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“Great family house in an exceptional location”
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46 reviews
Family Kitchen Diner
Family bathroom
King size bedroom
King Size bedroom
Double bedroom plus single bunk
Alnwick Castle
Alnwick Treehouse Restaurant
Alnwick Garden
Alnwick Aln Valley Railway
Thursday & Saturday Market
Fantastic walks in the nearby countryside
Stunning scenery
Great Coastal walks
Alnmouth Beach
Alnmouth Beach
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
Alnwick, Northumberland, England

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“Great family house in an exceptional location”
Reviewed 4 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

The house was clean and has been beautifully renovated. Whilst not a large house it had enough space for the five of us although it could actually sleep 7. There were no mirrors in the bedrooms which meant a queue for the mirror on the landing in the mornings but this could be easily rectified.The kitchen had all necessary appliances and all were simple to use, could have done with a few more knives and forks though.The beds were extremely comfortable with very fluffy pillows.
The house is perfectly situated for all attractions. Alnwick castle was just a stones throw from the house and is well worth a visit, lots to see and do there and the kids loved the broomstick training. Plenty of nearby beaches, all were clean and also dog friendly. Bamburgh is great and we had a tasty sunday roast at The Victoria there. Kielder Forest is a good day out with lovely walks and water sports.
This was our first family holiday in Northumbria but it certainly won't be our last!

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Liked best: The location - a stones throw from Alnwick Castle and near to great beaches
Liked least: No garden & only a shared yard at back (safe to chain a bike up there though)
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Sep 2014
Thanks Anita, glad you enjoyed our home away from home! The mirrors and additional cutlery have been purchased ready for our next visitors, so thank you for the useful feedback. Hope to see you next year at Shy Bairns.
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