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The Old Newsagent’s

Alnwick, Northumberland (Ref. 946099)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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* Based on a combined average customer score (of 3 customer ratings)

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7 Customer Review(s)

  • “The only issue that stops me giving ...”
    The only issue that stops me giving this a met expectations score is the fact the main shower was out of order. Although it did have two showers fed off the bath taps this was simply not adequate for 6 adults. I rented as my son was getting married at Alnwick Gardens and the morning of the wedding every one of us complained about how poor the showers were. I do appreciate the owner let me know the main shower was out of action but all the same over the three days stay it was a problem. Sorry.
    The only issue that stops me giving this a met expectations score is the fact the main shower was out of order. Although it did have two showers fed off the bath taps this was simply not adequate for 6 adults. I rented as my son was getting married at Alnwick Gardens and the morning of the wedding every one of us complained about how poor the showers were. I do appreciate the owner let me know the main shower was out of action but all the same over the three days stay it was a problem. Sorry.
    - Mr Morrin, November 2017

Features

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

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 two minutes’ 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.

A short 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.

Accommodation

Over four floors. Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double, 1 x second floor king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor 4’ double, 1 x third floor super king-size double,. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Second floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor kitchen with dining area. First floor kitchen. First floor utility with basin and WC. First floor sitting room.

Amenities

  • 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, 4 x TV (one Smart) 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 on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars, small kerb to mount
  • Nearby car parks in the town, small charge payable
  • Rear lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: There are four steps down from the ground floor kitchen to the dining area.

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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