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Dodds Nook

Alnwick, Northumberland (Ref. 1113350)

4.6

Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Review(s)

  • Charles

    “This is the second time that we have stayed at Dodd Nook, and had been looking forward to a comfortable holiday.”

    However, I would like to draw your attention to the following: 1. On arrival we found dirty cups in the cupboard and dirty cutlery in the draw. these had clearly not washed up properly. 2. Some of the crockery was chipped. 3.There was a dirty towel left in the bathroom with some dubious stains on. 4. The welcoming bunch of flowers were dead, and the loaf of bread out of date. 5. The floor under the table was was dirty with crumbs and dog's hair. 6. Only 1 tablet for the dishwasher had been ...

    However, I would like to draw your attention to the following: 1. On arrival we found dirty cups in the cupboard and dirty cutlery in the draw. these had clearly not washed up properly. 2. Some of the crockery was chipped. 3.There was a dirty towel left in the bathroom with some dubious stains on. 4. The welcoming bunch of flowers were dead, and the loaf of bread out of date. 5. The floor under the table was was dirty with crumbs and dog's hair. 6. Only 1 tablet for the dishwasher had been left, and insufficient alternative washing-up cloths provided. 7. The settee was worn with potential holes covered over with a throw. We were quite happy with the upstairs of the property. Although the cottage was comfortable, I do feel that with a little more attention to detail, a good holiday would have been great ! We have booked cottages through Sykes on many occasions, and have not always found the cottages to be in satisfactory condition. I am unsure whether we will do so again.

    - Charles, May 2024

    Thank you for your feedback, Charles. We are shocked to hear that the welcome pack was outdated and our house keeper is following up to find out what happened. Our house keeping team usually get excellent feedback so we are surprised to read your feedback. We are very sorry that you didn't receive the usual Dodds Nook welcome. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the cosy upstairs and hope you will come to Alnwick for holidays again in the future. Property Owner

Summary

  • 1 x double bedroom, 1 x single bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher
  • TV, radio, WiFi, and selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated parking place
  • Two well-behaved, small-to-medium size dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Upper Dodds Lane is non-accessible by car, designated parking bay is on nearby residential street
  • Note: The stairs up to the first floor are steep, please take care

The property

Nestled down a quiet, residential street in Alnwick, Northumberland is this charming cottage, Dodds Nook. Although a peaceful setting, the cottage rests in the heart of Alnwick and close to fantastic amenities, making this a wonderful base for two couples or three people.. An allocated parking space is available on a nearby residential street, before heading down the pedestrianised Upper Dodds Lane to find your home-away-from-home. Be welcomed by an attractive, open-plan living space that offers rest and refuge after the day's adventures; impressive artwork and décor makes Dodds Nook a homely, characterful setting welcoming two well-behaved dogs of small-to-medium size, so you don't have to leave your canine companion at home! The group's chef can prepare a delicious evening meal in the kitchen area, equipped with an electric oven, hob and a fridge with an ice box, whilst the rustic dining table with bench seating is set for four guests. Switch on the radio or TV and sink into the plush corner sofa, whilst the warmth of the electric fire adds extra comfort on colder days. Climb the stairs to find beautiful, heavy oak doors leading into one double bedroom, one single bedroom and a bathroom; the first double features sloped ceilings and Velux window, alongside built-in storage to unpack your belongings. After trekking along Northumberland's coast, a contemporary bathroom with bath and shower over welcomes you to toast your towel on the heated towel rail and freshen up for the evening. You'll be around the corner from the attractions of a historic market town; plenty of restaurants and pubs invite you to take a break from cooking, whilst Alnwick Castle is the perfect spot to wander through abundant gardens and admire the historic setting, famous for being the site of Hogwarts School in the Harry Potter films! Northumberland boasts a variety of spectacular sights to suit all guests, including Alnmouth resting on the east coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where guests can walk, cycle or horse ride along the dramatic landscape, take a picnic to the tranquil beach or stop off at The Old School Gallery to admire the work of local, independent artists. Bamburgh lies further north of Dodds Nook and is a must-visit for history lovers to tour Bamburgh Castle, with extraordinary grounds and rooms to explore and overlooking a pristine beach or pack your clubs and head to Bamburgh Castle Golf Club. A perfect base to start your adventure through Northumberland National Park, Rothbury is home to traditional pubs and eateries, the spectacular National Trust Cragside country home surrounded by woodland or take a gentle stroll along the picture-perfect riverside. Venture into Northumberland National Park to escape the hustle and bustle in one of Britain's least visited National Parks, with fresh air, remote footpaths and plenty of hidden gems offering breath-taking, panoramic views. Choose Dodds Nook as your holiday home to explore the history and landscapes of Northumberland.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

ALNWICK

Alnmouth 4 miles; Bamburgh 15 miles; Rothbury 10 miles.

The attractive and historic market town of Alnwick is dominated by Alnwick Castle, home to the Duke of Northumberland. The Castle Gardens, opened in 2002, are home to Europe's largest cascading water feature, a fabulous (and enormous) treehouse, a delightful rose garden and a beautiful, walled ornamental garden, which will delight novice and experienced gardeners alike. The castle is also famous as the setting for Hogwarts School featured in the Harry Potter films! The town's narrow streets have seen little change since the days when the London to Edinburgh stage coach passed through and the Market Place, with its stone cross, is still the central feature and the ideal venue for the weekly Saturday market. Alnwick offers a good selection of shops, pubs and places to eat and there is plenty to see and do, with miles of golden sandy beaches, numerous castles and boat trips to the famous Farne Islands all available nearby. Altogether a superb location for exploring Northumberland and its stunning Heritage Coastline.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas