A warm and comfortable Grade II listed Georgian house offering spacious accommodation, ideal for families and large groups.
A hard-to-beat location mid-way between Alnwick and the golden sands of the Northumberland coast
Rennington House is situated in an excellent location close to a charming small village with a good pub and just four miles from Alnwick and Northumberland’s stunning beaches.
Offering warm, comfortable accommodation, there is ample entertaining space with a drawing room, atmospheric dining room, country-style kitchen with adjacent snug, office / library and plenty of space for the storage of outdoor kit in the boot room and utility room.
Upstairs there are two bath / shower rooms and six bedrooms; 5 doubles (two of which can be twin on request) and a bunk room. The principal bedroom accommodation is at one end of the house where there are four bedrooms and a family bathroom. Accessed by a separate staircase is a further two double bedrooms and a shower room.
Outside the gardens are fully-enclosed for the safety of dogs and children. There’s an outside dining area with barbecue, a south facing garden to the front and a west facing walled garden. Extensive outbuildings include kennels and plenty of space for the storage of outdoor kit. Finally, an adjacent barn/games room with table tennis, badminton, table football, and dart board is sure to keep all members of the party entertained and is perfect for rainy days.
Rear access to the property leading into inner hall.
Kitchen - fully equipped with electric four oven Aga, large fridge / freezer, dishwasher and microwave, granite work surfaces and stone floor along with large kitchen table with seating for six.
Snug with French doors to the rear enclosed garden, children’s books, games and toys and a flat-screen TV.
Inner hall leads to:
Cloakroom with WC and basin.
Utility room/boot room with washing machine and sink.
Study/library with desk and armchair.
Down two steps into extended hallway leading to:
Drawing room with open fire (initial large basket of logs supplied), large sofas, large flat-screen TV with Freeview and Blu-ray DVD player and fabulous views over the garden.
Dining room seating 12 guests with electric stove, and excellent views over the garden.
The main staircase leads to four principal bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor.
To the right of the main access hallway is an additional staircase to access bedrooms five and six on first floor.
Accessed by the main staircase:
Family bathroom with cast iron bath, large walk-in shower with rainforest head, basin, WC and access to airing cupboard.
Bedroom one with king size bed, chest of drawers, large wardrobe, decorative fireplace and working shutters.
Bedroom two with zip and link beds which can be set up as a super king double or twin as preferred, decorative fireplace, chest of drawers and wardrobe.
Bedroom three with standard size single bunk beds, wardrobe with hanging space and single armchair.
Bedroom four (down four steps) with double bed, chest of drawers, window seat and small basin.
Bedrooms five and six are accessed by a separate staircase off the main access hallway.
Bedroom five with king size bed, chest of drawers, accent chair, window seat and space for a travel cot, if required.
Shared shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC.
Bedroom six with zip and link beds, which can be configured as a super king double or twin as preferred, chest of drawers, wardrobe with hanging space and basin with shaving point.
Rennington House sits within an acre of gardens including a south-facing garden to the front and walled garden and courtyard to the side. An outside dining area and barbecue are available. There is a vegetable patch and guests are welcome to help themselves to items during their stay within season.
Extensive outbuildings (including kennels for dogs) are available to guests for the storage of outdoor kit and bikes.
One of the outside barns is home to a games room with ping pong table and a selection of bats, raquets, balls and games.
There is ample parking available outside the property.
Babies & Children
A travel cot, high chair and stair gates are available on request. There are children’s toys at the house that guests are welcome to use. A games room in the outside barn adjoining the property is perfect for rainy days. There is a swing (used at own risk) in the fully enclosed garden.
Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at Rennington House. Owners are requested to keep their dogs downstairs in the utility room, boot room and kitchen only. Outdoor kennels are also available on request.
Wi-Fi & Mobile coverage
Wi-Fi is available. There is adequate mobile coverage on most networks.
The beds are made up with bed linen, feather and duck down duvets and pillows. A hair dryer is supplied in each double bedroom. Bath towels are provided for all guests.
Heating is oil fired, which can be thermostatically controlled. There is an open fire in the drawing room and an initial supply of logs and coal are provided.
Situated in the heart of ‘Percy Country’ the property enjoys a rural location but sits just four miles from the medieval market town of Alnwick where you will find an excellent range of amenities and an eclectic mix of charming specialist shops. Wander the cobbled streets and gift shops around the marketplace, or stop-off at one of the many quaint cafes across the area, including Bari Tea based in the Castle Quarter for a very lovely lunch or a decadent afternoon cream tea! While there, seek out Barter Books - ‘a book heaven’ with thousands of paperbacks, hardbacks and collector’s editions based in a beautiful former railway station, or pop into the super Bakehouse Gallery showcasing the work of local artists and designers.
For provisions, you will find plenty of choice - try award-winning Turnbull’s for fine food and quality meats; The Alnwick Deli for delicious local produce, cheeses, hampers and gifts; or the Alnwick Bakery for home-baked breads, pies and pastries. There is a market every Saturday, a farmer’s market on the last Friday of every month, and a large supermarket nearby for all your holiday essentials.
Just a five minute walk from Rennington House, The Horseshoes Inn is a cosy pub, featured in the Good Beer Guide, with a great reputation for friendly service, an excellent local menu and a fine selection of real ales; or for a dining experience with a difference, the Treehouse Restaurant at Alnwick Gardens is not to be missed. Set high in the treetops, it is a magical spot to spend an evening, featuring local fish and seafood, meats from Northumberland’s farmlands, as well as other regional specialities all within a lovely ambient setting. Alternatively head to the pretty fishing village of Craster (4.5 miles) to sample the legendary oak smoked kippers from L Robson & Sons; or the Jolly Fisherman pub, famous for its crab sandwiches and mussels.
The house is conveniently placed for access to the main A1, and there is a direct and regular rail link to Newcastle from Alnwick for a city day out.
The location of Rennington House means that it is incredibly well placed for exploring this outstanding area. A short ten minute drive will take you to the spectacular sandy beaches of the heritage coastline where you can enjoy all kinds of pursuits from simple beach strolls to high energy adventures.
The beautiful scenery at Craster (4.6 miles) is a haven for photographers and artists who are drawn by its dramatic coastline, colourful fishing boats and rich birdlife of the area’s coastal nature reserves, while the walks around Craster regularly feature in the top ten coastal walks in the UK. Walk or cycle along the flat shoreline where the skeletal fingers of Dunstanburgh Castle jut dramatically towards the skyline; take in the wonderful views over towards the Farne Islands seabird colony; explore the sheer diversity of the landscape on a coastal walk from nearby Howick to Cullernose Point; or discover the hidden cove of Rumbling Kern once used as a cache for whisky smuggling and bootlegging.
Embleton Bay (4.7 miles) and Low Newton-by-the-Sea (5.8 miles) covers a breathtaking stretch of silver sands just perfect for families, children and dogs where you can spend endless hours paddling, sandcastle-building, walking, surfing and body-boarding. The Northumberland Coastal Path and National Cycle Route 1 runs right through this area taking in never-ending beaches all the way along to Beadnell Bay, one of the best equipped places in the county for watersports. Backed by huge dunes which offer shelter for a cosy picnic on blustery days, the wide, golden sands of this horseshoe shaped bay make it a popular destination for families. You can try kitesurfing, bodyboarding, coasteering and kayaking with a number of accredited schools and instructors across the area, and the bay offers excellent conditions for wakeboarding and waterskiing. Jetskis and boats can be launched here, and there are a number of diving and snorkeling clubs with a host of popular dive sites close by including the wreck of the Somali, a ship that was bombed in 1941.
A short drive will take you to the charming village of Alnmouth with its brightly painted houses nestled along the bank of the North Aln Estuary, while a little further south will take you to the docks of Amble Harbour where you can take a boat charter to the RSPB reserve of Coquet Island which is home to over 36,000 sea birds, including thousands of puffins as well as roseate tern, one of the country's rarest nesting seabirds.
For golf fans, there are scenic courses at Dunstanburgh, Foxton, Alnmouth, and Alnwick, while fishing enthusiasts can cast a line on the River Aln with permits available locally. History buffs will delight in visits to the grand stately homes and medieval castles of the area - Warkworth, Bamburgh and Lindisfarne stand as reminders of the area’s turbulent past, or head inland to the magnificent Alnwick Castle or Chillingham Castle for a super family day out. Here you will find an activity programme brimming with adventure where children can take part in all sorts of magic and mayhem inspired by the characters of Harry Potter; test their knightly courage in the Dragon Quest; or explore a world of wobbly rope bridges and treetop walkways within the stunning setting of Alnwick Gardens.
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.
Children and families
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Historic houses and castles
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Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.Find Out More
There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.Find Out More
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Cycling & mountain biking
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Shopping, arts and crafts
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Museums, galleries and culture
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Spas and beauty treatments
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"Fantastic house fabulous location just right for an amazing family get together!"Fletcher Family
"What a lovely house - so spacious and very will equipped. We had a lovely family gathering here. The beaches around this area are so spectacular and we have had great early morning walks along the sands. Thank you for the great baking and the quiche you made for us. The aga is great and we loved cooking on it - wish I had one!"Cunningham Family
"Our recent stay at Rennington House made the weekend a truly special one, we were at Alnwick for our sons wedding and due to the size of the house we were able to share this time with all of our family together. We felt at home from the moment we got there, a quiche, little cakes and fruit scones awaited our arrival and the house was very clean with everything we needed. The weather took a turn for the worse on the Saturday so the open fire was a real treat to sit and cosy up with following the busy wedding day we'd had on the Friday. Thank you to the owners and staff who made this a more memorable weekend on our special occasion."Huitson family
"We had a wonderful week at Rennington House. It is so roomy and well equipped for a large group. Once again we would recommend Crabtree & Crabtree to all our friends for your efficient booking and organisation. Thank you."Cunningham family
"We had the most amazing weekend at Rennington House for my husbands surprise 30th Birthday! We could not fault the house at all! It is perfect for families and we all felt our children were safe in the grounds. A fabulous sunny birthday weekend away."Cummings family
"Our family had a lovely stay at Rennington House. We very much enjoyed the 'welcome' food and everything about the house, which was incredibly warm and comfortable for such a large building. It was great that all the little things like loo rolls, soap and washing-up liquid were supplied when we first arrived. We spent quite a lot of time in the kitchen because of the Aga and availability of food and hot drinks! The house was easy to find and get in to thanks to Crabtree & Crabtree instructions. Thank you so much for giving us a delightful and memorable stay in this beautiful part of the country."Horswell family
"We found the accommodation exceptional. The little personal touches such as cakes, scones, fresh milk and the quiche made the welcome feel so much more personal."Sutcliffe family
"We really enjoyed our stay at Rennington House very much indeed. It is a beautiful house and perfectly set up for us in so many ways. The reception rooms, kitchen and bedrooms are lovely. The colour of the master bedroom with the rising sun coming through the curtains is beautiful!"O'Rourke family
"We really enjoyed our stay at Rennington - it was real treat staying in such spacious, comfortable surroundings and we all loved our visit."Perry family
"We had a great weekend overall, and Rennington House was perfect for our requirements, an ideal place to stay, comfortable, and well appointed. The housekeeper was very welcoming, and helped us settle in quickly, and looked after us well."Johnson family
"We had a very enjoyable weekend at Rennington House. Particular thanks to the housekeeper for her welcome and briefing on arrival. The chocolate chip cookies in the welcome pack did not last long with five children in the party, and the bread went down fast too!"Scott family
"We had a fabulous weekend at Rennington House. This is a true family house and the 4 children all had a great time in the superbly safe garden, playing football and rounders and enjoying the swing on the magnificent tree - the trampoline in the barn and the play area in the kitchen were also very popular. We had dinner catered on one night and the food was superb. The house is beautifully furnished and was a great setting for our family celebration."Carroll family
"The house is a true delight and beautifully restored and presented. The welcome gift was a lovely touch on arrival. The kids especially loved the games room."Malone family
"Good time at Rennington. Will use Crabtree again if looking for holiday accommodation."Macdonald Family
"Our stay at Rennington House could not have been better. It is our second visit and we’ll definitely be returning a third time. The house is beautiful, very comfortable, so cosy and just perfect for a large group get together. It is in a lovely village and very near the stunning Northumberland coast, fabulous walks, pubs and cafes. Also close to Alnwick which has so much to offer. Perfect, a home from home."Ambrose family & friends
- Two dogs are welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Friday during high season with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Some relaxation time in front of the open fire hits the mark for cosy evenngs in."Sarah, owner of Rennington House