Oystercatcher in Alnwick, Northumberland

What to Expect

In the charming village of Embleton, just a mile inland from one of the country’s most beautiful bays, this is a tastefully designed holiday home that offers enough accommodation for up to eight, making it ideal for a large family or a group of friends.

Golfers will love this location because it is close to an Opens’ Championship golf club in the shadow of Dunstanburgh Golf Club, with its links wrapping around Embleton Bay.

It is a fifteen-minute walk to the nearest pub and shop and the historic town of the small fishing port of Craster, famous for its smoked kippers and fresh cod and chips, is miles away.

At A Glance

Ground floor bedroom
Contemporary interior
Alfresco dining
Village location
Log burner
Coffee machine


Parking for four cars
Wine fridge

About Oystercatcher

This detached new build in locally quarried light stone sleeps eight in four bedrooms. A double bedroom is downstairs and there is a super king-size with an en suite shower, a king-size and a twin upstairs. There is a bathroom with an overhead shower and a separate shower cubicle on the first floor.

Downstairs has a contemporary kitchen with everything from a wine cooler to a coffee machine and this overlooks the dining area. Near the double bedroom is a cloakroom and the separate sitting room has a log burning stove.

Leading out from the open plan kitchen and dining room area is a patio equipped for alfresco dining and there is enough private parking for up to four cars.

Map of Area

Things To Do in Embleton

Cross the fields and in 20 minutes, you will be on what has been rated one of the best beaches in England. Embleton Bay is not only renowned for its looks but it is also connected to Low Newton’s beaches that offer excellent birdwatching and wildlife spotting throughout the year. The inland wildlife haven is Newton Pool Bird Reserve in Low Newton by the Sea.

This small slice of wetlands is up 262ft behind the high sand dunes is home to waders such as little and Temminck’s stints and pectoral and Baird’s sandpipers. If it’s seabirds that take your fancy, travel seven miles to Seahouses to do some puffin spotting on a dog-friendly boat trip to the Farne Islands.

One of the country’s most prestigious golf courses runs to the side of Oystercatcher and if you can’t resist a tee-off on an 18-hole course, then the Dunstanburgh Golf Club has to be on the cards during your stay. With the links going along the edge of the coastal cliff and the ancient castle ruins as a backdrop, you won’t regret taking on this challenging course. The clubhouse has a restaurant and bar for those who prefer to experience the scenery without too much exertion.

If you feel up to doing some beachcombing, what could be a better way to do this than the hour’s walk from Embleton to Craster along the shoreline? Here you can stock up on Craster’s famous kippers for the next morning’s breakfast or catch your supper on one of the boats that go a mile out to sea where you can cast your line out for mackerel, cod and ling.

Last Word

It’s a 15-minute walk into the village where you have a pub that is rated by serious real ale drinkers. At the Grey’s Inn, you can sample a pint of Alnwick Amber Ale or Tempest Brewery’s The Pale Armadillo and chat with the locals.

There is also the Blue Bell Inn with its three-course Italian-themed offers that won’t break the bank. The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, also in the village, has a reputation for fine dining. However, its all-day menu is reasonably priced and uses ingredients such as Swallows of Seahouses’ kippers, fresh crab and local oak-smoked salmon. Its beautiful gardens are dog-friendly too.

This is a part of the country with castles, ruined and intact, on every turn and most of these are on the stunning coastline. There are championship golf courses, quaint working harbours, islands that teem with birds and seals, and villages where it seems as if time has stood still.

Oystercatcher is a premium holiday home that will create many a happy memory for family and friends or at the Grey’s InnYoua group of mates just wanting to get away from it all yet still not wanting to compromise on quality.

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