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The Whinny

Alnwick, Northumberland
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Enjoy panoramic views from the Cheviots to the stunning coastline, with public footpaths and countryside walks from the doorstep
  • Gorgeous coast and country getaway for family or friends
  • Exceptional setting within reach of all the main attractions
  • Three double bedrooms, all with stunning views and luxury en-suites
Property code: 78222

Set in 800 acres of rolling farmland with panoramic views of the Cheviot Hills and stunning Northumberland coastline, this is an exceptional location and the perfect retreat for families and couples.

This superb Northumberland country house, located half a mile up its own track, is perfect for a family or couples’ getaway – with three dogs welcome! Sleeping six across three bright and welcoming bedrooms, this cottage is the ideal opportunity to enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside. There are plenty of attractions on the doorstep to keep humans and canines busy; head down to the coast to the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle (9 miles), accessed via a beautiful 1.3-mile walk from the nearby village of Craster.

The property, which offers views of the Cheviot Hills on one side and the breathtaking Northumberland coast on the other, is spacious and comfortable. Enter via the stone-built entrance into a large boot room big enough for all your outdoor gear before heading into the beautiful open-plan living area. Snuggle up in front of the wood burner with the hounds by your feet after a long day out exploring. Cook up a storm in the airy shaker-style kitchen and eat in the outstanding dining area, complete with a bay window and window seats so you can take in the stunning countryside views.

Take a trip to the historic market town of Alnwick (6 miles) and have a browse in the famous second-hand bookshop housed in the old railway station. Be king or queen for the day at Warkworth Castle (13.5 miles) that crowns the hilltop above the River Coquet or wander the gardens at Cragside (17 miles) and discover one of the largest rock gardens in Europe. Get your paws wet in the sea at Embleton Bay (8 miles), where the hounds are welcome all year round; this golden sandy beach is perfect for rock pooling thanks to its bright, clear water.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 king-size and 1 twin
  • 2 en-suite shower rooms with WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC and 1 separate WC
  • Double electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge with ice compartment, wine cooler, microwave and washer/dryer
  • Wood burner ( first basket of logs provided)
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Enclosed patio garden
  • Parking is off-road for 3 cars
  • Pub 4.5 miles, shops 6 miles, beach 8 miles

Emma Arkle

This property is personally managed by Emma.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alice 7th November 2021

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The whinny is very well decorated, its modern but has the cosy feel of a cottage. The location was perfect for us, plenty of walking spots for our dog. There is plenty to do in the area and everything is easily accessible by car. The owners Pam and Richard were very accommodating and put extra special touches in the cottage. Will definitely like reRead moreturn in the future! Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 31st October 2021

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I would highly reccommend the Whinny. The location for the beautiful local beaches and moor/hill walking is perfect, as are the views from the cottage. The cottage is extremely comfortable, well equipped and we had a genuinely warm, friendly and helpful welcome from the owners. Our dogs loved it all too. We have already booked our next stay!

Reviewed by Julie 22nd October 2021

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Enjoyed a fantastic week at The Whinney - location spectacular and cottage is beautifully decorated and everything is to a high standard. Very comfortable and a mix of the old and contemporary. Beds super comfy and bonus of dual aspect in two bedrooms. Our hosts were second to none - so welcoming - thank you Pam & Richard for a wonderful stay - we Read morewill be back! Hide

Reviewed by Julie 2nd October 2021

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This is a fantastic place to stay, both in terms of the standard of the accommodation and the location. We were welcomed by the owners who were friendly and helpful and provided Prosecco, cake, chocolates and shortbread to help our birthday celebrations along! The whole house is spacious, very comfortable and finished to a high standard. We looked Read moreout across the hills and the sea to watch the sunrise and the comings and goings of the birds and animals. It was a perfect weekend. Hide

Reviewed by Linda 3rd September 2021

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We have been doing cottage holidays for years and have had really good ones and a few not so good. The Whinney was lovely as were the owners. Really clean and comfortable and Pam gave it a homely touch inside and out. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Pamela 6th August 2021

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Perfect location for a relaxing holiday, so quiet, we were lucky enough to watch the swallows nesting in roof fledge, the cottage was lovely, so comfortable and cosy, with every amenity needed plus a welcome basket and homemade cake in middle of stay. The owners were so friendly and pleased to provide local information to make exploring the area eaRead moresier. You have the benefit of visiting coastline or inland hills.. you can be as adventurous or relaxed as you please. Fantastic! Hide

Reviewed by Navnit 25th June 2021

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Delightful cottege stunning views very well appointed Cosy and so very comfortable..and found it so convenient to visit Alnwick and all the castles and absolutely beautiful beaches. our wonderful hosts made us feel so welcome, we were treated with delicious home made cakes and cookies. We would love to go back sometime again.

Reviewed by Malcolm 18th June 2021

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This is an extremely comfortable cottage. Each bedroom has an excellent en suite and the furnishings and ambience throughout are tasteful. Pam and Richard are most welcoming and generous hosts Highly recommended

Reviewed by Richard 11th June 2021

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Reviewed by Melissa 15th May 2021

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Fantastic cottage , so comfortable and spotless. The owners were brilliant hosts and nothing was a trouble Cant wait to return.

Reviewed by Sandra 30th October 2020

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The Whinny is a stunning cottage ,in a wonderful location. It is fully equipped with everything you need for a real home from home experience. The decor throughout is beautiful.. We received an outstanding welcome pack from the owners Pam & Richard who live next door, and two further surprise parcels of Pam wonderful baking.Nothing was too much troRead moreuble for them,Richard even took us on a walk to show us the best views in the area.Would happily recommend a stay in this spectacular cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Luke 2nd October 2020

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Beautiful location which is a handy 20 mins from multiple beaches. Very well furnished and comfortable With helpful hosts. Thoroughly enjoyed our time here.

Reviewed by Becky 19th September 2020

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Fantastic cottage! Its in a stunning location and had everything we needed. The owners were really approachable and couldnt do enough to help. We will definitely be returning!

Reviewed by Roger 4th September 2020

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Caring, welcoming owners. Excellent standard of accommodation with a welcome basket of goodies. We all had a wonderful time at The Whinny!

Reviewed by John 28th August 2020

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Reviewed by Anne 21st August 2020

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Beautiful, well equipped cottage in a stunning location.

Reviewed by Clare 14th August 2020

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Reviewed by claire 4th July 2020

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The views were lovely from the cottage, however there was only a small patio area at the front to sit out in. We were not aware of this until we arrived and we always like a garden to sit in when on holiday.

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