Traditional cottage in a super location within the village
The cottage is full of beautiful, original features
Cosy lounge with woodburner and lovely views to the sea
Sliding doors lead you to the rear garden and sea views
Dine in or eat out in one of the village pub restaurants
Enjoy preparing your food in the traditional style kitchen
Time to dream in the master king-size bedroom
Get a good night's sleep in the cosy single bedroom
Views from the rear garden
Spend some time relaxing in the garden
1 / 10  Traditional cottage in a super location within the village
2 / 10  The cottage is full of beautiful, original features
3 / 10  Cosy lounge with woodburner and lovely views to the sea
4 / 10  Sliding doors lead you to the rear garden and sea views
5 / 10  Dine in or eat out in one of the village pub restaurants
6 / 10  Enjoy preparing your food in the traditional style kitchen
7 / 10  Time to dream in the master king-size bedroom
8 / 10  Get a good night's sleep in the cosy single bedroom
9 / 10  Views from the rear garden
10 / 10  Spend some time relaxing in the garden

Whinstone Cottage

Embleton, Northumberland
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
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Traditional, character cottage with stone flagged hallway
  • Hilltop location offers stunning sea views
  • 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

Located in the centre of Embleton, this stunning cottage is a perfect base for those who enjoy golfing and walking holidays and offers beautiful views and easy beach access.

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.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 single
  •  1 bathroom - electric shower over the bath with WC
  • Kitchen: stone flagged floor, fridge/freezer, table and chairs, gas hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher
  • Wood burner (There is an initial supply of logs, kindling and matches provided for your arrival from October through to the end of March.)
  • Allocated parking for 1 car
  • TV/DVD in the lounge
  • Bed linen included
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Pubs, shops and restaurants within easy driving distance
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Enclosed garden
  • Sea views
  • Note: steps down into kitchen and bathroom

This property is personally managed by Marie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Penny 28th September 2019

Super location in a lovely village.

Reviewed by Karen 21st September 2019

Great location for exploring the beautiful Northumbria Coastline. 45 min walk along the coast to Craster, with beautiful views of Dunstanburgh Castle. Fantastic food in the Jolly Fisherman, with views across the sands and sea. 30 min walk along the sands to Lower Newton, lovely pub there, I cannot recall the name. A visit to Alnwick Castle is a musRead moret it is beautiful as is Bamburgh. Very good holiday Oh and opposite the cottage is The Greys Inn, great food. Hide

Reviewed by John 24th August 2019

Hallway and single bedroom smelt of damp if we had had a child or third person with us we would have been very reluctant to use that bedroom.

Reviewed by Sheena 3rd August 2019

A really spacious, quirky cottage in a wonderful location. Not a pristine environment, but a very homely, comfortable place to stay - we definitely recommend it. And the pub opposite is very friendly.

Reviewed by Gavin 20th July 2019

Good location and views down to the bay. Greys Inn is very handy for food and drink and is dog friendly. Local shop handy for essentials.

Reviewed by Jane 22nd June 2019

Location is superb, beautiful view from the rear of the property. The beach is within walking distance and is stunning with a handy golf club to have coffee or lunch. Area is very quiet with lots of birds.

Reviewed by Terry 25th May 2019

This cottage requires updating throughout. The furniture and fittings are tired. The bathroom was dirty and the front of the dishwasher falls off when you open the door. No table and chairs in the garden to eat and enjoy the lovely view. No bbq. Garden is enclosed for dogs but scruffy. Two old dustins on lawn for no reason and a full ashtray in garRead moreden on our arrival. Great location for the beach but I'm afraid not worth the money compared to other cottages we've hired. Hide

Reviewed by Gail 1st April 2019

Great views of the sea from the back of the cottage. Comfortable base after exploring the region.

Reviewed by Sue 16th March 2019

Great location for access to the beach and lots of walks for the dogs. Also there are good venues for eating in the village, so you don't always need to cook.

Reviewed by Teri W 3rd January 2018

Whinstone is in a great central location in the village with the most stunning views of the coastline .Easy access to the beach and delightful walks. Effective heating and woodburning stove which keeps the cottage very warm and cosy on even the coldest nights.

Reviewed by Rosslyn A 18th November 2017

Lovely cottage, very homely with a fantastic view of the sea,very central in the village. The area is second to non pleasant walk down to what must be one of the best beaches in the country. We had a trip over to Ford and Etal, it's like stepping back in time two beautiful and interesting places, also had a trip to Rothbury shame Cragside wasn't opRead moreen, but next time we will check first. Joiners arms in Newton by the sea is certainly worth a visit lovely food. The walk by beach to Low Newton is a must and while there you have to call in The Ship Inn. On the whole the nicest, friendliest part of this country. We will definitely be back. Hide

Reviewed by Patricia G 4th November 2017

This is a warm, welcoming and comfortable cottage in a lovely area of the Northumberland coast.

Reviewed by Lynn C 16th September 2017

Whinstone Cottage is a very comfortable holiday getaway with beautiful views out to Embleton bay. Tea and biscuits on arrival was helpful before our shopping delivery arrived. Great local pub with takeaway fish and chips and burgers . Easy dog friendly walks and beaches right on your doorstep we walked to Low Newton and into Craster another day ( gRead moreot bus home) Good internet access. Home from home. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs B 22nd July 2017

Had a nice feel to the cottage and lovely view from the lounge of the sea. Good location for exploring Northumberland coast with lovely walk to Embleton Bay.

Reviewed by Peter M 15th July 2017

We enjoyed the cottage very much and visited Alnwick, Bamburgh and Beal

Reviewed by Stuart M 6th May 2017

Great cottage in a great location just across the road from the always entertaining Greys Inn. Easy access to miles of dog friendly beaches and good pubs.

Reviewed by Alan B 22nd April 2017

Been before,so knew what to expect,didn't disappoint. Like the location, comfort of cottage, view, homely feel. Wonderful cottage. There is a reasonably good bus service from the village of Embleton of which we made great use.You could go north or south,then have a wonderful walk, frequenting wonderful 'dog friendly' pubs, then get bus back. BamburRead moregh has very 'dog friendly' pub/hotels, notably the Lord Carew and The Victoria Hotel. Alnmouth worth a visit. Closer to home,Craster, High Norton, Low Norton.In short, it's all there for you to discover. Not forgetting the 'on the doorstop' Greys Inn, very friendly, good food, good beer, dog friendly. What more could you ask for? Hide

Reviewed by Ms Patricia G 18th February 2017

A comfortable, warm and well appointed cottage in a friendly village in an area of outstanding beauty.

Reviewed by Ms Patricia G

Warm, comfortable and in a great situation. The cottage was very clean - all rooms cleaned to an equal standard. We have stayed in this cottage a number of times - we knew what to expect & we're not disappointed. We like places off the beaten track and to discover the area for ourselves, we stay in your cottages a number of times a year and so woulRead mored recommend them. Overall a comfortable and well appointed cottage in an area of outstanding natural beauty. We loved to walk along the beach and enjoy the countryside. Hide

Reviewed by Christine S

Clean, quiet, relaxing environment, lovely surroundings.

Reviewed by Mary W

Lovely interior,beautiful views. The cottage was lovely and had a great sea view. We liked the layout of the cottage which included a separate toilet with the child's bedroom. The cottage was very well equipped. We also liked the village location. The food at the at the Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel was great. The Bluebell was also very good. Our son tRead morehought the highlight of the holiday was Alnwick castle but we enjoyed the boat trip watching seals and bird life too. Hide

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