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The Boathouse (Alnmouth)

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Alnmouth, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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  • comfortable (9)
  • estuary (9)
  • equipped (8)

24 Customer Reviews

  • "Property is in great location but needs some tlc."

    Kitchen is below standard for such a property.

    Dear Sarah- a new kitchen, is being fitted in October - we try very hard to maintain the property to a high standard and upgrade areas as soon as practically possible. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Sep 2023

  • "This is our 3rd time at the Boathouse and we had another wonderful holiday."

    We love its position with the added bonus of parking. Perhaps because it is coming to the end of the holiday season it is beginning to need some attention to paintwork etc but this certainly did not affect our holiday and we have already booked again for next year.

    So pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay again. For your information a new kitchen is being fitted in October and new windows and redecoration in November. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice4.7Aug 2023

  • "Love this property."

    This was our second time visiting and have booked for next year.

    Reviewed by Collette5.0Jun 2023

  • "You rang me about a leak in the bedroom as we were travelling up on the first Saturday."

    Someone came to fix it but unfortunately it still leaked we put a bowl and put a tea towel round the leak as the carpet was getting wetter and wetter. I called you to advise that the leak was still leaking and you advised us to leave the key we did this as requested. We think someone came in because the linen cupboard door upstairs was open and this was previously locked but the leak was still leaking. As we had no further contact from you we went out, however when we returned later that day someone had been in the property as the linen cupboard was locked again but the leak was still not fixed. Also you might want to tell the owners that the oven does not work correctly the first time we tried to use it it tripped the electric so it must have a faulty connection somewhere. The oven door does not shut with a seal it only fans cold air. We had taken some food with us to have but due to the oven not working we had to use the microwave. As you will be aware microwave food is ok for re heating but if you have to cook in one some food items just go soggy so we ended up throwing them away. To be honest the whole place needed a pull through if you’re paying well over a thousand pounds and it’s not even in high season yet, you expect things to at least work correctly.

    Reviewed by A2.5May 2023

  • "The house is in a stunning location with views onto the estuary and beyond."

    The house itself is well equipped, spacious and warm. The garden is beautiful and for those going in the summer is ideal for sitting out in. Could not fault this place.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely stay at The Boathouse, what an amazing property and beautiful views."

    We also had the benefit of lovely weather. We were a little apprehensive because of some of the property reviews but felt these were totally unjustified, certainly in terms of the property being 'tired'. It was comfortable, warm, spacious and well-equipped. No better spot for enjoying a cup of coffee overlooking the harbour each morning! We will definitely book this property again.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Mar 2023

  • "We really love staying at The Boathouse, but it definitely needs a little TLC before we’d consider booking again."

    It’s starting to look tired, and issues from last year remained this year with some having got worse. Examples of this: - Bath (which is otherwise lovely) has no overflow pipe connected, and an exposed hole meaning there is a risk of flooding if the bath is filled. -cupboards and drawers in the kitchen are tired and some difficult to open (drawers) /need hinges fixing (cupboard above the oven) -equipment in kitchen was broken- cheese grater, but kitchen was well stocked otherwise, although a random selection of glasses rather than 8 of each type. -tiles down the side of the en-suite below the sink were mouldy- and need a good clean. -paintwork that is marked and needs touching up/redoing once a year. All of the above said, the cottage furniture, set up, and location works well, and if the above could just be addressed I think it would justify the cost. Thanks Karen

    Reviewed by Karen4.1Feb 2023

  • "A lovely property in a good position."

    All you need inside to have a good and comfortable stay. The property is though a little tired and some TLC would at some stage be a good idea. Having said that it did not stop us having a wonderful time. The private parking was also a bonus.

    Reviewed by Maxine4.7Dec 2022

  • "Excellent location, spacious and well equipped accommodation."

    Will definitely be back.

    Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic property with amazing views."

    Perfect location and really well equipped and comfortable. Thankyou we had a lovely week and hope to book again.

    Feb 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at this excellent property."

    Although we were only a group of four there would have been plenty of room for eight. Plenty of kitchen equipment, seating and good bathrooms. So close to beach and small village with a great deli and a couple of restaurants. Thoroughly recommend it for a holiday in Northumberland.

    Nov 2021

  • "Love the refurbishment."

    The sofas are comfortable and new bedroom furniture useful.

    Jun 2021

  • "Well appointed property."

    In close proximity to all amenities with bonus of two car spaces. Clean, warm and comfortable with spectacular estuary views . This is our second time at this property and a favourite of ours.

    Oct 2019

  • "Lovely house and location always enjoy staying at The Boathouse."


    Mar 2019

  • "This was a half-term break with a couple, two girls, Grandma and Chilly, our dog."

    It was a perfect place for us. The house itself was more than big enough and well equipped. It was a comfortable house and we especially enjoyed the view over the estuary and sunsets. We were on the beach in literally seconds and Alnmouth is a lovely, special little place. It's also especially dog friendly. We'd recommend The Boathouse and Alnmouth.

    Feb 2019

  • "Well equipped family holiday home with excellent views over the estuary."

    Jan 2019

  • "A fantastically furnished cottage, great layout for large group of friends or family."

    Excellent location, minutes from beach with stunning views of estuary. Off street parking a big bonus in a very busy village. Great place for a family Christmas.

    Dec 2018

  • "Excellent standard of accommodation in a great location."

    Very cosy and spacious. Gorgeous safe enclosed garden.

    Oct 2018

  • "We loved our stay at The Boathouse."

    The property was very clean, warm & comfortable. It was also very well equipped with plenty of crockery & pans for self catering meals. The views were lovely over the estuary. The big bonus, as veterans of Alnmouth holidays, was the ample parking off the road with gates.

    Oct 2018

  • "Good location and plenty of space."

    Beds were comfortable. The village was nice and friendly. Very good place to stay.

    Jun 2018

  • "Spacious,light accommodation."

    Beautiful view of the estuary. Great to have off road parking. Well equipped. Central village location, but quiet. Will probably stay again.

    Jun 2018

  • "Good size for the group and perfectly placed for access to the beach."

    May 2018

  • "Great location, quiet but easy to access beach and village amenities, with off road parking and dog friendly."

    Fantastic view over the estuary. Great space, comfortable and well equipped. Bathrooms, bed linen and towels spotlessly clean.

    May 2018

  • "Homely property with everything you need including a nice welcome pack."

    Offers the best views of the ever changing estuary.

    Apr 2018

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  • Reverse living
  • Four ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x bunk bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First-floor kitchen
  • Ground-floor utility
  • First-floor cloakroom
  • First-floor open-plan living space with dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi, collection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Private off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed gardens, patio area, patio furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.3 miles, beach 0.8 miles
  • Note: The property has an open staircase so please bear this in mind when booking

The property

Just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Aln Estuary, The Boathouse near Alnmouth in Northumberland boasts uninterrupted views over the estuary and beyond and is the perfect base for a family on holiday or a small get-together of family and friends.

The living space is arranged over the first-floor in order to maximise the captivating coastal views with an inviting sitting area adjoining French doors opening onto a balcony overlooking the estuary, the ideal spot for soaking up the views.

The delightful kitchen is fully fitted with all that is needed to create delicious food for the whole holiday party and the adjacent dining area has been designed to offer an inviting and sociable space in which to drink, dine and enjoy each other’s company.

The bedrooms are all located on the ground-floor and offer a restful sanctuary of calm after a hectic day of holidaying.

Outside, there is plenty of space for the children to explore and the adults to sit and relax and for everyone to enjoy the sublime sea views.

Just a short walk from the property is the pretty village of Alnmouth which boasts miles of sandy beaches as well as a golf course and a good selection of shops and eateries.

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.

With its idyllic coastal location and beautifully presented accommodation, The Boathouse delivers guests a truly memorable holiday.

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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: The property has an open staircase so please bear this in mind when booking

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas