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The Lookout (Embleton)

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  • 12 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely property with a sea view looking across a couple of fields."

    Parking was easy on the road outside the house and the house was comfortable and clean. Embleton village has a shop with post office, a hotel and two pubs. It is accessible to the England coastal path which takes one to Craster and beyond in one direction and Low Newton and beyond in the other.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jun 2024

  • "The Lookout is undoubtedly the best house we have used over the years for annual reunions of a group of former (1960s!"

    ) Durham University students. The layout of the rooms is excellent and the house is well appointed and comfortable. The view of Dunstanburgh Castle is a bonus! Having a large kitchen space combined with the dining area suited our (mostly) self catering arrangements. The nearby Farm Shop has excellent local produce and there is a good range a local watering holes and eating places. Would we return? Yes we would!

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jun 2024

  • "A beautiful large property overlooking fields and Dunstanburgh castle in a perfect location."

    It is walking distance to pubs and a great shop in the village. The property is very spacious with good size bedrooms and lots of en-suites. Perfect for a group or large family

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Jul 2023

  • "The Lookout was stunning, great location, and everything we needed in the property."

    Well equipped kitchen and comfortable rooms. We would consider staying again.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0May 2023

  • "We had an excellent stay at The Lookout."

    It is a superb house with excellent facilities and plenty of space for a group of friends holidaying together. It has fabulous views from the property and many walks can be started from Embleton. The village has a shop Post Office and places to eat so it is well served. I would definitely recommend The Lookout as a lovely place to spend a holiday. Valerie

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0May 2023

  • "We all loved our stay at the house and found it had everything we needed."

    The lounge was a lovely place to spend time and we also enjoyed sitting outside and viewing 2 amazing sunsets!

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7Apr 2023

  • "What an incredible house!"

    The Lookout was the perfect place for our family/ friends group holiday; it had everything. From the large bedrooms and spacious dining and living areas, to the kitchen that included every pot/pan/serving dish/utensil you could possibly need for a large group, it was exceptional. It’s big enough for children to play and have fun in, but still cosy and stylish, and homely for when you want to sit back and relax with a glass of wine when said kids have gone to bed! The location is ideal if you want to wake up to a view of the sea, and be able to walk to a pub (there’s actually three within 5 minutes’ walk away) for drinks and a nice meal. We will absolutely be back.

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at the Lookout- the house is beautiful and the rooms and ..."

    We had a wonderful week at the Lookout- the house is beautiful and the rooms and layout was just perfect for the six adults to be able to hide from the six children

    Reviewed by Daniela4.7Feb 2023

  • "The house is lovely-very comfortable and very spacious and ideal for a large group."

    It is very well equipped and furnished and was perfect for our group of 11 adults over New Year. The large kitchen and dining area is perfect for a large group to cook, eat and chat and there are two living rooms-both very spacious. The house itself is in a perfect location with views to the beach and sea-fantastic sunrises! Would highly recommend this property- would love to go back in the summer-it has great outside spaces.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Dec 2022

  • "Everyone enjoyed their stay." is a fabulous house with fantastic views. Ideal space for our family gathering.

    Nov 2018

  • "Amazing views, really comfortable and warm."

    Fabulous situation.

    Sep 2018

  • "This is a very comfortable and well-appointed house with lots of space and enjoying the most spectacular views, especially at sunrise and sunset."

    Very helpful owner.

    Sep 2017

  • "The Lookout was everything we hoped it would be and provided an outstanding home for the week in one of the best villages in Northumberland - and unquestionably the best beach!"

    Apr 2017

  • "The property is absolutely stunning."

    It's location is possibly the best we have ever had. The views of the castle and coast, access to the beach for walks, proximity to pubs and a village shop are superb. The internal layout of the property, the facilities and styling are all excellent - fantastic for large parties. I left with enormous sadness, having had a simply brilliant week.

    Oct 2016

  • "Fabulous location."

    Accommodation works well for large family party

    Jul 2016

  • "The property is very spacious and well furnished."

    It enabled all members of the family to have their own space as well as enjoying the facilities provided to get together in the evening. The views from The Lookout are spectacular and provides great access to the beaches.

    Aug 2015

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  • Three storeys
  • Six bedrooms: 1 x large double french bed with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be double on request) with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor large double french bed with freestanding roll-top bath, 1 x second-floor large double french bed with en-suite with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor twin (zip/link, can be double on request) with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor twin (zip/link, can be double on request)
  • Second-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Living room with cassette fire studio.
  • Oil central heating with ground-floor underfloor heating
  • Electric double oven and grill, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, woodburner
  • 2 x TVs, DVD player, iPod docking station, CD/radio, music system, selection of books, games and DVDs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Unallocated roadside parking
  • Gardens, patio area, patio furniture, fire pit, barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: Starter pack of logs is provided
  • Note: This property sleeps 12 people

The property

Enjoying an unbeatable, elevated setting offering panoramic views of the coast and the remains of Dunstanburgh Castle, The Lookout in Embleton, Northumberland, is a simply stunning property which is perfect for a family holiday or special gathering of family and friends.

The accommodation has been finished to an impeccably high standard throughout and offers guests a holiday home which is a delight to spend time in.

The flexible living space means that whether you want to all gather together and entertain, or want to find room to get away from each other, it’s all covered at The Lookout.

The good-sized sitting room has ample seating and a beautiful feature fireplace housing a wood burner, making it the ideal place to get together and socialise, while on the first-floor, there is additional living space with seating, a wood burner, a large TV and feature picture windows, so if you get bored of each other’s company there’s plenty else to do!

When it’s time to eat, the kitchen is all ready, fully fitted with all that’s needed to produce healthy food for the whole family.

The room is big enough to host a large dining area which is where you can imagine spending lots of time eating, drinking and enjoying each other’s company.

The outside has also been planned with socialising in mind with the addition of a welcoming patio area, a fire pit and a barbecue, to ensure you can spend as much time as you wish outdoors, should the weather allow.

Come bedtime and you can make your way to any of the six immaculately presented bedrooms.

Whatever combination of guests there are in your party, there is a bedroom to suit and more bathrooms than you can shake a stick at!

The Lookout is in the perfect position for exploring the delights of the Northumberland coastline with the pretty village of Embleton nearby.

There is a fantastic scenic walk from here to the neighbouring village of Craster with the town of Alnwick the ideal location for having a browse and stocking up on essentials.

Nearby Embleton Bay is a gorgeous sandy beach and other beaches worth visiting include Beadnell Bay Beach and Newton Haven Beach.

Just a few miles away is the stunning Dunstanburgh Castle and if you’ve got a taste for history then check out Alnwick Castle, Preston Tower, Howick Hall and Bamburgh Castle.

Offering outstanding accommodation, which is wonderfully spacious, The Lookout is the perfect location for a special holiday.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £600.

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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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Note: Starter pack for fuel supplied.
Note: This property sleeps 12 people

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season