The Granary near Bamburgh
An Idyllic, Countryside Retreat with Gorgeous Views
The Granary is a real haven for those craving some rest and relaxation. Situated in the hamlet of Warenton, the position is peaceful, tranquil and in the heart of the Northumbrian countryside. Whilst the hamlet feels a million miles away from the nearest busy town, you have a choice of four villages each no more than 10 minutes easy drive away in every direction, where you will find pubs, shops and restaurants, as well as a variety of walks.
The village of Chatton to the west is your nearest small country village where you will find The Percy Arms, and further afield is the famous border town of Wooler with a great collection of independent shops and pubs. To the north you’ll reach Belford and to the east you’ll find Lucker and Bamburgh on the coast. The market town of Alnwick can be reached easily in around 25 minutes and you can even catch the train up to Edinburgh very easily. The station at Berwick is just 30 mins away.
This gorgeous stone cottage sleeps seven guests and welcomes two well-behaved dogs. As the accommodation is all on one level it is very suited to a family group of multi-generations.
The Granary is a cosy, single storey barn-style cottage with a beautiful interior and great attention to detail. The Granary sleeps up to seven guests comfortably in four bedrooms; two king size rooms, one twin room and one single room. There is one en suite and one family bathroom and two well-behaved dogs are very welcome. Free WiFi as standard.
Enter into the hallway where all bedrooms can be accessed from here. There is a large, built-in cupboard for storing shoes and coats which is very useful for families and groups.
At the end of the hallway you’ll find the entrance into the impressive kitchen. Painted with a soft duck-egg blue colour and with all of the usual high-end appliances, the kitchen is warm, inviting and a great place to gather with family and friends. There is a three-seater sofa for relaxing with a morning coffee whilst someone else prepares breakfast and the dining table can seat up to eight guests. There are windows on two elevations as well as windows in the roof, and the exposed beams in the high ceiling harks back to it’s original use as a farm steading many years ago.
The kitchen contains all of the usual appliances such as a fridge/freezer, range cooker with induction hob, dishwasher, microwave kettle, four-slice toaster and filter coffee machine.
The lovely lounge has a large corner sofa seating six guests, a huge footstool and an additional sofa seating two-three guests, so there is plenty of seating for the whole family. There is also a deep window seat. The huge wood-burning stove takes centre-stage in this room and is very powerful, giving you a lovely source of heat as well as the central heating. An initial supply of logs, kindling, firelighters and matches are provided between October and April. Additional supplies can be purchased from local fuel stations nearby.
The lounge has a Smart TV which has also has inbuilt Apple TV and full access to Netflix. There are windows on two elevations and French doors opening out to the south-west patio with lovely views over the rolling hills. The sunsets here are stunning and the stars at night time are incredible, as there is no light pollution in the area.
This useful room contains the washing machine, tumble dryer and lots of room for storage as well as an additional fridge. There is no sink in here but as this room contains the boiler, this is a cosy room for dogs to sleep at night. The utility room is accessed from the kitchen.
The master bedroom contains a king size bed (5ft wide), wardrobe, dressing table area and additional storage built within the deep windowsill. Luxury linens and fluffy towels provided. Feather duvet provided and one feather and one hypo-allergenic pillow per person. Please see further details on the Facts and Features about bedding.
The en suite has a large walk-in shower (small lip of around 15cm) with rainfall shower head and additional optional jets, wash hand basin, storage, WC and heated towel rail. Complimentary toiletries by Siabann.
Another pleasant room with a large north-east facing window looking out to the grassed area. King size bed (5ft wide), built-in wardrobe with lots of storage – hangers and shelves. Luxury linens and fluffy towels provided. Feather duvet provided and one feather and one hypo-allergenic pillow per person. Please see further details on the Facts and Features about bedding.
This twin bedroom is very spacious and contains two full-size single beds (3ft wide). There is a wardrobe, chest of drawers and north-east facing window. Luxury linens and fluffy towels provided. Feather duvet provided and one feather and one hypo-allergenic pillow per person. Please see further details on the Facts and Features about bedding.
The single bedroom has a south-west facing window and contains a single size bed (3ft wide), chest of drawers and limited hanging space. Luxury linens and fluffy towels provided. Feather duvet provided and one feather and one hypo-allergenic pillow per person. Please see further details on the Facts and Features about bedding.
The family bathroom is fully tiled and has a large shower over the bath, wash hand basin, storage under the basin, WC and heated towel rail. Complimentary use of Siabann toiletries provided.
Garden and Parking
The garden and driveway can be enclosed when the farm gate is kept closed. The garden is part grass and part gravel where cars can be situated. The end of the garden which wraps around the lounge is south-west facing, which is beautiful on an evening. Dining seating will be provided for up to eight people from the spring. Chair seating is provided for four guests on the patio leading from the lounge. The views from the garden are very pretty over the rolling valley.
A Luxury Barn Escape
Nestled in the beautiful Cheviot landscape is The Granary. Complete with a divine colour palette, comfortable sofas and top quality beds, this retreat is perfect for those looking for some well-earned rest and relaxation in pure luxury.
Facts & Features
Up to 7 guests and 1 baby.
One baby welcome. Travel cot and highchair available upon request.
4 bedrooms; 2 x king size bedrooms, 1 twin room and 1 single room. Please see individual room descriptions for more information.
All duvets are feather and there is 1 feather and 1 hypo-allergenic pillow provided per person. There is 1 king size duvet and 2 single duvets in storage that are hypo-allergenic and can be used upon request with at least 14 days notice. If you require this for anyone in your party, please let us know what bed you require all hypo-allergenic bedding. Please note; the owner is unable to provide any further hypo-allergenic bedding.
2 bathrooms; 1 family bathroom with a shower over the bath, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail. The en suite has a large walk in shower, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail. Both bathrooms are equipped with complimentary Siabann toiletries.
Garden & Outside
The garden is part grass and part gravel and the end of the garden which wraps around the lounge is south-west facing, which is beautiful on an evening. Dining seating will be provided for up to 8 people from the spring. Chair seating is provided for 4 guests on the patio leading from the lounge.
There is no BBQ provided at The Granary but you are welcome to bring your own.
Please be aware
An initial supply of logs are provided between October and April. More can be purchased in Belford, which is approx. 10 minutes drive north.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival Day: Friday or Monday
Arrival Time: 4pm
Departure Time: 10am
A Northumbrian Welcome Hamper is provided, which includes some lovely basics including freshly-baked bread, butter, milk, tea, local coffee by The Coffee Guru and wine! Complimentary toiletries by Scottish Highland brand, Siabann are included. A bespoke property and local area guide tells you all you need to know to make the most of your stay. Free Wi-Fi for cosy nights in.
The Granary contains all of the usual appliances, such as; large fridge/freezer, additional fridge in the utility room, washing machine, tumble dryer, range cooker, induction hob, microwave, kettle, 4-slice toaster and filter coffee machine.
Smart TV in the lounge with full access to Netflix. DAB digital radio with inbuilt Bluetooth speaker.
Accommodation all on one floor; the en suite has a large shower with a small lip up to the tray of around 15cm. Family bathroom has a shower over the bath. There is one step from the hallway to the kitchen.
None at present.
Private parking at the property for 3 cars or 4 smaller cars. Additional parking is available within the steading.
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 £46 Deposit Waiver, which covers you to the value of £200. Please choose which option you prefer when booking. Click HERE for more information.
Virtual Tour & Floorplan
Here you can explore The Granary in 3D virtual reality. Click on the arrow to start then use your mouse or touch screen to explore all areas. Click on the floor plan to enlarge.
If you have any further queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we’d be delighted to help. Email us or call us on 01665 710700.
Map & Local Area
With the nearby historic local town of Wooler 15 minutes drive from the cottage and the pretty village of Belford just eight minutes’ drive, the Ducal town of Alnwick is also just 15 minutes south of Warenton, where you’ll find quaint cobbled streets, interesting shops, cafes and restaurants and the famous ‘Barter Books’, Alnwick Castle, used as the setting for Hogwart’s School in the Harry Potter movies, and the world-class Alnwick Garden and magnificent Treehouse Restaurant.
Iconic Bamburgh is just seven miles from The Granary, with its magnificent castle on the beach. Trips to the beautiful Farne Islands can be taken from nearby Seahouses, where vast colonies of seals, puffins and other seabirds can be seen up close, making a fabulous photo-opportunity. Edinburgh and the Borders are easily accessible, as well as Kielder Reservoir and the famous Observatory for viewing our dark night skies and identifying the many stars of the milky way!
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, use Google Maps and enter your home postcode. The postcode for The Granary is NE70 7HW.
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Cottage was warm which always helps, nice wine and biscuits. Felt homely and little things that made life easy – foil, cling film. Condiments and herbs. Practical items – cleaning materials, torch etc fire and the supply of logs especially on a cold week. We were very pleased with the cottage – it felt like a home and not a rental! Location was quiet with easy access to both the beaches and inland. The layout worked perfectly for us with two dogs.- the garden was enough to let them out but clean so not a major job to sort them when they came back in.Escape the ordinary read our guest book
Tips from a local
Enjoy a walk up Ros Hill
For a stunning 360 degree view of Northumberland countryside and coastline, and see if you can spot all 7 castles! Situated on the wild Northumberland Moors, just a short drive away from The Granary, Ros Hill has a great rural atmosphere and at the right time of year covered in beautiful vibrant purple heather.
Tips from a local
Surfing and Paddle Boarding on the Northumberland Coastline
Northside Surf aim to offer an experience which won’t be forgotten.
Providing stand-up-paddle boarding individual and group lessons along with surfing lessons and welcoming all ages and abilities to come and enjoy surfing and stand up paddle boarding on several beautiful beaches along the Northumberland coast such as; North Druridge Bay, Warkworth Bay, Longhouton Bay, Embleton Bay, Beadnell Bay, Seahouses and Bamburgh.
All wet suits and surf boards are provided and included in the prices.
Tips from a local
Boat Trip to the Farne Islands
It goes without saying that a boat trip from Seahouses harbour is a must when you’re so close to such a fascinating wildlife area! This is a great experience for all the family and it’s fun to spot the different birds that are nesting and breeding that season. You may even sea the seals if your here in the late summer, and a twilight cruise is always fun if you manage to book onto a later trip.
Seahouses harbour is open to the public and is really interesting to explore, which is where you catch the boat from.
Try Bill Shiel’s boat trips. They’re the oldest and largest company operating in Seahouses and are family-run, even including the staff in the booking office.
Tips from a local
BOX Hand-made, wood-fired pizzas, and more…
Less than a 10 minute drive from The Granary you will find BOX. Perched atop the hill in Swinhoe BOX offers some of the best in rural outdoor cafe-dining experiences on the Northumberland coast, providing locally sourced homemade pizzas and foods with the best in local drinks in beverages.
Tips from a local
Take a walk along Bamburgh Beach
Drive to Bamburgh village and walk from Bamburgh beach around to Budle Bay. The bay is full of wildlife at all times of the year and is a stunning expanse of golden sandy beach when the tide is out. On your way back to Bamburgh, admire the magnificent castle on the headland.
The Moore Family
Owners of The Granary
A little word from the owners…
“We all love spending time in Warenton, as soon as we drive through the gates the peace and tranquility embrace us, we can switch off and take time out from our hectic life. We feel extremely lucky to be able to call this little piece of paradise our second home and we hope you will enjoy staying here as much as we do. We are spoilt with so many places to see and visit within the immediate area, we have quite a few places still to explore ourselves. One of our favourite walks is along Bamburgh beach with the magnificent castle rising above the dunes.
Our photograph shows us looking towards The Cheviots by the Cup & Ring marks at Chatton Park Hill which is a couple of miles from The Granary. The Cup & Ring are marks are fascinating, they were made between 4000 to 5000 years ago and definitely worth the short walk from the road.
The dark skies in Warenton are an ideal opportunity to spend time star gazing as we are close to the designated Northumberland Dark Sky Park, we never cease to be amazed by the sheer number of stars sparkling in the sky.
We truly hope you enjoy your time at The Granary.
Andrea, Stuart & Harry”
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