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Castle Retreat, central Alnwick Grade II listed apartment Visit England 4* Gold

Main entrance to Alnwick Castle, directly opposite the property
5 reviews
Main entrance to Alnwick Castle, directly opposite the property
Front view
Lounge with wood fire effect electric stove
View of Alnwick Castle from lounge window
Lounge with wood effect electric stove
Dining area
View from bedroom
View from lounge
Floor plan
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Alnwick, Northumberland, England
Arguably one of the best self-catering holiday cottage properties in Alnwick, Castle Retreat provides the very best in luxurious accommodation and certainly has the wow factor! Situated on the top (second) floor of a Grade 2 listed townhouse, it is away from the hustle and bustle of the town, yet within easy reach of everything Alnwick has to offer.

This romantic retreat is perfect for two and ideally placed for exploring the town, the castle and, indeed, the whole of Northumberland. Just a few minutes' walk into the centre of town, everything is on the doorstep, yet because it is not on the main streets, the apartment is very quiet and peaceful.

This one-bedroom luxury apartment, with a spacious lounge / diner and bedroom, is flooded with natural light and is extremely comfortable. Completely and sympathetically refurbished to the...
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Listing #HL9355116
About the Owner
Lynn C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
You can arrive any time you like (after 4pm unless by arrangement) and let yourself in using the key code. We will try to contact you within the first 24 hours to make sure that all is well. Our housekeeper lives nearby and in case of domestic mishaps we can arrange help as necessary.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An absolutely beautiful apartment with everything you could possibly need and more! Wonderful welcome basket which was a lovely surprise and so thoughtful and much appreciated. Perfect location for Alnwick Castle! Lynn was a fabulous host and can't wait to return to Castle Retreat!

Thank LaurenMarkHeron
Lynn C, VR Owner at Castle Retreat, central Alnwick Grade II listed apartment Visit England 4* Gold, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Lauren & Mark - we're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed June 11, 2018

Not long arrived back from a delightful stay at Castle Retreat in Alnwick. We visit Alnwick a lot and I'm so pleased to have found these fantastic apartments. It looks just as good, if not better, than it does on the photographs. Right opposite Alnwick...More

Thank northern_lass186394
Lynn C, VR Owner at Castle Retreat, central Alnwick Grade II listed apartment Visit England 4* Gold, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much - Alnwick is a great place to explore, and we agree Castle Retreat is one of the best places to explore it from!

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Reviewed June 4, 2018

We had a very relaxing weekend at Castle Retreat in February 2018. A very luxurious and cozy apartment, in an amazing setting. We really appreciated the personalised welcome package. The bedroom was beautiful with one of the comfiest beds in the world! After arriving at...More

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Lynn C, VR Owner at Castle Retreat, central Alnwick Grade II listed apartment Visit England 4* Gold, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Dear Adam, Thank you very much for you lovely review of Castle Retreat. The setting directly opposite the Castle is arguably the best view in Alnwick! I am delighted that you found the bed so comfortable. The luxury cool memory foam mattress really does make...More

  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Microwave
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
A cot bed and high chair for babies/infants can be provided on request, but please bring your own cot bedding. This is a second floor apartment; please note that there are 4...
    1 Shower
    1 Queen
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
13 Jul 2018 -
2 Sep 2018
Peak season
3 nights
3 Sep 2018 -
27 Sep 2018
High season
3 nights
28 Sep 2018 -
11 Oct 2018
Mid season
3 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Canadian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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About the neighbourhood
As well as having its own attractions - Alnwick Castle ('Hogwarts') and Gardens and Barter Books being the most famous - Alnwick is a perfect central hub for exploring Northumberland. Bamburgh Castle, Cragside House and Gardens, Dunstanburgh Castle, Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland Heritage Coast and Northumberland National Park are all easily accessible by car. The nearby Northumberland Coast AONB has some of the most unspoilt beaches in the country.
Getting around
Alnmouth is well served by buses up the coast via Craster, Newton-by-the-Sea, Seahouses and Bamburgh, making day trips and walks in the Northumberland Coast AONB very convenient. There are frequent buses to the East Coast main line rail station at Alnmouth, from which you can get trains to Newcastle, Edinburgh, etc. There are also express buses to Newcastle. However, most visitors will prefer the convenience of a car allowing trips inland to the Northumberland National Park, Cragside, Kielder Water, Hadrian's Wall and Newcastle (just under 45 minutes away).
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Newcastle International Airport (NCL): 55.0 km
Railway: Alnmouth: 7.0 km
Ferry: North Shields (Port of Tyne): 60.0 km
Alnwick is well served by buses and trains (connecting bus from Alnmouth rail station on the East Coast main line) but many visitors will prefer the convenience of a car. We provide a visitor parking permit which can be used on Bailiffgate, usually within 20-30m of the property.

Castle Retreat is situated right next to the main entrance to Alnwick Castle at the junction of Bailiffgate and Narrowgate, around 300m north of the town centre.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Nearest Beach: 8.0 km.
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