- Complimentary Wifi
- Complimentary toiletries
Formerly the Convent of Mercy, this historic townhouse has been transformed into one of the finest boutique hotels in Northumberland. The Cookie Jar in Alnwick stands on the famous cobbled street of Bailiffgate, right at the heart of the medieval market town. With Alnwick Castle quite literally on the doorstep, this is a fabulous location for exploring so many incredible attractions of the North East.
The moment you enter the building, you are wowed by the high end quality of the hotel. The owners and designers really do have their fingers on the pulse and no stone has been left unturned here. From the cool blue colour scheme that runs throughout each room complemented by local artwork, to the vintage suitcases and beautiful chairs, The Cookie Jar has a distinctive style that can’t be found elsewhere. Classic and contemporary unite in an extraordinary fashion, mixing sophistication with effortless chic design.
The Bistro looks out onto the gardens and terrace and provides a gorgeous backdrop of wood panelled walls and designer furniture, creating the perfect relaxed space for dining on uncomplicated dishes that show off fresh seasonal flavours. The Snug is a cosy room where you can enjoy evening drinks, afternoon tea or a morning coffee.
Inspired by the local area, the bedrooms at The Cookie Jar in Alnwick are simply beautiful and reflect the luxurious feel of the hotel. Sumptuous beds are draped in tactile throws, and cosy seating and stylish lamps create the mood for relaxation. Some rooms have freestanding baths and some feature castle views, while all rooms indulge you with Penhaligon’s products and coffee from Pumphreys of Northumberland.
From the Drying Room and Gun Room, to the Snug lounge and outdoor terrace, The Cookie Jar has everything covered when it comes to facilities at the hotel.
Effortlessly elegant and oozing a different kind of class, the Bailiffgate Bistro invites guests to dine on simple yet delicious dishes in a romantic setting overlooking the garden and terrace. The Bistro is open all day for morning coffees, lunches and afternoon tea, and currently open on a Friday and Saturday for dinner.
Set within the hotel’s pretty gardens, the two tiered terrace features outdoor heaters and fire pit, as well as a Cigar Shack. If you venture down to the bottom of the garden, you’ll find the Chef’s well-tended vegetable patch. Enjoy afternoon tea in the summer, stargaze on a clear winter night or sip cocktails with friends before dinner.
Whether you’re craving an aperitif, afternoon tea or a lingering morning coffee, the Snug is an ambient space filled with cosy armchairs and sofas.
Drying Room and Gun Room
Located on the ground floor, the Drying Room and Gun Room features boot racks, heater cabinets and secure double gun storage for when you return from the day’s outdoor adventures.
The kennels provide convenient and comfortable accommodation for your four legged friend during your stay at The Cookie Jar.
Things to do in and Around Alnwick
With several golf courses, local shoots, bridleways, and walking trails close by, there are countless things to do within easy reach of the hotel. The sprawling coastline of Northumberland has become renowned for its dramatic beauty, quaint seaside villages and beaches, making it a much loved destination for travellers from far and wide.
Visitors who love to delve into the history and culture of the area can explore a wealth of magnificent castles, including Alnwick Castle, Bamburgh Castle and Dunstanburgh Castle. Alternatively, you can witness Hadrian’s Wall, which covers an astounding 80 miles from coast to coast, visit The Alnwick Garden or take a trip to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.
Although these are the smallest of the rooms at The Cookie Jar in Alnwick, they still retain just as much charm and individuality, whether it’s the exposed beams, high quality furnishings or views of the ancient rooftops, you can enjoy total tranquillity at this home from home.
Spacious and light filled, the Luxury Rooms boast super king size beds and some are interconnecting, making them ideal for group stays. Choose from rooms with views of Alnwick Castle or cosy seating areas.
These gorgeous suites combine sash windows, super king size beds with stylish headboards, and four piece bathrooms with oversized roll top baths. Perfectly blending old with new, Mother Superior rooms are seriously impressive.
Being the piece de resistance at The Cookie Jar, The Chapel suite possesses total luxury as well as a few added surprises. Greeted with magnificent stained glass windows, imposing carved beamed ceiling and copper roll top bath, expect to be awestruck when you enter this suite. If you’re looking for something ultra luxurious for that special occasion, The Chapel was created to impress.
The hotel is very tastefully decorated in a quirky shabby-chic style and our room was delightful. The bed was very comfortable. Breakfast on both mornings was excellent and plentiful. Overall – a delightful relaxing experience.
The ambience and decor is cozy with a real feel of luxury and the facilities and amenities in the room and throughout the hotel are excellent. Debbie and Mick are extremely friendly and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. We hope to return in the summer to enjoy the outside terrace space!
Debbie and Mick couldn’t have been more helpful about catering for the various dietary issues- the food was excellent all round. The rooms are really luxurious even the smaller ones that the single boys had.
The size was exactly what we needed and the exclusive use meant we could party till the wee hours. Staff were absolute stars!
Cant recommend it highly enough.