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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
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • This cosy, quirky and charming studio-style 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 valley of the River Aln at Alnmouth. 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 fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 1 bedroom - 1 double
  •  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.

Guest comments

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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Location

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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