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Pottergate Tower

Alnwick, Northumberland

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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets No Dogs
grade 4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

 

  • Stay in this unique tower for two for a romantic getaway, with stunning views
  • Visit fabulous Alnwick Castle and Gardens, nearby beaches and fishing villages
  • A short walk to the town market, shops, pubs and restaurants
Property code: 82212

Distinctive property in the heart of Northumberland, close to beaches. Exclusive, romantic hideaway for a couple looking for somewhere exclusive and a little adventurous to make everlasting memories.

This unique Grade 2 listed historic tower is the perfect retreat for a couple looking for a romantic break and to explore this beautiful, historic town and the wider Northumberland area. Walk from the tower to the market square and encounter cobbled streets, independent shops friendly pubs and good restaurants. Spend a day at the amazing Alnwick Gardens, with lunch in the treehouse restaurant, followed by a play at the Theatre. A day out at Alnwick Castle is a must and you can venture across the causeway to visit Holy Island. Meanwhile, the breath-taking coastline, fishing villages and ancient castles beckon with Alnmouth, Warkworth, Embleton and Bamburgh to name a few. Take a picnic and settle into a sand dune for a relaxing afternoon.

You enter the tower and head up the very narrow, spiral stone staircase to begin your adventure. The first floor comprises the open-plan contemporary kitchen/diner with huge, arched windows flooding light into the room. The kitchen is well-equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with an ice compartment, dishwasher and a Tassimo coffee machine. You can sit at the separate island for a quick breakfast and drink or enjoy a leisurely meal together by candlelight at the dining table. Stairs at one side of the kitchen lead up to a mezzanine with views on all four sides and a cushioned window seat and bookcase. Sit here with your morning coffee and drink in those amazing views over the historic market town, Alnwick Castle and the countryside beyond. Read a book or plan your days out and about using the guidebooks to help you and, after a day out exploring, come back up here at dusk to watch the sunset and admire the Castle views all over again, now beautifully illuminated at night. You can stargaze and drift away. From the kitchen, take the narrow, winding stone stairs up to the second floor where you will find the lounge. There is a large, comfortable sofa to sink into and Smart TV for your entertainment. The Gothic stone-carved east window offers magnificent views of the castle, particularly at dawn. Located off the lounge are the light and airy bathroom with a shower and WC. For bedtime, head upstairs to the spacious second mezzanine which wraps around two sides of the tower and overlooks the lounge. Enjoy the comfort of the super-king zip-and-link bed (which can be made up as twins on request).

Regrettably no dogs, children or babies are permitted to stay at the property.

Read more Code: 82212

  • 1 bedroom - super-king zip-and-link bed (which can be made up as twins on request)
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher, microwave and a Tassimo coffee machine
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Shop and pub under 0.25 miles
  • Access to the property is up a steep and very narrow winding stone staircase, large suitcases /bags are not advised.
  • Regrettably no dogs, children or babies are permitted to stay at the tower due to the nature of the building
  • Free on street parking nearby
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

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Elliot Albiston

This property is personally managed by Elliot.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Peter 21st August 2022

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Absolutely gorgeous property, with such character and charm. Extremely conveniently located, with pubs, restaurants and shops within easy walking distance. Also very quiet for being so close to town. Echoing the other reviews, don't go for this property if you have mobility issues/fear of spiral staircases, as they are quite steep and narrow, but wRead moree loved it! We would highly recommend and will be looking to stay here again! Hide

Reviewed by Raymond 5th August 2022

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Reviewed by Fiona 29th July 2022

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Reviewed by Gareth 22nd July 2022

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Never ceased to raise a smile as we walked up to the tower. Comfortable and well equipped, with a lovely welcome hamper. They're not kidding about the stairs though! A great base for exploring Northumberland.

Reviewed by Leanne 1st July 2022

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Fabulous, quirky, beautiful place to stay. The tower is stunning and looks out towards the castle. Great, central location but not a noisy area. Easy walking distance to shops, restaurants and bars. The narrow, stone stairs won't work for everyone but we managed okay. Everything was spotless and the kitchen was well equipped. The hosts have done a Read morefantastic job merging modern with the history of the building. We absolutely loved our stay and have already recommended the tower to friends & family Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 24th June 2022

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Perfect location and such a quirky tower! Stairs were a challenge but you soon get used to them! Imaginative use of the space, comfy bed, fluffy towels. I would love to see photos of the renovations.

Reviewed by Sue 17th June 2022

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Reviewed by Graham 10th June 2022

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Lovely tower in the centre of Alnwick. All in all a lovely holiday.

Reviewed by Rebecca 3rd June 2022

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Beautiful place to stay, literally around the corner from Alnwick castle. The accommodation is stunning but you do need to take note of the owners warning regarding the stairs! Some great golf courses, within walking distance of great eateries (Treetops is lovely). Everything you need for a lovely holiday. We would certainly return. Highly recommenRead mored Hide

Reviewed by Karena 27th May 2022

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Reviewed by Simon 16th May 2022

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Reviewed by Samantha 13th May 2022

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This is such a unique building in a beautiful area, the castle view is amazing and theres a pub at the bottom of the street. Alnwick town centre is minutes away and the gardens are a must see. When you enter the tower you have to go up a very steep, narrow and winding staitcase which is definitely a work out but you do get used to them. We stayed fRead moreor my husband's 40th and the welcome hamper is such a lovely touch it had fresh fruit, bread, cereal and a bottle of wine. Hide

Reviewed by Martina 29th April 2022

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It is a beautiful, quirky property, nicely furnished and decorated, a comfortable place to stay. The spiral staircase is narrow and dark and counts 30 steps up to the kitchen, then another 20 steps to the livingroom. From there a normal set of stairs to the bedroom mezzenin. No problem for us as we are relatively fit( and even fitter when we left bRead moreecause of all the different levels!). However, as has been mentioned before, not suitable for everyone. Hide

Reviewed by Judith 11th March 2022

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Reviewed by Philip 25th February 2022

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Brilliant place to stay but the stairs are a challenge for the less nimble. Excellent location very comfortable best place we have stayed in . The welcome hamper was a nice touch, the tower has been furnished to a high stand and makes it a relaxing place to stay so good in fact we did not what to leave.

Reviewed by Chris 21st February 2022

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A unique and fun place to stay. Great for touring and also staying local. Lots on the doorstep and fantastic local restaurants. We would highly recommend. Take note of the instructions around suitcases etc - we were pleased we had.

Reviewed by Keri 22nd November 2021

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Beautiful tower cant fault the accommodation great space and views are gorgeous . Attention to detail was really good and the welcome basket and wine lovely .

Reviewed by Lynne 12th November 2021

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Reviewed by John 8th November 2021

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A totally unique property in a superb location that has given us a wonderful break and memories that will last forever.

Reviewed by Paul 5th November 2021

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My wife and I stayed at Pottergate Tower for a Birthday weekend in Nov 2021. The location of this grade 2 listed buillding is amazing. At the top of town looking over Alnwick. The apartment is equiped to the highest standard. What a lovely welcome box as well. The kitchen is large and the mezanine balcony great to have a cuppa and look over the towRead moren and Alnwick Castle. On the next level the lounge with a suptious bedroom on another mazanine. Great time but oh that spiral staircase. lol Hide

Reviewed by Debra 11th October 2021

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Beautiful accommodation. Fantastic location. Views fantastic. The tower is just so unique & beautifully furnished with everything you would need for a relaxing stay. The hamper & wine were just such a lovely touch which we werent expecting but adds to the whole experience. The staircase is challenging but what fun. We would recommend it as a fabuloRead moreus place to stay. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Emma 21st August 2021

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Fantastic and unusual place to stay. Very comfortable and stylish. Beautiful views across Alnwick and the surrounding countryside. Perfectly located a short walk from Alnwick centre and a great location to explore farther afield. Would definitely love to stay here again!

Reviewed by Karen 6th August 2021

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Lovely property but very expensive and somehow lacked the wow factor as per pics on website Stone staircase not for faint hearted!

Reviewed by Joanne 17th July 2021

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Unusual and fabulous place to stay. Great location for all amenities in Alnick, literally only 5 minute walk to town and castle and gardens (both of which are a must visit). Lovely views from the Tower. Great base for exploring Northumberland. Do take heed of the warning about the stairs, they are very narrow and steep but we got used to them afterRead more a day or so. Lovely welcome hamper on arrival. Would definitely recommend for those looking for something a bit different. Hide

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