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Old Rectory Howick

Old Rectory, Howick, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3LE, England
Old Rectory Howick
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ilkley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just been back to the Old Rectory for a couple of nights - it was great to be welcomed back as soon as we arrived. The room was wonderful with space and furniture that make it home-from-home as well as all the usual facilities. Fridge with fresh milk is a plus. Will be back again soon.

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JDAVIDJ253, Owner at Old Rectory Howick, responded to this review

We are glad we could help you enjoy the peace and quiet of our lovely Northumberland coast. It was lovely to see you again. Come back soon. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second trip to the OldRectory. Beautiful, peaceful location. We stayed in "Holly".a lovely room, overlooking the garden, hens and bird feeders. A very warm welcome, delightful house, very clean room with en suite. Quality toiletries, comfy bed, great breakfasts! I could go on and on. David, Christine and Linda make it all special, and we will return... More 

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JDAVIDJ253, Owner at Old Rectory Howick, responded to this review

It was lovely to have you back and we hope to see you again soon. Our best wishes to both of you. More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely loved this place - can't sing its praises highly enough! Beautiful surroundings and the beach was a few minutes away. Friendly staff, beautiful rooms and comfy beds. So homely - brilliant! Thoroughly recommend the old rectory! Delicious breakfasts with a wide range on offer.

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JDAVIDJ253, Owner at Old Rectory Howick, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful recommendation. We hope you'll come back to stay again soon. More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Very peaceful location, short walk to the sea. Fresh eggs for breakfast from their own hens. Excellent range of food for breakfast including Craster kippers and 'special' porridge. Communal breakfast table. Family friendly. Will definitely return again.

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JDAVIDJ253, Owner at Old Rectory Howick, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words. Couldn't have put it better ourselves! We look forward to your next visit. More 

Hampshire, England
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We selected the Old Rectory for it's location and weren't disappointed. The house is lovely, furnishing is a little 'twee' and would not necessarily be to everyone's taste. We felt it needed a bit of updating and the room was decidedly dusty. A real bonus is the fridge in the room with fresh milk and bottled water provided. David and... More 

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JDAVIDJ253, Owner at Old Rectory Howick, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in our home and could take advantage of our glorious location in the AONB and on the Coastal Path. Friendly chat round the breakfast table we find is the norm and the Craster kippers are a must! More 

Stroud, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We have just spent 3 wonderful days on the Northumberland coast, staying at the Old Rectory, Howick in room Jill. This is the most beautiful, welcoming, tranquil B and B and bedroom I have stayed in. The warm welcome from David, helping us with our bags and offering tea and cake set the tone for our whole stay. The room... More 

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JDAVIDJ253, Owner at Old Rectory Howick, responded to this review

It was lovely to meet you. Thank you for all the lovely things you have said about us, and especial thanks for the hugs! More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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87 reviews 87 reviews
40 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The Old Rectory has a lot of old world charm. As we drove up it just had what you'd expect to see in movies and travelogues of English character. Dave greeted us with tea and cake. Our room was comfortable, but had a couple of cleanliness issues which kept it from being perfect. We mentioned them to Dave and Christine... More 

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JDAVIDJ253, Owner at Old Rectory Howick, responded to this review

We loved having you with us from the USA and hope you found the sun at your next location. We are always striving for perfection. More 

Rotherham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Warm, comfortable, welcoming...just a really lovely place run by friendly and thoughtful people. The house is a charming oasis in peaceful and beautiful surroundings which are a pleasure to return to after exploring the unspoilt coast and countryside. David and Christine are friendly and helpful hosts, great at making you feel welcome and at home - and being served the... More 

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JDAVIDJ253, Owner at Old Rectory Howick, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely words. We look forward to your next visit. The peace and quiet and the woodpeckers will be waiting for you! More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Booked this for a birthday treat. Arranged flowers for arrival. Tea and cake when we arrived. Food to die for including Craster kippers. Lovely people make you feel immediately at home. Quiet. Near the coastal path. We will be back

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JDAVIDJ253, Owner at Old Rectory Howick, responded to this review

Delighted you enjoyed your birthday treat! Hope the roses made it home safely. You packed a lot in and we're so pleased you are coming back for more. More 

Hexham, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

An extremely welcome oasis of calm! As soon as we crossed the threshhold of the Old Rectory, I could feel myself relaxing. The copious tea and home-made cake helped! Unfortunately we were only there for 2 nights, but on both evenings we walked along the coastal path to Craster for our evening meal, enjoying the views and the birds. Thank... More 

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JDAVIDJ253, Owner at Old Rectory Howick, responded to this review

A big thank you. We think we are a good team and try hard to make your stay special. We're so pleased you enjoyed our part of Northumberland. As you know, it is a very relaxing county and there are lots more walks for you to try. More 

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