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Victoria Cottage & Smuggler's Cottage - Self-catering in Northumberland

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Victoria Place, Alnmouth, Alnwick, Northumberland
England, United Kingdom

Fiona McAdam

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+44 (0)1912 850964 (landline)

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Unwind in glorious Northumberland with beaches, proper dunes, ancient castles and two cosy cottages with open fires, sea views and gardens

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Sitting at the mouth of the River Aln, the village was an important trading port in Northumberland's past; now it is bustling in summer, fairly hushed in winter. At right angles to the road, are a row of 17th-century sandstone cottages with sweet gardens and views of the sea. Both Victoria and Smuggler's have good sized sitting rooms with open fires (logs are on the house), Farrow & Ball paints, New England style shutters, comfy sofas and original art inspired by the ocean; smart kitchens have Amtico style floors and enough gadgets for the fussiest of cooks. Both cottages have a double and a twin upstairs: crisp white sheets, goose down duvets and pillows; bathrooms (Smuggler's is downstairs) are sparkling and modern with baskets of soaps and lotions. On fine days it will be lovely to sit by your own front door in the plant-filled gardens and listen to the waves, or just cross the road for the glorious long, sandy beach – even a swim if you're feeling brave! The village has good pubs and an Italian if you don't feel like cooking; the local golf course has stunning views, castles are near. Lovely.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Babies welcome
Suitable for guests with a baby or toddler under 3.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Paid parking nearby

Local points of interest from Fiona McAdam:

Local points of interest from
Fiona McAdam:

  • Test your golfing skills on one of the many links golf courses - one only a few hundred yards away! Or simply sit in your own garden and drink in the ever changing sea views whether it be over an alfresco breakfast or a sunset tipple, the choice is yours
  • Pop to the quaint market town of Alnwick . Visit Alnwick Castle [for Harry Potter fans] or wander round the enchanting Alnwick Garden with its Grand Cascade, Poison Garden and water sculptures, then take a bite in Europe's largest tree-house restaurant.
  • Dare the tides and cross the white sands to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. This serene setting was the birthplace of the Lindisfarne Gospels and home to St Oswald.
  • The Scottish Border Country and Scotland's breathtakingly beautiful capital, Edinburgh, are all within easy reach. A short train ride from Alnmouth and you can be shopping before lunch, or strolling around the Georgian New Town and Edinburgh Castle
  • The Cheviot Hills and Northumberland's National Park are within a 20 minute drive. From star gazing at the Dark Sky Park and walking along Hadrian's Wall in the south to the vast views and moorland of the College Valley to the north, this park has it all
  • Alnmouth has a wealth of good eateries and pubs. A favourite is The Red Lion' where a sundowner overlooking the Aln estuary from it's garden decking is top of our list. Or cosy up inside by the log fires. Sweet tea rooms and a superb delicatessen too
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Guest feedback
"Pleased to see these cottages on this site. I have stayed a few times and have found them to be extremely well kept. The duvets are the snuggliest ever ! Alnmouth is a great place and the view from the cottages is great. We have taken over both cottages for family celebrations and we have had great fun. Booked to stay again next month. "
November 2012

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  • 2 Cottages for 4
Price:(i) £700 to£950 per week

Discount if both cottages taken together. 1 small dog - £20 per week.

Booking info:

Minimum 2 nights.




Victoria Place, Alnmouth, Alnwick, Northumberland

Self-catering Victoria Cottage (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 2 doubles sharing bathroom
Price: (i) £ 750 to £ 950 per week
Self-catering Smuggler's Cottage (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 2 doubles sharing bathroom
Price: (i) £ 700 to £ 950 per week

Fiona McAdam

Visit website Check availability

+44 (0)1912 850964 (landline)

+44 (0)7515 029750(mobile)