The Alnmouth Boathouse
A beautifully thought out couple’s hideaway in a quiet side street in the heart of the popular village of Alnmouth. The contemporary timber clad exterior invites guests into a compact but tastefully decorated holiday abode which has been renovated by its owners, who live in the adjoining home next door.
A short walk will take you to the shops, golf club and eateries and, of course, the spectacular beach. The interior has been designed as mostly first floor accommodation, with full height windows to take advantage of the light and the lovely sea, and village views.
- Gorgeous interior scheme with quality furnishings, a mix of contemporary and antique furniture and thoughtful touches
- Sea views across Alnmouth beach from the floor to ceiling windows in the living area
- Bedroom has a king-sized bed and antique armoire discreetly housing a TV/DVD
- Kitchen with hand painted units, timber worktops and integrated electric cooker and hob.
- Within steps of a really great deli, good local pubs, golf club, gift shops, art gallery and beach
- Bathrobes provided
- Entrance dining hallway with dining table and chairs
Staircase to first floor accommodation comprising:
- Open plan living area with two seater sofa, additional comfy chair and wall-mounted TV
- Kitchen area with breakfast bar
- Master bedroom with king sized bed
- Ensuite shower room with large walk-in shower
- Private courtyard garden with outdoor bistro table and chairs
Please note floor plans are not to scale but for illustration purposes only.
Prices and Availability
Located on a narrow quiet lane leading down towards the beach in Alnmouth. This is a popular seaside village on an estuary and close to Warkworth. A picturesque coastal village, Alnmouth was originally founded as a medieval borough or new town in 1150. The town became established as a grain port and shipbuilding centre between 1207-1208. Today Alnmouth remains a beautiful and interesting village and is worth exploring. There are a variety of restaurants, pubs, coffee shops and gift shops for the discerning visitor to enjoy. Two good golf courses and a great beach complete the picture. Alnwick is a 10 minute drive away. Places to visit if you stay at The Alnmouth Boathouse include the world’s smallest museum on the estuary (unofficially), The Old School art gallery and Bistro 23 for crumpets and tea.
Distances from Alnmouth to popular Northumberland locations:
Alnmouth – Railway station (1 mile)
Alnmouth – Alnwick (5 miles)
Alnmouth – Warkworth (4 miles)
Alnmouth – Craster (8.5 miles)
Alnmouth – Seahouses (17 miles)
For further information on the area, see our Craster, Embleton and Alnmouth section.
See here for what’s included in our Retreats stays
Please note that all of our cottages are non-smoking and pets are not permitted at this cottage.
Arrival and Departure
Arrival: 4pm (3pm from Nov-March)
A great place for couples, honeymoons and subsequent anniversaries.
Children at The Alnmouth Boathouse
The cottage is happy to accept a young baby too, so a travel cot can be provided on request. The nature of the accommodation would not really be suited to a crawling baby or toddler.
Full central heating.
Please note: Whilst we take great care to represent our properties and their facilities as accurately as possible, the décor, furnishings and facilities shown in images and video tours may occasionally be subject to minor change.
Guests should note that there is no bath at this property but the shower is a large walk-in style luxury one. There is no private parking space for this property just on-street parking outside. In Summer, parking spaces can be at a premium in Alnmouth so guests may find they cannot park right outside the door. Overall the property is compact but very well-designed with a light and airy feel and furnishings and decor which more than compensate. With a number of steps both outside and inside the property, this would not be suitable for those with mobility problems.
No landline but the owners have left a charged mobile for your use in case you don’t have your own mobile.
It sounds like a few negatives for such a small place but believe us….its gorgeous. Guests love it.
We have stayed in many holiday homes but The Boathouse is absolutely our favourite so far! You have thought of everything. It really is a wonderful place to stay, we didn't want to go home
Having been at a few 'Retreats' before we came with high expectations. They were more than matched. In terms of its location, appointment and immaculate presentation the 'Boathouse' is as near to perfection as we are likely to see.
What a little gem! Everything we were hoping for and more. Thank you for your warm welcome and attention to detail. The Boathouse felt like home and not a holiday cottage
We've enjoyed a wonderful honeymoon in this fabulous apartment. Countless thoughtful touches helped us enjoy a very relaxing break. Thank you
Excellent accommodation, views from the window excellent, very much appreciated the binoculars, location and village not cluttered by the usual holiday paraphernalia of souvenir shops. Plenty to do if you can tear yourself away from the views
This was our first visit to The Boathouse and it more than exceeded our expectations. We will be back
A little gem of a place - certainly lived up to expectations. A great base to explore the coastline and the stunning countryside