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Holly Cottage

(Ref. 1003278)

Alnwick, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful country side with all the facilities you require."

    Central location for Alnwick and within easy reach of the Northumberland coast. Andrew was very welcoming and could not be more helpful and just to say thank you for our stay at Holly Cottage

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, Ideal location for exploring the area, quiet surroundings."

    Beautiful views over farm. Host helpful and pleasant.

    Reviewed by Kelvin5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic location and lovely comfortable cottage."

    We had a great week. It was nice to come “home” after a day out and sit outside in the sun with a cuppa and watch the cows munching in the field. Thank you Andrew for the wine and the apples - they were delicious.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2023

  • "Overall an excellent week."

    Andrew,the owner was very helpful upon arrival.

    Hello David I am so glad you had a good stay at Holly cottage. I do hope to see you again soon. All the best. Regards Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.1Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and well kept with good facilities with stunning views across the countryside."

    Close by Alnwick so easy to get to and also central to many other places.

    Hi Paul Thank you for staying at Holly cottage. I am pleased that you found everything to your liking at the cottage. I am happy that you enjoyed the area and all the beauty it has to offer. We would love to see again soon. Best wishes Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay but feel the property does need some basic maintenance."

    (sealant around bath, front door lock ect.) That said we did appreciated the comfortable bed, constant hot water and quiet surroundings. Real shame the holidaymakers Reviews have not been acted on by Andrew the owner. The multitude of appeals for a Guest Book, instructions for the appliances ect. would in our opinion make the experience more enjoyable. Beautiful part of the UK though. .

    Dear Jeffrey Thank you for staying with us in Holly cottage. We are glad you had a good stay with us and would welcome you back any time. I also thank you for your very valuable feedback, which always helps us to improve the experience. We have now put back the guest books back in the cottage after the covid restrictions and also introduced a maintenance book for guests to use for any issues they may encounter ,that will be checked weekly and addressed. We have also carried out works and improvements as per your recommendations, and for that we truly thank you. We do hope to see you again in the very near future. All the best Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeffrey4.1Mar 2023

  • "Owner very helpful."

    Excellent comfortable bed. Loved the pitch black nights and no traffic noise. Must be paradise here in the summer months.

    Hello Glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet in Holly cottage and the surrounding area. The summer sky's in Northumberland are truly amazing where you can even witness the northern lights from close by in Howick. Hope to see you again soon. All the best Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by D5.0Mar 2023

  • "Holly Cottage is a perfect little getaway to unwind and relax."

    We were away over Christmas and on our arrival the host had left us a bottle of wine and mince pies. There was a Christmas tree all lit up and lots of little Christmas decorations in the cottage. Views were lovely too. Some beautiful places to visit fairly locally. The host also checked in on us to make sure everything was ok. We will definitely be booking Holly Cottage again. Thank you Andrew.

    Hello Maureen. Thank you for staying with us at Holly cottage for the festive season. It's always a special time and feel ,enjoying the festivities Town has to offer. We always strive to make your stays as comfortable and homely as possible . Would love to see you again very soon. All the best. Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Dec 2022

  • "Great location and quiet property despite being on an active farm."

    Andrew, the owner greeted us soon after arrival and made sure we settled in. Area was great for evening walks along the river or restored railway line with a lot of wildlife around.

    Hello Andrew So good to hear you enjoyed your stay at Holly cottage and enjoyed what the area has to offer. There is alot more to see and do in Northumberland and you would most welcome to return for more . Many thanks Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Jul 2022

  • "We had a really lovely stay."

    Andrew and his family were so friendly and welcoming we can't thank them enough for our stay. We had a super relaxing stay it was nice to wake up to such an amazing view every morning and to be greeted by the cows in the field. The place was really clean and had everything we needed so no complaints. Bed was comfy, shower was good, TV worked fine, free parking just outside, the kitchen and appliances were easy to use and even on the super hot days we stayed there it never felt too hot inside which I thought was good. And it's in a good location too not too far from neighbouring villages and close to the seaside. Andrew went above and beyond on a couple of occasions and even gave us a lift into the village. Also loved meeting his little dog Honey. We will definitely be staying here again next time we are in Northumberland it suited us perfectly. Thanks ever so much for having us and hope to see you again soon!

    Dear Chris. Thank you so much for you lovely feedback. I am so very glad you had a great time staying at Holly cottage and exploring the lovely areas around us in all its glory. We do hope see you again soon. Thanks again Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2022

  • "Cosy cottage in a wonderful rural setting with great views and lovely walks."

    Ideally situated for visiting the castles, villages and beaches along the beautiful coastline and close to the historic town of Alnwick with its amazing castle. We highly recommend Holly Cottage.

    Hello Andrew Thank you for staying with us at Holly cottage. We always try to make your stay pleasant one. And yes we are truly blessed with our location in beautiful Northumberland. I am glad you enjoyed all nature and attractions around. Hope to see you again. Regards Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2022

  • "Quiet property with great views (and sunsets)."

    Located just outside Alnwick with good road connections to other towns and historic sites. A better sign on the entrance would confirm that you have found the property. Lack of a teapot was a surprise (or we didn't find it). Enjoyed our stay.

    Dear John thank you for staying with us. I am glad you found the property agreeable . Thank you for your feedback a means a great deal to us going forward. Regards Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 2022

  • "Cottage is lovely and cosy, really well equipped."

    Great location, so handy for Alnwick town centre, Bamburgh, Holy Island, Seahouses (for boat trips to Farne Islands) Alnmouth - with carpark just a short easy climb down to fabulous beach. The cottage position is really peaceful, and the views over the fields and hills are great. We enjoyed waking up in the morning and seeing cows and their calves over the fence. We had a fabulous week in the cottage. If going into Alnwick TC, there are several long stay car parks which are free! ( Greenwell Road, B, C and E, Dispensary street, Roxburgh place. We managed to get into Greenwell rd on the Sunday, and Dispensary street during the week when we visited the castle and the gardens. Short stay carparks use a disc payment £1, which are bought from various retailers or pubs, info is on the internet.

    Hello Jane. very good to hear you had a good stay with us and an amazing week exploring the gorgeous northumbria coastline and towns. Thanks again. Best wishes Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2022

  • "Good location friendly owner Kitchen could do with a little more storage and a few hooks for tea towel and hand towel."

    Otherwise very good would book again when I visit Northumberland.

    Hello Robert. Thank you for stopping with us , it was great to meet you. Feedback noted and appropriated and fully addressed. I thank you again and hope to see you again soon. All the best. Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Mar 2022

  • "Very convenient location for A1 and access to coast and inland."

    Quiet, which we liked, good parking space, just right for a couple. We deceided to come home early as we both tested positive for Covid, so informede the owner, allowed more time for sanitizing before next letting and it was poibntless staying when my wife in particular felt quite ill. We must come back as we were very disppointed to come home on a glorious sunny day. This is perhaps not all suitable for publicizing, but i am happf for you to select what you wish to use

    Hi nigel Thank you both for choosing Holly cottage for your break. I was sad and disappointed that you had to cut your holiday short ,but do hope that you both are well and over it. Please do feel free to visit us again and hopefully have a great time this time around. All the best Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Mar 2022

  • "Having read Syke's information and reviews, we were disappointed with this cottage."

    Apart from the bathroom, in our view there appeared to have been no investment in the property for some years. The main room was poorly lit, there was a lot of dust in the harder to reach areas eg behind and on top of furniture, curtains etc. The only contact we had with the owner who lived next door was when we phoned him about a drain problem. The shower was in the bath, there were no grab handles, making access very difficulty for a person with the slightest mobility issues. Location good, Internet and mobile reception good. We cannot see how this property justifies a 4 tick rating "Excellent standard throughout".

    Dear Philip Thank you for staying with us in Holly cottage. We do value your feedback a great deal. Haven't observed your comments, we have now implemented various improvements to the property . We have also addressed maintenance methods going forward. We would welcome you back at Holly cottage where we hope you would enjoy your stay. All the best Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip2.2Mar 2022

  • "Comfortable and well equipped cottage in a rural location but within walking distance of Alnwick and ideally situated for exploring the coastal area by car or bus."

    Very friendly and helpful owners ensured that our stay was an enjoyable one.

    Hi Tony Thank you for staying with us. I am happy that all your needs were met and you enjoyed the locality. See you again I hope. Regards Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Aug 2021

  • "Holly Cottage provides ideal accommodation for 2 people and was very quiet and comfortable."

    Located just outside Alnwick it's an ideal base from which to explore the Northumbrian coast and we would have no hesitation in recommending it.

    Hi Roger Thank you for staying with us at Holly cottage. Happy you found all convenient and good for you break. Hope to see you again. Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jul 2021

  • "What a wonderful place in a lovely setting."

    The farm owners are friendly and welcoming the stay was that nice we didn't want to leave. Briilant

    Hi David. Thank you for staying with us at Holly cottage. Glad you had a good time, and yes good times always seem to pass far to quick, but there is always next time !! Hope to see you again soon. Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2021

  • "Cottage ideally placed for visiting coastal areas and only short walk to town of Alnwick"

    Hi Ann Thank you for staying with us. Glad you found facility convenient for your needs. Regards Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2021

  • "Holly Cottage is ideally placed to explore the beauty of North Northumberland."

    The cottage is well equipped and furnished. The owner, Andrew is very friendly and helpful, despite him being extremely busy running his 3 farms. The only slight criticism is the lack of any instructions for the various appliances. However most things are straightforward, we didn't use the washing machine, and with Andrew's help we sorted out how the living room heater worked. For any future visitors the switches that control the heat settings are on the right hand side of the heater near the bottom. The bottle of wine on our arrival and the fresh eggs were much appreciated.

    Dear dave Thank you for your kind words. I am glad you had a good stay with us. We are always on hand and are happy to help in any way I can to make your stay a good and memorable one. Thank you for all your feedback, much appreciated. Best wishes Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Jun 2021

  • "Cottage was exactly as advertised."

    Location was perfect. All the main places were in easy reach without being too far. We enjoyed watching the wildlife from outside the cottage and the inquisitive hens. A perfect place to explore the coast from. Andrew was very knowledgeable and friendly too.

    Hi Lynn Thank you for choosing Holly Cottage for your stay. I am happy to know that you found it all comfortable and convenient for your break. Thanks again. Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely and comfortable cottage."

    Sat watching the cattle and the hares grazing. Lots of bird song and variety of birds to watch. Farmer and his family were very friendly.

    Dear eunice It was good to meet you. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the surrounding relaxing countryside . Hope to see you again soon Regards Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eunice5.0May 2021

  • "Cottage very clean, everything you needed, warm, friendly host, 25 minute walk into Alnwick, will stay again, one useful thing needed would be instructions how to use appliances i."

    E. Oven

    Hi Christine Thank you for staying with us at Holly cottage. I also thank you for your feedback and can confirm that all information has beeb been updated. Regards Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage with everything you need in a fabulous location"

    Hi Graham Very happy to see that your stay at Holly cottage was a good one and that we met your expectations. We hope you come to see us again in the near future. Many thanks Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2021

  • "We did not know what to expect due to Covid restrictions being in force, Sykes website advised us of considerations to take bedding/pillows, food, extra cleaning products etc."

    We found this advice helpful. The cottage is situated on a working farm with this causing no issues whatsoever and was interesting to see the harvesting, feeding of cows etc. The cottage is easily accessible to nearby locations and shops, excellent hilly bike rides and walks with Alnwick Gardens and Alnmouth Beach a must to visit. Host left the ploughing of his field to greet us and was very helpful and friendly, we mentioned to him in passing a couple of light bulbs had gone he straight away removed/replaced them. Host did advise due to Covid a number of home comforts such as throws in the living room had had to be removed. Although an electric heater in the living room is fitted we would suggest you take a couple of your own throws as later in the evening the living area became a little chilly around your feet/legs. We would like to mention Carlos excellent fish and chip shop located within the town; and also Lilburn's Restaurant Paikes Lane NE66 1HX - we would suggest you contact the restaurant to make a reservation as again due to Covid they become full quickly. The food is excellent and the ambience in the restaurant has been maintained with very helpful and friendly staff and their control and cleanliness during Covid restrictions being undertaken in a most considerate manner. The only suggestion we could make would be a storage area be made available at the cottage to store/secure bikes safely. Overall a very enjoyable stay in a beautiful part of the Country.

    Hi Chris Thank you for you stsy with us and information feedback, always useful for us and guest alike. Comments noted and addressed since. All the best Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Sep 2020

  • "Lovely holiday in this quaint cottage with all amenities perfectly situated for exploring lots of places In Northumberland, Alnwick is beautiful and in walking distance as are so many walks and cycling routes."

    First time in this part of the country absolutely stunning, we shall be returning.

    Hi Karen Thank for staying at Holly cottage for you first Northumberland experience and hope its not your Last. Many thanks Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.1Aug 2020

  • "This particular cottage was in an excellent location for Alnwick, Alnmouth and the coast."

    It was quiet most of the time with lovely views over surrounding countryside.

    Hi David. Always good that you had a good break and we met expectations. Hope to see you in Northumberland again soon. All the best Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had the most relaxing experience."

    Great place for relaxing and the location was great.

    Hi Gail Thank you for staying with us at Holly cottage. Very good to know you had a comfortable stay. Hope to see you again soon. Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Nov 2019

  • "A wonderful location and the owner and family made us very welcome"

    Hi jaclynne I was a pleasure meeting you and looking after you at Holly cottage. Please come back soon. Regards Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jaclynne5.0Oct 2019

  • "Was not made clear that heating was controlled from adjacent farmhouse where owners lived, so had to rely on times programmed in by owners, although we had fantastic weather so didn’t need the heating that much but in colder weather guests may want to select the heating at their needs, there was an electric fire in the lounge area."

    There wasn’t any instruction booklets on how to use appliances such as cooker, washing machine, microwave etc ( I suppose they are self explanatory but some people might not know). The property was a little cobwebby in places but otherwise clean and tidy. There wasn’t any instructions on where to leave refuse and recycling for collection. Overall though we had a fantastic week and were pleased with the property in a great location and these points didn’t in any way detract from our enjoyment of the holiday, they are just observations.

    Hi there Thank you for staying at Holly cottage. We are glad you had a good stay and a relaxing holiday. We would like to thank you for your observations and feedback and assure you of our upmost sincere thanks for information relied, which has all been addressed. We do hope that you return to visit again soon. Many thanks Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by P2.8Sep 2019

  • "Holly Cottage proved to be a lovely and comfortable base for exploring Alnwick and surrounding area."

    We wouldn't hesitate to book again if revisiting the area.

    Hi Kevin Really good to meet you. Very happy you found the cottage comfortable and to your liking. We look forward to your return. Many thanks Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2019

  • "The only minor problem we encountered was the fact that no hand soap or washing up liquid was left for our use, meaning we had to do another shop to purchase these fundamental items, otherwise everything was fine."

    Hi Ray. Thank you for staying at Holly. Thank you for you feedback and comments all now addressed. Hope to see you again. All the best Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Aug 2019

  • "Holly Cottage is a comfortable, well-situated property in which to enjoy the peace & quiet of the countryside whilst being a good position to explore the coast, castles & close to the A1 for access to towns & inland attractions."

    The cottage itself has just about all one could wish for. Very warm & welcoming.

    Hi Betty. So happy you enjoyed your stay at Holly cottage and found it warm and comfortable for your needs. Please come again, Northumberland has so much more to offer and every season is different and has its own beauty. Kind regards Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Betty4.7Jun 2019

  • "Friendly welcome from Andrew."

    . sadly our week was marred by cold , wet , windy weather , but Holly Cottage was a cosy retreat to return to .Well sited for visiting Alnwick.

    Hi Lynne Thank you for choosing to stay at Holly cottage. I am glad you had a good break despite the weather being a bit miserable! We hope you consider returning to Northumberland and Holly cottage maybe summer time and visit the area again Regards Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne4.4May 2019

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  • There is 1 bedroom in the property and this is set up as a super king (zip link beds) however upon specific request prior to arrival date you can ask for it to be set up as 2 singles
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan kitchen / diner / sitting room
  • Oil central heating plus inglenook fireplace with electric stove
  • Traditional country kitchen with Belfast sink, electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, slow cooker, fridge with freezer box, toaster, kettle, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Private patio area with furniture
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile away
  • Note: There is no car charging allowed at the property.

The property

Holly cottage is a traditional sandstone built annex to the farm house situated on Alndyke farm near Alnwick in Northumberland.

The accommodation is ideal for 2 people to enjoy a relaxing countryside break.

The open plan living area has an inglenook fireplace with electric stove, plenty of beautiful furniture and a TV.

The kitchen has all the appliances you could need to rustle up a delicious home cooked meal.

There is 1 bedroom in the property and this is set up as a super king (zip link beds) however upon specific request prior to arrival date you can ask for it to be set up as 2 singles.

The family bathroom has a bath with shower over, WC, basin and heated towel rail.

The cottage has its own patio and seating area, where you can enjoy a beverage outside whilst viewing the wonderful countryside.

Note: Property can be booked with Refs. 1003233 and 1003255, together they can sleep 14 people.

Alndyke Farm

Alndyke Farm Cottages offer comfortable and stylish accommodation in the heart of Northumberland. The beautiful coast is only 3 miles away and the historic town of Alnwick famous for its Castle, Garden and Treehouse is only 1 mile away. We have a total of three cottages : Holly cottage sleeps 2. Baytree cottage and Appletree cottage both sleep upto 6. They can be booked collectively for larger gatherings. All 3 cottages boast beautiful inglenook fireplaces in the sitting rooms. Use the dining areas for family meals prepared in the amply equipped kitchens. The bedrooms are immaculately presented and served by a family bathroom with bath and shower over. Each cottage has its own patio and seating area. In addition 2 have enclosed gardens. There is ample private off-road parking at all the cottages. Alndyke Farm has been in the Davison family for four generations. It is a working farm producing cereals and livestock, these can be seen in the fields surrounding the cottages. The Aln Valley heritage steam railway runs through Alndyke farmland so enthusiasts can view the steam trains when they run. There are a plethora of beautiful walks and cycle paths from the coast to the castles on the doorstep. The river Aln flows through the farm and provides peaceful nature walks along its banks.

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About the location


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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Note: There is no car charging allowed at the property.