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  • 9 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Everything was perfect."

    It's a really nice, very comfortable house which can accommodate a large party and Alnmouth is a fantastic village.

    Reviewed by William5.0Nov 2023

  • "Really good location with facilities nearby."

    The house was warm & comfortable and functioned well for our family. Considering the poor weather an entrance doormat for wet feet would be beneficial. Overall we would definitely consider another family holiday in this property.

    Reviewed by Maura3.8Oct 2023

  • "Superb property, comfortable and clean."

    Any issues we had were dealt with very quickly and efficiently.

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday exploring Northumbria and found Alnmouth a good base."

    Longshore was a comfortable property, but there were a few things that detracted from our stay in the house and really need addressing for future lets. - there are quite a lot of weeds and moss at the entrance to the property, which makes it look untidy and not very welcoming - I gashed my foot on a nail that was protruding through the floor board of one of the bedrooms, this was resolved quickly by Northumbrian Coast and Cottages, but nevertheless gave me a limp all week. - My husband was given a parking ticket on Saturday morning at 7am as he had not put the parking permit on display when he arrived late on the Friday night. Parking restrictions do not start until 8am, so we have appealed it, but not something we want to do whilst on holiday. A warning in the welcome email would have been helpful to advise guests to put this on no matter the time. - the shower tray does not drain quick enough. Only my mother in law used it after the first day as she couldn't get in the bath due to mobility issues. However she had to keep on turning it off to let it drain away during her shower. - There was no mirror in the shower room, this was in two halves resting behind the sink. - In the main bathroom the sink plug is broken and was left open. Although a little aggravating I didn't think it would cause us an issue until the toothpaste lid fell down it, I then spent 15 minutes trying the get it out of the plug, which I did manage, but this needs replacing. - We spent some lovely time outside in the patio area, however some of the chairs were broken, and the rail by the steps is loose and a bit dangerous. - The kitchen, whilst well equipped in some utensils, was very lacking in others. There are not enough mugs, knives and teaspoons. It could do with some more sharp knives, and I would have liked some small bowls or plastic bowls/plates for my two year old twins. The bowls were huge for children. Other things that would have been really useful would have been a fruit bowl, a butter dish, some serving dishes for the vege/salad etc. Also a dustpan and brush - As a word of caution we had two starlings in the log burner. We managed to get them out without any problems, but I daresay other guests may not have managed. It needs a bird guard over the chimney. I'm sorry to write such a long feedback, but I couldn't see where else to send this as there is no contact email. Overall, we had a lovely stay, but for the price I think these things need sorting.

    Reviewed by Philippa3.4Aug 2023

  • "Could have been cleaner."

    Underneath the chairs in lounge was filthy. Kids hand prints all over windows and TV. Dirty skirting boards. Empty loo rolls left in toilet. Shower head in bathroom was broken so water comes out of the side rather than the holes. Cobwebs up high. We had to rescue two birds from the wood burner as there is no cowl on the chimney. We’ve been to a property before in Alnmouth and both this and the other are maintained by Northumbria Cottages. The level of cleaning was poor with both. A mirror in the shower room was cracked, which we reported to Northumbria Cottages. They said they would contact us to sort but no one called or turned up. We were there two weeks. On a positive note, the house is great. Plenty of room, very comfy and ideally located for the beach. It’s just lacking a utility room where you can put shoes and clean dogs after a day on the beach. If the house was cleaner it would get 5 stars all day long.

    Reviewed by Robert3.8Aug 2023

  • "Had a brilliant stay."

    Know the area very well. House great for a family break. Beds and linens really good Could have done with more cooking/ serving dishes. Kitchen dishcloths and towels and possible soap powder dishwasher tablets to start off the rental. Ie one or two tablets. Stay with coquet cottages regularly and there is always an excelkent starter pack of food and kitchen essentials. , although appreciate this is expensive may be a nice addition couldn’t find cot or high chair on arrival and staff very helpful

    Reviewed by Ann4.4Jul 2023

  • "A fantastic location and a spacious house with comfy beds and lovely bathrooms."

    We loved the outside courtyard where we enjoyed meals when the sun was shining. We felt the property was missing a few things that would’ve made our stay at longshore perfect and those were a larger table in the kitchen (the dining room was so dark and we would’ve liked to have eaten in the kitchen when raining outside), some more kitchen appliances eg wooden spoons, a dishwasher friendly chopping board for meat and a cafetière. The storage in the main bedrooms was also lacking in drawer space. We would definitely book longshore again but would love to see these added extras next time.

    Reviewed by Heather4.1Jul 2023

  • "House was generally very dusty, front windows and TV covered in baby handprints and goo."

    Bloodstains on some of the bed linen. Range of pans for the amount of people not good,no measuring jug or coffee pot for fresh coffee. Bed not made up to two singles, but as luck had it one person could not come due to illness. Birds kept falling down the dining room chimney into the wood burne

    Reviewed by Susan2.5Jun 2023

  • "Overall this was a great cottage in a great location but for the price we paid I would have expected a better equipped kitchen (utensils and crockery) and some maintenance tasks competed (cable hanging out of wall above bathroom sink etc)."

    The heating wasn't working on arrival but we were given a workaround within a day to get it working.

    Hi , thank you for your feedback . I’m m sorry to hear there were maintenance issues . We knew the bathroom mirror and cable had been broken on a previous visit and understood this would be repaired before your visit so we shall certainly get that fixed immediately. Also we will carry out an inventory of crockery and utensils as we may need to replenish any that have been broken or lost . I’m glad you enjoyed your visit despite these issues . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ed3.8Jun 2023

  • "Perfect! We'll be back!"

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay . Looking forward to having you back . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Apr 2023

  • "We stayed over the Christmas period and had a really great time in Alnmouth and Longshore."

    The house was super clean on arrival and great to find the heating on at a nice temperature. We were a party of 9 so using all the space and never felt crowded throughout the stay, with a big cosy lounge. We made use of the open fire and dining area stove with fuel purchased opposite the railway station. Cooking Christmas dinner for 9 people was fine though a few more bowls would have been useful (not enough proper dessert bowls for 9 people) and there were only 6 mugs for teas and coffees. There were a couple of maintenance issues that we reported (a blind and shower). To be really clear none of these things stopped us enjoying a really lovely house that felt very homely and worked for us at a lovely time of year in our favourite village. A great stay was had and the communications with Northumbria Cottages were really great before and during the stay.

    Thank you for your feedback . We have some mugs and bowls which sometimes get broken so appreciate the information. So glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Dec 2022

  • "We cannot recommend it highly enough to anyone thinking of booking it."

    Loads of space, clean and warm and in the heart of Alnmouth. Two parking permits and space nearby if you have more cars. we are looking to book next year

    PaulaOct 2021

  • "Large,spacious property situated very close to the beach and local amenities."

    Nice quality bedding and towels . The house provides most things for a wonderful stay.

    PaulaOct 2021

  • "Stayed here, 8 adults in 2 families."

    Lovely period house in the centre of Alnmouth. Lots of space and property nicely furnished and everything we needed for our week away. Nice private courtyard to the rear ideal for our evenings in. Would highly recommend this property for larger families/groups and Northumberland cottages were excellent in their communications.

    JoanneJul 2021

  • "Perfect location just moments from the most beautiful beach."

    Very clean and well appointed house. Would definitely stay again.

    JoanneJun 2021

  • "This is a newly refurbished property situated 2 minutes from the beach and riverside."

    It is finished to a high standard and the rooms are large and airy, in particular the bright sunny kitchen to the rear, which also leads out to a small private courtyard with tables and chairs. This is a great family holiday home.

    PaulaMay 2021

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This property is part of the Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages collection.
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  • Three storeys
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x single, 2 x second-floor king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Gas central heating with open fire and woodburrning stove
  • Electric oven and grill, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, selection of books, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request
  • Parking permits for on-street parking for 2 cars
  • Private courtyard garden, patio furniture, storage for bikes
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.2 miles, beach 0.7 miles
  • Note: If you wish the king-size or super-king-size to be made up as twin, please let us know
  • Note: A refundable security deposit of £150 is payable

The property

Resting in the heart of delightful Alnmouth in Northumberland, Longshore is a spectacular, three storey Victorian property which offers spacious and tasteful accommodation, perfect for holidays for families and friends alike.

Having carefully retained its character, the property has been meticulously renovated to offer all the mod cons you would expect from a high end holiday home.

The sitting room is no exception with solid wood flooring and an ornamental open fireplace creating a traditional vibe while comfy seating and chic soft furnishings add a stylish finishing touch to the space.

The impressive, extended kitchen/diner is sleek and contemporary and yet is still warm and welcoming with a fully fitted kitchen offering everything needed to produce great food for the whole holiday party and with a rustic dining table and chairs adjoining the space, guests can take a seat, pour themselves a glass of their favourite tipple and keep the chef company.

When the food is ready to serve up, there is the formal dining room all ready to greet guests with a warming woodburning stove helping to make a great focal point to the room and is somewhere you can imagine spending many happy hours putting the world to rights, drinking, dining and enjoying each other’s company.

If the weather allows, then there is a small but perfectly formed sunny courtyard garden where you can carry on the party outside.

At bedtime, there are five wonderfully appointed bedrooms to choose from; two super-king-sizes, two king-sizes and a single.

All are equally well presented and offer a restful place to lay your weary heads so that in the morning you’ll be refreshed and raring to go, ready to explore the delights of Alnmouth which is within a short walk where you will find a good selection of shops and eateries as well as a golf course and miles of sandy beaches.

Take a short drive to Alnwick, famous for its castle and gardens, or drive a little further to attractions such as Hadrian’s Wall, Howick Hall and Gardens, Dunstanburgh Castle and Northumberland Country Zoo.

Take a boat trip over to the Farne Islands where you might catch sight of an unusual bird or seal.

If you love wildlife, then you’ve come to the right place with RSPB reserves at Annstead Dunes and Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre.

Activities worth having a go at while you’re here include golf at Alnmouth Golf Club, horse-riding at Slate Hall Riding Centre, surfing at Bamburgh Castle Beach and sailing at Beadnell Sailing Club.

For an outstanding property in a superb location, Longshore ticks all the boxes and promises the very best of holidays.

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

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About the location


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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Note: If you wish the king-size or super-king-size to be made up as twin, please let us know
Note: A refundable security deposit of £150 is payable

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas