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Brunton Granary

Embleton, Northumberland

This elegant, well-located 18th century granary and water mill offers the best of coast and country.

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Brunton Granary

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Overview

This elegant, well-located 18th century granary and water mill offers the best of coast and country.  

Stay in rural serenity, within easy reach of Northumberland’s best beaches

Tucked away next to patchwork fields on an organic farming estate, yet near enough to the golden sands of the Northumberland coast, Brunton Granary offers the best of both worlds: set in a tranquil, rural position while also being in easy reach of a beach.

Step inside and you’ll feel this country-meets-seaside fusion with a sweep of blue paintwork throughout and gorgeous countryside vistas from every window.

Brunton Granary is spacious and bright – most notably in the kitchen where vivid blue walls and a vintage red rug enliven the open-plan kitchen and living space. There’s ample seating for a gathering here with a generous sofa and several armchairs dotted around the wood burning stove, with a kitchen table for eight placed between the fire and the kitchen space creating a sociable space to cook, dine and drink wine after a day walking or spent on the beach.

If convivial socialising is in order, the basement games room will be a hit. Complete with table football, a ping pong table, a large Smart TV, a bar and a drinks fridge, it provides an ideal space for noisy teenagers, or can be used as a retreat should you wish to watch a film one evening.

Upstairs, you’ll find four generous and elegantly decorated bedrooms. With exposed beams, elegant furniture, Pooky lamps, and headboards upholstered in designer fabrics, each achieves a cosy, country vibe while a marine-hued rug lends a serene coastal edge. Two of the bedrooms are en suite — choose between a large walk-in shower, and a bathtub below a shower — and all of them have super king beds that can become twins. There are also desks should any work need doing.

A soothing navy theme runs through the fourth bedroom. This room has its own basin and also shares the family bathroom with its soaking tub and separate rainfall shower with bedroom three.

Outside, there’s a large balcony terrace – accessed via that games room – where outdoor furniture has been positioned for you to enjoy views over Brunton Burn.

Here at Fallodon, there are plenty of walking tracks too. The ‘Coast & Castles’ cycle route passes straight through, with red squirrels, deer, otters, and birdlife all making an appearance here.

Beadnell Bay’s glorious sandy beach is a two-mile stroll away across meadows, or 10 minutes by car. Close too is the popular Ship Inn at Low Newton, renowned for its seafood lunches, ruined Dunstanburgh Castle and more golden sands at Newton and Embleton Bay. Holy Island and the enchanting Heritage Coast towns of Alnmouth and Bamburgh are also within easy reach, as is an inland day trip to Hadrian’s Wall.

Property details

GROUND FLOOR

Ten steep steps lead down to the front door.

Warm and spacious entrance porch, which is an ideal sleeping area for dogs and storage of outdoor gear.

Hallway leading through to an open-plan living area consisting of kitchen, dining area and sitting room.

Kitchen containing five-plate electric double oven range cooker, large fridge, microwave, and dishwasher. Kitchen island with breakfast bar and two bar stools.

Dining area with large wooden dining table and seating for eight guests.

Sitting room with large three-seater sofa, two armchairs and two cocktail chairs, wood burner, 50” Smart TV, books and games. Windows offer views of the burn and surrounding countryside.

Utility room containing sink, freezer, and washer/dryer combi.

Cloakroom with WC and basin.

FIRST FLOOR

Staircase to the first floor.

Bedroom one with super king bed that can be configured as twins upon request, bedside tables and lamps, dressing table with mirror above, TV, ample storage space, and hanging hooks.

En-suite shower room with walk-in shower with rainforest shower head, basin and WC. 

Bedroom two with super king bed that can be configured as twins upon request, with bedside tables and lamps, dressing table with mirror above, TV, built-in wardrobe. Additional Velux windows.

En-suite bathroom with rainforest showerhead over bath, basin, and WC.

Bedroom three with super king bed that can be configured as twins upon request, with bedside tables and lamps, dressing table with mirror above, TV, built-in wardrobe. Additional Velux window.

Bedroom four with super king double that can be configured as twins upon request, with bedside tables and lamps, dressing table, basin with mirror above, TV, built-in wardrobe. Additional Velux windows.

Family bathroom with bath, separate corner shower with rainforest head, large heated towel rail, basin and WC. 

GAMES ROOM

Games room located in the basement with ping pong table, table football, 65” Smart TV, and bar with drinks fridge.

Fifteen steps lead from the ground floor down to the games room.

OUTSIDE

Accessed through the games room is a large balcony terrace with outdoor furniture offering views across Brunton Burn.

Guests are welcome to enjoy the wider estate during their stay.

PARKING

There is ample private parking near the cottage, however, please note it is approximately an 80 metre walk from the car park to the access door.

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING

For safety reasons, we do not permit electric vehicle or hybrid car charging at this property, however, EV charging is available to purchase in the car parking area. Guests will need to download the ProjectEV Pro app from either the Apple store or Google play to use these, there are QR codes on the chargers to assist with this.

If you’re travelling by EV, discover your nearest electric vehicle charging point here.

BABIES & CHILDREN

Babies and children are welcome and a travel cot and high chair are available on request.

Please note there is no stairgate available, however, guests are welcome to bring their own pressure-fit stairgates.

DOGS

Two dogs are welcome.

Dogs are permitted in the ground-floor rooms of the Granary only, and not in the carpeted first-floor bedrooms or basement.  Please note there is no enclosed garden, but guests are welcome to use the wider estate to walk their dogs.

GUEST AMENITIES

All bed linens and towels are included. White Company bath and shower gel, and shampoo/conditioner provided.

WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE

Full fibre leased line broadband connection provides all properties with Wi-Fi connectivity. Mobile coverage is good on most networks.

HEATING

Brunton Granary has biomass central heating in addition to the log burner with an unlimited supply of logs from the estate provided.

FISHING ON SITE

There is informal fishing available on the lake which is stocked with trout and is ideal for family and friends who wish to dabble. There are also wild brown trout in the burn. It is on a catch-and-release basis and there is no charge. 

ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION

For guests looking to holiday together, there are seven other properties on the same estate - Mill Race sleeping 4, Brunton Burn sleeping 2, Brunton Lake sleeping 4, Swallow Dean sleeping 2, Long Byre sleeping 2, Brunton House sleeping 16, and Stable Cottage sleeping 6.

Long Byre, Swallow Dean, Brunton Lake, Brunton Burn and Mill Race cottages form part of a renovated farm steading in that order going clockwise around the courtyard. Brunton Granary adjoins Brunton Burn at the rear. Brunton House and Stable Cottage sit on the opposite side of the burn.

Location

There’s no shortage of places to eat in the area, with everything from cosy pubs to comfy cafes, not forgetting some of the best fish and chips of course!

The hugely popular Ship Inn at Low Newton (3 miles) is renowned for great seafood lunches and its microbrewery, or try the Joiners Arms in nearby Newton By The Sea. Follow the coastal trail to sample delicious crab sandwiches at the highly regarded Jolly Fisherman at Craster (6 miles) or head to the lovely Shoreline Cafe for a steaming cappuccino and home-made cakes - muddy boots and dogs welcome! A must-visit is Robson’s Smokehouse, home of the famous Craster kippers as well as a wonderful selection of smoked delicacies, fresh fish, shellfish, cheeses and other delicious local produce from the Northumberland heartlands.

For evening dining, try the Potted Lobster at Bamburgh which has a fantastic reputation for producing exceptional seasonal dishes using the very best produce the area has to offer, while fans of the traditional British takeaway should head to Pinnacles in Seahouses (7 miles).

A little further afield, you will find a greater range of amenities in nearby Alnwick (9 miles) with an eclectic selection of specialist shops, including a deli, bakery, award-winning butcher’s, charming coffee and gift shops, as well as a number of large supermarkets for holiday provisions.

Activities

A leisurely two mile walk will take you onto the beach which extends to Low Newton-by-the-Sea and Embleton Bay, a breathtaking stretch of coastline just perfect for families where you can spend endless hours paddling, sandcastle-building, walking, surfing and body-boarding.

The Northumberland Coastal Path and National Cycle Route 1 also runs right through this area taking in scenic coastal paths for walking and biking and never-ending beaches all the way along to Beadnell Bay, which is also one of the best equipped places in the county for watersports. Backed by huge dunes which offer shelter for a cosy picnic on blustery days, the wide, golden sands of this horseshoe shaped bay make it a popular destination for families with options for kitesurfing, bodyboarding, coasteering and kayaking with a number of accredited schools and instructors across the area.

For golf fans, there are scenic courses at Foxton, Alnmouth, Alnwick and Dunstanburgh, while fishing enthusiasts can cast a line on the lake below the mill and in the Brunton burn that runs down to the sea - by arrangement with the estate office.

Sitting in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, nature lovers, birdwatchers and photographers will be captivated by the vast variety of wildlife and birdlife right on the doorstep, or why not take a boat trip from nearby Seahouses where you will be enthralled by the thousands of breeding sea-birds and seals taking up every square foot of this incredible rocky outcrop, including over 37,000 pairs of characterful Puffins. Alternatively, Ross Links and Holy Island are both top spots for vast numbers of migrant species, including the chance to see the odd grey seal bobbing inquisitively in the sea, while sightings of minke whales and white-beaked dolphins can also be spotted in calm sea conditions.

History buffs will delight in visits to the grand stately homes and medieval castles of the area - Dunstanburgh, Warkworth, Bamburgh and Lindisfarne stand as reminders of the area’s turbulent past, or head inland to the magnificent Alnwick Castle for a super family day out. Here you will find an activity programme brimming with adventure where children can take part in all sorts of magic and mayhem inspired by the characters of Harry Potter or test their knightly courage in the Dragon Quest.

Finally, for garden lovers, a visit to the stunning setting of Alnwick Gardens, Howick Hall and Cragside is an absolute must, with spectacular colours and beautiful walks through the grounds.

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Wildlife

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Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.

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Walking

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From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.

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Museums, galleries and culture

Museums, galleries and culture

Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.

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Golf

Golf

There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.

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Adventure Sports

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Dog sitting

Dog sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Additional housekeeping

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Beauty and spa treatments

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Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Wine delivery

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Location Rural - 2 miles from Embleton.
DOGS
  • Two dogs are welcome.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Thursdays and Mondays.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 9.30am
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Brunton Granary with a charming window seat overlooking the Brunton Burn
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"Enjoy a book in a quiet corner overlooking Brunton Burn."
Mark and Lucia, owners of Brunton Granary
email us or give us a call on 01573 226711 for details.

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