The Pepper Pot

Alnwick

4.67

(101 Reviews)

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

1 bathroom

Property Overview

Nestled in the peace and quiet of Denwick, a quaint village just 1.5 miles from Alnwick, The Pepper Pot is a stunning holiday home with style in abundance. Featuring a timeless and sophisticated look, this one bedroom cottage has gorgeous interiors throughout. The perfect getaway for two, and welcoming two small dogs, The Pepper Pot provides a fantastic base when staying in Northumberland. You can head to the fishing village of Boulmer for a day by the sea or explore the cobbled streets of Alnwick. Whatever you choose to do, you’ll be left with plenty of memories to treasure.

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Property Details

The Space
The Pepper Pot has a bright and welcoming open plan kitchen, living and dining area. With a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, there is a rustic, county cottage feel to an otherwise polished space. Ideal for two, the living area includes a comfortable sofa and a flat screen TV.

The cosy kitchen has everything you could need to prepare meals including an oven, hob, toaster, kettle, microwave and refrigerator. Enjoy your meals with your loved one at the dining area which includes a wooden table, bench and chair. Double doors open out into a patio space with outdoor seating where you can eat alfresco style if you’d prefer.

Head to the bedroom and you’ll notice the same stunning style flow to this space. The king size, sleigh bed features plush bedding and premium bed linens to ensure you have the best sleep possible. Modern and clean, the bathroom has a large walk in shower, WC and basin.

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
The Pepper Pot is located in the small village of Denwick just 3.9 miles from the fishing village of Boulmer. Alnwick is a short 5-minute drive away.

With cobbled streets lined with independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, the market town of Alnwick has charisma and personality in abundance. If you’re a keen reader, head to the old railway station and you’ll find one of the UK’s largest second hand bookshops. As night falls, venture to one of the lively inns to enjoy live music.

Alnwick also has some of the country’s top attractions including Alnwick Castle, which was the location for the famous Harry Potter film franchise. Discover a realm of adventure by taking on the Dragon Quest or complete broomstick training in the very spot where Harry Potter had his first flying lesson. Head to the Artisan Courtyard to have fun dressing up in medieval costumes and get a feel for 14th century life. You can also explore The Alnwick Garden where you’ll find 12 acres of magnificent gardens and the world’s largest treehouse restaurant.

Getting Around
The Pepper Pot is a short 5-minute drive from the centre of Alnwick.

The closest train station is Alnmouth, which is roughly a 10-minute drive from the property so local towns in Northumberland can easily be reached via rail.

There are a number of bus stops throughout Alnwick and the Alnwick’s main bus station is just 5 minutes away from the house. Hop on the X20 which takes you through to Newcastle with stops in beautiful areas of Northumberland like Alnmouth and Amble. The X18 route travels between Newcastle and Berwick upon Tweed with stops in Morpeth, Amble and Seahorses.

  • Bed linens
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Essentials
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Free parking on premises
  • Garden or backyard
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Path to entrance lit at night
  • Patio or balcony
  • Pets allowed
  • Private entrance
  • Refrigerator
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • TV
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Village
  • Washer
  • 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.

The Pepper Pot welcomes two small, well behaved dogs per stay.

There is free, on site parking for one vehicle.

Check-in: 16:00

Checkout: 10:00

Guest Reviews

4.67

(101 Reviews)

Christina

27/05/2024

Very clean and comfortable, great location

Sheryl

25/05/2024

Pepperpot was in a lovely location central for all the local attractions. The bed was lovely and comfy and the shower was good.<br/><br/>Could have done with a bigger sofa even l shape

Ashleigh

11/05/2024

Modern & clean cottage in a beautiful area. The welcoming gifts were a lovely touch.<br/><br/>It would have been nice if there was a fenced off area for the dog. Too far to walk to the closest town.

Sally

06/05/2024

Davis

23/04/2024

Lydia

21/04/2024

Great little getaway in Northumberland. Handy location. Easy check in with responsive hosts. Hopefully it will get a little bit of maintenance and freshening up soon but otherwise, a really good space.

Samantha

12/04/2024

Very clean and cosy<br/><br/>Personal opinion I wish it had a hot tub outside

Megan

09/04/2024

Rachel

07/04/2024

Great stay which was clean and comfortable. Friendly host. Nice outside area which was private. Close to local amenities and tourist attractions. Would stay again!

Jennifer

07/04/2024

Cottage was lovely, bed very comfortable with a great shower. It is a lovely location, very quiet. <br/>Only downside was the sofa wasn't very comfortable, but given the room understandable.<br/><br/>Sofa not very comfortable

Jane

29/03/2024

Rhianne

20/02/2024

Danielle

13/01/2024

Spotlessly clean with everything you could possibly need! The location was perfect for visiting lots of different places. The visitors book is a lovely touch with guests leaving lovely feedback and recommendations which we used. We had great fun working the hob and microwave oven, all the instructions for every appliance are there to use.. Would absolutely stay again!<br/><br/>I wouldn’t say it was anything we didn’t like, just a couple of things to maybe take a look at. The shower seemed to have a little leak onto the bath mat which we rang out and hung up to dry every day. But it may need looking at so it doesn’t cause any long term damage. And the bulb in the lounge lamp and battery in the kitchen clock just need to be changed.

Gareth

03/11/2023

The Pepperpot is perfectly placed for exploring Northumberland, and was a great place to spend a few days over half term. <br/>The only drawback is the company who manage the property on behalf of the owners. We arrived (based on their directions and postcode) at a completely different property, and when calling the company they were no help whatsoever in locating where we were staying, leaving us to drive around in the dark ourselves for half an hour only finding the Pepperpot based on the reviews of other AirBnB users. The requirement for a £250 retainer on the booking (returnable but comes with a mandatory £10 admin fee) is bizarre. The owner (Steve) was very apologetic when we eventually found the Pepperpot, however he was clearly frustrated by Host and Stay (the management company). <br/>However, once checked in we had an brilliant stay. We just wish Host and Stay weren’t involved! You can book direct with the owners (details in the guestbook), so odd that they have outsourced to them

Kevin

01/11/2023

Marie-claire

23/10/2023

Elizabeth

15/10/2023

Comfortable and very clean.<br/><br/>Directions were inaccurate. Ended up knocking on someone's door for final directions. They were familiar with people knocking on their door for directions! Told it was on the left when it was further up the road on the right!

Donna

13/10/2023

Loved the quiet location which was only 3 miles from the coast & 10 minutes from the centre of Alnwick. The fixtures & fittings in the accommodation are of a very high standard & the bed was extremely comfortable.<br/><br/>Nothing!

Judith

28/09/2023

Perfect location for visiting Northumberland. Lovely accommodation. Clean. So quiet. Comfy bed. Good shower. Everything needed was provided.<br/><br/>Nothing!

John

23/09/2023

Shower head needs cleaning. Not enough drawer/shelf space in bedroom/bathroom

Melanie

21/09/2023

Self catering<br/><br/>N/A

Julie

20/09/2023

Janet

10/09/2023

Everything was spotlessly clean and we loved the peace and quiet because it's away from main roads. There is so much of interest in the region, but you need to plan visits before your stay, to pick out the thngs that appeal to you the most. This was our 3rd trip to Northumberland and the first time at the Pepper Pot, but we intend revisiting at a future date.

Freear

07/09/2023

you must not assume that people always have smartphones or take their laptops away on holiday.I didn't get any of your messages until we were home.

Jamie

22/08/2023

Gillian

20/08/2023

Great location, clean and comfortable.<br/><br/>It was quite expensive for 1 week. Management company sent slightly aggressive emails. A more friendly approach would have been welcome. It felt like it was a template. <br/>Personally I would have developed the garden area, planters, cut back nettles and considered outside presentation too. Bit sparse on the soap, washing liquid and toilet rolls.

Emily

06/08/2023

Decorated beautifully, really comfortable and cosy and in a great location for all of the places we wanted to visit. Will definitely return!

Keith

03/08/2023

Anne

28/07/2023

The location and the peaceful setting<br/><br/>Nothing

Jeremy

16/07/2023

Lovely property in a great setting. Very clean with modern bathroom. Best for people who like to eat out as kitchen facilities are limited.<br/>The main issue with this property is the added costs which all seem to relate to Host and Stay.<br/>The nightly rate at c£150 should cover cleaning but you have to pay an extra £50 for this. In addition you are required to pay a £25 damage waiver in case you break a cup - the alternative is you give host and stay £250 for 3 weeks and they charge you £10 for the pleasure of holding your money.<br/>We have stayed at many different AirBnB homes in several countries and never come across host and stay before - we will avoid them in future.

Antony

12/07/2023

Perfect rural location <br/>Lovely outside deating area <br/>Very comfy bed<br/><br/>Tv effected by irratic wifi

Lynne

11/07/2023

Return visit for us, well thought out barn conversion with lots of lovely little touches including milk, wine and chocolate on arrival ?? great location for day trips

Kerry

02/06/2023

The cottage was in the perfect location for us, it was lovely and clean and very comfortable with everything we needed.

Kathryn

20/05/2023

comfy bed clean accommodation<br/><br/>nothing to dislike

Katherine

17/05/2023

brilliant location and a cute cottage with everything you need for a couple of days away<br/><br/>nothing

Alan

11/05/2023

If you follow the sat-nav instructions, ignore the last “turn left” and go straight on, up the hill about 200 yards and turn right into the farm yard and the Pepper Pot is right in front of you. When found it is well worth it, a well equipped, comfortable and private little dwelling with easy access to Alnwick and the coast.

Gemma

24/04/2023

Lovely place , great location

Ken

22/04/2023

Good location

Ella

17/04/2023

Lovely location - near to village/beaches/attractions but remote at the same time so it is very quiet and peaceful. Warm and cosy.

Kate

16/04/2023

Amazing few days at The Pepper Pot. The barn conversion has been completed to a very high standard. We enjoyed exploring Northumberland using The Pepper Pot as a cosy base.

Zoe

02/04/2023

Absolutely loved our stay at The Pepper Pot! The rumours are true - the bed is lush?. Beautifully designed, cosy and just the right amount of space for two people and two dogs (in our case, two cocker spaniels).<br/><br/>The shower is powerful, the TV has all the modern features (Netflix etc) and you take the dogs out on a lovely walk right from the door. We had many bunnies hopping along the grass in front and even spotted the beautiful barn owl! The peacefulness is the best. So quiet and tranquil.<br/><br/>Alnwick is a short 5min taxi ride and great for meal and a few drinks at night or a stroll around in the day. Literally everywhere and everyone is just so lovely! Great location to visit other areas in Northumberland too. <br/><br/>Michelle is lovely, she will happily respect your privacy and leave you be but is on hand to help at anytime and has great advice on the local area!<br/><br/>10/10 would stay again.

Sharon

31/03/2023

location, quiet, close to places of interest, wildlife,<br/><br/>lack of facilities e.g dvd player, storage e.g drawers in the bedroom,

Helen

22/03/2023

Well situated for resorts and sights. Property had some attractive features.<br/><br/>Limited cooking facilities. Poor storage, especially in the bedroom. A very slippery shower with no mat or hand holds which I considered a real safety risk. My dogs had to be on the lead at all times outside.

Liz

12/03/2023

Quiet and secluded. Close to picturesque coast and towns of Northumberland<br/><br/>just the bench for dining table!

Marello23

03/03/2023

The Pepper Pot was a stunning location for us to relax for a few days in Northumberland. Exceptionally clean and tidy and with great amenities, we couldn't fault it. Dog friendly, too so our border collie also had a wonderful stay. It's one of the few places we can't wait to come back to!

Janice

24/02/2023

Cottage was lovely and comfortable. Very peaceful location. Bed was one of the best I have slept on in a cottage and better than any hotel<br/><br/>Nothing we did not like

Rachel

19/02/2023

Our third trip to Northumberland and our favourite place to stay yet. Presented to a high standard and the bed and shower were superb ! Spot on location. My sister has booked already . Thanks for having us . An easy, perfect escape for a few nights. We will be back !

Fiona

29/01/2023

Lovely place, great access to local beaches and towns.<br/>Check in easy, however postcode took us to the farm next door. A what three words location or more description might be good. <br/>Overall very clean and tidy property but there were some fake plants in the bedroom which were in desperate need of a dust/clean. <br/>Kitchen facilities good however there is only a microwave/ oven which works well but is small if you want to cook pizza for example wouldn’t really fit. <br/>We took our dog and I had tried to find any dog rules beforehand and there was nothing on the site etc however a rules list when we arrived, would be good to see these before arriving. <br/><br/>A great property and would definitely stay again

Laura

01/01/2023

Hollie

13/11/2022

Absolutely beautiful. The scenery of the little cottage, the location, the interior. Such a wonderful getaway. Michelle, the owner, was super helpful when we had a little mouse popping in the kitchen space but that’s expected when you’re at the countryside! But nothing could have knocked how incredible the pepper pot is. 1000/10! Wholeheartedly recommend this hidden gem. <br/>P.S the mattress was incredible, the best bed we’ve ever slept on WOW.

Fran

06/11/2022

Beautiful newly renovated cottage in a central location, a short drive to the coast and nearby villages

Lynne

04/11/2022

Thomas

31/10/2022

Lovely little barn conversion in a good location for exploring all that the Northumberland coast has to offer. Would happily return!

Adam

24/10/2022

Great location very clean everything we needed was a great break

Naomi

15/10/2022

The location was perfectly situated to explore the best of Northumberland, including Alnwick, Holy Island and Bamburgh. The cottage itself was very clean and we found the bed particularly luxurious. The bathroom was also very modern - the shower was a particular highlight, a proper rainfall shower that even my 6ft5 partner could fit under!<br/><br/>The living room sofa could have been a little more comfortable, perhaps an L-shaped style to put your feet up and some plumper cushions. The bench for the table was also a bit too high, so it was difficult to have a comfortable sit down meal. We also found that the shower tray leaked.

Christus

03/10/2022

Perfect location, clean and well equipped accommodation. Very comfortable king size bed.

Claire

25/09/2022

the property is cosy and comfortable and well located just a short drive from some beautiful coastline. The decor is bright and clean, the bed is comfortable and the kitchenette is sufficient for cooking basic meals (a micro/convection oven).<br/><br/>Nothing not to like :-)

Helen

21/09/2022

Steven

16/09/2022

a quiet location close to Alnwick. ideall for a single night.

Guy

16/09/2022

Pretty much everything except the shower which flooded the bathroom when used on anything above a low flow.<br/><br/>The issue with the shower. We had to mop up the floor with towels (we could not find a mop in the property) and put them in the wash to spin before putting them out to dry. For the rest of the week we were unable to have a proper shower and the property does not have a bath to use an an alternative. We understand that issues like happen but we were disappointed with the way Host and Stay handled it. I received a belated (prompted by me) apology and have had no offer of recompense.

Arron

05/09/2022

Fantastic location, property very clean - we will be back, thank you!

Katherine

30/08/2022

it was like home from home all the extra touch’s just made it more special<br/><br/>nothing

Christopher

26/08/2022

Perfect location for the local sights, and beautifully appointed

Jenny

13/08/2022

Tina

13/08/2022

Fantastic stay, beautiful accommodation, very central to sight see. Stunning will definitely be back thanks

Claire

23/07/2022

The accommodation makes great use of the available space and is light and airy. The bed and sofa are really comfortable and everything is really clean. The open hanging space in the bedroom works well and there's a nice little dressing table area in bedroom too. Lovely bathroom and shower. Nice outdoor seating area. Brilliant location, so close to Alnwick, Howick and the coast but on a quiet road so there's no traffic noise when sitting outside.<br/>We really enjoyed our stay!

Pamela

18/07/2022

quiet & tranquil. lovely decor with a lot of thought going into that. Large bathroom & bedroom with comfortable bed.<br/><br/>not a lot of space round sink as was set back in the corner of unit & a little difficult to reach over. no info about recycling.

Jane

11/07/2022

Fabulous cottage in a perfect location - very quiet with easy access to gorgeous dog friendly beaches and the lovely Alnwick. <br/>Cottage has been lovingly restored with everything you need for your stay. Would definitely go back - for a longer stay next time!

Allan

02/07/2022

Andy

28/06/2022

Selina

16/06/2022

great experience! thank you

Caroline

13/06/2022

We had a wonderful week at The Pepperpot! I have already recommended the property to two friends looking for a holiday cottage in Northumberland. <br/>Definite thumbs up! ??

Kathy

10/06/2022

Clean, contemporary and comfortable<br/><br/>nothing

Jessica

08/06/2022

Lovely stay! We spent 3 nights here with our dog and it was perfect. Great location. Decor is lovely, bed was very comfortable! <br/>Host left us wine and chocolate which was gorgeous! Great facilities. We regretted not booking for longer! We would definitely recommend and love to return.

Peter

04/06/2022

First visit to Northumberland and we were so impressed with the accommodation, the scenery and the wonderful golf courses. Alnwick Castle was amazing if a little expensive. There seems to be a real pride in keeping properties, gardens and public spaces in great condition which together with the stone used to build most houses makes for a very attractive environment. We will definitely return.<br/><br/>None, it was excellent and really enjoyable.

Melanie B.

28/05/2022

Lovely property, comfortable bed and great access to coast and Cragside

Valerie

25/05/2022

Beautifully clean and contemporary property, in a good location just on the outskirts of Alnwick. Chocolate, wine and milk on arrival were greatly appreciated.

Lauren

23/05/2022

We had a great stay at the Pepper Pot, it has been beautifully renovated and was a great base for exploring the towns and beaches.

Ian

23/05/2022

quiet an comfortable <br/>nice location <br/>good walks and <br/>close to sea and empty beaches<br/><br/>no pegs or hangers near door <br/>for wet coats and boots. <br/> <br/>its very difficult to shower <br/>without flooding the bathroom <br/> <br/>personal thing <br/>im not keen on electric cookers

Jo

08/05/2022

A lovely place, in an ideal location to explore all that Northumberland has to offer!

Helen

25/04/2022

Lovely well appointed and cosy cottage. Great location for exploring Northumberland.

Katie

15/04/2022

Really stunning place to stay in a great location with easy access to the Northumberland coastline. Really comfy bed and it had everything I needed. <br/><br/>Initial directions were not accurate, but once I found it it was perfect! I would definitely return.

Steph

05/04/2022

The perfect little place to stay with my husband and our dog, the property is closely located to all of the small towns and beaches. The shower was really powerful, and the bed was super comfy! We loved Northumberland, especially Beadnell. Thank you for a great base for our trip, we will hopefully be back. Steph

Neil

02/04/2022

Beautiful stop comfy and warm great location

Owain

09/03/2022

Comfortable barn conversion in the countryside. Nice and peaceful and a good distance from the beaches and other local attractions such as the famous castles. Had a lovely time here and would definitely return.

Bryony

04/03/2022

Comfortable and warm accommodation in tranquil surroundings. A nice place to stay.

Annie

27/02/2022

We loved our weekend at this beautiful cottage. The location is perfect - so peaceful and quiet and 5 mins from the beautiful Northumberland coast. The cottage has loads of homely touches and feels very cozy and comfortable. It was also perfect for our dog who made herself at home very quickly! Our only regret is we didn’t book a longer stay.

David

17/02/2022

Fantastic barn conversion, 5 minutes outside Alnwick we absolutely loved our time here and will be back again!

Stuart

09/02/2022

This place is cosy and lovely place, set in an ideal location for lots Northumberland has to offer.

Gary

06/01/2022

Excellent spot with plenty to do locally

John

15/11/2021

Simple, functional accommodation with a well equipped kitchen.<br/><br/>Could have been easier to locate if there had been a sign at the bottom of the road. We initially went to the wrong cottage, the one shown on the google map search. Not a big deal, just a little confusing.

Philip

05/11/2021

This was a great little place, clean and modern and perfect for our needs. <br/>It was also nice to be greeted by all the chickens outside each morning before we went out!

Alex

28/10/2021

On the face of it the place is amazing, the owners have done a great job converting it into a livable space which is finished to a pretty high standard. The property is also in a great location for exploring Northumberland, about 10/15 minutes in either direction to Alnwick and Craster and only about 30 to Bamburgh.<br/>That being said, we had to leave early, 2 nights into our 3 night stay. There were what sounded like numerous rodents roaming the walls and under the floorboards leading to 2 sleepless nights, we couldn’t cope with a third. The owner did come round, apologised and offered to put poison/ traps down however this didn’t comfort us with having a puppy and we already felt rather uncomfortable to know that they were under our feet.

Sue

25/10/2021

We loved the Pepper Pot. We stayed with our two dogs for 3 nights. The Pepper Pot feels very fresh & new. Modem, relaxing decor, very comfy king bed. Well stocked small galley kitchen. Only a 5 minute drive to Alnwick for evening meals. We had 2 take outs, 1 from Thai Vibe which was excellent, fish & chips from Carlos again excellent. We also ate at The Market Tavern with our dogs, the food again was very good. This was our first visit to Northumberland and will certainly not be our last. There is so much to see. We did the walk from Seahouses to Bamburgh Castle and back along the spectacular beach our dogs loved it. We had lunch at The Copper Kettle in Bambugh scrummy toasted sandwiches & cakes, thoroughly recommend. We visited Dunstanburgh Castle again another fabulous beach walk with the dogs to the castle. There is so much to see & do you won’t be bored. It was always lovely to come back to the peaceful Pepper Pot.

Michael

22/10/2021

Spotlessly clean and well furnished. Quiet location but good for getting to Alnwick or coast. Really enjoyed our stay

Joan

14/10/2021

The Pepperpot is a beautiful, well-equipped barn conversion in a wonderful location close to many interesting coastal villages and beaches. It is peaceful and quiet, just the job for a chilling break away from it all. We were welcomed with chocolate, wine and a bottle of milk - the three basic essentials!! Definitely worth another visit.

Liz

04/10/2021

Beautiful setting - rabbits and chickens running free next to accommodation. Welcome bottle of wine on arrival. Well equipped. Would definitely reccommend.

Kay

11/09/2021

The Pepper Pot was a lovely place to stay. Beautifully decorated with some tasteful touches and the most comfy king-size bed! A really relaxing environment. We were so lucky with the weather so drinks on the patio were an evening ritual where we were often joined by the resident hens complete with their chicks. A very peaceful place to stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and hope to visit again in the future. Thank you Michelle and Steve for making us so welcome (And for the wine and chocolate).

Helen

31/07/2021

it's very new, beautifully decorated and very comfortable. lovely location. spotlessly clean. highly recommended

Kathryn

25/07/2021

What a lovely hideaway! Immaculate and well equipped place. Roomy and airy. Beautifully clean. Lovely welcome and the bottle of ‘milk’ ? a nice touch.<br/>The photo’s are accurate. We saw rabbits and plenty of bird life from the accommodation including a trio of grouse. <br/>Co-op in Longhoughton for groceries. Five minutes drive to Alnwick. <br/>Excellent position to access all that Northumberland has to offer.

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