Old Rectory Howick

Craster
Alnwick
Northumberland
NE66 3LE

01665 577590
07908748729

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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 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.

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: £85.00 - Max: £100.00
Twin ensuite room
(Twin Ensuite)
1 2
£100.00
B&B per room per night
(£90.00 single occupancy)
Min: £85.00 - Max: £100.00
Double ensuite room
(Double Ensuite with Day Bed)
1 3
£100.00
B&B per room per night
Min: £80.00 - Max: £130.00
Family room
(Family Room with Private Bathroom)
1 4
£150.00
B&B per room per night
Min: £120.00 - Max: £150.00
Double room
(Double Room with Private Bathroom)
1 2
£90.00
B&B per room per night
Min: £75.00 - Max: £90.00
Twin room
(Twin with Private Bathroom)
1 2
£90.00
B&B per room per night
(£80.00 single occupancy)
Min: £75.00 - Max: £90.00
Total capacity: 19

We offer one night stays if available  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

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
WiFi available at Old Rectory Howick Bed & Breakfast Accommodation WiFi
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Linen provided at Old Rectory Howick Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Linen provided
Short breaks available at Old Rectory Howick Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Short breaks available
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tripadvisor
04/05/2018

Excellent B&B in beautiful Northumberland


Gemski00, Hong Kong, China
I stayed here in April with my husband and 4 month old daughter when visiting from Germany. The B&B has lots of character and is in a beautiful location! We slept well in the front bedroom, the bed was very comfortable and there was enough space for a travel crib (which Dave kindly provided for us!). The breakfast was brilliant - we recommend the full English! We spent the day exploring Alnwick Castle where parts of Harry Potter were filmed - Dave gave us a money off voucher - so don’t book in advance if you plan on going!! Overall we had a fantastic time and will be back to stay the next time we are in the area! :-)
tripadvisor
13/04/2018

New owners, superb welcome


Rona541, London, United Kingdom
The Old Rectory has just reopened with new owners and we have just had the pleasure of being one of the first guests. We could not have had a better welcome. Spotless comfortable rooms, fabulous friendly hosts, superb breakfast. There is still work going on to upgrade the business but I doubt you'd even be aware of that and only the most mean spirited could fail to warm to this home from home. The location is fantastic, right beside the coastal path, Howick Hall House and gardens and a lovely walk away from Craster with great pub, restaurant and cafe. Child friendly, people friendly, we can't wait to return.
tripadvisor
06/10/2017

Quiet and peaceful .....


ROSEMUIR57, Enfield, United Kingdom
Spent a few nights in early October 17 at the Old Rectory to celebrate our wedding anniversary - located a few miles from Craster and Alnwick, this B&B in Howick, offers a peaceful place to stay if you want to explore the hidden gem of the Northumbrian coastal route. Excellent breakfast, lovely house with lots of character. Poor wi-fi but if you are looking for somewhere to stay where you can step out and walk for about 10 minutes and find yourself walking along beautiful and unspoilt hidden beaches and breathtaking coastal walks and castle ruins - this is the place. Just beautiful location. We had Rose room which had a separate bathroom along a hallway - so not ensuite, bathroom a bit dated and could do with a makeover but generally the decor and furniture of the house in keeping with character of this lovely house.....
tripadvisor
14/09/2017

A really great place to stay


stevemardon, leeds uk
Stayed for a couple of nights in July and found it to be be a 5 star guest house in a lovely peaceful location. Room -breakfast -atmosphere and service was faultless and hopefully we will return in the near future. One word of advice is be prepared to eat out early as nearby pubs/restaurants close very early -especially on a sunday.
tripadvisor
13/09/2017

ROMANTIC OLD RECTORY - WONDERFUL PLACE TO STAY


Carol B, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Sunday 20th August 17, My husband and I arrived at The Old Rectory in Howick around 6.00pm, for our six night stay. We were greeted by David and Christine the owners and was given a very warm welcome, we were offered refreshments and Christine’s home-made chocolate cake, but we explained we had a meal booked in a local pub later, so we had our chocolate cake later in the week and it was delicious. Afterwards, we were shown to our room ‘Jill’ in the east wing of this lovely house, a huge charming suite that overlooked front of the house and rolling countryside and was full of late afternoon sunshine. The furnishings were dark mahogany wood appropriate to the design and age of the house, there was a living room area with a comfortable soft beige and pale green sofa and matching chairs, a large television (which we did not use) and a coffee table. The windows had window seats for lazing at one’s leisure. The bedroom area was huge with a lovely dark mahogany wood wardrobe and dressing table and chair. The bedroom decor was done out in a light creamy beige walls. We had a large double bed with white cotton sheets and duvet and a soft pale green and beige coverlet, brown fur bed runner and matching soft pale green and beige curtains and cushions. There was a drinks tray with tea, coffee and hot chocolate and complimentary biscuits, which was every ‘attention to detail’ by David and Christine. We had a lovely large bathroom complete with lovely Victorian fireplace decorated in a soft peach colour with a fully tiled large walk in shower that had piping hot water, and white fluffy towels, there was also a nice selection of complimentary toiletries. My husband and I unpacked and settled in and then we had a quick wash and brush up and then went out for dinner. Breakfasts here were a banquet to enjoy, the food was wonderful and there was such a huge range of things on offer at breakfast, all served by the lovely Lynda, whose bright smile was a joy each morning. The range on offer included, a good hearty Northumberian breakfast, eggs benedict (best I have ever had), 'Heavenly' porridge made with fruit, nuts, honey & cream, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on a croissant, muffin with bacon, mushrooms & a poached egg, eggs Florentine, Craster kippers and much more. There is so much to see and do around the area, and David and Christine are very knowledgeable about the area. I found the whole place very inspiring that I wrote a poem about this lovely place called 'Romantic Retreat'. If you want a wonderful place, with lovely surroundings, then this place is a must. Thanks To All For Your Kindness Carol & Mark x
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