Cowslip Barn at Cavil Head

A Peaceful Barn Conversion near Warkworth with Pretty Woodland Views

Cowslip Barn near Warkworth is located on a peaceful, pretty development called Cavil Head on the edge of quaint Acklington Village. Cowslip Barn sleeps five guests and the property is all one level (with the exception of two steps). The well-known Morwick ice cream dairy is an easy walk from Cowslip Barn as is the local pub, The Railway Inn. The views from the cottage are of the well-manicured fields and woodland beyond, which leads to the ice cream parlour.

Cowslip Barn is less than 10 minutes drive to Warkworth and the same to the fishing town of Amble. This gorgeous cottage in Northumberland has a wood burning stove, an ideal kitchen for entertaining and both an enclosed south-facing patio and a large enclosed lawn garden, perfect for children and dogs to enjoy some chill-out time.

Cowslip Barn at Cavil Head

Sleeps 5 2 small dogs
4 starGold award
prices & availability


Cowslip Barn is a luxury converted barn on the edges of the pretty and peaceful village of Acklington and between 5-10 minutes drive from Amble-by-the-Sea and Warkworth village. This gorgeous retreat is on-ground level (with the exception of a handful of steps), sleeps five guests and welcomes up to 2 small dogs (no bigger than spaniel-size).

There are 3 bedrooms at Cowslip Barn, 1 has an en suite and also a family bathroom. There is an enclosed patio as well as a large, lawned garden. Private, off-road parking is available outside the entrance to the barn and you can walk to Morwick Ice Cream Parlour.

Free Wi-Fi as standard.


Entrance into Cowslip Barn is straight into the bright and airy kitchen.



The luxury kitchen with exposed beams has granite worktops and an island for relaxed dining. The kitchen contains an American-style fridge/freezer, wine cooler, range cooker, induction hob, microwave, kettle, dishwasher, ample storage. Washer/dryer, iron and ironing board. Bluetooth speaker/radio.

The dining table seats up to six guests.


From the marble floor kitchen you can reach the solid oak lounge (2 steps down) through oak-framed glass doors. The gorgeous lounge has a high ceiling and exposed beams, hinting back to the days as an old barn. The lounge has a wood burning stove, Smart TV with access to Netflix, a sofa and 3 armchairs and French doors out to the garden. The far-reaching woodland views from the lounge are gorgeous, and you can occasionally see the Morwick Dairy cows roaming the fields.

Master Bedroom

This huge bedroom has two steps up from the hallway, and has a king size bed (5ft wide) wardrobe, dressing table and drawers. Small, wall-mounted Smart TV and French doors out to a south-facing sheltered patio with chairs for 5. Luxury linens and towels provided. Hairdryer.

The en suite has a large walk-in shower, WC, basin, mirrored cabinet and heated towel rail. Complimentary toiletries provided by Noble Isle.

Bedroom 2

This very spacious room has two 4ft-wide beds (large single beds), a wardrobe, drawers and wall-mounted Smart TV. Luxury linens and towels provided. Hairdryer.

Bedroom 3

This single bedroom has a 4ft-wide single bed, hanging space and shutters across the full width windows. Wall-mounted Smart TV, luxury linens and towels provided. Hairdryer.

Family Bathroom

The family bathroom is very spacious and contains a large, walk-in shower with rainfall shower head, separate large bath, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and storage. Complimentary toiletries provided by Noble Isle.


The large, lawned garden is north facing, but as the development is not built up, the garden benefits from the sun all day long. There is a table and seating for 5 in the garden and it is enclosed. The fence is a 4ft fence not 6ft. There is a gate at the very bottom of the garden for being able to return from woodland walks.

Please note the front, long garden, has two steps on the patio, and the rear enclosed area has one step.


The driveway has enough parking for 2 cars, but further parking within the development for 2 more cars. We ask that only 1 car is parked in the space in front of the cottage to ensure neighbours can easily reach their parking spots.

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Cowslip Barn at Cavil Head

Sleeps 5 2 small dogs
4 starGold award
prices & availability

A Gorgeous Barn Conversion in a Peaceful Setting

Cowslip Barn offers a slice of total peace and relaxation at Cavil Head Farm. Meander to Morwick Ice Cream parlour and potter in the bright and airy kitchen. Enjoy the run of the huge garden or cosy up in front of the fire. Need to switch off? This is the place.

Facts & Features

Up to 5 guests and 1 baby.

Extra Touches
A gorgeous Welcome Hamper is provided, which includes complimentary toiletries.

Bespoke Guide Book for your Mobile or iPad
You’ll receive a comprehensive guide book for your phone or tablet upon booking, which not only provides all the information you need to stay at Cowslip Barn, but also guides to all the local facilities, restaurants, shopping, attractions, the best beaches, walks, activities, exploring Northumberland, unique offers and much more.

1 infant welcome. 1 full-size wooden cot (set to the lowest height level with mattress included) and 1 highchair available upon request.

2 well-behaved dogs, no bigger than Spaniel size are welcome at Cowslip Barn for a small charge of £20 each. Dog sitting service available. Booking conditions apply.

3 bedrooms ; master bedroom with king-size bed (5ft wide), 1 twin double bedroom with 2 x 4ft single beds, and 1 single bedroom with a 4ft wide bed. The beds in the second bedroom cannot be made into a super king. All bedding is non-feather, suitable for those with feather allergies.

There is 1 family bathroom and an en suite bathroom to the master bedroom. The family bathroom has a bath, separate large walk-in shower, wash basin with cabinet storage, WC and heated towel rail. Complimentary toiletries provided.

Nearest EV Charging Point
Click here to find the nearest EV charging point – use postcode NE65 9DF.


American-style fridge/freezer, electric range oven with induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, kettle and cafetiere. Washer/dryer, iron, ironing board, clothes airer and vacuum. Hairdryers, books and plenty of board games. Central heating and underfloor heating is provided throughout as well as the wood burning stove in the lounge (initial supply of logs provided between October and April).

TV and Technology
Smart TV’s in the lounge and each bedroom. Bluetooth speaker/radio in the kitchen. Free Wi-Fi.

Garden & Outside
The lawned, enclosed garden is north-facing but as it isn’t built-up you can catch the sun at any time of day. The patio from the master bedroom is south-facing with furniture and is a suntrap. Please note the front, long garden, has two steps on the patio, and the rear enclosed patio area has one step.

There is no BBQ provided at Cowslip Barn but you are welcome to bring your own.

Accommodation on 1 floor and level inside, with the exception of 1 step into the property at the front door, 2 steps going into the master bedroom and 2 steps down to the lounge. The front, long garden, has two steps on the patio, and the rear enclosed patio area has one step in the middle of the patio.

There is private parking for 1 car in front of Cowslip Barn, and additional parking for 2 cars in the private bays within the development, all off-road.

Arrivals & Departures
Arrival days are Friday or Monday (short breaks available)
Arrival: from 4pm  Departure: by 10am  

Other Information
Booking Conditions
Frequently Asked Questions
About Warkworth / About Amble
Access Statement

Virtual Tour & Floorplan

Here is a 3D virtual tour of Cowslip Barn. Click on the arrow then use your mouse or touch-screen to move around the cottage to explore all areas. Click on the floor plan to enlarge.

Virtual Tour

Map & Local Area

Cowslip Barn is situated in an idyllic location between WarkworthAmble and Felton, on the outskirts of the pretty little village of Acklington. The area is quiet and very flat, so in the summer is a suntrap!

The immediate area is most well-known for the award-winning Morwick ice cream parlour which can be reached in just 10 minutes on foot. You can walk through the fields to reach the parlour in the summer and take the road route in the cooler months.

Acklington village is no more than 8-10 minutes away on foot from Cowslip Barn. A small part of the walk (around 300m) isn’t lit and doesn’t have a footpath, but the rest of the village does. You will find The Railway Inn pub in the village with plenty of space to sit outside, ideal if you have a dog with you.

The village of Felton can be reached in just 10 minutes, as can the coastal town of Amble and the historic village of WarkworthAlnwick is just 20 minutes away in the car where you can find the famous Treehouse, Castle and Gardens.

Cowslip Barn is in a fantastic location for being central to lots of gorgeous villages, places of interest and the coast, yet in a very peaceful spot.

Explore Warkworth

Click the map to view local facilities and other cottages in the same area and generally explore the location.

Beautiful cottage with a lovey big garden and great views. Everything was immaculate and we couldn’t have hoped for a better place to stay. There’s so much to do in the area and the owner provided excellent recommendations and was really helpful during our visit.

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Tips from a local

Visit Morwick Ice Cream Parlour. After all, it’s only a stones throw away! In the lighter months you can walk over the fields to the ice cream parlour and in the cooler months you can drive.

They have a play area for younger children at the front and you can see the owners bring the cows in each day. It’s a lovely, family-run parlour where you can get tubs of ice cream to take away too.

Tips from a local

Find some interesting sea-critters in the rock pools at Birling Rocks. Head to the beach and take a left, heading north up the coast. Walk as far as you can and you will reach the rock pools at Birling Rocks. Seals have been spotted on these rocks many times, so you may be lucky! At the south end of the beach there is a pier leads right out with gorgeous views of Coquet Island and the Amble harbour.

Tips from a local

Dine in Amble Fishing Town, just 4 miles from the cottage. The small but lively town has a number of fantastic restaurants with excellent menus. In particular the seafood in Amble is spectacular as it is caught locally so is as fresh as it comes! Your spoiled for choice with The Old Boat House, The Fish Shack, Sea and Soil, Jaspers and Taj Mahal. Just be sure to book as all of the above get pretty busy with locals and holiday makers alike.

Tips from a local

Take a trip to Northumberland County Zoo! Just 15 minutes drive (7.5 miles) from the cottage, this lovely relatively expansive zoo has some lovely animals. It has a cafe, gift shop and lots of fun activities for children.


Tips from a local

Just 15 minutes’ walk from the cottage, in Acklington Village there is a lovely, country pub called The Railway Inn. The interior is lovely and cosy for some hearty pub grub, and there are picnic benches outside for dining alfresco in the warmer months. Staff are welcoming and friendly and drinks are very reasonably priced!

Mike and Jane McColl

Owners of Cowslip Barn

We asked the owners of Cowslip Barn what made them fall in love with the cottage:

We always dreamed of having a holiday home, and when we were fortunate enough to get the opportunity to buy one, the Northumberland coast was the obvious place for us.  Cowslip Barn offered the perfect accommodation for our family,  and of course Lola our dog.   We never tire of finding new beach walks, revisiting old ones, and finishing our stroll with a good coffee, and possibly an ice cream!

Our days often end with a glass of wine, wrapped in a blanket outside, watching the sunset, followed by stargazing in the wonderfully clear Northumbrian skies.  Perfect!

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We know Northumberland and all of our cottages inside out, so if you have any particular queries, please don’t hesitate to call or email us. We’re more than happy to help!

Telephone: 01665 710 700 or click here to email us your enquiry.