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Ravenslaw House

Alnwick, Northumberland
Sleeps 18
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms 9
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
5
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Four Poster
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Experience staying in a grand country manor house, near the seaside
  • Holiday in style with friends or family and plenty of space indoors and out, including Hot Tub and Sauna
  • Walk into town for everything you need, including the Castle 
Property code: 81050

Striking Victorian period property in the heart of Alnwick’s historic market town. Walking distance to pubs and major attractions and close to the beach. Perfect for families and friends for a unique get together.

This former home of William Hardy, the famous fishing tackle manufacturer was built in 1892 in the style of a Scottish country house and has been lovingly preserved with antiques and luxurious furnishings to retain its opulent character while offering modern comforts for a truly memorable holiday. Walk into Alnwick for the magnificent Castle with Harry Potter connections, the renowned Alnwick Gardens, a wide range of restaurants, bars, independent shops, the market, and Europe’s largest second-hand bookstore and there are a golf club and tennis courts too. The sandy beach at Alnmouth is nearby, with its coastal golf course, as is Amble’s fishing port and Warkworth Castle. Drive to Cragside, the Armstrong estate in Rothbury and the breath-taking National Park.

Access to the property is via the main entrance at the back of the property. Four stone steps lead to the front door of this impressive property and into a welcoming vestibule. Turn left into the main lounge with a collection of rich fabrics and sumptuous leather sofas to relax on. The open fire set in the original feature fireplace adds to the cosy ambience and you can watch your favourite films on Smart TV or simply enjoy a pre-dinner drink. The kitchen has a casual, country-house feel with a gas range-style hob and double electric oven, fridge/freezer, two microwaves and a dishwasher. Watch TV while preparing your meals and there is a breakfast table and seating where others can sit and keep the cook company. The utility area leads off the main kitchen housing a sink, washing machine and tumble dryer and there is a separate Butler’s kitchen beyond this room, with a fridge and electric oven and hob. Spend quality time together entertaining in the spacious and elegant dining room at the front of the house with an open fire in the original fireplace, polished wood flooring and a beautiful, long table seating eighteen, perfect for sociable meals and celebrations together. For the musically talented, why not gather around the Grand piano for an old-fashioned sing-along. You can store and prepare drinks in the side-kitchen off the dining room. Head through to the conservatory to relax with after-dinner drinks or gather for morning coffee. For quieter moments, there is a small reading room on the ground floor with a couple of easy chairs, a TV, and a wide collection of DVDs to watch during your stay. There is also a useful separate WC on the ground floor. All nine bedrooms are tastefully furnished with traditional furniture and harmonious styling. Each bedroom has its own TV so you can watch a little TV in bed and a seating area where you can read or enjoy a morning drink, and each has an en-suite bath or shower room with beautiful features and tiled floors. Three of the bedrooms are located on the ground floor. The first has a double bed and the lovely en-suite bathroom has a rolltop bath. This room also benefits from its own separate lounge with a comfortable sofa and TV. The second bedroom has a magnificent king-size, four-poster bed and an en-suite shower room with WC while the third offers a king-size, manor-style bed and an en-suite shower room with WC. The remaining six bedrooms are upstairs where the large landing area has a range of comfortable seating options arranged around lamps and occasional tables. The grand fourth bedroom has a super-king-size, four-poster bed and is decorated in warm, rosy tones with a luxurious en-suite bathroom with a bath, separate shower and WC, all illuminated by a sparkling chandelier. Next, is a king-size, four-poster bedroom which benefits from an ensuite bathroom featuring a period bath, separate shower, and WC. The sixth bedroom has a king-size, four-poster bed, a cosy seating area in the large bay window, a feature fireplace and an en-suite shower room with WC. The seventh bedroom also has a king-size, four-poster bed and the en-suite bathroom has an elegant slipper bath to enjoy a soak in, separate shower and WC. The eighth bedroom is decorated in peaceful colours with original, polished wooden floors, with an attractively designed manor-style king-size bed and a lovely en-suite shower room with WC. Finally, the light and airy ninth bedroom has comfortable twin beds, with dual aspect windows overlooking the mature garden and an en-suite shower room with WC.

Outside, the sheltered patio area invites you to take a dip in the hot tub with room for seven and spend some restorative time in the four-seater sauna. Head through the gate to the enclosed garden, a lovely place for children to run around, play hide and seek and discover the other outdoor seating areas. The property can be entered on foot through a grand pillared entrance with parking at the rear for 9 cars.

  • 9 bedrooms - 1 super-king-size, 6 king-size, 1 double and 1 twin
  • 9 bathrooms - 3 en-suite bathrooms with bath, separate shower and WC, 5 en-suite shower rooms with shower and WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with bath and WC and 1 additional WC
  • Gas range-style hob and electric double oven, fridge/freezer, 2 microwaves and dishwasher
  • Butler's kitchen - electric oven and hob, and fridge
  • Utility area - washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Smart TV in the lounge, TV/DVD in the reading room, TV in kitchen and TV/DVD in each bedroom
  • Open fire in the lounge and dining room
  • Enclosed garden with seating
  • Hot tub and sauna on the patio area (guests are asked to respect the neighbours whilst using the hot tub, particularly during the evenings)
  • Off-road private parking for 9 cars at the rear of the property
  • Beach 5 miles, shops, restaurants and pubs within walking distance
  • CCTV is in operation in the parking area for security reasons only
  • Group bookings may not be allowed unless special arrangements (including the possible requirement for a security deposit), have been made with the owner
  • Maximum occupancy is 18 people (excluding babies in arms)
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Elliot Albiston

This property joined our collection in 2020 and is managed by Elliot.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gillian, 25th April 2022

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A beautiful house full of character and very spacious for our party of 10 . Touches like music on arrival on the radio and welcome pack made this a perfect holiday along with very helpful man who greeted us. Located within easy distance of Lidli and nice walk into Alnwick. Gardens a good size and perfect for the dogs . Would highly recommend this pRead moreroperty and would love a return visit. Hide

Reviewed by Margaret, 15th April 2022

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Reviewed by Catherine, 8th April 2022

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Ravenslaw is a marvellous house with a lovely secure garden. We had a family gathering and it was ideal. Lots of space, lots of sitting rooms and a large kitchen to come and go to. An amazing dining room and a very comfortable conservatory. It felt like a castle with nearly all the bedrooms with four poster beds. Its situation was ideal too. Just 2Read more minutes from Lidl and an easy walk to the town, castle and gardens and the famous Barter books. We had a super time. Hide

Reviewed by Charlotte, 25th March 2022

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The property was utterly perfect. we went for a birthday weekend away with 18 of us, it was better than the photos! The house was massive with plenty of space for everyone including our own bathrooms: The location was perfect for us with a 10 minute walking distance into the town. Honestly if your thinking of booking this- do it- it was such good vRead morealue for money and couldnt recommend it enough!!! Hide

Reviewed by John, 18th March 2022

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Overall a very good holiday experience especially for a large number of people.The hot tub was well used by all of our party.The level of equipment was excellent as was the size of the kitchen.The furniture in the lounge was tired and in some cases uncomfortable especially for those who have mobility issues.We would return to the house in the futurRead moree as Alnwick is the ideal centre to explore Northumberland.Overall score I would give the house 8 out 10. Hide

Reviewed by Lesley, 11th March 2022

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Superb house for a large family gathering. Alnwick is a great location to explore the beautiful Northumberland countryside. The property had everything we needed, was extremely clean, and comfortable, and certainly has the WOW factor. Tanya, the housekeeper was quick to respond to any issues we had and these were quickly resolved. I would recommendRead more Sherkhan for an Indian takeaway, and Wilkins Fine Dining for a special in-house dining experience, for that special occasion. Hide

Reviewed by Helen, 4th March 2022

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Reviewed by Gail, 25th February 2022

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Had a great weekend with all the family celebrating 85th Birthdays. The house was great with each bedroom having its own bathroom and sitting area. Space when you needed it and super communal rooms when everyone wanted to get together. Would highly recommend this house just 10 mins walk into Alnwick. We were cooking for 14 adults and there werent eRead morenough big pans and roasting tins - spoke to Tanya and within the hour new pans and roasting tins arrived!!! You cant ask for better than that Hide

Reviewed by Janet, 11th February 2022

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We really enjoyed our stay at Ravenslaw, its a great place for a get together with the added bonus of everyone getting their own en-suite. A very comfortable house. The hot tub and sauna are good fun. Very easy walk to Lidl or into Alnwick. The only negative was there were no cleaning products left, nothing except one dishwasher tablet.

Reviewed by Mark, 4th February 2022

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Wow what a place, rooms all magnificent and bathrooms fabulous. Hot tub and sauna were ready for our arrival which was great and we used them a lot . Great location and easy walk into town centre 10 mins max and we are not fit, if to far break walk at Plough nice pub! Indian in Alnwick Sherkhan is great. Alnmouth station is great to pop on train toRead more Edinburgh for the day. House is great , garden lovely , dining room lovely for family get together and meals All in All fabulous stay Hide

Reviewed by Wesley, 28th January 2022

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The house is awesome. So full of character and well set up with everything you need for a great time with friends and family. The hot tub and sauna were fab and lots of time was spent in each.

Reviewed by Kara, 21st January 2022

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It was fabulous, huge property that had everything we needed, it was just brilliant

Reviewed by Helen, 7th January 2022

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Fantastic value for money. The house has bags of character in a great location.

Reviewed by Laura, 22nd December 2021

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This place is magical, the pictures do not do it justice. My family friends and I had an absolutely amazing Christmas week here. From the moment we walked through the door the scene was set. Jonathan and Tanya ensure you aware should you need any assistance without imposing on your stay. The communal areas for large parties are perfect and each bedRead moreroom is so much more when you want privacy from the rest of the party. Ravenslaw House has my highest recommendation. Hide

Reviewed by Karen, 29th October 2021

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Fantastic, amazing, quirky, luxurious, warm and comfortable & great location Amazing bedrooms - some with their own lounge and fantastic to all be en-suite Great kitchens and dining room incredible - lots of fridges Hot tub and sauna brilliant The point of contact ( Tanya ) was great - questions answered really quickly as well as suggestions of wheRead morere to eat Slight issue resolved immediately when some of the power tripped Definitely book this house Hide

Reviewed by Brenda, 22nd October 2021

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Great location. Excellent for large family gatherings. Very large property and more than enough room for all. Hot tub and sauna, fabulous addition. Enjoyable stay!

Reviewed by Ingrid, 15th October 2021

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Lovely house which is very comfortable for a large group. Luxurious rooms and en-suite bathrooms and many and varied social areas.

Reviewed by Paul, 8th October 2021

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Reviewed by Stephen, 1st October 2021

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Reviewed by Mary, 17th September 2021

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Great house, very well equipped, 10 minute walk into the town. Beware of traffic entering and leaving the property by car as the house is located off a busy roundabout. But furnishings were very comfortable, the house was very well equipped and the hot tub and sauna were perfect for the early evening.

Reviewed by Simon, 20th August 2021

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Ravenslaw House is a very special place to stay. Its a great house and we had a lovely holiday. The house has a definite wow factor - we stayed with a big family group, and had lots of fun. Will definitely return.

Reviewed by Michael, 6th August 2021

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Superb large house (9 large, en-suite, and very comfortable rooms) with excellent garden area sited within walking distance of Alnwick town centre, Garden, and Castle. Easy axcess to excellent visitor attractions across Nothumberland esp Alnmouth, Amble and Rothbury. Friendly and helpful host.

Reviewed by Leanne, 23rd July 2021

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Reviewed by Jane, 18th June 2021

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Wonderful property for a multigenerational holiday, loads of space including car parking and well appointed. Loved the hot tub, sauna and outdoor space for alfresco dining. Easy walk into town for a vast array of eateries and refreshments. A couple of minutes to Lidl for your morning croissants and another minute to Barter Books! Loads of walks andRead more sights from your door and only 15 minutes drive to long sandy beaches Hide

Reviewed by Wendy, 14th May 2021

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