Vicarage Cottage in Lucker, Northumberland

What to Expect

In an idyllic village location just a two-minute walk to the pub and restaurant, Vicarage Cottage has a king-sized bedroom and twin, both with en suites.

Lucker provides an excellent base from which to explore the Northumberland coast. It is four miles south of Bamburgh and 13 miles from Alnwick, the fairy tale castle, seat of the Duke of Northumberland.

In an unspoilt corner of the North East Coast, Vicarage Cottage has been thoughtfully set out to provide an enchanting base for its guests. Attention to detail and quality finishes ensure a luxury stay away.

At A Glance

Village location
Enclosed garden
Two en suites
Beach 4 miles
Alfresco dining
Log burner

Amenities

Log starter pack
Washer/dryer
Dishwasher
Cloakroom
Private parking
Pub 2-minute walk

About Vicarage Cottage

Finished to a high spec this lovely stone cottage sleeps four in its king-sized main and twin, both with en suites. The main’s en-suite has a bath with a shower overhead and there is a walk-in shower off the twin.

Enter into a spacious porch, for boots and wet coats, which leads into the open plan kitchen and dining room and there is a cupboard under the stairs with a washer/dryer. The kitchen includes a dishwasher and large fridge/freezer and there is also a ground floor cloakroom.

The sunny rear garden is enclosed and equipped for alfresco dining and there is a bench covered by an upright boat’s hull, great for when the rain sets in.

Map of Area

Things To Do in Lucker

Just two minutes from the door is the award-winning Apple Inn, an authentic North Eastern village pub with an award-winning gastro restaurant. Booking is advised, especially in the evening for the a la carte menu that includes mouth-watering dishes such as the trio of rare breed pork made up of belly, braised cheek and fillet with smoked apple purée, crispy sage and sauerkraut. Try the Apple Inn’s bespoke ales, Lucker Gold and St Hilda’s made at nearby Alnwick Brewery.

Alnwick is a 20-minute drive from Lucker and its success at remaining true to its roots makes it a popular destinations for visitors to the area. Filled with independent shops including the UK’s biggest second-hand book shop in the converted Victorian railway station, it sits in the shadow of Alnwick Castle, the jewel in Northumberland Heritage Coast’s crown. After centuries it remains the seat of the Duke of Northumberland. The present Duchess of Northumberland has transformed its grounds into acre-upon-acre of award-winning gardens and sealing its success is it being a constant location in all the Harry Potter movies. From broomstick flying workshops to its treehouse restaurant, it is a castle like no other.

Closer to Vicarage Cottage is Bamburgh Castle that has stood sentry 150ft above the coast for more than a 1,000 years. Now home to the Armstrong family whose predecessors saved it from becoming a ruin in the 1700s, it regularly has events such as open cinema nights in summer to wreath-making workshops in November. The beach that it overlooks is one of the best in the country and even in high season there is plenty of space to make the most of the sun, sea and sand on its two-mile stretch.

Last Word

Vicarage Cottage might be tucked away on a quiet lane, but it is not far from the coast or the countryside that forms part of the Northumberland National Park. Better still, a gastro pub that is family and pet-friendly is only a two-minute stroll. If your mission is to stay put and really relax and rewind then this well-presented cottage is where you can do it in style. The outdoor area that catches the sun most of the day is ideal for alfresco dining and there is even a covered bench at the end of the garden if the rain sets in.

Once you’ve re-energised the area surrounding the cottage is your oyster. Short car trips will find you at award-winning beaches, ancient castles, and harbours where boats leave for the world-famous Farne Islands. Holy Island is under half an hour’s drive away and if you haven’t been before it is a trip that really should be on your to-do list. Just be warned that once the tide comes in it flood the causeway leading to the island and you won’t be able to make your return journey until the next day.

This is a charming Northumberland village with surroundings that are full of surprises from a Dark Sky Park to halcyon days on golden beaches that play host to stretches of pristine shorelines.

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