Please note: The shared hot tub and Gathering Place are currently unavailable.
St Aidan’s cottage is part of the Bamburgh First collection of 17 different dog friendly houses and cottages under the same ownership with a consistent quality of interior design and attention to detail throughout. The interiors are professionally designed to suit each individual dwelling and the owner has tried to think of everything that will enhance the stay of every guest.
St Aidan’s sleeps up to 6 guests over two floors and has two beautiful travertine bathrooms and a well equipped kitchen that even has a NutriBullet and a pressure cooker. Outside there is a Weber barbecue.
This charming sandstone detached cottage in the quiet rural hamlet of Dukesfield, nestles in fields only a short drive or 20 minute walk to the seaside village of Bamburgh, where the Castle towers over the village green to the west and miles of sandy beaches to the North. Bamburgh was recently a finalist in Channel 4’s UK’s Top Village competition. There you will find a lovely selection of shops, pubs, restaurants, tea houses and cafes as well as one of the most scenic golf clubs in Britain which as a guest of Bamburgh First you can play for free any day if there isn’t a competition on. Free games of Tennis underneath the castle on the village green are also provided to guests of Bamburgh First along with membership and discounted access to a gym and leisure club is also provided.
All the cottages at Dukesfield are usually rented individually by people seeking a tranquil intimate spot to spend with friends and loved ones but sometimes groups of friends rent more than one or even all the cottages for family gatherings, significant birthdays, golf and hen parties.
There is a paddocked area for kids, adults and dogs to run around in and maybe kick a football and there is a shared tennis court and hot tub.
Guests also have access to the Gathering Place which is a renovated large detached building in the courtyard in which there is a Wii and a table tennis table. This space can also be used for dinner parties or barbecues of up to 24 people with perhaps dishes being provided by friends or relatives in different cottages. It’s a lovely way to have an inexpensive special dinner party with everyone sharing the work.
Netflix is included in all Bamburgh First properties as is a portable Bose Bluetooth speaker, easy lighting fire logs and a box of games that include Scrabble, Cluedo and Monopoly. The owner has also provided personal touches such as a sweetie tin, a bottle of wine, a voucher for a pound of the famous Bamburgh Banger sausages and his own list of the top 21 things to do whilst spending a week in the area.
The market town of Alnwick with its historic (Hogwarts) Castle, Alnwick Gardens and the famous Barter Books, is 20 minutes away by car. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is 25 minutes to the North, and the Cheviot Hills 20 minutes to the West. Seahouses with its boat trips to the Farnes is 15 minutes away, and it’s also easy to reach all the pretty fishing towns on the coastline, Craster (home of the Kipper), Newton by the Sea, Alnmouth and Amble. Great pubs abound in this area. Hadrian’s wall is less than two hours to the South.
Shop: 1.4 miles Pub: 1.4 miles
Accommodation over 2 floors:
Living/dining area with comfortable seating, log burning stove, flat screen Smart TV with Netflix, dining table and seating for up to 6 guests, double doors opening onto a large landscaped area.
Kitchen with cooker and hob, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Nutribullet, hand held blender.
Bedroom 1 with king size bed, bedside drawers and lamps, vanity console, wardrobe, flat screen TV and en suite with shower, WC and washbasin.
Bedroom 2 with twin beds, bedside table and lamp, wardrobe.
Bedroom 3 with small 4ft double bed, suitable as a snug double or a spacious single, vanity console, wardrobe, bedside table and lamp. Views across Northumbrian countryside.
Bathroom with bath, WC and washbasin.
Outside: Shared interior courtyard and enclosed grassy paddock. Shared garden furniture and barbecue.
Parking: Parking available outside the property.
Heating: Oil central heating.
Also provided: WiFi. Bed linen and towels. Starter supply of logs. BOSE speakers, multi device charger, CD & DVD player, telephone, range of games, toys, books and DVDs. Travel cot, high chair and baby bath available on request (please note, we do not supply a mattress or bed linen for the cot).
Beau Monde Leisure: The owners of this property have provided all guests (up to the maximum occupancy of your cottage) with VIP membership of the Beau Monde Salon & Spa in Lucker. This membership provides you with access to the facility and discounted rates in the pool and fitness suite (charges apply). Guests are also entitled to a 5% discount on Food at The Apple Inn & Apple Core in Lucker, as well as a 5% discount on treatments at Beau Monde Salon and Spa (subject to availability).
Pets: 3 dogs are welcome @ £25 per pet per week or part thereof. Please note, pets are not allowed on the furniture or left in the property unsupervised.
Notes: This is a no smoking property.
The Bamburgh First collection was created by the owner, because they believed many second homes were filled with furniture and fittings owners didn’t want in their main house. The owner wanted to create accommodation as beautiful as the setting, and each house in the collection has been decorated by a professional interior designer.
- Friday changeover
- Sleeps 6
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- 3 pets allowed
- WiFi internet
- Bed linen provided
- Towels provided
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Stairgate available
- Central heating
- Enclosed garden or courtyard
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- 1.3 miles from a beach
- 1.3 miles from a pub
- 1.3 miles from a shop
- No smoking
Lovely part of the country,beautiful beaches and lots of walks. Dog friendly cottage so our 3 dogs could join us which made our holiday. Mr Palepu Krishna Kumar - 18th March 2020
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The nearest bus stop is: Bamburgh, 1.2 miles
The nearest train station is: Berwick, 19 miles
The nearest food shop is: Bamburgh, 1.4 miles
The nearest pub/restaurant is: Bamburgh, 1.4 miles
The nearest petrol station is: Purdy Lodge, 5.4 miles
Mobility equipment hire: Berwick, 24.4 miles
Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: Off street
For what sized cars: Any
Good space to unload once parked: Yes
Number of spaces available: 1
The parking surface is: Tarmac
Distance to the property from the parking: 21 metres
Is the parking level: Yes
Distance to nearest parking area: N/A
Is it pay and display: N/A
The width of the path to the property: 1.5 metres
How many steps are there en-route to the entrance: None
How many entrances are there: 3 (patio door into kitchen, living room and ground floor bedroom)
The door widths: 80 cm
Door heights: 2 m
Keyhole height: 95 cm
How many steps to the entrance: 1 small step at each door
Living and dining rooms
The flooring is: Wood
The door widths are: 80 cm
Is there good space between the furniture: Yes
Is the furniture moveable or fixed: Moveable
The flooring is: Wood
The doors widths are: 80cm
The worktop height is: 90 cm
Is the oven set high or low: Low
The fridge height is: High
The freezer height is: Low
Is crockery stored high or low: Low
Is any equipment stored externally: No
Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have: 2
The number of steps between floors: 14, the staircase is curved
The flooring is: Carpet on stairs, wood on landing and in bedrooms
The door widths are: Around 80 cm
Bed sizes: Ground floor bedroom is zip and link, upstairs there is a queen room and a twin room
Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed: Moveable
Bathrooms and cloakrooms
The door widths are: 74 cm upstairs, 85cm into downstairs en suite
Is there an accessible or adapted WC: Ground floor en suite shower room
Is there an accessible or adapted bath/shower: Yes, ground floor shower
Is there a ground floor WC: Yes
Is there a ground floor bath or shower room: Shower room
Does the bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted: No
Is there any shower where access is level rather than having a step: No
The flooring is: Tile
External areas are: Patio and grass - shared
Outdoor furniture: Garden furniture and BBQ
Outside lighting: Yes
Is there colour contrast on surfaces (eg white on edge of steps): No
Aid for visually/mobility impaired guest: No
Is the outdoor space enclosed: Enclosed paddock area but shared with surrounding properties
Any hazards (such as ponds, water features or steep areas): Shared hot tub
Is there a landline for guests to use: No
Mobile reception details: Generally ok for major networks
Are electric sockets accessible without moving furniture: Yes
Are electric sockets generally set high or low: Low
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or visually impaired guests: No
Any other information: No