Quality Self-Catering Holiday Cottages

Barbican View

Alnwick - Central

Luxury apartment with stunning view of the grand Barbican entrance to Alnwick Castle
  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • 2 pets allowed
  • No garden/courtyard
  • WiFi internet
NB653
£474 - £791 per week *

Description

4 star gold

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.

Features

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • 2 pets allowed
  • No garden/courtyard
  • WiFi internet
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • Central heating
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • 4.5 miles from a beach
  • 0.1 mile from a pub
  • 0.1 mile from a shop
  • No smoking

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Access Statement

Welcome

Barbican View is a luxury one-bedroom apartment on the lower floor of a Grade II listed townhouse in the centre of Alnwick, directly opposite the main entrance to Alnwick Castle.

At a Glance

 Level Access

  • The main entrance has 5 steps. There is no lift and no ramp.

 Access with steps

  • There are steps from the main entrance to:
    • Bedroom
    • Lounge/diner
    • Walled rear patio

 Bedrooms

  • We have non-allergic bedding.

 Hearing

  • The (bedroom) TVs have subtitles.

 Travel by public transport

  • You can get to Barbican View by bus and train.
  • The nearest bus stop is 40m away, just around the corner in the main part of Bailiffgate. Southbound services (to Morpeth and Newcastle) are on the near side of the road, and northbound services (to Berwick) are on the opposite side. The bus stop is 0.00 miles / 64.4 km from Barbican View.
  • The nearest train station is Alnmouth. The train station is 4 miles / 6.4 km from Barbican View.
  • Alnmouth railway station is just over 10 minutes drive.  The X18 bus goes to/from the main Alnwick bus station in Clayport Street, around 500m from Barbican View.
  • You can get a taxi with A A Taxis by calling 01665 606060.The taxi company has a wheelchair accessible vehicle.
  • You can get a taxi with Sovereign Taxis by calling 01665 602200.
  • You can get a taxi with The Yellow Taxi by calling 01665 541250.

 Parking

  • There is parking near the venue. The parking is less than 50 metres from the main entrance. Parking is free.
  • The nearest available parking and drop-off is around 15 m away, just around the corner into the main part of Bailiffgate. From the car park to the entrance, there is level access.The route is 750mm wide, or more.
  • Parking is in a residents' permit zone (permit provided in apartment), usually within 20-30m.  Spaces are not reserved.

Arrival

 Path to main entrance

  • From the street to the main entrance, there is level access.
  • The path is 750mm wide, or more.

 Main entrance

  • The main door is side hung and manual.
  • The door is 750mm wide.
  • The main entrance has 5 steps.
  • The outer door is up 4 steep stone steps (180 + 220 + 190 + 240 mm) into the communal hallway.  There is a keysafe at approximately 1.5m height from the top step.  Within the communal hallway, there is one step (190 mm) up to the nner door of the apartment.

 
 Outer doorway showing 4 steep steps

 
 View through outer doorway showing communal hallway with internal step up to inner door of apartment

Getting around inside

 Bedrooms

  • All bedrooms have windows.
  • Bedrooms have ceiling lights and bedside lamps.
  • Lights are energy saving.TVs have subtitles.
  • All bedrooms are non-smoking.
  • We have non-allergic bedding.
  • All bedrooms have fitted carpets.
  • All pillows are hypoallergenic. Normally we provide down duvets but can substitute hypoallergenic on request. We can give details of our cleaning products on request.
  • No bedrooms have level access.The bedroom nearest the main entrance has 5steps steps.
  • We have bathrooms with a separate shower.
  • We have bathrooms with a bath.

 
 Showing steps between bedroom and bathroom

 Self catering kitchen

Kitchen

  • We have an open plan kitchen.
  • From the main entrance to the kitchen, there are 5steps steps. There is no lift and no ramp.
  • The work surface is available at a height between 650mm and 900mm.
  • The hob is available at a height between 650mm and 900mm.
  • The sink is available at a height between 650mm and 900mm.
  • The oven is available at a height between 650mm and 900mm.
  • The table and plates have high colour contrast.
  • Access to the apartment is via 5 steps (4 at outer door, 1 in communal hallway) as described previously.  Once inside, the kitchen (open plan to the lounge/diner) and bedroom are on the level.  There is a slight slope in the floor.

 Lounge

Lounge/diner

  • From the main entrance to the lounge, there are 5steps steps. There is no lift and no ramp.
  • Access to the apartment is via 5 steps (4 at outer door, 1 in communal hallway) as described previously.  Once inside, the kitchen (open plan to the lounge/diner) and bedroom are on the level.  There is a slight slope in the floor.

Getting around outside

Walled rear patio

  • From the main entrance to the area, there are 5steps steps. There is no lift and no ramp.
  • Access to the apartment is via 5 steps (4 at outer door, 1 in communal hallway) as described previously.  The rear walled patio is then accessed via the kitchen door which has a 30 mm threshold, followed by two steps (150+120 mm) up from the small area adjacent to the door.  The patio is a mixture of stone flags and decking, with a 270 mm step up to the decked area with table and chairs.  There are 4 steps (max. 210 mm) up to the upper stone flagged area with bench.

Customer care support

Accessibility equipment

  • None
  • Assistance dogs may be exercised in the street outside the property. Please be sure to clear up all mess.
  • You can hire mobility equipment from The Red Cross by calling 0191 2737961.

Customer care support

  • The owners are contactable 24hrs in case of emergencies, but live some distance away from the property.