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The Hoot

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7 Nights  

  • £693  to  £1295

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  • The property is only available for a minimum of 7 nights

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£896 Fri, 14 Jun 2024
7 nights - Save £300 - Last minute offer

Key Information

  • Sleeps

    5 + 1

  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About The Hoot

The Hoot is a slice of the sublime. The recently-refurbished holiday cottage in Northumbria is in the scenic rural village of Bilton, close to Alnmouth and the spectacular Northumbrian coastline. It's perfect for a luxury escape at any time of the year, with guests enjoying a superb standard of accommodation and an excellent location with stunning walks, exciting bike rides, and fantastic attractions, all within easy reach. The two-bedroom cottage sleeps up to six people with spacious rooms, lovely gardens, and a versatile layout that suits couples, families or friends.

Within 30 minutes are top attractions like Bamburgh Castle, Druridge Bay & Country Park, Hauxley Nature Reserve, the Grace Darling Museum and Alnwick Castle, better known to some as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. Holy Island and Lindisfarne Castle are only slightly further. There are mainline trains from Alnmouth to Edinburgh, Newcastle, Durham & York, putting these very different but equally appealing cities at your feet. Other places to see include Warkworth, Morpeth, Amble, and Berwick.

Northumberland, especially the Aln Valley, is known for its enormous views which reach the horizon. As a county, it's widely rural, with huge swathes of it being either farmland, nature reserves, or beautifully wild. The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a stone's throw away, opening up miles of pristine beaches and breathtaking coastal paths for walking, cycling and horse riding. The Northumberland National Park is around 17 miles or half an hour's drive from The Hoot, with more gorgeous trails for walking and cycling.

All of the amenities you need for a self-catering holiday are nearby in Alnmouth, a village almost too pretty to be real. Settled in around 1150, the shop, cafes, pubs and pastel-coloured houses sit beside the River Aln, where it meets the sea at the vast beach of soft white sand. You can enjoy all of the space and privacy you crave at The Hoot, knowing that everywhere you want to go is all readily accessible.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Roy & Ingrid Hardy joined Independent Cottages in June 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Off Grid / Remote

Location (Northumberland)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Hoot has recently been refurbished from top to bottom. Period features are complemented by carefully chosen furnishings to ensure guests are as comfortable as possible during their stay. Accommodation is over two levels.


  • You'll love returning to the welcoming comfort of the living room with its feature stone fireplace and modern log burner. Soft rugs cover the original stone floor, while plump sofas and armchairs invite you to put your feet up and relax with a book or something on the TV.
  • Stunning views in the kitchen/diner may distract you from cooking! Multi-aspect windows overlook the paved terrace to the fields and countryside beyond. Turn your attention to the kitchen and you'll find a modern space with high-quality appliances and a streamlined layout that makes cooking a pleasure. You can arrange for Sainsbury's to deliver your groceries, or treat yourself and stock the fridge and freezer with delicious meals pre-prepared by Turnbull's of Alnwick. A solid wood dining table with upholstered chairs reflect the high standard of accommodation throughout the house.
  • Start your day the right way with a refreshing shower in the large shower room, where there is also a heated towel rail, WC and a handbasin.


  • A wonderfully comfortable King Size Mahogany Sleigh bed ensures a good night sleep, while incredible Aln Valley views from the master bedroom make it a joy to draw open the curtains in the morning. There is ample storage for you to unpack and settle in.
  • Up to four people can sleep in the spacious second bedroom, which has two single beds and two full-height trundle beds.
  • Second shower room, also with heated towel rail, WC and hand basin.

Outside: A wide paved terrace next to the house gives way to a fenced lawn and panoramic views. There are two sets of outdoor furniture. One at the entrance to The Hoot for the morning sun and one to the front for the afternoon sun and evening sunset, which can be spectacular. There is also parking off road.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, Smart TV with Netflix, wood and multi fuel for the log burner, bed linen and bath towels are all included. Guests to bring beach towels if they are required. The owner regrets that they can't accommodate pets, but they can recommend a local pet-sitting service. Smoking and vaping are not permitted.

The Hoot Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 5 + 1 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double & 1 Twin/Quad)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £693
To £1295
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Roy & Ingrid Hardy
Member Since June 2021

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The Hoot Noticeboard

The Hoot is in an ideal location to relax and enjoy the stunning, all-round countryside location and views, yet only a short drive to the best of Northumberland's beaches and castles. Ideal base for touring and visiting Alnwick Castle and Gardens and their fantastic new attractions for children, along with Warkworth, Holy Island (Lindisfarne Castle), Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh.

Last Minute Offers

Fri, 14 Jun 2024 for 7 nights, £896
Save £300. Last minute offer
Fri, 19 Jul 2024 for 7 nights, £896
Save £300. Last minute offer

The Hoot 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 25th May 2024

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