Detached country cottage located just 3 miles outside of the historic market town of Alnwick. The cottage is at the end of a private country lane and boasts complete peace and quiet. The Granary Overthwarts faces south and enjoys uninterrupted views of the Edlingham Valley, back dropped by the magnificent Cheviot hills.
The cottage is ideal for dog walkers, cyclists and families. Directly outside the front door is a public footpath that links to a whole network of other paths providing great walking. Follow the path down the hill, to find a small stream with footbridge over it leading to the ruins of Edlingham Castle and disused railway line and viaduct.
A private walled garden with lawned area, flower border and picnic table allows anyone visiting the cottage the ability to relax and take in the breathtaking views and stunning rural countryside.
Although The Granary is located in beautiful rural countryside, it is still just 12 miles from the sea.
The Granary Overthwarts sleeps six people in three rooms - one super king size with ensuite shower, one queen size room with stunning views and a twin room ideal for children. The queen and twin room have a small family bathroom with bath directly opposite.
The Granary Overthwarts has a large private walled garden with picnic table.
The cottage is also fully equipped with everything for babies and toddlers, including prams, travel cots, carry cots, high chairs and toys.
There is a large library and a selection of dvds and crafts.
*** Towels and fresh linen are now included in the price ***
******* We have just got lovely new BIG soft sofa's in the lounge - perfect for lounging and very comfortable! *******
********* Wifi back up and running ********
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Alnmouth Beach 15 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newcastle Airport 40 km, Nearest railway: Alnwick Train Station 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
Northumberland is the northern most county in England before entering Scotland. Northumberland boasts more castles than any other county in England, the most famous being Alnwick Castle - home to Harry Hotspur, Duke of Northumberland and Harry Potter!
Holy Island or Lindisfarne is also within travelling distance of the cottage although it is cut off by the tide for 8 hours each day so its a good idea to take a picnic incase you do get trapped on the Island. In which case, you must go exploring the beaches and coves to the north of the island.
A must, is a boat tour to the Farne Islands followed by fish and chips at Seahouse. Choose the time of year carefully, as a visit during the nesting season means you'll need to wear a hat to avoid being attached by the protective birds. (they don't hurt and it is a lot of fun in actual fact!).
Although, if you are after quiet white sandy beaches, the Coast is just 12 miles from the The Granary Overthwarts. My cousins tell me it has some of the best surf around although I'll have to take their word for that.
A little closer to The Granary Overthwarts is Cragside House and gardens. Cragside was the first house to be lit be hydroelectricty. It was such a spectactle that the railway was specially built to bring Queen Victoria for a royal visit. This is a great day out and is only 3 miles from the Granary in the rural village of Rothbury.
If this is still a little too far to travel, you could open the door, walk down the field past Owl woods to the ruins of Edlingham Castle and the spectaular rail viaduct with its many arches.
For anyone who likes walking there are two very special walks in Northumberland - one is to Blawearie at Old Bewick, the remote ruins of a crofting family set in the wonderfully wild Northumberland landscape. The other walk is a visit to the Drake Stone at Harbottle (believe to be a Dragons Tooth!)
Here's a little secret too that no one else really knows about. If you're looking for the most amazing place to get married, then why not book Brinkburn Priory. It's not far from The Granary and from the outside, it looks like a small church, but on the inside it's a full priory. Have a look at the pictures on our facebook page www.facebook.com/overthwarts