Kipper Cottage at Embleton

A Quaint Cottage in the Coastal Village of Embleton

Kipper Cottage is a delightful, lovingly restored, 1850s double fronted stone cottage. It is a fabulous holiday retreat located in the pretty coastal village of Embleton within easy walking distance of magnificent Embleton bay with its beautiful sandy beach and magical Dunstanburgh Castle looming in the distance.  The village boasts excellent amenities including a local pub, Italian restaurant, hotel, village shop with post office, fantastic children’s play area, all within a few minutes’ stroll from the cottage.  Embleton is just one of a necklace of coastal villages on the stunning Heritage coastline of Northumberland, with Craster  – famous for its Craster Kippers – and Bamburgh and Seahouses only 15 minutes away by car.

Kipper Cottage is perfect at any time of the year. With its wood-burning stove set in an original inglenook fireplace for those chilly winter evenings and a lovely south west facing terrace and patio – sun traps during those hot, lazy days of summer. From the terrace, with its views out towards the hills, cattle and sheep can often be seen grazing in the fields beyond and the clematis covering the dry stone wall provides a haven for birds and butterflies – the perfect spot to breakfast or sit out with a glass of wine in the evenings to watch the sun set.

Graded 4 stars with a Gold award for excellence by Visit England.

Kipper Cottage at Embleton

Sleeps 4 No Pets
4 starGold award
prices & availability



Kipper Cottage sleeps up to 4 guests and 1 baby in 2 bedrooms ; 1 king size and 1 twin room with single beds. There is a bathroom and a separate shower room, making the cottage ideal for couples and families.  Although generally single storey, there are a few steps down to the lounge, shower room and second bedroom, so it’s not entirely on one level.  The cottage is centrally heated, but the wood burning stove adds to the cosy ambiance.  There is free Wi-Fi.  Sorry but no pets are able to be accommodated at Kipper Cottage but children are very welcome.

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Kipper Cottage is perfectly situated within the old coastal village of Embleton.  A double fronted end of terrace stone cottage dating back to 1850, it was comprehensively refurbished in 2015.  A key attraction for the cottage is that it’s within easy walking distance of one of the most beautiful beaches in Northumberland; Embleton beach.  With a good pub ‘The Grey’s’ within a few yards walk and 2 restaurants within a short stroll of the cottage, you’ll be spoilt for choice in this quaint coastal village.

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A small entrance lobby welcomes you into Kipper Cottage. Here you can stash coats, walking gear, mucky boots and muddy children! An original lead-light door leads you into the kitchen and dining area where you can find the fabulous wood burning stove providing a lovely ambience in the cooler months.   The kitchen leads to the bedrooms and is open plan to the lounge too.

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Kitchen/Dining Area

The kitchen is modern, spacious and well-lit but retains its original charm with an inglenook fireplace housing a wood-burning stove (initial basket of logs provided between October and April), leadlight doors and exposed beams.  The kitchen is well equipped with a double electric oven, hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge/freezer, cafetiere and dishwasher. A utility room houses the washing machine and tumble dryer. The large wooden dining table comfortably seats up to 6 people.

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There are 4 steps down to a light and airy lounge with hardwood floor, Velux skylight and French doors, leading directly out to the furnished terrace and garden beyond. Because of the large windows in the lounge there are beautiful views of the countryside beyond, which you benefit from when enjoying the outdoor terrace too. There are 2 sofas comfortably seating 4, Smart TV (Netlifx, Amazon and other apps available using your own account), DVD player, Bluetooth speaker and a selection of books and board games. As with the terrace, the lounge is filled with sun throughout the afternoon and early evening.

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Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom

This very spacious room with exposed beams has plenty of storage and a king size (5ft wide) bed, a dressing table with art deco mirror above.  Luxury bed linen and towels are provided. This room features a beautiful, original stained glass window set into the original external sash window.

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Family Bathroom

Just next door to the master bedroom is a lovely coastal-inspired bathroom with beige and blue Fired Earth tiling. There is a large bath for relaxing with powerful shower above, soft-close WC, wash hand basin, heated/illuminated mirror, full length mirror and heated towel rail. The large window lets in plenty of natural light. A hair dryer and luxury complimentary Arran Aromatics toiletries are also provided.

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Twin Bedroom

Accessed from hallway, down 4 steps, this room is also very spacious, with the benefit of a large feature stained glass window and a Velux skylight.  It has 2 full size (3ft wide) single beds, luxury bed linen and towels and a hair dryer are provided. There is ample storage with a full-size chest of drawers and wardrobe with full length mirror. The windows look out on to the patio and garden area.

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Shower Room

Accessed from the lounge, the shower room is also coastal inspired with beige and blue Fired Earth tiling and is to service the twin bedroom. Here you will find a walk-in rainfall shower, soft-close WC, wash hand basin, LED illuminated mirror and heated towel rail. It’s a very bright room with a high ceiling, window and Velux skylight. Complimentary luxury Arran Aromatics toiletries are provided.

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Raised Terrace and Patio Garden

The French windows from the lounge open out onto a raised terrace with balustrade and fairy lights, affording gorgeous views of fields and the hills beyond. Cattle and sheep can sometimes be seen grazing in the fields. This is a perfect spot for an early morning breakfast, afternoon tea, or a glass of prosecco. The terrace can be lit with spotlights operated from inside the cottage.

A few steps down take you to the enclosed, patio area with seating, a table for 4 people, umbrella and barbeque, adjacent to a small pretty garden planted with flowering shrubs.




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Kipper Cottage at Embleton

Sleeps 4 No Pets
4 starGold award
prices & availability

Calm Coastal Style

White walls, calm colours and a wood burning stove in a stone surround provide guests with a unique coastal escape, lovingly restored into a tranquil Northumbrian escape.

Facts & Features

Up to 4 guests and 1 baby welcome.

Extra Touches
Welcome hamper including luxury Arran Aromatics toiletries.

Bespoke Guide Book for your Mobile or iPad
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 Kipper Cottage, but also guides to all the local facilities, restaurants, shopping, attractions, the best beaches, walks, activities, exploring Northumberland, unique offers and much more.

One baby welcome. Travel cot and highchair available upon request.

One double bedroom with a king size bed (5ft wide). One twin bedroom with 3ft single beds. Non-feather bedding and pillows are provided on each bed. There is no alternative available.

One family bathroom with a large bath with shower over, WC and wash basin. One shower room with a large walk-in shower, basin and WC.

The raised terrace is accessed from the double French doors leading from the lounge and has views of the rolling countryside. A few steps down, leads to a patio with seating and a table for 4 people, adjacent to a pretty garden planted with flowering shrubs.

There is a BBQ provided at Kipper Cottage, which is available all year round. Please bring your own charcoal. Please ensure the BBQ is cleaned prior to your departure.

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 3UU.


Sorry, Kipper Cottage is a pet-free property and we are therefore unable to accept any bookings with dogs. There may on the very rare occasion be a dog visiting the property during periods of owner use. Whilst all properties in the portfolio are deep-cleaned between bookings and are prepared to an excellent standard, we cannot 100% guarantee that those with severe pet allergies won’t detect any trace of a dog in the cottage. Please bare this in mind if booking with a severe allergy to dogs.

Fridge/freezer, double electric oven and induction hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and cafetiere. Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryer, books, music and films. Wood burning stove. Large dining table.

TV and Technology
Smart TV in the lounge with Freeview and DVD player, Bluetooth speaker, free unlimited Wi-Fi.

There is private parking for 1 car 50 metres from the cottage, as well as on-street parking outside the cottage when space is available (but cannot be guaranteed).

Although the cottage is technically single storey, there are a number of steps to different rooms and levels around the property. Please see the virtual tour for an accurate visual tour around the cottage.

Please be Aware
An initial supply of logs are provided between October and April. None are provided outside of these months. Further supplies can be purchased in nearby Alnwick or Seahouses.
Strictly no pets allowed at Kipper Cottage.

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.

Other Information
Booking Conditions
Frequently Asked Questions
About Embleton
Access Statement

Virtual Tour & Floorplan

Here is a floor plan of Kipper Cottage, it’s not perfectly to scale but provided to give you an idea of the layout. Click on the floor plan to enlarge it. To see an interactive version of this floor plan, with additional photos of each part of the cottage and a slideshow of those images, click on the icon below.

Virtual Tour

Map & Local Area

Kipper Cottage is perfectly situated within the old coastal village of Embleton.  A double fronted end of terrace stone cottage dating back to 1850, it was comprehensively refurbished in 2015.  A key attraction for the cottage is that it’s within easy walking distance of one of the most beautiful beaches in Northumberland; Embleton beach.  With a good pub ‘The Grey’s’ within a few yards walk and 2 restaurants within a short stroll of the cottage, 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, and you can take the famous walk along the headland to Dunstanburgh castle – taking in some of the most dramatically beautiful scenery in Northumberland.

You can explore the location of Kipper Cottage on the map below which gives you a good idea of the area.  The postcode of the property is NE66 3UU.

To find out the distance from your own home to Kipper Cottage, how long it will take to drive there and other options for alternative transport, click here: Kipper Cottage on Googlemaps and enter your home postcode in the box provided.

Explore Embleton

Click the map to view local facilities and other cottages in the same area and generally explore the location.

Wow! What a fabulous find. A fantastic property, well designed and superb attention to detail with regards to provisions.  Beautiful rooms with lots of light.  Tucked away in the picturesque village of Embleton, which has several options for eating out if you don’t want to self-cater.  Friendly and welcoming locals. A great base for exploring Northumberland.  The customer service is without fault.  I cannot recommend this property enough.  We will definitely return!

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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

Drive up the A1 to the causeway and visit Lindisfarne Castle and Priory on Holy Island.
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

Take advantage of the fabulous Northumberland Coastline and have a go at surfing at Embleton Beach! Northside Surf School offer individual and group lessons for all ages and abilities. It’s a great day out for a family and a fun way of making memories with a group of friends during your holiday. Jon is a fully trained  lifeguard and surfing coach, and ensures everyone’s safety and enjoyment throughout the day – you won’t be disappointed!

Michele and Michael Brawley

Owners of Kipper Cottage

We asked Michele and Michael, the owners, about their journey turning Kipper Cottage into a beautiful holiday home:

“It was always going to be Kipper Cottage. From the moment we drove onto Sunnybrae and saw it; neglected, overgrown, pre-loved no doubt, but like an elderly relative, visited less and less.
Sitting in the Greys Inn, wondering if we were crazy, it called to us, we could see beyond its very sad state, our heads were filled with ‘grand designs’. Then we stood at the top of Sea Lane, looked down at the slate sea surrounded by emerald meadows and Dunstanburgh Castle rising out of the mist and we were smitten!
A lopsided extension that “could be fixed up” became a pile of rubble that regenerated as a beautiful garden room. What was once just glass are now french doors, a sun terrace and countryside views. Three bedrooms and a tiny shower became two bedrooms and two lovely bathrooms.
Out of the grime of an ageing kitchen sprang a gleaming, beautiful, light space, the heart of the home. A loose piece of plaster above the fireplace fell away to reveal a hidden inglenook with a beautiful stone surround.
From grubby, flaking door frames emerged lovely, half leaded doors that had always been there, just waiting to be noticed. Uneven walls and twisted door frames became white and cream things of beauty.
A craftsman from Newcastle turned an internal sash window into a gorgeous piece of stained glass art and created a glass name plaque that bears a sandblasted picture of the house.
We saw it, we rebuilt it and it’s called Kipper Cottage.”

Not sure where to start?

We know Northumberland and all of our cottages inside out, so if you have any particular queries, please don’t hesitate to call or email us. We’re more than happy to help!

Telephone: 01665 710 700 or click here to email us your enquiry.