Hermitage Cottage near Warkworth
A Spacious Northumberland Cottage with the WOW Factor
If you’re searching for a truly luxurious, spacious and relaxing holiday retreat situated in the tranquility of beautiful Northumberland, then Hermitage Cottage near Warkworth couldn’t be more perfect. With easy access to the nearby picturesque villages of Warkworth and Alnmouth, as well as the fascinating market town of Alnwick, this beautifully presented cottage is situated in a great location for exploring the fabulous coastline and countryside of Northumberland.
With the benefit of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (one of each on the ground floor), a large open plan kitchen/dining room and a lounge with a wood-burning stove, Hermitage Cottage also has a fully enclosed and private courtyard garden with French windows leading from both the lounge and the hallway. This gorgeous cottage is equally suited to families and couples alike.
Hermitage Cottage has been awarded a fabulous 5 Stars by Visit England, to recognise the high quality throughout the whole cottage. Up to 2 well behaved dogs are welcome for a small charge of £20 each per short break or week-long holiday. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the cottage.
A fully glazed entrance door leads straight into the spacious and impressive hallway of Hermitage Cottage, with French windows leading on to the enclosed courtyard garden to the rear, a couple of steps down to the kitchen/dining room and a couple of steps up to the spacious yet close lounge.
Open-Plan Kitchen/Dining Room
This lovely room is perfect for family and friends to get together as it’s such a spacious open plan area. The kitchen is comprehensively fitted with luxury units and granite worktops and has all the usual appliances to be expected in a luxury holiday cottage: electric oven, built-in microwave oven, gas hob, large fridge, separate freezer and dishwasher. The beautiful oak floor is underheated. There is also a Nespresso machine with an initial supply of pods.
Large oak dining table with leather chairs, comfortably seating six. Beautiful open countryside view.
See image above. This fabulous room leads off the main hallway up 2 small steps. Spacious and tranquil, with deep and comfortable sofas, it’s the perfect place to unwind in front of the cosy wood-burning stove. Oak floors and doors and underfloor heating throughout the ground floor complete the sense of luxury.
There is a flat screen screen with DVD player, a Nintendo Wii games console and a small DVD library. There is a selection of books and games for different ages. Hi-fi with iPod dock. Free Wi-Fi. Please note that there is no telephone and depending upon your service provider, mobile reception may be patchy inside the cottage, but better outside.
French windows lead directly from the lounge to the private and enclosed furnished courtyard garden.
Enclosed Terrace and Open Plan Lawn
French windows lead from both the lounge and the hallway to a private, fully enclosed and furnished, west-facing courtyard garden to the rear of the cottage. To the front of the cottage there is a large open plan lawn and gravelled parking area (not fully enclosed at the front of the cottage, but enclosed at the rear).
A washer/dryer and large sink are housed in this useful utility room, which also provides extra cupboard storage.
Situated in the hallway, with a wash hand basin and WC.
Situated on the ground floor, this spacious and beautifully furnished room has a luxury double bed (4ft 6″ wide) and plenty of storage space. There is a flat screen Smart TV with Freeview. Duvet and pillows are hypoallergenic. Two windows with blackout blinds overlook the pretty courtyard garden.
The en suite shower room leads directly from the bedroom. Fully tiled in Travertine marble, with a large walk in shower, wash hand basin and WC.
With a king size bed (5ft) and plenty of storage space, this beautiful bedroom has views out to the beautiful open countryside. Duvet and pillows are hypoallergenic.
With full size (3ft wide) twin beds, this spacious room has a flat screen TV, plenty of storage and a large Velux window. The unusual feature of the steps leading up to the large window are to provide a panoramic view of the countryside and you can glimpse the sea in the distance. Duvet and pillows are hypoallergenic.
Shared by the double and twin bedrooms, this Travertine tiled bathroom has luxury fittings including a shower-over P-shaped bath, WC, wash hand basin, Velux window, and underfloor heating. Luxury complimentary White Company toiletries provided.
A Contemporary Country Escape
Feel like you are in the heart of the stunning Northumbrian countryside yet just a couple of miles from historic Warkworth Village and the coast. Hermitage Cottage is the best of both worlds.
Facts & Features
Up to 6 guests and 1 baby welcome.
Luxury welcome hamper including wine and The White Company toiletries. Bespoke are and property guide. Wood burning stove.
One baby welcome. Travel cot, highchair and stair gate available upon request.
There is a small lawned garden to the front which isn’t enclosed and a paved and gravelled furnished patio to the rear which is completely enclosed.
There is no BBQ provided at Hermitage Cottage, but you are more than welcome to bring your own disposable one and use safely on the gravelled area in the garden.
Private, off-road parking outside Hermitage Cottage for 3 cars.
Please be Aware
There is no telephone at Hermitage Cottage and depending on your mobile network, reception can be patchy. An initial supply of logs are provided between October and April.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival Day: Friday or Monday
Arrival Time: 4pm
Departure Time: 10am
3 bedrooms; downstairs is the double room with 4ft 6″ wide bed. En suite shower room. Upstairs is the king size bedroom (5ft-wide bed) and the twin room with 3ft single size beds.
One en suite shower room to the master bedroom downstairs with a walk-in shower, WC and basin. Upstairs is the family bathroom with shower over bath, WC and basin.
Large fridge, separate freezer, electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and kettle. Washer/dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryer, books, music and films.
TV in the lounge. iPod dock/music system. Nespresso machine with an initial supply of pods provided. Wii games console.
Accommodation on 2 floors; on the ground floor you have the lounge, dining kitchen and master bedroom. There are 3 steps up to the lounge from the hall and 4 steps down to the kitchen from the hall. On the first floor there are the remaining 2 bedrooms and family bathroom.
Map & Local Area
Hermitage Cottage is nestled into the heart of the pretty countryside but only a short drive to the beautiful medieval village of Warkworth. In Warkworth, you can find 4 dog-friendly pubs, all serving great food. 3 cafe’s – Bertrams is dog-friendly too! A couple of restaurants (our favourite is The Old Post Office), and a great selection of shops including a French Patisserie!
Your nearest beach is also Warkworth, where there is free parking behind the dunes. It takes about 10 minutes in the car to get there. 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 is our fourth time here but first time in this cottage – it’s gorgeous! We settled in immediately and have had another wonderful break from our hectic everyday life. There’s so much to do in this area and this is the perfect base to come back to and chill out. Thanks again!
The Metz family, SheffieldEscape the ordinary read our guest book
Tips from a local
Visit Warkworth Castle, in the centre of the medieval village just 2 miles away from the cottage. The impressive medieval ruin 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.
Tips from a local
Dine in Amble Fishing Town, just about 3 1/2 miles from the cottage, 1 mile past Warkworth. The small but lively town has a number of fantastic restaurants with excellent menus. In particular the seafood in Amble is spectacular as it is caught locally so is as fresh as it comes! Your spoiled for choice with The Old Boat House, The Fish Shack, Sea and Soil, Taj Mahal, and the town’s first formal restaurant Zecca. Just be sure to book as all of the above get pretty busy with locals and holiday makers alike.
Susan & Jonathan
Owners of Hermitage Cottage
A Little Note from the Owners…
“We loved Hermitage Cottage from the moment we set foot in it, probably because it combines all the benefits of modern accommodation with a cosy cottage feel. Its location is fantastic too – wonderfully peaceful yet less than 5 miles from Warkworth, Alnwick, Alnmouth and Amble, all of which offer lots to see and do.
As a family we love getting out into the countryside, walking Northumberland’s beaches and coastal footpaths and exploring the local area by cycling the quiet country roads which surround Hermitage Cottage.”
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