Sunny Cottage in Warkworth
A Beautifully Restored Cottage with Oodles of Character
Sunny Cottage in Warkworth has been lovingly restored to create a comfortable home-from-home, still retaining it’s gorgeous original features through the whole cottage making it cosy, comfortable yet still very luxurious in all seasons.
Although still central to the village, it is quietly tucked away in a hidden courtyard of 4 pretty Victorian cottages, so you get the peace and quiet of the countryside, yet everything is still within easy reach, including restaurants and the beach. This cottage is for guests who are looking to switch off and unwind with that extra touch of luxury, without compromising on comfort.
Sunny Cottage has been awarded 5 Stars by Visit England. Sleeping up to 4 guests, up to 2 dogs are welcome for a small charge of £20 each per holiday. A cot, highchair and stair gate can be provided for our younger guests upon request.
The position of the cottage is so peaceful. Set back from the road and the riverbank, there’s a small enclosed patio with table and chairs, so children and dogs can play safely. The walk up to the cottage is very romantic, through several little archways then into the pretty courtyard of gardens where Sunny Cottage is located.
Enter the small hall just off the off private courtyard garden, with a cloakroom and door through into the lounge. The cosy lounge with original inglenook fireplace houses a wood-burning stove, flat screen TV with Freeview, Amazon Fire Stick with access to Netflix, DVD, hi-fi, library of books, videos and CD’s as well as toys and games. Free Wi-Fi.
The sun room has seating for 4 people overlooking the private patio garden and is a sun trap all year round – hence the name of the cottage! There is a phone in the sun room for incoming calls only and a PlayStation 2 with games.
The large kitchen/dining room has all the usual appliances such as electric fan-assisted oven, gas hob, microwave, large fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and Nespresso coffee-maker. A farmhouse door leads out to the small furnished patio. A cloakroom with WC & hand basin is located just off the entrance hall.
Bright and spacious room with dual aspect windows and a view of the castle. King-size (5ft wide) brass bedstead with luxury pocket sprung mattress, luxury bed linen and fluffy white towels. Duvet and pillows are non-feather hypo-allergenic filled. TV with DVD player. Bedside music system/docking station/clock. A cot can be placed in this bedroom upon request. Luxury bathrobes and slippers are available on a complimentary basis for adult guests upon request. Hairdryer.
A sunny room with dual aspect windows and a view of the castle. Twin single beds (3ft wide) with luxury pocket-sprung mattresses and luxury bed linen. Duvets are double-sized for extra comfort and along with the pillows are non-feather hypo-allergenic filled. The beds can be converted to a super-king-size double upon request for adult guests only. Clock radio/MP3 music system/docking station. Hairdryer.
Bathroom with bath and power-shower over, hand basin and WC. Towels and luxury complimentary toiletries by Temple Spa provided.
Garden and Patio
Sunny Cottage has a small, enclosed patio garden to the rear of the cottage, accessed from the kitchen and overlooked by the pretty sun room. The patio garden is fenced with an approx. 1 metre high fence and this separates the patio at Sunny Cottage from the patio garden at the neighbouring property; Cosy Cottage. You can access the patio garden externally via a right of way through the next door property’s patio.
Cosy Cottage with a Twist
Sunny Cottage sums up perfectly the traditional comfortable Northumbrian period holiday cottage, yet with a luxurious twist. Huge wood-burning stove set within a traditional sandstone inglenook fireplace, original scrubbed pine doors, big kitchen with Amercian-style fridge/freezer and double oven, circular staircase and the most comfortable luxury beds! Immaculately present yet perfect for pets too.
Facts & Features
Up to 4 guests and 1 baby welcome.
Northumbrian welcome hamper including luxury Temple Spa toiletries, bespoke property and area guide, complimentary bathrobes and slippers for adults available upon request. Wood burning stove and free Wi-fi.
One baby welcome. Travel cot, highchair and stair gate available upon request.
Two dogs welcome for £20 each per holiday. Booking Conditions apply, see more details on our Dogs page. Dogs are not permitted to be left in the cottage unattended. Dog sitting service available, contact us to request.
Parking is on the roadside, which is less than 100 yards from the cottage front door. There is unlimited parking along the riverbank.
Please be Aware
An initial supply of wood is provided for the fire between October and April. Further supplies can be purchased from the hardware stores or fuel garages in Amble (1 mile south). The staircase has a rope handrail, but as the steps are wedge-shaped (as they wind around) may be difficult for anyone with mobility limitations.
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 Sunny 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.
One double bedroom with a king size bed (5ft wide). One twin bedroom with 3ft single beds that can be converted into a super king size bed (6ft wide). Luxury bed linen. Duvet and pillows in both bedrooms are non-feather hypo-allergenic filled. TV in the double bedroom. Clock radio/music system/docking stations in both bedrooms. Hairdryers.
One bathroom with a shower over bath, WC and basin with heated towel rail. Towels and luxury complimentary toiletries by Temple Spa provided. Bathrobes and slippers available for complimentary use upon request.
American-style fridge/freezer, double electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and kettle. Washer/dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryer, books, music and films. Wood-burning stove. Hi-fi, Free Wi-fi.
TV’s in the lounge and master bedroom, both with Freeview & a DVD player, but the lounge TV has an Amazon Firestick with access to Netflix too, Radio and Music System, Nespresso Coffee Machine, free unlimited Wi-Fi. PlayStation 2 with games.
A small, pretty courtyard with seating for up to 4. It is enclosed with a picket fence to next door’s patio.
Accommodation on 2 floors; lounge, sun room, dining kitchen and cloakroom on the ground floor, and the bathroom and 2 bedrooms on the 1st floor. Shower is over the bath and the staircase is circular (carpeted stairs, not a metal stair case.
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 5pm Departure: by 10am Click here for more details.
Video of Sunny Cottage in Warkworth
Click to view our lovely video of Sunny Cottage where you can see its location within the beautiful historic village of Warkworth and how close it is to the beach. Please note that the lounge has been re-furbished since this video was taken, so see the gallery images above for how it looks now.
Virtual Tour & Floorplan
Here is a virtual tour and floor plan of Sunny Cottage. The virtual tour allows you to ‘virtually’ walk around the cottage and see all areas. Please note that the lounge has just been refurbished, see the images in the gallery above for how it looks now. The floor plan is not guaranteed to be totally to scale or be 100% accurate, but is shown here to give you an idea of the general layout of the cottage. Click on the floor plan to enlarge.
Map & Local Area
The walk to Sunny Cottage from the riverbank is very romantic; through 2 pretty archways then leading through the little gardens to the front door. Whilst the riverbank is only 100 yards from the front door, it still feels private and secluded. The main street of the village is just 5 minutes away on foot, and the beach just 15 minutes away.
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 Sunny Cottage, how long it will take to drive there and other options for alternative transport, click here: Sunny Cottage on Google maps and enter your home postcode in the box provided. The postcode of the property is NE65 0SS.
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Beautiful Cottage very centrally placed for everything in Warkworth. Anything we needed to know was right there to hand in the ‘very informative’ guest information file – have to say one of the best we’ve ever had and we’ve stayed in quite a lot of properties. Perfection!! What else is there to say – It just went on and on! The baked goods and lovely flowers too!! Never had so much and we used it all too! There was a little bit of everything – even in the doggy basket. Just fab!! We felt relaxed and at home the minute we walked through the door. Spent a lot of time in the little conservatory area adjoining the lounge – lovely for mornings for breakfast and relaxing of an evening too. Everything was perfect for us. I have to commend you as a company – we had text messages or phone calls at every point of our holiday right up to the very last day. Very thorough and very caring and we felt ‘looked after’ the whole time. You were only a phone call away if needs be. Your properties and attention to detail are second to none even down to the little toiletries provided.Escape the ordinary read our guest book
Tips from a local
Find some interesting sea-critters in the rock pools at the northern end of Warkworth beach at Birling Rocks. Head to the beach and take a left, heading north up the coast. Walk as far as you can and you will reach the rock pools at Birling Rocks. Seals have been spotted on these rocks many times, so you may be lucky! At the south end of the beach there is a pier leads right out with gorgeous views of Coquet Island and the Amble harbour.
Tips from a local
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 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
Fancy a good walk? Why not walk to Alnmouth along the cycle route, paired with beautiful views of the coast and the Balamory-style houses in Alnmouth. The walk is about 4 miles long each way and is a fairly flat and an easy walk along a proper path. When you arrive at Alnmouth there are 4 pubs and a handful of cafes to fuel up, but if you are simply defeated you can catch the bus straight back to Warkworth which takes about 10 minutes. They are fairly regular and dogs are welcome on the bus too.
Julie and Mark
We asked the owners of Sunny Cottage, Julie and Mark, what they love most about the cottage:
“It took a long time to restore this cottage in the depths of winter to what it is today, which is a luxury, cosy, comfortable and home-from-home holiday cottage – exactly what we were aiming for and more.
Before moving to the area we used the cottage as our little Northumbrian getaway, to escape from hectic life and unwind in pure comfort.
We always holidayed in the winter for weekends when we could get up here. Our best memories are wrapping up with all the thermals we had, going for a brisk walk on the beach with the wind biting at our cheeks, then to collapse in front of the fire with a hot cup of coffee and something sweet.
Sunny Cottage holds so many happy memories for us as a family, and it’s a joy to see others enjoying it too.”
Not sure where to start?
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