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The Cookie Jar Alnwick

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Newly launched November 2017........

This impeccably stylish town house on the doorstep of Alnwick Castle offers boutique style living at its very finest. Offered on an exclusive use basis, it has the cosy, comforting feeling of a country retreat with a decidedly luxurious edge!

Here the arrangement means you can concentrate on spending time with your guests, whilst letting others take care of the finer details. This includes an in-house team to attend to your catering and hospitality needs, right through to bespoke events and outdoor pursuits - from an after-dinner whisky tasting in the company of good friends to a fully driven shoot day on the glorious estates of the surrounding area.

The beauty here is in the detail, each of the eleven en-suite rooms carefully designed to ensure absolute comfort whilst respecting the integrity of this fantastic historic building. All rooms feature signature drench showers, oversized fluffy towels and blissful toiletries, along with finest linen and Hypnos beds - perfect for indulgent weekend lie-ins.

The property has four room types to choose from, ranging from cosy and intimate to luxury suites with heavenly bath tubs, each one perfectly elegant with rich, warm textures and soft mood lighting.

The very aptly named ‘Chapel’, the Mother Superior of all suites is sure to be a top choice, where the magnificent restored features of this former Convent with stained glass windows and carved wooden beams are balanced beautifully with buttery leather accents and sumptuous finishes.

The owners here know a thing or two about hospitality, formerly heading up esteemed establishments such as Malmaison and Hotel Du Vin, and it is this attention to detail, reflective in the interior finishes, eating and service which will make your stay here a very special one.

Catering is provided by renowned local chef Mick Holland, with an emphasis on simple food which is locally sourced and seasonal. Like everything here, this can be tailored to your individual requirements from lazy brunches on the terrace, picnic hampers delivered to the riverside, right through to relaxed comfort foods with family and friends, or intimate dinner parties.

For relaxation, there’s a cosy lounge for reading or pre-dinner cocktails while a south facing terraced garden benefits from plenty of seating space and a fire-pit which will keep you nicely toasty on those balmy Northumberland evenings. At the bottom of the garden, you will find the characterful Cigar Shack for a little time-out with a wee single malt, best enjoyed under a starry moonlit sky.

For sporting parties, the property benefits from a large heated boot room with plenty of space for outdoor gear and fishing kit, while guns have the added advantage of secure individual gun cabinets. Finally, not forgetting your four-legged friends, there are five outside kennels for working dogs, while some provision can be made for family pets in the property on request.



Accommodation

The property sits across three floors and the accommodation is made up of four room types - one super-suite, two superior suites, five luxury rooms, and three cosy rooms.

There is a wheelchair accessible lift in the property, and the Goswick room has been specially adapted for accessibility. Please ask for further details.

Linhope Spout - inspired by the spectacular Northumberland waterfall of the same name. The Linhope Spout room is one of the superior rooms and is large and luxurious. With south-facing with views of Alnwick Castle, this room has a four-piece bathroom suite with a heavenly bath tub for the perfect soak and features a super king size bed for a sound sleep, which can also be converted to a twin. Located on the second floor.

The Chapel - this luxurious super-suite can be found on the first floor. Featuring all the beautiful features of the former chapel such as stained glass windows and carved wooden beams, drench shower and a heavenly bath tub for the perfect soak in the underfloor heated bathroom. This has a custom designed, luxurious bed and a 60-inch flat screen TV.

St. Cuthbert’s Cave - taking inspiration from the reputed final resting place of the renowned monk of Lindisfarne, St Cuthbert’s Cave can be found on the third floor. This large and luxurious room has views over the courtyard and onto Alnwick Castle and features a super king size bed for a restful sleep, a spacious four-piece bathroom suite with a heavenly bath tub for the perfect soak.

Holy Island - takes its name from the tidal island just off the Northumberland Coast. This beautiful, sunny room is located on the first floor, with a south facing bay window revealing views of Alnwick Castle. This room also includes a super king size bed for a peaceful night’s sleep.

Bamburgh - named after one of the finest sights in Northumberland, this first floor room is light and spacious and is west facing with a view of Bailiffgate. Generously proportioned, it has a super king size bed and a beautifully roomy bathroom. This room can be interconnecting with Bailiffgate.

Dunstanburgh - named after the 14th century castle found between the villages of Craster and Embleton. This light, west facing room with views over Bailiffgate, features a large configuration, which holds a Super King Size Bed and a beautifully roomy bathroom. Located on the second floor.

Goswick - inspired by the stunning Goswick championship golf course, this room is located on second floor and is specially adapted room for accessibility, with a spacious bedroom and bathroom. It has views over Bailiffgate and features a super king size bed, which can also be converted to a twin.

Alnmouth - takes its name from the beautiful Coastal village, located at the mouth of the River Aln. Found on the third floor and featuring picturesque views over the roof tops of Alnwick, this charming, cosy room is full of charisma and features exposed beams and a king size bed.

Bailiffgate - named after the 14th century castle found between the villages of Craster and Embleton, this light, west facing room has views over Bailiffgate. It features a super king size bed and a beautifully roomy bathroom. Located on the second floor.

Sweethope Loughs - named after a renowned local fishing spot, this cosy room is located on the second floor. This is an intimate room with outstanding views to the rear of the former Convent looking over the policies and grounds of Alnwick Castle. This room features a snug and perfectly considered king size bed.

Harehope - named after the shooting fields of Harehope Estate, this charming, cosy room can be found on the third floor and is full of charisma and features exposed beams and a super-comfortable double bed.

Lounge - cosy lounge area with library, allowing seating up to sixteen guests.

Dining - dining capacity for up to thirty guests.

Catering - the property is offered on a catered basis, tailored to the individual needs of the party and priced separately. Important - please note that guests do not have access to the kitchen. There are tea and coffee making facilities in each of the bedrooms.

Ground floor cloakroom.

Boot room - heated boot room with boot racks and storage. Secure individual gun cabinets for sporting parties.

Wi-Fi and mobile signal - the property benefits from super-fast Wi-Fi throughout.

Technology - large flat screen TVs are available in all of the bedrooms. The Chapel bedroom benefits from a 60” TV.

Guest amenities - luxury oversized towels, fine linen and toiletries are provided. Complimentary spring water, coffee from Pumphrey’s of Northumberland and English teas and infusions in every room.

Housekeeping and butler service
Daily housekeeping offered on request. A butler service can also be arranged,

Bespoke services
Additional add-on services can be tailored to suit the needs of the party such as whisky and wine tastings, cookery demonstrations and spa treatments right through to sporting activities and outdoor adventures.

Babies and children
Travel cot and high chair available.

Dogs
Dogs considered on request. Outdoor kennel facilities provided.

Garden - fully enclosed two tier south-facing garden with plentiful seating, barbecue heaters and fire pit.

Cigar shack - positioned at the bottom of the garden, this provides an informal covered space with seating.

Kennels - ideal for sporting parties, there are five outdoor kennels in the enclosed garden.

Parking - on-street parking directly outside the property with a number of parking permits available for guest use.

Floor plans
To view floor plans, please click here.
at a glance
Bedrooms
11
Bath/Shower Rooms
11
Max No. of Guests
22
Child Friendly
yes
Pet Friendly
yes
Nearest Town
Alnwick
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