Relax in the hot tub after a day out exploring
View of the hot tub and outdoor dining area
Lovely open-plan, welcoming property
Sociable space for everyone, indoors and out
French doors lead to the balcony
Beautiful open-plan layout
The kitchen is well laid out and well-equipped
Breakfast bar where you can see what's cooking
Double bedroom with TV and ensuite shower room
Have an early night and watch TV
Ensuite shower room
Pretty features in the ensuite shower room
The twin room can be made super king-size if needed
Bright and airy with ensuite and TV
Ensuite with walk-in shower
Clean and contemporary finish throughout
Enjoy outdoor dining on the balcony
Enjoy a relxaxed alfresco breakfast
The Alnwick Gardens is just a walk away
Nearby Embleton Bay
View of the side of the property
1 / 21  Relax in the hot tub after a day out exploring
2 / 21  View of the hot tub and outdoor dining area
3 / 21  Lovely open-plan, welcoming property
4 / 21  Sociable space for everyone, indoors and out
5 / 21  French doors lead to the balcony
6 / 21  Beautiful open-plan layout
7 / 21  The kitchen is well laid out and well-equipped
8 / 21  Breakfast bar where you can see what's cooking
9 / 21  Double bedroom with TV and ensuite shower room
10 / 21  Have an early night and watch TV
11 / 21  Ensuite shower room
12 / 21  Pretty features in the ensuite shower room
13 / 21  The twin room can be made super king-size if needed
14 / 21  Bright and airy with ensuite and TV
15 / 21  Ensuite with walk-in shower
16 / 21  Clean and contemporary finish throughout
17 / 21  Enjoy outdoor dining on the balcony
18 / 21  Enjoy a relxaxed alfresco breakfast
19 / 21  The Alnwick Gardens is just a walk away
20 / 21  Nearby Embleton Bay
21 / 21  View of the side of the property

Thornbrae Retreat,

Alnwick, Northumberland
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
5
star
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Spa Facilities
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning contemporary stone-built cottage located on the doorstep of Alnwick town
  • A pleasant, easy drive to the scenic Northumberland coast
  • Enjoy a large, private outdoor space with your own hot tub and dining area
  • Gorgeous, contemporary interior with traditional touches
  • Ideal for a families and groups of friends get away to the seaside
  • An area surrounded by wonderful scenery, beaches, hikes and cultural attractions
Property code: CN218

Situated a stone’s throw away from Alnwick town and under a short drive to the beach, this double storey, stone built cottage is ideal to make the most of Alnwick and the Northumberland Coast.

In a perfect location for both beach lovers and those looking for a countryside retreat, this cottage is close to the stunning Alnmouth Beach, the bustling village high street and the cultural hotspots of Alnwick Gardens and Alnwick Castle (where they filmed scenes from the Harry Potter films and Downton Abbey). No wonder it was voted 'Holiday Destination of the Year' by Countryfile Magazine in 2017! It’s an ideal place to suit everyone’s tastes and whether you're an outdoor lover, foodie, culture junkie or an adventurer, you'll find the perfect activity.

Just a few stone steps will lead you into the charming stone-built cottage where you will be greeted with contemporary, clean decor and a convenient cloakroom bathroom with WC. A large open plan lounge kitchen and dining area provides family and friends with the perfect hub to relax, catch up and enjoy each other's company in while stylish wood flooring create a country feel with a chic twist. Ample comfortable seating centres around a TV, while design-led touches that give the space a stylish edge. Fully fitted with a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and oven with hob, for all your self-catering needs. The dining table has ample room for four guests, while the marble-topped breakfast bar provides casual dining and additional seating for three. The kitchen also includes a washing machine and dryer. On the first floor, guests can choose between two double bedrooms, both which boast generously sized en-suite shower rooms with underfloor heating and luxurious finishes and fittings for a restful stay. The first bedroom has a super-king-size bed, for added luxury. However, it is a zip and link bed, so can be transformed into a twin room for sharing. Will be set up as a twin, unless specified.

The generous open plan, ground-floor living area features modern bi-fold doors that lead to a delightful decked balcony area. Here, guests can enjoy a dip in their private hot tub with a wooden fence for added privacy, sleek patio furniture and lovely views of the surrounding area. It’s the perfect spot for al fresco dining on balmy summer evenings. There is also access to a communal patio area with a large dining table, BBQ and sauna. Off-road parking is available for up to two cars.

Due to the current situation not all the facilities advertised at this property may be available or will require social distancing. If you have any specific questions regarding your booking please contact our customer services team.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin (which is a zip and link bed and can be made into a super king)
  • 3 bathrooms - 2 en-suite shower rooms with WC and shower, 1 ground-floor cloakroom with WC
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Washing machine and dryer in the kitchen
  • Games, books and films
  • Decking area with private hot tub, garden table and chairs
  • Bed linen included
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Pubs, shops and restaurants within easy driving distance
  • TV/DVD, iPod dock, and CD player in lounge
  • Free off-road parking for one or two cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Due to the current situation the following facilities will not be available: Games Room/ Gym (Private Hot Tubs are not affected)

Marie Heffernan

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Marie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nicola, 18th July 2020

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We really enjoyed our weeks stay. The cottage has everything you need, and is very comfortable! Its finished to a high standard and we all enjoyed the little luxuries the owners have added. It gave the 4 of us (2 adults and 2 children) enough space so we didnt feel on top of each other. We all loved the hot tub, lovely way to end the day at the beaRead morech or exploring. The owners are helpful with anything you need. Well go back Im sure ! Hide

Reviewed by Peter, 11th July 2020

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This was a lovely cottage; a real home from home. It was comfortable, well equipped and in a great location, being an easy stroll into town and a short drive from the beach and other local attractions.

Reviewed by Julie, 4th July 2020

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An excellent holiday home, beautifully furnished with everything you could wish for whilst on holiday. The location was excellent for us as we were playing golf at all the nearby course. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We had a lovely week away. Thank you for letting us stay. We have already booked again for next year.

Reviewed by Carlton, 14th March 2020

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Fantastic retreat, more than you could ask for. Well worth it would definitely come again.

Reviewed by Jenny, 6th March 2020

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The photos were impressive when selecting the cottage but they didn't do the cottage justice to when actually there. It is outstanding! Everything is exceptional high quality not cheap like I have seen in some other cottages. Heated floor in bathroom was such a lovely touch. Loved the hot tub, incredibly quiet and peaceful stay for me and my familyRead more. Hide

Reviewed by Anina, 1st March 2020

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Beautiful fully equipped cottage in fabulous location. Ideal for 2 couples or family of 4. Helpful owners. Just idyllic. Will stay again.

Reviewed by Melanie, 24th January 2020

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Fantastic short break from start to finish with a lovely homely touch of bread and milk on arrival. The cottage is to a high standard but also homely and cosy. The hot tub made the holiday having fun and quality time chatting whilst relaxing. Great location with lots of attractions and places to eat and socialise. I would definitely recommend to frRead moreiends and family. Hide

Reviewed by Kelly, 28th December 2019

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An absolutely beautiful Cottage. First class furnishings. Excellent welcome package when we arrived. Enjoyed our whole week there and we will definitely be returning

Reviewed by Isabel, 11th November 2019

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We loved every aspect of our stay. The retreat itself was beautiful so clean it had everything you could need, it was a home from home. Upon on arrival we were even greeted with a welcome pack of grocery essentials for our stay. We loved the on site facilities- the gym, pool table and games room was a brilliant added touch. We certainly will returnRead more back to this fabulous property. The owners were so friendly and welcoming. We loved it all. Hide

Reviewed by Claire, 26th October 2019

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We had a lovely week stay. Great location for exploring Alnwick and all surrounding areas as well. The property was clean, had everything we needed and the owners went above and beyond to make sure we had an enjoyable stay. We will definitely be returning in a few years when we visit Northumberland again.

Reviewed by Janet, 12th October 2019

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Reviewed by Mike, 28th September 2019

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A first rate cottage, equipped to the highest standard. The welcome pack provided was generous and a nice introduction to the property. The hot tub was an added bonus. The property was located within a short walk of the town centre and Alnwick has much to offer as well as being within striking distance of all the local attractions. If you like histRead moreory then Northumberland is a treasure trove. We would love to return Hide

Reviewed by Craig, 24th August 2019

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Wow! The cottage was huge and the photos on the site do not do it justice. The games room was loved by us all and a nice room for the kids to go and chill after being out all day and play on the Xbox or play pool. The hot tub is great at the evening and was really nice and secluded. The sauna was nice too but just a little small only fitting 2 peopRead morele in it 3 big kids! Well worth a visit as it is in s great location and most things are 30 minutes away from the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Jenny, 17th August 2019

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The cottage was very well equipped and we loved the welcome gifts. The location is ideal for exploring Alnwick on foot and further afield by car. Our daughters enjoyed the freedom the large garden offered them so that they could play safely. The hot tub was great for relaxing in after a busy day sightseeing. We will definitely come back to stay agaRead morein. Hide

Reviewed by Sue, 10th August 2019

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The cottage is in a great location for exploring Northumberland. It is spacious, clean and has lovely grounds. It is comfortable and well equipped and the hot tub and games room is an added bonus. It was our first time staying there and would definitely return.

Reviewed by Deborah, 13th July 2019

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Reviewed by John, 15th June 2019

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This holiday cottage is furnished and decorated to a very high standard and a very generous welcome pack is provided on arrival. The owners live on site and always available for advice. The cottage is ideally situated to access the very popular visitor attractions in the area and the Northumbrian coastline.

Reviewed by Suzanne, 25th May 2019

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Reviewed by Graham, 11th May 2019

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Five-star property with lovely, welcoming hosts - Julie & Mick. Alnwick is a lovely little town (with both the castle and gardens within walking distance of Thornbrae) and it's a great location for exploring all of Northumberland. We had a great holiday.

Reviewed by Terence, 4th May 2019

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Very clean, good location, very comfortable and well equipped.

Reviewed by Stephen, 13th April 2019

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Reviewed by Simon, 6th April 2019

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Fantastic family friendly accommodation in a great location. Very clean and kitted out to a very high standard. Thoroughly recommend.

Reviewed by Gerard, 27th March 2019

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Amazing property, best holiday cottage we have stayed in!

Reviewed by Rachel, 23rd February 2019

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Fabulous accommodation in a very convenient location. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be backz

Reviewed by Martin, 17th February 2019

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Just outside the centre of Alnwick - this is a fantastically appointed apartment. The hot tub and games room went down very well with the kids. Really friendly owners.

Reviewed by Lisa, 25th January 2019

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Couldnt fault one bit, amazing

Reviewed by Graham, 29th December 2018

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The cottage was in a brilliant position close to Alnwick which was a lovely town. The cottage was warm and comfortable with everything we needed for a brilliant week away. We chose this cottage mainly for the hot tub so we could enjoy New Year in a different way. However, as the week progressed the hot tub got colder and not as inviting. The games Read moreroom was a plus and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves playing pool, but again this room had controlled heating which reduced by the end of the week. Hide

Reviewed by S, 24th November 2018

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A wonderfully high standard of accommodation. The location is perfect for visiting all local attractions, pubs and restaurants.

Reviewed by Abbie, 12th November 2018

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Myself and my friends had a lovely time at the cottage, it was amazingly clean, was placed very close to shops and pubs. We could not fault our holiday at all.

Reviewed by Ian, 5th November 2018

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great location for exploring ,accommodation was excellent , clean, well equipped and owners very friendly, would certainly return if i return to the area.

Reviewed by Michael, 8th September 2018

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This is one of the finest and best equipped holiday cottages we have stayed in. Remember however that It is on a fairlybusy (by Northumbrian standards) road on the urban fringe of Alnwick.

Reviewed by Jennifer, 18th August 2018

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Relax in the hot tub after a day out exploring
View of the hot tub and outdoor dining area
Lovely open-plan, welcoming property
Sociable space for everyone, indoors and out
French doors lead to the balcony
Beautiful open-plan layout
The kitchen is well laid out and well-equipped
Breakfast bar where you can see what's cooking
Double bedroom with TV and ensuite shower room
Have an early night and watch TV
Ensuite shower room
Show 9 morePretty features in the ensuite shower room

Location

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