A charming bolthole in the picturesque seaside village of Alnmouth.
A prime sea-view spot that’s perfect for discovering this jewel of the Northumbrian coast
With its tranquil sandy beach, bounty of local birds and wildlife, and picturesque cluster of pastel-painted houses, Alnmouth is a deservedly popular spot on the Northumberland coast. Ideally placed on Marine Road, which winds along the coast on the eastern side of Alnmouth, Marine House Cottage is just paces from the sea and within five minutes’ walk from the village’s pubs and restaurants.
This stone cottage oozes seaside chic with its subtle nautically inspired interiors, sleek white kitchen and quirky vintage railway signs from Alnmouth and Alnwick. Soak up unbroken views over Alnmouth Village Golf Course and beyond, to the glorious white sand beach and glittering sea, from the kitchen and one of the cottage’s two timber-clad bedrooms. For the best views in the house, grab a glass of something special and head to the roof-top patio – a sheltered sun trap, the spacious terrace affords sweeping sea views.
When you’re not enjoying the sandy beach on your doorstep or picking up artwork created by local artists in the nearby Old School Gallery, you can enjoy some of Alnmouth’s popular annual events, such as the summer Arts Festival and October beer festival. Keen golfers will not only have Alnmouth Village Golf Course within putting range but are likely to have Alnmouth Golf Club in their sights - established in 1869, it’s England’s fourth oldest golf club and boasts spectacular views over Foxton Bay to Coquet Island and the North Sea.
Just slightly further afield, the historic town of Alnwick lies five miles inland from Alnmouth, offering a selection of pubs, restaurants, local shops and a regular farmer's market in addition to the majestic Alnwick Castle. Home to the Percy family for over 700 years, the Castle is perhaps best known for its starring role as Hogwarts School in the Harry Potter films while the award-winning Alnwick Garden features the famous Treehouse and Poison Garden, including recently opened Lilidorei.
For those looking to accommodate one or two extra guests, The Upper Deck is a studio apartment on the first level terrace, adjacent to Marine House Cottage, that works particularly well for extended family and friends, or those who are eager to retain some of their own space and independence.
Shared courtyard access. Enter into an open-plan kitchen, dining and living space.
Sitting room with three seater-sofa, two-seater sofa, two armchairs, coffee table, electric fire, 50” wall-mounted Smart TV, selection of books. Dining space with seating for four guests.
The kitchen has a central island with gas hob and electric oven, two bar stools, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine.
A washing machine, tumble dryer, iron/ironing board, and a fridge/freezer are available in the garage in the courtyard – please note this is shared with The Upper Deck (sleeps 2) which sits on the first level above Marine House Cottage.
Bedroom one benefits from fantastic sea views. With king size bed, side tables, dressing table, armchair, two small chests of drawers, and a Smart wall-mounted TV.
En-suite bathroom with shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with fixed twin beds, side tables, dressing table with drawers either side, wall hanging hooks for clothes, and a Smart TV.
Family bathroom with large walk-in shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
External stone steps off the access courtyard (30 in total) lead to the garden terrace with outdoor seating and views over the golf course and coast. There is a handrail but please note the steps are steep.
There is secure outside storage for golf clubs, bikes and outdoor gear(shared with The Upper Deck) in the garage directly off the shared front courtyard.
Shared courtyard access with off-street parking for one car directly off the main access door to Marine House Cottage. The courtyard is shared with a neighbouring property, and is the access stair to The Upper Deck.
There is otherwise on-street parking on Marine Road, however, it should be noted that Alnmouth is a popular visitor destination, and it may not be possible to park directly outside the cottage, particularly during key holiday periods.
ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING
For safety reasons, we do not permit electric vehicle or hybrid car charging at this property. If you’re travelling by EV, discover your nearest electric vehicle charging point here.
BABIES & CHILDREN
A travel cot (please bring your own bedding) and high chair are available upon request.
One well-behaved dog is welcome at a charge of £20. Dogs should be clean and dry before access into the property and otherwise kept out of the bedrooms and off the furniture.
Bed linen and towels are provided, along with liquid soap and shower wash. A hairdryer is available in both bedrooms.
WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE
Wi-Fi is available. Mobile coverage is good on most networks.
There is gas central heating throughout, with an electric fire in the sitting room.
The property sits within the town of Alnmouth and has residential properties to the side and overlooking the raised terrace.
Please note the access courtyard area is shared - see parking and outside notes.
For guests looking to holiday together the cottage can be booked alongside the adjoining The Upper Deck sleeping 2.
There is plenty on offer to guests at the pretty coastal village of Alnmouth. Essential provisions can be picked up from the village store and post office on the main street, while Scott’s of Alnmouth is a wonderful deli with delicious treats and a fabulous selection of local bread and cheeses. Tasty pub lunches can be found at the popular Red Lion Inn which also provides superb views over the estuary from the raised deck in the beer garden. Further dining options are available at The Whittling House which offers a range of locally sourced and seasonal dishes. Or call in at The Hope and Anchor, where you can enjoy a drink at the bar, or a traditional wood-fired pizza in their restaurant.
For guests who have an interest in the arts, there is The Old School Gallery. The gallery has a wonderful collection of original paintings and limited edition prints, many of which are by local artists.
A variety of independent shops and restaurants, including some fabulous fish restaurants, can be found in the nearby village of Warkworth (4.5 miles) and the harbour town of Amble (6.1 miles). Amble has the added benefit of a Tesco Express store as well as the delightful Harbour Village which consists of 15 small retail pods with a range of fabulous goodies from crafts and jewellery to food and drink.
The historic town of Alnwick is just 4.7 miles west, offering a good selection of pubs, restaurants, local shops and a farmer's market.
If you feel a trip to the coast isn’t complete without enjoying good local seafood, then you’ve come to the right place. The Jolly Fisherman at the pretty nearby village of Craster is renowned for its smoked kippers and The Potted Lobster is a must if you visit Bamburgh. At Low Newton you will find the delightful Ship Inn at Low Newton, famous for its seafood and microbrewery.
Marine House Cottage has the added benefit of having a railway station just over 1 mile from the door, giving easy access to the main East Coast rail line. Ideal for guests who would like a day exploring the cities of Edinburgh to the north or Newcastle to the south.
Set within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the wide golden sands of Alnmouth with its colourful coastal cottages will be an instant draw for visitors offering great walking, cycling and wildlife or simply rest and relaxation with a picnic full of foods from the Northumberland heartlands.
From here head north and south to explore the pretty coastal villages of Craster and Warkworth, or take a boat charter from the docks of Amble Harbour to the RSPB reserve of Coquet Island which is home to over 36,000 sea birds, including thousands of characterful puffins.
For those seeking high energy adventures, the area is popular for surfing and kite surfing and there are a number of accredited surf and watersports schools up and down the coast for those looking to try something new in a relaxed teaching environment.
There are a number of walks from Alnmouth to Lesbury, including an extremely pretty 6km loop which takes in the meandering course of the River Aln, superb views of the ’18 arches’ railway viaduct, all the way down to the estuary, harbour and beach. For long distance walking routes, St.Oswald’s Way and the North Sea Trail both run nearby, and cyclists will delight at the many coves, magnificent heritage sites and wildlife havens along the Coast & Castles route which runs all the way from Edinburgh to Newcastle.
For golf fans, there are scenic courses directly on the doorstep at Alnmouth, Foxton, Alnwick and Dunstanburgh, while fishing enthusiasts can cast a line on the River Aln with permits available locally. During the season, shooting can be arranged on a number of nearby estates offering excellent opportunities for sporting and corporate parties.
History buffs will delight in visits to the grand stately homes and medieval castles of the area - Warkworth, Bamburgh, Lindisfarne and Chillingham stand as reminders of the area’s turbulent past, or head to the magnificent Alnwick Castle, home to the Percy family for over 700 years and used as a location in the Harry Potter films as well as Downton Abbey. The award-winning Alnwick Garden with its famous Treehouse and Poison Garden, as well as the recently launched Lilidorei should also be on your visit list.
For something different, why not head to Ingram to experience a star-gazing treat under the outstanding dark skies of the Northumberland National Park, or pack your mountain bike, walking boots and climbing kit to experience the endless traffic-free trails and dramatic open landscapes of the Cheviot and Simonside Hills, taking in iron-age hill forts, Hadrian’s Wall and some amazing panoramic vistas along the way.
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- One dog is welcome at a charge of £20.
- Typical arrival day: Friday with short breaks considered upon request.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Reading a book, spotting local birds or simply contemplating the views from the window seat in the master bedroom."Michael and Alison, owners of Marine House Cottage