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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 furn...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, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with basic Sky Package. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Superfast Sky WiFi with download speeds up to 63MB. 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, 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: There is a small unfenced pond at the far corner of the meadow. Note: Property is accessed via a private lane. Note - Please note: a short break may be bookable in available free days on the website. Please contact us in the office and we will approach the owner to confirm this. Please note: Car charging is not permitted at the property.
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.
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We couldn't have asked for more. A private location. Every feature you could want. Great kitchen. The best wood burning stove we've ever used. Perfect layout. Lots of space which was accentuated by large windows and skylights. The cottage was even decorated for Christmas when we arrived! We'd love to go back.
It is all the more amazing since we arrived during Storm Arwen when the power was out. Elaine arrived with candles; Jeremy brought logs and started the fire. The power came back on but we had that kind of friendliness and responsiveness throughout the visit. For example, if we asked for more logs, Jeremy would respond in minutes.
Wonderful walks along the beach just a short drive from the cottage. We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay in a beautiful rural setting.
Visited November 2021
Written 23 December 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nottingham, United Kingdom11 contributions
Beautiful countryside cottage
We had a lovely week at Croft Cottage and we were fortunate with the weather too. The cottage itself is beautiful; beautifully designed and very comfortable with all the facilities and bits n bobs that you need (a bit of salt and some cooking oil would’ve been useful though).
It was so nice to have a good spec TV/DVD and proper Sky TV. We knew, given the location of the cottage, that we would spend most evenings in and having a decent entertainment system made our evenings really enjoyable. Most holiday cottages have very tiny TV’s - a bit off putting for those of us who love a film in an evening. It would have been useful to know if we could have recorded on the Sky+ box - it was clogged up with stuff and we didn’t know if this was other guests using it or not. Staying with the tech theme. The WiFi connection is solid in the main living area but weakens in the bedroom.
The cottage was really spacious with a second WC, a utility and a second bedroom so could comfortably accommodate more than just a couple.
The garden is large and bathed in sun for most of the day, so ideal for relaxing with a book and a cuppa.
It is a good 10 minute drive to Embleton so a stroll out to a shop, pub or the beach isn’t possible but if you’re happy with that it is only a few minutes off the A1 and in a peaceful, countryside location. Do not miss the Thursday night fish n chip van in Embleton!!
All in all we had a great stay and would love to go back one day. 💕
Visited September 2019
Written 22 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Really great accommodation
We have really enjoyed our stay at Croft Cottage. Beautifully renovated barn conversion, spacious accommodation, scrupulously clean,delightful decor, comfortable beds, well-equipped kitchen, nicely done bathroom, useful utility room, efficient heating system. Sadly the weather during our stay meant we couldn't enjoy the grounds, but we could imagine sitting out in the private and peaceful grounds with a glass of chilled white, even if we couldn't do it!
Visited September 2017
Written 29 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Blackpool, United Kingdom2 contributions
A beautiful cottage in a beautiful part of the country.
Croft cottage is a superb place to spend a weeks holiday. It has everything you need and is very cosy, especially when you have the log burner on.
The cottage is a 10 minute drive to the A1, which takes you to some beautiful sites like Bamburgh castle and Holy Island.
My wife and I had a wonderful holiday and would think of returning again in the future.
Visited March 2017
Written 4 April 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sunderland, United Kingdom1 contribution
A perfect birthday getaway .
My wife booked Coft Cottage in Northumbria at the last minute for a Birthday treat for the two of us. Having young children we could only get away for one night but immediately upon arriving we were made to feel welcome. Jeremy and Elaine , the owners , had gone out of their way and bought my wife a bottle of wine and a Birthday card , which were waiting for us when we arrived. Jeremy popped over and explained how everything worked and asked if we had any plans , we said that we might have a walk into the nearest village for drinks and a meal, he explained that due to the recent flooding , the ground was soaked and offered to drop us off and return later on that evening to collect us. Such is the gentleman's genuine kindness .The cottage itself is simply stunning , it is generously proportioned and exquisitely decorated throughout. Whilst it looks like it came straight from the pages of a glossy magazine , it is so well furnished with its fixtures and fittings that you feel totally at home in its countryside comfort. The modern , stylishly-simple kitchen has everything that you would need for your stay (long or short ) and the cottage has a great range of dvd, blu rays , books and boardgames to keep any family entertained. There are 2 bathrooms /toilets (ideal for families with small children ) and both are immaculately spotless , as are the 2 well sized bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin). The double bed was amazingly comfortable and guaranteed a great nights sleep. The rest of the cottage comes very well equipped with everything you may need for a few days or an extended visit. The property also boasts a centre-piece wood burner and a very efficient central heating system. My wife loved our time there and it really did make her Birthday one to remember. Our only regret was that our stay couldn't have been longer. We would definitely recommend Croft cottage to anyone who wants a relaxing , enjoyable holiday with perfect hosts. Thank you both for making our short stay so special.
Visited January 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written 11 January 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you so much for taking the time to share such a thoroughly wonderful review with us, we are just over the moon that you had such a fabulous stay, and for such a lovely occasion too! To hear such complimentary and lovely feedback is music to our ears, we always strive for guests to have an experience like yours - we are so glad you enjoyed yourselves! We certainly hope that you find the time to stay again, we'd love to have you back.
Written 12 January 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Shropshire, United Kingdom41 contributions
A Wonderful Cottage
We have just returned from a week at Croft Cottage and had a wonderful time. My first time to Northumberland and I couldn’t have asked for a nicer place to spend the week. Croft Cottage is perfect; clean, well equipped, warm, and very welcoming and in a great location as a base to explore the area. It was much bigger than I expected after looking at the photo’s. It had everything you could need, in fact we only ate out once at a local restaurant, as after a long day out exploring the area, the cottage was too nice to leave to go back out again. A fully fitted well equipped kitchen to cook, a great area for dining and then the loving lounge area relaxing in front of the wood burner. The master bedroom was large and roomy, with a lovely comfortable king size bed, which was a struggle to get out of each morning! I would highly recommend Croft Cottage and also their new property which is currently being finished – Newton Retreat, as we had chance to have a sneak preview and its going to be gorgeous. Thanks for the owner for making our staff a very enjoyable one. We’ll be back!
Visited March 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written 17 March 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
wonderful peaceful holiday!
we stayed at this amazing barn from the 22/6/13 for two weeks, having never been to northumberland before, we did not know what to expect, but we had the most wonderful surprise of one being a glorious place, but also the base of our holiday, croft cottage was amazing!!! from the moment we stepped into the barn we could not get over how big it was! it was beautiful ,tastefully furnished and decorated with lots of lovely touches, like the toiletries and the sheets had a beautiful scent and a comfortable bed and lots of towels which was a great surprise, as we bought our own with us! the surrounding countryside was peaceful and quiet, the owners jeremy and elaine were warm, funny and approachable. this property is a gem and i really did not want to place a review of this piece of heaven, but i knew i must as it was a great find, and anyone who stays here will love it! it is situated perfectly for all places that you need to visit, and there is a lot! we were very sad to leave both the cottage and northumberland but we will definately be back! thank you so much x
Visited June 2013 Travelled as a couple
Written 11 July 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Chester, United Kingdom21 contributions
perfect cottage and great owners
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
Visited February 2013
Written 13 February 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Lincoln, United Kingdom3 contributions
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!
Visited March 2012 Travelled with family
Written 29 March 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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.
Visited March 2012 Travelled with family
Written 20 March 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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