A Beautifully Restored Family Holiday Cottage in Warkworth
Perfectly situated in the heart of the popular village of Warkworth, Eider Cottage is a stunning Georgian property newly renovated in 2020 to create a perfect family holiday cottage. With 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, including an impressive 2nd floor principle bedroom, this is a holiday cottage to impress the whole family and keep the kids happy!
Eider Cottage sleeps 6 adults and 2 children age 16 and under (in a bunk bed room) and has great sociable living space for a family. With the addition of an east-facing sheltered courtyard, it’s ideal for brunch outdoors after an early morning walk on Warkworth beach, and the wood burning stove in the open plan lounge provides a cosy atmosphere for autumnal and winter evenings.
Eider Cottage is centrally placed in the village so the 4 village pubs, traditional village store and various gift shops, art gallery and even a French patisserie are within yards of your front door. Warkworth Castle and the banks of the River Coquet are both within 5 minutes walk and the beach can be reached in 15 mins on foot or 5 minutes in the car.
This gorgeous holiday cottage has free Wi-Fi, parking on street, and has peaceful views over the neighbouring village gardens from the rear.
One small well-behaved dog welcome (Jack Russell sized or smaller).
Overview of Eider Cottage
Eider Cottage sleeps 8; 6 adults and 2 children up to 16 across four bedrooms. The sociable living space is open plan to the large dining kitchen, and you can spill out to the east-facing sheltered patio on fine days – perfect in the spring and summer. The lounge has a wood burning stove which is lovely to cosy up to after a day at the beach.
The four bedrooms are all spacious, but especially the second floor principle bedroom. More like a suite, this gorgeous bedroom is huge and contains a super king bed, en-suite shower room and lounge area with beautiful views over the hidden village gardens and burgage plots of historic Warkworth. The remaining three bedrooms comprise a king size room, double room and bunk bed room for children.
One small well-behaved dog is welcome for a small charge of £20 (Jack Russell-size or smaller). Please note that dogs are not permitted on furniture or beds and are not permitted to be left unattended at our holiday cottages.
There is unlimited free Wi-Fi throughout the cottage. Parking is on street, with no parking charges anywhere in the village.
There is a small hallway from the front door with room to store shoes and hang coats. This leads into the lounge and also to the staircase upstairs.
This beautiful room is decorated in neutral tones with gorgeous fabrics. West-facing original timber windows face onto the main street and have feature inner glazing. Gorgeous wood panelling and complimentary interior detailing make the lounge cosy yet stylish. Whilst Eider cottage is centrally heated, the wood burning stove provides additional heat and ambience (initial supply of logs provided between October – April), There is a Smart TV and a good selection of books.
Open plan to the lounge, this sociable space is perfect for a family or friends gathering together. A beautiful oak dining table seats eight and overlooks the pretty east-facing courtyard through traditional French doors. There’s a wall-mounted Smart TV in the dining area.
The kitchen at Eider Cottage is ideal for those who enjoy cooking, as there’s ample preparation space for family cooking. The kitchen has a fridge, freezer, electric fan oven, induction hob, kettle, toaster, Nespresso coffee machine with initial supply of pods, combination microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, huge larder for food storage and a Bluetooth speaker/DAB radio. An interesting feature is the traditional-style rocking chair.
King-size bedroom with en-suite shower room
This pretty, east-facing bedroom looks out to the patio and other village gardens. There’s a king-size bed (5ft wide), large wardrobe, dressing table area and a lovely feature window. The en-suite shower room has a walk-in shower, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail. Fluffy towels and complimentary toiletries are provided.
This spacious bedroom faces west and overlooks the main street of the village. Containing a double-size bed (4ft 6″ wide), large wardrobe and chest of drawers. The window has inner glazing for additional sound proofing.
Also west-facing and looking out to the main street of the pretty village, this room has a bunk bed with full size single beds, suitable for children aged 16 and under. There’s a chest of drawers provided and some lovely features in this room, as well as inner glazing to the window for additional sound proofing.
A very spacious bathroom with a feature low, deep window looking out eastwards to the patio and rear gardens. This bathroom features a large walk-in shower with rainfall shower head, separate bath, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail. Towels and complimentary toiletries are provided.
Principle Suite Bedroom
Occupying the whole of the top floor of this impressive cottage, the principle bedroom features exposed beams and a unique sun-room-style extension with a contemporary lantern roof-light at the east end of the bedroom to make the most of the gorgeous views across the village gardens and historic burgage plots.
The bed is super-king size (6ft wide) and there’s ample storage for clothes and suitcases. There’s a dressing table and a living area with two mid-century-styled armchairs and a coffee table, all angled around a large Smart TV, positioned below the impressive skylight. Built-in window seating is fitted around 3 sides of the windows to enable you to make the most of the views, which are particularly lovely in the mornings.
Blinds are provided on all windows except the large skylight.
The en-suite shower room contains a large walk-in shower, wash basin, WC, heated towel rail and illuminated mirror. Towels and complimentary toiletries are provided, and a hairdryer is provided in the bedroom.
A welcome space for a centrally located village home, the furnished patio garden is east-facing and sheltered, it’s particularly pleasant to enjoy breakfast there on a sunny summer morning. The patio is enclosed.
Due to it’s central position, Eider Cottage doesn’t have any allocated parking spaces. However, you can park almost outside the property to unload your belongings briefly and then park just yards away in the main square, in the main street or on the riverbank. There are no parking charges in Warkworth.
A Beautifully Furnished Village Home
Eider Cottage is as elegant as it sounds. Positioned perfectly on the main street of the village at the foot of the magnificent castle, the cottage is a luxurious central base for families.
Facts & Features
Up to 8 guests; 6 adults, 2 children up to age 16 and 1 baby.
One baby welcome. Travel cot and highchair available upon request. No stair gate available.
One small well-behaved dog is welcome at Eider Cottage for a small charge of £20 (Jack Russell size or smaller).
4 bedrooms; 1 super-king bedroom (top floor, 6ft wide bed), 1 king bedroom (5ft side bed), 1 double bedroom (4ft 6″ wide bed), 1 bunk bed room (2 full-size single beds for children up to age 16).
‘Feels like down’ hypo-allergenic, non-feather pillows and duvets.
Three bathrooms; en-suite shower room to the top floor principle room, with a walk-in shower, heated towel rail, WC, wash basin, illuminated mirror. En-suite shower room to the second bedroom with a walk-in shower, heated towel rail, WC and wash basin. Family bathroom with a walk-in shower with rainfall head, separate bath, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail.
Patio Garden & Outside
The east-facing paved patio garden is fully enclosed and is furnished. A small wood store can be found on the patio.
A BBQ is provided for the warmer months.
There is no bike storage.
Please be aware
There is no allocated parking to the cottage, but you may unload on the main street and finding parking very close by, usually within yards of the cottage. There are no parking charges in Warkworth.
The bunk beds are for children aged 16 and under.
Eider Cottage is centrally located on the main street of the village, meaning the close proximity to everything you could need during your stay is a real bonus. However, the main street is the main road going through the village, so whilst there is significant inner glazing provided as sound-proofing to the rooms at the front of the house (double & bunk bed room), very light sleepers who are particularly sensitive to sound may experience some disturbance in staying in one of these rooms.
COVID-19 Special Arrangements
New arrival and departure times have been introduced 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.
A Northumbrian Welcome Hamper is provided, which includes some lovely basics including bread, butter, milk, tea, coffee and wine. Noble Isle complimentary toiletries are included. A bespoke property and local area guide tells you all you need to know to make the most of your stay. Free Wi-Fi and Smart TV’s for cosy nights in.
Fridge, freezer, electric fan oven and induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, 4 slice toaster, kettle and Nespresso coffee machine. Iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryer, books, Bluetooth speaker/DAB radio and plenty of board games. Central heating is provided throughout the cottage, ‘zoned’ to each floor for comfort. Wood burning stove for additional ambience in the cooler months.
Large Smart TV in the downstairs lounge, wall-mounted Smart TV in the dining area and Smart TV in the top floor bedroom. Free Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speaker/DAB radio in the kitchen.
Accommodation on three floors; open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining room on the ground floor. On the first floor there are three of the four bedrooms and family bathroom. The principle bedroom occupies the whole of the top floor, with en-suite shower room and lounge seating area.
There is no allocated parking for Eider Cottage. Parking is on street anywhere in Warkworth village, there are no parking charges.
Care of the Property
Our ‘Coquet’ cottages are much-loved privately-owned holiday homes into which our owners have lavished much care and investment to create beautiful places for their guests to enjoy. We therefore require a cautionary Good Housekeeping Deposit to protect our owners’ property, so that if damage/breakages occur or exceptional cleaning over and above the usual changeover clean is required up to the value of the deposit, the owner can be recompensed.
You have the option of paying either a £250 refundable Good Housekeeping Deposit or a smaller non-refundable £46 Deposit Waiver, which covers you to the value of £250. Please choose which option you prefer when booking. Click HERE for more information.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival days are Friday or Monday (short breaks available).
Virtual Tour & Floorplan
Here is a 3D virtual tour of Eider Cottage. Click on the image below to start your tour of this gorgeous cottage. Use your mouse or touch-screen to move around the cottage and explore all areas. A floorplan is also available, just click on the PDF icon to view in full screen.
Map & Local Area
Eider Cottage is in the heart of it all on the main street of Warkworth village. You have everything you need just a stone’s throw away, including some great gift shops, an excellent art gallery, atmospheric and friendly pubs with good food, cosy cafes and even a Chocolatier, ‘Cabosse’.
The walk to the beach is very pretty and will take about 15 minutes on foot, or you can take the car and park just behind the dunes, walking through them to a sweeping 5 mile sandy beach stretching from Amble in the south to Alnmouth northwards. It’s a beautiful walk both on the beach and also inland behind the dunes, although do note that rivers at each end of the beach cut off Amble and Alnmouth, so you need to walk inland to reach either. All of the pubs in the village are just yards from Eider Cottage, you have the choice of The Sun Inn with its steakhouse restaurant, The Masons Arms, The Hermitage Inn and The Warkworth House Hotel.
Walking to the friendly fishing port of Amble is very easy from Eider Cottage too; it’s just an easy mile stroll walking alongside the picturesque Coquet Estuary with its abundance of wildlife to watch as you walk by. Walking to Amble is ideal with children, as the paths are safe and you can cut through the yacht marina, passing the boat yard and chandlery with some beautiful views. There’s an interesting Harbour Village shopping area with tiny arty-crafty shops, a lobster hatchery and a busy market on Sunday’s. You’ll find a choice of good seafood restaurants and bistro’s, cafes and the renowned Spurelli Ice Cream Parlour serving ‘Illy’ coffee and their award-winning ice-cream.
Druridge Bay, Alnmouth, Alnwick, Beadnell, Craster, Embleton, Seahouses and Bamburgh create a necklace of coastal villages to explore, linked by a pretty and well-signposted Coastal Route. Alternatively explore inland and discover Rothbury with it’s iconic Cragside House and Gardens and Kielder Forest, famous for the Dark Skies and famous observatory – possibly very different to the sky you view from home!
You can explore the location of Eider Cottage on the map below which gives you a good idea of the area. The postcode of the property is NE65 0UL.
To find out the distance from your own home to Eider Cottage, how long it will take to drive there and other options for alternative transport, click here: Eider Cottage on Googlemaps and enter your home postcode in the box provided.
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Tips from a local
Gorgeous Eatery on your doorstep
Put away the frying pan and nip along to Bertram’s for a hearty breakfast in front of the roaring fire! From the traditional full English and local favourite Craster Kippers, to something a little lighter such as homemade porridge with fresh cream and berries or fresh fruit with granola and yoghurt, coupled with a hot mug of fresh coffee, you can reward yourself after a long early walk on the beach and set yourself up for the rest of the day. The best bit? It’s dog friendly and on warmer mornings you can dine outside in the pretty patio garden!
Tips from a local
Meander to Amble
Head to Amble Fishing Port for a spot of lunch at Lilly’s Landing.
Just 1.5 miles from Eider Cottage, Amble is easily walkable alongside the pretty Coquet Estuary, where you can wildlife-spot as you stroll along. Once in Amble, the Harbour Village has a great atmosphere and there is a choice of good seafood restaurants cosy cafes to choose from. Lilly’s Landing is a one such bar/restaurant on the quayside, with a great menu of local sea food, tasty flat breads and some gorgeous desserts. Both this and the multi-award-winning Old Boathouse Restarant provide spectacular views overlooking the harbour.
Tips from a local
Holy Island Visit
Drive up the A1 and over the causeway to visit Holy Island. The iconic Lindisfarne Castle is cared for by The National Trust, and Lindisfarne Priory is owned by English Heritage, so remember to bring your cards with you if you are a membership holder.
The Lindisfarne Brewery and gift shop is lovely, where you can find great artisan gifts to take home to friends and family – or for yourself! Do be extra careful in checking the tide times for the causeway, and don’t underestimate how fast that tide comes in!
Tips from a local
Planning a pre-Christmas break to get you in the spirit?
Tie your holiday in with the Warkworth Christmas Shopping evening. It generally happens on the last Friday in November, where most of the shops open in the village for late shopping and mince pies and bubbly. The Church hosts tombola’s, raffles and other fun games and the Memorial Hall opens for local artists and crafts-people to showcase their Christmas gift ideas. The pubs have the best atmosphere on this night, as it’s a big community evening to herald in the spirit of Christmas, it’s perfect to get a head start on your Christmas shopping! If you’re planning to dine out in the village that night, make sure you book a table in advance to avoid disappointment.
Tips from a local
Surfing and Paddle Boarding on the Northumberland Coastline
Northside Surf offers an experience which won’t be forgotten.
Providing stand-up-paddle boarding individual and group lessons along with surfing lessons and welcoming all ages and abilities to come and enjoy surfing and stand up paddle boarding on several beautiful beaches along the Northumberland coast such as; North Druridge Bay, Warkworth Bay, Longhouton Bay, Embleton Bay, Beadnell Bay, Seahouses and Bamburgh. They also do paddle boarding around the River Coquet which encircles Warkworth village, which is particularly enjoyable with lovely views.
All wet suits and surf boards are provided and included in the prices.
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