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St. Dolmen

(Ref. 970049)

Embleton, Northumberland Show on map

4.2

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

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

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  • excellent (6)
  • pool (5)
  • bath (5)
  • our (5)
  • location (5)
  • apartment (4)

14 Customer Reviews

  • "Very clean and modern."

    Unfortunately the apartment is on the upper floor within the roof area. This made the roof angle at 45 degrees. Being six foot tall entailed me banging my head more than a dozen times the first day and several times more during the week. Even the maintenance man when he came to replace the bedside light bulb, very quickly after reporting it, his opening question was "how many times have you banged your head?"Had we known about the angled roof we would have opted for somewhere else. The apartment was very clean and the bathroom exceptionally so. A couple of points to mention. Perhaps it would be better if the TV was on a moveable angle bracket so able to watch from the bed. Provision of a washing-up brush would be a good idea. We spent some time watching the Rugby and ended up calling out CROUCH every time one of us stood uo! HA. Other than the roof everything was more than satisfactory. .

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Sep 2023

  • "The TV is small, badly placed and the dvd option did not work."

    Could not view from bed, chairs to small and not comfy. Could do with a full length mirror. Maybe on back of living room door. Otherwise a great place for our holiday and would stay again.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent facilities, great location, peaceful, handy for amenities, friendly staff."

    well maintained clean and comfortable apartment

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was our second stay at St Dolman."

    Just a couple of things would make the stay perfect. Firstly, a mirror to dry and style my hair would have been good, other than the bathroom one, which is not conducive to using electricity. Perhaps one on the wall to the left of the gable window where there is power? Secondly, the TV being fixed made it difficult to watch other than sat in the most uncomfortable bucket chairs. Little things that could have made the stay perfect but makes us think twice about coming again.

    Reviewed by Adele4.1May 2023

  • "Excellent base with everything on the doorstep."

    we will be back

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2022

  • "In hot weather the top apartments get too hot, there is a need to vent the building of the hot air, the front of the building is all glass."

    No oven or bottle opener otherwise excellent, pool is lovely location awesome

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Aug 2022

  • "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 Elliot3.1Feb 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 Kenneth3.1Sep 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 Ralph3.8Jul 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 Jennifer3.1Jun 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 Carol2.8May 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 Anthony5.0Oct 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 Richard5.0Jul 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 Ian4.4Nov 2019

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Summary

  • All 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
  • 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

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, 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

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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Check in time is 4pm and check out time 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