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The Cookie Jar

Alnwick, Northumberland

Tailored perfectly to fit, this impeccably stylish town house on the doorstep of Alnwick Castle offers boutique style living at its very finest with catering included. 

The Cookie Jar

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Overview

Tailored perfectly to fit, 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, this has the cosy, comforting feeling of a country retreat with a decidedly luxurious edge!

Impeccably stylish town house on the doorstep of Alnwick Castle

Here the arrangement means you can concentrate on spending time with your guests, whilst letting others worry about 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 indulging in those blissful 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.

Property details

Accommodation

The property sits on 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 are TV's in all bedrooms.

The property is let on a catered basis.

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

Ground floor

Cosy lounge area with library seating up to sixteen guests.

Dining room with capacity for up to twenty-two guests.

Important - please note that guests do not have access to the kitchen area. There are tea and coffee making facilities in each of the bedrooms.

Ground floor cloakroom.

Heated boot room with boot racks and storage. Secure individual gun cabinets for sporting parties.

First floor

The Chapel - this luxurious super-suite features 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.

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.

Second floor

Linhope Spout - is 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.

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.

Goswick - inspired by the inspirational home golf club of the Cookie Jar owners, this room is located on second floor and is specially adapted room for accessibility, offering 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.

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.

Sweethope Loughs - named after a renowned local fishing spot. 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.

Third floor

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.

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.

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.

Outside

Garden is fully enclosed two tiered south-facing garden with plentiful seating and fire pit.

Cigar shack is positioned at the bottom of the garden.

There are five outside kennels in the enclosed garden.

Parking

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

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair available.

Dogs

Dogs considered on request. Outdoor kennel facilities provided.

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.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

The property benefits from super-fast Wi-Fi throughout. Mobile coverage is good on most networks. 

Heating

There is heating throughout the property.

Catering

The property is offered on a catered basis subject to the requirements of the party. Please note - this is priced separately to the overall cost of the property rental. It is also important to note that guests do not have access to the kitchen area. There are tea and coffee making facilities in each of the bedrooms.

Location

You will find an excellent range of amenities and an eclectic mix of charming specialist shops in Alnwick. 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!

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's 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.

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 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 to sample the legendary oak smoked kippers from L Robson & Sons; or the Jolly Fisherman pub, famous for its crab sandwiches and mussels.

Activities

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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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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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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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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Shooting

Shooting

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

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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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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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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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Local food and drink

Local food and drink

Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.

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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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Museums, galleries and culture

Museums, galleries and culture

Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.

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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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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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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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Gardens

Gardens

If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.

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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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Services

Cooks and Chefs

Cooks and Chefs

Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.

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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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Babysitting and Nannies

Babysitting and Nannies

Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

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

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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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Location In the town of Alnwick.
Dogs
  • Dogs will be considered on request.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Flexible
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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A Real Treat of a Retreat - a stone's throw from the magnificent Alnwick Castle and the world renowned Alnwick Gardens The little things we love...
"A Real Treat of a Retreat - a stone's throw from the magnificent Alnwick Castle and the world renowned Alnwick Gardens"
Debbie, owner of The Cookie Jar
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