COSY NOOK, character holiday cottage, with a garden in Alnwick, Ref 1522
This 19th Century town house with an open fire sleeps 7 people and is situated just a few minutes walk from the centre of the historic Northumberland town of Alnwick and is an ideal location for exploring the stunning coastline. 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.
Amenities: Gas central heating with open fire in sitting room. Gas cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, 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.
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: 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.
Left on 09/26/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 26, 2010Stayed Jul 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.
Left on 12/22/2009 for a stay in October 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 22, 2009Stayed Oct 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.
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in October 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 3, 2009Stayed Oct 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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