Link House Farm
Newton by the Sea, Embleton, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 3EDView on map
Why stay here ...
Situated only a stones throw from the golden sandy beach of Newton by the Sea on Northumberland's picturesque coastline, Link House Farm, is the perfect seaside base from which to explore this wonderfully varied county. The beach is wide and gently sloping making it ideal for the whole family to kick off their shoes and enjoy a paddle in the clean, blue waters.
Link House Farm is a truly special place, which is why many of our guests return year after year.
Northumberland is England's most northern county and one of its least populated. Sharing a northern boundary with the Scottish Borders, this was a region which was not always as peaceful as it is today. Evidence of this once bloody past is all around us in the shape of multitudes of castles and fortified houses, many of which are open to the public.
Link House Farm is centrally located to make visiting these fascinating places a simple matter. Within an easy half-hour car journey there are castles at Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh, Warkworth, Lindisfarne and Alnwick (made famous recently as one of the main locations of the Harry Potter movies).
Other historic places of interest include Cragside House at Rothbury (approximately 45 minutes) which was the first house in the world to be lit by electricity, Lindisfarne Priory (approximately 30 minutes) the birthplace of the Lindisfarne Gospels and the site the Viking raiders landed and not forgetting the World Heritage Site of Hadrian's Wall (approximately 1.5 hours) which was built to keep the Barbarians out of the rest of the Roman Empire.
For those with sporty inclinations, Northumberland has much to offer. Being situated on the seaside, for those who aren't afraid of getting wet there is much to entertain on out very doorstep! Surfing & kite surfing, kayaking and windsurfing, snorkeling and skuba diving to name but a few. There are a multitude of centres and tuition available if required - please check out our Links section for more information or don't hesitate to contact us.
For the golfers, there are a good selection of courses in the immediate area including Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh and Seahouses. Please check availability and open days on the clubs websites.
Walkers and cyclists have the opportunity to explore a huge variety of trails and landscapes. From spectacular cliff-top walks overlooking the north sea to strolls in the Northumberland National Park and the wide open skies of the Cheviot Hills where wildlife such as otters, black grouse, peregrine falcons and curlew can often be spotted.
Northumberland boasts a myriad of villages and market towns each with their own unique flavour and character such as Craster, home to the famous kipper and Berwick upon Tweed with it's connections to the artist L S Lowry, magnificent architecture and Elizabethan town walls, it is well worth a trip.
Link House Farm is also located almost in equal distance between the bustling cities of Newcastle upon Tyne and Edinburgh giving ample opportunities for the serious shopper, art lover or culture vulture!
Latest arrival time: 9:00 PM
Latest departure time: 11:00 AM
Electric amperage: 16
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We stopped at Link House Farm for 2 nights in July 2019. On arrival there was no-one to welcome us and we had to contact the owner by phone to find out where to park up. During our stay the owner did not visit to make sure we were ok and on leaving despite trying twice and leaving a message on his answer machine he did not contact us until we were well on our way. Although the site is quiet it is not that easy to get to the dunes - it is one field from the beach but that field is full of cows and you have to walk round it, a distant of nearly a mile. In addition there are NO facilities except for electric and water that had a strange chemical taste even when boiled. We had come from a lovely site near Richmond with facilities that cost £14pn to one with no facilities that cost £20pn. As a result we will not be returning.
Comment from the Club:
Many Thanks for your review. We are sorry to hear that were disappointed with your stay at Link House Farm, and would like to address the concerns you have raised. With regards to the feedback concerning the site owner, please be assured that the CL owners always do their utmost to ensure members have a wonderful time and enjoy their experience. The CL owner has assured the Club that although guests are not greeted on arrival, the staff often visit site during the day and in the meantime guests can reach them if they need to do so as advised by the signage on the front gate . After speaking to the CL owner, we have been informed that he is always contactable by telephone should guests require assistance, or have any questions regarding correct site procedure i.e the payment process.
With regards to site location and facilities, as imaginable some CL’s are more catered towards certain guests needs than others, and the listing of the site does indicate what facilities are available. We are sorry if you found that the mains water provided was unsuitable or the site did not meet your expectations. We would like to assure you the site often receives positive feedback for its location, and accessibility/proximity to the beach. We hope this response adequately addresses your concerns.