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Rural Cottage Surrounded By Countryside, Near Newton By The Sea, Alnwick

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)

Sleeps 6. 3 bedroom barn. Beautiful grade 2 listed stone barn conversion cottage which has been recently upgraded. Middle Barn is set in a quiet countryside location close to many stunning beaches, castles, the Northumberland National Park, golf courses and the historic market town of Alnwick. It is half a mile from the nearest village pub / restaurant and shop. The cottage features all the home comforts that you would expect and more.

Middle Barn is a 3 bedroom cottage with 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, bathroom / shower room, a large sitting room with wood-burning stove, kitchen / dining room with all equipment for keen cooks and a downstairs WC / basin. Outside the property has a large enclosed, private courtyard to the front and a lawned garden to the rear with parking for up to 4 cars.

More Details

Gail Peters
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

About Gail Peters

We have owned Middle Barn for 17 years and used it for our personal enjoyment whilst following our interest in golf, walking, fishing, cycling, wildlife watching, photography and cooking.

Gail Peters purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Gail Peters chose Christon Bank

We love this area because it offers everything you could want. It combines miles of sandy beaches, the most beautiful countryside and coastline with lovely towns and villages and friendly people. There are a number of excellent pubs in the area which offer good ale & great food.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage is very well appointed and feels like home. It's the one place we get a good nights sleep. It's very cosy, relaxing and peaceful. We have a queue of relatives and friends who love to visit Middle Barn. We enjoy the beautiful countryside and its wildlife, friendly people and proximity to beach, countryside and historic attractions.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely relaxing break with my wife, her mam and dad and our pet dog Dougie. We were only a very short drive from some lovely beaches at newton by the sea and Beadnell... and some nice little pubs. The ship did a lovely pint and had a friendly atmosphere and we ate at the jolly fisherman at Crastet(crab sandwich was amazing!) both pubs welcoming us and our dog in :-) the area is stunning and would definitely reccommmend. The cottage was also lovely and allowed us to relax on an evening and even have a competitive game of scrabble. The place just had character and was ideal for our break. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend !
Mar 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Christon Bank in Embleton

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , The bathroom was completely renewed in 2013
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1: The main bedroom has a king size bed. It is a spacious room with windows looking out to both sides of the property giving countryside and sea views. Bedroom 2: Double with views to countryside and coast Bedroom 3: Ground floor, 2 single beds
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The property is thoroughly cleaned on a Friday and the linen is changed. Please bring your own towels. There is a private, enclosed south facing courtyard with furniture for alfresco dining, including a parasol. It is ideal for BBQ s and a real sun trap. The back garden has a lawned area washing line and small shed containing garden chairs and beach toys. There is ample parking for 4 cars.


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Rural Cottage Surrounded By Countryside, Near Newton By The Sea, Alnwick
average rating of 4.744186 based on 45 reviews

The house was very comfortable and easily accommodated our party of six adults.

  • 5 of 5

There is plenty to see and do in this lovely part of Northumberland. The house is perfectly placed to reach some gorgeous places.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

A really lovely cottage with great facilities and a well maintained garden. We had a lovely time there and would love to return when the sun is shining! :)

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, very well equipped lovely location

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay, great cottage in a lovely location only negative was the heating - which in the bedrooms could only stay for a few hours at a time.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
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Lovely property, warm and cosy, very well equipped

  • 4 of 5

A great place to stay and benefits from being dog friendly. Comfortable, roomy and well equipped. Quiet area and close to many lovely villages and beaches. A lovely place for friends or family. Thank you for the bottle of prosecco which got our new year celebrations off to a good start! The only down side is having to bring your own towels which take up a lot of room. I can understand that people may take them to the beach but not in the winter!!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb cottage. Would highly recommend it.

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Middle Barn and as before it provided us with a cosy and comfortable base in which to explore the beautiful Northumberland coast and countryside. The cottage is spacious, very well equipped, warm and comfortable. It has a super safe courtyard to the rear for dogs and very young children and a lovely lawned garden overlooking fields with horses in them to the front. A ten minute drive south via the A1 takes you to Alnwick where you will find many shops and supermarkets and everthing you would need for the duration of your stay. A short 5min drive will take you to the gorgeous beaches at Embleton and Lower Newton by the Sea as well as a selection of lovely Pubs/Inns that serve good food and are happy to welcome dogs. The cottage is quiet and peaceful with very comfy beds guaranteeing a good night's sleep after long days spent in the fresh sea air. Due to it's rural setting you will need to use your car to get out and about but the roads are quiet and make for pleasant driving so don't be put off by this. Overall I would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charming family cottage ideal for relaxing and sightseeing.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful relaxing few days at Middle Barn; the cottage was clean, cosy and tastefully decorated. The cottage felt spacious and was ideal for family groups. It's ideal location meant that all the local villages and beaches were easily accessible by car. We will definitely be back again.

Jane H

West Yorkshire

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Blink Bonny
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Club
Nearest Train
9.5 Miles
Alnmouth Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Newton by the Sea
Car: necessary

There are many golf courses in the area, the nearest is the beautiful Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Club, a links course in Embleton which is 3 miles away. There are also a number of other excellent courses within a 10 mile radius which include Bamburgh, Seahouses, Alnmouth, Foxton and Warkworth.

It is 3 miles to a choice of stunning beaches at Newton by the Sea and Embleton. There are also many more golden sandy beaches along the coast.

The property is accessible by car being 3 miles from the A1 and 8 miles to Alnmouth station & 45 minutes from Newcastle Airport.

The historic market town of Alnwick is 8 miles away. It is 12 to Bamburgh and 25 miles to Berwick. The nearest city is Newcastle upon Tyne which is 45 miles away.

Fishing - day tickets can be obtained for nearby rivers such as the Till and Coquet. Sea fishing trips are available at Seahouses (6 miles away). Squash at Alnwick squash club. The nearby beaches are suitable for kite surfing, windsurfing and canoeing.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Cancellations that are made more than 90 days prior to the arrival date are subject to loss of deposit. Cancellations within 90 days of the arrival date, forfeit the deposit and 50% of the balance.

Pets are charged extra at £10 each.
There is an additional £10 charge for use of the cot & high chair.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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