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Townhouse -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Alnwick, Northumberland, England

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suehG7822...
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“lovely cottage, great for Alnwick and surrounding area”
Reviewed 18 November 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Clean, well equipped, great for Alnwick and surrounding area. Parking at top of street in free public car park up hill, for able bodied no problem.

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 Nov 2016
Thank you for your kind review, we really appreciate our guests feedback. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Janet
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
74Ruth74
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Delightful, cosy cottage in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 2 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

A comfortable, clean and cosy cottage which we enjoyed returning back to after days out. It is in a fantastic location a few minutes walk from the centre of Alnwick and within driving distance of many attractions. The cottage had everything we needed for the week's stay and the owner was at the end of the phone should we have needed anything.
Ideal to stay in at any time of year - the heating worked well and the cottage was warm on colder nights.

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Liked best: Clean, cosy and great location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers
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Management Response
3 Nov 2016
Thank you for such a lovely review. We really enjoy having guests stay at Puddleduck cottage and it is a real pleasure receiving such great feedback. I hope we see you again soon. Kind regards Janet
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ktparkin4...
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A lovely warm & cosy cottage”
Reviewed 23 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

As others have said, deceptively spacious, very clean and comfortable. Everything you need is available, no expense has been spared with good quality throughout the cottage. A stones throw from the town centre, excellent shopping and an array of restaurants. A really lovely cottage.

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Liked best: The quality and cleanliness of the cottage and its fitments.
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
25 Oct 2016
Thank you for your kind review we really appreciate it and would love to welcome you back in the future. Janet
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Deborah B
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Warm and welcoming”
Reviewed 21 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

A lovely, deceptively spacious cottage close to the heart of Alnwick centre. The owners have taken a great deal of care in making this cottage comfortable. There is everything you could need - from the ubiquitous corkscrew to the emergency mobile phone. Within an easy stroll of both Barter Books and Alnwick Castle, the cottage is ideally situated for exploring both Alnwick itself and the surrounding countryside. Only a couple of very minor niggles: there is no parking with the cottage, so one has to use the public car parks - which are free (or a parking disc is provided in the cottage for use at the short stay car park) - but this is made clear in the cottage description. The bathroom does tend to get very steamy - there was not an extractor fan that we could find - so a window had to be open when bathing/showering - okay in the summer, not so in the winter!! There is also some traffic noise, but really only noticeable if, like me, you come from a quite little village in the middle of rural Wales! All in all, thoroughly recommended and would happily book again.

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Liked best: A little cottage which welcomes you with open arms the moment you step through the door.
Liked least: Traffic noise
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
22 Sep 2016
Thank you for your review which is appreciated. We are so pleased you enjpyed your stay at Puddleduck cottage and take your comments on board. We may look into an extractor fan for the bathroom and hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards Neil & Janet
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Brenda T
Hillingdon
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
Reviewed 17 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Puddleduck cottage is a quality cosy cottage in a perfect location in Alnwick, and includes absolutely everything you need for a great stay. We wished we could have stayed longer! We even had a lovely welcome pack which included biscuits and a bottle of wine. There was also a pint of milk and a carton orange juice in the fridge and fresh flowers in the hearth. The owners couldn't have been more helpful.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Aug 2016
Thank you very much for your kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Puddleduck cottage and would love to welcome you back in the future.
Kindest Regards
Neil & Janet
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Carole W
York
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“High spec interior, good quality throughout.”
Reviewed 14 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Lovely house, furnished with style and taste. Without exception all fixtures, fittings, furnishings and decor were good quality, clean (spotless) and in excellent working order.
Comfortable seating, beds etc with ample indoor space for the two of us.
No complaints.
The outside back patio area is small and enclosed, so sun only strikes for a very limited time. But if warm enough, still nice to have the outside seating area.
House is on a busy road, with traffic heavy at times. As it directly opens onto the footpath/roadside it can be noisy. Both bedrooms front onto this, so opening a window does mean traffic noise.
Also quite a few noisy revellers late at night/early hours. Not the fault of the cottage obviously.
Very handy location for Alnwick, short walk to everything in the town.
Pleased with the house and location.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Lauren M
2 reviews
“A charming and homely cottage in a central location.”
Reviewed 2 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We had a wonderful time in Puddleduck cottage! The owners were incredibly helpful and really made us feel welcome. It didn't hurt that it was in the centre of Alnwick town with attractions such as Alnwick castle, Alnwick Gardens, and Barter Books within walking distance. We also loved travelling around the countryside nearby in order to visit various castles as well as the Holy Island.

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Liked best: Charming cottage with a log burning stove.
Liked least: Northumberland is very windy!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
4 Jun 2015
Thank you for your kind review, we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at Puddleduck and Northumberland, and would love to welcome you back.Best wishes Janet & Neil.
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