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A one minute stroll will take you on to the golden sands of Embleton Bay. With Newton Village to the north, and the iconic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle to the south, this is one of the most magnificent stretches of beach to be found anywhere in the country. A real family beach where you can play for hours and, when the tide is low, the rock-pooling is great. The house, originally a pub, sits in its own grounds adjacent to Newton Pool Nature Reserve where a good variety of birds can be seen throughout the year and, if you are very lucky, you may catch a glimpse of the elusive otter. Straightforward links to the A1 make this a great base for exploring the delights of Northumberland. The house is light and airy seaside inspired space with cream walls, reclaimed and painted furniture, red, white and blue striped fabrics, pebble lamps, beach hut prints, birds, bunting and even a ship's bell that can be rung to announce dinner.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
entrance porch, lavatory, shower room, dining room, sitting room with multi-fuel stove and door out to private garden, kitchen diner.
First floor
three bedrooms (2 doubles, 1 with 5' bed and 1 with a 6' bed which can also be a twin on request, 1 twin) bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Oil central heating included.

Garden: Enclosed garden with patio area.

Parking: There is parking available for two cars, access via a shared gate.

Please Note: Wardens have a shed to the side of the cottage, but not directly on property.

There is a stream next to the property which is fenced off. There is also a large area of water as part of the nature reserve - close to the property but fenced off.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
Cottage ref
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


Things to see and do nearby

Yorkshire & North East England
Visitors walking to Lindisfarne Castle, Northumberland © Arnhel de Serra

In England's spectacular North East, Yorkshire and Northumberland are both counties that offer something for everyone. Yorkshire is world renowned for the beauty of its countryside and its scenery, reaching from the Dales in the west to the Moors in the east. There are also historic towns and cities, a spectacular coastline, much of which is in the care of the Trust, and some of the most magnificent historic houses in the country. The cathedral city of York, where the Trust has two holiday apartments, has a huge variety on offer to visitors - from magnificent York Minster to the medieval Shambles, an area steeped in history and now rich in gift and antique shops alongside fashionable boutiques. Northumberland too abounds in magnificent scenery with wide open stretches of moorland and a long and dramatic coastline. Steeped in history, protecting the border with Scotland since the days when Hadrian's army built the famous Wall, the county also has a wonderful collection of historic houses and castles including Cragside, Wallington and Lindisfarne, all of which are in the care of the Trust. The Trust now has cottages close to Hadrian's Wall itself and in many other spectacular locations including Alnwick and Fountains Abbey, a World Heritage Site.

People walking at Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland. © Joe Cornish

Long ago, Northumbria was a land at the very edge of a great empire. And even today, the wind sweeping across the hills still seems to carry the distant sounds of Roman legions marching along Hadrian\'s Wall. The scenery is as unspoilt as it was in those far-off times: it will certainly appeal to those wanting to discover high and lonely places and untouched beaches. The National Trust owns a range of historic buildings in the area including Lindisfarne Castle, Wallington, Cragside and the shore- based Souter lighthouse.

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place to visit
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  • east coastline
  • Alnwick Castle
  • Alnwick Garden
  • Seahouses
  • Chillingham Castle
  • Northumberland National Park.
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • shopping
  • birdwatching
  • swimming.
National Trust places to visit
Dunstanburgh Castle
Dunstanburgh Castle Massive ruined castle in an impressive coastal setting
Farne Islands
Farne Islands Rocky islands, habitat for seals and many species of seabird
Lindisfarne Castle
Lindisfarne Castle Romantic 16th-century castle with spectacular views, transformed by Lutyens into an Edwardian holiday home
Cragside Extraordinary Victorian house, gardens and estate -- the wonder of its age
Wallington Magnificent mansion with fine interiors and collections, set in an extensive garden and parkland
Seaton Delaval Hall
Seaton Delaval Hall Home of the Hastings family for over 900 years

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Anonymous
    • December 2014
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    Made special by its...

    Location. Sea and beach on the doorstep. Able to take the dogs and very pet friendly. Suitably laid out and furnished for dogs too. Excellent Housekeeping. Spacious. Perfect for a winter break as cosy and warm. Could not fault in any way. Would recommend to all friends

  • Anonymous
    • December 2014
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    Clean and comfortable

    This was our second year in the property and it was special because of the quality of the accommodation and the location. Risemoor is in an unbeatable location! Very clean and comfortable.

  • L Smith
    • August 2014
    • Oxfordshire
    Fantastic location

    We are regular NT cottagers, and this was one of the nicest. Not only for the fantastic location, but the cottage itself was beautifully decorated. Some cottages can be rather gloomy, with poor lighting and reading lamps, and with rather awful furniture, but this one was very good.Wonderful location; isolated; beautifully decorated cottage.

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  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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