No. 31 at Warkworth
A Boutique-style Georgian Village House in the heart of Warkworth
A beautifully restored, Georgian village house on the main street right in the heart of arguably the prettiest village in Northumberland, Warkworth. With everything right on your doorstep, this is the perfect cottage for experiencing the best of being located in a vibrant country village; with a range of authentic pubs, interesting art, jewellery and interiors shops and restaurants, yet within walking distance of a huge sandy beach. No. 31 at Warkworth is central for exploring all that Northumberland has to offer.
Located on the main street of the village, you are central to everything Warkworth has to offer. 2 dogs very welcome here and there is a large enclosed garden with a ‘secret’ entrance.
No. 31 sleeps up to 4 people in 2 bedrooms with 1 bathroom and welcomes dogs; 1 king-size double room and a twin room that can be converted into a king-size double bed. Two well-behaved dogs are very welcome for a small charge of £20 per short break or week. There’s a large, enclosed garden with pretty decking and seating. The garden gives access to the Ember Path, an interesting medieval path which runs parallel to the main street. Free Wi-fi.
The owner is an excellent photographer and the cottage is peppered with fantastic local images of iconic scenes around the area.
The front door opens into a small hallway with the stairs in front leading straight to the first floor and a door that goes straight into the lounge.
The cosy lounge has a lovely log-effect vapour fire and a large Georgian window that overlooks the main street, with original wooden shutters for privacy.
This comfortable room has a large flat-screen Smart TV with BT Sport digital channels, access to the internet, a DVD player and library of films, as well as a BOSE docking station and speaker. Free Wi-fi.
The lounge leads down a couple of oak steps to the open plan kitchen. Open plan again to the dining area, the kitchen is spacious and light, with a large window overlooking the garden and French windows leading out to the decked area of the garden, providing plenty of natural light. With granite worktops and top quality appliances, the kitchen is perfect for a dining in.
The kitchen has all of the usual appliances, including an electric oven with gas hob, Dualit toaster and kettle, Nespresso coffee machine with a selection of pods included (more supplies available locally), microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer and top-of-the-range American-style fridge/freezer with integral wine cooler.
The dining table seats 4 and overlooks the pretty garden. The French doors open up for you to sit outside during the warmer months – perfect for enjoying breakfast in the sunshine.
The original staircase leads to the first floor with 2 bedrooms; 1 king size room, one twin room and 1 bathroom. The twin bedroom and family bathroom are located down a couple of steps.
A spacious double room with king size bed and plenty of drawer and hanging storage. A huge Georgian window looks out onto the main street of Warkworth with original wooden shutters for privacy. Luxury hotel-standard bed linen and fluffy towels provided, hairdryer and an ipod dock/alarm clock/digital radio at the bedside.
A pretty double bedroom overlooking the rear garden has a king size bed (5ft) that can be separated upon request. PLEASE NOTE: the bedroom is shown below with twin single beds, however you need to request this, as the beds will be presented as a king-size double bed unless you request twin beds, there’s a tick box when booking online. Please contact us by email or phone for more details (01665 710700) Top quality mattress, luxury hotel-standard bed linen and fluffy white towels provided. Hairdryer.
The family bathroom has a window overlooking the attractive rear garden. Having a bath with shower over, WC and wash hand basin, the bathroom also has a heated towel rail and cabinet storage for toiletries. Towels and luxury complimentary toiletries by The White Company are provided.
To the rear of the house, the pretty garden can be accessed from the open plan kitchen/dining room through French windows. Leading out to a well-maintained decked area, then on the next level of decking is the pretty outside seating. On the next level down there is the lawned garden which leads out to the medieval Ember path accessed through a lockable gate. The sun shines on the decked area in the morning – perfect for brunch and a coffee with the local paper – then on an evening the bottom of the garden is to be, to catch the last rays of sun with a glass of wine.
The garden is fully enclosed and the access from the Ember Path is ideal for bringing muddy or salty dogs in from the beach to hose down and straight into the kitchen with a tiled floor to dry off.
Outside and Parking
No. 31 is located in the heart of the Conservation Area of picturesque Warkworth village on the main street. All the amenities of the village are less than a minutes’ walk from the front door, including pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops, a French patisserie, magnificent well-preserved castle, Norman Church and the beautiful riverside with its peaceful walks. Warkworth also has its own vast sandy beach which can be reached within around 15 minutes on foot or less than 5 minutes in the car.
Parking is available in the main square or anywhere on the main street of Warkworth. There are no parking charges in the village and the parking is safe. You can park your car on the very wide footpath in front of the cottage temporarily to unload your bags, but it should then be parked correctly on the roadside opposite.
Cosmopolitan Village House
No. 31 is a classic mix of old country with a boutique, cosmopolitan feel. The sleek granite worktops and sisal flooring pair well with the state-of-the-art vapour fire and squashy leather sofa. A luxury Georgian hideaway.
Facts & Features
Up to 4 guests and 1 baby welcome.
Northumbrian Welcome Hamper including luxury White Company Toiletries and bespoke Property and Local Area guide.
One baby welcome. Cot, highchair and stair gate available upon request.
Up to 2 dogs welcome. Booking Conditions apply, see more details on our Dogs page. Dogs are not permitted on furniture and strictly not to be left in the cottage unattended. Dog sitting service available, contact us to request.
To the rear of the house, the garden can be accessed from the open plan kitchen/dining room through French windows. From there, it leads out to a well-maintained decked area, then on the next level of decking is the pretty outside seating. On the next level down there is the lawned garden which leads out to the ember path at the garden through a locked gate.
There is a gas BBQ provided at No.31 which is available all year round. There is utensils and and accessories provided. Please ensure the BBQ is cleaned prior to your departure.
Parking is available in the main square of the village just opposite the house, or anywhere on the main street of Warkworth. There are no parking charges in the village and the parking is safe. You can park your car on the very wide footpath in front of the cottage temporarily to unload your belongings, but it should then be parked correctly on the roadside opposite.
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 £200 refundable Good Housekeeping Deposit or a smaller non-refundable £24 Deposit Waiver, which covers you to the value of £200. Please choose which option you prefer when booking. Click HERE for more information.
One double bedroom with a king size bed (5ft wide). One double or twin room, with either a king size bed (5ft wide) or 2 single beds (2ft 6″ wide). PLEASE NOTE: Unless twin beds are requested, the beds will be made up as a double.
Synthetic duvets are provided on each bed. Feather pillows are provided on each bed. Alternative synthetic pillows can be provided. If you require the bed to have synthetic pillows, please inform us at the time of booking or a minimum of 7 days before your holiday.
One bathroom with a shower over bath, WC and basin with a heated towel rail.
Top-of-the-range American-style fridge/freezer, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, toaster and kettle. Washing machine, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryers, books, music and films. Free Wi-fi.
Smart TV in the lounge, Nespresso coffee machine, integral wine cooler, BOSE docking station, log-effect vapour fire. Free Wi-fi.
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.
Please be Aware
No. 31 is located on the main street of Warkworth, and whilst it’s set back from the road, you will hear some slight traffic noise at the front of the property. It doesn’t bother most people, but if you’re a particularly light sleeper, please consider this before booking.
Accommodation is on 2 floors; on the ground floor the lounge is open plan to the kitchen/diner, with 3 steps down from the lounge to the kitchen. The 2 bedrooms and bathroom are on the first floor.
Virtual Tour & Floorplan
Click on the Virtual Tour below to take a virtual walk around the cottage and see all areas. The floorplan is provided for general information only, it’s not entirely to scale and may not include minor features. Call us on 01665 7100 or email us if you have any queries.
Map & Local Area
The walk to the beach is very pretty, partly along the riverbank and will take about 15 minutes on foot. All of the pubs are within 1 minute on foot, you have the choice of The Sun Inn with steakhouse restaurant, The Masons Arms and The Hermitage. The gorgeous Bertram’s cafe is open until 7pm and is licenced so you can either dine early or pop in for a pre-dinner drink.
Walking to the fishing port of Amble is very easy from No. 31, it’s just a mile easy stroll along Coquet Estuary. Here you will find the local harbour market on a Sunday, as well as a fantastic selection of delicious seafood restaurants and bistro’s, and the award-winning Spurelli ice cream and coffee parlour.
Druridge Bay, Alnmouth, Alnwick, Beadnell, Craster, Embleton, Seahouses and Bamburgh are all very easy to get to if you follow the well-signposted Coastal Route. Alternatively discover Rothbury and Kielder Forest inland, a visit to the Kielder Observatory to see our famous ‘Dark Skies’ is well worth a late night out!
To find out the distance of this cottage from your own home, how long it will take to drive there and other options for alternative transport, click here: No. 31 on Googlemaps and enter your home postcode. The postcode for No. 31 is NE65 0UN.
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Just to let you know we had a wonderful holiday in Warkworth! The cottage is beautiful and we had everything we needed. I could quite happily live in No.31. Thank you for all your help and we hope to book another holiday with you soon!Escape the ordinary read our guest book
Tips from a local
Visit Bertram’s in Warkworth. This cosy, welcoming and dog-friendly Bistro Cafe in the centre of the village is perfect for a hot chocolate by the fire through the winter months, or for a glass of wine out in the sun-trap patio garden. Their breakfasts are delicious too – including crushed avocado on toast or Eggs Benedict! The menu is fantastic with all dishes made on site, or sourced locally.
Tips from a local
Take a walk along the estuary to Amble Fishing port. Just over a mile easy walk from Warkworth, Amble offers stunning coastal scenery around the marina, harbour and pier.
A browse around the little shopping pods in the Harbour Village are a great way to spend an afternoon, visiting local artists and independent shops, with a stop off at The Fish Shack for a bite to eat in the authentic dining hut, but there are several other brilliant little seafood restaurants and bistro’s to choose from, such as The Old Boathouse, Sea and Soil or The Fat Mermaid.
Tips from a local
Visit Warkworth Castle. This impressive medieval ruin in the centre of the village 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, just a 2 minute walk from the cottage.
Nick & Diane
We asked Nick and Diane what they love about No. 31 and Northumberland…
“We love No.31 for it’s perfect location in Northumberland. Close to many fine restaurants and pubs in the village it is surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK. It makes a great base from which to explore with unrivaled walks, beaches, and castles. Our Portuguese Water Dogs can never get enough of the beach!
The photograph is of our two dogs taken on the Summer Solstice 2016.”
Not sure where to start?
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