Shearwater at Alnmouth
A Period Apartment with Stunning Sea Views
Shearwater at Alnmouth is a beautiful period apartment is situated in the very popular coastal village of Alnmouth and has most incredible and tranquil views over the golf course to Alnmouth beach and the coastline north and south.
Shearwater provides a luxury holiday retreat for couples or families and is cosy at any time of the year. With an open fire and a stunning sea view from huge bay windows, even on the most miserable of days Shearwater is a little slice of heaven in this gorgeous coastal village.
There is a bespoke, deep window seat fitted within one of the huge bay windows in the living area, where you can lose yourself in a good book surrounded by beautiful sea views – you can see for miles, right down to Coquet Island off the lovely fishing port of Amble, with its lighthouse blinking in the distance after sundown.
A few minutes easy stroll takes you to fabulous Alnmouth beach and right into the heart of the historic village, with its Ballamory-style houses and excellent range of friendly pubs, restaurants and shops. There’s a fabulous artisan delicatessen and cafe and the popular Old School Art Gallery with its superb range of modern and traditional art from mostly local artists.
Shearwater sleeps up to 6 in 3 bedrooms – 2 double rooms and 1 twin bedroom – with a shared family bathroom. The living area is completely open plan to make the most of the breathtaking views, with comfy sofas surrounding the original open fireplace and a lovely dining area at the other end of the room. The kitchen is newly fitted with another huge window overlooking the golf course and the sea.
Up to 2 well-behaved dogs are welcome for a small charge of £20 each per holiday. Shearwater has been awarded 4 stars by the Visit England tourist board.
Alnmouth is also central within Northumberland, thereby giving easy access to all the attractions including Bamburgh, The Farne Islands, Holy Island, the medieval and picturesque village of Warkworth and market town of Alnwick, with its world famous Alnwick Garden and Alnwick Castle – the setting for Hogwart’s School in the Harry Potter films. It’s great walking and cycling country too.
Open Plan Living and Dining Area
The open plan lounge and dining room is complimented by 3 huge bay windows overlooking the lush green golf course and the golden sandy beach. You can lounge in the window seat to take in the dreamy view of the Northumbrian coastline, watching the boats leaving the Amble harbour in the morning.
The 2 comfortable sofas hug around the original open fireplace and face onto the windows looking out to sea. There is a Smart TV with access to Netflix (from your own account) and an initial supply of logs are provided for the fire between October and April.
The spacious dining table has it’s own deep bay window with a little reading area within the window, so you can get lost in a book and the spectacular sea view:
The kitchen is newly fitted with all of the usual appliances, including a double electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, microwave and Nespresso pod machine (please bring your own pods). There is a little cafe-style chairs and table just for 2 for informal breakfast dining.
Master Bedroom – Double
The master bedroom has the most impressive view from the huge Georgian window just like the views in the lounge.
This bedroom has a double size bed (4ft 6″ wide). Luxury towels, bed linen and a hairdryer provided.
Second Bedroom – Super-king or Twin Single Beds
The second bedroom is interesting as it looks out onto the apartment’s very own private terrace. It won’t be available to sit out there until the spring of 2018 but in the meantime, the owners have made it into a little haven to attract the local birds which makes it very pretty to look out onto.
There is a super-king-size bed (6ft wide) that can be made into twin single beds (3ft wide) upon request, and is equally as spacious as the master bedroom. Luxury fluffy towels and bed linen provided. Hairdryer.
Third Bedroom – Twin Single Beds
The third bedroom has 2 full size single beds (3ft wide) with luxury bed linen and towels provided.
The family bathroom is spacious with a large, walk-in shower, full size bath, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail. Towels and complimentary Elemis toiletries provided.
Although there is no reserved parking for Shearwater, you can park temporarily (for no longer than 30 minutes) next to the communal door for the apartment to unload your belongings. Parking is available around the village.
A Tranquil Coastal Escape
Shearwater is really somewhere you come to switch off and spend a morning sat in the window seat looking out to the everchanging coastline stretching down the county. The style of the apartment mirrors the landscape; calm, coastal and serene.
Facts & Features
Up to 6 guests and 1 baby welcome.
Welcome Hamper including luxury Elemis toiletries and other local goodies. Bespoke area and property guide. Open fire and free Wi-fi.
One baby welcome. Travel cot and highchair available upon request.
Two dogs welcome for £20 each per holiday. Booking Conditions apply, see more details on our Dogs page. Dogs are not permitted to be left in the cottage unattended. Dog sitting service available, contact us to request.
Fridge/freezer, double electric oven and grill, ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and kettle. Nespresso coffee machine. Washer/dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryer, books, music and films.
Smart TV in the lounge with Freeview, free unlimited Wi-Fi. Bluetooth music speaker. Nespresso machine.
The apartment is on the second floor with access only by stairs from the main communal door. The apartment is completely level apart from a couple of steps up to the bathroom which also has a walk-in shower.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival Day: Friday or Monday
Arrival Time: 4pm
Departure Time: 10am
3 bedrooms; the master bedroom has a super-king-size bed (6ft wide) that can be converted into 3ft single twin beds upon request. The second bedroom has a double size bed (4ft 6″) and the third bedroom is a twin bedroom with 3ft single size beds. Hairdryer.
Hypo-allergenic synthetic bedding and pillows are provided on each bed. There is no alternative available.
The family bathroom has a walk-in shower, separate bath, wash hand basin, WC and heated towel rail. Towels and luxury complimentary toiletries provided.
Shearwater doesn’t have a private garden but it has a secret terrace that will be available for use from spring 2018 and is accessed from the second bedroom.
Although there is no allocated parking for Shearwater, you can park next to the entrance door for 30 minutes to unload your belongings. Parking is available around the village for free except for the beach car park where there’s a charge.
Please be Aware
Parking can be busy in Alnmouth especially in busy seasons and neither to owner of Shearwater or Coquet Cottages are able to guarantee a space next to the apartment.
An initial supply of logs are provided for the fire between October and April. Coal is not to be used on the fire.
Map & Local Area
Shearwater is situated in the lovely seaside village of Alnmouth, with stunning views of the beach and coastline, and is just a minute’s walk away from several good restaurants, pubs, shops and cafes and the excellent art gallery, cafe and gift shop ‘The Old School Gallery‘. Alnmouth beach is a beautiful sandy beach which is family and dog friendly all year round and just a short, pleasant walk away from Shearwater.
Alnwick is just 10 minutes north, where there are numerous fine restaurants, the world-famous book store ‘Barter Books’, Alnwick Castle – famous as the setting for Harry Hogwart’s School and featured in Downton Abbey, and the world class attraction of Alnwick Garden and Treehouse.
The delightful village of Warkworth is just 4 miles south from Alnmouth, where there is a good range of pubs, restaurants, cafes, lovely quirky shops and art galleries. The magnificent castle is fascinating to explore and there are lovely riverside walks, where the River Coquet encircles the village before meandering out to sea.
To find out the distance from your own home to Shearwater, how long it will take to drive there and other options for alternative transport, click here: Shearwater on Google maps and enter your home postcode in the box provided. The postcode of the property is NE66 2RZ.
- Local Facilities
- Places to eat/drink
Tips from a local
Have a chilled day on Alnmouth Beach. Take a picnic hamper, flask of tea, bucket and spade and kite and enjoy a traditional seaside afternoon on the stunning Northumberland coastline. Pick up some tasty deli treats from Scott’s of Alnmouth Deli on the main street to enjoy whilst sinking your toes into the soft Northumbrian sand.
Tips from a local
Head over the road to The Old School Gallery and view the stunning exhibitions of local artists, have a browse around the gift shop, and relax with a brew and slice of cake in the cosy tea room. During the summer they have street food in the courtyard.
Tips from a local
Head up to Barter Books in Alnwick (about 3 1/2 miles from the apartment) which is an old Victorian train station converted into the most fabulous bookstore, about 10 minutes’ walk from the cottage. Every book you can imagine is here, even some very valuable first additions on display. They have a lovely café converted from the old waiting rooms in the station if you wanted a nibble and something hot to drink. As the name suggests, you can bring old books into Barter Books and exchange them for credits so you can buy something new (or old!) to take home. Pick a good book and get settled in front of one of their many open fires. Dogs and snoozing welcome!
Tips from a local
Take the kids to the world-famous Alnwick Garden – lots to explore and all educational as well as fun – including the Serpent Garden where they can learn about the dynamics of water whilst dodging it! Take an extra set of clothes!
Tips from a local
Head inland to spend a day at the stunningly beautiful National Trust Cragside House and grounds. Built by the famous industrialist and inventor Lord Armstrong, there’s something for everyone, from the fascinating inventions in the house and estate to amazing woodland walks and nature trails for kids. Pets welcome everywhere except in the house itself.
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