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The Mistal

(Ref. 958281)

Glanton near Alnwick, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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This property is highly rated by our customers!

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64 Customer Reviews

  • "The Mistral is a lovely property, very well equipped and set in a lovely village with beautiful countryside on your door step."

    The kitchen had everything you could possibly need! I have fallen in love with the area and will be back. My only negative involves the wheelie bins which were full when we arrived, were not emptied during the week long stay and then when we added our rubbish they became overfull. I know this is down to refuse collection and not the cottage owners, but still a smelly issue that could do with addressing.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Jun 2024

  • "A very well finished, furnished & presented property in a location ideally placed to provide a base for visiting a very large part of the far north."

    We may well be returning to Northumberland in a couple of years or so & will certainly look to use The Mistal again

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2024

  • "A great short stay."

    Lovely accommodation and a great base to explore the many attractions of Northumbria.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2024

  • "Another wonderful week at this cottage."

    It is a real home from home and a lovely peaceful retreat. So comfortable and the owners have thought of your every need there after a day out exploring the countryside as we love to do. My only slight criticism is that you have to strip the beds and empty all the bins before leaving. I could appreciate it during the covid period but that is behind us now. There are only 2 of us so it didn't take long but if you have a couple children and dogs it's alot to do before you get going I'm sure. You don't have to do these chores in alot of places and shouldn't it be for the cleaners to do?

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely state in this great cottage."

    It is well maintained, so well furnished with all the essentials that you need, which you don't always get with other holiday lets. The owners were also extremely prompt and attentive when we had a query on the cottage. The cottage has off-road parking, and is in a great location for so many of the local towns and attractions. We would definitely return to this cottage.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Mar 2024

  • "Really enjoyed the warmth and comfort of the Mistall."

    Well situated for the coast, Alnwick & Bamburgh castles, Lindisfarne /Holy Island. Dog friendly - places to walk within the village of Glanton.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Nov 2023

  • "We stayed at the Mistal with our three sons and three dogs and we absolutely loved it."

    The house was lovely and comfortable, it was really well presented and spotless and immediately felt like home. The owners have really given thought to every detail and there wasn't a thing that we could have needed or wished for in addition to what had been provided. They even left some milk and three packets of dog biscuits for us upon arrival. We have stayed in a lot of cottages in the NE as we are often up visiting family, this is the only one we would return to. In fact, we considered not leaving

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Oct 2023

  • "Thought the Mistal was excellent."

    Well equipped, clean, comfortable and well located. We hope to return as soon as we can!

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Oct 2023

  • "Modern and comfortable cottage, with plenty of room (we had 5 in our party and 3 dogs)."

    Plenty to see and do in local area. Can’t recommend enough. Great place to stay!

    Reviewed by Nicolas5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a great week at The Mistal."

    For us and our well-behaved elderly Springer Spaniel the accommodation was perfect and in a great location between 15 and 30 mins from 'everywhere we'd planned to visit'. We'll certainly be recommending this as a very comfortable and well-appointed base from which to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Mick5.0Sep 2023

  • "We hade a wonderful stay at Mistal Cottage."

    It is thoughtfully kitted out with everything you might possibly need, spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable. It's a real home from home. Well situated to explore the Northumberland countryside and coast. We highly recommend this place, don't hesitate, make a booking!

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage had everything we could have hope for and more."

    It was clean and tidy, spacious and in a good area for accessing the coast but away from the madding crowd. We took 3 well behaved dogs and although a garden for them would have been ideal, there was a lane nearby to take them out. We certainly won’t hesitate in going back to this lovely cottage when we are next in the area. Many many thanks for a wonderful week and even the weather was fantastic.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Sep 2023

  • "We were really impressed with the house."

    It was really well set up as a let with quality furniture, kitchen ware etc which was great to see as it makes the experience so much nicer. Also all the thoughtful touches like cleaning equipment in cupboard up high shows again how well youve thought through the let. Thank you for an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2023

  • "Impeccably clean rental with everything you need for your holiday."

    We appreciated the local information, a really clever thought.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property was spotlessly clean, and really well equipped."

    We were really happy with the cottage. The location was excellent, with lots of places to visit, beautiful walks and of course the coast. As a family we had a fantastic holiday, and we would live to cone back.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2023

  • "We were fortunate to find this available for 2-nights after a change in our plans."

    Very well equipped and spacious kitchen and dining area with the adjacent lounge. Very clean and comfortable accommodation. Being a stables/barn conversion do need to watch head where beams slope in bedrooms but bedrooms also comfortable.. Good parking in front of property. Ideal for our visit to Alnwick castle.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely cottage very clean,well equipt kitchen,very comfy beds overall a lovely place to stay in"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at Mistal - it was a very clean, well presented and superbly equipped property."

    An excellent base to explore Northumberland. We would most definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jun 2023

  • "Our second time of staying at the Mistal and we love it."

    Every thing you could possibly need is in the cottage. They have thought of everything and more. It is super clean and roomy too. The lack of a garden doesn't bother us as it is handy to park your car right outside the door so not far to deal with luggage in and out. The courtyard is off road too. It is an ideal base for exploring all around which we love to do and visiting the countryside nearby especially the Breamish valley. We hope to return there.

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Apr 2023

  • "This is a beautiful cottage very well equipped with everything required for perfect holiday."

    Perfect for the beautiful beaches and castles in the area. Would definitely go back

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful place to explore Northumberland."

    We had a great time.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Apr 2023

  • "Overall excellent."

    Reviewed by wendy5.0Feb 2023

  • "The cottage was everything we hoped it would be and within easy travelling distance for all places we wished to visit"

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property."

    Very well looked after and relaxing, with a really well equipped kitchen and plenty of space downstairs. We loved the views as soon as you left the property and enjoyed all the traditional features in the house.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a great time staying in the Mistal for our holiday and hope to be booking it again for next year."

    The cottage is exceptionally clean and comfortable and has everything you could possibly need even poobags for our dog if needed. The owner kindly left biscuits and milk as well as a vase of flowers for our arrival which was nice. The property is central for coast and country and you can get to the border of Scotland too within a short drive. We were lucky with the weather too but the cottage is a real home from home should you require it in a village which is so quiet the children can play in the street. If you wish to get away from it all and live life in the countryside this is perfect but Alnwick is only a few miles away for all you might need. There is no garden at all here though so take note should you require dog space but plenty walks from the door.

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cleanest and best equipped holiday property we have ever stopped in."

    A good location for exploring the North East.I really cannot find any faults.

    Reviewed by Howard5.0May 2022

  • "We chose this cottage after having a booking cancelled a week before we were ..."

    We chose this cottage after having a booking cancelled a week before we were due to arrive, it's a very comfortable, clean and well equipped cottage in a very quiet area , although we wanted to be in a town (Wooler ) with the facilities that would go with being in a town we still had a very nice holiday

    Reviewed by Barrie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Property was clean, tidy and a great location to see the surrounding area."

    The little things such as doggy treats and the flowers were a great touch, we felt very welcome. We will definitely be booking again!

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Apr 2022

  • "Everything you need and more."

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Mar 2022

  • "Myself, wife and Daughter with X3 Dogs had a fantastic 7 nights at the Mistal."

    The cottage was lovely and very well equipped for our needs. Home from home. Clean and fresh. Great base to visit all the beautiful surroundings. All in all a wonderful experience. Would we as a family book the Mistal again. That would be a massive Yes. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Feb 2022

  • "Everything was brilliant, location, facilities, and weather!"

    Perfect holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Nic5.0Aug 2021

  • "Wow, amazing stay."

    Well equipped, all home comforts, smart tv and heating. We will definitely return

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely location many places not more than 10 to 30 min drive, great walking location for dogs etc."

    The cottage had great cooking facilities which is beneficial for families etc as eating out in the area, for use due to having two dogs was limited, but shops etc in Alnwick was a great choice including the village shop and pub. Great stay will look to return when the weather is not so wet.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Oct 2020

  • "The Mistal was a wonderful cottage to stay in."

    I can safely say I have never stayed anywhere that was so well equipped definitely home from home. The welcoming touches were very much appreciated. The location was just brilliant we were close to some very beautiful villages and beaches, so all in all it was a wonderful week away.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2020

  • "One of the best equipped cottages we have stayed in."

    It was comfortable, warm and clean. There was good parking for 2 cars. Easy access to all local attractions with Alnwick, Craster, Bamburgh and Seahouses only a short distance away... The National Trust houses in the area are well worth a visit .

    Reviewed by Cleveland5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage with excellent facilities."

    Spotlessly clean.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2020

  • "The Mistal was beautifully clean when we got there and well equipped."

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, extremely well stocked with kitchen equipment etc which was great."

    Owner went to great lengths to provide information on where to visit which was brilliant. Only down side is we didn't know there is no garden and we have 3 dogs. Maybe Sykes could make this clear on the advert. Overall delighted with our experience.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4Aug 2020

  • "If you want peace and quiet this is the place to go."

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2020

  • "A well-equipped, clean and cosy cottage."

    Located in the lovely village of Glanton perfect for exploring Northumberland .

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2020

  • "A fantastic cottage and very well equipped."

    The area was outstanding with plenty of attractions to visit. I would recommend this cottage highly.

    Reviewed by K5.0Feb 2020

  • "The Mistal was a perfect base for exploring the area."

    Clean, warm and quiet, what more could you ask for ?

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Nov 2019

  • "Very pleasant stay, comfortable and cosy accommodation."

    Well equipped kitchen and always warm. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Derek3.8Oct 2019

  • "Our party comprised 4 adults and a dog."

    All made to feel very welcome with fresh flowers and even dog treats! Accommodation exceptionally well appointed, attractive and scrupulously clean. Situation excellent for making excursions. We were delighted and had an excellent holiday.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Sep 2019

  • "No where walk dogs in the village and the local pub does not serve food anymore."

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Aug 2019

  • "A very nicely presented & modern not quite a cottage but with that feel, in a lovely quiet hamlet close enough to all the Northumberland & Tyneside attractions and the Scottish Borders to make trips out easy."

    We couldn't have asked for anything else to be provided. We left very happy & relaxed. For those with kids & who like to be connected, there is no mobile signal at all but the WiFi is excellent.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2019

  • "We loved staying at the mistal but it was not clear that there wasn’t a private outside area or a place to dry clothes outside."

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Jul 2019

  • "Very quiet and comfortable place"

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Jul 2019

  • "It was a great base to go from."

    Reviewed by John4.4Apr 2019

  • "A return holiday for my daughter and her family."

    They were very pleased again with the facilities of the house, and in particular the peaceful environment.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2019

  • "This is a fantastic cottage, very welcoming and cosy, nice touches with flowers, milk and treats for us and the dogs on arrival."

    We thoughourly enjoyed our stay and have already recommended Sykes Cottages to friends.

    Reviewed by Zena5.0Mar 2019

  • "Rural, extremely quiet which was perfect!"

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Nov 2018

  • "The Mistal is so well equipped, the owners have thought of everything to make the stay very comfortable and homely."

    The village and surrounding countryside are beautiful and everyone we met was very friendly. We have family in Alnwick and The Mistal is a perfect base for us (and our 3 dogs) to stay, as we can visit them or they can visit us.

    Reviewed by Angi4.7Oct 2018

  • "Fantastic holiday lovely weather great accommodation allowing us to bring 4 small dogs was a huge bonus."

    House is very well equipped and has everything you need

    Reviewed by Lynda4.7Oct 2018

  • "A fantastic spot for touring the NE countryside and coast which is stunning."

    The cottage was spotless and was a real “home from home” with everything one could need. If it had it’s own garden it would be truly perfect. Lovely touches on arrival- biscuits for adults, dog treats, milk and a vase of flowers. All arrival instructions were clear and everything ran smoothly.

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely and as described."

    Reviewed by Rachel3.8Aug 2018

  • "Lovely quiet sparkling clean well equipped cottage Well places for days at the ..."

    Lovely quiet sparkling clean well equipped cottage Well places for days at the sea and walks in the hills Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Aug 2018

  • "Good cottage, well furnished, very clean and the kitchen was very well equipped."

    The fridge has a slightly strange configuration which means that it seems quite small. There was a very useful information file. The village is very quiet and well placed for coast or moors. Nice to find somewhere so nice that takes three dogs. The only thing the cottage lacks is private outside space.

    Reviewed by Janis4.4Jul 2018

  • "Lovely place, everything you could have needed and more"

    Reviewed by Caitlin4.7May 2018

  • "Very cosy house."

    Kids loved it. Nice touch with dog treats, biscuits and milk left for us. Thanks Brian & family.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 2018

  • "The cottage was really lovely - clean, very well equipped & a lovely location."

    The fish & chip van on Friday night was beautiful & the recommendation of places to visit & eat was perfect, thank you

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Feb 2018

  • "Excellent location for all areas of Northumberland including the coast and the National Park."

    Good for dog owners, walks straight from the Mistral. Plenty of room for four adults (and two dogs) it served our purpose extremely well especially as we were away for the festive period. We all commented on what a fantastic time we had had. Thank you Nigel and Joan.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2017

  • "Very well equipped, spacious, clean and comfortable, would definitely use again."

    good location and convenient for arterial routes.

    Reviewed by Kelvin5.0Oct 2017

  • "The cottage is well equipped with everything we needed the only criticism is there were no mirrors near accessible sockets in bedrooms for hair drying ."

    Reviewed by Linda4.6Aug 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with WIFI, DVD, CD/radio
  • 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
  • Three well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1 min walk
  • Note: Sloping ceilings in bedrooms.

The property

Situated in the rural village of Glanton, this Grade II listed terraced cottage is perfectly located for touring the stunning Northumberland countryside.

This delightful cottage successfully combines traditional features with modern amenities to create a comfortable, welcoming cottage suitable for friends and families.

The three bright and airy bedrooms have original beams and will allow a good night’s sleep after a hard day exploring.

The open plan ground floor with original arched windows and exposed stone walls is spacious and bright, and a great place to relax and plan your next Northumberland adventure.

You can enjoy walking or cycling through the beautiful Cheviot Hills, Ingram and Breamish Valley.

The edge of the magnificent Northumberland National Park is just five miles from your cottage, while the historic market town of Alnwick, with its historic castle, and the Alnwick Gardens visitor attraction, including the well-regarded Treehouse Restaurant is a 20 minute drive away.

The famous Northumberland Coast is only a short drive away with the coastal towns of Alnmouth, Newton by the sea, Beadnell, Seahouses and Craster.

With wonderful countryside surrounding the village and with the Northumberland Coast and visitor attractions within easy reach, this property is ideally placed for touring the North Northumberland countryside.

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About the location


Alnwick 9 miles; Rothbury 10 miles, Alnmouth 14 miles.

The small, pretty Northumberland village of Glanton is situated in the foothills of the Cheviots and surrounded by glorious countryside. The village has a shop and a pub, whilst a wide range of amenities, shops etc. are available in the nearby county town of Alnwick. The village makes an ideal base for exploring the Northumberland National Park, Alnwick with its imposing castle (known to millions as Hogwarts School in Harry Potter!) and the impressive Alnwick Gardens visitor attraction. The spectacular coastline, the attractive small town of Rothbury and the well known National Trust country house and gardens at Cragside are all within easy reach.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas