Bluebell Cottage in Alnwick
A Romantic Hidden Retreat in Historic Alnwick
Bluebell Cottage is a romantic retreat just for 2, in Alnwick, in the heart of Northumberland . Whilst Bluebell Cottage is very central to this interesting market town, it’s south-facing position is quiet and secluded in a little courtyard of small dwellings, away from the hustle and bustle.
One small-medium size dog is very welcome (from 24th June 2022 onwards) and the cottage is all ground level with private parking for 1 car. Alnwick Castle can be reached in just 10 minutes on foot and The Alnwick Garden just 15 minutes. Barter Books is less than 10 minutes walk away and all the shops, cafes and eateries of Alnwick Town are on your doorstep. The coast is just 10 minutes drive away and the Northumberland National Park is a beautiful drive away over the moors and is reached in less than 30 mins.
This is the perfect cottage for a Northumberland escape, to enjoy good food, great sight seeing and ultimately, a relaxing holiday. Also comes with a free electric car charging point for guests to use too!
Bluebell Cottage is a romantic, cosy retreat in the historic market town of Alnwick. Bluebell Cottage sleeps just 2 in the centre of the town and welcomes 1 baby. One small-medium size dog is welcome for a small charge (from 24th June 2022 onwards).
At Bluebell Cottage you will find one bedroom with a king size bed, a bathroom, lounge/diner and separate kitchen. There are entrances into the kitchen and the main hallway. The cottage is all ground level, has free Wi-Fi and a free electric vehicle charging point.
You enter Bluebell Cottage either through the kitchen door or the doorway into the hallway. From the hallway you’ll find the bathroom, lounge, bedroom and kitchen all accessible from here.
The lounge is very comfortable, with 2 x two-seater sofas, and has a Smart TV with full access to Netflix and a built-in DVD player.
Newly fitted, this lovely kitchen has a stand alone fridge/freezer, electric oven and ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster and Tassimo coffee machine. Washer/dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum. There is an additional door from the kitchen to the outside courtyard.
The bedroom has a king size bed (5ft wide) and additional dressing area which really compliments the bedroom with a huge window letting in lots of natural light. The dressing area has large fitted wardrobes and a chaise lounge. There is a Smart TV too.
The Victorian style bathroom has a fitted bath with shower over and rainfall head, WC, wash hand basin and heated towel rail. A lovely big sash window lets light flood into the bathroom.
Parking and Outside
Bluebell Cottage is south facing, so whilst there isn’t any private space, there is a bench seat outside the front door to enjoy a drink or take in the sun. There is one designated parking space for one car just around the corner from the cottage in a residents parking area.
There is an electric-vehicle charging point at the cottage so if you have an electric car you can charge it at the property.
A Charming Stone Cottage just for two
Tucked away just behind the bustling street of Alnwick town is this charmingly refurbished cottage. Spacious for 2 and decorated with bright and refreshing pastel colours, this charming bolthole is just perfect for a couple.
Facts & Features
Up to 2 guests and 1 baby.
A Northumbrian Welcome Hamper is provided, which includes complimentary toiletries.
Bespoke Guide Book for your Mobile or iPad
You’ll receive a comprehensive guide book for your phone or tablet upon booking, which not only provides all the information you need to stay at Bluebell Cottage, but also guides to all the local facilities, restaurants, shopping, attractions, the best beaches, walks, activities, exploring Northumberland, unique offers and much more.
One baby welcome. Travel cot and highchair available upon request.
One well-behaved dog welcome (no bigger than a Spaniel) for a charge of £20 per dog per holiday (from 24th June 2022 onwards). Dogs must be fully house-trained and over 1 year old. Dog sitting services available. Please read our Booking Conditions in relation to dogs.
Garden & Outside
There is no private outdoor space at Bluebell Cottage, but there is a bench seat at the front to make the most of the sun as the cottage is south-facing.
There is no BBQ provided at Bluebell Cottage. As you have no private space, we would discourage BBQ’s here.
EV Charging Point
Bluebell Cottage has its own car charging point, so you can charge the car during your stay free of charge. Please bring your own cable with you to fit your charging port in your own vehicle.
The bedroom has a king size bed (5ft wide) and an additional dressing room. All bedding is non-feather.
There is one bathroom at Bluebell Cottage, newly fitted in a Victorian style. Rainfall shower head over the bath, WC, wash hand basin and heated towel rail.
Fridge/freezer, electric fan oven and ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, kettle and Tassimo coffee machine. Washer/dryer, iron, ironing board, clothes airer and vacuum. Hairdryer, books and Bluetooth speaker. Central heating is provided throughout the cottage.
TV and Technology
Large Smart TV in the downstairs lounge. Free Wi-Fi.
Accommodation on one floor; separate kitchen, lounge/diner, bedroom and bathroom. Access into the property is level and the shower is over the bath.
There is no bike storage at Bluebell Cottage.
There is one private parking space in a bay in an adjacent courtyard. EV charging available.
Please be aware
There is no outside space at Bluebell Cottage, but there is a bench seat outside the front door to make the most of the south-facing sun.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival days are Friday or Monday (short breaks available)
COVID-19 Special Arrangements
Arrival time is any time from 4pm. Please do not arrive any sooner than this as we have special enhanced cleaning protocols to ensure the safety of guests and housekeeping staff. Click here for more details.
Arrival: from 4pm. Departure: please vacate by 10am.
Map & Local Area
Bluebell Cottage is in the heart of historic Alnwick yet situated in a quiet courtyard area away from the hustle and bustle, yet just a very easy stroll into the centre. The Castle, Gardens and Treehouse can all be reached on foot as well as all the cafe’s, pubs, shops and restaurants in Alnwick – including Barter Books.
The coast is just 4 miles away where you can find the pretty, seaside village of Alnmouth. The National Park is just half an hour away in the car too as well as Cragside and the market town of Rothbury. Alnwick is a very central place to be based in Northumberland as everywhere is so accessible from this buzzing historic town.
The postcode for Bluebell Cottage is NE66 1XN.
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The cottage was immaculately clean and comfortable. It was a real bonus to be located in the centre of Alnwick and yet in a very quiet location. Thank you for all the little extra touches that we did not expect. It was a great space. It was in the midst of the town, yet so quiet and peaceful. It was genuinely a pleasure to stay there and many thanks for this.Escape the ordinary read our guest book
Tips from a local
Dine at The Alnwick Treehouse
If you want something really special, then this is the perfect place. Dine in the biggest Treehouse in Europe with a huge open plan fire and trees growing through the floor, it is not one to be missed. The decor is beautiful, with unique carved furniture and twinkling fairy lights all around.
Booking is absolutely essential as people travel for miles to dine here. The menu is very local and extremely good. Located within the grounds of Alnwick Castle and Gardens.
Tips from a local
Take a visit to Barter Books
A visit to Barter Books in Alnwick is a must if you have any interest at all in books. It’s the biggest second-hand bookshop in the UK and is housed in the former railway station in Alnwick – which is fascinating in its own right. You can easily spend hours there browsing their enormous collection of second-hand books, DVD’s, videos, etc. and they have a really interesting Antiquarian Section.
There is a separate children’s department, where children are encouraged to read and play. The Station Buffet cafe is housed in the original waiting rooms of the station building. In the wintertime, they have a roaring fire in each room – perfect for enjoying a hot drink and reading through an interesting book.
Tips from a local
Visit The Alnwick Garden and explore the spectacular Treehouse restaurant and fascinating poison garden. The gardens are open all year round, and Alnwick Castle is also a fantastic day out (made more famous for its use in Harry Potter!) and is open March – October.
Tips from a local
Enjoy Dining at The Cookie Jar
Dine within the stunning, historic building of the former Convent of Mercy in Alnwick Town, in the cosy and stylish bistro. There is a full menu option, but the Afternoon Tea in particular is divine and very reasonably priced too! The Cookie Jar has a real luxurious feel throughout, and the staff are very friendly and welcoming.
Tips from a local
Visit The Farne Islands
The Farne Islands lie two to three miles off the Northumberland coast midway between the fishing village of Seahouses and the Castle of Bamburgh. There are between 15 and 20 islands depending on the state of the tide. From April until the end of July, these islands are dominated by one of the most exciting seabird colonies in the United Kingdom with unrivalled views of 23 species, including tens of thousands pairs of puffins, the sight is a joy to behold. The islands are also the permanent home for a large colony of Atlantic or Grey Seals and one of the top grey seal pupping sites in England.
We would recommend taking a boat tour out to the Farne Islands with Billy Shiel’s boat trips. This is ‘a must’ when you come to Northumberland, especially as Alnwick Town is a short drive away from Seahouses. Make sure you book in advance as they are incredibly popular, especially after being featured on the much-loved TV series ‘Tales from Northumberland’ with Robson Green.
We asked Michelle what she loves most about the town and the cottage:
“Northumberland and Alnwick have always held very special memories for me. From childhood school trips to family holidays I have always found it to be a magical, beautiful place. There is so much to explore from the beautiful castles, to the rugged coastline, historical buildings and wonderful tea rooms.
We fell in love with the lovely little alley that leads to Upper Dodds Lane. It seemed almost other worldly and we were able to create a cosy retreat that we would love to stay in, only seconds away from the centre of Alnwick.”
Not sure where to start?
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