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St. Cruz

(Ref. 970136)

Embleton, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • pool (11)
  • stay (8)
  • lovely (6)
  • swimming (6)
  • bed (6)
  • good (5)

18 Customer Reviews

  • "Spot on lovely people"

    We appreciate your 5* review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Mar 2024

  • "The heat in the apartment when we arrived was stifling, we opened the window to get fresh air, we kept the window open for several hours to cool the room, the temperature hardly dropped."

    When had to close the window on the first night due to the rain, this made sleeping very difficult. The heat from the pool hall will have added to the overall heat. A seating area one the east side of the building would be a nice to area to sit and relax.

    Thank you for your review. The window and velux have small vents in them that you can open. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donald4.1Jun 2023

  • "Great base, superb views across to coast."

    Facilities and equipment very good, but a low bed and sloping ceilings made comfort less good. The pool was a huge attraction but the "no lone swimming" advice made its use difficult, and it would have been good to be able to use it earlier in the mornings.

    We appreciate your feedback. We have changed the rota for the pool you pick your own slots so you can pick a variety of slots during your stay as we don’t allow guests to have the same slots every time as it’s unfair to other guests Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila4.7May 2023

  • "Perfect for a UK mini break"

    Thank you for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susie4.7Sep 2022

  • "This was my fifth stay but the first in a studio."

    My husband died recently so I needed somewhere small. If you are young, fit, small and out all day, it is fine. I constantly hit my head on the roof and found it difficult to carry my bags up two flights of stairs, but that was noted in the description. It is nice being in the same building as the pool. I like the change to rules regarding the pool and I was fortunate to find someone who would accept me in the pool with them. My main problem was the fact that the hob didn’t work even though there is a booklet. I had to buy some microwave meals to solve the problem. There is a strange bed with no legs which is difficult to access and the bedding has seen better days. The bucket chairs are very low and uncomfortable but the view is amazing. This studio is only suitable for a weekend and not a weeks holiday. It is very over priced.

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Jul 2022

  • "Couldn't get the hang of the electric hob apart from that every thing else was perfect"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2022

  • "Time you are able to access late at this time of the year."

    The room was quite small with loft type slanting roof at both sides which I continually banged my head on. Kitchen was basic with no oven. The seating was not relaxing and comfortable. Floor around the dining table was quite dusty. The hair drying facility for my wife was inadequate as no mirror near a plug for the dryer. The allowance for a three night stay in the pool was two slots and except for The last slots in the evening were already booked on our arrival however we noticed on a few occasions there was know body using it.

    Reviewed by Micheal2.8Nov 2021

  • "The swimming pool arrangements are completely inadequate and miss leading."

    Our stay was for four nights. Of these we could only use the pool once, the first day our allocation was 6:00pm to 7:00pm, we arrived at 6:00pm as we couldnt check in until 5:30!!. One day we were not allocated any session, another day we were allocated 8:00pm tom 9:00pm not really feasible if you have eaten, and one day 6:00pm to 7:00pm. When examining the the pool log in book, the pool was very rarely used but we were unable to contact/find anyone at the site to see if we could use a different session/use an unused session. No welcome pack at all so remember to take everything you need as there are no shops open nearby after your 5;30pm check in. We rented a studio there was no shelf in the shower or in the bathroom to store things apart from a stool, very little storage for clothes, TV should be on a flexible bracket to be able to watch from a different angle as the roof line intrudes and you can not sit in front of the TV without cricking your neck. Ceiling needs to be painted in a slightly different colour from white to warn about banging your head, my wife and I are not very tall and this was still a an issue.

    Reviewed by Paul3.1Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful location, and the properties are all lovely."

    Loved the swimming pool. We were in the apartments, in St Cruz, which is on the second floor, we loved it and it had a beautiful view, but struggled with the ceilings as the room was in the eaves and banged our heads a few times. We would love to go again but would book one of the apartments on the floor below next time (or one of the cottages). Would definitely recommend North Farm Cottages and apartments, but don’t stay on the top floor if you’re tall!

    Reviewed by Rachel3.8Aug 2021

  • "Microwave not much use too low power for most foods"

    Reviewed by D3.8Jul 2021

  • "The only down side at our accommodation was the bed."

    You need to let people know it is low & it is not a substantial mattress. Not a problem for my wife & I but some people would struggle with the bed. Besides that a very good experience & the staff were very friendly. A great location if you want to get away from it all

    Reviewed by Tony4.4Jul 2021

  • "It was a lovely studio but not really suitable for taller people due to sloping ceiling!"

    Quite a few head bangs! We found armchairs very uncomfortable!! Shame tv didn’t swivel to watch from bed! Friendly staff. Only managed one swim as times didn’t coincide with other things we were doing. Lovely pool.

    Reviewed by Helena4.7Jun 2021

  • "This accommodation was absolutely perfect for exploring Northumberland."

    The walk down to the beach with the perfectly situated picnic table for birdwatching and landscape gazing was idyllic. The apartment was fantastic, a great location, good car parking facilities and the swimming pool was a real bonus. The pub and shop within walking distance were ideal. Couldn't fault our stay. It would be worth adding to the listing that there's a microwave as we didn't realise and shopped for food accordingly. Even better if the television could have been on a tilting bracket so we could more easily watch in the bed.

    Reviewed by Hannah4.7May 2021

  • "Lovely apartment ideal for 3 nights as space available was restrictive and therefore no room for comfy furniture, but all the basics were there and were as we expected from the description."

    We did find the accommodation too warm, even for October, and couldn't seem to cool it down even with the radiators turned off. First impressions were excellent, clean and uncluttered with a good sized bathroom. Ideal location too. We will definitely book again :-)

    Reviewed by June4.4Oct 2020

  • "This was a lovely place to stay."

    Very clean and comfortable and in a beautiful location.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2020

  • "Really comfy appartment, very clean and high spec, loved the place and would definitely stay here again !"

    !! Enjoyed the 5 x 1 hour swimming slots in the pool as well !!

    Reviewed by M5.0Aug 2020

  • "The accommodation photographs were deceptive."

    The studio was much small than it appeared and sloping ceilings meant regularly bumping heads when using the bedside drawers and fridge. The 'easy chairs' tucked in under the sloping ceiling made watching the television uncomfortable. Bed comfortable but a waterproof mattress protector irritating. As was the strong smell of fabric conditioner. There was no oven or microwave. Cafetiere was for one person. The beach was more than the 400m away as stated in the description. The situation excellent. The bathroom and shower very good. The pool was wonderful. Maintenance service was efficient and friendly.

    Reviewed by Helen3.4Mar 2020

  • "Fantastic property, with amazing views and only a 30 minute stroll from the sea."

    Swimming pool was a real bonus. Accommodation was really excellent, but could have done with a microwave. It was a 400 mile drive from home to the property but well worth it. Lovely walk from the property to Craster for kippers. Would definitely stay at the property again.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Jul 2019

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  • All second floor, this property is on the second floor and is accessed by stairs only, the second set of stairs are quite steep and therefore not suitable for those less mobile
  • Open-plan studio accommodation: 1 x king size, kitchen area, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with shower cubicle, wash basin, toilet.
  • LPG central heating
  • Small 2 ring electric hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • EV charger onsite, Ample off road parking
  • Sorry, no children and no pets
  • Shop and pub 20 minute walk
  • 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 Thursday
  • This property has a good housekeeping bond of £100

The property

St Cruz is a glorious second floor apartment overlooking the picturesque Embleton Bay in Northumberland.

With the Northumberland Coast AONB on your doorstep, this fresh and spacious accommodation provides a homely base for exploring the area.

Note: This property can be booked alongside Refs. 917240, 924725, 930497, 930498, 936518, 947951, 949760, 970049, 970137, 970138, 1040639, 1040640, 1040642, 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 £100.

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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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Check in is 4pm and check out is 930am

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

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute