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Coal Drops

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Alnwick, Northumberland Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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71 Customer Reviews

  • "The only things we lacked at the cottage were salt, pepper and a dishcloth."

    All things we could have brought with us or have easily acquired from the owner had we asked. The cottage was really nice, though the slatted bedroom blinds do not provide much darkness when the nights are short and light. The owners were very welcoming and offered to help with anything we needed. Such a lovely spot. Shame the weather didn't do it justice all week!!

    Reviewed by Judy5.0May 2024

  • "Thank-you for a really enjoyable week at Coal Drops."

    The cottage has all the facilities you need and was spotlessly clean. The views from the picture windows were superb and there was always something to see even on a rainy day. We would especially like to thank the proprietors for their very warm welcome. They very much went the extra mile - even providing some information regarding the history of the railway which passed through which was of great interest to us. We would thoroughly recommend Coal Drops to anyone wishing to visit the Northumberland area.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Apr 2024

  • "One of the best holiday homes we have stayed in."

    Equipment was of a very high standard. Owners hard work has paid off. They were accommodating and friendly in all ways. They deserve every success. Gaenor Tyler

    Reviewed by Gaenor5.0Mar 2024

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Coaldrops."

    Our hosts were extremely hospitable and helpful. A lovely welcome pack on arrrival. Super cottage. Super gardens. Loads of room for the dogs to have a grand time in the garden. The driveway to the cottage is a tight turn if you nose in, but reverse in it’s much easier…took me 5 days to work that out! ;-) The only reason I am marking down a little on comfort, and it’s a personal thing, we tend to have blackout blinds and curtains in our bedrooms at home, so it was hard for us to transition to light bedrooms.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7Mar 2024

  • "Coal drops is wonderful, very clean, cosy and everything you needed."

    The surroundings were beautiful, plenty of wildlife to watch. We would definitely recommend a holiday here, loved ours.

    Thank you, so pleased you enjoyed your holiday Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2024

  • "Coaldrops is a very clean,well equipped property."

    The owners very kindly allowed our dogs to enjoy the large garden.We had a good week despite the very stormy weather.The photos don't disappoint when it comes to the view either. We were disappointed not to find a smart TV despite the property having good WiFi.In the darker winter months this would be a good addition. The property does not have mains water & this can be a problem if there is powercut as the water pump ceases working. Debbie & John are very welcoming & do their best to ensure everyone has a good time in the cottage.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Jan 2024

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped property in a splendid location."

    The owner was kind to leave us many Christmas presents which were greatly appreciated.

    So pleased you enjoyed your holiday, we look forward to seeing you again sometime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Dec 2023

  • "An exceptional property in all respects."

    Together with very experienced, professional and caring owners, Coal Drop is an amazing property set in the heart of beautiful and rugged Northumbrian countryside. A fine base for adventure walks and attractions within a short range. Coal Drop is so sound that we have booked it for the third time even though we were still there.

    Thank you so much for your very positive feed back. We love it so much when our guests enjoy their holiday and enjoy this area as much as we do. We look forward to welcoming you ( and Tess) again soon. Debbie and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely holiday cottage every thing you need, home from home."

    A sign at the top of the drive would help find the right turning. Nice to meet Debbie and John

    thank you for your feedback, we're so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and we hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Oct 2023

  • "We have been visiting Coal Drops at least twice a year since 2019."

    Debbie and John are very welcoming hosts and the large garden is great for our dog. Location is excellent for Rothbury and Alnwick as well as the beautiful Northumberland coast

    thank you for your feedback and you know your always welcome and we look forward to seeing you again soon. I'm so pleased that Poppy enjoyed her holiday every bit as much as the gorgeous Trixie did xxx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria4.7Sep 2023

  • "Coaldrops accommodation is the perfect stay in a perfect setting."

    The hosts are super accommodating, friendly and informative. They spoilt our dog who loved the vast grounds that were kept at a high standard and she was treated like one of the family. We would love to return at a later date and highly recommend it.

    Thank you for your feedback and the beautiful card. We're so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and we look forward to seeing you again soon. And of course the gorgeous Gigi. Debbie and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely stay this is the second time we have been here!"

    It was lovely to see you again, and look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you for you 100% review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2023

  • "We all had a lovely time at Coal Drops."

    (2 adults and 2 children). Coal Drops is located perfectly to get to all of the best places - Alnwick, Amble, Bamburgh, Seahouses, Beadnell, Druridge Bay Country Park, Craster and Holy Island to name a few! All not far away! There is so much to see and do, kids or no kids. You can see Edlingham Castle from the beautiful garden, which is well worth a trip up to see, not far at all. We would love to go back sometime!

    thank you for your review we look forward to seeing you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Aug 2023

  • "4th visit to coal drops, perfect cottage with everything you could need and more, lovely grounds, very helpful owners that provide you with lots of ideas of where to visit and where to dine, in our case dog friendly, we look forward to our visit every year and have recommended it to friends."

    Thank you so much for your lovely feed back. It was lovely seeing you again and this time with your flurry friends. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Jul 2023

  • "A fantastic property set in a lovely peaceful location only a short drive to Alnwick."

    The property was very clean and has comfortable and high quality furnishings. The kitchen was well equipped. Friendly and helpful owner who was close by if we needed anything. Will definitely be booking again next time we return to Northumberland.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Debbie and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful location."

    Very comfortable with great, welcoming hosts. We hope to return.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We loved meeting you and the gorgeous Bear. Your welcome anytime and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation in beautiful surroundings."

    Well equipped, good parking and Wi-Fi Lovely gardens to relax in Great hosts who are friendly and on site if required The only thing on our wish list would be a king bed instead of double Would not hesitate to recommend and will return Thanks to all concerned

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we love it when you enjoy your holiday and we look forward to seeing you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely appointed cottage in great location for access to countryside, coast and national trust/ English Heritage properties."

    Owners friendly and helpful.

    Thank you for your feedback, so pleased you had a good holiday and we hope to welcome you back again soon Debbie and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0May 2023

  • "Coal Drops is an excellent cottage for anyone wanting to explore Northumberland."

    Both the coast and inland areas are within easy reach, and the view from the property makes you feel you are already in the depths of the countryside. Debbie was an great host, quickly responding to a minor issue. She also pointed us to an excellent ice cream parlour we had never heard of! Would thoroughly recommend to anyone visiting Northumberland for the first time, or repeat visitors like us.

    Thank you for your feed back, we're so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Mar 2023

  • "Second time spending Christmas here."

    Very friendly host, even leaves little gifts and treats for our dogs. Fabulous property, warm clean and comfortable with fabulous views. Lots of places to explore .

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We're so pleased you had a good Christmas and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Happy New Year . Debbie and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely property & welcoming owners !"

    Despite being quite remote, the proximity of the owner’s house & the town of Alnwick means you enjoy the best of both worlds - peace, quiet, amazingly dark night skies but with easy access to plenty of things to do. Presence of a washing machine didn’t seem to be mentioned in property description, but was a welcome extra. Owner Debbie could not have been more hospitable & particularly welcomed our spaniel Joe. Our 2nd Winter stay at Coal Drops & we hope to return.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, who couldn't love Joe Cocker ? lol Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Dec 2022

  • "This is now our third stay at Coal Drops."

    Honestly, it’s our little heaven away from the world where we can just stop and do as little or as much as we want. On this occasion my husband had been working 70 hours and we chose to stay in. We watched the snow fall, Christmas films, cooked meals, read books, slept in and basically decompressed from the stresses of everyday life and it was perfectly wonderful. The host, Debbie has always been so helpful and welcoming. We are now booked for a forth stay next December for another relaxing escape week.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay in Coal Drops, a lovely well furnished cozy cottage early December for our start to the Christmas Celebrations."

    It was so perfect and peaceful.

    So pleased you enjoyed your holiday, thank you for the lovely feedback hope to see you again soon Debbie and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cottage was every bit as good as we'd hoped."

    It was extremely clean and well appointed and remarkably warm. It made a pleasant change to be greeted by the owner, Debbie, who provided invaluable information face to face. Coal Drops was a very attractive and comfortable base from which to explore Northumberland.

    Thank you for your feedback, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Your "girls" are gorgeous and we hope to see you again soon. Its so nice when people enjoy staying with us it makes it all worth it Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Nov 2022

  • "I have used the SYKES site on numerous occasions for my holiday rentals and have never had any negative outcomes."

    In relation to Coal Drops, near Alnwick, the positive outcome continued. This property was immaculate in all areas from location, cleanliness and attention from the owner (Debbie ). Coal Drops is steeped in history and Debbie provided interesting information to that effect. The property is in a rural location situated some 4 miles from Alnwick overlooking some amazing views including an ancient castle. This property provides the ideal opportunity for visitors to explore the wonderful county of Northumberland and to experience the semi-solitude it provides. I loved it so much that I booked Coal Drops via SYKES for a return visit next year.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, We're so pleased you enjoyed your holiday, and Coal Drops. It means such a lot to us that people enjoy their time with us. We look forward to seeing you again next year. Debbie and John. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2022

  • "Our second time this year at Coal Drops."

    We always look forward to our holidays here and look forward to returning next year.

    Thank you for your review, we love seeing you and look forward to seeing you next time Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Oct 2022

  • "A very peaceful spot with lovely views."

    The cottage was bright, modern and very clean. Close to stunning beaches - a good base to explore a lovely part of Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and very relaxing."

    Easy to visit places around the area. Hosts very good and left us a nice goody bag which was very welcome. I would be happy to recommend this property.

    Thank you for your comments, we're so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Debbie and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage, well equipped and comfortable."

    Great location and the hosts were very helpful. A king sized bed would have made it perfect!

    So pleased you enjoyed your holiday we loved meeting you..... and Mabel , thank you for the photos Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellant stay in all respects."

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and thank you for leaving your review. We hope to see you and of course the handsome Barney again in the future. Debbie and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Jul 2022

  • "We have had the most wonderful week at CoalDrops."

    Debbie and John are the perfect hosts, their love of Dogs visiting their property was so welcoming for us.Everything that you could want in the cottage was thought of and the scenery around it and the huge garden made it just perfect. Lovely beaches and places to visit easily within driving distance

    Thank you for your feedback, we loved meeting you . and Milly and Fred are gorgeous. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2022

  • "We have been holidaying at Coal drops since it first became available and have been back many times since."

    We always look forward to our holidays there and our dog Trixie feels at home there. Thank you Debbie and John for another lovely holiday and we look forward to seeing you again later this year

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a great week at Coal Drops an ideal base to explore the beaches of Northumberland with our dog Treacle."

    The cottage has everything you need and the location is so peaceful ideal for sitting with a glass of something just watching the wildlife .

    Thank you for your feed back, so pleased you enjoyed holiday and we hope to see you again in the future Debbie and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2022

  • "This is a Hidden Gem."

    Debbie provides excellent service as a Host always on hand if help needed (even though they were away on holiday themselves). They provided an additional contact number as well. 5⭐️ communication through the week. Coal drops is in an idyllic setting, and yet only a short drive over the Alnwick Moors into Alnwick itself. This is a home from home property and will definitely be returning.

    Thank you so much for your feed back. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and we look forward to meeting you very soon. Debbie and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.7May 2022

  • "The property was ideal,set in peaceful countryside with lovely views."

    It was very comfortable and had everything we needed,the owners were very friendly and made a fuss of our dog(Lola) who enjoyed the large garden.We liked it so much we have booked for next year

    Thank you for your feedback, it was lovely to meet you and the gorgeous Lola. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Apr 2022

  • "We loved every minute of our stay here."

    The lodge was lovely and the views even better. Debbie was so friendly and helpful and provided a lovely welcome pack. It was a lovely break away for us both and the dogs.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Apr 2022

  • "Bedroom would be better with the addition of a small chair to put clothes on at night ."

    Reviewed by John4.7Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage , very peaceful."

    Debbie the owner very helpful and friendly.

    Thank you for your feed back. It was lovely to meet you and look forward to seeing you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a fabulous week at Coal Drops."

    Debbie was fantastic- nothing too much trouble. Cottage was well equipped and extremely clean. Very quiet and lovely views. Our dog was made very welcome too! Can’t wait to return!

    Thank ýou for your feed back we look forward to seeing you and the gorgeous Ruby again soon . Debbie and John. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jan 2022

  • "This trip to Coal Drops Cottage was a Christmas gift to Nora my mother in law who is 88years old."

    My husband and I and our 2 border terriers Nell and Phoebe accompanied her on this 3 night break. We were delighted to find how lovely the property was. We couldn’t fault it at all. When we have trips like this we always take cleaning products with us but everything was provided, all the cutlery and crockery were of good quality and the cottage was very clean. The views were lovely and the cottage was very warm and cosy. The owners were very helpful and cheery. All in all a great trip away and we would all love to go back.

    Thank you for your feed back. It was lovely to meet you all and we look forward to seeing you all again soon. We're So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Debbie and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jan 2022

  • "Second stay at coal drops and it was absolutely perfect!"

    Debbie is so welcoming and friendly, the place was spotless with everything you need to hand. We will be back!

    Thank you. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Dec 2021

  • "Due to Storm Arwen it was touch & go whether the power supply for Coal Drops would be restored in time for our holiday."

    Despite the owners having to spend a week plus in a hotel for the same reason, we were kept up to date by them & our holiday was eventually possible. The cottage was fantastic & there was plenty to do in the area despite me the obvious devastation - they’re tough & resilient in Northumberland ! Lovely cottage & very kind considerate owners who really welcome your dogs too……

    Thank you. We hope to be able to welcome you again ..... when the weather is better. Debbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Dec 2021

  • "We love going back to Coal Drops it's like our second home."

    We look forward to many more holidays there in 2022

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Nov 2021

  • "Coal Drops is our favourite holiday cottage we love going back there and at the end of our stay we don't want to come home."

    Our dog loves it there too and thinks Debbie and John are great.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, spotlessly clean and very well presented."

    Superb location and an ideal position for touring Northumberland. Dunno when we'll be back in Northumberland (it's a bl**dy long drive from Somerset!), but when we do return we'll definitely book Coal Drops again.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2021

  • "Wow! On arrival stunning property in a stunning location with wonderful informative hosts."

    Would go back in a heartbeat. Our 2 border terriers Douglas and Dottie loved their holiday that much they have been so sad since their return home.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Aug 2021

  • "A wonderful cottage in a wonderful location."

    The owners were so welcoming. It was very much home from home. Excellent for dogs too. Highly recommended this cottage. Will definitely go back

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jul 2021

  • "We always have a great holiday at Coal Drops and look forward to returning"

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jun 2021

  • "The peaceful setting with a beautiful view"

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2021

  • "Late to reviewing this as only just asked to; we visited in May."

    Coal Drops is great accommodation, very stylish, clean and comfortable, the huge wall of windows look out on beautiful countryside. The owner, Debbie, was friendly and helpful and loves dogs.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0May 2021

  • "Coal Drops hosts were brilliant."

    Nothing too much trouble. Everything was perfect. Would highly recommend this property. Sad to say Sykes have treated us awfully in the past bookings, even threatening debt collectors. Turned out as we told them at the time, it was their incompetence that was the fault. No apology whatsoever!! Going back to Coal Drops, we highly recommend it.. Thanks to Debbie &John at Coal Drops, we had a lovely time, thank you

    Reviewed by Don5.0Apr 2021

  • "Owners went beyond what necessary."

    Really great

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Apr 2021

  • "Faultless. From booking until we left we had excellent service with helpful recommendations of restaurants."

    The cottage is a sun trap in a beautiful location with easy access to places to visit. We will return .

    Reviewed by Catriona5.0Apr 2021

  • "We always look forward to our holiday at Coal Drops everything is right for us."

    It's like our second home.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Oct 2020

  • "Coal Drops is the best holiday cottage we have stayed in, everything was first class, could not fault anything."

    The views were to die for, the seclusion wonderful, and the hosts excellent, as this was our first visit to Northumberland we were impressed with the countryside and loved the wide open spaces and our dog had a wonderful time on the beautiful beaches. We look forward to returning one day.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2020

  • "We have a wonderful stay here at Coal Drops."

    Debbie and John were fantastic, on hand if you needed help or info on local area and days out/eateries. Coal Drops has been furnished to a high quality which made our stay very comfortable. The garden is wonderful, Poppy loved running around it and sniffing out the rabbits, hedgehogs. Lots of places to see and do, something for everyone, or just enjoy the peace and quiet, I watched And enjoyed the views for ages out of the big patio doors.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2020

  • "Debbie and John were fantastic and the property is amazing , with a location second to none."

    Staying at Coal Drop Cottage has been one of our best family holidays to date, the kids loved exploring the garden, looking at the cows in the field and with the National park ten minutes drive away with plenty of things to do and places to go, twenty minutes in the opposite direction and you have some of the best beaches on offer in the UK ,unlimited fun for the kids. I would highly recommend a stay at Coal Drop Cottage

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Aug 2020

  • "The place was wonderful beautiful views."

    Clean and comfortable, owner really friendly and helpful. Nicely remote but not to remote. Definitely going to try to go again. The only thing that was an issue was the beds moved every time we sat on them so we had to be careful. Please ask the owner to place rubber cups (you can get them from a DIY store) under the wheels of the beds so there isn’t that issue anymore.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely, peaceful setting with friendly and helpful owner."

    Extremely comfortable and well equipped cottage. There is so much to see in the area we have already booked again for next year!

    Reviewed by J5.0Jul 2020

  • "Cottage was lovely."

    Debbie the owner was very helpful. The location was great.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Mar 2020

  • "The peace and quiet, and the beautiful setting, also the friendly people we met."

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Dec 2019

  • "Fantastic house and location owner so helpful and understanding cant recommend ..."

    Fantastic house and location owner so helpful and understanding cant recommend highly enough Thankyou for a fantastic holiday

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2019

  • "Great location to a lot of beach walks and castles."

    Owner very accommodating, knowledgeable about the area (including amazing food places). And perfect setting to sit and relax.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2019

  • "The property was lovely, the location is great, we all enjoyed the holiday, the ..."

    The property was lovely, the location is great, we all enjoyed the holiday, the only thing I would suggest would be unlimited internet, whilst I agree that the internet is not an important add-on, if there is nothing todo due to the weather, or if you have a family with children you would need internet unrestricted access

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Sep 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage in a wonderful location."

    Everything catered for and finished to a very high standard. Could not wish for more

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2019

  • "This cottage is a true gem!"

    ! The space and the quiet tranquil days and nights are what holidays should be about. Everything is just spot on about the location and as a base or a place to spend the whole holiday the cottage is outstanding!! Can not find a bad thing to say about this place!!

    Reviewed by Kal-el5.0Sep 2019

  • "Coal Drops is a lovely cottage in beautiful peaceful surroundings."

    It is well equipped and very comfortable. There are plenty of places to visit in the area and the beaches are fabulous.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2019

  • "Superb cottage, in tranquil countryside surroundings with the added bonus of an ancient castle as a backdrop."

    Located nicely to explore what Northumberland has to offer. Plenty of room to exercise your canine companions.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2019

  • "Idyllic location and very friendly owners who have put a lot of care and attention to every detail they are offering."

    This makes the stay here relaxing and enjoyable. Best I've been in so far. Regards David

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2019

  • "On the whole the cottage was very good and in a good location, the owners were helpful and on hand."

    the cottage was new so there were a few teething issues that when sorted out would make it a perfect place for a family with dogs.

    Reviewed by Maryjane5.0Jun 2019

  • "EXCELLENT COTTAGE great views very relaxing well equipped with great hosts."

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2019

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  • All ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms; 1 x double with en-suite with bath and shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining room and a sitting room
  • Central heating
  • Gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and Wifi, TV/DVD player
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Off-road private parking
  • Patio area with seating and lawn area
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • Pub within 4.5 miles, shop within 5.3 miles

The property

Boasting far-reaching views of the ruins of Edlingham Castle and the surrounding Northumberland countryside, is this wonderful cottage, Coal Drops.

Lovingly converted from an old coal drop depot for the railway line, this superbly appointed dwelling has been designed to offer a base for a family looking to explore an area steeped with rolling hills, rugged moorland and a heritage of its own.

Upon entering this all ground-floor accommodation, be welcomed into the brightly decorated open-plan living room, where views of the surrounding area can be enjoyed from.

Rustle up an evening meal within the contemporary kitchen before joining your loved ones within the dining space to tuck into breakfast or dinner and to plan the days ahead.

After a busy day exploring the surrounding area, look forward to sinking into the sofa and tune into the TV with a selection of DVD's available or relax within the arm chair to enjoy the views from the glass sliding doors.

The property is completed by two well-presented bedrooms, comprising a double and a twin beds, each boasting a refreshing colour scheme, carefully selected furnishings and an en-suite bathroom/shower room to ensure an inviting stay at any time of year.

During those summer months, look forward to spending time within the garden area, where you can soak up the surroundings further whilst dining alfresco or your canine companions can stretch their legs on the spacious lawn area.

If you can tear yourself away from this wonderful base, venture to the nearby town of Alnwick, where you will be delighted to find a selection of pubs and shops to explore, as well as the Castle Gardens which houses Europe's largest cascading water feature and a large treehouse.

From here, venture a little further to the coastal village of Alnmouth where you will find a glorious sandy beach and walks along the breath-taking Northumberland Coast AONB.

Coal Drops is a splendid base for a family looking to explore this majestic location.

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About the location


Alnmouth 4 miles; Bamburgh 15 miles; Rothbury 10 miles.

The attractive and historic market town of Alnwick is dominated by Alnwick Castle, home to the Duke of Northumberland. The Castle Gardens, opened in 2002, are home to Europe's largest cascading water feature, a fabulous (and enormous) treehouse, a delightful rose garden and a beautiful, walled ornamental garden, which will delight novice and experienced gardeners alike. The castle is also famous as the setting for Hogwarts School featured in the Harry Potter films! The town's narrow streets have seen little change since the days when the London to Edinburgh stage coach passed through and the Market Place, with its stone cross, is still the central feature and the ideal venue for the weekly Saturday market. Alnwick offers a good selection of shops, pubs and places to eat and there is plenty to see and do, with miles of golden sandy beaches, numerous castles and boat trips to the famous Farne Islands all available nearby. Altogether a superb location for exploring Northumberland and its stunning Heritage Coastline.

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Please note: This property accepts a minimum of 3 nights.