived. First class for me and my family. I couldn’t fault it!!

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback we are pleased that you had a lovely stay, Our team work hard and try their best to make sure everything is ready to welcome you to North Farm. We hope to welcome you back to stay with us again at North Farm Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jun 2024

  • "The cottage was very well equipped and laid out for families."

    The swimming pool is lovely

    Thank you for your feedback we appreciate it Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara4.7May 2024

  • "What beautiful cottage and area could not fault It at all everything was ..."

    What beautiful cottage and area could not fault It at all everything was perfect and made the weekend celebrations lovely A few of the group have mentioned looking to rebook as well We never got the chance to use the swimming pool but we loved the hot tub

    Thank you for your 5* review. We look forward to you returning to stay with us again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Apr 2024

  • "Wonderful accommodation in a lovely little complex."

    Well equipped kitchen with everything you need for a holiday from home. Swimming pool made it extra special. Would have been nice to have some garden furniture to use as we had a couple of lovely sunny winter mornings. Owners have made it extra special for children with play area and fairy trail and activities to keep them busy

    Thank you for your feedback. We do have outdoor furniture which gets put away for the winter to protect it from the weather Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Feb 2024

  • "Perfect for relaxing with everything we needed and more."

    We are pleased that you enjoyed your peaceful stay with us Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Feb 2024

  • "I have just returned from a three night stay at Hemel House which was arranged as an annual catch up with a group of work friends."

    The accommodation exceeded our expectations and the location was perfect for walking. There was everything we needed to help us unwind and refuel. The interior is finished to a very high standard; it was warm comfortable and met all of our needs. We made use of the hot tub and beautiful pool. The additional welcome pack of provisions is also a lovely touch. I have no hesitation about recommending the property to others and am aware one of the guests is very keen to return with her family. We have made new memories to treasure! Many thanks for a wonderful stay.

    Thank you for your wonderful review we are so happy that we have helped you and your group to make some lovely memories while staying with us. We look forward to welcoming you or anyone from your group back Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Feb 2024

  • "We were a party of 7 ladies looking for a Christmas get together."

    I found this property and it was perfect and certainly more than met our expectations. We have had a fantastic weekend. The views are stunning and the cottage itself was immaculate with some lovely little touches - especially the Christmas Tree. We loved it so much that we have already booked for the same time next year.

    Thank you for your fantastic feedback, we really do appreciate your time. I am so happy to hear you had a wonderful stay with us and that you’re coming back next year to us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay at High Hemmel House."

    We will definitely be back.. plenty of room for us all & very comfortable. My only comment is there could be better drying facilities e.g a tumble dryer. With there being a hot tub and swimming pool, lots of towels are used and need to get dry. Apart from that, it was perfect!

    Thank you for your review. In the future when the washing machine breaks we may consider replacing it with a washer/dryer Property Owner

    Reviewed by Libby4.7Jun 2023

  • "The welcome pack was lovely and enjoyed by all."

    The house had great facilities and spacious for our family of 7. The heated pool had great views and we used our sessions freely during our stay. Our grandson enjoyed the play area and feeding the ducks. The hot tub was a great addition to the property and was used on many occasions. The walk to the beach was about a 1 mile through the fields. We loved our stay in North Farm cottages and hope to return again another time.

    Reviewed by Mel5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic place."

    We had a really great week. The swimming pool facility was really enjoyed by all.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Apr 2023

  • "Great stay at High Hemmel House, property lovely."

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Mar 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at high Hemmel house."

    We thought the pictures didn’t do it any justice, as a group we were so impressed with the house and the facilities. The fresh bread, butter, milk and orange juice was a lovely touch and the views were fabulous! We are already planning our next stay and we have recommended it to other friends and family.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jan 2023

  • "We stayed over Christmas and had a lovely time - cottage was perfect for our family of 7 adults and one 2 year old, it was well equipped with a very thoughtful welcome pack and is in a great location."

    Having use of the swimming pool was a great plus point for us - fabulous to have these facilities to ourselves. The adjoining bedrooms are perhaps the only minus point; but we knew about this on booking - would work perfectly for a family / parents but not so much for adults. Note to the owners; the bottom step is virtually invisible even when the hall is lit - three of us missed this step and fell ! Some drawers in bedrooms / hooks in bathrooms would be useful but not a complaint - just an observation.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in this lovely property. The location is fantastic and the swimming pool is always a hit with our guests. The bottom step is part of the stairs. We have good lighting in that area and have never had this feedback before. Once again, thank you for your valuable and constructive feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Dec 2022

  • "We have stayed in the same cottage for a few years now."

    The only thing that is frustrating which I know is standard is the late check in and early check out. It would be great if there was an option to even pay a little extra to get in earlier? Last year we were there when it was Storm Arwen and Richard the owner was great at bringing us extra logs. This year the furniture had changed and unfortunately there was not enough seating in the lounge area. However, after contacting Richard he kindly came along with another sofa as they were waiting for delivery of another. The bread, butter, milk, orange juice, tea and coffee were useful and a we were thrilled to see the place all decorated, Christmas Tree and all! We have already booked up again for next year. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Nov 2022

  • "Loved our stay it was our second visit."

    Just a couple of issues . The hot tub lid would not stay open. We could not close the diwnstairs bedroom window

    Reviewed by Michelle3.4Nov 2022

  • "Clean, good provisions and fabulous amenities in using hot tub and swimming pool."

    We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful property with plenty of space and the hot tub was perfect for the evenings."

    The playground was a good size for my 2 year old and the private pool was a big hit for all.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely location."

    The children enjoyed the swimming pool and play area but the older children were disappointed that there was no games room as stated in the features list on Sykes website.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.1Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at High Hemmel House."

    Property was well equipped and very comfortable. The hot tub was super! We loved our sessions in the private pool. The surrounding area is beautiful and we enjoyed the walk to the beach. Beach itself is stunning. We would highly recommend North Farm Cottages and we hope to return.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2022

  • "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 Marie4.4May 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday"

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Mar 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 Barbara4.1Mar 2022

  • "Wonderful location and facilities."

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

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 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 Diane5.0Jan 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 Catherine5.0Nov 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage."

    Perfect for families.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2021

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

    Reviewed by Lynne4.4Oct 2021

  • "Great cottage well equipped ."

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

    Reviewed by S5.0Sep 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 Keith5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful accommodation great facilities and lovely location."

    Would highly recommend I will definitely be back !

    Reviewed by Meryl5.0Jun 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 Craig5.0Apr 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 Fiona3.4Aug 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 Catherine5.0Feb 2020

  • "Lovely time spent with friends ."

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

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Dec 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 Sue2.5Nov 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 Susan5.0Nov 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 Roy4.7Sep 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 Jenny5.0Aug 2019

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

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

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Jul 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 Sheila5.0Jun 2019

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

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Apr 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 Christine5.0Apr 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 Sarah5.0Mar 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 Elizabeth5.0Dec 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 Christine5.0Nov 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 Andrea4.1Oct 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 Elizabeth5.0Aug 2018

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

    Reviewed by Geoff4.7Jul 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 Nicola5.0Nov 2017

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

    Reviewed by Bernie5.0Sep 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 Jayne5.0May 2017

  • "Fantastic place"

    Reviewed by Kelvin4.8Mar 2017

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

    Reviewed by Ray4.8Jan 2017

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

    Reviewed by Chrystal5.0Dec 2016

  • "Fantastic location and spotless well equipped cottage"

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 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 Kimberley3.8Aug 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, Smart TV, 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
  • EV charger onsite
  • 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
  • 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 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 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 4pm, check out 9.30am
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250
  • This property has a minimum stay of 3 nights
  • Please Note: This property will only accept a check in on a Friday

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, 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 £250.

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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.

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

This property has a minimum stay of 3 nights.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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