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The Reading Rooms

North Charlton near Alnwick, Northumberland (Ref. 25483)

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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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* Based on a combined average customer score over the last 3 months

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26 Customer Review(s)

  • “Beautiful cottage,had everything required for our stay.”

    Quiet scenic location. Lots of wildlife to see. Enjoyed the whole week. Lovely places around northumberland. Sorry to leave. Our dog loved itX

The property

This delightful stone-built cottage sits in the small rural hamlet of North Charlton, and is positioned close to the A1, providing an excellent base for touring.

This detached North Charlton cottage offers a wealth of history as originally it was a blacksmith's shop, and during the war it gained its name of The Reading Rooms as locals would congregate to read the newspapers that were delivered here.

Now, this North Charlton cottage provides wonderful open plan living that is ideal for families and friends getting together for a Northumberland break.

On the first floor there are three single beds set amongst the eaves and beams with Velux windows providing panoramic views over the open countryside, plus a well-positioned bathroom with corner bath.

The ground floor of this North Charlton cottage boasts a double bedroom with an easily accessible en-suite wet room, ideal for the less mobile.

The open plan living area features a rustic wooden floor throughout, a kitchen with a range cooker, and the sitting area has a charming original inglenook fireplace.

The private garden area at this cottage in North Charlton looks out across the surrounding fields, and is just the spot to unwind at the end of a long day's sightseeing.

This North Charlton cottage is perfectly placed for Northumberland's attractions, and is just a short drive from the coast and Alnwick Castle and gardens, whilst a little further afield are the castles of Bamburgh and Warkworth.

Holy Island can be easily found, and a day out to Hadrian's Wall shouldn't be missed.This is a superb cottage for families or friends to enjoy throughout the year.

Note: This cottage be booked with Ref 956270, together they sleep 12.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor super king-size double, 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x eaves family room with 3 singles
  • Bathroom with corner bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Utility.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Patio with furniture and summerhouse, lawns to side
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 miles
  • Beach 7 miles
  • Note: This property is close to the A1 and some road noise may be heard
  • Note: Dogs are to be kept in the kitchen.

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About the location


Alnwick 7 miles; Rennington 5 miles.

The small hamlet of North Charlton is an ideal place from which to explore Northumberland. A short drive will take you to Embleton Bay, Low Newton by the Sea and Beadnell Bay, each offering lovely sandy beaches. The ducal market town of Alnwick, with its magnificent Norman Castle, is just 10 minutes away and offers a wide range of amenities. The countryside surrounding North Charlton is extremely picturesque and the Cheviot foothills and National Park are only a short drive away. For golfers, there are challenging Links courses in abundance. A superb base for exploring all the region has to offer.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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