Lavender House in Alnmouth
A Stunning Country Home in the Seaside Village of Alnmouth
With a fabulous coastal vibe, Lavender House in Alnmouth is just a few minutes’ easy stroll to fabulous Alnmouth beach and the heart of the historic village, with its Ballamory style houses and a good range of friendly pubs, restaurants, shops, as well as the very popular Old School Art Gallery.
Its location is also central within Northumberland, thereby giving easy access to all the attractions including Bamburgh, The Farne Islands, Holy Island, the medieval and picturesque village of Warkworth and Alnwick, with the world famous Alnwick Garden and Alnwick Castle which was the setting for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts School and Braveheart. Lavender House is also a perfect base for a walking or cycling holiday, with many great routes in the area, coastal and countryside.
Lavender House in Alnmouth sleeps a maximum of 6 guests in 1 double and 2 twin/super-king rooms (convertible rooms can be made up with single beds or super king size (6ft wide) beds upon request, please see bedroom descriptions below), with 1 bathroom and 2 shower rooms. The house has 3 storeys, with 2 of the bedrooms on the ground floor, the living space on the first floor and the master bedroom on the 2nd floor.
2 dogs are welcome for a charge of £20 each. Free Wi-fi is available throughout the house. No children under the age of 6 permitted.
From the front door there’s a small porch for leaving shoes. The hallway leads to Bedroom’s 2 and 3, the shower room, bathroom and utility room.
This pretty bedroom is made up as twin beds (each 3ft wide) as a standard. However, it can be made up as a super king size (6ft wide) upon request. Please ensure you request this upon booking. Fresh, crisp linens and fluffy white towels are all provided. The shower room opposite serves this bedroom.
Facing the front of the house with huge windows, is also made up as twin beds (each 3ft wide) as a standard. However, it can be made up as a super king size (6ft wide) upon request. Please ensure you request this upon booking. Fluffy white towels and crisp white linens provided. The Jack and Jill style bathroom services this bedroom too.
Accessed from both Bedroom 3 and the hallway, this Jack and Jill style bathroom is fully tiled, modern and spacious with a shower over bath, wash hand basin, WC and heated towel rail. Complimentary Elemis toiletries are provided for all adult guests.
Located opposite bedroom 2, this compact but fully tiled shower room has a walk-in shower, WC, wash hand basin and heated towel rail. Complimentary Elemis toiletries are provided for all adult guests.
A great space for dogs to sleep and for storing extra coats and shoes, there’s a sink, lots of cupboard storage, washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board.
Stairs from the hallway lead to the first floor, which is completely open-plan, consisting of the kitchen, dining area and lounge, and also leading out the French doors to the patio.
Open Plan Kitchen, Dining area and Lounge
This bright and spacious room has windows on 3 elevations and is perfect for a family to relax. The lounge has comfy leather sofas and an armchair you can sink into. The Scandinavian wood burner gives that touch of country cottage yet keeping the feel of the room modern and fresh. An initial supply of logs are provided between October and April. Boardgames can be found in the lounge too for all ages.
The Smart TV has access to Netflix and all the catch up shows. There’s a Bose Bluetooth speaker that can connect to all devices, as well as a selection of music, books and films.
The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped, with granite worktops and a huge fridge/freezer. There’s also an electric double-oven, gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and coffee percolator. The light and airy kitchen looks out to the patio.
The dining area has a modern round glass table with seating for 6.
Completely enclosed, private and a sun trap, the furnished patio garden is great for warm days and balmy evenings, relaxing with children and dogs. The table and chairs has enough seating for 6 with an extra cafe-style table and chairs too. Although there’s no grass, there is gravel instead.
The stairs from the open plan living area lead to the master bedroom on the second floor with en suite shower room.
Occupying the whole of the second floor, the master bedroom is bright and neutral, with a fresh interior. White, crisp linens and fluffy towels all add to the ‘hotel’ feel of the room. The bed is king size (5ft wide) and there’s plenty of storage space with a huge chest of drawers and wardrobe cupboards. There’s also a Smart TV.
En suite Shower Room
En suite to the master bedroom, the shower room has a walk-in shower, WC, wash hand basin and heated towel rail. Complimentary Elemis toiletries are provided for adult guests.
Cool Coastal Vibe
Lavender House is modern and calm, with a soothing and relaxing vibe with the added extra of a Scandinavian log burning stove. The wood-clad exterior gives the house a beach-house feel in this lovely coastal village, only 5 minutes walk to the beach and a good range of restaurants and pubs.
Facts & Features
Max. of 6 guests. No children under 6 years of age.
Welcome Hamper including luxury Elemis Toiletries, bespoke Property and Area Guide and Scandinavian wood-burning stove. Free Wi-fi.
Fridge, freezer, electric double oven and gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and coffee percolator. Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Books, music and films. Scandinavian wood-burning stove. Free Wi-fi.
The pretty patio-garden is quite a sun trap, part paved and part gravelled. With a table and chairs and a charcoal BBQ, it’s the perfect space to relax and dine outside. Whilst the garden is at first floor level, you can get access from the front of the house via a side gate and up a flight of steps, it’s fully enclosed.
There is a BBQ provided at Lavender House, which is available all year round. Please bring your own utensils and charcoal. Please ensure the BBQ is cleaned prior to your departure.
Parking is on a private driveway in front of the house for two cars. If you have a third car, it will need to be parked in the village car park. Camper vans, caravans, boats, vans or any commercial vehicles are strictly not permitted next to the house. These can be parked in the village car park.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival days are Friday or Monday (short breaks available)
COVID-19 Special Arrangements
New arrival and departure times have been introduced from July 2020 to accommodate the enhanced cleaning protocols necessary to ensure the safety of guests and housekeeping staff.
Arrival: from 6pm Departure: by 9am Click here for more details.
Please be Aware
A basket of logs will be provided for the wood-burning stove for holidays taken between October and April only. Further supplies are available locally.
We regret we cannot accept children under 6 years of age at Lavender House, but children age 6 and over are welcome. If we receive a booking with a child under 6 years of age we regrettably will not be able to accept it.
No children under 6 years of age. Children age 6 and over welcome.
Up to 2 dogs welcome. Booking Conditions apply, see more details on our Dogs page. Dogs are not permitted on furniture and strictly not to be left in the cottage unattended. Dog sitting service available, contact us to request.
One double bedroom with a king-size bed (5ft wide) on the top floor. On the ground floor, there are 2 bedrooms. Both bedrooms are twin rooms with 2 single size beds in each (3ft wide), that can both be converted into super king size beds (6ft wide). Please ensure you request this upon booking – must be requested 7 days before arrival or request will not be possible.
Hypo-allergenic synthetic bedding and pillows are provided on each bed. There is no alternative available.
The twin bedroom en suite bathroom has a shower over the bath, WC and basin with heated towel rail. The other 2 en suites have a shower cubicle, WC and basin. Towels and luxury complimentary toiletries by Elemis.
TV’s in the lounge and top-floor master bedroom, with Freeview and DVD players. Nintendo Wii games console with games, Sony Bluetooth speaker, free Wi-fi.
Accommodation on 3 floors. Ground floor; 2 bedrooms and 2 en suites. First floor; open plan kitchen, dining area and lounge and access to the patio garden. Second floor; master bedroom with en suite.
Care of the Property
Our ‘Coquet’ cottages are much-loved privately-owned holiday homes into which our owners have lavished much care and investment to create beautiful places for their guests to enjoy. We therefore require a cautionary Good Housekeeping Deposit to protect our owners’ property, so that if damage/breakages occur or exceptional cleaning over and above the usual changeover clean is required up to the value of the deposit, the owner can be recompensed.
You have the option of paying either a £200 refundable Good Housekeeping Deposit or a smaller non-refundable £34 Deposit Waiver, which covers you to the value of £200. Please choose which option you prefer when booking. Click HERE for more information.
Virtual Tour & Floorplan
Click to take a virtual tour around Lavender House. The floor plan can be clicked to enlarge it, it’s not perfectly to scale but provided to give you an idea of the layout. Please call, email or contact us via our LiveChat facility if you have any queries.
Map & Local Area
Lavender House is situated in a quiet development in Alnmouth, just a minute’s walk away from the lovely ‘The Old School Gallery’. Alnmouth is an exceptionally pretty coastal village with a great range of places to eat and drink and quirky shops. Alnmouth beach is a beautiful sandy beach which is dog friendly all year round and just a short, pleasant walk away from Lavender House.
Alnwick is just 10 minutes north, where there are numerous fine restaurants, the world-famous book store ‘Barter Books’, Alnwick Castle and the world class attraction of Alnwick Garden and Treehouse.
The delightful village of Warkworth is just 4 miles south of Alnmouth, where there is a good range of pubs, restaurants, cafes, lovely quirky shops and art galleries. The magnificent castle is fascinating to explore and there are lovely riverside walks, where the River Coquet encircles the village before meandering out to sea.
To find out the distance of Lavender House from your own home, how long it will take to drive there and other options for alternative transport, click here: Lavender House on Googlemaps and enter your home postcode. Please note, Lint Gardens doesn’t appear on Google Maps as when the image was taken it hadn’t been built yet. The postcode for Lavender House is NE66 3NA.
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We have had a lovely weekend staying at Lavender House and exploring the Northumberland coast. Thank you so much for the fab welcome basket! Lavender House is lovely and even better than expected. As many of Coquet Cottages, it’s of an excellent standard.Escape the ordinary read our guest book
Tips from a local
Head over the road to The Old School Gallery and view the interesting exhibitions of local artists, have a browse around the gift shop, and relax with a brew and slice of cake in the cosy tea room.
In the summer, the gallery boasts street food available in their pretty courtyard for you to enjoy in the sun.
Tips from a local
Have a chilled day on Alnmouth Beach. Take a picnic hamper, flask of tea, bucket and spade and kite and enjoy a traditional seaside afternoon on the stunning Northumberland coastline.
Scott’s of Alnmouth is a really up-market deli in the centre of the village which sells some gorgeous tasty nibbles, perfect for a picnic. Be sure to stop buy and pick up some treats before heading down to the beach.
Tips from a local
Head up to Barter Books in Alnwick (about 3 1/2 miles from the cottage) which is an old Victorian train station converted into the most fabulous bookstore. Every book you can imagine is here, even some very valuable first additions on display. They have a lovely café converted from the old waiting rooms in the station if you wanted a nibble and something hot to drink. As the name suggests, you can bring old books into Barter Books and exchange them for credits so you can buy something new (or old!) to take home. Pick a good book and get settled in front of one of their many open fires. Dogs and snoozing welcome!
Beth & Kieran
A Little Note from the Owners…
“We bought Lavender House after falling in love with the area and we wanted to a holiday home to visit that wasn’t too far from home. It seemed such a shame to not share this with others and then our holiday let was born.
We’re dog owners so we wanted somewhere that had an outside area that was secure enough for our dogs so we could relax when sitting outside. It’s handy to have the beach down the road too, where you can head to in a morning then grab a coffee or lunch on the way home.
We wanted somewhere that we can arrive to, relax and switch off in luxury, with everything at your fingertips. Alnmouth is perfect for that as you don’t need to get in the car all weekend if you don’t want to!
We hope you enjoy your holiday at Lavender House as much as we enjoy spending time here. Alnmouth has stolen a bit of our hearts and we dare you not to fall in love with it too.”
Not sure where to start?
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