Lookout Cottage

Alnwick, Northumberland
The exterior of Lookout Cottage, Alnwick, Northumberland
The exterior of Lookout Cottage, Alnwick, Northumberland
The outside seating area at Lookout Cottage, Alnwick, Northumberland
The sitting room at Lookout Cottage, Alnwick, Northumberland
The kitchen at Lookout Cottage, Alnwick, Northumberland
The dining room at Lookout Cottage, Alnwick, Northumberland
The bedroom at Lookout Cottage, Alnwick, Northumberland
The bedroom at Lookout Cottage, Alnwick, Northumberland
The en-suite shower room at Lookout Cottage, Alnwick, Northumberland
The outside toilet at Lookout Cottage, Alnwick, Northumberland
The exterior of Lookout Cottage, Alnwick, Northumberland The exterior of Lookout Cottage, Alnwick, Northumberland The outside seating area at Lookout Cottage, Alnwick, Northumberland The sitting room at Lookout Cottage, Alnwick, Northumberland The kitchen at Lookout Cottage, Alnwick, Northumberland The dining room at Lookout Cottage, Alnwick, Northumberland The bedroom at Lookout Cottage, Alnwick, Northumberland The bedroom at Lookout Cottage, Alnwick, Northumberland The en-suite shower room at Lookout Cottage, Alnwick, Northumberland The outside toilet at Lookout Cottage, Alnwick, Northumberland

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Saturday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 2 What's this?
  • Reference 017001

About Lookout Cottage

A former lookout, this simple but snug cottage is next to a HM Coastguard radio room.

Standing tall in a dreamy position just above the golden sands of Embleton beach is this former lookout. It was built in 1822 and was used to combat smuggling on the coastline. Inside, quirks of its 19th-century past remain, from the wood-panelled walls to the original bunkers where the coastguards used to sleep. There’s an outside toilet too, which is built into the walls of its garden. 

Snug and homely inside, Lookout Cottage has one four-sleeper bedroom, a shower room and an inviting living and kitchen area, which when the log-burning is going, feels exceptionally cosy. As this is partly still a working coastguard service, the north room of the cottage houses HM Coastguard radio equipment.

From here you’ll be able to walk along the vast silver sands of the coast. And if conditions are right, you may even be able to witness the Northern Lights in the winter months. Your walks could lead you to coastal castle Dunstanburgh, or you could drive there in 10 minutes. 
 

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher not available
  • Washing machine not available
  • Tumble dryer not available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television not available
  • DVD not available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • Ground floor

    Sitting/dining room with multi-fuel stove, kitchen area, bedroom with double bed and two original built-in bunks, smaller than average at 2'3" x 5'7", and en-suite shower and washbasin. The lavatory is in a building outside of the cottage, this has heating and lighting.

Notes for guests

Access: The access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see those images in the main website page

Heating: Electric heating included.

Access: Access to the cottage is across a field, so careful driving is advised.

Parking: Cars can be parked next to the cottage when good weather permits. There is a designated parking space at the bottom of the hill where guests can leave their car at all other times. Additional car parking available in public pay and display car park across the lane from the cottage.

Television/signal: There is no television as reception is poor in the area.

Please note: The lavatory is in a building outside of the cottage in the garden, this has heating and lighting.

As an alternative to the bunks there is a double sofa bed in the sitting room.

The north room of the cottage houses HM Coastguard radio equipment. Sounds may be heard and engineers may visit the property at any time but access is separate to the holiday cottage.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 Acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities (details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage). Bedding, linen and towels are supplied (with a few exceptions, which is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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