Middle Cottage ref: UK3157

Shilbottle, near Alnwick, Alnwick & Alnmouth

4 Stars



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  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 


Middle Cottage nestles amidst a small row of three within the heart of the welcoming village of Shilbottle. The accommodation is immaculately presented throughout with much thought, care and attention to detail. There is a lovely wood burner in the living room ensuring a cosy welcome awaits guests to Middle Cottage regardless of the season. There is a spacious kitchen/dining room and the master bedroom with en-suite facilities is also conveniently on the ground floor. With another two bedrooms (one en-suite) on the first floor, Middle Cottage is a suitable choice for families and friends alike. The beautifully manicured, fully enclosed garden is a joy to relax in.
Shilbottle is located equidistant between the picture perfect coastal village of Alnmouth to the east and the historic market town of Alnwick to the north west, both being a mere 4 miles from Middle Cottage. Alnwick Castle, home to the Duke of Northumberland and film location for Harry Potter’s ’Hogwarts’, is a popular visitor attraction, or visit the Alnwick Gardens - a spectacular interpretation of a formal garden, including a grand cascade waterfall and poison garden where guests can dine in the restaurant of the largest tree house in Europe. There is a wide array of facilities available within this lovely market town including independent shops, tea rooms, a cinema/playhouse and one of the largest second-hand book shops in the UK.
The pretty seaside village of Alnmouth boasts a vast golden sandy beach and there is a variety of good restaurants, pubs, tea rooms and gift shops. Golf enthusiasts will delight in two courses, one being a fine 9-hole course adjacent to the beach and the other being a challenging 18-hole course at Foxton enjoying panoramic views. Travel 10 miles north east to the seaside holiday village of Beadnell, popular for watersports enthusiasts. Visit Seahouses a further 2 miles north and take a boat trip to the Farne Islands to see the puffins at play (in season). Bamburgh Castle is only an extra 3 miles up this stunning coastline.
Middle Cottage is an excellent choice for those seeking a homely base that gives easy access to explore the beautiful 20 mile stretch of Northumberland Heritage Coast to the east, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the wild and lonely expanses of the heather-capped Cheviot Hills to the west. The cottage is within 2 minutes’ walk of The Secret Spa, where you can book a spa day or hourly treatments. The cottage also has excellent public transport links with the East Coast Main Line station at Alnmouth, a 5-minute drive away, and bus links to Newcastle, Alnwick and Amble which stop outside the cottage. Beach 4 miles. Shop 300 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and blu-ray player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, washer/dryer and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With double bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with bath, shower attachment and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair.


Large enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. 1 small/medium dog welcome. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    300 yards
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
    100 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    100 yards
  • Railway station distance
    3.5 miles
  • Lake
    4 miles (beach)

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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