Standing towards the edge of Whittingham, Mundles is a compact 18th century end-terraced cottage. It oozes charm and character from the exposed beams to the original stone inglenook fireplace, the focal point of the living room. From the kitchen, a door takes you to the rear private, sheltered, courtyard a safe haven for children or pets and a peaceful suntrap in which to relax. The village of Whittingham sits on the banks of the River Aln at the foot of the Cheviot Hills. Characterised by the fertile soil and the gentle rolling hill the region is often referred to as the Vale of Whittingham and the gateway to The Cheviots. This is the perfect location for exploring the Northumberland National Park or taking a trip across to the Heritage coastline. Walkers and cyclists will love the diverse selection of paths and trails starting from the front door.
Ground floor - Cosy, traditionally furnished living room with multi fuel stove in original stone fireplace, TV with Freeview, DVD and CD radio with bluetooth. Dining table.
Kitchen with electric cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave. Door leading out to enclosed patio garden, outbuildings with washing machine and tumble dryer.
First floor - The first floor is accessed by a set of narrow and uneven carpeted steps
Bedroom 1 - Double bed, some limited headroom with sloping ceiling.
Bedroom 2 - Single bed.
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle with electric power shower and WC.
Electricity and gas central heating. Starter logs for stove provided. Sorry no cot or highchair. Enclosed garden with patio, furniture and barbecue. Outbuilding with washing machine, tumble dryer and storage for bikes. Roadside parking. Shops/PO/pubs/restaurants/TIC in Alnwick, Rothbury and Wooler. Duvets with linen and towels. 2 small dogs welcome at an additional charge. Due to the age of the building the internal stairs are slightly uneven, for further information please address the access statement.
- Saturday changeover
- Sleeps 3
- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathroom
- 2 pets allowed
- WiFi internet
- Bed linen provided
- Towels provided
- Central heating
- Enclosed garden or courtyard
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- 12 miles from a beach
- 8 miles from a pub
- 8 miles from a shop
- No smoking
I really enjoyed my stay in this cosy cottage. The owner contacted me the day before my holiday, with information on the area and advice about the wood-burning stove! The lady who takes care of the cottage locally dropped in on my first day to check all was ok, which I very much appreciated. Northumbria is a beautiful county!Ms Robin Bull - 1st November 2019
First class throughout and to be recommended, although I would prefer to keep it all to myself!Mr J Stewart - 19th October 2019
Beautifully furnished and very well equipped. Extremely cosy and homely, we loved it. Excellent communication from property owner and local custodian, very much appreciatedMiss Laura Peters - 21st September 2019
'Mundles' is a lovely holiday cottage, very quiet, peaceful and comfortable. It's only a car ride from amazing things to do, and a great place to come home to at the end of the day. The little yard was perfect for our dog, and for us to sit out in. The cottage had everything we needed, the quality of the equipment and furnishings was very high, and the heated towel rail in the little walk in cupboard was genius, we got drenched a couple of times and were able to get warm and dry easily. Caroline and Noelle provided great holiday advice, by text and face to face, we felt like real VIPs, they made sure we had everything we needed.Ms Penny Patterson - 30th August 2019
We arrived at Mundles after a long drive north and were delighted to find such a cosy, clean and comfortable cottage, in the peaceful solitude of Whittingham. We really appreciated that the fire had been laid ready for lighting, and we found the kitchen well equipped with all we needed to prepare food with ease. It felt very home from home, all furnishings tastefully chosen to create a very warm and relaxing atmosphere. The beautiful secluded courtyard at the back of the cottage is a real treat for breakfast or evening supper. (We recommend oysters from Lindisfarne oyster company!) We would definitely recommend this cottage and look forward very much to returning.Julie, Brighton - 6th June 2017
We've really enjoyed staying in this delightful cottage with it's lovely garden. We have everything we need and more. We had great fun going on the walk around the village and cannot wait to come here again. The Morrows, Northern Ireland - 8th June 2016
Excellent cottage and wonderful location! Perfect for visiting our Aunt. The weather was also very kind. Thank you so much!!!Mr & Mrs R West Sussex - 4th January 2015
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Description: 18th century cottage, entirely unsuitable for wheelchair access and not recommended to people with limited mobility.
ARRIVAL AND CAR PARKING
On-street parking directly outside the front door but not exclusively for the use of guests: Mundles is diagonally opposite the church and a few yards down the road from an active village hall.
There is a step up through the front door and into the tiny entrance area, once inside the doormat is sunk into the floor (change of texture and consequently uneven), the stairs up to the top floor are immediately opposite and a latched door to the living room is sharp right.
Space is tight. The floors are varnished pine. Further latched door to:
SMALL LOBBY AND KITCHEN
The floors to the former are varnished pine and there is a slight hump where the tiled floor of the kitchen meets. Fridge, freezer and dishwasher are all low level but sink, kettle, toaster, microwave and cupboards are all at waist height or above.
BACK DOOR TO COURTYARD
Stable door with a high handle, step up and over the threshold and two steps down to gravelled courtyard garden. Outbuilding and range of 3 doors:
- coalshed (out of bounds),
- latched door and step up into small “conservatory”, furnished with a table and chairs. The barbecue should be taken outside for use,
- Utility room containing washing machine, dryer, second toilet and small sink.
Narrow uneven carpeted stairs to a small landing, further step up to (for want of better word) corridor, which is also very narrow.
Bathroom is tiled and compact, no grab handles on the bath and the shower has to be stepped up and into, the sliding doors would not not react favourably to being leant on. Bedrooms carpeted. There are restricted head access on both outside walls of the rooms.
No landline; not the best mobile reception; Wi-fi.
Electrical sockets accessible and generally set low.