Murphy’s Cottage ref: UK3156

Rennington, near Alnwick, Craster & Embleton Area

3 Stars

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4
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Bedrooms
2
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Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
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  • Bike Store 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Murphy’s Cottage is an attractive, stone-built cottage nestled in the picture perfect village of Rennington in Northumberland. This end-terrace property has been thoughtfully furnished, and is conveniently situated all on the ground floor, ideal for less mobile guests. The large garden to the rear of the property is an idyllic spot to enjoy al fresco dining. The local pub offers good locally sourced food and is within a gentle stroll of Murphy’s Cottage. Dating back to 1841, the pub was once a blacksmiths, and has been family owned for over 30 years. Rennington is a quiet, picturesque village, situated 4 miles north east of the historic market town of Alnwick. Every August bank holiday the village comes alive as it hosts a popular scarecrow festival. This colourful display of scarecrows dotted around the village, and even perhaps in Murphy’s Cottage’s garden, is sure to delight both young and old alike. Alnwick has a wide array of amenities 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, is a popular visitor attraction. Or visit The Alnwick Garden, a spectacular interpretation of a formal garden, including a grand cascade waterfall, poison garden, and the largest tree house restaurant in Europe!
There is a stunning golden sandy beach found in the pretty coastal village of Embleton, only 4 miles from the cottage. The picture postcard village of Alnmouth, with its wide expanse of golden sandy beach and a variety of good restaurants, pubs, tea rooms and gift shops, is just 6 miles away. Golf enthusiasts will delight in the two courses, one being a fine 9-hole course adjacent to the beach and the other a challenging 18-hole course at Foxton, enjoying panoramic views. Head 9 miles along the coastal path and you will find the village of Beadnell, popular for watersports enthusiasts and the magnificent Beadnell Bay. Visit Seahouses, a further 2 miles north, and take a boat trip to the Farne Islands to watch the puffins at play (seasonal). Bamburgh Castle is a further 3 miles up this stunning coastline and well worth a visit. The historic fishing village of Craster is approximately 4 miles away and is home to the world famous Craster kipper, and the atmospheric ruin of Dunstanburgh Castle is close by. With easy access to the beautiful 20-mile stretch of Northumberland Heritage Coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and wild expanses of the heather-capped Cheviot Hills to the west, Murphy’s Cottage makes the perfect home from home. Beach 4 miles. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance. All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room: With Freeview TV.
Step leading to bedroom.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a step from the living room to one of the bedrooms and there is a step in the garden.
  • Nearest town
    Alnwick
  • Shops
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
    Alnmouth
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    6.0 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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