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Self-Catering Embleton

Cra-na-ge in Embleton, Northumberland

From: €436 weekly Guests 6 Rooms 3 Bathroom 2

Cra-na-ge Self-Catering

Holiday home
Cra-na-ge is a semi detached cottage, located in a cul-de-sac, within the village of Embleton, close to Alnwick in Northumberland. This cottage sleeps six people and has three bedrooms; one double, one twin and one ground floor bunk bed room with en-suite shower room as well as a family shower room. The cottage also has a fitted kitchen, a dining room and a sitting room. To the outside, there is off road parking for one car with ample roadside parking in the cul de sac and large gardens. Cra-na-ge is a perfect family cottage, in a wonderful coastal location.

The village of Embleton can be found on Northumberland's Heritage Coastline, close to the magnificent ruin of Dunstanburgh Castle. Embleton has a fascinating history, which stretches back to pre-medieval times. During the Wars of the Roses, the village suffered frequent invasion attempts by the Scots, and much later, in the 19th century, it was famous for its whinstone quarry. To this day a curving whinstone ridge provides shelter from the east winds. The history of the parish is the focus of the new Heritage Trails Project, which has led to several walks being designed in and around Embleton. The village has several excellent pubs and a fine Norman church. As well as the Dunstanburgh ruin, there are many other local attractions to entice visitors. These include the gardens at Howick Hall and Alnwick Castle and Garden. Among the excellent golf courses in the vicinity is the Dunstanburgh Links Course.

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.

Oil central heating. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x flat screen TVs with DVDs, broadband internet. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair available. Off road parking for 1 car with ample roadside parking in cul-de-sac. Large gardens to north and south. Calor gas BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop, Post Office and pubs 5 mins walk. Beach 20 mins walk.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Self-Catering Reviews

Miss Bentley, September 2020
September 2020
The kitchen is extremely well equipped and the house is very comfortable.. The owner made contact by text several times (due to Covid we are not allowed a face to face welcome) and was very friendly and keen to ensure we arrived safely and were comfortable. When we had a minor snag with blunt kitchen knives he was straight on it. We all had a wonderful time! Thank you.
Miss Bentley
September 2020
Cottage as described.. Home from home. Walking distance to amenities. Excellent walks and lots of interesting villages to explore
Mrs Heath, September 2020
September 2020
A Lovely week spent in this clean and comfortable cottage in a quiet location.. It proved to be an excellent choice for exploring this beautiful part of England. Because of our late arrival on the Saturday Night, Craig the owner went above the call of duty to ensure that we had the makings of a meal on our arrival, a gesture that was deeply appreciated. I can’t recommend the property highly enough, thank you.
Mrs Burroughs, August 2020
August 2020
We had a great week and it was lovely to come back at the end of the day to enjoy a drink in the garden.. The owner greeted us on arrival and the cottage was very clean which was reassuring in light of the current situation. Didn't tick ' exceeded expectations' only because we have stayed here before so we knew what to expect. A well equipped property and in a great location.
Mr Watson, September 2020
August 2020
We had a very comfortable stay.. There was everything we needed and Craig was very helpful, showing us around the property, answering any questions we had and seeing us off at the end of the week. We will definitely be back, it was a lovely quiet location. Thanks Craig (and also for the homemade jam, we loved it).
Mrs Lavelle, August 2020
September 2019
Mostly the holiday was wonderful.. The location is excellent, the property is spacious and comfortable. We had an issue with the boiler that took a day or so to fix. Not terrible, but it did put a little damper on the start of the holiday. Aside from that one niggle, we had a great couple of weeks away.
Mr Norgate
May 2019
Lovely welcome from the owner.. Very well equipped cottage and garden for sitting out. Very clean and comfortable. Ideal base for exploring the wonderful coast and castles. Parking a bonus off road.
Ms Knamiller
April 2019
The house was perfect for us.. The garden is a great space for the children to play in. The house was very comfortable. The living room was a great size for us. The kitchen was the best equipped kitchen we have ever come across in a holiday house. On the information given by Sykes it says we need to take out own bedding. This was not the cas so that could do with being amended on the information.
December 2012
It can be daunting going on holiday with three small children but Cra-na-ge made it a pleasure. We wanted for nothing, the kitchen is far better equipped than my own! The cottage has a lovely feel and is clean without being fussy, (if you have children you know what I mean). A large garden and a brilliant park nearby, lots to keep 3 boys happy. The beach is a half hour walk with toddlers and fairly easy to navigate with a pushchair. Castles galore!!! Fantastic places to visit all close by. We had a nice surprise the other day, two parcels arrived addressed to the two older boys from Harry Hedgehog, Craig is very thoughtful, it's the little things that make all the difference. We can't wait to return and pick up where we left off, lots more to see and do. We loved it!!
October 2012
A cosy and well equipped cottage where we were met by the owner who explained all that we needed to know about the property in a friendly and welcoming manner. The location just suited us as we have a young child who loves time on the beach as well as visiting historic sites.
Mr Kelland
September 2012
The location was ideal with plenty of new activities and amazing countryside. We felt the property deserved a higher grading than two stars.
Mrs Canham-White
September 2012
The cottage was homely and very well stocked. I have 3 small boys and they enjoyed hunting around for things in the cupboards and found plenty to do whilst we were in the cottage. Bored children are not happy, my children were entertained!
Miss Lomax
August 2012
Clean, spacious accommodation. Very pleasant and welcoming owner. Embleton was a fantastic location for our family holiday..
Mr Jamieson
August 2012
The house was spacious and well equipped the gardens were great for children, the nearby beach was terrific and there are plenty of places to visit. The owner could not have been more helpful.
Mrs Desmond
August 2012
Friendly and helpful owner. Kitchen was fully equipped and sitting room was very comfortable. Area provided lots to do particularly for my grandchildren.
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
August 2012
The owner met us on arrival and was very welcoming. We found the house well stocked, spacious and very clean and it was easy for us to feel at home straight away. The location is very quiet and the garden is excellent. Embleton and the beach are lovely and easily reached - we happily let our 10 year old go off to buy milk from the local shop. Great accommodation in a lovely part of Northumberland.
Mrs Crisp
July 2012
Owner was very friendly and helpful. The beds and sofas were very comfortable.
Mrs Fox
August 2011
Cosy comfortable cottage in a beautiful area with a fantastic beach and superb golf course!
Mr Precious
July 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed the stay, the garden was well used and enjoyed on an evening. Great area to go on holiday - lovely countryside, good walks etc. I would recommend this area and house to anyone.
Mr Precious
July 2011
Enjoyed the accommodation and the area which had good walks and fantastic beaches. Enjoyed reading and having a gin and tonic or a beer in the garden in the evening. It is a great location.
Mr Moore
June 2011
Nice location, pleasant walk to beach. Will definitely go back to property. Nice welcome from owner.
Mr Burton
June 2011
A brilliant cottage, fantastically well equipped! We were met by the owner, who gave us lots of information about the local area and places to visit.
Mr Mrs Porteous
April 2011
A great welcome from the property owner. Super accommodation for 6 - plenty of space and good value. A very well equipped kitchen - the best I've seen yet! There was lots to do locally and the beach was on the doorstep!
Mr Taylor
September 2010
Excellent location for beaches and castles of Northumberland. Embleton beach was unspoilt with stunning views. A brisk 20minute walk from the cottage although we tended to drive as there was always ample parking and saved those little legs after a hard days play on the beach. The owner spared no effort in making us feel welcome, the cottage was well presented and equipped. The kids enjoyed the hedgehog hunt in the garden! Would highly recommend.
Mr Martin
September 2010
Very good for touring the area. Excellent range of kitchen equipment.
Malcolm Blackburn
September 2010
Firstly, thjis is not a "beach cottage'! It is a full sized house, very well appointed and equipped for self catering. The neighbourhood is particularly quiet, a point noted by our visitors. We were met by the owner at the appointed time, and given a full review of all the facilities and equipment and contacts in case of problems. (There were none ). He also had a stock of brochures on points of interest in the area. The location is in Embleton village, which has a good small store, petrol station and four pubs, which serve good meals. The house is about 20 minutes walk from the beach and golf course. The beaches are wide, clean and make for good walking and children's playgrounds. There are other small and interesting villages within walking distance, and larger towns with good shopping within a twenty mile radius. Alnwick, the county town is particularly worth a visit.
Mr Blackburn
August 2010
Everything very good quality. The bedrooms, lounge, furnishings and decor scored very good! Very well equipped kitchen. Great shower. Large garden. Good restaurants and beach within easy walking distance. Many places of interest in area.
July 2010
Lovely village close to beautiful beach,good clean comfortable accomodation. Excellent value for money.
Mrs Bryan
June 2010
The very warm welcome from the owner of the house. Ideal situation for visiting local attractions. Lovely beach and pubs.
March 2010
The service from both Sykes, and the owner were v.good.Directions spot on.Key holder helpful. House quirky at first sighting,but good parking in quiet cul-de-sac,garden good for kids(secure),layout of house a bit odd,but clean and comfy.Only problem with house was the clutter,we moved unnecessary bits and pieces into dining room, for the duration of stay.The kitchen draws were full of utensils...too many...i.e. 5 potato mashers!! plus numerous odds & sods surplus to requirements.Just needed a good throw out of STUFF! Bearing in mind we are farmers,used to mess and lots of STUFF!! The TV didn't work after day 2, but had decent weather,so not too worried.Easy 10 mins. cycle or drive/pleasant walk to spectacular beach.We took bikes and cycled along beach,adults could enjoy walk/cycle to Newton(?right name?)Handy car park 500m from sea.Lovley dune path to Dunstanburgh Castle,my girls 4&6 loved the holiday Three good pubs to eat in,v.posh foodie restraunt The Sportsman,better enjoyed by adults, but happy to accom. our well behaved kids. Good overall base for our decent priced family hol.
December 2009
Embleton itself is a lovely place, a mile or so from glorious beaches which the children in our group thoroughly enjoyed. The cottage was extemely well equipped and it was obvious that the owner had taken a lot of trouble to respond to the views of guests. The only problem really is that the cottage is on a housing estate, so it is bit strange for a holiday. And we had some problems with 2 local very young children, who wandered into the garden, took away toys on one occasion and wanted us to play with them. They were only aged about 2 and 4 so it was of concern tha thy appeared to be neglected. We did leave a note for the owner about it.
Mr Mrs Downes
October 2009
Our 2 1/2 year old really enjoyed the garden.
Mrs Harrison
August 2009
Good location, reasonably priced, lots to see and do.
Mrs Gordon
July 2009
The cottage was very well located for visiting the beach and other local places of interest. The family had a great time.
Mrs Pettit
October 2008
We felt very comfortable - everything was provided for our comfort. I especially liked the cleanliness.
Mr Robertson
August 2008
Well stocked property in every respect (4 TV's!) Good sized garden. Nice quiet village. Very good value for money.
Mrs Fox
August 2008
Good location. Cosy cottage, good facilities.
Mrs Usher
August 2008
The variety of Northumberland scenery and the central situation of the property. Every day was different.
Mr Kelly
June 2008
Everything needed and more was in the property. Very clean lovely garden. Nice quite area.
Mrs Lutkin
September 2007
Everything about our holiday cottage was good we felt very comfortable.We would book this cottage again if we were visiting Embleton.The beach is very nice as are all the beaches in this area.
Mr Mrs Murgatroyd
August 2007
Excellent location. Cottage was very well equipped and owner had gone to a lot of trouble to provide good facilities. Plenty of rainy day activities for both adults and children. Cottage in quiet cul-de-sac, no traffic, ideal for young children. Embleton beach nearby is fantastic and there are good pubs, castles, and eateries nearby. Weather good and some spectacular coastline with more than enough to do in a week. Wish we could have stayed longer. Ideal place for young children, walkers and dog owners.
Mrs Fox
August 2007
The cottage was well equipped and comfortable. Well located. Lots to do in the surrounding area though we spent most days at the beach.
Mrs Young
June 2007
Beautiful beach-ideal for children. Plenty of local walks.Dunstanburgh Castle is within walking distance
February 2007
Very cosy cottage, warm, very quiet during the day and night. Very close to the beach.
Miss Knight
November 2006
Near fantastic beaches and coastal walks.
Mr Bird
July 2006
Very quiet cul-de-sac, no traffic, a good base from which to explore the area, friendly neighbours. Very well equipped property. Felt very much at home.
Mr Hayton
August 2005
This property was ideal for our family holiday. The cottage, the location, everything was just great. We would recommend this to any family for an ideal base for Northumberland for both the coast and most of the attractions. Thanks for a great holiday.
Mrs Walker
June 2005
A fantastic area, with clean beaches and lots to do. It was a family friendly house in a quiet area.
Mrs Cameron
December 2004
Garden enclosed - good for young children. Good family accommodation.
Miss Wood
December 2004
Fantastic location for stunning beaches. A most relaxing holiday in most comfortable home.
Mrs Thompson
December 2004
Embleton has a lovely sandy beach.
Miss Rayner
December 2004
A very comfortable house from which to explore the surrounding countryside and coast.
Ms Manners
December 2004
We all loved the tranquility of Embleton beach. The cottage was very well located for us to be able to tour the local countryside - we thought Alnwick Castle and the Alnwick Garden were fantastic. The facilities in the cottage for our children (games, videos, TV) were excellent.
Mr Douglas
December 2004
A great location for a cosy winter breakProbably just as good in the summer
Dr Rabbs
December 2004
Stunningly beautiful area with plenty to do with the kids
Mrs Llewellyn
December 2004
Ideal location for walkers,the beaches are beautiful and always some where to go. If you are into golf there are plenty of golf courses.
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