This stone-built bungalow is not called The Retreat for nothing because it is situated on a working farm far away from the hustle and bustle that often goes hand-in-hand with stays away from home.
Here you can put your feet up and relax in the comfortable interior in front of the log burning stove, or you can sit at the picnic table and take in the views of rolling green hills that slope down towards an award-winning bay.
Embleton Beach was voted Beach of the Year for 2017 by the BBC Countryfile Magazine public poll and the Northumberland coastline bagged the magazine’s Holiday Destination of the Year.
If all you want to do is relax and unwind, then The Retreat has all the right ingredients for this but there is so much to discover, and it is all within walking distance.
The village of Embleton is a mile inland from the beach and has a great pub and a 12th century Norman church. The charming fishing village of Craster is two miles along the shoreline from Embleton, where can you enjoy freshly caught fish and smoked kippers.
There is a pier on either side of the harbour mooring fishing boats and during the summer months, fishing trips can be organised. At £20 per person, it is a great value for money day out where you could catch cod, ling and mackerel.
The joy of this destination is that back at base; there are the heated, soothing waters of the indoor pool where you chill out to your heart’s content.
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