Percy Cottage - Your Alnwick home away from home
House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
2 Percy Cottages is a fantastic 3 bedroom, Georgian, self-catering holiday let and perfect home away from home for couples, families and dog lovers.
It was recently owned by the Duke of Northumberland and is only a one minute walk from Alnwick Castle & Gardens, Alnwick town centre and Hulne Park's 3,000 acres of woodland.
This property is very welcoming, well-appointed and convenient with the fabulous beaches of Bamburgh and Low Newton, boat trips to the Farne Islands and the medieval priory at Lindisfarne 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.
In 2013 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. For rainy days there are umbrellas (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), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
Northern England 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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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
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
21 Feb 2014
"The perfect base from which to explore"
Very clean, stylish yet comfortable house perfectly located next to the castle and town. My kids loved the DVDs, toys and games on offer and everyone commented on how comfy the beds were! We hope to g… More
13 Jan 2014
"Home away from home"
Beautiful character cottage in a perfect central location to explore the historical town of Alnwick - all within walking distance (the castle is just a few minutes walk). Close to stores and the farmers market to buy groceries.
I would highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a cottage that is warm, cosy, spotlessly clean and fully equipped - a home away from home.
10 Dec 2013
"Best Rental Ever"
Beautiful home with plenty of room for a group of friends or family. Newly furnished, very clean and with great outside patio area. Easy walking to shopping, restaurants and sites including the cas… More
10 Dec 2013
"Beautiful cottage in a great location provided a relaxing vacation!"
Spacious and clean, 2 Percy Cottages was truly a home away from home with all the amenities. The owners have thought of everything- wi-fi connected, lots of DVDs, books and games! Alnwick is a lovely … More
1 Nov 2013
"Wonderful cottage and great location."
Stayed with 5 friends for the week. It was a beautifully decorated and very comfortable cottage. The bedrooms were very nice and perfect for friends or family. All appliances are new and really app… More
16 Sep 2013
"Immaculate, extremely comfortable and a great location"
We have just returned from a wonderful break in Alnwick. The cottage is immaculate and equipped with everything you could possibly need. It is really spacious inside and we really appreciated having 2… More
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