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Dodds Nook

(Ref. 1113350)

Alnwick, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage a stones throw away from the centre of Alnwick."

    Property had everything we needed during our stay. We really enjoyed our stay - highly recommended

    Thank you very much for taking time to share your feedback, Samuel and for recommending Dodds Nook. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and found everything you needed in the cottage. We hope to welcome you back to Alnwick again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samuel5.0Feb 2024

  • "Small but comfortable with a handy location seconds from the high street."

    Thank you for taking time to share your feedback, Steven. We are glad you found the cottage comfortable and enjoyed your stay in Alnwick. We hope to welcome you back to Dodds Nook again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, immaculate, everything you need was there"

    Thank you very much for taking time to leave your feedback on Dodds Nook, Susan. We are delighted to hear that you found the cottage immaculate with everything you needed. We hope to welcome you back to Alnwick again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very comfortable and nice welcome pack."

    But only one spare toilet roll (had to buy more - annoying as we had to bring spares back in already full cases on the train), soap dispenser in bathroom empty and limited number of dishwasher tablets.

    Thank you for taking time to share your feedback, Anna.. We are so pleased to hear that you found Dodds Nook comfortable and enjoyed your welcome pack. We take all comments on board and will let our housekeeping team know about the soap dispenser. As the property is self catering, items such as dishwasher tablets and toilet paper are meant as a starter. We hope to welcome you back to Alnwick again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anna4.7Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a fantastic location."

    Well set up cottage, plenty of room and very comfortable. Great location a couple of minutes stroll from the centre of Alnwick so everything virtually on your doorstep, but far enough away that you very rarely hear any noise. Lovely little outside seating area for a glass of wine of an evening watching the bats flying around between the buildings. Perfect location for exploring both the coast and inland. Parking, whilst not immediately outside the property, is no problem, just around the corner (less then a minute away). Space always available and a residents parking permit provided.

    Thank you for your feedback, Stephen. We are delighted you found Dodds Nook so comfy for your stay and convenient for your Northumberland coastal and inland adventures. It is wonderful to hear that you saw the bats flying around the rooftops whilst you enjoyed a glass of wine outside in the evenings.. We (and the bats) hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Quirky and comfortable accommodation."

    A five-minute walk to the centre where there are good restaurants. Parking very near by and always available. Directions to the property are of a low quality.

    Thank you for taking time to share your feedback, Joan. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Dodds Nook and found the cottage comfortable. We have reported the low-quality directions to Google Maps and hope these will be amended soon. We hope to welcome you back to Alnwick again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Dodds Nook is a lovely little property situated literally within a minutes walk of the centre of Alnwick, but nevertheless a quiet retreat."

    As just two people with one knee high dog it was plenty big enough for us for the few days we stayed there, but for the maximum of 4 people and 2 dogs it would be a squeeze I think. Having said this the cottage interior is modern, clean, comfortable and very well kept and any comments, concerns or suggestions written into the maintenance book by previous visitors had been noted and attended to, so I have no doubt that the couple of comments on minor things that I left will also be treated in the same way. Overall a very pleasant stay for both us and our dog, and we would happily return in future.

    Thank you for your feedback, Alys. We are delighted you enjoyed Dodds Nook! Great to hear you had a lovely holiday in Alnwick with your dog. Thank you for noting any maintenance issues in our little maintenance book - these will be attended to asap. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alys4.4May 2023

  • "We had a great time at Dodds Nook, its a lovely little cottage, very comfortable and in a fantastic location."

    Many Thanks

    Thank you for your feedback, Paul. We are delighted you found the cottage comfy and enjoyed your stay in Alnwick. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Apr 2023

  • "It was a beautiful property for me and boyfriend."

    The house was cosy and perfect for a weekend getaway. The second bedroom is probably a little small for two people but this bother us as we didn’t use it. Location is great and overall felt like a home away from home :)

    Thanks for your feedback, Niall. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Dodds Nook. We hope to welcome you and your boyfriend again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Niall4.7Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in the centre of Alnwick, really close to lots of pubs and restaurants but in a secluded pedestrianised area so lovely and quiet."

    Well equipped kitchen and a nice hamper on arrival. It is a bit snug for 4 adults, we went as a couple and had a couple of friends stay for a night but would be perfect for 2 or 3

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday in Alnwick and staying in Dodds Nook. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Feb 2023

  • "The property is lovely and well situated but we found it very cramped downstairs for 4 adults - 2 people actually went home after 2 nights."

    During the winter we expect to spend more time at the cottage and it just wasn’t comfortable for 4 to relax on an evening . I also feel the description of courtyard with furniture is misleading as it is more of a walkway . The beds were very comfortable as was the settee. Disappointing Christmas decorations and poor welcome hamper ( one loaf of bread !) despite reading comments about the wonderful welcome packs previous guests had received - especially difficult to swallow given we had paid a premium price for new year. The bathroom requires an extractor fan as it was too cold to open the window and when four people have showered there is a lot of condensation. Diffusers are a nice touch but all were empty! Internet did not work all week. Whilst furnishings etc are good and there are plenty of kitchen utensils plates etc I found the lack of attention to detail and care disappointing! Not the level I expect of a 4✔️ Sykes cottage.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased to hear that you found Dodds Nook lovely, clean, and well situated with comfortable beds and settee. We are sorry you found it too small for your party. Thank you for your feedback regarding the description of the outside space - we are new to owning a holiday cottage so are eager to learn from feedback and will review the description asap. Thank you for letting us know how much you would have valued a seasonal gift for your New Year stay – this is a lovely idea, and we have now arranged to provide seasonal gifts during all holiday seasons going forward. We have also started to gather all of the welcome pack into one place as, although the fresh bread was in the guest info basket, the welcome pack had been spread throughout the cottage including: butter and milk in the fridge; a generous selection of black, green and herbal teas in the kitchen along with a pyramid of miniature jams, coffee pods, sugar, salt, pepper, washing up liquid and dishwasher tablets; and shampoo, body wash, body lotion and specialty soaps in the bathroom. There are also usually fresh seasonal flowers on the dining table to welcome all of our guests, so we hope these were also provided for your arrival – if not, we apologise and have now put a backup plan in place in case the local florist closes due to seasonal holidays. Thank you for letting us know the room diffusers needed to be topped up – these are now refilled with organic scents from a local fair trade shop. We have also added a new maintenance book to the guest info basket so that minor maintenance issues and suggestions can be noted there. We are very sorry to hear that the WiFi didn’t work during your stay - please be assured that we logged a formal complaint with BT and an engineer has now rectified an external fault. Thank you again for taking the time to share your feedback - we wish you all the very best for 2023. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natalie3.8Dec 2022

  • "We have had a lovely stay at Dodds Nook!"

    It is the perfect location in the centre of Alnwick. The cottage is modern and cosy and has everything you could wish for during your stay. We were over the moon with everything and will definitely be staying again! Thank you very much☺️

    We're really pleased you've had a lovely stay . Thank you for the feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Olivia5.0Sep 2022

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  • 1 x double bedroom, 1 x single bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher
  • TV, radio, WiFi, and selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated parking place
  • Two well-behaved, small-to-medium size dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Upper Dodds Lane is non-accessible by car, designated parking bay is on nearby residential street
  • Note: The stairs up to the first floor are steep, please take care

The property

Nestled down a quiet, residential street in Alnwick, Northumberland is this charming cottage, Dodds Nook.

Although a peaceful setting, the cottage rests in the heart of Alnwick and close to fantastic amenities, making this a wonderful base for three people.

An allocated parking space is available on a nearby residential street, before heading down the pedestrianised Upper Dodds Lane to find your home-away-from-home.

Be welcomed by an attractive, open-plan living space that offers rest and refuge after the day's adventures; impressive artwork and décor makes Dodds Nook a homely, characterful setting welcoming two well-behaved dogs of small-to-medium size, so you don't have to leave your canine companion at home!

The group's chef can prepare a delicious evening meal in the kitchen-dining area, equipped with an electric oven, hob, fridge with ice box, and rustic dining with bench seating.

Listen to music or watch TV and sink into the plush corner sofa, whilst the warmth of the electric fire adds extra comfort on colder days.

Climb the stairs to find beautiful, heavy oak doors leading into one double bedroom, one single bedroom and a bathroom; the first double features sloped ceilings and a Velux window, alongside built-in storage to unpack your belongings.

After trekking along Northumberland's coast, a contemporary bathroom with bath and shower over welcomes you to toast your towel on the heated towel rail and freshen up for the evening.

You'll be around the corner from the attractions of a historic market town; plenty of restaurants and pubs invite you to take a break from cooking, whilst Alnwick Castle is the perfect spot to wander through abundant gardens and admire the historic setting, famous for being the site of Hogwarts School in the Harry Potter films!

Northumberland boasts a variety of spectacular sights to suit all guests, including Alnmouth resting on the east coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where guests can walk, cycle or horse ride along the dramatic landscape.

Bamburgh lies further north of Dodds Nook and is a must-visit for history lovers to tour Bamburgh Castle, with extraordinary grounds and rooms overlooking a pristine beach.

Venture into Northumberland National Park to escape the hustle and bustle in one of Britain's least visited National Parks, with fresh air, remote footpaths and plenty of hidden gems offering breath-taking, panoramic views.

A perfect base to start your adventure through Northumberland National Park, Rothbury is home to traditional pubs and eateries, and the spectacular National Trust’s Cragside country home surrounded by woodland.

Choose Dodds Nook as your holiday home to explore the history and landscapes of Northumberland.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


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
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas