Heron House in Warkworth
A Traditional Victorian Village Home in Medieval Warkworth
Looking out to the pretty Coquet River and its resident Herons (hence the house name!) is the beautiful Heron House in Warkworth. Standing just behind the riverbank, Heron House is a traditional terraced house built in the Victorian era and which still retains many of it’s original, classic features.
Heron House sleeps up to 8 guests in 4 bedrooms, is pet-friendly, has an enclosed, lawned garden and is just 15 minutes walk from the golden sands and dramatic dunes at Warkworth beach. This luxurious, spacious village home is classically decorated with some beautiful, modern twists and really feels like a home-from-home.
Warkworth Village may be small but is a hive of activity. With 4 great pubs, 3 restaurants, a handful of gift shops, a gorgeous art gallery and even a French chocolatier, you’ll certainly be spoiled for choice in this pretty village. Magnificent Warkworth Castle stands tall at the top of the village framing the bustling main street of the village, whilst the Coquet River loops around the village, providing more pretty walks to discover.
Heron House sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms; 2 king size rooms and 2 twin single rooms that can be converted into super kings, ideal for 4 couples holidaying together. On the ground floor, Heron House has a large, luxury lounge with an open fire, separate dining room with dining seating for 8 and a warm and inviting kitchen with casual dining seating for 6.
The grand entrance into Heron House is impressive, with the huge wooden staircase taking centre stage. The beautiful tiled floor in the porch is original and there’s plenty of room for boots and coats to be stored here.
A huge room with an equally huge bay window allowing the east-facing light to flood in, facing out towards the pretty banks of the river Coquet. There is an open fire (coal preferred, please bring your own), large Smart TV and lots of board games for all different ages. There is comfortable seating for eight guests across two sofas and two armchairs.
The traditional kitchen is spacious and also has dining seating for four guests. The French doors lead out to the patio and the rest of the long garden beyond. All of the usual appliances can be found in the kitchen such as an Amercian-style fridge/freezer with ice machine, microwave, kettle, toaster, cafetiere, washing machine, dishwasher, electric fan oven and induction hob. There is also an additional side door leading out to a separate patio that connects with the rest of the garden. This patio cannot be locked off.
The traditional dining room has a large table comfortably seating eight and a tall sash window looking out to the side patio. There’s a stone feature fireplace in the dining room with no fire.
Hidden away under the stairs is a WC with wash hand basin.
Head up the grand staircase and on a mini-landing before you reach the bedrooms you’ll find the family bathroom. Head up a few more steps and you’ll reach three of the bedrooms.
This bedroom looks out to the riverbank and has a king size bed (5ft wide), lots of storage, luxury linens and pretty views.
Another spacious room, this bedroom has twin single beds (3ft wide) that can be converted into a super king size (6ft wide) upon request (at least 7 days notice required). This bedroom has a huge wardrobe and lovely views out to the Coquet riverbank. Luxury linens provided.
Facing the rear garden and with interesting views of the gardens between the main street of the village and The Butts, this bedroom has two single beds (3ft wide) that can be converted into a super king size (6ft wide) upon request (at least 7 days notice required). One wall of this spacious bedroom has been made into fitted wardrobes, so there is plenty of storage. Luxury linens provided.
The bright family bathroom looks out to the back garden and contains a bath with shower over, WC and wash basin with lots of built-in storage. Fluffy towels provided and luxury complimentary Temple Spa toiletries.
The second floor is occupied solely by the master bedroom and en suite. The master bedroom benefits from stunning views f the riverbank and Warkworth Castle.
Master Bedroom with en suite
The hugely spacious master bedroom occupies the entire second floor and has a king size bed (5ft wide) and ample built-in storage to the eaves. At either side of the bedroom you will find deep window seats with 180 degree views of the Coquet riverbank to one side and the rear garden looking up to Warkworth Castle at the other side. The window seats are a fabulous addition to the bedroom. This peaceful area is perfect to enjoy a coffee and a book in a morning in total privacy. The spacious en suite contains a walk-in shower, WC, wash basin and lots of storage. Fluffy towels and luxury complimentary toiletries by Temple Spa.
The garden at Heron House is a typically large terraced house garden; slim and goes on forever! There is a table and chairs for eight guests on the patio outside and beautiful views of Warkworth Castle on the hill. The garden at Heron House has a right of passage for the neighbours either side, but this is only used for refuse collection once a week so is not intrusive.
Whilst there is no private parking for Heron House, there is ample parking right the way along The Butts. There is no parking restrictions but as it’s a residential area please be prepared in case it is busy, you may have to walk up to 100 yards on busy days.
Heron House Warkworth
Traditional Village Home with tons of Character
Tall ceilings, sash windows, open fire and a lovely big garden to explore. This is all what makes this traditional village home so charming, with a twist of modern decor.
Facts & Features
Up to 8 guests and 1 baby.
Two infants welcome. 1 travel cot and 1 highchair available upon request.
4 bedrooms ; 2 king-size rooms (5ft wide beds) and 2 twin bedrooms that can be converted into a superking (3ft wide beds/6ft wide bed).
All non-feather bedding, suitable for those with allergies.
There is 1 family bathroom, 1 en suite and 1 ground floor cloakroom. The family bathroom contains a shower over the bath, WC and wash hand basin. The en suite contains a walk-in shower, WC and wash hand basin.
Garden & Outside
The large, enclosed garden is quaint and a welcome find for a terraced house in Warkworth. It’s peaceful and enclosed, with outdoor dining seating for up to 8 guests.
There is no BBQ provided at Heron House but you would be welcome to bring your own.
Please be aware
There is no dedicated parking for Heron House. There is public on street parking in front of the house and as the street is residential, there generally aren’t any issues in finding a space. The public car park in the centre of the village is just a few minutes’ walk away if you have more than one car and/or you can’t get parked in front of the cottage for any reason.
Both wood and coal can be used on the open fire, but only an initial supply of wood will be provided between October and April.
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.
An exceptional Welcome Hamper is provided, which includes some lovely basics including locally-baked bread, butter, milk, tea, coffee and wine! Temple Spa 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 for cosy nights in.
American-style fridge/freezer, electric fan double-oven and 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 is provided throughout as well as the open fire in the main lounge.
Large Smart TV in the lounge and a Bluetooth portable speaker. Free Wi-Fi.
Accommodation across 3 floors.
There is no private parking for Heron House, but as the parking area is residential it is easy to find a spot. You shouldn’t need to park any further than 50 yards away.
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.
Virtual Tour & Floorplan
Here’s a 3D virtual tour of Heron House. Click on the image to start the tour, then use your mouse or touch screen to move around, to discover all aspects of the property. Click on the floor plan to enlarge. If you have any questions, please email us or call us on 01665 710700.
Map & Local Area
Heron House is in a beautiful spot within Warkworth Village. Looking out to the river it is in a peaceful and tranquil spot, yet central enough to reach the main street of the village, which is just 5 minutes away on foot. Beautiful Warkworth beach can be reached in just 15 minutes on foot too, where you can see down to Amble and up to Alnmouth, Boulmer and beyond.
Warkworth is a gorgeous village to explore – tons of history and interesting things to see, as well has having restaurants, a French patisserie, pubs and interesting little independent shops and art galleries. Nearly all the eating places are dog friendly too. Everything is so accessible from Warkworth village, but there is enough to do in walking distance without even getting in the car!
Alnwick Castle with its world-famous Alnwick Gardens and Alnwick Treehouse is just 15 minutes’ drive away, as well as the market town of Alnwick with its farmer markets in the town square. Bamburgh and Holy Island are further north and can all be reached by following the coastal route along our stunning coastline. Inland you will find the country town of Rothbury and further afield the amazing Kielder forest and reservoir, famous for its Dark Skies.
To find out the distance from your own home to Heron House, how long it will take to drive there and other options for alternative transport, use the postcode of the property which is NE65 0SR to measure.
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Gorgeous house, lovely decor & very spacious. Location was great, very quiet & plenty of parking. Location, layout & size. The scones, they were absolutely delicious. Great Living room & fire.Escape the ordinary read our guest book
Tips from a local
Forget 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 walk on the beach and set yourself up for the rest of the day. The best bit? It’s dog friendly!
Tips from a local
Have a walk along to Amble along the beautiful Coquet Estuary – it should take around 20 minutes on foot and it follows the Coquet Estuary with its abundance of wildlife. Cut through the boatyard to get to the harbour front and watch the trawlers come in. The harbour market on Sunday is interesting and you may even get some bargins! If you visit in the cooler months, be sure to where your thermals and be well-wrapped up. That North Sea air is refreshing yet bitter!
Tips from a local
Get on the beach with a disposable BBQ and have a picnic BBQ on the beach! Warkworth beach is never crowded, so you will have it mostly to yourselves! The best part to have a BBQ is the furthest south end of the beach, where it’s nice and flat but sheltered from any strong winds. Go to The Amble Butcher on Amble High Street for the best sausages!
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 host’s tombola’s, raffles and other fun games and the Memorial Hall opens for local retailers to showcase their Christmas stock. The pubs have the best atmosphere on this night, as it is a big community evening to all get in the spirit of Christmas and you can get a head start on your Christmas shopping! If you are planning to eat out in the village that night, make sure you get booked up in advance.
Tips from a local
Warkworth Castle is such a well-preserved and truly impressive Norman castle that a stay in the area isn’t complete without exploring this amazing place. Even if you wouldn’t normally, take up the audio tour, it really brings the castle to life! Great for all ages, even the little ones as it’s great for them to run around the grassy grounds with a pretend sword in hand!
Not sure where to start?
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