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The Old Newsagent’s

Alnwick, Northumberland (Ref. 1066702)

4.6

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "This is lovely place to stay."

    The property has real character and is brilliantly situated in the centre of Alnwick. We had a wonderful time exploring the Castle, gardens and surrounding countryside and coast. The property owner was very helpful and friendly. We’ll be back.

    Reviewed by AnthonyApr 2022

  • "We thought that this was an excellent property with all the facilities we needed."

    The proximity to the town for shopping and restaurants was fantastic. We thought it was very thoughtful of the owner to leave us a bottle of Prosecco, milk, biscuits, fudge etc. much appreciated. We hesitate to mention it but hooks or towel rails in the en-suite bathroom would be most welcome. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by LornaApr 2022

  • "The property is in a fabulous location, in the heart of Alnwick, great to walk around the town."

    The parking is extremely tight, especially if you have a longer vehicle, the rear of our 2 cars were stuck out on the pavement and the passengers had to alight via the drivers side. The property itself was very spacious and the bedrooms were lovely and big but the large rooms did mean we had to turn the heating up as they felt cold. The welcome pack was thoughtful and appreciated and the bedding was fresh and clean however the downstairs bathroom was a little underwhelming. It is very small and cramped and not great if you are taller, it also wasn’t particularly clean unfortunately. The other bathrooms and kitchens were clean though. All in all a generally pleasant property, well decorated and perfectly placed for visiting the area.

    Reviewed by MichaelaMar 2022

  • "Excellent location for exploring Alnwick, the town, castle and countryside."

    Wide range of restaurants, including the Tree House and bars in easy walking distance. Train from Alnmouth, 10mins away, to Edinburgh, an hour on the train. The parking is very tight for two cars and perhaps information on where to park if there are more than two cars or if cars are large would be helpful to have readily available and easily accessible in the property. In our case we were able to park at the property without a problem.

    Reviewed by SueOct 2021

  • "6 of us( 3 couples) had a fabulous week in this cottage in Alnwick."

    What a lovely Georgian building, centrally placed in this pretty town. The cottage had everything we needed and was very well- equipped....plenty of seating, very comfortable beds , plenty of storage space and cupboards and a lovely little garden at the back to sit out and enjoy the sun. Spread over a few floors, there was plenty of room for all of us...and we were most impressed by the large TV's in the reception rooms and bedrooms. The place was immaculately clean . Being in such an excellent location, we were able to stroll into town, walk to the castle, walk to Barter Books ( amazing place ) . We had a few trips to the coast with its stunning beaches and castles. Lindisfarne was well worth a visit. Excellent eating places are within walking distance ( best to book beforehand ). The pub over the road is excellent...also an Italian restaurant " Cafe Tirrano " and " The Dirty Bottles ". Had delicious fish and chips too ...from a nearby shop. All in all, we had a fabulous time and the cottage could not have been more perfect.

    Reviewed by JaniceSep 2021

  • "The Old Newsagent’s was fabulous holiday accommodation."

    It was very well equipped and we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We were a party of 7 and there were plenty of options to have your own space and equally we were able to all be together. We would definitely recommend/book again. Alnwick is a lovely town and there are lots of good restaurants and pubs. We found that it was best to book a day or so in advance as places were fully booked on the day. Sherkhan and Dirty Bottles were our favourites. From Alnmouth train station you can be in Edinburgh or Durham in an hour or so and we had a lovely day out in Durham. There are lovely beaches to visit along the coast and this is definitely one of our favourite holiday locations in the UK.

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2021

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Summary

  • Over four floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x third-floor super king-size with TV, 1 x second-floor king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor king-size with TV, 1 x second-floor 4' double
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • First-floor kitchen
  • First-floor utility with basin and WC
  • First-floor sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, 2 x fridge, 2 x freezer, 2 x washer/dryer, 2 x dishwasher, wine cooler, 1 x Smart TV, 3 x TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars,
  • Nearby car parks in the town, small charge payable
  • Rear lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: There are four steps down from the ground floor kitchen to the dining area
  • Note: When parking off-road there is a small kerb to mount

The property

The Old Newsagent's is a beautiful 18th century Georgian townhouse in the heart of the charming town of Alnwick, close to the Heritage Coastline.

One of the oldest properties in Alnwick, The Old Newsagent's retains much character and charm, and great care has been taken to enhance the architectural features including the original shutters and sash windows.

Refurbished and decorated to a high standard, the property boasts two kitchens; one country kitchen on the first floor which is perfect for rustling up a hearty breakfast and a fabulous ground floor kitchen with sleek cream units and everything required to produce a gourmet dinner.

Steps from the kitchen lead down to the formal dining area, perfect for the whole party to get together for a celebratory meal.

The fabulous bedrooms are situated over the ground, second and third floors and have a range of beds to suit most family members.

The pretty rear garden is accessed via the first floor kitchen and is a lovely spot to sit with a cuppa and soak up the Northumberland sunshine.

A short stroll from your townhouse will take you to the world famous Alnwick Castle and Gardens, a complex of formal gardens, fountains, poison garden and one of the world's largest wooden tree houses.

Directly opposite is an excellent pub/restaurant serving top quality food and ales and a short walk will take you to the Alnwick theatre and a lovely Italian restaurant.

From there, pass underneath the Bondgate Tower and you are in the centre of Alnwick which has lovely shops and enticing tea rooms.

Further afield, venture into the Northumberland National Park and savour a day of walking or cycling around the beautiful scenery.

Animal lovers will enjoy a day at the Northumberland Country Zoo, which is just a short and scenic drive away also.

For a day of shopping, head into the city of Newcastle to explore the expansive high street, here you will also find an excellent array of pubs cafés and restaurants.

A scenic drive will take you to the Heritage coastline with a wealth of long golden beaches and historic castles.

The Old Newsagent's is perfectly positioned for friends and families wishing to visit Alnwick Castle and Gardens and the Northumberland countryside.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location

ALNWICK

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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This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
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  • Christmas