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Your own castle in the borders of Northumberland.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 400 m²
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Historic Pele tower on road to Scotland - 3 bedrooms, snooker, modern kitchen.

Your own castle... with log burning stove, snooker room, fully modern kitchen and bathrooms. Originally a fortified village refuge, built in around AD1250, this beautiful Grade 2* historically listed tower has been recently brought up to full modern comfort, but still with a barrel-vaulted basement (with full sized snooker table), large carved stone fireplace and modern kitchen.

It's positioned beautifully in Whittingham Vale, in the middle of its village. Eight miles (12km) from Alnwick with its famous gardens - and the castle which stood in for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. 12 miles from Alnmouth and the beaches. It's just next to Thrunton woods for keen mountain bikers, and the Cheviot Hills for walkers and hikers. Rothbury and Cragside are nearby.

Further afield is the whole of the coast and castles of Northumberland : from Tynemouth Priory in the south, through Druridge Bay, Amble, Alnmouth, Craster, Dunstanburgh castle, Seahouses, Bamburgh bay and castle, through to Lindisfarne and Berwick. The border country is wild and open - you will be just on the edge of the Dark Skies national park, which leads to some great views of the Milky Way and good viewing of shooting stars, even the occasional showing of the Northern Lights.

It's fully equipped inside. The main living floor is the first floor (the ground floor is a fortified barrel vaulted room with no windows - but a full size snooker table). The kitchen has a wine fridge, large American style fridge-freezer with icemaker, induction hob, Miele double oven, microwave, platewarming ovens, and the usual dishwasher and washing machine (the drier is in the snooker room).

The main living room is a large room, with comfortable space for everybody with classic Bergere suite and leather chesterfield, a old family heirloom Grandfather clock and a log burning stove (we leave a starter basket of logs to get you going). Curl up with a book, watch a movie, chat by the log fire.

On the second floor lie the three bedrooms, family and ensuite bathrooms. These consist of one double room, one twin (which can be set up as a superking size double), the family bathroom, with large high pressure shower and double ended slipper bath, and the master bedroom. This has a superking size four-poster bed for the romantics amongst you. Off this is a dressing room - which can accommodate either a travel cot or a temporary bed for a seventh guest (both available on demand) - and an ensuite bathroom, again with high pressure shower with body jets.

Don't expect people to breakfast early - it's very, very quiet !

Outside is simple - a terrace, a large gravelled parking area, and two lawns sloping towards the River Aln. There is an outside hose for muddy gear and mountain bikes, and a wooden table and chairs in the shed for outside dining in good weather

More Details

Owner
Ben
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2017

About Ben

We've lived in Northumberland since we married - just over 26 years ago. We've a family of four - and enjoy the space, calm and sights of the border country. We've always loved old buildings and furniture, and want to make a place feel loved

Ben purchased this castle in 2015

Why Ben chose Northumberland

Why? It's your own castle. In an area where just getting there makes your heart breathe better. In a village surrounded by space and wild beauty. What can I say?

What makes this castle unique

Fully modern kitchen with (huge) American style fridge and modern induction hobs &co means great for keen cooks. Every time I walk into the basement and see the expanse of the snooker table, I grin. Every time I drive there and see the open vistas from the Coldstream Road (A697 now, Dere Street in Roman times) I go wow. After 25 years. So will you.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle rental in Whittingham, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Main bathroom with double ended slipper bath and power shower Ensuite bathroom with power shower (body jets) Small toilet at end of snooker room.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
  • Master bedroom, with super king four poster bed, ensuite and dressing room. Large chest of drawers, wardrobe. East/North facing. Dressing room suitable for child cot if required. Second bedroom - twin beds (3'3") antique bergere style. Can be brought together as a superking double on request. West facing. Third bedroom - Standard double, wardrobe. South Facing.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Your own castle in the borders of Northumberland.
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
5

Lovely spacious accommodation in a good location

  • 5 of 5

Everyone really enjoyed staying in the castle, it was a very relaxing environment

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous luxury tower stay. In a lovely village setting.

  • 5 of 5

I cannot emphasize enough the quality, comfort and facilities available at the tower. Everything was provided and all generations catered for. My wife, myself and the children where delighted to be able to spend some time here.

I cannot recommend this tower enough. Thank you Ben for the privilege of allowing us to use your gorgeous medieval tower.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Loved it, as did our USA friends who were wtih us. Wanted to stay longer! Beautiful building, beautifully renovated, beautiful interior design,beautiful pieces of furniture . Very home-y and cosy. Well equipped kitchen. Plenty of space. In an amazing setting with lovely views of the countryside.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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5

Fantastic property in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Superb weekend celebrating birthdays. Will definitely comeback

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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5

Fabulous stay in Reiver Country

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful family getaway at the Pele Tower. I’m not sure who was more excited about staying in a real castle me, my three year old or Grandpa who was celebrating his 70th birthday. It has been beautifully refurbished, was well equipped and had plenty of space for six adults and two small children. The village is very quaint and with an even bigger Castle in Alnwick to visit the whole trip felt very medieval – in a good way! The bookshop in Alnwick is well worth a visit too. Thanks for such a memorable and special holiday.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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5

Very unique property located in quaint village in rural Northumbria near a National Park.

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations are spacious and gorgeous. The "house" is furnished with eclectic blend of antique furniture with a rustic look and feel. Amenities and items provided with the rental were extensive and complete. The location puts you very close to Alwick Castle but also just under a two hour drive to Edinburgh, Stirling, etc. We were very pleased with property!

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Newcastle
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Glanton
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Newcastle
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Alnmouth
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Alnwick for Alnmouth
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
A1(M)
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Alnwick
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Alnmouth
Car: necessary

The Tower is positioned beautifully in Whittingham Vale, in the middle of its village. Eight miles (12km) from Alnwick with its famous gardens - and the castle which stood in for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. 12 miles from Alnmouth and the beaches. It's just next to Thrunton woods for keen mountain bikers, and the Cheviot Hills for walkers and hikers. Rothbury and Cragside are nearby.

Further afield is the whole of the coast and castles of Northumberland : from Tynemouth Priory in the south, through Druridge Bay, Amble, Alnmouth, Craster, Dunstanburgh castle, Seahouses, Bamburgh bay and castle, through to Lindisfarne and Berwick. The border country is wild and open - you will be just on the edge of the Dark Skies national park, which leads to some great views of the Milky Way and good viewing of shooting stars, even the occasional showing of the Northern Lights.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday castle in Whittingham, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Summer
16 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
A$2,435
 
 
Christmas2017
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$422
A$2,598
 
 
Easter 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 21 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
A$2,110
 
 
Early Summer
22 Apr 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$292
A$1,607
 
 
High Summer 2018
15 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
A$2,598
 
 
Christmas-NY 2018
16 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
A$438
A$2,760
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$252
A$1,380
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit A$243.52

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Should the property be left in a state that makes it not possible for the subsequent guests to stay, you will be liable for the costs incurred including rectification of the damage and loss of income up to a maximum of two weeks rental.
Damage deposit will refund automatically 7 days from end of reservation unless damage is noted and a claim made. We do not consider normal wear and tear as damage: this only refers to damage that means that the item requires repair or replacement before continued use.
Please feel free to report observed issues of any kind in the property at any time - we will endeavour to rectify these as soon as possible, not least because the maintenance of a historic building requires constant vigilance.
Whilst there is a telephone available for incoming calls, it is not for outbound calls (other than notification of arrival, calls to owner or emergencies). We strongly suggest use of the wifi/internet (EE Wifi Connect, Three Intouch, Skype, Google, Whatsapp) if you need to make calls - this is no cost to you, or us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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