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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Quarterdeck was originally built around 1740 as a “one-up one-down” fisherman's cottage and it appears on old plans from around this time. It was then extended sometime in the 1800s to create the 3 bedroom cottage you see today. The cottage was originally owned by the Duke of Northumberland, but passed in to private hands in the 1920s, although this short row of houses is still informally referred to as the “Percy Cottages”, Percy being the family name of the Duke.
Alnmouth is an old trading port and fishing village that has been a tourist destination since the railways arrived in Victorian times. The cottage is in the heart of this small village and ideally situated for accessing the beautiful beaches of the Northumberland AONB and the multiple castles and other attractions that the region has to offer. The cottage and the location are ideal for families and small groups looking to relax and for those more interested in walking, sea kayaking or other activities.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Alnmouth 100 m|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newcastle 50 km, Nearest railway: Alnmouth 1.2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
All the sleeping accommodation is upstairs on the first floor and consists of 1 king size bed in the main bedroom and 4 full-size single beds in the 2 twin bedrooms. A travel cot and high chair are available on request, although please note that no stair gates are fitted and bedding is not supplied for the travel cot. The bathroom contains a large walk-in shower, but there is no bath.
Downstairs there is a large living room and a separate large dining room with the kitchen off to the side. The living room has ample comfortable seating for 6, a large HD TV with freeview, and an open fire. The dining room has a large (extendable) dining table that easily accommodates the 6 chairs provided and a radio/CD and iPod docking station. A range of DVDs, books and games are provided for use of our guests. The kitchen is well equipped to allow realistic self-catering for 6 people.
|Further details outdoors|
Parking is available on the public road outside the property on a first-come-first-served basis. Further parking is available a few metres further down the road and on a number of nearby side streets. There is a small patio area at the rear of the property with a table and 2 chairs.
Rental price includes all power, bed linen, towels and cleaning of the property after your departure.
About this location
The Northumberland region
Alnmouth is situated within the Northumberland Coast AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and is regarded as the most picturesque village on this coast. The coastline is ideal for exploring either on foot or by using your car or the bus to visit the many fine sandy beaches that are within easy reach. Further afield there is Hadrian's Wall (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Holy Island and also the Northumberland National Park which contains the Cheviot Hills. If you want the excitement of a city that has reinvented itself then Newcastle is only 30 minutes away by train or about 45 minutes in the car.
Alnmouth has a number of good pubs and restaurants as well as a handful of small shops (including a deli and a post office). The market town of Alnwick is only about 3 miles away and has a wider range of shops (including 3 supermarkets) and other conveniences.
There are many castles and country houses within a short drive from Alnmouth. These include Alnwick Castle (home to the Duke of Northumberland), Warkworth Castle (English Heritage), Cragside (National Trust), and the much photographed ruin of Dunstanburgh Castle. Other great places to visit include the Alnwick Garden, the Farne Islands and Bamburgh.
The region boasts many excellent golf courses, with a range of links style and parkland courses to suit all abilities. For those interested in water sports then sea-kayaking and kite-surfing are both popular activities and there is a water sports lake at Druridge Bay for those who want to avoid the sea.
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10 Dec 2014
"Well-equipped cottage in great location."
Stayed with friends for a weekend break. Cottage was very clean and tidy with everything we needed - far more than just the minimum numbers of mugs etc Owners were extremely helpful and provided usefu… More
30 Aug 2014
"An ideally situated cottage and a lovely place to stay"
The cottage surpassed our expectations. It was furnished to a good modern standard and had every appliance that we needed. A well-equipped small kitchen serviced a roomy dining space. The sitting room was very pleasant (the photo doesn't really do it justice). The double bedroom was a delightful one although the king sized bed was too firm for my liking. One of the other twin bedrooms was rather snug for two adults to share.
Alnmouth was an excellent village from which to explore the area and the cottage was ideally situated and a lovely place to stay.
23 Jun 2014
"Lovely house, great location"
We stayed at Quarterdeck at the beginning of June and can recommend it as a good choice. Booking was a straightforward experience and Cheryl and Tony were quick and very helpful in responding to email… More
5 Nov 2013
"A welcome surprise in a perfect location."
We have just returned from a long weekend. Lovely welcoming cottage that the photos don't do justice to... This place is far bigger than expected. The location is perfect. Literally 1 min from th… More
21 Oct 2013
"Excellent accommodation in very nice village"
Very pleasant cottage, newly updated. Village is great to visit with good eating places in the same street as the cottage and walks that start from the door.
18 Oct 2013
"Lovely Stay :-)"
We stayed at Quarterdeck for 3 nights on our way up to Scotland and what a great choice that was! Tony was professional & helpful from the start & very thorough showing us around the cottage when we arrived in Alnmouth.
The village is beautiful & we loved our time there, great pubs, interesting shops & all the amenities you could want. Alnwick is close by with a big variety of shops & the magical Alnwick Castle,
The cottage itself is extremely well equipped, quiet, immaculately clean & warm. Agree with other reviews here & in the guestbook that the toilet is in a terrible position and uncomfortable but probably no other option in the narrow bathroom. Also agree with a guest book entry that suggested having a clothes airer rack...that would be handy. All in all though it is a gorgeous cottage that is beautifully decorated & appointed, we would definitely stay again & recommend to others!
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Quarterdeck and for all the positive words as we do try very hard to maintain a high level of both comfort and cleanliness. For those looking to book for next year (2014) I wanted to point out that we will be having the bathroom remodelled during the Winter and this will improve the layout and provide more space around the toilet as at present I do agree that it is not ideal.
22 Sep 2013
"Charming, convenient, clean, surprisingly spacious with all the amenities we required."
We stayed for a 4 night break. Alnmouth was very clean and picturesque and convenient for visiting local attractions. Local restaurants were of good quality and reasonably priced. Good location for visiting Northumberland as a whole. The cottage was well presented with everything we required. The 3 bedrooms were of a good size and the lounge and kitchen were also spacious and comfortable. We would have no hesitation going back to the Quarterdeck. All arrangements went smoothly and Tony the owner was very friendly and helpful.
20 Jul 2013
Stayed here for 2 weeks during the July heatwave. Cottage is one of a handful of Percy cottages and is wonderfully located for the beach, golf, pub, and local shops. Street parking is not ideal but ev… More
22 May 2013
"Terrific venue for a walking holiday with friends"
Five old friends getting together once a year to catch up, do some walking and relax over a few drinks means that we need a flexible and quality venue. The quarterdeck was just this and is set in a beautiful village right by the sea and at the start of a great coastal walk. Alnmouth has several great pubs (one of which does fab pizzas), and the cottage was perfect for spending a few hours into the morning playing cards, listening to music (via the provided iPod dock) while chatting and having a few drinks.
21 May 2013
We enjoyed the calm quiet, fisherman's cottage, much larger than I first thought. The cottage was very clean and well appointed, we enjoyed the games, and never turned the TV on. Situated on the main street of Alnmouth, I'd recommend the Red Lion for food or the Italian restaurant (book early) The antipasti was great. The local beach was lovely and there are so many castles and quaint villages in the area to visit.
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