Link House Farm

Newton by the Sea, Embleton, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 3ED

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  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Scenic views
  • Waterside stays
  • Working farm

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!

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • TV reception: good
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 9:00 PM

Latest departure time: 11:00 AM

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Lat 55.527962 / Lon -1.6345201
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Like ducks? This ones for you!

This CL can be tricky to find depending on your sat nav. We used directions provided by the owners and no issues. The approach lanes are in part single track to be wary if you have a large unit. Pass through the farm and holiday cottages to the CL at the end. Very quiet with good access to the sea. A great selection of farm livestock on the loose adds some fun. It may be a bit exposed in windy weather as very flat area. Will uses again.
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so close to the sea!

Booked for August onto this rather pricey new CL but on arrival could see why they charge a premium. The site is within a stone's throw of the Newton dune system at Beadnell Bay, and a very short 500 metre walk to the sandy beach entrance (not a mile as another reviewer states). A new site, so the screen hedges and trees have not yet grown up. The site is at the end of the farm track and past the holiday lets. Basic but what do you expect from a CL?! Price is similar to some in the National Parks in prime locations. Anyone with childen will be pleased that the holiday let's play area is accessible and lovers of peace and quite will delight in the fact that the play area is out of sight and earshot too. A great pub in the village for food and nice walks from the site up and down the coast. We would love to return in the winter as this would be a spectacular wild and windy place to camp. The beach at Beadnell Bay is gently sloping and made of fantastic golden sand great for bathing and sand castle building. Redshanks, Curlew, Green Fritillary and Wall butterflies will keep the nature lovers happy.

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First time at this new site and it wont be our last. Location wise one of the best sites we have stayed on. The most direct way to get to the beach is via the farm entrance turn left on the road about 20 yrds up the road is a small car park on the right hand side, on the left hand side of car park is a kissing gate on to a path turn right and the beach is roughly 100 yrds down the path. Owners left us to our own devices but we prefer it that way, both Mark and the owner greeted us and spoke when we did bump in to them, as its a working farm they are very busy. We took our Grandsons with us this time and they loved the children's play area and the games room we let them have lots of freedom which they loved been 9 and 11 yrs old they made lots of new friends. The pub in the village serves excellent food and the owners are very friendly. The price is reasonable considering the facilities for children and closeness of the fantastic beach and coastal path. Our next visit will be minus children in tow looking forward to it already.
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Disappointed and Overpriced

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.

 

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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.

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What a Find

Looked online for a site near a beach. Boy what a find. One field from the coastal path, one field and a narrow sand dune from a stunning beach. Our two dogs are well salted. The site is a working farm in some very unspoilt countryside with abundant birdlife and butterflies. The site has easy access (be careful of the chickens playing chicken) is well laid our and may seem expensive but once visited it becomes obvious it is value for money. It is within easy distance of a host of notable attractions.

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