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Relax in the hot tub after a day out exploring
View of the hot tub and outdoor dining area
Lovely open-plan, welcoming property
Sociable space for everyone, indoors and out
French doors lead to the balcony
Beautiful open-plan layout
The kitchen is well laid out and well-equipped
Breakfast bar where you can see what's cooking
Double bedroom with TV and ensuite shower room
Have an early night and watch TV
Ensuite shower room
Pretty features in the ensuite shower room
The twin room can be made super king-size if needed
Bright and airy with ensuite and TV
Ensuite with walk-in shower
Clean and contemporary finish throughout
Enjoy outdoor dining on the balcony
Enjoy a relxaxed alfresco breakfast
The Alnwick Gardens is just a walk away
Nearby Embleton Bay
View of the side of the property
1 / 21  Relax in the hot tub after a day out exploring
2 / 21  View of the hot tub and outdoor dining area
3 / 21  Lovely open-plan, welcoming property
4 / 21  Sociable space for everyone, indoors and out
5 / 21  French doors lead to the balcony
6 / 21  Beautiful open-plan layout
7 / 21  The kitchen is well laid out and well-equipped
8 / 21  Breakfast bar where you can see what's cooking
9 / 21  Double bedroom with TV and ensuite shower room
10 / 21  Have an early night and watch TV
11 / 21  Ensuite shower room
12 / 21  Pretty features in the ensuite shower room
13 / 21  The twin room can be made super king-size if needed
14 / 21  Bright and airy with ensuite and TV
15 / 21  Ensuite with walk-in shower
16 / 21  Clean and contemporary finish throughout
17 / 21  Enjoy outdoor dining on the balcony
18 / 21  Enjoy a relxaxed alfresco breakfast
19 / 21  The Alnwick Gardens is just a walk away
20 / 21  Nearby Embleton Bay
21 / 21  View of the side of the property

Thornbrae Retreat

Alnwick, Northumberland
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
5 star
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Spa Facilities
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning contemporary stone-built cottage located on the doorstep of Alnwick town
  • A pleasant, easy drive to the scenic Northumberland coast
  • Enjoy a large, private outdoor space with your own hot tub and dining area
  • Gorgeous, contemporary interior with traditional touches
  • Ideal for a families and groups of friends get away to the seaside
  • An area surrounded by wonderful scenery, beaches, hikes and cultural attractions
Property code: CN218

Situated a stone’s throw away from Alnwick town and under a short drive to the beach, this double storey, stone built cottage is ideal to make the most of Alnwick and the Northumberland Coast.

Thornbrae Retreat is a beautifully presented, stone-built holiday cottage in Alnwick for 4 lucky guests. This property offers an excellent standard of self-catering holiday accommodation for families or friends looking to stay in our stunning county and explore all the many local attractions.

Set over two floors, the cottage is spacious and light with many luxurious features including en-suite shower rooms for both bedrooms upstairs, an open plan lounge kitchen and dining area downstairs with bi-folding door leading to your own, smart, decked balcony area, flat screen TVs in the bedrooms, complimentary slippers and free off-road parking.

From the lounge, large bi-folding patio doors, lead out onto a patio area which features a private hot tub, ensuring whatever the weather, you can enjoy this lovely outdoor space with your friends and family. The patio also has an outdoor dining area where you can relax with your food and drink.

Outside there is a patio area with a dining table, BBQ and sauna. This area is perfect for families and friends holidaying together within the Thornbrae Collection of cottages, looking for communal space to relax in and dine together. Guests also have access to shared gardens in the grounds with children’s play equipment.

Staying at Thornbrae Retreat, you are within easy reach of Alnwick Castle, where they filmed the Hogwarts scenes from the Harry Potter films, as well as scenes from Downton Abbey, and of course, one of the world’s most contemporary gardens where you are guaranteed to have a wonderful day out, the Alnwick Gardens. While you are there you might visit The Treehouse restaurant featured on Michel Roux Junior’s recent series, the famous Barter Books store with a surprise! and the centre of this popular market town with its many independent shops and great restaurants and bars.

All this and our fabulous, award winning coastline close by, which has just been voted Holiday Destination of the Year by Countryfile Magazine 2017 is just a few minutes drive. For example, Alnmouth beach, village high street and panoramic golf course is a mere 7 minutes by car and you have boat trips to Coquet Island from nearby Amble and to the Farne islands from Seahouses, not to mention Bamburgh’s magnificent Castle, village and glorious beach. Craster’s pretty harbour and coastal walk to Dunstanburgh Castle and The Ship Inn at Low Newton... are all within easy reach!! Inland, you can drive to Rothbury, the Simonside Hills and Cragside House and Gardens in just 20 minutes.

Bed linen, towels, heating and hot water are included.

Sorry dogs are not allowed at Thornbrae Retreat.

 

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin (which is a zip and link bed and can be made into a super king)
  • 3 bathrooms - 2 en-suite shower rooms with WC and shower, 1 ground-floor cloakroom with WC
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Washing machine and dryer in the kitchen
  • Games, books and films
  • Decking area with private hot tub, garden table and chairs
  • Bed linen included
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Pubs, shops and restaurants within easy driving distance
  • TV/DVD, iPod dock, and CD player in lounge
  • Free off-road parking for one or two cars
  • Regret no pets
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

While government restrictions remain not all the shared facilities advertised at this property may be available or will require social distancing:
Games Room/ Gym and Sauna may be closed or require social distancing inline with government guidelines/ restrictions (Private Hot Tubs are not affected)

Elliot Albiston

This property is personally managed by Elliot.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Joanne 23rd July 2022

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Great cottage in a fabulous location. Hot tub was a real bonus. Very clean with plenty of parking. Owners very helpful.

Reviewed by Dawn 2nd July 2022

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Reviewed by Sarah 25th June 2022

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Reviewed by Brian 18th June 2022

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The cottage was comfortable, light and airy.

Reviewed by Mhairi 11th June 2022

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Excellent property, beautifully maintained.

Reviewed by Penny 23rd April 2022

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Reviewed by Nicola 9th April 2022

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Reviewed by Alan 20th March 2022

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Our second stay at the beautiful Thornbrae retreat, everything is perfect, location great for visiting the surrounding areas and only a 15 minute walk into Alnwick. Peaceful and relaxing, the hot tub is great. Welcome pack very generous and much appreciated. The hosts Julie and Mick are very friendly and helpful. We will definitely return.

Reviewed by Andrew 5th March 2022

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Beautiful, comfortable, clean and well equipped. In a superb location for exploring the local area - the hot tub was a welcome bonus.

Reviewed by Edwina 3rd February 2022

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The cottage was 10/10 in all aspects. Great little welcome pack of essentials and equipped to an impeccable standard.

Reviewed by Lorna 29th December 2021

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Fabulous accommodation and location. Loved it.

Reviewed by Kevin 6th December 2021

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Excellent accommodation. Would definitely go again. Great relaxing break.

Reviewed by Julie 27th November 2021

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This is an exceptionaly comfortable, spotlessly clean property with such a high standard of furnishings, decor and furniture. A lovely property well situated for a holiday any time of year. Would most definitely return.

Reviewed by Sue 20th November 2021

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The property is lovely and finished to a high standard. Location is perfect for ease of access from the A1. Alnwick has lots of lovely places to eat and a lot to explore all within walking distance. The site has a number of properties and would be great for a large family/friends gathering. The hot tub at the Retreat, where we stayed, isn't coveredRead more so we did not use it as we had rain at times. I highly recommend staying at this property. Hide

Reviewed by Veronica 6th November 2021

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Beautiful home, well equipped. Location great. Loved the hot tub

Reviewed by Isabelle 2nd October 2021

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We enjoyed our holiday at Thornbrae Retreat so much weve rebooked for next year at Thornbrae Cottage. Located just a short walk from the town, the Thornbrae properties are ideal for visitors looking for a great base to explore the surrounding area and the hot tub was great after a day out. Alnwick visitors certainly wont go hungry - there are lots Read moreto choose from for any type of meal and good supermarkets too if dining at the property. Owners, Mick and Julie, are very friendly and helpful. Hide

Reviewed by Hazel 4th September 2021

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Reviewed by Karen 31st July 2021

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The Retreat is as lovely as the pictures suggest! The hosts are very friendly, the place was spotlessly clean and the welcome pack was a lovely thought. Perfectly located, walking distance from Alnwick Castle and the town centre and a short car journey to the spectacular nearby beaches. The hot tub was a welcome luxury after a day sightseeing.

Reviewed by Jayne 17th July 2021

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Beautiful cottage, lovely view of garden. Excellent location, 10 minutes walk to Alnwick centre. Hot tub cleaned daily. Property immaculate. Highly recommend this property.

Reviewed by Carole 10th July 2021

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The cottage was beautiful in a wonderful setting. Our host Julie was so friendly and helpful. The welcome pack was so thoughtful. Looking forward to coming again. It is the perfect base for visiting the Alnwick area. Thank you

Reviewed by David 19th June 2021

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If it had open views or better still sea views I would say it that would make it amazing.

Reviewed by Alan 12th June 2021

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The cottage was very clean and comfortable with everything you need, a generous and thoughtful welcome pack on arrival. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Perfect location, only a 15 minute walk into Alnwick and the gardens. We had a great stay and would love to return.

Reviewed by Alison 5th June 2021

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This is a great place to stay in walking distance to Alnwick and all its amenities. The property itself is really nice, everything felt done to a high standard. A large open plan kitchen/dining/living space and outdoor decking area with hot tub. Downstairs loo as well as two en-suite bedrooms up stairs. Ample parking. Towels and linen provided as wRead moreell as a generous welcome hamper for the food basics. All kitchen equipment etc. We had a very enjoyable stay and would not hesitate to recommend it! Hide

Reviewed by Ann 15th May 2021

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Reviewed by Vivian 1st May 2021

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Lovely property. Very welcoming and the added extra of a welcome pack which only enhanced our stay.

Reviewed by Julie 24th April 2021

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Reviewed by Sarah 17th April 2021

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We really enjoyed our stay. The house was very clean, with lots of kitchen equipment, and we really appreciated the food waiting for us on arrival, a very thoughtful selection. It was convenient to be so close to the town centre, but at the same time very quiet.

Reviewed by Janet 24th October 2020

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Thornbrae Retreat surpassed our expectations. It was so spacious, welcoming and with an outstanding level of cleanliness besides meeting all advertised promises. We loved the owner's attention to detail, the stocked fridge on arrival and the spa slippers! Great facilities, location and amenities.

Reviewed by Valerie 3rd October 2020

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The cottage was immaculately clean, very comfortable and well equipped. It was very well situated for access to tourist sites in the area and within a short walk from Alnwick and all the major supermarkets. The hot tub was a great bonus and enjoyed after a strenuous day walking and visiting castles. Due to Covid-19 the gym and pool table were not aRead morevailable but we would have enjoyed using them. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 28th September 2020

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Excellent holiday accomodation. Very clean, good support from owners, very comfortable and facilities all you would wish for. Hot tub fab after a day sight seeing. Cottage is in a great position for visiting this part of Northumberland Would love to visit here again

Reviewed by Toni 5th September 2020

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Lovely setting, well equipped kitchen, spacious open plan living area, comfy bedrooms, great en-suite bathrooms. Unexpected welcome pack much appreciated after a long drive.

Reviewed by Claire 8th August 2020

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The facilities in the cottage are excellent. The kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms are of high quality. The hot tub was lovely and the garden was a safe place for the kids to play. It was really quiet. We did not see or hear the other guests who were staying in the accommodation close by. Mick and Julie and lovely people and we enjoyed getting to knoRead morew them. Hide

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Relax in the hot tub after a day out exploring
View of the hot tub and outdoor dining area
Lovely open-plan, welcoming property
Sociable space for everyone, indoors and out
French doors lead to the balcony
Beautiful open-plan layout
The kitchen is well laid out and well-equipped
Breakfast bar where you can see what's cooking
Double bedroom with TV and ensuite shower room
Have an early night and watch TV
Ensuite shower room
Show 9 morePretty features in the ensuite shower room

Location

Map
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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