CROFT COTTAGE, family friendly, luxury holiday cottage, with a garden in Embleton, Ref 1786
A delightful, 18th Century detached stone barn conversion full of character and providing stylish, spacious and comfortable accommodation for up to four people. This is a stunning detached stone barn conversion that has been beautifully restored to a very high standard by the owners. The open plan interior has a light and airy feel with the original roof trusses and a natural limestone floor retained as original features. The sleek modern kitchen has granite worktops and an impressive 'Lacanche' French range cooker. A Scandinavian wood-burning stove separates the dining space from the sitting area and provides a cosy feel to the room. There is a luxurious bathroom and two bedrooms. An added bonus is the utility room. Outside there is a large lawn with outdoor games, a patio with garden furniture and a barbecue. This is an opportunity to experience a unique holiday home that is a fabulous base to explore the stunning countryside that Northumbria has to offer.
Amenities: Oil central heating with woodburning stove. Gas range cooker with 6 hobs, large gas oven and warming compartment, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, Blu-ray DVD, radio/CD, iPod dock, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot, highchair, stairgate and fireguard available on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Large lawned garden with patio areas, garden furniture, BBQ, outdoor games, swing and playframe. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles. Note: Supermarket delivery, dinner parties and babysitting services available by arrangement. Note: Property is accessed via a private lane. Note: A public footpath runs from this property to both Embleton Bay and Low Newton-by-the-Sea.
Region: Northumberland is a heady combination of fishing villages, market towns, sandy beaches, magnificent castles and historic Hadrian's Wall, tied together by beautiful countryside and abundant wildlife.
Town: The lovely village of Embleton is a perfect base for exploring areas of Northumberland's Heritage Coastline. The nearby village of Craster can be reached along a beautiful grassy path, which goes beside the sea and past the impressive ruin of Dunstanburgh Castle - the largest in Northumberland. There are four pubs in the village of Embleton and two of them serve food. Seven miles away is Alnwick where there is a good range of shops and places to eat. Alnwick Castle is a must-see attraction with its beautiful gardens. Also famed for its gardens is Howick Hall, open to visitors during the summer months. For golf fanatics there are several notable courses in the area including Dunstanburgh Links Course which is only one mile away from Embleton.
Additional amenities include: cooker.TripAdvisor property ID 2400516...Read more
“Words could not describe this wonderful cottage only just great”
Left on 12/02/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 2, 2011Stayed Oct 2011
We liked it so much that on our return home we booked it for next year. We are regular uses of holiday cottages throughout the UK and we holiday one week in most months and take our word that this cottage is luxury and comfort. What I liked was the cooker as I love cooking. Once I got used to it I found it cooked very well. The area is beautiful with interesting places to visit. I think my wife and I will be visiting Croft Cottage for years to come. As for the down side to be honest I can not think of one.
Left on 09/16/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 16, 2011Stayed Jul 2011
We found the cottage down a very long bumpy lane around approx. 2/3 mile from the main road. The cottage was lovely to look at, in and outside everything the brochure prmoised. We found the range cooker difficult to use especially the oven as it would not light automatically and had to use a lighter which was not easy. I thought it was a safety hazzard along with the dishwasher that had no bottom plate to cover the element. Also not nice oven trays only rusty ones which I had to use with tin foil. General lack of utensils.
The shower leaked all over the floor as the screen did not keep the water in at the wall edge of the screen/bath.
The main bed was comfortable.
Overall I think with a little bit of TLC it could be made back into a really lovely cottage that it is.
The area surrounding Embleton was lovely. Alnwick had the "Harry Potter" castle and lovely restaurants nearby, made it an ideal place to stay
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in March 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 3, 2009Stayed Mar 2009
A lovely cottage with excellent facilities in the heart of Northumberland - owned and operated by a local farmer who is always at hand to support your stay. Bright and airy in a converted barn with a lovely kitchen and comfortable bedrooms. walks aplenty on the doorstep and convenient for all northern parts of this wonderful county.
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