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East Havers

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Alnwick, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a really lovely week."

    Cottage was the perfect base for us to explore Northumberland. Thank you - we hope to come back soon!

    Reviewed by Abigail5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely modern cottage very cosy and beautifully clean and comfortable."

    Everything you need in the kitchen inc dishwasher and washing machine. Bed was lovely and comfy and bright clean modern bathroom Inc. Bath and shower. A good size well enclosed back garden for the dog. We really enjoyed being there and getting back to the cottage after long wet days out was a real pleasure . If your looking for fantastic views of rolling countryside this isn't for you but if you want a clean modern warm home as your base this is just right and very close by is an M and S food hall Mini Morrisons garage Lidle and Aldi and a great pub doing lovely food the Hogs Head. Great place for easy access to Bamburgh and Alnmouth the A1 and 5 minutes from Alnwick. Very happy with our stay .

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Oct 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our return to this very comfortable, well equipped and, for us, excellently located cottage."

    It has everything we and our dog could wish for to make for another relaxing stay in this beautiful area. Shopping is a short distance away with M&S, Sainsbury's and the wonderful specialist food and butchers Turnbulls so close by. Thanks to the owner and Chris our holiday neighbour (loved the chocolates) in presenting such welcoming accommodation and of course Sykes for their usual high standards and easy booking. Bryan, Chris & Buddy

    Reviewed by Bryan4.4Oct 2023

  • "This is a lovely cosy cottage."

    Very clean and well appointed. The kitchen is very well equipped and has everything you need and the lounge area is very comfortable. We really appreciated having a safe and enclosed garden that we could let our dog out into and this is why we booked the cottage. The cottage is located just outside Alwnick and is adjacent to the A1 which is not immediately obvious when you book. This wasn't an issue for us as we didn't want to sit in the garden but I think it might be helpful to be a bit clearer about the location of the cottage. There wasn't an issue with road noise in the cottage so other than the garden the proximity to the road doesn't intrude. We appreciated the warm welcome and the chocolates. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was ideal for both us and our two dogs."

    The furniture and fixtures were all top notch in quality and made our stay very comfortable. The location was perfect as everything was so close to hand (especially an M&S food hall just around the corner - such a treat! The only down side for me was the lack of attention to the kitchen. I always take the kitchen sink but after having so many Sykes holiday cottages holidays and finding the facilities in the past so impressive that I let my guard down with this one and this is the reason I had to knock off a star. There was an extremely limited welcome pack and next to nothing to help with the day to day household chores required. There was the tiniest bottle of washing up liquid (enough for one bowl of washing up). Two bin liners for two very small bins, No dishwasher tablets or washing powder for the washing machine and the only two containers for spray cleaning under the sink were both empty. Therefore we had to do a big shop immediately as we were booked in for two weeks. Maybe we have been spoilt in the past but this is the first time I had come across this inconvenience.

    Thank you for your helpful feedback. We are glad that your stay was very comfortable and that the location was perfect, but we are sorry that the welcome pack and items to help with kitchen chores were limited. These issues have now been rectified. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property was lovely and as described, comfy and welcoming and the residents around the similar properties were very helpful."

    It was a good base to explore Alnwick and the surrounding areas. The only thing we would say was a little disappointing, is there was dog slobber on the lounge windows, and some of the cutlery and mugs were dirty when we arrived, and lots of cobwebs around the stairs and windows. But lay out was ideal for 3 people/small family.

    Thank you for your positive feedback. However, we are sorry to hear about the cleaning issues. These have been rectified – we now have a new cleaner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline3.4Aug 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay very much, well equipped and nicely furnished."

    Large tree in rear blocked out sunlight, understand it is being cut back substantially. Front and rear timber doors not easily opened and closed, adjustment required. Location handy for town and shopping, will be very happy to return to this cottage

    Thank you for your feedback. The large tree has already been cut back substantially. We have replaced the front and rear timber doors with new modern well-insulated doors. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property was clean, comfortable, well furnished and well equipped."

    The bathroom was good and the shower system was great! The packs of dishwashing items and the tea, coffee etc. were welcome. The negatives were - It was impossible to sit in the garden because of the volume of noise from the traffic on the A1 and the garden itself is in need of attention. The recycling instructions need updating - it was not clear which bin to use for the property. We struggled with the directions and when we used the post code on sat nav it took us way out of the way. Having said that, if you don't want to sit in the garden we would recommend this property.

    Thank you for your feedback. The gardener was off sick just before you arrived; he sorted out the garden when he returned. The garden fence has now been extended, which has helped reduce the traffic. The recycling instructions have been updated . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Jul 2023

  • "The barn conversion was excellent,clean, well equipped with plenty of hot water."

    Fenced garden but noisy to sit in due to traffic. I have no complaints with accommodation . However, the location was so disappointing. No where did I see the close proximity to the A1, the adjacent caravan site or industrial site mentioned. It was an ideal spot if you were traveling on the A1 but not as a holiday location. That is the reason I would not recommend it.

    Thank you for your feedback. The fence has been extended, which has helped reduce the traffic noise. The caravan side has now been closed. The approximate location of the property in relation to the A1 is shown on the map, for which there is a link on the webpage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laraine4.1Jun 2023

  • "We had a fabulous week at East Havers, fabulous weather and our dog Ozzie loved the garden."

    Fabulous base to travel the coast which was beautiful and the beaches were absolutely amazing. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the cottage to others and we will hope to visit again sometime. Thanks so much for the chocolate’s.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable. We appreciated the lovely box of chocolates too.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage Lovely and clean Lovely and warm Lovely clean linen Lovely safe ..."

    Lovely cottage Lovely and clean Lovely and warm Lovely clean linen Lovely safe garden, To quote Arnie We will be back Many Thanks Sykes Cottages Paul Sheila and Doggy Grace

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Apr 2023

  • "This is a mixed review…read on!"

    Good things: lovely fluffy bath towels, comfy sitting room with smart TV. Warm and cozy. Shower very powerful and hot though needed the shower head connected to the bath taps rather than the electric shower which was pitiful, as they often are. Shops and pub close by (though see below on this!) However, there are some significant downsides. The property backs right on to the dual carriageway A1. It is VERY noisy. We had super weather but sitting out in the garden was not possible, for us at least, if you don’t mind noise and traffic fumes then it won’t be a problem. It is also right on the edge of an enterprise park/industrial estate. Again, if you need something from Screwfix or a new kitchen from Howdens it could be for you! None of this is mentioned in the property details and it needs to be. ok, we could see on the map that there was an A road nearby but never having been to the area before we’d assumed it would be a reasonably quiet one. We certainly hadn’t noticed an industrial estate. The pub that is referred to in the guide to this property is a large road pub not the cosy country pub we had imagined. Inside the property was basically equipped in the cheapest way possible. The bedding was very poor quality, cheap flat pillows and synthetic duvet, the covers were a horrid poly cotton. Hot and sweaty to sleep in. The kitchen was poorly equipped. The plates were scratched and chipped and the poor selection of glassware had cracks in it. There were plenty of wine glasses but no pint glasses at all. No teapot. I get that this is a business but we stay in a lot of holiday properties, at least five a year. We spent nearly £700 on this for an out of season week in April. I’d expect it to be better equipped and with higher quality linen etc. we usually find a welcome pack of coffee, tea, milk, often a bottle of wine and some local delicacy (Welsh cakes in Wales a few weeks ago) All that was provided were a couple of sachets of coffee and squeeze tubes of UHT milk. There were no basics like cling film or foil. Just not encountered this before. Overall, we loved Northumberland and will be back. We’ll just avoid this property.

    Reviewed by Helen2.5Apr 2023

  • "I never managed to complete a full hot bath/shower due to insufficient hot water supply and ended up washing my hair in cold water."

    The house was clean enough for our visit however it’s obvious some areas are ready for a deep clean. There’s also a slight smell; it wasn’t a huge put off but I was aware of it. I did love the big private back garden for the dogs to be safe and secure. The location was ideal for us due to being close to multiple small villages and amenities.

    I’m glad that you loved the big private back garden for your dogs and that you found the location was ideal. However, I’m very surprised that to read that you didn’t ‘complete a full hot bath/shower due to insufficient hot water supply’ - this has never previously happened. The heating and hot water guidelines (in two places in the cottage) clearly state that 1/ hot water can be obtained at any time by pressing the Boost button on the control unit + 2/ guests who have any problems with the hot water could contact my neighbour; he was not contacted, nor were NCCC. The cottage was checked for cleanliness before you arrived and found to be clean; it has again been double-checked. It is in farmland and so occasionally there is a slight smell; for this reason, there is a can of air freshener in the cupboard. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle3.8Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely loved it here."

    Beautiful property and excellent location. Near to all large supermarkets in Alnwick but so close to beautiful beaches. The cottage had everything we needed and was really comfortable. Cannot fault, would recommend and return!

    JoanneJul 2021

  • "Perfect for a small family with a dog."

    Garden was perfect for the dog too. Perfectly placed for the NE coast and very close to great amenities like supermarkets etc. Very clean and the equipment was excellent. Very clear instructions on how to leave the property too. Really liked the Friday night to Friday too. Overall an amazing holiday and we will return very soon hopefully.

    Erik NJun 2021

  • "Ideally located, spotlessly clean and was perfect for our requirements."

    We would definitely stay at this property again without hesitation.

    PaulaOct 2020

  • "This is a lovely property with everything provided for our arrival."

    It is immaculate and cosy and was central to all amenities.

    Olivia WDec 2019

  • "The cottage had all the amenities needed, the mattresses were comfortable, the bathroom was clean with a very good shower and the garden was well kept."

    Location was perfect to visit Alnwick and the coast.

    Mrs & Mrs MistriAug 2019

  • "Location excellent for inland or coastal travelling, various shops nearby for provisions."

    Enclosed garden private and safe for dog or child.

    JennetteJul 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely, great enclosed garden for the dog!"

    The cottage is in a great position to visit the coast and Cheviots. The living room and beds are so comfy. Really well equipped and really clean.

    EstelleAug 2018

  • "This is a clean functional property."

    Very comfortable with all amenities. Garden was enclosed and brilliant for dogs. It’s a really fab property. We have family in the area and if it’s available we will definitely use again.

    HarrisonJul 2018

  • "Good size enclosed garden."

    Property was home from home.

    JulesJul 2018

  • "Fabulous cottage with everything you could want and in really good condition."

    Garden was perfect for the dog.

    Linda FJun 2018

  • "A lovely cottage very comfortable very clean everything you need nice enclosed garden for dogs."

    May 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Electric heating, WiFi
  • KITCHEN & DINING AREA: Electric oven, electric induction hob, microwave, Air fryer, 3-tier food steamer, slow cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • LOUNGE: Samsung 50" Smart 4K TV, Blue Ray player
  • Selection of recent fiction and non-fiction best selling books
  • OTHER: Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent.
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Fenced rear garden with patio and furniture, good for dogs
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shopping centre (M&S Food, Homebase, Pets At Home etc) : 1 mile
  • Leisure centre (swimming pool and gym): 1 mile
  • Pub 1/2 mile.

The property

Settled into the outskirts of the historic market town of Alnwick, East Havers is a stunning single-storey barn conversion which is ideal for a family of three or a couple looking for a Northumberland getaway.

Be welcomed by the charming exterior of this property, a barn conversion with pretty sage windows and doors, and unpack with ease from an off-road parking spot.

Settle down with a coffee into a lovely sitting room, featuring a TV, selection of stylish sofas, homely décor and a beautiful arched full-length window with a glass door, leading out onto an enclosed courtyard where you can relax with a glass of your favourite beverage in an evening.

When mealtimes call, the kitchen/diner, sporting homely décor and ample amenities, will cater to your culinary needs, so why not cook up a storm from local produce?

Two bedrooms with hints of lime and tasteful furniture house pretty wooden roof beams, including a king-size and a single, and there is a contemporary bathroom where you can enjoy a relaxing soak amongst the bubbles.

Alnwick is a historic market town with so much on offer for guests, beginning with the fantastic range of eateries, as well as riverside walks through Hulne Park and RRH Brizlee Wood.

Alnwick is probably best known for its amazing castle, so explore the local history with a trip to Alnwick Castle, and for a seaside day out, head over to Alnmouth where there is a pretty sandy beach.

Further from the property you will find more coastal walks and another magnificent castle at Warkworth.

Make a rural getaway to remember with a stay at East Havers.

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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