The Carriage House
A Magnificent Georgian Home with Unique Views of Alnmouth Village and Beach
The Carriage House is a beautiful, grand home in the heart of Alnmouth village. This impressive property has undergone extensive renovation to restore the original features of this traditional Georgian village home, but with some welcome modern additions. From the magnificent sandstone fireplace – once the cooking range – to the wooden shutters at the front facing windows, from the fabulous oriel window upstairs – allowing incredible views to the sea – to the pretty stained glass in the front door; this house is very special. The Carriage House occupies a prominent position on the main street of the village and is a stone’s throw from the beach, with miles of golden sands to explore. Alnmouth is known for its selection of quirky and cosy cottages, but this gorgeous home has a grand presence on the quaint and quiet street of this arty village.
The Carriage House sleeps up to eight guests and welcomes 1 dog. Al-fresco dining is romantic and private in its pretty courtyard and the beach is just a stone’s throw away. Three great pubs, gorgeous art galleries and a fabulous local deli are all just around the corner, as well as the East Coast main line with regular services north to Scotland and south towards Newcastle. The Carriage House is perfect for a holiday in Northumberland for families or groups of friends.
*Please note ‘The Sewing Room’ is just next door, sleeping up to 4 guests, with an adjoining courtyard to The Carriage House– making the two properties ideal for larger groups of up to 12 if booked together.
The Carriage House sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms; 1 king size bedroom, 1 double bedroom and 2 bedrooms that have twin single beds that can convert into a super king size. There is 1 family bathroom and 3 en suites, and a ground floor WC.
The front lounge has views out to the main street and is spacious for 8 people. The dining kitchen is very impressive with an inglenook fireplace housing a wood-burning stove and dining for 8 guests. Leading from the kitchen you’ll find a pretty sun-room overlooking the lovely courtyard where there is outdoor dining for up to 8 too.
1 medium-size dog (over 1 year of age) is welcome and there is free Wi-Fi throughout.
The front door is on the main street of the village and has beautiful stained glass panes allowing a rainbow of light to flood into the hallway. This is an impressive entrance – with the beautiful carpeted staircase, the stunning flagged stone floor and doors to both sides of the hall leading into the reception rooms.
This gorgeous room features the original arched windows, one of which plays homage to the original carriageway of the building many years ago. The Shaker-style navy blue kitchen with white quartz worktop contains an American-style fridge/freezer, 2 single electric fan ovens, 5-ring gas hob, built-in microwave/combi oven, kettle and toaster. Both of the windows are huge, letting the natural sunlight stream into this sociable room. There are original wooden shutters to the front-facing windows, plus a feature window seat.
The extending oak dining table to seat 8 (12 when extended for guests to use additional chairs from The Sewing Room if the cottages are booked together) is framed by the fantastic, original sandstone inglenook fireplace, and within sits a large wood-burning stove, perfect for enjoying the fire crackle on a winter evening.
Aptly named, this peaceful room overlooks the pretty courtyard through the privacy option of wooden Venetian blinds. With seating for 3-4 people, this room is ideal for enjoying a morning coffee or getting lost in a good book.
Situated facing the main street and from the hallway, the lounge is a large room with a cosy and warm feel. The gas-fired ‘wood-burning effect’ stove is the focal point of the room and there is seating for up to 8 guests, a Smart TV and plenty of board games to enjoy.
Just before reaching the door to the courtyard the utility room contains a washing machine, tumble dryer, wash basin and additional storage. This is an ideal place for dogs to sleep at night.
Ground Floor Bedroom with en-suite
Leading from the hallway down two shallow steps, this bedroom contains a double-size bed (4ft 6″ wide), a large sash window looking out to the courtyard and a built in wardrobe. The en-suite features a large, walk-in shower with rainfall shower head and attachment, a feature mirrored wall with light, WC, basin and beautiful, decorative porcelain floor tiles. Complimentary toiletries provided, brand TBC.
Featuring beautiful stained glass within the door, the cloakroom contains a WC and basin.
As you make your way up the wide split staircase with beautiful restored handrail and tall ceilings, the family bathroom can be found halfway up just off a small landing. The exposed stonework on the half landing is a lovely feature. Further up the staircase the spacious landing leads to the remaining 3 bedrooms. The fabulous window at the top of the stairs allows privileged views over the golf course, an along the main street of the village.
This striking room has a beautiful, original stained glass roof light casting pretty shadows on the sunniest of days. The family bathroom is intended for use primarily for Bedroom 3 and contains a rainfall shower over the bath with attachment, WC, basin and a window overlooking the courtyard. Complimentary toiletries are provided.
Bedroom 1 with en suite
Beach views are the best part of this bedroom! The spectacular oriel window has a real wow factor, offering views of the sun shining over the sea, beach and dunes. You can also watch village life unfold as you look along the pretty main street, with the third view across the golf course. This bedroom contains a king size bed (5ft wide) a huge walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with original Belfast basin, a walk-in shower with rainfall shower head, attachment, WC and lovely views of the garden. Complimentary toiletries are provided.
Bedroom 2 with en suite
The exposed brick wall in this bedroom gives a warmer feel and the large sash window overlooks the courtyard. You can choose from twin single beds or a super-king size bed when booking (3ft wide beds/6ft wide bed) and there is hanging space and drawers for storage. The en-suite contains a walk-in shower with rainfall head, WC, basin, heated towel rail and a huge wall-mirror. Complimentary toiletries are provided.
This is the largest bedroom of all and has a huge sash window looking out to the main street, over the golf course with the sea beyond. A window seat allows the views to be appreciated fully. You can choose from twin single beds or a super-king size bed when booking (3ft wide beds/6ft wide bed), shelved built-in storage, dressing table and wardrobe.
Accessed from the sun room is a peaceful patio courtyard with dining space for 8. The sun is best here in the afternoon through to evening as it faces in a westerly direction. The courtyard is adjacent to the courtyard of The Sewing Room, divided by a low sandstone wall and rope fencing. The courtyards have an adjoining gate intended to link the areas when both properties are booked together. The pretty courtyard makes this property very special, and is ideal for al-fresco dining.
Whilst there is no designated parking for The Carriage House, there is space for one car across the old carriage gates. There is a public on-street parking bay outside The Carriage House, as well as a disabled parking space, but the village operates on a first-come basis. In high season it can get busy – there is free parking right up the main street of the village and down towards the golf course, as well as along the dunes.
A Grand, Lovingly-Restored Home
Flagstone floors, stained glass and a stunning colour scheme throughout, this central village home is spacious, comfortable and impressive.
Facts & Features
Up to 8 guests.
Non-feather bedding provided.
Northumbrian Welcome Hamper including luxury toiletries and bespoke Property and Local Area guide. Free Wi-Fi.
1 infant welcome. A travel cot and highchair can be provided upon request. No stairgates are provided due to the design of the stair case.
One medium-size dog 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. We offer a Dog sitting service available, contact us to arrange.
Enclosed, pretty patio garden in a west-facing position with seating for up to 8. There is also a log store in the courtyard.
There is no designated parking for The Carriage House. Parking is on the main street of Alnmouth Village or down towards the golf club.
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 and comfortable 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 readily recompensed.
You have the option of paying either a £250 refundable Good Housekeeping Deposit or a smaller non-refundable £46 Deposit Waiver, which covers you to the value of £250. Please choose which option you prefer when booking. Click HERE for more information.
4 bedrooms; ground floor bedroom is a double size (4ft 6″), first floor consists of 1 x king size room and 2 bedrooms with twin single beds that can convert into a super king size (3ft/6ft).
2 en-suites and 1 family bathroom. Please see the full property description for more details.
Quartz worktop with American-style fridge/freezer, 2 single electric fan ovens, 5-ring gas hob, built-in microwave, kettle and toaster. Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryers, books and games. Central heating throughout. Fluffy towels and luxury linens provided.
Smart TV in the lounge. Netflix app available. Free unlimited Wi-Fi.
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.
Accommodation on two floors. Step down from hallway to the ground floor bedroom. All shower cubicles are level access.
Map & Local Area
The Carriage House is situated on the main street of Alnmouth village, just seconds on foot from a gorgeous deli and great pub (1 of 4 pubs in the village!). 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 The Carriage House – approx. 6-7 mins on foot.
Enjoy 4 great pubs in Alnmouth; The Red Lion, The Sun, The Schooner and The Hope and Anchor, 4 additional great restaurants; Bistro 23, The Italia, Hooked and Beaches, and some gorgeous shops including Scott’s Deli, The Old School Gallery and other quirky gift shops and cafes.
Warkworth village is just 4 miles south from Alnmouth and the historic market town of Alnwick is just 3 miles north too. Alnmouth is in a great position for exploring a lot on foot, enjoying the beautiful coastline but also within easy drive of a good selection of towns and villages. The Carriage House is in a perfect position to explore whilst on holiday in Northumberland.
Click the map to view local facilities and other cottages in the same area and generally explore the location.
Tips from a local
Enjoy a picnic on Alnmouth Beach
Pop along to Scott’s deli on the main street and pick up some artisan goodies (perhaps even a bottle of fizz for good measure!) and nip to the Post Office to pick up a bucket and spade for the kids. The beach can be reached very easily on foot from The Carriage House, making it the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon.
If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, why not take a BBQ to the beach and enjoy a late afternoon there. Please ensure all rubbish is disposed of responsibly.
Tips from a local
Browse the local gallery
The Old School Gallery is a beautiful art gallery and coffee shop in the village of Alnmouth. Throughout the spring and summer months they have resident local street food companies such as Box Pizza and Sea and Soil that offer gorgeous, fresh food to take away or enjoy in the pretty courtyard.
The gallery specialists in local artists and coastal artists from around the UK, as well as local screen prints from the owner himself. You’ll not walk out without something to take home as a memory of your trip here – the coffee and cakes are good too!
Check out their Facebook page for regular updates on their street food.
Tips from a local
Walk or cycle to Warkworth
The cycle path from Alnmouth to Warkworth is very popular and around 4 miles long. This lovely route follows the coastline so pretty views are guaranteed at any time of year.
Once you reach Warkworth you can always carry on to Amble harbour or enjoy a light lunch at Bertrams or local pint in one of the village beer gardens. A local bus service runs regularly if you were too tired to walk/cycle back.
Not sure where to start?
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