Guest Safety

At Russell Cottage, we’ve put a lot of thought into making your stay as relaxing and comfortable as possible. We’ve placed particular emphasis on your health, safety and wellbeing so that your only concern should be enjoying your stay.

Please take a few minutes to read the safety information on this page:
Fire Safety
Carbon Monoxide
Covid-19 and the coronavirus
Safety Reports & Risk Assessments

Fire Safety

As you’re on holiday staying in unfamiliar accommodation and using unfamilair appliances, the risk of fire is higher than at home.

There’s a fire blanket, fire extinguisher and a fire safety notice in the kitchen. Please familiarise yourself with their location and take a moment to read the instructions so that you know what to do in the event you need to use them.

Please also make sure that you’ve familiarised yourself with the way out, so that in the event of an emergency you can quickly exit the cottage and escape to a place of safety.

Please switch off electrical appliances at night and don’t leave appliances like the TV, washing machine, iron or mobile phone chargers switched on when you go out.

There are smoke alarms on each floor of the cottage. The smoke alarms are linked so that if one goes off, all alarms will sound.

For fire safety reasons, do not use any form of barbeque equipment in the house or garden area. Cooking or food preparation in the bedrooms is not permitted.

You can view the Fire Risk Assessment below.

Carbon Monoxide

As all gas appliances are located in the lower ground floor kitchen, a carbon monoxide alarm is fitted in this room.

Covid-19 and the coronavirus

As you’ll expect in these days of Covid-19, in readying the cottage for your visit, we’ve paid close attention to guidelines from the UK government, VisitEngland as well as those from Northumbrian Cottages.

We have completed a Covid-19 risk assessment for guests using the cottage and are accredited for VisitEngland’s ‘Good To Go scheme’ confirming we seek to abide by UK government guidelines to help protect you from Covid-19 during your stay.

Safety Reports & Risk Assessments

Fire Risk Assessment (PDF)
Fire Safety Notice (JPG)
Electrical Installation Condition Report (PDF)
• Gas Safety Report (PDF)
Covid-19 Risk Assessment (PDF)
VisitEngland ‘Good To Go’ Certificate (PDF)


Stay at Russell Cottage for your Alnwick Escape

Russell Cottage, Alnwick   ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Russell Cottage, set on a tranquil cul-de-sac right in the heart of Alnwick, is a modern mid-terraced cottage. Centrally located on the edge of Alnwick’s historic conservation area, it’s just a few minutes’ walk from the amenities, shops, restaurants and attractions of the town centre including Alnwick Castle and the Castle Quarter, The Alnwick Garden, Barter Books and Hulne Park.

Accommodation Details

Accommodation at Russell Cottage is spread over three floors and sleeps up to three guests in two bedrooms.

Northumbrian Cottages have awarded Russell Cottage a four-star quality grading.


Entrance hall with stairs to bedrooms and door to lounge/diner.
Lounge/Diner: with two two-seater sofas, smart TV, DVD player and electric fire. Dining Table with four chairs. Stairs down to kitchen.


Kitchen: with gas hob, electric fan-oven, microwave, full size fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and well equiped with (hopefully) everything you’ll need. The rear door leads to a tree-backed enclosed and gravelled outdoor area.

Outside: there’s a private seating area with a bench, chairs and bisto table where you can sit and have a coffee, read a book or catch up on your email in te fresh air.


Bedroom 1: with a king size bed and plenty of storage.
Bedroom 2: with a single bed and double wardrobe with drawers.
Shower room: with double-sized walk-in shower cubicle and mains pressure shower system with overhead and hand held shower-heads. Wash hand basin, heated towel rail & toilet.


Parking Space: Unusually for a holiday cottage so close to the centre of Alnwick, Russell Cottage has its own private allocated parking space adjacent to the property, so you won’t have to hunt for a parking space when you arrive or during your stay.

Book your stay at Russell Cottage

To book your Alnwick short break at Russell Cottage, visit Northumbrian Cottages to check availability and prices.

Guest Information

We’ve prepared an online directory of Guest Information. A printed Guest Information Book is also provided at the cottage.



Please note that the kitchen, bedrooms and shower/toilet are reached via stairs from the Lounge/Diner on the ground floor. There are also a few steps between the allocated parking space and the front door.


Keys will be available after 5pm on the day of arrival. On your departure day, please ensure that you are able to leave by 9am to allow us to fully clean the cottage in readiness for the next guests.

Smoking and the use of candles are not permitted at the cottage.

Pets: Although we’re dog lovers, we don’t allow dogs or other pets to join you during your stay at Russell Cottage.

Tourist Associations: Russell Cottage is a member of the Alnwick Tourism Association and the North Northumberland Tourism Association.

Welcoming you – safely

As you’ll expect in these days of Covid-19, at Russell Cottage we’re placing an emphasis on your health, safety and wellbeing so that your only concern should be enjoying your stay. See our guest safety page for more advice. In readying the cottage for your visit, we’ve paid close attention to guidelines from the UK government, VisitEngland as well as those from Northumbrian Cottages.

Booking Conditions

Please take a moment to read our booking conditions, available on the Northumbrian Cottages website.

Guest Comments

What a fabulous little cottage. Bright & welcoming, cosy & very well equipped, we could not have wished for better. Ideally located within this amazing town and a great base for sightseeing. Will definitely return.

Mr & Mrs Carter (August 2020)