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

The Summerhouse

Alnmouth, Northumberland
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
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
Romantic
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 from this pretty village
  • 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. The new Greenrig halt of the Aln Valley Railway is just a mile from the cottage and can be accessed by a short walk/ cycle ride along a scenic country lane, which also continues into Alnwick

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
  • Smart TV/DVD in the lounge
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs 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

Marie Heffernan

This property is personally managed by Marie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Caroline 31st October 2020

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This is the third time we've stayed at the Summerhouse and we hope to come many more times. The view from the picture window is simply mesmerizing - if the countryside and wildlife don't capture your imagination, the trains sweeping majestically over the viaduct will! The Summerhouse has everything you need in a cleverly designed and well appointedRead more small space. We love it! Hide

Reviewed by Collin 17th October 2020

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Reviewed by Marie 10th October 2020

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We loved this wee cottage, very comfortable and private, beautiful views from the large window over the tranquil landscape. The little courtyard is entirely enclosed so v safe for dog too. Well placed for walks. Would stay in this cottage again.

Reviewed by Kay 3rd October 2020

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Lovely view over the fields and very quiet. Cottage well equipped, warm and cosy with wood burner. Would definitely return

Reviewed by Ron 19th September 2020

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Reviewed by Christine 29th August 2020

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Had a wonderful holiday great location would go again

Reviewed by Howard 22nd August 2020

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This property is quirky we liked that, the view from the large window is spectacular, a good space on the mat behind door for dogs bed cushion,superb bathroom. The tv could be upgraded especially with the excellent wi fi. Parking is good but tight easier to reverse in. Alnmouth is walkable but parking in the village is better depending on weather. Read moreRecommended for couples with a small dog. Hide

Reviewed by William 15th August 2020

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Small but perfectly formed. Quiet. Ideal for trips to the coast. Bilton itself has no amenities, apart from the railway station which is very convenient. But Alnmouth is not far away, and other fascinating places within easy reach.

Reviewed by Stefan 4th July 2020

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Reviewed by karen 5th December 2019

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We had a lovely, relaxing 4 night stay in the cottage.

Reviewed by Tom 23rd November 2019

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Reviewed by Stuart 8th November 2019

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Reviewed by Samantha 28th October 2019

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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

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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

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

Reviewed by Ian 7th September 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Reviewed by Trevor 27th April 2019

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Reviewed by Clarissa 14th April 2019

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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

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Spectacular view. Comfy compact cosy cottage.

Reviewed by James 9th March 2019

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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

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

Reviewed by Simon 9th February 2019

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Reviewed by Sylvia 2nd February 2019

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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.

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Location

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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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