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Low Croft

(Ref. 1040642)

Embleton, Northumberland Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved our first stay at Northfarm Cottages."

    The accommodation was excellent, comfortable, well equiped and they had thought of everything including some children's toys. The location was great especially being able to walk across the fields and let the dog off the lead on the way to the coast. The pool was an added bonus and well organised so that each cottage had the pool to themselves. We will be back. Thanks to all the team involved

    We much appreciate your feedback. We are so glad that your stay with us was so enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you back Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Apr 2024

  • "Everything at the cottage was excellent."

    Very well equipped and comfortable. Peaceful surroundings and excellent walks and views straight from the property However, the showers at the swimming pool were hit and miss for hot water provision.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lowcroft is an exceptional cottage, has everything you would need for a weeks stay."

    The cottage is very homely, and the welcome hamper is a lovely touch. The swimming pool was a family favourite, something to look forward to each day. It was our first time at North Farm, but it won't be our last.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Feb 2024

  • "3rd stay here and also with family in Grey Croft."

    2 power cuts with longest being more than 15 hours. No contact from the owners regarding our safety or asking if we required candles blankets etc (they live on site) as it was extremely cold. The children didn't not like it. The torch battery that was there did not work and we had no power in our phones left. Freezer food was discarded next day and additional had to be bought following day. As a family of 8 we dont eat out so freezer was well stocked. Disappointed at lack of care and interest from owners

    I know that you booked two cottages and left a review on each I also feel the need to reply to both reviews as you will applicate both replies will be very similar. I’m sorry you experienced a electric cut during your stay, the whole area was off and have no control over these things. I’m also sorry you felt the need to discard the food you had in your freezer, I checked with the Food Standards Agency site and their current advice is that food in a freezer with no electric remains safe for up to 48 hours (24 hours if only half full) if the door remains closed. As I’m sure you appreciate, everyone also had to contend with the electric cut including ourselves. A number is provided to ring if you need help (for example to request an extra blanket or new batteries for your torch, there are numerous spares for most things on site and would have replaced these for you) or in an emergency if you need urgent help. Our aim is to provide a pleasant relaxing stay for our guests I do hope the other six days of your holiday made up for the evening/night without electric and you got to enjoy the rest of our facilities. North Farm Cottages look forward to playing host to you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheilagh3.8Feb 2024

  • "Perfectly located property."

    Loved the swimming pool.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jan 2024

  • "Great place, well appointed cottage."

    Facilities were fantastic - we loved the pool and the play area for the kids. This was our second time which tells you all you need to know! Only downside is we don’t understand why properties are still asking people to strip beds after the pandemic. A hotel would never ask for this and with 2 young children it isn’t ideal with a 930 check out. Other than that, fabulous stay!

    Reviewed by Lindsay4.7Dec 2023

  • "Excellent property - really well equipped and lovely extra touches like bread/biscuits/milk/butter."

    The cupboard of dog treats was such a nice extra too! Great location and lovely pool. Will definitely book again, thank you.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Comfortable, fab pool, short walk from amazing beach

    Reviewed by Joseph William5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage is perfectly located in stunning countryside surroundings with fantastic sea views."

    Exactly as described and everything we could possibly need was there for us. The swimming pool was a bonus. Already booked the return!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely, well equipped, dog friendly cottage in a great location."

    Was larger than it looked on the photographs. Great to have the generous welcome pack. Beautiful beach about 25 mins walk through the fields. Lots of local attractions an easy drive away.

    Reviewed by Adrian4.7May 2023

  • "Extremely comfortable and well equipped cottage in a wonderful location."

    Walks from the door to Low Newton and Dunstanburgh. Swimming pool a real luxury.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0May 2023

  • "Loved Low Croft for us warmth and being well equipped, and for its location."

    Great to have a footpath leading directly to the beach. And the swimming pool is superb and it is such a good idea and works really well to be able to book slots just for yourself and others with you in the cottage so that the pool us nit busy or crowded. Loved the whole experience of staying in Low Croft, as did all our party, including falling asleep to the sound of the sea breaking on the beach.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Nov 2022

  • "The description of the property is inaccurate and misleading."

    It states that there is a L shaped sofa and there isn't one. In the pictures there is a L shaped leather sofa and padded kitchen chairs. The kitchen chairs are in fact hard wooden ones. It is really important to us that we have padded kitchen chairs and a lounge on sofa as we have bad backs. Had the description been accurate I would NOT have booked this property. The television in the living room is too small for the size of the room. The mattress on the double bed is horribly thin and uncomfortable and needs replacing. The path to the beach is grass and is in places very muddy. Too far for most toddlers to walk and unsuitable and too narrow in places for even the robust three wheeler all terrain buggies. The beach is brilliant for dogs and the pub by the beach is dog friendly and is well worth visiting. Welcoming friendly staff and great coffee. We were disappointed by the lack of recycling facilities at the property. We were booked until the Friday, we left on the Wednesday as we were not enjoying our uncomfortable stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that you had to leave early. We do have a recycling area on site for plastics and cardboard. We have changed the sofas and the dining room table and are waiting for new pictures to be taken which we will chase up. We are sorry for any impact on your stay but furniture does get replaced if needed. The mattress will be replaced following your feedback. We cant control the condition of the path to the beach as this is not owned by ourselves. We would like to welcome you back to any of our properties at a discounted rate. If you wish to get in touch about this, please call Sykes Cottages directly Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diana2.2Nov 2022

  • "A perfect base for exploring this part of Northumberland."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had a fantastic week at Low Croft cottage with our family."

    It is an amazing place to base yourself for exploring Northumberland. Would recommend it to all our friends and the addition of the pool is great for everyone. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Glyn4.7Jun 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Low Croft."

    Waking up to see the sun reflecting on the sea was our daily treat, then the walk down to the beach on our private grass path. We loved the swimming pool. Everywhere on the complex was beautifully maintained and the cottage had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely clean accomodation in a quiet well cared for complex"

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage is in a lovely location and the pathway to the beach was kept well mown."

    It was a lovely walk among crops and wild flowers to a very nice beach with sand dunes for shelter on windier days. The indoor pool was very well maintained and a lovely temperature. We will definitely go back to North Farm Cottages.

    Reviewed by Marion4.7May 2022

  • "Only 1 negative comment 'wished we had booked for longer' It was certainly luxury accommodation Highly highly recommend this place."

    We stayed in Lowcroft property

    Reviewed by Sheilagh5.0Feb 2022

  • "A very comfortable, well equipped cottage in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fabulous swimming pool!"

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Sep 2021

  • "We enjoyed our holiday, the location of the property was excellent, enabling us to visit all we wanted to."

    We felt that the property was overpriced for what it was, maybe this was due to supply and demand given the Covid pandemic! £1185 for a week (well 6 days given that you cannot check in until after 5pm and need to leave 1t 9:30). The lounge wouldn't comfortably accommodate 6 adults but as we were only 2 it was ok for us, just want to let people know if they were a party of 6 the lounge and seating wouldn't suffice. TV very small. Walk to the beach was over 10 mins and wouldn't be easy pushing a buggy. We felt the way the footpaths were kept neatly cut was great and gave a safe route to Embleton. It was lovely having allocated hourly time slots for the pool but unfortunately, one family that was in before us didn't come out on time which meant we lost 10 mins of our time. Such a shame people can't stick to the rules.

    Reviewed by Jean3.8Jun 2021

  • "Would be worth listing how far/how long to the beach."

    For adults it's an easy walk but for toddlers it's a good walk and not ideal for pushchairs.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Jun 2021

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, over shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Shared play area on cottage complex.
  • LPG central heating
  • Electric range oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, Freeview TV, TV, DVDs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, stairgate and travel cot
  • EV charger onsite
  • Ample off road parking
  • Patio with furniture
  • One well behaved pet allowed, £40 charge for a second dog
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Shared children's play area on cottage complex
  • Note: Beach is accessed via owner's land
  • Note: The swimming pool is available for all guests staying in our 13 cottages and 4 apartments
  • Guests must go to the pool entrance area to sign up for the swimming slots they would like to use, using their property name
  • Each stay is allocated a number of slots, 7 night stay - 5 slots, 5 night stay - 3 slots,3 night stay - 2 slots
  • The same time slot is not available to each property each day
  • Note: Caravans/ motor homes/ commercial vehicles (eg vans) are not permitted to be parked outside the properties, there is alternative parking opposite the properties, just off the main site (it is still covered by our CCTV) This is available by prior arrangement at a cost of £20
  • Note: Check in 4pm, check out 9.30am
  • Please Note: This property will only accept a check in on a Friday
  • This property has a good housekeeping bond of £200

The property

Low Croft is a charming semi-detached cottage among several wonderful properties at North Farm, boasting views of the coastline and within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This cottage is beautifully fitted with all your essentials, ideal for a large family trip away to the coast.

Enter the generous sitting room and rest your feet on the spacious sofa, situated next to a bright window accompanied by a wooden window seat, make use of the Freeview TV as you spend an evening indoors after a tiring day of exploring.

Relish in family time in the kitchen/diner, where you can whip up a big lunch for everyone to enjoy on the centered dining table with views out onto the shared courtyard, the kitchen is fitted with granite worktops, and a range of pristine appliances for everything you need.

There's also a handy cloakroom situated downstairs.

Upstairs, you'll find three stunning bedrooms, all showcasing fascinating sloped ceilings and a striking skylight, the master king-size bedroom boasts it's own TV and en-suite shower room with a glorious heated towel rail.

Alternatively, guests in the other rooms can delight in the dazzling family bathroom, illuminated with it's own bright skylight and neutral marble walls, allow yourself some me time as you relax in the calming bath and enjoy the book you've wanted to read for ages.

Note: This property can be booked alongside Refs. 917240, 924725, 930497, 930498, 936518, 947951, 949760, 970049, 970136, 970137, 970138, 1040639, 1040640, 1112310, 1120842, 1122318, 1122319, 1122320, and 1122321, together sleeping a total of 87 guests.

North Farm Cottages

A group of tastefully decorated, luxury cottages with panoramic views towards Embleton Bay. Each cottage at North Farm has been individually styled with great attention to detail; with dining tables for those celebratory meals, sleek kitchens and large living areas to accommodate you and your loved ones, spacious bedrooms with soft beds and bathroom facilities, all of which help to provide a superb base for touring this beautiful county. Relax on the peaceful patio area or perhaps enjoy a dip in the newly-built swimming pool. North Farm was once a busy working farm and is still surrounded by lush green fields. A safe, gently sloping farm track leads from the farm down to stunning Embleton Bay, with little extras along the way to make the walk more exciting. Guests can say hello to the three deer, stop off at the old pill box for a rest or relax on the beach and spend the day making sandcastles and paddling. From the beach, turn left and take a stroll to the Ship at Low Newton, famous for its microbrewery and scrumptious food, or for a more ambitious walk, turn right and take in Dunstanburgh Castle. Head to Craster, where you can sample the delights of a crab sandwich in the Jolly Fisherman, or pick up some kippers from Robson's famous smokery. There is so much to see and do in Northumberland, with Alnwick Castle and Gardens, Holy Island, Bamburgh, Warkworth and Berwick all within easy reach. These delightful cottages are perfect for a beachside Northumberland break.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

EMBLETON

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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Please Note: This property will only accept a check in on a Friday

One well behaved pet allowed, £40 charge for a second dog.

Swimming pool bookings cannot be made in advance of your stay.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas