Windy View ref: CC316053

Shilbottle near Alnwick, Alnwick & Alnmouth

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  • Bike Store 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 


Commanding spectacular uninterrupted rural views, Windy View, a charming single storey holiday cottage is perched at the end of a small terrace of three. This former miner’s cottage has been transformed to provide deceptively spacious and well-presented accommodation for couples. Being conveniently all on ground floor level, this delightful holiday cottage enjoys a relaxing and homely ambience. There is a welcoming wood-burning stove in the tastefully furnished lounge; idyllic to relax and watch the flames dance after a day exploring the pretty surroundings. The property benefits from an additional dining area where French doors lead to the fully enclosed garden. The lovely views can also be admired from the immaculately presented double bedroom. The smart galley kitchen and contemporary bathroom complete the picture.

Windy View enjoys a rural position, only a mile from the village of Shilbottle where local facilities are available. Windy View is located equidistant between the historic market town of Alnwick and the prestigious coastal village of Alnmouth, both being just over three miles away. Alnmouth offers a variety of good restaurants, pubs, tea rooms and gift shops. Sailing enthusiasts have yacht and small boat moorings available to them within the sheltered estuary, and golfing enthusiasts will delight in the two courses close by; one being a fine 9-hole course adjacent to the beach, and the other being a challenging 18-hole course at Foxton, which enjoys panoramic views.

Alnwick, renowned for its cobbled streets, has a wide array of attractive shops, pubs and tea rooms, cinema/playhouse and leisure facilities offering indoor swimming. 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. Guests can dine in the restaurant of the largest tree house in Europe!

Windy View is an excellent choice for couples seeking a peaceful rural retreat yet within 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 to the west.Shop and pub 1½ mile, restaurant 3 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property is all on the ground floor
Living Room: Large with wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining room: Large with French doors to enclosed garden.
Kitchen: Small galley-style, with gas cooker and microwave.
Utility room: With fridge and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, oil, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-fi included. Fuel for wood burner provided.


Enclosed garden with raised decked area and garden furniture enjoying lovely uninterrupted rural views. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. No children under 16 years.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    1.5 miles
  • Distance
    3 miles
  • Restaurant
    3 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    1.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    2.5 miles
  • Lake
    3.5 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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