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Mill Race

Embleton, Northumberland

A chic retreat with fabulous views and beautifully-presented accommodation ideal for families and couples, Mill Race is just a few minute's drive or a two mile stroll across fields to the beach.

Mill Race

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Overview

A chic retreat with fabulous views and beautifully-presented accommodation ideal for families and couples, Mill Race is just a few minute's drive or a two mile stroll across fields to the beach.

A chic retreat for families and couples

Inside, the accommodation is light, bright and presented with great attention to detail. The convivial open-plan living area achieves the perfect balance of cosiness and sophistication. There are enticing sofas, cashmere throws, eye-catching original artwork from local artists and a captivating view from the floor to ceiling windows over the mill race and burn. There is wi fi, Freeview and an iDock, cosy fireside seating for the cooler months and floor to ceiling patio doors to let in the fresh Northumbrian air on warmer days. Long, leisurely meals can be spent admiring the view from the dining area or outside on the terrace with the bubbling burn in the background. The kitchen comes extensively-equipped including a welcome pack of local goodies awaiting guests on arrival.

The bedrooms - light, bright and immaculately-presented - have TVs with Freeview, ample storage and zip and link super king size or twin beds for flexibility. Top quality mattresses, sumptuous feather and down pillows and duvets and crisp Egyptian cotton bed linen aid a good night's sleep.

Property details

Ground floor

Open-plan living area comprising kitchen with single oven and 4 ring hob, microwave, two refrigerators, small freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

Dining area seating 4.

Seating area with Clearview wood burning stove, TV with Freeview, DVD player, digital radio, iPod / iPad dock, books and games.

Bedroom one with zip and link beds which can be set up as a 6' super king double or 3' twins as preferred, ample storage and TV with Freeview.

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

Bedroom two with zip and link beds which can be set up as a 6' super king double or 3' twins as preferred, ample storage and TV with Freeview.

En-suite bathroom with bath with shower attachment, basin and WC,

Outside

To the front of the property is a small, enclosed terrace with outside seating and charcoal barbecue. Guests have use of the wider estate that extends to some 2,500 acres. Guests with small children should be aware that there is a river and mill pond within the vicinity of the cottage.

Parking

There is private parking to the side of the cottage.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair are available on request.

Dogs & Other Pets

Regretfully Mill Race is unsuitable for pets.

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. The field available to horses sits opposite Mill Race. You will find miles of bridleways and fields to explore, plus a few cross country jumps. There is a spectacular hack through fields to the beach! 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 office.

Guest amenities

Egyptian cotton bed linen, White Company towels and luxurious toiletries are provided for guests.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available. Mobile coverage is good on most networks.

Heating

Mill Race has biomass central heating in addition to the Clearview wood burning stove.

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 Brunton House sleeping 16.

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. 

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.

For a dining experience with a difference, the Treehouse Restaurant at Alnwick Gardens is not to be missed. Set high in the treetops, it is a magical spot to spend an evening, featuring local fish and seafood, meats from Northumberland’s farmlands, as well as other regional specialities all within a lovely ambient setting.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shooting

Shooting

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

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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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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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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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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

"Everything was absolutely perfect. Mill Race is an extremely comfortable and well appointed cottage with everything one could possibly need. The friends who accompanied us were equally impressed. We hope to come again before too long!"

Backhouse family

"We cannot speak too highly of the service we received from yourselves & the property owners. The property was a delight from beginning to end & had ample room for four people, even had it come to spending a 'rainy day in'. The situation of the cottage was delightful & it was equipped to the highest standard. We certainly hope to return to it or its sister property next year."

Norton family
Location Rural - 2 miles from Embleton.
Dogs
  • Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
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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Looking out at the view of the burn, with the log-burner warming your back, I can't think of a more peaceful, happier place to sit with your holiday book on your lap. The little things we love...
"Looking out at the view of the burn, with the log-burner warming your back, I can't think of a more peaceful, happier place to sit with your holiday book on your lap."
Lucia, owner of Mill Race
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