Pretty, cosy cottage
Perfectly formed layout
Taking in the unspoilt views
A wonderful open plan design with far reaching views
Relaxing by the cosy woodburner
Stylish kitchen and dinig area
Time for tea and biscuits
Breakfast in bed
Shower room
To the beach
Beautiful sights
On a clear night see the beautiful stars
1 / 12  Pretty, cosy cottage
2 / 12  Perfectly formed layout
3 / 12  Taking in the unspoilt views
4 / 12  A wonderful open plan design with far reaching views
5 / 12  Relaxing by the cosy woodburner
6 / 12  Stylish kitchen and dinig area
7 / 12  Time for tea and biscuits
8 / 12  Breakfast in bed
9 / 12  Shower room
10 / 12  To the beach
11 / 12  Beautiful sights
12 / 12  On a clear night see the beautiful stars

The Summerhouse

Alnmouth, Northumberland
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • This cosy, quirky and charming studio-style detached cottage offers fantastic views
  • Perfect for visiting Cragside House, the Alnwick Garden and Alnwick Castle
  • Explore the idyllic coastal villages of Seahouses, Low Newton and Craster
  • Ideally situated for exploring the coast and countryside of beautiful Northumberland
  • Enjoy boat trips to Lindisfarne, the Farne Islands and Coquet Island
  • Discover the castles at Warkworth, Chillingham, Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh
Property code: CN212

Full of charm and character, this cosy, beautiful and unique studio-style coastal cottage for two offers stunning views and is an ideal romantic getaway in the heart of the Northumberland countryside.

The Summerhouse is a beautiful and unique coastal cottage for two with stunning views over the River Aln Valley and Boulmer Bay. This open plan, single storey, studio style cottage is furnished with a seaside, nautical theme and is full of character. The cottage offers private parking, Wi-Fi, a smart TV, a multi fuel stove and a delightful, enclosed patio garden, ideal for a family dog. The cottage is located within walking distance of the village and beach and the mainline station is only 700 meters from the cottage, making it ideal if you don’t want to bring your car and are able arrive by train instead. You can even rent a bicycle from the station!

The famous market town of Alnwick with its iconic Castle (Hogwarts and Downton Abbey fame) celebrated Castle Gardens and Heritage Railway tourist attraction is a short 3 mile journey and can be reached by car or bus (hourly buses) or on foot, along the rail and river path with some lovely views on the way.

Alnmouth seaside village offers something for everyone; there are some excellent pubs (the majority are dog friendly) in the village, as well as a good range of shops, cafes and restaurants within an easy walk or cycle from the cottage. The NCR 1 - (National Cycle Route 1) runs through the area and the other popular seaside villages of Bamburgh, Seahouses, Beadnell, Newton-by-the-sea, Craster and Howick with its lovely gardens (highly rated by the BBC’s Gardeners Question Time!) are all nearby. A little further afield, (35 miles) you can reach the border town of Berwick upon Tweed or visit Newcastle upon Tyne by train from Alnmouth station.

This cottage accepts one well behaved dog.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 bedroom - 1 double. Conveniently stored as a pull down bed
  •  1 bathroom - 1 shower room with WC
  • Kitchen with electric oven, hob, under counter fridge, microwave
  • Woodburner
  • Private patio garden with outdoor furniture
  • TV/DVD in the lounge
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Located in the hamlet of Bilton, within walking distance of Alnmouth beach and 3 miles from Alnwick
  • Changeover days and durations are flexible with this cottage, please enquire to find out more

This property is personally managed by Nicola.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Samantha 28th October 2019

We stayed at The Summerhouse the last week in October and it had quite limited heat sources, advance warning to bring plenty of wood for the burner. That said you could keep the main living area pretty warm during the evening with the wood burner and a blanket. The space was used perfectly with enough room for a couple and a small dog and the kitchRead moreen was clean had everything you might need. Great location for exploring Almouth on foot with walking routes to other beaches and villages. Hide

Reviewed by David 12th October 2019

A compact property in a lovely location, ideal for one or two people (and dog). Great views and ideally placed for countryside and coast. Our only gripe was that the fold down bed was not particularly comfortable. Its otherwise a great little property.

Reviewed by Erica 14th September 2019

Amazing views and perfect for relaxing break. Fantastic beaches & close to Alnwick, Cragside & Holy island.

Reviewed by Ian 7th September 2019

Good location, nice view from window. Place could do with a good clean, lots of dust about. Was 1 mile to nearest pub and 3 miles to nearest store. We really struggled with the bed as it was so uncomfortable, and

Reviewed by Clinton 29th August 2019

Lovely location and views but place is in need of a refresh. Smelt of fried food, bed wasnt the most comfortable and some of the equipment could be upgraded

Reviewed by Philip 24th August 2019

Great little cottage ideal for 2 and a dog, lovely view out the back over the fields. Ideal location for visiting places around the area. Takes about half an hour to walk to town and the beach and 10 minutes by car. Parking in town can be hard but plenty of room on the beach front, 2 for all day. Alnmouth has great beaches and lovely walks.

Reviewed by Tim 17th August 2019

Superb view, enhanced by the provision of binoculars. Wonderfully quiet and peaceful. So handy for Alnmouth railway station and the beautiful Northumberland coast.

Reviewed by Mark 3rd August 2019

View wonderful and location good, 25 min walk to beach and closer to railway station, direct trains to Newcastle, Durham and Edinburgh. Good tv and nice selection of DVDs. Internet fine. Cleaning could have been better, some mould/cobwebs. For us, bed was a bit small/uncomfortable, but perhaps to be expected with a fold down bed. Parking fine once Read moreyou learned to enter from the top of the lane and leave by the bottom. Hide

Reviewed by Emma 27th July 2019

The Summerhouse is a lovely small cottage, perfect for two people. The views are stunning and it is an easy 20 minute walk into Alnmouth for restaurants, shops etc. Perfect base for exploring Northumberland; most places are less than a half hour drive. Alternatively, there's loads of walking and lovely villages on walking routes on the doorstep.

Reviewed by Lesley 6th July 2019

View from window was magnificent. I did not consider the beach and shops were within walking distance as stated in the 'need to know' section. They were almost 2 miles away and we, in our late 70s, couldn't not walk there and back, which was disappointing. In the portfolio photos, the picture of 'TO THE BEACH' sign is misleading as it was just a deRead morecorative sign. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 8th June 2019

Great location 20 minutes to great village,25 to the beech depending on the path you use. Views from cottage fabulous. Most pubs and cafes dog friendly.

Reviewed by Mick 18th May 2019

Very comfortable cottage for a couple and a dog with great views. Would thoroughly recommend it

Reviewed by Clarissa 14th April 2019

Whilst parking was not easy, it was possible. The view from the window was breath-taking. It was lovely to see blue tits on the fence, about a metre away from where we were sitting. Pheasants, peewit, cattle and calves, hares and French partridge were regular visitors. A roe deer strolled past in the early morning and a curlew flew overhead. The SuRead moremmerhouse was a quiet, quirky place to stay. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 28th March 2019

Spectacular view. Comfy compact cosy cottage.

Reviewed by James 9th March 2019

We liked the Summerhouse very much. It was cosy and comfortable albeit rather cold when we arrived. It took a while to warm up. The view was amazing.

Reviewed by Cathie 28th February 2019

A lovely bijou cottage with tasteful dcor and lovely views. It had everything we needed. Would recommend

Reviewed by Sylvia 2nd February 2019

Loved our time there. Very quirky, with excellent WiFi and TV reception. View from window is superb. And with so many fabulous beaches close by it is a dog walkers paradise.

Reviewed by Susan M 14th March 2018

We had a very pleasant, relaxing stay at The Summerhouse. It is well equipped with very comfortable bed and furnishings. It was very peaceful and had expansive views from the windows. It is about a 25 minute walk down into the town but the station is a very short walk away if you want to travel further afield. We took a 20 minute drive to Cragside Read moreand would thoroughly recommend it. The grounds are huge with plenty play areas for children, wildlife hide, formal gardens and ponds. We were there in March but we would love to return late May /early June to see the grounds when the rhododendrons are out in full bloom. You could easily spend a whole day at Cragside if the weather was pleasant. Hide

Reviewed by Stephanie B 17th February 2018

Clean, beautifully arranged, wonderful view.

Reviewed by Caroline S 6th January 2018

The Summerhouse is cleverly furnished so that everything you could need fits into it's compact interior. It's cosy and comfortable with a beautiful view from the picture window which we never tired of.

Reviewed by Mary H 30th December 2017

The Summerhouses is a lovely peaceful location with bedding and towels provided. Nice wee log burner - bring your own fuel. WiFi available. Closest beach 1 mile away which we drove to. Located a short walk from a mainline railway, ideal for exploring further afield.

Reviewed by Hazel B 21st October 2017

The cottage is cosy and its beauty comes from the view given by the picture window. It's close to Alnwick and Alnmouth with their various attractions. In Alnmouth a book of short walks can be purchased which take in the local area and gives information about it.

Reviewed by Roy H 9th September 2017

The Summerhouse is a cosy, well equipped cottage, situated in a great location with stunning views over open countryside and the sea! A short distance and lovely walk into Alnmouth and it's beautiful beach, and a great base for visiting the beautiful Northumbrian coast, including the wild and wonderful Lindisfarne, Bamburgh, Seahouses, and the fantRead moreastic coastal walk from Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle and beyond. The market town of Alnwick is only a short drive away with a great selection of pubs, restaurants and supermarkets and every book lovers dream, Barter Books. What a wonderful, unspoilt part of the country Northumberland is, with so much history and beautiful beaches, and we will be returning for many years to come! Hide

Reviewed by Valerie P 29th July 2017

The Summerhouse is a beautiful studio cottage located near alnmouth station. Very dog friendly area lots of dog friendly pubs

Reviewed by Janet R 26th May 2017

Just stayed, yet again, in this WONDERFUL little place. we have been coming here every year for almost 10 years now, and i can't recommend it enough ! So peaceful & beautiful at Bilton (nr. Alnmouth) We have stayed at various times of the year and the view out of the magnificent huge window, overlooking the countryside, is just breathtaking, and chRead moreanges month by month. they've just had a SUPER new kitchen re-vamp. (and the "tatty" {RUSTIC} old gate, which i loved before anyway, has just had a make-over) We've even been twice some years, we like it that much. The owners, a lovely couple who live nearby, are the kind of people who would "go the extra mile" to help you when in need. Eleven out of ten ! Excellent all round !!! Hide

Reviewed by Michael D 14th April 2017

Clean and tidy. Fabulous view of the countryside. So much to see and lovely places to stay in.

Reviewed by Mark F 23rd January 2017

Lovely cosy cottage, with fantastic wood burning stove and amazing views. The Summerhouse suited us as we came by train -and the station is just a few minutes walk away. We walked along the coastal path; to Amble one day and Craster the next. Each time we had lunch in local pubs before getting the bus back. If we came again we'd hire bikes from AlnRead moremouth station - making it easier to get in and out of the village from The Summerhouse. You were really responsive and helpful we were very impressed. Hide

Reviewed by Heather

Ideal cottage for two, great places to eat in Alnmouth especially Bistro 23, fantastic evening meal but only open for evenings on a Saturday and Wednesday night but also do great food for dinner, (try the pepper and tomato soup with a hint of chilli), the village tea rooms also do really large tea cakes and welcomes dogs. In Alnmouth, barter books Read moreis a must and the Swan Hotel do a great 3 course evening meal, (you can use virgin experience vouchers here as well). We also used the village post office in Alnmouth for a delivery of groceries and Nick not only delivered but also put everything into the cottage along with food into the fridge/freezer, great service. Hide

Reviewed by Margaret Dawn S

The cottage was just as described on the web site with a beautiful picture window. very cosy with the log burner lit. Very near to fantastic dog friendly beaches. Lovely local shops especially Alnmouth village store. Everybody we met was very warm and friendly, ensuring we had a fabulous holiday.

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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.

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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.

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