The Hocket, Rennington, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 3RJ





The Hocket is a fabulous stone built detached barn conversion enjoying enviable privacy set within 1.328 acres of stunning private gardens. Originally built in the 1890’s, the barn has been extended into an exceptional 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom family home. The original part of the property retains plenty of original features such as beamed ceilings, exposed stone walls and two Inglenook fireplaces, while the ground floor extension and first floor offer modern, functional living space.

Internally, on the ground floor, the property offers a large open plan and versatile living room, downstairs bedroom, kitchen, dining room/library, downstairs shower room and utility room. On the first floor there are a further 3 bedrooms plus family sized bathroom.

Externally, the mature wrap-around gardens are fully lawned, with fruit trees and practical patio areas to the rear and side of the house. There is also a double shed with lighting and ample off-street parking at the end of the private driveway.


Accommodation Comprises


Ground Floor

Reception Hallway, Fourth Bedroom, Dining Room/Library, Large Open Plan Reception Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Downstairs Shower Room, Utility Room.

First Floor

Master Bedroom, Two Further Bedrooms, Family Bathroom.


Extensive Lawned Grounds, Mature Trees including Fruit Trees, Soft Fruit area, Two Ponds, Patios and BBQ area,
Double Shed (with lighting), Ample Off Street Parking.


Alnwick 3 miles, Craster 3 miles, Alnmouth 5 miles,

Morpeth 22 miles, Newcastle 37 miles, Edinburgh 88 miles,

Berwick-upon-Tweed 30 miles, A1 2 miles, Newcastle Airport 35 miles.

(all distances are approximate).


Area Insights

The Hocket lies just outside Rennington, which is one of four hamlets that make up Rennington Parish, the other hamlets being Rock, Stamford and Broxfield. Rennington is an incredibly popular village which is positioned around an attractive village green. The village offers a well-attended church, a village hall and a lively local Public House, The Horseshoes Inn. The Hocket itself, in a secluded spot yet in easy reach of local villages and the market town of Alnwick with excellent transport links close to hand, is perfectly placed to explore the Heritage coastline of Northumberland. Craster, Dunstanburgh and Warkworth castles and Low Newton by the Sea are all within a short bike ride, as are Longhoughton Sugar Sands Beach and Howick Hall Gardens and Arboretum. The Northumberland National Park is also nearby. It is the largest national park in the UK and a wonderful place to explore nature.

 The popular town of Alnwick is situated only 3 miles inland from The Hocket. Alnwick, a once thriving medieval market town, still retains much of its historic charm, with cobbled areas, local public houses and family run shops along the high street. However, in addition it boasts five national supermarkets, an M&S Food Hall, Turnbull’s Northumbrian Food Hall and schooling for all ages, including three Primary Schools and the Duchess’s Community High School. Alnwick also offers plenty to see and do, Alnwick Gardens are a must on a sunny day, Barter Books could keep you distracted for hours, while Alnwick Playhouse and the Willowburn Sports and Leisure Centre attract visitors from far and wide and the Castle has regular visitors from all over the UK and abroad. 

The countryside around The Hocket is also a great area for walking, short and long hikes, cycling, fishing, and many more outdoor pursuits. There are a number of Golf Clubs in the vicinity such as Alnwick Castle, the top rated Linden Hall Golf Club, and the renowned coastal courses such as Dunstanburgh Castle, Alnmouth Village (the oldest 9-hole links course in England) and Alnmouth Golf Club (Foxton Hall). 

The Hocket benefits from a mainline train station close by, less than 5 miles away at Alnmouth,  which offers effective access up and down the East Coast Main Line. Similarly, the nearby A1 will take commuters South to Newcastle upon Tyne in about 45 minutes or North up to Edinburgh in less than 2 hours, train journey times from Alnmouth under 30 minutes and a little over one hour respectively. Newcastle Airport with its excellent international connections is only a 35 minute drive.

Despite Rennington’s proximity to both Edinburgh and Newcastle, the area has a low population and can therefore offer a quality of life that is becoming increasingly rare.

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General Remarks



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Useful Links

Local council planning https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/Planning.aspx 

The Horseshoes Inn http://thehorseshoesrennington.co.uk/ 

Alnwick Castle https://www.alnwickcastle.com/ 

Alnwick Gardens https://www.alnwickgarden.com/ 

Alnwick Castle Golf Club https://www.alnwickcastlegolfclub.co.uk/

The Joiners Arms - https://joiners-arms.com

Barter Books - https://www.barterbooks.co.uk

Linden Hall Golf Club  https://www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/linden-hall

Foxton Hall Golf Club - https://www.alnmouthgolfclub.com/club/foxton-hall

Dunstanburgh Golf Club - https://www.dunstanburgh.com

Swansfield Primary School http://www.swansfield.northumberland.sch.uk/website

The Duchess’s Community High School https://www.dchs-alnwick.org/

Longridge Towers School https://lts.org.uk/ 

Howick Hall Gardens - https://howickhallgardens.com/

Alnwick Playhouse - https://www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk/

Leisure centre - https://www.activenorthumberland.org.uk/Centres/Willowburn-Sports-and-Leisure-Centre.aspx 

Visit Alnwick https://www.visitalnwick.org.uk/explore-alnwick-northumberland/alnwick-central-countryside-coast/ 




Fixtures and Fittings

Only items specifically mentioned in the particulars of sale are included in the sale price.

Listing and Conservation

The Hocket is not listed, nor in a conservation area.


  • Oil fired central heating.

  • Mains electricity and water. 

  • Private drainage.

  • Broadband services are available

Council Tax

Band G.

Energy Efficiency Rating

Band E (Rating 39)

Local Authority

Northumberland County Council
Telephone: 0345 600 6400

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Photographs taken in April 2022. Particulars prepared in April 2022.