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The Reading Rooms
North Charlton

The Reading Rooms, North Charlton, Northumberland

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 7

Pricing From: £400.00

This delightful detached cottage sits in the small hamlet of North Charlton in North East England and can sleep seven people in three bedrooms.

The Reading Rooms is a charming character cottage set in the small rural hamlet of North Charlton in North East England. This cottage can sleep seven people with three bedrooms, including one ground floor super king-size double with an en-suite wet room, a ground floor double, and a first floor family room with three singles and a family bathroom. The rest of the cottage is made up of an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.

To the outside of the cottage is off road parking for four cars and a patio garden with furniture. The Reading Rooms offers character accommodation, and is ideally located for those looking to tour Northumberland.


Cleanliness appalling
Though superficially clean, the house soon showed itself to be dirty, e.g. under the beds, in the corners and door frames; dead flies in window areas and curtains. Cobwebs around windows, in curtains, inside many of the spiral cupboard handles and behind all the radiators. Numerous large living spiders. The heat-level numbers and function indicators on the oven and hob were worn away and illegible (no handbook available). No folder containing general information about the house facilities (e.g. how to regulate the heating) and local services (e.g. doctor, supermarket, restaurants, shopping, vet, etc.). Such a folder is standard in almost all holiday cottages we've used. The house provided a cot and highchair for our 24-month-old child, but no stair gates, even though we requested them. The owners permitted dogs (good) but the fence around the property was not adequate to keep a small dog inside. There were no footpaths or fields in the vicinity where we could walk the dogs; this cannot be changed, but should have been mentioned in the description. We would not have taken the house if we had known this. On the positive side, there was a thoughtful provision of milk, toilet paper, kitchen roll, dishwasher tabs, shower gel as well as a homemade cake to greet us. The supply of children's toys was excellent.

I want to stay longer!
We're going home tomorrow after a great week spent at this lovely property. It is in a great location for exploring the Northumberland coast. The house is very big with a lovely lawn round it which is mowed during the night by the "Robbie" the robot lawnmower very amusing. It was clean & well furnished with a huge master bedroom & walk in shower. The owner also left us a lovely homemade cake which was delicious, the only thing I wasn't keen on was the wind farm behind the house, only because I have a irrational fear of the turbines & even after a week I'm still not keen! But apart from that it was fabulous.

Great dog and kid friendly cottage
This is a great place to stay! Very nice cottage for families or a group. Spacious, well appointed, cozy and comfortable. Nice garden area and very quiet. We had a great time here, and it's close to Alnwick, Alnmouth, and the coastal towns. The lovely owner left us a delicious chocolate cake to welcome us... Very convenient and would love to come back...

Just stayed 3 nights in this delightful cottage. Clean, spacious and comfortable. Views are wonderful. Location is really good for seeing the surrounding areas. Would recommend to anyone who wants a quiet holiday in lovely countryside. Would definitely come again - especially for the cake, lovely touch.
Eileen S

A beautiful cottage in an ideal location, my children loved the attic room. A most enjoyable stay, will definitely return!
Mrs Young



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


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Oil central heating with electric fire
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Cot and highchair on request
Ample off road parking
Lockable bike storage
Patio with furniture and summerhouse, lawns to side
Two well-behaved dogs welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop and pub 5 miles
Beach 7 miles
Note: This property is close to the A1 and some road noise may be heard
Note: Dogs are to be kept in the kitchen

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Nearest Attractions

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

Preston Tower - 1.8 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Alnwick Garden - 3.6 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Eglingham, St Maurice's Church - 4.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Hulne Priory - 4.5 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Alnwick Abbey Gatehouse - 5.6 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Alnwick, St Michael's Church - 5.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Dunstanburgh Castle - 5.9 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick - 5.9 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Howick Hall Gardens - 6 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Alnwick Castle - 6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

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