Victoria Cottage & Smuggler’s Cottage

Northumberland
Self-catering


Unwind in glorious Northumberland with beaches, proper dunes, ancient castles and two cosy cottages with open fires, sea views and gardens

Place

2 places

Sleeps

Each sleep 4

The
Experience

Sitting at the mouth of the River Aln, the village was an important trading port in Northumberland’s past; now it is bustling in summer, fairly hushed in winter. At right angles to the road, are a row of 17th-century sandstone cottages with sweet gardens and views of the sea. Both Victoria and Smuggler’s have good sized sitting rooms with open fires (logs are on the house), Farrow & Ball paints, New England style shutters, comfy sofas and original art inspired by the ocean; smart kitchens have Amtico style floors and enough gadgets for the fussiest of cooks. Both cottages have a double and a twin upstairs: crisp white sheets, goose down duvets and pillows; bathrooms (Smuggler’s is downstairs) are sparkling and modern with baskets of soaps and lotions. On fine days it will be lovely to sit by your own front door in the plant-filled gardens and listen to the waves, or just cross the road for the glorious long, sandy beach – even a swim if you’re feeling brave! The village has good pubs and an Italian if you don’t feel like cooking; the local golf course has stunning views, castles are near. Lovely.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • 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
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £180
Weekly price
from £780
Damage deposit
£150
Surcharges
Discount if both cottages taken together. 1 small dog - £30 per week.
1 Cottage for 4
From £1802 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From £1802 bedrooms

Reviews

A beautiful cottage overlooking the beach. Beautifully appointed too, with everything we needed or wanted for a relaxing stay. The fire was an extra luxury, the cottage clean, welcoming and user-friendly. The location - in the village but very quiet with such wonderful views - would beard to beat. The owners were easy to communicate with and very friendly and helpful. Would definitely return here.

Alison, Manchester

Pleased to see these cottages on this site. I have stayed a few times and have found them to be extremely well kept. The duvets are the snuggliest ever ! Alnmouth is a great place and the view from the cottages is great. We have taken over both cottages for family celebrations and we have had great fun. Booked to stay again next month.


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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Fiona McAdam

  • Test your golfing skills on one of the many links golf courses - one only a few hundred yards away! Or simply sit in your own garden and drink in the ever changing sea views whether it be over an alfresco breakfast or a sunset tipple, the choice is yours
  • Pop to the quaint market town of Alnwick . Visit Alnwick Castle [for Harry Potter fans] or wander round the enchanting Alnwick Garden with its Grand Cascade, Poison Garden and water sculptures, then take a bite in Europe's largest tree-house restaurant.
  • Dare the tides and cross the white sands to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. This serene setting was the birthplace of the Lindisfarne Gospels and home to St Oswald.
  • The Scottish Border Country and Scotland's breathtakingly beautiful capital, Edinburgh, are all within easy reach. A short train ride from Alnmouth and you can be shopping before lunch, or strolling around the Georgian New Town and Edinburgh Castle
  • The Cheviot Hills and Northumberland's National Park are within a 20 minute drive. From star gazing at the Dark Sky Park and walking along Hadrian's Wall in the south to the vast views and moorland of the College Valley to the north, this park has it all
  • Alnmouth has a wealth of good eateries and pubs. A favourite is The Red Lion' where a sundowner overlooking the Aln estuary from it's garden decking is top of our list. Or cosy up inside by the log fires. Sweet tea rooms and a superb delicatessen too