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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Embleton, Alnwick, Northumberland, England

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Sarah J
Chester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“perfect cottage and great owners”
Reviewed 13 February 2013 for a stay in February 2013
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We received a nice warm welcome from the owners Elanie & Jermey. They explained how to work everything in the cottage, which was really helpful. They also offered local knowledge of the area.
Great location and so peaceful.
It is a warm clean cottage and very spacious, nice open plan living area.This cottage had everything we needed. We loved the log burner and the cooker. We could not fault Croft Cottage.
Thank you again to Elanie & Jermey

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Liked best: The open plan living
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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David W
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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“Outstanding Accomodation”
Reviewed 29 March 2012 for a stay in March 2012
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Well - where do we start! From the moment we arrived at the cottage in a secluded little spot just near Embleton, we knew our week ahead would be pleasurable. We were greeted by Jeremy (one of the owners) who welcomed us to the cottage and showed us around ensuring we knew how everything worked and that are needs were catered for.

The Cottage itself was even better than it looked in the pictures - light, spacious and in a lovely spot. Everything we needed for the week was there. There is ample space both in and outside the property with a real wood burning stove for those chilly winter evenings.

The location suited us down to the ground as it was ideally placed for exploring the Northumbria coastline and all the local attractions. Both Jeremy and Elaine offered some useful tips on the best places to go and visit, which made our stay all the more enjoyable.

The cottage would suit both individuals, couples and families (in our case two adults and a 13 week old baby). The cottage was immaculate, the owners friendly and welcoming and the location perfect. We will be back next year!

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Liked best: The cottage
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
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HappyTrav...
London, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Outstanding Cottage”
Reviewed 20 March 2012 for a stay in March 2012
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We stayed in Croft Cottage for a week with our 2 year old daughter. The location is perfect - a detached cottage with a couple of other houses down a little lane made us feel well into the countryside yet we were only a few miles from the town of Alnwick and all the amenities we needed.

The cottage is beautifully presented and the owners very welcoming. Our daughter loved the field and the swing at the bottom, and we appreciated being able to walk from the door if we wanted to. The furniture and decor is modern and clean; the kitchen had everything we wanted and the TV, DVD player and stereo system with a link for an ipod are all modern. The beds are comfy and the furniture well chosen. The extra cloakroom and small utility with washer/drier all came in handy. The rooms were all very warm - none of the cold bathrooms or small rooms that you get in some cottages. The owners provided us with a lovely highchair. As there is no access to the loft room, we appreciated having no stairs to worry about for our toddler as the bedrooms and living area are all on one level.

The coast is only a short drive away with lovely walks and pubs and the A1 is minutes in the other direction to enable you to speed off to places further afield.

All in all one of the best cottages we have stayed in in a while. First Class.

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Liked best: Cottage style and comfort
Liked least: Shower screen inadequate
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Reviewed 2 December 2011 for a stay in October 2011
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Camilla K
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Mini-Honeymoon Hideaway!”
Reviewed 25 November 2011 for a stay in November 2011
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Elaine and Jeremy couldn't have gone to more trouble to help my new husband plan for our arrival for a 3 day mini-honeymoon after our wedding. We entered to smell fresh red roses, burning fire and to my joy some champagne chilling in the fridge. The cottage was stunning - gorgeous beams in open plan living. We were shown how to use the wood fire - the absolute centre piece for the lounge and spent a fabulous few days walking on the beaches at Bamburgh and Embleton and curling up in front of the fire at night. Nothing seemed too much trouble and we were even offered a lift to the local pub! We are already planning to come back to the area as it is enchanting. Highly recommend this cottage to anyone!

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Liked best: The open plan set up and log fire
Liked least: The road to the property was a little bumpy for our car!
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Luvwalks
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Returning for a Fourth Time”
Reviewed 7 October 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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An outstanding cottage located in a tranquil setting and ideally positioned for visiting this excellent area of the country. The amenities are first-rate for anyone visiting at any time of the year. The owners of the cottage welcome visitors on arrival and are available to ensure that their stay runs smoothly. Looking forward to a fourth visit next year.

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Liked best: Peaceful surroundings with easy access to surraounding area
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
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yorkie252
York
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Tranquil getaway, great surroundings, lovely cottage, home from home”
Reviewed 5 October 2011 for a stay in September 2011
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person found this review helpful

I was a little worried when I read one of the reviews on here but I needn't to have been - we had no problems whatsoever. The owners (Jeremy & Elaine) are very welcoming and live in the adjacent farm building, they made sure that we knew how to get hold of them if we needed to (at any time) - we didn't need to but I would have felt more than comfortable going and knocking on their door if needs be.

Cottage is easy to find, not too far from the A1 and down a farm track - on arriving we found everything to be clean, tidy and in good/excellent condition - yes it took us a little while to work out how to light the oven, but once we did really no problems there.

Elaine & Jeremy clearly take great pride in ensuring that anything they do in the cottage is of a high standard - and it really is a home away from home. Great sound system and easy to plug your ipod or mp3 player into it, fantastic large flat screen tv/dvd player for those cosy nights in front of the log burner. Utility room is a bonus - especially the washer/dryer after a day's walking. Bedroom (as with rest of cottage was really clean and well furnished) and bed really comfy.

Ideally located for visits to Bamburgh, Holy Island, Seahouses, Craster and Alnwick which are all very short drives from the cottage, and Cragside which takes slightly longer to get to, but still not far. Alnwick has Morrisons and Sainsbury if you want the major supermarkets - so not far to go to stock up on the essentials.

Ate out a couple of times - Joiners is nice, but for a similar price we had an excellent meal at the Treehouse Restaurant at Alnwick Garden (you have to book in advance). Made good use of the kitchen (and it's wine glasses!) as well, so best of both worlds - we wanted to chill and that's what we did.

Another plus for us was the wifi.

Downside (for some) was no signal on 3 or Vodafone - you need Orange or O2.

Thanks for a great week - we'll hopefully be back at some point!

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