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Begonia House

(Ref. 1122134)

Alnmouth, Northumberland Show on map

4.1

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Quirky, roomy and comfortable cottage, we had an enjoyable break."

    Great location close to the beach and the village, some great walks straight from the doorstep, the corner shop is very handy for the essentials. Enjoyed the cosy open fire place with fuel provided, some good books, jigsaws and the TV/Wifi package kept us entertained on the rainy days. Bring your ninja parking skills if you plan to reverse park outside the cottage, achievable but a challenge. Marking lower for cleanliness as the windows were dirty on arrival to the point that we thought an opaque film had been used on the windows, they just needed a good clean. We found this odd as only two window panes with the best view of the sea had been cleaned in the bay window, all the other windows in the house were dirty. Disappointing as the big selling point for choosing this property was for the Seaview. Reported first thing Monday morning and windows cleaned Tuesday so quickly resolved.

    Thank you your feedback, we’re glad that you enjoyed your stay at Begonia House. We spoke with the window cleaner. In fact, the windows weren’t dirty - it was a fine deposit due to salt sea spray from Storm Babet that had finished a few days previously. I’m glad that we were able to resolve that so quickly for you and hope that enhanced your stay. The owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher3.4Oct 2023

  • "Begonia House is a comfortable, spacious holiday cottage with lovely sea views."

    However the doors for both the top floor WC and en-suite shower room stick, making exiting difficult. Ground floor bathroom door doesn’t close at all, making privacy impossible. There needs to be a clear warning about the fierceness of the ground floor shower, also. We would have appreciated knowing about parking difficulties beforehand. Online photos suggest there’s parking outside the property but this isn’t possible due to the very narrow private road, and residents cars and plant pots. Even loading/unloading is extremely difficult. A note in the house suggested on street parking in Alnmouth by guests would be preferred, but in reality availability is very limited. Advance notice of this should be given. Whilst overall the house is very clean, we did find on arrival dog hair all over the ground floor beds, including on pillows and sheets, and a maggot stuck to a coffee cup in the kitchen cupboard. Finally, whilst we were a few minutes late leaving as we needed to carry luggage to a parking space some distance away, the cleaner with their family and children arrived at 10am wanting access to the property. This made our exit feel stressful & rushed.

    11.10.23 Thank you for taking the time to give your considered feedback. We’re really sorry that you encountered the problems that you detailed and we’d like to address them individually: 1) We were unaware that there was any problem with the doors. Now that you have informed us, through feedback, we have contacted the letting agents (Sykes) and their maintenance team are attending to that. On that note, if you had contacted them as soon as you were aware, during your stay, they would have offered to correct this for you. 2) We were unaware that the downstairs shower was “fierce” and will check this when the current guests leave this weekend and rectify as soon as possible. 3) With respect to parking outside the property, it should be noted that the lane is a private lane with space for one car. The lane is narrow but is navigable in an average-sized car. The letting agent will alter the information on this following your feedback. 4) The presence of dog hairs on the bedding in the ground floor bedroom and the dirty cup (maggot). We agree that this is completely unacceptable. This has been referred to the cleaning team. This is the first time in 10 years that a cleaning complaint like this has been noted so, again we sincerely apologise. It would have been very useful, and to your benefit, if this was reported to Sykes as soon as you noted the problem, so that further cleaning could have taken place. 5) The cleaning team are directed to enter the property at 10am on the day of guest departures in accordance with the terms of the holiday let. We are sorry you found their arrival “stressful” but we hope you understand that the turnaround time for cleaning and preparing the property for the next guests is very limited. Despite your difficulties we do hope that you enjoyed your stay in Alnmouth and found other aspects of the house (including the substantial welcome pack) to your satisfaction. Mr. & Mrs. McBride (owners) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison2.8Sep 2023

  • "We stayed for 3 weeks in the summer and had a great trip."

    The property is well located and great being walking distance to the beach. The listing is an accurate representation of the property. It is well appointed with everything we needed. Parking is challenging as the street is very narrow and you are encouraged to not park directly outside the property. The internet was intermittent and we couldn't get the dryer to work on the washing machine.

    Reviewed by Hannah3.8Jul 2023

  • "Lovely comfy family home, we've had a lovely week."

    .Alnmouth puts the icing on the cake..beautiful views as always xx

    Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback, we're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.1Jul 2023

  • "Wonderful place with amazing views - loved it."

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jul 2023

  • "What a wonderful well equipped spacious holiday home begonia house was."

    The window seat with amazing views was a favourite for reading relaxing and games of rummykub when weather was too wet to enjoy a cuppa on the outside bench. Definitely will be booking a return holiday. Thank you from the Semple family and Neve the whippet xxx

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jun 2023

  • "The only issue we had was that the two sofas in the lounge were uncomfortable."

    Reviewed by Sue4.7May 2023

  • "Begonia House was a wonderful property in a fantastic position."

    We would definitely come here again. Very clean and comfortable with a thoughtful welcome gift and was perfect for our family plus Mum. Thank you so much for a fabulous stay

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Apr 2023

  • "Superb property, with amazing views from top two floors."

    warm, cosy, plenty of room, seating , for the six of us. Very kind welcome pack.

    Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely week in this clean, comfortable property with a picture-perfect location and ideal proximity to the beach."

    Would recommend and return.

    Jul 2021

  • "Excellent and well equipped house with great position in the village with the benefit of great sea views."

    Oct 2019

  • "Our holiday was to celebrate an 80th birthday with 9 grandchildren + their parents."

    The 2 houses provided just the right accommodation and there was a plentiful supply of crockery/cutlery to service the whole family - thank you for all the help.

    Aug 2019

  • "Great location near both beech and local amenities."

    Fantastic views from bay window in living area. Very well equipped kitchen covering almost all needs when cooking. Definitely up there with best cottages I have rented.

    Apr 2019

  • "This is a fantastic house."

    Very well equipped. Great location. Couldn't fault it. Would highly recommend.

    Mar 2019

  • "This is a truly lovely property, maintained to a high standard of cleanliness and in excellent repair."

    It has stunning sea views and is well equipped.

    Sep 2018

  • "Absolutely lovely property with everything you could possibly need."

    Very comfortable with a stunning view from the first floor bay window.

    Aug 2018

  • "Lovely property."

    Stunning lounge and views.

    Aug 2018

  • "Perfect location for the beach and all of the village, beautiful, spacious cottage, where every possible need has been thought of and provided for."

    Jul 2018

  • "Perfect location for us and the dogs."

    Rooms all great proportions, extremely comfortable and very homely.

    Apr 2018

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Summary

  • Set over three storeys
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor twin, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Second-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • First-floor living room with open fire
  • Gas heating with open fire
  • Gas AGA oven, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • On-road parking a short walk, subject to availability
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Weekly rentals only.

The property

Nestled into a picturesque row of stone-front houses in the coastal town of Alnmouth, Begonia House is the ideal getaway for a family looking to explore the wonders of Northumberland.

Set over three floors, you will find the living room on the first-floor, where an open fire crackles in the hearth, set into a traditional marble fireplace in a room where the furniture complements the history of the property with a bold red, an ideal space to relax at the end of the day with a glass of your favourite beverage.

When stomachs start to rumble, a traditional cottage kitchen/diner houses contemporary amenities to cater to your culinary needs whilst expressing the heritage of the property through wooden roof beams and a tile floor, and there is the addition of an impressive AGA oven, and here there is a dining table for all guests to enjoy.

Three bedrooms can be discovered throughout the property, beginning with a twin bedroom on the ground floor with roof beams and easy access to a family bathroom.

A second bedroom, a double with storage and a handy en-suite, rests on the first floor, sporting sloping ceilings and with a sofa for extra seating, a second twin rests on the second floor.

The local area of Alnmouth offers activities in abundance, beginning with scenic riverside and harbourside walks, leading down to a beautiful beach where you can enjoy a stroll and a family picnic.

Alnmouth also offers a variety of local eateries so you can enjoy local produce, and a convenience store allows you to stock up on essentials.

Alnmouth also houses Old School Art gallery and England’s Oldest 9 Hole Links Golf Course, however if you would like a taste of history, head over to the next town of Warkworth where there is a magnificent castle!

Make the perfect family getaway with a stay at Begonia House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

ALNMOUTH

Alnwick 4 miles.

Situated just 4 miles east of Alnwick, Alnmouth is a charming resort popular with golfers and those seeking a peaceful holiday. The village lies on a narrow spit of land between the River Aln and the North Sea and was originally the port for Alnwick. Nowadays the area has returned to its unspoilt origins and offers a good variety of shops, pubs and restaurants as well as an excellent “links” golf course and some great rivers for fishing, as well as boasting miles and miles of splendid beaches and sand dunes to explore which afford stunning views of the North Sea. A short drive will bring you to Alnwick with its famous historic castle, The Alnwick Garden housing the Poison Garden which runs guided tours through dangerous botanicals and a variety of pubs and restaurants. Alnmouth is well situated for exploring Northumberland.

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Please note this property does not accept short breaks.