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Ashdowne

Longframlington, Northumberland (Ref. 924562)

4.4

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was clean, cosy and had everything we needed."

    A very relaxing place to come back to after a busy day and enjoy a good book infront of a warming fire (on the one night it was cold enough to light it

    Reviewed by TraceyMay 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a fabulous location."

    We had everything we needed in this cosy cottage for a pleasant family stay in Northumberland. We ate out at The Village Inn pub a few times, really nice food and good value for money. The village has great amenities and there’s lots of really good attractions near by, even Holy Island was less than an hour away. Cragside, Alnwick and Seahouses all worth a visit. Not sure if it’s a Sykes thing but we were slightly disappointed that with a 7 hour turn around between check out and check in you have to strip the beds yourself before you leave.

    Reviewed by BethApr 2022

  • "The cottage itself was in a brilliant location and inside it was beautifully fitted out with lots of cushions and throws etc."

    However the garden was awful and in desperate need of some regular maintenance. Dogs are allowed at the property and as normal you are expected to clean up after them, this is virtually impossible unless you follow your dog around 24/7 as the weeds are knee high and everywhere. Not much fun if it rains either. The garden would definitely put me off returning to the cottage.

    Reviewed by WendySep 2021

  • "Ashdowne cottage is a perfect base for a holiday in Northumberland."

    Very central location for the coast and the countryside. The village has good amenities including dog friendly pub, bakery, general store, and butchers on the doorstep. We did plenty of walking with the dogs on the coast and in the beautiful Coquet Valley. Lindersfarne is a must see. The cottage itself was perfect for my husband and myself and 2 dogs, clean, tidy and all we needed was provided. Only downside was the garden, not very tidy but as we were out most of the time and with a nearby dog walking field in the village we didn’t need it. Had a great stay and would defiantly return.

    Reviewed by AlisonSep 2021

  • "The cottage was delightful, traditional but home from home with everything you need."

    Good local walks, dog friendly village good location for exploring the whole of Northumberland. We would definately book again. The contact for the cottage was friendly and ensured we enjoyed our stay! Many thanks.

    Reviewed by KellyAug 2021

  • "Ashdowne is a comfortable, cosy cottage in a great village location making it easy to explore many parts of Northumberland and its numerous attractions."

    It's well equipped although could do with some extra plates and cutlery and some larger cooking dishes to be able to cook comfortably for four. The village has brilliant amenities - two pubs (both serving good food), a corner shop, a paper shop and a brilliant bakery/cafe. There's also a play area and a dog field a short walk from the cottage. Such a shame the cottage was let down by its garden which catches the sun for most of the day - it would have been lovely to be able to eat alfresco or just sit and relax with a book and a cup of coffee. Great for a family of four with nearly teenage children but I would have been concerned if the children were younger as the twin bedroom is directly opposite the front door and some distance from the main bedroom. All in all we had a brillliant time at Ashdowne and would definitely recommend it as a good place to stay.

    Reviewed by JacquelineJul 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Ashdowne."

    Longframlington is a lovely village which contributed significantly to the enjoyment of our holiday. Excellent local shop, pub, cafe and butchers. Also a local dog walking field which was useful. The cottage itself suited us well for 2 adults, 2 teens and 2 dogs. Plenty of hot water. Can't comment on heating or fire as didn't need to use. Good WiFi which was a bonus for the kids! The only downsides were a broken bin in the kitchen and a very dirty washing up bowl. Also really good to have an enclosed back garden but a shame it was so full of weeds - anytime the dogs (spaniels) went out they came back in with grass seeds and goose grass! Overall we would recommend and would return again.

    Reviewed by LouiseJul 2021

  • "Nice cottage - Longframlington is a nice little village well positioned for getting to lots of places with a good pub (maybe two, but we liked the first so much we kept going back), and a wonderful bakery (The Running Fox)."

    It's an hour or less from all sorts of interesting things inland, or on the coast. Cottage was very clean apart from crockery/glasses where it might depend on how good at washing-up the previous occupants were. And there's a window with no curtain at the top of the stairs to the bedroom which means you'll be flashing the street going to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2021

  • "We had no hot running water for the whole week."

    The cottage was listed as pet friendly with enclosed garden. The garden was unusable. It was completely overgrown the weeds and grass are at least 8 inches high. Most annoying of all is that we stayed in the same cott last September and had no hot water for the first day. Really couldn’t recommend this property

    Reviewed by ChrisJun 2021

  • "A very comfortable cottage."

    The front door would be better if not self locking!! The bath flexed under your feet when showering. The main problem was lack of hot water, the boiler did not respond to demand from any of the hot taps. This has been mentioned before in reviews. The garden could do with a tidy up but having said all that we enjoyed our stay and Max enjoyed the dog field. The village was very friendly and adequate for all our needs.

    Reviewed by FrederickMay 2021

  • "It was a lovely well equipped cottage, in a perfect location, close to Coffee shop, Village Inn, General dealers, butchers, set in a lovely friendly Village."

    It’s a great base for visiting Northumberland and the borders. The cottage is dog friendly and there is a dog walking enclosed field to walk dogs and the Villagers are very friendly.

    Reviewed by GerryApr 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, comfortable and very well equiped we really enjoyed our stay."

    The only thing that let it down was the garden. We had lovely weather while we were there and spent time sat in the back garden but it was overgrown with grass and weeds. Even so we would deffinately go back. We can also recommend Greens Butchers in the village.

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2020

  • "The gardens, front and back were untidy and needed attention."

    Bath and bathroom sink very slow to empty, bathmat had marks on it. Stains on fabric of dining chairs. Insufficient crockery and cutlery.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2020

  • "This is the third cottage we have used with you and they are all of a really good standard"

    Reviewed by KaiMar 2020

  • "The only problem with the property was depending on the direction of wind and rain the window in the lounge would have a leek from the top sill baring in mind that it was storm Dennis while we were there everything else made it a very enjoyable stay in a nice area with a very handy corner shop."

    Reviewed by RobertFeb 2020

  • "We have stayed in many holiday cottages over the years (first time in a Sykes cottage) and there has always been local information in the cottage - walks, pubs, eateries, dog friendly beaches etc."

    These are usually provided by previous guests in a 'visitors book'. Also useful phone numbers like a local GP, vet, chemist etc. The TV in the cottage had a BT TV package but we could not use it, it was not set up, what's the point ? Though the cottage had wifi there were no password details ? There were no instructions for TV, heating, microwave. The cottage could also do with a bit of TLC, loose tread in doorway, bare patches on the wall, the upstairs bedroom had lots of cobwebs on the light and beams and the bedside lampshade was broken. The window at the top of the stairs definitely needs a blind, (previous visitors have mentioned this) especially as the only bathroom is downstairs. Also the garden needs some tidying. Having said all this, all of which are easily fixable, the cottage was cosy, comfy beds, in a nice village and good for the dogs.

    Reviewed by SueOct 2019

  • "The house is in a fabulous location for exploring the wonderful sights that Northumberland has to offer, This is a great exploring base and is highly recommended with friendly local pubs and shops and playground and dog park a few footsteps away."

    We will be looking at returning.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2019

  • "We had a lovely holiday and would definitely recommend your company."

    One small observation is that the downie on the large upstairs bed was a winter one and far too hot for comfort. Otherwise the house was very well equipped. .

    Reviewed by LucilleJul 2019

  • "The cottage was fab, in a beautiful village with incredibly friendly locals."

    Wonderful bakery/ cafe, delicious breakfast lunch and afternoon tea...tried them all

    Reviewed by ChrisJun 2019

  • "Nice location in friendly village."

    Good food & hospitality at The Village Inn. Well equipped comfortable cottage. Lovely upstairs bedroom pity there’s no toilet/bathroom. Cottage would benefit from a deep clean.

    Reviewed by PaulineMay 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean."

    Very cosy and and was perfect for 2 children, 2 adults and 2 dogs. The only let down is the bathroom, where the bath is very flexible when standing in it and we tried to run a bath from the bath taps and there was no hot water running through it. There is also a bit of bare wood showing on. The left hand side of the bathroom sink. Which just made it feel slightly half finished. However, having said this, the cottage is perfectly located in longframlington and has all the essentials that you would need. I would definitely recommend to other people.

    Reviewed by RoryApr 2019

  • "The cottage was quite close to the road and Longframlington is not that scenic a village."

    Kitchen in the cottage lacked worktops to use to prepare food and was installed more for looks than function (v limited space to store food as well ) Cottage was clean, warm and comfortable) A blind on the window at the top of the stairs would be good. The hot water supply gave us no problems (contrary to previous reports ).

    Reviewed by CatharineMar 2019

  • "Really great cottage accomodation, listed accurately and I was able to live chat With Sykes Cottages to ask about the hot water issue that had been raised by previous people staying, which meant we understood how to manage ensuring we had hot water."

    We did have the flush on the toilet break so water was running, in the bowl, for over 24hours. They had a plumber come and Maria our contact was great to speak to but it was the next morning after I had texted the out of hours number. My expectation was to receive an acknowledgement that the message, and problem, had been recorded. No compensation has been coming as I was told it would be by Maria. The location is great, really enjoyed the opportunity to walk from the village, the corner shop is well stocked and the butchers very good.

    Reviewed by JacquelineDec 2018

  • "We did have a problem in that the kitchen had no hot water."

    We rang the numbers supplied and they talked us through it, seemed to be ok for 24 hours but then went cold again. If we put the heating on, we seemed to have hot water in the kitchen but it wasn't cold enough to warrant having the heating on so we ended up boiling the kettle or filling the bowl with hot water using the shower. I noticed there were other comments about this in the guest book going back to July and assume the problem has still not been resolved. That aside, the cottage was lovely. Had everything we needed, was cosy and comfortable. Clean and tidy with a lovely master bedroom. Plus it was ideally based for all the village amenities. Would definitely recommend and use again.

    Reviewed by EmmaSep 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in a great location for exploring the area."

    Spotless on arrival and appreciated the complimentary bottle of wine! The decor is lovely and very cosy with a fantastic bedroom upstairs. Nice to have plenty of outside space at the back. Just a couple of negatives, however. The heating/hot water needs sorting (could be a problem if staying in winter) and the bath is very flimsy - feels like you are going to fall through it when using the shower (I'm not overweight!) and there is no fan in the bathroom. Another small, basic thing - could do with some more kitchen equipment - trays for oven and more than two wine glasses would be good. That said, would recommend this cottage and would return.

    Reviewed by CarolAug 2018

  • "Absolutely fantastic."

    The cottage was beautiful and already looking for somewhere in the Suffolk area in October through Sykes. Will definitely use Sykes again after this cracking experience - thank you!

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage very well located centrally for touring around Northumberland and beyond Best nights sleep I've had away from home as extremely quiet at night and comfortable bed Easy access to local towns 15 minutes to Rothbury and Cragside both are highly recommended places to visit 30 minutes to Alnwick and Amble An hour drive to Berwick Up Tweed and Holy Island The only downside is the the back garden , it would only take a weekend to tidy it up so there is somewhere to sit having a drink in the evening ."

    I know this won't bother everybody but to me its a large downfall Other than that we had a lovely stay

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2018

  • "Beautifully renovated cottage very conveniently located and ideal for dog owners as the surrounding area is so dog-friendly (apart from The Granby Inn in the village!"

    ) The village even has a designated dog walking field which is less than 5 minutes walk from the cottage. We have already booked again for next year!

    Reviewed by SallyJun 2018

  • "The cottage could do with a dish washer."

    A the rear garden was a sun trap and had the facilities to sit outside unfortunately the state of the garden was a disappointment as it had not been looked after everything else was spot on

    Reviewed by NeilJun 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage couldn't have asked for anything better,set in a lovely village with very friendly people."

    Village inn.. excellent pub and restaurant, good choice of beers,the pub clientele made you feel very welcome and dogs allowed in the pub. The running

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2017

  • "Great location for exploring Northumberland."

    The cottage was well equipped and great for dogs! A handy box of essentials for dogs was a great touch.

    Reviewed by AngelaNov 2017

  • "Ashdowne cottage was perfect for staying in such a beautiful part of the country."

    It had everything that you could need - it was comfortable, clean, warm and beautifully presented. We enjoyed staying there. Thank you.

    Reviewed by SteveOct 2017

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and multi-fuel stove.
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD player, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk.

The property

A traditional, stone-built, semi-detached cottage in the centre of the pretty Northumberland village of Longframlington, nestling between the Heritage Coast and the Northumberland National Park.

This Longframlington cottage boasts attractive features such as a warming multi-fuel stove in an inglenook fireplace, a traditional kitchen and a spacious first floor super king-size bedroom.

The rear garden is ideal for relaxing after a day...

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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!

Region Information

Please note to allow additional time for the cleaners check in for this property is 5pm and check out is 10am, thank you.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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