Shunting Cottage is an unusual stone-built ground floor former station house, one mile from Acklington and four miles from the village of Warkworth. The cottage is comfortably furnished, and the accommodation includes two bedrooms, a delightful sitting room with a large picture window and dining area, a superb fitted kitchen and two bedrooms with en-suite facilities. Whether you are a couple looking for a romantic retreat, or a family that wants to explore the many attractions of this splendid area, Shunting Cottage is a wonderful base from which to discover all that the region has to offer. Sandy beaches, lovely villages, the stunning scene...ry of the National Park and more can be found in this great holiday destination.
Amenities: Oil central heating. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV, DVD player, stereo/CD player, radio, library of books and games. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Highchair available. Off road parking for 2 cars. Private, enclosed gravelled garden area with furniture and BBQ. Shared use of front lawned area with the owners (next door). Two well-behaved pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2.5 miles, pub 5 mins walk.
Region: 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.
Town: The small rural village of Acklington is located a few miles from the coast and offers a pub with bar and restaurant (open weekends only in the winter). The River Coquet runs past the village, and you can get a good vantage point at Guyzance Bridge. The whole of the stunning coast is within easy driving distance, and there is also a limited bus and train service to Alnwick, Newcastle and Alnmouth. The picturesque village of Warkworth with its sandy beach is four miles away, and is dominated by the impressive ruins of a 12th Century castle. There are many galleries, antique shops, pubs, restaurants, gift shops, and a village shop-cum-post office here. Hadrian's Wall, Bamburgh Castle, Alnwick Garden, the Farne Islands, Holy Island, and some gorgeous beaches are all within easy touring distance.Read more
All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. The "Min. Per Night" prices quoted are based on the weekly rental price, they are not applicable for short breaks. See our short break policy or ask for further details.
Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Left on 09/10/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | The Tozers
Very friendly owner in this 2 bedroom cottage adjacent to used railway station. Good to have use of wi-fi but one complaint was that it was turned off late at night until morning. Cottage was well appointed with both bedrooms en-suite. Enclosed yard suitable for dogs so means you don't have the added expense of a kennel.
All in all recommended for small family with one adult child.
Left on 12/02/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Ex. Lincolnshire
Lovely cottage with all 'mod.cons', owners next door, unobtrusive but very friendly and helpful when we asked.
Ideally situated for exploring Northumberland and only 15 mins. drive to the rail station for Edinburgh or Newcastle.
My companion, over on holiday from australia was more than pleased with my choice.
Left on 12/02/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | Gordon
excellent service from owners,always willing to help,advise on things to do,see,and do.The cottage was well stoked,with all the luxuries of home.It is well located,for walking holidays,lots of villages for shops,old historic sites,beaches,and well signposted local roads.Altogher a very good holiday experience that i would recommend to anyone.
Left on 09/16/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Simon Garside
Location, as far as we were concerned was perfect, nice and quiet with a good local pub, woodland walks for the dogs.
Bernard and adrian are the perfect hosts with plenty of local information, if required, if not you are left alone to explore at your leisure.
Left on 06/03/2010 for a stay in April 2010 | Chris & Sharon Trigg
After a holiday in Barcelona was affected by the volcanic ash cloud we were quickly able to identify through Sykes Cottages a place that would offer less than a week booking and at very short notice. Shunting Cottage was chosen due to its location in the North-East. Ideally sized for just the 2 of us, it was well furnished, very comfortable and it was great location for touring the area. A friendly and helpful welcome from the owners (and the dogs!) settled us in very quickly, and we thoroughly enjoyed our short stay.
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