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Stephen's Cottage

(Ref. 787)

Alnmouth, Northumberland Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

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

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  • cottage (37)
  • lovely (21)
  • comfortable (20)
  • well (16)
  • helpful (14)
  • owners (14)

45 Customer Reviews

  • "Our hosts were lovely, the cottage was perfectly placed for exploring the area and very well maintained and equipped."

    Thank you so much ! Donna

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Jun 2024

  • "Very comfortable the cottage."

    Ideal for sightseeing. Dorothy and Catharine are so helpful

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had an amazing time."

    The cottage was lovely and comfortable. We enjoyed being on a working farm and it was fascinating to see what goes on. The owners were very friendly and helpful. All being well, we would love to return again.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Oct 2023

  • "The house is as described, clean and comfortable."

    Sadly a very poor welcome pack... Not even a pint of milk!! Not the best considering the distance from any shops and the condition of the access road which certainly leaves a lot to be desired, really deep pot holes in places which must loose you a lot of return customers.

    Reviewed by Valerie3.1Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful holiday."

    The owner is lovely and made sure we were comfortable. A big thankyou.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2023

  • "Splendid, so peaceful, everything worked ."

    ..

    Reviewed by Jean Anne4.7May 2023

  • "Stephens Cottage was perfect for our week in Northumberland."

    The family who own the farm looked after us really well. We got to feed the baby lambs with bottled milk and meet the cows. Plenty of places to visit around suggest Cragside NT, Holy Island, Eat at The Fish Shack 10-15 mins away. If you like books visit barter books. Visit Craster and walk to Dunstanburg?? Castle. I would highly recommend Stephens cottage. Just be aware that the long access to the farm is an uneven and bumpy track. This was not a problem to us at all just took it steady.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week staying in Stephens cottage."

    It’s perfectly located with so many beautiful places nearby. Alnmouth was within walking distance from the cottage along a footpath through the fields. We also visited Craster, Alnwick castle, Bamburgh, Amble and Warkworth, all of which were less than 30minutes drive away. The owners, Dorothy and Brian, were extremely welcoming and even let our children bottle feed their lambs which made their week. The cottage was actually recommended to us by a friend and we would definitely recommend it to other people too.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2023

  • "We love the Alnwick, Alnmouth, Warkworth, Amble area and the beautiful coastline."

    We are familiar with the area and have stayed at a few other cottages in the area previously - whilst all have been lovely, we found Stephen’s cottage to be the best yet. Ideally located for exploring and walking, or just relaxing. The owners Dorothy and Brian were lovely and welcoming. The accommodation was clean, comfortable, well equipped, warm and peaceful (despite being on a working farm). We enjoyed a very relaxing break and would highly recommend to others. We hope to return later in the year.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very warm cosy cottage ."

    Very helpful owner . Cleaning spray would have been helpful and the access lane was more suited to tractors and some hardcore filling would be a nice gesture but had nice stay with comfy beds and well equipped house

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Feb 2023

  • "We had a great holiday at Stephen's Cottage."

    The cottage was extremely clean, comfortable and well equipped to cater for 6 people . One of the best cottages we have stayed in over many years . Lovely friendly owners who were close at hand for queries but not intrusive. We would highly recommend this accommodation and hope to return again in the future. Thank you for a wonderful holiday

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2022

  • "This was an extremely comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    The views of the surrounding coast and countryside were stunningly beautiful. A lot of thought and care had been taken to provide the perfect level of comfort for a countryside holiday. I stayed with two friends who were as impressed as I was. Our holiday was definitely enhanced by the care and consideration of owner Dorothy , and her daughter Catherine , who could not have been more hospitable. We look forward to visiting again.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was very clean, comfortable and very well stocked with china, cutlery and kitchen accessories."

    Ideal location for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had a great week."

    Hosts really friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely week - the cottage was perfect and the owners welcoming and keen to check all was well."

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very enjoyable stay, everything necessary provided , the owners were very welcoming."

    Great garden for children to play in. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Moira5.0Jul 2022

  • "Stephen’s cottage was very clean, comfortable and fully equipped."

    It was warm and homely and the 2 bathrooms were very useful. It is well positioned for visiting lots of Northumbrian sights and also has a train station should you want to go further afield. We had a lovely week there with plenty of wildlife around the farm grounds to see. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    Spotlessly clean - probably the cleanest cottage I've stayed at. All the facilities are good - comfy beds excellent shower. The kitchen equipment is really good quality and everything you could need is supplied. And the hostess couldn't have been friendlier or more accommodating Thank you for a lovely break. .

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, very clean and well looked after."

    Everything we needed was there and the location is ideal for exploring the beautiful Northumberland coastline.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week in Stephen's Cottage."

    The accommodation was extremely well equipped, spotlessly clean and warm and cosy. Dorothy and Brian the hosts were very friendly and helpful, yet unobtrusive. The cottage is very well placed for numerous excursions to the many beautiful attractions Northumberland has to offer. We would certainly recommend this comfortable cottage and hope to return in the future. Sara and Steve March 2022

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay over Christmas in this cosy cottage."

    The Christmas tree and decorations were a nice touch. We booked Stephen's and Brian's together for 12 adults, a baby and a toddler and there was plenty of room for us all. They would be great for big groups to book together as the garden goes right across the back of all 3 cottages. Dorothy responded well to my contact before the trip and was very accommodating. To top it all, her husband used his tractor on Christmas morning to tow out one of our cars which had got stuck in a field! Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Dec 2021

  • "It was home from home very comfortable and cosy."

    The owners were so helpful and welcoming I would highly recommend these cottages.

    Reviewed by Sonia5.0Nov 2021

  • "Had a great time, lovely cottage and area."

    Owner very friendly and helpful. Would definitely go back. Missing a microwave but didn’t cause us any problems. If you like the great outdoors this is a great lace to stay

    Reviewed by Neil4.4Oct 2021

  • "The location was great being on a working farm with lovely views."

    The owners were lovely and nothing was too much trouble. The cottage was fabulous, beautifully presented and very comfortable with all mod cons. We really enjoyed our holiday in a lovely area with lots of places to go and good restaurants nearby.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was comfortable and there was everything we needed."

    The owners were friendly and helpful, with the bonus of them living nearby

    Reviewed by V5.0Aug 2021

  • "Stephen's Cottage is beautiful, and exactly as described on the website."

    The owners are very friendly and couldn't be more helpful, checking with us on arrival that everything was ok and that we had all that we needed. Unfortunately, we had to cut short our holiday almost as soon as we arrived, due to a Covid case in our party, so did not have the opportunity to make the most of the beautiful surroundings and all that Northumberland has to offer. A word of warning to Sykes customers taking out the insurance policy at the time of booking as we did (in case of Covid): we assumed, wrongly, that it would cover having to curtail our holiday due to a Covid case; in fact, it only covers cancellation within the two weeks before the holiday commences. Our fault, as we did not check the wording carefully, but a very expensive mistake to make - we lost the total cost of our holiday, as well as our holiday itself. I would imagine many other people will be caught out in the same way; perhaps Sykes could offer more than one insurance policy on their booking page, with an option for curtailment cover too? This is no reflection at all on the lovely owners, who were very sympathetic and keen to help us in any way they could.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you unfortunately had to cut your holiday short due to someone in your party contracting Covid. When guests add insurance to their booking, we do send out the policy document and give guests a 14 day cooling off period if they feel they wish to cancel the policy. Any complaints regarding the policy cover should be made to the policy provider. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Aileen4.4Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was beautifully decorated and comfortable in a quiet and peaceful location."

    Reviewed by Meg5.0Jun 2021

  • "Really lovely, clean cottage and the host Dorothy was very helpful with queries and putting away our Sainsbury’s delivery (which arrived nearly an hour early)."

    Great place and planning to book all 3 cottages for extended family break next year

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7May 2021

  • "Very clean and comfortable cottage."

    Well located for beaches and local tourist attractions but far enough away for a quiet and peaceful retreat. Really enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely location, convenient for northern and southern coastal places we wanted to visit and Alnwick and Cragside."

    We had beautiful weather for the week which always helps, so it was a really lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Bronwen5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage is clean and spacious."

    The garden is enclosed which was great for our children to play in. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. It's in a great location for exploring Northumberland. We would definitely book again! Thank you for a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2020

  • "Bilton Barns made an excellent centre for visits to coast, moorland and castles."

    Convenient for train travel. Owners of the farm were most helpful and pleasant. We hope to go back - which must be the best recommendation.

    Reviewed by Jeanne5.0Mar 2020

  • "Perfect for families."

    Excellent location.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Feb 2020

  • "Brian and Dorothy were excellent hosts!"

    Alnmouth is a delightful place and we may well return there, and to Stephen's cottage.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely comfy cottage in a wonderful location."

    Cottage had all we needed (and more) for 2 couples, a 2 year old and a baby. Ample accommodation, good communication with owner, Dorothy, who came to greet us on arrival. Almouth a short drive away with £2 all day parking in beachfront car park. Lots to do in area and it's such a lovely region.

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Aug 2019

  • "This is the 2nd time we have stayed at stephen's cottage in the past 12 months and I doubt it will be the last."

    The cottage has everything you need for a family of 4 to be comfortable and enjoy a quiet relaxing week in a beautiful part of the country. During our 2nd stay we were delighted to find a new blu ray player, oven and hob. The owners clearly take pride in their properties and are committed to providing their guests with up to date facilities. The neighbours were great when we stayed on both occasions and didn't mind our 2 young kids playing in the garden. One even said he has been twice a year for the past 15 years. Brian and dorothy are great hosts and are there if you need them but leave you to enjoy your stay in peace. My sykes experience has been great on both occasions and it is the first place I will check when booking a cottage in the future. The website is great, quality properties at any budget and communication is informative and unobtrusive. Quality of cottage = 10/10 Quality of sykes customer experience = 10/10

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jul 2019

  • "Ideal location for touring Northumberland, extremely pleasant cottage, clean, tidy, ready, roomy with excellent facilities."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was great."

    As far as I remember I found your website checkout process poor - way too much pushy selling of unwanted extras.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely spacious cottage with everything you required."

    Owners were close by and very helpful. Would recommend to anyone as an ideal holiday location and would visit again.

    Reviewed by Shona5.0Dec 2018

  • "A really enjoyable holiday."

    The cottage exceeded our expectations in terms of space, comfort etc. The children enjoyed sitting on the window-seats in the bedrooms. It was very well-equipped. The garden was a great space for the children to play in. The setting was beautiful; we spotted hares, bats etc, and were able to watch some of the harvesting processes at the farm. The farmer also explained some of his crops, and advised on local walks. One night, we followed the bridle-path running next to the cottage - it has a contant sea-view too.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2018

  • ". Extremely disappointing. First of all, I cannot fault the cottage"

    . It is large, clean, warm and comfortable. It has everything that we could practically need. However, If you are expecting to relax in the garden and enjoy the wonderful countryside surrounding you, you won't find it staying here. The garden is completely surrounded by approx 10ft high hedging, a 6ft wall and mature trees and the only other thing you can see is the sky ! There are no plants/shrubs or anything of interest in the garden apart from grass. The hedge is so high that even from upstairs you can only view the horizon. The photo of the garden, in my opinion, misleading. It is not as large as it appears. When sitting outside there is only approx 6-8ft until the next house. We could not sit in the garden or leave our door open because we could hear the full conversation of our neighbours (and they were not noisy neighbours). If all you want is a 'base' then this cottage would be fine, but if you are looking for a view - then you will be extremely disappointed. We left after 4 nights (having paid over £600 for 7 nights. I suggest the description should be updated to record the fact that there is no view. For us, it completely spoiled a holiday which we were very much looking forward to..

    Reviewed by Annmarie3.4Jul 2018

  • "Very nice cottage in a lovely area and convenient location."

    We liked the wild hares who came to say hello each day and the wide variety of birds in the garden. The owners welcomed us and made sure we were ok and gave us tips on good places to eat and local knowledge. We would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jun 2018

  • "Cottage easy to find, clean, and comfortable."

    Landlady very helpful and welcoming. Have used this cottage 3 times now - speakes for itself

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2018

  • "This is a lovely cosy place to stay with an enclosed back garden which is ideal for kids (it even has two goals if they fancy a kick around)."

    The kitchen is well-equipped with a dining area and the living room is spacious and comfortable. The cottage is about 2 miles from Alnmouth. If you leave your car at Alnmouth station there’s a great walk to Warkworth along the coast on a marked path. Would recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Apr 2018

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage in a great location."

    We have already booked the cottage next door for a week in September.

    Reviewed by John4.8May 2017

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Summary

  • 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 gas living-flame stove.
  • Oil central heating with gas stove
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair by arrangement
  • 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. Situated in a rural location on a working farm, this delightful stone-built cottage is at the end of a short terrace of three.

Northumberland's peaceful countryside and beautiful beaches are both within easy reach, as is the lovely coastal village of Alnmouth which provides a range of amenities.

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

The cottage has been fully modernised and offers comfortable and spacious accommodation equipped to a high standard.

French doors open on to a large shared lawn which is ideal for children.

A wonderful base for a family holiday.

Please note: Stephen's Cottage adjoins Brian's Cottage Ref. 208 and Dorothy's Cottage Ref. 306 and together they can accommodate up to 18 people.

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About the location

ALNMOUTH

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.

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Electric Car Charging is not available at this property.

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