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Luxury Centrally Located Home From Home. Two Minutes To The Beach.

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Holiday Home in Alnmouth, Alnwick, Northumberland - Picture Postcard Seaside Village Location, Foxton Hall Golf Course, Alnwick Town Short Drive

Lindores House is located in the beautiful coastal retreat of Alnmouth in Northumberland. Just two minutes walk from the house to the fabulous unspoiled beaches and estuary. Alnmouth is quiet and peaceful with an extremely friendly village atmosphere. Completely designed to a luxurious standard, the house is both cosy and hugely comfortable meeting all your holiday relaxation needs. The house benefits from its large indoor space, perfect for families to holiday together in luxurious comfort! There is a BBQ and outdoor seating for summer al fresco dining. With 5 double bedrooms - 2 of which can be arranged with twin beds (top floor bedrooms only) and 3 bathrooms/1 cloakroom, you have plenty of room for everyone! An additional foldout bed can be provided in one of the bedrooms to accommodate the 11th guest. The house is very child friendly and equipped with most things you may need. Free BT Infinity WIFI, and PlayStation4 with two controllers and games. We aim to make your stay a very enjoyable one, so don't hesitate to ask us to help! There is a local village store with all provisions you need and a Post Office as well as some superb local fayre at the local eateries.

Anne-Marie McAllen
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 7, 2018

About Anne-Marie McAllen

We are a family of 4 from London, who have fallen for the beaches, castles and peace of Northumberland over the last 10 years.

In our many trips to the area we noticed a shortage of luxury houses that could comfortably accommodate two families or more. We were so excited to come across Lindores in the magical town of Alnmouth. The proximity of the beach, the quality of the restaurants and the convenience of the railway station made it the perfect place for us to stop our search for a Northumberland home.

Lindores has been lovingly restored with a local company. It is beautifully thought out and designed with families in mind.

Since we bought Lindores we have been utterly delighted by the warm feedback from guests. Please help us to make it even better by sharing your opinion.

Anne-Marie McAllen purchased this house in 2014

Why Anne-Marie McAllen chose Alnmouth

To be right next to the seaside in a magical part of the world. The 'Salcombe of the North' as Alnmouth should be known. Set back in time with a relaxed and informal community, its the safest place in the world for children to run free.

The people are so friendly and the place is alive with history and good old fashioned things to do - put away your technology for a while and enjoy the fun activities of yesteryear. (Or not since we have superfast broadband, Wifi and a PS4 with games all available).

The village is quiet and peaceful yet has so much going on too.

What makes this house unique

Lindores House offers you comfort in absolute style - 4 Star rated by Visit Britain, we're the only house of its size in Alnmouth with this accolade giving you peace of mind that you have chosen the best.

With 3 bathrooms plus 1 WC, 5 bedrooms and lots of internal space you can all be indoors easily if the weather is an 'inside day'!

It's a 2 min walk to the beach or park from the front door and then you can walk for miles on the unspoilt beaches or indulge in a spot of beach cricket.

The house is exceptionally well equipped for children and adults. There is a Play station 4 with games, Broadband internet. You have a BBQ and fantastic seating area at the rear of the property for al fresco dining.

All in all we make sure that our guests are happy and have a superb holiday.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'A memorable break in a gorgeous house....walks at Craster, Bamburgh and Warkworth were only topped by Alnmouth's incredible beach; followed by a home-cooked dinner with friends and family in the perfect dining room, here at Lindores. Amazing' Eastmans, Boston Spa

'We had a lovely time. Brilliant, great, amazing. It felt like a hotel rather than a house. Rating 10/10 ******six stars, thank you!' Palmer, London

This was our third year here as we love the house and Alnmouth for our annual family get together – all 12 of us! Will miss the beach walks and in the evening by the warm fire! Thank you Elly. Breckenridge

We had a fantastic week in a beautiful house! Being able to walk to the beach everyday was fabulous! We will really miss staying in Lindores and plan on coming back! Thank you!! Xx Roberts

Lovely relaxing stay, House lovely and very comfortable. Perfect location for our annual reunion! Gibbs
May 2009
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Alnmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM / Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Next door to bed 1, WHB, WC, bath with drench shower and riser bar shower. Ensuite bathroom - Master ensuite with bath and shower in side, double WHB, drench shower, WC Bathroom 3 - WHB, bath with shower in side, WC, drench shower Bathroom 4 - Downstairs WC
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 11 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1 (Dunstanburgh) - Dble + TV Bed 2 (Bamburgh) - King size, WHB, TV Bed 3 (Alnwick) - King size, TV/Freeview Bed 4 (Warkworth) - 2 single beds or zip link to king size, TV, on top floor Bed 5 (Lindisfarne) - 2 single beds or zip link to king size, TV, on top floor Extra foldout bed available for 11th person which can be placed in 3 of the 5 bedrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
Notes on accommodation: The house is well equipped for children and babies, we have a steriliser, highchairs, cots and monitor for you to use, save bringing everything with you! We can arrange most requests, so don't hesitate to ask. The state of the art central heating system ensures that there is plenty of hot water for everyone, and with 3 bathrooms and 1 separate WC there is no waiting in the morning. If you fancy a cosy night in, you can light the log fire in the sitting room and curl up with some of the DVDs at the house or maybe even take in some board games or PlayStation4 games. Free BT Infinity WIFI for internet access during your stay. Televisions in all bedrooms with remote controls. With 2 large ovens and a 6 burner gas hob, you can feed the masses quite easily. Outside: The house has a small front garden with tables and chairs for taking in the view! Pets may welcome a lay in the sun. To the rear of the property is an enclosed patio with BBQ, table and chairs if you want to dine al fresco! Parking is available on the street outside the house and usually even in the busy summer you will be able to park only a couple of minutes walk from the house. There is a park for everyone to use in Alnmouth equipped with slides, swings and BBQ area. Utility Room: Washer/dryer, sink and drainer, freezer, microwave, lots of storage space, ironing board, iron, mop/brush etc. Access to downstairs WC and outdoors. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Egyptian cotton towels and satin stripe linen included. Weekly clean and change. Please bring own beach towels. If you require any help with extra cleaning or cooking - do ask, we are here to help! Other: Space beyond belief so comfortably fits groups/families/friends in easily with lots of bathrooms and space for all. Contemporary re-styled Victorian home from home. House manual and welcome pack on arrival.


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Luxury Centrally Located Home From Home. Two Minutes To The Beach.
average rating of 4.75 based on 9 reviews

Perfect place to enjoy an English seaside holiday

  • 5 of 5

Three generations (11 people ) enjoyed our week's stay at Lindores. The house was spacious and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are delighted you and your family enjoyed your stay at Lindores. We look forward to welcoming you all back in the future.
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Nice location but a grubby feel to the house.

  • 3 of 5

We have used owners direct in several parts of the world always been impressed This time however whilst the house was in a lovely location we found that the house was not as clean as expected, e.g carpets in bedroom did not appear to have been swept and were in fact quite grubby. Two sets of ceiling lights did not work at all, the refrigerator was grubby and the dirt at the bottom of the unit told us it was quite some time since it had been cleaned. Several areas had paint peeling off the walls, the kitchen units were in need of a clean and a lick of paint. All in all we were disappointed with the general cleanliness and decorative condition of the house

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry to hear you were disappointed with the house. It is thoroughly cleaned before each guest arrives and regularly inspected to maintain the high standards we strive for. We do give clear contacts should you have any problems, so it is a shame that you did not advise us of your issues during your stay, had you done so we could have quickly rectified the points you raise. The main rooms on the ground floor of the house were renovated in 2016 and we have an ongoing programme of maintenance, but as in all popular properties, there will be an element of wear and tear.
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Glorious Christmas 2016 in Lindores

  • 5 of 5

We rented this specific property because of its size, location and overall quality - in order to have a special family Christmas in God's own country a well kept secret! We travelled from Dallas, Texas and were joined by our children from other parts of the US. We wanted to be close enough to immediate family in Newcastle. We were not disappointed! Firstly, the house is exceptionally well presented - it is both functional and comfortable. The location is a special one for us (grew up in Newcastle and visited Alnmouth as kids for a treat) and it should be special for anyone visiting for the first time or returning for the umptienth time. The Northumbrian Coast is both beautiful and accessible. So much on the door step (literally). So much within a short drive. The house is equipped to support 10 people adequately (actually - more than adequately). If we are lucky enough to get to visit Alnmouth again - this would be our first choice and actually, the house alone might entice us to come back. The village continues to prosper and offered great facilities (pubs, restuarants and now a great Deli). Alnwick has everything a city dweller would need to make a vacation comfortable, without actually being in a city! I cannot repmmend this property enough. Thanks you for sharing it with us.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect. Just as descibed. We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

This was a return visit for the family as we enjoyed last year so much. The house is beautiful and very well equipped. Plenty of room for a large family. Excellent customer service; the owner informing us of the restriction in Alnwick Castle before we arrived so we could taylor our schedule around it. The pubs in Alnmouth are very friendly; the food in The Sun and Red Lion is wonderful and the quiz great fun. The house is literally 2 mins from the beach and is spectacular. We watched the sunrise and the sunset over the water, played games and had bar-b-ques. We also went to Kielder Observatory, Edinburgh, hired bikes to ride the coastal paths and river kayaked from Warkworth. We can thoroughly recommend all of these things. Mike from Adventure Northumberland river Kayaking was great. We had an excellent time playing games in the water, traversing the weir and laughing all the way - we will definitely repeat this. Do not forget Alwick and Barter books, plus the food festival was also on the weekend we arrived. Lindores is a perfect base in a wonderful area. Thoroughly recommended - we will be back as there is so much more to see.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you and your family had an enjoyable return stay at Lindores. We look forward to welcoming you all back in the future.
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Fabulous Family Home

  • 5 of 5

Lindores is perfect for a large group or family break. The house is very large and all bedrooms are comfortable and roomy.

I booked it specifically for my sister in law to use for her wedding the next day at Alnwick Gardens, we were kindly allowed to check in super early so she could have a stress free day beforehand. The master suite was ideal for her to get ready in with lots of room for all the necessary pampering! All the neighbours were out in force taking pictures as she left.

The whole house is lovely and top of the range, a large kitchen which is equipped with everything you could need, a super comfy lounge with a wood burner, 2 boilers so no queuing for showers/baths even with a house full. Perfect position just one street back from the beach. Alnmouth is a lovely small seaside village, with a few good pubs and eating places, but best of all an amazing long wide beach which even in high season is never too busy. The whole area is delightful, not busy, fabulous beaches, the most friendly people you can imagine, great food and drink to be had and stunning scenery in every direction. I would recommend Lindores to anyone, it was just perfect for us all. 5 stars!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lindores self catering - Alnmouth,Northumberland

  • 5 of 5

Ideal family property,well maintained and equipped just moments from the stunning estuary and fantastic beach.Our party was six adults and two children (aged three and four) and the great range of toys,books and games were well liked by the children,especially on one day when it poured with rain! The house is spacious and comfortably furnished and provided an ideal base for a family holiday and the welcome pack of wine,treats and essentials was a nice touch.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Nearest Beach
200 Metres

Special interest holidays:

We can cater for most things - please just ask us to help you book that perfect course or activity!


Two minutes walk from the house to Alnmouth's stunning beach. The many towns and villages dotted around Alnmouth span a scale of contrasts from cosy coastal hamlets to remote hillside locations. Amble is a traditional fishing port with a modern marina and interesting seafront. You can sail a yacht from Amble or one of the many other harbours and inlets on the coast. Windsurfing, water ski-ing and diving among the wrecks off the Farne Islands are also popular.


Newcastle International Airport - 61km

Newcastle ferry terminal - 53km

Alnmouth railway station - 2km (trains run from Kings Cross and other major cities)


Two minutes walk to the Alnmouth village centre, five minute drive to Alnwick, voted 'Best Place in Britain to Live' by Country Life magazine, is renowned for shopping, a lively events calendar and farmers' markets. It's also home to The Alnwick Garden and Alnwick Castle, rising dramatically above the town and famous among Harry Potter fans as the setting for Hogwarts. Don't miss Alnwick's 'Barter Books' either, one of the largest second hand bookshops in Europe.

Further Details:

The coastline embraces Warkworth Castle, which towers over the picturesque streets of Warkworth, noted for its arts and crafts, while nearby Alnmouth boasts superb sandy beaches and the historic Foxton Golf Course. Picturesque Craster, renowned for herring fishing and world famous Craster kippers lies nearby. Walk or cycle a mile north to ancient Dunstanburgh Castle, perched high above the rippled sands of Embleton Bay and last occupied during the War of the Roses. Beautiful villages are dotted throughout unspoilt countryside of pure river valleys, rolling moorlands and lush green landscapes. Pretty fishing ports are scattered along a spectacular coastline, many in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, such as Seahouses with its views of Bamburgh Castle and the wildlife rich Farne Islands; and Craster, famous for its smokehouses and delicious kippers.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $27.96
Refundable damage deposit $349.5

Booking Notes:
**Weekend and short breaks available off peak - please enquire with exact dates for an exact quote**
- Cleaning costs, linen and house towels included
- Please bring own beach towels
- £20 per well behaved dog fee by prior arrangement only (maximum of two). Dogs are not permitted on the furniture or upstairs.
- Extra foldout bed available for 11th person

Changeover Day:
Friday - arrival time 3pm, checkout the following Friday by 10am.
Please enquire if you need to arrive or depart later/earlier and we'll try to accommodate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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