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Coal Drops

Alnwick, Northumberland (Ref. 1008659)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "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 AlexJul 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 NeilJul 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 AngelaJun 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 MariaJun 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 SteveMay 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 ChristineMay 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 GrahamApr 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 AmyApr 2022

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

    Reviewed by JohnMar 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 LynnMar 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 ElaineJan 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 JoanneJan 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 ClareDec 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 MartinDec 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 MariaNov 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 MariaSep 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 MartinSep 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 DeborahAug 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 LynneJul 2021

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

    Reviewed by MariaJun 2021

  • "The peaceful setting with a beautiful view"

    Reviewed by SimonMay 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 LyndaMay 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 DonApr 2021

  • "Owners went beyond what necessary."

    Really great

    Reviewed by PApr 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 CatrionaApr 2021

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

    It's like our second home.

    Reviewed by MariaOct 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 Ronald and KarenSep 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 LindaAug 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 GarethAug 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 HelenJul 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 JanetJul 2020

  • "Cottage was lovely."

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

    Reviewed by FrankMar 2020

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

    Reviewed by AnnDec 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 PaulNov 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 HelenOct 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 RichardSep 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage in a wonderful location."

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

    Reviewed by RichardSep 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-elSep 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 ElizabethSep 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 AlisonJul 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 DavidJul 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 MaryjaneJun 2019

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

    Reviewed by KevinJun 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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas