The cottage was the perfect accommodation for a holiday with a friend and my dog. Although it's small, everything is arranged very well to make best use of the space and the bedrooms are light and airy. Downstairs there's plenty of seating room and the small garden is secure for a dog.
The kitchen has plenty of pots, pans and crockery. It's clear that Clare has an eye for quality, so it's a real home-from-home.
Embleton is a great location being convenient for Warkworth and Alnwick to the South and Seahouses, Bamburgh and Holy Island to the North. The beach is about 20 minutes walk or 2 minutes drive away and is stunning with crystal clear water.
We plan to return.
We would highly recommend Poppy Cottage as a place to stay when visiting Northumberland.
Location-wise, we found Embleton to be a great base from which to explore, with close proximity to Alnwick, with its Castle and Gardens, Howick Hall Arboretum, Seahouses (from where we caught a boat trip to the Farne Islands) and an easy drive to Lindisfarne, Cragside, Hadrian's Wall and Bamburgh, amongst other places.
Aside from the location, however, the cottage itself was just a lovely place to stay. It is clean, comfortable, well-equipped, nicely decorated and furnished to a high standard, and had some thoughtful little touches that welcomed us to our home for the week.
We would happily return to Poppy Cottage and would heartily recommend it to family and friends.
This is a perfect holiday cottage. It is welcoming, spotlessly clean and has everything you might want. The welcome basket was very tempting with homemade bread, lemon curd and lemon drizzle cake together with wine and kippers. The cottage is in the centre of the village with a shop and pub nearby but is still in a quiet location. The beautiful beach is only a short stroll away. We had a wonderful week and can't wait to visit again.
poppy cottage is gorgeous spotlessly clean ,homely and inviting.We were left a lovely hamper on our arrival which included a gorgeous lemon drizzle cake and homemade loaf ,jam,bacon ,eggs and butter as well as tea coffee and milk ,how lovely after a long journey.The cottage is ideally placed as there are 3 pubs wihin a 5minute walk all serving food ,The greys is definitely worth a visit the welcome is warm ,two lovely warm coal fires and the food was really tasty and plenty of it fish pie and steak pie with home made chips n veg really scrummy n a good choice of beers and lagers,the locals were also very friendly .Embleton beach amazing,Craster and newton by the sea close by and a lovely walk .Will definitely be staying at poppy cottage again.A real gem.
Great location for some lovely coastal walks. The cottage was immaculate, very well equipped and the welcome pack from Clare was a lovely touch. Our dog was made to feel welcome too. We could not fault our stay at all, it was utter bliss and we will definitely return.
This has been our second visit to Poppy Cottage and won't be the last, it is brilliant, Clare is a master for the finest touches to her cottage, every detail is a touch of brilliance, from start to finish, the welcome pack is a lovely touch, spotless, comfortable and homely, recommended to all, thank you
Steve and Elaine
From the moment we arrived we knew we'd found a gem. My 7year old son declared it was the best cottage ever. The welcome pack was such a great start and made us feel at home straight away. We headed straight for the beach which is a 15 minute stroll down hill and is as good as any beach in the world in my humble opinion!! We were blessed with the weather, but for us what made our break special was having somewhere to come back to that we felt completely relaxed in! I hope we will be able to come back again