Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Rural Cottage Surrounded By Countryside, Near Newton By The Sea, Alnwick

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)

Sleeps 6. 3 bedroom barn. Beautiful grade 2 listed stone barn conversion cottage which has been recently upgraded. Middle Barn is set in a quiet countryside location close to many stunning beaches, castles, the Northumberland National Park, golf courses and the historic market town of Alnwick. It is half a mile from the nearest village pub / restaurant and shop. The cottage features all the home comforts that you would expect and more.

Middle Barn is a 3 bedroom cottage with 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, bathroom / shower room, a large sitting room with wood-burning stove, kitchen / dining room with all equipment for keen cooks and a downstairs WC / sink. Outside the property has a large enclosed, private courtyard to the front and a lawned garden to the rear with parking for up to 4 cars.

More Details

Gail Peters
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Gail Peters

We have owned Middle Barn for 14 years and used it for our personal enjoyment whilst following our interest in golf, walking, fishing, cycling, wildlife watching, photography and cooking.

Gail Peters purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Gail Peters chose Northumberland Coast

We love this area because it offers everything you could want. It combines the most beautiful countryside and coastline with lovely towns and villages and friendly people. There are a number of excellent pubs in the area which offer good ale & great food.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage is very well appointed and feels like home. It's the one place we get a good nights sleep. It's very cosy, relaxing and peaceful. We have a queue of relatives and friends who love to visit Middle Barn. We enjoy the beautiful countryside and its wildlife, friendly people and proximity to beach, countryside and historic attractions.


Christon Bank Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , The bathroom was completely renewed in 2013
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1: The main bedroom has a king size bed. It is a spacious room with windows looking out to both sides of the property giving countryside and sea views. Bedroom 2: Double with views to countryside and coast Bedroom 3: Ground floor, 2 single beds
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The property is thoroughly cleaned on a Friday and the linen is changed. Please bring your own towels. There is a private, enclosed south facing courtyard with furniture for alfresco dining, including a parasol. It is ideal for BBQ s and a real sun trap. The back garden has a lawned area washing line and small shed containing garden chairs and beach toys. There is ample parking for 4 cars.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

70% Complete
29% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Rural Cottage Surrounded By Countryside, Near Newton By The Sea, Alnwick
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews

Fantastic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our second time at Middle Barn and just as enjoyable for all, including the dogs! Very lucky with the weather, BBQs in the courtyard, lots of lovely walks, golf and even a fun fair in Seahouses for the younger ones.

Highly recommend The Bait Box in the car park at Beadnell for amazing sandwiches for lunch.

The house is so well equipped we wanted for nothing. It was spotlessly clean on arrival. Comfy beds. Everything you could possibly need was there.

Such a beautiful part of the world. Will definitely return again - in fact it was very depressing to leave, we could very happily stayed on for another week!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Very cosy cottage which was clean and tidy. Location ideal for exploring the Northumberland coast

  • 5 of 5

Very pleasant week at Middle Barn cottage. All facilities were exactly as described with a real feeling of a home from home. Good sized rooms with 2 beds upstairs (double & twin) and another twin bed downstairs. Big kitchen with access to enclosed courtyard round back, which was lovely private outside space for our BBQs. Also enjoyed the lawns to the front of cottage with lots of space to park several cars. Location was excellent to explore the local coastline with easy access to Low Newton, Seahouses and Bamburgh. We came for the beaches and were overwhelmed with their dramatic beauty and how empty they were given our visit in August. We've had a wonderful holiday and would love to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Good size, well appointed and clean

  • 5 of 5

Great location, nice cottage, very quiet, just what we wanted!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Lovely cottage - perfect for a family break and very dog friendly

  • 5 of 5

Middle Barn is a comfortable, welcoming and spacious cottage in a beautiful setting. As a family of four, we and our son (14) and daughter (11) all had plenty of space to relax separately as well as eat and spend time together, and the courtyard was perfect for our dog. The cottage is very well-equipped and the beds were incredibly comfortable! The setting of the cottage is lovely, with open fields at the front and really private outdoor seating/eating areas - coffee in the courtyard every morning set us up for the day. The location is great - easy to access the coastal area from Alnmouth up to Bamburgh and we had some great walks along the beach - Low Newton and the lovely Ship Inn were particular favourite haunts. All in all we had a super week at Middle Barn and would highly recommend the property.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

As described, a cosy property with a very well equipped kitchen, nice bedrooms and modern bathroom.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here, a cosy warm place to come back to after a busy time visiting castles or playing on one of the many stunning beaches. Everything worked as described, bar a lack of hot water in the evening and a rather low pressure shower. The kitchen was great and well equipped, the master bedroom lovely.. and a clean modern bathroom. The owner was very helpful and answered any queries, all in all highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Absolutely loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely relaxing break with my wife, her mam and dad and our pet dog Dougie. We were only a very short drive from some lovely beaches at newton by the sea and Beadnell... and some nice little pubs. The ship did a lovely pint and had a friendly atmosphere and we ate at the jolly fisherman at Crastet(crab sandwich was amazing!) both pubs welcoming us and our dog in :-) the area is stunning and would definitely reccommmend. The cottage was also lovely and allowed us to relax on an evening and even have a competitive game of scrabble. The place just had character and was ideal for our break. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend !

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Blink Bonny
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Club
Nearest Train
9.5 Miles
Alnmouth Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Newton by the Sea
Car: necessary

There are many golf courses in the area, the nearest is the beautiful Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Club, a links course in Embleton which is 3 miles away. There are also a number of other excellent courses within a 10 mile radius which include Bamburgh, Seahouses, Alnmouth, Foxton and Warkworth.

It is 3 miles to a choice of stunning beaches at Newton by the Sea and Embleton. There are also many more golden sandy beaches along the coast.

The property is accessible by car being 3 miles from the A1 and 8 miles to Alnmouth station & 45 minutes from Newcastle Airport.

The historic market town of Alnwick is 8 miles away. It is 12 to Bamburgh and 25 miles to Berwick. The nearest city is Newcastle upon Tyne which is 45 miles away.

Fishing - day tickets can be obtained for nearby rivers such as the Till and Coquet. Sea fishing trips are available at Seahouses (6 miles away). Squash at Alnwick squash club. The nearby beaches are suitable for kite surfing, windsurfing and canoeing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $12.87

Cancellations that are made more than 90 days prior to the arrival date are subject to loss of deposit. Cancellations within 90 days of the arrival date, forfeit the deposit and 50% of the balance.

Pets are charged extra at £10 each.
There is an additional £10 charge for use of the cot & high chair.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

You might like these similar properties