New £1m holiday cottages development on Northumberland coast set to boost staycations

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A new development of holiday accommodation with hot tubs is being built on the Northumberland coast.

North Farm Cottages in Embleton has invested around £1m to add six new stone cottages to its accommodation offer.

Construction is underway with the first holidaymakers expected to stay early next summer.

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Richard Manners, owner of North Farm Cottages, said: “Over the last couple of years we have noticed a real shift in tourism in Northumberland.

Craig Ross of George F White with Clare and Richard Manners.Craig Ross of George F White with Clare and Richard Manners.
Craig Ross of George F White with Clare and Richard Manners.

"The county is now attracting visitors from all over the UK as far away as London and the South West, which is fantastic for the local tourism economy and businesses like us.

"We’re looking forward to being able to welcome more holidaymakers and families, and are taking bookings for the new cottages from May 2023.”

With the addition of the six new units, the 350-acre holiday site will be home to 20 holiday let cottages.

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The new cottages have been carefully designed to complement their rural setting by the coast, with a traditional and cosy feel, using stone brick and exposed beams.

North Farm Cottages, Embleton.North Farm Cottages, Embleton.
North Farm Cottages, Embleton.

Each cottage will sleep up to four guests and have a spacious lounge area with a log burner, fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms, family bathroom, private garden and outdoor hot tub.

Use of existing on-site facilities will be available to guests, including an indoor swimming pool. Holidaymakers can also access the nearby beach and Newton by the Sea via private walking tracks.

Property specialist George F White advised North Farm Cottages on the venture and led the planning process.

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Craig Ross, Partner at George F White, said: “We’ve been fortunate to support North Farm Cottages from the beginning when they founded their holiday business.

"They saw an opportunity to create an amazing staycation destination in Northumberland, which has expanded over the years in response to growing demand from holidaymakers attracted to the county.

"It’s brilliant to see them growing again with these new cottages, which we were pleased to secure planning permission for.”

Mr Manners added: “We have always looked outward to adapt to the changing world and protect our business and sought the expertise of George F White over 20 years ago to help us diversify into other areas. Tourism seemed like a natural fit, as we are in a beautiful part of the world.”