Hourglass Holiday Homes

Our Friends

Home / Our Friends

Our Friends

Hourglass are committed to supporting local businesses in Alnwick and beyond. Here are a few we are very happy to recommend and whom we call Friends of Hourglass.

Darryn Wade Photography

My name is Darryn Wade and I’m a self-taught, colourblind, landscape photographer, born and bred in Northumberland.

A joiner by trade, I took up photography in 2009 and was able to turn professional eight years ago. Now firmly established, I sell my work here online and in outlets throughout Northumberland.

I’ve been a keen surfer , rock climber, fell runner and walker since an early age and have always felt a deep affinity with the Northumbrian landscape as a whole. I always try to portray this connection in each photograph I take. I find equal charm in our hills, on our moors and of course our amazing coastline. My greatest difficulty is deciding where to go on the day as we have so much to choose from.

Each outing holds something unexpected, whether it’s conditions, wildlife or another perspective I hadn’t noticed before. But there is always that overwhelming Northumbrian atmosphere!

Located in the heart of Northumberland they have established a fantastic, friendly and accessible centre for hire, purchases, accessories, maintenance, repairs and servicing.

Their excellent mechanics will be able to get your gears gliding and pedals pumping in no time, be it a standard service or a more serious repair.

Catering for all age groups and abilities,  stocking a fantastic range of bikes so if you are looking for a new ride, replacing an old friend or updating your equipment they are confident to have the perfect bike or accessory for you.

Notes of Northumberland design and produce a range of Luxury Scented Candles, Wax Melts, Diffusers and Home Fragrance products using their collection of Northumberland inspired fragrances. Each of the fragrances have been carefully blended to bring memories of places, people and pastimes of Northumberland to customer homes.

 A warm welcome in the heart of Alnwick for all things local.
  • They have a wide range of products from across Northumbria including the legendary Alnwick rum, lindisfarne mead, wine, spirits, coffees, teas and tray bakes but most of all they have a huge variety of Gins from the county and beyond.  If you are a gin lover then a visit to the Taste of Northumbria is essential and not to be missed.

Carlo’s Fish and Chips is situated in the very heart of Alnwick Town Centre. They have a Two Storey Restaurant, a Take Away Counter and you can even book Carlo’s Fish and Chips as a Party Venue.

On top they also offer some of the best home made ice cream to be found in Northumberland. Don’t be surprised to see long queues for ice cream even in the colder months.  Carlo’s ice cream offer cones and tubs and also larger take away pre packed tubs ready for the freezer.  You will be impressed by the non standard and more inventive flavours to choose from and season offerings will be updated throughout the year.