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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.

Brunton House

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Overview

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 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 will feature superb designer fabrics ensuring each room has its own individual charm, a seamless fusion of classic antique and contemporary items, original artworks, quirky objets d'art 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 large flatscreen TV with Sky.

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 with Freeview and DVD player.

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 with Freeview and DVD player.

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

Bedroom three with super king size bed, TV with Freeview and DVD player.

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 with Freeview and DVD player.

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 with Freeview and DVD player.

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 with Freeview and DVD player.

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

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

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.

Outside

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.

Parking

There is ample parking available.

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. 

Grazing and stables are available for guests wishing to bring their own horse or pony. There is a charge of £80 per horse, for use of the stables and grazing, or £50 per horse for grazing. Feed, hay and bedding can be provided at cost if required, but water and feed buckets can be provided. For more details please contact us and we will put you in touch with the estate.

Guest amenities

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

Wi-Fi & Mobile coverage

There is Wi-Fi throughout the house. There is mobile telephone coverage on most networks.

Heating

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

Fishing on site

There is fishing available on the lake which is stocked with trout. 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 three other properties on the same estate - Brunton Burn sleeping 2, Stable Cottage sleeping 6 and Mill Race sleeping 4.

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

Children and families

Children and families

Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Local food and drink

Local food and drink

Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.

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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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Fishing

Fishing

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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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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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Shopping, arts and crafts

Shopping, arts and crafts

We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.

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Spas and beauty treatments

Spas and beauty treatments

Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.

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Walking

Walking

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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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

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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Horse riding

Horse riding

Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!

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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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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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Gardens

Gardens

If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.

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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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Services

Cooks and Chefs

Cooks and Chefs

Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.

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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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Babysitting and Nannies

Babysitting and Nannies

Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.

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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

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Reviews

"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

"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

"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 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
Location Rural - 2 miles from Embleton.
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday, with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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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. 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
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