Magdalene House in Warkworth
A Stylish Georgian-Style House in the heart of Warkworth
Magdalene House in Warkworth is a beautiful Georgian-style house situated in a quiet spot in this picturesque medieval village. Absolutely perfect for families or a couple holidaying together, Magdalene House exudes comfort and style with a contemporary twist. With superb attention to detail, this is a true ‘home from home’.
You can forget the car for a couple of days as there is so much to explore in the village of Warkworth from Magdalene House, from the well preserved and iconic Warkworth Castle and pretty 14th century Norman Church, Hermitage carved from rock and only accessible by boat and the huge sandy beach to the great range of restaurants, pubs and little independent shops, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Magdalene House has been awarded 5 stars with a prestigious GOLD award from Visit England. Sleeping up to six guests plus one infant and welcoming up to two well behaved dogs for an additional charge of £20 each. We can provide one cot and one highchair for our younger guests, as well as stair gates for ground and first floors, upon request.
Free Wi-fi is available throughout the house. A generous welcome pack is provided and complimentary bathrobes and slippers are available to use (request at the time of booking). The position of Magdalene House is perfect; in a quiet area yet just 150 yards to the river bank and to the main street of Warkworth. 3/4m walk to the beach. It ticks every box!
Entrance hall. Cloakroom with WC and hand basin. Cupboard with a selection of games and toys. The ground floor is wheelchair accessible. Stair gates are available at the ground and first floor levels only (i.e. infants and toddlers should stay on the first floor rather than the second floor).
Bright and spacious lounge with a large bay window, large screen TV with Netflix film and series library, DVD, Teac Hi-fi with mp3 connection, library of books, music and films. PlayStation 2 with games for all ages. Free Wi-Fi available throughout the house.
This is a wonderful room to relax and unwind in with the family.
The kitchen/dining room has been decorated with love and care and is perfect for dining with family and friends. It’s equipped with everything you need to dine in. There’s a fully glazed door which leads to the enclosed courtyard garden.
With electric fan-assisted oven, gas hob, microwave, large fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, electric juicer and espresso coffee-machine. Dining table seating up to 6.
Bedroom 2 – Kingsize
A bright and spacious room. King size (5ft wide) bed with luxury pocket sprung mattress and luxury bed linen. Duvet and pillows in this room are feather-filled (please request non-feather if you have an allergy to feathers). French wardrobe and 2 large chests. Flat screen TV with integral DVD player. Sound dock music system. Luxury bathrobes and slippers are available for adult guests on a complimentary basis (upon request). Hairdryer.
Bedroom 3 – Twin Room
Two full size (3ft wide) single beds with luxury pocket-sprung mattresses which can be converted to a super king size (6ft wide) bed upon request (for adults only, request at time of booking). When the beds are singles, double-sized duvets are provided for extra comfort. Duvets and pillows in this room are non-feather filled (hypo-allergenic). Luxury bed linen and fluffy white towels. A wardrobe and chest provide plenty of storage space. Bathrobes and slippers for adults are available to use on a complimentary basis, upon request. Large windows overlook the rear patio area and trees. The castle can be seen in winter when the trees are without leaves. Clock radio/music system. Hairdryer.
Serving bedrooms 2 and 3 on the first floor, with bath, mains shower over the bath (not in view in image below), wash hand basin and WC. Full length mirror and lots of drying space for towels. Luxury Temple Spa complimentary toiletries provided. Quality fluffy white towels provided.
Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room
A very spacious room occupying the 2nd floor. King size (5ft wide) leather bed with luxury pocket sprung mattress, large flat screen TV with DVD and Freeview. Walk-in wardrobe and large chest provide plenty of storage. Hair dryer and fluffy towels provided. Bathrobes and slippers for adults are available to use on a complimentary basis, upon request.
En Suite Shower Room
Spacious and bright en-suite shower room with a double size shower cubicle, mains shower, hand basin, heated towel rail, WC and a lovely view of Warkworth Castle through the Velux window. Luxury Temple Spa complimentary toiletries and fluffy white towels.
The garden is south west facing and bordered by trees to the west side. It wraps around the house in an ‘L’ shape and consists of decorative gravel with planted pots and shrubs and a furnished patio area. This area is fully enclosed for children and dogs. PLEASE NOTE, the BBQ is no longer provided, you are welcome to bring your own BBQ/disposable BBQ on condition it is used responsibly. Disposable BBQ’s are to be placed on the ground, not on the furniture, to avoid damage being incurred.
Magdalene House in Warkworth
Modern Georgian Style
Magdalene House is a stone Georgian-style house, which mixes contemporary, boutique style with uber comfort and ultimate luxury. The soft, fluffy bathrobes and indulgent White Company toiletries all help to ensure you relax in style and enjoy everything this gorgeous house offers. Free Netflix and a tasty Northumbrian hamper will provide a cosy, chilled night in too!
Facts & Features
Up to 6 guests and 1 baby.
Coquet Cottages Northumbrian Welcome Hamper including luxury Temple Spa toiletries, Bespoke Property and Area Guide. Use of complimentary bathrobes and slippers for adults upon request. Dog bed available upon request. Free Wi-fi.
One infant welcome. Stair gates at ground and first floor. One cot and one highchair available upon request.
Up to two dogs welcome. One luxury dog bed available upon request. Booking Conditions apply, see more details on our Dogs page. Dogs are not permitted on furniture or upstairs and very strictly not to be left in the house unattended under any circumstances. Dog sitting service available, contact us to arrange.
A small, pretty enclosed courtyard garden with table seating for up to 4 as well as a large bench seat. It is enclosed but be aware that if your dog is toy/tiny, they may be able to wriggle through the gaps in the gate.
There is no BBQ provided at Magdalene House, but you are more than welcome to bring your own disposable one and use responsibly on the gravelled area (not on the furniture).
There is one private, marked parking space for Magdalene House and a second car can be parked in front of the cottage adjacent to the garden gate, or on the river bank parking area (150 yards away). A third car must be parked on the riverbank parking area.
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 or exceptional cleaning is required up to the value of the deposit, the owner can be recompensed.
At Magdalene House you have the option of paying either a £200 refundable Good Housekeeping Deposit or a smaller non-refundable £34 Deposit Waiver, which covers you to the value of £200. Please choose which option you prefer when booking. Click HERE for more information.
Two bedrooms with king size beds (5ft wide). One twin bedroom with 3′ wide single beds that can be converted (for adults only) into a 6′ wide super-king-size bed upon request. Double duvets are provided when the beds are single beds. (See ‘Read More’ section above for details of duvet and pillow types.) Hairdryers. TV’s and bedside music systems in both double bedrooms.
One bathroom with a shower over bath, WC and basin, and heated towel rail. One en-suite shower room with large shower, WC and basin. Towels and luxury complimentary toiletries by Temple Spa provided.
Large fridge/freezer, electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and kettle. Washer/dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryers, books, music and films. Playstation 2 and games. Netflex. Media library. Free Wi-fi.
TV’s in the lounge and master bedroom and second double room, with Freeview and an Amazon Firestick in the lounge as well as a DVD player, TEAC music system, bedside music systems/clock radios, Nespresso coffee machine and free unlimited Wi-fi. PlayStation 2 with games.
Accommodation on 3 floors; lounge, kitchen/diner and cloakroom on the ground floor, family bathroom and 1 double bedroom on the 1st floor and the master bedroom with en suite shower room on the 2nd floor. Shower is over the bath in the family bathroom. Although the ground floor is wheelchair accessible, the first and second floors are not.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival days are Friday or Monday (short breaks available all year round)
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 5pm Departure: by 10am Click here for more details. For safety reasons please do not arrive before 6pm unless we have texted you to advise the property is ready sooner.
Video of Magdalene House in Warkworth
Our video of Magdalene House includes fabulous aerial views showing its exact location in Warkworth village and its proximity to the beach and castle.
Virtual Tour & Floorplan
Click to take a virtual tour around Magdalene House. The floor plan can be clicked to enlarge it, it’s not perfectly to scale but provided to give you an idea of the layout. Please call, email or contact us via our LiveChat facility if you have any queries.
Map & Local Area
Magdalene House is perfectly positioned to take advantage of all this lovely village has to offer, it’s in a quiet residential area with no passing traffic. The walk to the beach is very pretty along the riverbank and will take about 15 minutes on foot, or you can drive, there are no parking charges. The nearest pub is The Sun Inn, which has a steakhouse restaurant, which is just 200 yards around the corner and there are several other very good restaurants, pubs and cafes to try too.
Walking to the fishing port of Amble is very easy from Magdalene House, as it’s just a mostly-level mile-long walk alongside the beautiful Coquet Estuary. In Amble you’ll find the local harbour market on a Sunday, as well as a fantastic selection of delicious seafood restaurants and bistro’s, including the award-winning Spurelli ice cream and coffee parlour.
Druridge Bay, Alnmouth, Alnwick, Beadnell, Embleton, Craster, Seahouses and Bamburgh are very easy to get to if you follow the well-signposted Coastal Route. Alternatively discover Rothbury and Kielder Forest inland, famous for the Dark Skies and the Kielder Observatory – take a trip at night, it’s likely to be different to what you see from home!
To find out the distance of Magdalene House from your own home, how long it will take to drive there and other options for alternative transport, click here: Magdalene House on Googlemaps and enter your home postcode. The postcode for Magdalene House is NE65 0GY.
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We have fallen in love with Warkworth, this is our third visit and have already booked our fourth visit in September. All Coquet Cottages are wonderful. We loved Magdalene House, so light and welcoming. Thank you for the hampers, a lovely touch. We’ve had four days of sunshine. Perfect. Had our evening meals at The Masons Arms, very nice but be aware of very big portions – not a bad complaint to have. The house was very clean and had everything we could ever want. Thank you for a lovely short break. Just wish we could of stayed longer.
Tim, Debbie & Alex SpinkEscape the ordinary read our guest book
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
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
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.
Julie and Mark Ringland
We asked the owners of Magdalene House, Julie and Mark, what they love most about the house:
“We designed the house to feel like a home from home, as something a bit different from the other traditional cottages. The huge bay window in the lounge lets in lots of natural light, which really compliments the colours in the room. At Christmas we carry the same colour theme through the house, so it looks absolutely magical.
Each room is so spacious, especially the bedrooms. We liked that all guests will feel like they have their own space here, and no one draws the ‘short straw’ with the bedrooms!
We have added lots of extra little touches in the house, such as a ‘Forgotten Something Box’, which contains essentials from a toothbrush to batteries – just in case you left something at home. We want our guests to feel that everything is catered for in Magdalene House, so when they walk through the door they can instantly relax.”
Not sure where to start?
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