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Carinya Cottage

(Ref. 1049671)

West Thirston near Felton, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities and Maintenance

31 Customer Reviews

  • "The best cottage we have stayed in."

    Everything supplied in kitchen and seating was very comfortable. Only thing to let the experience down was mattress which was way too thin and uncomfortable with no support. Could also do with better pillows.

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Oct 2023

  • "We have enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable,and in a peaceful village, but close to amenities in Felton only a mile away. Off- road parking was a bonus for us, as was the secure back garden for our dog. We hope to return next year!

    Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie4.7Oct 2023

  • "Cottage was lovely, clean and comfortable."

    The location was lovely, and we was able to relax and just unwind. The only thing I would comment was that the bed was a bit squeaky and just needs to be tightened up a little bit.

    Thank you for your kind review. We have tightened the bed so hopefully it will now be ok for future guests. I hope it didn’t spoil your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.7Sep 2023

  • "Our 2nd stay at this property and once again we thoroughly enjoyed our time here despite the weather!"

    !! Nice cottage in a location that's very central for visiting the lovely Northumberland!

    Thank you for your kind review. I’m glad you could still enjoy your holiday despite the weather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "A spacious cottage in a pretty village."

    Lovely well equipped kitchen. Comfy sofa and chairs in the sitting room. Good storage in the bedrooms, pillows could do with an upgrade and under covers. Nice courtyard garden with outside seating. The bathroom really needs looking at. The shower leaks in two places and hence the wood flooring and skirting board are wet and starting to go mouldy as is the wall at the back of the toilet . The bottom of the shower doors are filthy and the shower head and the toiletry tray could do with a good clean. Thank you for the welcome pack.

    Thank you for your review. We are aware of the problem in the bathroom and are in the process of replacing the shower cubicle. As the cottage has been booked almost constantly since March, it has been difficult to arrange for this work to be done. We are hoping to do the work as soon as possible. We think the damp issue may be compounded by some guests not using the extractor fan when taking a shower. However, there is no excuse for the shower head/ doors etc to be dirty and we will be speaking to our cleaning firm about this matter. There are new pillows etc already in the cupboard at the cottage and we will ensure that these are now used. We hope you still enjoyed your visit to Northumberland. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann2.8Aug 2023

  • "Enjoyed our week in Northumberland."

    Carinya Cottage was a joy to stay in. Extremely clean and well maintained. Tastefully decorated. The kitchen was modern and well equipped and the bedrooms were light and airy and a really good size. We felt very at home there and would certainly recommend. Thank you. Just one observation, it would have been nice to have a welcome tea/coffee/milk on arrival after our journey

    We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Carinya Cottage. We will certainly consider your suggestion about tea/ coffee/ milk. We have decided to reinstate the welcome pack following your comment. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2023

  • "There was no welcome pack when we got there after there this the first time going on holiday with sykescottages."

    Also haveing to move out the toaster there was breadcrumbs under it.and when we went to use the cooker it was dirty as well.

    I’m sorry that there were crumbs under the toaster and that the cooker was dirty. I will certainly look into this matter to see why this was neglected. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Aug 2023

  • "Very comfortable stay in Carinya cottage for me and my dog."

    Good to have secure garden for him to go out in without worries.

    We are glad that you and your dog enjoyed your stay at Carinya Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Jul 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay in Carinya cottage."

    Very well presented through out. It is in a very quiet village, but great spot to explore Northumberland. Thank you for the wine.Hopefully will return for another visit.

    We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Carinya Cottage and hope you will return for another visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely little cottage refurbished in 2021 as shown in a picture on a wall ."

    A folder with the handbook for every appliance..excellent and free broadband which is a plus. Excellent off road parking for two cars.The location is quiet and peaceful with easy access to places in all directions. Overall, very comfortable. A couple of little things needing looked at but by now they probably will be have been sorted . Namely the shower needed sealing at the base at each wall as small amount of water sometimes appeared on the floor and the toilet roll holder needed tightening Plenty storage space and coat hangers Highly recommend this cottage

    Thank you very much for your kind review. I’m glad that you enjoyed your stay in the cottage. Thank you also for pointing out the couple of things that need attention. We will fix them straightaway. Property Owner

    Reviewed by R5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had a fantastic week in this fabulous cottage."

    . local to Newcastle and the beautiful Northumberland coast.. everything you need for a home from home visit.. and a lovely bottle of wine to welcome us on arrival.. The cottage was immaculate… and owner let us know she was close by if needed .. highly recommended

    We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay at the cottage. I’m sorry I couldn’t do anything about the weather! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deirdre5.0Apr 2023

  • "This is our 4th visit to this cottage, it is very well maintained, and as I read previous reviews I must stress we have never had any smells of any kind."

    It is always very clean with fresh linens and towels. There is everything you need in the kitchen and all utensils and crockery are of the finest quality and easy to hand. My husband is on the "severely sight impaired" register and finds the cottage easy to negotiate with only a tiny step to enter the property. We will be returning.

    Thank you very much for your kind review and also for choosing to stay once again in Carinya Cottage. We look forward to hopefully seeing you both again later in the year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorna4.7Mar 2023

  • "Didn't start too well when we phoned owner as requested by Sykes, a couple of days prior to arrival."

    My husband introduced himself to the man who answered and rather abruptly he said that he couldn't understand why we were ringing as we had the key code! The owner never made contact during our stay which we found strange. Anyway the cottage was clean, well equipped and generally in a good state. As stated by a previous reviewer we noticed an unpleasant smell which we thought may have been the drains. This was particularly noticeable when we used the dish washer and the bathroom sink. We found the shower difficult to use as it had not been properly installed with the doors hard to slide and although touching at the top there was a large gap at the bottom. Village is well positioned for getting around and has a lovely hotel/restaurant, The Northumberland Arms and the wonderful Running Fox Tea room. On the whole we enjoyed our stay and would come again but the smell definitely needs investigating.

    Thank you for your review. I’m sorry you thought my husband was rather abrupt. This was not intentional- he was just surprised as no other guest has phoned him prior to their stay at the cottage and he was trying to think why Sykes Cottages would have asked you to phone. As regards the smell- we thought we had solved the problem as none of the guests just prior to your visit had advised us that there was still an issue. Now that we know it is still there we will be looking into the matter urgently. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip4.4Jan 2023

  • "Photos do not do this cottage justice, its lovely and so spacious."

    Huge bedrooms, great kitchen layout, absolute bonus of having a dishwasher and a washing machine too. Cleanliness was top notch aswell. Only downside was everytime we ran the dishwasher & bathroom tap there was an extremely strong 'eggy' smell and we could not find the switch for the garden lights. Overall a gem of a find cottage, lovely owners who take pride in having a lovely cosy & comfortable holiday home

    Thank you for kind review. We will look into the "eggy" smell. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Oct 2022

  • "Very cosy cottage, the location was Fabulous, the owner was very welcoming, as we're locals in the Northumberland Arms."

    We would recommend this cottage to others visiting the area. We may well return in the future. Thanks to Vivienne

    Thank you for your kind review. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay and hopefully you will return in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne4.4Sep 2022

  • "What a lovely time we had staying at Carinya Cottage."

    Everything we needed and so well located for visiting the surrounding area. Lots to do, we were busy all week. Thank you Vivienne for popping in to check everything was OK and for the gifts of wine, biscuits, coffee etc. My husband says thank you also for the fishing info. Our dog Jasper had a wonderful time in the garden. We would love to return.

    Thank you for your lovely review. Hopefully your husband found some fishing spots! I’ll try to find more fishing information for your next visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Aug 2022

  • "A great base for exploring the area, comfortable accomodation, relaxing space and great having a garden on summer evenings."

    Owner friendly and welcomes feedback shown by improvements since last trip. Will definitely return.

    Thank you for your kind review following your second visit to the cottage and we were pleased that you could enjoy the garden this time. We hope that you will return again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Aug 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely cottage, which had everything you would need."

    It was so much more spacious than it looks from the front with a secure patio garden at the rear which our dog loved. It is situated perfectly for lovely walks into the village or alongside the River Coquet, or for exploring the Northumberland coast. Vivienne the owner checked in on us on our arrival to see if we had everything we needed which was nice and thank you for the lovely bottle of wine. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and that Lily enjoyed the garden! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jul 2022

  • "We didn't expect the Cottage to be that fantastic and comfortable, we were very pleased that it was so spacious, the bedrooms , kitchen, lounge and the bathroom with the large shower were very clean with plenty of storage space."

    The property is well situated for exploring the area and the owners and locals very helpful and friendly, so much so we have booked for next year and can't wait to come back definitely a minimum 5 Star + accommodation we even had a welcome bottle of wine.

    We are really pleased that you enjoyed staying in the cottage and also enjoyed your first visit to Northumberland. We look forward to your return visit next year. Hopefully the weather will be better! Thank you once again for the lovely flowers you gave me which you had carved out of wood- very skilful. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charles5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely comfy cottage we enjoyed our stay hope to return again soon,"

    Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frank5.0May 2022

  • "Totally suitable for us."

    One level Walk in shower Easy parking Well placed for Northumbria Friendly hosts

    Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent provision of all the items needed to enjoy the stay."

    Comfortable and well furnished.

    Thank you for your kind review. I’m sorry I couldn’t do anything about the weather! Property Owner

    Reviewed by J5.0Apr 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage is well equipped. The village is lovely and peaceful. Good base for exploring the sights of Northumberland including beach and countryside walks. Would recommend

    Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Mar 2022

  • "Excellent equipped property situated in a lovely village."

    Ideally location for visiting the beautiful area of Northumbria. We would definitely return.

    Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to this lovely county. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet and beautiful location Ideal location to visit all of Northumbria."

    Owner helpful and available if required. Would definitely stay again

    Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Northumberland. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Feb 2022

  • "We really appreciated you rescuing us last week and we had a fabulous stay in your lovely cottage."

    It was an added bonus for us to get to know the village before we move in next month.

    Thank you. We were pleased that we could accommodate you. We hope you will enjoy living in the village as much as we do. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jan 2022

  • "Really lovely property and very well-equipped."

    Had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. Would definitely visit again!

    Thank you. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Dec 2021

  • "I've had a lovely few days in this comforatble, and beautifully decorated cottage."

    I can highly recommend it. It is more spacious than it appears from the outside and great that there's off-road parking. The cottage is well equipped and I've been very cosy and warm here in pre-Christmas isolation. You are just a short walk from the Northumberland Arms for an evening meal or from the delightful Running Fox Cafe in Felton for breakfast or afternoon tea. The owner lives nearby and is very welcoming and helpful. All in all, a great place to settle in for a holiday in this amazing part of the country.

    Thank you for your great review. We hope you have a happy Christmas with your family and a safe journey home. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Dec 2021

  • "Cottage layout works very well, it's well-equipped and toasty warm."

    Owner welcoming and nearby if any problems but there weren't any. Great location for exploring the area. Had a lovely week and would be happy to return

    Thank you for your lovely review. We hope you will come again- we now have Prosecco glasses! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Dec 2021

  • "This little cottage has been beautifully refurbished to provide a comfortable place to stay for a base to tour the surrounding areas of Northumberland."

    Vivienne the owner checked on our arrival that we had everything we needed and when the weather got colder checked that we were warm enough, the cottage had a lovely heating system so no problems there. A comfy king size bed ensured we had a good sleep in this quiet area. It is in walking distance of the Northumberland Arms for a meal if you fancy eating out, and also near the river Coquet for a pleasant walk.

    Thank you for your lovely review. We hope you got home before Storm Arwen arrived. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Nov 2021

  • "What a fantastic find!"

    This cottage is beautifully furnished, clean and welcoming. The wine, tea bags, biscuits were all welcome coupled with the cosy feel of the cottage made it extra special. The lovely bedrooms with nice new bedding were lovely, even our dog loved it. Great location in the village coupled with a lovely pub just made our holiday extra special, we will definitely be booking again. A big thank you to Vivian and Stephen for being a lovely hosts.

    Thank you for your great review. You were lovely guests and we hope to see you again in 2022. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear garden with gravel, patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: Property only accepts bookings starting on a Saturday

The property

Settled in the small village of West Thirston near Felton in Northumberland, is this splendid, detached cottage, Carinya Cottage.

Enjoying an open-plan layout and easy access to the local amenities, Carinya Cottage makes for an excellent dwelling for a family of four or two couples looking to explore the wonders of Northumberland.

Park-up in one of two convenient off-road parking spaces, before unloading your bags with ease and stepping into the property to begin your holiday.

Be charmed by the open-plan living space, sure to be the social hub during your stay, where you can look forward to creating exciting culinary dishes in the fully-functioning kitchen, with oven, hob, fridge/freezer and microwave.

Gather around the round dining table for four to savour a flavourful meal, as fizz is poured, and glasses are raised to a wonderful getaway.

If the weather is nice, why not make dinner an alfresco affair out on the private patio, where you can revel in the remains of the day’s sunshine.

As the evening cools, indulge in a refreshing shower before climbing into one of two sumptuous double beds to catch your rest.

Venture out to explore the nearby village of Felton, where along your way you will find the welcoming Northumberland Arms, 4-star hotel with restaurant and bar for when you fancy a night off from the kitchen.

A little further you will find The Running Fox, a popular coffee shop where you can sample a slice of cake and a steaming cup of coffee.

Followed by a leisurely stroll along the River Coquet.

For a fun-filled family day, why not make the short trip to the Northumberland Country Zoo, where you will find meerkats and snow leopards as well as birds of prey shows, promising a memorable day for all!

Take the short drive to the market town of Alnwick, home to the well-known Alnwick Castle which featured in the famous Harry Potter films and frequently holds events.

At the Castle you can wander the expansive gardens which include a poison garden that houses deadly nightshades.

Nearby is the Bailiffgate Museum, housed in a 19th-century church which details the town's rich history, a great way to learn about local life from past to present.

A sanctuary in the heart of Northumberland, choose Carinya Cottage.

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About the location


Alnwick 10 miles.

The delightful village of Felton is set in rural Northumberland, between Morpeth to the south and Alnwick to the north. The village has a shop with a post office, coffee shop, pub and restaurant, and is just 10 miles from Alnwick, with its Castle and now famous Garden, which features Europe's largest cascading water feature, an enormous tree house, a rose garden and an ornamental walled garden. The castle is also famous as the setting for Hogwarts School featured in the "Harry Potter" films! 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.

Note: Property only accepts bookings starting on a Saturday