The Bridge Barn at Warkworth
A Fabulous Barn Conversion in Beautiful Warkworth Village
The Bridge Barn at Warkworth is a gorgeous barn conversion conveniently situated in the heart of the picture-perfect Northumbrian village of Warkworth. The view from the lounge of Warkworth Castle is delightful and unexpected.
Sympathetically converted, it’s now a gorgeous holiday retreat in the perfect village for exploring the Northumbrian Heritage Coastline.
Fresh neutral colours used alongside original features create a relaxing ambiance in a ‘shabby chic’ style, with exposed white beams, whitewashed stone walls, cosy and a gas-fired stove for chilly evenings. Beautiful soft fabrics and interesting artwork combined with contemporary home comforts create a real home from home in this White Company-inspired village ‘beach house’. Free Wi-Fi broadband internet access throughout the cottage.
The beautiful beach is just a stroll away and there are several good pubs, restaurants, independent shops, a renowned art gallery and even a delightful French patisserie just yards from the cottage.
Chic furnishings, delicate hues and a relaxing seaside theme combine with many thoughtful luxurious touches to create a truly memorable place to stay. Intimate for a romantic break away yet spacious enough for a young family.
The entrance leads into the hallway, which has both ground floor bedrooms and the bathroom leading off it. The cottage has full gas-fired central heating with radiators throughout.
A beautiful and spacious bedroom with a luxury king size bed (5ft wide) and plenty of storage. Flat screen digital TV and an iPod docking station (may not be suitable for all Apple generations, so please bring an adapter). Luxury bed linen by The White Company and plenty of white towels. Hairdryer. Glazed doors with newly added plantation shutters lead directly onto an enclosed sunny patio garden.
Children’s Bunk Room
A lovely room, directly opposite the master bedroom, with full size bunk beds for children (maximum age 12yrs). Luxury bed linen and towels supplied by The White Company.
The bathroom is adjacent to both bedrooms and is decorated in fresh neutral hues. It has a full size bath, shower over and a folding glass shower screen. There is a WC, wash hand basin and chrome heated towel rail. Towels and luxury complimentary toiletries provided by The White Company.
Bridge Barn has a lovely private patio garden to sit out in. Being situated adjacent to the village Millennium Garden and the ancient 14th century bridge, it has a lovely open outlook whilst being fully enclosed for children of dogs. The warm sandstone walls create a tranquil sun trap, perfect to relax in after a day on the beach or exploring the coastline. There’s a new rattan table and chairs to seat 4 (new photos to follow) and a charcoal BBQ for dining alfresco (please bring your own coals). Or take the easy option and enjoy a glass of chilled wine in the evening sun, followed by a stroll to dinner at a local restaurant, just yards from the cottage.
Bridge Barn is also an ideal base for walkers and cyclists – there’s a wealth of great walks and cycle routes in the area.
The first floor is accessed via a carpeted wooden staircase and is open plan to create a light and airy space. This main living area is upstairs to take advantage of the magnificent view of Warkworth Castle. There are stair gates at both the top and bottom of the stairs for the benefit of children and dogs.
Spacious and well equipped kitchen in relaxing Farrow and Ball hues. All the appliances you should require for your holiday are here, including a stainless steel electric oven, gas hob, full size dishwasher, washer/dryer, larder fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster and electric kettle. The large central island provides a great space for preparing meals and reflecting on a great day out.
The dining area has a large oak table and 6 rattan high back chairs and is positioned to create a natural divider between the open plan kitchen and lounge areas. It’s also positioned to take advantage of the fabulous view through the large picture window of Warkworth Castle across the medieval burgage plots of the village.
With fabulous views of the castle by day and a cosy and intimate ambiance at night, the lounge area is a designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. The stove is gas-fired. There is a large flat screen Smart TV with digital channels, a DVD player and Kitsound wireless sound system that can pair with phones/iPad, with a built in Alexa. There’s a small selection of board games for all ages and a box of toys. Wi-fi is available throughout the cottage.
The Bridge Barn decor is inspired by The White Company and rustic Northumbrian coastline, mixing raw materials such as scrubbed wood and stone with delicate linens, shells and mother of pearl, evoking a fresh femininity, a mix of contemporary and traditional. The provenance of the barn is very evident.
Facts & Features
Up to 2 adults and 2 children and 1 baby welcome.
Luxury welcome hamper including complimentary toiletries by The White Company and bespoke property and area guide.
One baby welcome. Cot, highchair and stair gate available upon request.
There is a pretty gravelled garden accessed from the master bedroom with a charcoal BBQ (please provide your own coals), table and chairs. It has lovely views to the ancient 14th century bridge over the beautiful River Coquet.
There is a charcoal BBQ provided at The Bridge Barn which is available all year round. Utensils are provided. Please bring your own charcoal. Please ensure the BBQ is cleaned prior to your departure.
Although there is no allocated parking for The Bridge Barn, there is parking along The Butts just around 70 yards from the cottage which is a quiet residential access road. There are no parking charges in Warkworth.
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 £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) and one bunk bedroom with 3ft wide single beds for children 12yrs old and younger. Towels and a hairdryer.
Non-feather bedding and pillows are provided on each bed, which is suitable for those allergic to feathers.
One bathroom with a shower over bath, WC and basin with towel rail. Towels and luxury complimentary toiletries by The White Company.
Fridge, freezer, electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and kettle. Washer/dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryer, books, music and films. Gas wood-burning effect stove. Free Wi-Fi.
Large Smart TV in the lounge with Freeview and DVD player. TV in the bedroom too with DVD player. Kitsound wireless sound system with built in Alexa. Docking Station for iPods in the bedroom too. Free unlimited 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.
Accommodation on 2 floors; lounge/diner and kitchen on the first floor, and the bathroom and bedrooms on the ground floor.
Please be Aware
The Bridge Barn has its living areas upstairs and is open plan, the bedrooms and bathroom downstairs are downstairs. The bunk bed room is only suitable for children under 12 years.
Virtual Tour & Floorplan
Click to view our virtual tour of The Bridge Barn, you can use your mouse or touch screen to move around the cottage and see all areas. Click the floor plan to enlarge. It’s not perfectly to scale and may not include all minor features, but is provided to give you an idea of the layout. If you have any specific queries, please either call or email us.
Map & Local Area
Bridge Barn is quietly situated behind the main street of Warkworth village, remaining peaceful and private whilst still just a stone’s throw from the centre of the village. The riverbank is just 100 yards from The Bridge Barn and the beach is approximately 12 minutes away on foot.
Alnwick Castle with its world-famous Alnwick Garden 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.
Everything is so accessible from Warkworth village, but there is enough to do in walking distance without even getting in the car!
To find out the distance from your own home to The Bridge Barn, how long it will take to drive there and other options for alternative transport, click here: The Bridge Barn on Google maps and enter your home postcode in the box provided. The postcode of the property is NE65 0XA.
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What an amazing week weather-wise! Hot Hot Hot! Lucky the bedrooms downstairs keep nice and cool and the dog has been in the sea all week to cool down (and the kids). The salmon have been leaping in the river all week catching flies and the herons have been catching the salmon! Seals also in the river this week again. Coquet Shorebase Trust does a fabulous night time kayak river safari up the river where you can see all the wildlife – we missed it this week due to tides but the next one is around the 9th/10th August 2019 so worth giving them a call. Also paddle boarding with Amble Northside Surf Schoool.
The Hermitage re-fit has done it a world of good – still a brewery owned pub so not as good range of ales etc as others (The Ship at Newton/Jolly Fisherman etc) and basic pub grub but they have updated the menu. The summer menu in The Mason’s Arms and the wood fired pizza oven and garden area is great – pizzas, nachos etc. We had a good meal at Seal & Soil in Amble, and the best meal is always at our favourite – The Old Boat House in Amble where Jemima has her favourite half lobster and chips, the rest of us go for specials board full of fish dishes. Book early through as they are always full. Even though it is the summer holidays, the beaches have still been peaceful – lots of good walks at Warkworth, Sugar Sands along to Craster, Embleton along to Newton etc. Enjoy!
Charlotte, James & SidEscape the ordinary read our guest book
Tips from a local
Find some interesting sea-critters in the rock pools at Birling Rocks, at the northern end of Warkworth beach. 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
The walk along the pure sands of Embleton beach northwards to Newton by the Sea is one you will never tire from – especially when the walk reaches the famous The Ship Inn at Newton by the Sea. Almost on the beach, this traditional inn with its own micro-brewery serves great craft beers and the most amazing crab sandwiches you will ever taste anywhere!
Embleton is about a 20 minute drive from Warkworth where you can leave your car, take the walk along the beach, have lunch then head back.
Tips from a local
Do something different and hire kayaks or learn to surf at Amble! Northside Surf School hires out kayaks and offers lessons to beginners too. John is based in Amble and teaches surf lessons on Warkworth Beach and Druridge Bay.
This is great for keeping kids entertained in the summer and to break up the holiday, but also to learn a new (pretty cool) skill when holiday in Northumberland!
Philippa and Ali
We asked the owners of The Bridge Barn, Philippa and Ali, what they love most about the cottage:
“Ali grew up in the Northeast so spent all of his summers as a child on the beaches of Northumberland. When we had children of our own we were keen for them to experience the carefree days on the peaceful beaches; rock-pooling, sailing out to watch the seals on the Farne Islands, and the tranquility of it all that Ali had experienced as a child.
They love being at the Bridge Barn, it’s been a formative part of their childhood – as soon as we get out of the car we have to walk along Warkworth beach no matter what the weather and then we usually gravitate to one of the pubs or Bertram’s for some supper! We love relaxing, enjoying the view of Warkworth Castle from the living area and generally enjoying the beaches, the countryside and the easier pace of life in rural Northumberland.”
Not sure where to start?
We know Northumberland and all of our cottages inside out, so if you have any particular queries, please don’t hesitate to call or email us. We’re more than happy to help!