Holiday home in Boulmer, near Alnwick - sleeps 6

The Gap Cottage, Boulmer, near Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 3BJ.
Property Reference: UK11593

Bedrooms - 3

Sleeps - 6

Bathrooms - 2

Pets welcome - 2

Exterior | The Gap, Boulmer, near Alnwick
Living room | The Gap, Boulmer, near Alnwick
Living room | The Gap, Boulmer, near Alnwick
Living room | The Gap, Boulmer, near Alnwick
Sitting room with great views | The Gap, Boulmer, near Alnwick
Wonderful views from the property | The Gap, Boulmer, near Alnwick
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Double bedroom | The Gap, Boulmer, near Alnwick
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Ground floor bathroom with freestanding bath and walk-in shower | The Gap, Boulmer, near Alnwick
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Exterior | The Gap, Boulmer, near Alnwick
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Garden | The Gap, Boulmer, near Alnwick

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The Gap Cottage
3 bedrooms, sleeps 6

The Gap is the perfect base from which to explore the stunning Northumbrian coastline, with its pretty villages and beaches.

Accommodation details

Ground Floor:
Living room 1: With wood burner, Smart TV and French doors leading to garden.
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Kitchen/dining room: With range with electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and slate floor.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
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Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
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Bathroom: With freestanding bath, walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
Separate toilet: With washing machine.
Open-sided stairs to.

First Floor:
Living room 2.
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed and 2 steps to en-suite with walk-in shower and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included.

Large enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a step to the patio.

Extra Amenities

The Gap is an attractive, stone-built cottage nestled around ½ mile from the peaceful coastal village of Boulmer. This property is divine. Oozing charm and character, there are many beautiful features ensuring the cottage offers a relaxing holiday retreat. Sitting at the roadside of a small terrace of three, The Gap enjoys privacy with its own independent access. There is a gorgeous wood burner in the living room, making this a suitable choice regardless of the season, and French doors leading to the garden enhance its natural light. The kitchen/dining room with its lovely slate flooring has good quality appliances. Two of the bedrooms and the family bathroom are conveniently on the ground floor too. An open staircase leads from the central hallway to the first floor where the master bedroom boasts en-suite shower facilities.

There is the added bonus of a snug/second living room on the first floor with a large window making the most of the glorious views across open farmland towards the sea as a back drop. The large garden is mainly laid to lawn and there is storage for bicycles available; particularly suitable for those cyclists who enjoy the challenge of the National Cycle Route 1, which The Gap is situated on.

Boulmer (pronounced Boomer) is a pretty coastal village with very little through traffic. Once the haunt of smugglers, it is one of the true Northumbrian fishing villages which remains virtually untouched by time. Meander along the water’s edge and watch the fishermen return with their daily catch of lobsters, crabs and salmon. The picture perfect seaside village of Alnmouth is less than a 3-mile stroll along the coastline and where there are pubs, shops and tea rooms available.

There are two golf courses here too.

A short drive inland brings you to the historic market town of Alnwick where there is a wider array of facilities available. Visitors will enjoy a trip to Alnwick Garden with its grand cascade waterfall and tree house restaurant. Alnwick Castle, home to the Duke of Northumberland and film set for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts, is well worth a visit. The Gap is a superb choice for those seeking stylish self-catering accommodation conveniently situated only a gentle stroll from the seashore of the beautiful Northumbrian coastline which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Beach ½ mile. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile

Self-catering features

  • Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Sea View
  • Television
  • Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Bed Linen & Towels Included
  • Short Breaks All Year
  • Washing Machine
  • Pet Friendly
  • Coastal
  • Northumbrian Cottages
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  • Northumberland Coast
  • Accessible Cottages
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access
  • Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
  • Last Minute Breaks
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Alnmouth map and The Gap Cottage location

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