Keeper’s Cottage

Alnwick, Northumberland
+44 (0)7887 630340

1820s cottage with long views, a lovely garden and generous extras. Alnwick is close and miles of white sandy beaches with dunes


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 5

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This Grade II listed cottage feels remote but is only four miles from historic Alnwick. Delight in unbroken views of grazing sheep, the rugged Cheviots and open skies – it’s dramatic even when the weather is dull.Cooks work in an uber-sleek kitchen and extra family or friends can join in comfortably at the large Mousey Thompson table. Lydia leaves you with a welcome hamper of wine, fruit and local cake, and can arrange all kinds of concierge services – a private chef, foodie hampers, organic spa treatments and guided walks with an ex-shepherd.Sit out in the garden, go for walks, take a picnic into the woods or hop into the car for the delights of the Northumberland coast – sandy beaches, historic castles, seaside villages and quaint harbour towns are within half an hour’s drive.

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We think you'll love

  • That children are well-catered for
  • Bringing your dog
  • All the extra space for larger gatherings
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You should know

  • There’s another holiday let on the property
  • There are no restaurants or shops in walking distance


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
Closed October to February.


Nightly price
from £125
Weekly price
from £875
1 Cottage for 5
From £1254 beds3 bedrooms


After our first visit in 2019 we were desperate to return to Northumberland and Keeper’s Cottage.The very comfortable Cottage is of the highest standard with all we needed for a wonderful holiday. Having spent the last thirty years enjoying some of the best holiday accommodation in Devon and Cornwall we were thrilled to find an area and Cottage that has surpassed all our expectations.

Luigi, Blandford

Thanks for creating a gorgeous and peaceful place to come back to after endless days of beach walks, castles, big skies and great food. We've fallen in love with Northumberland and will definitely be back. All the walks in the little books are great (Happy Valley, Craster, Holy Island). Alnwick Castle is the best we've ever been to (not just for Hogwarts fans), and Alnwick Brown Ale is worth the trip on its own

Louise & Andy, London

We know the area well but Keeper's Cottage is the best accommodation we have experienced - and all the treats got our holiday off to the best possible start. Thank you!

Alix, Kent

Hi Lydia, On behalf of my family, I just wanted to let you know how much we all enjoyed our stay at Keepers Cottage last week. A really cosy and extremely comfortable cottage,all of us felt most at home there! I admit the weather could have been a bit warmer but that did not prevent us from visiting Northumberlands beautiful coast and countryside. At least we had a fantastic log fire to warm ourselves in the evenings! A special thankyou also for the flowers, wine and delicious carrot cakes, they were much appreciated. I'm sure we shall return for future holidays!


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The neighbourhood

You’re in a peaceful corner of a private county estate - all you will hear is birdsong and the sound of sheep bleating, and there are lots of great walks in the area. The nearest town is Alnwick, four miles away and famous for its castle and gardens; you’ll find a range of shops and restaurants including the renowned Treehouse Restaurant. You’ll also find Barter Books – a magnificent bookshop with open fires in the winter and great food.

Local points of interest from Lydia Achard

  • Northumberland offers wild coastline, a string of sandy beaches, historic castles and forts, secret surf spots, chocolate box cottages and quaint harbour towns combined with dynamic mountain range scenery that will take your breath away.
  • Head to the picturesque seaside village of Alnmouth to discover bijou galleries hidden down cobbled streets. Don’t miss the renowned Art Festival in the summer which showcases over 70 artists, live music, street food and children’s workshops.
  • Enjoy a boat trip to the Farne Islands, one of the best spots to see a wide range of sea birds in the British Isles. It is the biggest Grey Seal sanctuary in England and one can find Puffins more plentiful here in season than almost anywhere else in the UK
  • Saddle up and enjoy country hacks near the banks of the nearby River Till to galloping in the heather on the moors overlooking the Cheviot Hills and cantering along the white beaches of Holy Island with one of the friendly local riding schools.
  • Northumberland has more castles than any other county in England. Many of these castles, including Warkworth, Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh and Lindisfarne, stand guard along our dramatic coast.
  • With more than 30 miles of beaches, a galapagos of islands, hidden coves and designated areas of outstanding natural beauty. Head over to Beadnell beach, a hub of activity where you can enjoy windsurfing, waterskiing, coasteering, canoeing and sailing.


Lydia Achard

The estate has been family owned for many years; it's run by Lydia, who also manages a local shoot. She worked for Scott Dunn in London for several years before moving back up here with her young family, so she knows exactly how to look after people and to organise the holiday they want. She will meet and greet - unless you prefer to let yourselves in.