Ashleigh Cottage in Warkworth
A Grand Georgian Village House in the Heart of Historic Warkworth
Warkworth has been voted one of the prettiest villages in the whole of the UK and Ashleigh Cottage is situated right in the heart of this buzzing and vibrant village. Everything you could wish for is on your doorstep; the beach, riverbank, castle, dog-friendly pubs and café’s and much more. For a family or couples holidaying together, this spacious house is ideal when looking for self catering in Warkworth.
Ashleigh Cottage has been awarded 4 stars by Visit England and sleeps a total of 7 persons in 2 double rooms, 1 twin room and 1 single room. 2 well-behaved dogs are welcome at Ashleigh Cottage and free WiFi.
The beach is 10 minutes walk from your door and the popular Bertram’s café is just next door. This is the perfect village family home for a memorable holiday to Northumberland.
Ashleigh Cottage is situated right in the heart of Warkworth village, so everything is within minutes’ walk of the cottage. Warkworth beach is just 15 minutes’ walk away (less than a mile if you take the car) and Warkworth Castle is a couple of minutes on foot up the main street. The shops, including a village store for essentials, dog-friendly pubs and café’s and French Patisserie are all just a stone’s throw away, so you don’t need to get in the car for anything!
The cottage layout is to a traditional Georgian style, with a long entrance hallway leading from the front right back to the rear of the house, with a lounge, separate snug, large dining kitchen with wood-burning stove and shower room leading off the kitchen. To the rear is a pretty walled patio garden. A grand, wide oak staircase leads up to a spacious landing leading off to 4 bedrooms and a second bathroom.
On the first floor, there are 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin room and 1 single room.
There is a large, fully enclosed patio garden to the rear of the cottage, bordered by flowering shrubs and a sun trap on sunny days. There is seating for up to 8 outside and there is also an outside garden room, with a dart board and table tennis.
There is only one entrance into Ashleigh Cottage, from the front, which is on the main street of the village. (Please see below for information on parking). The entrance to the cottage is into a long corridor which leads directly to the back patio-garden, with the living areas off the hallway.
The large lounge is very comfortable, with suede leather large and medium sized sofas, and an armchair. There’s a large flat-screen TV and a sash window facing out to the main street. The dining kitchen leads from the lounge.
At the heart of the house is the fabulous country dining kitchen with its feature wood-burning stove. This room is spacious, the huge farmhouse dining table seating up to 8 is perfect for gathering round on an evening for a good catch up with friends and family.
The kitchen has plenty of surface space, and is complete with a retro-style fridge/freezer, electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, microwave and a washing machine. A separate tumble drier can be found in the Garden Room outside. A large window overlooks the patio-garden. An initial supply of logs is provided for the wood-burning stove between the beginning of October and the end of April. Further supplies can be purchased locally if required.
Accessed from the hallway, the snug is perfect for children to have their own space, or for adults to have a quiet read or watch a different TV program separate from the lounge. With a large sash window overlooking the main street, this room has a selection of books and board games, as well as a flat-screen TV.
Ground Floor Shower Room
With walk in shower, WC and wash hand basin and with a heated towel rail.
The old grand oak staircase leads up to a spacious landing, leading onto to 4 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.
The master bedroom is very spacious, complete with a kingsize bed (5′ wide), luxury bed linen and fluffy white towels. The huge sash window overlooks the main street too. (The fire place is ornamental and not in use)
Bedroom 2 – Double
This light and airy bedroom has plenty of storage space with a double bed (4’6″ wide) and a large sash window overlooking the pretty patio garden to the rear. Luxury bed linen and towels. Hairdryer provided.
Bedroom 3 – Twin Beds
The very spacious twin bedroom has 2 full size single beds (3ft wide), with plenty of storage space and a large sash window overlooking the main street at the front of the property. Luxury bed linen and towels provided.
Bedroom 4 – Single Bedroom
This bedroom used to be a bunk room, but changed in January 2021 to a single bedroom with a full-size single bed (3ft wide). Photo to be updated. Lovely big sash window overlooking the rear patio-garden with luxury bed linen and fluffy towels provided.
Full size bath with WC and wash hand basin. A further shower room is located on the ground floor.
Gardens and Patio
The front of the cottage faces straight onto the main street, with a wide pavement in front. To the rear of the cottage there is a large, fully enclosed patio garden with seating for up to 8. There is also the addition of a ‘Garden Room’, which houses a full size table tennis table and a dart board, as well as a tumble dryer (washing machine in the kitchen).
Although there is not parking directly in front of Ashleigh Cottage, you can unload your car directly in front of the door for a short period of time. You can then park your car either in the main square of Warkworth, or down next to the bridge. Both of these areas are no more than 100 yards from the front door of the cottage.
Stay in a Historic Georgian House
With spacious rooms and large windows this Georgian house has a lovely farmhouse-style kitchen at its heart, with a Scandinavian stove perfect for socialising over dinner. Centrally located, you’ll want for nothing more at Ashleigh Cottage.
Facts & Features
Up to 7 adults and 1 child, and 1 baby welcome too.
Luxury White Company Toiletries.
Bespoke comprehensive property and area guide.
Separate games room with pool table and dart board.
Large Scandinavian wood-burning stove.
TV in the lounge with an iPod dock/music system and a TV with DVD player in the snug too.
One baby welcome, cot and highchair available upon request. Stair gate available on request for use at a bedroom doorway (unable to fit at stairs).
Two well-behaved dogs welcome for a small charge of £20 each per holiday (booking conditions apply).
The pretty courtyard is planted with lots of shrubs and has table with parasol and chairs. The garden is completely enclosed and secure. There’s also a Garden Room with a table tennis table and dart board.
There is no BBQ provided at Ashleigh Cottage, but you are more than welcome to bring your own disposal one and use safely.
No private parking. You can unload at the front door then park at the riverbank or in the main village (approx 100yds away). There are no car parking charges and parking is no more than 3 minutes walk from from the property.
Please be Aware
The bunk beds are suitable for children under 12 years or one adult on the bottom bunk only.
There is no private parking or parking outside the cottage, but you can load/unload your car directly outside the front door and then park close by.
2 double rooms with 1 king size bed (5ft) and 1 double bed (4ft 6). 1 twin bedroom with 3ft wide single beds, and 1 single room with 3ft wide single bed.
Hypo-allergenic anti-allergy bedding and pillows are provided on each bed. There is no feather bedding available.
One bathroom upstairs with a bath, WC and basin. One shower room downstairs with shower, WC and basin.
Fridge/freezer, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and kettle. Iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryers, books, music and films. Scandinavian wood burning stove. Free WiFi.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival days are Friday or Monday (short breaks available)
COVID-19 Special Arrangements
New arrival and departure times have been introduced from July 2020 to accommodate the enhanced cleaning protocols necessary to ensure the safety of guests and housekeeping staff.
Arrival: from 6pm Departure: by 9am Click here for more details.
Accommodation on 2 floors. Small step up to the kitchen from the lounge. Wide staircase leading to the first floor. Shower room downstairs and bathroom upstairs.
Map & Local Area
Ashleigh Cottage is perfectly situated not only within Warkworth Village, but within the whole of Northumberland too. From your front door the beach is just 10 minutes walk away, the river bank 2 minutes, and all of Warkworth’s shops, village store, dog-friendly pubs, café’s and restuarants are all within a stone’s throw of the front door – not to mention the magnificent castle to explore at the top of the village!
Close to Warkworth you will find Alnmouth, with its Bohemian seaside-feel with cute café’s and relaxed art galleries, as well as the amazing sprawling beach. You can walk here too on the cycle route from Warkworth, which is just under 4 miles long. Further on from Alnmouth you will find the well-known market town of Alnwick, a central hub in Northumberland. As well as the Alnwick Castle, Alnwick Garden and fabulous Alnwick Garden Treehouse, the town hosts a Farmers Market on the last Friday of every month, and traditional markets on Thursdays and Saturdays in the season, in the old town square.
Carrying on up the coast you have the historic village of Craster, the pretty village of Embleton, the sleepy coastal village of Beadnell, the family-orientated seaside town of Seahouses and the old village of Bamburgh with its magnificent castle on the headland. Inland you have the pretty countryside town of Rothbury with its abundance of good pubs, as well as the sprawling estate of Cragside, Lord Armstrong’s interesting home now managed by The National Trust. They’re all worth a visit – especially Cragside.
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Tips from a local
Don’t draw the short straw by having to cook the Sunday breakfast – nip next door to Bertram’s instead. Their Eggs Benedict is to die for or if you have a sweet tooth try the homemade porridge with fresh cream, golden syrup and fresh berries. It’s very reasonably priced and in the winter they have their fires lit too. They serve Illy coffee and Babyccino’s for the little ones (hot milk in little cups!) and there are plenty of big scrubbed-wood tables so you can all sit together. It’s dog friendly too, you can either sit inside or out in the courtyard in the warmer months. Highly recommended!
Tips from a local
Take a walk along to Alnmouth along the cycle route, with stunning coastal views including the picture-perfect view of Alnmouth’s Balamory-style painted houses across the Aln estuary. The walk is about 4 miles long each way and starts at the beach road in Warkworth. It’s a fairly flat and an easy walk along a proper, tarmacked path. When you arrive at Alnmouth there are 4 dog-friendly pubs with a couple of great beer gardens, as well as a handful of cafes to fuel up, but if you’re simply defeated and cannot face the walk back, catch the bus straight back to Warkworth (bus-stop just yards from Ashleigh Cottage) which takes about 10 minutes. The buses are fairly regular and dogs are welcome to travel on the bus too.
Tips from a local
If the weather is a bit rubbish, head up to Barter Books in Alnwick, an old Victorian train station converted into the most fabulous bookstore. A most welcoming place to visit, you’ll have to tear yourself away after settling down in a cosy armchair in front of their roaring fire! Every book you can imagine is here, of all genres and for all ages, even some very valuable first additions are on display. They have a really lovely café converted from the old waiting rooms in the station if you wanted a nibble and something hot to drink and you’re welcome to look through a book while you enjoy a coffee. You can bring old books into Barter Books and exchange them for credits so you can buy something new (or old!) to take home. Children, dogs and snoozing welcome!
Reservations Assistant at Coquet Cottages
Poppy tells us what she loves most about Ashleigh Cottage
“For a family group of different generations, or just couples and friends holidaying together, Ashleigh Cottage is perfect in every way. The cottage itself is so spacious, you can each feel like you have your own space, which is so important especially when holidaying as a family with different age groups.
You don’t even need to get in the car for a couple of days when staying here, everything you could want is right here on your doorstep.
My favourite time of year to be in Northumberland is the winter, from November to March, when the air is chilly and you have to get wrapped up warm to go outside. There’s no better tonic than a brisk walk on the beach to blow away the cobwebs and refresh the soul, followed by a hearty pub lunch then retiring back to snooze on the sofa in front of the fire. If you can’t do it on holiday, when can you do it?!”
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