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Whinstones at 4 The Villas

Embleton, Northumberland (Ref. 1021325)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • 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/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Near a shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Pub Near a pub < 1 mile

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11 Customer Review(s)

  • “A beautiful spacious well equipped family home.”

    15 mins walk from the beach. The owners were on hand and very helpful. Thank you.

    15 mins walk from the beach. The owners were on hand and very helpful. Thank you.

    - Elaine, September 2021

Embleton Abodes

Two enchanting properties at 4 The Villas situated on the edge of the beautiful coastal village of Embleton offers a group of twelve a luxurious holiday base from which to explore both the beautiful coast and countryside of Northumberland. While adjoining Emblestones offers the ultimate escape for two, with its beautiful balcony with panoramic views, eclectic interior and stylish sleeping spot making a wonderful romantic retreat, Whinstones is the perfect place to gather as a group, boasting multiple social spots including a spacious kitchen/diner, a sitting area, a snug and a large family suite which incorporates a separate but adjoining room for little ones to sleep and play (* can have up to two extra little ones on foam z beds but must bring own bedding – sleeping bags ideal). These two properties can come together to offer you and your loved ones a truly memorable holiday base. Spend time in the impressive garden, the table tennis providing hours of entertainment when you're not basking beneath the sun with a refreshing beverage in hand, or prepare picnics in the amply equipped kitchen before taking a short wander down to the village's beautiful bay, where you can relax on the beach's golden sands with the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle making a beautiful backdrop. The village of Embleton also boasts a wonderful selection of amenities for your self-catered stay, including two welcoming pubs and hotel where you can enjoy a celebratory dining experience, as well as a local shop and garage to pick up and last-minute ingredients for that all-important beach picnic! The children will delight at the fantastic playground in the village, while further afield the quaint fishing village of Craster offers a wonderful day out for all with its extraordinary harbour, smokehouse and charming atmosphere. Be sure to visit the enchanting market town of Alnwick with its idyllic castle, a must-see while in the area, while the whole of the Northumberland Coast AONB is easy to explore from here, offering a wealth of memorable spots to visit in the form of spectacular walking routes, cycling tracks and the wonders of scenic splendours. The Embleton Abodes promise to be the perfect properties to base your family escape to Northumberland, at any time of year!

The property

A truly exceptional holiday home to base your escape to Northumberland, Whinstones at 4 The Villas promises to be the perfect place for you and your loved ones to enjoy a coastal retreat.

Stunning uninterrupted sea views from every room bar the twin.

An imposing, Victorian property, boasting a contemporary interior and housing an array of wonderful amenities, there's no better choice if you're seeking a family-friendly abode.

Gather all together in the kitchen/diner, a wonderfully spacious social spot where you can prepare all your family-favourite meals, here you can sit amongst the warmth of the woodburning stove as you tuck into your home-cooked treat before unwinding into your evenings.

Sink into the plush sofas of the sitting room, also housing a wonderful woodburning stove, as the Sky TV provides your entertainment for the evening, or let the little ones escape to the haven of the snug, equipped with a Smart TV, a scatter of books, huge DVD collection, a multitude board games and an Xbox, it ensures to offer hours of family fun.

Find the five bright and airy bedrooms settled over the first and second floors, with the majority offering stunning sea and rural views to the castle, they offer the perfect settings to snuggle up in; take your pick from a super-king-size with en-suite bathroom, a king-size and a twin all resting on the first floor.

The second floor is home to a double en-suite room and the fabulously spacious family suite with a king-size zip link bed (being a 2ft 6” twin on request) and a double sofa bed.

The adjoining room, which is accessed through the main bedroom, is kitted out for younger children to play and sleep * (bedding not provided for this rooms two foam z beds or cot) so allowing parents their own space and the opportunity to get a nice lie in knowing that their little ones are safe.

Outside the wonder continues, find your own enclosed garden with lawn and a patio area, with ample seating at the outside table, where you can make the most of the sun with alfresco dining from the barbecue, followed by a game of table tennis to end your evening perfectly.

Nestled in the centre of the Northumberland Coast AONB, Embleton is the ideal coastal destination, with miles of glorious coastline to explore and several sandy beaches within walking distance of your holiday cottage.

The village has a pub and a local hotel, while there are many shops and eateries in nearby Alnwick, here you will also find its 12th century castle, during the time of the Norman conquest and the picturesque gardens, which lie adjacent to the castle and features a variety of themed plantings and there is a café should wish to stop for some lunch.

Visit the ruins of 14th century Dunstaburgh Castle, perfectly placed for admiring the sea views and you can enjoy a picnic together while you bask in your surroundings and explore Preston Tower, a 14th century watchtower with several tranquil nature walks around its grounds.

Walk the Embleton to Craster path, approximately 3 miles and length, and explore this quaint fishing village's beach and harbour, along with a selection of shops and restaurants.

Whinstones at 4 The Villas is a beautiful base for your family escape to Northumberland.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 980071, together sleeping 12 adults plus 2 extra in family suites extra space.


  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite bath, separate walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x second-floor king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with double sofa bed and adjoining room for young children to play or sleep in, 1 x second-floor double with en-suite bath, separate walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, basin, heated towel rail, bidet and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Oil fired central heating and 2 x woodburning stove
  • Range cooker with double electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Sky Sports and Sky Cinema, Smart TV with Freeview, Xbox, Nintendo Wii, DVD player, surround-sound speakers, Superfast WiFi and a selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Multi-level garden with lawn and patio areas with furniture, barbecue and table tennis
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles, beach 0.1 miles
  • Note: Dogs are permitted on the ground floor only
  • Note: If making use of the family suites extra space – maximum 2 children 10 or under – you must remember to bring your own bedding (sleeping bags would be ideal)
  • Note: Sorry, no stag/hen parties

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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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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