Keeper's Cottage

Alnwick, Northumberland

Uber-smart and comfortable with cheerful wood-burner, enormous dining table, plenty of squashy seating, views to delight and a super garden


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 5


Delight in unbroken views of grazing sheep, the rugged Cheviots, sunsets and open skies from your cottage garden with stone terraces; the partly castellated 1820s cottage awaits through a gate and up a track in delicious seclusion. Enter through a lovely comfortable garden room (with space to leave your outdoor clothing) and into a light, colourful open-plan living/dining room divided by a roaring wood-burner (logs provided) and with plenty of generous seating in creams and terracotta checks, and books; dull days will be heavenly here with vistas from each window. Extra family or friends can join in comfortably at the large wooden table and cooks will thrive in the uber-sleek kitchen with its double oven, ample preparation space and extra table. A bedroom downstairs is fresh with lemon walls, leafy green fabrics and a warm bathroom with Pecksniff’s goodies. Upstairs: two more bedrooms, one bigger, both beautifully furnished, well-lit and sharing the second bathroom. Young friendly owners Sophie and Jabin are nearby if you need them; you can walk, picnic in the woods, visit marvellous Alnwick. Blissful, tranquil.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
Closed October to February.


Nightly price
from £125
Weekly price
from £875
1 Cottage for 5
From £1254 beds3 bedrooms


We know the area well but Keeper's Cottage is the best accommodation we have experienced - and all the treats got our holiday off to the best possible start. Thank you!

Alix, Kent

Hi Lydia, On behalf of my family, I just wanted to let you know how much we all enjoyed our stay at Keepers Cottage last week. A really cosy and extremely comfortable cottage,all of us felt most at home there! I admit the weather could have been a bit warmer but that did not prevent us from visiting Northumberlands beautiful coast and countryside. At least we had a fantastic log fire to warm ourselves in the evenings! A special thankyou also for the flowers, wine and delicious carrot cakes, they were much appreciated. I'm sure we shall return for future holidays!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Lydia Achard

  • Northumberland offers wild coastline, a string of sandy beaches, historic castles and forts, secret surf spots, chocolate box cottages and quaint harbour towns combined with dynamic mountain range scenery that will take your breath away.
  • Head to the picturesque seaside village of Alnmouth to discover bijou galleries hidden down cobbled streets. Don’t miss the renowned Art Festival in the summer which showcases over 70 artists, live music, street food and children’s workshops.
  • Enjoy a boat trip to the Farne Islands, one of the best spots to see a wide range of sea birds in the British Isles. It is the biggest Grey Seal sanctuary in England and one can find Puffins more plentiful here in season than almost anywhere else in the UK
  • Saddle up and enjoy country hacks near the banks of the nearby River Till to galloping in the heather on the moors overlooking the Cheviot Hills and cantering along the white beaches of Holy Island with one of the friendly local riding schools.
  • Northumberland has more castles than any other county in England. Many of these castles, including Warkworth, Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh and Lindisfarne, stand guard along our dramatic coast.
  • With more than 30 miles of beaches, a galapagos of islands, hidden coves and designated areas of outstanding natural beauty. Head over to Beadnell beach, a hub of activity where you can enjoy windsurfing, waterskiing, coasteering, canoeing and sailing.