Garden Cottage ref: UK3140

Chathill, near Alnwick, Craster & Embleton Area

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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Garden Cottage is a pretty detached property nestled in the grounds of Charlton Hall, which is located 6 miles north east of the market town of Alnwick. This delightful Victorian property, situated on the owner’s working sheep farm, nestles in a secluded spot over a small bridge which straddles the Shippton Burn. There is a large garden leading to the small burn at the front of the cottage, and to the rear is a decked area that overlooks a field and the remnants of what was once the original walled garden. This historic property offers a homely ambience with a feature open fire in the living room, ensuring a cosy retreat regardless of the season. The living area leads to the kitchen/dining room, with access via the utility area to the rear of the property. There is also a spacious bedroom with super kingsize bed on the ground floor, with doors leading to the rear garden along with the convenience of a fresh bathroom with Jacuzzi bath too. On the first floor, there is another good-sized double bedroom with en-suite shower facilities, as well as a twin bedroom and family bathroom.
Garden Cottage is accessed down a single track lane from the A1 offering a peaceful country retreat, yet is within easy access to explore the historic coastline only a few miles east. There are stunning golden sandy beaches at Newton-by-the-Sea, and the glorious Beadnell Bay is popular for watersports, both are around 7 miles east. Another couple of miles up the coastline brings you to the traditional fishing village of Seahouses, where boat trips to the Farne Islands can be arranged. The impressive Bamburgh Castle is only a further 3 miles away.
There is a wide array of amenities on offer within Alnwick, around 6 miles from Garden Cottage, which include 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. Explore Alnwick Gardens; a spectacular interpretations of a formal garden, including a grande cascade waterfall, poison garden and a restaurant set in the largest tree house in Europe. Garden Cottage offers easy access to explore the beautiful Heritage coastline to the east, which has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the wild and lonely expanses of the heather-capped Cheviot Hills to the west. Beach 5 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 5 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With open fire, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Utility room: With fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed and French doors leading to garden.
Bathroom 1: With shower over Jacuzzi bath, and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom 2: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial logs for open fire included.


Large lawned garden with raised decked area and garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: This property has a natural water supply from a spring. There is a 4ft drop from the garden to an unfenced burn, 50 yards away.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
    6 miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    12.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

Craster is a small fishing village on the Northumberland coast and famous as the home of the Craster Kipper, a smoked fish exported to food lovers across the country. It has a small and attractive harbour and offers a view northwards along the rocky shore to the spectacular ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle.

Dramatic Dunstanburgh Castle was built at a time when relations between King Edward II and his most powerful baron, Earl Thomas of Lancaster, had become openly hostile. Lancaster began the fortress in 1313, and the latest archaeological research carried out by English Heritage indicates that he built it on a far grander scale than was hitherto recognised, perhaps more as a symbol of his opposition to the king than as a military stronghold.

This area is very popular with walkers and there are an abundance of footpaths to explore. The third stage of the Northumberland coastal path route starts in the village, heading north past the dramatic ruins of windswept Dunstanburgh Castle and onto the golden sands of Embleton Bay, keeping a lookout for the famous 'Andra Barton Rock'. Past the beach huts and on to picturesque Low Newton by the Sea, with it's village square and the Ship Inn, a perfect place to stop for well earned food and refreshments. Then to the vast expanse of Beadnell Bay and the village of Beadnell beyond, finally ending-up in the bustling holiday town of Seahouses, gateway to the Farne Islands.

Three miles up the coast from Craster is the village of Embleton, about half-a-mile from the beautiful bay which carries its name. The sandy beach is backed by dunes where a variety of flowers bloom: bluebells, cowslips, burnet roses and, to give it its common name, bloody cranesbill, amongst others.

Golfers can enjoy a good 18-hole links golf course overlooking the beautiful Embleton Bay.

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