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
20/02/2019

Perfect!


Jonathan E,
This is a fantastic place to stay. Spacious yet cosy, lovely decor, beautiful quiet location, great breakfast. David and Jude were friendly welcoming hosts and did everything they could to make our stay enjoyable. Highly recommended.
tripadvisor
04/02/2019

Lovely B&B, great hosts doing things 'right'


BesideTheSeasiders, Seahouses, United Kingdom
We had a single-night stay at The Old Rectory as a birthday treat. The house is lovely, our room was very comfortable, and the breakfast fabulous. In short - all the important things are really thought about and taken care of. But what's most impressive is the really genuine, warm and friendly hospitality which Jude & Dave offer. This is the very essence of what's best about B&B. No hotel anywhere can possibly offer the kind of welcome we received here - because a hotel is always a hotel, whereas this is a lovely home. Jude & Dave are consummately professional, yet effortlessly and genuinely friendly. A lovely place to stay.
tripadvisor
03/12/2018

Wonderful location for exploring the Northumberland Coast


freqworld_traveller, Cambridge, United Kingdom
What an absolute gem! This atmospheric B&B is located very close to the coastal path, some wonderful walks available from the doorstep. The room was large, comfortable with a warm welcome awaiting our arrival. Breakfast was delicious, you had to order the night before and it was cooked freshly for you in the morning. We loved the chickens pecking around the property and the resident cats. There is plenty of parking available, the roaring fires were a lovely place to toast yourself in the evenings. Well done for such a wonderful place!!
tripadvisor
25/11/2018

Very warm welcome


scmeakin, Sheffield, United Kingdom
We stayed at The Old Rectory for 2 nights to attend a local family party. We couldn’t have been made to feel more welcome. Nothing was any trouble, including lending us torches so we could walk in the dark to our family, and even boxing up some home made banana muffins for us to eat on our train journey home (which were greatly enjoyed!). The Old Rectory is full of character with large comfortable inviting rooms (with real fires in the sitting area and dining room). We had the family suite (2A and 3C) which comprised a double room, a room with two singles and a roll away added, and a separate huge bathroom with a bath and separate shower. The attention to detail was phenomenal. The usual provisions of towels (large and fluffy), toiletries in the bathroom, hospitality tray (with fresh milk and water in the mini fridge and a stack of chocolate digestives in a Kilner jar!), but also a cuddly toy on each of the children’s beds, a selection of games to play in the cupboard in their room, and binoculars with a bird watching book. Location is fabulous. Only 15 minutes walk to the coastal path (and there are some stunning walks from there), and 15 minutes walk to Howick Gardens. The beds were so comfortable we all slept so well, and it is so wonderfully quiet! Breakfast selection is made the evening before (and includes full breakfasts, Craster kippers, eggs benedict) and is cooked fresh for you in the morning. There is also a selection of cereals, juice, yogurt and make your own toast with jams and Nutella. Absolutely loved staying here and looking for an excuse to go back so we can take advantage of its location to go for some stunning walks.
tripadvisor
22/09/2018

Short break


mikepU5599RQ,
We booked for a three night break but wished we could have stayed longer. Very friendly and personable. A great location for visiting the coast with lots of walking in the area. Lovely rooms in a quiet location but near to some good places. Good breakfast with personal service.
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