The Whittling House

North East England Northumberland Alnmouth

  • From £150 a night
  • 10 Guest Rooms
  • Chic Boutique

Country-seaside chic at a restaurant with rooms on the spectacular Northumberland coast

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It’s not hard to put together a great seaside break – a walk along the beach, a terrific meal and a comfortable night in stylish surroundings. Even better if you can do it all in the same place and under the same roof. Step forward The Whittling House in Alnmouth, a restaurant with rooms in an under-the-radar location on the spectacular Northumberland coast, just yards from the most alluring of golden beaches.

The pretty village is something of a timewarp, with its painted houses and quiet streets, set back from a wide, sandy beach that’s perfect for pottering, beachcombing and long coastal walks. However, while The Whittling House fits right into the overall vibe, there’s nothing old-fashioned about it at all. Ten gorgeous, characterful bedrooms offer a comfortable night’s sleep in king-size or super-king-size beds, each with a smart en-suite bathroom. Colours and furnishings echo the overall seaside-country theme, and amenities have been carefully thought through, from bathrobes and ironing boards to coffee machines. Some of the rooms are dog-friendly too – and your pooch even gets their own bed.

Meanwhile, the restaurant is their secret weapon – a handsome wood-panelled, fire-warmed space where a hearty cooked breakfast is included in the rate. Enjoy an Alnmouth G&T here while they up a mostly Northumberland-inspired menu – big on the local seafood, from Lindisfarne oysters to locally-caught lobster from around the Northumberland shores – the same owners run the renowned Potted Lobster in nearby Bamburgh. The restaurant is a modish British delight throughout, whether it’s rib-eyes and fillets from the grill, rare-breed pork, or classic fish and chips (with lager-and-lemon batter, pea puree and triple-cooked chips).

Suitably fortified, it’s time for you to discover what the locals already know – that the Northumberland coast really is one of the UK’s hidden gems. The sands and dunes stretch from Alnmouth up to historic Bamburgh and Lindisfarne (Holy Island), and beyond to the border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed and its extraordinary stone ramparts. There are amazing, ruined castles at places like Dunstanburgh and Warkworth; or you can spend the day just five miles up the road at mighty Alnwick Castle and Garden, film location for ‘Harry Potter’. That’s just for starters on a great seaside break staying – we couldn’t help ourselves! – at the magic Whittling House.

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From stylish interiors to exceptionally dreamy beds, our rooms are designed with your comfort in mind. If you’re looking for outstanding accommodation in Northumberland then look no further than The Whittling House. Situated near the Northumbrian towns of Alnwick, Bamburgh, Seahouses and more we are the perfect base for exploring the Northumberland Coast.

All rooms have WIFI and tea and coffee making facilities and our rates include a choice of cooked breakfasts.

Suitable For

The hotel is suited to all ages, and we are dog friendly. 


Alnmouth is nestled on the North of the Northumberland coast making it in an ideal position to explore the coastline. Whether you are looking to explore historic castles and ruins, an active holiday exploring the Cheviots or playing some of the most stunning golf courses the UK has to offer, there is something for everyone in Northumberland.

We have hand picked some of our favourite places to visit in Northumberland during your stay with us. This includes some of our favourite golf clubs, The Holy Island of Lindisfarne; a mysterious tidal island off the coast, the world famous Bamburgh Castle and Alnwick Gardens which offers a truly 21st century experience full of imagination, inspiration and fun. And a trip to Northumberland wouldn’t be complete without a stroll down the white sandy beaches including the beautiful Alnmouth beach which is on our doorstep.

Food & Drink

Our sister restaurant, The Potted Lobster is situated a short drive away in Bamburgh. 


Open all year.


Double/Twin Rooms from £150 a night, including breakfast.

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The Owner Says

The Whittling House, a delightful country restaurant with 10 characterful bedrooms. We provide a relaxed mixture of locally sourced, seasonal dishes, comfortable interiors with roaring fires all set back from stunning Alnmouth beach.


Contact Website  01665 463 001  The Whittling House, 24-25 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 2RA

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Getting There

Alnmouth railway station is just over 5 minutes' drive away. Your hosts can recommend a local mincab firm to pick you up. 


  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Wifi
  • Beaches
  • Car-free option
  • Walking
  • Restaurant with Rooms
  • Parking
  • Exclusive Hire
  • Dog-friendly
  • Foodies
  • Remote location
  • Romantic Retreat

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