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Laburnum Cottage

Alnwick, Northumberland (Ref. 977638)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "I have stayed in many holiday cottages, this is easily the best."

    Great access to Anwick and all the sites Beautifully done out cottage but it felt like a home, not a showroom Every facility you could need Lovely seating area out the back Nothing bad to say

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2022

  • "Superb accommodation."

    Lots of lovely touches. Great location.

    Reviewed by ColinApr 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a convenient setting in Alnwick."

    Extremely well equipped and luxurious.

    Reviewed by JudithMar 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    So much more than he could have hoped for. Spacious, comfortable and well equipped. Amazingly close to Alnwick centre, easy walking distance to all the local attractions whilst also being a quiet and calm retreat. Possibly the best place we have ever stayed.

    Reviewed by AbigailFeb 2022

  • "Laburnum cottage offered the perfect base for our holiday in Northumberland."

    The house itself was extremely comfortable and it felt like every need you could possibly think of, was covered. The outside space was ideal had the time of year been different but we still managed morning coffee wrapped up! The house is very easy to find and situated on a lovely quiet street, set off the road with a secure front garden which was great and meant no chance of our dog running out onto road. Absolutely loved our time in Alnwick - beach only 4 miles away in Alnmouth and we visited Cragside and Duiridge as well. This was the most amazing holiday break and we would thoroughly recommend Laburnum Cottage.

    Reviewed by JulieJan 2022

  • "Warm welcome with lovely cheeses and wine."

    This property is lovely and in a great position. No problem with parking on the road. Alnwick is a great destination and there is so much to see in Northumberland, we will definitely return to the cottage.

    Reviewed by RosemarieDec 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage, couldnt fault it."

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 2021

  • "This was definitely one of the nicest holiday cottages we have stayed in, quite possibly in the top one!"

    ! The photos don’t do the place justice. The host was superb, communicating to us even before we arrived and ensuring everything ran smoothly during our stay. The welcome hamper was beyond expectations and a really nice touch. Our dogs, a big part of our family, we’re made to feel welcome and not just put up with which was refreshing. The cottage is very well equipped and in a fantastic location. I have already shared details of the cottage to friends as would highly recommend !

    Reviewed by GarryOct 2021

  • "This cottage is outstanding and by far the best we have stayed in."

    The attention to detail is fantastic and a superb welcome pack. This was our honeymoon. We will be back....

    Reviewed by JonathanOct 2021

  • "We absolutely loved the cottage as had everything we needed and more!"

    Great location and easy to park. Welcome pack was amazing so thank you very much. Would definitely recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by TriciaSep 2021

  • "A lovely cottage with a very high level of attention to detail."

    Some lovely touches greet you on arrival such as butter, milk and a selection of local cheeses in the fridge, a sourdough loaf, pickle and a bottle of wine.

    Reviewed by JimAug 2021

  • "Laburnum cottage is an absolute gem."

    Outstanding decor, really stylish, spacious and comfortable with everything you could need. We walking in exclaiming about how beautiful and tasteful it was - simply the loveliest cottage we've rented - and we have stayed in dozens over the years. Even the wide choice of books was eclectic and thoughtful!

    Reviewed by JoJul 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful and spotless holiday cottage, convenient for local attractions and just five minutes' walk from the centre of Alnwick."

    Should be made aware before booking that dogs are not permitted upstairs.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage, very well located."

    The cottage is beautifully presented and appointed, with every detail considered for the perfect break. Lovely welcome pack, spotlessly clean and just a short walk from the town centre. We had a fabulous family week away and would happily return. Also recommend the Tankerville Arms in Eglingham for a great pub meal and welcome.

    Reviewed by MarshaJul 2021

  • "A super cottage, very luxurious (especially the bathrooms)."

    Centrally located in Alnwick.

    Reviewed by MeekaJun 2021

  • "A superb place to holiday, this cottage is located in a quiet area 3 minutes from town centre."

    Spotlessly clean and fully equipped it is the ideal base for exploring the area. Our second visit and we never return to a place we have not enjoyed fully

    Reviewed by TonyJun 2021

  • "Fabulous and very comfortable cottage."

    Beautifully decorated and absolutely spotless with lovely extra touches. Very well equipped and clear useful instructions and tips. Great communication. Lovely welcome pack of local cheeses and wine. Five minutes walk from Alnwick centre so a great location. Overall delighted with this find! We had a wonderful week at this lovely place. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by FionaOct 2020

  • "We were very happy with Laburnum Cottage - lovely property, very clean with a lovely welcome pack."

    Our experience with Sykes Cottages Customer Relations, however, was very poor and disappointing. We initially booked last year to stay in March. As you know, lockdown happened… I spent three days ringing Customer Services, with no response. I wrote to head office - email and letter, with no response. I eventually, through sheer luck, managed to get through to an understandably very chaotic Customer Service and spoke to a very kind agent who basically said no-one knew anything and they were about to close the office that day. I asked about cancellation as travel was not being allowed, but he was unable to let me know if any refund was possible. So rather than lose our money and not knowing whether we would be able to talk to them again, we agreed, for an increased premium, to book in October. October arrived - and Northumberland was put into lockdown. We spent a number of days, again, trying to get through to Customer Services. Eventually we got through to Customer Relations Team. We explained our predicament, that the lockdown rules now precluded us seeing any friends in the area, and therefore our journey of 400 miles (also under Government recommendations, not recommended) was rather pointless. We asked that the owners be contacted to explain our problems and if we could ask for a refund, given these circumstances were exceptional, and beyond anyone’s control. The short answer we were given was that no refund was possible as the Government ruling about travel was advisory, not mandatory. We asked again that the owners be contacted so they could make the decision. We were told that messages had been left on both the owners' answerphones, and that the emails I had written explaining our situation would be forwarded on, and that Customer Services would get back to us. This was two weeks before the rental date. Subsequent calls to the Customer Relations Team were taken by other agents who could not answer our queries. I stress we have no issue against any Customer Relations staff, as they were obviously having to deal with difficult requests, and having to merely repeat the official Sykes policy. Obviously, we subsequently had zero contact from Customer Relations and were forced to decide whether to travel, against Government recommendations to an area in lockdown, or lose our money. Obviously, we travelled… These are extremely difficult and trying times, for everyone. Even so, Sykes’ attitude and dealings with us have been disappointingly poor. We subsequently found out that my emails had not been forwarded to the owners. Is this not extremely disappointing? It may well be that the owners may not have wanted to refund the rental, but they were not given the opportunity to even at least consider that possibility. We do understand these times are very difficult for companies like yourselves, but feel so very disappointed for the lack of consideration shown to us as customers. We do not feel that Sykes Cottages made sufficient consideration of our health and well being.

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2020

  • "Best holiday cottage we’ve ever stayed in."

    Tasteful, well equipped and in a central location .Amazing welcome pack too

    Reviewed by ThelmaSep 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage which has a hotel feel."

    Gorgeous touches of a welcome basket and mini toiletries left on each bed. Perfect location, under 5 minute walk to the Centre of Alnwick. The house was well equipped with everything you could need. We would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by KirstyAug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Well equipped and very clean. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2020

  • "WOW! Fantastic cottage - best we've ever stayed in!"

    Superb! Delightful in every way! Didn't want to leave! Thanks so much! :)

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2020

  • "Amazing cottage in an amazing town."

    Was a home from home. My family loved it. Thanks again

    Reviewed by KathleenFeb 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage and I can’t fault it."

    It has everything you want and more. A Lovely welcome basket with wine and cheese. The only draw back for me was it’s near a church that rings bells every half hour through the night and as I suffer with insomnia I got no sleep

    Reviewed by SteveJan 2020

  • "The cottage is tastefully decorated and furnished to an exceptionally high standard."

    From our welcome pack all the way through to our departure, the experience of our stay was, without a doubt, well thought through, welcoming, luxurious and true to its description and delivery. Our stay far exceeded any expectations and the propertt remains unparalleled when compared to 5 Star hotels. More importantly, it truly catered to dogs as fully as it does with humans and makes for a more rounded experience for the entire family.

    Reviewed by PippaJan 2020

  • "Beautiful house in a great location."

    The facilities were exceptional and every detail had been thought of.

    Reviewed by JanJan 2020

  • "Everything in the cottage is perfect and planned with the greatest detail."

    I will be back for sure.

    Reviewed by GailDec 2019

  • "What's not to love about Laburnum Cottage?"

    From the wonderful welcome pack, the super comfy beds, the really well stocked kitchen and utility accessories and white goods. We travelled to Alnwick for our sons wedding, at The Tree House (also highly recommend that!) I was doing the flowers, the kitchen was easily big enough to accommodate all that that involves. I love,love,loved the kitchen table, the whole family, 11 of us, were able to sit with out too much difficulty and enjoy a meal together. The standard of the fixtures, fittings and decor were of a 5 star standard. As I said at the beginning, what's not to love about Laburnum Cottage Thoroughly recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by HazelNov 2019

  • "The luxury, furnishings, location"

    Reviewed by StanNov 2019

  • "This cottage was absolutely immaculate and far exceeded our expectations."

    The attention to detail was fabulous and every care was taken to make sure our holiday was enjoyable as possible. We’ll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2019

  • "We had a wonderful break in a beautiful cottage very well equipped ."

    Ideally situated for walking into Alnwick and for exploring the local area.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2019

  • "Such a lovely comfortable home , we had a very relaxing holiday will certainly return"

    Reviewed by IsabelOct 2019

  • "A stunning Georgian townhouse, just a couple of minutes walk from Alnwick town centre."

    Beautifully decorated and furnished and spotlessly clean on arrival. Equipped with absolutely everything required for a holiday home from home. Dog friendly ( even providing a dog bed and doggie treats!). Probably one of the finest houses we have ever rented and perfectly located for visiting the many attractions of Northumberland. Will definitely return in the future.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2019

  • "Laburnum cottage is a fantastic place to stay- so many little details that make it feel really special."

    We’d love to stay again and have already recommended it to friends.

    Reviewed by SuzanneJul 2019

  • "This cottage was beautifully presented throughout and every detail has been thought about."

    It was also sparkling clean and immaculate on arrival.It is situated in a perfect spot to explore Alnwick on foot but conveniently close to the coast when you do get in the.car. I can honestly say we walked in and relaxed immediately!

    Reviewed by AmandaJul 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage which had every comfort and even more facilities than expected."

    A very luxurious feel to the property with Bluetooth speakers in most rooms, Smart TV with Netflix and Now TV. Far exceeded our expectations from that information given in the online brochure.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2019

  • "Extremely clean, well equipped and overall great place to stay."

    Very nice welcome pack. 3-4 minutes from town centre. highly recommend

    Reviewed by TonyMay 2019

  • "Twin room beds were too small for adults more suitable for children."

    Should be stipulated that 4 adults only.

    Thank you for your feedback, we’re sorry to hear that you weren’t happy with the beds in the twin room. The beds are full length with a width of 75cm which is a small standard and not a children’s bed. On request we can also change this bed in to a double for you, as we offered. The room is frequently used for adults. I apologise that they were not what you were looking for on this occasion, but they are reflective of the room size in this case. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolMay 2019

  • "Holiday was great, cottage wonderful."

    Home from home feeling. The only criticism I have is that the heating was coming on in the middle of the night making it very warm, we had to get up to adjust the setting. It may be worth a mention to the owners. Also it’s not very clear as to where the rubbish goes when leaving as there are two bins one general and one recycle. These did not upset our holiday as I said a wonderful cottage.

    Reviewed by KevinApr 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at Laburnum Cottage - from the delicious welcome pack to the well equipped kitchen, the hosts have thought of everything!"

    Definitely 'one of the best' we have stayed in. It is in such a good location in Alnwick - able to walk easily to shops / restaurants / the Castle and Gardens and of course Barter Books. Also close to the coast and we had a day trip to Edinburgh by train from Alnmouth - so much to see and do there! Definitely recommend, thank you for a great week.

    Reviewed by DebbieApr 2019

  • "A beautifully presented and impeccably equipped cottage which was perfect for our our requirements."

    It is only 5 minutes walk from the centre of Alnwick and, although it doesn't have its own parking space, we never had any problems finding on road parking. There were only two minor problems. If you're a light sleeper, the church bells toll throughout the night, which troubled one of our party ! And we would have appreciated more hanging rails rather than hooks in the 2nd bedroom. We would highly recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2019

  • "Beautiful, clean, well equipped cottage, with the nicest bathroom we have ever seen."

    So nice to find a luxury cottage that allows dogs. This was our second visit, and won't be our last!

    Reviewed by SarahMar 2019

  • "Northumberland is a beautiful county lots to see and do."

    Alnwick is a great central base. Laburnum cottage was the best just perfect, very comfortable, clean, lots of extra touches just a home from home.

    Reviewed by MargaretMar 2019

  • "Laburnum Cottage is the best holiday home that we have stayed in."

    It was spotlessly clean, very well equipped and the special touches provided by the owner were lovely (welcome hamper, Molton & Brown toiletries, soft fluffy towels, comfortable beds and lovely bedding). It was in a quiet area of Alnwick, yet only 5 minutes walk to the centre. Perfect for exploring the beautiful Northumbria coast.

    Reviewed by SarahMar 2019

  • "Laburnum Cottage was beautiful everthing you could want and more."

    All shops and restaurants within ten minute walk. The best holiday cottage stayed in . Fabulous location for visiting all the lovely beaches. Luxury at an affordable price well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by DonnaMar 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage with excellent facilities."

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, really well furnished, with thoughtful touches throughout, and it was handy for the local shops, the only real problem, was lack of places to take dogs for walks, as most places were either dogs prohibited or had to be kept on leads, so the beach beckoned a lot."

    Thankfully lots of local beaches nearby....alnmouth, Bamburgh, amble etc.....bamburghs beach is exceptionable

    Reviewed by AlanFeb 2019

  • "The cottage was amazing, spotlessly clean & very comfortable."

    It's furnished to a very high standard with everything you could possibly need. The welcome basket was a lovely touch. Would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by HeatherJan 2019

  • "Absolutely amazing cottage, spotless and smelt gorgeous throughout."

    Every little detail was above and beyond. Just perfect.

    Reviewed by RyanNov 2018

  • "Laburnum Cottage was simply exceptional!"

    The presentation and attention to detail was flawless. It was beautifully decorated throughout, with gorgeous homely touches including an eclectic book selection to cater for all readers, an “essentials” basket upon arrival, the softest towels ever and, according to our two dogs, the most comfortable dog bed ever! We have never felt more welcomed to a home before. Utterly fabulous!

    Reviewed by RachaelNov 2018

  • "Laburnum Cottage is a wonderful place to stay."

    The house is beautiful and has everything you could possibly want. It's very comfortable and well equipped, and only a short walk to the centre of Alnwick. A lovely hamper was waiting for us on arrival - a lovely start to a great week. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by BenOct 2018

  • "This cottage was excellent, the best we have ever stayed in within the UK and highly recommended."

    The main bed was extremely comfortable (there was just the 2 of us) although the other bedrooms were nicely kitted out also - The cottage was fitted to a very high standard throughout and spotlessly clean - A proper home from home. The kitchen had everything we needed in terms of equipment and utensils and the sitting room was lovely to sit in at nice recovering from our long walks with a lovely TV and fireplace - We also appreciate the Utility area for that extra storage. A truly faultless stay. The location of the property was also very good a mere 5-minute walk to the main centre of Alnwick which was full of history and with nice places to shop and eat additionally if you are travelling around the coast it is well placed you can get to the main places by car in around 30- 40 mins and there are also good bus services available I believe (we had a car). We will definitely be back to stay again.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2018

  • "A beautiful, well equipped cottage which was spacious and in an excellent location."

    There was an excellent welcome hamper and the owners had gone to every effort to make sure you were comfortable with extra pillows etc. if needed. We were particularly impressed with the equipment available in the kitchen. We thoroughly enjoyed the local area and the town centre was only a short give minute walk away and we were also within walking distance of the castle and gardens. It was also only a short drive from the coastal villages of Alnmouth and Seahouses. We would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by TanwenAug 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en suite shower, W.C and Basin
  • 1 x king-size double
  • 1 x twin (zip and link into double - room size is 3m by 2m) Main bathroom with shower, freestanding bath with Bluetooth speakers, underfloor heating, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with gas fire.
  • Gas central heating, underfloor heating in main bathroom and downstairs hallway, with gas fire
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, washing machine, 55" smart TV with Netflix subscription
  • WiFi, selection of books, DVDs, games and integrated ceiling Bluetooth sound system in the bathroom
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Underfloor heating bathroom and hallway
  • Hair dryer one in each room
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Please bring your own beach towels
  • Garden to the front and courtyard to the rear with furniture
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome, must be over 1 year old
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Please note: soft dog bed and dog towel available

The property

A beautiful stone-built cottage located in the market town of Alnwick, tucked away behind the High Street in a charming part of Northumberland.

Perfect for families or travellers, this retreat is laced with an abundance of character and heart-warming features to make you feel right at home from the outset.

As you enter, you will be welcomed by a cosy lounge, presented to an immaculate standard with exceptional flooring and a gas fire to elevate those cooler nights.

The kitchen continues the sense of charm, with overhead wooden beams and a contemporary design to compliment the feel of the cottage.

A utility area is on hand, and a well-appointed cloakroom completes the ground floor.

Follow the exposed stonework upstairs, where you will discover two king-size double bedrooms, the first boasting an attractive modern En suite and a twin bedroom that can be zip linked on request, just as promising for a good night's sleep.

There is a main bathroom with a freestanding bath and a separate shower with underfloor heating and Bluetooth speakers.

After taking some time to appreciate the cottages interior, access the little courtyard from the kitchen to be at one with the location; a nice spot to unwind away from it all.

Alnwick offers a selection of shops, pubs and places to eat with plenty to see and do, not forgetting miles of golden sandy beaches, numerous castles and boat trips to the famous Farne Islands, all available nearby.

A perfect chance to explore Northumberland and its notable Heritage Coastline.

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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Region Information

Please be aware this property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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