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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

Cottage in Christon Bank, Nr. Alnwick, Northumberland, England - An Ideal Location For An Active Holiday With Beaches, Historic Attractions, Walks, Golf Courses

Middle Barn is a 3 bedroom cottage with 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, a large sitting room with wood-burning stove, kitchen / dining room with all equipment for keen cooks and a downstairs WC. 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.

Gail Peters
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 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 enjoy the beautiful countryside and its wildlife, friendly people and proximity to beach, countryside and historic attractions.We have many holidaymakers who love to return to Middle Barn.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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 !
Mar 2017
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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
  • Rural
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • The bathroom was recently refitted with bath, WC, heated towel rail, basin and separate shower. Downstairs WC with basin & heated towel rail.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: The main bedroom has a kingsize 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
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes on accommodation: No smoking in the cottage. We welcome pets but would ask you to prevent them from going upstairs (a stair gate is provided). Please let us know if you need a cot and high chair. Outside: There is a private, enclosed south facing courtyard with furniture for alfresco dining, including a parasol. It is ideal for BBQs 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. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen is included. The property is thoroughly cleaned on a Friday and the linen is changed. Please bring your own towels. Other: Downstairs WC / sink with heated towel rail. Airing cupboard Free WiFi


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Rural Cottage Surrounded By Countryside, Near Newton By The Sea, Alnwick
average rating of 4.8125 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful cozy cottage in peaceful Northumbrian countryside

  • 4 of 5

Middle Barn was a beautiful place to stay. There was lots of room and the place has everything you could need. The weather did not cooperate for us while we were there but it did mean that we could light the log burner in the evenings! Would definitely recommend this gorgeous spot to others seeking a "getting away from it all" break.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our short family break at middle barn

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was clean and comfortable and was just as described

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely brilliant property, very comfortable, very well equipped and surprisingly spacious but most of all lovely and clean.

The location was great too, fairly central to most places and great beaches.

Will definitely use Middle Barn again.

Thank you to the owners and team for making our stay there just great.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

when you book any place you always want comfort and cleanliness, and it's exactly what we got. The perfect base for what we wanted - beaches and interesting places to visit. You felt at home, and wanted to look after the place, but didn't feel like you couldn't just get on with living and enjoying yourself. Thoughtfully left instructions about the cooker, and other appliances so there was no stress. we arrived as booked and felt at home. We probably were too lucky with the weather as we would have loved to have put the wood burner on. we would recommend this property to anyone. A great base, but somewhere you could spend time and be comfortable, and the dogs loved it, and there is an enclosed courtyard so they are safe. The property listing is what we got, property well maintained, and the owner was there if needed. Excellent

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautifully maintained holiday cottage in stunning surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

A perfect holiday cottage, extremely well resourced and perfectly placed for exploring Northumberland. We will definitely be back and will use Owners Direct again.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well Equiped Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Middle Barn worked well for our long weekend. The kitchen is well equipped, the bedrooms comfortable and the courtyard was a lovely feature. It was good to have a proper cot for our son to sleep in.

The property was clean and well maintained. The owner responded very quickly to any queries I had and was very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Car: necessary


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, 8 miles from Alnmouth station & 45 minutes from Newcastle Airport.


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

Further Details:

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 sea kayaking.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $12.87

Booking Notes:
25% deposit on booking. Balance payable 60 days prior to holiday.

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.

Changeover Day:
Our change over day is Friday. Long weekends are available off season. Please contact us for a price.

Notes on prices:
Pets are charged extra at £10 each.
There is an additional £10 charge for use of the cot & high chair.
Free wifi

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.