Unique and characterful coastal retreat for two, with amazing views from a 3 meter picture window over the River Aln valley. Just a mile (15 mins walk) from the beach at Alnmouth, 700 meters from the mainline train station and three miles from Alnwick. The Summerhouse is therefore ideal for those without a car who can arrive by train. Bicycles can now be hired from the railway station. Great pubs (most pet-friendly), cafes, restaurants and local shops are all in easy walking/cycling distance. The property has private parking and a patio garden which is perfect for pets. It is the ideal location for walkers, cyclists, bird watchers, fishermen and watersports enthusiasts, or anyone just seeking some peace and tranquillity away from it all. Furnishings are an eclectic mix of old and new with a distinct nautical theme to suit the location. The national Cycle Route 1 runs through the tiny hamlet of Bilton where the property is situated. Alnwick with its famous castle, gardens and now heritage railway, is easily accessed by car, hourly bus or even on foot along a scenic rail/river-side path. Close by are Bamburgh, Seahouses, Newton by the Sea, Craster, Howick and Beadnell. Within 35 miles are Berwick, Holy Island Cragside and Newcastle upon Tyne.
The studio has a double wall bed with full thickness sprung interior mattress. It is a single open plan area with TV/VDVD. Wi-fi. Log Burner. Electric oven & hob. Fridge. Microwave. French doors to private garden area with seating. Separate bathroom - Shower. WC & whb. Private parking.
Available for short breaks (3 night weekends & 4 night mid-week breaks) between October and May each year, otherwise full weeks from Saturday to Saturday. Cycle hire is available from Bike & Go at Alnmouth Station 5 mins walk from the cottage.
All power and bed linen included in rent but solid fuel for the stove and bathroom towels are not. Our studio cottages are compact, which makes them low maintenance, and experience has taught us that most people would prefer to pay a lower rate for their stay and do their own cleaning (including in the price the cost of cleaning and the provision/laundering of towels each week, could add as much as 20-25% to each booking). For those less concerned about the cost, both cleaning and towels are offered as a paid option at point of booking.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Alnmouth - 5 minutes drive or 15 minutes walk 1 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newcastle 45 km, Nearest railway: 700 meters from Alnmouth mainline train station 700 m|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Northumberland Heritage Coast is a unique landscape with miles and miles of almost white, often deserted, sandy beaches framed by grass dunes and then gently rolling countryside. A chain of dramatic coastal castles stretching from Newcastle to the Scottish borders tells the story of a less than tranquil past, although these are now mostly transformed into visitor attractions and beautiful gardens.
Alnmouth is a pretty little seaside town with a rich history first as a port and an later as an up-market Victorian seaside resort for wealthy merchants from Newcastle and Durham, with many of their holiday houses remaining intact. It retains all the charm of a previous era and has now become the home of many writers, artists and photographers. It is well supplied with pubs and restaurants, plus a few local shops. Its proximity to the A1, Alnwick and with a mainline rail station, make it the ideal base for exploring the region.
The soft rolling landscape proximity to the sea create the huge and dramatic skies which are the subject of so many paintings and photographs of the area. Sunrises ans sunsets are particularly spectacular. The lack of light pollution also means that on cloudless nights the skies are a stargazers dream.