The Granary Overthwarts
from £36 /night help Price for guests, Nights
from £36 /night help Price for guests, Nights
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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6
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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6
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)|
|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|
Features and Facilities
|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||Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
About this location
The Northumberland region
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
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9 Mar 2015
"Our favourite place to escape to!"
We actually stayed here in February and March 2014. Alexa couldn't be more helpful :-). We will definitely be booking up again just as soon as work allows.The house itself it wonderful. It's… More
30 Sep 2014
"Lovely cottage, nice views, although in need of some TLC & cleaning"
This is a good sized cottage in a nice quiet location, with good amenities.However, after an eight hour drive should we have to spend quite some time giving it a basic clean? It is clear that the cott… More
8 Sep 2014
"Lovely but needs some TLC"
Location great, disappointed with cleanliness, showers didn't work, kitchen furniture very poor, no internet for duration of stay but rest of house lovely.Ideal for dogs (we had 4) views stunning… More
Thanks for your review. The location is fantastic but I am sorry to hear that the cleanliness wasn't up to scratch. I use Mollymaid, a well known cleaning company and have raised the issues with them so I hope this will get sorted asap. Regarding the phone and internet, I'm afraid I have been at the mercy of the totally incompetent BT. I have changed service providers as a result as I was getting nowhere and felt so bad that I couldn't provide this basic service.
6 Aug 2014
We have recently returned from a lovely week at this farmhouse. The cottage was spacious and very clean (well, maybe the oven needed a bit of attention). The owners have provided many nice touches - a… More
Thank you for your lovely comments and I'm so pleased you had a nice time.
We do plan to get the oven deep cleaned once the season is over. I'm also trying to encourage guests to use the tin foil provided to line trays and cover items when cooking in the oven to help keep it clean.
I note your point about towel rails in the bathroom. Its funny how easy it is for us to overlook simple things like this. I have the towel rails bought and ready to install at the first opportunity so thanks, your feedback is so helpful.
Many thanks again and hope to see you again soon.
26 Mar 2014
The owner was very easy to deal with and accommodating and cottage was lovely in a wonderful setting.Our complaint was that when we arrived there on 20th March (on one of the coldest days of the year)… More
I'm so sorry you had such a terrible time and am pleased to report that the central heating system is now sorted.
I'm glad that you are coming back though so that you can see what a lovely place The Granary is when it is warm (at least on the inside).
Please do give us an update after your next visit.
PS - ring any time of the day or night and I'll do my best to sort out any problems.
19 Jan 2014
Stayed here for 2 nights as a treat for my wife's birthday and it was just the ticket for a much needed break from work pressures.
As usual, the weather was pretty rubbish for most of the stay, so we decided not to drag the kids out for what would've been I'm sure, a fabulous location to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside, we weren't worried though, as the cottage is well stocked with games, DVD's, and a good selection of books.
Once we had warmed the cottage up, it was lovely and cosy...perfect for what we wanted.
My only real gripe would be the showers aren't powerful, something I like, to wake me up in the morning!
Thanks for your review.
We have had a few comments about the showers. I'm afraid we just don't get the powerful showers that you can get in the towns. I have however asked my local plumber to have a look and see if we can instal a power shower or similar ready for next year.
I will let you know when it's in!
29 Dec 2013
"An astonishing place"
Perfect place to disconnect from civilization and get fully recharged for everyday life.The house is fully equiped with everything you may need and is incredibly cosy and comfortable. Local amenities … More
22 Nov 2013
"Awesome Overthwarts nr Alnwick"
We spent a weekend here and it just wasn't long enough to enjoy such simply stunning natural surroundings, peace and tranquility. The property is really well appointed, it has a very homely feel … More
8 Oct 2013
"Absolutely gorgeous views from a wonderfully comfortable cottage"
Our week at 'The Granary' was absolutely superb. It is a wonderful base for various days out and activities of all sorts. We were very lucky with the weather so were out and about every day.… More
15 Sep 2013
"Wonderful stay at The Granary"
We have had a truly wonderful week at The Granary Overthwarts, the cottage itself is beautiful, well presented and decorated with a personal charm that instantly makes you feel at home. The kitchen is lovely to cook in with a full selection of cooking utensils and large range of recipe books catering for every taste.
The living area is very comfortable, with two sofas to relax on and a large, eclectic selection of books to read or for the more cinematically orientated a choice of DVDs to watch.
The Bedrooms, particularly the super kingsized bed are very very comfortable, there is ample wardrobe space in all the three rooms, and a en suite bathroom in the master bedroom.
The location of The Granary is spectacular, surrounded by lush green fields and hills, it is however conveniently within a 5-10 minute drive to the centre of Alnwick, which is a moderate sized and very pretty town. There is a fairly large supermarket to get all the essentials and quite a number of restaurants, we particularly liked The Plough, eating there on two occasions.
We visited Beadnell Beach several times, which is a lovely and very large sandy beach. We also had a boat trip out to see the Seal colony on the Farne islands. There are plenty of activities and days out in and around Alnwick which we were pleasantly surprised to find, however the stunning coastline is well worth a visit alone. We will definitely be back to stay at The Granary Overthwarts, and would recommend a visit to anyone
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