The Buttery in Warkworth
A Boutique, Romantically-Restored Historic Village Apartment in Warkworth
The Buttery in Warkworth has been lovingly and carefully restored to be the perfect bolthole in this historic and medieval village. Being a first floor apartment and all on one level once inside, the apartment is spacious yet still retains lots of quirky features which embrace the history of the house, with a luxury feel.
It’s romantic for a couple and an ideal escape, but it’s also very spacious for 4 guests too, with the benefit of 2 bathrooms and 2 very spacious bedrooms. The open plan living, dining and kitchen is a wonderfully social space. The secret of The Buttery is it’s beautiful hidden, walled garden, it’s separate, just 1 minutes’ walk from the apartment but private and lovely place to relax outside.
The Buttery is dog friendly and sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms.
Sleeps 4 guests in 2 spacious bedrooms, both with king size beds (5ft wide), 2 bathrooms; one en suite and one family bathroom and welcomes 1 medium-size dog, no bigger than a spaniel. The ‘secret garden’ of The Buttery is a hidden gem, as not many apartments come with so much outside space. Although not attached to the property, it’s only a 1 minute walk from the front door.
Unlock the door to this walled garden and there is a beautifully manicured lawn with a pretty patio area with seating too. The owner of The Buttery provides a traditional fully-equipped picnic basket for 2 and a cool box so you can enjoy lunch or an evening in the garden.
The entrance into The Buttery is just off the main street of the village, through a little corridor. The entrance is sheltered and lit, and once through the door you head straight upstairs to the hallway. Once at the top of the stairs, you’re in the hallway with access to the rest of the apartment.
The Boot Room
This room is for hanging coats and jackets and for storing shoes, suitcases and more, as well as being a warm and comfortable space for a dog to sleep at night. There’s a seat to sit and take off your shoes.
Open Plan Kitchen/Dining Area and Lounge
At the end of the hallway you reach the wonderfully social living space with windows on both elevations. The kitchen is huge and is a great space to cook (although you don’t have to – you’re on holiday!). There’s plenty of storage and surface space with an electric oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle and Dolce Gusto coffee ‘pod’ machine (initial supply of pods provided). Washer/dryer and dishwasher too.
The dining area is in the middle of the room and seats 4 very comfortably. There’s a bookcase here too with a great selection of books and board games for all ages, as well as a portable Bluetooth music speaker.
The lounge has a huge corner sofa which comfortably seats 4 people, surrounding the cosy gas flame ‘wood-burning-effect’ fire. There’s a Smart TV with full access to Netflix and the restored sash window looks out to the main street of the Village.
Looking out to the rear of the house overlooking the pretty neighboring gardens, the master bedroom has a king size bed (5ft wide) and has ample space and storage. Luxury-quality bed linen and fluffy white towels are provided, as well as a hairdryer.
The en suite has a good-size shower that has a very small step up to it, a heated towel rail, WC and wash basin. Complimentary White Company toiletries are provided.
Also with a king size bed and looking out to the main street, this bedroom is equally as spacious with a king size bed (5ft wide) and plenty of storage. Luxury-quality bed linen and fluffy white towels are provided, as well as a hairdryer.
This light, airy and fresh bathroom has a shower over the bath, heated towel rail, WC and basin. Complimentary White Company toiletries are provided.
The gem of this gorgeous apartment is the secret, hidden walled garden off the Ember Path. Whilst the property isn’t attached to the garden, it’s just 1 minute on foot to reach the entrance. Fully enclosed and fairly private, this pretty lawned and furnished garden is a lovely space to sit on balmy summer evenings with a drink and nibbles. The owner has provided a traditional, fully equipped picnic basket (for 2) for you to use, in addition to a cool box for chilled drinks, so you can spend an enjoyable evening in this lovely walled garden.
Traditional Village Apartment
Although not a quintessential country cottage as such, The Buttery feels just as cosy and homely as the traditional cottages in the village, with beautiful, luxury touches at every turn. This is the epitome of a boutique bolthole – and with a secret garden too!
Facts & Features
Up to 4 guests and 1 baby welcome (to sleep in a travel cot).
Luxury Northumbrian Welcome Hamper including White Company toiletries.
Bespoke Guide Book for your Mobile or iPad
You’ll receive a comprehensive guide book for your phone or tablet upon booking, which not only provides all the information you need to stay at The Buttery, but also guides to all the local facilities, restaurants, shopping, attractions, the best beaches, walks, activities, exploring Northumberland, unique offers and much more.
One baby welcome. Travel cot and highchair available (bring your own cot linen). Stairgate available upon request.
Fridge/freezer, electric oven and gas hob, microwave, toaster, kettle and Dolce Gusto coffee machine. Washer/dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryer, books, music and films.
TV and Technology
Smart TV in the lounge with full access to Netflix, portable Bluetooth speaker and free unlimited Wi-Fi.
There is no BBQ provided at The Buttery, but you are more than welcome to bring your own disposable one and use safely in the secret garden.
2 bedrooms; both bedrooms have a king size bed (5ft wide). Synthetic bedding and pillows are provided on each bed. There is no alternative available.
There is an en-suite shower room to the master bedroom and a family bathroom. The en suite shower room has a good size shower cubicle (with a slight step up), WC, wash basin and heated towel rail. The family bathroom has a shower over the bath, basin, WC and heated towel rail. Complimentary toiletries by The White Company and towels provided.
The secret garden is fully furnished, lawned and enclosed and is located 1 minute’s walk from the apartment.
Although there’s no private parking for The Buttery as it’s on a main street, you can park on the nearby street ‘The Butts’, no more than around 100 yards away.
Please be Aware
The apartment front door leads straight onto stairs – there’s no hallway before reaching the stairs.
The garden is not attached to the property, it’s a 1 minute walk from the apartment.
The apartment is on the first floor with a full staircase up to the landing from the front door. Once inside the apartment, it’s all on one level with a walk-in shower in the en suite.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival days are Friday or Monday (short breaks available)
Arrival: from 4pm Departure: by 10am
Nearest EV Charging Point
Click here to find the nearest EV charging point – use postcode NE65 0XA.
Virtual Tour & Floorplan
Click below to view a virtual walk-through of The Buttery. Alternatively you can view the floor plan, just click to enlarge. If you have any queries at all, please don’t hesitate to call us on 01665 710700 or email us and we’d be glad to help.
Map & Local Area
The Buttery is situated on the main street of Warkworth village, just before reaching the old bridge and the Millennium gardens, just a stone’s throw away from the centre of the village. The pretty riverbank is less than 100 yards from the apartment and the beach is only 10-12 minutes walk from your front door.
In the village you have 4 pubs, all of which serve great food and welcome dogs into the bar. There are 2 cafe’s, one of which is Bertram’s – that’s dog friendly and their breakfasts are lovely. There’s also a great selection of pretty gift shops, art gallery and even a French Patisserie, and everything is within less than 2 minutes walk of The Buttery.
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. You’ve also got the seaside village of Alnmouth just 10 minutes north in the car and also the friendly fishing port of Amble just 5 minutes south in the car, which you can walk to in about half an hour. 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 Buttery, how long it will take to drive there and other options for alternative transport, click here: The Buttery on Google maps and enter your home postcode in the box provided. The postcode of the property is NE65 0XA.
Click the map to view local facilities and other cottages in the same area and generally explore the location.
Tips from a local
Spend the evening in the secret garden with a picnic
The owner provides a fully-equipped picnic basket and a cool box for you to fill up with delicious nibbles and drinks and take over to the secret garden on a balmy evening. The garden is enclosed and fairly private, so you can have an undisturbed evening enjoying the last of the evening sun.
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
Warkworth Castle is such a well-preserved and truly impressive Norman castle that a stay in the area isn’t complete without exploring this amazing place. Even if you wouldn’t normally, take up the audio tour, it really brings the castle to life! Great for all ages, even the little ones as it’s great for them to run around the grassy grounds with a pretend sword in hand!
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!