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Overview of Your own Castle in the Borders of Northumberland

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TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet, linens
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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet, linens

Your own Castle in the Borders of Northumberland

4.8/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pet Friendly
  • Kitchen

Explore the area

    Popular LocationPow Burn8 min drive
    Popular LocationEdlingham Castle9 min drive
    Popular LocationHulne Park37 min drive
    AirportNewcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.)44 min drive

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About this area

Alnwick

Located in Alnwick, this castle is in a rural area and in the mountains. Alnwick Castle is a notable landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Northumberland National Park and Alnwick Garden. Discover the area's water adventures with windsurfing and sailing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking and hunting. Guests appreciate the castle's quiet location.
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What's nearby

  • Pow Burn - 8 min drive
  • Edlingham Castle - 9 min drive
  • Cragside Country Park - 10 min drive
  • Cragside - 18 min drive
  • Hulne Park - 37 min drive

Getting around

  • Acklington Station - 22 min drive
  • Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.) - 44 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Queen's Head - 4 min drive
  • Plough Inn - 6 min drive
  • Village Tearoom - 7 min drive
  • Tankerville Arms - 12 min drive
  • Tankerville Arms - 12 min drive
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About this property

Your own Castle in the Borders of Northumberland

Family-friendly castle in Alnwick
Your own castle... with log burning stove, snooker room, fully modern kitchen and bathrooms. Originally a fortified village refuge, built in around AD1250, this beautiful Grade 2* historically listed tower has been recently brought up to full modern comfort, but still with a barrel-vaulted basement (with full sized snooker table), large carved stone fireplace and modern kitchen. We also have the attached stone cottage for rental (property number 8926894 https://www.homeaway.co.uk/p8926894?uni_id=4994382 ) if you have a larger party. It's positioned beautifully in Whittingham Vale, in the middle of its village. Eight miles (12km) from Alnwick with its famous gardens - and the castle which stood in for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. 12 miles from Alnmouth and the beaches. It's just next to Thrunton woods for keen mountain bikers, and the Cheviot Hills for walkers and hikers. Rothbury and Cragside are nearby. Further afield is the whole of the coast and castles of Northumberland : from Tynemouth Priory in the south, through Druridge Bay, Amble, Alnmouth, Craster, Dunstanburgh castle, Seahouses, Bamburgh bay and castle, through to Lindisfarne and Berwick. The border country is wild and open - you will be just on the edge of the Dark Skies national park, which leads to some great views of the Milky Way and good viewing of shooting stars, even the occasional showing of the Northern Lights. It's fully equipped inside. The main living floor is the first floor (the ground floor is a fortified barrel vaulted room with no windows - but a full size snooker table). The kitchen has a wine fridge, large American style fridge-freezer with icemaker, induction hob, Miele double oven, microwave, platewarming ovens, and the usual dishwasher and washing machine (the drier is in the snooker room). The main living room is a large room, with comfortable space for everybody with classic Bergere suite and leather chesterfield, a old family heirloom Grandfather clock and a log burning stove (we leave a starter basket of logs to get you going). Curl up with a book, watch a movie, chat by the log fire. On the second floor lie the three bedrooms, family and ensuite bathrooms. These consist of one double room, one twin (which can be set up as a superking size double), the family bathroom, with large high pressure shower and double ended slipper bath, and the master bedroom. This has a superking size four-poster bed for the romantics amongst you. Off this is a dressing room - which can accommodate either a travel cot or a temporary bed for a seventh guest (both available on demand) - and an ensuite bathroom, again with high pressure shower with body jets. Don't expect people to breakfast early - it's very, very quiet ! Outside is simple - a terrace, a large gravelled parking area, and two lawns sloping towards the River Aln. There is an outside hose for muddy gear and mountain bikes, and a wooden table and chairs in the shed for outside dining in good weather
Guest accommodation at this castle offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Ben
Speaks English, French

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in some public areas: Internet access

Things to do

  • Arcade/games room
  • Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room
  • DVD player
  • High chair
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Separate dining area

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Outdoors

  • Garden

More

  • Books
  • Games
  • Smoke-free property
  • Stereo
  • Video library

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Linens
  • Heating

Bathroom

  • 2.5 bathrooms
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • DVD player
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Outdoor space

  • Patio

More

  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking

Pets

Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transport to and from this property

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Frequently asked questions

Is Your own Castle in the Borders of Northumberland pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Your own Castle in the Borders of Northumberland?
Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Your own Castle in the Borders of Northumberland?
Checkout is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Your own Castle in the Borders of Northumberland located?
Located in the mountains, this family-friendly castle is within 9 mi (15 km) of Pow Burn, Alnwick Castle and Alnwick Garden. Barter Books and Edlingham Castle are also within 9 miles (15 km).
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Rating 5 - Excellent. 85 out of 99 reviews
5 - Excellent 86%
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5/5 Excellent

lovely place to stay
really modern inside an old tower outside,you get to stay in your own "castle",its lovely. very quiet area,very dark too great for sky watching. great base for going out and exploring the local attractions.

5/5 Excellent

Amazing property, will definitely return!
We absolutely LOVED this property! It was exactly as the pictures show, modern and traditional in all the right places. The Tower was clean and inviting, the master bed is very comfy, and the kitchen is gorgeous and equipped with everything you would need. We found the snooker table to be a lot of fun (and luckily it comes with a little step for those tricky to reach shots). The owner Ben is very friendly and extremely quick to respond to queries. We will definitely be returning!

5/5 Excellent

Our own little castle
Great location, lots of places to visit within a short drive. Everything you need is here. Plenty of pots and pans if you enjoy cooking, the snooker table in use every day, and lovely outdoor space for toddlers and our dog! On the edge of a dark skies area and a clear sky at night left us all looking at stars! We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay 😊

5/5 Excellent

Brilliant few days
We had the pleasure of staying at the tower for a few nights and it is hands down I think our favourite location we have ever stayed in. Amazing setting and the property is beautiful!! We would definitely return and are considering coming again later in the year. Thanks for a lovely stay!!

2/5 Poor

Property requires deep clean and upgrade
The property itself is a great building but it is let down in several areas. The bed mattresses need to be replaced as they offer very little support. The living room sofas and chairs are very old and uncomfortable. The bathrooms need a major refurbishment with leaking shower cubicles and toilets. The showers look pretty old. The kitchen had been cleaned but not very well, the worktops were greasy and the fridge was dirty inside and out. Bearing in mind the current civid situation cleaning the property between clients is very important. The skirting boards don't look like they've been cleaned for a while. There was a musty smell in the landing area which at first we thought was just the stone and it being an old building. We then realised the smell was coming from the window lintels which were made from old railway sleepers. These are impregnated with creosote and this is something that shouldn't be used in an indoor confined space.

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