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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.

This unique Grade 2 listed historic tower is the perfect retreat for a couple looking for a romantic break and to explore this beautiful, historic town and the wider Northumberland area. Walk from the tower to the market square and encounter cobbled streets, independent shops friendly pubs and good restaurants. Spend a day at the amazing Alnwick Gardens, with lunch in the treehouse restaurant, followed by a play at the Theatre. A day out at Alnwick Castle is a must and you can venture across the causeway to visit Holy Island. Meanwhile, the breath-taking coastline, fishing villages and ancient castles beckon with Alnmouth, Warkworth, Embleton and Bamburgh to name a few. Take a picnic and settle into a sand dune for a relaxing afternoon.

You enter the tower and head up the very narrow, spiral stone staircase to begin your adventure. The first floor comprises the open-plan contemporary kitchen/diner with huge, arched windows flooding light into the room. The kitchen is well-equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with an ice compartment, dishwasher and a Tassimo coffee machine. You can sit at the separate island for a quick breakfast and drink or enjoy a leisurely meal together by candlelight at the dining table. Stairs at one side of the kitchen lead up to a mezzanine with views on all four sides and a cushioned window seat and bookcase. Sit here with your morning coffee and drink in those amazing views over the historic market town, Alnwick Castle and the countryside beyond. Read a book or plan your days out and about using the guidebooks to help you and, after a day out exploring, come back up here at dusk to watch the sunset and admire the Castle views all over again, now beautifully illuminated at night. You can stargaze and drift away. From the kitchen, take the narrow, winding stone stairs up to the second floor where you will find the lounge. There is a large, comfortable sofa to sink into and Smart TV for your entertainment. The Gothic stone-carved east window offers magnificent views of the castle, particularly at dawn. Located off the lounge are the light and airy bathroom with a shower and WC. For bedtime, head upstairs to the spacious second mezzanine which wraps around two sides of the tower and overlooks the lounge. Enjoy the comfort of the super-king zip-and-link bed (which can be made up as twins on request).

Regrettably no dogs, children or babies are permitted to stay at the property.

  • 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.
  • Owner can help with unloading subject to prior arrangements
  • 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

Elliot Albiston

This property is personally managed by Elliot.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 3 guest ratings

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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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