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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: 11:30 AM
Electric amperage: 16
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The site is a bit difficult to find first time - you have go past all the holiday cottages and barns. A couple of reviews have commented of the difficulty of access to the only water tap for a motorhome. I have solved that problem at this and other sites by always carrying a number of hose pipes which do not take up too much storage space in the van and can be connected up to reach to the tap from any of the pitches. Some people have previously commented that the walk to the beach is longer than you would expect. There is now a shorter route - turn left out of the CL enclosure and follow a track around the back of the barns and then left again along another track which brings you to the edge of the dunes and round to the right to where the owners have installed a gate you can go through and scramble up a short bank into the dunes and on to the beach. The Joiners Arms in High Newton- 15 to 20 minutes walk - serves good food and has quite a few tables outside - worth a visit.
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