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Rockside Cottage

Alnwick, Northumberland

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Formerly a fisherman's cottage, with views of the sea and the beautiful Embleton Bay. Rockside Cottage is nestled in a square, which is also home to the famous Ship Inn and micro-brewery, and is a two minute walk to a sandy beach. Low Newton-by-the-Sea is a haven for wildlife and sea birds.

Here are some other cottages in the same region that you might also be interested in Darnbrook Cottage and High Lidmoor Farmhouse.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Entrance porch, hallway, coat/store cupboard, sitting room with multi-fuel stove, kitchen, dining room and bathroom with separate shower and toilet.
First floor
Two bedrooms(1 double with 5' bed and 1 twin).
Visitor notes

The cottage is in an idyllic village square next to the Ship Inn which does have occasional live music.

Logs/charcoal: A starter fire pack will be supplied free of charge.

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
  • Cot/Highchair
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Doublebed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer


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

Cottage location
Current cottage
Holiday cottage
National Trust
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

  • Richards
    • March 2016
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    Made enjoyable...

    Lovely cosy cottage in a perfect location on the fabulous northumberland coast. Going on the beach and for walks straight outside your door. Skylarks singing on a cold bright clear walk.

  • Jennifer J Hartshorn
    • March 2016
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    Made enjoyable...

    The cottage location is idyllic. Have loved Low Newton by the Sea for years and was very excited when the National Trust took over this new cottage - right next door to The Ship Inn. Paradise!

  • McKenna
    • December 2015
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    Made enjoyable...

    We enjoyed the sandy beaches and the dramatic coastal setting of the cottage and the opportunity of taking long walks with our dog (Dave). A lovely cottage next to a very friendly and cosy pub.

  • Anonymous
    • October 2015
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    Made enjoyable...

    Location and peaceful with breath-taking scenery with great walks along the beach and places to visit.

  • Jacques
    • October 2015
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    Made enjoyable...

    A fabulous relaxing holiday in the most beautiful part of England. The location of the cottage is incredible, and the cottage itself is the perfect bolt hole.

  • Alan Bowe
    • September 2015
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    Made enjoyable....

    The location of the cottage - part of historic Fisherman's Square, sea views, short walk to the beach, great walks from the door, a wonderful pub next door. The comfort, cleanliness, interior design - layout of rooms and overall decoration, and spaciousness of the cottage. Acquire other cottage on the Fisherman's Square and replicate a winning formula.

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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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