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Brunton House

Embleton, Northumberland

A splendid Northumbrian house which has been carefully designed with large groups in mind. The house is ideally suited for memorable family get-togethers and special occasions.

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A splendid, stone-built, traditional Northumbrian house only two miles across fields to the beach.

Light, bright and incredibly spacious

The extensive renovations to the house have been carefully designed with large groups in mind and the house is ideally suited for memorable family get-togethers, special occasions and sporting and golf parties. 

There is fabulous entertaining space including a dining room seating 16, an elegant drawing room and atmospheric hall ideal for pre-dinner drinks or playing games in addition to a games room and snug / TV room for guests to play pool or table football, find a quiet spot to work, curl up with a film or relax with a good book.

Eight individually-designed bedrooms and seven luxurious bathrooms (plus a ground floor shower room) provide superb boutique-hotel style sleeping accommodation.

The elegant interior of Brunton House is light, bright and incredibly spacious. Refurbished to an exceptionally high standard throughout it features designer fabrics ensuring each room has its own individual charm, a seamless fusion of classic antique and contemporary items, original artworks, and an extensive library of books dotted around the house.

Property details

Ground floor

Fabulous large hall with seating area and log burner, piano and iDock. Perfect space for pre-dinner drinks and with easy access to the adjacent drinks room.

Drinks room with drinks fridge and ice freezer.

Drawing room with Jetmaster open fire place, television with Freeview and iDock.

Games room with pool table, table football table, and iDock.

TV room / snug with a Smart TV.

Kitchen / dining room partially divided by a chimney breast with an open fire. Dining area with an open Jetmaster fire place and extendable dining table for up to 16 guests. Extensively equipped kitchen with electric AGA, electric hob, two dishwashers, large fridge / freezer, double Belfast sinks and kitchen island with breakfast bar.

Second cook's kitchen with large electric double oven with gas hob and fridge.

Large walk in larder with freezer.

Boot room / log store ideal for dogs to sleep and storage of outdoor kit.

Drying room for drying outdoor kit.

Laundry with two washing machines, tumble dryer, Belfast sink and ironing area.

Cloakroom with basin and WC.

Shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC.

First floor

Bedroom one with super king size bed, TV*

Large en-suite bathroom with large bath, large shower with rainforest shower head, double basin and WC.

Bedroom two with super king size bed, TV*

En-suite bathroom with clawfoot bath with fabulous, uninterrupted views, basin and WC.

Bedroom three with super king size bed, TV*

Large bathroom opposite with freestanding bath, separate shower with rainforest shower head, basin and WC.

Bedroom four with zip and link beds which can be set up as a super king double or twin beds as required, TV*

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

Bedroom five  with zip and link beds which can be set up as a super king double or twin beds as required, TV*

En-suite bathroom with fabulous original cast iron bath, basin and WC.

Bedroom six  with zip and link beds which can be set up as a super king double or twin beds as required, TV*

Dressing room, ideal space for a child in a cot.

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

*Please note, some of the bedrooms have new Smart TVs, and those that are not Smart TVs have access to Freeview and a DVD player provided.

Second floor

Bedroom seven  with zip and link beds which can be set up as a super king double or twin beds as required, TV with Freeview and DVD player.

Bedroom eight  with zip and link beds which can be set up as a super king double or twin beds as required TV with Freeview and DVD player.

Family bathroom with bath, separate shower with rainforest shower head, basin and WC.


Brunton House sits within private and beautifully-maintained mature gardens including a secluded children's play area. Guests have use of the wider estate that extends to some 2,500 acres. 

The stables may be used for storage of outdoor kit and for dogs to sleep in the warmer months with prior arrangement.


There is ample parking available.


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

A travel cot and highchair are available on request. 

Dogs & other pets

Two well behaved dogs are welcome at Brunton House but must be kept to the back rooms of the ground floor. There is a warm cloak room and a cool log room plus the back door area. 

Guest amenities

Luxurious Egyptian cotton towels and guest toiletries are provided for all guests.

Wi-Fi & Mobile coverage

Full fibre leased line broadband connection provides this property with Wi-Fi connectivity. There is mobile telephone coverage on most networks.


The heating throughout the property is powered by a biomass boiler.

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. 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 - Brunton Granary sleeping 8, Mill Race sleeping 4, Brunton Burn sleeping 2, Brunton Lake sleeping 4, Swallow Dean sleeping 2, Long Byre sleeping 2, 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.

Low Occupancy Discounts

For guests who require plenty of social space that larger properties offer, but do not require as many bedrooms, Brunton House can be booked as a low occupancy property.

Please note low occupancy is only available between November to the end of March (excluding the festive fortnight).

To book Brunton House with the use of 6 bedrooms for 12 guests, use the discount code 12BH-NOV-DEC23 between 3rd November - 21st December 2023 and for 2024 use the discount code 12BH-JAN-MAR24 between 5th January - 28th March 2024 and 12BH-NOV-DEC24 between 1st November - 19th December 2024 to receive 25% discount on the low season weekly rate. Bedrooms seven and eight on the second floor will be unavailable. 

To book Brunton House with the use of 4 bedrooms for 8 guests with a 35% discount on the low season weekly rate, please follow this link and book Mill Hill House - the dedicated low-occupancy version of Brunton House.


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.


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.

For riding, there is a livery yard on the estate that welcomes visitors, and guests are welcome to bring their own horse to ride on the wonderful bridle paths and beaches of the area.

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.


C&C experiences

C&C experiences

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Children and families

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Cycling & mountain biking

Cycling & mountain biking

Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.

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Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.

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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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Historic houses and castles

Historic houses and castles

With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.

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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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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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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.

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Cooks and chefs

Cooks and chefs

Make your stay hassle-free with your own personal cook

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Additional housekeeping

Additional housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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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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Fresh flowers

Fresh flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

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Wine delivery

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"Having just returned from a four-day vacation at Brunton House I would like to share that this is an idyllic holiday place. Not only does the house have a wow factor but there is nothing that has not been carefully considered in providing guests the best holiday experience . The small touches: Local honey, Northumberland tea, bacon and bread were just a small example. The team looking after the house, including cleaners were super kind and helpful. We will have family memories to treasure from our stay. You made this possible. Thank you to everyone. It was truly wonderful. I wish we could return every year."

Hamblin Family

"We had a fantastic stay at Brunton House. There was everything we needed! The bedrooms and bathrooms were all gorgeous. The house was perfect, so much space that we never felt on top of each other and the outside space was also brilliant. I can’t fault it and would definitely recommend it to friends & would love to go back!"

Thomson family

"We would like to thank you all for making our weekend great, Crabtree & Crabtree communications were timely and helpful. We walked the coast on two very windy days and the wood fires were a joy to gather round in the evening. We would love to return, someday."

Davison family

"We had a wonderful time at Brunton House. The house had been decorated for Christmas and looked magical. The kids loved the house for hide and seek and I loved the aga. This was the first Christmas we had spent with family in England in 15 years and this was the perfect venue - thank you so much."

Driver family

"Thank you very much. We were absolutely delighted with the house, it far outweighed our expectations. We know pictures don't always tell then truth but the pictures didn't do the house justice, it was fabulous. It was very well equipped and had luxurious bedrooms. The kitchen was fantastic with a plethora of equipment to enable us to carry out our self catering. We would give it 5 out of 5."

Whitfield family

"I booked the house in January 2021, looking ahead to my 70th birthday this year. I wanted to celebrate in a way I'd not done before, sharing a large space for a whole week with family and friends and Brunton House did not disappoint. What a wonderful place and in such a glorious setting, for 14 adults and three young children. Our Swedish son in law was bowled over by the house, the sheer quantity of castles to visit, ruined and lived in and the history all around. Fiona Burn produced a wonderful three course meal (with canapes while we drank champagne) on the evening of my birthday and Andy Smith from local bakery Bread and Roses went above and beyond with his bread delivery. The Housekeeper, was very helpful in answering any queries I had prior to our stay and I have to thank all the team for plumping up so many cushions and the very comprehensive and generous welcome basket of goodies. Thank you all."

Whalley Family

"I'd just like to say how much we enjoyed our stay at Brunton House last weekend.  Extremely comfortable, very much home from home and the manager at Brunton House looked after us extremely well.  All of you at both Crabtree & Crabtree and Brunton were extremely helpful, efficient and friendly and we will certainly be looking to come again."


Mirrington Family

"We had a wonderful stay at Brunton House. It was a really beautiful house and everything was fantastic. Highly recommended."

Campbell family


Location Rural - 2 miles from Embleton.
  • Two dogs are welcome.
Low Occupancy Discounts
  • Discount is available for bookings of up to 8 or 12 guests during low season only, please see Property Details tab.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday during high season with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 9.30am
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Staircase with overhead view of sitting area at Brunton House
The little things we love...
"I love the fact that 'dramatic entrances' can be made down the curving staircase into the spacious hall. Whole generations of family can gather there for drinks and games and photos."
Lucia, owner of Brunton House
email us or give us a call on 01573 226711 for details.

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