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Home Stead Cottage

(Ref. 930498)

Embleton, Northumberland Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a great time, property was spot on."

    Need to let people know there is ample storage in divan drawers in bedrooms. A shelf in the bathrooms would be a brilliant addition. Lovely staff on site. Amazing walks right from the doorstep. Pool is a real treat.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2024

  • "Fantastic property in a superb location."

    Being able to book slots in the brilliant swimming pool just for our family was an added bonus. The property owners have tried to think of everything. Cutting pathways in the surrounding fields to access the beach and village of Embleton is a great idea and made both really accessible. Very well maintained properties and grounds and extremely clean and comfortable. Our only request would be that more storage for clothes is required in the bedrooms. Maybe a chest of drawers rather than a chair, and some more hanging space and hangars. Also some shelving or storage space in the bathrooms. This said, l would have no problem in recommending these superb cottages. The welcome pack was much appreciated too. Thanks for a great stay. Will definitely look to return in the future. Very dog friendly with fantastic walks straight from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2024

  • "Homestead was a great cottage and really well-maintained - perfect for the four of us."

    Brilliant to find somewhere that lives up to the online photos and the seaviews are fabulous. The swimming pool is really clean and it's great that you get to book it just for your group. We had a great time and will be back in future years.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Apr 2024

  • "This was our first stay at North Farm Cottages and it was excellent."

    We have visited Northumberland many times and the cottage and its location by the coast was fabulous. The pool was a bonus!

    Thank you for your feedback – we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the facilities we have to offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Dec 2023

  • "Cottage absolutely fantastic."

    Welcome pack brilliant. Cottage very comfortable. I wish I had taken my own pillows and not very much storage for clothes. We would definitely go again. Peaceful and quiet yet near to every thing.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful stay."

    Cottage so clean and welcoming. Really enjoyed our holiday.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2023

  • "3rd year of visiting but 1st for this cottage, lovely living area space, en-suite was great for my 87yr old mum."

    Had a great stay as always. The only negative was the dust on the skirting boards and behind the doors, plus the wardrobes were badly designed with the hanging rail going front to back instead of across.... just me being picky. All in all a great place with the added use of the indoor swimming pool. Planning on coming back next year.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Apr 2023

  • "Everything was great apart from the toaster keep on tripping out the main power."

    I have reported it on the on-site form.

    Reviewed by Norman3.8Apr 2023

  • "Third time we have visited and it does not disappoint."

    The cottage was spotless and had everything we needed. Nice walks from the cottage. Swimming pool is an added bonus too. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful bungalow, with fine views from the lounge windows."

    Reviewed by A5.0Feb 2023

  • "We loved this warm, cosy, clean and well appointed cottage."

    With sea views and set amongst beautiful beaches and countryside. Friendly and helpful staff. Our dog was well catered for, welcomed with treats, towel and bowls. Our welcome pack included all essentials. The new swimming pool and changing facilities were excellent. Well organised to ensure individual use. Would certainly go again. Ray and Margaret

    Reviewed by Ray4.7Jan 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable in a fantastic setting with great views, would definitely return, thank you."

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Oct 2022

  • "We really enjoyed the stay and would definitely come again."

    Two things worth a mention: 1. We didn’t know it was first come first serve for the swimming pool slots. We thought they were allocated to us and so did not select any until a lot of slots were gone. 2. The beach was not a 20 min walk in our opinion and I’d not describe it as a buggy friendly, exactly. We got through but was not easy in some places. It was worth it though as beach is great.

    Reviewed by Kelly4.7Aug 2022

  • "Fabulous setting and superb views especially of the sea."

    The pathway through the fields was excellent. Quiet area. Good parking. Well equipped although an ice cube tray would be a good addition We stayed 6 years ago and now feel that items like the settee and carpets are showing their age… the carpets at the doorways are getting frayed and the material on the settees are quite worn.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic location."

    The scenery, walks and locality are amazing. Spacious, clean and well finished cottage. Storage in the bedrooms is quite limited, we were ok as only two of us but if there were four could be an issue. We also found the bed quite uncomfortable - definitely needs mattress replacing. The views from lounge more than made up for this however! Would love to stay again soon.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Dec 2021

  • "The alteration to the booking of the pool Was a bonus as we could arrange our ..."

    The alteration to the booking of the pool Was a bonus as we could arrange our own pattern of use A minor point but the addition of another lamp to the opposite side of the room to the tv would be a benefit especially during the darker evenings Otherwise the accommodation is near perfect

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Dec 2021

  • "This must be our eighth stay at North Farm, we have stayed in three different cottages and we are never disappointed."

    These cottages are consistently very good. The swimming pool is a valued extra.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage, clean & comfortable, faultless, in lovely quiet country side, with sea views."

    The swimming pool is to die for, with your own hourly sessions, we didn’t realise that during the “off peak periods”, you book these slots on arrival, and we had planned our days out around these. Don’t be mislead by the 10 minute walk to the beach, we are used to walking and it took us 30 minutes, it’s a pleasant walk, but probably too far for those not used to walking. Considering all the cottages were booked, it didn’t feel at all busy.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Sep 2021

  • "Good cottage but the experience felt a bit clinical rather than homely and lacks animals that you might expect on a holiday farm."

    Reviewed by George4.7Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is perfectly situated for those that enjoy some easy walks,across the fields to the beach and the pub ."

    A slightly more strenuous walk can be had to Craster for kippers freshly smoked.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely stay - lots of things to do within easy driving distance and visiting in Spring was lovely with floral smells from the fields and fields with lambs nearby."

    Good facilities :)

    Reviewed by Eleanor4.4Apr 2019

  • "The views, the swimming pool and the light, airy layout of the cottage"

    Reviewed by Graeme4.4Apr 2019

  • "The more we use Sykes Cottages, the more impressed we are with everything from searching for a property to booking to enjoying our holiday."

    We are looking for our next holiday!

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Oct 2018

  • "Home Stead cottage is a very spacious, comfortable and well equipped place to stay."

    All the information about the area and places to visit are provided with lovely views across the farmed fields to Embleton bay inc a sea view. Ideal for walkers who like gentle walks. There are facilities for children in the play area and use of the indoor heated swimming pool which is available on a rota basis for the several cottages on the complex. Embleton is very central to all the places of interest inc all the popular castles and places to eat. Our first visit to Northumberland was not disappointing and we will probably return in the future.

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2018

  • "Sad that the swimming pool was not finished, but did not detract from the holiday, as we are from northeast and knew the area."

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2018

  • "It was in a great location but we were a little disappointed how far away the beach was."

    I presumed it was nearer because the brochure said a stroll down a gentle sloping path .we are all pensioners so I suppose a younger person would get there quicker.we didn't make it to the beach after walking for about 30 mins. overall though it was a beautiful place within easy reach of the village.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2018

  • "This complex of accommodations is well situated for a large area of different attractions."

    Main concern was the fact that " dip in the newly built swimming pool" was advertised. It did not say it was still being built and the work was going on just outside your cottage, so don't take your swim wear folks. The bedrooms could have used more cloths drawer space and the Kingsize bed mattress was very soft,thin and noisy. They also need to look at what they are paying their "cleaning team" to do, changing beds and towels is not cleaning the cobwebs and dust accumulation. Having said all that, Northhumberland is great, extra woolly necessary but fantastic location.

    Reviewed by Steven3.8Mar 2018

  • "Building work was being carried out right in front of property, we were woken up ..."

    Building work was being carried out right in front of property, we were woken up between 7 and 8 most mornings, would have appreciated being warned regarding this and would have booked a hot tub cottage instead

    Reviewed by Wendy4.2Feb 2018

  • "Comfortable cottage with good facilities."

    Could have done with a shelf in the bathrooms and bedrooms had very limited storage so unpacking wasn't a good option.

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Apr 2017

  • "The cottage is in a perfect location for coastal walking."

    You can set off directly from the cottage to the beach and pick up the coastal path for both north and south routes. The signage and pathways from the cottage are fantastic. The facilities and cleanliness of the cottage are first class.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2016

  • "We found it very comfortable and absolutely loved it."

    The views were great, Usually come to Northumberland twice a year including New Year, but at the moment unable to find anywhere, 8 people including a dog. This year I think the gates to Northumberland opened, as I have never seen so many people in September,plus the weather was gorgeous. Definitely recommend Homestead Cottage.

    Reviewed by Francis4.8Sep 2016

  • "An absolutely fantastic cottage - certainly the nicest we've ever stayed in - in an idyllic location."

    Only (very minor) quibble was that the beds could have been a little more comfortable.

    Reviewed by Paul4.6Aug 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 double
  • 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
  • One well-behaved dog is welcome, £40 charge for a second dog
  • EV charger onsite
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Shared children's play area on cottage complex
  • Note: Beach is accessed via owners land
  • Note: Check-in 4pm, check-out 11am
  • 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
  • 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 delightful semi-detached cottage with lovely patio area and panoramic views towards Embleton Bay.

Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, open plan living area with woodburner.

Short drive to great pubs and restaurants.

Note: This property can be booked alongside Refs. 917240, 924725, 930497, 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 yours stay.