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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic property in a great location."

    Clean and spacious with everything you need for a great stay. Large grounds to explore. Very relaxing and quiet for a comfortable sleep. Great communication from the owner.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Feb 2024

  • "We enjoyed our stay very much."

    Lovely welcome pack and a very clean and comfortable holiday home, very roomy with a large garden and excellent parking facilities. Everything you might need is provided. Very surprised that this holiday home is only 3 stars seeing that it is a luxury accommodation in a very quiet area yet still near to the beach and local amenities. Ronald Cramer

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Jan 2024

  • "What a wonderful property!"

    The massive garden was a huge hit with our 2 children, who enjoyed the space to play cricket, hide and seek and squirrel watch. The photos don't do it justice. The care we received from the owners was second to none, nothing was too much and virtually everything was provided for. The welcome pack was very welcome - thank you Pauline. The indoor space was great, again giving the children additional space away from the boring adults. The house is well placed for exploring the area and Hornsea is a lovely town with hardly any 'big names' to spoil the high street. The ideal place to enjoy a break and either relax and listen to the birds in the garden or go to the beach and dig for gold.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property is ideally located (within 10 minute walk) near to shops, the Freeport and a 25 minute walk to the beach."

    We swam at the leisure centre which is clean , modern and a 30 minute walk away, 5 mins by car. The property garden is huge, well kept, private and has the sun all day. The beds are all comfortable, the appliances are all very clean as was the property overall. The owner had left various staple food and drink items for our arrival along with plenty of hand wash, toilet roll etc. The owner sent and replied promptly to my messages and was very accommodating. Thank you for a lovely, relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely, spacious holiday house, enormous garden, well equipped kitchen (2 fridge freezers was a real bonus), generous welcome pack, parking for at least 4 cars, very clean, ok Wi-Fi, only one tv but that was fine for us!"

    Torches thoughtfully provided in every bedroom and hallway nightlights for late night loo visits. Good location only 25 minutes walk from the lovely sandy beach (although parking was free at beach car park!), great fish and chips just 10 minutes walk away. The owner was very helpful answering all our queries promptly and clearly. Very good information folder. Could do with soft close on kitchen cupboard doors. Larger bath towels for the adults would have been appreciated! (maybe a larger bed in the huge master bedroom too?) Having only one loo upstairs was a wee problem although having two baths and showers was good. We were disappointed that the table could not comfortably seat the 8 in our party… maybe the dining area needs to be reinstated? The owner was upfront and honest about this when we inquired. Because the house is unmodernised there is huge reliance on multi plugs in most rooms….. and we would say that the open plan staircase makes the house a tad unsuitable for some people. Overall it was a great holiday house for the 3 generations in our party. We hope our feedback is helpful & constructive.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.4Aug 2022

  • "We had a great week away."

    The house was a good size for 6 of us and had everything we needed. The kids enjoyed exploring the rooms and the great sized garden. While some of the decor is a bit retro, all the furnishings are modern, clean and in good condition. The owners were easy to contact and dealt with queries promptly. It's in a good location, with everything you need locally. We recommend the beach and Hornsea Museum. The only slight issue for us was the mattress in the main bedroom was very soft, but we know that's personal preference. We'd definitely recommend and would consider staying again.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Jul 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our short break in this lovely large house, there's plenty of room for everyone."

    It has some nice mid 20 century features and is very well equipped, has everything you could possibly need! It's comfortable, homely and clean. The owners have done a fantastic job. The garden is huge, the biggest garden we've ever had in a rental. The welcome pack was lovely, just what you'd need on arrival. It's in a fantastic location, quiet and relaxing yet within walking distance of the seafront, Mere and town center. Freeport is just down the road, ideal for cooked breakfast and lunch. We would recommend a stay and would ?Ike to return someday.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The owner provided tea, coffee, bread, milk and most of the essentials for when we arrived which was a lovely touch. The house was large with a superb garden. We would recommend a stay. The sea is a short car ride away and Hornsea Freeport shopping is a short walk away from the property which is worth a visit. We would certainly return.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2022

  • "Loved our stay at Alcuin."

    Fabulous large house with plenty space for us all to spread out. It’s the first place we’ve stayed in ( and we’ve stayed in a few!) where there was bread, milk, tea, coffee etc all left for us - it was much appreciated. Also loo rolls - usually there are only two in the bathroom and we need to go buy more! The outside lawn was beautifully kept and the grandkids loved the early morning visit from the squirrel! A great base to get out and explore. Hopefully we will be back

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jun 2022

  • "What a great house!"

    We had eight people staying and it was very spacious and extremely well supplied and very clean. The garden is huge and beautifully kept and there is plenty of parking on the drive. The owner was lovely to deal with. The house is in a great location, well positioned for Hornsea and lots to do within a short distance.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Apr 2022

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over and basin
  • Bathroom with bath and walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Snug, Sun Room
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Large rear garden with lawn
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 1 mile, beach 1.2 miles
  • PLEASE BE AWARE: This property accepts a maximum of 8 people, including infants

The property

Tucked away in the pretty seaside town of Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, is this a spacious detached four-bedroom property, Alcuin.

Enjoying a prime position along the coast and easy access to the local ameni-ties and the city of Hull, Alcuin is a wonderful dwelling for a group or family of eight looking for their next Yorkshire escape.

Park-up on the spacious driveway with room for four cars, before making your way into your new home-from-home.

Step into the generous kitchen, where the chef of the group can conjure up delicious feasts, ready to be enjoyed at one of two dining tables over a bottle of fizz.

After a hearty meal, retire to the sitting room where you can sink back into the plush sofas and select a family favourite to watch on the TV, as the fire gently warms the space.

If you’d prefer a quiet moment, why not snuggle up on the sofa in the snug and escape with a good book?

Completing the ground-floor is a cloak-room for your convenience.

Climb the stairs up to the first floor, where you can wash away the day with a refreshing shower or a soak in the bath, before choosing from one of four well-appointed bedrooms, two doubles and two twins.

Explore your local surroundings, where you will find an excellent selection of pubs, restaurants, cafes and takeaways right on your doorstep, perfect for giving the chef of the party a night off from the kitchen!

Just a short walk away you will find the picturesque Hornsea Mere, here you can take to the waters on a boat or cast your rod to seek out your catch of the day, the mere also makes for a great bird-watching spot.

Wildlife enthusiasts will delight at the nearby Bugtopia Hornsea Zoo, or if that isn’t your thing, why not test out your clubs at the fantastic Hornsea Gofl Club, which is only four doors down.

Other attractions within the town include the Hall Garth Park, Hornsea Museum and the golden sands of Hornsea Beach.

Hornsea Freeport Shopping Outlet is popular for shopping and has newly introduced a Pottery painting unit with 100’s of different things to paint, and serving traditional afternoon teas. For a taste of city life, head over to Hull where you can wander along the Humber Estuary to find the popular Deep aquarium featuring an underwater tunnel, the interesting Streetlife Museum and the fasci-nating Wilberforce House.

Next stop is Bridlington, home to its own fabulous beach and promenade, along with The Bayle Museum, the John Bull World of Rock and the Bridlington Animal Park.

Explore the stunning Flamborough Headland Heritage Coast, where you can soak up the breath-taking views and spot puffins at the RSPB Bempton Cliffs, tour the impressive Sewerby Hall and Gardens or stroll through the idyllic Danes Dyke Nature Reserve.

All this and more awaits with a stay at Alcuin.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location


Bridlington 15 miles.

The pretty seaside town of Hornsea lies on the East Coast, 15 miles south of Bridlington. This old Victorian resort has long, wide, safe sandy beaches and an attractive promenade with well-kept gardens, ideal for families. The bustling town centre has an old-fashioned feel with a good variety of small shops, pubs and cafes, whilst nearby Hornsea Mere is the largest natural lake in Yorkshire and offers sailing, fishing and boat trips. Hornsea Freeport is popular for shopping, whilst Bempton Cliffs RSPB reserve can be reached in just over half an hour's drive, offering one of the largest mainland puffin populations in Britain. Hornsea is near to Wassand Hall and walled gardens and provides a good base for touring the Yorkshire Wolds, the North York Moors and the East Riding coastal resorts. The historic city of York, Beverley with it's famous gothic minster and The Deep at Hull are within an easy drive.

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PLEASE BE AWARE: This property accepts a maximum of 8 people, including infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas