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Beals Yard

(Ref. 1077652)

Alnwick, Northumberland Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Beals Yard is a secluded cottage in the centre of Alnwick and steeped in history, which was exactly what we wanted for our visit."

    The cottage is private, cosy, warm and comfortable and thoughtful touches such as a welcome hamper and a comprehensive guide to the local area with recommendations of how we could spend our time. We really enjoyed spending time in the cottage and would recommend Beals Yard to anyone who wants to use Alnwick as a base if exploring Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Corinne4.4Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay in this beautiful little cottage."

    It was very warm, clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated. Everything needed was there and the owner kindly provided us with a welcome pack for us and our dog as well as other little extras. Clearly a lot of thought has gone into this rental.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. I enjoyed meeting Freya! Please come again. Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jan 2024

  • "Alison the owner was very helpful and the welcome package for us and our dog was very generous ."

    Very much appreciated after a long journey

    Thank you very much. Please come again . Alison. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheena3.8Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage in the centre of Alnwick."

    Lovely warm and comfortable with everything we needed. The welcome basket was a real treat. We will definitely use it again

    Thank you, please come again. Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Oct 2023

  • "Beals Yard is a very lovely bit of secluded sanctuary and a wonderful peace of history."

    My family are from Alnwick so I have come for holidays all my life. Staying at Beals yard was fantastic as it had family connections, so amazing to be able to stay here. I couldn't think of anywhere better to stay if travelling by yourself or a couple. Alison was amazing, a fantastic host and couldn't do enough and the welcome hamper was very much appreciated. Beals yard is a great location, central to everything in Alnwick and great base to explore beautiful Northumberland. It has everything you could need. Thank you Alison again!

    Thank you. I really enjoyed meeting you and your lovely relatives. Please visit again! Kind regards, Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our second stay in 2023, again lovely location in Alnwick for all facilities cottage welcome pack for us and the dog was very good ."

    Cottage was cosy and owner couldn't be more helpful.

    Thank you so much. Hope to see you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fabulously quiet and extremely comfortable stay."

    Amazing welcome pack for ourselves and one for our dog! Alison is a great host and very helpful too. Situated in a great spot in centre of Alnwick and easy access to the rest of Northumberland. Only thing that could be improved on are the directions for the free parking, which is literally tucked away around the corner but the lovely friendly people of Alnwick pointed us in the right direction. Would definitely stay at Beals Yard again

    Thank you very much and thank you for the lovely flowers! Please come again! Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Faith5.0Jul 2023

  • "A hidden gem."

    A beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings hidden away in the centre of Alnwick. The owner was very welcoming and gave us lots of useful information to get the most of our stay. The cottage was very clean, comfortable, tastefully decorated and felt like a real home. Fabulous area with lots to see and do. Lots of dog friendly places to eat and visit. Ideal for a couple and a dog. There were so many good places to eat and takeaways on the doorstep that we did not feel the need to cook. One of the best cottages we have stayed in. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Thank you very much, I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. Please come again. Regards, Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely, clean and in a quiet location."

    The welcome pack both for us and the dog was excellent. We would certainly like to return.

    Thank you Mr and Mrs W and Fern. Come again anytime. Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent location - lovely accommodation"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2023

  • "This beautiful cottage is perfectly placed for exporing all Alnwick has to offer."

    Short walk to the castle, gardens and fabulous Barters Books. The cottage itself is lovely, clean, well equipped, stylish and extremely comfortable, a real find. A thoughtful welcoming hamper on arrival was much appreciated (especially the Prosecco), thank you Alison (cottage owner). We will definitely be booking again in the near future

    Thank you very much. It would be lovely to see you again. Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely ,comfortable property perfect for the 2 of us plus our dog."

    Centrally located so very convenient . Was slightly concerned about the parking arrangements but that didn’t prove to be a problem. Alison was a lovely generous host. We hope to return sometime.

    Thank you so much. It would be lovely to see you again. Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2023

  • "The property hit all the right spots."

    It was positioned perfectly in the centre of town, but the courtyard aspect gave you the privacy we loved. Add the lovely touches within the property & Alisons warm welcome we will definitely be back.

    Thank you very much. It would be lovely to see you again. Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Mar 2023

  • "I left Alison feedback"

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent cottage in a perfect location."

    Comfortable with good tv,fridge and cooker. Lovely welcome hamper.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2022

  • "A beautiful clean and comfortable cottage ideal for a couple and a pooch."

    The kitchen is only small giving you the ideal excuse to try all of the wonderful pubs, restaurants and takeaways but you can cook meals if you wish. The cottage is a little hidden treasure slap bang in the middle of the main road of Alnwick yet so peaceful. We enjoyed our stay so much we are looking to book again next year.

    Reviewed by Kim4.7Sep 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Beal’s Yard."

    Alison was very welcoming and helpful. Scones/milk and Prosecco were very gratefully received. Our spaniel had treats too! Comfortable and peaceful. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2022

  • "Just lovely as is the owner."

    would recommend to friends.

    Thank yo! Please come again. Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay last week in Beals Yard cottage."

    The accommodation was in a central location with easy access to shops , restaurants and bars. Alison the owner was very informative and provided plenty of useful information of places to visit in the surrounding areas. Will definitely be going back!!!

    Thank you, please come again. Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely week spent at Beals Yard."

    Good location for getting to coastal areas. Plenty of local places to eat and drink without having to drive . Owner was very welcoming and left a much appreciated welcome pack which included Presseco and a local beer. Would book again if we came back to the area.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2022

  • "Beals Yard is ideally placed and a really comfortable accommodation for exploring the places of interest in Alnwick and the Northumbrian coast."

    As a car owner I fell into a routine of parking outside the property for a maximum of two hours before 6pm when arriving back from a day out and then driving to a 24 hour free carpark before 8am the following morning. The welcome provided by Alison was really good and the few gifts in the kitchen appreciated. I strongly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2022

  • "Very clean and comfortable."

    Location good. Host very helpful with info. Small improvements would help: bathroom door squeaky and clearer info on parking disc. Very good value for money.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, ideally situated for shops and restaurants."

    Alison left a really great welcome hamper, it made the star of the holiday more memorable. Great place to visit all the local castles and beaches

    Mr and Mrs M were the perfect guests and we enjoyed having them and their dog. Thank you for your feedback and please come again. Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Apr 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay in Beals Yard, from the picture we didn’t expect it to be so close to the main street but it was very quiet and convenient."

    Lovely cosy cottage, the welcome pack from the owner was a very nice touch. Above the usual holiday home standard.

    Reviewed by Sue3.8Mar 2022

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable week in an extremely well positioned and very comfortable cottage."

    A couple of tiny improvements which could be easily accomplished ….. The cups, though attractive, are awkward to hold and to carry downstairs, particularly without a tray. A couple of mugs would be useful. Perhaps a foldable washing-up drainer would also be advantageous. These are minor points which in no way detracted from our overall enjoyment and satisfaction with Alison's cottage.

    Thank you for your feedback, I will act on the issues raised. There is a tray in the kitchen as I did realise one was necessary to carry things downstairs. It is in the cupboard with the toaster, on top of the microwave. I am glad you chose Beals Yard. Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Mar 2022

  • "Visiting Alnwick and staying in Alison’s flat has been a pleasure this week , I would defiantly recommend staying there , Alison has thought of everything you may need and leaves some lovely treats for you on arrival ."

    I would love to stay there again and to continue our travels around Northumberland .

    Thank you, please come again! Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Mar 2022

  • "An unusual, charming cottage which was very well appointed, clean and comfortable."

    It’s central location was very convenient and Alison, the owner, couldn’t have been more welcoming and attentive. When next we decide to spend some time in beautiful Northumberland we will definitely be trying to book Beal’s Yard.

    Thank you very much. I hope to see you both again soon. Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Mar 2022

  • "Alison made us feel very welcome."

    The complimentary basket was lovely on arrival. The cottage is so well situated right in the centre of town. Would definitely book again

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Feb 2022

  • "A lovely property - very comfortable and really convenient for exploring Alnwick and the beautiful coastline."

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Feb 2022

  • "This was a lovely little holiday property – very well appointed and with a lot of attention to detail."

    We particularly liked the fact that the rooms were spacious, and we very much appreciated the generous welcome basket. In the evenings, it was good to have a much larger than average TV to watch, complete with Netflix. We have been to Alnwick on a number of occasions, but Beals Yard is by far the best cottage we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Feb 2022

  • "This was a lovely place to stay for a break in Northumbria."

    The facilities were excellent, with nothing forgotten. The bed was comfortable, the living room was cozy and the welcome pack very generous. Alison was a great host with lots of good ideas about things to do. We will definitely be back! Thank you

    Thank you very much. Please come back! Ali Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2022

  • "It was one of the loveliest cottage we have stayed in."

    Eveything thing you needed was they its very clean and very comfortable. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Nov 2021

  • "Perfect location and lovely cottage."

    We couldn't have asked for more. Alison was very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by Keith Leonard4.7Oct 2021

  • "Great place to stay in a lovely centre."

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Oct 2021

  • "We enjoyed staying at Beals Yard very much and the property was clean and welcoming."

    A slight problem for me in that the bed was a little too soft for my bad back. Alnwick is a good base for getting to very interesting places within a short drive. We visited Bamburgh, Cragside, Holy Island and of course Alnwick castle and gardens. For anyone visiting in the next few weeks, be aware that the area is very busy, especially with regards to eating. We tried 8 venues one evening all of which were fully booked. So my advice is to book early in your stay.

    Reviewed by Rosa4.4Sep 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Alison is an excellent host and provided a very generous ‘starter pack’

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jul 2021

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Summary

  • Reverse-level accommodation
  • One ground-floor king-size bedroom with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking available for two hours outside the property with a free 24 hour car park nearby
  • Secure cycle storage
  • Enclosed garden with gravelled area and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Please note: Babes in arms welcome
  • Please note: This property is not wheelchair accessible

The property

Beals Yard is a beautifully-presented, reverse-level annex, situated in an wonderful 1760 Grade II listed building resting in Alnwick, Northumberland.

Offering a delightful courtyard, perfect for the summer months and a fabulous décor, this property is ideal for a romantic retreat at any time of year.

Arriving at the property, climb the stairs to the first-floor open-plan living space and settle in to your home away from home.

The kitchen offers an electric oven and hob so you can whip up a delicious dinner for your other half to enjoy.

From here, snuggle up on the stylish sofa and watch a film on the Smart TV.

When sleep calls, make your way back down to the ground floor, home to a king-size bedroom with a bright and airy décor and an en-suite bathroom where you can freshen up ahead of another busy day of exploring your surroundings.

Outside, spend the warmer evenings out in the courtyard; lined with mature plants and shrubbery with a bistro set resting in the gravelled area, the courtyard offers a peaceful place to savour a good glass of wine with your loved one.

While staying at Beals Yard, take a stroll around the famous The Alnwick Garden, a magnificent network of gardens boasting a cascading fountain and marvellous treehouse restaurant.

If you want to brush up on your history, the 1836 church conversion, Bailiffgate Museum is within easy reach and offers a fascinating insight into the town's culture.

Fans of Harry Potter will enjoy a day exploring the set of Hogwarts School at Alnwick Castle, with events taking place throughout the year, you won't want to miss it.

Barter Books, one of the largest second hand book shops in the country is situated in the original station and only a two minutes walk away, it is a fascinating building with a great café serving food all day and also has an ice cream parlour.

Alnwick Playhouse is within a close distance, it stages theatre events, is a library, gallery, cinema and also houses a tourist information office, and again there is a lovely café serving breakfast, lunches, pre-theatre meals, drinks and cakes.

There are many walks from the house along the River Aln or in Hulne park.

Nearby you can spend a day at the beach, which is just a short and scenic drive away, or venture out to Craster Harbour to discover a delightful port with stunning views over the sea, beaches are all dog-friendly.

Further up the coast is Lindisfarne Farm or Holy Island, approached via a tidal causeway, visit the castle refurbished by architect Edwin Lutyens, and take a wander through the Gertrude Jekyll garden.

The priory is an atmospheric and special building standing in the centre of the island.

Further afield is the lively city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne which is home to plenty of shops, pubs, restaurants and cafés to fuel your excursions; why not treat yourself to a shopping spree and a romantic meal before heading back to your dwelling.

You can take the train from Alnmouth to Newcastle or for a special treat spend a day in Edinburgh sampling all it has to offer, only an hours comfortable journey away.

Beals Yard is a superb retreat you can return to year after year.

Please Note: The owner requests you ensure you add your dog to the booking so they can set the property up for you accordingly. Only 1 dog allowed unless previously arranged with the owner.

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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:

  • Winter