• The Fold @ Rock
    The Fold @ Rock Rock village near Alnwick
    The large garden leads the eye towards the sea in the distance
  • The Fold @ Rock
    The Fold @ Rock Rock village near Alnwick
    Flexible twin or superking bedroom - just ask us!
  • The Fold @ Rock
    The Fold @ Rock Rock village near Alnwick
    The real wood burner gives a cottage ambience in the living/dining room
  • The Fold @ Rock
    The Fold @ Rock Rock village near Alnwick
    The large lawn gives ample space for adult relaxation or children playing
  • The Fold @ Rock
    The Fold @ Rock Rock village near Alnwick
    A beautiful walnut finish fitted kitchen with integrated appliances
  • The Fold @ Rock Rock village near Alnwick
    High quality bath and shower rooms throughout
  • Retreat Rating
  • 8


  • 4


  • 3


  • Pet friendly

  • 5

    Child Friendly Rating

The Fold @ Rock

Rock village near Alnwick

Within four miles of the coast and only five miles from the market town of Alnwick with its famous castle, water gardens and country shops, this stone cottage with large garden in the village of Rock makes an ideal all year round holiday base.

The Fold is one of only 10 new properties to be given special permission to be built in this quiet conservation area estate village on the site of the former Home Farm steading, between the village cricket ground and the mill pond. Built in traditional Northumbrian style with local stone, it mixes the solidity of times gone by with a superior contemporary internal finish. It is set amongst similar newly built properties and conversions of the Blacksmith’s, The Old Sawmill and Joiner’s Shop, all part of the original Home Farm site.

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The Fold
  • A lovely rural village location with the cricket pitch on the doorstep and the sea in the distance
  • Very child-friendly garden with Wendy House and swings
  • Useful 2nd lounge/snug as a quiet escape
  • Extremely well-equipped kitchen with granite worktops
  • Flexible 3rd bedroom giving the option of twin or superking beds to suit your party
  • Within walking distance of pub in next village of Rennington
  • Guest Leisure Club Membership (admission fee applies)
  • 3 bath/shower rooms
  • One of our dog friendly cottages


Ground Floor
  • Porch and entrance hallway
  • Main living/dining room with french doors to rear
  • Double doors from dining area through to kitchen
  • Separate utility room off kitchen
  • Downstairs cloaks and shower room
  • Additional snug/living room with television and DVD player
First Floor
  • Master bedroom with king-size bed and ensuite shower room
  • 2nd bedroom with versatile zip/link twin or superking size bed (Please state at time of booking how you want this made up otherwise it is ‘as found’)
  • 3rd bedroom with king sized bed
  • 4th small bedroom with 2 single beds more suited to children (full size beds set at right angles to each other)
  • Small family bathroom with bath and shower over
  • Driveway parking for 2 cars
  • Large lawned garden with furniture,swings and Wendy House

Please note floor plans are not to scale but for illustration purposes only.

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The Fold @ Rock

Prices and Availability

Booking options

Monday 1st December

The Fold @ Rock is available for booking on the following durations.


This historic estate village has been owned by the same family for over 200 years. It is a designated conservation area centering around Rock Hall ( now a small private preparatory school) and the Norman Church of St Philip and St James. To the north of the Fold you will find the village cricket ground, to the east the mill pond and further east, the sea. The Fold is a 10 minute drive from Alnwick market town which has become famous in recent years for its castle and the role it played in Harry Potter films. But the town has other buildings of historical interest, has a traditional market square with Farmer’s markets and food festivals held there and the increasingly visited Alnwick Gardens, the brainchild of the Duchess of Northumberland whose home is Alnwick Castle.

The village itself is surrounded by farmland and there are walks and trails for all ages from the door of The Fold. Of particular interest to some guests will be the pub in the neighbouring village of Rennington.

Please note, the satellite view shows the site of this cottage before it was built. The surrounding fields are still as they were.

For further information on the area, see our Craster, Embleton and Alnmouth section

Useful Details

Please note: This house is a family owned holiday home and as such is unsuitable for holding large parties. Small gatherings are, of course, welcome but no ‘open house’ please! Tents, hot tubs and mobile homes on the property are not permitted. Please refer to our Large Group advice list for further information.

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Facilities particular to The Fold

Lots of toys and play equipment, bike storage in the garage

Arrival and Departure

Arrival: 4pm ( 3pm from Nov-March)

Departure: 10am


The Fold will appeal to all ages and particularly anyone wanting to alternate between coastal and countryside activities as both are equally convenient. The quiet and safe location makes it an ideal family base and it can accommodate up to 2 families with the snug giving useful additional sitting room space. The 4th bedroom has two full sized single beds laid out in a L shape rather than side by side and so we recommend it as being more suitable for children than adults.

A group of adults would appreciate the walking opportunities from the doorstep and the benefit of a pub nearby

Children at The Fold 5-Star Child Rating

Definitely qualifying for our 5 starfish most child-friendly rating, this cottage is in a safe quiet cul-de-sac with a large garden and dedicated play equipment. Toys and a dressing up box are there to entertain younger guests and a high chair, travel cot (please bring your own cot linen) and steriliser are available on request.


There is full oil central heating and a logburner in the lounge.

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.

Candid Comments

A new build stone semi in a cul de sac (in lovely rural location). It’s not completely remote.

The Fold

Guest Reviews

A superb holiday - gorgeous surroundings, beautiful thoughtful touches in the house, great service from Fiona and the team, excellent value for money and a really understated impressive coastline.

The Fold has been perfect - beautifully decorated and furnished and in such a gorgeous setting with views across the fields, the coast and lighthouse. Every possible comfort was provided - lovely kitchen, cosy sitting room with wood burner and oodles of toys, books and games for the children.

Great standard of house. Lovely village and easy to get to other places. Very well equipped. Very family friendly.

An absolutely beautiful cottage, perfect in everyway

The accommodation was of a high standard and met all of our expectations.

This is our 3rd stay at the Fold. It just suits our family needs very well and we always have such a great holiday. The kids love the garden. I love the snug room where I can sit on my own and read a book. Its comfy cosy, stylish but quite traditional, very clean and in a great location for getting round the region. One day we'll be in Alnwick, the next on the beach in Embleton, the next up in Berwick walking the town walls. Its handy for the coast and inland destinations such as Cragside, The Cheviots etc
We spent a day in Newcastle too and were surprised it was so close. Just 55 mins south. This was a super sunny day and we really enjoyed wandering the Quayside and browsing the Baltic and Sage.
A super holiday

This is the second time I have booked a Coastal Retreats cottage and both times I have found the quality of the accommodation to be first class
Although this is a pet friendly cottage, there is absolutely no evidence of any pet smells. I am allergic to dogs and cats and this was particularly impressive for me. The house was very clean and I was unable to detect any odours.

A spacious luxury house in a good location with a great garden for the children and so well equipped. We didn't bring the kitchen sink but everything was here for us and more. Well impressed.
Impressed with the service from Coastal Retreats at 10pm on a Friday night when we couldn't get the TV on.
Thanks to all concerned

Quality accommodation and lovely holiday, thanks

Lovely cottage, very well equipped
Definitely book future holidays with Coastal retreats - also would recommend you to family and friends