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View of the property in pretty village
Lovely outdoor social space
Cosy and light lounge
Dine in style
Clean and bright kitchen
Contemporary double room
Walk-in shower and WC
Twin room, can be made up as a king size on request
Stylish outdoor area
Pretty village location, close to the beach
Surrounding countryside
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Duck Down Cottage

Embleton, Northumberland
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Delightful cottage for a family or couples in this popular coastal village
  • Close to the beach and golf course with pub restaurants nearby
  • Perfect base to explore the area's many famous attractions
Property code: 78956

Adorable cottage in a charming village near the beaches, golf and numerous delights of this beautiful area. Perfect for a family or couples.

Sitting on the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this charming cottage is great for avid beachgoers. A quaint home-from-home, this abode has all you need to enjoy both cosy, relaxing evenings, and lively nights. Sleeping four guests over two bedrooms, and two dogs, adventure the days away in the sand and sea before returning for an al fresco evening and a peaceful night’s sleep.

Make your way inside via the rear door and step inside to begin unpacking your bags. Stock the kitchen cupboards with provisions and find everything you need to rustle up picnics and cook three-course feasts. The fridge has an icebox so you can cool your tipple and raise a toast to the chef after plating up and choosing your seat at the table in the lounge/diner. After long days, snuggle up on the sofa or the armchair and switch off in front of the TV to rejuvenate, or continue spending time in the fresh sea air and enjoy time on the patio, reached by walking across a shared access area and up a few steps. When it’s time to settle down for a good night’s sleep, climb two steps to the bedrooms, both of which are decorated in light, fresh tones. Skylights let natural light into both rooms and have blackout blinds to help you close your eyes and dream. There is off-road parking for two cars.

With a plethora of beaches to choose from, set up camp for fun-filled family days by the sea. Leave the car behind and enjoy a 2-mile stroll to Low Newton-by-the-sea and marvel at the majestic remains of Dunstanburgh Castle. A top destination for entertaining all the family, make the 10-mile journey north to Bamburgh for a game of golf on the green, a visit to the Grace Darling Museum, a day on the beach or a trip to Bamburgh Castle with its fantastic sea views. For a different castle experience, channel your inner Harry Potter at Alnwick Castle (8.5 miles) before visiting Alnwick Gardens.

  • 2 Bedrooms  - 1 double, 1 twin zip-and-link (which can be made up as a king-size on request)
  • 1 Bathroom  - Walk-in shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine
  • TV in the lounge
  • Enclosed garden - via shared access path to the rear
  • Parking for 2 cars off-road
  • Beach - within 1-mile walking distance
  • Shop, pubs and restaurants in the village
  • 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

Elliot Albiston

This property is personally managed by Elliot.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 41 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Bernard 15th July 2022

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Lovely cottage, great location. Double bed not that comfy.. but just a small issue really. We loved our stay and hope to make a return visit. Thank you.

Reviewed by Steve 8th July 2022

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Reviewed by Dorothy 1st July 2022

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Reviewed by Betty 3rd June 2022

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Reviewed by Jilly 13th May 2022

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I have just returned from Duck Down Cottage from a 3 week holiday. It was our first time in Northumberland and found the cottage to be in a perfect location for the shop/beach & 3 pubs. Also it was perfectly located for travelling up and down the coast and also across the moors from Alnwick. It is really comfortable and exceptionally clean with a gRead moreood garden. I cooked some evenings and found I had everything to prepare a basic good meal. Would I return - yes in a heart beat. Hide

Reviewed by Sally 6th May 2022

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Reviewed by Elaine 29th April 2022

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This little cottage is really a Tardis. We loved it from the minute we walked in. It was very well equipped and everything was spotlessly clean. The location was perfect for everything we wanted to do whilst in the area.

Reviewed by Suzanne 22nd April 2022

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Perfect thank you xx

Reviewed by Jane 8th April 2022

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Fabulous cottage in a fabulous location. Perfectly positioned opposite a shop and near pubs. A 5 minute walk from the beautiful beach and has wonderful views of Dunstanburgh Castle. The cottage has everything you would need for our stay and the decor is beautiful - love the ducks! Highly recommend! Well be back

Reviewed by Jackie 25th March 2022

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A great location, two pubs and a hotel in the village, with small shop and visiting fish and chip van on Thursday. A brisk but short walk to the beach and coast path. A lovely cottage with good facilities, the wi fi was more reliable than we get at home. Our host kept in touch by text which was great. Somewhere we would definitely return to.

Reviewed by Kim 11th March 2022

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Gorgeous cottage, has all the requirements for a relaxing week, lovely and clean with some lovely little touches, for a little cottage it really is spacious.

Reviewed by Paul 4th March 2022

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Reviewed by Allan 11th February 2022

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The cottage is perfectly located in the centre of the village. Bright, well equipped and clean, it made a great base for exploring the area.

Reviewed by Julie 8th February 2022

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Welcoming cozy cottage, in a perfect location to explore Northumberland.

Reviewed by Carol 24th January 2022

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What a lovely little cottage. Great location immaculately clean and everything that you need for a fabulous holiday

Reviewed by Denise 30th December 2021

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Excellent Cottage with all the modern facilities we needed for a comfy and quiet New Year stay with friends. Cottage has been refurbished to a high standard.. Great location ..walking distance to Embleton Bay and Dunstanburgh Golf Club. 5 star.

Reviewed by Peter 6th November 2021

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Great location. An ideal place for a summer holiday near to a fabulous beach, a number of pubs and a handy shop nearby.

Reviewed by Karen 1st November 2021

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Lovely cottage perfectly placed for the beach and village amenities. Lovely walk to Dunstanburgh Castle & lots of other visitor spots easily accessible by car. Well equipped kitchen, modern bathroom & large lounge. Garden is accessed across a back lane. Would visit again!

Reviewed by Fiona 15th October 2021

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Reviewed by John 4th October 2021

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Great location and a lovely cottage for a relaxing break. Fantastic sunrises with great views of Dunstanburgh castle a short walk away. Compact but more than adequate living / dining area, well appointed kitchen, Great shower and bathroom.

Reviewed by Amanda 24th September 2021

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The cottage is lovely and we were very impressed with the good standard of kitchen ware thats available to use along with the design and style of the cottage. Feels very bright, clean and comfortable. Making the stay very enjoyable

Reviewed by David 3rd September 2021

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Traffic and parking of other vehicles outside cottage annoying cottage was well presented and furnished, decoration and styling was good with excellent shower. Kitchen operation was cramped.

Reviewed by Andrew 20th August 2021

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Excellent cottage, well equipped and modern, clean and comfortable. The owners provided a warm welcome included some nice little touches to make our stay (and that of our spaniel!) even more enjoyable. Cottage is located perfectly to make the most of the beautiful Northumbrian coastline, surrounding countryside and local amenities.

Reviewed by Alan 30th July 2021

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This cottage met all our needs and expectations. The kitchen was very well equipped with appliances and the supply of condiments, tea and biscuits etc was appreciated. The wifi was very fast and the smart tv channels a bonus. The location was great with parking outside the front door or at the rear. The post office and convenience store opposite waRead mores useful. We made use of the restaurant at the hotel at the end of the street and the local pub. The mobile fish and chip van on Thursdays was good. Hide

Reviewed by claire 21st July 2021

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Reviewed by Alison 2nd July 2021

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Delightful cottage. It was nice to have our own garden ...... pity we couldnt sit in it more, due to the weather! Nicely equipped & decorated. External & Internal steps if someone has mobility issues. Good location. Nice length walk to the beach. Lots of great towns/villages within easy distance in the car. Enjoyed boat trip from Seahouses to view Read morethe puffins & seals. Would happily return again! Hide

Reviewed by Martin 18th June 2021

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We had a great time. There were only two of us but the cottage was spacious and well equipped. Lianne was very proactive in contacting us and ensuring everything was OK. The location was excellent with plenty to do within reasonable travelling distance. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend the cottage and location.

Reviewed by Alma 11th June 2021

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Reviewed by Betty 4th June 2021

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Excellent accommodation, everything we needed for our stay was in the cottage except perhaps a sweeping brush, Lianne and Peter the cottage is a real little gem, and you were extremely helpful. Read moreDIV>
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Reviewed by C 21st May 2021

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Lovely cottage in a great location. Very clean on arrival and comfortable. Hope to return soon.

Reviewed by Ann 14th May 2021

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A lovely cottage in a great location

Reviewed by Sarah 30th April 2021

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This is a very cosy cottage in a lovely village 10 mins walk down to the sea. It was very clean, with comfortable beds and good, new utensils and equipment. One bedroom just has a small velux window in the ceiling. It is a bit bigger inside than it looks from the outside, with a separate kitchen, and a dining/sitting room. The outside sitting area Read moreat the back gets the sun. The shop opposite sells newspapers. Easy access to beautiful and dramatic Northumberland coast. Hide

Reviewed by Janice 16th April 2021

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A very clean and cosy cottage in a lovely village. Perfect location for walking and a dream for anyone into golf!

Reviewed by John 2nd November 2020

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Reviewed by Joanne 30th October 2020

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Highly recommended, lovely cottage, ideally placed.

Reviewed by William 16th October 2020

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We will seriously consider another visit to Duck Down Cottage in the future.

Reviewed by Keith 9th October 2020

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Perfect location especially for dog walkers/golfers or indeed just walkers Very friendly pubs just yards from the cottage and also a very welcoming Hotel. Perfect location for sightseeing other places

Reviewed by Julie 2nd October 2020

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In a beautiful location, perfect if you have dogs as there is an enclosed garden at the rear just across the driveway. 3 pubs a minutes walk away and lovely friendly hosts and locals.

Reviewed by Catherine 25th September 2020

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The cottage is in a fantastic position in the village with a short 10min walk down to the beach, although a little longer coming back up. My husband played the links golf course you pass to get to the beach and said it was excellent and in beautiful condition. The cottage was very cosy, clean had everything we could want and the bed was lovely an cRead moreomfy. The post office and garage had enough food for those who dont come prepared with any stocks or need a top up. Beautiful and would recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Jenny 4th September 2020

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A lovely clean cottage in a perfect location - handy shop over the road, pub around the corner and the beach, a 20 min walk away - what is not to like?!

Reviewed by David 1st September 2020

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Newly renovated in excellent location. Great for family or two couples. Very well equipped. Shop across road and two pubs within short walking distance. Beach at Embleton a lovely walk.

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View of the property in pretty village
Lovely outdoor social space
Cosy and light lounge
Dine in style
Clean and bright kitchen
Contemporary double room
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Location

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If you’re looking for a seaside holiday with a difference, visit Northumberland – a region brimming with beautiful golden, sandy beaches, rolling hills, craggy moorland, bustling market towns and fishing villages, and more castles than in any other county in England.

Situated in the North East of England, this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty boasts no less than 39 miles of unspoilt coastline to explore and a calendar packed with exhilarating water sports options. To indulge in a spot of surfing, kayaking or powerboating, take a trip to one of the many breath-taking Northumberland beaches - where dogs love a good walk and fresh local seafood is never far away.

Home to the awe-inspiring Cheviot Hills and the historical Hadrian’s Wall, the Northumberland National Park is renowned for its open spaces, award-winning Dark Skies and stunning rural backdrops - and is the least populated national park in Britain. Offering access to challenging hikes, horse-riding, rock-climbing and a multitude of other action-packed activities, the park is one of the region’s greatest draws.

There is a huge range of spectacular wildlife and sea life waiting to be sighted, whether you take a boat ride to the Farne Islands to admire the colony of Atlantic grey seals and puffins, or explore the Kielder Water and Forest Park, home to magnificent ospreys. If it’s history you’re looking for, the imposing Bamburgh Castle and the world-famous Alnwick Castle are undoubtedly worth a visit.

Alternatively, if you’re seeking the bright lights of a city adventure, Newcastle upon Tyne is the place to go. Here, you can experience world-class culture, outstanding attractions, superb shopping, impressive live shows, top entertainers and delicious cuisine in abundance.

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