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Cottage in enviable village location with sea views
Enjoy a morning coffee and watch the waves
Views towards the sea from the garden and lounge
Cosy log burner for colder evenings in
Spacious lounge with dining area and patio doors to the garden
Traditional kitchen with second dining table and views over the village green
Cosy master bedroom, with a fresh cool feel and garden views
Lovely second bedroom with single bed, plus optional trundle
Family bathroom
Garden to enjoy the sun and view in
Sit on the bench at the front of the cottage and watch village life
A great local playground a few minutes walk away
The cottage is located on the village green, close to the local shop and pubs
1 / 18  Cottage in enviable village location with sea views
2 / 18  Enjoy a morning coffee and watch the waves
3 / 18  Views towards the sea from the garden and lounge
4 / 18  Cosy log burner for colder evenings in
5 / 18  Spacious lounge with dining area and patio doors to the garden
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7 / 18  Traditional kitchen with second dining table and views over the village green
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10 / 18  Cosy master bedroom, with a fresh cool feel and garden views
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12 / 18  Lovely second bedroom with single bed, plus optional trundle
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14 / 18  Family bathroom
15 / 18  Garden to enjoy the sun and view in
16 / 18  Sit on the bench at the front of the cottage and watch village life
17 / 18  A great local playground a few minutes walk away
18 / 18  The cottage is located on the village green, close to the local shop and pubs

Whinstone Cottage

Embleton, Northumberland
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Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Traditional, character cottage with stone flagged hallway in pretty and peaceful village
  • Hilltop location offers stunning sea views from the private garden
  • Characterful Northumberland home, perfect for families
  • Perfect base for walkers to enjoy the incredible scenery
  • Unwind in front of a cosy wood burner at the end of lovely day of touring
  • Within walking distance of pubs, shops and more
Property code: CN224

Countryfile Magazine awarded Embleton Bay Beach of the Year!

This two bedroom cottage is full of quirk and character. Built using the local Whinstone (hence the name) it was once the Quarry Master’s house in Embleton. Set on a high point in the centre of the village, Whinstone Cottage offers lovely sea views from the rear of the cottage across the gardens and down towards Dunstanburgh beach and links golf course. Embleton is a great base for walking and the Telegraph newspaper wrote an article highlighting the joys of walking in the area. You can walk to the beach which is about one mile away down a country track and past the golf club. Just moments from the cottage you will find a lovely italian restaurant called Sambuca, with very reasonable prices and delicous food you might just find yourself here more than once!

Once inside the cottage, a stone flagged hallway leads to a light and spacious living room which has wooden floors and views towards the sea. There is an original, stone chimney breast housing a log burning stove and plenty of books in most rooms, ideal for cosy nights in. The owners have not furnished this cottage in a modern style - it is in fact, furnished in keeping with the character and age of the property - from the grandfather clock that greets you in the hall to the original antique wooden kitchen table so, if you love a bit of old-fashioned character, then you will love Whinstone Cottage.

Please Note: A new Fischer Smart Heating System has been installed in the cottage which is fully controllable in each individual room, making Whinstone Cottage a warm and cosy option all year round.

This cottage accepts two well behaved dogs.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 single with trundle (available on request, so can sleep 4)
  • 1 bathroom - electric shower over the bath with WC
  • Kitchen: stone flagged floor, fridge/freezer, table and chairs, gas hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Wood Burner (first basket of logs provided from 1st October until the 31st March which includes 3 logs, kindling and a newspaper, no matches or lighters provided)
  • Parking for 1 car
  • TV with Roku Smart Stick in the lounge, along with Bluetooth Radio
  • Pubs, shops and restaurants within easy driving distance
  • Enclosed garden
  • Sea views
  • Note: Two steps down into kitchen and bathroom
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Elliot Albiston

This property is personally managed by Elliot.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 42 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David 23rd December 2023

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Reviewed by Jayne 2nd December 2023

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Great location to explore the coast. Could possibly benefit from an upgrade.

Reviewed by Pat 25th November 2023

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We chose it for the location, which did not disappoint. Can walk to coastal path, farm shop and eating places in village. Easy access to all coastal spots. Cottage was fine for the two of us. I would recommend it, but would mention that furnishings and fittings are basic.

Reviewed by John 11th November 2023

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Cosy and comfortable with great view. Very handy for beach walks.

Reviewed by Sharon 7th October 2023

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A lovely period cottage, with stunning sea views. The night skies were brilliant, viewed from the back garden. However, I do agree with a previous guests comments about the cottage decor being tired. The bedroom carpet could also do with a good deep clean. It was also a shame that the glass doors to the garden were streaked with muddy paw prints. TRead morehe rest of the cottage and appliances were all very clean. Hide

Reviewed by Jennifer 30th September 2023

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Reviewed by Simon 23rd September 2023

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Reviewed by Pauline 16th September 2023

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A welcoming and homely cottage with character and a sense of history. We liked the books, artwork and views. My elderley parents stayed here while the rest of the family rented the cottage next door and elsewhere. The bathroom is also accessible from the main bedroom (2 steps down) as well as the hall. The single room has an ensuite toilet with wasRead morehbasin. There are 2 steps down from the kitchen to the hall. The lounge catches the morning sun at the back and the afternoon sun from the front. Hide

Reviewed by Edwina 9th September 2023

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Location ideal for exploring the area. Comfortable, well equipped and lovely sea view.

Reviewed by Julie 2nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Steve 29th July 2023

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Prefect location. Ideal for both local trips out and trips further afield. Great pub and farm shop with friendly staff and local clientele.

Reviewed by Maxine 8th July 2023

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This is a lovely relaxing cottage in a beautiful location. Local shop is excellent as are the pubs. Everyone very friendly

Reviewed by Richard 1st July 2023

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Reviewed by Helen 10th June 2023

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Embleton is a great location and the cottage has a fantastic position within the village. Beautiful sea views. Two nice pubs in village serving food (Blue Bell Inn currently not doing food). As others have mentioned interior is a little tired - carpets in particular have seen better days but as a dog friendly cottage near the beach you can easily sRead moreee how this happens. Fence in garden is very low so only the smallest of dogs would be contained by it. Well equipped kitchen and comfy bed. Hide

Reviewed by Christine 20th May 2023

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Lovely beach .it's a 15 min walk to beach but a breathless climb back up .all pubs dog friendly which is great.the garden is small and our puppy did manage to jump the fence but only once.the view is amazing.

Reviewed by Peter 22nd April 2023

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A comfortable and interesting cottage and generally well equipped although the kitchen is rather lacking in useable work surfaces.. The garden is physically enclosed and whilst we could see why a section of the fence was very low (to show off the view), it will only contain the smallest dog. Lovely position.

Reviewed by Lesley 15th April 2023

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Reviewed by John 8th April 2023

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A very lovely cottage in a great location. The village has a couple of places to eat and drink (both very dog friendly) and a really handy village shop and deli, stocked with some fantastic local produce (as well as everyday items). There is a great view to the sea from the living room and the kitchen has every utensil that you are likely to need -Read more except a corkscrew, oddly, but we just took a bottle of wine across the road to the pub & they opened it. Great place we enjoyed staying in. Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 25th March 2023

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Great for a break with a dog and cottage as expected. Lovely spot with lovely views of the sea. Low fence meant I couldn't let my large dog off the lead in garden but worth it for the view. Friendly pub directly opposite and a great village to explore the coast from in either direction.

Reviewed by Jackie 18th March 2023

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A stunning location with lovely views down to the dunes, beach and sea. The property is in a somewhat tired condition but makes a great base to explore Northumberland. A new farm shop has opened in the village, offering lovely local foods, and the pubs are great.

Reviewed by Susan 11th March 2023

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Absolutely loved our holiday at Whinstone Cottage it is very warm and welcoming Wood burner is a big plus not that the cottage wasnt warm but lit it added to the snugness and ambience of the cottage more logs and kindling easily purchased in village Furnished in a mainly rustic style totally in keeping with the cottage all local eateries highly recRead moreommended food portions very hearty and delicious View amazing from lounge .Beach fabulous .Everywhere so dog friendly Will certainly return Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 21st January 2023

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This is a warm, welcoming and cosy cottage, in a lovely setting. Homely sitting / dining room with a log burner, and the beds are comfortable. There are lots of books and artwork, and interesting furniture. Perhaps the bathroom fittings are a little tired but everything works. We enjoyed the view out to the sea and saw some lovely sunrises. EmbletoRead moren itself has an established community and is well served by the 3 pubs. And around you is the spectacular Northumbrian countryside and coast! Hide

Reviewed by Fiona 28th December 2022

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Great location, warm, clean and well equipped, we would stay again.

Reviewed by Matt 12th November 2022

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Idyllic cottage sited perfectly for running the dog on the beach (15 mins walk). Gives good access to long walks down the coast and offers a warm base to return to in the evening, especially with the log fire going!

Reviewed by Andrew 22nd October 2022

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The cottage was comfortable and cosy, although a little tired. Great location close to the beach, perfect for walking our dog. Food at The Greys inn, Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel and mobile fish and chip van ( on a Thursday) were extremely tasty and good value for money.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 8th October 2022

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The best Northumberland holiday ever and we've had a few.A view of the moon lighting up the sea without moving from the sofa couldn't be beaten.

Reviewed by Jennifer 1st October 2022

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Lovely and homely. Welcome pack with tea, biscuits etc greatly appreciated. Loved all the wood furniture, books, paintings. Efficient heating system, didn't have to fiddle with thermostats etc. Super location, ideal for dog walks and day trips . Already booked and looking forward to next year.

Reviewed by Christine 24th September 2022

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Reviewed by Pamela 21st September 2022

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Reviewed by Christine 8th August 2022

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Lovely cottage, perfect for 2-3 people, wonderful location and easy walk to the beach. The staff were so helpful to make up the trundle bed in the lounge for us so we had 3 separate sleeping areas

Reviewed by Geoffrey 9th July 2022

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Reviewed by Russ 18th June 2022

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Location: Fantastic location within easy walk to the beach. A warm and cosy cottage, tastefully decorated with genuine pieces that suited the age and style of the cottage A small garden that catches the morning sun and overlooks the sea, ideal for breakfast. Opposite a pub (The Greys) which does server food but seemed to be closed Mon./Tue. Within Read moreeasy walk of a restaurant that served great food (The Dunstanburgh Castle) Recycling is a short way north out of the village Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 11th June 2022

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A great little cottage opposite a great little pub!! More spacious than expected, apart from the kitchen, but well equipped. I've slept in more comfortable beds but it was fine for a week. Friendly folk in Embleton and be sure to visit the lovely nature reserve in the old quarry. Just a mile to the beach, past the golf club where you can get good cRead moreoffee and a decent lunch. Hide

Reviewed by Dominic 4th June 2022

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Excellent location close to wonderful beach, walks and history. The two local pubs are extremely friendly. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Johanna 14th May 2022

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Reviewed by David 30th April 2022

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Reviewed by Jane 9th April 2022

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Reviewed by Fiona 2nd April 2022

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Lovely cottage. Village halfway between Seahouses and Alnwick so ideal location. Easy walk down to the beach which is beautiful. Across the road from the pub and around the corner from the play park and the village shop. Comfortable with everything you would need. Fantastic holiday

Reviewed by Frank 23rd March 2022

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Reviewed by Olwen 19th March 2022

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Well appointed cottage in a good location and ideal for dogs

Reviewed by Gill 12th March 2022

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We loved this cottage. Warm, cosy, excellent location in lovely village and, possibly best of all, with good furniture and paintings and books. No shiny pine fittings or jolly mottoes. This really matters to some people. It felt loved and personal which lent a delightful atmosphere and was much appreciated.

Reviewed by John 1st March 2022

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Great location. Thoroughly enjoyable short break. Very cosy. Would definitely recommend this and book again.

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Cottage in enviable village location with sea views
Enjoy a morning coffee and watch the waves
Views towards the sea from the garden and lounge
Cosy log burner for colder evenings in
Spacious lounge with dining area and patio doors to the garden
Traditional kitchen with second dining table and views over the village green
Cosy master bedroom, with a fresh cool feel and garden views
Show 6 moreLovely second bedroom with single bed, plus optional trundle

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