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The Hemmel

Alnmouth, Northumberland (Ref. 1131551)


Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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4 Customer Review(s)

  • Sarah

    “The location of the Hemmel is ideal for lovely walks and visits to Alnwick and Alnmouth.”

    Unfortunately we were only given 2 bath towels for a booking of 6 people do had to go and purchase more. The accommodation is poorly lit and would benefit from extra lighting. At nearly a £1000 for a 1 week stay it is overpriced.

    Unfortunately we were only given 2 bath towels for a booking of 6 people do had to go and purchase more. The accommodation is poorly lit and would benefit from extra lighting. At nearly a £1000 for a 1 week stay it is overpriced.

    - Sarah, October 2023


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor bunk
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc in rent
  • Towels not included
  • Off-road parking available
  • Enclosed rear courtyard with furniture
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.4 miles, pub 2.8 miles
  • Note: There is a spiral staircase in the property which may be unsuitable for guests with lower mobility
  • Note: There is a step down into the main living area

The property

Nestled in the peaceful hamlet of High Buston near Alnmouth is this fabulous, Grade-II listed property, The Hemmel. Benefitting from off-road parking, lovely original features throughout and an enviable position near the Northumberland Coast AONB, The Hemmel welcomes six guests, perfect for a family or group of friends seeking to explore this beautiful region. After parking up, enter your new home-from-home to be impressed by the quaint but well-equipped kitchen, hosting all the necessities required to ease your self-catered stay. Pass through into the open-plan living/dining space where you and your loved ones can relax and unwind after a day at the beach; adorned with a woodburning stove it also offers an inviting haven to cosy up in on cooler evenings. After rustling up a delicious home-cooked meal, step out into the enclosed courtyard to delight in an alfresco affair, pouring the wine as conversation turns to your itinerary for the exciting days ahead. If you’re seeking some much-needed R&R, escape to the ground-floor bathroom to indulge a long soak or warm shower, prior to opting for one of three charming bedrooms, including a king-size and bunk both residing on the ground-floor, and a double with en-suite on the first floor. If you can tear yourself away, begin your day at Alnwick Castle, one of the largest inhabited castles in England and most famous for its appearance in the Harry Potter films, where you can explore the opulent state rooms, beautiful gardens and learn about its rich history. If you’re craving a seascape, take a boat trip from Seahouses to the Farne Islands, home to a range of seabirds including puffins, guillemots and terns, as well as grey seals; you are also well-positioned here to enjoy the stunning coastal scenery of the Northumberland Coast AONB, discover, dunes, rugged cliffs and charming coastal villages before kicking back one of several lovely sandy beaches. Nature enthusiasts are guaranteed to love a day at Hauxley Nature Reserve, perfect for a leisurely stroll and learning about the reserve’s conservation efforts, whereas the history buffs of the group may prefer to venture to Chillingham Castle, known for its ghostly tales and medieval architecture. However you choose to spend your days here in Northumberland, do it from the superb base of The Hemmel.

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About the location


Alnwick 4 miles.

Situated close to Northumbria's Heritage Coast, Shilbottle is a peaceful village with an attractive church, a small shop and a pub. The surrounding, open countryside boasts great walking opportunities and an abundance of wildlife not to be missed, whilst the beautiful sandy beaches located between Warkworth and Alnmouth are just 4 miles away and easily accessible. With the historic market town of Alnwick also just 4 miles away, and the whole of the Heritage Coast, Hadrian’s Wall and the city of Newcastle within an hour’s drive, this great location is the ideal base for exploring all that this lovely area has to offer.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter