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Alnmouth 4 miles; Bamburgh 15 miles; Rothbury 10 miles.
The attractive and historic market town of Alnwick is dominated by Alnwick Castle, home to the Duke of Northumberland. The Castle Gardens, opened in 2002, are home to Europe's largest cascading water feature, a fabulous (and enormous) treehouse, a delightful rose garden and a beautiful, walled ornamental garden, which will delight novice and experienced gardeners alike. The castle is also famous as the setting for Hogwarts School featured in the “Harry Potter” films! The town's narrow streets have seen little change since the days when the London to Edinburgh stage coach passed through and the Market Place, with its stone cross, is still the central feature and the ideal venue for the weekly Saturday market. Alnwick offers a good selection of shops, pubs and places to eat and there is plenty to see and do, with miles of golden sandy beaches, numerous castles and boat trips to the famous Farne Islands all available nearby. Altogether a superb location for exploring Northumberland and its stunning Heritage Coastline.
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Alnwick 6 miles. A detached former farm steward’s cottage set on a working farm, in the peaceful rural location of Whittingham just 6 miles from Alnwick. Offering spacious ground floor accommodation, the property is bright and airy throughout. It is decorated and furnished to a high standard, including a large and welcoming kitchen/diner with woodburning stove and a spacious, comfortably furnished lounge with large picture windows. Ideally suited to the discerning country lover, this delightful property is a truly relaxing haven, with panoramic views over rolling farmland and the Cheviot Hills. Only a short drive away from the sea, as well as the market town of Alnwick, the property is an almost equal distance to The National Trust’s Cragside House and Gardens to the west. The Scottish Borders are within easy reach too, as are the abundance of attractions and superb scenery of the region. A truly beautiful location and suitable for any time of year.
All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x adult bunks. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC. Fitted kitchen/diner with woodburner. Sitting room with coal effect fire.
Heating from electric radiators throughout, woodburning stove and coal effect fire. Electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, spin dryer, colour TV, video, radio, cassette player, stereo/CD player, etc. Fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot & highchair on request. Off-road parking for two cars. Private, enclosed garden with furniture, BBQ and panoramic views. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub 5 mins.
Previous visitors' comments about Thrunton Lowfield Cottage:
Friendly and helpful owners who made us very welcome.
Mr Orton, Whitby, June 2012
The location was perfect for a quiet relaxing holiday. The owners were on hand to advise on places of interest to see. We had a busy but enjoyable time and we would recommend the cottage and Northumberland to all.
Mr James, Sandown, May 2011