Treetops in Alnwick
An Impressive Apartment Packed with Character in Historic Alnwick
Treetops in Alnwick is a magnificent apartment situated within Wagonway House which was recently converted into five luxurious and spacious apartments, designed for up-market living in this popular market town. Treetops offers luxury accommodation in historic Alnwick.
Treetops sleeps six guests in three bedrooms and has the feeling of a grand town-centre residence in this lovely characterful building. Plenty of natural light floods this luxurious first floor apartment through the original sash windows, and the outlook skims the top of the trees and looks out to the communal gardens below.
Barter Books is just a stone’s throw away from Treetops, as is the rest of Alnwick town, including Alnwick Castle, The Alnwick Garden and Treehouse and the lovely collection of independent shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants dotted around the town. This luxury accommodation in Northumberland is ideal for couples and families, for a luxury standard of living whilst in this medieval location.
Treetops has free Wi-Fi, designated parking for two cars and is pet-free.
Treetops is a luxury apartment sleeping 6 guests in 3 bedrooms. There are 2 double rooms and one bedroom with twin beds that can be made into a super king size upon request. The main bedroom has an en suite and there is also a family bathroom.
The open-plan living space is the most impressive room in the property, largely due to the huge mezzanine level and spiral staircase for added living space above the open plan kitchen-diner and lounge with gas fire.
Plenty of natural light floods into this first floor apartment through the original sash windows framed with additional double glazing, so it is surprisingly quiet inside.
Free Wi-Fi, two designated parking spaces. We regret dogs are not permitted at Treetops.
There are two entrances into the grand communal hallway, both require a key fob for security. Once inside the building, the original wide staircase leads you to the first floor where you’ll find the entrance to Treetops.
Entrance into the apartment is straight into the long hallway. Shoes can be stored on the external landing if you wish.
Open Plan Living Space
This stunning room features exposed wooden beams, original stone-work and a spiral staircase leading to a mezzanine level, overlooking the rest of the living space. Five large original south-facing sash windows look out across two elevations letting in tons of natural light. They are each framed with double glazing for additional peace and quiet.
The beautiful kitchen features marble surfaces and brushed gold cabinet accessories and is framed by the original stonework above.
This stunning kitchen with a large island features soft lighting, creating a soft atmosphere on an evening. The kitchen contains all of the usual appliances, such as fridge, freezer, two Neff electric fan ovens with electric grills, 4-ring gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, kettle, toaster and cafetiere. There are two bar stools for use at the island for relaxed dining.
The large wooden dining table seats six guests across one bench seat and four chairs.
At the other end of the room is a fireplace with a gas ‘wood-burning effect’ fire, leather corner sofa comfortably seating five guests and an armchair and footstool, and a large Smart TV.
This interesting large space is accessed via a feature spiral staircase in the corner of the room. This area contains a study area with desk and chair, additional seating and low coffee table, ideal for board game nights. Bluetooth portable speaker.
A small room off the hallway contains a washer/dryer and a small amount of storage.
Main Bedroom with en-suite
The main bedroom features a double-size bed (4ft 6″ wide), hanging space, drawers and a hairdryer. Luxury linens provided.
The spacious en suite features a stand-alone bath with attachment, separate shower cubicle with rainfall head and attachment, wash hand basin with storage, illuminated mirror and WC. Complimentary toiletries provided, brand TBC.
A beautiful bright and airy room with two large original windows, framed with additional double glazing. This bedroom contains a double-size ‘sleigh-style’ bed (4ft 6″ wide), hanging space, drawers and hairdryer. Luxury linens provided. Family bathroom next door.
The most spacious room of all contains twin single beds (3ft wide) that can be converted into a super king size bed upon request (6ft wide). Hanging space, drawers, original exposed beams, large original sash windows with double glazing. Hairdryer and luxury linens provided.
Using the same beautiful tiles as the en suite, the family bathroom contains a shower over the bath with rainfall shower head and attachment, wash hand basin with storage, illuminated mirror, heated towel rail and WC. Complimentary toiletries provided, brand TBC.
Parking and Outside Space
There is two designated parking spaces for guests at Treetops, with lots of free additional road-side parking nearby.
Wagonway House features a communal garden with no table and chairs.
A Glamorous Apartment packed with Character
Treetops oozes grandeur from the moment you enter the communal entrance. Beautifully designed, this luxury apartment perfectly combines glamour and character, whilst complimenting the historic surroundings of this medieval town.
Facts & Features
Up to 6 guests and 1 baby.
One infant welcome. We regret no travel cot or highchair is provided.
We regret no dogs are permitted at Treetops.
3 bedrooms; 2 double rooms (each with 4ft 6′ wide beds); 1 twin bedroom that can be converted into a super king (3ft wide beds/6ft wide bed).
All non-feather bedding, suitable for those with allergies.
There is 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite bathroom. Please see the individual room descriptions for more information (click ‘Read More’ after the introduction).
Outside & Parking
There is an enclosed communal garden at Wagonway House, with no table or chairs. Two off-road designated parking spaces and lots of free additional parking very close by.
There is no BBQ provided at Treetops. We wouldn’t recommend bringing your own to use in the communal garden.
Please be aware
The shower cubicle in the family bathroom is quite small. There is no lift access to Treetops due to the nature of the old building – only stairs.
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.
An traditional Welcome Hamper is provided, which includes some lovely basics including locally-baked bread, butter, milk, tea, coffee and wine. Complimentary toiletries are included. A bespoke property and local area guide tells you all you need to know to make the most of your stay. Free Wi-Fi for cosy nights in.
Integrated fridge/freezer, 2 Neff electric fan ovens and grill, 4-ring gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, cafetiere. Washer/dryer, iron, ironing board, clothes airer and vacuum. Hairdryers, books and plenty of board games. Central heating as well as the gas fire in the lounge.
Large Smart TV in the lounge, Bluetooth speaker and free Wi-Fi.
Accommodation across 1 floor, but communal stairs are required to reach the entrance to the apartment. Level access in through the front door.
There are two designated spaces for Treetops and more free on-street parking is available close-by.
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.
Map & Local Area
Treetops is centrally yet privately placed within central Alnwick town, in a quiet little haven right next to Barter Books. It will take you no more than a few minutes on foot to reach the main street of the town. You can easily walk to Alnwick Garden, Alnwick Treehouse and the Castle from the property, as well as a great selection of restaurants, shops and pubs.
The coast is easy to reach from Alnwick too, both north and south. Heading southbound you will come to Alnmouth, Warkworth and Amble with the quirky Alnmouth pubs, beautiful Warkworth beach and rock pools and the interesting working Amble harbour.
To the north you can discover Craster with their nationally recognised Swallowfish kipper smokehouse, Embleton with it’s stunning beach, Beadnell – a water sports haven, Seahouses harbour with famous Billy Shiels Farne Islands boat tours and Bamburgh with it’s magnificent castle. Alnwick is a perfect place to be based whether you wish to leave the car parked for a few days or head out for a drive to explore all the beautiful scenery in Northumberland
To find out the distance from your own home to Treetops, click on this link. The postcode for the property is NE66 1QQ.
Click the map to view local facilities and other cottages in the same area and generally explore the location.
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 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.
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
Enjoy a beautiful stroll around the castle grounds
Take a stroll from the apartment, through the town and over the stunning pastures surrounding Alnwick.
To complete the full loop, the walk takes roughly 2 hours, but there are a few different points where you can turn off the track and head back into the town if you’d prefer a shorter stroll. You’ll be stunned by the gorgeous views of Alnwick Castle (as seen on Harry Potter, Downton Abbey and Transformers), and the River Aln trickling through the fields hosts a lovely setting to stop for a break and a picnic.
Not sure where to start?
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