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Riverside Cottage - Character Holiday Home

Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Alnwick, Northumberland, England
Riverside Cottage is in a lovely location, just yards from the banks of the River Coquet in the centre of an idyllic rural Village. We purchased and lovingly renovated the Cottage in 2011, retaining all its character and charm and have been using it as a holiday home ever since. We've done everything we can to make your stay as comfortable as possible with the personal touch, from providing a huge welcome basket of local produce from the Running Fox over the bridge to a complete guide to the surrounding area.

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Built by the Duke of Northumberland in the 1890's the Cottage offers excellent accommodation for four people, with two bedrooms: one double bedroom and one twin bedroom. It has full the benefit of full gas central heating with a warm and cosy lounge w...
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Listing #HL150980
About the Owner
Andrew B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2011
Interaction with guests
I'm always on hand if you need any assistance during your stay but prefer to give you your space to enjoy your holiday. I'm just a phone call, text or email away and I'll get right back to you! Happy to help with any advice you may need about the area at all, just ask!
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Reviewed 22 November 2018

Riverside Cottage is beautifully restored to a very high standard and we have found West Thirston to be an ideal place from which to explore the North East. We would highly recommend the two local eating places - and also The Old Boat House at...More

Date of stay: November 2018
1  Thank Ruth W
Meander362777, VR Owner at Riverside Cottage - Character Holiday Home, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Thank you so much for staying at Riverside Cottage in West Thirston and for taking the time to share your review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Cottage so much! We aim to make the Cottage a real home...More

Reviewed 24 November 2017

This is my second review, following what was an initial generous review. I have now reduced the rating due to the owner's negative response to constructive criticism to areas of the rental that can, and should be improved. Firstly, the owner referred to me as...More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank Osciewosc
Management response:Responded 27 November 2017

I'm very sorry to read that you felt my response was negative and reduced the rating of your review because of this, I always start by thanking guests for taking the time to leave feedback. I always try and respond to points made simply so...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Lovely village location but easy reach from A1. Cottage had everything needed. Village has good pub for food & lovely bakery (famous Running Fox). So much to visit nearby, coastal walks & castles, Morpeth, Alnwick & Newcastle within short drive. Lovely welcome pack including delicious...More

Date of stay: October 2017
3  Thank davierobhome
Management response:Responded 30 October 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we always really appreciate it. It's lovely to have the open fire at this time of year but the Cottage's heating is so good it's not always necessary! We're very pleased to hear you enjoyed...More

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
We have also provided a few extras to make your stay more comfortable: High speed fibre wireless internet access (WiFi), 40' HD LCD TV with built in DVD player and Sky Freeview HD in the lounge, Bluray player, DVDs suitable for the family, Nintendo Wii Games Console with games. Entertainment including books, magazines and board games & LCD TV with Freeview, wall mounted in the Master Bedroom, LCD TV with Freeview in the Twin Bedroom, IPod Dock downstairs.
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
We have very few house rules as we find our guests are generally very respectful of our beautiful Cottage. We ask if you bring a pet that they're not allowed on the furniture or...
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    2 Twins
    1 Full
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
We are happy to accept up to two small/medium dogs at the property. In doing so, clients must make sure that pets are supervised at all times, not left on their own in the property and crated where possible. Pets are not allowed on the sofas and beds. The property must be free from pet hair prior to vacation. A pet fee of £20 per pet will also be payable at the time of booking.
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About the neighbourhood
The area surrounding West Thirston and indeed the whole of Northumberland is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Village of West Thirston is separated from the village of Felton by the River Coquet that runs in front of the Cottage. In the thirteenth century the northern barons paid homage to the King of Scotland, Alexander, at Felton. They paid for this reckless deed when King John sent an army north to lay waste to the county and Felton was sent up in flames!
There are beautiful riverside walks right on your doorstep when you stay at Riverside Cottage. But for those who take walking a little more seriously, Northumberland has a huge amount to offer. The Northumberland Coastal Path (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) offers some of the finest coastal walking in Europe....
Getting around
While most of our guests do have a car there is plenty of public transport links to and from the Village. There is a bus stop 30 seconds walk from the Cottage and this is on the main Arriva route through the County. Easy links to Alnwick, the coast, Morpeth and Newcastle if you do want to leave the car at home for a day out.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Newcastle Airport: 25.0 km
Railway: Morpeth: 14.0 km
Finding Riverside Cottage couldn't be easier, it is conveniently located just a mile from the A1 between the historic market towns of Morpeth and Alnwick. The postcode for your Sat Nav is NE65 9ED.
The Cottage is easily accessible from the North and South of the Country via the A1, between two and a half to three hours drive from the Midlands and approx 25 miles north of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. The nearest train station is Morpeth, 9 miles south of West Thirston. The village is served by frequent public transport.
Full directions will be sent to you with the booking confirmation.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 12.0 km.
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