Swallows Cottage

Acklington near Warkworth, Northumbria (Ref. 1064)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
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The property

Warkworth 5 miles. A farm cottage converted from old byres, in a farming location with idyllic open countryside, just outside the small village of Acklington, 5 miles from picturesque Warkworth, near to numerous beaches.

Comfortably furnished and with its own attractive enclosed garden, this single-storey detached cottage makes a lovely retreat for couples seeking to explore the abundance of attractions which the area has to offer.

The sandy beaches and picturesque villages of the Heritage Coast are within an easy drive, as is the impressive scenery of the National Park, while proximity to the amenities and attractions of Alnwick mean Swallows Cottage is an ideal base at any time of the year.


All ground floor. One double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC. Well-equipped fitted kitchen with dining area. Spacious, comfortable sitting room with log burning-effect fire & patio doors to private garden.


Oil central heating with electric fire in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, TV, radio. Fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Large, well-established, lawned garden. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub 15 mins walk.

Guest Reviews


    • “This is an ideally located cottage for country and coastal visit”
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    • “We had an autumn holiday in this warm and welcoming cottage. The facilties are as presented in the book description and the host are welcoming and friendly. The cottage is ideally located for country and coast vists. There are good National Trust properties in the area which are well worth making time for. Linidsfarne is worth the day and the coastal paths around here make for good walking. The one thing we failed on was to find Northumberlandia. Locals we asked (inclduing a tour guides) each gave a different location, some very far off the mark! The best (and most accurate) information we got was foiled by road works so that is one place left ot visit and maybe by next time there will be some signage in place to help.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Perth, January 2014

    • “Thoroughly enjoyed my stay in this very clean, comfortable and w”
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    • “The cottage is located in beautiful Northumberland and was a very convenient base for visiting the area. The cottage was spotlessly clean and homely. The kitchen was well equipped and the garden was stunning. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the cottage and would highly recommend to anyone wishing to visit this area.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Houghton Le Spring, September 2012

    • “Great base, friendly people, well equipped.”
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    • “Just back after staying for a week in Swallows cottage, what a beautiful place to stay. The cottage was really clean & Pauline was very friendly & informative when we arrived. We were well prepared when we arrived but thought the complimentary tea/coffee tray was a great idea & the bottle of wine in the fridge chilling just makes you think they have thought about the little things that make a difference. The kitchen had everything we needed for a self catering holiday, even the knives were sharp ! All in all a very enjoyable stay, cant wait to return.”

    Davec2056, Newcastle, July 2012

    • “Excellent Stay”
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    • “Great owners, reception bottle of wine, very comfy & spacious.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Coventry, December 2011

    • “An excellent holiday in beautiful surroundings.”
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    • “The cottage was of very high quality and immaculately maintained.It offered all the amenities one could expect including a nice garden and patio.It is situated within easy driving distance of most of the major tourist attractions,including alnwick castle and gardens,Warkworth castle etc.Within a short distance there is a pub with a first class restaurant.The owners of the property are a delightful couple,very friendly and helpful.They live just a short distance away and are always at hand to answer any queries should any arise.One minor criticism is the TV which would benefit from having a bigger screen.”

    Raymond And Laurena Leigh, West Yorkshire., December 2011

    • “A great cottage aptly named”
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    • “Both cottage and owners excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay - great position for touring the Northumbrian coast. Watching the swallows flying in and out of the barn next door was most enjoyable. We would recommend this cottage whole heartedly!”

    Ian & Jean, Waterlooville, Hants, October 2011

    • “What a wonderful place.”
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    • “The bungalow was brilliant. Peaceful in the middle of fields, just countryside noises. The location is very near to lots of places on interest, including Warkworth Castle, Holy Island, Sunderland, Newcastle. The welcome was great, a tray for tea or coffee laid out including milk, with a bottle of wine in the fridge if required. My only comment would be there was no filled salt and pepper pot (very minor, but annoying just the same). We would certainly go back again if revisitng the area.”

    Saffron Crocus, Essex., December 2009

    • “A completely enjoyable holiday.”
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    • “The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped and the welcome given by the owners on arrival, was second to none. Throughout our visit the owners could not have been more pleasant and helpful. The area is very beautiful with many places of interest to visit, including country parks, historic towns and castles and long beautiful beaches. Hadrian's Wall can be easily reached. We hope to visit again and would highly recommend this holiday cottage.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Buckingham, December 2009

    • “Friendly hosts and well equipped accommodation”
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    • “This cottage was well placed to explore the wonderful county of Northumberland - there is plenty to do and great country to explore. You do have to be prepared to get in the car and drive as not so much is within walking distance from the cottage. Our hosts were interesting and informative and concerned that we should be comfortable.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Milton Keynes, October 2012

    • “A little haven in a lovely setting.”
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    • “The owners of the property were very helpful and friendly. The home was very clean and well presented. The garden setting was terrific with a variety of wild life visiting it. Shops and very good pub food within a five minute drive. The general countryside around the area is lovely with beaches,seaside villages and historic sites that are well worth visiting.”

    Bill & Margaret, Staffordshire, September 2012

    • “quiet relaxing but plenty to do”
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    • “very friendly hosts, good welcome,there if you needed them with good local knowledge. 2 of use spent a week in the bungalow, lots of space, comfortable and clean. good kitchen although we did use some good eating places within 20 min drive.Own transport essential as location is a couple of miles out of the nearest village. Friendly chickens on site, location quiet, semi private garden to use. Good for getting to the coast, national trust properties in the area, good gentle walks and the cheviots nearby. nothing we didn't like.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Leicestershire, December 2009

    • “swallow cottage”
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    • “when we found the cottage (you can miss the entrance if not careful)we found the owners very nice and friendly,(Pauline and Tony)we where shown round the cottage and found it nice and cosy,relaxing,a great aera to tour from we will visit again the furniture was relaxing to sit on.all in all we would go again”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Scarborough, December 2009

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    • “We could not have wished for a nicer cottage.”

    Mr Lane, Sale, August 2015

    • “The peaceful and homely location of the cottage was perfect for touring so many historical places and wonderful areas of beautiful scenery. Swallows Cottage was cosy and very clean with many little added extra touches to make us feel very welcome.”

    Mr Balmer, Wigan, May 2015

    • “A beautiful peaceful setting, friendly, helpful hosts and a good base for touring the area. There were lots of information leaflets and advice on local places of interest.”

    Mrs Gwatkin, Lincoln, May 2015

    • “This was our third visit to Swallows Cottage, that in itself is a good pointer to how much we like the Cottage. The holiday was very satisfying in many ways, the quiet rural surroundings and the friendliness of the owners were important factors to our enjoyment of the cottage.”

    Mr Powell, Llandudno Junction, September 2014

    • “Great welcome and a lovely cottage set in a rural, quiet area, ideally placed to visit places of interest.”

    Mrs Neve, Wrexham, July 2014

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About the location


Alnwick 5 miles; Alnmouth 3 miles.

Lying in the loop of the River Coquet on the Heritage Coast, Warkworth is a picturesque village, dominated by the dramatic ruins of its 12th century castle. The history of the village and the castle are intertwined with the Percy Family who took over the castle in 1332. The Percys’ other home is nearby Alnwick Castle, most recently associated with Harry Potter as the film location of Hogwarts School. The main street is lined with Georgian and early Victorian houses and there is an exceptional range of galleries, antiques shops, a village shop/Post Office, pubs, restaurants and gift shops to suit all tastes. Warkworth has its own stretch of sandy beach and a 9 hole pay and play golf course. Also within easy touring distance are Hadrian’s Wall, Bamburgh Castle, Holy Island, the Farne Islands, several wonderful beaches and Alnwick Garden with its remarkable water cascade and Tree House Restaurant.

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