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Lookout Cottage

Alnwick, Northumberland

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This cottage stands in a stunning position near to Newton Point, with splendid views of the open sea. With the golden sands of Embleton just five minutes walk away, you could not wish for a more magical setting. If you want simple accommodation, where you can sleep in the original bunks used by the coastguards, then this is the place for you. As an alternative to the bunks there is a double sofa bed in the sitting room.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
sitting/dining room with multi-fuel stove, kitchen area, bedroom with double bed and two original built-in bunks, smaller than average at 2'3" x 5'7", and en-suite shower and washbasin. The lavatory is in a building outside of the cottage, this has heating and lighting.
Visitor notes

Heating:Electric heating included.

Cottage Approach: Access to the cottage is across a field, so careful driving is advised.

Parking: Cars can be parked next to the cottage when good weather permits. There is a designated parking space at the bottom of the hill where guests can leave their car at all other times. Additional car parking available in public pay and display car park across the lane from the cottage.

Television/ Signal: There is no television as reception is poor in the area.

Please Note: The lavatory is in a building outside of the cottage in the garden, this has heating and lighting.

As an alternative to the bunks there is a double sofa bed in the sitting room.

The north room of the cottage houses HM Coastguard radio equipment. Sounds may be heard and engineers may visit the property at any time but access is separate to the holiday cottage.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
Cottage ref
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Single storey
  • Quirky
  • Remote location
  • Freezer
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


Things to see and do nearby

Yorkshire and the North East
Close view of the sunrise from Pule Hill, Marsden Moor, West Yorkshire © Joe Cornish

From the wild natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales in the west, the purple heather moorlands of the Yorkshire Moors in the east, the magnificent coastline (much of which we care for) and Northumberland National Park to the north a holiday with us will give you the chance to explore some or all of this fascinating area. As if that wasn’t enough, there are also historic towns and cities and stories after stories in the historic houses we care for.

People walking at Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland. © Joe Cornish

Long ago, Northumbria was a land at the very edge of a great empire. And even today, the wind sweeping across the hills still seems to carry the distant sounds of Roman legions marching along Hadrian's Wall. From the wild and natural beauty of the Cheviot Hills and Northumberland National Park in the north, magnificent castles and coastline to the east and Hadrian's Wall Country to the west, the scenery is as unspoilt as it was in those far-off times: it will certainly appeal to those wanting to discover high and lonely places and untouched beaches. The National Trust owns a range of historic buildings in the area including Lindisfarne Castle, Wallington, Cragside and the shore- based Souter lighthouse. As if that wasn't enough, there are also historic towns and cities

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place to visit
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  • east coastline
  • Alnwick Castle
  • Alnwick Garden
  • Seahouses
  • Chillingham Castle
  • Northumberland National Park.
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • shopping
  • birdwatching
  • swimming.
National Trust places to visit
Dunstanburgh Castle
Dunstanburgh Castle Massive ruined castle in an impressive coastal setting
Farne Islands
Farne Islands Rocky islands, habitat for seals and many species of seabird
Lindisfarne Castle
Lindisfarne Castle Romantic 16th-century castle with spectacular views, transformed by Lutyens into an Edwardian holiday home
Cragside Extraordinary Victorian house, gardens and estate -- the wonder of its age
Wallington Magnificent mansion with fine interiors and collections, set in an extensive garden and parkland

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Isla Kuhn
    • December 2015
    • ....
    Made enjoyable...

    we love the relative isolation, beaches and proximity to the sea. Being close to an excellent pub helps.

  • Braithwaite
    • December 2015
    • .....
    Made enjoyable...

    The wild Northumbrian coastline and the remoteness of the cottage, the views were fantastic and the woodburning stove made it very warm and cosy on a wild winter evening.

  • Jean Rogers
    • September 2015
    • ....
    Made enjoyable...

    Location and fabulous scenery, unspoilt, not too touristy. This house has an outside toilet which is a bit of an inconvenience.

  • Hedley
    • August 2015
    • Unknown
    Made enjoyable....

    The best vista of any cottage we have stayed in the UK.

  • Mr Evans
    • April 2015
    • England
    Cosy cottage

    Brilliant location. A drop kerb to gain access to the field with based core standing would have been helpful. The views are spectacular, the cottage cosy and welcoming, even having an outside toilet has fun in a rather wet and windy way! The best thing tho was how dog friendly it was. We had brought our own bowls throws and towels but is was so nice to find these had been provided too.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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