A Stylish Apartment Fit for a Duke
The Dukes is just as sleek as the name suggests. Sleeping just 2, this romantic retreat is located in the very heart of the historic market town of Alnwick, just a stones throw away from the most famous landmark in Northumberland; Alnwick Castle.
The Dukes is set within the newly converted Malthouse. Once a local brewery, this old building has been restored into a collection of contemporary, luxury apartments for modern living in this old, medieval town. Step out of the apartment building straight into the centre of the town, with an abundance of shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs at your fingertips. This is the ideal destination for leaving the car parked for a couple of days and exploring the area on foot.
The Dukes is perfect for 2 guests with 1 baby welcome. No pets are permitted here which is perfect for any guests with severe allergies.
This gorgeous, romantic retreat sleeps just 2 guests in 1 bedroom. All on one level, The Dukes is perfectly suited for guests who may struggle with stairs, as not only is the apartment level, the access to it is too. The only exception is that the shower is over the bath, rather than being ‘walk-in’.
The Dukes has an open-plan living area with distant views out over the town. The Dukes is pet-free, making it suitable for guests who may have pet-allergies. There’s a private parking space for one car in the car park of the Malthouse and the apartment has free Wi-Fi.
The entrance into the apartment building is through the main glass doors, leading into the huge glass atrium spanning 3 floors! You can choose the stairs or the lift, but the apartment is on the second floor. A slight quirk with The Dukes is that even though the access is via the second floor, as the building is built on a hill the apartment feels like it’s on the ground floor.
The apartment is all on one level and entry is straight into the hallway.
Open Plan Living Space – Kitchen/Dining
Leading straight down the hallway you’ll arriving into the open-plan living space. The kitchen is very well equipped and contains the usual appliances and accessories such as an under-bench fridge and freezer, electric oven and ceramic hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer and cafetiere to enjoy fresh coffee. The dining table seats 2 guests.
The lounge has a comfy sofa for 2 and a large, Smart TV and DVD player. There’s a Bluetooth speaker as well for enjoyment – it’s portable so you can use it around the apartment too. The views out the window look out to Pottergate Tower and the rooftops of Alnwick in the distance.
Even though the apartment is on ground level with the building built up an incline, there’s a Juliette balcony so you can open the doors fully. Whilst a glass panel stops you from exiting into the courtyard, being able to open the doors from the lounge on a warm day for a cool breeze is very pleasant. There is a bistro-style table and chairs outside which you can access from the side of the apartment building if you wanted to sit out.
This bedroom is incredibly spacious with lots of storage. The bed is king size (5ft wide), with a super-comfy 3000 pocket-sprung mattress and lots of storage space. The headboard is illuminated too. The bedding is non-feather, luxury linens, fluffy towels and a hair dryer are provided.
The hugely spacious bathroom is fully tiled with complimentary toiletries by The White Company. In the bathroom you can find a shower over the bath, WC, wash basin, heated towel railed and an illuminated mirror.
There is 1 designated parking space for The Dukes. It all level access into the apartment building.
A Sleek Apartment in a Historic Location
The perfect pad for couples who enjoy luxury living with everything on your doorstep. Modern, quirky touches mixed with the old heritage of Alnwick town make it a gorgeous destination for exploring the local history then returning to a stylish abode.
Facts & Features
Up to 2 guests and 1 baby welcome.
One baby welcome. A travel cot and highchair is provided upon request.
Welcome Hamper including luxury White Company toiletries, bespoke Property and Area guide. Bike Storage too (please check with us first).
One bathroom; bath with shower over, wash hand-basin, WC, illuminated mirror and heated towel rail. Luxury complimentary toiletries provided by The White Company. Plenty of towels provided.
One bedroom; king-size bed (5ft wide) with 3000 pocket-sprung mattress.
All bedding is non-feather.
We regret we cannot accept pets at The Dukes.
Fridge, freezer, electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, kettle and cafetiere. Washer/dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryer. Selection of books. Full central heating throughout the apartment.
Smart TV in the lounge with Freeview and DVD player. Portable Bluetooth speaker. Free Wi-Fi available throughout the apartment.
There is private parking space for one car in an allocated bay outside the apartment building.
There is an outside area at The Dukes with a bistro-style table and chairs, however whilst the balcony doors of the Juliette balcony can be opened there is a glass panel restricting you from exiting this way. You can get to the outside area from the side of the building, and the best sun is in the morning and early evening, as the apartment is north-facing.
There are bike racks available in the car park area, shared with all residents of the apartment building. These are on a first-come-first-served basis and you will need to bring your own lock to keep it secure.
With all accommodation on one level and level access from the front door, this apartment is well suited to those with limited mobility, and lift access is available. Please note that the shower is over the bath.
Central location with all the amenities of Alnwick town on your doorstep, including magnificent Alnwick Castle and the world-famous Alnwick Garden. The stunningly beautiful Heritage coastline is just around 10 minutes drive away, and the necklace of pretty coastal villages strung along the Heritage coastline are crying out to be explored, from Amble in the south up to Bamburgh in the north. A drive across the causeway to Holy Island is not to be missed, and a boat trip to the nature reserves of the Farne Islands are unmissable too. Inland The Cheviot Hills and Coquet Valley provide fantastic walking and cycling opportunities and grand country houses such as Cragside, Wallington Hall and Howick Hall provide historical and gardening interest.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival Day’s: Friday or Monday
Care of the Property
Our ‘Coquet’ cottages are much-loved privately-owned holiday homes into which our owners have lavished much care and investment to create beautiful places for their guests to enjoy. We therefore require a cautionary Good Housekeeping Deposit to protect our owners’ property, so that if damage/breakages occur or exceptional cleaning over and above the usual changeover clean is required up to the value of the deposit, the owner can be recompensed.
You have the option of paying either a £150 refundable Good Housekeeping Deposit or a smaller non-refundable £12 Deposit Waiver, which covers you to the value of £150. Please choose which option you prefer when booking. Click HERE for more information.
Video of The Dukes
View our amazing footage of The Maltings in Alnwick, to see how close you are to the very centre of the town and Alnwick Castle.
Map & Local Area
The Dukes is perfectly positioned to enjoy modern apartment living in the very centre of this historic market town. Alnwick is the ‘hub’ of Northumberland, most well-known for the famous landmark, Alnwick Castle and it’s magnificent Gardens and Treehouse. If you’re looking for accommodation where a car isn’t essential, Alnwick is most definitely the right destination for you.
You can reach Alnwick Gardens and Castle on foot, as well as the famous Treehouse. The closest entrance to Alnwick Castle is just 5 minutes walk away on Bailiffgate, but for the Treehouse it will take around 15-20 minutes on foot, but it’s an easy walk. You can also discover the famous Barter Books in the centre of the town, which is no more than 10 minutes walk away from The Dukes. Barter Books is a must in the cooler months to relax by the fire with a cuppa and a good book! There’s lots of little shops, independent cafes and restaurants, as well as some great pubs around the town too. Twice a week, the market place has a farmer’s market.
Hulne Park is also less than 10 minutes walk away from the apartment, which has many routes to take. This fabulous park is part of the Alnwick Castle estate and has so many different routes to choose from. You can walk from 1 mile to 10 miles if you wish!
The nearest beach to The Dukes is just 10 minutes’ drive in the car at Alnmouth, where you can park right on the beach and walk the length of the entire coast at Alnmouth, around 7 miles in total.
The Dukes is a fabulous apartment in a great location, both within the county and for things to see and do on your doorstep. It definitely is the best of both worlds.
Click the map to view local facilities and other cottages in the same area and generally explore the location.
The apartment is the epitome of comfort and style. It is ideally located in Alnwick and therefore access to the areas of outstanding natural beauty is easy. We have really enjoyed our stay here and will recommend the Dukes to friends and family. We hope to return soon. Thank you so much for arranging for us to stay the extra night at short notice – Jackie and Jeremy Vicars
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Tips from a local
Head to the coast and enjoy a day at Alnmouth, just 10 minutes’ drive from the apartment.
This gorgeous, historic village is full of character, with beautiful buildings and of course a breath-taking view over the dunes, sandy beach and out to sea from the bottom of the main street.
There are some lovely, friendly spots for a bite to eat (The Red Lion Pub and Restaurant, The Hope and Anchor Bar and Restaurant, and The Village Tea Rooms Cafe to name a few favourites!) and in the summer you can purchase some fab local produce from Scott’s of Alnmouth deli and dine alfresco on the shore.
Tips from a local
Treat yourself to an Afternoon Tea at The Cookie Jar in Alnwick. Dine within the stunning, historic building of the former Convent of Mercy, in the cosy and stylish bistro. There is a full menu option, but the Afternoon Tea in particular is divine and very reasonably priced too! The Cookie Jar has a real luxurious feel throughout, and the staff are very friendly and welcoming.
Tips from a local
Visit the Bailiffgate Museum, in the heart of Alnwick Market Town. The museum and gallery is a people’s museum, where fascinating stories of the past are told about the town and district of Alnwick. The town’s old Castle Quarter, which was previously a church, provides a calm and beautiful setting in which to celebrate Alnwick and Northumberland’s distinctive heritage, display special exhibitions and present a range of events. There’s a bit of something for everyone here!
Tips from a local
Carnaby’s Cafe, just off the A1 is a great little find for a spot of gift shopping, dining and relaxing. The pretty and tranquil cafe is tastefully decorated, with outside seating for the summer, and a cosy log burner indoors for the cooler months. The light bites served are delicious and beautifully presented, and they have a lovely range of homeware on sale so you can take a little reminder of your Northumberland Stay back home with you.
Keith & Kate Fannon
The owner of The Dukes, Keith Ernest Fannon explains why he is so attracted to the Alnwick area:
“I was born and brought up in Alnwick – as were my parents and their parents before them. I live in the city now but every time I return to Alnwick – (which is not often enough!) I am reminded of the happy times I spent there – playing in the stunning pastures by the Castle and watching the salmon leap in the river. I also remember helping my Grandad, Ernie Beacom in his garden and with his early morning milk deliveries around the streets of Alnwick and outlying farms and Hulne Park.
I have no doubt that Alnwick will create some special memories for you too.”
Not sure where to start?
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