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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.

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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.

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

Garden: Enclosed garden with patio area.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 12pm.

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
Acorn rating What's this?
  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • Fridge
  • 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 and the North East
Close view of the sunrise from Pule Hill, Marsden Moor, West Yorkshire © Joe Cornish

From the wild natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales in the west, the purple heather moorlands of the Yorkshire Moors in the east, the magnificent coastline (much of which we care for) and Northumberland National Park to the north a holiday with us will give you the chance to explore some or all of this fascinating area. As if that wasn’t enough, there are also historic towns and cities and stories after stories in the historic houses we care for.

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. From the wild and natural beauty of the Cheviot Hills and Northumberland National Park in the north, magnificent castles and coastline to the east and Hadrian's Wall Country to the west, 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. As if that wasn't enough, there are also historic towns and cities

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Current cottage
Holiday cottage
National Trust
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


Comments from past visitors

  • Pip Fairhall
    • January 2017
    • Northamptonshire
    Ideal location

    Ideal location for family or friends with it being a very well presented, supplied (furnishings and equipment) and spacious property. It catered very well for our 6 adults and 2 dogs - we comfortably used dining room and kitchen without feeling cramped. And then the location - a matter of steps to the beach, on the Northumberland Coastal Walk and close proximity to 2 excellent pubs doing food.

  • Mrs Sutcliffe
    • October 2016
    • Gloucestershire
    Cosy cottage

    Quiet location on the beach. Very good sized cottage - spacious yet cosy. Very good configuration of rooms. Secluded private garden which hid any walkers going past so that you weren't aware of other people. Fantastic beach. All very comfortable and relaxing. We would love to go back to the cottage but it gets booked up well in advance (we had to book 2 years in advance!) so will need to consider a return in 2/3 years time.

  • R Fitton
    • March 2016
    • Richmond
    Comfortable cottage

    Made enjoyable....Position of cottage. Walks on beach. Comfort of cottage.

  • N Norris
    • August 2015
    • UK
    Made enjoyable...

    The location of the cottage was stunning, we could walk straight out of the door for miles and miles along beautiful beaches. We could be on the beach with a cup of tea to watch the sunrise while the children were still asleep and then later in our pj's to watch the sunset. The location meant we could just come and go and we didn't use the car for 4 days, and no wi-fi or phone signal was an added bonus. The cottage was fantastic in every respect and spotlessly clean. I suffer from dog allergies and the cottage takes dogs but I didn't have any reaction at all so that is a huge credit to the house keepers. It was the most relaxing holiday that we have ever had and we would have been happy to stay forever.

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Prices include:

  • 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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