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The Alnwick Gardens is just a walk away
Nearby Embleton Bay
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20 / 21  The Alnwick Gardens is just a walk away
21 / 21  Nearby Embleton Bay

Thornbrae Retreat

Alnwick, Northumberland
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning contemporary stone-built cottage located on the doorstep of Alnwick town
  • A pleasant, easy drive to the scenic Northumberland coast
  • Enjoy a large, private outdoor space with your own hot tub and dining area
  • Gorgeous, contemporary interior with traditional touches
  • Ideal for a families and groups of friends get away to the seaside
  • An area surrounded by wonderful scenery, beaches, hikes and cultural attractions
Property code: CN218

Thornbrae Retreat is a beautifully presented, stone-built holiday cottage in Alnwick for 4 lucky guests. This property offers an excellent standard of self-catering holiday accommodation for families or friends looking to stay in our stunning county and explore all the many local attractions.

Set over two floors, the cottage is spacious and light with many luxurious features including en-suite shower rooms for both bedrooms upstairs, an open plan lounge kitchen and dining area downstairs with bi-folding door leading to your own, smart, decked balcony area, flat screen TVs in the bedrooms, complimentary slippers and free off-road parking.

From the lounge, large bi-folding patio doors, lead out onto a patio area which features a private hot tub, ensuring whatever the weather, you can enjoy this lovely outdoor space with your friends and family. The patio also has an outdoor dining area where you can relax with your food and drink.

Outside there is a patio area with a dining table, BBQ and sauna. This area is perfect for families and friends holidaying together within the Thornbrae Collection of cottages, looking for communal space to relax in and dine together. Guests also have access to shared gardens in the grounds with children’s play equipment.

Staying at Thornbrae Retreat, you are within easy reach of Alnwick Castle, where they filmed the Hogwarts scenes from the Harry Potter films, as well as scenes from Downton Abbey, and of course, one of the world’s most contemporary gardens where you are guaranteed to have a wonderful day out, the Alnwick Gardens. While you are there you might visit The Treehouse restaurant featured on Michel Roux Junior’s recent series, the famous Barter Books store with a surprise! and the centre of this popular market town with its many independent shops and great restaurants and bars.

All this and our fabulous, award winning coastline close by, which has just been voted Holiday Destination of the Year by Countryfile Magazine 2017 is just a few minutes drive. For example, Alnmouth beach, village high street and panoramic golf course is a mere 7 minutes by car and you have boat trips to Coquet Island from nearby Amble and to the Farne islands from Seahouses, not to mention Bamburgh’s magnificent Castle, village and glorious beach. Craster’s pretty harbour and coastal walk to Dunstanburgh Castle and The Ship Inn at Low Newton... are all within easy reach!! Inland, you can drive to Rothbury, the Simonside Hills and Cragside House and Gardens in just 20 minutes.

Bed linen, towels, heating and hot water are included.

Sorry dogs are not allowed at Thornbrae Retreat.

 

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin (Can be made into a super king on request)
  • 2 bathrooms - 2 en-suite shower rooms with WC and shower, 1 ground-floor cloakroom with WC
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Washing machine and dryer in the kitchen
  • Decking area with private hot tub, table and chairs
  • Pubs, shops and restaurants within easy driving distance
  • TV/DVD, and radio
  • Free off-road parking for one or two cars
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

 

Elliot Albiston

This property is personally managed by Elliot.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lynn 20th November 2023

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The cottage is spacious and will easily accommodate 4 people. It is spotless and very well equipped and the grounds are beautifully maintained. Only a 15 minute walk into the centre of Alnwick and close to all amenities. Lovely surprise welcome pack.

Reviewed by Ann 11th November 2023

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I would highly recommend Thornbrae Retreat to any future visitor. It was very comfortable, clean and modern and extremely well maintained. It was well situated for Alnwick Castle and Gardens and Alnwick town centre. I can also recommend the Oaks pub which is just a short walk up the road. Supermarkets are also situated close by. Alnwick itself is aRead more great place to start from for visiting all the fascinating places in North Northumberland. Hide

Reviewed by Fay 30th October 2023

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The Retreat was very comfortable, clean and well equipped and only a short walk to the town centre. The provision of various foodie essentials was appreciated. We would most certainly return. Alnwick is an ideal centre for visiting the area.

Reviewed by Denise 19th September 2023

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We had a really pleasant stay at Thornbrae Retreat. On arrival we found our own designated parking area, this was perfect. The accommodation is immaculate, with a very homely feel. The private hot tub was a real treat and at a perfect temperature. Our welcome pack was an unexpected bonus and much appreciated too. The grounds around the properties aRead morere delightful with a well equipped play area outside furniture and barbecue. Ideally situated for visiting all local castles, house and beaches. Hide

Reviewed by Terence 14th September 2023

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A superb property in a great location for exploring the Northumberland coast. High quality accommodation. Owners on site.

Reviewed by Lesley 9th September 2023

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Lovely, comfortable, well furnished, high spec property. Great location. Everything you would need for a holiday. Nice bedding, plenty of towels. All good. Nice touch with the crackers and cheese and milk, also useful when renting for a short time tea/coffee condiments. Wouldn't hesitate in booking again. Alnwick is a lovely place, lots to see and Read moredo around. Plenty of restaurants and pubs. Hide

Reviewed by David 2nd September 2023

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Very pleasant and roomy accommodation. Although we did not cook all the time the kitchen was very well equipped with all you would need. Hot tub was great and beds were very comfortable. Perfect place for visiting around the Northumberland Coast and Scottish Lowlands.

Reviewed by Marilyn 26th August 2023

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Impeccably clean and presented in a very amenable location

Reviewed by Graham 29th July 2023

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Reviewed by Tracy 19th July 2023

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Right on the edge of Alnwick and easy driving to many other places. It was spacious, quiet (we were the only guests in the complex) and relaxing. The Thomsons (new owners) were lovely. It was a little expensive as we were under occupied (space for 4 people but only two of us) but we needed two rooms. Having the hot tub was a great way to relax afteRead morer being out and about. Note: tea, coffee, milk & condiments are provided. Cheese and crackers a wee bonus we didn't get time to enjoy. Hide

Reviewed by Alan 1st July 2023

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A lovely cottage

Reviewed by Roger 24th June 2023

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Great comfortable holiday home. Quality in abundance. Clean and checked daily Hot tub. We have booked again for 2024.

Reviewed by Philip 17th June 2023

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This was our first trip to Northumberland and what a great county with beautiful towns and villages and plenty of good walks and historic buildings to visit. Alnwick was ideally located for touring and Thornbrae Retreat offered real luxury accommodation, with hot tub, ensuite bathrooms and well equipped kitchen. If your looking for a place to stay Read morein Alnwick look no further. Phil & Debbie Hide

Reviewed by Elaine 20th May 2023

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Reviewed by Sheila 29th April 2023

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Reviewed by Michelle 8th April 2023

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Immaculate. Spotlessly clean, comfortable and well equipped. Great location close to amenities and about a 15 minute stroll to Alnwick Castle and Gardens. Nice local pub just 5 minutes walk away serving great food. Lovely clean hot tub to relax in after a days exploring and some essential groceries upon arrival. Thank you

Reviewed by Jennifer 1st April 2023

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Reviewed by Jon 25th March 2023

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We had a great holiday, the property is exceptionally clean, well equipped and very comfortable & the hot tub was great. A generous welcome pack was provided & much appreciated. It is in a great location, close to Alnwick and local supermarkets and a short drive to the coast which is beautiful. Plenty of places to eat in Alnwick, the food at The MaRead morerket Tavern was excellent. We will certainly return! Hide

Reviewed by Alan 18th March 2023

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Our third time staying here and just as wonderful as ever, everything you could possibly need for a peaceful relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by Joanne 11th March 2023

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beautiful place with easy access to touristy things. fantastic welcome pack with bread, milk, cheese and eggs will definitely come again

Reviewed by Felicity 27th August 2022

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Reviewed by Chris 20th August 2022

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Reviewed by Joanne 23rd July 2022

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Great cottage in a fabulous location. Hot tub was a real bonus. Very clean with plenty of parking. Owners very helpful.

Reviewed by Dawn 2nd July 2022

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Reviewed by Sarah 25th June 2022

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Reviewed by Brian 18th June 2022

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The cottage was comfortable, light and airy.

Reviewed by Mhairi 11th June 2022

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Excellent property, beautifully maintained.

Reviewed by Penny 23rd April 2022

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Reviewed by Nicola 9th April 2022

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Reviewed by Alan 20th March 2022

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Our second stay at the beautiful Thornbrae retreat, everything is perfect, location great for visiting the surrounding areas and only a 15 minute walk into Alnwick. Peaceful and relaxing, the hot tub is great. Welcome pack very generous and much appreciated. The hosts Julie and Mick are very friendly and helpful. We will definitely return.

Reviewed by Andrew 5th March 2022

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Beautiful, comfortable, clean and well equipped. In a superb location for exploring the local area - the hot tub was a welcome bonus.

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