The Old Forge ref: UK3259

Alnwick, Alnwick & Alnmouth

4 Stars

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Sleeps
4
Sleeps
Bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
No pets
No pets
Changeover day
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 

Description

The Old Forge is a charming stone-built cottage tucked away in a peaceful lane within the historic town of Alnwick. The property is beautifully furnished throughout with much thought, care and attention to detail. The kitchen/dining area is meticulously presented and leads through to a cosy living area where there is a sumptuous corner sofa as well as a comfortable cuddle chair. Both bedrooms are on the first floor along with a fresh family bathroom too. There is a fully enclosed patio garden which is an idyllic spot to dine alfresco.
Although the position of The Old Forge is situated in a tranquil lane tucked behind the main street of Alnwick town centre, there are many facilities all within easy walking distance. There is a wide array of amenities available within Alnwick including a cinema/playhouse, restaurants, independent shops and a variety of pubs. Alnwick Castle, home to the Duke of Northumberland (and film location for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts), is a popular visitor attraction. Also well worth a visit is 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 around a mile from The Old Forge.
The Old Forge is an excellent choice for those seeking a superbly presented base that gives easy access to explore the beautiful 20 mile stretch of Heritage coastline designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the east and the wild and lonely expanses of the heather-capped Cheviot Hills can be found to the west. Beach 4 miles. Shop 150 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance.
Living room: With 42" BT TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and 32" Freeview TV.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With single bed and pull-out bed (for child).
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair.

Miscellaneous

Small, enclosed garden with courtyard, patio and garden furniture. Parking permit for 1 car included. No smoking. Please note: This property has a maximum occupancy of 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
  • Nearest town
    Alnwick
  • Shops
    150 yards
  • Distance
    Central
  • Restaurant
    200 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Almouth
  • Pub
    200 yards
  • Railway station distance
    4.0 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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