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Dorothy Forster Court

(Ref. 1122111)

Alnwick, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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  • alnwick (11)
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  • well (10)
  • everything (9)

30 Customer Reviews

  • "This cottage was lovely through out."

    Couldn’t fault a thing. Seats and beds very comfortable. Very little outside noise even though it’s on the road and there was plenty parking spaces 50 mtrs away. Def recommend it and def go back

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Nov 2023

  • "My wife and I loved the house, its location and accessibility to old Alnwick."

    Our main concern was parking but as it turned out, not a problem as we could always find a spot for the night between the castle entrance and the Bailiffgate museum. The fridge has not been fixed (no freezer, no door handle so had to prise it open with fingers). Other than that everything was OK, even the misfitting doors! Bathroom a bit tight but OK. Beds very comfortable. Overall, very clean. We will certainly return.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely place."

    Well appointed. Comfortable, except beds weren't particularly so. Duvets left us slightly cold (heating was off overnight). A double rather than two singles would also be an improvement.

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.4Sep 2023

  • "A perfect apartment for two."

    Has everything you need and in a great location.

    Reviewed by Helga5.0Sep 2023

  • "Everything needed in the cottage for your needs."

    On arriving we experienced 3 days of diy above including hammering, drilling and moving furniture not a good start. After the weekend the noise upstairs wasn’t to bad but definitely not creaky floorboards. *Note the step up to the shower is high and difficult for my husband with mobility problems.

    Reviewed by Clare4.4Aug 2023

  • "The only thing was the noise from the apartment above"

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Jul 2023

  • "The welcome pack, slippers and milk in the fridge were all nice touches, the level of cleanliness and overall decor was very pleasant."

    The advertised picture of the courtyard should be removed, it has nothing to do with the property and appears to be used rather than the less flattering entry to the cottage. The cabinet above the toilet in the very small bathroom was a bump to the head for us both, maybe remove it? The strong smelling scented oils in the bedroom are presumably used to mask the musty damp smell (we understand the property is very old) but can be an issue for asthmatics. The list of chores to carry out prior to leaving seemed a little over the top.

    Hello Paul, thanks for your feedback. I hope you enjoyed your stay in Northumberland and got to see some of the beautiful places in the county. I appreciate your comments about the welcome pack, cleanliness and decor, thank you. In relation to the other points you make: I will arrange to get another photo added of the front as you suggest but the advertised photo isn't of the courtyard in particular although it is in the shot, it's of the rear of the property which happens to incorporate a courtyard as there is one there. We think it's is a nice photo showing off the ancient architecture of the building that people will appreciate (and do appreciate as they've told me) The Jo Malone scented oils in the house are not there to mask any smells, they are there because we've had great feedback on them in the past because people think they smell nice. I do realise that maybe they're not everyone's bag, sorry if you found them too strong, I hope you moved them out of the rooms if that was the case. The list of 'chores' you mention is a particularly interesting comment as all we ask guests to do at the end of their stay is put any rubbish out and remove bed sheets and place them in a bag which is standard in the holiday let industry. Anyway, thank you for staying with us. Kind regards, Michael Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Jun 2023

  • "Another comfortable stay in your apartment, everything is as it says on the website and we will definitely be visiting again."

    Hi Shirley, thanks so much, I'm so pleased you had a nice stay and delighted to hear you'll be visiting again, Take care, Michael Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely place to stay."

    Really well equipped and beautiful clean. Only one downside was the lack of some space outside. I asked if there would be somewhere to sit outside and was sent a picture which bore very little resemblance! The courtyard is owned by the house behind and although there was a bench it was totally overlooked by the other house. Luckily we had beautiful weather and were out and about for a lot of the time but it would have been good to have somewhere to have a coffee etc.

    Hi Stella, thanks for leaving a nice review for us and I'm glad you found the accommodation well equipped and beautifully clean. I'm also delighted you had some great weather. With regards to what you say about the outside space, I'm not sure who sent you a photo, nor whom you asked about any outside space so I can't comment on that, but there is no mention of the property having any space outside anywhere on the details so I'm not too sure what else I can say about that other than apologise for any confusion. Kind regards, Michael Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stella3.4Jun 2023

  • "We were unaware of occupancy above, if we had been informed I doubt we would have booked,on saying that, apart from the very sqeeky floor above we had a very enjoyable and comfy week, slept very well, very comfy bed."

    The property was in an ideal position and parking was ideal.

    Hi Pauline, I'm really pleased you had an enjoyable stay with us and that you found the location and parking ideal. I'm sorry for any confusion but the property is advertised as a ground floor apartment. Kind regards, Michael Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline4.4May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay in this lovely home from home."

    Perfect location for discovering the wonderful county of Northumberland everything within a short distance. Alnwick itself is beautiful and we ended our stay by having a meal at the magical tree house Alnwick gardens. We also had lovely meals at the Market Tavern.

    Hi Alison, thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review, I'm so pleased you had a great time in Alnwick. kind regards, Michael Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.7May 2023

  • "Parking was a little awkward."

    I had to park where I could on arrival to find the permit indicating where I was allowed to park so that meant a small search. It was difficult unloading and loading having to park on the pavement on double yellow lines that was stressful. Waste disposal/depositing was a bit protracted and would have been worse in bad weather having to walk further than anticipated.

    Hi Robert, Thanks so much for your review, I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay. Sorry you found the parking a little awkward, we have recently amended the instructions and information that Sykes send out to people to make this clearer. Our hands are tied with the re-cycling system in Alnwick as wheelie bins are not offered where we are. Kind regards, Michael Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful accommodation."

    Really well placed bang opposite the entrance to the castle which is definitely worth a visit - full day for us. We got the train from alnmouth to Edinburgh for one day - really easy 10 mins away and free parking at the station. Recommend the hop on hop off bus and camera obscura. Bamburgh castle is beautiful - right on the beach - but has no tours / guides so not as interesting as alnwick (for me and my 12 year old anyway). There's everything you need for a stay at the accommodation, we cooked most evenings (easy micro / oven meals) and there was everything we needed on hand. Heating and hot water worked fine and it was lovely to have a little pack of shower gel etc (we didn't use it but it was a lovely thought). I did find the bin instructions a bit confusing but that was probably my fault (we just took the rubbish with us to dispose of). Would definitely recommend and would stay again.

    Thank you for going to the trouble of writing such a nice review, it's much appreciated. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We will certainly look at improving the bin instructions to make them clearer. Kind regards, Michael. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Apr 2023

  • "Surprisingly quiet for central Alnwick."

    Very convenient for excellent Aviva buses( particularly if you have a bus pass). Morrisons was almost our corner shop.

    Thanks Brian. I've always been amazed at how quiet it is bearing in mind it's so central to Alnwick. kind regards, Michael. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Mar 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a central location."

    It had everything I needed for a perfect and relaxing weekend break. I don’t drive so having the bus station a few minutes walk away made visiting the area very easy. I will definitely return.

    Thank you for going to the trouble of reviewing the cottage. I'm so pleased you had a nice relaxing time. Kind regards, Michael Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Mar 2023

  • "Been 3 times booked for next next year always clean warm and comfortable and ..."

    Been 3 times booked for next next year always clean warm and comfortable and everything you need , alnwich on your doorstep and a great base for exploring northumberland

    Hi Jackie - thanks so much for this review and thanks for returning, we are very grateful. Take care, Michael Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Spotless, quaint and comfortable cottage."

    Soft fluffy towels and good quality bed linen. Nice touches such as toiletry pack and slippers. Minutes from shops and restaurants. We would definitely stay here again.

    Oct 2021

  • "Very clean and comfortable ground floor apartment in the centre of Alnwick."

    The owners have thought of everything we could possibly need.

    Oct 2021

  • "Lovely property near centre of Alnwick, and full of character."

    Would recommend to friends and family. Will definitely return at some future date.

    Aug 2021

  • "Clean, tidy cottage ideal for 2 people."

    Located in a central location in Alnwick town with lots of amenities close by and a lovely surrounding area. Cottage has a well equipped kitchen an excellent shower and very comfortable beds.

    Feb 2020

  • "Dorothy Forster Court was exceptionally clean and is ideally located and exceeded our expectations."

    The owner had gone out of their way to provide essentials to ensure we had milk, tea, coffee etc. The parking permit was an added bonus as parking is often an issue.

    Oct 2019

  • "A comfortable cottage in an excellent location."


    Jun 2019

  • "Excellent modern well equipped property for 2 people, all on the ground floor."

    We really appreciated all the little extras that were left, such as slippers, milk, tea bags, biscuits, kitchen roll and toiletries. This property is just a couple of minutes from shops, cafes and restaurants, literally round the corner from Alnwick Castle and Garden but quiet, especially as the bedroom is at the back away from any road noise. We never had any problem parking just a minute away on Bailffgate on the cobbled parking spaces with the parking permit which was provided. We would definitely book this property again.

    Apr 2019

  • "Very good accommodation, it was clean and warm which is what we needed in February."

    Feb 2019

  • "Lovely property and tastefully decorated and well equipped."

    There was milk,tea and biscuits left so able to have a cuppa on arrival. Also many thoughtful touches.

    Jan 2019

  • "Cosy, comfortable and central."

    second time we stayed and hope to come again.

    Dec 2018

  • "Easily the best holiday cottage we have stayed at in Alnwick."

    Nov 2018

  • "The property and location could not be faulted."

    Thank you for providing all the special extras, so clean and well equipped. Home from home, we loved it here. Yes we will return.

    Oct 2018

  • "Thank you for all the care taken with the property and for the welcoming tea, milk and biscuits."

    The property was of high standard, warm comfortable and relaxed and well appointed in Alnwick. We will definitely recommend to friends.

    Oct 2018

  • "We have had a truly wonderful week and feel we have only scraped the surface of Northumberland and its delightful folk."

    This property has been superb for us in all aspects, very comfortable, generous and well located. Every thought has gone into its presentation and welcoming pack. We will return Thankyou.

    Oct 2018

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  • Ground-floor apartment
  • One twin bedroom
  • Bathroom consists of shower only, and underfloor heating, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas heating, Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On-road parking a short walk from the property, permit provided for 1 car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles Note: Please note: This property is a Friday arrival only.

The property

Nestled into the heart of the historic market town of Alnwick and only a short distance from local amenities and attractions, Dorothy Foster Court is a beautiful 17th century cottage housing a ground-floor apartment ideal for a couple’s getaway to Northumberland.

Be charmed by the beautiful brick and sandstone exterior of this quaint cottage, enjoying the historic feel as you unpack and make yourself at home in a light and airy open-plan living area.

A traditional bare stone wall and fireplace now houses a TV and, along with a wonderful wooden roof beam, continues the heritage in a space outfitted with contemporary décor, including a wonderful sitting area, a stylish dining table and a fantastic kitchen fitted with everything you will need to cook a romantic meal for two.

This pretty little apartment sports a twin bedroom overlooking the rear courtyard and there is a shower room for your refreshment.

Outside, the courtyard enjoys a backdrop of 17th century cottages.

Alnwick is a fantastic location with so much to offer guests, beginning with a high street teeming with independent shops, restaurants and pubs, and there is also a local golf course, gardens, and bookshop café for you to enjoy.

Take a riverside walk through woodlands and countryside or visit the well-known Alnwick castle and find out more about the local area.

If you wish to spend the day at the beach, then head over to Alnmouth, where you can enjoy scenic seaside walks and watersports.

Make a couple’s holiday to remember with a stay at the quaint Dorothy Foster Court.

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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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Please note: This property is a Friday arrival only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter