The Little Townhouse
A Centrally Located ‘Home from Home’ in Historic Alnwick
The Little Townhouse is a charming holiday cottage in the heart of the bustling, medieval town of Alnwick. Offering comfortable accommodation for 4 guests and welcoming 1 small-medium size dog, The Little Townhouse is a gorgeous retreat in all seasons.
Perfectly located for those who want to ‘explore from the door’ or travel further afield, Alnwick is known for being the capital of Northumberland for a reason. Wander on foot to Barter Books for a lazy afternoon getting lost in a good book with coffee and cake. Or jump onto the A1 and head north to discover magical Holy Island and the history of Lindisfarne Castle. Whatever is on your agenda, The Little Townhouse is perfectly located for all types of holiday.
Free Wi-Fi as standard, plenty of home comforts, on street parking and 1 dog welcome.
The Little Townhouse sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms; a double room and a twin/super king room. The shower room is on the ground floor along with the kitchen/diner and the cosy lounge. There is a small outside garden to the front and a rear decked yard which is sheltered and east-facing, perfect for capturing the morning sun.
The Little Townhouse welcomes 1 small-medium size dog (no bigger than a Spaniel), has an open fire in the lounge, free Wi-Fi as standard and parking is on-street on the roadside in front of the cottage.
From the front gate your entrance through the main door is into a small hallway, where you can hang coats and store shoes.
Enter into the cosy yet spacious lounge straight from the hallway, where you will find a large, wall-mounted Smart TV above a traditional, original multi-fuel open fire. Two 3-seater sofas provide ample room and a Bluetooth speaker lives on the sideboard. Warm and ambient LED lighting sits within deep coving to give a atmospheric glow on an evening. The large west-facing window lets in lots of natural sunlight on an afternoon.
The kitchen is bright, airy and spacious, and houses the dining table with 4 chairs. Appliances include; fridge/freezer, electric fan oven with 4-ring gas hob, large sink basin, dishwasher, washing machine and separate tumble dryer. 2-slice toaster, microwave, Nespresso Vertuo coffee machine (small supply of pods provided – not the original Nespresso shape) and kettle. The large east-facing window looks out to the decked patio area and a door leads outside down a couple of steps.
Accessed from the kitchen area is the contemporary shower room with large walk-in shower with rainfall shower head and separate attachment. Illuminated mirror, heated towel rail, wash basin with underneath storage and WC. Complimentary toiletries provided by Notes of Northumberland.
This pretty bedroom has a double-size bed (4ft 6″ wide), ample drawer and hanging space and an ornamental original fireplace. The west-facing window has a pretty outlook for a central location. Luxury bedding and towels supplied. Complimentary waffle-style bathrobes and slippers provided upon request for use during your stay.
Twin/Super king Bedroom
This snug room has twin single beds (3ft wide) that can be requested to be converted into a super king bed (6ft wide). Please request on the booking form. Wardrobe, drawer space and a large, west-facing window looking out to the front of the cottage. Luxury bedding and towels supplied. Complimentary waffle-style bathrobes and slippers provided upon request for use during your stay.
This sheltered and private area is a lovely little haven. Accessed from the kitchen, this whole area has been decked and contains some pretty planters and a table and chairs for 4, ideal to dine ‘al fresco’.
As The Little Townhouse is centrally located, parking is on the roadside in front of the cottage. Parking is not guaranteed, but this area isn’t congested with parking so it’s easy to get parked close by, if not directly outside the cottage.
A beautifully furnished market town cottage
The Little Townhouse is a gorgeous home-from-home with stylish decor and furnishings throughout. Perfectly positioned in this popular market town, you’ll find the whole of Northumberland at your fingertips.
Facts & Features
Up to 4 guests and 1 baby.
1 infant welcome. No travel cot, highchair or stair gate available. Guests must bring their own.
2 bedrooms: 1 double bedroom with a double-size bed (4ft 6″) and 1 twins/super king bedroom (3ft singles/6ft bed).
All pillows and duvets are high quality anti-allergenic. Luxury bed linen and towels provided.
The family bathroom is on the ground floor, and contains a large walk-in shower, wash basin with storage underneath, WC, illuminated mirror and heated towel rail. Complimentary toiletries included by Notes of Northumberland.
The enclosed, east-facing rear patio is a sun trap. It’s decked with a table and chairs for 4 people.
On-street parking on the road at the front of the cottage. There are no parking charges.
Nearest EV Charging Point
Click here to find the nearest EV charging point – use postcode NE66 1RE
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival days are Friday or Monday (short breaks available)
Arrival: from 4pm Departure: by 10am
A gorgeous Welcome Hamper is provided, which includes some lovely basics: locally-baked bread, butter, milk, tea, coffee and some luxury extras including wine, biscuits and jams. Waffle-style bathrobes and slippers provided upon request, luxury complimentary toiletries by Notes of Northumberland, as well as top quality bed linen and towels. A bespoke property and local area guide tells you all you need to know to make the most of your stay. Free unlimited Wi-Fi.
Electric fan oven and grill, 4-ring gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer. 2-slice toaster, kettle, microwave and Nespresso Vertuo coffee machine – initial supply of pods provided (not regular Nespresso pods). Iron, ironing board, vacuum. Hairdryers, books and board games. Central heating throughout. Open fire in the lounge – small supply of fuel provided between October-April.
Large Smart TV in the lounge and portable Bluetooth speaker.
There is no BBQ provided but you may use your own in the rear patio. Please take care of the wooden decked area.
Accommodation across two floors; lounge, kitchen/diner and bathroom on the ground floor; both bedrooms on the first floor.
Virtual Tour & Floorplan
Here is the 3D Virtual Tour of The Little Townhouse in Alnwick. Click and drag your mouse or touch screen to explore the property. A floor plan will be available shortly. If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact our team on 01665 710700 or click here to email us.
Map & Local Area
The Little Townhouse is located in central Alnwick, making it the perfect spot for exploring this beautiful market town on foot and the rest of Northumberland by car.
Alnwick sits at the foot of the Cheviot hills and is just 4 miles from the best beaches on the Northumberland Heritage Coastline. You can walk to iconic Alnwick Castle from the cottage, which is the setting for Harry Potter’s ‘Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’ and featured heavily in Downton Abbey, and to the equally world-famous Alnwick Garden and Treehouse, with its magnificent cascading fountains, ‘Poison Garden’ and renowned restaurant housed in the Treehouse itself.
Barter Books, one of the largest second-hand book stores in the UK is also just a short walk from the cottage and where many an afternoon can be spent browsing their fantastic range of books over a cup of tea or coffee. The rest of Alnwick’s main street, walks and interesting places to explore can all be found on foot without even having to get in the car!
To find out the distance of this cottage from your own home, how long it will take to drive there and other options for alternative transport, click here: The Little Townhouse on Googlemaps and enter your home postcode. The postcode for The Little Townhouse is NE66 1RE
Click the map to view local facilities and other cottages in the same area and generally explore the location.
Tips from a local
Recently refurbished to a beautiful standard, The Cookie Jar is a new restaurant, bar and hotel in the centre of Alnwick. Their Afternoon G&Tea is highly rated by locals and must be booked in advance.
The beautiful gardens are a relaxing retreat in the centre of the town and the experience is sure to be a real treat!
Tips from a local
Head up to Barter Books in Alnwick, which is an old Victorian train station converted into the most fabulous bookstore, about 10 minutes’ walk from the cottage. 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!
Tips from a local
Take a walk around Hulne Park in Alnwick, once the hunting grounds of the Percy family and open to the public during the day. Click here to download some routes around Hulne Park, but unfortunately dogs aren’t allowed.
Tips from a local
Cragside is a must when staying in this area of Northumberland. Cragside was the first country house in the world to be lit using hydroelectric power, pioneered by Lord Armstrong, a key figure in Northumberland. As well as the incredibly interesting and beautiful house, the whole estate is open to the public with its magnificent walks and country trails, as well as a huge children’s play park and a very nice café too.
It’s ran by the National Trust, click HERE to visit the website, it’s about 15 minutes drive from Alnwick.
Tips from a local
Visit the Bailiffgate Museum, in the heart of Alnwick Market Town. The museum and gallery is a people’s museum, where fascinating stories of the past are told about the town and district of Alnwick. The town’s old Castle Quarter, which was previously a church, provides a calm and beautiful setting in which to celebrate Alnwick and Northumberland’s distinctive heritage, display special exhibitions and present a range of events. There’s a bit of something for everyone here!
Owner of The Little Townhouse
We asked the owners of The Little Townhouse what they love about Alnwick:
“Having lived in Northumberland since I was a child, I wanted somewhere for family & friends to visit and The Little Townhouse ticked all the boxes. The central location of the house was a huge factor and being able to walk to the Alnwick Gardens and Castle is ideal.
A walk in Hulne Park whatever the season is still a favourite of mine, the scenery is stunning and the views from Brizlee are a hidden treasure. I hope our guests love exploring Northumberland as much as I still do!”
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