The Sewing Room
A Secluded Retreat near the beach in Arty Alnmouth
The Sewing Room in Alnmouth is part of a beautifully restored Georgian Grade II listed building, which was originally a carriage shed for the main house, accessed via the cobbled alley. In more recent years the outbuildings were converted to form The Sewing Room – a writers’ hideaway, where a famous local crime writer composed some well-known novels.
This gorgeous holiday cottage in Alnmouth has been lovingly renovated to create an idyllic retreat, nestled in a secluded courtyard offering a relaxing hidden bolthole, positioned to the rear of the main street. Internally, original features have been retained, including internal beams and timbers, and external original stonework. The sympathetically designed interior has a light, contemporary coastal styling in keeping with the architecture. The open-plan living space creates a homely, sociable vibe.
The Sewing Room is just a stones throw from the beach, where you can explore seven miles of golden sands. The quaint, friendly fishing village boasts an excellent art gallery (which also hosts different types of local ‘street food’ throughout the season), several cafes, a delicious deli and three pubs, all with restaurants, and Alnmouth village is home to the ‘oldest 9 hole golf course in England’.
The Sewing Room sleeps up to four guests and is ideal for a couple, two couples holidaying together, or a small family. Pet friendly too.
The Sewing Room sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms; 1 king size room and 1 twin single bedroom (fixed single beds). The master bedroom has an en-suite with a walk-in shower and there is also a small shower room/WC downstairs.
The open plan living space is sociable, light and airy. There is a small, pretty enclosed courtyard garden with table and chairs for al-fresco dining. Whilst there is not designated parking space, parking is free all around Alnmouth village.
The Sewing Room is located behind the main street of Alnmouth and entrance is through the old carriage doors just next to The Carriage House. The cobbled pathway leads into the impressive courtyard, directly to a pathway leading to the cottage. The courtyard is divided by a beautiful stone wall which adjoins the two gardens. A solid oak stable door leads straight into the pretty coastal kitchen. The courtyard is straight from the front of the cottage, which is next door to the courtyard of Carriage House.
The gorgeous shaker-style kitchen with a white quartz worktop is well stocked. There is an electric fan oven, 4-ring gas hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine/tumble dryer, microwave, kettle, toaster and cafetiere. The dining table seats 4 guests or you can dine ‘al fresco’ in the courtyard.
Open plan to the kitchen, the lounge is one step down from the kitchen and features a large Smart TV, electric ‘wood burning effect’ fire, a host of books and games, 4-seater corner sofa, armchair with footstool and coffee table.
Serving as a bathroom for guests in the twin bedroom and also a ground floor WC, the shower room contains a walk in shower, basin, WC and heated towel rail. Beautiful ceramic floor tiles are an added feature.
This spacious cupboard is ideal for storage of coats and boots.
Main Bedroom with en-suite
This spacious room contains a king size bed (5ft wide), in-built wardrobe and shelves, as well as a feature ornamental fireplace and mirror above. The en-suite features a walk-in shower with rainfall shower head and attachment, WC, basin, heated towel rail and wall-size mirror. Fluffy towels and luxury linen are provided, as well as a hair dryer.
This quirky bedroom has two single beds (3ft wide), which cannot be joined together. There is a set of drawers and hanging space is located just outside the bedroom, on the landing in a walk-in cupboard. Fluffy towels and luxury linen are provided, as well as a hairdryer with small drawers and a mirror above.
This pretty cottage patio garden features a table with 4 chairs, and is enclosed with flowering borders. The patio is adjacent to the patio area of The Carriage House, divided by a beautiful, low stone wall, with feature decorative rope and an adjoining wooden gate which – whilst separate – is ideal for accessing the whole courtyard when these two properties are booked together, thus accommodating up to 12 guests.
While there is no allocated parking for The Sewing Room, parking is free right along the main street, with bays directly outside The Carriage House. Parking usually isn’t a problem first and last thing in the day, but can get busy in the middle of the day. A disabled parking bay is situated right outside The Carriage House. There are plenty of free bays right along the beach front, moments away from the cottage.
A Quaint Retreat by the Sea
This beautiful retreat has been lovingly restored to the gorgeous bolthole is it today. A quality finish combined with calm coastal decor makes this secluded bolthole a tranquil retreat to return to after a day exploring.
Facts & Features
Up to 4 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 and 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 patio garden in a west-facing position.
There is no designated parking for The Sewing Room. Parking is on the main street of Alnmouth Village or down towards the golf club.
Accommodation on two floors. Step down from kitchen to lounge. Both showers are level access.
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 £150 refundable Good Housekeeping Deposit or a smaller non-refundable £24 Deposit Waiver, which covers you to the value of £150. Please choose which option you prefer when booking. Click HERE for more information.
2 bedrooms; main bedroom with a king size bed (5ft wide), second bedroom with two single beds (3ft wide).
En suite has a large, walk-in shower with rainfall shower head and additional attachment, WC and wash hand basin with heated towel rail. The ground floor shower room has a walk-in shower, rainfall head and attachment, WC, wash hand basin and heated towel rail. Towels and complimentary toiletries provided.
Fridge, freezer, electric oven and gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and cafetiere. Washing machine, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryers, books and games. Central heating throughout.
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.
Map & Local Area
The Sewing Room is situated just behind 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 Sewing Room – approx. 2-5 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.
Click the map to view local facilities and other cottages in the same area and generally explore the location.
Lovely cottage, everything we needed, lots of attention to detail, nice to have the courtyard. Great location. Reassuring to see the extra cleaning for COVID. Very generous welcome basket.Escape the ordinary read our guest book
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. The beach can be reached at the end of Alnmouth’s main street and only 10 minutes walk from the cottage.
Tips from a local
Visit Scott’s Deli
The jewel in the crown in Alnmouth is the newly opened Scott’s Deli. A delightful and refreshing addition to this gorgeous little village is the deli which serves an exciting mix of premium products as well as their fresh selection of cheeses, baked goods, deli sandwiches and much more. Any gin lovers should stop by here to admire the great selection of gins they have on offer, especially local ones too.
It is well recommended you stop by the deli during your stay in Alnmouth or anywhere close by, to pick up some tasty treats to take back to your cottage.
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
Enjoy Happy Hour at The Italia!
The Italia is an Italian restaurant within the Hope and Anchor pub and the food is great. Their happy hour is perfect for families and is very reasonably priced.
It’s just 5 easy minutes from the cottage so is perfect to head to early-evening and finish off with a stroll along the beach afterwards
Tips from a local
The Red Lion Inn is a really traditional pub with the best atmosphere! They have embraced the classic style and retained its original features, which adds to the cosyness of the true Northumbrian pub. They have a lovely beer garden and a restaurant too and serve a good Sunday lunch. The pub quiz is great and takes place every Tuesday. Dogs can come too!
Not sure where to start?
We know Northumberland and all of our cottages inside out, so if you have any particular queries, please don’t hesitate to call or email us. We’re more than happy to help!