Old Rectory Howick

Craster
Alnwick
Northumberland
NE66 3LE

01665 577590
07908748729

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Awards

QIT 4 Star Produced in Northumberland

Overview

Stay in peaceful surroundings in a comfortable atmosphere at the Old Rectory, Howick Country House B&B.

In the lovely village of Howick, close to Craster, we are ideally placed for exploring Howick Hall Gardens & Arboretum, the Alnwick Garden and Alnwick Castle, and Dunstanburgh Castle.  We are only yards from the Northumberland Heritage Coast, on the Northumberland Coast Path and St Oswald's Way.

We offer spacious, comfortable rooms, a warm and friendly welcome and good food using local produce, including the world famous Craster kippers. We are close to many good pubs and restaurants where you can experience unique Northumbrian produce, including Lindisfarne Oysters, Northumbrian Hill Lamb and tasty local cheeses.

Our newly refurbished guest lounge is a cozy place to relax or socialise after a hard day exploring and you can also relax in our small sauna. There are many picturesque short works to enjoy in the surrounding fields and woods and along the coast.  Enjoy watching wildlife from our garden or your room window.  You can regularly see  pheasants, barn owls, red squirrels, hares and many garden birds including a Greater Spotted Woodpecker.

Dogs and children are welcome, as long as they promise not to chase the chickens or our cats, Owen, Smokey and Patsy.

Access information

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
We are on the road that runs through Howick village, at the end of a 100m, level, private gravel drive.
There are marked parking bays for 5 cars, but room for more.
The surface is level, flat and gravel, and drop-offs can be made to the front door. There is a 2.5cm step over the front door threshold into the entrance hall.
We can assist guests with luggage.

Please see our website for a full access statement.


Road directions

Our postcode is NE66 3LE. 

From the A1 take the Alnwick/Denwick slip road (B1340) and follow the signs for Longhoughton.  Turn off the B1339 north of Longhougton, signposted Howick.    Passing the Howick Hall Gardens, turn towards the coast then take the left hand turn towards Howick village.  The Old Rectory is the first turn to the right.

Approaching via the A1068 from the south, leave Hipsburn then turn right into Lesbury, following signs for Longhougton.  Turn right into Longhoughton village then turn off the B1339 north of Longhougton, signposted Howick.    Passing the Howick Hall Gardens, turn towards the coast then take the left hand turn towards Howick village.  The Old Rectory is the first turn to the right.

Approaching along the coast from the North, turn off at Embleton, following the signs for Craster.  Continue through Dunstan until the road hits a section with the coast immediately to the left.  Turn right at the sign for Howick Village.  Continue through the village, turning left and past the Village Hall.  The Old Rectory is the driveway on the left.


Public transport

The nearest airport is Newcastle International 35 miles to the south.

Trains from London and Edinburgh stop at Alnmouth Station at Hipsburn, which is on the East Coast Mainline.

There is a good bus service to Longhoughton, but only buses only come through Howick twice a day due ot a low bridge.  

Taxis are available but it is recommended they be booked in advance.


Room information for Old Rectory Howick

Type Qty Capacity Guide price
Double ensuite room
(Double en-suite room)
3 2
£100.00
B&B per room per night
(£90.00 single occupancy)
Min: £90.00 - Max: £120.00
Twin ensuite room
(Twin Ensuite)
1 2
£100.00
B&B per room per night
(£90.00 single occupancy)
Min: £90.00 - Max: £120.00
Double ensuite room
(Double Ensuite with Day Bed)
1 3
£130.00
B&B per room per night
Min: £120.00 - Max: £150.00
Family room
(Family Room with Private Bathroom)
1 4
£170.00
B&B per room per night
Min: £150.00 - Max: £190.00
Double room
(Double Room with Private Bathroom)
1 2
£90.00
B&B per room per night
(£80.00 single occupancy)
Min: £80.00 - Max: £110.00
Twin room
(Twin with Private Bathroom)
1 2
£90.00
B&B per room per night
(£80.00 single occupancy)
Min: £80.00 - Max: £110.00
Total capacity: 19

We offer one night stays for an additional charge of £20 per night.  Please call or email us to book.

Our family suite consist of adjacent double and twin rooms which, when booked together, share a large bathroom with both bath and separate shower.

Special offers

4 Nights Discount

Stay 4 nights or more and get £5 per night off the standard room rate or £10 off the family suite rate. Just book online as usual and we'll adjust the price on your final bill. Available from 1 November 2018.

5 nights plus discount

Stay for 5 nights or more and get £10 per night off the standard room rate or £20 off the family suite rate. Just book online as usual and we'll adjust the price on your final bill. Available from 1 November 2018.

Child / family friendly at Old Rectory Howick Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Family friendly
Childrens facilities at Old Rectory Howick Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Childrens facilities
Car parking available at Old Rectory Howick Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Car parking available
Special diets catered for at Old Rectory Howick Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Special diets catered for
Credit / debit cards accepted at Old Rectory Howick Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Credit / debit cards accepted
TV available at Old Rectory Howick Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Television
Hairdryer available at Old Rectory Howick Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Hairdryer
Tea / coffee facilities at Old Rectory Howick Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Tea / Coffee facilities
Guest garden at Old Rectory Howick Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Garden for guest use
Laundry / washing facilities at Old Rectory Howick Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Washing machine / Laundry
Log fire / Open fireplace at Old Rectory Howick Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Log fire / Open fireplace
Residents lounge at Old Rectory Howick Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Residents lounge
Cycle friendly at Old Rectory Howick Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Cycle friendly
Walker friendly at Old Rectory Howick Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Walker friendly
Packed lunches available at Old Rectory Howick Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Packed lunches available
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Short breaks available at Old Rectory Howick Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Short breaks available
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tripadvisor
04/06/2019

A great welcome to a lovely setting


EithneC25,
We had a very comfortable couple of nights in Howick while exploring the local area and visiting the Farne Islands. Jude and Dave were very helpful with ideas about local places to visit. Breakfast was delicious - we were spoiled for choice with a great menu showcasing local food. Looking forward to returning on our next visit to Northumberland.
tripadvisor
02/06/2019

Friendly welcome


Fiona B,
Friendly welcome from David on arrival, both he and Jude are more than willing to advise on things to see and do in the locality. Rooms are comfortable, honesty bar was a nice surprise, Breakfasts are great with local products used well. We enjoyed our stay with the new owners of the old rectory and will be returning Stephen & Fiona
tripadvisor
20/05/2019

Idyllic in every way


WoofLondon, London
This is the perfect spot for a relaxing getaway. Warm hospitality, gorgeous breakfast, large rooms with comfy country feel. Perfect spot for exploring Northumberland coast, with Howick Gardens next door (an absolute must with the loveliest natural landscapes & impressive tearoom). Stunning coastal walks. Can't wait to go back with for longer stay! Ideal for dog owners.
tripadvisor
13/05/2019

A real Northumberland gem


Liz L,
We stayed at the Old Rectory for 5 nights after finding it on the internet and seeing it had excellent reviews. Hosts Dave and Jude are charming and made us feel very welcome. The house is really charming and the rooms are spacious and well appointed (we stayed in Jack). Waking to the dawn chorus and viewing the spectacular dark skies made it all very special. The Old Rectory has beautiful gardens with well mannered cats and very friendly chickens who provide wonderful fresh breakfast eggs. Breakfasts are superb with a variety of traditional and unusual choices including jam and compotes from the garden, Craster kippers, full traditional Northumberland and a great Spanish dish; can’t remember the name but it was spicy and delicious. There are plenty of places to visit nearby and wonderful coastal walks . Eateries are all a short drive or a brisk walk away but we found it easy to eat while we were out (lovely Italian in Alnwick and fish and chips in Seahouses to name but 2). We enjoyed our stay immensely and wish Dave and Jude all the best for the future, hopefully we’ll be back!
tripadvisor
12/05/2019

Delightful experience!


Ruby1956, Windermere, United Kingdom
My sister and I were walking St Oswalds Way and had been booked into the Old Rectory. It was a bit further out of Craster than we expected and as we walked there we were worried about where we would eat that night. It was such a relief to be greeted by David with the news that they now do evening meals. We went from being tired and hungry to enjoying a lovely meal with a bottle of wine and relaxing in front of a cosy fire. A wonderful experience from the moment David greeted us at the door to our farewell from Jude the next morning. Thank you!
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