- 4 Star
A Beautiful and Unique Holiday Property in the Historic Heart of Alnwick
This beautifully refurbished Grade 2* Listed historic tower has been sympathetically restored to create a 3 storey, luxury tower sleeping up to 2 people. Pottergate Tower is steeped with history, with stunning architecture and design – every aspect of the tower is interesting and unique, it’s very different to the usual self-catering cottage and eco-friendly too.
With stunning views from every elevation at a high level; overlooking fabulous Alnwick Castle and the beautiful townscape of historic Alnwick, with the countryside beyond, this magical medieval tower provides the perfect luxury escape from the hustle and bustle of 21st century living. Click HERE to read all about the fascinating history of Pottergate Tower.
With original, narrow stone spiral steps up to this ‘Princess Tower’, you access the property from near the main street of Alnwick. The kitchen is spacious, light and open with all the mod-cons and appliances you would expect.
Pottergate Tower is furnished and equipped to a minimum of a 4 Star GOLD Award standard. Sleeping just 2, this sumptuous and unique bolt-hole provides a wonderful medieval experience.
Unfortunately no dogs, children or babies are permitted to stay at the tower due to the nature of the building.
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So much thought and consideration has been put into transforming this historical monument into very comfortable and warm, luxury accommodation, whilst retaining every bit of the building’s unique character and provenence. Cutting edge technology has been utilised to provide the comforts of 21st century living at the same time as having the unique experience of holidaying in a historic tower. For those visiting Alnwick to experience the history and majesty of this ducal town – and perhaps also the magic of the Harry Potter legacy, as Alnwick Castle provided the setting for Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, there is no better place to experience Alnwick than with a stay at Pottergate Tower.
View from Pottergate Tower across the historic rooftops of the town to Majestic Alnwick Castle and the Duke’s Pastures beyond.
The entrance to Pottergate Tower is from the bottom of the tower itself. Parking is available under the tower for unloading, then your car can be parked on the roadside just a few yards away from the tower. The entrance to the first floor is up a very narrow, spiral stone staircase, which makes it unsuitable for anyone with impaired mobility, children and dogs.
The first level of the tower contains the kitchen and mezzanine viewing area.
With huge arched windows on all 4 elevations, light floods into this contemporary kitchen area. High gloss cream cabinetry with walnut work surfaces perfectly compliment the natural stonework. Warming Karndean flooring provides a ‘softer’ stone-effect floor.
All the usual appliances are provided, including electric oven, electric ceramic hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, Tassimo coffee machine, fridge with freezer box. The separate island has 2 stools at the breakfast bar, but there is also a separate, more formal dining area, where the glass-topped dining table with a walnut base and complimentary leather upholstered chairs provides an ideal setting for evening dining.
Mezzanine Viewing Platform
Leading up a flight of stairs from the kitchen and dining area, the cleverly constructed mezzanine level offers stunning panoramic views of Alnwick Castle and the market town, with the Duke’s Pastures and moors behind. With a comfortable built in window seat and book case containing historical reference books, guide books and novels, this is the ideal place to enjoy the view and watch the world go by in your own medieval Tower.
A narrow and winding stone staircase leads from the first floor ‘kitchen’ level up to the 2nd floor lounge and bathroom level.
The comfortable lounge has been furnished in a contemporary style to compliment the old stone walls and antique features of the tower. With a corner sofa, Smart TV with integral DVD player and walls hung with local artworks, this room provides the perfect escapist bolt-hole from everyday life. There’s an extensive library of DVD films for your use, along with an XBox games console with a selection of games.
A stunning Gothic-arched stone carved and mullioned window provides a breathtaking view of Alnwick Castle during the day and a beautiful backdrop to the room at night. If you’re awake early enough, this window provides a fabulous dawn view of Alnwick Castle.
Located just off the lounge, the spacious bathroom features a beautiful view to the north of the town through a Gothic carved stone mullioned window, providing plenty of natural light. Equipped with a large, double-sized luxurious shower, WC and wash hand basin. A mirrored cabinet offers plenty of storage for toiletries. Luxury towels and complimentary toiletries are provided.
Accessed via a staircase from the lounge, this gorgeous bedroom is on a large mezzanine overlooking the lounge below. Windows at floor level provide a 360 degree view of historic Alnwick town and Alnwick Castle.
A superking (6’wide) bed with luxury pocketsprung mattress and luxury bedlinen provides a sumptious nights sleep. This bed is convertable to twin single beds upon request, if required (please state if this is required at the time of booking).
The mezzanine wraps around 2 sides of the tower, with a dressing area along one side. Even though you are high enough up for no-one to be able to see into the room, blinds and curtains are provided for complete privacy (including a blind at the skylight, to block out the very early morning sunshine).
Parking is available on the roadside just a few yards from the Tower, however you are permitted to park under neath the Tower temporarily to unload your luggage.
- Central town location, just a minute’s walk to the centre of the market town of Alnwick
- Furnished and equipped to a minimum 4 Star Gold Award standard
- Great range of food shopping in walking distance, including excellent independent deli’s, butchers, bakers and larger supermarkets
- Several good restaurants, pubs and cafes in just a few minute’s walk
- Alnwick Castle, Alnwick Garden and the famous ‘Barter Books’ book emporium are all within an easy walk
- Smart TV with HD-Freeview and DVD player
- Library of books, games and DVD films
- XBox games console with a selection of games
- Welcome pack provided, including fresh flowers, bread, specialist luxury tea from Bari Tea, coffee and a bottle of wine
- Well equipped contemporary kitchen
- Tassimo coffee machine (2 pods provided, more available to buy locally)
- Iron, ironing board and vacuum
- Top quality pocket sprung super-kingsize bed (6′ wide) with luxury bed linen and fluffy towels
- Option for 2 single beds upon request.
- Complimentary luxury toiletries
- Full eco-friendly electric panelled heating throughout the tower, making it warm and cosy
- Free permit parking on the roadside just a few yards from the Tower
- Free wi-fi
- No smoking in the Tower
- No dogs, children or babies permitted and not recommended for guests with limited mobility due to the very steep stairs.
- No large suitcases as it would be difficult to negotiate with them up the steep spiral staircase!
The access to the Tower is up a very steep and very narrow winding stone staircase. The owner is able to provide a service between 4pm – 7pm on the day of arrival whereby he will help guests with their luggage and belongings and also assist on their departure by arrangement. Because the stairway is so narrow, large suitcases are not able to fit up and down the stair well, only small and medium suitcase and soft bags.
There are no children, babies or pets permitted to stay at Pottergate Tower due to the very narrow and winding steep staircase into the tower. Pottergate Tower is also not suitable for any guests with restricted mobility.
Here is a floor plan of Pottergate Tower, which is not entirely to scale but provided here to give you an idea of the general layout of the tower. If you have any specific queries, please don’t hesitate to call us on 01665 710 700 or email us if you have any queries. We know all our properties intimately so can answer any queries you may have.
Pottergate Tower has been assessed for a quality standard by Visit England and graded as 4 Stars and has also been awarded a GOLD Award for excellence.
Guest Reviews and Feedback
“It’s fabulously unique and very tempting. My wife was enthralled to stay in such an historic tower. It was such an unusual building and yet so comfortable and an adventure for the both of us. We can’t think of anything that would improve the experience!”
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We also have wonderful reviews kindly placed on the review website Tripadvisor, alongside reviews for our other lovely cottages. Click HERE to view our Tripadvisor page.
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If you have any queries regarding Pottergate Tower, please don’t hesitate to email or call us on 01665 710 700.