Castle Retreat, Alnwick, Northumberland
- luxury bolthole with stunning views of Alnwick Castle
- Visit England 4 Stars with a prestigious Gold Award
- sleeps 2
- free Wi-Fi
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, historic apartment is literally metres from Alnwick Castle, with absolutely stunning views from the lounge and bedroom of the Barbican, the turrets and the famous statues featured in Harry Potter, and
the Philosopher’s Stone where the Quidditch lesson is taking place.
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 highest standard, the
apartment combines modern contemporary living with traditional period features. Warmed with full gas central heating throughout, there is also a tasteful electric wood-burning-effect stove in the lounge for ambience.
Castle Retreat has been awarded 4 Stars by Visit England and a prestigious Gold award for excellence in self-catering.
Castle Retreat welcomes one small well-behaved dog (no bigger than Jack Russell size). A travel cot and high chair are available upon request for infants.
Self-Catering Holiday Cottage Accommodation
The entrance to the apartment is initially through the front door of the building up four steep steps from the street. The front door to Castle Retreat is up two short internal flights of stairs. The apartment door then
leads to a full flight of wide stairs leading to the central hallway / landing of the apartment.
Lounge / Dining Room
The spacious lounge and dining area boasts an original style window and built-in window seat as the walls are so thick. The lounge has a deep comfortable sofa and a luxury velvet armchair, complemented by stylish
full length curtains and luxurious carpets. The lounge also has indirect lighting and has retained the original wooden beams. A wood-burning effect electric stove is provided on a slate hearth for extra ambience. The
contemporary glass dining table generously sits two with plush luxury velvet chairs. There is a large wall-mounted Smart TV and Blu-Ray player, as well as a selection of books and board games. Wi-Fi with free superfast
broadband is provided throughout the apartment.
The fully refurbished contemporary kitchen makes excellent and clever use of space. The worktops are solid quartz with under bench and plinth lighting, dishwasher, washer / dryer, induction hob, electric oven,
integrated microwave, fridge, Tassimo coffee maker (with an initial supply of pods), toaster and digital radio with Bluetooth docking.
This beautifully decorated room has a king-size bed. The room boasts stunning views of the castle's barbican, which can be seen from the bed, and there is also a window seat from which to watch the world go by.
Luxury crushed velvet curtains frame the window area. A large wall-mounted Smart TV can be viewed from the bed. There is plenty of storage space here, as well as a dressing table and stool. Luxury bed linen and
fluffy white towels are provided. Bathrobes are available upon request.
The shower room offers a stylish, contemporary space in cool calming grey and co-ordinating mosaics. It features a large walk-in frameless glass shower, wash basin with waterfall tap and wc, a stylish illuminated
mirror and a heated towel rail. Luxury complimentary toiletries are also provided.
Although the apartment does not have any private outdoor space, there is a public bench just outside with wonderful castle views. Parking is on-street, and the owner provides a residents' parking permit for use during
Please note that, as they are in the same building, Castle Retreat and Barbican View can be booked together for couples holidaying together or for extended families who require extra space.