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Barbican View is a beautifully refurbished, luxury, Grade 2 listed self-catering holiday apartment in the Alnwick conservation area. It takes its name from the absolutely stunning view of the grand Barbican entrance to Alnwick Castle seen from its windows. Barbican View is the ultimate place to stay in Alnwick, especially for those who wish to experience this magical historic castle at close proximity. The family home of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, this medieval castle dates from the 11th century and is the second largest occupied castle in England. It is the setting for many famous films and TV programmes such as Blackadder, Robin Hood, Downton Abbey and, of course, Harry Potter.
Occupying the full ground floor of a town house, with a pretty enclosed courtyard garden, Barbican View provides a superb base for exploring the town, as well as all the other Northumberland attractions, including Bamburgh Castle and beach, Holy Island (Lindisfarne), Alnmouth, Newton-by-the-Sea, Dunstanburgh Castle, Cragside and Hadrian’s Wall, which are all just a short drive away. The apartment is close to the many walks and meadows (including Hume Park) surrounding the castle, but is also less than a five-minute walk from the centre of town, where there are many local shops, gift shops, cafes and tearooms, pubs and restaurants. There is also a market in the town square every week.
Alnwick is a famous market town, steeped in history, and it's also the home of the world famous Alnwick Garden and Treehouse. The treehouse restaurant is totally unique and a must-see! The apartment is also only a minute's walk from the Bailiffgate Museum, which is dedicated to local social history.
Accommodation on Ground floor level - Entrance from the main street, where four steps lead to the red front door.
The apartment has a spacious, open plan hallway leading to the kitchen area, which also leads to the lounge/dining area. This cosy holiday apartment is on one level, making it very appealing for less mobile guests, although please note that there are two steps up to the bathroom door, which is accessed via the bedroom.
Spacious lounge/dining room, boasts a large sash window with uninterrupted views of the Castle and Barbican. Attractive original period cast iron feature fireplace (decorative only), stunning window seats, a large flat-screen TV with HD Freeview and a Blu-Ray player (which turns the TV into a smart TV), Wi-Fi, Hi-fi with MP3 docking station, a range of books, music and DVDs are provided for your enjoyment. The dining area with table and chairs for two guests.
Kitchen has been thoughtfully redesigned with oak cabinets, integrated appliances and plenty of work space, ceramic hob over a fan-assisted oven, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. Utility cupboard contains a washing machine. A half glazed door leads from the kitchen to a private, south-facing courtyard garden.
Bedroom - King-size bed with an original feature inglenook stone fireplace, TV/DVD, clock radio and hairdryer are also provided.
Bathroom - Luxury spa bath, separate walk-in shower, WC and heated towel rail. Fluffy white towels and complimentary luxury toiletries are provided.
Electricity and gas CH included. Telephone for incoming and emergency calls only. Travel cot and high chair are available on request. Free superfast broadband Wi-Fi. Free on-street parking via a residents' permit provided. 2 small dogs welcome @ £20 per pet.
The attractive, private courtyard garden is fully enclosed and furnished with a bistro-style patio set and a painted wooden bench. Planted with a variety of leafy and flowering shrubs, the space also boasts a soothing water feature. Outside space of this nature is rare in the centre of town. The garden really is a wonderful, peaceful oasis in the heart of the town, providing an outdoor room to enjoy al fresco breakfasts, lunches or early evening drinks after a day exploring. A hosepipe is fitted for guests bringing dogs.
Please note that, as they are in the same building, Barbican View and Castle Retreat code 654 can be booked together for couples holidaying together or for extended families who require extra space.
Once you have selected your month and year and how many nights you wish to stay please select your desired start date for your holiday by clicking Book Now - The property changeover/start day is a Friday
Note: ** Deposit is one third of total rent. A booking fee including VAT is chargeable at £ 25.00 per booking. Short breaks are a minimum of 3 nights charged at two thirds of the weekly price. 4th night charged at 15% of the weekly price. For breaks of 5 or 6 nights please contact us for pricing. Short breaks can only be booked with the owners consent and cannot usually be booked far in advance. **