Old Rectory Howick

Alnwick, Northumberland
Bed & Breakfast

Walkers, birdwatchers, garden lovers and beach dudes will be happy here with big breakfasts, a cosy sitting room and peaceful bedrooms


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Christine and David’s house on the edge of the village is surrounded by fields and woods, and is only minutes from the beautiful Northumberland coast, a designated AONB. Breakfasts are hearty: Craster kippers from down the road, eggs from Erica, Sylvia and Ella. Scamper about with wide beaches, stunning castles, rugged walks, golf courses and Holy Island, return to a cosy sitting room with a wood-burner. Sleep well in large, airy bedrooms with good bouncy mattresses, chintzy fabrics, top-of-the-range cotton sheets, warm showers and white towels. Wander the peaceful garden – there’s a tree house and a croquet lawn.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • Pub 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

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
November - February.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Pubs/restaurants 1 mile.


Nightly price
from £80
Singles £70-£90. Extra bed/sofabed available £25 per person per night.
2 Twins
From £80
2 Doubles
From £85


Absolute bliss! Comfortable, welcoming and tasteful, the Old Rectory is real old world charm and the very best advert for the very best that Britain can offer. At the heart of Northumberland, David and Christine were genuinely wonderful hosts, welcoming us warmly into their home, and making us feel more like family than guests ... not overbearing, simply very courteous and caring. The Old Rectory is a classic example of why we come back to Sawday's each year, because this is style, charm, great value for money, and a most Special Place.


A pleasingly human place. An English B&B just exactly as I've always imagined them. Nothing generic, nothing unreal, nothing fancy or hyper fashionable. We enjoyed sharing a breakfast table with us other guests, one of whom even gave an impromptu recital on his Northumberland pipes. We loved the silence and peace of the surrounding countryside. Breakfasts were delicious.


Low-key luxury with warm and friendly hosts who are only too willing to make your stay just perfect. Every room is overflowing with plush furnishings. Breakfast was all things local and lived up to my expectations, delicious, freshly cooked and piping hot.

Sandra, Geneva

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Christine & David Jackson

  • Superb seaside walking along the long distance footpaths of the North Sea Coast Path and St. Oswald's Way.
  • Just a short stroll to Howick Hall Gardens and Arboretum and the Earl Grey Tea Rooms.
  • Northumbrian fare in local pubs in fishing villages overlooking the sea including The Ship Inn at Newton by the Sea (Times "Best places to eat on the beach")
  • A bird watchers' paradise including boat trips to Coquet Island and the Farne Islands as seen on BBC Countryfile and Wild Britain.
  • Visit local ancient castles at Alnwick, Warkworth, Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh, and The Alnwick Garden.
  • Walk to Sugar Sands (Times "20 best hidden beaches in the UK).