The Shiel near Bamburgh

A Luxury Barn Conversion with Stunning Cheviot Valley Views

This gorgeous holiday cottage offers luxurious and cosy accommodation with breath-taking views in the pretty hamlet of Warenton, nestled between the beautiful Cheviot Hills and the iconic coastline of Bamburgh and Budle Bay.  The Shiel near Bamburgh offers comfortable yet spacious and luxurious accommodation for up to 5 people.  No pets are permitted at this cottage, so it’s ideal for those with severe allergies to pets.

Although you wouldn’t know it, it’s just 5 minutes from the A1 trunk road, so all the major attractions of North Northumberland are easily and quickly reached, and the coastline is an easy 7 mile drive from the cottage, as well as Holy Island which is an easy 20 minute drive from the cottage across the famous causeway. Situated in the pretty hamlet of Warenton, the views of the stunning countryside with the Cheviot Hills from the front of the cottage are beautiful.

The Shiel near Bamburgh

Sleeps 5 No Pets
4 starGold award
prices & availability

 

Overview

The name ‘The Shiel’ is derived from Middle English ‘schele’ or ‘shelter’ or Scottish ‘shieling’ (shepherd’s hut, summer pasture).

The Shiel lends itself very well to either a couple, two couples holidaying together or a small family. With a ground floor bedroom and shower room, and 2 bedrooms and a large bathroom on the first floor, the accommodation is flexible for most needs.

The spacious open plan kitchen and dining area has French windows leading to a lawned garden with a beautiful view and the large comfortable lounge upstairs with a beamed ceiling and wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace provides a cosy retreat after a day’s walking or exploring. There’s a bike shed at the rear of the cottage for those bringing cycles.

High quality oak furniture throughout the cottage. Full central heating via underfloor and radiators. Free Wi-Fi.

With the nearby historic local town of Wooler 15 minutes drive from the cottage and the pretty village of Belford just 8 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.

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Iconic Bamburgh is just 7 miles from The Shiel, 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. Budle Bay with it’s stunning array of wildlife is just a short 10 minute drive away, and the causeway leading to Holy Island can be reached in less than 20 minutes!

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!

 

Arrival and Entrance

A gated entrance leads into a private, gravelled driveway large enough for 3 cars. A lawned garden with paved patio area is to the front of the cottage, with a gravelled garden to the rear. The views from the front garden are beautiful and far reaching, with the Cheviot Hills to the west and a far reaching view towards the Scottish Border to the north. The main entrance is to the front of the cottage and leads into a hallway with a tiled floor, ideal for depositing boots and coats.

Ground Floor

The entrance hallway leads to a ground floor bedroom, ground floor shower room/WC and a large open plan kitchen and dining room.

Open Plan Kitchen and Dining Area

The kitchen is particularly attractive, with quality country-style units, granite work surfaces, slate floor with underfloor heating, central island and a range cooker. It has all the appliances you would expect in a luxury holiday cottage, including electric range oven with induction hob, fridge, separate freezer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, coffee machine and microwave. There is a DAB radio, iPod dock and a flat screen TV with digital channels. Free Wi-Fi.

The window in the kitchen overlooks the rear paved patio garden and a pretty lawned area bordered by neighbouring cottages. There are two easy chairs to relax and enjoy the outlook. To the front of the cottage, French windows lead onto a patio area and lawns, with a large table seating 6. This has superb far-reaching views across the countryside to the hills beyond.

 

Utility/Boot Room

Leading from the kitchen is a useful utility room, with a washer/dryer and a door leading to the rear garden area. There is an ironing board, iron, vacuum and brush provided.

 

Bedroom 1 – Ground Floor Twin/Double Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room

The spacious ground floor bedroom overlooks a pretty courtyard garden and is particularly versatile, as it offers the choice of two 3ft wide single beds or a 6ft wide super-king-size bed. The bedroom will be made as 3ft twin single beds as a default so if you require a super-king-size bed, please select this when booking. Beautiful oak furniture. Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker with DAB radio.

The en-suite shower room is a good size and has a large double-sized walk in shower enclosure with thermostatic shower, wash hand basin, WC and underfloor heating. Dual lockable doors provide access to this room from both the bedroom and the hallway, making this a useful ground floor WC as well as en-suite bathroom. Towels and complimentary White Company toiletries provided.

 

First Floor

Stairs lead to the first floor, with a large lounge, 2 bedrooms, and a family bathroom.

Lounge

The lounge is particularly attractive, spanning the whole depth of the cottage with windows to the front and rear. The exposed beams are a reminder of its original role as a barn, and the central sandstone inglenook fireplace, with cosy wood-burning stove, provides the perfect focal point and ambient warmth in the cooler months. Oak floor with underfloor heating.

There is a large flat screen TV with digital channels and DVD player, with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video also available. A library of books – including local interest, walking guides, maps and novels of various genres – along with some DVD’s and board games for a range of ages are provided as well as lots of local information. The sunset views from the lounge are beautiful.

A stunning sunset, viewed from The Shiel:

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Bedroom 2 – Twin Beds Convertible to a Super-King Bed

A beautifully decorated and furnished room with twin 3ft-wide beds convertible to a luxury 6ft-wide super-king-size bed upon request. The bedroom will be made as single beds unless requested otherwise.  Luxury mattresses, quality Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels. Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker with DAB radio. Fabulous countryside views.

Bedroom 3 – Single

An equally attractive and very comfortable bedroom.  3ft wide single bed with luxury mattress, Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels and far reaching countryside views.

 

Bathroom

A very spacious bathroom with a large bath, thermostatic shower over, wash hand basin and WC, with towels and complimentary White Company toiletries.

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Gardens

At the front of the cottage is an enclosed lawned garden with a paved patio area with easy access from the French windows of the dining room and furnished with a large picnic table.  The views from the garden are far reaching and particularly beautiful.  At the rear is a small paved garden with log store and a bike shed overlooking a central lawned area, bordered by neighbouring cottages.

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Rear Patio Garden at The Shiel Warenton near Bamburgh

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The Shiel near Bamburgh

Sleeps 5 No Pets
4 starGold award
prices & availability

A Gorgeous Country Retreat

The Shiel is a hidden gem, with a calm and tranquil aura throughout the whole cottage. The Shiel is where you can really relax and switch off and the sunset views are amazing!

Facts & Features

Sleeps
Up to 5 guests and 1 baby welcome.

Extra Touches
Welcome Hamper including luxury 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 Shiel, but also guides to all the local facilities, restaurants, shopping, attractions, the best beaches, walks, activities, exploring Northumberland, unique offers and much more.

Family
One baby welcome. Wooden cot, highchair and stair gate available upon request.

Pets
Sorry, no pets are permitted at The Shiel. There may on the very rare occasion be a dog visiting the cottage during periods of owner use. The cottage is deep cleaned to a very high standard on every changeover, however we can’t 100% guarantee that a guest with severe pet allergies wouldn’t detect traces of a dog in The Shiel. Please bear this in mind if booking with severe allergies.

Outside
At the front of the cottage is an enclosed lawned garden with a paved patio area with easy access from the French windows of the dining room and furnished with a large picnic table.  At the rear is a small paved patio garden with log store and a bike shed overlooking a central lawned area, bordered by neighbouring cottages. The views from the garden are far reaching and particularly beautiful.

BBQ
A BBQ is provided. Charcoal is not provided so we would kindly ask that you bring your own.

Nearest EV Charging Point
Click here to find the nearest EV charging point – use postcode NE69 7AW.

Bedrooms
3 bedrooms; two twin rooms with single size beds (3ft wide) that can both be converted into super-king-size (6ft wide) on request – one on the ground floor and one on the first floor. The single bedroom on the first floor has a single size bed (3ft wide).  Hairdryer. Hypo-allergenic duvets and pillows are provided on each bed and all bedding is pure cotton. There is no alternative available.

Bathroom
One bathroom (upstairs) with a large bath with shower over, WC and wash basin. One en suite (downstairs) with a shower, basin and WC. Towels and luxury complimentary toiletries by The White Company provided.

Facilities
Fridge, freezer, electric range oven and induction hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and filter coffee machine. Washer/dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryer, books, music and films. Wood-burning stove and underfloor heating. Dining table with seating for 6. Bike storage at the rear of the cottage.

TV and Technology
TV in the lounge with Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Freeview and DVD player. Amazon Echo Dot smart speakers in both bedrooms. Free unlimited Wi-Fi.

Parking
There is private, off-road parking for up to 3 cars at The Shiel.  All cars to be parked in the driveway and not on the roadside.

Accessibility
Accommodation on two levels; the ground floor has the utility room, kitchen and dining area, bathroom and ground floor twin bedroom. The first floor has the lounge, remaining 2 bedrooms and the family bathroom.

Please be Aware
Dogs are not permitted at The Shiel.

Arrivals & Departures
Arrival days are Friday or Monday (short breaks available)
Arrival: from 4pm  Departure: by 10am 

Other Information
Booking Conditions
Frequently Asked Questions
About Bamburgh (nearest village)
Access Statement

Video of The Shiel near Bamburgh

With breathtaking views of Budle Bay and Holy Island The Shiel at Warenton is situated in an idyllic spot close to Bamburgh and Wooler. In addition to the sea views, uninterrupted views of the Cheviots provides the opportunity to view beautiful sunsets from the cottage.

Virtual Tour & Floorplan

Click to take a virtual tour around The Shiel.   The floor plan isn’t totally to scale but is shown here to give you a good idea of the layout of the house, click on it to enlarge it.

Virtual Tour

Map & Local Area

With the nearby historic local town of Wooler 15 minutes drive from the cottage and the pretty village of Belford just 8 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 7 miles from The Shiel, 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.

Budle Bay with it’s stunning array of wildlife is just a short 10 minute drive away, and the causeway leading to Holy Island can be reached in less than 20 minutes!

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, click here: The Shiel on Google Maps and enter your home postcode. The postcode for The Shiel is NE70 7HW.

Explore Bamburgh

Click the map to view local facilities and other cottages in the same area and generally explore the location.

Our very first holiday as a family with our son Noah. We’ve had a lovely time here in Northumberland, but above all a great stay in first class accommodation. Our every comfort has been thought of and provided, we couldn’t have asked for a better base from which to visit all that this lovely county has to offer – Bamburgh, Alnwick Castle and Garden, Seahouses, Cragside, Holy Island and Morpeth. A thoroughly good time was had by all.

Jodie, Will and Noah

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Tips from a local

Dine at The Percy Arms in nearby Chatton, just 6 minutes drive from the cottage. It’s lovely beer garden at the front of the pub is a suntrap in the summer and their food is hearty and good quality. They also have some excellent local ales and beers on draft, well-earned after a good walk!

Tips from a local

Explore Chillingham Castle and Walled Garden. The impressively preserved 12th Century castle is full of history, and the friendly room guides make your visit extra special with tales to tell about every room if you wish them to. The castle has a pretty grizzly past, so if you’re feeling brave enough, why not try one of the night time ghost tours to experience the castle and grounds after dark!

Tips from a local

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 which is open to visitors.

Tips from a local

A trip to Holy Island can’t be missed when you’re only 20 minutes away from the island!

On the edge of Britain land and water meet. Tidal mudflats, saltmarshes and dunes combine to create a place which is home to fascinating plants and to a food supply that attracts bird visitors from thousands of miles away.

Main habitats: coastal – intertidal mudflats, rocky shore, sand dunes and saltmarsh

The reserve protects a long stretch of coast, including the dunes of Holy Island. Natural England works to ensure that the birds and plants of the area continue to survive in harmony with each other and the people who live and visit here.

Ruth and Jon Watson

Owners of The Shiel

We asked Ruth and Jon, the owners, what they love most about The Shiel:

“Having owned The Shiel for a few years, we are still completely enchanted by the far reaching views, the peaceful, rural setting and our ‘home from home’ cottage. With westerly views, the garden bench is a lovely spot to enjoy glorious sunsets over the distant Cheviot hills. Cloudless nights in Warenton reward us with views of magical star-filled skies.  Early birds can take a walk to the other side of the village to watch the sunrise over Holy Island. Short, pleasant drives take us to our favourite beach walks or country rambles.

Our grandchildren love playing in the large, safe garden or taking walks down the lane to check out the sheep and cows in the nearby fields.

We find The Shiel is the perfect place for us to slow down and enjoy simple pleasures with friends and family, we hope you do too.”

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!

Telephone: 01665 710 700 or click here to email us your enquiry.