Shawdon Hill Coach House ref: UK31949

Alnwick, Alnwick & Alnmouth

4 Stars



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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Customer's choice 
  • Shower Cubicle 


This detached, single-storey coach house built in 1833 is ideal for couples looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The open plan living space is well planned, with a well-equipped kitchen with electrical appliances and underfloor heating. The beamed living area boasts a cosy wood burner and comfy sofa to curl up on and relax, alongside a dining area to sit and enjoy your morning brunch or evening supper. The spacious bedroom with arched window and shutter looks out onto the garden, with a kingsize bed set with quality bed linen. Outside is a large, enclosed lawned garden and wooded area with gravelled terrace, set within shrubbery and looking out to open countryside where you can see an array of wildlife.
Conveniently close to the A697, Shawdon Hill Coach House affords easy access to explore this beautiful and historic part of North Northumberland. The market town of Alnwick with its castle, the stunning Alnwick Gardens and a wide array of independent shops, galleries and eateries is just 8 miles away. The picture-postcard town of Rothbury sitting at the foot of the Simonside and Lordenshaw Hills, with Cragside Hall on its outskirts, is 9 miles away. Wooler is a welcoming market town 11 miles from the property, nestled at the foot of the Cheviot Hills and offering a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Walkers and cyclists will enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the surrounding countryside, its many challenging or less strenuous walks or trails close by and any stargazers will delight in the dark sky offerings on the doorstep. The Northumberland Heritage Coast is less than 15 miles east and there are no less than 10 castles to explore within 25 miles, with many Iron Age discoveries to be had very close to the property. Shawdon Hill Coach House is an excellent base to uncover the beauty of North Northumberland and has easy access to the Scottish Borders or even Edinburgh which is only 74 miles away. Beach 14 miles. Shop 1½ miles, pub ½ mile and restaurant 8 miles. This property can be booked with Shawdon Hill Cottage (UK40187) to accomodate parties of 8.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner, 40” Freeview TV, Blue-ray/DVD player and DAB radio.
Dining area.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
Shower room: With walk-in shower and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot available on request.


Large enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    1.5 miles
  • Distance
    9 miles
  • Restaurant
    8 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    0.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake

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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