Last minute holiday in Shilbottle, near Alnwick - sleeps 6

Middle Cottage, Shilbottle, near Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 2XT.
Property Reference: UK3157

Bedrooms - 3

Sleeps - 6

Bathrooms - 2

Pets welcome - 1

Nestling amid a small row of similar properties in the beautiful village of Shilbottle | Middle Cottage, Shilbottle, near Alnwick
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Middle Cottage
3 bedrooms, sleeps 6

A homely base giving access to 20 miles of the Northumberland Heritage Coastline or head inland to discover the Cheviot Hills.

Middle Cottage nestles amidst a small row of three within the heart of the welcoming village of Shilbottle. The accommodation is immaculately presented throughout with much thought, care and attention to detail. There is a lovely wood burner in the living room ensuring a cosy welcome awaits guests to Middle Cottage regardless of the season. There is a spacious kitchen/dining room and the master bedroom with en-suite facilities is also conveniently on the ground floor. With another two bedrooms (one en-suite) on the first floor, Middle Cottage is a suitable choice for families and friends alike. The beautifully manicured, fully enclosed garden is a joy to relax in.
Shilbottle is located equidistant between the picture perfect coastal village of Alnmouth to the east and the historic market town of Alnwick to the north west, both being a mere 4 miles from Middle Cottage. Alnwick Castle, home to the Duke of Northumberland and film location for Harry Potter’s ’Hogwarts’, is a popular visitor attraction, or visit the Alnwick Gardens - a spectacular interpretation of a formal garden, including a grand cascade waterfall and poison garden where guests can dine in the restaurant of the largest tree house in Europe.

There is a wide array of facilities available within this lovely market town including independent shops, tea rooms, a cinema/playhouse and one of the largest second-hand book shops in the UK.
The pretty seaside village of Alnmouth boasts a vast golden sandy beach and there is a variety of good restaurants, pubs, tea rooms and gift shops. Golf enthusiasts will delight in two courses, one being a fine 9-hole course adjacent to the beach and the other being a challenging 18-hole course at Foxton enjoying panoramic views. Travel 10 miles north east to the seaside holiday village of Beadnell, popular for watersports enthusiasts.

Visit Seahouses a further 2 miles north and take a boat trip to the Farne Islands to see the puffins at play (in season). Bamburgh Castle is only an extra 3 miles up this stunning coastline.
Middle Cottage is an excellent choice for those seeking a homely base that gives easy access to explore the beautiful 20 mile stretch of Northumberland Heritage Coast to the east, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the wild and lonely expanses of the heather-capped Cheviot Hills to the west. The cottage is within 2 minutes’ walk of The Secret Spa, where you can book a spa day or hourly treatments. The cottage also has excellent public transport links with the East Coast Main Line station at Alnmouth, a 5-minute drive away, and bus links to Newcastle, Alnwick and Amble which stop outside the cottage. Beach 4 miles. Shop 300 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yard

Accommodation details

Ground Floor:
Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and blu-ray player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, washer/dryer and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Separate toilet. . First Floor:
Bedroom 2: With double bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with bath, shower attachment and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair.

Extra Amenities

Large enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. 1 small/medium dog welcome. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

Self-catering features

  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Television
  • WiFi
  • Bed Linen & Towels Included
  • Winter Short Breaks
  • Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
  • Green Scheme
  • Northumbrian Cottages
  • Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site

Alnwick map and Middle Cottage location

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