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Overview
3 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Cottage
Originally built in the 1880's, this lovingly converted, superb stone cottage within lovely gardens in the picturesque village of Embleton. Spacious open plan living and dining area with French oak furniture and central double aspect log burning fire. Fully equipped modern kitchen with range cooker and marble topped island preparation area. A separate utility room and cloakroom. Upstairs you have a master super king/twin en suite, a super king/twin and a double room sharing a second modern superbly appointed bathroom. In the living room a double sofa bed sleeps an additional 2 guests. Free Wi-Fi, cots and children's beds and highchairs are available. Well behaved pets are welcome.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Dogs are very welcome, however owners must abide by our dog policy and a £10 charge per dog per night will apply.
Bedrooms
2 Kings1 Full1 Sofa
Bathrooms
1 Half bath2 Full baths1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
michael t
Hosting since November 2013
Response Rate: 95%
Response Time: Within a day

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Reviews (21)
15Lindsay
15Lindsay
Hope Valley, United Kingdom29 contributions
Beauriful
This is a lovely cottage and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. There were a couple of ‘niggles’ but they did react. My only recommendation would be to get lighter duvets as it was very hot when we were there so sleep was difficult. A fab place that I can thoroughly recommend😀
Visited June 2022
Written June 25, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mike H
Mike H
1 contribution
Fabulous staycation
Beautiful accomodation extremely well equipped could not fault anything stayed in the three bed cottage with children and grand children and cottage suited all our needs. Local beach and convenient for many local attractions. We would love to stay again and would recommend.
Visited May 2021
Written June 17, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
EmbletonHotelier
EmbletonHotelier
Dear Mike We would firstly like to thank you for the time you have taken to write and post your review of the old police house at The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel. We are always grateful for our guest’s comments and are continually striving to improve. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again very soon. George Knight-General Manager - Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel
Written July 22, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Patricia R
Patricia R
1 contribution
Everything I could have hoped for
Fabulous location for walks on the beach and easy access for nearby towns. The old Police House was perfect for our weekend away. It had everything we could possibly have needed, the layout of the downstairs was ideal for socialising whilst preparing meals and the upstairs bedrooms were all lovely. Had a lovely meal in the Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel one evening which was exceptional value. Would definitely return.
Visited February 2020
Written February 29, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
EmbletonHotelier
EmbletonHotelier
Dear Patricia We would firstly like to thank you for the time you have taken to write and post your review of the old police house at The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel. We are always grateful for our guest’s comments and are continually striving to improve. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again very soon. George Knight-General Manager - Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel
Written March 4, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

YorkshireCruisers
YorkshireCruisers
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom57 contributions
Fantastic family cottage
Stayed here 3 nights last weekend with our family as we were attending a wedding nearby. Check-in was simple, across the road at the Hotel. The cottage is spacious and has all amenities you could wish for. The large family kitchen was fab for family get-together around the kitchen table. Everything you need was to be found in cupboards and all the crockery, pots and pans etc were of good standard and repair, as were all the appliances etc. We wanted for nothing! The lounge isn't huge, but as it is almost open plan into the kitchen (dual log burner between the rooms) it didn't feel cramped. TV + DVD player! In fact TV in all the bedrooms too. Beds were comfortable, but I agree with a previous post that it's annoying to have to pay an extra charge for a camp bed, which was very uncomfortable with a very thin mattress, (suggest invest in a better quality camp bed if you are going to charge extra) but we did know about this additional charge before we went. I read a previous post saying the cottage is looking tired and that the owner replied that it was due to be decorated in January, so we were rather hoping that the redecoration had freshened the place up by the time we went in February, but it hasn't been decorated as yet and does need it in some parts. There are a few scuff marks here and there, especially on the stair well, and a large area in the kitchen (next to the big cupboard) that has obviously been banged and needs some re-plastering work - so I am sure the owner will be looking to do some remedial work soon. I hope so as this is otherwise a perfect holiday getaway in a beautiful location. Would love to take the family back there some time
Visited February 2019
Written February 20, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
EmbletonHotelier
EmbletonHotelier
Dear YorkshireCruisers We would firstly like to thank you for the time you have taken to write and post your review of The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel. We are always grateful for our guest’s comments and are continually striving to improve. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again very soon. I am happy to tell you the cottage is due for painting in early April George Knight-General Manager - Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel
Written March 25, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

_david_pearson150
_david_pearson150
Manchester, United Kingdom2 contributions
Old police house
This was our third stay here. The place is looking a bit tired and in need of redecoration. The fire does not get very warm, however the heating is more than adequate. I wasn’t happy about the charge for the dogs and a camp bed ( which we didn’t need and hadn’t asked for), I was informed about this in an email from the owners days before our stay. It was termed as an extra and was charged independently of our earlier booking balance. So beware you may get charged ‘extras’.
Visited December 2018
Written December 19, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
EmbletonHotelier
EmbletonHotelier
Dear Mr Pearson We would firstly like to apologise for your experience and thank you for the time you have taken to write and post your review of The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel. We are always grateful for our guest’s comments and are continually striving to improve. I can assure you that the experience you had is not indicative of the standard of customer service which we strive for. The cottage is due to be painted in January as you can appreciate fitting this in prior to that would be virtually impossible. I am sad to see you being unhappy regarding our dog policy which is available on all websites including the one you booked on and perhaps if you had read this more carefully you would have realised that we charge for dogs. Regarding this so called camp bed you did not ask for this which is by the way a sofa bed and were never charged for this, perhaps it would be advisable in future that you come over and settle the final bill. This is in fact the first time I have heard anything other than good comments regarding the fire and we have the exact same one in our lounge which puts out huge amounts of heat, maybe we should provide instructions on how to use it properly. Finally, we would like to reassure you that we have taken all the necessary steps to ensure that we do not repeat these failings you have highlighted. Should you be kind enough to visit again, I am positive that you will not experience similar problems. George Knight-General Manager - Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel
Written January 1, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Westein
Westein
Very pleasant stay
What a wonderfull place to stay with the family! It is clean and high comfort. We loved the fireplace and the kitchen. The beds were excellent except the sofa-bed in the livingroom for the two extra guests. This one should definetely be replaced by the owner.
Visited October 2018
Written October 26, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
EmbletonHotelier
EmbletonHotelier
Dear Guest We would firstly like to thank you for the time you have taken to write and post your review of The Old Police House The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel. We are always grateful for our guest’s comments and are continually striving to improve. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again very soon. George Knight-General Manager - Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel
Written November 17, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jan M
Jan M
Yarm, United Kingdom17 contributions
Fabulous place to rent
This cottage (house) was such a wonderful place to stay. It was warm, comfortable, large enough for two couples and a baby to stay (three bedrooms, but also sofa bed) and a real home from home. We did not want to leave. The location was perfect and the village ideal. The Castle Dunstanburgh Hotel was welcoming and the food was great. We would not hesitate to stay here again. The only thing I would say, is that it would be great if the two sofas were replaced with a large corner unit sofa, as four adults just had enough room on the two sofas.
Visited February 2018
Written February 16, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
EmbletonHotelier
EmbletonHotelier
Dear Jan We would firstly like to thank you for the time you have taken to write and post your review of The Old Police House at The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel. We are always grateful for our guest’s comments and are continually striving to improve. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again very soon. George Knight-General Manager - Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel
Written July 21, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sharon H
Sharon H
Relaxing Break
Myself and 5 of my friends stayed at the cottage. It's beautiful inside, clean towels and linen provided, even hairdryers. The owners thought of everything. It's a lovely comfortable place to stay. Embleton is also lovely, a gorgeous beach very close by to go for nice walks. The food at sambucas is lovely and very reasonable. We also had a good night at the Grey Inn. People are very friendly and welcoming. We'd definitely recommend staying at the Old Police House. We had a very relaxing weekend.
Visited October 2017
Written October 17, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
EmbletonHotelier
EmbletonHotelier
Dear Guest We would firstly like to thank you for the time you have taken to write and post your review of The Old Police House at The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel. We are always grateful for our guest’s comments and are continually striving to improve. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again very soon. George Knight-General Manager - Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel
Written July 21, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jackie G
Jackie G
1 contribution
Brilliant place to stay for everyone including the dog!
We had a fantastic few days at the Old Police House. It was even better than we expected after reading the recent reviews. It was so big and spacious and ideal location. We booked the cottage next door for some other members of our family and we loved the shared garden. There is a lovely play area just around the corner so the little ones were happy, We were there for a family wedding at Newton Hall which is only a short car journey away. We will definitely be doing a return visit soon. Thank you Michael for your help and advice beforehand. The only problem we had was that there was no hand rail/banister on the top part of the staircase which proved to be quite difficult for our older members of the family.
Visited September 2017
Written September 6, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
EmbletonHotelier
EmbletonHotelier
Many thanks for your review. Great to hear that you enjoyed it. Best wishes Michael
Written October 3, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jackiewillerton
jackiewillerton
York, United Kingdom1 contribution
Police cottage
An excellent cottage with full facilities and ample parking for the 3 cars. Great location for our visit. Most enjoyable stay for us all
Visited July 2017
Written July 23, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
EmbletonHotelier
EmbletonHotelier
Thanks for your review. Best wishes DCH
Written October 3, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Cycling areas
Outdoor amenities
  • Private yard
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Nearby
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Parking
  • Parking available
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Living spaces
  • Highchair

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About the neighborhood
The cottage is set in the heart of Embleton, a picturesque village on the Northumberland coast – an area of outstanding beauty. Big skies and white sandy beaches make this an idyllic place to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and relax for a few days in this magical kingdom. The hotel is a perfect base for exploring Northumberland’s many treasures. Alnwick Castle and gardens, Bamburgh, Lindisfarne, Cragside and the Farne Islands are just some of the superb attractions within easy reach.
Access
Car advised

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 PM Check out by 11 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Police House

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