Westhill House in Warkworth
A Gorgeous, Grand Village Home in Pretty Warkworth Village
Westhill House in Warkworth is a beautifully restored Grade II Listed Georgian village house overlooking medieval Warkworth Castle. It’s located right in the heart of the prettiest village in Northumberland.
With stunning views of the castle and countryside from the large private rear garden, this is the perfect cottage for experiencing the best of being located in a vibrant country village; with a range of good local pubs, interesting art galleries and good gift shops, and restaurants. A huge sandy beach is also within easy walking distance.
Warkworth is the perfect base for your holiday, with much to offer but also central for exploring all that Northumberland has to offer.
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Westhill House sleeps up to 5 people in 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms; 2 king size double rooms and a single room. Up to 2 well-behaved dogs are very welcome for a small charge of £20 each per short break or week. Whilst the house is efficiently heated by central heating, there’s a wood-burning stove to provide an additional cosy ambience at any time of the year. Free wi-fi is provided throughout the house.
The large, beautifully landscaped and enclosed rear garden offers breathtaking views of stunning Warkworth Castle and the picturesque countryside. Teak sun loungers and a table and chairs are provided for relaxing and enjoying the views.
Entrance and Hallway
The front door opens into a spacious hall, with each room leading off the hallway; lounge, dining room, kitchen and useful utility/boot room. Access to the patio and garden is via a rear doorway, but also via French windows from the dining room. An authentic staircase leads to the first floor
The cosy lounge has a wood burning stove ( initial supply of logs provided between October and April). A large window looks out to the main street, with original wooden shutters.
This comfortable room has a large flatscreen TV with HD digital freeview channels, BT Sports channels, a DVD player and library of films. Free wi-fi available throughout the cottage.
The kitchen leads from the hallway and then onto the dining room. The solid and spacious hand-painted kitchen has plenty of surface and storage space. With all the appliances you would expect in a luxury holiday cottage; including electric oven, gas hob, large Swan fridge freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Nespresso coffee machine available to use (for you to bring your own pods). Toaster and electric kettle. Leading into the dining room, there are French doors opening out to the rear patio and lawned garden beyond.
Accessed from the kitchen and the hallway, the dining room is a very spacious room with 2 doors leading straight out to the rear garden patio, letting in plenty of natural light. There is a solid beech dining table to seat up to 6 and a comfortable leather sofa. there is also a BOSE Bluetooth speaker for iPhones and MP3 players.
The perfect room for dogs to sleep in overnight or to deposit muddy boots, this warm room contains the boiler and a door leading straight out to the garden. There’s a washing machine and tumble dryer. A blackout blind at the glazed door helps to ensure no very early mornings for your pet!
The original, restored staircase leads to the first floor with 3 bedrooms; 2 with king size beds (5ft wide) and the 3rd has a single bed (3ft wide). The master bedroom has a large en-suite bathroom and there’s a family bathroom with a luxury bath and large walk in shower.
Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom
Luxurious king size bed with top quality Egyptian cotton bed linen. A large bay window with secondary double glazing overlooks the village street. Hairdryer and towels provided. The en-suite bathroom has a bath with shower attachment, wash hand basin and WC. Illuminated shaver mirror with shaver point. Luxury complimentary toiletries from Temple Spa provided for adult guests.
A gorgeous bedroom with a luxury king size bed (5ft wide). Top quality Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels provided. A hairdryer and complimentary toiletries from Temple Spa are also provided for adult guests. There is plenty of storage space.
The single bedroom has a full size single bed (3ft wide) with luxury Egyptian bed linen and towels, a pine chest of drawers, as well as a hairdryer and luxury complimentary toiletries from Temple Spa for adult guests. A large window with secondary double glazing overlooks the main street.
The family bathroom, warmed by underfloor heating, is very impressive and finished in Travertine marble. With a bath and separate large walk-in shower, WC and wash hand basin. There’s a heated towel rail and large windows letting in plenty of natural light as well as providing a beautiful uninterruped view of the countryside. Complementary toiletries from Temple Spa provided for adult guests.
To the rear of the house, the garden can be accessed from the dining room, the utility room and the end of the entrance hallway. The well-maintained garden has breathtaking views of Warkworth Castle and the beautiful countryside. Teak sun loungers and a table and chairs for 6 are situated on a tiered terrace at the end of the garden, positioned to make the most of the views. The garden is fully enclosed, although naturally care should be taken with small children and dogs in an unfamiliar place. There is a Webber BBQ for which you will need to provide your own charcoal.
A Period Village House in Gorgeous Warkworth
Westhill House is a refreshing mix of traditional English country home with contemporary and vibrant flares and furnishings throughout the house, full home comforts and indulgent luxuries.
Facts & Features
Up to 5 guests and 1 baby welcome.
Luxury welcome hamper including luxury Temple Spa complimentary toiletries, bespoke property and area guide.
One baby welcome. Cot, highchair and stair gate available upon request.
Two well-behaved dogs welcome for a small charge of £20 each per holiday. Subject to our booking conditions. Dog Sitting services are available, please see our Dogs page. Dog beds (cushion style) are available to hire for £5 each per holiday. Please request on the booking form or when booking by phone or email.
There is a pretty garden with a patio, lawned area and furnished terrace overlooking beautiful countryside and you can see Warkworth Castle from the garden too. It’s fully enclosed.
There is a Webber BBQ provided at Westhill House. Please bring your own utensils and charcoal. Please ensure the BBQ is cleaned prior to your departure.
Accommodation on 2 floors; lounge, kitchen, dining room and utility room on the ground floor, and the family bathroom, 3 bedrooms and an en suite bathroom on the 1st floor. Shower is large and level access walk-in in the family bathroom, in the en suite bathroom, it is a shower adapter on the bath. There is parking in front of the house, but not dedicated or guaranteed, but there is nearby parking free of charge elsewhere in the street.
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).
Two double bedrooms both with king size beds (5ft wide). One single bedroom with a 3ft wide single bed.
The duvets and pillows provided are a mix of synthetic and feathered in each bedroom. There is no alternative available.
Main family bathroom with a large walk-in shower, WC and basin with heated towel rail. Second shower room, en-suite to the master bedroom, with bath, shower via adapter on bath, wash hand basin and WC.
Country style kitchen with range cooker (electric oven, gas hob), large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and Nespresso coffee machine (bring your own pods). Washer/dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryer, books, music and films. Wood burning stove.
TV in the lounge with Freeview, BT Sports channels, DVD player, Bose Bluetooth radio and music system, Nespresso Coffee Machine, free unlimited Wi-Fi.
Parking is available on the roadside outside the cottage, although as it is a public highway parking cannot be guaranteed. There is more parking within around 50-100 yds of the cottage (no parking charges).
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.
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Map & Local Area
Westhill House is in the heart of it all on the main street of Warkworth and you have everything you need just a stone’s throw away.
The walk to the beach is very pretty along the riverbank and will take about 15 minutes on foot. All of the pubs are within 1 minute on foot, you have the choice of The Sun Inn with their steakhouse restaurant, The Masons Arms, The Hermitage and The Warkworth House Hotel.
Walking to the fishing port of Amble is very easy from Castle Street Cottage too, as it’s just a mile down the estuary. Here you will find the harbour market on a Sunday, as well as a fantastic selection of delicious seafood restaurants and bistro’s, as well as the renowned Spurelli ice cream parlour serving ‘illy’ coffee too.
Druridge Bay, Alnmouth, Alnwick, Beadnell, Embleton, Seahouses and Bamburgh is very easy to get to if you follow the well-signposted Coastal Route, as well as Craster on the coast too. Alternatively discover Rothbury and Kielder forest inland, famous for the Dark Skies – nothing like you have seen at home!
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This cottage is simply stunning and done to a high standard. It is conveniently situated in Warkworth with gorgeous views of the castle, which is a stones throw away. We can’t wait to visit again and have highly recommended it to our friends. It was a pleasure staying at Westhill House that we didn’t want to leave.Escape the ordinary read our guest book
Tips from a local
Take a walk along the estuary to Amble Fishing Town. Just 1 1/4 miles from Warkworth, Amble offers stunning coastal scenery around the marina, harbour and pier. A browse around the pods in the Harbour Village are a great way to spend an afternoon, visiting local artists and independent shops, with a stop off at The Fish Shack for a bite to eat in the authentic dining hut.
Tips from a local
Visit Bertram’s in Warkworth. This cosy, welcoming and dog-friendly Bistro Cafe in the centre of the village is perfect for a hot chocolate by the fire through the winter months, or for a glass of wine out in the sun-trap patio garden. The menu is fantastic with all dishes made on site, or sourced locally.
Tips from a local
Visit Warkworth Castle. The impressive medieval ruin in the centre of the village dates back to the 1100’s, and is now looked after by English Heritage. The history of the castle and village is fascinating, and with its spiral staircases, towers and lawned grounds to explore, the castle provides an excellent afternoon out for all the family, just a 2 minute walk from the cottage.
Tips from a local
For a top notch meal in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, be sure to visit Jasper’s Cafe and Bistro in Amble. The food is exquisite (Jasper’s reached number 1 on Trip Advisor out of 778 eateries in Northumberland!) and the staff go out of their way to ensure you enjoy your whole dining experience. Recommended to book in advance as the restaurant is small.
David and Zoe Holland
Owners of Westhill House
We asked David and Zoe what made them fall in love with Westhill House:
“We fell in love with Westhill House the moment we stood at the bottom of the garden looking at Warkworth Castle whilst listening to the ripple of Coquet River. We had been looking to buy a Grade 2 listed house in Warkworth for a number of years and couldn’t believe our luck when the house became available only 4 doors down from the Castle. Our family have enjoyed many holidays at Westhill and love time cosying up by the fire as well as enjoying BBQs in the fabulous garden. My favourite moments are waking early in the morning and looking out from the fabulous bathroom windows to see wildlife bobbing up and down in the rolling countryside owned by the Duke of Northumberland. Its a house that will remain in our family for many years to come.
If you want to enjoy a stay in a fabulous Grade 2 listed home with secluded garden in the heart of one of Northumberland’s most treasured villages then Westhill House is for you. Step out of the front door and walk a few steps to enjoy Warkworth Castle and take a wildlife walk round Coquet River.”
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