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Lounge
Lounge
Family Kitchen Diner
Family bathroom
King size bedroom
King Size bedroom
Double bedroom plus single bunk
Alnwick Castle
Alnwick Treehouse Restaurant
Alnwick Garden
Alnwick Aln Valley Railway
Thursday & Saturday Market
Fantastic walks in the nearby countryside
Stunning scenery
Great Coastal walks
Alnmouth Beach
Alnmouth Beach
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
Alnwick, Northumberland, England

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Ochil_Rid...
Falkirk, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great location and excellent accomodation”
Reviewed 14 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Probably the best thing about Shy Bairns on the Corner is the location - despite being a 5 minute walk from the town centre, it's effectively sheltered from the noise and bustle of the centre itself. The castle entrance is at the end of the block, and heading the other direction gets you to the pubs/supermarket quickly. Once we'd parked the cars up, they didn't move all weekend!

As you'll probably have gathered from the pictures, it's an 18th Century cottage, so adjust your expectations accordingly - it's got character, and the interior is well furnished, tidy and feels homely - we relaxed straight into the place and felt right at home! There's some board games which went down well with the kids, and easy to get online with the wifi should you need it. Kitchen again well-equipped, plenty of utensils and relatively recently redone. Nice touch with the welcome pack on arrival too.

Minor complaints - single glazing only, so it's not sound-proofed from the traffic outside, and only some of the windows open. As there's also only one loo for three bedrooms can mean things get a bit busy in the morning. We also noticed a bit of a 'wet dog' smell in the living room too - clearly because they allow pets. It didn't really bother us - an air freshener got rid of most of the smell, but worth mentioning!

Would definitely stay again - Alnwick is a great place for a short-break. Castle comes highly recommended!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: One bathroom only
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

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Liked best: location
Liked least: having to go upstairs to the loo
Travelling group: Young Children
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Linda C
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable and convenient stay”
Reviewed 18 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

The house was located very centrally so it was possible to walk to many of the local attractions, including the castle, which was just around the corner. The house was comfortable and had everything we needed to make our stay very enjoyable.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Gemma S
York
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4 reviews
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“Perfect getaway for extended family.”
Reviewed 16 July 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Had an amazing stay. House was perfect with everything we needed and more. Loved the additional things provided to make our stay even better, the picnic set was a lovely surprise. The surrounding area was beautiful and a a lovely place to experience Northumberland. We would love to return here again.

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Liked best: The cosy feel to the property.
Liked least: The can opener, that's how much we enjoyed it.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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