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Rural Cottage Surrounded By Countryside, Near Newton By The Sea, Alnwick



Updated: 27-Nov-2016
Cottage in Christon Bank, Nr. Alnwick, Northumberland, England - An Ideal Location For An Active Holiday With Beaches, Historic Attractions, Walks, Golf Courses

Middle Barn is a 3 bedroom cottage with 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, a large sitting room with wood-burning stove, kitchen / dining room with all equipment for keen cooks and a downstairs WC. Outside the property has a large enclosed, private courtyard to the front and a lawned garden to the rear with parking for up to 4 cars.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We have owned Middle Barn for 14 years and used it for our personal enjoyment whilst following our interest in golf, walking, fishing, cycling, wildlife watching, photography and cooking.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thanks for one of the best holidays ever! Middle Barn is a lovely place to stay; quiet, cozy, very well kitted out and in a perfect location to explore Northumberland. Highly recommend exploring the local beaches which are magnificent. We also found our kids aged 8-12 loved Alnwick Castle & Gardens and the trip to Hadrians Wall, Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum just as much as the adults did! Newcastle a good visit too for city life, museums and art as well as shopping if you are into that. Sainsburys at the Business Park in Alnwick can supply all your food needs though. There's so much more we haven't managed to explore so we will definitely be back and basing ourselves at Middle Barn again!"

"Fantastic stay at Middle Barn, Beautiful cottage (spotless) great location and very cozy. Amazing kitchen with every essential. Will definitely recommend to friends and family. Thank you very much for a wonderful stay. Hope to come back soon"
Oct 2013
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15 Reviews

based on 15 holidaymaker reviews


Our short family break at middle barn

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was clean and comfortable and was just as described

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely brilliant property, very comfortable, very well equipped and surprisingly spacious but most of all lovely and clean.

The location was great too, fairly central to most places and great beaches.

Will definitely use Middle Barn again.

Thank you to the owners and team for making our stay there just great.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

when you book any place you always want comfort and cleanliness, and it's exactly what we got. The perfect base for what we wanted - beaches and interesting places to visit. You felt at home, and wanted to look after the place, but didn't feel like you couldn't just get on with living and enjoying yourself. Thoughtfully left instructions about the cooker, and other appliances so there was no stress. we arrived as booked and felt at home. We probably were too lucky with the weather as we would have loved to have put the wood burner on. we would recommend this property to anyone. A great base, but somewhere you could spend time and be comfortable, and the dogs loved it, and there is an enclosed courtyard so they are safe. The property listing is what we got, property well maintained, and the owner was there if needed. Excellent

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautifully maintained holiday cottage in stunning surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

A perfect holiday cottage, extremely well resourced and perfectly placed for exploring Northumberland. We will definitely be back and will use Owners Direct again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well Equiped Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Middle Barn worked well for our long weekend. The kitchen is well equipped, the bedrooms comfortable and the courtyard was a lovely feature. It was good to have a proper cot for our son to sleep in.

The property was clean and well maintained. The owner responded very quickly to any queries I had and was very accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous property in great location

  • 5 of 5

Middle Barn is an extremely cosy and well equipped property which just makes for the perfect holiday whatever the season. There is a sheltered private courtyard which is lovely for breakfasts and lunches in the sunshine and BBQs in the evening in front of a log burning chiminea. But if it’s not warm enough to be outside the lounge is very comfortable with a log burning stove and TV with loads of channels & DVD player. The kitchen is a joy to cook in and is very well equipped. The cottage is in very good decorative order. The location is perfect for walking (especially with dogs!), visits to the beach (5 mins in the car), near to good pub food (Embleton and Newton) and we started our holiday with an on-line grocery order which was delivered as soon as we arrived. You are spoilt for choice where to go and what to do as Northumberland has so much to offer. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Middle Barn, we had a fantastic holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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From the Owner

We love this area because it offers everything you could want. It combines the most beautiful countryside and coastline with lovely towns and villages and friendly people. There are a number of excellent pubs in the area which offer good ale & great food.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


It is 3 miles to a choice of stunning beaches at Newton by the Sea and Embleton. There are also many more golden sandy beaches along the coast.


The property is accessible by car being 3 miles from the A1, 8 miles from Alnmouth station & 45 minutes from Newcastle Airport.


The historic market town of Alnwick is 8 miles away. It is 12 miles to Bamburgh and 25 miles to Berwick. The nearest city is Newcastle upon Tyne which is 45 miles away.

Further Details:

Fishing - day tickets can be obtained for nearby rivers such as the Till and Coquet. Sea fishing trips are available at Seahouses (6 miles away). Squash at Alnwick squash club. The nearby beaches are suitable for kite surfing, windsurfing and sea kayaking.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
28 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Booking Notes:
25% deposit on booking. Balance payable 60 days prior to holiday.

Cancellations that are made more than 90 days prior to the arrival date are subject to loss of deposit. Cancellations within 90 days of the arrival date, forfeit the deposit and 50% of the balance.

Changeover Day:
Our change over day is Friday. Long weekends are available off season. Please contact us for a price.

Notes on prices:
Pets are charged extra at £10 each.
There is an additional £10 charge for use of the cot & high chair.
Free wifi

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 27-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Our cottage is very well appointed and feels like home. It's the one place we get a good nights sleep. It's very cosy, relaxing and peaceful. We enjoy the beautiful countryside and its wildlife, friendly people and proximity to beach, countryside and historic attractions.We have many holidaymakers who love to return to Middle Barn.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • The bathroom was recently refitted with bath, WC, heated towel rail, basin and separate shower. Downstairs WC with basin & heated towel rail.


  • 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: The main bedroom has a kingsize bed. It is a spacious room with windows looking out to both sides of the property giving countryside and sea views. Bedroom 2: Double with views to countryside and coast Bedroom 3: Ground floor, 2 single beds


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: No smoking in the cottage. We welcome pets but would ask you to prevent them from going upstairs (a stair gate is provided). Please let us know if you need a cot and high chair. Outside: There is a private, enclosed south facing courtyard with furniture for alfresco dining, including a parasol. It is ideal for BBQs and a real sun trap. The back garden has a lawned area washing line and small shed containing garden chairs and beach toys. There is ample parking for 4 cars. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen is included. The property is thoroughly cleaned on a Friday and the linen is changed. Please bring your own towels. Other: Downstairs WC / sink with heated towel rail. Airing cupboard Free WiFi

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