Mr. Mrs. GE Austin
Fri 2nd December 2011
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Words could not describe this wonderful cottage only just great

We liked it so much that on our return home we booked it for next year. We are regular uses of holiday cottages throughout the UK and we holiday one week in most months and take our word that this cottage is luxury and comfort. What I liked was the cooker as I love cooking. Once I got used to it I found it cooked very well. The area is beautiful with interesting places to visit. I think my wife and I will be visiting Croft Cottage for years to come. As for the down side to be honest I can not think of one.

Camilla K
Fri 25th November 2011
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Mini-Honeymoon Hideaway!

Elaine and Jeremy couldn't have gone to more trouble to help my new husband plan for our arrival for a 3 day mini-honeymoon after our wedding. We entered to smell fresh red roses, burning fire and to my joy some champagne chilling in the fridge. The cottage was stunning - gorgeous beams in open plan living. We were shown how to use the wood fire - the absolute centre piece for the lounge and spent a fabulous few days walking on the beaches at Bamburgh and Embleton and curling up in front of the fire at night. Nothing seemed too much trouble and we were even offered a lift to the local pub! We are already planning to come back to the area as it is enchanting. Highly recommend this cottage to anyone!

Rosie
Fri 16th September 2011
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Lovely cottage but tired appliances.

We found the cottage down a very long bumpy lane around approx. 2/3 mile from the main road. The cottage was lovely to look at, in and outside everything the brochure prmoised. We found the range cooker difficult to use especially the oven as it would not light automatically and had to use a lighter which was not easy. I thought it was a safety hazzard along with the dishwasher that had no bottom plate to cover the element. Also not nice oven trays only rusty ones which I had to use with tin foil. General lack of utensils. The shower leaked all over the floor as the screen did not keep the water in at the wall edge of the screen/bath. The main bed was comfortable. Overall I think with a little bit of TLC it could be made back into a really lovely cottage that it is. The area surrounding Embleton was lovely. Alnwick had the "Harry Potter" castle and lovely restaurants nearby, made it an ideal place to stay

HappyTraveller77
Tue 20th March 2012
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Outstanding Cottage

We stayed in Croft Cottage for a week with our 2 year old daughter. The location is perfect - a detached cottage with a couple of other houses down a little lane made us feel well into the countryside yet we were only a few miles from the town of alnwick and all the amenities we needed. The cottage is beautifully presented and the owners very welcoming. Our daughter loved the field and the swing at the bottom, and we appreciated being able to walk from the door if we wanted to. The furniture and decor is modern and clean; the kitchen had everything we wanted and the TV, DVD player and stereo system with a link for an ipod are all modern. The beds are comfy and the furniture well chosen. The extra cloakroom and small utility with washer/drier all came in handy. The rooms were all very warm - none of the cold bathrooms or small rooms that you get in some cottages. The owners provided us with a lovely highchair. As there is no access to the loft room, we appreciated having no stairs to worry about for our toddler as the bedrooms and living area are all on one level. The coast is only a short drive away with lovely walks and pubs and the a1 is minutes in the other direction to enable you to speed off to places further afield. All in all one of the best cottages we have stayed in in a while. First Class.

David W
Thu 29th March 2012
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Outstanding accomodation

Well - where do we start! From the moment we arrived at the cottage in a secluded little spot just near Embleton, we knew our week ahead would be pleasurable. We were greeted by Jeremy (one of the owners) who welcomed us to the cottage and showed us around ensuring we knew how everything worked and that are needs were catered for. The Cottage itself was even better than it looked in the pictures - light, spacious and in a lovely spot. Everything we needed for the week was there. There is ample space both in and outside the property with a real wood burning stove for those chilly winter evenings. The location suited us down to the ground as it was ideally placed for exploring the Northumbria coastline and all the local attractions. Both Jeremy and Elaine offered some useful tips on the best places to go and visit, which made our stay all the more enjoyable. The cottage would suit both individuals, couples and families (in our case two adults and a 13 week old baby). The cottage was immaculate, the owners friendly and welcoming and the location perfect. We will be back next year!

Sarah J
Wed 13th February 2013
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perfect cottage and great owners

We received a nice warm welcome from the owners Elanie & Jermey. They explained how to work everything in the cottage, which was really helpful. They also offered local knowledge of the area. Great location and so peaceful. It is a warm clean cottage and very spacious, nice open plan living area.This cottage had everything we needed. We loved the log burner and the cooker. We could not fault Croft Cottage. Thank you again to Elanie & Jermey