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“Great comfy cottage”
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Front of Snowdrop Cottage -south facing & sheltered.
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36 reviews
Front of Snowdrop Cottage -south facing & sheltered.
Lounge area
Dining Area
Kitchen area
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
The view looking south from Embleton Bay, with Dunstanburgh Castle in the background.
The view looking north from Embleton Bay, just a stroll up the beach to the village of Low Newton.
The front of Snowdrop Cottage - with a wooden bench and patio table and chairs.
Lounge area
Dining area and Kitchen
Clementines not included
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Embleton, Alnwick, Northumberland, England

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Excellent - based on 36 reviews
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Julie A
Adelaide, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great comfy cottage”
Reviewed 23 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our first stay to Northumbria in this cutey, comfy cottage. We were very impressed with the area, walks on the local beach with the silhouette of Dunstanburgh Castle on the horizon and Bamburgh Castle will not be forgotten. Great base to explore the area Alnwick Castle,Barter Books, Howick Hall, Holy Island etc, etc. We even ventured to Durham to visit the Cathedral. The village has a local shop, 3 pubs and a church which is worth a visit. Snowdrop is in a row of cottages with individual parking bays, The cottages are set back off the road in a courtyard and were very quiet even with the pub nearby. The skylight in the bedroom is a great feature for a comfy stargaze.Snowdrop provided everything you would need for a superb break. I must mention John Rook, he was very patient and thoughtful when payment was a little messy coming from Australia, he was always obliging and easy to communicate with. Snowdrop is a credit to you John. Thank you.

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Liked best: Almost everything
Liked least: No washing machine - which would not be a problem to most but when you are on a 6 week jaunt through Europe you do need to do the Laundry !
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
2 Nov 2015
Thanks so much for the lovely feedback - you certainly packed a lot in to your stay!

John
Cosy Retreats
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David R
Loughborough, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A wonderful cosy cottage with everything needed for a great week's holiday...”
Reviewed 3 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Given that this was our first holiday in Northumberland, we managed to drop onto this little gem of a cottage. With two adults and two children (9 & 12) we had everything we needed for a really great holiday, and with the amazing Embleton Bay beach just a 15 minute walk down the hill, the kids couldn't be happier.

Embleton itself had everything we needed for our stay, and was close to the Castle & Gardens at Alnwick, which were the highlight of our holiday.

A really comfortable stay, and I honestly had the best sleep I have had in years there. Would happily stay again.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Nov 2015
Thanks for the feedback David, we're really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Come back and see us again some time!

John
cosy-retreats.com
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Alan B
Stockport, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely little cottage”
Reviewed 13 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

A clean and well equipped cottage in a beautiful location. Snowdrop cottage is small but clean and comfortable. The beds were excellent and the small garden area was big enough for the 2 of us. I cannot recommend the village of Embleton highly enough; with 3 eating, (and drinking) places, fabulous walks on your doorstep and a well stocked local shop the place is just georgous.

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Liked best: The area
Liked least: Wi-Fi reception was relatively poor, but did work.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Nov 2015
We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay Alan, thanks for taking time to leave a review.

John
cosy-retreats.com
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Gillant68
Dronfield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Worth Every Penny”
Reviewed 14 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
1
person found this review helpful

The cottage is not overflowing with space but it is big enough ,well equipped and centrally placed for all places of interest in the area. It is located in a small village within walking distance of stunning scenery. The walk from the cottage through the golf course along the beach past Dunstanburgh Castle to Craster is worth the stay on it's own. Highly recommended. Wouldn't think twice about returning.

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Liked best: The Location
Liked least: Cannot think of anything
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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815rebecc...
Inverness, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice little Cottage, in a lovely village!”
Reviewed 17 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed in Snowdrop cottage over Christmas and it was the perfect size for our family of 3 - very clean and had everything we needed. The cottage is located in a courtyard in Embleton village, a short walk to the Greys Inn, (which serves fantastic food and real ales) an excellent play park for young children and Embleton beach. Seahouses, Preston Tower and Dunstanburgh castle are a short drive away and the Castle Inn at Bamburgh is highly recommended! We had great weather during our stay and lots of long walks on some gorgeous beaches. Snowdrop cottage is perfect for a small family and ideally located for exploring beautiful Northumberland.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The heating in the living
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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