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Holly Cottage

Alnwick, Northumberland (Ref. 1003278)


(23 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "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.

    Reviewed by JaneMay 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.

    Reviewed by ChristineMar 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

    Reviewed by NigelMar 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".

    Reviewed by PhilipMar 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.

    Reviewed by TonyAug 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.

    Reviewed by RogerJul 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

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

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

    Reviewed by AnnJun 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.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 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

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2021

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

    Reviewed by GrahamMay 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.

    Reviewed by EuniceMay 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.

    Reviewed by LynnMay 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.

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 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.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 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.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2020

  • "We had the most relaxing experience."

    Great place for relaxing and the location was great.

    Reviewed by GailNov 2019

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

    Reviewed by JaclynneOct 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.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 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.

    Reviewed by KevinAug 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."

    Reviewed by RayAug 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.

    Reviewed by BettyJun 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.

    Reviewed by LynneMay 2019

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  • One bedroom: 1 x super king-size (zip/link can be twin on request): specify when booking
  • 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

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 the beds can be set up as 2 x singles or 1 x super king-size - please specifiy when booking.

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.

This group of properties is extremely well placed for exploring the outstanding natural beauty of the Northumberland coast and the Northumberland National Park. Explore the beautiful unspoilt countryside, hills, ancient woodlands, sandy beaches, and a plethora of pathways for walking and cycling.

The historic Alnwick Castle which was built following the Norman conquest is the home to the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. Complete with staterooms and formal gardens it boasts Europes largest cascading water feature, an enormous tree house, a delightful rose and ornamental walled garden, as well as cafes and shops. The castle is also famous as the setting of Hogwarts School featured in the Harry Potter films.

Alnwick's narrow streets have seen little change since the days when the London to Edinburgh stagecoach passed through. It offers many shops, pubs, and places to eat and there is plenty to see and do.

There are many nearby sandy beaches for family day trips offering an expansive variety of water sports including surfing, swimming, fishing, & kayaking. Also numerous castles and boat trips to the famous Farne islands nearby.
A truly exceptional retreat in the heart of Northumberland.

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