Your Guide to Holiday Cottages in Embleton

Posted 25 Apr 17, written by Amanda Lambert

 Located approximately 8 miles from the town of Alnwick, Embleton is a quaint village that’s set back just a mile inland from the Northumberland coast. Just a short walk from the village centre is Embleton Bay, where golden sandy beaches sit before the dramatic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle. With an array of elegant Embleton holiday cottages in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), Embleton is without a doubt the ultimate destination for a peaceful seaside staycation.

With summer fast approaching, it’s time for the nation to turn their attention to finding a holiday hotspot for a well-deserved break. We love nothing more than a short break in one of our cottages in Embleton, Northumberland - and that’s why today, we’re inspiring a sense of wanderlust in you, as we bring you a getaway guide that gives you all you need to know for exploring the charming village of Embleton.

Things to see and do in Embleton

Proudly boasting the highest UK standard quality of bathing water, there’s no doubt that Embleton’s beach is the area’s main attraction - especially when you consider its proximity to Dunstanburgh Castle. So, whether you step back in time as you explore the ruins or enjoy a peaceful picnic on this low-populated stretch of the Northumberland coast, you’re guaranteed to find your happy place among this largely undisturbed landscape.
Partial to a game of golf or just looking to try your hand at this traditional sport? Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Course is a traditional 18-hole links course - making it arguably the finest in the area - and serves to suit golfers of all ages and abilities. Alternatively, if you’re looking for an adventure-fuelled getaway like no other, this beach’s quiet waters make Embleton one of the safest spots for thrill-seekers to take up watersports. So, whether it’s yachting or kitesurfing, make sure that you learn from the professionals in this scenic seaside spot.

Holiday cottages in Embleton, Northumberland

There’s nothing better than relaxing in a comfortable home-from-home after an action-packed day of exploring the area, and that’s why so many people love our holiday cottages. Embleton is a village that’s picturesque in every way, and that includes each of our beautifully furnished properties. 
A spacious semi that sleeps six, Rock Moor Farm Cottage is just a 10 minute drive from Embleton, meaning you can make the most of the area’s Dark Skies in this rural retreat. If you’re looking for somewhere more central, the quirky and characterful Whinstone Cottage boasts some of the best sea views in the village, and with a log burning stove and ‘smart’ heating system, this cosy four-bed guarantees comfort.

Where to eat and drink in Embleton


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With each of our cosy Embleton cottages fully equipped for self-catering, it won’t get much better than wining and dining with your loved ones in these comfortable home-from-homes. With a small post office and local store, as well as a garage selling all of the convenience items you could need, self-catering couldn’t be easier in Embleton.
If you fancy eating without the fuss of washing up, then why not visit one of the village’s family-friendly pubs? Boasting 3 beer gardens, The Greys Inn is a pet-friendly free house serving everything from fresh seafood from the North East coast to locally brewed real ale. Just a stone’s throw away, The Blue Bell Inn offers an extensive Italian-themed menu as well as an undeniably friendly atmosphere. Hoping to get a real taste of Northumberland? Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel’s commitment to local, seasonal produce makes it one of the best spots for afternoon tea in the region.

Getting around: travelling to Embleton

Just a 15 minute drive from the large market town of Alnwick, the village of Embleton is also a stone’s throw from the A1 - making it easily accessible for visitors travelling from across the country. Signposted along the entire coastline, the Northumberland Coastal Route also provides access to this picturesque stretch of the North East coastline by car. Despite being located in one of the most secluded counties in England, good public transport links put Embleton within easy reach for non-drivers. 
Whether it’s a bank holiday weekend break or a summertime getaway to this corner of paradise, a trip to Embleton is a must for your itinerary in 2017. So, what are you waiting for? There’s never been a better time to treat yourself, so book one of our beautifully furnished cottages in Embleton online today.
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