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Rock Mill Cottage Coastal Cottage in Embleton, Northumberland

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2 rooms
1 bathroom

Rock Mill Cottage Coastal Cottage description

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Rock Mill Cottage was built in the 18th Century and is located 3 miles outside of Embleton. It has been restored and converted to offer accommodation for up to 4 people. The downstairs living area has been designed in an open plan style and comprises an living/dining area and a modern, fitted kitchen. The cottage also has two bedrooms and a ground floor bathroom. The south-facing garden offers fantastic views and ample opportunity for summer barbeques and alfresco dining.

The pretty village of Embleton is ideal for exploring the Northumbrian Heritage Coast. It is served by four pubs, two of which serve food. Grey's Inn also has 3 open fires, making a winter pint a cosy experience. The Embleton Heritage Trails Project consists of 6 trails to help you explore the history and heritage of the village. The trails range from a short walk around Embleton to a six-mile trail that takes you into the tranquil countryside. On the yellow sand of Embleton Bay near the sand dunes is a large grey rock called 'Bathing Rock'. A little to the northwest of this is the famous 'Vanishing Rock' on which the name 'Andra Barton' is carved. Barton was a Scottish pirate, killed in a sea battle with the English in 1511. Embleton is also within easy reach of other local attractions, such as Alnwick Castle and Dunstanburgh's golf 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.

Night storage heaters with woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with basic Sky, Blu-ray DVD, radio/CD, iPod dock. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Superfast Sky WiFi with download speeds up to 63MB. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Highchair, and fireguard on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Walled front garden with furniture and BBQ, enclosed rear garden with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and quaint real ale pub 1.5 miles. Note: There is a small unfenced pond at the far corner of the meadow. Note: Property accessed via private lane. Note: Public footpath runs from property to Embleton Bay and Low Newton-by-the-Sea. Note - Please note: a short break may be bookable in available free days on the website. Please contact us in the office and we will approach the owner to confirm this.


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Mr Avery
May 2019
A wonderful property in a beautiful, quiet location amongst fields and wildlife, yet close to the coast and nearby villages with their great pubs and food.. Great host, helpful and friendly upon arrival, and on hand for any issues if needed thereafter. We’d love to return some day.
Mrs Chadwick
April 2019
Beautiful cottage in gorgeous peaceful location but also close to beaches and local town of Alnwick.. Owners were very friendly and helpful. Loved it.
November 2018
A lovely cosy cottage in the country but not for from the A1 and ideal for exploring the beautiful Northumberland coastline. It was stylishly decortated, very clean, and it had a lovely log burner which we made full use of in the evenings. The owners, Elaine & Jeremy, were very friendly, helpful, and most welcoming. We had a wonderful week with good weather & were very lucky considering it was October. It was an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Northumberland coastline, with great pubs serving good food only a short drive away. We would definitely recommend this lovely cottage & hope to return there again soon.
Mr Davis
September 2018
The cottage was very cosy, clean and comfortable.. Our only problem was that the cottage was not that easy to find. We arrived in the dark and there was no sign at the end of the lane to direct us. There was a pole for the sign but no sign of the name of the property on it!
Mrs Fry
August 2018
Lovely location - quiet but not far to many different places to visit.. Owner very welcoming but then allowed us privacy during the week.
Mr Atkinson
April 2017
Perfect cozy cottage in a great location..
November 2016
Lovely, homely cottage, especially during the chill evenings of November, the wooding-burning stove was great and cheerful. Very quiet and peaceful location, will definitely return again in late Spring when hopefully the weather will be kinder.
November 2016
Lovely property, peaceful location and very helpful, friendly owners.. The cottage was tastefully furnished to a high quality and well-equipped. The location was excellent for exploring the area. Would definitely stay there again and we were delighted with this accommodation.
Ms Richardson
July 2016
We used the Cottage as a base whilst playing the various golf courses in the area each day. The Cottage was in a super spot - well equipped, great wifi, and quiet. We had a fantastic time and really enjoyed the little touches that make all the difference when you are away. Many thanks for a lovely stay.
Nick K
June 2016
Rock Mill Cottage is part of a farm stead, tucked away down a long lane, a real gem in the middle of no-where. If you like waking up to the sound of bird song not traffic noise then this place is for you. Owners Jeremy and Elaine very helpful when queries arose and he even made a fire for us on the first night as the storage heaters had been switched off and the Northumberland June evening was chilly! Shame about the weather but an ideal base for touring round the area with castles / towns / beaches / excellent pubs all within easy striking distance. Lovely scenery when we could see it when the mist parted. Recommended.
Mrs Murray
May 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed Rock Mill Cottage for many reasons. The location was excellent with many roads leading to all sorts of interesting places, such as the Castles. We ventured out everyday knowing we would return to the comforts of the cottage coupled with very peaceful surroundings. The cottage was extremely comfortable and beautifully decorated with more than enough of everything.
Mr Stones
May 2016
A great location, quiet and peaceful yet centrally sited between many attractions.
Miss Johnson
February 2016
Rock Mill Cottage was an ideal location for visiting lots of places. The scenery is beautiful and so was the weather.
Mrs Edwards
August 2015
Lovely, peaceful location and comfortable accommodation.
Simon J
February 2015
Spent 5 nights staying in your Rock Mill Cottage over February Half Term. The cottage was a great base to explore Northumberland. Nice walks from the cottage - close to Embleton Bay and the fantastic Ship Inn and Pilgrim's Arms pubs. The accommodation was perfect for our family (2 adults / 2 children) stylishly decorated, really clean, warm and comfortable - a great place to relax and unwind. Jeremy and Elaine did a great job of making us feel welcome.
Miss Bridle
December 2014
Nice rural location. Great beaches to walk on and a nice coastline to explore. Fantastic night sky as no light pollution.
Linda M
October 2014
Had a wonderful week in this lovely cottage. So peaceful waking up to nothing but birdsong! The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped . The wood burning stove made for cosy evenings after exploring the beautiful Northumberland coastline. Plenty of lovely walks on this stunning coastline, and there are plenty of places to visit. Spoiled for choice on where to eat. We were joined for a couple of nights by our sons, both in their 20's who said the bunk beds were comfy! The owner Jeremy welcomed us he was really friendly and very helpful - and no need for a good food guide as his recommendations were spot on. We look forward to returning!
Mrs Ward
July 2014
The cottage was very comfortable, clean and was a very good base for travelling around the sites of the Northumberland coast. This was our first holiday in this part of England - Wonderful.
Miss Mazi
January 2014
It was absolutely amazing the cottage was warm and just what we wanted, a lot of things to do but not had enough time, very relaxing
Mr Lake
August 2013
The area that the cottage is situated in is wonderful. The cottage is perfect for a small family, and we all thoroughly enjoyed it.
Mr Gray
July 2013
The owners were welcoming and gave us good advice about local places of interest and restaurants.
May 2013
Very clean, comfortable and charming character cottage in a brilliant location for exploring the Northumberland coast. The owner was very friendly and gave us loads of tips about local places to eat and drink (accurate tips, too!). The quiet location meant we slept extremely well and had total privacy too. Great place and we have already recommended it to family.
Miss Gold
October 2012
Location was perfect to see the lovely sights of Northumberland. The cottage was cosy, clean, quiet and relaxing. Fantastic!
Mr Formby
September 2012
The decor of the cottage and its cleanliness. Also the outside space at front and back. In addition its central location enabled easy access to many different areas of the coast. Friendly owner too.
Mrs Baxter
July 2012
The cottage was lovely and in a very pretty quiet location. The owners were extremely helpful and friendly. The area around Embleton is beautiful and there is so much to do in this unspoilt county. The only problem was that a week isn't long enough to explore all that Northumberland has to offer!
Mr Phelan
July 2012
Fantastic location with a feeling of peace and perfect isolation when returning to the cottage from days out. Owners were friendly and made us feel very welcome.
Mrs Rawlinson
April 2012
Excellent location with easy access to A1 and surrounding area. Very pretty countryside all around the cottage and the cottage itself was charming. Really loved the log burner. Going to have to get one at home. Very smart kitchen with everything we needed and more. The owners were very friendly and delivered excellent service. We never had to make any requests because they had catered for all our needs perfectly. Would be our first call if we were to return to the area.
Warwick R
March 2012
This was an excellent choice by my wife. We travelled with an 18 month old baby and wanted to have all the comforts of home to make our stay relaxing. The cottage provided everything as advertised with no surprises. Take a look at the pictures. It really is that pretty and well appointed. As for location, it was excellent. Out in the country yet only a couple of miles from the A1 for easy access to Alnick and the surrounding area. The hosts Jeremy and Elaine were equally pleasing. Very friendly and certainly gave the impression they were there to help with any requests. We never made any requests because we were very satisfied with things as we found them. Well done! Would not hesitate to recommend this cottage. If your needs are for a bigger cottage there is another larger one on site also. Well worth a phone call to check it out.
March 2012
We appreciated the individual & tastefully decorated interior of this cottage. The owners were very friendly and helpful and the situation was perfect for exploring the beautiful Northumberland coast.
Warwick R
March 2012
This was an excellent choice by my wife. We travelled with an 18 month old baby and wanted to have all the comforts of home to make our stay relaxing. The cottage provided everything as advertised with no surprises. Take a look at the pictures. It really is that pretty and well appointed. As for location, it was excellent. Out in the country yet only a couple of miles from the a1 for easy access to alnick and the surrounding area. The hosts Jeremy and Elaine were equally pleasing. Very friendly and certainly gave the impression they were there to help with any requests. We never made any requests because we were very satisfied with things as we found them. Well done! Would not hesitate to recommend this cottage. If your needs are for a bigger cottage there is another larger one on site also. Well worth a phone call to check it out.
Mrs Gillam
December 2011
A lovely cottage, beautifully furnished and in a quiet peaceful location. The owners were very friendly and helpful, we would love to visit again!
Mrs Dixon
November 2011
We booked the cottage for a special occasion and were made to feel very welcome by the owners. The cottage was cosy with a woodburner in the living room, comfortable bedrooms, modern downstairs bathroom and a small kitchen with plenty crockery for our family who visited us and we felt very at home there. The setting, in the heart of the lovely Northumbrian countryside, close to beautiful unspoilt beaches, is very peaceful and we had a very enjoyable, restful holiday with pleasant walks in the autumn sunshine and visits to interesting local villages and castles, including the nearby historic town of Alnwick. Although the road to Rock Mill has an uneven surface it was well worth the drive to such a haven of tranquility in such lovely rural surroundings.
Dr Tomlinson
June 2011
Owners were very welcoming. Booked at short notice but property was well prepared on arrival and nothing seemed too much trouble. Extremely peaceful position. We have 2 boys and they really enjoyed the stay with a safe field to play in and feeding the chickens and geese each day.
Mrs Lowe
November 2010
The cottage was lovely, in a brilliant location and really cosy on cold nights. Also the owners were very friendly and helpful. We will definitely visit again.
Ms Jones
July 2010
A very peaceful location. the cottage was beautifully decorated throughout, extremely clean on arrival and the owners, who lived next door, were on hand should there have been any problems (there were none). The area is very well set for visiting many interesting places - a stunning area for a holiday, one which I enjoyed immensely.
Mr Mrs Crowdey
June 2010
We loved the cottage and it's location. The owners (and their dogs!) were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Our favourite UK holiday so far.
Mr Mulhaney
November 2009
Lovely cottage in an ideal location to tour Northumberland, equipped with all mod cons. The owners, who live next door, were lovely and really helpful.
Mr Cooper
October 2009
The accommodation was very comfortable and the owners were extremely pleasant and helpful. Northumberland is a most interesting county to explore, especially the coastline.
Mr Sloan
August 2009
Peaceful, laid-back atmosphere and easy access to excellent local attractions.
Mrs Norris
July 2009
Although the cottage was in a secluded location, it was convenient for the beaches and towns of the area.
Mr Mrs Bruss
July 2009
Good central location for attractions. lovely and quiet with lots of wildlife around.
Mrs Pullan
June 2009
The area was beautiful. The cottage was quiet and relaxing. The owner was helpful and let our daughter feed the ducks and hold the hens and chicks. Great wood burning stove for chilly evenings. The cottage had everything you needed. Lovely location and quiet to come back to.
Mr Bishop
November 2008
Great holiday. Nice property in a quiet location. Great open fire and relaxing living area. Would definitely go back.
Mr Milan
October 2008
We really enjoyed both the immediate environs (space all around, livestock to feed) and the location of this property. Thank you very much, we had a lovely time.
Mrs Littlewood
August 2008
Spacious cottage in a lovely tranquil setting, near to beaches. Big garden for the children to play in and was made to feel welcome by the owners.
Mr Leigh
July 2008
Nice central location for exploring Northumbria.
Mrs Brown
May 2008
Comfortable property well placed for tourist attractions and enjoying the coast. Hosts were helpful and friendly.
Mr Clark
February 2008
We were lucky with the weather, which made the beaches more accessible. The cottage is situated at a very convenient location for a range of fantastic coastline locations and has a wide range of eating places nearby. Alnwick Gardens is a great place to visit.
Mr Budden
September 2007
Location of property was ideal for touring area - nice and quiet.
Mr Senior
September 2007
An excellent location, very peaceful but not remote. The cottage has been sympathetically renovated and decorated and was very comfortable.
September 2007
Beautifully well maintained cottage in a fabulous area.
Mr Mrs Sugden
August 2007
Rock Mill Cottage is in a lovely location. The owner gave us a very friendly welcome and nothing was too much trouble.
Mrs Mason
August 2007
All of the holiday was great, the beaches are suited to children with them being shallow and clean.
Mrs Stamp
July 2007
Beautiful, very peaceful setting, lovely cottage, friendly landlord, dogs and ducks.
Mrs Lang
April 2007
Cottage beautifully restored and freshly decorated. Our stay was very relaxing. Children enjoyed playing in garden with dogs and ducks. Owners friendly and helpful.
Mrs Benson
April 2007
We love this area - lots to do and so unspoilt. One of the best cottages we have stayed in. Kitchen facilities excellent, furnishings and carpets were lovely and everything was new. Lots of safe space for children to play and we all like the ducks and dogs(though owners were careful not to let dogs out until we asked about them). We would certainly stay here again if in the area. Our second Sykes cottage - we have been very pleased with both. Thank you!
Mr Fraser
October 2006
Comfort provided by cottage made for a relaxing holiday.
Mr Keates
June 2006
A lovely area, and friendly owners living next door, but they did not intrude. We liked the ducks and geese.
Mr Moore
July 2005
Very relaxing ambience, peace and quiet, nesting birds, resident ducks etc. Very comfortable bed. Owners very nice.
Mrs Holden
June 2005
The cottage was very comfortable and the owners made us really welcome.
Mrs Ward
June 2005
The setting was very peaceful, close to beaches and countryside, but easily accessible to A1.
Mrs Cummins
April 2005
We liked the fact that the cottage was very remote and the coal/log burner in the lounge made it very cosy.
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