Aln Valley Cottages

The Grange
Whittingham
Alnwick
Northumberland
NE66 4BE

+44 01665 574733

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Two romantic cottages with four poster beds, situated in the idyllic Vale of Whittingham, at the foot of the Cheviot Hills, on the fringe of Northumberland National Park, and close to Alnwick and the stunning beaches and iconic castles of the Northumbrian Coast.

Grooms Cottage (sleeps 2) is the quintessential romantic hideaway for couples! Grooms Cottage is a newly completed conversion nestled in a private courtyard in a simply magical setting.  With an open aspect across undulating farmland, Grooms Cottage is the perfect choice for couples who desire peace and tranquillity. Awarded the prestigious 4* GOLD by Visit Britain, the accommodation is immaculately presented throughout. Snuggle in front of the cosy wood-burning stove and watch the flames dance.  The bedroom boasts a gorgeous four-poster bed, which leads to luxurious en-suite facilities with a glamorous roll-top bath as well as the convenience of a refreshing shower too.

Ground Floor
The accommodation is all on the ground floor and has a very spacious open plan lounge / dining / kitchen area:
Lounge area:  with wood-burning stove, Freesat TV and DVD
Dining area:  beautifully furnished for six to dine
Kitchen area:  with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice-box, dishwasher and washer / dryer
One step down to…
Bedroom:  with 4-poster king-sized bed
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Bathroom:  with roll-top bath, separate shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

Granary Cottage (sleeps 4) was once a substantial wing of a beautiful Victorian country house and now transformed into an independent and stunning property snuggled in a private courtyard with an open aspect across undulating farmland.  Situated in the Vale of Whittingham at the foot of the Cheviot Hills and perched on the fringe of the Northumberland National Park makes the location of Granary Cottage simply idyllic.
This property has been awarded the prestigious 4* GOLD by Visit Britain, the accommodation is immaculately presented throughout. With the convenience of being on ground floor level, the master bedroom boasts a gorgeous four-poster bed with luxurious en-suite facilities.  With an extra shower room on the ground floor and a twin bedroom on the first floor; this divine property is suitable for the gathering of families and friends alike or for those couples seeking something rather special.

Ground Floor:
Lounge / diner:  with electric ‘stove effect’ fire, Freesat TV and DVD; table and chairs for four to dine comfortably
Kitchen:  with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge / freezer, dishwasher and washer / dryer; breakfasting bar with high stools
Bedroom 1:  with king-size four-poster bed and en-suite facilities with bath, separate shower enclosure, WC and wash basin
Shower room:  with shower enclosure, WC and wash basin

First Floor:
Bedroom 2:  with two single beds

Aln Valley Cottages are positioned a couple of miles from the picturesque village of Whittingham, which has its own Pele tower and a church which dates back to Saxon times. Ramblers and cyclists will absorb the wild and lonely vistas of this stunning location.  Enjoy a riverside picnic in the breathtaking Ingram Valley, a mere 5 miles from Grooms Cottage.  Or take a walk in Alwinton, the gateway to the most remote part of the Coquet valley, only 11 miles away.  A little further north is the Harthope valley with its dramatic crags and the private College valley too.   The owners are qualified mountain leaders and climbing instructors, so why not learn to navigate the Cheviot Hills or try rock climbing before returning at the end of an exhilarating day to the luxurious comfort of your cottage.  

The picture postcard village of Rothbury sits at the foot of the Simonside Hills only 10 miles away and offers a wide array of facilities including several shops, pubs and quaint tea rooms.  Fishing for salmon and trout on the River Coquet is a popular pastime (permits available locally) and golf can be arranged on its riverside course  The National Trust property of Cragside was the first home to be lit by hydro-electricity and the elegant house and its grounds are a popular visitor attraction close by.    

The bustling market town of Alnwick has attractive cobbled streets and is protected by its dramatic castle, the ancestral home to the Duke of Northumberland (notably famous as the film location for Harry Potter!) and offers many facilities only 8 miles east. Enjoy a visit to the superb Alnwick Garden, with its Grand Cascade Waterfall and dine in the restaurant within the largest tree house in Europe.

The Heritage coastline this area is renowned for, and designated as An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is only a half hour drive east ensuring Aln Valley Cottages provide an excellent central base for exploring both the unspoilt countryside along with the golden expanses of glorious seashore too.

The cottages can be booked independently or together to accommodate up to 6 guests. The cottages have free wifi, oil central heating, off street parking and enjoy a sheltered courtyard overlooking the fields with BBQ and outdoor dining, as well as a full size table tennis table in the Coach House.


Unit information for Aln Valley Cottages

Type Qty Capacity Guide price
Cottage
(Granary Cottage)
1 4
£325.00
per unit per week
Min: £325.00 - Max: £565.00
Cottage
(Groom's Cottage)
1 2
£315.00
per unit per week
Min: £315.00 - Max: £525.00
Total capacity: 6

Child / family friendly at Aln Valley Cottages Self Catering Accommodation Child / family friendly
Travel Cot & High Chair Available
WiFi available at Aln Valley Cottages Self Catering Accommodation WiFi
Free WiFi
Cycle friendly at Aln Valley Cottages Self Catering Accommodation Cycle friendly
Storage for Bicycles in Coach House
Log fire / Open fireplace at Aln Valley Cottages Self Catering Accommodation Log fire / Open fireplace
Groom's Cottage
Child / family friendly at Aln Valley Cottages Self Catering Accommodation Child / family friendly
Childrens facilities at Aln Valley Cottages Self Catering Accommodation Childrens facilities
Car parking available at Aln Valley Cottages Self Catering Accommodation Car parking available
Cycle friendly at Aln Valley Cottages Self Catering Accommodation Cycle friendly
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Cycle friendly at Aln Valley Cottages Self Catering Accommodation Cycle friendly
Dogs / pets allowed at Aln Valley Cottages Self Catering Accommodation Dogs / pets allowed
Pets welcome in Granary Cottage
Guest garden at Aln Valley Cottages Self Catering Accommodation Garden for guest use
Linen provided at Aln Valley Cottages Self Catering Accommodation Linen provided
Log fire / Open fireplace at Aln Valley Cottages Self Catering Accommodation Log fire / Open fireplace
Short breaks available at Aln Valley Cottages Self Catering Accommodation Short breaks available
WiFi available at Aln Valley Cottages Self Catering Accommodation WiFi
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tripadvisor
29/03/2016

Perfect Location and Accommodation for Romantic getaway


alidennis, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Just stayed at this wonderful cottage for our wedding anniversary. Perfect. Close enough to local attractions if you want to explore the Coast/Castles and the Cheviot's. Cottage equipped to a very high standard and the log burning stove perfect. If you want a place to get away from it all and recharge your batteries this is it. Clive was very knowledgeable about local walking and pointed out a lovely walk a short car journey away right in the heart of the hills. We cooked each evening as there is no local pub without driving but this suited us. Wine and chocolates on arrival were a lovely surprise and put this accommodation above others. We will definitely go back and hopefully soon.
tripadvisor
19/12/2015

Romantic weekend


katbrown12,
Stayed for a birthday weekend, the cottage is really beautiful with the wood burner as a focal feature. The cottage has all necessary amenities for a stay including kitchen utensils, wifi, TV/DVD. Great location for walking and to travel to Alnwick and the coast. The only flaw though very slight is that the shower is not the best goes between hot and cold and not very powerful, other than this though would highly recommend.
tripadvisor
07/04/2015

Brilliant location, lovely cottage


StephJ500,
I spent Easter weekend in Grooms cottage and loved it. The owners were nice and even left us an Easter egg, the location was great with deer and hares running around and was very peaceful with lovely evening walks. The cottage itself was really nice. Great location for the coast, alnwick or cragside and loved the wood burning fire. I enjoyed the relaxing bath too. Only problem was the squeaky bed, it is very loud when you roll over and there's no chance of anyone sleeping through someone getting out of bed. Would happily return though and just wished I could have stayed for the week not just the weekend!
tripadvisor
19/09/2014

Fab cottage


GerrynOlly, Grimsby
My husband and I went for our first holiday with our three month old daughter. The cottage did not disappoint- the photos do not do the cottage it's full justice. It's tastefully decorated with plenty of space, a well thought out layout. Perfect for couples of young families (or extender families if using the cottage next door too). The cottage is well appointed and equipped for your stay; with the log stove, roll top bath and well thought out kitchen the cottage serves as an amazing home from home. The oven is programable so you know you could go out walking for the day and come home to a hearty casserole or roast and a relaxing bath and snuggle by the fire. I would definitely go back again.
tripadvisor
19/08/2014

Good location


redfire1, Kent England
Stayed here for a fortnight recently and found it a modern and comfortable cottage. Well positioned for exploring the countryside and coast. Unfortunately, the lovely four-poster bed creaked terribly at the slightest movement (worse than my husbands snoring!) and the hot water pressure was so low that filling the large, roll-top bath was time consuming and we only bothered once! Luckily there is a good shower as well. We left a note to let the owners know, so hopefully these things will be rectified. Apart from this we had a very enjoyable stay.

Aln Valley Cottages replied: Many thanks for the comments. Given the beautifully remote location, we are on a spring water supply, and although the water tastes wonderful, we experienced problems with the hardness of the water furring up the boiler, but a filter has now been installed, boiler repaired, and the hot water supply is back up to speed. We've tightened up the fittings on the bed too!
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