A Gorgeous Family Cottage with Generous Living Space, Stunning Suntrap Garden and Luxurious Private Hot Tub
Clematis Cottage is situated in the peaceful village of Christon Bank, just 1 mile inland of Embleton coastal village, a 5 minute drive to Newton by the Sea and 8 miles from lively Alnwick Market Town. This impressive building dates back to 1839 when it was originally constructed as 2 separate cottages, hence the unusual postal name ‘Dha-Cheann’ meaning ‘two heads’. The cottage has since been converted into one large property, with original features and quirky charm being beautifully retained.
Christon Bank is a quiet village, just a 30 minute walk to the beaches at Embleton and Low Newton, and all restaurants, pubs and amenities in the neighbouring villages.
Clematis Cottage can accommodate up to seven guests in four bedrooms, 1 en-suite bathroom and 1 family shower room. With a large living room, snug room, a dining kitchen and additional dining area in the conservatory, and a handy utility/ boot room, Clematis Cottage is ideal for families and friends looking for a sociable yet spacious holiday home. The outhouse in the garden contains a covered outdoor hot tub, with changing room area – perfect for a relaxing break all year round!
Off-street parking for 2 cars, pet-friendly – welcoming up to 3 well-behaved dogs – and free unlimited Wi-Fi throughout.
Available to book from Monday 15th November 2021… Photos available from Mid-October!
Clematis Cottage is a cosy and quirky cottage, full of charm and character and renovated with all the modern, luxury facilities you could want during your stay. Clematis Cottage sleeps 6 guests in one kingsize bedroom, a double bedroom, one twin bedroom, and there is an additional single bedroom for a 7th guest. The cottage is equipped and caters for 7 guests, with 1 family shower room and an en-suite bathroom. Three well-behaved dogs are very welcome. Free WiFi as standard.
The main entrance into the cottage is to the rear of the property from the garden and driveway. This back door leads into the handy boot room.
Boot Room/ Utility Room
The boot room has ample storage space, and is ideal for returning from a coastal hike with muddy boots or sandy shoes. There is also plenty of space in here for dogs to sleep overnight in comfort and warmth.
The boot room contains utility facilities for the cottage too. There is a washing machine, separate tumble dryer and a full-size sink. The utility room also contains a large American-style fridge/ freezer and a microwave.
The boot room and utility room leads into the dining kitchen which contains a fantastic electric range oven with 5 ring electric hob set in a pretty, exposed brick inglenook. There is a 1 1/2 sink, built in wine cooler, integrated dishwasher, 4 slice toaster, kettle, a Bosch Tassimo coffee machine and an Amazon Echo music speaker. The kitchen contains a large wooden table with 6 chairs (additional dining area provided in the conservatory with an extendable table and seating for 7 in here). Patio doors lead from the kitchen out to the spacious back garden.
Ground floor Double Bedroom
Along the beautifully decorated, panelled hallway is a ground floor bedroom with a double bed (4 ft 6 wide), two bedside tables with lamps, a tall chest of drawers with a Smart TV (Netflix account provided), and a chair. There is a large walk-in wardrobe with hanging space, built in lighting, wall-mounted mirror, shelf and a comfortable chair. The south-west facing window looks out the front of the cottage and is fitted with plantation shutters and curtains.
Family Shower Room
The ground floor shower room contains a corner shower, WC, wash basin, vanity mirror and a heated towel rail. This room is for use of guests staying in the double bedroom, twin bedroom and if a 7th guest is staying, the single bedroom. Luxury, complimentary toiletries provided (Brand TBC).
There are two steps up from the main hallway into the spacious living room. Upon entry to the lounge, there is a built in cupboard where household essentials such as the vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board can be found.
The living room is beautifully decorated around an impressive stone inglenook fire place, with a large, real log burning stove. The room is very well lit with ambient lighting in the feature alcoves, large ceiling light and lamps for a cosy feel in the evening. The room is furnished with two three-seater sofas, an arm chair, foot stool, side tables and a large Smart TV with a Netflix account provided for guest use. The window is west-facing and is fitted with gorgeous plantation shutters and curtains.
Situation just off the living room, the snug provides additional seating on a two-seater sofa and a wicker chair. There is another TV provided in here along with a DVD player and an XBox console, creating the perfect space for guests to spread out around the cottage and families to have a separate room for games and children’s TV.
The snug leads through to the large conservatory, overlooking the private back garden. The conservatory contains an extendable dining table and 7 chairs, so when the cottage is at maximum capacity all guests can dine together in here rather than in the kitchen. The room also contains two very comfortable two-seater sofas and some gorgeous lamps for ambient lighting. Doors from the conservatory lead out to the patio area.
There are two staircases in Clematis Cottage leading to two separate first floor areas. The first staircase is located in the main hallway and leads to the twin bedroom and the single bedroom. Please note, the hallway by these two bedrooms is quite low and sloped with limited headspace is some areas. The second staircase is situated off the lounge and front door of the property, and leads up to the main bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
The twin bedroom contains two full size single beds (3 ft wide), two bedside tables, wall lamps, wall mounted hanging hooks and a chest of drawers. The large window looks out over the back garden and is fitted with a blackout blind.
The single bedroom contains one full size single bed (3 ft wide), a dressing table with a chair, mirror, lamp and wall light above, and a bedside table with a fitted reading light. There are hanging hooks provided and there is a small, built in cupboard, handy for storing bags and suitcases too. The window is north-east facing and is fitted with a blackout roller blind.
Up the second flight of stairs, the main bedroom is very spacious and is beautifully furnished with a kingsize bed (5 ft wide), two bedside tables with a lamp, built in wardrobes with ample hanging space, a chest of drawers with a chair and mirror above, a full length mirror and a large wall-mounted Smart TV with Netflix account provided. The window is fitted with gorgeous plantation shutters and curtains.
The en suite bathroom is a great size and contains a shower over the bath, WC, wash basin, towel rail, large wall mirror and a built in cupboard with shelf-storage. Luxury, complimentary toiletries provided (brand TBC).
Garden and Parking
The garden and driveway is fully enclosed when the farm gate is kept closed. There is room for 2 cars (with one blocking the other in) in the private driveway. The garden is beautifully maintained with shrubbery around the border and a large lawn. There are ample seating options with a patio area containing a coffee table, 4 chairs, 2 bar seats and a tall pub table, and a separate decking area with a two-seater sofa, two chairs, coffee table and a coal BBQ.
Hot Tub and Changing Area
One of the best features of Clematis Cottage is undoubtedly the large, luxury hot tub! Nestled in an alcove of the property outhouse, the hot tub is protected from the elements all year round whilst still allowing guests to enjoy the fresh air and look out to the pretty garden and up to the dark starry skies. The hot tub area is lit with pretty fairy lights. There is a heated and well-lit changing area provided in the outhouse for guests to leave their towels and robes nearby for comfort and ease. Safety information for the hot tub is provided via email upon booking and will also be in place in the cottage.
A Luxurious, Coastal, Family Retreat
Gorgeous décor, luxury furnishings, spacious suntrap garden and a private hot tub along the stunning Northumberland Coastline. What more could you want for your relaxing cottage staycation?
Facts & Features
Up to 7 guests and 1 baby.
A gorgeous Welcome Hamper is provided, which includes luxury complimentary toiletries (brand TBC).
Bespoke Guide Book for your Mobile or Tablet
You’ll receive a comprehensive guide book for your phone or tablet upon booking, which not only provides all the information you need to stay at Clematis Cottage but also guides to all the local facilities, restaurants, shopping, attractions, the best beaches, walks, activities, exploring Northumberland, offers and much more.
One baby welcome. Travel cot and highchair available upon request. Please note, due to the style of the staircases, there is no stairgate provided. Guests are welcome to bring their own pressure-fit gate to be placed in a bedroom doorway if necessary.
Garden & Outside
The garden at Clematis Cottage is fully enclosed when the farm gate to the side is shut. There is a large lawn area, patio space with 4 chairs and a coffee table and 2 bar stools and a tall table, and a separate decking area with a 2-seater sofa, 2 chairs, coffee table and a coal BBQ.
There is a coal BBQ provided at Clematis Cottage. Coal is not provided but can be purchased at any of the supermarkets in Alnwick, or at the garage/ village store in Embleton just 1 1/2 miles from the cottage.
Clematis Cottage benefits from a large, luxurious outdoor hot tub. The hot tub is positioned in an alcove of the outhouse in the garden so is protected from the elements and ready to use all year round. The alcove is lit with pretty fairy lights, and there is a changing area available in the outhouse too with lighting and heating provided. Safety information for the hot tub is provided when a booking is placed and will also be provided in the cottage.
4 bedrooms; 1 x kingsize bedroom, 1 x double bedroom, 1 twin room and 1 single room. Please see individual room descriptions for more information. All duvets and pillows are non-feather/ anti-allergenic.
2 bathrooms; 1 family shower room with a corner shower, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail. The en suite has a shower over the bath, WC, wash basin and towel rail. Both bathrooms are equipped with luxury, complimentary toiletries (brand TBC).
Clematis Cottage contains all of the usual appliances, such as; American-style fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, electric range cooker and 5 ring electric hob, microwave, kettle, 4-slice toaster and coffee machine. The cottage has the added luxury of a private, outdoor hot tub too.
TV and Technology
Smart TV in the lounge, main bedroom and double bedroom with full access to Netflix. TV in the twin bedroom. Amazon Echo speaker in the kitchen. Free Wi-Fi throughout.
Private parking for 2 cars on the driveway of the property. There is room for a 3rd car at the front of the cottage on the roadside.
Accommodation over 2 floors; the boot room, kitchen, family shower room and double bedroom are on ground level, up 2 steps on the ground floor is the living room, snug and conservatory. There are 2 separate flights of stairs to the first floor in Clematis Cottage. Up the first set of stairs is the twin singles bedroom, and single bedroom. The main kingsize bedroom with en-suite bathroom is found up the second flight of stairs leading off from the living room.
Please be aware
An initial supply of logs are provided between October and April. More can be purchased in Alnwick Market Town (8 miles away) or at the garage/ village store in Embleton (1 1/2 miles away towards the coastline).
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival days are Friday or Monday (short breaks available)
Nearest EV Charging Point
Click here to find the nearest EV charging point – use postcode NE66 3EU.
COVID-19 Special Arrangements
New arrival and departure times have been introduced from July 2020 to accommodate the enhanced cleaning protocols necessary to ensure the safety of guests and housekeeping staff.
Arrival: from 4pm Departure: by 10am Click here for more details.
Map & Local Area
Clematis Cottage is located in the sleepy and pretty village of Christon Bank, very close to Embleton. The village of Christon Bank has a small, local pub and a tiny village store. Further afield you will find Embleton, which is only 1 1/2 miles away – it takes 5 minutes in the car and 30 minutes to walk.
Embleton is a gorgeous village with a beautiful sandy beach, as well as a choice of 3 pubs, 2 restaurants and a local convenience store and service station too.
A further couple of miles along the road is Newton by the Sea and a choice of 3 amazing beaches, as well as the popular wedding venue of Newton Hall for which Clematis Cottage is the perfect accommodation for any guests attending a wedding or function here. You also have The Ship Inn at Low Newton, which is the famous pub ran by the mother and daughter team who make their own ales in the on-site brewery.
Clematis Cottage is very well positioned within Northumberland, being so close to the coast and all of the gorgeous little villages peppered along our beautiful Northumbrian coastline, such as Craster, Low Newton and Newton by the Sea, Beadnell, Seahouses and Bamburgh. It makes a cosy, comfortable, luxurious and well-equipped holiday hideaway for families and friends looking for a relaxing escape close to the Northumbrian coastline.
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Owner of Clematis Cottage
We asked Dave what made him fall in love with Clematis Cottage:
“We fell in love with this property, from the very first moment we stepped in it! Clematis Cottage is full of character, but tastefully modernised. We found the location superb, whether you love beaches, waterfall hunting, beautiful sunrise or sunsets.”
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