Quality Self-Catering Holiday Cottages

Castle Retreat

Alnwick - Central

Perfect retreat for two and ideally placed for exploring the town and the castle 
  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 pet allowed
  • No garden/courtyard
  • WiFi internet
NB654
£441 - £737 per week *

Description

4 star gold

This romantic, historic apartment is only 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 lessons took place.  It is a perfect retreat 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.

Castle Retreat is in the most stunning location for experiencing the very best of what Alnwick has to offer. Alnwick Castle is literally just across the street, and The Alnwick Garden is just a few minutes away.  The famous Barter Books is a 10 to 15 minute stroll on the other side of the town centre.  Alnwick is a perfect central hub for exploring Northumberland. Bamburgh Castle, Cragside House and Gardens, Dunstanburgh Castle, Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland Heritage Coast and Northumberland National Park are all easily accessible by car.

Accommodation on one level - Second Floor via steps

Spacious lounge and dining area boasts an original style window and built-in window seat as the walls are so thick and has retained the original wooden beams.  A wood-burning effect electric stove is provided on a slate hearth for extra ambience.  Contemporary glass dining table with plush luxury velvet chairs.  Large wall-mounted Smart TV and Blu-Ray player, Wi-Fi and a selection of books and board games.

Kitchen has dishwasher, washer/dryer, induction hob, electric oven, integrated microwave, fridge, Tassimo coffee maker (with an initial supply of pods) and digital radio with Bluetooth docking. 

Bedroom - King-size bed which boasts stunning views of the castle's barbican, a window seat from which to watch the world go by, large wall-mounted Smart TV.  Bathrobes are available upon request.  

Shower room with large walk-in frameless glass shower, wash basin with waterfall tap, WC and a heated towel rail.  Luxury complimentary toiletries are also provided.

Please note that, as they are in the same building, Barbican View and Castle Retreat can be booked together for couples holidaying together or for extended families who require extra space.

Electricity and gas CH included.  Wi-Fi with free superfast broadband.    Travel cot and high chair available upon request.  Duvet with luxury linen and fluffy white towels.  Although the apartment does not have any private outdoor space, there is a public bench just outside with wonderful castle views.  Free on-street parking via a residents' permit provided.  1 small dog @ £20.

Features

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 pet allowed
  • No garden/courtyard
  • WiFi internet
  • Shower
  • Travel cot available
  • Central heating
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • 4.5 miles from a beach
  • 0.1 mile from a pub
  • 0.1 mile from a shop
  • No smoking

Prices

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Access Statement

Accessibility Guide for Castle Retreat

Welcome

Castle Retreat is a luxury one-bedroom apartment on the second 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 4 steps. There is no lift and no ramp.

 Access with steps

  • There are steps from the main entrance to:
    • Bedroom
    • Lounge

 Bedrooms

  • We have non-allergic bedding.

 Hearing

  • The (bedroom) TVs have subtitles.

 Travel by public transport

  • You can get to Castle Retreat 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 Castle Retreat.
  • The nearest train station is Alnmouth. The train station is 4 miles / 6.4 km from Castle Retreat.
  • 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 Castle Retreat.
  • 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 4 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 1.7m height from the top step.

 
 Steps up to outer door

 
 View into communal hallway showing step

 
 Communal stairway, first flight

 
 Communal stairway, second flight

 
 Communal stairway, second flight (alternate view)

 
 Internal stairway, first flight

 
 Internal stairway, second flight

Getting around inside

 Bedrooms

  • All bedrooms have windows.
  • Bedrooms have ceiling lights, bedside lamps and natural daylight.
  • 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 27steps steps.
  • We have bathrooms with a separate shower.

Kitchen

  • We have a separate kitchen and dining room.The route is 600mm wide, or more.
  • From the main entrance to the kitchen, there are 27steps 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.
  • From the main entrance to the dining room, there are 27steps steps. There is no lift and no ramp.
  • There is a low (90 mm) step followed by two flights of 190 mm stairs (7 and 6 steps) in the communal stairway, followed by two flights of 190 mm stairs (7 and 6 steps) within the apartment to reach the apartment hallway. From the apartment hallway, all facilities (lounge/diner, kitchen, bedroom, shower/WC) are on the level.

Lounge

  • From the main entrance to the lounge, there are 27steps steps. There is no lift and no ramp.
  • There is a low (90 mm) step followed by two flights of 190 mm stairs (7 and 6 steps) in the communal stairway, followed by two flights of 190 mm stairs (7 and 6 steps) within the apartment to reach the apartment hallway. From the apartment hallway, all facilities (lounge/diner, kitchen, bedroom, shower/WC) are on the level.

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.