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The Gatehouse, The Perfect Rural Retreat

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

A delightful, recently refurbished and fully equipped holiday cottage in the foot hills of the Cheviots. The Gatehouse has two large bedrooms, one double and one twin, a great kitchen and spacious living area.With wifi internet and DTV/DVD, log burner and cosy arm chairs this is the ideal location to get away from it all in any season. There are miles upon miles of foot paths for walkers, a national cycle route for cyclists, masses of woodlands teaming with wild life including otters, badgers, red squirrels and deer for nature lovers and a tennis court for the more sporty. Dogs are welcome and there is no better place for walking.

In the locality are tourist attractions such as Alnwick Castle, home of Hogwarts and Harry Potter, and not forgetting the stunning Alnwick Gardens; a little further east is the Northumberland Coast with endless beaches ideal for long peaceful walks over looked by imposing medieval castles such as Bamburgh.Towards Rothbury are the National Trust's Cragside House and Wallington Hall open all year round and 20 miles further north the Scottish Border with its ancient battle sites such as Flodden Field.

There are no hidden extras at The Gatehouse, with private parking the cottage includes all necessaryy linen, towels, all fuel including logs and a private tennis court.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Alnmouth 20 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newcastle 60 km, Nearest railway: Alnmouth 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Swing set
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The Cottage comes with everything included - no hidden extras - linen, towels, wifi, oil for the central heating, logs, and a private tennis court are all in the price! Why not order your shopping on line and have it delivered before you arrive, we are willing to accept delivers prior to your arrival. Tesco, Sainsbury and Asda all deliver to Alnham. Ask for the post code on booking.

Further details outdoors

Enjoy the terrace/patio for a barbeque or just to sit outside and enjoy the stunning countryside. Ample off road/private parking

Northern England region

Northumberland has a mixed and often defensive history as the border land between Scotland and England. As Scotland and England were once at war the men of Northumbria were granted an inordinate amount of power in order to protect the English border from invasion.

As a result, Northumbrian culture is a mix of English and Gaelic including the Northumbrian Smallpipe (a type of bagpipe). Northumberland even has its own tartan, referred to by the Scots as the Shepherd's Tartan; Northumberland music is not dissimilar to Scotland's either.

Northumbrian heritage steps back further as it was once inhabited by the Romans. The remains of their presence is most famously represented by Hadrian's Wall.

Hadrian's Wall is an important feature at the southern point of Northumberland National Park, most of which is 800m above sea level and stretches north as far as the Scottish border.

Alnwick

Alnham is set in the heart of the Cheviot Hills of Northumberland National Park. The perfect rural retreat, it is ideal for fans of nature and wildlife.

The war-ridden past of Northumberland has legend in the village where it is believed that the church was brought to ruins by William Wallace, otherwise known as Braveheart. There is a fortified tower next to today's church dating back to the 14th century and thought to be a sign of defence against the threat of invasion.

Out and about, many examples of Northumberland's turbulent past are in evidence. One of the most spectacular is Alnwick Castle, parts of which date back to 1096 and the castle was used a location in the Harry Potter movies.

If castles fascinate you there are plenty to be seen within easy reach of the cottage including the well preserved Warkworth Castle, Bamburgh Castle and the allegedly haunted Chillingham Castle.

An ideal spot for walkers of all abilities there are many paths, trails and bridleways to follow, wildlife to discover and scenery to be astounded by. Within the grounds of the cottage, barn owls, woodpeckers are often spotted and even the endangered red squirrel.

The natural history reserves of the Farne Islands can be reached by a short boast journey from the seaside port of Seahouses. The islands offer a spectacular range of sea birds and the largest breeding colony of Grey Seals in the country.

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7 Oct 2014

5/5

"Beautiful walk from the front door"

We stayed in the Gatehouse in July en route to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Jenny was very friendly and helpful and made us feel at home straight away. The accommodation is spacious and full of … More

7 Oct 2014

5/5

"Best holiday cottage ever"

Alnham Farm Gatehouse really was the most delightful holiday cottage. Tastefully furnished and decorated, it had everything we needed for our two-week stay, without being cluttered. The cottage is i… More

9 Aug 2014

5/5

"Fantastic!"

Alnham Farm Gatehouse is a beautiful stone built cottage, it is well furnished and has all the things you would need. In addition there are stunning views, beautiful walks and if you feel energetic a … More

28 May 2014

5/5

"Gorgeous cottage, fantastic location !!"

I stayed here over the May bank holiday weekend with my partner, his 11 year son and our dog and I did not want to come home. The cottage is gorgeous and contains everything you could possibly need. T… More

24 May 2014

5/5

"Great base in Northumberland"

Stayed at The Gatehouse for a long weekend in May. Jenny your cottage is well equipped for everything needed for a wonderful break in Northumberland. The cottage is very roomy with great views. The l… More

19 May 2014

5/5

"Perfect Holiday for rider and horse"

My husband and I spent a wonderful week at The Gatehouse. The cottage was warm, clean, very comfortable and equipped with everything you could possibly want. The view from the lounge window was fabu… More

26 Apr 2014

5/5

"Relaxing break in beautiful setting"

Just returned from lovely week at the Gatehouse. The house is in lovely peaceful location, with great views, walking from the doorstep and only a short drive from the coast.The house had everything we… More

15 Apr 2014

5/5

"Peace At Last"

We received a very warm welcome from Jenny, with chocolate cake and log fire going. Well maintained and equipped accommodation. A beautiful, quiet location on the borders of the National Park. You … More

4 Mar 2014

5/5

"Perfect retreat!"

Thank you for a lovely long weekend at The Gatehouse!Such a beautiful part of the world - excellent, comfortable accommodation with everything you could possibly need thought of. Days spent walking an… More

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