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

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

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Christon Bank - Cottage In Christon Bank

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 / sink. 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.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Gail Peters
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016

About Gail Peters

We have owned Middle Barn for 14 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 Northumberland Coast

We love this area because it offers everything you could want. It combines 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.


based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

Rural Cottage Surrounded By Countryside, Near Newton By The Sea, Alnwick
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews

Well worth a visit!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous cottage, spacious and cosy, super safe courtyard for dogs and young children. In a lovely peaceful location, close to great beaches and country walks. Only a short drive from many excellent restaurants. The beds in the cottage are extremely comfortable and guarantee a great nights sleep!

Travelling in our party were 4 adults, 2 children and a 7 month old Bernese Mountain Dog. The cottage easily catered for all our needs and was a real home from home for the week. Would definitely recommend it. The Watson Family, Glasgow

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage very well furnished and equipped in a beautiful setting. We used it as a base for family attending a wedding nearby but it would also be perfect for a holiday.

Small problem with cleaning which was annoying but this was sorted and didn't spoil our break. We would definitely return and recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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very cosy and dog friendly and safe

  • 5 of 5

it was a family mum my sister and our 3 dogs .

first visit to Northumberland and we loved it.

the cottage was in a great location we live in the country and have horses so home from home.

the cottage was clean , the court yard was great for the dogs to be safe .

lots of information given.

We loved Northumberland and would really like to return and would book Middle cottage again .

regards Bridgett

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Really happy, perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Hi Gail

I thought I would just drop you a line to say how much we enjoyed staying in your cottage. It was just perfect for us to be near our friends and able to visit local favourite places. It was lovely and warm and very well presented. We had excellent weather for the icing on the cake!

Hopefully we shall be returning before too long. Thank you for allowing us early entry, that made a lot of difference.


Jen O'Connor

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Great and warm

  • 4 of 5

A lovely property in a very handy position.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and were able to reach all the obvious areas of Northumberland easily. Our only criticisms were the lack of any handsoap, washing-up liquid or spare bin bags. But well presented, well equipped (other than as mentioned) and, above all, warm (due mainly to the wood burner). We'd go again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Fantastic property in great location

  • 5 of 5

Middle Barn is an extremely cosy and well equipped property which just makes for the perfect holiday whatever the season. There is a sheltered private courtyard which is lovely for breakfasts and lunches in the sunshine and BBQs in the evening in front of a log burning chiminea. But if it’s not warm enough to be outside the lounge is very comfortable with a log burning stove and TV with loads of channels & DVD player. The kitchen is a joy to cook in and is very well equipped. The cottage is in very good decorative order. The location is perfect for walking (especially with dogs!), visits to the beach (5 mins in the car), near to good pub food (Embleton and Newton) and we started our holiday with an on-line grocery order which was delivered as soon as we arrived. You are spoilt for choice where to go and what to do as Northumberland has so much to offer. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Middle Barn, we had a fantastic holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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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

Prices for this holiday cottage in Christon Bank, Northumberland Coast

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Half Term
21 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Christon Bank in Northumberland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • 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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