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The Apartment

(Ref. 986705)

Longframlington, Northumberland Show on map

4.5

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "Overall we would rate our stay at The Apartment as disappointing when compared to the many other properties we have booked via Sykes."

    Whilst there was nothing significant that required immediate action, there were several ‘niggles’ that impacted the stay: 1. Stair banister rail very loose. 2. Absence of a ‘welcome pack’ - some coffee and half a dozen tea bags were made available! Additionally, a ‘welcome note’ or ‘information leaflet’ would have helped to understand how to obtain hot water, connect to wi-fi, etc. 3. 3-seater sofa uncomfortable due to significant sagging. 4. Bed linen and towels smelt musty. Some of the above remain outstanding despite these issues being referred to previously in the Visitors Book. Some suggested ‘nice to haves’ that could improve rating/feedback: A. Hand soap in bathroom. B. More than one toilet roll. C. The addition of a small coffee table. It is interesting to note that an accommodation for 2 has seating for 4! D. Somewhere to hang coats/jackets. Key collection details are incorrect as a key safe has been fitted adjacent to the front door. We only discovered this after following the instructions and visiting the pub opposite to seek access to keys.

    Reviewed by Paul2.5Jul 2024

  • "Lovely little apartment we really enjoyed our stay."

    Well stocked shop, great bakers, friendly pub all very close. Everything we needed in was reach of most tourist spots. BUT lots of little DIY jobs that needed serious attention by Amy eg. Stair handrail dangerously loose, loo seat and cistern loose, kitchen sink tap very loose, etc these need addressing then it would be perfect!!

    Reviewed by Brenda4.4May 2024

  • "Stair handrail is a little loose but other than that a lovely little place in a good location for the coast and Newcastle."

    A well stocked village shop next door and a good pub with real ale over the road. Be careful with your head at night !

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2024

  • "The property is very small but fine for 2 adults a a small dog."

    I think if someone was 6ft or had a large dog they would struggle but for us it was perfect. Great position in a friendly village. The local pub opposite couldn't have been friendlier, the village shop next door well stocked and l can recommend a visit to the bakery.

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Mar 2024

  • "Very cosy apartment with the emphasis on small."

    A lot of effort has gone into making it comfortable, clean and well equipped considering the space available, and it's a credit to the owner for the result. That said, not much space for muddy boots / outdoor cleanup, especially when considering it's dog friendly and that many guests will be walkers. For instance, cream / sand coloured carpet behind the front door / on the stairs was maybe an oversight, (with darker carpet in the bedroom?), and if you leave one pair of boots on the door mat you can't open the front door properly. It was a constant battle trying to keep the carpet clean. The siting of the bed has been mentioned in other reviews, and was a bit of an issue. Larger or taller folks may have a problem with that. I took for granted the location in a small rural village, at what turns out to be a very busy junction. I found the traffic noise marred my enjoyment of what is a lovely little apartment, with heavy vehicles passing late into the night and starting very early in a morning. These are niggles considering the cost, which to honest is very reasonable. Couple of good pubs with restaurants, couple of well stocked convenience shops and an excellent butcher, all within a minute or so walk. Great location as a springboard for day trips to all points of the compass.

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Feb 2024

  • "Very compact but the space has been used well for the most part."

    The lounge area contains a three seater sofa & a large armchair plus a footstool but lacks a coffe table (or anywhere to put a drink) & there is nowhere to hang wet coats or put muddy boots. This could easily be fixed by cutting down on the seating as it is only meant for two people & there are only two dining chairs. Also the ubiquitous microwave takes up most of the food prep area in the kitchen although this is quite common in rental properties. The bedroom does have limited headroom at the top end of the bed as mentioned which means if you like to sit up in bed to read/ have a cup of tea, then you are going to be out of luck. Again there is an uneccessary chair in there that could make room for a second set of drawers as storage is quite limited. There were a couple of lightbulbs that had blown when I arrived but there were spares available although this should have been checked prior to arrival. The vacuum cleaner was also full when I came to use it. On the plus side the hot water for washing dishes was the best I have come across in over thirty years of holiday lets & was due to a separate water heater rather than the usual inadequate modern central heating boilers. Heating was also very good & adjustable rather than on a timer. Despite a few negatives I would be more than happy to stay there again & would reccommend it to others after pointing these out.

    Reviewed by Leslie4.4Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cosy little apartment, very clean with all the facilities you need for a relaxing holiday."

    Great location for exploring Northumberland National Park and the coastline.

    Reviewed by Glenis5.0Nov 2023

  • "The Apartment was clean very comfortable and super cosy."

    It is ideally placed for walking in the area. We would certainly return. Everything thing you need is literally on the doorstep. A well stocked corner shop, pub, butchers and bakers. The Sykes description is slightly out of date. There's a key safe now and smart TV. Fueled with scones we also completed the jigsaw when storm Babet struck.

    Reviewed by Iain4.4Oct 2023

  • "Perfect place for exploring"

    Reviewed by Geoff4.4Sep 2023

  • "Great place for a short break"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2023

  • "The apartment on arrival was very clean and tidy."

    It has a very homely feel. Everything is available that you require for your stay, although storage in the kitchen is very limited. The sofa has seen better days and sags in the middle. Could perhaps do with being replaced. The apartment is excellently placed for exploring Northumberland. We also didn't have a problem parking outside on the road.

    Reviewed by Carole3.8Sep 2023

  • "This is a jewel of a property!"

    It is beautifully decorated and very comfortable, with a well equipped kitchen. The apartment is situated near to shops and pubs which serve good food. Within forty minutes there are a number of beaches, places of interest and historic towns to visit. I have enjoyed a fabulous week in the apartment comforted in the knowledge that the girls in the hairdressers below are on hand to help if there is a problem or just a quick chat.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Comfy apartment in a village."

    Flat has easy parking on roadside outside and has everything needed for a couple or single guest. We had no issues during our stay and had a great week. Running fox cafe and bakery fab in village and also visited it in surrounding villages. The corner shop sells all you may need. Easy access to coast and all local attractions.

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Aug 2023

  • "Cottage was lovely comfortable and cosy."

    People in village were friendly the food in the Village Inn across road from cottage very good. Lots of places to visit in the surrounding area . We really enjoyed our stay Thank you.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2023

  • "The apartment was very comfortable and well equipped."

    A fantastic base to view the area.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent"

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Jun 2023

  • "Great little appartment in a village with everything you could want daily and only a few miles to some stunning scenery and places to visit."

    Very much recommended.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely cute property in a great area."

    Ideal for me on my own very clean and tidy well equipped kitchen. Village has a couple of pubs cafe and local shop. Best of all I could take my dog !!

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Apr 2023

  • "This apartment had everything we needed for our stay."

    It's tastefully decorated, well equipped with a comfortable bed. Good choice of pubs, cafes and restaurants and a handy corner shop. Although small in size it was good value and provides a perfect base for exploring Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.7Feb 2023

  • "I booked this apartment for a week over Christmas and it was perfect for our needs."

    Cosy and comfortable with all the facilities needed for a winter stay. Very close to the shops, cafe and pubs... and in a lovely setting near to the church and green. Will book again. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely time there and found it to be perfect for what we needed."

    Amy seemed very nice and helpful. It was well stocked in the kitchen, the bed was comfy and the pub across the road was a bonus. Driving distance of most places were about 30 minutes like Bamburgh. All in all we found it to be perfect for 2 people

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.7Oct 2022

  • "Cosy, but perfectly arranged apartment in the centre of a thriving village."

    Every available space was cleverly used to give us everything we needed. Very helpful host, top-quality corner shop nearby. Plus two good dining pubs and a tempting cafe/bakery/paper shop just over the road. Lots to see within easy distance.

    Reviewed by Kate4.4Sep 2022

  • "Accommodation was well placed for walking routes & nearby attractions."

    Good communication with owner. However description of property does not match what we experienced & website description does need updating. To start with the sofa was not the same as in the picture & it did not have a footstool. Instead there was a brown leather sofa which was extremely noisy when you sat on it and quite uncomfortable to say the least! There was no DVD player as described, no basic kitchen items such as washing up liquid, tea towels or dish clothes. Only one toilet roll was provided for the full 7 day stay and only 2 towels provided for showers (fortunately we had read previous reviews and took spare with us). We also had to wash the majority of the cups as these were dirty and had seen better days. It was a real shame really as location of the property, bed and shower were all good - it was just a few basic/lack of amenities & inaccurate descriptions that let it down.

    Oh my god I really wish you had came and told me down stairs as I would of definitely gave you more toilet paper and I would of also made my cleaner go back in and clean for you if you were unhappy. As I updated the tv to a smart tv and all the apps to watch movies and films are all their. I will update this online. Also their was all cleaning products and washing up liquid in the cupboard in the bed room with all the cleaning products they are all together normally. I do like to leave washing up liquid under the sink to. As for the towels I would of happily washed them for you and gave you fresh but you didn’t ask! As for the sofa I am very sorry a previous client had broken the sofa and that was all I could get in a short space of time and I have a similar sofa to the picture on order but I am waiting for more decoration of the flat to be done before I take more photos and add online, I am very sorry you felt this way maybe popping down to tell me the problems so I can correct them before giving me a bad review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane1.9Aug 2022

  • "Great comfortable apartment with everything we needed, Reasonably priced & The Location was great."

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Jul 2022

  • "The furniture did not match pictures and there is no foot stool anymore."

    Only two small towels were provided which we found inadequate if two people shower. The plus is the little corner shop where you can get bacon rolls in the morning and filled rolls if like us like to go for long walks. Are little dog loved the secure dog walking area just up the road.

    Reviewed by Janet3.4Jul 2022

  • "Very nice property to stay in a lovely area."

    The owner was very helpful and we had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Stuart3.8May 2022

  • "Good value for money, ideal location (excellent bakery, shop and newsagent within 50 yards, 2 pubs within 200 yards), easy parking and convenient for a variety of attractions."

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely, spotlessly clean little apartment that was perfect for our needs."

    The village of Longframlington was lovely and very central for exploring Northumberland. Nothing negative to say at all. Would definitely recommend,

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely little apartment in a great location."

    The bakery across the road was delicious for breakfast with the corner shop right on the doorstep. Very comfy and cosy- we will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Apr 2022

  • "The location of the property was good, although we found the low ceiling height in places a problem and the sofa was too soft for our ageing bones."

    We were disappointed that the owner didn't refer to the planned building work in their hair salon downstairs. This caused disruption across two days of our break.

    Reviewed by Samuel2.8Apr 2022

  • "The property was clean and tidy and well equipped We enjoyed our stay there."

    Only thing that I would say is the lack of car parking.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely little apartment with everything that you need."

    Amy is an attentive host who is always just at the end of the phone. Only suggestion I would make is that a basic welcome pack of things to make a cuppa are supplied, as well as at least 1 toilet roll. Otherwise I thoroughly enjoyed my week, Longframlington is a beautiful place with what is in my opinion, the best bakery on the planet.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Feb 2022

  • "This is a lovely small flat and it suited us perfectly as we love this area for walking and castle history ."

    nicely located in a very friendly village with good small businesses. Alnwick , Rothbury and the fantastic Northumberland coastline close by. The flat is small flat but suitable for the two of us with a small dog. The place was spotlessly clean with all mod-cons . Our second stay in this property and I’m sure we will return so can’t recommend better than that.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jan 2022

  • "Great apartment, friendly owner."

    Very clean and comfortable, good value for money

    Reviewed by Mildred5.0Oct 2021

  • "The apartment was fantastic for us both offering comfort and a relaxing stay."

    The apartment is spacious and the bathroom really is surprisingly large! We found everything we needed in a well equipped kitchen. The sofa was a little soft but comfortable. We drank in both pubs in the village and ate at The Granby Inn and would recommend both. Would highly recommend the bakery as well for breakfast!

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Sep 2021

  • "Had a great stay overall although smaller than was expected."

    As a base it is situated in a lovely village and visiting all the fantastic areas are made so much easier because of this being are base. The flat had everything we needed and much more.

    Reviewed by Alan3.8Sep 2021

  • "Spent a glorious week in the apartment."

    It was clean and comfortable and had everything needed for a holiday home.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jun 2021

  • "We had a very comfortable week at The Apartment which was clean, tidy and well equipped, it was also warm and fresh smelling on our arrival."

    The location was excellent for our travels exploring the area with Alnwick an easy 10 minute drive away for our visits to the castle and garden, everything was so accessible via the A1. Lovely little corner shop next door, a nice pub with lovely staff and great food just across the road was perfect for us. I would book again when visiting the NE.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2021

  • "There was no toilet roll and I didn’t have a hairdryer for two days but I was quickly provided with one."

    Lovely location and the owner Amy was very helpful. Thank you very much. Alison.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Apr 2021

  • "The way as a company you handled my booking and lied to me is disgraceful, I ..."

    The way as a company you handled my booking and lied to me is disgraceful, I would rather not go on holiday than give any more money to you

    Reviewed by Graham3.8Oct 2020

  • "Small but had everything we needed for our stay."

    Nice location in a great village setting with two nice pubs and we ate in both on a few occasions. Great corner shop that even stocked vegan products.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2020

  • "A great little bolt hole, which was ideal for our needs for a weekend near relatives."

    Thankful that our dog was welcome too. Handy to have a shop next door. A beautiful area, with great facilities and lovely pubs nearby.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.1Aug 2020

  • "Lovely apartment in a beautiful area."

    It would have been useful to have an information folder with instructions and details of the area in.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2020

  • "A lovely flat, Clean and immaculately decorated , it’s small but adequate and next door to a well stocked village shop which sells practically everything including a good selection of wines etc."

    it has private off road parking also . It is Within 25 meters the Village Inn (dog friendly) which does great food and the staff are great . Again within 25 meters you will find a paper shop and a lovely artisan cafe serving excellent high teas. In the village you will also find a dog walk which even supplies poo bags. Longframlington is Situated not too far from the beautiful North Northumbrian coast and the fantastic town of Alnwick and Rothbury .

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jan 2020

  • "This was a compact and bijou apartment that was very well equipped and very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2019

  • "This apartment was just perfect."

    The location was ideal with village pubs, bakery and grocery store on the doorstep but also central for exploring the nearby villages and beaches including Alnwick castle, Morpeth, Amble and Alnmouth with their beautiful beaches. The apartment was clean and had everything we needed. Amy, the owner, was excellent. Friendly and helpful at all times. Would definitely recommend this apartment. It's perfect for a couple wishing to have a romantic break. We thoroughly enjoyed it and hope to return again.

    Reviewed by Marina5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely well appointed apartment, in an ideal location to explore Northumberland."

    The only thing missing was the usual owners guide to the apartment and local facilities.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2019

  • "I recommend this apartment on the grounds that it is well equipped, well located (for moors and the coast) and very good value for money."

    Overall, an unfussy and enjoyable week (single occupant).

    Reviewed by Bob4.7May 2019

  • "Lovely appt."

    The only thing that let it down was the carpet in the lounge....huge (2ft diameter) brown stain in the doorway to the bedroom. Very unsightly. Needs sorting. Other than that, great place to stay for a few days to explore the area. Lots to see and do. The Village Inn was friendly and served good beer and food. Corner shop (next door to the appt.) is a well stocked general store. Can recommend Green's butchers, up the road. Very friendly and the rib eye steak I bought from there (along with XL eggs and a large bag of pork scratchings!) was top notch. Just remembered.... couldn't find any dinner plates in the appt. Are there any that I missed? Only found tea plates. Had to pile everything on top of my steak to fit on the plate! Love this area of the country. Will be back.

    Reviewed by Wayne3.4Mar 2019

  • "Report from a previous guest suggested trouble with shower!"

    We followed the instructions from the owner and the shower worked OK. Only quibble we had was the noisy lorry traffic on the main road all night. Which of course the owner can do nothing about. Otherwise the facilities were very good and the property very cosy and warm.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Feb 2019

  • "This is a lovely warm and cosy flat, in a nice village with good facilites."

    It has a few niggles that could easily be put right. The bath towels are the smallest that we have ever come across in a holiday let and we go about 6 times a year. We had ongoing problems with the shower which the owner did come and look at but in the end we gave up after a few ice cold showers.The toilet just kept on running 24 hours a day. The fridge was in desperate need of a defrost and the blinds are very dusty. In the bedroom there is nowhere to put small items of clothing so had to leave them on the floor, a small set of drawers would help. The flat is well equipped but an information book about bins etc would have been useful.

    Reviewed by John3.1Jan 2019

  • "My wife and I booked the apartment as we wanted to explore the local area during a break away."

    The flat was really comfortable and was just right for our needs, it's great for a couple just wanting to get away for a bit. Amy was always on hand (she owns the salon below) should we have needed anything which was good to know. There is a lot to see and do within a short driving distance of Longframlington and the village has a bakery/coffee shop, pub and grocery store on the doorstep. The Village Inn has good food and ales, very friendly too. If we return to Northumberland then we would definitely look at booking again.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely cozy apartment just right for our needs."

    With darker nights closing in, views and outdoor space is not as necessary as in the summer, With so much to see in Northumberland this is ideal for a couple, with or without a four legged companion. With a shop, newsagents, bakery/tea shop, butchers and 2 pubs/restaurants in the village, you do not have to drive for your supplies and needs. Although parking is limited on the roadside, it is not usually an issue, especially in the evening.Would definitely return if looking to visit again at a similar time of year.

    Reviewed by David4.4Oct 2018

  • "Lovely apartment idea location for sightseeing and village is nice"

    Reviewed by Tom4.7Sep 2018

  • "Great wee flat and Amy an excellent host always available either by text or when she was working in the hairdressers downstairs."

    Lovely welcome gift of a couple of wee bottles of prosecco for us and treats for the dogs. Longframlington itself is lovely and a great base for exploring the northunbrian coast and the national park will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2018

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Summary

  • 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric panel heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, washing machine, TV/DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking for 1 car
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub, grocers and bakers on doorstep
  • Other local amenities 4.9 miles; Morpeth 11.7 miles
  • Note: Head height restrictions in bedroom.

The property

Nestled above the owners' hairdressing establishment in the lovely little village of Longframlington is this cosy one bedroom apartment, perfect for a couple seeking a break away from everyday routine in a wonderful area of Northumberland.

Step into this snug bolt hole from the street and rise straight on up the plush, carpeted stairs to find a homely open-plan living space.

Decorated to a quality standard, sporting a monochrome theme with comfy seating and opulent fixtures, this sumptuous interior is ideal for relaxing and unwinding with a loved one.

The slick black and white kitchen is well-equipped for cooking up a delicious meal to accompany a romantic evening.

And at the end of a tiring day exploring the National Trust’s Cragside House and Gardens, head into the bright and airy bedroom for a well-earned nights' sleep.

Here you will find resting under the eaves is a lovely double bed with dual aspect Velux windows positioned either side, letting the natural light flow with ease into the interior space.

A modern en-suite shower room with a clean, neutral finish accompanies this charming set-up.

Excellent walking opportunities encircle the area, perfect for bringing the dog along and exercising your interests in nature with spectacular National Parks and Heritage Coast within easy reach.

The historic town of Alnwick showcases a magnificent castle and garden whilst the picturesque village of Warkworth boasts sandy beaches, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes along with its domineering 12th century castle ruins.

This retreat makes an excellent touring base for the local area.

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About the location

LONGFRAMLINGTON

Rothbury 5 miles; Alnwick 11 miles.

The village of Longframlington sits at the heart of rural Northumberland, between the Cheviots and the coast and provides great access to a range of great walking opportunities. Brinkburn Priory is a pleasant, short drive away - a restored Augustinian priory in a most lovely setting beside the River Coquet. Just 10 minutes’ drive to the west is the National Trust’s Cragside House and Gardens, whilst the Heritage Coast is just a 15-minute drive to the east, offering miles of clean sandy beaches. The historic town of Alnwick, with its impressive Castle and Garden, lies just 11 miles to the north and is well worth a visit. With the spectacular National Park also within easy reach, this superb base is ideal for exploring Northumberland or taking a relaxing break!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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  • Christmas