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Pottergate Tower

Alnwick, Northumberland
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

Elliot Albiston

This property is personally managed by Elliot.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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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.

Reviewed by Rebecca 3rd June 2022

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Beautiful place to stay, literally around the corner from Alnwick castle. The accommodation is stunning but you do need to take note of the owners warning regarding the stairs! Some great golf courses, within walking distance of great eateries (Treetops is lovely). Everything you need for a lovely holiday. We would certainly return. Highly recommenRead mored Hide

Reviewed by Karena 27th May 2022

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Reviewed by Simon 16th May 2022

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Reviewed by Samantha 13th May 2022

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This is such a unique building in a beautiful area, the castle view is amazing and theres a pub at the bottom of the street. Alnwick town centre is minutes away and the gardens are a must see. When you enter the tower you have to go up a very steep, narrow and winding staitcase which is definitely a work out but you do get used to them. We stayed fRead moreor my husband's 40th and the welcome hamper is such a lovely touch it had fresh fruit, bread, cereal and a bottle of wine. Hide

Reviewed by Martina 29th April 2022

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It is a beautiful, quirky property, nicely furnished and decorated, a comfortable place to stay. The spiral staircase is narrow and dark and counts 30 steps up to the kitchen, then another 20 steps to the livingroom. From there a normal set of stairs to the bedroom mezzenin. No problem for us as we are relatively fit( and even fitter when we left bRead moreecause of all the different levels!). However, as has been mentioned before, not suitable for everyone. Hide

Reviewed by Judith 11th March 2022

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Reviewed by Philip 25th February 2022

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Brilliant place to stay but the stairs are a challenge for the less nimble. Excellent location very comfortable best place we have stayed in . The welcome hamper was a nice touch, the tower has been furnished to a high stand and makes it a relaxing place to stay so good in fact we did not what to leave.

Reviewed by Chris 21st February 2022

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A unique and fun place to stay. Great for touring and also staying local. Lots on the doorstep and fantastic local restaurants. We would highly recommend. Take note of the instructions around suitcases etc - we were pleased we had.

Reviewed by Keri 22nd November 2021

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Beautiful tower cant fault the accommodation great space and views are gorgeous . Attention to detail was really good and the welcome basket and wine lovely .

Reviewed by Lynne 12th November 2021

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Reviewed by John 8th November 2021

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A totally unique property in a superb location that has given us a wonderful break and memories that will last forever.

Reviewed by Paul 5th November 2021

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My wife and I stayed at Pottergate Tower for a Birthday weekend in Nov 2021. The location of this grade 2 listed buillding is amazing. At the top of town looking over Alnwick. The apartment is equiped to the highest standard. What a lovely welcome box as well. The kitchen is large and the mezanine balcony great to have a cuppa and look over the towRead moren and Alnwick Castle. On the next level the lounge with a suptious bedroom on another mazanine. Great time but oh that spiral staircase. lol Hide

Reviewed by Debra 11th October 2021

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Beautiful accommodation. Fantastic location. Views fantastic. The tower is just so unique & beautifully furnished with everything you would need for a relaxing stay. The hamper & wine were just such a lovely touch which we werent expecting but adds to the whole experience. The staircase is challenging but what fun. We would recommend it as a fabuloRead moreus place to stay. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Emma 21st August 2021

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Fantastic and unusual place to stay. Very comfortable and stylish. Beautiful views across Alnwick and the surrounding countryside. Perfectly located a short walk from Alnwick centre and a great location to explore farther afield. Would definitely love to stay here again!

Reviewed by Karen 6th August 2021

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Lovely property but very expensive and somehow lacked the wow factor as per pics on website Stone staircase not for faint hearted!

Reviewed by Joanne 17th July 2021

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Unusual and fabulous place to stay. Great location for all amenities in Alnick, literally only 5 minute walk to town and castle and gardens (both of which are a must visit). Lovely views from the Tower. Great base for exploring Northumberland. Do take heed of the warning about the stairs, they are very narrow and steep but we got used to them afterRead more a day or so. Lovely welcome hamper on arrival. Would definitely recommend for those looking for something a bit different. Hide

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If you’re looking for a seaside holiday with a difference, visit Northumberland – a region brimming with beautiful golden, sandy beaches, rolling hills, craggy moorland, bustling market towns and fishing villages, and more castles than in any other county in England.

Situated in the North East of England, this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty boasts no less than 39 miles of unspoilt coastline to explore and a calendar packed with exhilarating water sports options. To indulge in a spot of surfing, kayaking or powerboating, take a trip to one of the many breath-taking Northumberland beaches - where dogs love a good walk and fresh local seafood is never far away.

Home to the awe-inspiring Cheviot Hills and the historical Hadrian’s Wall, the Northumberland National Park is renowned for its open spaces, award-winning Dark Skies and stunning rural backdrops - and is the least populated national park in Britain. Offering access to challenging hikes, horse-riding, rock-climbing and a multitude of other action-packed activities, the park is one of the region’s greatest draws.

There is a huge range of spectacular wildlife and sea life waiting to be sighted, whether you take a boat ride to the Farne Islands to admire the colony of Atlantic grey seals and puffins, or explore the Kielder Water and Forest Park, home to magnificent ospreys. If it’s history you’re looking for, the imposing Bamburgh Castle and the world-famous Alnwick Castle are undoubtedly worth a visit.

Alternatively, if you’re seeking the bright lights of a city adventure, Newcastle upon Tyne is the place to go. Here, you can experience world-class culture, outstanding attractions, superb shopping, impressive live shows, top entertainers and delicious cuisine in abundance.

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