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St. Dolmen

Embleton, Northumberland (Ref. 970049)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "Just returned from a family break, ( 19-24 Feb’ ’22 ) where we had all four units; Mill View, Newton View, St."

    Cruz, and St. Dolmen, in the main block above the swimming pool. Whilst we generally found the accommodation excellent there were a number of ‘small’ but important issues/points that could be much improved in St Cruz ( and St Dolmen) for the convenience of the guests. All of which relate to basic storage facilities. The ‘Wardrobe’ is no more than a cupboard with no hanging rail. There are 2 bedside cabinets, but then nothing else. We had to revert to leaving quite a lot of our clothing in our suitcases, - on the floor. The lamps on the cabinets have long trailing leads/extension cables to connect to the nearest wall sockets , and the on/off switch unable to be reached from the bed,- a touch on/off lamp base would be more convenient. There is no small ‘coffee’ type table to utilise with the 2 ‘tub chairs’, just a small foot stool that is inappropriate. I would be nice if the television on the wall had a swivel mount, to enable it to be viewed from the bed. The bathroom storage is poor. It would be easy to provide an open shelf unit to the side of the sink, so there is somewhere to store all toiletries etc. The very small low table is inadequate. There is no storage for soaps/shampoo etc. in the shower unit, resulting in having to put toiletries down on the floor of shower tray, making access during a shower unnecessarily awkward. This could easily be remedied with a small chrome/wire storage corner unit. A seat/bench could be provided at the door and entrance to the four apartments to facilitate the removal of ‘muddy boots’ etc. rather than having to revert to sitting on the stairs. I have photos to inform/illustrate the above points but there is no way of adding to this 'feedback'

    Reviewed by ElliotFeb 2022

  • "Location perfect, indoor pool fantastic, cleanliness good, No wardrobe, just a hall cupboard with hooks, No mirror for hair drying, Bath and hand towels only, we would have expected bath sheets for a 5* establishment."

    All knives were blunt Cooking facilities very limited, no oven or area set aside for barbecuing making a weeks stay difficult as local eateries were not serving food every day (apart from fish and chips which we don’t usually indulge in). The bed was comfortable but very low, only 12” from floor making it difficult for anyone with hip or knee problems, that should be pointed out in the booking blurb as it could spoil someone’s holiday. The fact that the steep stairs were pointed out as being difficult for people with some mobility problems but no mention of the bed needs to be addressed.

    Reviewed by KennethSep 2021

  • "Only that the roof space where the eaves drop at the sides is very low and we both banged our heads 2/3 times though the space elsewhere is adequate."

    I did speak to the owner about some seating outside and he said he was considering some.There is an hourly bus service which runs through the day and will stop outside the entrance which is usefull to connect the walks in the area and goes to Alnwick.The owner has cut a path to connect down to the beach ,a half hour walk ,and to village avoiding the road a ten minute walk away.The swimming pool is good however under present conditions you are given daily hourly slots and if on your own would have to find a swimming buddy as not allowed if only one swimming.

    Reviewed by RalphJul 2021

  • "I found the limited headroom difficult and I am only 5ft tall!"

    Also I could not use the swimming pool as rules said no lone swimmers and I travel alone. Was really disappointed. Bathroom access difficult as door gets in the way.... should open outwards. Building also open to public for hairdresser/beauty salon

    Reviewed by JenniferJun 2021

  • "The accommodation was overpriced for what it provided in terms of the living accommodation, though the additional facilities were excellent and the location beyond compare."

    The studio was in the roof space but did not give much headroom - we both bumped our heads on several occasions! There was a lack of surfaces to place anything - an additional chest of drawers would have been helpful. Also a secluded outside seating area for the 4 units would have been helpful. We were on a working holiday and the accommodation was not really suitable for this.

    Reviewed by CarolMay 2021

  • "St dolmens is within a superbly well organised and maintained holiday let complex."

    It provides walking access to the dunes and beaches through its own land . We had a superb time with no need to use the car walking north and south to enjoy the great takeaway food at the car park in Carster after a super walk via Dunstanborough Castle

    Reviewed by AnthonyOct 2020

  • "This is an excellent apartment."

    We did fear it may be a little cramped however this was not the case for us but if you’re over 6ft it may be more of an issue, the accommodation had a microwave and toaster which previous comments suggested it didn’t have. The apartment is very well placed for exploring the wonderful beaches and within easy walking distance of a shop and Pub.

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2020

  • "Lovely apartment and beautiful location."

    Would really benefit from a microwave, but that is the only criticism of St Dolmen. We'll definitely be returning to North Farm Cottages.

    Reviewed by IanNov 2019

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  • All second floor
  • Open-plan studio accommodation: 1 x king size, kitchen area, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with shower cubicle, wash basin, toilet
  • Shared play area on cottage complex.
  • 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
  • Ample off road parking
  • Sorry, no children and no pets
  • Shop and pub 20 minute walk
  • Note: This property is on the second floor and is accessed by stairs only
  • Note: The second set of stairs are quite steep and therefore not suitable for those less mobile
  • Note: The swimming pool is available for all guests staying in our 10 cottages and 4 apartments
  • It works on a weekly rota system, where each property gets 5 slots across the week which will be allocated in a folder on arrival
  • For 2023 bookings each booking will have two free of charge swimming slots in the private, indoor heated swimming pool, any extra slots can be booked on arrival for a fee
  • 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 5pm, check out 9.30am

The property

This is an exquisite second floor studio apartment, idyllically set just outside of Embleton on the Northumberland Coast AONB.

The homely open-plan living area, splendid rural views and a swimming pool on-site makes this property a wonderful spot for a relaxing break with your loved one.

Note: This property can be booked alongside Refs. 917240, 924725, 930497, 930498, 936518, 947951, 949760, 970136, 970137, 970138, 1040639, 1040640, 1040642, together sleeping a total of 63 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.

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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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Region Information

Check in time is 5pm and check out time is 930am

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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