The Retreat in Embleton, Northumberland

What to Expect

Part of a group of cottages on a farm, The Retreat has views over Embleton Bay and in this tranquil location, there is the added extra of a shared indoor heated pool and children’s play area.

The cottage sleeps four and has its accommodation all one level, and for larger parties, there is the option of booking the place next door.

Surrounded by lush green fields, a sloping farm track will take you down to the beach in under a 20-minute walk. Here you might chance upon the three resident deer and you can book out the owner’s beach hut for lazy days of sun, sea and sand.

At A Glance

Stone semi-detached
Farm location
Ground floor accommodation
Sea views
Beach 20 minutes
Woodburning stove

Amenities

Swimming pool
Shared play area
Beach hut on request
TV & Wifi
Washing machine
Dishwasher

About The Retreat

With the accommodation all on the ground floor, this charming stone bungalow sleeps four in two bedrooms, one a king-size and the other a twin. Each has plenty of storage space and there is a bathroom with a walk-in shower and heated towel rails.

The dining room and sitting room are separate and the well-equipped kitchen comes with a dishwasher and washing machine.

There is a shared children’s play area and an indoor heated swimming pool and outside the cottage is an enclosed rear garden with a picnic table for alfresco dining.

Map of Area

Things To Do in Embleton

The pretty village of Embleton is ideally placed to explore one of the most attractive stretches of Northumberland’s Heritage Coastline and is home to the Wheatsheaf Inn. This gastropub is ideal if your holiday coincides with a special occasion. It’s Cape Malay curry and chargrilled steak skewers with chimichurri are popular dishes.
If it’s a holiday away from it all that you are after, then Embleton Bay, a leisurely 20-minute stroll from The Retreat, fits the bill. It is a gloriously wide soft sanded beach that stretches for miles into the distance.

The majestic Dunstanburgh Castle ruins form a backdrop to the bay with its gently lapping waves. You can book the owner’s beach hut too if you are planning to spend a day on the beach. The National Trust owns the castle, so it is free to members who can walk among the ruins where in summer, swallows swirl overhead and roost in the ruined chambers and staircases.
There is the three-mile spooky Dunstanburgh Castle Ghost Walk for keen hikers, where you are more than likely to see birdlife such as kittiwake and elder duck.

In the shadow of this 14th-century castle is a splendid 18-hole links golf course. It wraps around Embleton Bay and is designed by Open Championship winner and renowned course architect James Braid. It will provide a challenging round of golf. If you’d rather be a spectator than a player, there are numerous competition opens’ events at the club throughout the year.

Last Word

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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