A Stylish Coastal Retreat in Pretty Embleton Village
Beautifully restored, this stylish holiday cottage in Embleton has been completely refurbished to a very high standard and is now a luxurious holiday home on the coast for up to five guests.
Hedgehog House is a single storey holiday cottage right in the centre of pretty Embleton Village, just 10 minutes walk from the golden sands of Embleton beach. Explore the whole coastline easily from Embleton beach and head down to Low Newton or onto Dunstanburgh Castle and Craster beyond. The village has three great pubs and two restaurants too, as well as a village store and art gallery. Bamburgh, Seahouses, Alnwick and Holy Island can easily be reached from Hedgehog House.
Hedgehog House sleeps five guests and welcomes two well-behaved dogs. The luxury decor is to a 5 star standard and there is private parking and an enclosed patio which is a sun trap in the mornings.
Hedgehog House sleeps five guests in 3 bedrooms; 1 king size room, 1 twin/super king bedroom; 1 single room and there is an en suite to the master bedroom and a family bathroom also. The property is all on one level but with 4 stone steps up to the front door. The dining kitchen is impressive with bi-folding doors out to the back patio and the lounge is stylish and cosy.
There is private parking for up to 3 cars on the private driveway. 2 well-behaved dogs are very welcome for a small charge. Free Wi-Fi as standard.
The west-facing front elevation of Hedgehog House looks onto the pretty front garden. As you enter up four stone steps through the front door into the porch you can leave shoes and coats here and head into the main hallway.
The impressive kitchen is our favourite room of the house, with light spilling into the kitchen through the huge lantern roof light above the island. With plenty of surface space including an island in the middle of the room, there is ambient lighting for enjoying evenings here no matter what time of year, with the addition of bi-folding doors onto the patio. Bose Bluetooth speaker.
The kitchen contains an American-style fridge/freezer with an ice and water machine, single electric oven with induction hob, dishwasher, washing machine, kettle, toaster, microwave, popcorn machine, cafetiere and Nespresso machine (initial supply of pods supplied).
The dining table seats 6 guests on 3 individual chairs and a long chair seat at the back.
Framed by a huge west-facing bay window, the cosy lounge has two 3-seater sofas, Smart TV with access to Netflix and a gas flame-effect fire. Bluetooth soundbar.
Master Bedroom with en suite
This spacious room has an equally large west-facing bay window, a king size bed (5ft wide), Smart TV, wardrobe, chest of drawers and floor-standing mirror. Luxury linens provided.
The gorgeous en suite has a large shower (step up to the tray) with a rainfall head and additional attachment, illuminated mirror, wash basin, WC, under-basin storage and a heated towel rail. Fluffy towels and complimentary Temple Spa toiletries provided.
This bedroom has windows on two elevations; north and east, twin single beds that can be converted into a super king upon request (3ft/6ft wide), chest of drawers and Smart TV. Luxury linens provided.
Single bed (3ft wide), two south-facing windows, chest of drawers, hanging space and luxury linens.
Fully tiled, this pretty bathroom has a free-standing bath, large corner shower (small step up) with rainfall head and separate attachment, WC, wash basin, under-basin storage and heated towel rail. Fluffy towels and complimentary Temple Spa toiletries provided.
Gardens and Parking
The front lawn is west-facing which is perfect for afternoon sun, although it’s not enclosed. The enclosed, east-facing rear patio is accessible from the kitchen through the bi-fold doors and which is perfect for capturing the morning sun with a cup of coffee. Furniture style TBC.
Parking for 2 large and 1 small car is available on the private driveway.
Hedgehog House in Embleton
A Hidden, Stylish Retreat
Don’t judge a book by it’s cover, as Hedgehog House is full of surprises. Don’t let the quaint and cute exterior fool you, this is far from the cosy, traditional holiday cottage. Every inch of this once forgotten property has been transformed to make the best of it’s sunny position and spacious layout.
Facts & Features
Up to 5 guests and 1 baby.
1 infant welcome. 1 travel cot and 1 highchair available upon request.
3 bedrooms; 1 king size room (5ft wide bed); 1 twin bedroom with 3ft single beds that can be converted into a super king size upon request (6ft wide); 1 single bedroom with a 3ft wide single bed.
All non-feather bedding, suitable for those with allergies.
There is 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite. The family bathroom contains a stand alone bath and separate shower, WC and wash hand basin. The en suite contains a large shower with step up, WC and wash hand basin.
Garden & Outside
At the front there is the west-facing garden which captures the gorgeous afternoon and evening sun. At the back there is a smart patio with furniture to seat 5 guests. The back patio is east facing and accessed from the kitchen, making the most of the morning sun.
There is no BBQ provided at Hedgehog House but you would be welcome to bring your own.
There is parking on the private driveway for up to 3 cars (2 large, 1 small).
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.
An exceptional Welcome Hamper is provided, which includes some lovely basics including locally-baked bread, butter, milk, tea, coffee and wine! Temple Spa complimentary toiletries are included. A bespoke property and local area guide tells you all you need to know to make the most of your stay. Free Wi-Fi for cosy nights in.
American-style fridge/freezer with ice and water machine, electric fan oven with induction hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, cafetiere, Nespresso machine (with initial supply of pods) and popcorn machine. Washing machine, iron, ironing board, clothes airer and vacuum. Hairdryers, books and plenty of board games. Central heating is provided throughout as well as the gas flame-effect fire in the lounge.
Smart TV’s in the lounge, master bedroom and single bedroom, all with access to Netflix. Bose Bluetooth portable speaker and Bluetooth soundbar in the lounge. Free Wi-Fi.
Accommodation single storey. 4 stone steps up to the front door and 1 step up to the raised shower tray in the en suite.
Care of the Property
Our ‘Coquet’ cottages are much-loved privately-owned holiday homes into which our owners have lavished much care and investment to create beautiful places for their guests to enjoy. We therefore require a cautionary Good Housekeeping Deposit to protect our owners’ property, so that if damage/breakages occur or exceptional cleaning over and above the usual changeover clean is required up to the value of the deposit, the owner can be recompensed.
You have the option of paying either a £200 refundable Good Housekeeping Deposit or a smaller non-refundable £34 Deposit Waiver, which covers you to the value of £200. Please choose which option you prefer when booking. Click HERE for more information.
Please be aware
Whilst Hedgehog House is single storey, there are 4 steps up to the front door.
Map & Local Area
Hedgehog House is situated right in the centre of the old coastal village of Embleton, with a choice of 3 good pubs; ‘The Grey’s’, The Bluebell and The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel just a very short walk away (around 1 min) and restaurants within all the pubs. You’ll be spoilt for choice in this quaint coastal village.
Just a few minutes down the road from Embleton you have the charming fishing village of Craster where the famous Craster Kipper smokery can be found, where you can also take the famous walk along the headland to Dunstanburgh castle – taking in some of the most dramatically beautiful scenery in Northumberland – a favourite of the Coquet Cottages team!
Tootle up to Beadnell for watersports and carry onto Seahouses for fish and chips. Meander down to the arty village of Alnmouth with its interesting collection of pubs and gift shops, and onto Amble for a peak at the harbour and the boatyards. Enjoy the drive over to Rothbury over the moors as you drop down into the Coquet Valley, where you will find the National Trust site, Cragside.
Embleton is a gorgeous village to be based and very central to the best selection of coastal villages and towns in the North East.
Click the map to view local facilities and other cottages in the same area and generally explore the location.
Tips from a local
Drive up the A1 to the causeway and visit Holy Island. Lindisfarne Castle is looked after by National Trust, and Lindisfarne Priory is owned by English Heritage, so remember to bring your cards with you if you are a membership holder.
The Lindisfarne Brewery and gift shop is lovely and will have some tasty goodies to bring home with you for friends and family – and for yourself!
We just ask you to be extra careful with checking your tide times for the causeway, and don’t underestimate how fast that tide comes in!
Tips from a local
Dine at The Grey’s Inn in Embleton, just a short walk from the cottage. The Grey’s is a lovely, cosy, traditional Northumbrian Pub with an hearty menu and very friendly staff. The bar is dog-friendly so you can pop in to warm up by the fire mid-walk with the pooches, and through the summer months the beer terrace out back is a little suntrap.
Tips from a local
Walk from Embleton Beach to Newton by the Sea, and stop for an icy beverage at The Ship Inn.
From Lost Lobster Cottage, you are just minutes away from one of the most beautiful stretches of Bay on the East Coast. The walk (heading North) will take you along the bay, with great views of Dunstanburgh Castle on the headlands in the distance.
When you reach The Square at Low Newton, The Ship Inn Pub and Restaurant nestled in the corner has it’s own brewery next door, with fantastic local ales to sample.
Tips from a local
Visit Eleanor’s Byre, which is a small gift shop that also sells fresh coffee and home made cakes. If you carry on driving south from Sunny Brae in Embleton, you will reach it – it’s an old barn converted into an interesting Aladdins cave of pretty gifts. Plus, we all love cake!
Not sure where to start?
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