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Eighteenth Century Character Town House 2 minutes from Alnwick Castle



Updated: 09-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

About the property

House in Alnwick, Northumberland, England - Peaceful Street Within Minutes of Alnwick Castle

Baileygate House is located in Bailiffgate, a splendid tree-lined street in the medieval heart of Alnwick. Walk 5 minutes south and you are in the centre of this historic county town, walk 3 minutes east and you at at the gates of the magnificent Alnwick Castle (of Harry Potter and Blackadder fame) and this leads onto the famous Alnwick Castle gardens. Walk 5 minutes west or north and you are in woodland and pasture lands associated with the castle estate. Baileygate House has room for 6 with ample luxuries to make a very comfortable holiday home. The house was built in 1769 and has been restored in 2008/9 to reveal inglenook fireplaces and beamed roof, all to a luxury standard with a full complement of kitchen and bathroom facilities and two wood burning stoves in each of the day rooms. There is a small garden to rear.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Rosemary Slipper
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
9 January, 2017

3 Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


Beautiful & well equipped home in central location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely cottage for 3 nights. The accommodation is excellent with a well equipped kitchen, lovely bedrooms and two log burning stoves. The cottage is in a very central location in Alnwick which made it very handy for eating out at night, literally a few minutes walk to the main street. The cottage was spotlessly clean and has some quirky period features. The owners, Rosemary and Roger were very friendly and helpful and we would love to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this very welcome response. We are appreciative of feedback and hope that you will visit the house again before long.
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A gem.

  • 5 of 5

The house is extremely well appointed, full of home from home features, and unlike a lot of rented cottages, furnished to a high standard and very comfortable with it.

Located a stone's throw from Alnwick Castle, on a quiet road, and a stroll into the attractive town, still full of local retailers. Northumberland is one of the most beautiful parts of the UK, from the wide expanse of breathtaking coast, empty hills and valleys to roam, through to fascinating history.

Baileygate House is a gem: log fires, fully fitted kitchen, modern bathrooms, great beds, comfortable and warm; the best bit is putting the fire on in the evening and sitting with a glass of wine to unwind from modern stresses.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A holiday cottage gem in the heart of Alnwick

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is very well equiped and tastefully decorated. The location is perfect for exploring Alnwick and the many delights of Northumberland. We would thoroughly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newcastle Airport at 35 Miles Nearest Train : Alnmouth Rail Station (East coast main line) at 4 Miles Nearest Motorway : A1 at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Alnmouth beach at 4.5 Miles

Special interest holidays:

If your holiday's special interest is walking, cycling, fishing, history, gardens, landscapes, painting, sailing, birdwatching or simply wandering between villages and pubbing, or letting go on a vast expanse of beach, then this heartland of Northumberland is excellent for all the activities of a good relaxing holiday.


Drive 10 minutes to Alnmouth beach, or add another 10 minutes to find another 10 beaches. The Northumberland coast with its long sweeping stretches of sand and magnificent castles is difficult to beat.


Most will arrive in Alnwick by car from the A1, but the east coast main line station of Alnmouth for Alnwick is withing 10 minutes taxi transfer and frequent buses link to the station. Frequent trains serve the east coast line, with Edinburgh 1 hour away, York 90 minutes and London in a little over 3 hours. Alnwick is 40 minutes north from Newcastle Airport and about the same from the Port of Tyne for European ferries.

Further Details:

Baileygate House is ideally located for those with an interest in exploring Northumberland's rich mix of activities. There are many historic castles and houses, gardens and heritage properties of significance within 20 minutes drive and the Roman wall is 50 minutes drive away. Northumberland's unsurpassed coastline with miles of sandy beaches and rocks is very close by and Alnwick itself is on the doorstep with the magnificent castle and gardens, market place, bustling shopping streets and one of the largest second-hand bookstores in the UK.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Full details of booking availability and terms and conditions will be supplied by the owners.

Changeover Day:
Changeover flexible. Arrival after 4pm and Departure by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Please contact owners for availability and tarrif. Thank you.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 09-Jan-2017
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Property Type

  • house


  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Television


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • town


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En suite to bedroom 1 with shower, wc. Main bathroom with shower, bubble-jet bath, wc.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and en-suite. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with bunks.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Ideal home for children with separate day room space, toys/games, small secure garden. Sorry no pets. Outside: Small garden outside to rear in a courtyard of garden and yard space known historically as 'nurses yard'. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels/linen provided. Owner cleans and services the property weekly.

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