Self Catering in Northumberland - Acklington

Shunting Cottage
NE65 9BT

Shunting Cottage, Acklington, Northumberland
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Pricing From: £230.00 - 492.00

Shunting Cottage is an unusual stone-built ground floor former station house, one mile from Acklington and four miles from the village of Warkworth.

The cottage is comfortably furnished, and the accommodation includes two bedrooms, a delightful sitting room with a large picture window and dining area, a superb fitted kitchen and two bedrooms with en-suite facilities. Whether you are a couple looking for a romantic retreat, or a family that wants to explore the many attractions of this splendid area, Shunting Cottage is a wonderful base from which to discover all that the region has to offer. Sandy beaches, lovely villages, the stunning scenery of the National Park and more can be found in this great holiday destination.


The weather was unexpectedly warm. Northumberland is a beautiful county and we covered most of the roads in the Northumberland National Park during our week. The Railway Inn was barely a 5 minute walk from the cottage and has a good menu.The houses and gardens at Wallington and Cragside (both National Trust) were spectacular. You could spend a whole week exploring just these properties as the gardens are extensive and both have plenty of woodland walks. Kielder Water and Forest are not too far away but I would advise sticking to the main roads rather than the forest drive. Ford and Etal area is very picturesque and the thatched Black Bull in Etal is well worth a lunch stop.
Mrs Pauline Fincher, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
June 2014

A really comfortable cottage with better than expected facilities. The owners were only too ready to help and to "go the extra mile" to ensure that we had a good holiday.
Mrs Theresa Brown, Farnborough, Hampshire
December 2014

The Cottage was almost perfect, we had a really great holiday. Great to have a private space at the back for our two labradors but also use of the front garden. A really warm cottage even in bitterly cold weather. It was well enough equipped to cook a full Christmas dinner with the minimum of improvisation!
Dr Catherine Sanderson, Leeds, West Yorkshire
December 2014

Fantastic cottage and an excellent base for a week of holidaying in Northumberland. Had friendly hosts and it was a comfy relaxing environment.
Mr Ashley Thomson, Carlisle, Cumbria
February 2015

A great cottage, being an ideal base for visiting Northumberland's coastal and heritage sights. Very welcoming and well equipped.
Mrs Cath Cleaves, Pontypool, Torfaen
July 2015

Services / Facilities:

Full oil-fired central heating. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, colour TV, DVD player, stereo/CD player, radio, library of books and games etc. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Highchair available. Off-road parking for 2 cars. Private, enclosed gravelled garden area with furniture and BBQ. Shared use of front lawned area with the owners (next door). Sorry, no smoking. Two well behaved pets welcome. Shop 2.5 miles, pub 5 mins walk. Note: Trains pass the property approximately every half an hour throughout the day.

Changeover Day


Single Beds: 1
Double Beds: 1

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine

Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Warkworth Castle - 3.1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Brinkburn Priory - 6.6 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Alnwick Castle - 7.7 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Bailiffgate Museum - 7.9 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Edlingham, St John the Baptist Church - 8.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Edlingham Castle - 8.3 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Alnwick Abbey Gatehouse - 8.3 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Cragside - 9.2 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Hulne Priory - 9.5 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Morpeth Castle - 10 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Nearest Alternative Cottages

Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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