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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Ideal holiday home in a great location to explore the surrounding areas."

    Perfect enclosed garden to let the dogs out in the morning. The house was lovely and warm and provided lots of extra touches. We will be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Apr 2024

  • "We greatly enjoyed our stay, possibly the 6th or 7th time we’ve stayed here."

    The back of the house works really well for living and eating and the place was warm and very comfortable despite the rain and cold outside. There had been a couple of cleaning hiccups with three partly finished wine glasses on the floor beside the sofa and the microwave had obviously not been cleaned after its last use. These issues were easily remedied and did not change our view that this is a really good place to stay.

    Reviewed by David4.7Nov 2023

  • "We've had another lovely stay in relaxing environment."

    The house is geared for families with children and the kids have loved it. looking forward to staying again in the future. BW

    Reviewed by Alison3.8Oct 2023

  • "The cleaners need to look above eye level as the place has lots of cobwebs and dust."

    Needs wine glasses as only 2 in the property. Pillows need replacing as all of them are lumpy. The double bed in the front upstairs room has broken slats at the bottom of the bed. The downstairs double has no mattress cover and the mattress under the lose topper is very badly stained- not nice at all. The property is comfortable but just needs some soft furnishings replaced and a deep clean to address these niggles. That said we had a great week A mirror would be useful in the twin room as no where to see to dry hair without using another room

    Thank you. We have inspected the property and its furnishings and don’t recognise any of the issues you mention. We are sorry they did not meet your expectations. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jan3.4Sep 2023

  • "The house was even better than the photos and description."

    We could not fault it at all! We had an amazing holiday and if you are thinking of visiting Northumberland then we would highly recommend staying at “ Oystercatcher.”

    Thank you! We are so pleased you had a great holiday! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Miller5.0Jul 2023

  • "Place was clean plenty of room to relax."

    Loved tge kitchen and sitting.area which we spent most of our time when I well kept and great when the sun shined.nothing negative about the property .

    Thank you Evelyn - we are so pleased you had a good time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Evelyn5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic location, walking distance from the beach, shops and pubs and short drives to all of the costal towns."

    Lovely cosy house with everything you would need for your stay, including nice touches of wine, coffee pods and biscuits! Washing up liquid/ cloths/ gloves etc all provided along with other kitchen necessities which was really great. Lovely big garden with a great decking space and very quiet and private. Nice big social space downstairs with separate living area if needed, lots of CDs, games and books provided which was great. Only things to comment would be the decor could do with a refresh, lots of scuff marks, re-painting in certain areas that are different colours to the original paint making it look tired, clean on the surface but needs a big deep clean. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, love the area and will definitely be holidaying in Northumberland again!

    Thank you Lucy - we are so pleased you had a good stay, and are only sorry that the decor was not as fresh as it could be. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy3.8Apr 2023

  • "We had a Fabulous stay to celebrate my 50th Birthday with family."

    House amazing. Perfectly situated for beach, pub and shops. Great social space for all the family. Photos don’t do it justice. Would highly recommend.x

    Happy Birthday Sharon! So pleased you had a great holiday! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2023

  • "Oystercatcher is a beautiful home with all the facilities needed."

    Lovely and warm without the need to use the log burner. Bedrooms beautifully presented with two good bathrooms. A little bit further from the sea than expected but still easily reached. Embleton Bay absolutely beautiful. Highly recommend this property.

    Thank you Keith - we are so pleased you had a good time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Mar 2023

  • "Really nice property and has everything that you need, really clean and had a large selection of dvds, books and cds to use."

    We used the chalk board to keep score of who won the games and plan out outer activities for the week. Good location for going off to explore, a brisk walk to the beach depending on how quick you walk. We drove up to Berwick and then got the train to Edinburgh for the day.

    Thank you Helen - great to hear you had a good week! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent property in quiet location within newishly developed housing scheme."

    Provides very comfortable accommodation throughout and great communal space to the rear with level garden area. Well heated and insulated for a winter stay. Furniture in back lounge a little worn and beginning to fade. Otherwise all good. Overall, a lovely property. Great place for a family/friends stay.

    Thank you for your comment. We are pleased to say that the furniture in the family room has now been replaced! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.4Feb 2023

  • "The property was lovely and just as described."

    The separate living room was perfect for a larger family. Great facilities, great location, well furnished and super comfy beds for a perfect sleep. Lots of extras including sound systems etc. The house is located on the edge of the village but there are walks to the coast just across the road. It wasn't garden weather but I would love to sit out in the summer. Our only issue was with the late check-in on a cold December day. We contacted Sykes by phone and then email and asked if we could have a slightly earlier check in because we had a two very young children with us. Sykes said it was not possible to even ask the owners and it was an insurance issue. I spoke to the owner while we were at the cottage and she said she could have liaised with the cleaning team to allow earlier access in the circumstances.

    Thank you for the feedback - we are delighted you had a good time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Dec 2022

  • "We love both the property and the village, having stayed for the same week last year changing from booking with Airbnb locations previously."

    We have also booked again for next year. There were some problems this time that weren’t resolved despite mentioning them as soon as we arrived and regularly checking in to see whether they could be resolved. This was very disappointing and has made us less pleased with the stay overall. We were reassured they would be sorted (for the next person) so let’s hope we don’t have the same issues next year.

    Thank you - we are glad you had a good time. We are sorry there was insufficient kitchen equipment for your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.4Oct 2022

  • "A lovely spacious, comfortable, clean holiday home, the pictures do not do it justice - everything was perfect, especially the super soft towels."

    The location is ideal for visiting nearby stunning beaches and Alnwick Castle. There is also a nature reserve just over the road from the cottage for morning walks with your dog. We had a wonderful week at Oystercatcher and will definitely return in the future.

    Thank you for your feedback - we are delighted you had a good stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is an excellent property, nicely presented, accurately described."

    The house is beautifully designed with really a good living area with wide access to well kept level back gardens. It has some wow moments, e.g. the Breton lighthouse picture in the front room and the blackboard wall in the kitchen/dining/living area, used by children an adults in equal measure. The house was very well insulated an warm in all weather. We’ll be back .

    Thank you for your feedback - we are delighted you had a good stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful place ideal for walks close to all beaches and close to pubs"

    Dear James, thank you for your review! We hope you had a great stay in Embleton. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James4.4Apr 2022

  • "A wonderful well-equipped and maintained property in a fantastic part of the country."

    Well placed for the coast and countryside.

    Dear Alan, thank you for such a nice review! We hope you had a great stay in Embleton. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely warm comfortable house with excellent facilities , good big garden for the grandchildren to play."

    The separate lounge provided a nice quiet retreat. Embleton itself was ideally situated to explore the Northumbria coastline - plenty to do nearby for everyone.

    Dear Peter - thank you for your great review - we hope you had a lovely holiday in Northumberland! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2022

  • "Nice property that is spacious and well equipped."

    . Great location for exploring and for days where you don’t want to get in the car there’s plenty to see and do.

    Reviewed by Jan4.1Oct 2021

  • "The house was lovely and well equipped with all essentials (except hairdryer)."

    It was warm and comfortable and beautifully decorated with some stunning features. Fantastic house in a fantastic location. We would all happily return.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2021

  • "The house was wonderful!"

    Looked just like the Photos! Very spacious very well equipped in a lovely village setting it was a first time visiting Northumberland love Alnwick and the best fish and chips ,ice creams and milk shakes are from Carlos ! We would certainly stay at Oastercatcher again we all had a brilliant time

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Aug 2021

  • "The pictures for this holiday home do not do it justice."

    It was perfect and then some! Thank you so very much for a memorable stay.

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Aug 2021

  • "A really lovely house, accessible to lovely beaches, very well positioned for all family members"

    Reviewed by Maureen4.7Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful and we had a great week."

    Two points for feedback: Cleanliness could be improved, ie there were crumbs in two of the cupboards, dust and cobwebs on some of the skirting boards and cobweb in corner of one room. Any other time and we wouldn’t have been concerned by this but given the Pandemic and the promise of a thorough and deep clean, this didn’t feel as if it had been thoroughly cleaned. We cleaned the areas. The second point was that I rang ahead and asked for a high chair and was promised that one was in the cottage. There wasn’t and a cot was erected instead which we didn’t ask for or need. As it was we managed but if our little boy had been younger it would have been an issue and we would have rung with the request while we were there. It was still a lovely cottage and garden, very well situated and we had a lovely family time. Thankyou Graham

    Reviewed by Graham3.8May 2021

  • "Another lovely holiday."

    We all loved the house and garden and we've made some happy family memories. We'll be back!!Alison (York)

    Reviewed by Alison3.8May 2021

  • "A beautiful house which had been prepared for our stay to an exceptionally high standard."

    We will definitely book this property again.

    Reviewed by Deb5.0Oct 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday."

    Location was perfect and would certainly book again.

    Reviewed by Zoe4.7Sep 2020

  • "Lovely house, well."

    Appointed. Had everything we required for our stay. Lots to see and do in a beautiful county. Would definitely stay at Oystercatcher again.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Sep 2020

  • "The house is beautiful in a perfect location and spotlessly clean."

    We had never been to Northumberland before and was blown away by how lovely the beaches were. We had a fabulous week and the weather was great. We will definitely be returning to Oystercatcher.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2020

  • "This was a lovely cottage and a really lovely family holiday."

    Would definitely come back!

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jul 2020

  • "Great cottage, clean & tidy with great facilities in a fantastic location"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2020

  • "Just what we were looking for and expected."

    Lovely and well equipped holiday in a beautiful area. Most enjoyable and we all had a great time.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Mar 2020

  • "Oystercatcher is a beautiful house in a quaint Northumberland village."

    The house is spacious and well equipped with a large sunny garden (we stayed in February and it was a sun trap). The village had a hotel/restaurant which serves excellent food at reasonable prices and the Greys inn is a welcoming pub with friendly locals. A 15mins walk to the beach on one of England's finest stretches of coastline, with quality walking on the doorstep and cycling beaten only by Scotland's west coast for views makes for an exceptional location. A brilliant holiday made special by a quality house. Thanks for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2020

  • "We had a really lovely holiday and the house was perfect."

    Such a lovely village and friendly pub. Unfortunately the hotel was closed for the winter which we were not aware of and therefore had to cook at the cottage. However this was not a great problem as we had brought enough food and drink to supply the whole village and the cooking facilities we great. We were 3 couples and had all read the same description and had come to the conclusion that the beach was much nearer than stated. It was either walking over 2 muddy fields or walking down past the golf club. This was fine for 2 couples but the third had a mobility problem and could not access the beach. It would be advisable to state this in the description. I would reiterate that the cottage was perfect in every way, in fact, I personally wanted to take my bed home.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.4Dec 2019

  • "Oystercatcher is a lovely house on the edge of Embleton within easy reach of the beaches and well placed for visiting the many attractions of Northumberland."

    We were very unlucky with the weather so it was very fortunate we had such a comfortable, convenient and warm house to return to. The garden was also lovely. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely spacious and comfortable house with everything we needed in good location."

    Reviewed by Lindsey4.7Nov 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage got everything you need ."

    Beach and lovely walks all close by .

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2019

  • "One of the best holiday homes we have stayed in!"

    Extremely well equipped and very clean.we really appreciated the information re the house and places to visit sent to us by the owners,a lovely personal touch. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2019

  • "Great location Fab for dogs as has stair gate and open plan kitchen/ living ..."

    Great location Fab for dogs as has stair gate and open plan kitchen/ living area Clean Good facilities Nice area Lots of parking Fab beach Lovely town Couldn’t fault

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2019

  • "What a fabulous house in a fabulous location, close to every activity, the beaches are superb, the village and villagers very friendly."

    Loved every minute of it. The only fault we found - we didn't want to leave and the week went very fast!!!. Will recommend and certainly return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Loo5.0Sep 2019

  • "Excellent facilities at cottage , would recommend to all."

    Short walk to Embleton village

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2019

  • "An exceptional house, spacious, clean with everything you could possibly need!"

    Location was absolutely perfect , within a short distance of all the local highlights and beauty spots. We have had a perfect week and would highly recommend this house to anyone.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2019

  • "Oystercatcher is definitely the best equipped holiday house we have ever booked!"

    And we have had a few! The house and garden are spacious, it is fitted out to the highest standard, and there is plenty of everything you can ever want, down to bowls for the dogs! The electronic equipment is high spec, so much so that some of our party hadn’t a clue how to use it! Thank goodness for the younger generation! The welcome/information booklet is very comprehensive and useful, great local knowledge. The owners are generous and obviously want their guests to enjoy

    Reviewed by Diana5.0May 2019

  • "House was fantastic and we all enjoyed our stay."

    I would highly recommend friends and colleagues to book a holiday at Oystercatcher. We will definitely do it again.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7May 2019

  • "This was a family celebration for my birthday."

    We were a group of 7 adults, two children (ages ranging from 10 months to 94 years) and a dog. We all thoroughly enjoyed the location and the lovely home from home that Oystercatcher provided. We were lucky with the weather for the first four days which is when most of the family were staying and we all have positive memories of our stay (especially my 7 year old granddaughter who wanted to stay longer and cried when she had to go home!).

    Reviewed by Arlene4.7Apr 2019

  • "The house was lovely and in a perfect location for walks along the beautiful Northumberland coast and easy access to Alnwick, Warkworth and other beautiful towns."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had the most amazing holiday at Oystercatcher."

    The house is a fairly new build with tasteful decor and all the amenities you could possibly need. There are so many nice places to visit in the surrounding area and many bars and cafes are dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Mar 2019

  • "Just returned home from this beautifully presented holiday home, clean and tastefully decorated with everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay."

    Huge back garden for the dogs to play in, books, dvds and a games console if you have children. Beach, restaurants and shop close by making it a great location to explore Northumberland. We loved our stay at Oystercatcher and will most certainly return, highly recommend

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2019

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over bath and also a separate shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Sitting room
  • Open-plan sitting, kitchen and dining area.
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, coffee machine, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Woodburning stove in living room
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Stair gates fitted in the property at the top and bottom of the stairs
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Lawned garden to the rear with decking and furniture
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 15 mins walk.

The property

The popular village of Embleton reveals Oystercatcher, a lovely detached cottage in easy reach of local amenities, and only a short walk from the much desired golf course, bringing you to the golden sands of the beach.

Whether you are joining friends or bringing along the family, this retreat is a breath of fresh air, a calm, serene place to base your holiday and build some memories.

The sitting rooms are comfortably designed, introducing refreshing artwork, which graces the walls, a theme continued throughout the property, courtesy of the owner’s photography.

There is an open-plan living area for those social hours with your loved ones, divided between a sage coloured kitchen, and a dining room which gives off a more rustic feel.

Natural light sweeps in through the windows, with an outlook over the beautiful garden tying this all together.

The bedrooms are effortlessly presented with one situated on the ground floor, well-appointed for the neighbouring cloakroom.

The upper level being home to a variety of room styles to suit every guest and an effective family bathroom.

This honeypot location benefits from a wonderful lawn garden, with a grand decked area and furniture where you can unwind under the sun.

A beautiful grassy path runs from the village to Craster, alongside the sea and past Dunstanburgh Castle, the largest ruined castle in Northumberland.

Why not pay a visit to the village pub, or adventure further afield to discover the amenities of nearby Alnwick.

The gardens at Howick Hall are open during the summer and are noted for their beauty, whilst Alnwick Castle and Garden are a 'must-see' when touring the area and beyond.

A perfect holiday destination.

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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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