Till Cottage in Alnwick
A Romantic Hidden Retreat in Historic Alnwick
Till Cottage is a romantic retreat just for 2, in Alnwick, in the heart of Northumberland . Whilst Till Cottage is very central to this interesting market town, it’s south-facing position is quiet and secluded in a little courtyard of small dwellings, away from the hustle and bustle.
Till Cottage is pet-free, all ground level and has private parking for 1 car. Alnwick Castle can be reached in just 10 minutes on foot and The Alnwick Garden just 15 minutes. Barter Books is less than 10 minutes walk away and all the shops, cafes and eateries of Alnwick Town are on your doorstep. The coast is just 10 minutes drive away and the Northumberland National Park is a beautiful drive away over the moors and is reached in less than 30 mins.
This is the perfect cottage for a Northumberland escape, to enjoy good food, great sight seeing and ultimately, a relaxing holiday.
Till Cottage is a romantic, cosy retreat in the historic market town of Alnwick. Till Cottage sleeps just 2 in the centre of the town and welcomes 1 baby. We regret that pets cannot be accommodated here.
In Till Cottage you will find one bedroom with a king size bed, a bathroom, lounge/diner and separate kitchen. There are entrances into the kitchen and the main hallway. The cottage is all ground level and has free Wi-Fi.
You enter Till Cottage either through the kitchen door or the doorway into the hallway. From the hallway you’ll find the bathroom, lounge, bedroom and kitchen all accessible from here.
The lounge is very comfortable, with 2 x two-seater sofas, and has a Smart TV with full access to Netflix and a built-in DVD player.
Newly fitted, this lovely kitchen has a stand alone fridge/freezer, electric oven and electric hob, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster and Nespresso machine. Washer/dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum. There is an additional door from the kitchen to the outside courtyard.
The bedroom has a king size bed (5ft wide) and additional dressing area which really compliments the bedroom with a huge window letting in lots of natural light. The dressing area has large fitted wardrobes and a chaise lounge. There is a Smart TV too.
The Victorian style bathroom has a fitted bath with shower over and rainfall head, WC, wash hand basin and heated towel rail. A lovely big sash window lets light flood into the bathroom.
Parking and Outside
Till Cottage is south facing, so whilst there isn’t any private space, there is a bench seat outside the front door to enjoy a drink or take in the sun. There is one designated parking space for one car just around the corner from the cottage in a residents parking area.
Facts & Features
Up to 2 guests and 1 baby.
One baby welcome. Travel cot and highchair available upon request.
Sorry, no pets can be accommodated at Till Cottage.
The bedroom has a king size bed (5ft wide) and an additional dressing room.
All bedding is non-feather.
There is one bathroom at Till Cottage, newly fitted in a Victorian Style. Rainfall shower head over the bath, WC, wash hand basin and heated towel rail.
Garden & Outside
There is no private outdoor space at Till Cottage, but there is a bench seat at the front to make the most of the sun as the cottage is south-facing.
There is no BBQ provided at Till Cottage. As you have no private space, we would discourage BBQ’s here.
Please be aware
There is no outside space at Till Cottage, but there is a bench seat outside the front door to make the most of the south-facing sun.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival Day: Friday or Monday
Arrival Time: 4pm
Departure Time: 10am
A Northumbrian Welcome Hamper is provided, which includes some lovely basics including locally-baked bread, butter, milk, tea, coffee and wine! Complimentary toiletries are included. A bespoke property and local area guide tells you all you need to know to make the most of your stay. Picnic basket and blanket provided for use. Free Wi-Fi for cosy nights in.
Fridge/freezer, electric fan oven and electric hob, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, kettle and Nespresso machine. Washer/dryer, iron, ironing board, clothes airer and vacuum. Hairdryer, books and Bluetooth speaker. Central heating is provided throughout the cottage.
Large Smart TV in the downstairs lounge. Bluetooth speaker. Free Wi-Fi.
Accommodation on one floor; separate kitchen, lounge/diner, bedroom and bathroom. Access into the property is level and the shower is over the bath.
There is no bike storage at Till Cottage.
There is one private parking space in a bay in an adjacent courtyard.
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.
Map & Local Area
Till Cottage is in the heart of historic Alnwick yet situated in a quiet courtyard area away from the hustle and bustle, yet just a very easy stroll into the centre. The Castle, Gardens and Treehouse can all be reached on foot as well as all the cafe’s, pubs, shops and restaurants in Alnwick – including Barter Books.
The coast is just 4 miles away where you can find the pretty, seaside village of Alnmouth. The National Park is just half an hour away in the car too as well as Cragside and the market town of Rothbury. Alnwick is a very central place to be based in Northumberland as everywhere is so accessible from this buzzing historic town.
The postcode for Till Cottage is NE66 1XN.
Click the map to view local facilities and other cottages in the same area and generally explore the location.
Tips from a local
Dine at The Alnwick Treehouse
If you want something really special, then this is the perfect place. Dine in the biggest Treehouse in Europe with a huge open plan fire and trees growing through the floor, it is not one to be missed. The decor is beautiful, with unique carved furniture and twinkling fairy lights all around.
Booking is absolutely essential as people travel for miles to dine here. The menu is very local and extremely good. Located within the grounds of Alnwick Castle and Gardens.
Tips from a local
Take a visit to Barter Books
A visit to Barter Books in Alnwick is a must if you have any interest at all in books. It’s the biggest second-hand bookshop in the UK and is housed in the former railway station in Alnwick – which is fascinating in its own right. You can easily spend hours there browsing their enormous collection of second-hand books, DVD’s, videos, etc. and they have a really interesting Antiquarian Section.
There is a separate children’s department, where children are encouraged to read and play. The Station Buffet cafe is housed in the original waiting rooms of the station building. In the wintertime, they have a roaring fire in each room – perfect for enjoying a hot drink and reading through an interesting book.
Tips from a local
Visit The Alnwick Castle and Gardens
Visit The Alnwick Garden and explore the spectacular Treehouse restaurant and fascinating poison garden. The gardens are open all year round, and Alnwick Castle is also a fantastic day out (made more famous for its use in Harry Potter!) and is open March – October.
Tips from a local
Enjoy Dining at The Cookie Jar
Dine within the stunning, historic building of the former Convent of Mercy in Alnwick Town, 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 Farne Islands
The Farne Islands lie two to three miles off the Northumberland coast midway between the fishing village of Seahouses and the Castle of Bamburgh. There are between 15 and 20 islands depending on the state of the tide. From April until the end of July, these islands are dominated by one of the most exciting seabird colonies in the United Kingdom with unrivalled views of 23 species, including tens of thousands pairs of puffins, the sight is a joy to behold. The islands are also the permanent home for a large colony of Atlantic or Grey Seals and one of the top grey seal pupping sites in England.
We would recommend taking a boat tour out to the Farne Islands with Billy Shiel’s boat trips. This is ‘a must’ when you come to Northumberland, especially as Alnwick Town is a short drive away from Seahouses. Make sure you book in advance as they are incredibly popular, especially after being featured on the much-loved TV series ‘Tales from Northumberland’ with Robson Green.
We asked Michelle what she loves most about the town and the cottage:
“Northumberland and Alnwick have always held very special memories for me. From childhood school trips to family holidays I have always found it to be a magical, beautiful place. There is so much to explore from the beautiful castles, to the rugged coastline, historical buildings and wonderful tea rooms.
We fell in love with the lovely little alley that leads to Upper Dodds Lane. It seemed almost other worldly and we were able to create a cosy retreat that we would love to stay in, only seconds away from the centre of Alnwick. to have a chance to create a beautiful apartment, where you can snuggle up on the sofa with a good book and look up at the magical Alnwick Castle was a dream come true.”
Not sure where to start?
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