Percy Cottage - Your Alnwick home away from home
from £68 /night help Price for guests, Nights
from £68 /night help Price for guests, Nights
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House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6
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Dear Holiday Maker
Welcome to 2 Percy Cottages, our Northumberland home that we bought from the Duke of Northumberland in 2013. If you want a fantastic 3 bedroom, Georgian, self-catering holiday let and perfect home away from home for couples, families and dog lovers this is it.
It's only a one minute walk from Alnwick Castle & Gardens, Alnwick town centre and Hulne Park's 3,000 acres of woodland. The fabulous beaches of Bamburgh and Low Newton, boat trips to the Farne Islands and the medieval priory at Lindisfarne are only short drives away.
As you'll see from our reviews, this is not just a business for us, it's our second home so we've included home comforts not often found in a self-catering holiday let. These include super comfy furniture (go ahead and tuck your feet under), lots of ipod docks, Wifi, an espresso maker, a separate gluten free toaster and even a dog bed and crate for your 4-legged family members.
For those chill out days or evenings you'll love the convenience of having two spacious lounges. Enjoy a wood burning fire in the newly rediscovered inglenook in the grown up lounge. Grab a book or magazine from our wide selection and relish a few hours of peace and quiet while the kids are entertained by one of the nearly 100 titles of dvd/videos available in the second, family lounge. We've also supplied games, puzzles and a few indoor and outdoor toys.
Safety gates at the top and bottom of the staircase protect your children from falling down and dogs from climbing up. The garden is also very secure with 2 gated areas and an automatically closing door protecting little ones from escaping. The back passage off Baliffgate is a right of way and useful when returning mucky dogs from walks.
We renovated Percy Cottage with a new bright kitchen with everything you'll ever need, a new master ensuite with shower, gas fire, wood burner, lots of storage and a handy back porch for coats and boots. In keeping with the age of the property we reinstated some original Georgian features like ceiling roses, chandeliers and the fire surrounds.
Almost all of the art in the house is original, many depicting scenes from the local area.
For your beach days we provide you with portable chairs, a windbreak and cool box with all your picnic plates and cutlery. For rainy days there are umbrellas and wellington overshoes (let's hope you don't need them.)
In any season you'll also enjoy your own enclosed outdoor space with BBQ and seating for six. We've even planted a herb garden so you can pick your own!
Over Christmas and New Year we'll also make sure you have a tree and decorations to make it feel festive.
If you have any questions about the property or even want some suggestions on
** the best pubs & restaurants
** dog walking beaches
** where to get your Saturday morning bacon rolls
** tourist attractions
** what to do with the little ones on rainy days
** gluten free eating
My name is Yvonne and I am the owner, just contact me and I'll be happy to help. My family and I love Northumberland and we want you to as well.
Please note this property books from FRIDAY to FRIDAY. Short breaks are sometimes available, depending on the season - it never hurts to ask!
Once you've experienced this bright, warm cottage you'll call it your Northumberland second home and want to return over and over again. And we'll happily welcome you back.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newcastle International 56 km, Nearest railway: Alnmouth 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|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||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Northumberland region
Northumberland has been a battle ground between England and Scotland for centuries. The majestic landscape and miles of sandy beaches are riddled with historic and imposing castles.
Alnwick is a beautiful, historic town and was recently named the best town to live in Britain (2013). Alnwick has become one of the country's top tourist destinations with its spectacular gardens, one of the largest treehouses in Europe and Alnwick Castle which was featured in the Harry Potter films.
Alnwick is roughly half way between Berwick and Newcastle, making a great base from which to explore the coastline and imposing castles of Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and the Lindisfarne Priory on Holy Island. Just a short drive away is Seahouses where visitors can take boats to the Farne Islands a favourite site for bird watchers.
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11 Jan 2015
"Comfortable accommodation in the heart of Alnwick"
We would concur with previous reviews. Special mention must be made regarding the cleanliness of the property - not a spot of dirt/dust to be seen. Would definitely consider renting again.… More
3 Dec 2014
"Beautiful cottage in a fantastic location"
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Percy cottage. The location was fantastic, it made a great change to have everything on the doorstep, shops,restaurants and pubs etc. The cottage had everything … More
21 Nov 2014
"Home from home - a special place to get ready for our wedding!"
Truly wonderful and beautiful home which now holds a special place in all of our hearts..My family and I stayed here a few days before our wedding on Holy Island and Alnwick, it was the place where we… More
7 Nov 2014
"Brilliant location for first stay in Northumberland"
Great town house, clean, tidy and well located just 2 mins from the castle. A couple of issues we had were dealt with quickly and effectively by the owner and caretaker. Lovely, light internal space. … More
16 Oct 2014
"Great week in Alwick"
Percy Cottages are ideally located for seeing all in Alnwick which in itself a great town to visit. Very friendly owners and cottage finished to a good standard and good instructions and information in the property, ideal break away
12 Sep 2014
"Lovely house in a fantastically convenient location"
This is a lovely house, perfectly positioned in the centre of Alnwick. The house has everything you could need and is within walking distance of the castle, supermarket, shops, cafes and restaurants. … More
11 Sep 2014
"Fab location, lots to see"
Very clean and well equipped. Within easy walk of the town, and lots to see in locality. Loved the dog bowls and dog biscuits, nice touch… More
6 Sep 2014
"Fabulous cottage with everything on its doorstep"
What a find. Percy Cottage is an absolute must if you are wanting a base from which to explore this beautiful area. It has absolutely everything you could want in a holiday home. From the moment we s… More
17 Aug 2014
"Best place in Alnwick"
We've visited Northumberland many times and wholeheartedly this is the best place we've stayed.
The place is immaculately clean, perfectly positioned to get around, has a lovely courtyard garden with BBQ that is a rare for an in-town rental, easy parking and lots of living space. On that last point - we couldn't believe how much we appreciated having the second lounge especially as it was filled with magazines and books for the whole family!
It is evident that this is the owner's second home and not just a holiday let because it felt like that for us too the moment we walked in the door. Yvonne was extremely welcoming and answered all of my emails promptly and told us about a few places even we hadn't discovered yet.
30 Apr 2014
"Charming, spotless and comfortable holiday cottage."
Wonderful terraced cottage within walking distance of the castle. Really spacious inside for an old property and great to have the two living rooms - although it would be good to have the tv and games… More
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