Lindores House is located in the beautiful coastal retreat of Alnmouth in Northumberland. Just two minutes walk from the house to the fabulous unspoiled beaches and estuary. Alnmouth is quiet and peaceful with an extremely friendly village atmosphere. Completely designed to a luxurious standard, the house is both cosy and hugely comfortable meeting all your holiday relaxation needs. The house benefits from its large indoor space, perfect for families to holiday together in luxurious comfort! There is a BBQ and outdoor seating for summer al fresco dining. With 5 double bedrooms - 2 of which can be arranged with twin beds (top floor bedrooms only) and 3 bathrooms/1 cloakroom, you have plenty of room for everyone! An additional foldout bed can be provided in one of the bedrooms to accommodate the 11th guest. The house is very child friendly and equipped with most things you may need. Free BT Infinity WIFI, and PlayStation4 with two controllers and games. We aim to make your stay a very enjoyable one, so don't hesitate to ask us to help! There is a local village store with all provisions you need and a Post Office as well as some superb local fayre at the local eateries.
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Holiday Home in Alnmouth, Alnwick, Northumberland - Picture Postcard Seaside Village Location, Foxton Hall Golf Course, Alnwick Town Short Drive
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About Julie Forsythe
We are a family of 4 from London, who have fallen for the beaches, castles and peace of Northumberland over the last 10 years. In our many trips to the area we noticed a shortage of luxury houses that could comfortably accommodate two families or more. We were so excited to come across Lindores in the magical town of Alnmouth. The proximity of the beach, the quality of the restaurants and the convenience of the railway station made it the perfect place for us to stop our search for a Northumberland home. Lindores has been lovingly restored with a local company. It is beautifully thought out and designed with families in mind. Since we bought Lindores we have been utterly delighted by the warm feedback from guests. Please help us to make it even better by sharing your opinion.
Julie Forsythe purchased this House in 2014
Why Julie Forsythe chose Alnmouth
To be right next to the seaside in a magical part of the world. The 'Salcombe of the North' as Alnmouth should be known. Set back in time with a relaxed and informal community, its the safest place in the world for children to run free. The people are so friendly and the place is alive with history and good old fashioned things to do - put away your technology for a while and enjoy the fun activities of yesteryear. (Or not since we have superfast broadband, Wifi and a PS4 with games all available). The village is quiet and peaceful yet has so much going on too.
What makes this House unique
Lindores House offers you comfort in absolute style - 4 Star rated by Visit Britain, we're the only house of its size in Alnmouth with this accolade giving you peace of mind that you have chosen the best. With 3 bathrooms plus 1 WC, 5 bedrooms and lots of internal space you can all be indoors easily if the weather is an 'inside day'! It's a 2 min walk to the beach or park from the front door and then you can walk for miles on the unspoilt beaches or indulge in a spot of beach cricket. The house is exceptionally well equipped for children and adults. There is a Play station 4 with games, Broadband internet. You have a BBQ and fantastic seating area at the rear of the property for al fresco dining. All in all we make sure that our guests are happy and have a superb holiday.
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Perfect place to enjoy an English seaside holiday
Three generations (11 people ) enjoyed our week's stay at Lindores. The house was spacious and comfortable.
Thank you for your review. We are delighted you and your family enjoyed your stay at Lindores. We look forward to welcoming you all back in the future.
Lovely large house close to the beach
Spacious house close to all amenities and the beach in this lovely village. Photos were true to the reality. Small patio style garden lacked a table large enough for 10 which would be necessary for a bbq in good weather.
Nice location but a grubby feel to the house.
We have used owners direct in several parts of the world always been impressed This time however whilst the house was in a lovely location we found that the house was not as clean as expected, e.g carpets in bedroom did not appear to have been swept and were in fact quite grubby. Two sets of ceiling lights did not work at all, the refrigerator was grubby and the dirt at the bottom of the unit told us it was quite some time since it had been cleaned. Several areas had paint peeling off the walls, the kitchen units were in need of a clean and a lick of paint. All in all we were disappointed with the general cleanliness and decorative condition of the house
We are sorry to hear you were disappointed with the house. It is thoroughly cleaned before each guest arrives and regularly inspected to maintain the high standards we strive for. We do give clear contacts should you have any problems, so it is a shame that you did not advise us of your issues during your stay, had you done so we could have quickly rectified the points you raise. The main rooms on the ground floor of the house were renovated in 2016 and we have an ongoing programme of maintenance, but as in all popular properties, there will be an element of wear and tear.
Glorious Christmas 2016 in Lindores
We rented this specific property because of its size, location and overall quality - in order to have a special family Christmas in God's own country a well kept secret! We travelled from Dallas, Texas and were joined by our children from other parts of the US. We wanted to be close enough to immediate family in Newcastle. We were not disappointed! Firstly, the house is exceptionally well presented - it is both functional and comfortable. The location is a special one for us (grew up in Newcastle and visited Alnmouth as kids for a treat) and it should be special for anyone visiting for the first time or returning for the umptienth time. The Northumbrian Coast is both beautiful and accessible. So much on the door step (literally). So much within a short drive. The house is equipped to support 10 people adequately (actually - more than adequately). If we are lucky enough to get to visit Alnmouth again - this would be our first choice and actually, the house alone might entice us to come back. The village continues to prosper and offered great facilities (pubs, restuarants and now a great Deli). Alnwick has everything a city dweller would need to make a vacation comfortable, without actually being in a city! I cannot repmmend this property enough. Thanks you for sharing it with us.
Perfect. Just as descibed. We will be back!
This was a return visit for the family as we enjoyed last year so much. The house is beautiful and very well equipped. Plenty of room for a large family. Excellent customer service; the owner informing us of the restriction in Alnwick Castle before we arrived so we could taylor our schedule around it. The pubs in Alnmouth are very friendly; the food in The Sun and Red Lion is wonderful and the quiz great fun. The house is literally 2 mins from the beach and is spectacular. We watched the sunrise and the sunset over the water, played games and had bar-b-ques. We also went to Kielder Observatory, Edinburgh, hired bikes to ride the coastal paths and river kayaked from Warkworth. We can thoroughly recommend all of these things. Mike from Adventure Northumberland river Kayaking was great. We had an excellent time playing games in the water, traversing the weir and laughing all the way - we will definitely repeat this. Do not forget Alwick and Barter books, plus the food festival was also on the weekend we arrived. Lindores is a perfect base in a wonderful area. Thoroughly recommended - we will be back as there is so much more to see.
We are delighted you and your family had an enjoyable return stay at Lindores. We look forward to welcoming you all back in the future.
Fabulous Family Home
Lindores is perfect for a large group or family break. The house is very large and all bedrooms are comfortable and roomy.
I booked it specifically for my sister in law to use for her wedding the next day at Alnwick Gardens, we were kindly allowed to check in super early so she could have a stress free day beforehand. The master suite was ideal for her to get ready in with lots of room for all the necessary pampering! All the neighbours were out in force taking pictures as she left.
The whole house is lovely and top of the range, a large kitchen which is equipped with everything you could need, a super comfy lounge with a wood burner, 2 boilers so no queuing for showers/baths even with a house full. Perfect position just one street back from the beach. Alnmouth is a lovely small seaside village, with a few good pubs and eating places, but best of all an amazing long wide beach which even in high season is never too busy. The whole area is delightful, not busy, fabulous beaches, the most friendly people you can imagine, great food and drink to be had and stunning scenery in every direction. I would recommend Lindores to anyone, it was just perfect for us all. 5 stars!!!
Special interest holidays:
We can cater for most things - please just ask us to help you book that perfect course or activity!
Two minutes walk from the house to Alnmouth's stunning beach. The many towns and villages dotted around Alnmouth span a scale of contrasts from cosy coastal hamlets to remote hillside locations. Amble is a traditional fishing port with a modern marina and interesting seafront. You can sail a yacht from Amble or one of the many other harbours and inlets on the coast. Windsurfing, water ski-ing and diving among the wrecks off the Farne Islands are also popular.
Newcastle International Airport - 61km
Newcastle ferry terminal - 53km
Alnmouth railway station - 2km (trains run from Kings Cross and other major cities)
Two minutes walk to the Alnmouth village centre, five minute drive to Alnwick, voted 'Best Place in Britain to Live' by Country Life magazine, is renowned for shopping, a lively events calendar and farmers' markets. It's also home to The Alnwick Garden and Alnwick Castle, rising dramatically above the town and famous among Harry Potter fans as the setting for Hogwarts. Don't miss Alnwick's 'Barter Books' either, one of the largest second hand bookshops in Europe.
The coastline embraces Warkworth Castle, which towers over the picturesque streets of Warkworth, noted for its arts and crafts, while nearby Alnmouth boasts superb sandy beaches and the historic Foxton Golf Course. Picturesque Craster, renowned for herring fishing and world famous Craster kippers lies nearby. Walk or cycle a mile north to ancient Dunstanburgh Castle, perched high above the rippled sands of Embleton Bay and last occupied during the War of the Roses. Beautiful villages are dotted throughout unspoilt countryside of pure river valleys, rolling moorlands and lush green landscapes. Pretty fishing ports are scattered along a spectacular coastline, many in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, such as Seahouses with its views of Bamburgh Castle and the wildlife rich Farne Islands; and Craster, famous for its smokehouses and delicious kippers.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: **Weekend and short breaks available off peak - please enquire with exact dates for an exact quote** - Cleaning costs, linen and house towels included - Please bring own beach towels - £20 per well behaved dog fee by prior arrangement only (maximum of two). Dogs are not permitted on the furniture or upstairs. - Extra foldout bed available for 11th person Changeover Day: Friday - arrival time 3pm, checkout the following Friday by 10am. Please enquire if you need to arrive or depart later/earlier and we'll try to accommodate.