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The Coach House

Lowick near Holy Island, Northumberland (Ref. 998374)

4.7

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    It is in an ideal position for exploring the many charms of Northumberland and is very quiet and peaceful for those restful evenings and days in the garden. Highly recommended.

    Thank you for your feedback, It is a shame that the weather was not better for you as the sun in the evenings is directly into the garden. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnnaMay 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week at The Coach House."

    The house is really well appointed and equipped. We are a family of six plus a dog and we were really comfortable, with plenty of space for us all. The property was spotlessly clean on our arrival and the generous welcome pack was very much appreciated. Lowick was ideally located for the coast and the Cheviot Hills, with many of the local attractions being only a few minutes drive . We would fully recommend The Coach House.

    Your review is welcomed and we are delighted that you had an enjoyable visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnthonyApr 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Close to lots of good places to visit. It was warm and cosy and the beds were comfortable. The owners left a welcome pack which was much appreciated and logs for the fire. The downstairs bedroom was perfect for my elderly parents and has an en-suite. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed. Overall, a lovely place to stay.

    We are delighted that you found our cottage a cosy and lovely place to stay in order to see what this area has to offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BeverleyMar 2022

  • "We had a great time!"

    Ideal for two old folk and an equally old dog. The property had a good secure garden for our dog and the welcome pack was most welcome! The Coach House is really at the heart of Northumbria with some fabulous beaches recommended by the owner. We will definitely book again, next time with our children and grandchildren. Well done The Coach House!

    Thank you and we are delighted that you enjoyed the stay at the Coach house and all that this part of Northumberland has to offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GarryMar 2022

  • "Great stay at The Coach house."

    It was cosy, comfortable and clean. Russell, the owner, checked that everything was fine once we had settled in. Cottage is in a very good location for exploring Northumberland.

    Reviewed by AndrewFeb 2022

  • "We were a group of 4 adults and 2 children and we had a wonderful stay in the coach house."

    It was perfect for us and Russell was excellent at communicating with us. They live next door and assured us that if we needed anything, to pop round and tell them. We stayed the week of storms Dudley and Eunice! But the coach house stayed lovely and warm with the wood burner being a real focal point in the lovely double height sitting area. There was always loads of hot water for piping hot baths and showers which we really appreciated after a day out and about. The pub across the road ( The Black Bull inn) is wonderful with fab food. To sum everything up….. the coach house is in a beautiful part of England, and has everything you need for a holiday. The owners left a very well stocked welcome pack full of locally sourced products and there was a big bunch of daffodils to welcome us too. We would love to return one day!

    Thank you so much for your review and we are delighted that you had an enjoyable stay even if the weather wasn't kind to you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JayneFeb 2022

  • "Warm, cozy converted coach house with super comfy bed!"

    Very well appointed property but with a nice traditional feel about it. Although we had some quite chilly nights we did not need to use the wood burner as the central heating kept the property lovely and warm. The welcome hamper was a lovely touch and much appreciated on arrival. The only small disappointment for me were the sofas in the main lounge just weren't the type that you could comfortably relax in at the end of the day, which detracted a little from what was otherwise a charming cosy property. Would definitely return to the coach house though, and would recommend as a great base for anybody wishing to visit this wonderful area. Thanks for a great stay

    Reviewed by ShaunFeb 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Coach house and thank you for the welcome pack much appreciated."

    The house was really warm and cosy and felt at home soon as we got there. I would imagine it would be nice to sit outside on a late summers night with warm weather. Thank you

    Reviewed by IanJan 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at the Coach House and can’t wait to return."

    It is a well equipped and spacious property; very comfortable indeed and in a great location. We enjoyed the log burner after days out visiting the wonderful surroundings. Thank you for the welcome pack full of goodies!

    Great to hear that you had a lovely stay and look forward to the next time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaniceDec 2021

  • "A lovely cottage, well equipped, comfortable, spacious and warm."

    The enclosed garden is perfect, ideal for dog owners. One of the best holiday homes we have stayed in. Also a great base to explore the wonderful castles and beaches of Northumberland.Hope to return next year.

    Thank you for your kind comments, it is appreciated and hope to see again next year Property Owner

    Reviewed by StevenNov 2021

  • "A lovely relaxing stay at the Coach House in Lowick."

    The property is very comfortable and well-equipped - plenty of space for a family with two teenagers and a dog. A lovely welcome pack too which we very much enjoyed! We loved the log burner and made good use of it on the dark October evenings. The enclosed garden is is a great asset and would be a lovely place to sit and eat out in spring and summer. We enjoyed exploring the area, beautiful beaches and stunning castles. All in all a great family holiday - thank you! :-)

    Thank you for that review. We are delighted that the cottage enabled you to have such a pleasant time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NikkiOct 2021

  • "Very comfortable accommodation in a lovely area."

    Warm and nicely appointed cottage. Generous welcome goodies too! We loved our stay and won’t hesitate to recommend. Thank you.

    Thank you for your comments , it is appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2021

  • "Lovely welcome pack, well equipped cottage and a good base for our holiday."

    Very comfortable stay and would recommend.

    Reviewed by KathleenSep 2021

  • "Beautifully appointed comfortable cottage well situated for touring the Northumbrian coast."

    Would highly recommend. Welcome pack on arrival was very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by SheilaSep 2021

  • "Lovely welcome basket, more than usual in that."

    Owners were great, checked up at start and end of holiday. Very relaxing house, good vibes. Entrance hall sofa was particularly comfortable. Lovely local village. Great base for all local attractions. Lowick park was a particularly exciting find. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by CAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage has everything you need."

    Perfect location for sightseeing close to beaches.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "The welcome pack was a nice touch, adequate provisions for an evening meal and breakfast next morning."

    The enclosed garden is really secure for dogs and children alike. Bedrooms and living areas are spacious. Ideally located for exploration of all that Northumberland has to offer.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2021

  • "A lovely comfortable house with everything provided that you might need for a pleasurable stay."

    The cottage is well located for local beaches, castles, the local pub and shop. A very generous welcome basket was provided. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by JenJun 2021

  • "We were very pleased with the Coach House which was very well fitted out with all the facilities and equipment that one could expect of a good sized rental property."

    There were a very few snags with equipment, for example the knives were totally blunt, and the house facilities, the boiler was running on a different time zone (!), but nothing that we couldn't live with very easily. We really enjoyed our week's stay and left with much sadness. The village is delightfully quiet with modest traffic (loudest things were the blackbird and song thrushes at dawn!), a handy shop, great pub just across the road, lots of footpaths within a couple minutes walk or drive, good recycling and was very close to lots of famous Northumberland attractions: all in all a great house and location. We'll be back!

    Reviewed by ChrissyMay 2021

  • "The accommodation had both pros and cons."

    The pros. The beds were all very comfortable. The downstairs en-suite shower was spacious and powerful. The location was very handy for the local pubs and village shop. The kitchen was adequately provisioned and the welcome pack was very good and appreciated. The provision of wood for the wood burner was generous. The cons. The place did not do justice to its photographs. It was in truth rather shabby and tired. The place was in need of decorating. The curtains and blinds were quite scruffy and difficult to operate. A lot of the light bulbs had failed throughout the property. The cooker hob light and extractor fan were not working. The sink was badly discoloured and the worktops and kitchen unit fronts stained. For some reason the property had a lot of flies and the window sills had a lot of dead ones. On our first night the central heating boiler, WiFi router and a number of power sockets failed because of an electrical problem. This was sorted out by the owner who, although on holiday himself, got someone round quickly to sort out. The other issue with the electrics was a constant hum from the main ceiling light in the living room that was very off putting. Because the standard lamp in the living room also didn’t work the only light in the evening was from the spotlight in the kitchen and some very dull wall lights. The outside parking was adequate for 2 vehicles at a push but no way for the three advertised. Finally, we could find very few or any instructions regarding any of the appliances or white goods. For the money paid the property would have been worth it if it’s standard was as it appears in the photographs on your website and the issues outlined hadn’t been present. As it was we were disappointed and unlikely to rebook this particular property. This is a property in need of some TLC after which it would be excellent.

    Many thanks for your comments following your stay at The Coach House - customer feedback is incredibly important to us. The Property Owner and our Customer Relations Team have been informed of your feedback, and you have also been contacted by an adviser to discuss in further detail. We thank you again for taking the time to let us know your thoughts, and if we can be of any further assistance, please do let us know. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "A wonderful cottage with lovely facilities and a wonderful location in a very friendly village."

    The local pubs and local shop had wonderful staff so friendly and helpful which made our holiday and the lovely kind owners of the cottage were friendly and helpful and recommended some lovely walks to take our dog. We would highly recommend this cottage and a fabulous base to explore the wonderful highlights of Northumberland.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2020

  • "A very well maintained cottage."

    Owners left the cottage very clean and there was a very generous welcome pack on arrival which included milk, cheese, butter, eggs, wine, pasta with sauce and shortbread. All rooms were very homely and beds comfortable. Kitchen well stocked with pots and pans etc, living room had wood for the stove. They even left a parking disc which was helpful during outings. All in all, a very comfortable stay, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by TanyaSep 2020

  • "We had a lovely holiday in this very cosy but spacious well equipped cottage."

    The downstairs bedroom with ensuite was ideal for our elderly parents. Bamburgh, Alnwick, Holy Island and Berwick just a short drive away. The owners, who live next door, were very helpful with an oxygen delivery/collection for my father. They also left us a box of apples on our departure, thank you. We'll certainly be back!

    Reviewed by ShirleyAug 2020

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage, plenty of things to do."

    . Lovely welcome basket, bread, milk and cheese and a few other bits and bobs... loads of space to move about and wonderful garden to sit out in.. Highly recommended by myself and the rest of the family Thank you for making our stay so special

    Reviewed by CarolynneAug 2020

  • "The Coach House at Lowick is perfectly positioned to explore the beautiful Northumbrian coast and countryside."

    It is within easy driving distance of Berwick, Bamburgh, Lindisfarne and the Farne Islands. The three- bedroom house is spacious and comfortable with a big sitting room and well-appointed kitchen. It’s a joy to be able to get back to the Coach House after a winter day’s sightseeing, walking or birdwatching and wind down with dinner at the family-sized dining table and then to relax in front of the wood burning stove. Everything was in situ to make our stay comfortable, even down to a super cot cover for my granddaughter. There were plenty of logs for the evenings and our welcome pack was one of the best I’ve come across. We’re looking forward to returning to Northumbria very soon and the Coach House will be high on the list of places to stay.

    Reviewed by TriciaFeb 2020

  • "Great house in fantastic location with 2 village local pubs and shop."

    Short drive to beautiful unspoiled beaches. Berwick, Alnick, Alnmouth all within short drive and Edinburgh only 90 minutes away. Cottage itself was lovely inside and kitchen included everything required and more. Lots of games and books Hosts left great and thoughtful welcome hamper (incl. Christmas chocolates) and also had a Christmas tree and decorations up.

    Reviewed by MatthewDec 2019

  • "Downstairs shower might benefit from a separate hose!"

    But this is a very small bit of feedback. We loved our cottage.

    Reviewed by SarahDec 2019

  • "The coach house really took our breath away, everything you needed for a wonderful stay."

    We found the coach house very comfortable and very clean. The amenities were first class good parking and two wonderful bathrooms just what you need for six. We went out everyday and found Lowick to be a just right for long walks and trips to the holy island and Berwick-upon-Tweed.there is so much to do,so definitely will be back. You are in walking distance of two Great pubs both served wonderful food at affordable prices.we would just like to say a very big thank you to the owners, who left us with a really useful welcome pack including among others eggs, milk etc in order that we could have a hot drink on our arrival. After a long drive it was much appreciated. All in all we had a great time.

    Reviewed by ValerieNov 2019

  • "As a regular user of Sykes cottages I have to say this is one of the best we have stayed in!"

    The wifi connection was excellent thus making the grandchildren extremely happy. This cottage is of a high standard and the owners, although living next door, are extremely helpful but not intrusive. The extensive welcome pack was very much appreciated! This is an excellent base from which to explore North Northumberland and all the delights it has to offer. I am more than happy to recommend this property to others!!

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are so glad that you enjoyed the cottage and all that the area has to offer. We would be happy to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndyOct 2019

  • "This was our second stay at the Coach House, this time for two weeks."

    As before, we thoroughly enjoyed it. The cottage is very welcoming and comfortable and the 'goodies' on arrival were much appreciated. We had a couple of minor issues as we lost wi-fi for a few days and the 'phone did not work but these did not affect our lovely relaxed stay. The owners from next door were very friendly and helpful. What is also nice about the cottage is that it is in a friendly village with two good pubs and a nice friendly shop. The cottage could probably do with a bigger screen television but not a major issue. We look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by John VSep 2019

  • "Cottage was very nice and welcome pack was one of the best we have encountered."

    The owner was very nice. What was very important to us at time of booking was a peaceful location and secluded garden to enjoy. Following an earlier review from one of your customers about undisclosed building works going on Sykes sent an email warning that there were some building works going on and to contact them if I had concerns. I did have concerns about any building works and was considering cancelling the booking. I contacted Sykes and they said they would find out more about what the building works were and they would get back to me. They didn't !. I therefore contacted them and they said they had checked with the owner and that the building works were minimal and down the road. On arrival at the property we found that a large house was being built right next to the cottage boundary with extensive scaffolding and works being carried out at the gable end overlooking the cottages garden which meant the builders could look straight down into the garden of the cottage with no privacy. The builders commenced work at 8 am during the weekdays with associated machinery noise. It was far from the peaceful holiday we had been seeking and most disappointed as we felt as we had been misled and we would have certainly have cancelled the booking if we had known how near the building work was to the cottage and lack of privacy.

    Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry that the building work caused more disruption than expected. I can see that you were given the opportunity to cancel prior to your stay and we did tell you all we knew at the time when we spoke to you. As we then did not hear from you until 2 days after your stay, we were unable to help during your stay. I am glad that you still enjoyed your stay otherwise and am sorry for any inconvenience caused. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicholasSep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable with all the home comforts."

    Excellent welcome basket of local goodies was very much appreciated. Ideal location to visit many of Northumbria’s fantastic attractions.

    Reviewed by GeoffAug 2019

  • "The holiday cottage has a lovely big garden perfect for the dog to exercise and is situated in a quiet village with a few local good pubs."

    It is pretty central to many attractions we travelled on average 30 minutes to get to places we wanted to visit. The cottage itself is a nice cottage but is a little dated and although the bed linen and bathrooms were clean the general cleanliness was a little poor, e.g. rugs and sofas etc need a good clean. Also the cleaner was outside waiting for us to leave even though we hadn't exceeded our time limit and we thought this was a little unnecessary. We've been going on holiday two to three times a year for 5 years with Sykes and have been generally really happy with the cottages we've stayed in but we will not be recommending or returning to this one.

    Many thanks for your feedback. We have tried to contact you without success to discuss your comments. The feedback on this property is always of a very high standard and therefore we are keen to discuss your comments with you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "Superb location to everything"

    Reviewed by GeoffreyJun 2019

  • "The property was excellent in every way, and very comfortable."

    Even the 'reception pack' that was on the dining-table when we arrived was the best we have ever had. We met the owner, Russell Want, on a number of occasions as he lives next door and was very helpful. One criticism we have is the poor WiFi coverage throughout the property. It was excellent if you were close to the fireplace in the living-room, but it was virtually non-existent anywhere else. We tried to find the router out of curiosity, but were not successful. We suspect the WiFi signal was coming from next door, but cannot be sure. In today's obsession with smart phones and iPads, we think they must be able to get WiFi coverage anywhere within the property.

    Reviewed by ColinMay 2019

  • "This was our second visit to this accommodation, it is in the ideal location to visit the area, the accommodation is superb and well equipped, however, unfortunately we were not informed about the active building site that has appeared since our last visit."

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2019

  • "Perfect cottage in a brilliant location"

    Reviewed by MartinApr 2019

  • "Cosy cottage well equipped great location for exploring."

    Reviewed by NicolaMar 2019

  • "I could live here it’s beautiful, owners really friendly and helpful, plenty of room, loved the sun room, our dog also loved the garden."

    Would recommend definitely. Thanks

    Reviewed by DianeMar 2019

  • "Beautiful excellent accommodation in a wonderful location."

    Easy access to lots of local attractions but quiet and secluded. Village pub and shop provided ample options without having to venture far from base but close to Berwick for food shops etc. Lovely welcome package and friendly and helpful but unintrusive owner enhanced the stay. Everything in the cottage was clean, comfortable and in good order. We would willingly return and would certainly recommend to friends wanting to visit the area.

    Reviewed by JudiFeb 2019

  • "Lovely spot."

    Well equiped house. Toasty warm despite bad weather. Perfect for 5 of us plus dog. My elderly father in law had downstairs bedroom with en suite. I must apologise to them for breaking chopping board. I had insurance. Please let me know if they want to take it further.

    Reviewed by NatashaDec 2018

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x super king size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Garden / Parlour room.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric induction hobs, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, telephone, 4 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, mobile phone speaker dock, WiFi
  • All fuel, power and fuel for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed rear patio and lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk.

The property

A beautifully appointed, early 19th century former coach house, situated in the attractive village of Lowick, 11 miles from Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Sympathetically converted to a particularly high standard, this property offers a spacious open-plan living area with woodburner, three lovely bedrooms, two with open roof trusses, and a lovely garden parlour room leading to a secluded rear garden.

The Coach House is ideally located for all that this impressive holiday destination has to offer.

Within easy driving distance are Berwick-upon-Tweed on the Scottish Border, the market town of Alnwick with its impressive castle and gardens, the Heritage Coast to the east and the National Park to the west.

A fabulous base from which to explore this delightful area.

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About the location

LOWICK

Holy Island 7.9 miles; Wooler 8 miles; Berwick-upon-Tweed 11 miles; Bamburgh 12.7 miles; Seahouses 16 miles

The small attractive village of Lowick is ideally placed for a holiday in Northumberland. Kimmerston Riding Centre is just a few miles to the west of the village. The pretty village of Ford with its castle and craft shops is 2 miles away, part of the Ford and Etal Estate which has facilities for cycling and fishing, as well as a mini railway – ideal for all the family. There are also excellent golfing opportunities, with 8 golf courses within 20 miles of Lowick. Northumberland’s beautiful coastline, Holy Island, the Cheviots for hill walking and mountain biking and the fascinating border town of Berwick, are all only short drives away. A superb base for exploring all the region has to offer.

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