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Brian's Cottage

(Ref. 208)

Alnmouth, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely, comfortable family cottage which was close to amenities and had everything we needed."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2023

  • "The door was missing from the washing machine."

    However, Dorothy organised our 1 load of washing and deserves a god star for combatting a load of smelly, sweaty cricket kit.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    Great location ,lovely walks and very good bus service so did not have to use the car.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7May 2023

  • "What a wonderful cottage for our holiday!"

    Warm and welcoming, beautifully furnished and finished, with a lovely welcome from Dorothy and other family members. We enjoyed our stay immensely and would be very happy to return. Highly recommended and thank you!

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very well provided-for."

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was extremely clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    The hosts were accommodating of our request (for extra key etc).

    Reviewed by Heather5.0May 2022

  • "Brian’s cottage is lovely and comfortable and ideal as a family holiday home - we stayed with our daughter, son in law and grandson."

    Everything we needed was included in the cottage. There are a variety of supermarkets in Alnwick with Aldi, Lidl, Sainsburys and M&S Food plus local food store Turnbulls being on this side of Alnwick. It is central to many places and attractions. Thank you to Dorothy and Brian who made us feel very welcome. Will be returning to stay sometime.

    Reviewed by William5.0Apr 2022

  • "Brians Cottage at Bilton Barns Farm is well located for the Northumbrian coast."

    Many walks can be joined from the cottage. The local busses stop near the end of the lane. We even caught the train to Edinburgh from the station just a 10min drive from the cottage. The owner and family are all very friendly and we will certainly be staying again. Thanks Dorothy for making us feel very welcome. Paul and Margaret

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was spotless and the central heating excellent, dishwasher and washer dryer in the kitchen along with their instructions which made them easy for us to use."

    the location was perfect for visiting local places such as Bambrough castle, Alnwick gardens, Holy Island, Seahouses and the Farne islands. will visit again and hopefully next time it will be warmer. shortly after we arrived the owner came along to tell us that she would be on hand in the farmhouse if we required anything.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at Brian's cottage."

    Everything that we needed was there. Friendly welcome and very helpful owners who lived on the farm where the cottages were based. There are 3 cottages and like the idea of booking more than 1 and have friends visiting at the same time. Close to amenities and you must visit Strawberry Lounge at Alnwick which is only about 4 miles away - all home made food and the scone selection is amazing. Looking forward to another stay here. Thanks you

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2022

  • "Hi- We had a great time."

    Please award a gold star to the Jacksons. Super welcome, very friendly, cottage clean and comfortable. Downstairs toilet would have made it perfect for elderly and disabled. We had a power cut, lasting over 2 days. Dorothy and Brian could not do enough for us - candles, torches, even helped out with the cooking. The wood-burner was a life saver. But wait for it - they wanted us to stay for a further 2 days and we would have but we had appointments (a concert in Manchester). So, the extra mile - brill. Regards Dave Walker

    Reviewed by David4.4Jan 2022

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at Brian's cottage over the New Year."

    The cottage was clean and cosy with a beautiful addition of a Christmas tree! The cottage is in a great location to explore Northumberland too; we enjoyed trips to Bamburgh Castle & beach, Alnmouth beach and The Old School Gallery, shops and cafes in Alnwick and Warkworth Castle and beach. Would highly recommend a stay here :)

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Dec 2021

  • "It was a lovely cottage warm and inviting the owners came and made us welcome."

    It's in a central position to visit lots of place's as well. Highly recommended visiting this cottage.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2021

  • "Stayed at Brian's Cottage for the second time and was just as impressed."

    Love the place and cottage is well equipped and comfortable. Please be aware though that this is on a working farm and at the time we were there (Late August) there was a lot of activity with farm machines working till late. This was not a problem for us but just to be aware of if you have young light sleepers choose your timing wisely.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2021

  • "We hired this cottage for a weeks holiday and on arrival we were really pleased with both the cottage and the facilities within."

    Don’t think I’ve ever been to a rented property with absolutely everything we could need, whilst away from home. Well done to the hosts, who also run a farm at the same time.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed."

    It is in an ideal situation close to the coast and Alnwick. There were 3 supermarkets only 10 minutes away for food shopping and the proximity of the A1 means that that lots of interesting places are within easy reach. The area around the cottage was very peaceful and we heard no noise from the adjoining buildings. The owner was very nice and helpful. We had an excellent holiday and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent location for beaches an Alnwick town centre Very clean and comfortable Good facilities"

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2021

  • "Had a brilliant week staying here as a family."

    Brilliant hosts, nothing was too much trouble. Beautiful area, a perfect location to explore Northumberland. Hopefully be back again in the future! Would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jun 2021

  • "We were welcomed warmly and really enjoyed our time in Brian's Cottage."

    Everything was provided, some of the things we brought with us were not needed, so none of the usual having to go to the supermarket to get a utensil or such. Very clean and good quality. We tried the onsite meals which we all enjoyed.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jun 2021

  • "Loved the cottage, everything was excellent, extremely comfortable beds, only thought the duvets were a little past their best."

    Reviewed by Sylvia4.7Jun 2021

  • "The owners of the cottage were very nice people."

    The cottage was clean and warm. Very well equipped and spacious for the family to share. Lovely bed linen and towels provided.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage, very quiet and peaceful off the beaten track."

    Quite basic but charming and a lovely open fire.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely hosts who were contactable if needed."

    Very welcoming. The cottage was the cleanest we have ever stayed in. The beds were really comfy and there was everything we needed in the cottage for our stay. Perfect location to explore the northumberland coastline. We would highly recommend the cottage and we would definately stay again.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Sep 2020

  • "This cottage was spotlessly clean, much appreciated in these difficult times."

    It was ideal for a long awaited family holiday and our grandson (20 months) was thrilled by the tractors and farm equipment. The cottage is ideal for exploring the Northumberland coast and very comfortable to come back to. It is very well equipped with plenty of space ant the washer/dryer and dishwasher were a boon. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners and allowing our grandson to sit in the cab of a tractor was the highlight of his trip! It also made us all realise just how hard farmers work. Thank you to Dorothy, Brian & family for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Laina4.7Sep 2020

  • "Lovely place to be based."

    Wonderful views from the bedrooms . Friendly place , within the COVID restrictions

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Aug 2020

  • "Location excellent."

    Well positioned for beaches and places to visit. 10 minutes from Alnwick. Cottage has rugged farmhouse style furniture and fittings. Minimal ornaments. This made it perfect for 3 children aged 5 to 11 allowing us to relax and not worry about things getting broken. Cottages are well built as no sound from neighbours. We checked and our kids had not been heard! Beautiful location on farm. Owners friendly and approachable. Garden large and secure for kids. Overall excellent. The score of 7 has nothing to do with this excellent property. It was due to Sykes not offering customers refunds during lockdown. Remember customers are your business without them you do not exist.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    The owner popped in to check we had settled in and to check if there was anything we needed or wanted to ask. This was a lovely touch will recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Nov 2019

  • "Great place to stay and lovely people running it, would stay again."

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Nov 2019

  • "It was lovely and we will definitely be going back"

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely property with a great garden space."

    Well equipped and spacious. Really pleasant and helpful owners too.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2019

  • "Excellent for the children."

    Very safe. Clean and comfortable.Lovely garden and extremely close to beautiful beaches.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jul 2019

  • "We had a great week at Brian's cottage."

    It was very comfortable and was bigger than expected. It was well equipped with all home comforts. It was quiet and peaceful and although it was the middle terrace it was so sturdily built we were not aware of any noise from the neighbours. It was well positioned for sightseeing although it was in a rural location. The big town of Alnwick was nearby with several supermarkets. We would recommend the accommodation and the back bedrooms had a distant sea view. Unfortunately, the weather was not warm enough to sit outside for meals but there was a barbecue and a large table and chairs on the well kept lawn.We were welcomed by the owners daughter when we arrived and she was very helpful. Leaflets about attractions were provided.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2019

  • "We had a fabulous week, Brian's cottage is very well equipped warm and ..."

    We had a fabulous week, Brian's cottage is very well equipped warm and comfortable, we will definitely be back as there is a lot more to explore in that beautiful part of the country

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was very well located and extremely welcoming."

    Very quiet and cosy. Hosts were caring but unobstrusive.

    Reviewed by K A5.0Apr 2019

  • "Bilton Barns is a good place to stay."

    Very quiet secluded location with easy access to any of the areas of the Northumberland coastline. A good size lounge and dining kitchen, upstairs three good size bedrooms and two good bathrooms. My only criticism would be that the cottage would benefit from some updating, the furniture and lounge carpet are showing signs of age and use, and one of the bed mattresses could certainly benefit from being replaced. Overall though, for the price we paid, I would recommend the property for a couple or family.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Mar 2019

  • "Really lovely cottage in a gorgeous location."

    Booing and arrival went smoothly and had a very comfortable stay

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Mar 2019

  • "Brian’s Cottage at Bilton Barns is a very comfortable holiday home and I can highly recommend it."

    Dorothy and Brian were very welcoming and were available if any problems had arisen. My grand children loved playing in the safe lawn area, where they made friends with the children from another cottage, and interested to watch the barley being harvested and stored in the barn.

    Reviewed by Hilary4.7Jul 2018

  • "Our holiday in Brian's Cottage was good and as expected from the description on Sykes' website."

    However, the Bilton's Barns' own website (dated 2015) needs updating - still shows bunk beds for Brian's Cottage and the fact that towels are not provided, which is not the case. Lots of information within the cottage showing footpaths and other places to visit. Well stocked kitchen. Owners are very obliging if there are any problems.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Jun 2018

  • "Super time had by all the family in this spacious cottage."

    Outdoor space excellent. All bedrooms very good size

    Reviewed by Julia5.0May 2018

  • "Excellent facilities and location, and very spacious accommodation."

    Usual minor drawback in holiday homes of medium/soft mattresses that do not help if you have a back problem.

    Reviewed by Christine4.8Sep 2016

  • "Wonderful place , Owners very helpful and friendly, Couldn't do enough."

    Had Fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Spacious sitting room with log burning stove.
  • Oil central heating with log burning stove
  • Electric cooker, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared garden with large lawn area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles.

The property

Alnmouth 2 miles. A stone-built, mid-terrace farm cottage situated in a peaceful, rural location on a working farm, about 2 miles from the village of Alnmouth and close to some of Northumberland's superb beaches.

It is surrounded by picturesque countryside, so you get the best of both the coast and country!

The owners personally welcome visitors and live in the nearby farmhouse.

Fully modernised, the cottage offers comfortable, well equipped holiday accommodation.

French doors open on to a large shared lawned area where children can play.

An ideal base for a family holiday.

Please note: Brian's Cottage adjoins Dorothy's Cottage Ref. 306 and Stephen's Cottage Ref. 787 and together they can accommodate up to 18 people.

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About the location


Alnwick 4 miles.

Situated just 4 miles east of Alnwick, Alnmouth is a charming resort popular with golfers and those seeking a peaceful holiday. The village lies on a narrow spit of land between the River Aln and the North Sea and was originally the port for Alnwick. Nowadays the area has returned to its unspoilt origins and offers a good variety of shops, pubs and restaurants as well as an excellent “links” golf course and some great rivers for fishing, as well as boasting miles and miles of splendid beaches and sand dunes to explore which afford stunning views of the North Sea. A short drive will bring you to Alnwick with its famous historic castle, The Alnwick Garden housing the Poison Garden which runs guided tours through dangerous botanicals and a variety of pubs and restaurants. Alnmouth is well situated for exploring Northumberland.

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