Heckley Farm Cottages - Snowshill ref: UK31436

Denwick, near Alnwick, Alnwick & Alnmouth

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Open Fire 
  • Horse Riding Nearby 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 


A perfect base for couples or small families wishing to explore coast and country. This spacious single storey cottage is furnished and equipped to provide comfortable accommodation. Giving a warm welcome with its cosy open fire in the living room, the kitchen is bright and airy and well-equipped. A large farmhouse table makes the perfect place to gather for breakfast or supper. There are three bedrooms and a bathroom with a bath with overhead shower. Outside is a pretty cottage garden with patio and table and chairs to sit and enjoy this peaceful and tranquil setting.
Snowshill is located about 2 miles north of the historic market town of Alnwick.This is a superb area in which to base your holiday as the surrounding countryside is wonderful. With the wild and lonely expanses of the heather-capped Cheviot Hills to the west or to the east, the beautiful 20-mile stretch of Heritage coastline, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Just two miles away is the historic market town of Alnwick with its castle, home to the Duke of Northumberland (and film location for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts), and is a popular visitor attraction. Take time to visit Alnwick Gardens, a spectacular interpretation of a formal garden, which includes a grand cascade waterfall and poison garden, as well as a restaurant set in the largest tree house in Europe! Don’t forget to visit Barter Books, and experience the second hand bookshop, set in the former railway station building which has open fires, interactive mural, model railway and café.
On the coast, just over 6 miles away is the picturesque coastal village of Alnmouth, where there is a beautiful stretch of beach, variety of good restaurants, pubs, tea rooms and gift shops, a great place to head with the family. Within a short drive are Craster, Dunstanburgh Castle and Newton by the Sea, where you can watch harbour life, shop for kippers, visit the historic castle ruins or take long walks along stunning coastline. At the end of the day return to your rural retreat for perfect relaxation. Beach 6¼ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
Snowshill, Paddock Cottage (ref 15201) and Cheviot View (ref 13062) can be booked together to accommodate up to 15 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor:
Living room: With open fire, 32’’ Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and 26’’ Freeview TV.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

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Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Ground source central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included.


Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    2 miles
  • Restaurant
    2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    6.3 miles
  • Lake
    6.3 miles

About the local area

Alnwick is in the heart of Northumberland, famous for its unspoilt beauty, and is one of the most picturesque areas of countryside in England - with long sandy beaches, quiet friendly villages, the Simonside and Cheviot hills, well preserved medieval Castles, and gardens.

There are numerous Stately Homes in the area including the fantastic Alnwick Castle, home to the Duke of Northumberland and often referred to as "The Windsor of the north". The medieval market town originally prospered as a staging post, being only a day's ride from Berwick-upon-Tweed in the north and Newcastle upon Tyne in the south. It still retains many of its cobbled streets, narrow alleys and fine stone buildings which now house a range of specialist shops and family businesses as wells as some of what once totaled over 50 inns.

Alnwick Castle, the home of the Duke of Northumberland, provides a wonderful day out for all the family. It has magnificent spacious grounds designed by Capability Brown, domineering medieval towers, a 14th century dungeon, beautiful State Rooms and there are various museums covering the region's military and archaeological history. Next to the Castle is the spectacular Alnwick Garden where you can experience The Grand Cascade with its many weirs and fountains, The Ornamental Garden with more than 15,000 plants, The Rose Garden of walkways heavily scented with climbing and shrub roses, clematis and honeysuckle, and there are many 'secret' gardens where you can sit amongst the pergolas, fruit trees and individual pools. Because it is a continually developing garden with major projects always underway, it provides something new for those that return time after time.

The Alnwick countryside is also a great area for walking, short and long hikes, cycling, fishing, and in fact every kind of country pursuit. South east lies the valleys and heather topped expanses of Coquetdale and the Simonside Hills around Rothbury - a haven for hillwalkers and cyclists and a gateway to the Northumberland National Park.

The coastline of the Alnwick region consists of over 20 spectacular miles of golden sands, rocky outcrops and sand dunes which provide fun days out for all the family and peaceful beach strolls along the sweeping sands of Druridge Bay and Cresswell. Coastal villages include the lively harbour town of Amble, beautiful Warkworth with its magnificent castle, and picturesque Alnmouth, home of the oldest golf course in Britain.

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