Bedrooms - 3
Sleeps - 8
Bathrooms - 2
Pets welcome - 2
Very well equipped holiday home
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Old Reading Room Cottage
Care and attention to detail is so evident here. Beams, quirky rooms and tranquility within the house are wonderful features of Old Reading Room. Walking to the lovely pub is a real bonus too.
Living room: With wood burner and Freeview Smart TV.
Kitchen/dining room: With breakfast area, range with electric oven and gas hob microwave, American style fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bathroom2 : Shower room with toilet.
Bedroom 1: With double bed, queen bed and en-suite with walk-in shower and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair.
Gardens to front and side. Large enclosed rear garden with garden furniture. Bike/canoe store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
The Old Reading Room oozes character and charm throughout its spacious rooms. Retaining many features of the historic past, including beams and stripped wood floors, it is bursting with elegance and makes the perfect holiday home to gather with friends, family or for an amazing getaway. The beautiful and impressively spacious living room has a feature fireplace housing an attractive wood burner, with period plate shelving around all the walls, currently used as storage for books. This is a delightful room and the hub of the home. The individually designed, bespoke, statement country kitchen has been custom made by a local kitchen maker, and has granite and solid wood worktops as well as a large island and butler sink. A fabulous wide central staircase with polished timber handrails lead to first floor landing with two skylights providing oodles of natural light and the exposed beams accentuate the historic nature of this gorgeous home.
From the front gate, a long path meanders to the front of the property, to the side elevation there is a gorgeous south-facing, cottage-style garden, enjoying the sun from early morning until late evening, visited by barn owls at night.
The Old Reading Room is a beautiful, detached stone property set in the tranquil coastal village of Lesbury, close to the stunning Northumbrian heritage coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a lovely 20-minute walk alongside the Aln River to the beach at Alnmouth, a picture postcard village where you may spot a local artist or photographer capturing the beautiful sweeping golden beach and river estuary.
Alnwick, the Ducal town where the Duke and Duchess reside in the famous castle, is only 4 miles away. Here you you can explore some of the cobbled streets, cafés and alleyways whilst browsing the shops and stopping off for lunch. Three historic castles are within a 10-mile radius of the Old Reading Room, ensuring your days out are within easy driving distance.
Amble is a friendly small harbour town with a lovely Sunday market, which is popular with both locals and visitors, and you can browse the little shopping pods, too, picking up a local treasure to take home.
Craster Kippers are a must, and can be bought at the old smokery in Craster village whilst out exploring.
Just a 10-minute walk is Alnmouth train station, where a trip to Edinburgh, Berwick, York or Newcastle is possible for a completely different day out using the East Coast Railway. You are also welcome to bring your bikes, golf clubs or canoes to the Old Reading Room and store them in the on-site garage; there is space outside for two family cars.
Northumberland is a diverse county with a stunning National Dark Sky Park, rugged moorlands, hills and valleys, Hadrian’s Wall, the Angel of the North and beautiful beaches, some of which are perfect for surfing or simply rock pooling and relaxing. A trip to the Old Reading Room will leave you relaxed, chilled and looking forward to the next time you can visit. Beach 1 mil
- Bike Store
- Detached Property
- Fuel and Power Included
- Enclosed Garden/Patio
- Garden / Patio
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding Nearby
- Woodburning Stove
- Bed Linen & Towels Included
- Short Breaks All Year
- Cot Available
- Washing Machine
- Fishing Nearby/On-site
- Pet Friendly
- Northumbrian Cottages
- Coastal within 1 mile
- Coastal within 3 miles
- Coastal within 5 miles
- Northumberland Coast
- Accessible Cottages
- Walk-in Shower/Bath
- Entrance Ramp/Level Access
- Parking - On Site
- Shower Cubicle
- Last Minute Breaks