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Croft Cottage

(Ref. 1786)

Embleton, Northumberland Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Croft cottage was an excellent holiday property with everything we could possibly need."

    Quiet, comfortable, super facilities, beautifully furnished with good taste in decor. The open plan layout was great and felt very spacious. I highly recommend Croft cottage to anyone wishing to get away from it all in the heart of the Northumbrian countryside.

    Thankyou for you kind feedback, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Croft Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Sep 2023

  • "A gorgeous, idyllic cottage in a perfect location for exploring Northumberland."

    The cottage was very clean and there was a welcome basket of goodies on arrival which was a lovely touch. We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you!

    Thankyou for your kind feedback, we always leave a welcome basket so at least you can have a glass of wine or a cuppa on arrival. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay here at Rock Mill. We hope to welcome you back soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adam4.7Aug 2023

  • "If it wasn't so far I would come again."

    The peace and quiet with only the birdsong audible, make this a special place.

    Thankyou for your lovely comments, it's one of the things I love about Rock Mill, waking to the sound of birdsongs. It's so quiet here as we are surrounded by fields in every direction. Such a shame it's such a long way for you to come, we would welcome you back any time. Elaine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alex4.7Jun 2023

  • "We were a little disappointed with the long track to the cottage."

    This was very narrow uneven and dusty. The cottage it self was lovely and comfortable but could do with a thorough clean. The main surfaces like kitchen bathroom and bedroom were clean but skirting boards corners of rooms and kitchen door cupboards were already for a good clean. In the bathroom the shower hose needs replacing as it’s about to fall apart and the bath plug chain was held with wire but has come apart. In the utility there were two visible set mouse traps. Mice are inevitable in a property set in such a location but not sure they should visible to guests especially if they have small children.Outside there was a stunning huge private garden and patio which was lovely but let down by very tired timber table and chairs which really needs replacing. This could be a stunning holiday let if it wasn’t for these issues

    Thankyou for your feedback Sharon, we have taken note of your comments and have addressed these issues. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon3.1May 2023

  • "A beautiful converted barn."

    Extremely spacious and a huge garden for the kids to run around in. The owners were polite and friendly but not over powering, we knew they were on hand if needed anything. So much to see and do around the area.

    Thankyou for your kind comments Nathan, we try to be on hand if needed but not in your face! Hope to see you again soon. Elaine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nathan4.7Apr 2023

  • "Excellent property in a very quiet location only a few miles from the beautiful coastline and beaches."

    Well equipped and the owner Jeremy very helpful. As regular “cottagers” it’s difficult to find fault here. Highly recommended.

    This feedback means a lot to us as you are regular "cottagers" thankyou for your kind feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2023

  • "Nothing to fault here."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely peaceful place to stay ."

    Hosts were very helpful with recommendations for places to eat and visit.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0May 2022

  • "Had a really great break."

    The cottage was fantastic and very comfortable. The owners were very kind and helpful. Excellent location to visit the wonderful places in Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay."

    The living area was very comfortable & stylish. We found the bed comfortable and ample storage space in the main bedroom. Two small quibbles. Freezer is very small - just enough for ice cubes & possibly a tub of ice cream. There were lots of wine glasses but only two tumblers.

    Reviewed by Jo4.4Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at Croft cottage , everything that you could need is there ..."

    We had a lovely week at Croft cottage , everything that you could need is there , Jeremy was lovely and helpful too , we arrived early and it wasn’t a problem , my only little moan would be that I think a double quilt on the single beds would be a good idea especially in winter, for a child it’s fine but for an adult it’s a bit harder , , thank you for a lovely stay , we will be back

    Reviewed by Tracy4.7Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, very well kitted out, and looked great."

    The owner was very helpful, especially when we needed help sorting out a flat tyre.The garden and field were great too, good for kite flying and a run around with the kids. The location is really good as well, the local beaches are not far and really big with lovely sand. All the local castles are pretty nearby too. The only request would be for a bit of info to be included in the cottage about the local area, recommendations etc. and also a bit on the cottage - how to use the oven/heating etc. Lovely place and highly recommend it!

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Oct 2021

  • "The information regarding the bathrooms was inaccurate as description is two bathrooms whereas the secondary bathroom is only a cloakroom ie no bath or shower in the room."

    Reviewed by Derek4.1Sep 2021

  • "Excellent holiday cottage in stunning scenery and very close to some fabulous beaches."

    Cottage was really well appointed with all the crockery and cooking utensils you could wish for. Most importantly the knives were sharp and the frying pan was non-stick - sounds daft maybe but we like cooking for ourselves and small things like this make a real difference. Thanks Jeremy, for a really memorable stay..

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is beautifully positioned, very private even though part of a small complex."

    Very well appointed, with good quality equipment, although the dryer part of the washer/drier didn't work. It has a washing line but no pegs so take some along. An electric towel rail would be good to dry towels when the heating is off. Part of the footpath to Embelton is closed as the footpath crossing over the mainline railway has been closed so we had quite a walk round. But it's a beautiful walk via Rock. Garden is perfect for a family, room for games and outdoor eating. Beautiful beaches and Embleton church dating from 1150 is worth a visit for quiet time and to see the beautiful windows. What's not to like? Fabulous holiday.

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Aug 2021

  • "Croft Cottage is NOT luxury accommodation."

    We paid £1500 for 1 week and it was not worth nearly this amount. I know Sykes Cottages have inflated the price significantly due to the Pademic. I will never use Sykes Cottages ever again and definitely would tell people to avoid. I would find a private listing in future as I have frequently paid half the amount for better quality accommodation. Enjoy your bumper pademic profit this year but also note the reputational damage you are inflicting to your business by over inflating prices.

    Reviewed by John2.5Aug 2021

  • "Top class 5 star accommodation."

    Very clean and superbly maintained throughout. Cottage is well stocked with kitchen equipment, towels, extra bedding, high chairs and cots. Very comfortable beds. Jeremy the owner is fantastic - very personable and communicative. Always available but never intrusive. Even left us a nice bottle of wine, milk and chocolate on the first night. Cottage is in an ideal location for the exploring the coast including Bamburgh, Alnwick and Alnmouth - rural, idyllic, and quiet but with easy access to the A1. Cottage has outdoor seating and large garden space which is ideal for summer alfresco dining. Up to date audio-visual with SkyTV available and catch up services. Heating controls are all smartly operated from a central system so simple to use. Large range cooker - ideal for family dining. No expense spared on terms of the fixtures and fittings. Tastefully done. We stayed as a family of 4 with a 1 and 3 year old. We were there for a week and none of us wanted to leave. Will certainly be back and highly recommend to anyone staying in the area.

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Jun 2021

  • "It was so good to get away for the first time since the beginning of lockdown."

    We felt totally safe in the cottage, it was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The big garden was great for playing boules.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2021

  • "A lovely and well equipped cottage."

    Perfectly situated close to some quiet and beautiful countryside. Highly recommend the Farne island boat trip and lunch at the Jolly Fisherman in Craster. Also several great castles to view and perfect for walking . One of our best ever self catering holidays in the UK. Jeremy was friendly and helpful. We will definitely go back to Croft cottage some time in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0May 2021

  • "The house is lovely, clean and in a nice setting."

    Jeremy the landlord was helpful. The local area is really nice. We really enjoyed staying there

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Apr 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Great base for a break in Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had an amazing holiday in Northumberland and loved Croft Cottage."

    The accommodation was outstanding and the host could not have done more to make us feel welcome and help us have a brilliant holiday. It is ideally located close to some fantastic beaches and there was plenty to do in the area. Our children loved the gardens and the play equipment - we will definitely be back! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great cottage and location."

    Really nice welcome pack provided by owners. Very clean and comfortable. Only improvement that could be made is a better quality shower in bathroom, shower worked and pressure good but spray and adjusting awkward and didn’t match luxury theme. Need to provide timer for central heating especially in winter, was cold first thing until you manually boosted controls. It would be a plus to be provided with stocked wood shed as part of stay and price. Initial supply provided and the owners did offer to provide more but we didn’t want the hassle on inconvenience being interrupted during our stay and ended up buying or own. Which cost an extra £30 for our stay. But overall excellent cottage and lovely hosts.

    Reviewed by Cathryn5.0Dec 2019

  • "Jeremy and Elaine was very accommodating after we had various minor issues which ..."

    Jeremy and Elaine was very accommodating after we had various minor issues which were rectified immediately Beautiful cottage in a very lovely location ,would definitely recommend and would come back

    Reviewed by David4.4Oct 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, with so much equipment."

    Excellent hosts and a lovely welcome basket. More than 5 star

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely area and the cottage was fantastic."

    Well equipped clean and done put to a high standard. A welcome pack was left in the kitchen which was a lovely touch, In a good location to get to everywhere we wanted to visit. Hoping to return to visit the places we could not fit in.

    Reviewed by Agnes5.0Aug 2019

  • "1) The property appeared to be linked to the coast by a footpath, according to the information you provided."

    This was not the case, and was misleading in terms of its location. 2) Of the two single beds, one mattress was described by the friend who used it as 'hard', and the other had a tendency to roll you off the bed, due to uneven wear. I think the owners might like to check this. 3) Other than that, high quality accommodation, well equipped, and well presented.

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Jun 2019

  • "A very comfortable property in a quiet location but with easy access to some lovely beaches and interesting places to visit."

    It provided an ideal base and we would certainly consider returning.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2019

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our week here."

    Well equipped cottage, easy parking and friendly owners who welcomed us on arrival.

    Reviewed by Laila5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Arrived to find box of goodies including Easter eggs and wine and milk in the fridge. Perfect location close to beaches and castles and wonderful walking. Cottage is part of a farm with two other cottages, but it still feels pretty private and is very quiet, particularly the garden which faces out to the landscape with only fields in sight. Only slight quibble would be how 'green' we could be - we could recycle the usual things but we were hoping there would be a compost bin we could use... We had a lovely week - thank you!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Apr 2019

  • "The weather was very cold and we found the central heating difficult to control."

    To be fair, we didn’t ask Jeremy to help us and I know he would have done so happily. So info about how the heating worked would be good. The cottage was perfectly located for exploring the Northumberland coast and we’d definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Mar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    friendly owners and good location to explore the rest of the Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Rose5.0Mar 2019

  • "We have just come home from a very relaxing week away."

    This cottage is situated in a very quiet area although a 2 min drive from the A1 means you can get up and down the cost very quickly. The owners were very happy to help with anything. If you forgot it, they have it. The information within the cottage on the surrounding areas is plentiful. Many leaflets on things to do. The darks sky’s make for great star photography. (If the skies are clear )

    Reviewed by Laura4.1Nov 2018

  • "Great selection of cottages, easy booking and good communication leading up to the holiday."

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Sep 2018

  • "This cottage is a real gem."

    The welcome pack, friendly advice from Jeremy along with the cottage itself made for a relaxing holiday within easy reach of the Northumbrian treasures. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jul 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in rural setting."

    The cottage was well equipped, comfortable and clean. The owners were there to meet us on arrival and lived in the farm house so we’re on hand should we need them, but everything worked fine and we were left alone for the holiday. Really enjoyed our stay here and would certainly stay again when we next visit Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7May 2018

  • "This is a very elegantly furnished cottage in pleasant surroundings with easy access to the Northumberland Heritage Coast."

    It is spacious and comfortable, and you feel very much at ease there. We would recommend it with confidence.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0May 2018

  • "The cottage was beautifully clean, great location and a charming host."

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Apr 2018

  • "We had a fantastic week in Northumbria."

    The cottage was perfect. Our boys loved the outdoor space.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Apr 2017

  • "A lovely Cottage, very well presented and great location."

    It was very quiet, and comfortable. Owners were very helpful with any issues and clearly take pride in their business.

    Reviewed by Debbie4.4Jan 2017

  • "Felt right at home straight away."

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Oct 2016

  • "Lovely and quiet surrounds, centrally positioned to visit castles etc in the area."

    Roads were also quiet in September when we visited although much busier on sunny weekends! The property is well appointed and the living area is superb.

    Reviewed by Gervase5.0Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Large open plan kitchen/living/dining area with central woodburning stove
  • Utility room
  • The cloakroom and utility room are three steps down from the living area.
  • Oil fired central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas range cooker with 6 hobs, large gas oven and warming compartment, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with basic Sky Package
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Superfast Sky WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and fireguard available on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Large lawned garden with patio areas, garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: There is a small unfenced pond at the far corner of the meadow
  • Note: Property is accessed via a private lane
  • Please note: Car charging is not permitted at the property. Please note: Minimum 3-night stay.

The property

Embleton 3 miles.

A detached, stone-built, barn conversion in peaceful, unspoilt countryside, three miles from Embleton and the fisherman's hamlet of Newton-by-the-Sea.

Tastefully converted, this cottage near Newton-by-the-Sea is perfect for couples or families seeking a peaceful setting close to all the delights of the Heritage Coastline.

This luxury Newton-by-the-Sea cottage offers tasteful interiors with open beams and trusses, limestone flooring and sky lights.

The open plan living area is perfect for socialising; the designer kitchen includes a French range cooker, double sink, granite worktops and a freestanding central island unit, while the dining area cleverly separates the kitchen and sitting area, which boasts a centrally-located Scandinavian woodburning stove and plenrtiful seating.

What better way to unwind in your Newton-by-the-Sea cottage than snuggled up by the crackling stove with a glass of hearty red watching the “chef” prepare supper?

The cosy bedrooms in this Newton-by-the-Sea cottage beckon at the end of a long day, with quality mattresses, crisp, fresh, bedding and plump pillows; essential for a great nights sleep.

To the rear of this Newton-by-the-Sea cottage there is a patio and large lawn, where the picturesque, unspoiled countryside surrounding Croft Cottage can be viewed in all its glory.

In the evening the sparkling sky comes alive, so wrap up, sit back, and simply stargaze.

This Newton-by-the-Sea cottage is perfectly placed for visiting all the local attractions.

Some of the best pub/restaurants in the area are just a short drive away, and the rest of the delights of Northumberland are all within easy reach, including the castles of Warkworth, Dunstunburgh, Bamburgh and Alnwick, not to mention those endless, empty, golden beaches just waiting to entice you.

Croft Cottage near Newton-by-the-Sea really is a hidden gem which couldn't be better placed for all that Northumberland and the Heritage Coastline has to offer.

Note: This property is adjacent to Refs. 1153 and 29817, together they sleep 12.

Minimum 3 night stay.

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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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Please note: Car charging is not permitted at the property.

Minimum 3 night stay.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas