Doray House

Alnwick

4.76

(40 Reviews)

6 guests

3 bedrooms

3 beds

2 bathrooms

Property Overview

Nestled in the quaint village of Newton-by-the-Sea on the Northumberland coast, Doray House is a spacious holiday home sleeping up to 6 guests. The perfect base for families and groups of friends to enjoy a staycation in the North East, you’ll have full access to the property during your stay which also includes free on site parking, an enclosed paved garden with outdoor furniture, and a bright conservatory.

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Property Details

The Space
Doray House has a bright and welcoming open-plan living, kitchen and dining room. With a large beige corner sofa and a flat screen TV, it’s a great place to unwind with your loved ones after a busy day exploring the area.

Both modern and traditional in style, there is a fully equipped kitchen with handy appliances and cookware so you can prepare meals easily during your stay. Also sharing this space is the dining area which includes a generously sized wooden table and seating for up to eight as the table is a fold-out one. There is also a breakfast bar with additional seating for two directly behind the table.

More living space is provided in the conservatory which is a great social hub for you and your guests. Comfortable and light, this is the perfect spot to relax.

The property has three bedrooms. There are two king-size bedrooms on the first floor, whilst the ground floor is home to a double bedroom. Each bed has plush bedding and premium bed linens to ensure you have the best sleep possible.

There are two family bathrooms at Doray House. The one on the ground floor is a good-sized shower room, also featuring a wash basin and WC. The first floor bathroom includes a bathtub, separate shower, WC and basin.

Outside you’ll find an enclosed garden with outdoor furniture where you can soak up the sun.

Host & Stay are committed to our owners that their homes are protected during guest bookings. For this reason, we require all our guests to transfer a Damage Deposit (refundable, subject to an administration charge) or, to purchase an Accidental Damage Waiver which will cover you for up to £500.00 of accidental damage during your stay.

Neighborhood
Newton-by-the-Sea is a delightful village which is popular for sailing and windsurfing with a lovely sandy beach and fine views across Embleton Bay to Dunstanburgh Castle. The area is renowned for bird watching and the National Trust owns most of the village and surrounding countryside.

The 'square' is the heart of the old village, where low buildings surround a large grass square, with a pub in the corner serving bar meals and hot soups for those walking on wild days.

You’ll be spoiled by wildlife when staying in Newton-by-the-Sea. Visit the Newton Pool, a freshwater Nature Reserve just 80 metres from the shore, with its accessible hides it is a good place to observe migrating birds, head to see a breeding colony of terns at Long Nanny Burn in the middle of Beadnell Bay, or look out for sponges and anemones on the soft rock shore on the overhanging rocks, or go rockpooling, finding hermit crabs and porcelain crabs.

In the village, visit Low Newton Square with its cream-washed cottages and an historic pub. Also look out for the unusual St Mary’s church, which dates from the end of the 19th century. The church, originally purchased in kit form, is constructed from corrugated steel sheeting and features pretty stained glass windows - It is known locally as the 'Tin Church'.

Getting Around
Newton-by-the-Sea is served by a two-hourly daytime bus service between May and September. There is a less-frequent service in the winter months.

The 418 Service connects with Bamburgh, Seahouses and Belford to the North and Alnwick via the Coastal Villages to the south. The X18 stops at the crossroads and continues to Berwick-upon-Tweed and Morpeth and Newcastle to the south.

  • BBQ grill
  • Bathtub
  • Bed linens
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Children’s books and toys
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Essentials
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Family/kid friendly
  • First aid kit
  • Free parking on premises
  • Garden or backyard
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • High chair
  • High touch surfaces disinfected
  • Hot water
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Near Ocean
  • Oven
  • Patio or balcony
  • Pets allowed
  • Private entrance
  • Refrigerator
  • Rural
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for events
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • TV
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Village
  • Washer
  • Wide clearance to bed
  • Wide hallway clearance
  • Wireless Internet

Guests have access to the full property. The keys to the property are accessed via a secure key safe and full details will be provided shortly before your arrival date.

There is on site parking for one vehicle. An additional vehicle can be parked for free outside the property gate.

Check-in: 16:00

Checkout: 10:00

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Guest Reviews

4.76

(40 Reviews)

Anita

27/05/2024

Beautiful cottage and village, ten minutes easy walk to the beach. Great coastal walks, pub is a stone’s throw but drinks was very expensive so we only had one there! The cottage is very spacious and plenty of room for six people, the bedrooms was lovely and the photos are true to the house! Down falls was - we was only left one dish tablet for 3 days for 6 people!<br/>Only one tea town and one toilet roll on each toilet! No kitchen spray to clean Down.<br/>The bathroom downstairs wasn’t very clean and so wasn’t the utility room.<br/>There was no board games or playing cards etc which would have made a nice touch to say how much we paid! Even though I would stay again!

Nicola

08/04/2024

Had a wonderful time. Clean, well furnished, spacious, all mod cons. Surrounding area absolutely beautiful. We loved it.

Kenneth

27/12/2023

Good place for our family reunion over Christmas. Found the oven on the small side and dirty but we managed with the use of our own slow cooker and the microwave. Also needed a larger frying pan or a wok and more than the one tea towel provided. The driveway had a fee loose paving slabs which posed a trip hazard. <br/>The pub just a few steps away is cosy and friendly with good food. Nice 15 minute walk down to the beach. Look into the tin church, St Marys, as you pass, so pretty. Plenty of local places to enjoy.

Andrew

27/10/2023

Ideal location

Geoff

22/10/2023

lovely place to stay. Lots of space and comfortable accommodation. beautiful area as well.

Samantha W.

16/10/2023

Warm and cosy, well equipped cottage in a lovely village, with a great pub opposite

Sarah

01/10/2023

Lovely clean cottage, plenty of room, fantastic location pub right across the road and the beach a few minutes drive away.

Sue

18/09/2023

Host and stay were extremely communicative and made the stay very smooth indeed. House in great location. A tad expensive for two people. A very spacious home ideal for a part of of 6

Carol

24/08/2023

Very spacious house with a downstairs bedroom and bathroom perfect for my parents with 2 large upstairs bedrooms and another bathroom, beds very comfy, TVs in every room which the kids loved, open plan kitchen living room and a huge conservatory at the back with utility room. The pub over the road serves really tasty food and is open all day every day but gets very busy so booking is recommended. 15min walk to low newton beach which is lovely and has many coastal paths to enjoy. Fab time had all round

Paul

21/08/2023

Doray house is a lovely 3 bed place with easy access to the coast across the road from the Joiners Arms. Some of the amenities were disappointing including the pillows and mattresses, and we had some minor problems which were resolved with the help of the owner.

Camilla

29/07/2023

Great for our family and great space to be in with all weather

David

21/07/2023

Lovely spacious accommodation. Well equipped kitchen and very comfortable beds. Great location for exploring the area and Low Newton beach 15 minute walk away.<br/>With the Joiners arms across the road and Ship inn at Low Newton both good for food or drinks. Would definitely stay again.

Joanne

14/07/2023

Very spacious and well laid out. sunroom and utility room were an added bonus and all bedrooms and bathrooms were good size. Excellent location, next to a lovely pub and in walking distance to the beach. We love Newton.<br/><br/>Outdoor space was quite limited and a little over-looked but it didn’t matter.

Gail A.

10/07/2023

Great stay at Doray House. The house is well situated for the lovely Northumberland beaches, we had our 2 dogs and they were very happy. Plenty of space and outside area to sit, would definitely visit again.

Michele

02/07/2023

Fab

Jacquie

18/06/2023

Lovely modern house. Great location, not far from a wonderful beach and two good pub restaurants.<br/><br/>Very well-equipped, the only items needed are some long-handled bbq utensils.

Cathryn

11/06/2023

A great location to explore the Northumberland coast. Very close to the local pub. Comfy beds with lovely bed linen and towels. A spacious property.

Chris

08/06/2023

Amazing place in a beautiful location, wish we could've stayed longer.

Alex

04/06/2023

Good location. . Spacious, and well presented

Amanda

27/05/2023

Beautiful house in a beautiful area. We were attending a family wedding in a nearby venue and we couldn’t have wished for a nicer place to get ready and then spend a couple of day afterwards. Really near the beach and great walks from the front door. Kippers at The Ship in Low Newton after a walk along the coast made for a perfect day. The house was very clean and spacious with really comfy beds and nice bedding. I would recommend.

Rachel

24/04/2023

Really loved place to stay. Comfortable, high quality furniture. Would definitely stay again

Allyson

11/04/2023

This was a great place to stay with our extended family (grandparents, children and a dog). The house is welcoming and comfortable with great places to relax and good facilities for everyone. Having the pub over the road was great for dinner (booking recommended it was busy!) The beach is walkable and is beautiful. Our queries pre arrival were responded to quickly and check in went without a hitch. Great place to stay for our trip to Northumberland and well placed for local attractions like Alnwick and Holy Island. Thank you!

Dee

28/02/2023

Lovely accommodation, very spacious. Great location to explore the coast with a great pub just across the road.

Robin

06/01/2023

Brilliant location close to great beaches, and a great Gastro Pub<br/><br/>We were a little let down by the cleanliness of the property on arrival. However, the house and facilities were fantastic. <br/>There was a yogurt lid still in the fridge, and the work-surfaces could have been cleaner.

Katie

23/10/2022

Beautiful house on the gorgeous Northumberland coast. Wish we could have stayed longer!

Norma

17/10/2022

Comfortable and spacious accommodation. All three bedrooms were beautifully decorated and beds were very comfy, with ample wardrobe space and hangers. <br/>Lounge and conservatory areas were cosy with plenty of space to grab some quiet time for reading etc. <br/>Outdoor space which could be utilised in warmer weather and a couple of pub/ restaurants within easy walking distance. <br/>We would definitely return.

Steve

14/10/2022

Great stay at Doray House. The house is very modern, clean and very well presented. Great location to explore Northumberland and across the road from the Joiners Arms!

Samantha

09/10/2022

Beautiful, spacious home with everything you could need.

Philip

25/09/2022

Lovely place, great location. Very well organised information pack - once we got round to reading it….. We had a great stay. Thank you!

Katharyn

18/09/2022

Really beautiful property, clean, modern and had everything we needed for a peaceful weekend for 6 adults. Plenty of space to socialise in the living room and lovely conservatory and three large bedrooms all with TVs. Well equipped for cooking and handy for the pub and the beautiful local beaches!

Hugh

15/09/2022

Although the house has no view, it’s location in High Newton is excellent for exploring north or south. It’s also right on the excellent 418 bus route. Across the road The Joiners Arms serves fine food with a smile. And the property itself is warm, comfortable and extremely well-equipped.

Neil

09/09/2022

Beautiful property in a lovely location.<br/><br/>More rubbish bags, dishwasher tablets and toilet rolls.

Stefan

22/08/2022

Really loved our stay at Doray House. Location was perfect for exploring Seahouses, Bamburgh and surrounding. A great pub with good food literally across the road which was a delight.<br/><br/>House was clean, tidy and as described. Comfortable beds, good sized bathrooms. Plenty of space for a party of 6 including two small dogs. Good communication leading up to and during our stay. Would highly recommend.

Jack

19/08/2022

Amazing cottage, would stay again!

Helen

12/08/2022

Spacious, stylish, a great location and very comfortable beds.

Mary

06/08/2022

A great property in a perfect location. We had a great couple of nights. It’s a very easy walk down to Low-Newton and the stunning beach, with views of Dunstanburgh Castle. The Joiners Arms is just across the road and the renowned Ship Inn is 15 minutes walk. The house is really well equipped and Host&Stay were good with communications before and during our stay. We would definitely book again.

Neil

04/08/2022

Lovely house in a great location

Karen

24/07/2022

Lovely property, great location, beautiful beach a short walk away, cosy pub across the road. We even had a BBQ one day, good facilities in the house. We’ll definitely book again.<br/><br/>Lovely walks in the local area, we’ll places to visit Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh/Craster.<br/><br/>Bring your own oven gloves!

Ross

19/07/2022

Doray House is an immaculately presented home away from home which couldn't have provided more. There were only four of us, but there is ample space for a larger group with two incredible spacious bedrooms and one smaller one downstairs (that still has a double bed) which we used for ourselves because our elderly dog couldn't manage the stairs (foregoing the much larger rooms with sofas upstairs for her comfort!) <br/> <br/>There is a good sized conservatory (which I don't think we even noticed when booking!) and a boot room where you'll also find a large BBQ that can be used on the stone patio outside - this too was clearly recently cleaned and all the required utensils were present. <br/> <br/>The bathrooms were all provided with toiletries including soaps, shower gel, shampoo etc so you literally don't need to bring anything (we didn't know this, so did bring stuff) there were even copious amount of coffee capsules and some bottles of various drinks (not sure if these were left by a previous guest or part of the offer, but it's a nice touch)<br/><br/>Very little to be honest! It would be nice to have some grass within the property's boundary, especially as a dog friendly property, in the extreme heat we've had this weekend (unusual for the UK I'll admit) the stone patio was uncomfortably hot for paws. But I appreciate this is difficult due to the footprint of the house and surrounding area. Also, a later checkout time than 10am on a Sunday morning would be good too!

Paul

05/07/2022

Fantastic spot only 15 minutes stroll from the beach. <br/>Excellent property with all the home comforts you could hope for. <br/>All instructions easy to follow and friendly cleaning staff ready to take over bang on 10am. <br/>Doray is highly recommended for a family group outing g to the beautiful North East Coast.<br/><br/>As with all holiday rentals, they should really use commercial waste services, not burden already cash strapped councils whilst charging £230 a night despite their mortgage probably no more than £600 a month! The refuse bin was already full on arrival leaving us with some difficult choices not really knowing the area or what to do with overflowing bins. Thankfully the cleaning staff at departure were well humoured and didn’t mind wading through several bin bags. If anyone finds the Oven Gloves good luck to you, we had everything else but!

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