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Stable Cottage, Glanton Pyke

Alnwick, Northumberland

Captivating and cosy, this gorgeous and impeccably interior-designed country cottage is set on the grounds of one of Northumberland’s finest houses.

Stable Cottage, Glanton Pyke

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Stable Cottage, Glanton Pyke

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Overview

Captivating and cosy, this gorgeous and impeccably interior-designed country cottage is set on the grounds of one of Northumberland’s finest houses.

With exclusive access to the glorious private gardens of Glanton Pyke and set in some of Northumberland’s prettiest countryside, lovers of formal gardens and uplifting country views will delight in this romantic cottage

Exquisite, captivating and tranquil are just a few words that you might use to describe Stable Cottage, a delightful pretty stone hideaway set within the grounds of one of Northumberland’s finest country homes: Glanton Pyke.

Nestled in the foothills of the Cheviots, just shy of the handsome market town of Alnwick, Glanton Pyke is a glorious Grade II* listed Georgian country home, renowned for its spectacular private walled gardens with pretty fountains and abundant flowering meadows and parkland. Just east of the impressive beech maze and Estate gardens – which you are welcome to enjoy if you choose to stay here – you’ll find Stable Cottage.

Set in its own private courtyard with a manicured lawn, precisely clipped box hedges and abundant herbaceous borders, guests of Stable Cottage have their own heavenly gardens to relax and unwind in too.

As enchanting inside as it is outside, Stable Cottage has been freshly refurbished by the celebrated interior designer Johnston Parke. Using a palette of rich earthy colours that reflect the hues of the surrounding countryside, the beautiful interiors mix organic materials such as wooden floors, granite surfaces and a copper log basket with sumptuous designer fabrics printed with floral motifs.

The balance of colour and texture is masterful; joyful pops of red on window surrounds, doors and the feature mantlepiece that sits above a modern log burner add an element of warmth to the smoky green-grey painted walls. This uplifting red runs throughout the luxurious interiors, instilling cosiness to the large open-plan kitchen and living room with its comfortable three-seater sofa and pair of armchairs, to the large bathroom complete with a walk-in shower and indulgent roll-top bath, and to the two tranquil bedrooms, one on the ground floor – a great option for guests with limited mobility – and the second bedroom upstairs overlooking the leafy garden.

Lovers of formal gardens and uplifting country views will be spoilt for choice while staying at Stable Cottage. The surrounding area is some of the prettiest in Northumberland with the sheep-dotted hills of the Northumberland National Park in one direction and the expansive, sandy beaches of Northumberland’s heritage coast in the other. There are gardens galore nearby too including The Alnwick Gardens, in the heart of the historic namesake town, where you’ll discover the Grand Cascade, Europe’s biggest treehouse and the mysterious Poison Garden. The National Trust's flagship property Cragside Estate is just 10 miles south; with its fascinating Victorian house, stunning rock garden, extensive walking trails and formal flower beds. For a more rural trek into the forest, Thrunton Woods offers a full day of hiking or mountain biking, with breath-taking views over the surrounding valley and moorlands, just five minutes' drive from Stable Cottage. 

Property details

GROUND FLOOR

Entrance into an open plan kitchen and living room.

Kitchen contains electric fan oven and 4 ring induction hob, Belfast sink, integrated dishwasher and integrated fridge and freezer. There is also a dining table with seating for four guests. Please note, there is not a microwave in Stable Cottage.

Living room space contains a three seater sofa, two armchairs, coffee table chest, TV and a log burning stove in a small feature inglenook. 

The corridor from the living room leading into the family bathroom provides handy coat hooks and an umbrella stand.

The family bathroom features a roll top bath with hand-held shower attachment, large walk-in shower with rainfall shower head and addition hand-held attachment, heated towel rail, WC and basin with a shelf, mirror and wall light above. 

Bedroom one, located at the front of the property by the front door, has a king size bed with side tables, bedroom chair, luggage rack, chest of drawers and large built-in wardrobe with shelves and hanging space. 

A large handy cupboard for storing luggage is also position by the front door.

FIRST FLOOR

Steep and shallow stairs from the living room lead up to bedroom two which has a super king size bed that can be split into twin single beds on request. There are two bedside tables and chest of drawers in the bedroom as well as a decorative feature fireplace and built in wardrobe with shelves and hanging space. The large sash windows with a small window seat overlook the pretty garden and are fitted with privacy curtain, shutters and blackout blinds. 

Please note, there is one handrail on one side of the staircase, and the steps are steep and shallow. 

OUTSIDE

The property has a private lawned garden featuring a swing bench, pretty shrubbery and floral borders. There is also a fire pit situated on the gravel patio area. 

Guests also have access to the very impressive walled garden and hedge maze. These are accessed via the owner's neighbouring house.

The walled garden contains a pond with water fountain, bench seating, bistro table and chairs, numerous stunning paths and arbors to wander through.

Bike storage is available in the outhouse.

PARKING

Parking is available in the courtyard which is accessed along a private residents' drive on the estate to the cottage. 

The courtyard is a shared space with the owners, however there is ample parking available. 

BABIES & CHILDREN

Sorry, the property is not felt suitable for children under the age of 16. 

DOGS

Friendly, clean dogs are welcome at a charge of £15 per dog.

Dogs are not permitted in the bedrooms or on any soft furnishings and must be kept on the lead at all times as there are livestock in nearby fields. Dogs must not be left unattended in the cottage, unless for a very short period of time and they are crate-trained. Waste must be picked up by the owner and bagged. Any damage or additional cleaning charge incurred will be passed on to guests.

Owners are responsible for their dogs at all times and Glanton Pyke cannot be held liable for any issues or loss caused to or by the dog. Dogs must be insured by their owners.

A stable is available at the property which can be used as an outdoor kennel.

GUEST AMENITIES

High quality bed linen and towels are provided for each guest as well fluffy towel robes in both bedrooms.

WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE

Wi-Fi is available. Mobile reception and 4G connection is good at the property.

HEATING

The property has underfloor central heating throughout and a log burner in the sitting room.

GUEST PRIVACY

The owner's home is nearby the property, however the property and garden are not overlooked. 
The hedge maze and walled garden are accessed via the path passing in front of the owners' neighbouring house.

Location

Stable Cottage sits in the Glanton Pyke Estate, 10.1 miles from the historic town of Alnwick where you will find an excellent range of amenities and an eclectic mix of charming specialist shops. Here you can wander the cobbled streets and gift shops around the marketplace, or stop-off at one of the many quaint cafes across the area. 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. 

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.

For a dining experience with a difference, the Treehouse Restaurant at Alnwick Gardens (10.2 miles) 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.

11.1 miles from Glanton Pyke is the traditional market town of Rothbury, a visit the renowned Rothbury Bakery for quality pies and freshly baked local produce; or Tully’s deli on the High Street. You will also find a superb selection of independent shops, galleries, pubs and cafes. Follow up with a walk along the river to make for a lovely day .

For nearby amenities you will find a post office and village shop in Powburn 1.9 miles away.

Activities

Sitting in the heart of the Northumberland countryside, the cottage is the perfect base to explore the wider area.

Cragside House and Gardens is just 10 miles away and offers a fascinating day out for the family where you can discover the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. Crammed full of gadgets developed by Victorian inventor, innovator and landscape genius, Lord Armstrong, Cragside is truly a wonder of its age. The adventure playground with its network of paths and tunnels will be a huge hit with children and the gardens are an absolute delight.

History buffs will relish in visits to the grand stately homes and medieval castles of the area, including the magnificent Alnwick Castle and Gardens. Fans of Downton Abbey will find the castle to be a familiar sight and a full day can easily be spent marvelling at the delights of the gardens, from spectacular water features to fascinating and curious plants in the poison garden. 

For something different, why not head to Ingram (6 miles) 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 and some amazing panoramic vistas along the way.

Finally, the stunning beaches of the Northumberland coast can be easily reached in under an hour - perfect for picnics with a bucket and spade. The nearest beach can be found at Alnmouth or visit Bamburgh Castle and its amazing dog-friendly beach where you can walk for miles on white sugary sands, stopping off for ice cream along the way. Alternatively, why not follow in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims to the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne to complete the final journey of St. Cuthbert and enjoy the breath taking views from the sheltered dune-fringed sands of this uniquely special place. Simply magical!

Children and families

Children and families

Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.

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Fishing

Fishing

Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Historic houses and castles

Historic houses and castles

With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

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.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!

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Shopping, arts and crafts

Shopping, arts and crafts

We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.

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Walking

Walking

From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.

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Golf

Golf

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.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.

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Cycling & mountain biking

Cycling & mountain biking

Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.

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Spas and beauty treatments

Spas and beauty treatments

Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.

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Services

Cooks and chefs

Cooks and chefs

Make your stay hassle-free with your own personal cook

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Dog sitting

Dog sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Additional housekeeping

Additional housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Nannies and babysitters

Nannies and babysitters

Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring a fully qualified registered and experienced nanny or babysitter to come to your house.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Wine delivery

Wine delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Fresh flowers

Fresh flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Reviews

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Stable Cottage in Glanton. The small cottage was charmingly designed, comfortable and cosy with a log burning fire and a generous supply of logs. We loved the views of our beautiful and private garden, which was still full of life and colour in November. The leaves changed during the ten days we stayed and we imagined sitting out on the terrace in the summer drinking the local gin! The gardens for the main house were quite spectacular, with imaginative topiary and exquisite trees and shrubbery. Really we would like to return monthly to see the seasonal changes through out the year. Our hosts we hospitable and welcoming. The drive to Alnwick was breathtaking from every angle, with several varieties of sheep and cattle in many of the unspoiled fields on the lush rolling hillsides. The roads were good to drive on, recently resurfaced with little traffic. We ate at several excellent restaurants in Alnwick, shopped for food at Turnbulls, M&S and several local stores and enjoyed Alnwick Gardens and a show at the Alnwick Playhouse. The Jolly Fisherman at Craster is a firm favourite of our family preceeded by a walk along the coastline golf course to Dunstanborough Castle." 

Mrs Carey
Location Rural - 10.1 miles from Alnwick
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome with a charge of £15 per dog.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Monday - Friday
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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Kat, Crabtree & Crabtree
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