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The Wizard's Loft

(Ref. 1103035)

Alnwick, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "The only drawback with this property is the steep and narrow staircase but that is more than compensated for by everything else from the lovely welcome hamper, the very useful and comprehensive information pack and smart TVs in every room to the very high standard of all the facilities and appliances."

    This property is also perfectly located right in the centre of Alnwick; in walking distance of many fine pubs and restaurants and the Alnwick Playhouse. Alnwick castle can be seen from the window. There is a Morrisons supermarket just over the road and a Lidl very close by. Topped of by the clever and imaginative "Harry Potter" themed decor; what's not to like? (Apart from the stairs)

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Mar 2024

  • "Booked this as a surprise for my daughter's 30th birthday weekend away."

    She LOVED it. In fact all 6 of us loved it and it's exactly as stated. Brilliantly located in the centre of Alnwick, free parking close by and within walking distance of the castle and gardens for our HP themed weekend. Good communication with the owner - remember to look at both sides of the door for the key safe as it might not be the first one you see!!

    Reviewed by Cath4.7Feb 2024

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - very comfortable and cosy and great to be center of Alnwick."

    And the welcome basket was very much appreciated. A few wee things - the blinds in the upstairs bedroom don't really keep out light very well. It would have been useful to have more mugs and a little more cutlery so that we didn't have to wash up after every coffee/meal. And the scaffolding coming down at 8.15 on New Year's Day was very unexpected and a bit noisy! ( Don't know whether the owner knew that was happening - it was lovely that she left a bottle of champagne as an apology for the scaffolding)

    Reviewed by Sheena4.7Dec 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation, the Harry Potter theme is so well done, what a great idea."

    Everything was great, from the lovely comfy bed, pillows and linen to the yummy welcome basket. Thank you

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Sep 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Alnwick and our stay in Wizards Loft."

    The property was easy to find with very convenient parking immediately in front of the door for unpacking, before moving only a few minutes walk away after a couple of hours. The apartment is immaculately clean and very comfortable. Although central for all of Alnwick’s facilities and attractions, with good views across the market square towards the castle, it was also very quiet.The welcome pack was a lovely surprise, and we found the information folder with details of restaurants very useful. Our adult ‘children’ were brought up in the era of the Harry Potter books being published, and we all enjoyed exploring the themed furnishings and decor - and also the Harry Potter games compendium and DVDs ! We were particularly grateful to the owners for returning a bag full of our belongings which we were careless enough to leave behind very promptly. We would love to visit again one day, and will recommend it to friends.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2023

  • "We were absolutely delighted with our stay at The Wizard's Loft."

    It was everything we expected and more. It was extremely comfortable with all the facilities we could want. The Welcome Pack was extraordinary and anyone who is a Potter fan would be spellbound by the attention to detail of that theme. The central location is perfect for the Castle, Gardens and everything else the beautiful town of Alnwick has to offer. It is a bit of a climb up the stairs, but the views across the town are more than worth it. The hosts were available on the phone and free 2 hour parking on the street between 8am & 6pm is easily managed with a bit of thought. We'll certainly consider coming back.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2023

  • "We hired the Wizard's Loft despite the Harry Potter theme as we just wanted accommodation in Central Alnwick with 3 bedrooms and had left it quite late."

    Entering the property with the theme music suddenly appearing was unnerving the first time. However, what a surprise it was to discover such a roomy, clean and, indeed, perfect place to stay. We loved the views over the market place, the comfy beds and the huge TV. Charming Alnwick was on our doorstep! The Northumberland coast was within easy reach. We had a fantastic week in the flat, despite being an adult family of 4 with fading memories of Harry Potter. We all feel we will now miss the theme music as we come and go!

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Aug 2023

  • "We had such an amazing stay at the Wizard’s Loft."

    The apartment was perfect and in a wonderful location. We all loved the Harry Potter theme and this made it more magical. Can’t wait to book again!

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Apr 2023

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  • Duplex apartment, over second and third floors
  • Three bedrooms with Smart TVs: 1 x second-floor super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x third-floor king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x second-floor double
  • Second-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Third floor shower room with shower, basin, WC and heated towel rail
  • Second-floor kitchen
  • Second-floor living/dining room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 4 x Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2-hour permit parking to the outside of the apartment, followed by parking in a free public car park
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles, River Aln 0.6 miles
  • Note: The apartment is accessed via steps
  • Note: No stag, hen or similar parties
  • Note: Check-in from 3pm, check-out by 11am
  • PLEASE NOTE: For any request to split the zip link beds, you need to contact us no later than 48 hours before your stay begins, or no changes can be arranged.

The property

Resting centrally in the Northumberland market town of Alnwick, just paces away from a host of amenities and attractions is The Wizard's Loft, a three-bedroom, duplex apartment.

Located over the second and third floors, enjoying views of the bustling town, The Wizard's Loft is a haven for Harry Potter fans, adorned with magical accessories and recognisable colour pallets, whilst well-equipped for a self-catered break.

Benefit from a 2-hour permit to park up and unload your belongings, before heading to a nearby, free public car park for the remainder of your stay.

Travel on foot and ascend the internal stairs, reaching the second floor, and be welcomed by a feature wall and tourist information right in the hallway.

Enter through the hallway to the spacious living/dining room of the apartment, complete with dining for six, plush sofas, and a Smart TV for entertainment, before heading into the fully equipped, sleek kitchen, offering the perfect space to rustle up tasty meals .As the night unfolds, select between three well-appointed Harry Potter inspired bedrooms, all complete with Smart TVs and storage, including a double, a super-king-size (zip/link) and on the third floor a king-size (zip/link), with space to unwind and enjoy views over the Town.

The apartment is complete with two contemporary shower rooms, one on each floor, where you can refresh and prepare for your coming days.

Just paces away you'll locate several supermarkets and convenience stores, along with a host of eateries to take advantage of, including Adam and Eve, Lilburns Bar Restaurant, and Caffe Tirreno, before kickstarting your itinerary of local attractions.

A must-visit (check opening times) is Alnwick castle.

Alnwick Castle has always been a magical place and starred as the magical Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secret, but few people know the true secrets hidden inside its stones.

This summer The Wizard Earl returns to his castle and opens the doors of the Alnwick School of Magic.

Join him in our thrilling family show as good battles evil.

A truly enchanting family show.

Also enjoy strolls around the pretty grounds of The Alnwick Garden, tour the Bailiffgate Museum, or cross over the Lion Bridge to enjoy vistas of River Aln and its picturesque landscape.

Head for the coast, stopping off at Howick Hall Gardens & Arboretum, brimming with history and beauty, discover the Northumberland Coast AONB and its sweeping, golden sands, or head to the remains of Dunstanburgh Castle, an English Heritage site.

Round off your trip in Bamburgh, where you can practise your swing at the local golf club, hike up to Bamburgh Castle, or stroll along the shoreline.

Experience a magical getaway at The Wizard's Loft.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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