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Cushat House

(Ref. 1058269)

Stamford near Embleton, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "This is the third time that we have been to Cushat , mostly in November which was a bit cooler so we had much more chance to enjoy the garden in summer sunshine which was lovely."

    Garden perfect and 100% dog proof and the facilities in terms of treats, blankets, bowls etc for our beagle was really brilliant and thoughtful. Very clean and everything you need for home away from home. Beds comfortable, as was settee and chairs downstairs. Lovely quiet location yet really close to beaches and to getting out and about to visit. Druridge Bay , Bamburgh and Alnmouth beaches we loved and the farm shop at Blagdon was fabulous. Terry and Lesley have done a great job and nothing was too much trouble for them. Will eb back again.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2024

  • "Luxuriously appointed dog friendly cottage offering fabulous comfort and facilities."

    The open plan kitchen/diner is appointed with every appliance or piece of tableware you could wish for, the lounge is extremely comfortable and there's a separate snug to boot. The gardens are neatly laid out with lawn and architectural plants and the back garden is secure against would be four legged escapologists! Great communication from the owners and lovely welcome 'hamper'. Situation is brilliant for the Northumberland coast and for venturing further afield into the Scottish borders or inland towards Hadrian's wall. The station at Alnmouth is also very accessible. The best cottage we've ever stayed in!

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2024

  • "Perfect location for exploring the many historical sites, enjoying the coastal walks and going to Kielder Forest for the day."

    Some holiday homes claim to be dog friendly, Cushat House truly is home to home for them with their own welcome pack and completely safe garden. Thank you for the human welcome pack as well, especially the delicious homemade cake!! We hope to be back again and would definitely choose your home to stay.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Jun 2024

  • "The house was the best equipped we have stayed in, with even a dog towel, treats and throws."

    It was beautifully decorated and had real welcoming feel! It was more spacious than i thought it would be, which was useful with two couples. The garden was lovely and had patio furniture which we enjoyed on the sunny days. The house is located in a quiet hamlet but only a 10 minute drive away from a retail park, with everything you could need. Many lovely places to visit close by Craster, Bamburgh, Alnwick, Seahouses and Embleton and Alnmouth. We have to visit during school holidays and would recommend getting to popular destinations before 11, to get in car parks.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0May 2024

  • "Cushat House was exactly as described and more, the owners Lesley & Terry had gone way above what I expected with all the extras they had provided."

    They messaged me to say the property was ready to move into and wished us safe journey home, our little yorkie Coco loved the garden which was very safe for her. This was by far the best property we have ever stayed in and would highly recommend Cushat House.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2024

  • "Our second visit to this wonderful house."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and the house was a large part of this enjoyment. We stayed with our family, including our 10 month old grandson and our border terriers. The house was very practical for all of us. The owners kindly provided a travel cot, stairgates and high chair. We were so happy to return and relaxed immediately. The house is immaculately clean and very well equipped. The Northumberland coast and countryside is beautiful and the house is ideally situated to explore it. The owners are very friendly and welcoming. Thank you very much for the wonderful treats for us and our dogs. We could not fault the house and would love to return again.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Apr 2024

  • "Cushat house is amazing the best holiday let we have stayed in ."

    The house is very well maintained and has everything you need , the welcome hamper’s went down a treat and was a lovely surprise. The dog loved the garden and is well kept and very secure so no escaping ! . The area is very peaceful, so if you want to relax you can but ten minutes in either direction you will be at the beach or in one of the lovely villages. We will hopefully be back one day to this beautiful house , thank you for our stay .

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Mar 2024

  • "This is a lovely house in a quiet rural location only 10 minutes drive from the fantastic Embleton Bay."

    10 minutes in the other direction is Alnwick. It is an excellent base for exploring the Northumberland coast. The house is extremely well equipped, everything you could possibly think of is provided and is in excellent condition and everywhere is spotlessly clean. Large comfy sofas for lounging about, a big kitchen and dining area and a seperate snug all make for a very comfortable break. Our dog enjoyed the fully enclosed rear garden. Our hosts were very accommodating and helpful and left us a tasty welcome pack. We will definitely go back to Cushat House next time we visit Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Feb 2024

  • "This is a beautiful cottage, which is exceptionally well maintained."

    We felt at home immediately and were extremely comfortable throughout our stay. There were numerous personal touches, including in the furnishings, garden, artwork, rainy-day activities, and the selection of welcome treats (which were a lovely surprise). Good communication was provided by the owners both with emails and with helpful information at the cottage. We would certainly stay here again.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Feb 2024

  • "This is a wonderful, well appointed, comfortable home."

    We were greeted with a lovely welcome pack and a superb home made cake. Delicious! The provision of some coffee pods was really hugely appreciated. The house was pristine and we were able to relax and explore immediately. We loved the provision of throws for any dog who wanted a sofa cuddle too... so very well thought out. The beaches in the area are amazing( best dog walks!) so we will be back to explore further !! Thank you !

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jan 2024

  • "Amazing property with everything we needed."

    A truly dog friendly property. Lovely welcome gift left by the owners.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Dec 2023

  • "Wow! What a fabulous property!"

    It had everything you could want and more, including goodies for both 2 and 4 legged visitors! Really comfy beds, spotlessly clean, we've already booked for next year!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2023

  • "Absolutely the best holiday property we have booked."

    Comfortable, warm, welcoming, garden great for the dogs (safe and secure), and a fabulous welcome pack. One of the best equipped houses we have been in. Loved it so much we have booked it again for next year, god willing. It was about 10 minutes from Alnwick, and about 20 or so minutes from the beach.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great property and really clean, we loved the decor and the little arrival treats which we all enjoyed."

    Reviewed by Marc5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had an amazing week at Cushat House, which was beautiful and really well equipped."

    House had everything we needed, beds were really comfortable and in a good location to view Northumberland. Terry and Lesley were great hosts, thank you for the welcome pack and information.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2023

  • "The mattress on the single bed was not too comfortable."

    And in the main bedroom my daughter could hear every sneeze and cough from the adjoining property. I draw attention to these points in a constructive way as I could not fault Cushat House in any other way. The bedding was the most clean and fragrant I have ever encountered. Cleanliness is evident throughout and the property is tastefully decorated and well equipped. I would definitely recommend this lovely holiday house.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Aug 2023

  • "Cushat house is an amazing holiday home."

    The owners have thought of everything for your comport .As soon as you enter the property you feel at home .It is home from home .

    Reviewed by S5.0Jul 2023

  • "Cushat House was amazing."

    The owners certainly did everything possible to ensure a comfortable stay in providing over and above for our stay. Wonderful. This listing deserve the highest rating possible and no less. I have booked this again for next year.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property was extremely well stocked with everything you could possibly need for a perfect holiday, from kitchen equipment to games and reading material with all toiletries well stocked."

    there was more than enough seating for a large family inside and outside. the property is very well situated to travel up and down the coast and inland. the cleanliness inside was to the very highest standard and outside was a great place to spend a sunny day

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    The house has everything you could need. Spotless! Definitely recommend staying here and if we visit the area again, we would stay here. Thank you for a fabulous break.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0May 2023

  • "The best holiday cottage we have stayed in, everything you wanted and more."

    Thanks Lesley & Terry.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic stay!"

    Cushat House is a beautiful property in a great location, perfect for exploring Northumberland. It has a lovely dog friendly landscaped garden and the interior is fitted to a high standard and very comfortable. The only negative comment would be the floorboards on the stairs and landing area which were quite noisy and a little annoying! That said we will be booking again!

    Reviewed by Darren5.0May 2023

  • "Fabulous place - everything you need & more besides Highly recommended"

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was by far the best Holiday let that we have stayed in."

    The facilities were over and above what we expected including welcome treats for us and the dog. The location was perfect for exploring beautiful Northumbria

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful holiday at this fantastic house."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the house was perfect in every way. It was equipped with everything you could need, very clean and beautifully presented. The garden was lovely and very secure for our dogs. Lesley and Terry were lovely and the welcome pack was the best that we have every recieved. It is an ideal base to visit the lovely coast or countryside around Northumberland. This was the best property that we have stayed in and felt like 'home from home ', which says it all really. Hopefully we will be back.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Apr 2023

  • "The Cushat House experience from booking to going home is faultless and the owners are lovely!"

    Everything is there for you in the property with a pet-friendly garden and the tranquil location is delightful. That was our second time at the property and with it being close to the beaches of Seahouses and Bamburgh, it is a perfect getaway.

    Reviewed by Kirk5.0Apr 2023

  • "Cushat House was just stunning."

    It was so clean and comfortable. The welcome pack for both us humans and our dog were brilliant. Honestly we cannot fault the place. The kids want to move in. The area is just beautiful and we will most definitely be back. The ratings saying it's perfect really are genuine!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Feb 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful house, definitely the best we have ever stayed in."

    All facilities first class, a really comfortable home from home. Thank you to our hosts for their attention to detail. A lovely stay in a beautiful part of our country, which all our family, including the dog, thoroughly enjoyed.

    Reviewed by Hugh5.0Dec 2022

  • "Cushat House is a beautiful home from home."

    You’ll find all you need for your stay here, including a few items not listed such as hairdryer, iron, vacuum cleaner. The property is very clean and comfortable, slept well in the comfortable bed, the only slight downside was the sofa in the television room which was a little low, the chairs are a great alternative however and there is so much space and choice of areas to relax in. The gardens are beautiful and dog friendly. The location of Cushat House could not be better, a lovely quiet hamlet with your own private parking area and just a short drive to so many beautiful beaches and castles. Friendly and helpful owners with easy and informative communication from both the owners and Sykes.

    Reviewed by Sadie4.7Nov 2022

  • "The cottage was very clean and well equipped."

    It was comfortable, modern and in a lovely location. The owners were very helpful.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely property and lovely stay."

    By far the best dog friendly property we have stayed in, thank you.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2022

  • "Quite simply the best holiday cottage we've experienced in well over 20 years of UK holidays!"

    The owners really have thought about everything, not only in their lovely house which is warm, inviting, spacious and comfortable, but also in their personal touches such as their regular texts and emails not to mention the delicious food parcels on arrival. Sadly, we lost our dog several months ago but the welcome was there for canine companions too. Cushat House is a little bit out of the way but for car drivers it is a most wonderful base.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great cottage with everything you need and well located to explore Northumberland and the Scottish Border."

    House was spotless and the welcome pack for humans and dog very thoughtful. Back garden was lovely and safe for kids and dogs . Been before and will go again , highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Sep 2022

  • "We had an absolutely brilliant week at Cushat House."

    One of the best holiday houses we've had. So beautiful and clean, with everything you could need. Great location for exploring Northumberland. We all loved it. The garden is great for the kids, all the beds were comfy, we felt instantly at home.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Aug 2022

  • "This holiday property is superb it has everything you could think of and more We had a fantastic week ."

    Thanks to our hosts who have put alot of work into making it home from home.

    Reviewed by S5.0Jul 2022

  • "Cushat house provided the perfect location for us to stay while we were getting married nearby."

    The house is beautifully decorated, well equipped and spotlessly clean. The front and back gardens are perfect for dogs as they are a good size, are 100% enclosed and the back garden gets the sun all day long. The owners were really helpful and left some lovely home bakes in the welcome package. A really nice touch leaving a useful basket of 'stuff' for the dogs too. A lovely house that we will most definitely be coming back too.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jun 2022

  • "Perfect house in every way!"

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jun 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cushat House."

    The property is the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. Beautiful house, very well equipped, the owners have thought of everything and the house is exceptionally clean. The gardens are well laid out with seating areas and a great area for a dog to play plus be totally secure. I spoke to the owners a few times to discuss places to visit and Lesley and Terry were so helpful and all their recommendations were superb. We will definitely be recommending Cushat House to our friends as a place to stay in the lovely area of Northumberland. Thank you Lesley and Terry for making our stay so special.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jun 2022

  • "The house and gardens were both beautiful and had everything we needed and more."

    A wonderful base to explore the surrounding area. I would highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0May 2022

  • "Amazing property."

    So clean, so much space and so well thought out. Made our holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0May 2022

  • "We had a great holiday in a very thoughtfully presented cottage All of our needs had been taken care of including a wonderful welcome pack of food and Easter eggs We have stayed in other rentals and this was the best we have stayed in by a country mile!"

    Reviewed by Kirk5.0Apr 2022

  • "Cushat House was genuinely a superb property."

    The hosts Lesley and Terry have provided a beautiful house in a delightful location 10 minutes drive from the stunning Embleton bay and a gentle 15 minute walk from the nearest pub. The furnishings and facilities provided are all of high quality. There is everything you need and nothing that you don't need ; there are even items provided that you didn't know you needed (luggage mats in the bedroom, foot stool in the lounge...). Enclosed well maintained gardens mean pooches or indeed children are safe to play outdoors in this quiet picturesque setting. A short drive leads you to the jaw-dropping St. Aidens beach at Seahouses or the quaint village of Alnmouth for a multitude of tasteful eateries. As for golfers, make sure your clubs are the first thing packed in the car boot as you will be spoilt for choice and value. We will without doubt be back!

    Reviewed by Denis5.0Feb 2022

  • "What a wonderful find Cushat House was!"

    The level of thought and attention to detail that Lesley & Terry have put into the place is a real credit to them. Managing to blend relaxing homely comfort with boutique hotel touches gives an added feeling of luxury, which, when staying in a dog friendly accommodation is often sadly missing! Their thoughtfulness is outstanding, from the fabulous welcome hamper, (the likes of which we have never experienced before, was on another level) to providing absolutely everything you would need and more for a perfect holiday! We shall most definitely return, as it is also perfectly located to explore so much of wonderful Northumberland! Thank you both so much for such an amazing stay!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2022

  • "Cushat House warrants a five star award for high quality furnishings and decor alone."

    Fully enclosed and secure garden with excellent parking in a quiet location within a short drive to Alnwick. We really appreciated the attention to detail and the owners provided a lovely welcome pack plus decorations for our 30th wedding anniversary. We have booked with Sykes for over 20 years and this is the most impressive property yet.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jan 2022

  • "Excellent, well-equipped, comfortable house."

    Very quiet location and ideally located to visit the beautiful Northumberland coast.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful, spotless, amazingly well equipped house, really enjoyed our stay here and would happily return"

    Reviewed by Anne-marie5.0Jul 2021

  • "What an amazing house!"

    Beautifully presented and spotless. Everything is catered for. Brilliant location. We had a wonderful holiday. The owners were lovely. Many thanks!

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Jun 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful house to stay in, the owners have thought of everything, highly recommend."

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0May 2021

  • "A perfect place to stay."

    Absolutely immaculate and the owners really go out of their way to make your stay special. The welcome pack was amazing and they even bought pressies for our two boys! The house is gorgeous and the garden a lovely sun trap. Would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2021

  • "Great location, quiet, central location to local attractions."

    Everything required inside and outside the house. Clean and COVID precautions in place. Walking distance to pub Great weather so able to use garden and BBQ.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2021

  • "A very well appointed cottage."

    The owners very helpful and “on it” immediately if a problem occurred. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Di5.0Jan 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Sitting room
  • Snug
  • LGP gas central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Pod coffee machine, Smart TV (ith access to Netflix guest account), and WiFi and B&O bluetooth speaker
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for six cars
  • Front manicured lawn and enclosed rear lawn and patio with furniture
  • External storage for either 3 bicyles or luggage
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 0.9 miles

The property

5.2 miles North of Alnwick, 2.8 miles South of Embleton.

Cushat House is a remarkable semi-detached cottage resting in a quiet position from which to explore the many wonders of Northumberland.

In easy reach of the coast with the Northumberland National Park just a scenic drive away, this stylish stone-built abode is perfect for families of five seeking either an action-packed escape or simply taking time out to enjoy the extensive beaches and counryside.

To the front of the property you will find impressive manicured gardens, while stepping through the front door will bring you to even more splendour styled to make you feel at home; enter the beautifully presented sitting room where you can find the Smart TV, a lovely spot to wind down in the evening, while under the archway you can find the bright and airy open-plan kitchen-diner, a wonderful area to gather to spend quality time with your loved ones, whether you're assisting the chef in the amply-equipped kitchen, or gathered at the table tucking into a lovingly-prepared meal, Cushat House is the perfect place to create everlasting memories with your loved ones.

The snug is where you can spend a quiet moment to yourself away from the excitement of the group, boasting a calmly styled interior, there's no better spot to wind down with a good book.

Moving from the kitchen-diner through the lounge,, passing the convenient cloakroom, to find lovely artwork designed by the owner lining the walls, up the stairs to the landing bringing you to the three bedrooms of two doubles both with beautiful feature wallpaper and a single room, perfect for a little one, with the spacious travertine family bathroom: you can choose from a relaxing soak or a quick rinse in the shower to start your day.

Spend moments together within the beautiful rear garden, with plenty of space for your family or canine companions to play, here you can enjoy alfresco dining when you're not indulging in the delicious eateries nearby.

Stamford makes a wonderful base for those seeking an idyllic location with easy access to the surrounding excitement of Northumberland; visit Rennington to find the welcoming family-owned pub The Horseshoe Inn where you can indulge in a hearty pub lunch whilst basking in the beer garden, or make your way to the village of Embleton to find even more eateries as well as a local shop for picking up your own essentials.

Embleton benefits from a grassy path which runs all the way from the village to nearby Craster, passing the wonder of Dunstanburgh Castle, the largest ruined castle in Northumberland, leading you to a beautiful beach lined with seafood restaurants, famed as being the home of the Kipper, it's a must visit for the foodie.

Go wildlife watching at the Arnold Memorial Nature Reserve, with a plethora of birdlife found here, or visit historic Alnwick with its impressive castle, unique poison gardens and wonderful shopping experiences.

The Northumberland's Heritage Coastline is well-worth exploring for some of the most scenic spots in the area, while a trip into the National Park promises all kinds of outdoor adventure with opportunities for walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing, stargazing and so much more.

Cushat House is a splendid abode from which to base your exploration of the coast and countryside of Northumberland.

Visit England 4-Star GOLD accreditation 2021.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas