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The Square Snook

Powburn, Northumberland
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Characterful stone-built cottage with original features
  • Pretty patio and BBQ area for al fresco drinks and dining
  • Great location for access to the stunning coast, Cheviot Hills and National Park
Property code: 87288

Delightful stone-built cottage close to walking and cycling in the National Park and Cheviot Hills, with castles and beautiful coastline to explore nearby. Perfect base for a family or friends.

Located in the friendly village of Powburn, close to the Cheviot Hills (14 miles) and within reach of all the area’s major attractions and a stunning AONB. The bustling town of Wooler is 8 miles north with a wide range of shops selling local produce, galleries, a golf course, bars, and restaurants to try. Walkers, cyclists, and explorers will be spoilt for choice as the National Park is on the doorstep with wide-open spaces and dark starry skies. Visit Rothbury for Cragside House (10.4 miles) and the Simonside Hills (16.5 miles), the market town of Alnwick for the magnificent Castle and Gardens (10.5 miles), and drive to sandy beaches, like Alnmouth (4.5 miles) along the coast. The village has a shop and there is a popular pub and restaurant nearby (1.5 miles).

This charming cottage has plenty of character, quality furnishing, and stylish touches to help you enjoy a lovely holiday. Walk through the entrance door to find the bright kitchen/diner with everything you need at your fingertips, including an electric oven and hob, a fridge and freezer, microwave, dishwasher, and a washer/dryer. There is a dining table with seating for four where you can enjoy your meals together and a small DVD player for entertainment. Head through to the lounge with stone feature walls and exposed beams adding to the charm, and your focus immediately lands on the large, stone fireplace. This is an inviting space to unwind, relaxing back on the comfortable seating in front of the warming multi-fuel burner after days out exploring this fabulous area. There are books to read and games to play, plus a Smart TV for catching up on some of your favourite movies. Just off the lounge is a shower room with a wet room-style shower and WC. The open-tread stairs lead up to the first floor where both bedrooms are nestled in the spacious eaves, each with storage space for your things. One bedroom features a lovely king-size bed with TV and the other is a twin bedroom. The bathroom has a shower over the bath and WC.

Outside, there is a small, enclosed patio area with a built-in brick BBQ, perfect for al fresco drinks and dinner. Parking for one car is allocated in front of the property and additional parking space is available less than 50 metres away.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 wet room-style shower room with WC, 1 bathroom with shower over the bath, and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Multi fuel burner (fuel starter pack provided)
  • Doggy welcome pack provided
  • Smart TV in the lounge, small DVD player in kitchen and TV in king-size bedroom
  • Patio area with garden furniture and built in BBQ
  • Parking for 1 car is off-road, plus additional free parking nearby
  • Shop and café less than 1 mile, pub 1.5 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by David 20th June 2022

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We had a very comfortable stay at The Snook. Located centrally between Bamburgh and Alnwick the cottage is perfect as a base to visit plenty of Northumberland attractions. The cottage is easily large enough for 4 (and a dog!) with very comfortable beds and an excellently equipped kitchen, with a washer/drier, dishwasher and even supplied kitchen roRead morell, clingfilm, etc. The welcome pack was unexpected and exceptional with supplied bread, croissants, honey, eggs and treats for the dog! Brilliant! Hide

Reviewed by Cassandra 2nd June 2022

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Our stay was heavenly. When we arrived we were welcomed by glorious hampers for both us and our dog Polly which was such an unexpected touch. The cottage had everything we could ever need, was exceptionally clean and very homely. The location is a short drive to most of the sites, castles and beaches we wanted to see and the area was beautifully quRead moreiet. The Londis down the road was perfect for what food we needed. It was the most dog friendly cottage weve ever stayed at too! We will all be back! Hide

Reviewed by Jacqueline 29th May 2022

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We absolutely loved The Square Snook! It was such a homely, comfortable place to come back to after a day of exploring Northumbria. The attention to detail and finishing touches were fab, we found all the information very helpful I think you had thought of everything. The welcome basket was a lovely gesture, we enjoyed the cake with tea when we arrRead moreived so Thank you for that. We will be back to explore more of Stunning Northumbria and will hopefully be able to stay in the beautiful Square Snook Hide

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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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