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Welcome to our Little Haven

Welcome Poppy Cottage provides an excellent base for touring, walking, cycling, golf and bird watching.

Located in the centre of the picturesque village of Embleton on the Northumberland Heritage coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The second of four cottages converted to a high standard from a former stable block, the cottages are set in a secluded courtyard behind the Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel.

Local facilities include a shop, post office, golf club, childrens playpark, garage and pub. It is half a mile to the beautiful, sandy, Embleton Bay.

Sleeps up to 4 people (plus cot) in two bedrooms, one double and one twin. Both bedrooms are upstairs.
Note: All information on this website is reflecting our Access Statement and it does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with access needs, but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our guests / visitors.

We look forward to welcoming you.

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Explore Northumberland

This bijou accommodation offers a comfortable base from which to explore this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty along the Northumberland Heritage coast.

An easy 15 minute stroll takes you down to Embleton Bay which was once voted the most romantic bay in England. From here you can walk along the coast to Newton By the Sea or Craster which is famous for its kippers. The whole area is rich in friendly pubs and cafes. Visit Alnwick , the Lionheart of Northumberland, with its cobbled streets, interesting shops and pubs (the castle was used as Harry Potters Hogwarts), or take a trip to the Farne Islands from nearby Seahouses. A day trip to Holy Island (the birthplace of the Kingdoms Christianity) is a must but check the tides!

Children are welcome at Poppy Cottage and a, high chair, cot and safety gate are available

Facilities Overview

Ground floor:

  • Open plan sitting room
  • Dining room
  • Well equipped kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Fridge with A* freezer compartment
  • Electric cooker
  • Open tread stairs to first floor
  • Electric heaters (no extra charge)
  • Patio area Barbecue and outdoor furniture available
  • Parking for one car outside the property
  • Free Wi-Fi

First Floor:

  • 2 bedrooms, one double and one twin. (Sleeps 4 plus cot.)
  • Family bathroom with bath and over bath shower
  • Bed linen and towels included

Nearest facilities:

  • Pub- 20yds
  • Shop – 100yds
  • Telephone Box – On the village green, 50 yds
  • Supermarket – Alnwick, 6 miles
  • Childrens playpark – 200yds
  • Beach – 800 yds
  • Bus stop – 100 yds
  • Train Station – Alnmouth, 9miles
  • Garage – 50yds
  • Golf Course – Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Club, 800 yds

Additional Information

We welcome one dog by arrangement. If you have any particular needs we will be happy to discuss these with you and we will do our best to provide them for you.
Mobile phone signal in this area is variable but there is a nearby telephone box in Embleton village.
There is a Minor Injuries Unit in Alnwick.





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Pre Arrival

The nearest bus stop is on the main road through Embleton, – 100yards from the cottage. The bus from the north (travelling from Berwick, Bamburgh, Seahouses) stops on the left hand side of the road as you enter Embleton, alight at the first stop in the village. There is a shelter and seat here. The bus travelling (travelling from Newcastle, Morpeth, Alnwick) is on the opposite side of the road, alight at the last stop in the village. Bus time tables are displayed at the bus stops. The majority of the buses are wheelchair accessible. Follow the flat, paved footpath into the village on the left hand side of the road, turn left into the courtyard immediately before the Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel , the courtyard itself is gravelled. The nearest mainline train station is 9 miles away in Alnmouth.


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Car Parking, Key Collection and Welcome

The car parking space for No2 is clearly visible as you enter the courtyard directly in front of No 2 Poppy Cottage, please park within the white lines (one car only). The front door is accessed by a gravelled pathway onto a paved patio area (3yds to front door from parking space) I hope to be there to welcome you but if this has not been possible then I will leave the key in the key safe located to the left of the door as you look at it, above the meter box. I will inform you of the code prior to your arrival together with detailed directions to Poppy Cottage. There is a light above the door which provides good visibility at night.


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Entrance to Property

The front of Poppy Cottage is entirely glazed, the front door is in the centre of the glass frontage. There are no steps but there is a small 2inch riser at the bottom of the doorframe which you will need to step over. You enter directly into the open plan sitting room, dining room and kitchen. The floor covering is short pile carpet to the front, sitting room area, of the open plan downstairs. The dining area and kitchen, which are at the rear of the room, have wooden flooring. Leading directly from the sitting room, on your left as you enter are the open tread stairs which are also covered in short pile carpet. There is a handrail to the right of the staircase and a wall to the left, the staircase and landing are well lit with ceiling lights.


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The sitting room area of the cottage has a mixture of seating with one sofa and three chairs, there is a variety of cushions with hypo allergenic fillings. There are two coffee tables. Furniture can be moved if required. There is a widescreen, freeview, flatscreen television with subtitle facility and DVD player. An ipod docking station and DAB radio are also provided for your use. Lighting is natural daylight and for night there is a combination of ceiling lights, 1 dimmable floor lamp and 1 table lamp.


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Dining Area

The dining area is situated on the right hand side, at the back of the open plan downstairs. The dining table is oval in shape and is extendable if required. There are 4 moveable chairs with padded seats with no arms, a high chair is available if required. Lighting is natural daylight with ceiling lights and a dimmable floor lamp for night time use. There is wooden flooring in this area.


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The bathroom is upstairs, there is a sliding door with latch lock.
Bath with over bath shower, anti slip rubber mat.
Toilet and wash baisin.
Side grab rails in the bath.
Well lit with ceiling light and light above mirror.


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The kitchen area is to the rear of the open plan downstairs on the left hand side with level access from all areas. There is an integrated floor standing oven, the door of the oven drops down. There is a halogen hob above the oven. Floor standing fridge with A* freezer compartment. Bench top microwave. There is no washing machine however a 24hr return service can be provided if desired.
There is no dishwasher (all washing up liquid, rubber gloves, cloths, scourers etc provided) Glasses and crockery could be moved to lower cupboards. Cordless kettle, toaster and coffee maker at bench height. Lighting here is provided by a combination of under unit lighting, floor lamp and ceiling lighting. There is wooden flooring in this area also.


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Both bedrooms are upstairs. The double bedded room is to the rear of the property and the twin bedded room is to the front.
Lighting is natural daylight and at night there are both ceiling and bedside lamps. The double duvet is duck feather and down but could be replaced with hypoallergenic bedding if required.
All of the other bedding is hypoallergenic.
The flooring in both of the bedrooms is short pile carpet.
There is a travel cot for use in the twin bedded room.


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There is a flat, paved patio area and small shrubbery immediately outside the front door.
There is a garden bench permanently situated here, a metal garden table and two further garden chairs are also available.
A barbecue is provided for your use.



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Wirless Internet

Poppy Cottage offers high speed Wi-Fi internet access in each of our guest rooms. The high speed internet access is available 24 hours a day.
Note: You will need: a device with a built-in wireless adaptor or a separate adaptor. Most modern devices are able to use Wi-Fi, e.g. personal computers, smartphones, tablet computers, video-game consoles. These can connect to our wireless network without any problem. Only thing you will need is our network name and password, which we will provide to you.


Book now : fast and easy !

To book with us directly, please select the desired days on our calendar you’d like book for. Fill out the booking query form and we will get back to you as soon as possible within 24 hours.

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For further information / availability
just give us call at: Phone: +44 (0) 7876374068.

Pricing :

Poppy Cottage is available all year
Changeover day – Saturday, or by arrangement.

Prices range from:

  • £300 per week (low season)
  • £400-£480 per week (mid season)
  • £520-£630
    (high season – summer months plus Christmas and New Year)

Note: Short midweek and weekend breaks also available by arrangement, subject to availability.

Deposit required plus refundable security deposit.

If you require any further information or assistance please telephone Clare on: 07876374068 or you could contact her by e-mail:   poppycottageclare@yahoo.co.uk

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