Honeybee Cottage in Warkworth
A Beautifully Restored Village Cottage with a Lavish Twist
Looking to stay in a medieval, historic village in an uber-luxurious cottage? Then look no further, Honeybee Cottage is a beautiful village retreat, perfect to return home to after a day out exploring – or just a stroll along Warkworth beach and dinner in a local restaurant.
Five Star, Gold award-winning Honeybee Cottage has been refurbished and extended to create a characterful and charming village cottage, with all the luxury essentials and special touches Coquet Cottages are renowned for. The lounge is warm and incredibly cosy, with the sandstone inglenook fireplace housing a warming wood-burning stove, original oak beams above and a view out to the River Coquet.
The wow-factor however is beyond the lounge; step through to the dining kitchen and you’ll find a gorgeous, open-plan luxury kitchen/living area, which gives a contemporary twist and provides a contrast to the traditional cottage feel. With huge windows, it lets in lots of natural light, providing a comfortable and calm space to read a book or chat over a coffee or a glass of wine, while the well-stocked luxury kitchen is perfect for preparing a delicious meal. The glazed door leads out to a small and pretty patio garden with a table and chairs which is quite a sun trap on sunny days. A ground-floor cloakroom/WC is situated just off the kitchen/dining area.
Upstairs there are two luxury bedrooms each with superbly equipped and finished bathrooms fitted with Laura Ashley tiling and luxury sanitary-ware. Luxury complimentary toiletries by Temple Spa, fluffy white towels, luxury high-thread-count bed linen and complimentary bathrobes and slippers (on request) are provided to complete the luxury experience. Smart TV’s are provided in both bedrooms. The superking bedroom to the front has a lovely view of the River Coquet and the king-size bedroom to the rear provides a glimpse of the 14th century Warkworth Castle.
Honeybee Cottage in Warkworth village very comfortably sleeps 4 adults in 2 bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms. No infants can be accommodated. We also welcome 1 dog here and there is free Wi-Fi. If you have any queries whatsoever, please call us on 01665 710 700 or email us. To check availability, click on the button above.
We’re delighted that Honeybee Cottage has been awarded with a prestigious VisitEngland ROSE Award. The award recognises the high quality accommodation and outstanding customer service at Honeybee Cottage.
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Honeybee Cottage comfortably sleeps up to 4 guests in 2 bedrooms, both with en-suite luxury bathrooms. The bedroom to the front overlooking the River Coquet has a superking-size bed and a luxury en suite shower room. The bedroom to the rear has a king-size bed and a luxury en suite bathroom (bath with shower over) and a glimpse of medieval Warkworth Castle. The kitchen and dining area is spacious and open plan, with huge glazed windows and atrium room bringing lots of natural light. Despite there being houses behind, this room is not overlooked. There’s a downstairs WC on the ground floor, located just off the kitchen. The beautifully furnished and comfortable lounge has a wood burning stove set in a traditional inglenook fireplace and a huge Smart TV.
One adult and well-trained dog is very welcome here at Honeybee Cottage. There’s an small enclosed rear patio accessed from the kitchen with a table and chairs and being situated on the banks of the River Coquet, there are lovely walks directly from the cottage. No infants can be accommodated. Free Wi-Fi throughout.
Park on the roadside outside this pretty terraced cottage and arrive to a pretty oak porch leading to the front door. Once inside, the stairs lead directly from the front door upstairs or you can turn left through a glazed door into the lounge.
This beautifully furnished lounge oozes luxury, comfort and is complimented by romantic, ambient lighting. The timber sash window looks out to the riverbank of the river Coquet where you may spot the occasional kayak or boat, herons, swans – and if you’re really lucky at high tide, a seal!
This gorgeous room has a huge wood burning stove set in a restored stone inglenook fireplace and original oak beams. An initial supply of logs is provided between October and April. There’s a huge Smart TV with access to Netflix and all the catch up shows, as well as a great selection of fun board games.
Leading from the stunning lounge is a most impressive kitchen and not what you’d expect to find in a quaint village cottage. The space has been cleverly designed to make this the ‘hub’ of the house, with light flooding into the room from huge windows and large roof lights. This room is for dining and relaxing, there’s a luxury glass table with soft grey linen-covered chairs and a comfortable corner leather sofa. A large Smart TV provides the opportunity to catch up with TV on lazy mornings with a freshly-brewed coffee and to watch a film or catch up with the news while preparing dinner.
The kitchen is equipped with all of the usual luxury necessities, including a large fridge/freezer, electric oven and induction hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, toaster, microwave, kettle and Nespresso machine (initial supply of pods provided). A cafetiere and a wide range of cooking equipment is included. There’s a Bang & Olufsen Bluetooth speaker to play your own music collections, and a top quality Tivoli radio for listening to your favourite channels. There are a selection of novels and local guide books to browse, and a comprehensive guest-information file provides a huge source of inspiration for days out, the best places to dine out and unmissable places to visit.
The dining table very comfortably seats 4.
Walk up the stairs to be greeted with a series of interesting mirrors, allowing borrowed light to bounce and illuminate the landing area, which leads to two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms.
Master Bedroom with En suite Shower Room
The master bedroom with super-king size bed (6ft wide) overlooks the beautiful River Coquet, which makes a most peaceful view upon waking up in the morning, especially when the swans glide by. The duvet is made of New Zealand wool which provides a cooler sleep in the summer and warmer in the winter, also suitable for those with allergies. There are New Zealand wool-filled pillows and feather down pillows. The bed linen is top-quality high-thread count cotton.
There’s a Smart TV providing music and TV channels and a hairdryer is provided.
The en suite shower room has a large, walk-in shower, washbasin, WC, heated towel rail and illuminated mirrored cabinet. Luxury complimentary toiletries by Temple Spa are provided, as well as white fluffy towels. Bathrobes and slippers are available upon request for adults.
Second Bedroom with Ensuite Bathroom
The second bedroom is equally luxurious, with a king-size bed (5ft wide). The duvet is made of New Zealand wool which provides a cooler sleep in the summer and warmer in the winter, and ideal for those with allergies. There are New Zealand wool-filled pillows and feather down pillows. The bed linen is top-quality high-thread count cotton. There is plenty of drawer space, a dressing table and a hanging rail.
There’s a Smart TV providing music and TV channels and a hairdryer is provided.
The en suite bathroom has a bath with rain-shower over, washbasin, WC, heated towel rail and illuminated mirror. Luxury complimentary toiletries by Temple Spa are provided, as well as white fluffy towels. Bathrobes and slippers are available upon request for adults.
There is a graveled area which is enclosed with a low wrought iron fence to the front of the cottage, with a bench seat upon which to admire the riverside. The front of the cottage catches the sun in the morning.
To the rear of the cottage there is a small, pretty patio area with a table and chairs for 4, which catches the sun on an afternoon and is quite a sun trap on sunny days. This is also enclosed with a wrought iron gate and is useful when returning to the cottage with muddy boots, to avoid walking through the lounge!
Parking for Honeybee Cottage is on the roadside in front of the cottage. There is not a private bay, so there is no guarantee of being able to park directly outside the front door, but there is plenty of space, so you should always be able to park within yards of the cottage. The road is quiet and residential. There are no restrictions nor parking charges on this road.
A Gorgeous Riverside Cottage with a Luxe Feel
Facts & Features
Up to 4 guests (no infants can be accommodated)
Northumbrian Welcome Hamper including luxury Temple Spa toiletries, bespoke Property and Area Guide. Complimentary bathrobes and slippers available upon request and free Wi-Fi. Luxury Nespresso coffee machine, Bang and Olufson Bluetooth speaker, Tivoli radio and large Smart TV’s in lounge, kitchen and both bedrooms.
One adult (over 1 yr) well behaved dog is welcome for a small charge of £20 per holiday. Booking Conditions apply, see more details on our Dogs page. Dogs are not permitted on any furniture or to be left in the cottage unattended. Dog sitting service available for a small charge, contact us to arrange.
Small private, enclosed patio to the rear of the property with seating for 4. At the front of the cottage there is a bench seat overlooking the Coquet River.
Although there is no private parking at Honeybee Cottage, parking is on-street directly in front of the cottage, it’s a very quiet, residential road, so parking is always available. There is further off-street parking on the river bank no more than 50 yards from the front door. There are no parking charges on this road.
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. To provide peace of mind, we require a Good Housekeeping Deposit to be arranged, so that if damage/breakages/exceptional cleaning is required up to the value of the deposit, the owner can be immediately recompensed.
At Honeybee Cottage you have the option of paying either a £150 refundable Good Housekeeping Deposit or a smaller non-refundable £24 Deposit Waiver, which covers you to the value of £150. Please choose which option you prefer when booking. Click HERE for more information.
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.
Well-behaved children aged 5 and over are welcome, but no infants can be accommodated.
One bedroom with a superking-size bed (6ft wide) and en-suite shower room. Second bedroom with a king-size bed (5ft wide). Beds are high-count pocket sprung with luxury toppers. Smart TV’s and hairdryers in both bedrooms.
Duvets are New Zealand wool (anti-allergy) with a mix of New Zealand wool and feather pillows, giving an option for those with and without allergies. Bed linen is high-thread-count luxury cotton.
En suite bathrooms to both bedrooms. The master bedroom to the front has an en suite with a large walk in shower, WC, heated towel rail, wash hand basin and illuminated mirrored cabinet. The second bedroom to the rear has an en suite bathroom with a bath and rain-shower over, WC, wash hand-basin, heated towel rail and illuminated mirror. Towels and luxury complimentary toiletries by Temple Spa are provided. Bathrobes and slippers provided on a complimentary basis for adults upon request.
Large fridge/freezer, electric oven and ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and Nespresso coffee machine. Washer/dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryers, books, Smart TV’s with Netflix, Bluetooth music system, Tivoli radio, free Wi-Fi, wood burning stove.
Smart TV’s with Netflix in all main rooms, Tivoli radio and Bang and Olufson Bluetooth music system. Nespresso coffee machine and Aerocchino machine. Free unlimited Wi-Fi.
A basket of logs is provided for the wood-burning stove for holidays taken between October and April. Further supplies can be purchased from the hardware stores and fuel garages in Amble (1 mile south), or can be delivered to your cottage (contact us for details).
Accommodation on 2 floors; lounge, kitchen/diner and WC on the ground floor, and the bathrooms and bedrooms on the 1st floor.
Map & Local Area
Honeybee Cottage is in a beautiful location, situated alongside the riverbank of the Coquet River which runs past. Sit out and enjoy the gorgeous view from the pretty bench seat at the front and watch swans, ducks, herons and – at tide – the occasional seal swim past. The main street of the village is just a few hundred hards from the cottage and the huge sandy beach is an approximate 15 minute walk.
Warkworth is a gorgeous village to explore – with tons of history and interesting things to see, include a magnificant castle dating back to the 12th century, a 14th century Norman Church and fortified bridge. There’s also a fascinating Hermitage on the other side of the Coquet River, carved out of rock and only accessible by boat! There are 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!
The beach is just approximately 15 minutes away on foot, which is an easy walk from the cottage. You can drive there too if you don’t fancy the walk. It takes approx. 3 minutes to drive and there are no car parking charges.
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’s markets in the town square once a month. Bamburgh and Holy Island are further north and can all be reached by following the pretty coastal route along our stunning coastline. Inland you will find the country town of Rothbury, market town of Morpeth, and further afield the amazing Kielder forest and reservoir, famous for its Dark Skies.
Click the map to view local facilities and other cottages in the same area and generally explore the location.
We had a fantastic week staying at Honeybee Cottage in Warkworth, Northumberland. Warkworth is a beautiful town with good pubs (we liked The Masons Arms the best) and cafes (Bertram’s is the best) and a few shops.
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The town is dominated by the magnificent castle which is well work a visit. Honeybee Cottage was perfect – expensively renovated and immaculate. The decor and furnishings were lovely and it also had all mod cons, including Netflix and large TV’s, Nespresso Machine and etc.
It was a very nice place to spend a week! Honeybee Cottage is on The Butts which we thought was the best street in town to stay as it overlooks the river, is very quiet, has little traffic and was perfect for our dogs who could go out morning and evening on the grassland opposite the house.
It is a 15-minute walk to Warkworth beach, or there are countless other vast beaches in the area. Dunstanburgh Castle and beach were our favourite. Alnwick is a 10-minute drive and a nice town with an amazing inhabited castle.
We would struggle to find a better holiday accommodation than Honeybee Cottage – it was perfect in every respect – and we will be returning!
Tips from a local
Stroll along Warkworth Beach and Dunes and enjoy the view looking out to Coquet Island.
20 minutes’ walk from Honeybee Cottage, Warkworth beach is vast and peaceful, with gorgeous golden sugar sand and rolling grass dunes to explore. There’s nothing quite like getting up for an early morning walk, and having the beach virtually to yourself!
The beach is completely dog friendly, and there is a car park at the top of the gravel track leading to the dunes if you’d prefer to park up and save your legs for the coastal walk.
Tips from a local
Treat yourself to a delicious breakfast or lunch at The Sand Bar in Amble.
Just 1 1/2 miles from Honeybee Cottage, in Amble Fishing Town, this Breakfast Bar and Bistro Cafe is the perfect spot for enjoying a bite to eat whilst watching the world go by. Situation directly opposite the entrance to the harbour, about a 30 minute stroll along the estuary of the River Coquet from Warkworth, The Sand Bar is a huge hit with locals and holiday makers alike. The food is delicious and made with fresh, local ingredients wherever possible, the staff are very welcoming and accommodating, and the atmosphere is cheery and relaxed.
Whilst in Amble, be sure to have a tootle around the harbour and pier to take in the breath-taking sea views too.
Tips from a local
Try dining at The Warkworth House Hotel in their ‘Number 16’ bistro. The restaurant caters well for vegetarians and has a good range of local produce. On weekends we would suggest booking in advance.
Tips from a local
Visit Warkworth Castle, an impressive medieval ruin in the centre of the village which dates back to the 1100’s, and is now looked after by English Heritage. The history of the castle and village is fascinating, and with its spiral staircases, towers and lawned grounds to explore, the castle provides an excellent afternoon out for all the family, less than 5 minutes’ walk from the cottage.
Julie and Mark Ringland
We simply couldn’t resist this gorgeous cottage when it came onto the market after years of being sadly rather neglected. It was a holiday cottage before, but sorely in need of refurbishment and some TLC!
It’s situated in a fabulous spot – overlooking the beautiful River Coquet, on a very quiet residential road, and just a stroll away from all the wonderful things that the gorgeous village of Warkworth has to offer. From superb historical places of interest, to the 5 mile long sandy beach, to the interesting little shops, cafes, great restaurants and pubs.
We can’t think of many better-placed cottages than Honeybee Cottage, so we decided it was an opportunity too good to miss. We’ve loved renovating it and were delighted that it’s been awarded 5 Stars by VisitEngland and a coveted Gold Award for excellence too!
We set out to create a little slice of luxury in a gorgeous historic village – we hope we’ve achieved this and that you love it as much as we do!
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