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The Lookout

Embleton, Northumberland (Ref. 20248)



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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "A fabulous house with all the facilities we could possibly need for a great weekend."

    The rooms were all excellently furnished, the kitchen was stocked very well with crockery and utensils - great to see for such a large property. We were all thoroughly impressed. The view is to die for but the pepper doesn’t just rely on that it provided us with an amazing place to spend our weekend together.

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2021

  • "The property was very well maintained, and cleaned."

    The layout and facilities were exactly as described and we were therefore able to plan before we arrived. Our family had a fabulous stay and enjoyed the view from the house and the local walks and castles in particular. There was so much to do in the area that we will be back to discover more. The owner was helpful with a couple of queries we had.

    Reviewed by PatriciaOct 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation , really good location , ideal for families , owners very supportive……all in all it is hard to find fault with this place ."

    We will return at a future date(s) …..simply excellent.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "The situation of this property is amazing with panoramic views in all directions."

    We enjoyed breakfast on the terrace every morning and occasionally lunch and tea in the sunny adjacent field. The house is really beautifully appointed with comfortable bedrooms, modern bathrooms and a very well equipped kitchen. The owner kindly supplied us with logs and kindling for the fire in the dining room, which was welcome in the evenings.

    Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2020

  • "We had a great family holiday in a beautiful place ."

    The accommodation was excellent, loads of space to spread out , very clean and the kitchen was especially well equipped to cater for a large group . Good outdoor space for the children . Loved it.

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2020

  • "The pictures don’t compliment this house at all, this house is beautiful and accommodated 12 adults easily."

    Reviewed by CatherineFeb 2020

  • "This property was fantastic for a large family get together, the number of bedrooms and bathroom facilities were the best I have found."

    It was just as described and the location could not have been better for the beach and walks. I found the check in and information provided excellent. There is plenty of car parking space. When we had an issue this was quickly reacted to by the owner and I would be happy to return in the future.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJan 2020

  • "Had a fabulous three night weekend here with a group of seven friends."

    Absolutely loved the house, perfect for our group, sadly wet weather put paid to our walk to the beach, but the area is wonderful to explore. Had a minor issue with electric lighting, but our owner and host was excellent - always quick to respond to any queries and concerns. The house is well equipped, there was nothing we needed that we couldn't find and the refurb has been done beautifully and tastefully. Would come again and definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by MarianNov 2019

  • "Second visit to accommodation."

    We are a party of 12 adults. This is the best accommodation we have stayed in. There is plenty of room especially in the hall for walking boots, backpacks etc. All of our party enjoyed it so much we are going to rebook - maybe for a week this time

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation and hosts."

    Reviewed by HelenJun 2019

  • "Excellent contact with owner which is a plus"

    Reviewed by MargaretMar 2019

  • "Fantastic location Beautiful house!"

    Reviewed by JonathanDec 2018

  • "This is a very large stylish house with amazing views."

    It is very comfortable for a large group as it has three communal areas (two lounges and a large kitchen). It is very beautiful inside and is decorated to high standard. There are also lots of bathrooms. The walk to the beach is about 15mins down a steep hill. The beach is amazing with a Castle at one end and Low newton at the other. The area is fantastic and the house is a great get away location.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2018

  • "Fabulous house exceeded expectations views to die for weather an added bonus my ..."

    Fabulous house exceeded expectations views to die for weather an added bonus my family had a ball celebrating my husbands 70th birthday Will Deffo recommend

    Reviewed by CathrinOct 2018

  • "Excellent walking location for the coast and beaches."

    Car journeys to castles etc. The welcome pack that my wife received was a lovely touch as she celebrated being 70 years of age. Good house for the 'family' consisting of ages 5 to 72. En-suites appreciated. Washing machine drying room very useful. Appreciated the two lounges. Very good kitchen. Enjoyed the fire pit. Some comments that may be helpful: A larger freezer (which we gather is in hand) The heating was variable - very hot upper lounge, but the under floor heating downstairs was not that efficient. The two sleigh beds would benefit from mattress toppers. Stone bath plug needs replacing. A Visitors Book would have been appreciated - we would have added some nice appreciative comments. We had a wonderful week in this lovely house.

    Reviewed by DennisAug 2018

  • "Nice house but the furniture in the sitting rooms was not very comfortable"

    Reviewed by GavinJun 2018

  • "A beautiful large cottage with lovely sea views."

    We rented the cottage for a family wedding, all the group said what a fantastic cottage it was and didn't want to leave! We would definitely stay at the cottage again, what a fantastic weekend.Brilliant!

    Reviewed by NevilleJun 2018

  • "Just returned from a Bank Holiday weekend visit to Embelton/Northumberland."

    We stayed in the house called the LOOK OUT in Embelton...what an amazing house it was. It accomodated 12 of us very comfortably and the facilities in house were good. As the weather was so excellent it was great to sit out front and look down to the sea...fantastic view in all directions. The only thing we missed was having a few patio chairs or a bench outside on the terrace to sit, there is a great garden area just to the side of the house with picnic tables which we used but when cooking in the house it would have been good just to walk out the front door, sit on the terrace and be near to the front door to pop in and keep an eye on the food cooking. Plenty of pubs in the village and a shop that sells most things needed. All in all a great place to be,

    Reviewed by RonaMay 2018

  • "Great house in a fantastic location."

    Reviewed by JamesApr 2018

  • "Beautiful house and very comfortable with exceptional bedrooms and all bar two with en suites plus small family bathroom."

    Plenty of room for a large family. We were 9 adults and 3 small children under 4. The view from the front of the property was fantastic and the owners were lovely and had put a lot of work into the property. The local pub a 2 minute walk away was friendly and has good food and the Joiners Arms is fantastic and not far away. All in all a crackng holiday. Carol York

    Reviewed by CarolNov 2017

  • "My wife and I were particularly impressed with the large and well-equipped kitchen."

    The lighting, however, in many rooms- especially the lounges- was on the dim side and the two ships' lanterns over the dining table were impressive but produced little meaningful light.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2016

  • "Wonderful views every morning when we woke up."

    Very nicely decorated and furnished and well equipped. Nice to be so near 3pubs and a shop. Parking good too. Beach down the road, enjoyed grassy area with tables next to house. Felt garden could have had a bit more planting next to wall and out the back was poor.

    Reviewed by ValerieAug 2016

  • "The house was wonderful and having on suite bathrooms for most rooms was great."

    The position is stunning and the decor and facilities are excellent. The beds were comfortable and everywhere was very clean. The owner is very helpful and easy to contact if you have any questions. We were a party of ten, the house had enough space to give everyone room to enjoy themselves.

    Reviewed by ElizabethDec 2015

  • "An excellent and well appointed property, in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by MatthewNov 2015

  • "The location is fantastic."

    Brilliant views from the property and a number of fabulous walks.

    Reviewed by CatherineOct 2015

  • "The Lookout is a wonderful place to stay."

    It was perfect for our group of 9 where we wanted a beautiful property in a stunning location. The house was beautifully appointed, very comfortable and had everything we needed and wanted. This is the best property we have rented over a 10 year period and we hope to return!

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2015

  • "Fabulous location, fabulous house and a fabulous time was had by our party."

    A beautiful beach was within walking distance. A lovely village with all amenities.

    Reviewed by JudyJun 2015

  • "A gorgeous property; really well equipped with a fabulous view and lots of bathrooms."

    Very flexible accommodation and a brilliant Watch House!

    Reviewed by LynneMar 2015

  • "A lovely well equipped house with plenty of room to spread out in for a large party."

    Superb views and a good area for touring.

    Reviewed by JulieMar 2015

  • "We enjoyed the spacious house very much - very warm and with lovely views."

    The weather for the time of year was good and we enjoyed several coastal walks.

    Reviewed by RuthDec 2014

  • "The location was superb, and the house ideal for our purposes."

    House was very clean and superbly equipped.

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2014

  • "Plenty of space and a great view."

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2014

  • "Magnificent property with stunning views."

    Reviewed by AntheaOct 2014

  • "Lovely house with amazing views"

    Reviewed by TrishaSep 2014

  • "The house was very well equipped and felt very welcoming."

    The views across the bay and of Dunstanburgh Castle were fantastic. A very peaceful spot but also very easy walking to the pubs and shop.

    Reviewed by SimonSep 2014

  • "Being together as a group of 12 family and friends in a wonderful house in a beautiful location - just fabulous!"

    Reviewed by RuthJul 2014

  • "The holiday cottage was very close to the beautiful sea and beach."

    With 4 young children this was a 10 minutes plus walk but was worth it. Shops, pub and park in walking distance as well. Nice food served at the Golf Club next to the beach. Beautiful village!!

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2014

  • "Standard of everything was new and clean."

    Lots of seats in communal garden area. Views magnificent. What a find! Underfloor heating superb!!

    Reviewed by JanMay 2014

  • "The house was great for our big group, the views were magnificent and location good for everything we wanted to do."

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2014

  • "Fabulous view."

    Lovely spacious property for a family gathering. Useful local shop and pubs.

    Reviewed by MApr 2014

  • "A stunning location and enough space in the property for people to spread out."

    Reviewed by PaulaMar 2014

  • "The area of Embleton was beautiful, lovely walks and beaches and the house was in a perfect position for all of this."

    The house was very light and roomy and was very comfortable.

    Reviewed by MelanieDec 2013

  • "The location is fantastic, and there is loads to do in the local area whatever the weather."

    The house has been kitted out to the highest specification, and we would recommend this property to all.

    Reviewed by LiamJul 2013

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The property

A luxury three-storey property in Embleton, superbly located in an elevated position with stunning, uninterrupted views over Embleton Bay and Dunstanburgh Castle.

This beautifully presented Embleton cottage boasts fabulous designer fixtures and fittings throughout.

The large and airy sitting room in this Embleton cottage has a beautiful herringbone fireplace with stone surround, oak flooring, underfloor heating and a very large bay window from which breathtaking sea and rural views can be enjoyed.

The warming open fire is a lovely place to sit next to on chillier evenings whilst sinking into the huge, luxurious sofas.

Double arched doors lead into the large Victorian hallway and on to the open plan kitchen with dining area; a great place for entertaining, the solid oak trestle table seats twelve people comfortably, whilst quirky shipping pendant lights hover over the dining area.

The bespoke fitted kitchen is a chef's delight with two double ovens, five burner induction hob and state-of-the-art leathered granite worktops.

On the first floor of this Embleton cottage there is a further sitting room with woodburner, TV and sofas, offering peace and quiet for adults or a great space to leave the kids whilst the grown-ups entertain below!

A doorway from this sitting area leads to a delightful Grade II listed 18th century watch tower, perched on the south east corner of this Embleton cottage and enjoying sea views; rumours are that J.M.W.

Turner sat there to sketch the stunning views.

Two large bedrooms both with en-suites and a laundry area complete the first floor.

The second floor of this Embleton cottage has a further four bedrooms and bathrooms, all with luxurious carpets and solid French beds.

The luxury design features run throughout all the bedrooms and bathrooms in this Embleton cottage, with a mix of queen and zip/link beds, unique appeal and stunning views.

Bamburgh Castle can be clearly seen to the north, and indeed not many properties in the area can boast that the coastline can be seen from Bamburgh to Craster!

To the rear of this Embleton cottage is a raised, enclosed area with decking and furniture, and to the front is a large area with paving, decking, lawns, and a fire pit for those less-than-warm Northumberland evenings; a great place to sit with a cold glass of wine and simply immerse yourself in the dramatic backdrop of this beautiful bay.

This Embleton cottage is the perfect destination for groups wanting to get together for that long-awaited Northumberland break in wonderful surroundings.

Note: This cottage is next to Ref. 20247, and together they sleep 20.


  • Over three floors
  • Six bedrooms: 1 x second floor queen-size double with freestanding roll-top bath, 1 x second floor queen-size double with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor twin (zip/link, can be double on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor twin (zip/link, can be double on request), 1 x double with en-suite wet room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be double on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Second floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • First floor utility
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • First floor sitting room with woodburner
  • Grade II listed watch tower accessed via first floor sitting room.
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor and bathrooms, open fire and woodburner
  • Two electric double oven, 5-burner induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 50" TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Roadside parking next to property
  • Raised deck area
  • Front patio with grassed area, fire pit and sea/castle views
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 8 mins walk
  • Note: No hen or stag parties
  • Note: The watch tower is currently undergoing renovation work, due to be completed by early 2020
  • Note: Due to the beautiful nature of the wooden floors, please no high heels.

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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
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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