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Cosy Nook Coastal Cottage in Alnwick, Northumberland

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sleeps 7
4 rooms
2 bathrooms

Cosy Nook Coastal Cottage description

Holiday home
Originally built in the 19th Century, Cosy Nook is located in Alnwick in the heart of Northumberland and offers accommodation for groups of up to 7 people. Perfect for a large family or a group of friends, Cosy Nook is laid out over 3 floors and the property has been decorated to a high standard, with a traditional feel. To the rear of the Nook, there is a patio, offering ample opportunity for a spot of outdoor dining in the summer months.

This part of Northumberland is famous for its unspoilt beauty, and is widely recognised as having some of the most picturesque countryside in the whole of England. The area offers a wonderful combination of coastline and countryside, having long sandy beaches and the Cheviot Hills complementing each other perfectly. There are also a great number of well-preserved and spectacular medieval castles and stately homes in the area, including the fantastic Alnwick Castle, home to the Duke of Northumberland and often referred to as "The Windsor of the North". Alnwick itself was once a prosperous medieval market town, being only a day's ride from Berwick-upon-Tweed in the north and Newcastle upon Tyne in the south. It is still a charming maze of cobbled streets and narrow alleys, whilst its fine stone buildings now house a range of specialist shops and family-run businesses. Visitors can still enjoy the atmosphere of Alnwick as it may have been in Medieval times in the town's recently refurbished Market Place, which is also the centre for local events, including Alnwick Fair and the International Music Festival.

Northumberland is a heady combination of fishing villages, market towns, sandy beaches, magnificent castles and historic Hadrian's Wall, tied together by beautiful countryside and abundant wildlife.

Gas central heating with open fire in sitting room. Gas cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, video, DVD player, radio, stereo/CD player, selection of books. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Roadside parking. Small, pretty patio garden with garden furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop, restaurants and pubs 5 mins. Note: No children under 12 years.


  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Near pub

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Mr Pankhurst
September 2015
An amazingly well fitted house, with high quality furniture and (above all) kept in character. The furniture, wallpaper, and everything else were tasteful and appropriate to the period of the house.
Miss Corina
August 2015
Cosy Nook was a very comfortable and homely property. We felt at home in the house. The location was ideal with an easy five to ten minute walk to the town. Hope it won't be too long before we get back again - we didn't want to go home as we enjoyed our time so much.
Mrs Bannister
October 2014
Enjoyed the coal fire and comfortable beds. It was so close to the town, walks and tourists attractions that we didn't need to use the car. Alnwick people are very friendly and helpful we will be back next year.
Mrs Cooke
June 2014
We really enjoyed our stay. The property was in a good location for amenities, within walking distance for the castle, and Barter Books. We are members of the National Trust and found we were within reach of several places to visit. I would recommend Cosy Nook to others, we have had a lovely time.
Mr Bruckshaw
March 2011
Location ideal for Alnwick and a good base for the surrounding area.
Ms Dillon
July 2012
The property is in a good central location and it was no problem to walk into Alnwick. The bedrooms were spacious and it was good to have 3 toilets.
Mrs Booth
August 2012
The kitchen was large and made family meals very easy.
Mrs Fitzsimons
August 2013
Very comfortable property. Good base for the centre of Alnwick and surrounding areas.
Ms Palmer
September 2013
The house was within walking distance of the town and Alnwick Castle and Gardens. It was comfortable and fitted our needs.
Mrs Henderson
June 2011
Cosy Nook was perfectly situated for my son's wedding at Alnwick Gardens with shops etc. The property is aptly named very cosy, quaint and quirky. My 5 year old grandson especially loved the attic bedroom we had and cried when we had to leave!
Mrs Cannon
September 2010
The house was big enough for our party of four women to have their own room. The location was spot on - places to visit from the house were great. Hulne Park in Alnwick was a great find. Coastal walks were fab!
Mrs Kirkland
May 2009
The availability of plenty of places and things of interest to be visited without driving long distances.
Mrs Clarke
July 2009
The location - it was possible to leave the car and walk to the attractions/shops in Alnwick. The house was very spacious.
Mr Baldock
November 2009
Cosy Nook is just that. It is also slightly quirky and characterful. The decor and artworks are very good. The Bakehouse Gallery is well worth a visit, as are the Alnwick gardens and Treehouse restaurant. There was nothing that would prevent me booking again.
Mr Hodgson
February 2010
Cosy Nook provided an excellent stay in Alnwick. Good accommodation close to town centre. Can be highly recommended for groups or families.
Mrs Cant
August 2009
Convenient for the town centre but still quiet.
Mr Judd
October 2009
Had a very enjoyable holiday based at Cosy Nook - the house is in a good location with easy access to Alnwick town center, the A1 and the National Park.
Mr Judd
October 2008
Location of cottage was excellent - walking distance from town centre.
Mrs Stock
June 2008
Very comfortable house and good location for town centre.
Mrs Linwood
February 2009
The cottage was very warm, and in a superb location.
Dr Quinlivan
September 2006
Excellent area, nice house, very clean and well presented. Lots of space. Lovely area to visit. Owners left a nice bottle of home made wine for us.
Mrs Longman
November 2006
The house was beautifully decorated, I loved the romantic wallpaper and colours in each room and the green fireplace in the living room was beautiful. The owners were there to meet us and they were very friendly and caring. They showed us around the house which is only a five minute walk from downtown Alnwick. The house was warm and cosy, we felt at home right away. We went to the pub down the street and had a great time. We would recommend this house to everyone, we will return to this house, we loved it.
Mr Jazwinski
April 2007
We had brilliant weather and loved the patio in the back. Alnwick is a wonderful place and it is only a few minutes walk to the centre of the town. Easy reach of fantastic beaches and coastline.
September 2015
Cosy Nook is one of the very few holiday rentals which has been left with its original character in furnishing and arrangements. The furniture is attractive, comfortable and of an appropriate character for the age of the house, and the kitchen is lavishly provided with equipment, even down to high quality champagne flutes and different glasses for red and white wine. The rooms are of very generous size, and the main bedroom is tastefully furnished and decorated in matching styles. The only thing missing in the kitchen is bizarrely that there are no casseroles for the microwave. The house is about ten minutes maximum from the centre of the lovely little town of Alnwick. We will certainly return.
September 2014
Great location for exploring Northumberland, very roomy house, pleasantly furnished, however kitchen in need of an update, especially the White goods
Elli M
February 2015
The house is quite spacious and quirky but the place lacks care. Good things were the location and the bedding was clean and one of the showers was quite decent, but apart from that: No information to welcome us or tell us where to put rubbish or work facilities. The heating system is EXTREMELY noisy and needs attention. Tried to contact the owner on the phone numbers but she never returned the calls. Badly needs repair and better utensils and the couple at the top of the road where we pulled up to offload have us a mouthful for parking outside their house ( the only space available on a very narrow street) will not be staying again.
July 2014
We chose Cosy nook for its room size and convenient access to Alnwick. The house was clean and the bedrooms were spacious as well as having 2 bathrooms and 1 downstairs toilet. However the top floor shower room was very cramped. The main problem we had was with the kitchen. It was a house for 7 people but the cooking for that number in the kitchen was difficult and at times unsafe. The handle on the oven was missing (since 2011 according to guest book) and the hob area vanished under a hearth so dark and cramped. The fridge had a door shelf missing and a broken freezer compartment. There was no plug for the sink and the area around was not enough to drain or stack washing up. There were no instructions on arrival. The boiler was off and so it was some time before we could get hot water. The boiler also made awful noises in the night and the radiators came on at 1a.m. There was rubbish from previos residents and none was collected while we were there. We did not find it a relaxing self catering base.
December 2009
We have stayed at Cosy Nook for the past two years and found the cottage perfectly adequate as a base for exploring the beautiful Northumberland countryside as well as easy access to Scotland. Most things we needed were provided and the beds on the first floor were comfortable which makes all the difference when staying away from home. We would heartily recommend this cottage unless you are over critical or want 5 star accommodation.
September 2010
Lovely house, great value near centre of alnwick. Plenty of space, bedrooms and bathroom all excellent. Only criticism of house would be that some new utensils and pans are needed in the kitchen. Otherwise, a really good place to take my children.
December 2009
We had doubts about returning to Alnwick having had such a good time the first time. Cosy Nook and Northumberland soon laid those concerns to rest. The house is a characterful, warm and quiet property which we thoroughly enjoyed. Alnwick has plenty to do, with a number of indivdual small shops, a welcome change from the 'clone towns'. Northumberland has such variety from moors to beautiful coasts, the people were very friendly, and importantly for us, the food was local and excellent. We shall return!
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