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Pottergate Tower

Alnwick, Northumberland
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

 

  • Stay in this unique tower for two for a romantic getaway, with stunning views
  • Visit fabulous Alnwick Castle and Gardens, nearby beaches and fishing villages
  • A short walk to the town market, shops, pubs and restaurants
Property code: 82212

Distinctive property in the heart of Northumberland, close to beaches. Exclusive, romantic hideaway for a couple looking for somewhere exclusive and a little adventurous to make everlasting memories.

A stunning romantic getaway for two, this unique property overlooks the historic town of Alnwick and provides fantastic holiday accommodation for keen walkers exploring this beautiful part of Northumberland. Set in an elevated spot with far-reaching views, this wonderful Grade II-listed tower has a range of unusual and quirky features, including stone walls, a spiral staircase, wooden beams and impressive arched windows. Close to the heart of the town, the tower has been imaginatively renovated and designed, and is a wonderful bolthole for couples discovering the area’s beautiful coastlines, quaint villages and spellbinding countryside.

Entering the tower, a very narrow and steep stone spiral staircase leads up to the first floor where you will find the stylish open-plan kitchen/diner with light flooding in via the large arched windows. The kitchen has a fantastic range of equipment with a central island ideal for enjoying breakfast, along with a separate dining table perfect for a romantic candlelit meal. Stairs lead up to a snug mezzanine with a cushioned window seat, bookcase and views on all four sides. A separate flight of stone stairs winds up from the kitchen to the cosy second-floor lounge with views of Alnwick Castle from the Gothic-style eastern window. With plenty of seating and a Smart TV, the lounge is a perfect space to snuggle up to enjoy a favourite movie. This floor also features the stylish bathroom. A final mezzanine level wraps around two sides of the tower, overlooking the lounge, and offering the relaxing super-king-size bed.

Alnwick has a bustling market, a choice of independent shops and friendly pubs. The town is known for its castle and the superb Alnwick Garden with its treehouse restaurant. Along the coast you can also visit Dunstanburgh Castle, Howick Hall Gardens and Arboretum, and Warkworth Castle (all within 10 miles).

  • 1 bedroom - super-king zip-and-link bed (which can be made up as twins on request)
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher, microwave and a Tassimo coffee machine
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Shop and pub under 0.25 miles
  • Access to the property is up a steep and very narrow winding stone staircase, large suitcases /bags are not advised.
  • Regrettably no dogs, children or babies are permitted to stay at the tower due to the nature of the building
  • Free on street parking nearby
  • 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 £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. 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 38 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sarah 7th June 2024

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We absolutely loved staying in Pottergate Tower! It really has the Wow! factor, I felt like a mediaeval princess, but with the all the home comforts of 2024. The view of the Alnwick Castle just down the road was fabulous, as was being just a couple of minutes walk from everything else in Alnwick too. Parking was easy and free. As for the stone spirRead moreal staircase, it was great fun! The bed is huge and comfortable and the kitchen has everything needed for proper home cooking. We will return! Hide

Reviewed by Kathryn 8th April 2024

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Truly an individual and special property, clean and well equipped Good central location to town with nearby free street parking The spiral staircases are indeed quite steep and narrow and would be a challenge to some however you do get used to them. Make sure that you take small soft luggage that you don't mind getting scuffed on uneven walls. We uRead morenderstand that heating such a building can be a challenge to heat however some heaters not working and bedroom cold. Make sure you take warm clothing. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 11th March 2024

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Reviewed by Martin 1st March 2024

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Nice central position in Alnwick for public transport and food etc

Reviewed by Daniel 23rd February 2024

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Very unique and special location. Had a fantastic weekend.

Reviewed by Bridget 9th February 2024

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Our second stay in Pottergate Tower. Its a very unique property and still gives a wow factor, fabulous views of Alnwick and such a fabulous place to view the sunrise. The property is well equipped with everything for a comfortable stay, a nice touch of a hamper full of goodies. The tower is clean and cosy and very handy for a good selection of eatiRead moreng places. The Tower is in a nice quiet area but very handy for walking into Alnwick. The stairs are step but you do get used to them. Hide

Reviewed by Adam 2nd February 2024

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We couldn't get enough of the view. And it really has the wow factor. Only metres from really nice pubs and restaurants yet when you get back to the tower you feel a million miles from anywhere. Excellent all round

Reviewed by Brian 5th January 2024

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Reviewed by Mr 15th December 2023

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Reviewed by Gary 23rd October 2023

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Overall a lovely holiday let. I think extra heating is needed as 2 of the mounted blow heaters and 1 of the heat panels do not work. I do not think the current heating is adequate for the property. Having said that it is a lovely property. The stone spiral staircase is very narrow and steep which we both found hard work but as we are both over 60 wRead moree knew in advance it may be an . I would recommend the property for younger couples. Take warm clothes. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 15th September 2023

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A unique place to stay. Not currently properly equipped for self catering, Lack of crockery, cutlery & cooking utensils. The kitchen is old and in poor condition. The heating within the tower is not adequate, even in September. It is disappointing for what could be such an iconic property. It felt poor value for money. The stairs were a challenge bRead moreut okay for us, certainly not suitable for anyone with reduced mobility. Hide

Reviewed by Terina 1st September 2023

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Incredible place to stay, prime location and stunning views but need to be fit to access all areas. Good advice given re necessity to take small pieces of soft luggage as not able to negotiate narrow, spiral stone staircases with large or heavy luggage

Reviewed by Ian 11th August 2023

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Beautifully restored building with lots of character, and stairs. Sympathetically beautiful with plenty of seating options in kitchen/ living areas. Fully equipped kitchen with utensils and generous welcome basket and fresh fruit and flowers. Large shower and comfy warm bed. Spiral stairs were challenging but were aware of them prior to booking.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 4th August 2023

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Reviewed by Siobhain 21st July 2023

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Lovely quirky holiday accommodation. Would advise against it if you are unfit as lots of very narrow, winding stone steps to first floor then more again to second floor. Your luggage definitely needs to be compact. The property is very comfortable & had everything we needed & there is plenty of on street parking nearby. Close to shops & restaurantsRead more. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 14th July 2023

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The property was very unusual but definitely had a wow and a whooo factor, wow from the position and views, and a whooo from the somewhat scary entrance vis the stone spiral staircase, great care had to be taken. Overall, a most enjoyable experience and pleasing holiday.

Reviewed by Nicola 7th July 2023

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Reviewed by Patricia 23rd June 2023

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Reviewed by Adam 9th June 2023

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Unique property in a great location.

Reviewed by Gary 5th May 2023

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You pay for the location and incredible nature of the property. The bookseat with a prime view of Alnwick Castle is worth the money alone. Being hyper-critical, some aspects of the property don't match price bracket. Risks being ungrateful but tbh hamper & toiletries were underwhelming and just needs a little refresh here and there eg kitchen. StaiRead morers are indeed VERY steep - listen to the advice & pack as little as possible in a SMALL suitcase. Owner was great when I contacted him about mail. Hide

Reviewed by Nadine And 14th April 2023

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Reviewed by Margaret 7th April 2023

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Lovely quirky tower, excellent location in middle of town with easy parking very near. Beautifully converted with lots of the original stonework visible. It is well equipped with 24/7 hot water and good shower. The bed is comfortable and the bedroom spacious The only downside some may see is the narrow spiral staircase - but take a rucksack/small sRead moreuitcase and it is fine. Infact it adds to the character. Would definitely stay again and recommend to others. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 31st March 2023

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A unique place to stay; quite special. Fabulous location in the centre of town and central to many days out destinations. Very easy to park nearby. The welcome hamper was a fantastic treat - the best weve had. All in all a wonderful stay.

Reviewed by Kathleen 21st March 2023

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Unusual accommodation, Set in a great location. Really enjoyed our short stay and we're able to visit Seahouses, Bamburgh and Almouth and surrounding areas, which weren't far away.

Reviewed by Ken 17th March 2023

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Ok its a fantastic and unique property. The warnings about steep narrow staircases were accurate but with time we got used to it. Perhaps a photo on the website would have been helpful. Dont follow the directions to the property, just google street view beforehand. Regular washing up will be required as cutlery and crockery is minimal. The welcome Read morepack however is generous and appreciated. Whilst we get the difficulty in keeping such a property warm, the heating was problematic. Hide

Reviewed by Bridget 10th February 2023

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Pottergate Tower is a truly unique experience, the accommodation is very tasteful and comfortable The views from the tower are just stunning and watching the sunrise from the tower is just fabulous. As others have stated the stairs arent for the faint hearted and you do get used to them and once conquered it is worth it. The kitchen & dining area iRead mores lovely and light and the mezzanine to sit and watch below while reading a book fabulous. The tower is lovely and quiet despite being local for town Hide

Reviewed by Graham 6th January 2023

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What an absolutely amazing place to stay it was like a fairytale We thoroughly enjoyed every moment it is spotlessly clean with everything you need for your stay. Very modern inside Its not suitable for anyone with mobility issues as the narrow steps are a challenge. The bed is very comfortable the. Views are stunning we especially loved to have ouRead morer morning drink on the window seat looking down into town with beautiful views of the castle. Where my husbands family used to work. Hide

Reviewed by Anne 28th October 2022

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Most interesting unique accommodation. Well equipped with an excellent welcome pack, which is probably just as well, as it takes a bit of getting used to the winding stone staircase, and carrying shopping up is not easy. Fortunately we arrived with backpacks which we used to carry shopping and items from room to room, leaving our hands free to holdRead more onto the hand rope! Excellent lovely big bed, good shower, comfy furniture in the lounge and we were plenty warm enough throughout our stay. Hide

Reviewed by David 21st October 2022

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Reviewed by Mike 14th October 2022

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Unique residence and ideally suited for the town and Castle. We were very comfy in the cosy and warm tower, the welcome basket was a very nice touch. The bed was perfect and well described. As many have said, the stairs are a challenge, 32 from the road to the kitchen, another 20 or so to the lounge and 14 more to the bed area. We are both pensioneRead morers and the are challenging the wind on the stair is steep and narrow with narrow treads, so be warned. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 21st August 2022

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Absolutely gorgeous property, with such character and charm. Extremely conveniently located, with pubs, restaurants and shops within easy walking distance. Also very quiet for being so close to town. Echoing the other reviews, don't go for this property if you have mobility issues/fear of spiral staircases, as they are quite steep and narrow, but wRead moree loved it! We would highly recommend and will be looking to stay here again! Hide

Reviewed by Raymond 5th August 2022

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Reviewed by Fiona 29th July 2022

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Reviewed by Gareth 22nd July 2022

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Never ceased to raise a smile as we walked up to the tower. Comfortable and well equipped, with a lovely welcome hamper. They're not kidding about the stairs though! A great base for exploring Northumberland.

Reviewed by Leanne 1st July 2022

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Fabulous, quirky, beautiful place to stay. The tower is stunning and looks out towards the castle. Great, central location but not a noisy area. Easy walking distance to shops, restaurants and bars. The narrow, stone stairs won't work for everyone but we managed okay. Everything was spotless and the kitchen was well equipped. The hosts have done a Read morefantastic job merging modern with the history of the building. We absolutely loved our stay and have already recommended the tower to friends & family Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 24th June 2022

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Perfect location and such a quirky tower! Stairs were a challenge but you soon get used to them! Imaginative use of the space, comfy bed, fluffy towels. I would love to see photos of the renovations.

Reviewed by Sue 17th June 2022

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Reviewed by Graham 10th June 2022

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Lovely tower in the centre of Alnwick. All in all a lovely holiday.

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