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Upper Oakwood

Alnwick, Northumberland (Ref. 1130373)

Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

Reviews

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2 Customer Review(s)

  • Nichola

    “We have just stayed at Upper Oakwood and other than the apartment being beautifully decorated and having great facilities I have nothing good to say.”

    We’ve had little to no sleep with the amount of noise from the people walking around upstairs due to their floor boards being ridiculously noisy to the point they sound like they are going to come through the ceiling and the nightlife pounding on until the early hours. People walking past shrieking/fighting on the street behind on the pub crawl route and with the windows being single glazed they might as well have been inside. My five year old has been woken up at least 10+ times each night, ...

    We’ve had little to no sleep with the amount of noise from the people walking around upstairs due to their floor boards being ridiculously noisy to the point they sound like they are going to come through the ceiling and the nightlife pounding on until the early hours. People walking past shrieking/fighting on the street behind on the pub crawl route and with the windows being single glazed they might as well have been inside. My five year old has been woken up at least 10+ times each night, including with the floorboard stomping and creaking above. All in all we wouldn’t recommend for any families at all. The apartment would be good for people wanting to go out and party in Alnwick however for anything else it just isn’t a relaxing break. It is however beautiful inside and has a lovely charm to it.

    - Nichola, March 2024

    We value all feedback. We also have a young family and empathise, however we have stayed in the flat on a number of occasions and our experience doesn’t accord with yours of noise from the street or the flat above.We can only assume that there was a particularly busy atmosphere in Alnwick during the double bank holiday weekend of your stay.The property listing and photographs do point out to guests the period features of the property, (including single pane sash windows) and the central location, which inevitably leads to some noise from the street below. Property Owner

Summary

  • Second-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, with access to Netflix, EE TV, Now TV and Amazon Prime
  • WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 24-hour free parking in car park, just a short walk from property
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles, river 0.3 miles
  • Note: There is also roadside parking available via a parking disc (available in the property) limited to two hours, Additional discs can be purchased locally for £1
  • Note: Free car parking for 24 hours at local car parks, all within easy walking distance
  • Note: There maybe some occasional noise due to nearby pubs/restaurants as expected given the property’s central location
  • Note: Lots of stairs, not suitable for those with mobility issues
  • Note: There are sash windows which whilst blocked may not be suitable for families with very young children.

The property

Upper Oakwood is a charming second-floor apartment settled in the historic market town of Alnwick, Northumberland, offering easy access to local amenities and attractions, as well as off-road parking. This delightful bolt hole is ideal for friends, a family, or two couples looking to explore the history, heritage, and the quaint streets of Northumberland. Be welcomed into a characterful property with wonderful original features, including ornamental fireplaces, original wooden flooring, and beautiful sash windows with shutters. Enter into a spacious kitchen/diner with a whole host of amenities to cater to your culinary needs, as well as a dining table for hearty mealtimes. The living/dining room sports large windows and a light and airy atmosphere, making it ideal for guests to dine in and relax with a glass of fizz whilst they reflect on the days adventures. Take a warm soak in the bath, before retiring to one of the two charming bedrooms, one double and one twin, with storage, tasteful furniture and the double room has the benefit of an en-suite shower room. Alnwick is a fantastic location from which to explore Northumberland, offering attractions such as Barter Books book shop and café, Bailiffgate Museum, the impressive Alnwick Castle, and walks through Alnwick Garden, beside the River Aln. Alnwick boasts many independent shops to browse at your leisure, as well as a great selection of convenience stores for your holiday essentials, cafés, restaurants, and pubs, with options including Lilburns Bar and Restaurant, Melvyn’s Café, and Harry’s Bar. For a day beside the seaside visit Warkworth with its castle and beach, Alnmouth, and Amble, and there are plenty of stunning walks through the Northumberland Coast AONB and Northumberland National Park. History buffs will be spoilt for choice with many castles throughout the area, including Dunstanburgh Castle and Edlingham Castle, and animal lovers will be delighted by the amazing animals at the Northumberland Zoo. All of this, and so much more with a charming Northumberland getaway to Upper Oakwood.

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; for even more excitement, the enchanted world of Lilidorei is also available at Alnwick Gardens, offering seasonal events and plenty of fun for little ones of your group. 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