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Pottergate Tower

Alnwick, Northumberland
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

 

  • Stay in this unique tower for two for a romantic getaway, with stunning views
  • Visit fabulous Alnwick Castle and Gardens, nearby beaches and fishing villages
  • A short walk to the town market, shops, pubs and restaurants
Property code: 82212

Distinctive property in the heart of Northumberland, close to beaches. Exclusive, romantic hideaway for a couple looking for somewhere exclusive and a little adventurous to make everlasting memories.

This unique Grade 2 listed historic tower is the perfect retreat for a couple looking for a romantic break and to explore this beautiful, historic town and the wider Northumberland area. Walk from the tower to the market square and encounter cobbled streets, independent shops friendly pubs and good restaurants. Spend a day at the amazing Alnwick Gardens, with lunch in the treehouse restaurant, followed by a play at the Theatre. A day out at Alnwick Castle is a must and you can venture across the causeway to visit Holy Island. Meanwhile, the breath-taking coastline, fishing villages and ancient castles beckon with Alnmouth, Warkworth, Embleton and Bamburgh to name a few. Take a picnic and settle into a sand dune for a relaxing afternoon.

You enter the tower and head up the very narrow, spiral stone staircase to begin your adventure. The first floor comprises the open-plan contemporary kitchen/diner with huge, arched windows flooding light into the room. The kitchen is well-equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with an ice compartment, dishwasher and a Tassimo coffee machine. You can sit at the separate island for a quick breakfast and drink or enjoy a leisurely meal together by candlelight at the dining table. Stairs at one side of the kitchen lead up to a mezzanine with views on all four sides and a cushioned window seat and bookcase. Sit here with your morning coffee and drink in those amazing views over the historic market town, Alnwick Castle and the countryside beyond. Read a book or plan your days out and about using the guidebooks to help you and, after a day out exploring, come back up here at dusk to watch the sunset and admire the Castle views all over again, now beautifully illuminated at night. You can stargaze and drift away. From the kitchen, take the narrow, winding stone stairs up to the second floor where you will find the lounge. There is a large, comfortable sofa to sink into and Smart TV for your entertainment. The Gothic stone-carved east window offers magnificent views of the castle, particularly at dawn. Located off the lounge are the light and airy bathroom with a shower and WC. For bedtime, head upstairs to the spacious second mezzanine which wraps around two sides of the tower and overlooks the lounge. Enjoy the comfort of the super-king zip-and-link bed (which can be made up as twins on request).

Regrettably no dogs, children or babies are permitted to stay at the property.

  • 1 bedroom - super-king zip-and-link bed (which can be made up as twins on request)
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher, microwave and a Tassimo coffee machine
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Shop and pub under 0.25 miles
  • Access to the property is up a steep and very narrow winding stone staircase, large suitcases /bags are not advised.
  • Regrettably no dogs, children or babies are permitted to stay at the tower due to the nature of the building
  • Free on street parking nearby

Elliot Albiston

This property is personally managed by Elliot.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Keri 22nd November 2021

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Beautiful tower cant fault the accommodation great space and views are gorgeous . Attention to detail was really good and the welcome basket and wine lovely .

Reviewed by Lynne 12th November 2021

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Reviewed by John 8th November 2021

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A totally unique property in a superb location that has given us a wonderful break and memories that will last forever.

Reviewed by Paul 5th November 2021

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My wife and I stayed at Pottergate Tower for a Birthday weekend in Nov 2021. The location of this grade 2 listed buillding is amazing. At the top of town looking over Alnwick. The apartment is equiped to the highest standard. What a lovely welcome box as well. The kitchen is large and the mezanine balcony great to have a cuppa and look over the towRead moren and Alnwick Castle. On the next level the lounge with a suptious bedroom on another mazanine. Great time but oh that spiral staircase. lol Hide

Reviewed by Debra 11th October 2021

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Beautiful accommodation. Fantastic location. Views fantastic. The tower is just so unique & beautifully furnished with everything you would need for a relaxing stay. The hamper & wine were just such a lovely touch which we werent expecting but adds to the whole experience. The staircase is challenging but what fun. We would recommend it as a fabuloRead moreus place to stay. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Emma 21st August 2021

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Fantastic and unusual place to stay. Very comfortable and stylish. Beautiful views across Alnwick and the surrounding countryside. Perfectly located a short walk from Alnwick centre and a great location to explore farther afield. Would definitely love to stay here again!

Reviewed by Karen 6th August 2021

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Lovely property but very expensive and somehow lacked the wow factor as per pics on website Stone staircase not for faint hearted!

Reviewed by Joanne 17th July 2021

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Unusual and fabulous place to stay. Great location for all amenities in Alnick, literally only 5 minute walk to town and castle and gardens (both of which are a must visit). Lovely views from the Tower. Great base for exploring Northumberland. Do take heed of the warning about the stairs, they are very narrow and steep but we got used to them afterRead more a day or so. Lovely welcome hamper on arrival. Would definitely recommend for those looking for something a bit different. Hide

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Location

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Popular Seahouses, known to many as ‘the village by the sea', is the ideal location for a seaside holiday or short break in Northumberland. This picturesque coastal village is an excellent base from which to explore the whole of the Northumberland Coast and countryside.

Famed for its picturesque harbour and panoramic views of the spectacular Farne Islands, the bustling fishing village of Seahouses features everything you would expect from a seaside holiday and more. All the beaches in the area are dog-friendly, while there is also a huge range of spectacular wildlife and sea life waiting to be sighted. For the adventurous, there are breath-taking coastal paths to trek or scuba diving to enjoy and for those interested in local history, there is a broad spectrum of historical landmarks to discover nearby including the magnificent castles of Bamburgh and Alnwick.

There are boats trips taking visitors to see the spectacular wildlife habitats on the Farne Islands all year round. But if you’d rather stay on land there is Bamburgh Castle Golf Club, one of the most scenic golf courses in Britain, or guided walking tours of the beautiful coast to indulge in. Helping to maintain the character of the village, the variety of independent shops provides a unique shopping experience as well as a great opportunity to get your hands on some delicious local produce.

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