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Watermill Cottage

North Charlton, Northumberland (Ref. 992137)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • 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
  • Ms Dransfield

    “We decided to pay a bit more than we wd usually do for a 2 bed holiday place as it was January (!”

    ) ...

    ) - we were drawn by wood burner, accommodating our small well behaved dog, as well as the inviting write up, and good range of pics We loved the location, the building layout, the lovely furniture, the welcome packs [the dog's was very comprehensive!] and the information folder was really good, The heating was as expected and comfy (we have underfloor H at home), loads of hot water, and v comfy beds - obviously a lot of thought had gone into setting the cottage up However, my partner and I agree that the charge for the week wasn't reflected in the level of cleanliness and equipment that could have been expected - Cleanliness : felt not a lot of focused care was expended into the 'corners' of the property [ change your cleaner ??!] - Inside window frames needed a good clean, under beds were dusty [we didn't look under the sofa etc but met the dust under the bed when plugging in mobile chargers!] , and the doormat could do with a good shake as well as a vac - Suggest the pile of newspapers is removed from the log basket and from the hallway presumably left by prev occupants [smacked at uncaring, poor attention to detail] - Kitchen Equipment - generally good; quality good, [liked the cafetiere option] - lots of bowls and plates - but we would have greatly appreciated a salad bowl and other serving dishes - paddling full hot plates through to the living room was not what we could have anticipated - there were no dishwasher tablets as a starter pack - Towels were very worn - newer ones would have been nice - Woodburner - super ! But only 1 log and only 1 piece of firelighter and very few sticks [a starter pack of logs was expected from the write up, and we only found new pack of firelighters in kitchen drawer on day 6 !] ? add a section in the info folder on managing the wood burner inc let visitors know that opening the outside door in the living room stops the fire smoking for the most part until the fire takes hold And - ensure there are firelighters in the log basket [or indicate where they are!] as well as a bunch of logs By adding a small amount to the hire charge you could ensure more attention to detail .....and pay a bit more for a more effective cleaner who will prep the place as advertised !

    Thank you for your feedback which we always welcome so we can consider it and where applicable make necessary improvements. We are sorry to read your review and wish you would have contacted us directly whilst you were there so any issues could have been rectified. In relation to your comments on cleanliness. I’m sorry to read dust was found under the beds. I can assure you the carpets are hoovered and cleaned every turnaround with a full dust of each room. This is a large barn where dust unfortunately resettles. We were there this weekend and certainly did not see the dust you have described and I can assure you under the couch was spotless. The downstairs floor is also mopped at each turnaround. A salad bowl has now been added to property (this has been there previously and we hadn’t realised it had gone missing) and the photos show that the dining table is separate to the kitchen area. Dishwasher tablets and laundry tablets are left under the sink along with plenty of other products which are there to be used should guests wish to use them. The towels are less than a year old and are hotel standard and deep washed after each visit. Again we apologise that these were not up to your standard. We are glad you liked the log fire and we add a starter pack which we feel is sufficient for 2 nights. The firefighters were inside the wicker basket (spare ones in the kitchen) and full instructions of usage within the welcome pack. The pile of newspapers have been left so occupants can use them to fuel the fire. We have now removed those newspapers and store them in a safe location so no longer on view. The welcome pack clearly asks guests to contact us if they are having any issues with the wood burner. Further logs can also be provided by the housekeeping team if required. Our house keeping team have exceptional reviews and they will see these comments which will enable them to take the necessary action. The cottage is currently undergoing a full repaint and decoration to add a freshness to the property, which had been rescheduled as part of the New Year anyway. Once again we thank you for your feedback. - Sykes owner relations

The property

This barn conversion is situated on the west side of the A1, in North Charlton, an excellent touring base from which to explore Northumberland and its magnificent countryside surround.

Equally perfect for couples or friends, Watermill Cottage is a beautiful place to stay, with fabulous furnishings and a home from home feel throughout.

Arrive into the kitchen where you will be greeted by the lovely welcome pack, a chance to settle down and take in the delightful interior with refreshments to enjoy.

Granite counter-tops off-set the layout perfectly, down-lighters rest above, and a coffee maker is on hand too.

Continuing through the property, a cosy lounge awaits, home to a corner sofa, and a woodburning stove to bring warmth to those cooler nights.

The dining table is adjacent to French windows, leading out to the rear garden and patio area, letting in lots of natural light to the room.

Two bedrooms are located upstairs, each beautifully designed with A-frame beams, bedside tables, lamps, and a chest of drawers, to uphold the feel of the interior.

One of the beds also comes with a zip/link option should you wish to alter the set-up.

The bathroom matches that of a hotel standard, immaculately presented with both a bath and a shower, and complimentary White Company toiletries for a thoughtful finish.

At the front of the cottage is an enclosed graveled garden whilst at the rear is a small lawned garden, paved patio with table and chairs, accessed from the French windows leading out from the lounge.

The rear garden is west-facing so makes the most of the pretty Northumbrian sunsets.

The cottage is close to Bamburgh, Seahouses, Beadnell, Alnwick, Embleton.

Pets are very welcome here too.

The countryside surrounding North Charlton is extremely picturesque and the Cheviot foothills and National Park are only a short drive away.

All you need for a unique holiday experience.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size (zip/link), 1 x double. Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge/diner with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner (initial supply of wood provided between October and April)
  • Rangemaster electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee maker
  • Smart 3D TV in the lounge with Freeview and DVD player, 2 x TV's, Amazon Firestick with access to Netflix, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available upon request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front of the cottage is an enclosed graveled garden and at the rear is a small lawned garden, paved patio with table and chairs, accessed from the French Windows opening out from the lounge
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 2 miles and cafe 1/2 mile
  • Note: Welcome pack on arrival
  • Note: Whilst both front and back gardens are ‘enclosed’ by stone walling, it’s around 4ft high so if you have a dog it should be kept under supervision
  • Note: This property offers the following stays: Friday - Monday, Monday - Friday, or week long stays arriving on a Friday only
  • Note - Check in time is 4pm and check out time is 10am

About the location

NORTH CHARLTON

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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