Fuchsia Cottage near Embleton
A Romantic Village Cottage Full of Charm and Character
We’re delighted to welcome Fuchsia Cottage to our collection of luxury holiday homes in the best locations in Northumberland. This beautiful, romantic retreat is perfect for couples, small families and friends looking to enjoy a relaxing holiday together close to the coast.
Fuchsia Cottage is especially idyllic for couples looking for a romantic and quiet break away. Put your feet up in front of the wood burning stove or relax in the pretty garden overlooking the tranquil fields. There may be the odd sheep or a horse that pops their head over the fence to say hello!
Fuchsia Cottage is in the pretty little village of Christon Bank, less than 2 miles from Embleton with it’s gorgeous sandy beach, which takes around 30 minutes to reach on foot or just a few minutes by car. Christon Bank has a small pub and a small but well-stocked village store.
This single-storey pretty cottage is perfect in every season; great for curling up in front of the fire after a long walk on Embleton Beach or the famous and illusive Sugar Sands, or enjoying dinner ‘al fresco’ in the pretty, flowering garden.
Fuchsia Cottage sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms; 1 double room with a 4ft 6″ size bed and 1 twin bedroom with 3ft single-size beds that can be converted into a superking size upon request. The cottage is single storey and has a family bathroom, lounge with a wood burning stove and a large, light and airy dining kitchen.
This pretty country cottage is also close to the coast and has an enclosed, lawned and furnished garden too which is ideal for hazy summer afternoons.
Fuchsia Cottage can accommodate an infant in a travel cot and can also provide a highchair upon request. Sorry, no pets are permitted at Fuchsia Cottage.
The entrance into Fuchsia Cottage is into a pretty little porch, then through another door into the lounge (with the first double bedroom on your right). There is a space to hang coats and deposit boots here too.
The cosy lounge has been lovingly restored, retaining the wonderfully rustic exposed-stone inglenook fireplace. The wood-burning stove emits a great amount of heat to this small and cosy room, but the stove isn’t necessary as a main source of heat as full central heating warms the cottage. There’s a Smart TV, DVD player, Bluetooth sound system, books and plenty of board game to occupy a wide range of ages.
The kitchen is large for the size of the house, the owner loves to cook, so you’ll find it particularly well-stocked for dining in! All of the usual appliances are here, including an electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle, Nespresso machine (with initial supply of pods). The washing machine and tumble dryer are neatly fitted into a walk-in cupboard.
The dining table seats 6 and overlooks the pretty patio and lawned garden beyond via French windows, which are perfect for opening during the warmer months to bring the outside in.
Bedroom one is located at the front of the house with a window looking out to the front. In the summer, Fuchsia flowers grow at the front of the cottage so you can see these from the window depending on the season. The bed is double (4ft 6″ wide) with hypo-allergenic duvet and pillows, plenty of storage and a hair dryer is provided. Luxury linens and fluffy towels provided. If you require a travel cot, it can only be erected in this bedroom due to space.
The second bedroom is opposite the family bathroom and has twin single beds (3ft wide). These can be made into a superking bed (6ft wide) upon request for adults only. Please select this when booking online or over the phone. Hypo-allergenic duvets and pillows provided. Luxury linens, fluffy towels and a hairdryer are provided, This bedroom also has lots of storage.
This traditional bathroom has a gorgeous roll-top bath, meant for a long soak after a brisk walk along the coast. There’s a shower cubicle with a slight-step, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail. Duck Island toiletries are also provided.
The pretty garden is well-cared for and has a patio with a table and chairs and a lawned area beyond. There’s a lockable shed in the garden which is perfect for storing bikes, as the garden can be accessed from the front of the property too so you can wheel them round. The garden is enclosed, but the garden overlooks a field with livestock, so you may have the occasional horse or sheep pay you a little visit by sticking their head over the fence!
A Romantic and Charming Cottage
Stone, inglenook fireplace, roll-top bath and all the luxurious you’re used to at home and more, this idyllic cottage is a romantic retreat to relax, unwind and enjoy some ‘me-time’.
Facts & Features
Up to 4 guests and 1 baby in a travel cot (available upon request).
One baby welcome. Travel cot and highchair available upon request (bring your own cot bedding). Please note that the travel cot can only fit into the double bedroom at the front of the cottage due to limited space in the twin/superking bedroom.
Sorry, no pets permitted.
2 bedrooms; 1 double bedroom with a 4ft 6″ wide bed; 1 twin bedroom with two 3ft single beds that can be made up together as a superking (6ft wide) bed upon request.
All bedding is hypo-allergenic, non-feather.
The family bathroom consists of a luxurious roll-top bath, separate shower cubicle, WC, wash hand basin and heated towel rail. Complimentary toiletries provided by Duck Island.
The garden at the back is very pretty, with a furnished patio and lawn beyond, as well as a lockable shed for bike storage. There are livestock and horses in the field beyond who may pay you a visit by popping their head over the fence!
There is no BBQ provided at Fuchsia Cottage. Due to the surroundings and setting, it is not suitable to bring your own.
Parking is on the roadside but the village isn’t particularly busy so it’s easy to park. There is enough roadside parking for 2 cars no more than 10-50 yards from the front door.
Logs for the Fire
An initial supply of wood is provided for the stove for holidays taken between October and April. Further supplies can be purchased from any local garage (there’s one in the village), in Embleton or in Alnwick.
What makes this cottage different?
It’s not often you find somewhere that’s so versatile for one or two couples or a small family. Fuchsia Cottage is just as romantic as the name suggests. With a wood burning stove and a very well-stocked kitchen, it’s perfect for sitting with your feet up after a long walk on the beach with a glass of wine whilst the other half cooks up a storm!
A Northumbrian Welcome Hamper is provided, which includes some lovely basics including bread, butter, milk, tea, coffee, wine and luxury complimentary toiletries by Duck Island. A bespoke Property and Local Area guide tells you all you need to know to make the most of your stay. Wood burning stove and free Wi-Fi for cosy nights in.
Fridge, freezer, electric oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and kettle. Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryer, books, music and films. Highchair and travel cot (on request). Wood burning stove. Central heating is provided throughout the cottage, so the wood-burning stove is provided for extra ambience on cool evenings. Underfloor heating in the kitchen and bathroom.
Smart TV in the lounge with access to Freeview and a DVD player. Bluetooth docking station. Nespresso Machine (with initial supply of pods). Free unlimited super-fast Wi-Fi.
This cottage is ideal for guests who are unable to manage stairs as it’s all on one level with just a very slight step up to the walk-in shower cubicle. 1 shallow step up to the front porch.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival days are Friday or Monday (short breaks available)
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 6pm Departure: by 9am Click here for more details.
Virtual Tour & Floorplan
Here is a 3D virtual tour and floor plan for Fuchsia Cottage. Click on the virtual tour to start and use your mouse or touch screen to move around the cottage, exploring all areas. Click on the floor plan to enlarge.
If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to call us on 01665 710 700 or email us.
Map & Local Area
Fuchsia 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 1.8 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 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 Fuchsia Cottage is the perfect accommodation for any guests attending a wedding at Newton Hall. You also have The Ship Inn at Low Newton, which is the famous pub ran by the mother and daughter team who brew their own ale.
Fuchsia 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 couples or small families, looking for a relaxing escape close to the Northumbrian coastline.
Click the map to view local facilities and other cottages in the same area and generally explore the location.
The moment that we walked through the door of Fuchsia Cottage we were so impressed – it exceeded expectation on every level – total perfection! Everything we needed was provided. We have had a fabulous week exploring Northumberland in Autumn. We have enjoyed coastal walks at Low Newton, Bamburgh and Craster. We loved visiting Cragside, Alnwick Gardens and Berwick Upon Tweed. However the best times were spent in front of the fire in this fabulous cottage – enjoying a glass of wine! Sorry to be leaving but we hope to come again soon. The hamper on arrival was a lovely surprise treat too. Thank you to Bob, Sarah and Coquet Cottages for a smoothly organised stay and a wonderful Cottage.Escape the ordinary read our guest book
Tips from a local
Take a trip to Eleanor’s Byre
This hidden gem is a converted farm full of gorgeous things, serving loose leaf tea, exquisite hot chocolate and tasty homemade cakes.
Eleanor’s Byre is a bit hidden away and is on the road to Craster from Embleton. It’s definitely worth a visit for a slice of something tasty and a good tea or coffee. It’s well-stocked with gorgeous gifts so treat yourself to a little keepsake from Northumberland.
Tips from a local
Enjoy a boat ride with a view!
Take a boat tour out to the Farne Islands with Billy Shiel’s boat trips. The tours leave from Seahouses harbour and sail all around the Farne Islands. Some stop at the islands where you can get off the boat and have a tour by one of the local rangers, and each boat tour differs depending on the season and what is nesting/breeding around the island. Billy Shiel’s tours are the largest operator in the town, still ran by all the members of the Shiel family who are the most knowledgeable about the area. Make sure you book in advance as they are incredibly popular, especially after being featured on Robson Green’s famous ‘Tales of Northumberland’! TV series.
Tips from a local
Visit Howick Hall & Gardens
This beautiful stately home and amazing gardens are a hidden gem in Northumberland, north of Alnwick. Howick Hall (locally pronounced, ‘Hoick’) was originally the home of Earl Grey.
The Earl Grey tearooms are very well-known to be exceptionally good for a cream tea, so a walk around the gardens, a visit to the house to stock up on your history, finished off by a fresh fruit scone, jam, cream and a pot of Earl Grey tea of course, makes for a wonderful day out.
Not sure where to start?
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