• lodge bed
    The Lodge @ Shirewater Embleton
    The elegant master bedroom has a superking bed and leads to a generous ensuite bathroom
  • The Lodge ensuite
    The Lodge @ Shirewater Embleton
    Bathe in luxury in the large master ensuite with walk-in shower and indulgent roll top bath
  • The lodge living room
    The Lodge @ Shirewater Embleton
    The spacious living room has the stylish bespoke fireplace, with logburner, as its focal point
  • The lodge kitchen
    The Lodge @ Shirewater Embleton
    Well-equipped cook's kitchen with granite worktops and feature window seat
  • The Lodge grounds
    The Lodge @ Shirewater Embleton
    Five acres of well-tended grounds are at your disposal as guests here
  • The Lodge @ Shirewater
    The Lodge @ Shirewater Embleton
    Enjoy distant sea views over the grounds from the raised decked area
  • Retreat Rating
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  • 2


  • No Pets

  • 1

    Child Friendly Rating

The Lodge @ Shirewater


Located on the outskirts of this pretty coastal village, just a short stroll to the beach, The Lodge is an independent wing of an early 20th century country house which has been lovingly refurbished by its owner. Anne, the owner of the Lodge, born in Glasgow and inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, has influenced the interior design style that pays homage to the Arts & Craft features of the main house. The result is a clever blend of contemporary wallcoverings, beautiful fabrics, quirky items, oak and painted furniture, relaxing colours and up to the minute kitchen and bathrooms – all of which would not look out of place on the pages of household interior magazines.

Approached via a long gravelled driveway its parkland setting offers ample parking and the use of its superb five acres of land including river (with swing), orchard and woodland walks.

Internally, the living accommodation oozes country house charm. A truly magical ‘coast meets country’ escape!

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Lodge bed
  • Grand master bedroom with choice of twin or superking beds - Please request on booking
  • Bathrobes provided in the large ensuite bathroom
  • Shower with grabrail
  • Tranquil country setting with access to 5 acres of beautiful grounds
  • Distant sea views from the living room and bedroom and the beach is within walking distance
  • Distinctive Arts and Crafts styling with great attention to detail
  • Ground floor bathroom/WC as well as ensuite first floor bathroom
  • Guest Leisure Club Membership (admission fee applies)
  • Perfect for cyclists as there is covered storage and outdoor tap
  • Desk for holiday working


Ground Floor
  • Hallway/cloaks
  • Large open plan lounge/kitchen/dining room with patio doors to the garden and cosy log burner
  • Family bathroom/WC
First Floor
  • Spacious upstairs master bedroom with en suite bathroom and large walk in wet room style shower (big enough for two!) and free standing over sized bath (big enough for two!)
  • Large timber decking area and private garden space with garden furniture
  • The use of 5 acres of woodland, orchard, lawn and river frontage
  • Covered space for storage of bikes

Please note floor plans are not to scale but for illustration purposes only.

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The lodge view from living room

Prices and Availability

Booking options

Monday 1st December

The Lodge @ Shirewater is available for booking on the following durations.


On the outskirts of Embleton village, in a quiet location adjoining its owners’ large country house. Within walking distance of Eleanors Byre for delicious cappuccinos and a browse through some of the upmarket gifts/accessories in the little emporium. Walk in the other direction and you have a couple of pubs, Greys Inn and The Dunstanburgh Castle Inn and a small Italian bistro for good food, two little village shops (one including a Post Office), a play park and the golf club at your disposal.

For further information on the area, see our Craster, Embleton, Alnmouth section

Useful Details

See here what’s included in our Retreats stays
Please note that all of our cottages are non-smoking and pets are not permitted at this cottage
Facilities particular to The Lodge

DeLonghi Caffe Treviso espresso machine (especially for coffee lovers)

Use of 2 bicycles (on request) but please bring your own helmets


Set of golf clubs for guest use

Arrival and Departure

Arrival: 4pm ( 3pm from Nov-March)

Departure: 10am


Very elegant and romantic retreat. Ideal for honeymoons or just chilling out as a couple (or a single!) As the bedroom can be set up as twin, two friends could comfortably holiday together too – there are two bathrooms at The Lodge.

Children at The Lodge 1-Star Child Rating

Really only suitable for a babe in arms, but The Lodge has played host to a few toddlers too. We can supply a travel cot(please bring your own cot linen) and highchair on request.


Oil central heating and logburner in lounge area

Please note: Whilst we take great care to represent our properties and their facilities as accurately as possible, the décor, furnishings and facilities shown in images and video tours may occasionally be subject to minor change.

Candid Comments

Almost perfect!

The Lodge is attached to the owner’s house but privacy should not be an issue, although you may see the owner walking past to the greenhouse occasionally! Mobile reception can be erratic at the Lodge and in Embleton generally, but there is a landline phone.

The Lodge


Guest Reviews

The Lodge was perfect - I chose its facilities and location very carefully and they did not disappoint. Extremely high quality property as reviewed on your website

We loved the peaceful location, did the walk down to Embleton beach several times, spent hours on the deck reading books and drinking wine and even ventured to the Ocean Club which was a wonderful surprise. We went in the evening when there were no children around and it was a perfect way to round off the day. The dimmed lights, the quiet pool and the loungers made it quite a romantic place for couples like us!

Thanks to Anne for looking after us and to Fiona and the team in the office for answering all of our questions and making the booking procedure so easy. The cottage was perfect, so thanks for guiding us to the Lodge for our special anniversary holiday

Our honeymoon has been memorable and special. We will be back. We might even make this an annual event! Thank you so much for the arrival champagne, it was a lovely wedding gift

Embleton is a wonderful little village and The Lodge is in an ideal location for a relaxing couples holiday

Beautiful, peaceful, immaculately presented cottage, which is well equipped and private.

It was just what I needed. So peaceful was an apt way to end my holiday in preparation for my return to work. Property was wonderful. . One of The best I have stayed in in all my 15 years
Thanks for going the extra mile and sorting it for me.

A hidden gem. Peaceful, homely, comfortable, great views, lovely gardens, handy for coffees at the golf club and drinks in the beer garden at the Dunstanburgh Hotel in Embleton. A great little find. Think we'll be back and will recommend to friends who will love this cottage. Thanks to the owner and Coastal Retreats

The cottage was idyllic within a peaceful setting with easy access to all the places we wanted to visit. We loved the Rennie Mackintosh style of dvecoration, much appreciated the comfortable furnishing, the well equipped kitchen and the lovely outside decking with fabulous views. In fact cannot fault anything. The owners were lovely too- friendly and concerned that we had everything we needed. Will definitely return.
Have used Coastal Retreats once before, and remain impressed by the excellent standard you ensure - not to mention the bonus of the welcoming gifts you provide! Thank you.

I cannot express in words what an amazing time we have had in the area. The Lodge was first class, Peter and Anne greeted us not long after we arrived and were really helpful in giving us tips about the area. The delivery from Food Heaven was excellent and the produce we ordered was delicious.

As usual, Coastal Retreats guided us to the right property for us. They know us so well! The Lodge was perfect - comfortable, spotlessly clean, full of character and we loved the garden and the decking. Thanks to CR and to Anne the owner. We'll come back here and will recommend to our friends

The property is superb, this was our third visit and we intend to return again. We have had a number of other properties through Coastal Retreats in the past and found them all to be excellent

We love the area and have been visiting it since the 1970s; we enjoyed the cottage very much because, although only for two, it had a sense of space, comfort and homeliness which is often difficult to find in small cottages. This was enhanced by the wonderful terrace and garden on our doorstep, a wonderful bonus given that, because of the exceptional circumstances of this year, we were able to avoid the crowded coast and relax in peace. The owners came to talk to us and were very welcoming; we also ordered a food delivery through Food Heaven and it was worth every penny, delicious and very good quality. We think Coastal/Country Retreats are very efficient, have very high standards and we would have complete faith in booking with you once more.

We have stayed at the Lodge five times and love it. We have also stayed at other properties - all lovely

Anne and Peter always make us very welcome and everything about the lodge and our week staying there was perfect.
Extremely well presented and thoroughly cleaned
I can't think of anything that could make it any better than it already is
Every aspect felt safe and very clean and sanitised